hide Matching Documents

Browsing named entities in Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones). You can also browse the collection for R. E. Lee or search for R. E. Lee in all documents.

Your search returned 75 results in 10 document sections:

Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
General Lee's Strategy at the battle of Chancellorsville. A paper read by request before R. E. Lttack on the rear of Hooker's army. Both General Lee and General Jackson were so pre-eminent forf Northern Virginia, where he was present, General Lee, as we shall see, expressed reluctance to den the death of General Jackson and that of General Lee, only the partial admirers of Jackson were rily constrained to silence; and even after General Lee's death there was still some reluctance on the part of General Lee's staff to say anything that might seem to detract from the fame of Generalthe Battle of Chancellorsville, was directed by Lee and executed by Jackson, seems to have been mad. L. Dabney stated that at a conference between Lee and Jackson on the night of May 1st, 1863, Geneted, and corroborated them by a letter from General Lee to Dr. A. T. Bledsoe, written in October, 1 Dr. Dabney's account of the conference between Lee and Jackson and other occurrences which precede[1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battlefields of Virginia. (search)
e, 2nd Corps, A. N. V. Saturday, May 2nd. Lee and Jackson passed the night under some pine trJackson replied, With my whole corps, present. Lee then asked what would be left to him with whiche gave a similar account of what passed between Lee and Jackson, and claimed that he was present anheadquarters. When I reached there I found Generals Lee and Jackson in conference, each seated on aknew it, the position of the Federal army. General Lee then said, General Jackson, what do you protchkiss, the principal facts stated are: 1. Lee and Jackson passed the night in close proximityve shown it thereon, there is no reason why General Lee should not have been able to indicate to Geon. The strategy at Chancellorsville was General Lee's, and nowhere does he even intimate that Gn's Valley campaign was made clear as a part of Lee's general plan of operations in the State of Vile them to appreciate the relative positions of Lee and Jackson, and how impossible it was for the [39 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Prison reminiscences. (search)
soaked with blood? The world knows them as the gallant followers of Lee, whose triumphant valor on every field, and against all odds, had fi Pickett's charge shows, but solely from want of prompt obedience to Lee's orders. The three thousand wounded Confederate soldiers, in thesection. Had it not been for the delinquency of some of our generals, Lee's Army would have won a complete and decisive victory on the first aeat relief and gratification to him. He never tired of talking about Lee and his battles and his successes. He had reached a state of mind wd that Richmond had fallen. When I reached Danville, I learned that Lee's retreat had been cut off from Danville. I then determined to go ae to Pittsylvania Court House. When I reached there, I learned that Lee's army was operating in the direction of Appomattox. While waiting ent walk and sad faces told of a sorrow in their hearts. These were Lee's men. They had surrendered at Appomattox their arms but not their
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An address before the ladies' memorial Association. (search)
It has been said of Adoniram Judson that his life was a perpetual incense to heaven. His example was worth to humanity all the money ever spent in the mission field. How shall I appraise the influence of our illustrious captains and the obedience of their ragged cohorts! How shall I inventory their virtues! The night before Chancellorsville my command laid close to the spot where the two foremost men of the army of Northern Virginia held high counsel over the situation. There General Lee, pointing to the Catherine Furnace Road, traced the detour around Hooker, and the morrow witnessed the execution of a great conceit of strategy in lofty vein. And now as he passes to his rest, his face to heaven, he talks of elemental nature. Let us cross over the rivers and rest under the shade of the trees. I've called his name a statue, stern and vast It rests enthroned upon the mighty past Fit plinth for him whose image in the mind Looms up as that of one by God designed. Fi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The address of Hon. John Lamb. (search)
, you will find an interesting letter written by General R. E. Lee, showing what he thought of slavery before the war. Dr. Hunter McGuire, in his able report on School Histories of the South, made to the Grand Camp of Virginia in 1899, states that Lee set free his slaves before the war began, while Grant retained his until freed by proclamation. Dr. McGuire also says in his report, that not one man in 30 of the Stonewall Brigade owned a slave. Of 80 men of my Company, 40 never owned a slave, e orphan's wail Come round thee; yet in truth be strong; Eternal right, though all else fail, Can never be made wrong. An Angel's heart, an Angel's mouth, Not Homer's, could atone for me, Hymn well the great Confederate South, Virginia first, and Lee. On occasions like this our hearts turn to one who was imprisoned, manacled and treated with many indignities, although no more responsible for the action of the Southern States than other public men. His persecutors were unable to bring him to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical memorial of the Charlotte Cavalry. (search)
guard into Chambersburg, Pa., in 1863. It was General John McCausland's extreme rear guard all night and all day for days together, from Covington to Buchanan in June, 1864, when General Hunter advanced on Lynchburg, Va. When Chambersburg, Pa. was burnt in 1864, this squadron acted as General McCausland's extreme rear guard when McCausland left the burning city. From Five Forks, Va., near Petersburg, it was again often in the rear of Beale's Brigade (to which it had been transferred) in Lee's retreat to Appomattox. On the morning of the surrender, 9th April, 1865, this squadron was with its regiment, the 14th Virginia Cavalry, in the last charge made by that regiment under command of Captain E. E. Bouldin. On very many other occasions, these two companies were assigned the posts of danger and hardship. They acted nearly always together. So that in most, if not all instances, the Churchville Cavalry was engaged along with the Charlotte Cavalry in battles and skirmishes enum
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Townsend's Diary—JanuaryMay, 1865. (search)
were very sombre, the rain fell in torrents, and made us very loathe to leave the nice beds into which Dr. Arnold's kindness had put us. We were very agreeably surprised by the coming up of five of the party who left us on yesterday. S. B. Ayres, T. E. Ayres, Frank J. Barnes, Jr., J. W. Seay, Jos. T. Carter. Shortly after we separated on yesterday, this other party met General Pendleton, who was returning to his home, being a paroled prisoner of war. He told them they had misinterpreted General Lee's order, that they were not surrendered at all, and it was their duty to go on to North Carolina. This was deemed sufficient by the majority of the party, who immediately retraced their steps, and endeavored to rejoin our party. The other four continued their march to Lynchburg. This action grieved us a great deal, and somewhat surprised us. After an excellent breakfast at Dr. Arnold's, we started on our days march, although with many misgivings. We proceeded about one mile, when we r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Dahlgren raid. (search)
Richard G. Crouch, M. D., who is also a Member and Surgeon of Geo. E. Pickett Camp, C. V. [Our valued friend, from days ante-bellum, is a highly esteemed citizen and successful practitioner of this city. Being a gentleman of means, he delights in benefactions to the needy and those in distress. Upon intimation to him of such wants, relief is immediately extended. His quiet charities, unknown to the public, have been to a multitude of grateful recipients. Company H (originally called Lee's Rangers) 9th Virginia Cavalry, in which he served gallantly, had as its first Captain, Wm. H. F. Lee, subsequently Major-General, and familiarly known as Rooney Lee. A brother of the editor, H. C. Brock, a member of the faculty of Hampden-Sidney College, who was severely wounded at Stony Creek, Dinwiddie County, in 1864, with many valued friends, served also in this noted Company.—Ed.] Commander, Comrades, Friends.— This raid has been written up so often, that I am reduced to a sma
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
Ricketts' Battery on the Henry House hill, which ended the fight in the Confederates' favor. And then, too, we were thrown into the balance at Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 12, 1864, after Johnson's division was captured, when all seemed to be lost, and it was our duty to try to retake the works. Then it was General R. E. Lee rode up and offered to lead us, the Forty-ninth Virginia Regiment, Pegram's Brigade, Gordon's Division, and William A. Compton, of Company D, Forty-ninth, led his (General Lee's) horse to the rear; and history knows the rest. And it is a pleasure to me always to assist in having all of the brave Confederates, and more especially the names of those who lost their lives in the struggle of ‘61-65 for constitutional liberty and State's rights, placed upon the Confederate roster, so that the histories may duly record their deeds on the brightest pages of chivalry and heroism in the world's history. This is my reason for giving the foregoing information as regards
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last man killed in Civil war. (Anderson Cor. Indianapolis News.) (search)
man killed in Civil war. (Anderson Cor. Indianapolis News.) Capt. B. B. Campbell and Daniel F. Mustard, of this city, members of the Thirty-fourth Indiana Infantry in the Civil War, have obtained the last photograph of the last man killed in the Civil War —John Jefferson Williams, of Jay county. It is on record that the last battle of the Civil War was the one in which Jeff. Williams was killed, said Mr. Mustard. It was fought on May 13, 1865, almost a month after the surrender of Lee to Grant. The prolonged campaign of our regiment was accounted for because of delay in getting word to us to lay down arms. We got into that last battle when we went to the relief of some colored troops who were foraging for beef cattle, and were charged on by Confederates. Jeff Williams was the only man killed. The boys carried his body to near Brownsville, Tex., where it was buried. About 10 days afterward our regiment was marching into Brownsville, Tex., to take that town when we me