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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
be ordered to shed no blood, except in self-defense, and they were not to destroy more private property than should be unavoidable. The writer said the corn would be in the roasting-ear, and the hogs would be running at large, so that the slaves could easily find subsistence. The President thanked Gov. Vance for this information, and said our generals would be made acquainted with this scheme; and he commended the matter to the special attention of the Secretary of War, who sent it to Gen. Lee. May 31 The commissioners, appointed for the purpose, have agreed upon the following schedule of prices for the State of Virginia, under the recent impressment act of Congress; and if a large amount of supplies be furnished at these prices — which are fifty, sometimes one hundred per cent. lower than the rates private individuals are paying — it will be good proof that all patriotism is not yet extinct-: Wheat, white, per bushel of 60 pounds, $4.50; flour, superfine, per barre
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
r to Grant. Spiritualism at the White House. Lee is pushing a little northward. it is said Graning could do four centuries ago. June 3 Gen. Lee communicates to the department to-day his vieme the aggressive in more directions than one. Lee has some occult object in view, which must soont heavy firing was heard still on Thursday. Lee's army is in motion — that means something; anda point, in the event of a sudden emergency. Gen. Lee refuses to let him have Ranseur's brigade. in our possession. But we should not be idle. Lee, in disdaining the sheltered army of the invadeons are designed merely to arrest his advance. Lee has, perhaps, 70,000 fighting men with him-leav immediate attack, it proves at all events that Lee's army is not to be around the city as it was ae last week, wherein our arms were successful. Lee will soon electrify us with another movement ofcal movement to save Washington or to embarrass Lee's operations, and it will fail to retard his mo[20 more...]
geniuses on which the sun shines. Each man expresses himself, as an old friend would say, with the most dogmatic infallibility of the conduct of the President, General Lee, General Johnston, General Hampton, General Beauregard, General Wise, together with all the other lights of every degree. It is true that there are as many vaents ; but I do wish that some of them would refrain from condemning the acts of our leaders, and from uttering such awful prophecies, provided the President or General Lee does not do so and so. Although I do not believe their forebodings, yet the reiteration of such opinions, in the most assured tones, makes me nervous and uneasydear to me repose amid its beautiful shades. But enough of the past and of sadness. I must now turn to busy life again, and note a little victory, of which General Lee telegraphed yesterday, by which we gained some four hundred prisoners, many horses and wagons, and 2,500 beeves. These last are most acceptable to our commissa
ormed my bed. Major Fitzhugh, in his searches for General Lee, was caught by this party, and borne off as a prisoner of war. General Lee's brigade did not arrive till the night of the eighteenth, a day behind time. Not ap At moonrise, on the twentieth, about four A. M., General Lee's and Robertson's brigades were moved across the n at two adjacent fords, and pushed rapidly forward — Lee's directly by Madden, in pursuit of the enemy in the toward Haymarket to establish communication with Generals Lee and Longstreet, accompanied by Brigadier-Generalof General F. Lee's cavalry. General Stuart met Generals Lee and Longstreet on the road between Haymarket andeneral Jackson's forces, and those of the enemy. General Lee inquired for some way to the Sudley road. Generamainder of the pending operations, (twenty-sixth.) As Lee's brigade passed Haymarket, he received information ong the twenty-seventh, detachments of Robertson's and Lee's brigades had great sport chasing fugitive parties o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of General J. E. B. Stuart of cavalry operations on First Maryland campaign, from August 30th to September 18th, 1862. (search)
al, I made a flank movement to the left, gained the Little River turnpike, and effected a concentration of Robertson's and Lee's brigades near Chantilly. Near this point, Robertson's brigade captured one entire company of New York cavalry, and Lee'Lee's brigade an entire company of the old Second Dragoons (regulars), Captain Thomas Hight, and also his subaltern, Robert Clay, and their horses, arms and equipments. It was here ascertained that the main body of the enemy was at Centreville and Fat the enemy would here make a stand. General Jackson being in advance, waited for Longstreet to close up. Meanwhile, with Lee's brigade, I moved round toward Flint Hill, directly north of Fairfax Courthouse, to attack the enemy's flank. Passing Foed to his flank by way of Mollen's house. On the next day, the enemy having retired, Fairfax Courthouse was occupied by Lee's brigade, and I sent Hampton's brigade, which had just reported to me, having been detained on the Charles City border un
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 54 (search)
ully, with the poor mules stretched upon the ground beneath the wagons, struggling in vain against the heavy burden and strong harness that held them, sufferers, in their places. Returning to Rockville from the charge, we were joined by Fitz. Lee, who had been operating on a different road, and who brought with him many prisoners, among them a great many contrabands, some of whom were recognized and claimed. There were some known to me, among whom was one of Uncle Tom's, two of F. W. Cox'ly, and we were much delighted to hear such cheering news from home. May the peace, quiet and health, now your fortune to enjoy, continue long! I have not seen Captain M. yet; he will show himself soon, though, I reckon. I wish, as you say, General Lee would not let the Yankees come back to the Northern Neck again. Unhappy as I was made to feel by hearing of the unauthorized depredations of our men in Pennsylvania, upon the private rights of the people, I had much rather those people should
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
iast in his work, General Johnston never fails to make friends for the Society wherever he goes. We hope to be able before long to announce for him a programme which will go far towards ensuring the success of our effort for permanent endowment. A Confederate soldiers' home for Louisiana was organized in New Orleans in April last, and our friend, Private John H. Murray, advised us that he had sent us an account of its organization; but we regret to say that the paper containing it somehow miscarried, and we must ask for a brief sketch of it for future publication. Valentine's Recumbent figure of Lee will be unveiled at Lexington, Va., on the 28th of June, with appropriate ceremonies, a full account of which we hope to give in our next. Meantime we cordially congratulate the Lee Memorial Association on the completion of their labors in the production of one of the most superb works of art in the country, and in so appropriately decorating the grave of our grand old chieftian.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of Valentine's Recumbent figure of Lee at Lexington, Va., June 28th, 1883. (search)
Unveiling of Valentine's Recumbent figure of Lee at Lexington, Va., June 28th, 1883. Remarks of General Early—oration of Major John W. Daniel, Ll.D., of Va.—description of the ceremonies, &c. The occasion of the unveiling of Valentine's superb figure of Lee, was one of extraordinary interest, and deserves a place in our records. General J. A. Early, First Vice-President of the Lee attached to the University chapel, which latter had been constructed under the supervision of General Lee himself, where his remains should be deposited in a vault, to be surmounted by a recumbent fi figure, and years ago he completed his work in a manner that links his name forever with that of Lee. Upon the death of General Breckinridge General Joseph E. Johnston, the senior surviving officer of the Confederate army, and the predecessor of General Lee in command of that army, which, under the lead of the latter, became so renowned as the Army of Northern Virginia, was made the Preside
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Correction of errors in statement of Governor Anderson, and letter of General Echols. (search)
do not know to what duty General Buckner is assigned, but of the officers that have been serving in that department I think General Ransom is the most prominent. At a later date, when General Ransom's health rendered it necessary to relieve him, I sent the following telegram to General Lee: Richmond, August 9, 1864. General R. E. Lee, Dunn's Hill, Va. Who shall relieve General Ransom in the Valley? Can General F. Lee, or would it be better to send a Senior Brigadier? To which General Lee answered as follows: Dunn's Hill, Va., August 9th, 1864. His Excellency, Jeff'n Davis. Dispatch of to-day received. These stars of omission are in the copy I have, and there is nothing except my answer to indicate what was thus omitted. * * * Some commander should relieve Ransom. I think it best to send Fitz. Lee's Senior Brigadier. Will do so if you approve. To which I replied: August 10th, 1864. General R. E. Lee, near Petersburg, Va.. I accept your conclusion. Gen
Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Military Record of Captain Martin Binney (search)
l tent, walked three miles, and reported for duty at brigade-headquarters with my head in bandages. We continued our famous left flank movements, and had engagements at Po river, Tottopottomy creek, North Anna, South Anna, and the great fights of Spottsylvania, May 18th, the Daylight Assault of May 12th, also the Bloody Angle. On May 12th, after our daylight assault, we captured the formidable earthworks, 3,000 prisoners, twenty-two pieces of artillery, and two major-generals, (Stuart and F. Lee). While on top of the bastion, I seized the gun of a dead soldier and some ammunition and commenced to load and fire upon the Confederates. I had fired thus three times when a piece of exploded shell struck me exactly upon my belt-plate, doubled up the plate and completely knocked the breath out of me. I fell forward into the earthworks, where I remained until two P. M. I had lain there from about nine A. M. I was finally carried back to the field hospital, and after remaining three days I
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