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overnment armory and arsenal, and restore order. Colonel Lee halted the Baltimore troops at Sandy Hook, about ared for an assault upon Brown's fort by the marines, Lee, under a flag by Lieutenant Stuart, made a written dey give up their arms and release their prisoners. As Lee expected, Brown spurned the offered terms of surrender. At a given signal to this effect from Stuart, Lee ordered forward twelve marines, led by Lieutenant Green, ened them by ropes, so the sledges were of no avail. Lee then ordered forward reserves, with a heavy ladder fobring his military supplies to Harper's Ferry. Colonel Lee in his official report to Col. S. Cooper, adjutane succeeded in creating by magnifying his numbers. Lee, by order of Secretary of War John B. Floyd, turned oand was massacring the residents of that valley. Colonel Lee, though incredulous, promptly headed a body of maind the alarm false. In concluding his report, Colonel Lee expressed his thanks to Lieutenants Stuart and Gr
Norfolk for the purpose of capturing the Gosport navy yard. The same day, at the instance of General Scott, President Lincoln offered to Col. R. E. Lee the command of the United States army intended for the invasion of Virginia. On the 20th Colonel Lee resigned his commission in the United States army, and on the 22d he was elected by the Virginia convention, major-general to command the forces of the State, for which provision had been made to mobilize for its defense. General Lee acceptedGeneral Lee accepted this appointment, and on the 23d was assigned to the command of the military and naval forces. On April 20th a Federal expedition from Fort Monroe attempted to destroy the dry dock at the Gosport navy yard,. near Norfolk, but only with partial success, as the Virginia troops arrived and took possession. The same day Governor Letcher made public the following call for volunteers: Executive Department, Richmond, April 20, 1861. In obedience to a resolution of the convention, the
rgent appeals from the loyal people of Trans-Alleghany, in response to which General Lee sent trusted officers to call out and organize militia and volunteers. But T. M. Boykin from Grafton indicated prevalent apathy and disloyalty, though General Lee continued for some time, apparently, to cling to the belief that no citizen sts. For the small body of men that Porterfield was able to collect at Grafton, Lee ordered 1,000 muskets and rifles to Beverly, and some from Harper's Ferry to Granition, in charge of Lieut.-Col. J. M. Heck, were about to march toward him, and Lee promptly urged the war department to reinforce this expedition with 2,000 additiat Clarksburg, Grafton, and Cheat river bridge on the railroad, and he asked General Lee for reinforcements. These so far as available were promptly ordered to him.erals as Confederates. On July 1st, Garnett called for additional forces, and Lee informed him, on the 5th, that Col. W. C. Scott, with the Forty-fourth Virginia,
on the 22d, assigned to him the duty of organizing and instructing the volunteers who were then arriving in Richmond. General Lee had already selected the points to be occupied for the defense of the State and the number of troops to be assigned toat he did not feel at liberty to transfer his command to another without further instructions from Governor Letcher or General Lee; but offered to furnish Johnston at once every facility for obtaining information relative to the post. Jackson soon uart, matchless as a commander of outposts, as Johnston wrote, and Capt. W. N. Pendleton, who became brigadiergen-eral and Lee's chief of artillery. As Johnston wrote, the troops were undisciplined, of course, also badly armed and equipped—several e or elsewhere, from the effects of measles and mumps. Johnston had been distinctly informed, in his conversations with Lee and Davis, that they regarded Harper's Ferry as a natural fortress commanding the entrance to the valley of Virginia from
me entire direction of affairs here . . . . General Lee has ordered Louisiana troops to Harper's Feed Governor Letcher to issue an order to Major-General Lee to assume command of all forces from othlunteer companies of Elizabeth City county. General Lee went to Norfolk on the 16th to look into thad bridge over the Pamunkey. A letter of General Lee to ex-Governor Wise, of May 24th, describes and bound up their wounds. On the 13th, General Lee acknowledged the receipt of Colonel Magrude, as they did, in the rout of the enemy. General Lee, in correspondence with Colonel Magruder ate guns be mounted in our batteries. To this Lee replied that if that place should be besieged, from the best information within his reach, General Lee believed the number of Virginia troops in ttry, and 2,130 riflemen; a total of 12,050. General Lee added: When it is remembered that this n and around their battery. On the 18th, General Lee, as Magruder had requested, directed Lieut.[5 more...]
fortable camps. On the 8th of September, General Lee communicated, confidentially, his plan of cing of the advance, guarding that flank, having Lee's cavalry on its flank and rear and ready to ma and the date for its inception been fixed, General Lee from Headquarters of the Forces, Valley mou this army must be forward. On the 9th, General Lee wrote confidentially to Gen. John B. Floyd,moving down by the Huttonsville turnpike, which Lee and Loring accompanied, routed the Federal outp enemy had not discovered their movements. Generals Lee and Loring, with the brigades of Gilham andd. Reynolds, who had been taken by surprise by Lee's advance, says in his official report: So. mad the rest of the Federal army and given to General Lee's able plan of campaign a great victory—onessuing his special order of September 14th, General Lee returned to Valley mountain, and the two wi This forced reconnaissance made known to General Lee that only Reynolds' brigade was in Loring's[7 more...]
nd recruiting his army in a position to be supplied by railway trains and difficult to be turned by water. Longstreet held the right, located near the Long bridges, and Magruder the left, near Dispatch Station. Huger evacuated Norfolk May 9th, after destroying the navy yard, and fell back toward Petersburg. The now famous ram Virginia was blown up by her gallant crew on the 11th and her men hurried to Drewry's bluff on the James, to take charge of the guns at the fortifications which General Lee, in the meantime, had prudently constructed at that point. The Virginia out of the way, the Federal gunboats ascended the James and attacked Drewry's bluff, eight miles below Richmond, on the 15th. The channel of the James had been filled with sunken ships and other obstructions, and the gunboats met with a most spirited resistance from the guns in the works on the bluff, which repulsed their attack and compelled them to fall back down the river. This naval attack in his rear induced J
mbidextrously engaged with Fremont and Shields, Lee was writing to him: Should there be nothing req his forces in the face of such great odds; but Lee had that courage in an eminent degree, and knewf Jackson's progress, some six hours later than Lee had expected. Part of this delay was caused bye to other portions of Lee's command and of General Lee himself; consequently there was a clash in forward movement was opposed by sharpshooters. Lee, at Walnut Grove church, in front of which his over the heads of the Federal infantry. At 4, Lee ordered Longstreet to make a demonstration agaiOn the morning of the 29th, at the dawn of day, Lee took up the pursuit of his retreating foe. Longleading toward Richmond. To strike this point, Lee, all day, urged forward Huger by the Charles Ci. There were but few available positions for Lee's artillery, but these Jackson availed himself July, which turned out to be a very rainy day, Lee ordered Longstreet in pursuit on the direct roa[47 more...]
capture Richmond, now feared, and justly, that Lee's victorious army might take up the line of marese places. A blow at Gordonsville would break Lee's line of railway communication with his best bightly concluded that if that blow were struck, Lee would meet it with a portion of his army, and t still lingering on the banks of the James, and Lee was as yet uncertain what his discomfited opponington to take command of his army of Virginia, Lee ordered Jackson to Gordonsville with Robertson''s command. Pope's unheard — of orders came to Lee's hands during these preparations. That gentlePope, for some reason, changed his behavior. Lee still had 50,000 men in front of Richmond, watc of field artillery. Taking advantage of this, Lee sent D. H. Hill, secretly, to this point on Julhe moved out to Malvern hill, in battle array. Lee promptly advanced to Charles City cross-roads, im, as McClellan's courage failed when he found Lee ready to fight him. Jackson's advance reache
eared its end, opened clear and bright, with the two armies ready for the renewal of the mighty conflict. The position of Lee's two wings was unchanged, except that he had massed thirty-six guns, under Col. Stephen D. Lee, on the commanding watershy stores and small-arms worth millions in value and many thousands in number. This great victory of Groveton Heights cost Lee 8,000 men, mostly in Jackson's command, including many of his noblest and bravest officers. The losses of Longstreet's , holding the formidable intrenchments at Centreville bristling with artillery. Informed of this delay in Pope's retreat, Lee ordered Jackson, who was on his left and nearest Centreville, to cross Bull run and march to the Little River turnpike, wh there gathered. Longstreet followed Jackson to Chantilly, but did not reach there in time to take part in the battle. Lee paused in his onward march, at this noble Chantilly mansion of one of his relatives, to give his men much needed rest and
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