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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
fact that our forces were gathered as they arrived and placed in temporary organization under officers assigned to them for the occasion; another reason is that all eyes were turned toward the fields of Spotsylvania, where the armies of Grant and Lee made music which drowned the thunder of cannons and rattle of musketry at Drewry's Bluff. The forces engaged. The Federal army assigned to the capture of Petersburg and Richmond, called the Army of the James, commanded by General Butler, comle the Seventh Virginia, our left regiment, had followed in our wake, but had made a more extended sweep towards the west in the enemy's rear, and many of the blue coats stirred up by us fell into their hands. Among them were General Heckman, Colonel Lee and many other officers. They also captured four battle-flags. These were, one of the Ninth New Jersey, one from the Twenty-third Massachusetts, and two from the Twenty-seventh Massachusetts-at least this is my recollection. They formed an
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
as assailed by Wade Hampton with one of his cavalry divisions, and a sharp contest ensued. General Hampton, from the battle-field of the 22d, sent a note to General R. E. Lee, suggesting an immediate attack with infantry; that great commander, realizing that a favorable opportunity was offered to strike Hancock a heavy blow, direcat rejoicing throughout the South, and shed a declining lustre upon the Confederate battle flag, upon which the sun of victory was about to go down forever. General R. E. Lee publicly and repeatedly stated that not only North Carolina, but the whole Confederacy, owed a debt of gratitude to Lane's, Cooke's, and McRae's brigades whiere no less distinguished for boldness and efficiency than those of the infantry. If the men who remain in North Carolina share the spirit of those they have sent to the field, as I doubt not they do, her defence may securely be trusted to their hands. I am, with great respect, Your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The old Texas brigade, [from the Richmond times, September 22, 1891.] (search)
rnpike and Tapp's old field on the Orange plank-road, the site of the memorial stone just erected, are about five miles apart, and were the centres of heaviest fighting in the battle of the Wilderness. Heroism and devotion to Lee. In commemoration of their heroism and devotion to General Lee shown by the Texas brigade this stone was erected. The scene, the memory of which we would thus perpetuate, is graphically described by Rev. J. William Jones in his Personal Reminiscences of General R. E. Lee. It was a crisis in the battle when Longstreet's corps first came upon the field, headed by the Texas brigade, led by the gallant Gregg. General Lee rode to meet them, and was advancing as their leader in the charge. The soldiers perceiving this shouted: Go back, General Lee. Do go back. General Lee to the rear! A ragged veteran stepped from the ranks and seized his bridle-rein. The command refused to advance until their beloved chieftain had retired. Then those gallant Texans
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
use on tombstones, preserved book-plates and impressions of seals, is more than one hundred and fifty. The virtue of such family investment by royal favor may appear somewhat in the fact that the Virginian rebels, Claiborne, Bacon, Washington and Lee, were all armigers, and among others were the Amblers, Archers, Armisteads, Banisters, Barradalls, Beverleys, Blands, Bollings, Byrds, Carys, Carringtons, Cloptons, Claytons, Corbins, and so throughout the alphabet in swelling numbers and compreheentury was the ancestor in common of three of the most eminent men that America has produced in quite a century and a half. William Randolph, of Turkey Island, was the grandfather, in varying degrees, of Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall and Robert Edward Lee. This may be accounted by the enthusiastic disciple of Galton as a confirmation in three-fold exemplification of the law of heredity when it is recalled that William Randolph was of that resolution of character that brooked not obstacle; th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
unlighted cigar clenched firmly in his powerful jaws. When the Army of the Potomac was pursuing Lee's forces, after the evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg siege-works, Grant wore out no lessaff could keep up the pace. Grant once covered fifty miles in four hours on three horses. General Lee had a very graceful carriage in the saddle. While in motion he sat erect and composed, but hit of laying his hands on the pommel on halting to converse with any one. Leaning gently forward Lee's attitude was at once courteous and engaging. I chanced to meet the great Confederate leader onrisoner after the battle of the Wilderness, I was lying under a locust tree by the roadside, when Lee came riding slowly past. Quietly halting, he leaned over me and began asking questions concerninle. Then the reverses to McClellan began, and Pope's headquarters were kept on the steady run by Lee all through the Virginia Valley. The soldiers used to say that Pope's hindquarters were in the s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate Veterans. (search)
es are a people without a history. To cherish such memories and recall such a past, whether crowned with success or consecrated in defeat, is to idolize principle and strengthen character, intensify love of country and convert defeat and disaster into pillars of support for future manhood and noble womanhood. Whether the Southern people under their changed conditions may ever hope to witness another civilization which shall equal that which began with their Washington and ended with their Lee, it is certainly true that devotion to their glorious past is not only the surest guarantee of future progress and the holiest bond of unity, but is also the strongest claim they can present to the confidence and respect of the other sections of the Union. Non-political. In conclusion, I beg to repeat in substance, at least, a few thoughts recently expressed by me to the State organization, which apply with equal force to this general brotherhood. It is political in no sense except
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
eing old soldiers. I enclose a letter from Colonel Withers, written not long after the battle, but after he had time to know all the facts from the officers of his command, who were engaged under my immediate supervision. I also inclose General R. E. Lee's letter to my command, showing a due appreciation of the gravity of the situation and the invaluable service rendered at the time by holding the position—the key to all our supplies—against such odds. Your report says two hundred and fand bravery in leaving home, though wounded, and taking an active part in the defence of the post. Thanking you for the skill and conduct with which you have executed the charge committed to you, I am very respectfully four obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. Colonel Withers' congratulations. Commandant's office, Danville, June 27, 1864. Captain Fairinholt, Commanding Staunton River Bridge: Captain: I beg leave to offer you my congratulations on the very handsome and successf
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Thanksgiving service on the Virginia, March 10, 1862. (search)
ion to the proposed evacuation of Virginia, and, among other facts, cited the statement of the Secretary concerning the action of the trans-Mississippi troops and the desertion of the Georgians as the Confederate army fell back in their State, and left their homes in the hands of the enemy. He claimed that the same reasons would obtain among the Virginia troops, and that it would be impolitic to surrender the State to the Federal troops without another struggle. Knew what was coming. The next day Senators R. M. T. Hunter and Allen T. Caperton met General Breckenridge, and he laid the same condition of affairs before them. Whatever advice they may have given in those dark days of the Confederacy is not stated, but it is certain that the struggle, forlorn as it was, was continued, and that the knowledge of its utter hopelessness was well known to General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Government in the early part of 1865, several months before the decisive day of Appomattox.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Generals Lee and long. (search)
ur purpose here to record in detail the many splendid virtues and achievements of our dead comrade, but only to pay an humble tribute of affection to his memory. To say that our former president was a worthy son of an illustrious sire, General Robert Edward Lee, is, in our opinion, to exhaust the language of eulogy on every attribute of manhood, and those of us who knew him, know how well he measured up to the requirements of this the very highest type of human character known to us. He inhto the end he labored and fought for the independence of the South, the sovereignty of the States and the freedom of the people. He distinguished himself by zeal and gallantry as a member of the military family of our immortal chieftain, General Robert E. Lee, as brigadier-general and chief of artillery of the Second corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, he received the commendations of his commanding general, the admiration of the army, and the gratitude of the people. When fortune withhel
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Thomas J. Jackson. (search)
equal in merit with the recumbent statue of General Lee. It represents General Jackson in an attit. After he had finished shaking hands with General Lee, he turned to General Longstreet and his grr. Davis. Not a muscle in his body moved. General Lee, seeing that Mr. Davis didn't know General my at Frederick's Hall, on the way then to join Lee and begin the campaign against McClellan, saw Md bloody fight that Longstreet made there. General Lee and Mr. Davis were both with General Longstreet in that battle. General Lee had ordered General Jackson to stay on the far side of Chickahomieneral Longstreet must have known this. If General Lee or President Davis thought the order ought ld me once that he had but one objection to General Lee, and that was that he did not hate the Yankees bad enough; that Lee was the only man he knew that he would follow blindfolded. The cry that It was told that at a council of war held by Lee, Longstreet and Jackson, that the last named we[4 more...]
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