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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last charge from the Danville, Va., Bee, April 20, 1907. (search)
Danville what they remember of the last charge of the 14th at Appomattox C. H. The ever memorable day of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia by Gen. R. E. Lee, to Gen. U. S. Grant. Let us go back in the history of the regiment for a time. * * * After a few days the retreat from Petersburg and Richmond was commen one fellow said to me as they passed, Guess you did not keep us very long, Johnny, did you. I followed General Lee down and back the way we came and found Generals R. E. Lee and Gordon and Pendleton and Pickett and Longstreet at the apple tree where General W. H. F. Lee joined his father, and I was told it was all over. Therell in the same breath, to which I answered I don't know, do you? They say we have surrendered, he said. I said, Well I am not going to surrender. Just then Gen. R. E. Lee, passed near us and Smith said to him, General, what is the matter? I am not going to surrender; can't I leave here? Gen. Lee said, I have surrendered this
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
erty for which our forefathers contended in the Convention of 1788 and for which their descendants fought in ‘61-65. It is conceded that our banner is forever furled, but whilst the Stars and Bars are a cherished memory Old Glory is a living reality. Whilst Dixie and Virginia still make our hearts throb, and, mayhap our eye to moisten, America and the Star Spangled Banner stir our pulses in patriotic beats. It was worth the shedding of much blood to have evolved such characters as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and to have proven to the world the valor of a nation. God has given us a great country, a priceless heritage; He has clothed us with corresponding duties and responsibilities. Our freedom, happiness and prosperity will endure so long as we are a God-fearing and a deserving people. In a spirit of patriotic devotion let us exclaim— Great God, we thank Thee for this hour, This bounteous birthland of the free, Where wanderers from afar may come And breath the a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.7 (search)
dignified cadet, rather than an ambitious and dashing one; yet he missed no branch of useful acquirement, and came out a fine rider, swordsman and tactician, as well as a courteous and dignified officer. He graduated twenty-fifth in a class of thirty-three, going into the brevet lieutenancy in the Twenty-first Infantry, then, under Colonel Zachary Taylor, afterwards General and President. This was in 1828, and before his majority. At the Point his intimates were Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Prof. Alex. Dallas Bache, Albert Sydney Johnston and others, with whom he held lifelong friendships, or—in rare cases—undying enmities. Lieutenant Davis served with credit at Fort Crawford, in what is now Illinois; then at the lead mines near Galena, and at Fort Winnebago, in Wisconsin. He made his first campaign against the Indians in the closing of the Black Hawk war in 1831-33. Then, when service needs created more cavalry, the First Dragoons was organized, and its Adjutant wa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
ee, Rosser and Munford. George Washington Custis Lee, captain Corps of Engineers, C. S. A., July 1, 1861; colonel and aide-de-camp to the President, August 31, 1861; brigadier-general, June 25, 1863; major-general, October 20, 1864. Commands—Commanding brigade of local troops for defense of Richmond; as major-general commanding troops for defense of Richmond, consisting of Barton's Brigade, the brigade of Confederate States' employees and several battalions of heavy artillery. Robert Edward Lee, major-general, commanding Virginia State forces 1861; brigadier-general, C. S. A., May 14, 1861; general, C. S. A, June 14, 1861; general-in-chief, January 31, 1865; died at Lexington, Va., October 12, 1870. Commands—In command of operations in Trans-Alleghany Department, 1861; in charge of defenses on coast of South Carolina and Georgia, 1861-1862; commanding Army of Northern Virginia, June, 1862; assigned to duty at Richmond, 1862, charged with the conduct of all military operat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Keysville Guards. (search)
praise of the world as he did, and but for his private virtue as a man he could not have left us in his death so priceless a treasure of regret. We were also at Gettysburg, where heavy strokes were delivered and prodigies of valor performed by Lee's repulsed army during the three days fight there; but when the order came to charge the heights and the strong rock lines on Culp's Hill, I felt in my soul that if only Jackson were here all would be well, for it was always his policy never to as these. He always found a way to move the enemy, and at the same time save his own men. The last battle we took part in was the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, one of the bloodiest of the war, and the only one in which I remember seeing General Lee lose his head on being repulsed; but he did on this occasion, and to the extent of attempting to personally lead a charge to recover his broken line. This fight ended our war career, for the whole of Johnson's Division, to which we belonged,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
th talk of Dominecker which was found to be unfounded. Captain W. R. Brooks, of the Hampton Legion, now a resident of Abbeville county, S. C., is publishing a series of extracts from his forthcoming book on scout services with Hampton in the Civil War. In one of these articles, recently published he tells a story of special interest to people in this part of Virginia. After describing the return from the fight with Sheridan at Trevillian's, and General M. C. Butler's interview with General R. E. Lee in the latter's tent at Petersburg, he says: We moved in a column of fours through the city of Petersburg and after clearing the city struck out in a southerly direction, skirting the Petersburg and Weldon railroad. After getting out about seven miles we halted for the night and bivouacked in a field filled with shocks of bearded wheat. The bearded wheat was the forage for our horses (would kill the average horse now) but our poor tired animals appeared to enjoy it. How the men we
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
a hospital, when Virginia matrons and maids vied with their faithful sisters from all sections, to alleviate the suffering of these dying sons, her own and those who came to Virginia to do their duty. Virginia was the home and birthplace of Robert E. Lee—another great and just appeal. Confederate veterans! do not let the want of a golden bid from Virginia wrest from her the right claim, to have this abbey built upon her soil, and as near to Richmond as reasonable space for those Confederateews-Leader of January 22d, 1908, urged that the proper site for the Southern Mecca should be adjacent to the Confederate Museum, the home of the president of the Confederacy. However, after prolonged debate and voting down several substitutes, R. E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, held the same night, adopted by a vote of 27 to 15, the resolution of Adjutant J. Taylor Stratton, recommending that the Confederate Memorial building or Battle Abbey, be located at the intersection of Monument Avenu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument to Captain Henry Wirz. (search)
ll sheltered. That argument is about as good as the corporal could produce, that to feed and shelter men well will cause death. It has been the custom of Southern people to go North and enjoy that delightful climate since the first settlement of the country. The people of the North have always contended that they could not come South in the summer or hot season because of the unhealthiness of the climate. This idea obtained all over the North and South as well. After the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, I wanted to go to Georgia where my parents were then living, but my relatives in Virginia insisted that I should not do so, because I would certainly die from fevers. Now, as a matter of fact, nearly all of the great battles were fought in the summer time, and, of course, at that time the most of the prisoners were captured. The prisoners of the North had come from a healthy, salubrious climate and were carried South into a malarial climate where every member of a household
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Efforts for Reconstruction in April, 1865. (search)
Secretary of War, and submitted to Mr. Davis, Gen. Lee. and read to a number of members of Congressected and disregarded. That the condition of Gen. Lee's army was precarious and its circumstances, armony with the policy of peace and union. Gen. Lee was still in army and the war was still goingw days would lead to peace. We have captured Gen. Lee's letter. The letter referred to, I learned, was a letter of Gen. Lee, dated 8th March, ‘65, and related to the military situation at the date aomote a negotiation for peace. Mr. Rives and Gen. Lee had conversed upon an unfinished draft of it as delivered advised a call for a report from Gen. Lee and a reference of the matter to Congress. This letter of Gen. Lee was the report required in that suggestion. I was familiar with its contfreely and in more detail upon the subject of Gen. Lee's condition than before and had I renewed the the opinion in which Gen. W. concurred, that Gen. Lee's army could not be held together if an armis[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
written on the anniversary of the surrender of Lee's army, April 9, 1865: This date recalls manl 15, 1861, to the end of the war in 1865, when Lee surrendered the army, I was in the field and i, after securing some rations. Last sight of Lee. Here in this county—Amelia—I saw General LeGeneral Lee for the last time in command of the Army of Northern Virginia. Though I had often seen him, it nature seemed to clap its hands with joy. General Lee and staff rode up and rested a few minutes n a little eminence with some artillery was General Lee, the guns firing over the heads of the of ano help. Distressing scene. What must General Lee's feelings have been as he witnessed such a passed us, and said in a low tone, Push on—General Lee has surrendered. When you meet up with thee, so faithful, they said they would follow General Lee to the Mississippi river, if necessary. Theeping, all saying it could not be true, as General Lee couldn't surrender. I bade them good-by, s<
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