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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
d firmly bound, by his humanity, those who had been conquered by his arms. In memory of the conflict at Paulus Hook, 19th August, 1779. In November, 1780, he was promoted to be lieutenant colonel of dragoons, and his corps is spoken of as the finest that made its appearance in the arena of the Revolutionary War. Washington had it formed expressly for him of equal proportions of cavalry and infantry, both officers and men being picked from the army. Under its victorious guidons rode Peter Johnston, the father of the distinguished soldier, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, who joined the legion when only sixteen years old and led the forlorn hope at the storming of Fort Watson, and was publicly thanked. Afterward he became a judge, and was celebrated for his learning and ability. It is curious that the sons of Judge Johnston and General Henry Lee were afterward classmates at the United States Military Academy, and at the marriage ceremony of Lee, Johnston was a groomsman. These two emi
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
134. Johnston, General Joseph E., mentioned, 9, 38, 47, 48, 54, 101, 104, 110, III, 116, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 146, 147, 148; promoted, 133; wounded, 149; praised, 369; to oppose Sherman, 372; letter to Mrs. Lee, 416. Johnston, Peter, mentioned, 9. Jones, General J. R., wounded, 212- 214. Jones, General W. E., mentioned, 219, 224, 241. Kautz's cavalry expedition, 364. Kearney, General, Philip, 34, 196. Kelly's Ford, 187. Kelton, General, 197. Keith, Rev., ern Virgina, 116; commands the armies, 117; unsuccessful operations, 120, 121; campaign closed, 125; proceeds to South Carolina, 128; improves defenses of Charleston, 130; made commander-in-chief, 132; appointed full general, 133; disapproves of Johnston's plans, 138; assumes command of the army, 150; sends Stuart on a raid, 153; issues orders, 154, 155; Jackson ordered to join Lee, 156; battle order, 158; gains a success, 162; Malvern Hill, 163; seven days battle, 164; exhibits military ability
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
rmined nothing less than the capture of Grant was gone, and the fighting which followed on that field was in vain. The body of the great leader was conveyed to New Orleans and there interred with august ceremony. Though his life was lost at Shiloh, and with it, it may be said, the possession of the West by the Confederacy, yet he had the personal triumph of complete restoration in the affections of the Southern people. General Joseph E. Johnston General Joseph E. Johnston, son of Peter Johnston and Mary Wood Johnston, was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, on February 7, 1807. His father was a lieutenant in Lee's legion, having run away from college at the age of seventeen to join it as it passed through Virginia to reinforce the army of Greene. His mother was a niece of Patrick Henry. In 1811 his parents removed to a place near Abingdon in Southwest Virginia, his father having been made judge, and here he spent his youth, devoted largely to the manly pleasures of the
The Daily Dispatch: may 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], How the Southerners Treat prisoners of war. (search)
brief sketch of his career will be interesting to the public. He is the son of the late Judge Peter Johnston, formerly of Prince Edward, afterwards of Abingdon. During the Revolution, Peter JohnstoPeter Johnston, at the early age of sixteen, left Hampden Sidney College against the will of his father, and joined Lee's celebrated Legion, with which he served as ensign through the war with great bravery and distinction. His father gave the grounds on which Hampden Sidney College is built. Peter Johnston lived at Longwood, Farmville, until, late in life, he received the appointment of Judge, and moved hisict. This appointment was made by the Legislature, and was given partly in consideration of Judge Johnston's zeal and ability as a State-rights man, exhibited in the controversies of 1798-'99, when he represented Prince Edward county in the Legislature of the State. Peter Johnston and his Revolutionary commander, the celebrated Lee, cherished a cordial regard for each other throughout their
The Hunting season. --The public mind is so much occupied with the war that it has no thought for the partridges. The huntsmen, too, have all gone off to fire at the enemy, who seem to be as hard to bring down on the wing as the birds, if we may judge from the Bull Run races. If there should be another fight in that direction shortly, by-the-by, we hope General Johnston will have a pack of greyhounds ready. It is the only way to catch a Yankee. But, as we were saying, huntsmen are scarce, and shot sells very high; so the birds are likely to be little disturbed this season. So it is a very ill wind that blows nobody any good. We hear, however, of a few, above the age for military service, who are getting ready to take the field, not of Mars, but of Diana. The birds, we learn, are very small, and we hope they will not be disturbed until they get older and the weather gets colder. A partridge ought not to be shot before the first day of November.
North They know very well, too, that the regiments which they recruit in the Northwest are vastly superior in prowess and courage to those raised in the Eastern and Middle States; and it is much more politic to precipitate those Northwestern regiments in vast bodies upon Kentucky, than to send them far West into Missouri or Kansas, or as far East as Washington and the Potomac. The Southern cause, on the other hand, is embarrassed in Kentucky by the political position of that State. Gen. Johnston, as we see by his recent proclamation to the Kentucky people, holds a defensive attitude, and does not feel at liberty to take such decided and aggressive steps to confront and resist the enemy as he would do if Kentucky were a member of the Southern Confederacy. Of all the States, Kentucky is the one in which the enemy is concentrating his largest forces and assuming the most offensive and formidable attitudes; and yet it is in Kentucky in which the hands of the confederacy are tied mo
represent the distress prevailing at the North, growing out of the derangement of commerce, the stagnation of business, the shortness of the grain crop, and the uneasiness of capitalists, to be almost incredible. The correspondent suggests that Johnston and Beauregard may have lain idle for the reason that an active campaign might have stimulated the efforts of Northern capitalists to assist their Government. Whilst he thinks that an active and offensive policy after the battle of Manassas would have been the best, yet he confesses that the opposite policy pursued by Johnston and Beauregard has not been without its good results. If what we hear through the Northern press, and other channels be true, then we are whipping the enemy by standing still. Their expenses are enormous, being $8,500,000 per week. No nation can stand such a drain as this long. Hence the clamors of bankers and capitalists against McClellan. The prospect of the most frightful suffering among the poorer classe