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4, General Beauregard was ordered to Virginia, to assist General Lee in the defence of Richmond, he sent to General Howell Coear, this is the system which an over-zealous admirer of General Lee, and a former member of his staff, General A. L. Long, s I have always understood, had materially departed from General Lee's plan of defensive works for the Department. Be that s in the Confederate service; and no one denies that, had General Lee been sent to Charleston, in the fall of 1862, instead ofimony of facts — that it was General Beauregard, and not General Lee, who conceived and built the impenetrable barrier, whichifferent points he mentions as having particularly fixed General Lee's attention—the most threatened points—when he (December to merit in other matters, even where it is a just one. General Lee's reputation rests upon a more solid foundation than sucn but as an officer of little merit. He had accompanied General Lee to the Department of South Carolina and Georgia, with th<
l part of General Beauregard's force to aid General Lee. So urgent, however, did the Confederate a been deprived of troops for the support of General Lee), would have inevitably fallen into the han Have therefore forwarded your despatch to General Lee. Braxton Bragg. Two days later, with tal Beauregard from General Lee; cutting off General Lee and Richmond from the South; insuring the ffor consequences. Cannot my troops sent to General Lee be returned at once? Please submit my lettohnson down from Bermuda Hundreds, and that General Lee must look to the defence both of those lineght, the last of whom (Major Cooke) reached General Lee's headquarters at about 3 A. M., on the 18t the 15th, when, from evidence furnished by General Lee himself, the first division of his forces ochmond also—would have been captured before General Lee discovered whether or not General Grant's a and staked it out, without even consulting General Lee, but the line was already occupied by our t[40 more...]
y miles a day. Collect at once sufficient provisions and forage, at proper points, on the several routes designated. G. T. Beauregard. General Beauregard reached Columbia on the afternoon of the 15th, and soon afterwards sent a message to General Lee as follows: Columbia, S. C., Feb. 15th, 1865:7.30 P. M. General R. E. Lee, General-in-chief, Richmond, Va.: Have just arrived from Charleston. Generals Stevenson and Hampton report Sherman's four corps moving on this place, two of t See Appendix for despatch of Major Roy, A. A. G. It is for this reason, no doubt, that the evacuation was not effected until the night of the 17th and the early morning of the 18th. The following telegrams, sent by General Beauregard to General Lee, so thoroughly explain the whole situation, that no further explanation seems necessary: 1. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 16th, 1865. General R. E. Lee, General-in-chief, Richmond, Va.: I returned last evening from Charleston. I shall assu
ommands, and reporting to the President and General Lee every incident of importance connected witht to preserve Richmond and Petersburg; that General Lee was not in a position to undertake any moveis troops; for, on the 19th of February, in General Lee's despatch, already alluded to and addresse of the views and opinions Four Years with General Lee, p. 140. The italics are ours. of his commas been placed in command of his old army by General Lee, it is not probable that the latter will goeral Beauregard incurred the disapproval of General Lee, for wishing to carry out a measure which G had impaired. With the understanding that General Lee was himself to supervise and control the op irretrievably lost, and so, evidently, did General Lee himself; and he resumed the duties of his m been aware of the personal intervention of General Lee and of the reason assigned for his removal,, in Appendix, his despatch of that date to General Lee The tenor of this latter despatch and its [27 more...]
se words: Smithfield, March 30th, 1865. General G. T. Beauregard: Following despatch just received: Can General Beauregard be spared for command of Western Virginia and East Tennessee—would the duty be agreeable to him?—R. E. Lee. General Lee apprehends movements in that direction by Thomas. J. E. Johnston. Without hesitation General Beauregard forwarded the following answer: Raleigh, N. C., March 30th, 1865. General Jos. E. Johnston, near Smithfield, N. C.: My pref which I could render no positive service, would not be agreeable, for I could not hope to be effective, whereas here I may be useful. G. T. Beauregard. Thereupon General Johnston telegraphed: I have received your despatch in reply to General Lee's offer, and read it with great pleasure. I shall forward it with the same feeling. It now appeared that the raiding party mentioned above consisted of Terry's force, not Stoneman's. General Beauregard was advised to verify the fact, thro
my force, and will be only one-twenty-fifth of Lee's. I will obey with alacrity any order of the Dmanded by Lieutenant-General A. P. Hill. General Lee will himself be here in person some time toohnson to this point, with all his forces. General Lee must look to the defences of Drury's Bluff herefore, I see no use in speaking again to General Lee, who, by-the-by, has already seen Captain Cwas to attack the very next day (19th), but General Lee was unwilling to issue the necessary orders division had some time before been sent to General Lee, and your force consisted then of Bushrod J and ordered me to proceed with the same to General Lee, to place before him the facts of the situa 15th, until Saturday, after the arrival of General Lee, and witnessed the almost superhuman effort separately, the corps of Generals Cheatham and Lee, provided it will not interfere with the moveme and about two miles from the city. Lieutenant-General Lee's corps, which constitutes our centre,[69 more...]