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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
asting, piquant, and so consoling that one is almost inclined to envy the comfort it gave him in his latter days. Colonel Taylor and members of the staff claim that General Lee ordered that the divisions of McLaws and Hood should be a part of thefford General Longstreet further assistance if required, and to avail himself of any success that might be gained. Colonel Taylor says,--As our extreme right was comparatively safe, being well posted, and not at all threatened, one of the divisionng. It had not recuperated, having suffered more than was reported on the first day. But to accept for the moment Colonel Taylor's premises, the two divisions referred to would have swelled the columns of assault to twenty-three thousand men. We different all would have been! You wished me to bear this language in mind as your correspondence might be lost. Erasmus Taylor. Orange County, Va. A contributor to Blackwood's Magazine reported,-- But Lee's inaction after Fredericksburg w
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 38: battle of the Wilderness. (search)
leged fact. I had the letters published as an advertisement for the officer who was claimed as my guide. No response came. I inquired of the members of the staff, First Corps; not one had seen or heard of such a person. The quartermaster, Colonel Taylor, who was ordered to secure a competent guide at the first moment of receipt of orders to march, reported of the matter thus: Meadow Farm, Orange Court-House, July 1, 1879. General James Longstreet: Dear General,-- Your favor of the 30th uide for you, which I did after some difficulty in the person of Mr. James Robinson, the then sheriff of the county. I saw no such person, nor can I think that any such was at any time at our quarters before we broke camp. Sincerely yours, Erasmus Taylor. These efforts to secure one witness in support of the allegation, or rather to prove a negation, were all that occurred to me at the time, and now I can think of but one more chance, which is for Fitzhugh Lee to offer a liberal reward.
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 39: again in front of Richmond. (search)
absent on leave, nursing his wounds Hears of the death of cavalry leader J. E. B. Stuart returns to Virginia assigned to command on the North side of James River affair on the Williamsburg road Lee's apprehension of Grant's march into Richmond closing scenes of the campaign of 1864 about the Confederate capital General Benjamin F. Butler's move against Fort Fisher remote effects on the situation in Virginia. From the Wilderness I was taken to the Meadow Farm home of my friend Erasmus Taylor, and carefully nursed by his charming wife until put on board of a train for Lynchburg and taken to my good kinswoman, Mrs. Caroline Garland, who had lost her only son and child, General Samuel Garland, killed two years before at South Mountain. From her hospitable home, when strong enough for a ride in the fresh air, I was taken to the home of a cherished friend, Colonel John D. Alexander, at Campbell Court-House. But a raiding party rode through the village early one morning, which s