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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 9: Robert E. Lee in command. (search)
ack on the other flank. This shows that there was no thought of retreat. Very truly yours, D. H. Hill. having no field officer on duty with it, was distributed for the expedition between the First, Colonel Fitzhugh Lee, and the Ninth, Colonel W. H. F. Lee commanding; also two squadrons of the Jeff Davis Legion, Lieutenant-Colonel W. T. Martin commanding. The section of artillery was under First Lieutenant James Breathed. On the night of the 12th of June he gathered his squadrons beyond force of the enemy's cavalry was discovered, but they retired towards their camp, out of the line of Stuart's ride. At Hawes's Shop a picket was driven off and several vedettes captured. They proved to be of the Fifth United States Cavalry, General Lee's old regiment. Between Hawes's Shop and Old Church the advance-guard, well to the front, reported the presence of the enemy, apparently in some force. The column pressed forward, expecting a fierce encounter of Southern volunteers with Unit
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 10: fighting along the Chickahominy. (search)
ominy. Retreat Lee's bold initiative Lee and his lieutenants planning battle the Confed and sent to join him. Then it was that General Lee revealed the plan indicated in his instructhis command to meet the Hills and myself at General Lee's Headquarters for conference on the executhrough Mechanicsville to Gaines's Mill. General Lee then excused himself to attend to office bu. About five o'clock a messenger came from General Lee asking a diversion by part of my troops agaorced. Finally, a little before sunset, General Lee sent to me to say that all other efforts ha was claimed by all. The messages from General Lee were so marked by their prompt and successfFive thousand prisoners were turned over to General Lee's provost-guard, a number of batteries and n connection with his base on the Pamunkey, General Lee sent Stuart's cavalry and part of Jackson's reliable source. Their report was sent to General Lee. While planning and ordering pursuit, he r[6 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 11: battle of Malvern Hill. (search)
federates make poor use of their artillery a mistake and defeat for Lee's Army the campaign as a whole a great success, but it should have ; Longstreet's and A. P. Hill's divisions were held in reserve. General Lee rode near Jackson's column to view the army on that front. Feelbility of aggressive battle. I found some difference between General Lee's maps and General Magruder's guides, but my authority was only e way for combined assaults of the infantry. I so reported, and General Lee ordered disposition accordingly, sending the pioneer corps out tut he insisted that the Quaker road was not correctly located on General Lee's maps, so I left that part of the order to be looked after by GGeneral Lee's recognized staff. General Chilton, chief of staff, was then sent by General Lee to assist General Magruder in posting the troopGeneral Lee to assist General Magruder in posting the troops, and I was ordered back to locate the batteries. But eight guns came in proper time and were posted. These General Magruder proposed t
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 21: reorganization and rest for both armies. (search)
Upperville and marched for Culpeper Court-House, arriving at that point at the same time as McClellan's at Warrenton,--W. H. F. Lee's cavalry the day before me. Soon after the return to Culpeper Court-House, Evans's brigade was relieved of duty with rmy of the Potomac. On the 9th the army was put under General Burnside, in due form. When informed of the change, General Lee expressed regret, as he thought that McClellan could be relied upon to conform to the strictest rules of science in th information came that the Right Grand Division under General Sumner had marched south, leaving the railroad, and General W. H. F. Lee's cavalry was ordered to Fredericksburg. The next morning I marched with two divisions, McLaws's and Ransom's, the former for Fredericksburg, the latter towards the North Anna. The same day, General Lee ordered a forced reconnoissance by his cavalry to Warrenton, found that the Union army was all on the march towards Fredericksburg, and ordered my other di
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 22: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
vident that Fredericksburg was to be our winter station and the scene of a severe battle before it could be relieved. General Lee advised the citizens who still remained in the place (and some who had returned) to remove their effects. Those who hon the right near Hamilton's Crossing and the Massaponax. He objected to the position, preferring the North Anna, but General Lee had already weighed the matter, and had decided in favor of Fredericksburg. Hood's division, relieved at Hamilton's Ce practice the boats drew off and dropped down-stream; but Hill's division was left near the point in observation with W. H. F. Lee's cavalry. The brigade of cavalry under General Hampton kept careful watch of the fords of the upper Rappahannock. T2,017 Rebellion Record, vol. XXI. part i. p. 1121. officers and men (not including cavalry). The Army of Northern Virginia was reported by General Lee on the same date to have had an aggregate of 69,391 Ibid., p. 1057. (not including cavalry).
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 23: battle of Fredericksburg (continued). (search)
to us, on their right, that we thought to turn our best guns upon that part of the line, and General Lee authorized the test of their range. Only a few shots were sent when the troops that had beenm advanced the other regiments of his brigade to the crest of the hill. At the suggestion of General Lee the brigades of Jenkins and Kemper of Pickett's division were called up and assigned, the forir shots over the parapets very often. One shell buried itself close under the parapet at General Lee's side, as he sat among the officers of his staff, but it failed to explode. Soon after this our big Parrott gun burst into many fragments. It was closely surrounded by General Lee and staff, officers of the First Corps Headquarters, and officers and gunners of the battery, but the explosihe matter, as called for under the ordinary usages of war. Bis peccare in bello non licet. General Lee went down to Richmond soon after the battle to propose active operations, and returned with i
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter25: invasion of Pennsylvania. (search)
he brigades of Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee, W. H. F. Lee, Beverly Robertson, and W. E. Jones. The cthe coast of the Carolinas was approaching, General Lee thought that active operations in the far S march. General Hooker, not convinced that General Lee had left him, ordered his cavalry under Geneen drawn together on the 8th for review by General Lee, and rested that night not remote from cavais ride towards Baltimore. He claimed that General Lee had given him authority to cross east of thing our rear down the Valley, it seems that General Lee so far modified the plan of march north as ty. In my note to General Stuart enclosing General Lee's instructions was this item: P. S.-- thinke raid was made by my orders, as well as by General Lee's. In the postscript three points are indic the orders of his chief, and reported that General Lee gave consent to his application for leave tbut had halted at Hancock. On the 28th, General Lee issued orders for the march upon Harrisburg[3 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 26: Gettysburg-First day. (search)
nd positions brought by the scout Harrison General Lee declines to credit it General Longstreet sf his information at general Headquarters. General Lee declined, however, to see him, though he as To remove this pressure towards our rear, General Lee concluded to make a more serious demonstrat, with the hope of falling upon some portion of Lee's army in detail. Report Committee, vol. i. pmy of Northern Virginia, night of June 30. General Lee's Headquarters, Greenwood. First Corps, ap. There is no doubt it greatly disturbed General Lee's mind, and he would have called a halt undrains of the Second Corps, and rode to find General Lee. His Headquarters were on Seminary Ridge astrategy, Are you not too far east, and may not Lee attempt to turn your left and cut you off from some force off our right towards Fairfield, General Lee ordered General Anderson to put one of his m the 1st to the 2d of July. When I left General Lee, about seven o'clock in the evening, he had[12 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. (search)
sunrise the order to Ewell was discretionary Lee had lost his balance. The stars were shiningon the morning of the 2d when I reported at General Lee's Headquarters and asked for orders. Aftereport. As indicated by these movements, General Lee was not ready with his plans. He had not hg battle should be made. About ten o'clock General Lee returned to his Headquarters, but his enginas they were up. It was eleven o'clock when General Lee's order was issued, but he had ordered Law'ivision; the opening to be promptly followed on Lee's left by the Second Corps, and continued to reNot so much as one trooper was sent us. General Lee ordered his reconnoitring officer to lead proposed the day before and rejected; that General Lee's orders were to guide my left by the Emmitding to it, held the honored position until General Lee found, at last, that he must dismiss him from field service. General Lee ordered Johnson's division of his left, occupying part of the ene[4 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 41: battle of five Forks. (search)
of Generals Pickett and Ransom Colonel Pegram mortally wounded W. H. F. Lee, the noble son of a noble sire Corse's division Pickett's gensted. General Pickett made his part of the battle by putting W. H. F. Lee's and Rosser's divisions of cavalry on his right, and following e guns were planted at the Forks, and three more near his right; W. H. F. Lee's division of cavalry on his right; Fitzhugh Lee's division on httes, and his division was posted on that part of the field. W. H. F. Lee's cavalry held strong guard on the right, and had the benefit ofturn Corse's brigade changed front to receive the march, leaving W. H. F. Lee's cavalry to look to his right. The Union cavalry essayed torigade of the brave Corse changed and stood alone on the left of W. H. F. Lee's cavalry, fronting at right angle against the enemy's cavalry cor me at Richmond to march a division to Petersburg to report to General Lee. The hour at which the telegram was received was not noted. As
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