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

Your search returned 46 results in 8 document sections:

Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battlefields of Virginia. (search)
It was obvious that the Federal position was too formidable to be attacked in front with any hope of success; therefore, Lee proceeded to devise a plan by which the position of Hooker might be turned and a point of attack gained from which no danger was apprehended by the Federal commander. General Lee was informed that the Rev. Mr. Lacy, a chaplain in Jackson's corps, was familiar with the country about Chancellorsville. Mr. Lacy informed the General that he had been pastor of a church yond Chancellorsville by a road sufficiently remote from the Federal position to prevent discovery. With this information Lee determined to turn the Federal position and assail it from a point where an attack was unexpected. The execution of a movim for him the origin of the movement, I will introduce, in corroboration of my statement, the following letter, from General Lee, published in the address of General Fitzhugh Lee, before the Southern Historical Society. Here follows General Le
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Townsend's Diary—JanuaryMay, 1865. (search)
been given command of this army in place of General Lee, who is appointed General-in-Chief: This isupposed to have been done at the request of General Lee, who thinks that he cannot be Commanding Gcapturing a few. Papers of today state that General Lee was on yesterday appointed by the Senate Georized to offer terms of capitulation!!! to General Lee and his army when they surrender, which is night, found out that we were cut off from General Lee. About this time a courier arrived from General Lee with a dispatch for General Walker. This courier should have arrived last night, but hections to report at the point indicated in General Lee's dispatch. These resolutions were immediagreat many stragglers whose report was that General Lee had surrendered his whole force to the Yank future course. In view of the report that General Lee had surrendered, not only the force presenter. Here we found a copy of an order which General Lee had issued to the army of Northern Virginia
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Yankee gunboat Smith Briggs. from the Times-dispatch, March 18, 1906, and July 15, 1906. (search)
s opposing us. our Commander By the Name of Captain Lee a Newyork man was a Coward and he Drew us uto his amazement, ran into the forces under Captain Lee, at Six Oaks, near Scott's Factory, about flight engagement ensued. The result of it was, Lee fell back to Smithfield, and Sturdivant went onr, soliciting his return, saying the capture of Lee's forces in Smithfield was an easy thing to do.d signed that note as Brigadier-General. Captain Lee replied, asking an interview with the officrate forces. My brother told Sturdivant that Lee was expecting his gunboat, and was playing for g the Smith Briggs up to take on and rescue Captain Lee's forces. He urged immediate action. Th of Todd's Hill—thus assailing, unobserved, Captain Lee's forces on both flanks. Whilst the artillh, less than one hundred yards distant from Captain Lee, it was immediately observed by him and his and at other places on the creek front. Captain Lee and some six or seven men swam the creek to[5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), William Smith, Governor of Virginia, and Major-General C. S. Army, hero and patriot. (search)
l General Jackson that is just what we are going to do. His promise was fulfilled. Though wounded thrice, and dangerously, he refused to relinquish his command, but firmly and bravely held his position until the battle was finished. The commendation given him by his superior officers for this conduct was eulogy sufficient to satisfy any soldier's heart. On the fateful and bloody third day's fight at Gettysburg the heroic courage and firm resistance of General Smith and his command saved Lee's left flank. The glory of that day has placed him forever among the immortals. These great achievements brought reward and soon was he promoted to the rank of Brigadier-general and subsequently to that of Major-general. If he had not been called to other fields of usefulness, he would unquestionably have become still more illustrious as a soldier. By the universal acclaim of his people, he was soon called for the second time to fill the important and responsible office of Governor of Vir
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
1906. Lampkin's Battery of Artillery and how it fought on famous retreat. A glimpse of General Lee. Fight near Farmville and splendid service of the Second Rockbridge Battery. The the river to stop their progress along the line of our subsequent march towards Appomattox. (General Lee looked as he always did, and showed no sign of any discomfiture whatever. The fight near Fave not your guns with you, for I am putting the guns in position now to meet the enemy. General Lee appears. I am sorry, I said, but I have got ten men here who can serve a gun, and I saw a ld tell me where to place it. Before any further orders came from General Alexander, I saw General Lee ride up into the village with two Federal officers, one riding on each side of him. He came from the Lynchburg side of his army. I knew from seeing these officers with General Lee that the whole thing was about up. Soon after this the news came that the army had surrendered. Before we hear
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gives full record. (search)
. We captqred one complete camp of a New York regiment about five miles out from Newbern. While in North Carolina we were at Goldsboro, where in February we re-enlisted for the remainder of the war. We were at Rocky Mount and Tarboro in May. We returned to Virginia in time for the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864, after which we went to Richmond, and, lying on the green grass inside the Capitol Square, heard a speech from Congressman McMillan from Tennessee, and drew some chewing tobacco, after which we took the train for Guinea Station, in Spotsylvania, just in time to make the march with Lee's army for the North Anna. Here we held Grant's vast army in check for some days, when we made the move to Cold Harbor, and there I made my last fight, being desperately wounded, and my career as an active Confederate soldier came to an end. M. J. Moore, Formerly of Company E, 18th Virginia Regiment, Hunton's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps. Gig, Va., September, 1906.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.32 (search)
to the Southern sympathizers. The bold dash of the Federals, under General McClellan, into Northwest Virginia, led to the assembling of a mighty army under General Robert E. Lee in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties the summer of 1861, but General Lee and General Mc-Clellan never confronted each other in Western Virginia as commanders of opposing armies. General Lee did not reach Huntersville until the 3d day of August, 1861 (see Recollections and Letters of R. E. Lee, by Robert E. Lee, JrGeneral Lee did not reach Huntersville until the 3d day of August, 1861 (see Recollections and Letters of R. E. Lee, by Robert E. Lee, Jr., page 38, and did not reach his headquarters at Valley Mountain until three days later (see same book). General McClellan at this time was in command of the Army of the Potomac, which he assumed on the 27th day of July (see History of the War of Rebellion, referred to, page 428); when General McClellan issues his first order as commanderinchief of that army. The great battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas, had been fought on the 21st day of July 1861, and the Confederates had gained a s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
first Regiments of Virginia Infantry were withdrawn from General Lee's army a few days before the battle of Chancellorsville long the Potomac, and such was the status of events with General Lee's army until April, 1863. In the spring of 1862 the Cre than a year, and we then thought of them as a part of General Lee's army, and coming this way in the dead hours of the nigom Richmond, where he had seen Mr. Davis and had come by General Lee's headquarters on the Rappahannock River, and that GenerGeneral Lee's army was hard up for meat rations, and the plan had been made up to raid Northwest Virginia and capture and drive Soth colors flying and to the step of martial music, since General Lee had fallen back from Valley Mountain in September, 1861.rds were directed to take them as quickly as possible to General Lee's army. No country could have been more abundantly supp military standpoint were, to supply the meat rations of General Lee's Army, and on the strength supplied by some of those ca