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embled my division, and rode back to the headquarters of General Lee. I found him in an open field, near a camp-fire of bould cheerfully have obeyed directions to deliver them to General Lee's Quarter Master for the use of the Army, I did not consere await the assembly of a Court Martial for my trial. General Lee, however, became apprised of the matter, and at once senar of the column at the base of the ridge, where I found General Lee standing by the fence, very near the pike, in company wi. I thereupon suggested that we repair without delay to General Lee's headquarters, and report the situation. Accordingly, we rode down to the foot of the mountain, where we found General Lee in council with General Longstreet. After a long debateof my troops for want of food induced me to ride back to General Lee, and request him to send two or more brigades to our relhe beautiful Valley of the Shenandoah. My arrest, which General Lee, just prior to the battle of Boonsboroa Gap, had been gr
of October McClellan's movements determined General Lee to withdraw from the Valley of the Shenandonnock, as he moved towards Fredericksburg. General Lee crossed to the south side of the Rapidan, aupon the range of hills overlooking the valley, Lee's forces lay in readiness to receive the attackcond Manassas, to obey the orders either of Generals Lee, Jackson, or Longstreet. About sunset, aftencampment to procure a cup of coffee, and, General Lee's quarters being within a few hundred yardsn initiated by either side; when about noon Generals Lee and Jackson rode by my position, and invitee Winter, and my tent remained near that of General Lee. It was my privilege to often visit him due fences in the neighborhood of my troops. General Lee, who was walking up and down near his camp nd was most anxious to rejoin my old'chief, General Lee. Never did I so long to be with him as in tress. I was hereupon prompted to write to General Lee, giving expression to my sorrow, and, at th[4 more...]
g to the Joe Johnston school. Lieutenant General S. D. Lee, who served a long period under General Lee, in Virginia, and who was assigned to the command of a corps around Atlanta shortly after I a his superior numbers than the rough and mountainous country already yielded to him. Lieutenant General Lee's large experience in Virginia qualified him to form a correct opinion upon this subject command. Moreover, President Davis held in high appreciation his ability as a corps commander. Lee, Stewart, and G. W. Smith were very open in the expression of their opinion, in regard to his conches, prior to the battles of Second Manassas and Gettysburg. The men were often required, under Lee, to perform this kind of service an entire day and night, with only a halt of two hours for sleepps. Neither Johnston's nor Sherman's Armies ever experienced the weariness and hardship to which Lee and Jackson frequently subjected their troops — the fruits of which, brought to perfection by the
, were slightly wounded. I desired of Lieutenant General Lee an opinion as to the manner in which olater hour by the corps of Generals Stewart and Lee. This movement of the Federals gave rise to e being in the vicinity of Rough and Ready with Lee's Corps on his right, near East Point. Informawith his troops to Jonesboroa, whither Lieutenant General Lee, with his Corps, was ordered to follow river in their rear. In the event of success, Lee and his command were to be withdrawn that nightom his position near Jonesboroa, or directly on Lee's left. Such were the explicit instructions enemy, I despatched a courier with orders that Lee's Corps, in any event, march back and take posibled to carry into effect this plan, Hardee and Lee would not have been sent to Jonesboroa, as the llowing day, September 1st, at 2 a.m., Lieutenant General Lee, with his Corps, marched from Jonesboructed to hasten forward to his support, and General Lee to follow promptly with his Corps. When th[3 more...]
n of Atlanta, in spite of every effort on my part. General Sherman knew as well as I did, that every available man in the Confederacy had been sent either to General Lee, in Virginia, or to General Johnston, in the mountains; that, consequently, he had nothing to fear from the direction of Macon, and that one division would havehe series of engagements around Atlanta, Georgia, commencing July 4th, and ending July 31st, 1864: Corps. Killed. Wounded. Total. Hardee's 523 2,774 3,297 Lee's 351 2,408 2,759 Stewart's 436 2,141 2,577 Wheeler's Cavalry 29 156 185 Engineers 2 21 23   1,341 7,500 8,841 Consolidated summary of casualties of Tennessee in engagements around Atlanta and Fonesboro, from August 1st to September 1st, 1864: Corps. Killed. Wounded. Total. Hardee's 141 1,018 1,159 Lee's 248 1,631 1,879 Stewart's 93 574 667   482 3,223 3,705 Consolidation of which two Reports is as follows:   Killed. Wounded. Total. Around Atlan
ural and voluntary law of nations does not allow us to inflict such punishments, except for enormous offences against the law of nations. Vattel, B. III, chap. 9, sec. 173. Incorporated by Halleck. Laws of War, chap. 19, sec. 24. When General Lee entered Pennsylvania with his Army, he gave strict orders to destroy no property, and to pay for all provisions obtained from the enemy. Marshal Soult was likewise magnanimous in his conduct, after he had been not only compelled to storm the of the population. Although it is customary, previous to a general assault of a fortified town of which the demand for surrender has been rejected, that the commanding officer give warning (on account of the extraordinary sacrifice of life, to which his troops must necessarily be subjected) that he will not be responsible for the lives of the captured, as did Lieutenant General Lee in my name at Resaca. No officer should allow his soldiers to bum and pillage after victory has been secured.
were more perplexing than those which beset General Lee at the juncture above referred to. The prob necessity as urgent as that which impelled General Lee to use extraordinary means to reach his ene stated the opinions, at the time, of Lieutenant Generals Lee and Stewart, and of Major General G. uld have achieved a great success. Lieutenant General Lee expressed to me the opinion that but ff his line of battle, together with that of General Lee, rendered it necessary to send their two coble officer of high rank to command. Could General Lee spare a division for that place in such an Dalton, via Sugar Valley Post Office. Lieutenant General Lee moved upon Resaca, with instructions tasures to obtain likewise the views of Lieutenant General Lee who, at this juncture, was with his Cosed with victory, to send reinforcements to General Lee, in Virginia, or to march through the gaps , I believed, would defeat Grant, and allow General Lee, in command of our combined Armies, to marc[3 more...]
eu of Guntersville as I had expected. Lieutenant General Lee's Corps reached the Tennessee, near Fls to checkmate Sherman, and co-operate with General Lee to save the Confederacy, lay in speedy succs ordered to move forward. The succeeding day, Lee's Corps marched to the front a distance of abouy having formed line of battle around Columbia, Lee's Corps filed into position with its right upon the Mount Pleasant pike; Stewart's formed on Lee's right, his own right flank extending to the Pulith Stewart's Corps and Johnston's Division, of Lee's Corps, and to leave Lieutenant General Lee wiront, since I could distinctly hear the roar of Lee's artillery at Columbia, whilst a feint was madeported Schofield's main body still in front of Lee, at Columbia, up to a late hour in the day. I ts his retreat: Vol. II, page 194. His (Lee's) repeated attacks were all repulsed by Genera point. Colonel Beckham, chief of artillery in Lee's Corps, and one of the most promising officers[8 more...]
eth, eighteen miles from Spring Hill. Lieutenant General Lee had crossed Duck river after dark the ch; Cheatham followed immediately, and Lieutenant General Lee in rear. Within about three miles of mpted to escape in the direction of Nashville. Lee's Corps, as it arrived, was held in reserve, owar. Just before dark Johnston's Division, of Lee's Corps, moved gallantly to the support of Chea28,000), having overlooked the fact that two of Lee's Divisions could not become engaged. The strugle prevented the formation and participation of Lee's entire Corps on the extreme left. This, it m with equal assurance, assert that had Lieutenant General Lee been in advance at Spring Hill the preessity as imperative as that which impelled General Lee to order the assault at Gaines's Mills, whe 1st of December in the direction of Nashville; Lee's Corps marched in advance, followed by Stewartd line of battle formed in front of Nashville. Lee's Corps was placed in the centre and across the
January 30th, 1864. Report of the operations of Lee's Corps from the commencement of offensive operationsbe that night. As I understood the instructions, General Lee, commanding corps, was to move out on the Lick-Ske enemy, and attack. On reaching the point indicated Lee's Corps was found to be engaged, and in need of assised out (Loring's following as support), and formed on Lee's left. It attacked the enemy, strongly posted on a art's and Cheatham's Corps, and Johnson's Division of Lee's Corps, leaving the other Divisions of Lee's Corps iLee's Corps in the enemy's front at Columbia. The troops moved in light marching order, with only one battery to the corps., moving by the Columbia and Franklin pike, Lieutenant General Lee, with his two divisions, and trains and art Generals Stewart and Cheatham--Johnson's Division of Lee's Corps becoming engaged later. We carried the enemyfront and about two miles from the city. Lieutenant General Lee's Corps, which constitutes our centre, rest