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Engineer, anecdote of, 186-187. Law, Butler first attracted to, 63; study of, 71, 74; examination for bar, 74, 77; Butler's son studies, 81. law, Geo., candidate for dictator, 279, 576. Lawrence, Hon., Wm., on Johnson impeachment case, 928. Lawrence, Captain, repels Confederates at Drury's Bluff, 663. Lee, Admiral S. P., in command on James River, 588; receives plan of operations from Butler, 638; reply, 638; ascends James River, 640; sends captured pilots to Butler, 849. Lee, Gen, Robert E., captures John Brown, 133-134; takes command of Confederate army, 220; issues first general order, 236; relies on yellow fever to kill Northern troops, 397; correspondence with Lovell, abandoning Louisiana, 477; action in Mumford matter, 542; puts colored prisoners in trenches under fire, 548; movement into Maryland, 583; how Grant proposed to fight, 593; destitute condition of a corps under, 611; a feint to deceive, 621: sends Early to attack Washington, 628; hopes of, 631; caug
owing that his military life, like that of many other Generals, has been one of alternate triumphs and reverses. The Mexican victories, which gave him his chief eclat, were due more to Gen. Taylor's triumphant campaign on the Rio Grande, and to Gen. Lee's engineering skill on the Vera Cruz line, than to his own talents. Old Zack broke the spirit of the Mexicans at Palo Alto, Resaca, Monterey, and finally at Buena Vista, where the flower of the Mexican Army, under Santa Anna, was smashed to powre the splendid column of Scott, composed in great part of Old Zack's regulars, whom, with his usual magnanimity, the Lieutenant-General had despoiled Taylor of on the eve of the battle of Buena Vista, and commanded by such officers as Beauregard, Lee, Johnson and others. Nevertheless, old "Fuss and Feathers" managed to scramble off with a vast share of glory from the Mexican war, and became Lieutenant-General, which never consoled him, however, for the election of Taylor to the Presidency, or
Promotion. --Colonel Pickett, of Tennessee, has been promoted to the position of Adjutant General, in the regular Confederate service, of the division commanded by General Lee, now operating in Northwestern Virginia. Col. Pickett, it will be remembered, after a brilliant campaign last summer through the Northern States, advocating the election of Bell, was one of the first, after the election of Lincoln, to declare in favor of immediate secession, sustaining his position in the Tennessee Legislature by a series of arguments which added to his reputation as one among the most gifted of Tennessee's gifted young statement. Joined to his native talents, Col. Pickett has had experience also as a military commander, and will make an accomplished officer.
ir part in the general flurry. A Mr. Cowling, living near Claremont, only five miles from Alexandria, came into town yesterday with a wagon load of furniture, and immediately returned for another, and his wife. He declares that the Confederates have got to Claremont and ordered him to quit. Mr. Cowling has many anxious friends in Washington to-day. The Star very consequentially denies the rumor current this afternoon, and indeed all day, that Gen. Rosencranz has been surrounded by Generals Lee and Wise, and that a dispatch to that effect had been received at the War Department; but the denial may be denied in a day or two. One of the floating scandals of the Departments saith that Mr. Beverly Tucker, Consul to Liverpool, has been naughty in a financial point of view; that he has been drawing freely on Government "for relief to distressed sailors;" that he has incurred so heavy an amount of personal indebtedness in Liverpool, that the effects of the Consulate would have bee
e apprehension is felt for the safety of the Federal troops under Gen Rosencranz in Western Virginia. The Enquirer remarks: There seems to be no doubt that Gen Lee, with a large, well organized and well-provided army, is on his way from Staunton to Huntersville. The defeat of the Federal troops at Manassas enabled the Confederates to withdraw a large force from Richmond for operations in Western Virginia. General Lee is a very different officer from the deceased Garnett, who was simply a professor or teacher, while Lee is a practical, experienced field-officer. A dispatch from Rosencranz, Secretary to the Reserve Guard of this city, shows that he isLee is a practical, experienced field-officer. A dispatch from Rosencranz, Secretary to the Reserve Guard of this city, shows that he is apprehensive he needs more force than he has got to meet the Confederate force now in direction for Western Virginia. The New Orleans Battering ram. The same parties who arrived at New York from the South and gave the information of General Pillow's movements, have also furnished the New York Commercial with the following
rmy under Gen. Lee, has the conspicuous privilege of having won the first triumphs and having honorably participated in the successes of the present illustrious campaign in his State. 4. that the recent operations of the combined enemy under Gen Lee, illustrated by a second decide victory at Manassas, by the expulsion of the invaders from Virginia, by the passage of the Potomac by the capture of Harper's Ferry, by the victories near Shepherdstown and Sharpsburg, and by either triumphant prorn over our heroic sons who have fallen to the sacred cause, and, offering to their families our warmest sympathies, commend them to the sadness and generosity of their countrymen. 6. that these resolutions be communicated by the Governor to Gen. Lee, Gen. Johnston, and Major Gen. Jackson, the distinguished commanders of the Confederate armies in Virginia, as a memorial of admiration and thanks of this Commonwealth for their eminent ability, and for the skill and gallantry of the officers a
antage we labored under was, the nature of the ground. It was almost impossible to charge batteries posted upon such high hills. Under these circumstances Gen. Lee. very wisely I think determined to recross the Potomac, three miles distant, and thus save the army from any possible disaster, and, at the same time, give his men rest and food both of which they greatly needed. We recrossed the river Thursday night in the best possible order, not leaving behind a single piece of artillery. Gen Lee stood at the ford at Shepherdstown and gave directions to the teamsters and others, showing a wise attention to details which many men in less elevated positions would think beneath their notice. As to the question who won the fight at Sharpsburg, I think it cannot be said that any division was arrived at: It was a "drawn fight;" but, according to the Yankee confessions of loss. they certainly got the worst of it. Before I close this letter, already too long, permit me to call attent
a shell in the trains. The enemy succeeded last night in getting their battery away. About dusk they brought a limber over a bridge that spans a branch stream, and our battery gave them a parting shot just as night came on. The Harris Light Cavalry arrived in town this morning, and it is presumed they will cross over the river and examine the country. The First New Jersey Cavalry is also on the scout in this neighborhood. No sign of an enemy is visible on the opposite shore. Gen. Lee telegraphed to the citizens of Fredericksburg yesterday that we were coming in two columns. He was mistaken, as we came in three, with the artillery on the road, making the fourth. Account of the Shelling the trains — Another history of the advance — the Tribune's Opinion. The New York Tribune has an account of the advance on Fredericksburg, which is dated Warrenton Junction, Nov. 16th. It says: Onward is still the order of the day, we having, as our part of the great moveme
Proceedings in the Courts. Mayor's Court Monday, Nov. 25th --John McGinness alias Lee alias Davenport, was examined and sentenced to a called Court of Hustings, next Monday, for stealing two horses--one from J. S. Dorsett, valued at $400, and one from Lewis J. Hawley, valued at $250. Elizabeth Smith, free negro, from Petersburg, arrested for being in the city without a register, was examined and acquitted. Dick, slave of S. P. Hawes & Son, was ordered twenty lashes for having in his possession a bar of iron for which he could not satisfactorily account. John Orrell, a recent graduate from the Penitentiary, having been found concealed in a chamber in the house of Mrs. Mary Allen, was remanded for indictment for effecting the entry with intent to commit a larceny. Wm. Flemments, a Baltimorean, charged with the murder of Mike Horan, at the place of Carter & Roache, in Henrico, three weeks since, was acquitted on that charge; but, on account of previous bad c
his having succeeded is one of the most ludicrous exhibitions of the war. On Tuesday last, when a powerful force, with General Lee at its head, had already barred the way to Burnside, the Washington Star tells us that the fine march of the latter Gethe Confederate army.½--The writer supposed, of course, that Burnside had possession of Fredericksburg, and had deceived Gen. Lee completely. Inspired by this exhilarating thought, he proceeds to distribute the acts and scenes of the campaign, as thtrayed to the rebels.--We believe this to be wholly without foundation. It was discovered, anticipated, and thwarted by Gen. Lee, without treachery on the part of any one. It is a high compliment to the sagacity of our commander that the accuracy w belief that they had been betrayed. The Times may be assured that he can form no plan which will not be detected in the same way. We believe that history will pronounce this movement of Gen Lee one of the most masterly in the annals of war.
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