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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Remarks of Captain John Lamb on March 24, 1899, at Richmond, Virginia, in the Hall of R. E. Lee Camp, no. 1, C. V. In accepting, on behalf of the Camp, the portrait of General Thomas T. Munford, C. S. Cavalry. (search)
keted the lines of Stonewall Jackson, who, after the death of Ashby, led the men who so often responded to the bugle call of that brilliant commander. When General Jackson's command moved to the assistance of Lee in the combined attack upon McClellan, that resulted in the seven days fight around this historic city, Colonel Munford's regiment accompanied his command, and participated, as far as the nature of the densely wooded country would permit, in the fights around Richmond. At White Oa wasting hours of valuable time, failed to effect a crossing. For an interesting page of the chapter of accidents that followed us from Gaines' Mill to Westover, see the letter of General Munford on page 80 of the Camnpaigns of Stuart, by H. B. McClellan. On page 466 of Dabney's Life of Jackson, we find these significant words: Two columns pushed with determination across the two fords, at which the cavalry of Munford passed over and returned—the one in the centre, and the other at the le
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Second Manassas campaign. (search)
The Second Manassas campaign. The 2d Virginia cavalry was assigned to duty as the advance guard of Jackson's corps. McClellan, in his life of Stuart, says: Colonel Munford had seen much service in the Valley under Jackson, and had performed the same duty for him during the battles around Richmond. At Bristoe Station Jackson sent Colonel Munford to surprise and capture the place; this he succeeded in doing, dispersing a cavalry company, capturing forty-three of an infantry regiment, and killing and wounding a goodly number. He participated in the movements that culminated in the capture of Manassas Junction with a large quantity of stores, and when Ewell had to withdraw from Bristoe Station, the 2d and 5th regiments, under Munford and Rosser, covered his rear. On the 28th, 29th and 30th of July, 1862, the fights at Grovetown and Manassas occurred. There were numerous engagements of the cavalry, with only a few reports. In one of these, near the Lewis House, Robertson's bri
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Maryland campaign. (search)
e. On the following day, the 9th of September, occurred the fight at Monocacy Church, in which the 7th again suffered loss. On the 10th Pleasanton attacked Munford on Sugar Loaf Mountain, but was repulsed; on the 14th Franklin's corps advanced in force, and Munford retired to a point near Frederick. The critical situation of the Confederate army on the 14th of September is well known to the old soldiers, as well as to the students of history. The dispatch to D. H. Hill that fell into McClellan's hands revealed the position of our troops, and accounts for the vigor of the Federals at Crampton's Gap and other points—the defence of the former by Munford, with his two regiments and a fragment of the two regiments from Mahone's brigade, under the gallant Colonel Parham, deserves a more extended notice than can be given here. With less than 800 men he held in check for three hours three brigades of Slocum's, and two of Smith's divisions. As the Federals closed down upon Sharpsburg h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From Fredericksburg, 1862, to the end of the Gettysburg campaign, July 31, 1863. (search)
commanded his sharp shooters, losing three men killed, and eighteen wounded in a very few minutes after getting into the fight. I have not been able to find his official report but the statement made from memory is very nearly corroborated by McClellan in his life of Stuart. In this fight known as Fleetwood about 10,000 cavalrymen on each side, were engaged all day. The Confederate loss was over 500, and the Federal over 900 killed, wounded and missing. I wish that some of these infantrand 3rd regiments. He reports the capture of 138 prisoners, while his own loss was 19. We find few reports from Federal officers in these battles. In the three engagements, Stuart reports a loss of 65 killed, 279 wounded, and 166 missing. McClellan in his life of Stuart gives the Federal loss at 827. On the 12th of June General Stuart began the hazardous movement of crossing the Potomac and marching around the Federal army. He selected Hampton's, Fitz Lee's and W. H. F. Lee's brigades,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
and fidelity depends all that makes life worth living, the freedom of his country, the honor of his people and the security of his home. Could they fight for a better cause, and has not such a cause made men superhumanly brave in all ages? Did the North produce in their respective sphere men of such extraordinary military genius as Lee, Jackson, A. S. Johnston, Stuart, Forest and Mosby? No intelligent, candid, Northern man of to-day claims that it did. When I look at the snap judgments on posterity, statues to Northern generals (though most of them are Southern men) in Washington, I wonder how posterity will treat these outrages on justice. They will not find an impartial, competent military historian that will give to one of them, except, perhaps, McClellan, one particle of military genius. These, I believe, to be the true reasons for the long-delayed success of the Northern armies, notwithstanding their overpowering numbers and resources. Cazenove G. Lee. Washington, D. C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
His men were inspired by the motive of self-defence and self-preservation—the first laws of nature. After Jackson had driven the Federal forces from the Shenandoah Valley he joined General Lee at Richmond, and fell upon the right wing of General McClellan's army. Victory after victory crowned the Confederate banners for two years. But the magnificent army that defeated McClellan in 1862 was gradually lessened by bullet and disease, and when the surrender came it was a mere skeleton in numbeMcClellan in 1862 was gradually lessened by bullet and disease, and when the surrender came it was a mere skeleton in numbers. Attrition did the work. After the battle of the First Manassas General Jackson advanced, getting together all the available men of the South to invade the North. He argued that the North had unlimited resources, while those of the South were limited. He declared that in acting upon the defensive it was sometimes necessary to become the aggressor in order to be successful. He maintained that the North would wear down the South if the duration of the war developed upon endurance of num
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
rters. It was three miles from the town, and owned and occupied by the family of Dr. Dickson, they having kindly given up to us the whole of the lower floor, retiring to the rooms on the second floor. It was an old-fashioned house, the entrance being immediately upon the main or sitting room. Around this room we, the staff, slept, General Hampton occupying a small shed room in the rear. We also ate in this room, when we had anything to eat, and all the work of the adjutant-general, Major McClellan, was done here. But the long, old-fashioned family table was generally bare. It was in this room and around this table that, as we sat at supper one night in that fated April month of the year 1865, that General Hampton said to the officers of his staff: Gentlemen, a council of war is to be held here to—night at 12 o'clock—you will take to the grass. That night a train came down the railroad from Haw River, a little before 12 o'clock, having on board General Joseph E. Johnston and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.44 (search)
ety-eight cannon. When we consider that General McClellan had nearly one-third more men than Generd in Washington, and General Halleck ordered McClellan to hasten with all possible speed with his aeved, formed plans for its capture, and when McClellan reached Frederick, General Lee was two days neral Lee's order for the movement fell into McClellan's hands at Frederick, which enabled the latt General Lee was advised of the rapidity of McClellan's movement, which seemed to have as its obje. Hill said: Had all our stragglers been up, McClellan's army would have been completely crushed or annihilated. As it was, McClellan's army was so completely shattered he did not resume the actiore General Lee was aware of his purpose. McClellan marched directly to Warrenton with the bulk aged this movement with so much success that McClellan was evidently bewildered. He knew the forcained on the west side of the Blue Ridge. McClellan's army at that time is set down at 131,000 e[18 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.49 (search)
s was appointed adjutant, and E. H. McCaleb sergeant-major. Joseph E. Johnston, with his heroic army, after delaying McClellan many weeks around Yorktown, began to retreat up the peninsula to Richmond. The Federals overtook us at Williamsburg, able yell, forcing them to beat a hasty retreat. We kept in hot pursuit all day, passing through the deserted camps of McClellan's hitherto invincible army, and again attacked the enemy about 3 o'clock that evening at Gaines' Mill, or Cold Harbor, lying over the open field at a double-quick, capturing large numbers of prisoners and threatening utter annihilation of McClellan's army, which was only prevented by the incessant and terrific fire of the batteries south of the Chickahominy upon ourcut up at Frazier's Farm the night previous. Here the seven days fights around Richmond terminated. We had assisted McClellan in changing his base and seeking the protection of his gunboats in the James river. General John Pope, who had only see
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.51 (search)
y Island, Jamestown and other defensible points on James river. Such was the situation of affairs in the early spring of 1862. The Federals had, however, made previous descent upon the coast of North Carolina with a powerful armada under General Burnside, and having captured Roanoke Island, after a gallant though hopeless resistance by the combined land and naval forces of General Henry A. Wise and Commodore Lynch, were making heavy demonstrations at the back door of Norfolk, while General McClellan, having determined on a campaign against Richmond via the peninsula, between the James and York rivers, was urging naval occupation of those streams as an essential protection to the flanks of an army executing that movement. To guard against the occupation of these waterways (as well as in prosecuting a cherished scheme in dominating the mouth of the Mother of Waters, destroying the Federal shipping in Hampton Roads, isolating and perhaps starving out the garrison at Fortress Monro
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