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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Ceremonies connected with the unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee, at Lee circle, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 1884. (search)
the Federal Army, was en route to reinforce McClellan, while strong forces under Banks and Fremont engage the one hundred and five thousand of McClellan. While the latter General was clamoring fort of his lines, cross the Chickahominy, gain McClellan's right and there assault him on his flank. t the end of which we find the grand army of McClellan, its dream of triumphal entry into the Conf situation was full of peril. The army of McClellan, resting in its impregnable position within ee determined that the easiest way to remove McClellan from the James would be to threaten the infeest of his own force in the same direction. McClellan's forces were being rapidly transported to A Jackson's task would be accomplished before McClellan should discover the weakness of the force leSouth Mountain Pass and Crampton's Gap, held McClellan in check, until Jackson, by tremendous force victory, he would have met the onslaught of McClellan. The result of the engagement actually deli[11 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), First Maryland campaign. (search)
y in regard to the value of that dispatch to McClellan and its effect upon the fortunes of the camp cross over. This was the very day on which McClellan obtained the lost dispatch. On the 14th HaD. H. Hill and Stuart were expected to delay McClellan's march until the operations at Harper's Fere to Washington, and served simply to hamper McClellan. Nor could any agencies, even had they been more efficient than usual, have revealed to McClellan the position for days to come of every part eneral Lee of the great danger threatened by McClellan's unexpectedly rapid advance, and was informHill with him, and as this fact was known to McClellan, it is difficult to account for the deliberaon to some extent by this, and slow at best, McClellan not only did not attack on the afternoon of tre was over by one o'clock in the day. Here McClellan's heaviest blows had been delivered, and theany rate that Lee and Jackson and Sumner and McClellan thought so, and their views may be taken as [40 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Died for their State. (search)
lodgments at many points within her territory, from which numerous destructive raids were sent out in all directions; to transport troops and supplies to points where their passage by land would have been difficult or impossible; and finally to cover, protect and save, as by the navy was so often done, the defeated and otherwise totally destroyed armies of the North in the field. But for the navy Grant's army was lost at Shiloh; but for it on the Peninsula, in the second year of the war, McClellan's army, notwithstanding his masterly retreat from his defeats before Richmond, was lost to a man, and the independence of the Confederacy established. After a glorious four years struggle against such odds as have been depicted, during which independence was often almost secured, when successive levies of armies, amounting in all to nearly three millions of men, had been hurled against her, the South, shut off from all the world, wasted, rent and desolate, bruised and bleeding, was at las
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of field ordnance service with the Army of Northern Virginia1863-1863. (search)
hich was charged with obtaining the needed supplies, but it may be interesting and useful to recall some of the experiences of the ordnance officers in the field, whose duty it was to husband and distribute these supplies. During the campaign of 1862, which, as General Gorgas says, was the hardest year upon his department, the perplexities of ordnance officers in the Army of Northern Virginia were frequently relieved by important captures from the enemy. The stores obtained from Banks, McClellan, Pope, Burnside, and the capture of Harper's Ferry, were of immense assistance in the campaign, and eked out the meagre supplies to be obtained from Richmond. The organization of the ordnance department in the field was at this time imperfect. There were few ordnance officers below divisions and corps, and even in the case of these larger bodies the duty of ordnance officer was often combined with other staff duty. As a result, but little system or order existed in the management and di
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 21 (search)
d a Christian gentleman; Cardinal McCloskey—supreme prelate, in this land, of the Roman Catholic Church, venerated for his professional attainments, his charitable ministrations, and his saintly virtues; William H. Vanderbilt—the richest man in America, fostering commercial schemes of gigantic proportions, and the controlling spirit of immense corporations; Horace B. Claflin—the greatest shop-keeper on this continent; Richardson—the wealthiest and most successful planter in the South; George B. McClellan—erstwhile the organizer of the grand Army of the Potomac, a captain of lofty impulses, and a civilian of high repute; John McCullough—possessing a fine conception of, and manifesting a conscientious devotion to, the purpose of playing whose end both at the first, and now, was and is to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure; Richard Grant White—a capable scholar, a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General George Burgwyn Anderson—The memorial address of Hon. A. M. Waddell, May 11, 1885. (search)
le of South Mountain, however, where General D. H. Hill's division was left by General Lee to oppose the passage of General McClellan's army until Jackson could capture Harper's Ferry and come to Lee's assistance, General Anderson's command, in comet arrived) stood as firm as the everlasting hills which surrounded it, and resisted the assaults of the larger part of McClellan's whole army, which was hurled against it all day in successive masses. Here, as usual, Anderson distinguished himselfht, and Jackson, who had captured Harper's Ferry with its little army and all its supplies, occupied the extreme left. McClellan and Lee at last stood face to face. General McClellan said, before the Committee of Investigation on the Conduct of General McClellan said, before the Committee of Investigation on the Conduct of the War: Our forces at the battle of Antietam were: total in action, eight seven thousand one hundred and sixty-four. General Lee, in his report, says: This great battle was fought by less than forty thousand men on our side—that is to say, that
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Maryland Confederate monument at Gettysburg. (search)
arms before the batteries of Gaines Mills, and the desperate charge of the Second regiment, the gallant battalion, at Cold Harbor and at Gettysburg; the fight at Cedar Mountain, where the First artillery charged and dove back a line of battle, the only case on record of such a feat of arms; the reckless gallantry by which the Maryland line saved Richmond from Kilpatrick and Dahlgren's sack; and let them take equal pride and do equal honor to the memory of their ancestors who fought under McClellan and Grant, Hancock and Buford, or who followed Jackson and Ashby, and charged under Lee and Stuart. Let this be the common heritage of glory of our posterity to the remotest time, as long as honor is revered, chivalry is cherished, courage is respected among the descendants of the founders of free thought in all the world. The heart of the poet already feels the inspiration of noble deeds, and one of the tenderest singers of our time, himself a Union soldier of repute, has even now embal
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A visit to BeauvoirPresident Davis and family at home. (search)
and always ready to obey orders and do his full duty. Reminding him that General Hill was killed at Petersburg with a sick-furlough in his pocket, having arisen from a sick-bed and hurried to the front when he heard that the enemy was moving, he said, Yes, a truer, more devoted, self-sacrificing soldier never lived or died in the cause of right. Speaking in general of the Seven Days battles around Richmond, he said that we accomplished grand results, and that the failure to annihilate McClellan's army was due chiefly to the fact that when General Lee took command there were at headquarters no maps of the country below Richmond, and it was then too late to procure them, and that our army moved all the time in ignorance of the country and with guides who, for the most part, proved themselves utterly inefficient. He said that General Lee's object in the retreat from Petersburg was to reach Danville, and then to unite with Johnston and crush Sherman before Grant could come up.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address delivered by Governor Z. B. Vance, of North Carolina, before the Southern Historical Society, at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, August 18th. 1875. (search)
at every man and officer in it was hit, and the orderly sergeant who made out the list did it with a bullet through each leg The regiment commanded by General George B. Anderson (then Colonel) the Fourth North Carolina, at the battle of Seven Pines lost four hundred and sixty-two men, killed and wounded, out of five hundred and twenty, and twenty-four out of twenty-seven officers. Of the four divisions—D. H. Hill's, A. P. Hill's, Longstreet's and Jackson's—which assailed and put to rout McClellan's right on the Chickahominy, there were ninety-two regiments, of which forty-six regiments were North Carolinians. This statement I make upon the authority of one of the division commanders. At the dedication of the Confederate cemetery in Winchester, Virginia, some years ago, I was invited to deliver the oration, and the reason assigned by the committee for soliciting me for this task was that the North Carolina dead there exceeded the dead of any other State: showing that in all the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg—Address of Colonel C. S Venable (formerly of General R. E. Lee's staff), of the University of Virginia, before the Virginia division f the Army of Northern Virginia, at their annual meeting, held in the Virginia State Capitol, at Richmond, Thursday , October 30th, 1873. (search)
condition of the Federal army and his undiminished confidence in the morale of his own troops. When Grant reached the James in safety, after his successful march, he did not repose under the shadow of his gunboats, as did the sorely bruised McClellan in 1862. Being essentially a man of action and obstinent persistency—and, more than all, having the advantage of McClellan in the consciousness that his Government had staked all on him and would support him with all its resources-he crossed tMcClellan in the consciousness that his Government had staked all on him and would support him with all its resources-he crossed the James and pushed on to Petersburg. He attacked Beauregard on the Petersburg lines on the 15th with Smith's corps, sent in transports from the White House. Reinforcing Smith heavily, he attacked him again on the 16th, and pushed corps after corps to the front. On the 17th Beauregard had all Grant's army to deal with. Fighting against overwhelming numbers, he had exacted a bloody tribute for every foot gained by the enemy. Though Grant met with partial success in carrying the outer lines,
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