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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Autobiography of Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. A. (search)
lth before undertaking another long sea voyage. We remained at Virgin Bay nearly a month. My wife recovered, and we embarked at San Juan del Sud the first week in June. Reached San Francisco in fourteen days, where we had to stay near a fortnight in wait for the steamer which was to take us to the Columbia river. At the expiration of this time we set sail in the steamer Columbia, bound for Astoria, Oregon. Among the passengers were my Uncle John Adair and his oldest daughter, Capt. George B. McClellan, U. S. A., Major Lamed, U. S. A., and several other officers of the army, besides two companies of the ——infantry. [I thintk the 4th.—E. A. A.] After passing the bar at the mouth of the Columbia a reckoning was taken between my wife and myself of the state of finances. It was ascertained that the sum total on hand was exactly one dollar! [Paper money would not pass on that coast.—E. A. A.] It would not pay for landing our trunks at Astoria, which place was then in sight and was
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
pursued by General Lee, which the Telegraph discovers in his book, and to which it gives expression as follows: Yet, we think all readers of this book will admit that, considering the inequality of strength brought into the field by the two belligerents, and of the vast superiority of the North, General Lee was far too fond of fighting. Many extracts might be made from it to show that such is the undoubted opinion of its author. Perhaps so. Unquestionably this opinion was shared by Generals McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant, of the Federal Army of the Potomac. Now, there is the gist of the London telegraph's version of General Longstreet's criticism of General Lee. Our old chief was too fond of fighting. Well, who else is there in the Army of Northern Virginia who cannot pardon him for that weakness in consideration of the very brilliant results that almost invariably attended his exhibitions of pugnacity? In war it is said that nothing succeeds like success
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A parallel for Grant's action. (search)
rant's advance; opposition journals and the supporters of McClellan, who had declared that the war was a failure, spread exagh E. Johnston, was wounded. For the purpose of loosening McClellan's hold on Richmond General Lee began a series of operatio but at great cost of bloodshed. Other battles followed, McClellan retreating to the James, where again the Confederates madles, in which Lee lost 19,739 men, killed and wounded, to McClellan's 9,796, Lee marched toward the Rappahannock, attacking P the defensive, he was enabled to inflict heavy losses on McClellan, but was also badly shattered himself and forced to retircause by all these bloody sacrifices? His victories over McClellan and Pope were disappointing, but they did not shake the ds and powerful, more confident and determined than ever. McClellan's effective army shortly after Antietam had increased to shorter campaign of it had he been in command instead of McClellan after or previous to the battle of Antietam. Leslie J. P
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Company D, Clarke Cavalry. (search)
ssas, Mine Run, Catlett's Station, Auburn, Warrenton Springs, Seven Days battles around Richmond, First Cold Harbor, Second Cold Harbor, Hanover Junction, around McClellan, First Brandy Station, Second Brandy, Third Brandy, Stevensburg, Beverley Ford, Raccoon Ford, Slaughter Mountain, Culpeper, Trevillian, Weyer's Cave, Port Republk, Millford, Luray, Newtown, Back Road, New Creek, Lacey Spring, Beverley (in West Virginia), Five Forks, and from Petersburg to Appomattox. In the march around McClellan, Company D went with the 1st Regiment, and was the only one from the 6th Regiment that participated, and that happened by permission of General Stuart, with whoe the only two companies from the 6th that took part. After General Jackson had whipped Banks, Fremont and Shields in the Valley, he left to pay his respects to McClellan. He took with him the Clarke and Rockingham companies, and left the rest of the cavalry in the Valley. In all but one of these sixty-one engagements there was
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.31 (search)
still be found in the North, as well as the South, as the subject was one that excited general interest. The fact is not generally known, however, that the figures in the picture are all taken from models, who sat for the picture in Richmond, and are not the likenesses of the originals that figured in the pathetic scene of the burial at Summer Hill, on the 14th of August, 1862. Captain Latane, who was a mere boy, was killed on the road from Hanover Courthouse to Old Church. At that time McClellan's army was close on to Richmond, and was in possession of the country surrounding Hanover Courthouse. Captain Latane's brother was first lieutenant of the same company, and when his brother was killed Lieutenant Latane took charge of the body, hoping to find friends to bury it. He found a negro boy driving the mill-cart from Westwood, the home of Dr. William S. R. Brockenbrough, and the adjoining place to Summer Hill, Mrs. Newton being a niece of Mrs. Brockenbrough's. Mrs. Brockenbrough to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.49 (search)
covering that city and Baltimore caused General McClellan to advance very cautiously and slowly. then reunite his forces in time to meet General McClellan. The order for this movement was issundered. Meanwhile, on September 13th, General McClellan had reached Frederick, and it was there,mediately confronting the Federal army. General McClellan moved promptly on the morning of Septembss resisted the assaults of two corps of General McClellan's army. At about 3 o'clock P. M. Generaf two corps of the Federal army and held General McClellan in check for an entire day. General McClranklin, in command of the force sent by General McClellan to overwhelm him and prevent his rejoinir the return of the Army to Virginia. General McClellan did not renew his attack on the 18th of ore the next regular return was made. General McClellan, in his official report, states that he by General Lee, bears to the 87, 164 carried into action by General McClellan. Walter H. Taylor. [1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.54 (search)
mmunity from the devastation of war. George B. McClellan, one of Buckner's West Point chums, hadtever they were, he sought an interview with McClellan through Samuel Gill, a brother West Point grOnly a few days after this meeting, however, McClellan had news that at least two Tennessee regimen the Confederate advance was a false one, or McClellan's protest had the desired effect, for no invo them, some corresponding concession. That McClellan fully understood Buckner to be clothed with e had entered into a specific agreement with McClellan at the Cincinnati conference that Kentucky'sned by both sides. Hence, that Buckner, who McClellan himself states was the soul of honor, believ of diplomacy and sought the conference with McClellan. If he really made a deal with the Union geenough, and undoubtedly recites the facts as McClellan remembered them, but as it was written twentdetails of his conversation with Buckner. McClellan's correspondence at this period makes it pro[14 more...]