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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Colonel D. T. Chandler, (search)
d for the thousands of prisoners which were captured by these emaciated skeletons? And what shall we say of General Grant and his splendid army of two hundred thousand hale, hearty, well equipped men, who, in the campaign of 1864, were beaten on every field by forty thousand of these emaciated and reduced creatures, until, after losing over a third of their men, they were compelled to skulk behind their fortifications at Petersburg, and absolutely refused the open field and fair fight, which Lee and his ragamuffins offered them at every point from the Wilderness to Petersburg? But, of course, the whole thing is absurd. Our men were on half rations, and in rags, it is true; but a healthier, hardier set of fellows never marched or fought, and they died in Northern prisons (as we shall hereafter show) because of inexcusably harsh treatment. These official figures of Mr. Stanton and Surgeon-General Barnes tell the whole story, and nail to the counter the base slander against the C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
es Barron Hope, Esq. Mr. Walker has done his work admirably. He has called to his aid the pens of some of our most distinguished men, and has made a record of self-denying heroism and high military skill which reflects the highest credit upon the Institute, and should find a place in every home in the South, that our youth may study the characters and imitate the virtues of these noble men who freely yielded up their lives at the call of native land. The Confederate currency. By William Lee, M. D., of Washington, D. C. The author has kindly sent us a copy of this pamphlet, together with plates illustrating the various issues of Confederate notes. It is a publication of rare interest and value, and we are not supprised to learn that a new edition has been called for. Our living and our dead. The editor and proprietor, Colonel S. D. Pool, has donated to our library three beautifully bound volumes of this magazine, which he has been publishing in Raleigh, North Ca
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 19: (search)
ds at Dundee, in Hanover County, where Dr P.‘s eldest daughter was to be married to Dr Fontaine, one of our comrades then acting as surgeon to Fitz Lee's brigade. That we could accept it seemed impossible; for on the very same day a review of William Lee's command was ordered to take place near Moss-Neck, Jackson's headquarters, and the distance thence to our friend's house was not less than five-and-forty miles. Nevertheless, to leave still a chance open, and hoping I might persuade Stuart toade into Charleston, after an exciting chase by the Federal cruisers, and could only spare a few days to look at our army and make acquaintance with its most conspicuous leaders, for several of whom he had brought very acceptable presents. To General Lee he presented an English saddle of the best make, to General Stuart a breech-loading carbine, while for Jackson he had provided himself with an india-rubber bed. For the presentation of this last article I escorted him to old Stonewall's headqu
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 20: (search)
village and the surrounding country, picturesquely bordered in the distance by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Only W. Lee's and Fitz Lee's brigades were with us. The former picketed the fords in the immediate vicinity of Culpepper, and the latons loaded and teams harnessed, for an immediate start — the General and his Staff galloping off to throw ourselves, with W. Lee's brigade, across the enemy's path. It was on the plain near Brandy Station — that battle-ground so often mentioned alre moving at a moment's notice. We reached the famous plateau near Brandy Station a little after daybreak, and found there W. Lee's brigade in line of battle, and two batteries of artillery in position. Fitz Lee's command arrived soon afterwards; andand, was to march towards Culpepper Court-house. In accordance with this information General Stuart resolved to leave William Lee's brigade behind to impede as much as possible Stoneman's advance, and with Fitz Lee's command to fall again upon the
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 23: (search)
ond. Leaving one of his brigades to occupy William Lee's command, the General, with a body of seveisions, commanded by Hampton, Fitz Lee, and William Lee. About the 18th of May, General Lee, who haGeneral Lee, who had continued to confront the enemy at Fredericksburg, began gradually to shift the position of his tdivision, on the 7th we marched by order of General Lee, who was now among us, closer to the Rappahf the body of couriers whom I took with me. William Lee's brigade was placed on a ridge of hills, w on the heights. Buried in the deep grass, William Lee and I lay close to our guns watching the pr Thither I hastened off at once, promising General Lee to send him information as soon as I had difurther accident, at the point of destination. Lee's and Jones's men received the order to charge received us with a shower of bullets. General William Lee fell wounded in the thigh. Colonel Wilonel Williams of the 2d North Carolina; General William Lee, Colonel Butler, and many other officer[2 more...]
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 24: (search)
Stuart's death. departure for England. General Lee had by this completed his preparations for emy's commander-in-chief. The first object General Lee sought to compass, was to clear the valley s men to the charge. We got news also from William Lee's troops, commanded by Chamblis, who had coy our troops, consisting of Robertson's and William Lee's commands; the dismounted sharpshooters onntention of sending off the greater part of William Lee's troops towards Aldie. Through my earnesty the conflicting rumours which reached me from Lee's army after the battle of Gettysburg. I couldrough which we had fought side by side. General Lee announced the death of General Stuart in thhe month of June, General Randolph wrote to General Lee in the name of several prominent citizens b Hampton, Stuart's worthy successor, and by General Lee himself, but it was rejected at the War-Offring the cold weather, and General Hampton, General Lee, and President Davis, urging me to go on a [2 more...]
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., Stuart's ride around McClellan in June, 1862. (search)
will be captured! I told the General I would gallop on for ever till I found him, but I had not gone two hundred yards in the darkness when hoof-strokes in front were heard, and I ordered: Halt! who goes there? Courier, from Colonel William Lee. Is he in front? About a mile, sir. Good! exclaimed the voice of Stuart, who had galloped up; and I never heard in human accents such an expression of relief. If the reader of this has ever commanded cavalry, moving at night in an enemy's country, he will understand why Stuart drew that long, deep breath, and uttered that brief word, Good! Once separated from the main column and lostgood-by then to Colonel Lee! Pushing on by large hospitals which were not interfered with, we reached at midnight the three or four houses known as Talleysville; and here a halt was ordered to rest men and horses, and permit the artillery to come up. This pause was fatal to a sutler's store from which the owners had fled. It was remo
ew Bedford. AmericaCapt. ChaseNew Bedford. AmericanCapt. BeardNew Bedford. ArcherCapt. WorthNew Bedford. CourierCapt. BraytonNew Bedford. FortuneCapt. RiceNew London. HeraldCapt. GiffordNew Bedford. KensingtonCapt. TiltonNew Bedford. LeonidasCapt. HowlandNew Bedford. Maria TheresaCapt. BaileyNew Bedford. PotomacCapt. BrownNew Bedford. Rebecca SimmsCapt. WillisNew Bedford. L. C. RichmondCapt. MaloyNew Bedford. Robin HoodCapt. SkinnerNew London. TenedosCapt. SissonNew London. William LeeCapt. LakeNew Bedford. They range from two hundred and seventy-five to five hundred tons, are all old whalers, heavily loaded with large blocks of granite, and cost the Government from two thousand five hundred dollars to five thousand dollars each. Some of them were once famous ships; the Archer, for instance, the Kensington, the Rebecca Simms, and the Robin Hood, once owned by Girard. The Tenedos is one of the oldest, if I may trust the mate of the Cahawba, who confidentially info
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Commissioners to foreign courts. (search)
y a committee on that subject, and Franklin, Deane, and Jefferson were appointed (Sept. 26, 1776) commissioners to the French Court. Unwilling to leave his wife, whose health was declining, Jefferson refused the appointment, and Arthur Lee, then in London, was substituted for him; and after the loss of New York these commissioners were urged to press the subject of a treaty of alliance and commerce. Commissioners were also appointed to other European courts in 1777—Arthur Lee to that of Madrid; his brother William (lately one of the sheriffs of London) to Vienna and Berlin, and Ralph Izard, of South Carolina, to Florence. All but the French mission were failures. Arthur Lee was not allowed to enter Madrid, and went on a fruitless errand to Germany; Izard made no attempt to visit Florence, and William Lee visited Berlin without accomplishing anything. There his papers were stolen from him, through the contrivance, it was believed, of the British resident minister. See ambassado
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
re. Devices for seals of the various departments were adopted, and the seals were made in England. While the inhabitants of Richmond, the Confederate capital, were at their respective places of worship (Sunday, April 2, 1865), the message from Lee, My lines are broken in three places; Richmond must be evacuated this evening, reached the doomed city. President Davis was at St. Paul's (Episcopal) Church, when the message was put in his hands by Colonel Taylorwood. He immediately left the chanville Railway early in the day. The Confederate government halted in its flight at Danville, where an attempt was made at reorganization, to continue the contest so long as there was a man left in the Confederacy. On hearing of the surrender of Lee, they fled from Danville to Greensboro, N. C., and made their official residence in a railroad carriage, where they remained until the 15th, when, it being seen that the surrender of Johnston was inevitable, they again took flight on horses and in
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