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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The battle of Beverly ford. (search)
y Ford, as we call it, or of Fleetwood, as General Stuart styled it, is interesting in the first plaangerous direction, and it was also known that Stuart was accumulating his cavalry at Culpepper Courn on General Pleasonton's part of encountering Stuart's troopers immediately on crossing the fords opahannock. Indeed, as Major McClellan states, Stuart's advance to the river was simultaneous with onton would permit no camp-fires to be lighted, Stuart's men made their bold bivouac on the southern ition, and thence to the Fleetwood hill, where Stuart made hasty preparations to receive him. Fleetwuded, is here made manifest on our side, while Stuart by his own position and the nature of our dis We had all our available cavalry, and so had Stuart; and no doubt the numbers opposed were very nee fight was on our side more difficult than on Stuart's. The progress of the engagement brought him If there was a sense of victory remaining with Stuart's men, it was natural on their seeing our men [4 more...]
ware of the presence of the Union troops, and the latter were within fifty rods of him when he saw several of them pushing Colonel John Singleton Mosby It is hard to reconcile Mosby's peaceful profession of a lawyer at Bristol, Washington County, Louisiana, before the war with the series of exploits that subsequently made him one of the most famous of the partisan leaders in the war. After serving under General Joseph E. Johnston in the Shenandoah in 1861-62, he was appointed by General E. B. Stuart as an independent scout. His independent operations were chiefly in Virginia and Maryland. His most brilliant exploit was the capture in March, 1863, of Brigadier-General Stoughton at Fairfax Courthouse, far inside the Federal lines. He followed Lee's army into Pennsylvania in June, 1863, and worried the flanks of the Federal army as it moved southward after Gettysburg. In January, 1864, he was repulsed in a night attack on Harper's Ferry; in May he harassed the rear of Grant's ar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia, (search)
le-field, the enemy's dead and many of his wounded falling into our hands. Jackson had no idea of stopping short of Culpeper Courthouse, and I know personally the fact that guides were detailed from the Culpeper minute men of my regiment to conduct his columns on the proposed night march. But the night proved very dark, the cavalry brought information that Banks was receiving heavy reinforcements, and Jackson very reluctantly decided to wait for the morning. The next morning General J. E. B. Stuart reached the army on a tour of inspection (it is shrewdly suspected that Jeb had snuffed the battle from afar, and had come to claim the privilege of going in), and at the request of Jackson made a reconnoissance which fully developed the fact that Pope had already received large reinforcements, and that others were rapidly coming forward. Jackson determined therefore, to await the attack from the enemy; and we spent the 10th in looking after our wounded, burying our dead, and collecting
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
with which he served as a private soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia. He was loudly applauded. 2. Our Cavalry. As General W. H. F. Lee rose to respond to this toast he was greeted with enthusiastic cheers, frequently repeated as he proceeded to make the speech of the occasion. After expressing his pleasure at meeting old comrades, General Lee said that it was quite probable that he was too partial to the cavalry, since it had been his proud privilege to follow the feather of Jeb Stuart and the leadership of Wade Hampton on so many glorious fields. He remembered the jibes at the cavalry in which the infantry used to delight; but he thought a full answer to them all was the unanimity with which the infantry claimed that the battle of Gettysburg was lost because the cavalry was not up in time. But pleasantry aside, he desired to say that the artillery, infantry, and cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia had alike done their duty and won their share of the glory of that
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McClellan, Henry Brainerd 1840- (search)
McClellan, Henry Brainerd 1840- Educator; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 17, 1840; graduated at Williams College in 1858; joined the Confederate army in 1862; was made assistant adjutant-general of cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia in 1863; was also chief of staff to Gens. Wade Hampton and James E. B. Stuart. He became principal of the Sayre Female Institute in Lexington, Ky., in 1870. He published Life and campaigns of Maj.-Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, commander of the cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia, etc.
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: fallen among thieves. (search)
The correspondent of a Baltimore paper thus describes the closing scenes: Shortly after seven o'clock, Lieutenant E. B. Stuart, of the 1st Cavalry, who was acting as aid for Colonel Lee, advanced to parley with the besieged, Samuel Strider, Esq., an old and respectable citizen, bearing a flag of truce. They were received at the door by Captain Brown. Lieutenant Stuart demanded an unconditional surrender, only promising them protection from immediate violence, and a trial by law. Cap then be permitted to pursue them, and they would fight if they could not escape. Of course, this was refused, and Lieutenant Stuart pressed upon Brown his desperate position, and urged a surrender. The expostulation, though beyond earshot, was ev off escape in every direction. The marines, divided in two squads, were ready for a dash at the door. Finally, Lieutenant Stuart, having failed to arrange terms with the determined Captain Brown, walked slowly from the door. Immediately the
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 11: the political inquisitors. (search)
ght, and that others will do right who interfere with you, at any time, and all times. I hold that the golden rule--Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you --applies to all who would help others to gain their liberty. Lieutenant Stuart. But you don't believe in the Bible? Capt. B. Certainly I do. Mr. V. Where did your men come from? Did some of them come from Ohio? Capt. B. Some of them. Mr. V. From the Western Reserve, of course! None came from Southern Ohi and had consented to surrender for the benefit of others, and not for my own benefit. (Several persons vehemently denied this statement. Without noticing the interruption, the old man continued :) I believe the Major here (pointing to Lieut. Stuart) would not have been alive but for me. I might have killed him just as easy as I could kill a mosquito, when he came in ; but I supposed that he came in only to receive our surrender. There had been long and loud calls of surrender from us,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
nd far famed Blue Grass hospitality was abundantly illustrated. We found our home with our old friend Major H. B. McClellan, who used to ride so gallantly with Stuart and Hampton as Adjutant-General of the cavalry corps, Army of Northern Virginia, and has, with his accomplished wife, made the Sayre Female Institute so renowned for honest teaching and accomplished graduates. Major McClellan has made considerable progress in his Biography of J. E. B. Stuart, and having had the privilege of reading some of the chapters, we do not hesitate to say that the work is admirably done, and will be a very valuable contribution to the history of the Army of Northern Virginia. It is to be hoped that when he has finished the biography of Stuart, he will complete the history of the Cavalry Corps. Then when some one shall write up the Artillery and Colonel Charles Marshall shall finish his Military Biography of Lee, the world will begin to know something of what our grand old army, with its
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
ood, June 22, 1863—7 P. M. Major-Genera J . E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry. General,—General Leroof that it was not considered as a place for Stuart's crossing. He tells Stuart that it is bettery, but in front of both. If, on the contrary, Stuart had come over the Blue Ridge and crossed the Pet was west of the Blue Ridge facing east, and Stuart was east of the Ridge, it is hard to see how hGeneral Lee. But in his letter of the 22d, to Stuart, General Lee indicated no route—he merely ordewidening. He further says: Especially did he (Stuart) know that my orders were that he should ride on. But General Lee's final instructions to Stuart, dated June 23d, 5 P. M., shows what choice ofeport, at his headquarters. Should Read. Stuart's instructions to Robertson, which, through abver interrupted. General Longstreet speaks of Stuart's movement toward Ewell's right flank as a raier with precipitating the battle or losing it. Stuart was absent on the day it began for the same re[14 more...
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
that would tell of the successful assault of his men. Only one casualty occurred among the enemy, and that was the painful wounding of a man under the eye. The boldness and success of the enterprise were recognized and commended in general orders, issued from the headquarters of the army; and the disaster to the Federal regiment is mentioned in the official history of the Pennsylvania regiments, published by that State. Major H. B. McClellan, in The Life and Campaigns of General J, E. B. Stuart, briefly refers to the affair in a sentence, in in which the Boston printer gives the name of our major, erroneously, as Weller. Of the participants in this nocturnal raid, I can now recall but few among the living. Among these is Major R. Bird Lewis, the president of the Confederate Veteran Association of Washington, D. C., who was a sergeant at the time, and the only man on our side who was wounded. Dr. Gordon F. Bowie, of Richmond county, was one of the men who took an icy bath in
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