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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chancellorsville. (search)
Gibbon's division, of the Second corps, had been left to guard the Falmouth camps and do provost duty, while French and Hancock, after United States ford had been unmasked, crossed at this point and joined the forces at Chancellorsville. The Thirds attention. In pursuance of these orders, Meade advanced to within grasp of Banks's ford quite unopposed. Sykes and Hancock on the turnpike, on leaving the forest, ran upon the intrenched divisions of Anderson and McLaws, whom they engaged. Slmbrace. To cover Jackson's march, Lee at intervals during the day tapped at the lines in his front, principally where Hancock lay. During all this afternoon, Hooker had a chance handsomely to redeem his Friday's error in retiring into the Wild corps and Williams, of the Twelfth corps. Anderson and McLaws, with seventeen thousand men, still confronted Geary and Hancock with twelve thousand. Reynolds had arrived during the night, but was posted on the extreme right, away from the scene o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 21 (search)
both at the first, and now, was and is to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure; Richard Grant White—a capable scholar, a conscientious student, and an intelligent interpreter of the immortal lines of the Bard of Avon; Horatio Seymour—a lover of constitutional liberty, a genuine patriot, and well qualified to fill the chair rendered illustrious by Jefferson and Madison; Winfield Scott Hancock—a noble type of the warrior and statesman who was wont to speak plain and to the purpose like an honest man and soldier, whose escutcheon was never smirched even by the breath of suspicion; who, at an epoch of misrule, uncertainty, and oppression, subordinated military despotism to civil rule and accorded fair play to the vanquished; superb in person, head and heart; Father Ryan —the Poet-Priest of the South, who sang so eloquently of the Sword of Lee, the Conquered Banner, and of T
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Maryland Confederate monument at Gettysburg. (search)
of such a feat of arms; the reckless gallantry by which the Maryland line saved Richmond from Kilpatrick and Dahlgren's sack; and let them take equal pride and do equal honor to the memory of their ancestors who fought under McClellan and Grant, Hancock and Buford, or who followed Jackson and Ashby, and charged under Lee and Stuart. Let this be the common heritage of glory of our posterity to the remotest time, as long as honor is revered, chivalry is cherished, courage is respected among the Memorial stones, recording brilliant deeds and bold achievement, with tributes to the dead upon the field of honor, are to be seen on every side. Here Reynolds fell, there Vincent bravely died, here Kane upheld his Pennsylvania's pride, there Hancock in his splendor fought with nerve of steel; here Farnsworth, there Weed and Hazlett fell; here Slocum held his vantage ground, there Gibbon met the fierce assault of Trimble and of Armistead. Splendid memories, well deserving a nation's pride.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Stuart's expedition into Pennsylvania. (search)
ee and Jones. This force rendezvoused at Darksville at 12 M., and marched thence to the vicinity of Hedgesville, where it camped for the night. At daylight next morning (October 10th) I crossed the Potomac at McCoy's, between Williamsport and Hancock, with some little opposition, capturing some two or three horses of the enemy's pickets. We were told here by citizens that a large force had been camped the night before at Clear Spring, and were supposed to be en route to Cumberland. We proceeded northward until we had reached the turnpike leading from Hagerstown to Hancock, known as the National road. Here a signal station on the mountain and most of the party, with their flags and apparatus, were surprised and captured, and also eight or ten prisoners of war, from whom, as well as from citizens, I found that the large force alluded to had crossed but an hour ahead of me towards Cumberland, and consisted of six regiments of Ohio troops and two batteries, under General Cox, and w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg—Address of Colonel C. S Venable (formerly of General R. E. Lee's staff), of the University of Virginia, before the Virginia division f the Army of Northern Virginia, at their annual meeting, held in the Virginia State Capitol, at Richmond, Thursday , October 30th, 1873. (search)
by the Second corps, under General Hancock. Hancock had orders, with his corps and Getty's divisibrigade from Warren's corps were sent to help Hancock, thus making a force of more than forty thouson the right, was not in condition to receive Hancock's attack at early dawn on the morning of the ring his own front, thus completely defeating Hancock's force and sending it reeling back on the Brtion of the line still held by the enemy. As Hancock's left and centre were thus checked by Gordonrest of his division to Ramseur's assistance, Hancock was thrown completely back on that portion of by General Grant about 6 A. M., to reinforce Hancock, and somewhat later he sent two divisions of weakened his lines to reinforce our troops in Hancock's front, made an attack, which was repulsed wdering utterly futile the success achieved by Hancock's corps at daybreak, was a wonderful feat of left at Jericho ford, without opposition, and Hancock soon overcame the few men left in the old ear[4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Campaign of 1864 and 1865. (search)
-established his position. Hampton, who some days before had started for the Valley to join Early, returned and took position on the Charles City road on my extreme left on the 16th, General Lee having telegraphed him at Gordonsville to return to my assistance. On the next day (the 17th) the enemy sent a request, by flag of truce, that hostilities should cease for a few hours, that they might gather up and bury their dead near our lines. The application was signed and made in the name of Hancock, though I ascertained a day or two afterwards that Grant and Meade were both present. The correspondence granting and arranging the armistice on our side was conducted by me, though General Lee was now present. The second night after, the enemy having withdrawn to the south side again, the brigades which had come to my aid were also sent back to that side. This battle is called by the enemy Deep Bottom—from a point on the James near by thus called—and is placed among their important act