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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 16: Gettysburg (search)
The loss of the enemy was terrific. General Butterfield, chief of staff of the Federal army, testifying before the Committee on the Conduct of the War, puts the total Federal force engaged in this fight at twenty-two to twentyfour thousand, and Swinton estimates their loss at near ten thousand men. Our loss, at least in Gordon's brigade, was slight. I distinctly remember, in a momentary pause, calling out to Gordon, General, where are your dead men? and his reply: I haven't got any, sir; tho me to be the folly, the absolute fatuity of delay. One point must be cleared up. It has been suggested that General Lee himself was responsible; that, coming late upon the field, he forbade the advance which his lieutenant would have made. Mr. Swinton goes so far as to say unqualifiedly that Ewell was even advancing a line against Culp's Hill when Lee reached the field and stayed the movement. Nothing could be less like Lee and nothing further from the truth. Colonel Taylor makes this ful
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
We do not suppose that the general outline of these facts will be denied to-day, but it may be as well to confirm the essential statement by a brief extract from Swinton's Army of the Potomac, p. 487: The order was issued through these officers to their subordinate commanders, and from them descended through the wonted channel true that, after Grant's telegram, the Federal Cabinet resolved at least upon an armistice, and that Mr. Seward was selected to draft the necessary papers, and Mr. Swinton to prepare the public mind for the change? And finally, even if none of these things be true, exactly as propounded-yet is it not true, that Cold Harbor shockee. General Lee had a little under 64,000 men of all arms present for duty at the outset, and he put hors de combat of Grant's army an equal number man for man. Mr. Swinton, p. 482 of his Army of the Potomac, puts Grant's loss at above sixty thousand men; so that Grant lost in killed and wounded and prisoners more than a thousand m
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
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 Texas Brigade, 76-77, 124, 134,136, 192, 254-55, 257-58, 291 Texas Infantry: 1st Regiment, 254-55. Thompson, Charles A., 197 Three months in the southern states, 246 Too