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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
army said: He seemed to have come out of his mother's womb a soldier. General Nathanael Greene, his immediate commander, testified that few officers, either in Ameriing off the coast of Georgia. He knew that his former trusted friend, General Nathanael Greene, had an estate there, and that there resided his married daughter, Mrsnsequent upon the injuries received in Baltimore, were intense. Mrs. Shaw, General Greene's daughter, said that after his arrival at Dungeness they still continued, vants and every one else from the room. At length an old woman who had been Mrs. Greene's favorite maid, and who was then an esteemed and privileged family servant,l that was mortal of the gallant, gifted, and honored dead. Henry Lee and Nathanael Greene now sleep but a short distance apart, where the recollections of their brathe first marriage. The eldest was named after his beloved commander, General Nathanael Greene, and died in infancy. The second son died when ten years old. The min
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
I am very glad to hear also that his dear papa is promoted. It will be gratifying to him, I hope, and increase his means of usefulness. While at Fernandina I went over to Cumberland Island and walked up to Dungeness, the former residence of General Greene. It was my first visit to the house, and I had the gratification at length of visiting my father's grave. He died there, you may recollect, on his way from the West Indies, and was interred in one corner of the family cemetery. The spot is marked by a plain marble slab, with his name, age, and date of his death. Mrs. Greene is also buried there, and her daughter, Mrs. Shaw, and her husband. The place is at present owned by Mr. Nightingale, nephew of Mrs. Shaw, who married a daughter of Mrs. James King. The family have moved into the interior of Georgia, leaving only a few servants and a white gardener on the place. The garden was beautifully inclosed by the finest hedge of wild olive I have ever seen. The harbor of Char
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
outlying corps was intact. After the partial success there, Lee directed Ewell to assault with his whole corps. Johnson on the slopes of Culp's Hill to start first, then Early up Cemetery Hill, and Rodes to advance on Early's right. Johnson had in front a rugged and rocky mountain difficult of ascent-a natural fortification, rendered more formidable by deep intrenchments and thick abatis. His left brigade carried a line of breastworks of the Twelfth Corps, which (with the exception of Greene's brigade) had gone to support Sickles against Longstreet's attack, and captured prisoners and colors. The firing continued until late at night. Early had only two of his brigades in the attack, and they made a brilliant charge. His Louisianians and North Carolinians continued to ascend the hill in the face of a blaze of fire, reached and entered the Union works, and while fighting for the battery were attacked by Carroll's brigade and three regiments of fresh troops, and forced to ret
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 16: return to Richmond.-President of Washington College.--death and Burial. (search)
by the resolution of the Senate, I have the honor to be your most obedient servant, R. E. Lee. His sweet daughter Agnes, who did not long survive her father, accompanied him. On the trip he embraced the opportunity to see once more his father's grave, on an island off the coast of Georgia. General Henry Lee (or Light-horse Harry ), in returning from the West Indies, where he had been, hoping to restore his health, was, it may be remembered, taken ill, and begged to be put ashore at General Greene's mansion, then occupied by his daughter, where he died, and where his remains now lie. From Savannah, Ga., April 18, 1870, the general wrote Mrs. Lee: We visited Cumberland Island, and Agnes decorated my father's grave with beautiful fresh flowers. I presume it is the last time I shall be able to pay it my tribute of respect. The cemetery is unharmed and the graves are in good order, though the house of Dungeness has been burned and the island devastated. I hope I am better. I know
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
n, 328; in the Wilderness, 332; dispatch to Halleck, 336; crosses the Pamunkey, 340; at Cold Harbor, 341, 342; attacks Petersburg, 346; at City Point, 349; orders assault, 377; enters Petersburg, 382; proposes surrender, 388; sends second letter, 389; his third note, 391; final note to Lee, 392; receives Lee's surrender, 393; conditions, 394; liberal terms, 395; generosity at Appomattox, 398; interferes in behalf of Lee, 401. Grape Vine Bridge, 162. Gray, General, William, 10. Greene, General, Nathanael, 10, 14, 15, 16, 410. Gregg, General, killed at Fredericksburg, 233. Gregg's cavalry division, 270, 284, 298, 315, 343; captured, 386. Griffin's division in the Wilderness, 329- Halleck, General William H., mentioned, 175, 179, 180, 194, 195, 196, 200, 202, 216, 218, 219, 220, 239, 262, 268, 305, 306. Hamilton's Crossing, 226, 227. Hampton, General, Wade, mentioned, 181, 183, 205, 219, 224, 241; wounded at Gettysburg, 298; confronts Sheridan, 344. Hampton Roads, Va
n! They cherish no feelings of malignity for the wrongs which have been inflicted, but hail the new era of freedom with joy, and rally to the country's standard with pride and satisfaction, now that the country is prepared to respect their humanity and protect their rights. Among the contributors was one slave woman, who has five sons and a husband in the army, while she remains at home to care for younger children. Ned Simons, an old negro belonging to the Dungenness estate of General Nathanael Greene, on Cumberland Island, and who was left by the rebel inheritor, Nightingale, on his evacuation of the place, died here last week, at the house of the lady teachers of the schools, who have kindly cared for him since their arrival here. Ned was over one hundred years old, and remembered General Washington well, and was one of the number who assisted in carrying him through the streets of Savannah on his last visit to that place. Old Ned took a lively interest in the affairs of the
Be dashed upon Disunion's rock? Shall we not, on the severing sky, See some gray tinge of softness cast, Prophetic of the crimson dye, The glorious sunburst throws at last? Ye stately shades — O glorious sires! Bend from the clouds of darkness now With memory-waking battle-fires, Flashing from every awful brow! Throughout the realm hath shone your blade, Throughout the realm your bones are laid! For the whole realm ye fought and died; Descend! march round on every side! Come Sumter, Marion, Greene, and Wayne! And thou, O stateliest Washington! Lead through the land the mighty train-- The lovely land the heroes won. Touch every heart with kindly flame, Sweep every barrier-cloud away, And rear again the Union's frame The brighter from its new array. Let our broad banner stream to view Without a stain, without a rent-- With every star in brightened blue, With every stripe more beauteous blent. Dear flag of our fathers! how wildly It streams to the hurricane's might! Yet no more shall be
full can, We'll both drink to the Hero, and drink to the Man, And the General too, who 'mong bold ones will stand, Who dared put into practice what head-work had planned. Listen, comrades, we Yankees are most reading men, And something of history and generals ken. Which commanders are those that a soldier will mention, Who's studied his books with delight and attention? Why, Gustavus, and Fred'rick, Charles, Blucher, and Saxe, And the like, who trod ably in Hannibal's tracks, 'Mong our own, Greene, “Mad Anthony,” Schuyler, and Lamb, And Montgomery, dead near the field of Montcalm-- That field where Wolfe died, all content as victorious-- Leaving names that are watchwords-whole nation's themes glorious. Well! who most in this war showed a spirit like theirs? Grant and Farragut truly have done their full shares; But the two, who at outset, the foremost will show Were Phil Kearny in coffin; alive, “Fighting Joe.” Do you know why true soldiers will talk “Fighting Joe,” Because he's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, Francis Vinton 1850- (search)
he was promoted to captain. In 1885 he became Professor of Practical Military Engineering at West Point; and Dec. 31, 1886, resigned from the army. When the war with Spain broke out in 1898 he was commissioned colonel of the 71st New York Regiment, but before this regiment embarked for Cuba he was sent to Manila with the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers, and had command of the United States forces in the battle of Malate, June 30, 1898, and in other actions around Manila in August. On Aug. 13, 1898, he was promoted to major-general. Returning from the Philippines in October he was placed in command of the 2d Division of the 7th Army Corps, and was on duty at Jacksonville (Fla.), Savannah (Ga.), and Havana. He resigned his commission Feb. 28, 1899. He is the author of The Russian army and its campaigns in Turkey; Army life in Russia; The Mississippi campaign of the Civil War; Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-General in the army of the Revolution; and many magazine articles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, George Washington 1811-1883 (search)
Greene, George Washington 1811-1883 Author; born in East Greenwich, R. I., April 8, 1811; was educated at Brown College; became Professor of History at Cornell University in 1872. His publications include Historical view of the American Revolution; Nathanael Greene; An examination of the ninth volume of Bancroft's history; The German element in the War of American Independence; Short history of Rhode Island, etc. He died in East Greenwich, R. I., Feb. 2, 1883.
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