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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 2: Introductory Sketches. (search)
h average of intelligence and speaking power in both bodies. This seemed especially true of the Whig Convention-perhaps because I was so much in sympathy with that party in deprecating the disruption of the Union. I confess, however, the question has since been often pressed home upon me whether, after all, the Democrats of Virginia did not, in this great crisis, exhibit a higher degree of prescient statesmanship. Among the Whig leaders I distinctly recall William Ballard Preston, A. H. H. Stuart, Thomas Stanhope Flournoy, and John Minor Botts. I do not remember whether John B. Baldwin was a member of this convention of 1860. If so, I did not happen to hear him speak. Mr. Preston, Mr. Stuart, and Mr. Flournoy, as well as Mr. Baldwin, were, later, members of the Secession Convention of Virginia, but all were Union men up to President Lincoln's call for troops. Mr. Preston and Mr. Stuart were not only finished orators, but statesmen of ability and experience. Both had graced
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 9: Malvern Hill and the effect of the Seven Days battles (search)
llan will be gone by daylight the weight of Lee's sword Stuart Pelham Pegram Extra Billy to battle in a trotting su44, substantiated and confirmed by a full extract from General Stuart's manuscript of Reports and notes on the war, and also the Conduct of the war, and is in outline as follows: Stuart, Lee's chief of cavalry, following up McClellan's movement Longstreet was led six or seven miles out of the way, and Stuart, after resisting as long as he could, was compelled to yie had never been in the region before. Yet, once more. Stuart, glorious Stuart, as Colonel Taylor justly calls him, whilStuart, as Colonel Taylor justly calls him, while his boyish indiscretion in firing into the huddled masses of the enemy from Evelington Heights, before informing General Lcompletion and perfection, to the information derived from Stuart's marvelous ride around McClellan's entire army just in adthe imperial intellect of the Commanderin-Chief himself. Stuart was a splendidly endowed cavalry leader, his only fault be
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 14: from the Rappahannock to the Potomac (search)
uarters Early's division, A. no.--Va. To Col. A. G. Pendleton, A. A. G. 2d Corps: Colonel-General Early's compliments to General Jackson, and he takes pleasure in informing him that he saw so many stragglers in rear of my division to-day, probably because he rode in rear of my division. Respectfully, Jubal A. Early, Commanding Division. There was not another officer in the Army of Northern Virginia who would have dared to send such an impertinent note to Jackson, nor another, save Stuart, whose impertinence in sending it would have been met with a laugh. After the war, its memories were Early's religion; his mission, to vindicate the truth of history with regard to it. So long as the old hero was alive in his hill city of Virginia, no man ever took up his pen to write a line about the great conflict without the fear of Jubal Early before his eyes. As already stated, it is not within the scope of this book to discuss the causes or the objects of the war, or who was r
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 16: Gettysburg (search)
eader, on the other hand, was, in great measure, without his cavalry; no information whatever had been received by him, since crossing the Potomac, of or from General Stuart or his troopers. His army was, therefore, in the condition of a blind man surrounded by enemies endowed with vision and making full use of it. It is fair to Stuart to say that it had been left to his discretion when and where he should cross the river-whether east of the mountains, or in the track of the infantry at the mouth of the Valley; but Colonel Taylor says: He was expected to maintain communication with the main column, and especially directed to keep the commanding generaion were not hostile. We did not come into absolute contact with them,--we could not wait for that,--but my recollection is that they proved to be the advance of Stuart's cavalry, which had just come up, and were really doing just what we had come to do, that is, guarding our left flank and rear. After making this discovery,
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 18: Campaign of 1864-the Wilderness (search)
to be quiet until the two generals advanced together to the front of the box, when Hancock said: Ladies and Gentlemen — I have the pleasure of presenting to you my friend, General Longstreet, a gentleman to whom I am indebted for an ungraceful limp, and whom I had the misfortune to wing in the same contest. Both sides suffered severely in the Wilderness, but except perhaps upon the basis of Grant's mathematical theory of attrition, the Confederates got decidedly the best of the fighting. Next came the race for Spottsylvania Court House, and the checkmate of Warren's corps by Stuart's dismounted cavalry. Such were the prominent features of the entire campaign. It was a succession of death grapples and recoils and races for new position, and several times during the campaign the race was so close and tense and clearly defined that we could determine the exact location of the Federal column by the cloud of dust that overhung and crept along the horizon parallel to our own advance
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
292-93. Scott, Winfield, 36-37. Scribner's, 210 Secession Convention, Va., 189-90. Sedgwick, John, 146-47, 164-66, 174- 79, 189, 213 Selden, Nathaniel, 149 Semmes, Paul Jones, 174 Seven Days Campaign, 89, 91-118, 191 Seven Pines, 18, 88-91, 109 Seward, William Henry, 26, 288 Sharpsburg Campaign, 66, 118, 124- 27, 198 Sharpshooting, 76-77, 290, 295-301. Sheldon, Winthrop Dudley, 175 Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, Stonewall Brigade, 324-27. Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes, 31-32. Stuart, James Ewell Brown, 106-108, 190,208,216,248 Suffolk Campaign, 339-40. Swearing, 155, 185, 187, 189, 204 Swift Creek, Va., 298 Swinton, William, 211, 214, 287-88, 303 Symington, W. Stuart, 272 Talcott, Thomas Mann Randolph, 187-88. Talmage, Thomas DeWitt, 367 Taylor, Walter Herron, 92, 102-103, 105-107, 125-27, 132, 164-66, 208, 214-15, 226, 228, 231, 237, 239, 262-63, 267, 287, 304, 341, 350 Taylor, Zachary, 32 Tennyson, Alfred, 62, 132 Tex
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes 1807-1891 (search)
Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes 1807-1891 Statesman; born in Staunton, Va., April 2, 1807; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1828; member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1836-38 and of Congress in 1841-43. He was appointed Secretary of the Interior in 1850, and held that post till 1853; opposed the secession of Virginia till the outbreak of hostilities; was elected to Congress in 1865, but was not seated. In 1868 he originated the new movement of the committee of nine, through which his State was freed of military rule. He died in Staunton, Va., Feb. 12, 1891.