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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Trees whittled down at Horseshoe. (search)
Colonel Taylor had written on the subject in his Four Years with General Lee, he seems to doubt the fact simply because he did not happen to I reported the fact to General Ewell, who at the time was with General Lee and some other general officers. When I did so, General Lee, seGeneral Lee, seeming in doubt what I reported, in his quiet way said: Captain, can you show us those trees? I replied that I could, if he would follow me, and, leading the way, I guided General Lee and the party to the trees. Description of the trees. They were two oak trees, standing nearon the march from the Wilderness on the 8th. On May 1, however, General Lee, with General Smith visited our lines, and were of opinion, as Inder the circumstances, and this line was afterwards approved by General Lee and his engineer officers, as the best that could have been adopup too much space at this time. After the disaster of the 12th, General Lee said to General Ewell, in my presence, that he had been misled i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of a Confederate staff officer by Gen. G. M. Sorrel. (search)
mber 27, 1905. Editor Times-Dispatch, Sir,—I have just read the late General Sorrel's charming Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, and desire to correct an error in regard to myself, into which the writer has inadvertently fallen. On page 107 the impression is made on the reader that I was on duty as General D. H. Hill's adjutant general in 1862, near Frederick, Maryland, at the time when it is alleged that General Hill or an officer of his staff lost an important order from General Lee, which fell into McClellan's hands. I was not with General D. H. Hill at that period of the campaign. I had been wounded, as his official report shows, in a skirmish immediately after his division crossed the Potomac, had been sent back to Leesburg, and was unable to rejoin him untill about three hours before the army began to move from the field of Sharpsburg to recross the Potomac. But, while I have pen in hand, let me say a word on a more important subject. I cannot refrain from ex
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The lost sword of Gen. Richard B. Garnett, who fell at Gettysburg, (from the Baltimore sun, of November 4, and December 3, 1905.) (search)
red Mr. Steuart, that the sword will be treasured by her, a niece of General Garnett, as a precious heirloon. The restoration of the sword has been accomplished through Col. Winfield Peters, in connection with his recent duties with the United Confederate Veterans in Richmond and Petersburg during the late convention of the Grand Camp of Virginia. Colonel Peters relates that the Confederate dead in the battle of Gettysburg, having been interred on the field; following the retreat of General Lee's army, two physicians named Weaver—father and son—residents of Gettysburg, gave diligent personal attention and saw that the graves were marked, or otherwise indicated, looking to the ultimate removal of the remains. After the war many of the dead were taken away by relatives. In 1872 and 1873 the younger Dr. Weaver (the father having died) began sending the remains to points in the South, such as Richmond, Va., Raleigh, N. C., Charleston, S. C., and Savannah, Ga., under agreements w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Lee at Gettysburg. (search)
without the shoes. On that day, the 30th, General Lee was with Longstreet's camp, at Greenwood, jick at Hanover. Early on June 1st, while General Lee rode with Longstreet to Cashtown, General Aure movement contrary to the spirit at least of Lee's instructions. It made the great battle, not n of Hill's corps, says, that, at Cashtown, General Lee, listening to the guns toward Gettysburg, semetery hill. When I delivered my message, General Lee gave me his glasses and said that the eleva and then was indefinite and noncommittal. General Lee directed me to say to General Ewell that heson arrived on the northwest of the field. General Lee came over and conferred with Generals Ewelland threaten the enemy's right. Well, said General Lee, if I attack from my right, Longstreet willrtillery, an Episcopal clergyman, says that General Lee told him that night that he had ordered Genng the night to read early in the morning. General Lee was himself in the saddle before the day da[18 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
ay 10. A beautiful Sabbath, recommended by General Lee as a day of thanksgiving and prayer for ourng the latter won, and his name was sent to General Lee. May 24. Heard Rev. Dr. Moses D Hoge prand passing in review before General Rodes, General Lee arrived and went through the same movementst, and during the time the famous review by General Lee took place. The review was a very brillian to return, so the engineer got an order from Gen. Lee permanently detailing the 14th North Carolina for this work. General Lee issued an order directing that furloughs be furnished hereafter at tws get hungry. Colonel Chilton, chief of General Lee's staff, on the 4th, answered my letter of Vicksburg manoeuvers. But he will find he has Lee and Beauregard to deal with now. Mortars are sat's inclination to besiege rather than charge Gen. Lee in the future. The fearful butchery of his dnt was to be outgeneraled as McClellan was, and Lee, as usual, grandly triumphant. None of the num[12 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
e clearly brought forth, without confusion or mixing with those of other dates. After the battles of the Wilderness, the army of the Potomac, under General Grant, moved to the left towards Spotsylvania. The army of Northern Virginia, under General Lee, also moved and confronted the Northern army, and, on the 8th of May, had an engagement with it near Spotsylvania Courthouse. On the 10th of May portions of the Confederate lines were attacked by the Federal army and repulsed. On the 12th ofine pieces of artillery alone, but well handled. General R. S. Ewell, page 1073 of Records, says: As it was unadvisable to continue efforts to retake the salient with the force at my command, a new line was laid out during the day by General Lee's chief engineer, some 800 yards in rear of the first and constructed at night. After midnight my forces were quietly withdrawn to it and artillery placed in position, but his efforts and losses on the 12th seemed to have exhausted the enemy,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
e him the message. General Ewell said that General Lee had positive information that the enemy wasd General Johnson that he had told me as to General Lee's information, but was soon convinced by Genow running back, and the line was breaking. Lee riding to the front. As I was thus getting a the retreating men. I saw in a moment that General Lee did not know the extent of the trouble in f A. P. Hills, the Third Corps). I rode with General Lee about two hundred yards or more to our leftd the regiments were aligning behind them. General Lee met Gordon in front of Pegram's brigade, and then there was the scene of Lee to the rear, which has been so often described, Gordon exhorting and the men clamoring for General Lee to go back. As Lee retired through Gordon's line Pegram's ViLee retired through Gordon's line Pegram's Virginia brigade, and both that brigade and Evan's also moved forward. Major Hunter in command. General Lee then said to me: Major Hunter, collect together the men of Johnson's division and repo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
10th and 12th were memorable achievements of defense, and as such history contains no parallel. Lee, as a field officer, in dire emergencies of action, showed himself and made himself felt in a wayver surpassed by the general of an army, and his troops alike were up to the highest standard. Lee's Counterbreaks saved the field. Although much has been written of these battles, no accurate , with lanyards in hand, ready to pour it into them, several officers rode up and reported to General Lee (near whose headquarters we were) that the enemy had charged over the Third Richmond Howitzeremy had been driven back, but it was very important that the recaptured guns should be manned. Lee in person orders Garber to man the recaptured guns. General Lee rode up to me and ordered me iGeneral Lee rode up to me and ordered me in person to leave my guns in charge of my drivers and take my cannoneers and mann the recaptured guns. I immediately ordered my men forward and went down and commenced firing. Our whole line was so
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.36 (search)
professor), has aply described the last days of the Confederate forces in Southwest Virginia, under General Echols, in the article enclosed. The picture he draws of the artillerists who raised corn and potatoes, which were sent to Richmond for Lee's starving soldiers, makes realistic indeed the extreme hardships of the times, and the heroic toils by which they were alleviated. Professor Humphreys has contributed some most valuable material to our history, which would otherwise have been lod interrupted him and prevented him from making known to bystanders what the news was. About daylight it began to be rumored that we were entirely cut off, and finally at Christiansburg the startling news spread instantly through the army that General Lee had surrendered. Our wildest conjectures had never suggested this explanation of the mystery. Those who knew said that, as far as we were concerned, two days would tell the tale. Some one remarking that we had only three days rations. Lieu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.37 (search)
r had destroyed in the glimmer of that morning. The great plan that was expected to scatter and destroy the army of General Lee was a failure—an utter and disastrous failure; and the Federal correspondent who wrote this on August 2nd, 1864, said:: The forces of the enemy finally succeeded in making their way back with a loss of about four thousand prisoners, and General Lee, whose casualties were small, re-established his line without interruption. You might conclude from reading his accaunders. I shall always remember the splendid manner in which that glorious brigade did the final act which enabled General Lee to re-establish his line without interruption. Mahone's brigade had recaptured the works on the left up to the excathe Army of the Potomac in degrees humilitating to neither. Let the truth come, and the American soldier who stood with Lee and Jackson will be found by the future historian as true and patriotic as the soldier who fought with Grant and Hancock;
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