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John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 56 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 54 2 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 44 0 Browse Search
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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 42 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 36 0 Browse Search
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert 35 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 30 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 6: from Manassas to Leesburg. (search)
Chapter 6: from Manassas to Leesburg. March and counter-march Longstreet and Prince Napoleon Leesburg the battle the Mississippians D. H. Hill Fort Johnston. During the first fewwere, on the 11th of August, 1861, ordered to Leesburg, under Brigadier-General N. G. Evans, of Soutur battery, and two companies of cavalry. Leesburg, the county seat of Loudoun, was at this timek and reminds him of the good times we had at Leesburg. It was here we buried the crow, with honorsinister. We saw no really hard service at Leesburg, though the activity of the force gradually ie forest, and were practically between us and Leesburg. But General Evans acted with vigor after thing member of our battery, who was with us at Leesburg, will recall the little dog money notes issuear as I know, ever questioned the validity of Leesburg's fiat money; certainly we Howitzers experien General Evans was relieved of the command at Leesburg and sent, I think, to South Carolina, his nat[2 more...]
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 7: the Peninsula Campaign. (search)
Chapter 7: the Peninsula Campaign. Reenlistment and reorganization in the spring of 1862 Gen. McClellan the Peninsula lines the Texans the battle of Williamsburg the mud. We left Leesburg about the 7th of March, 1862, for Culpeper C. H., which was the place of rendezvous of the army before taking up the line of march for the Peninsula, whither we were ordered to repair to meet McClellan. Only two things of interest occurred on the way — the reenlistment and reorganization of the battery and a hurried glimpse at our friends in Richmond. The former, as I remember, took place at or near Culpeper C. H., about the 15th of March, and deserves more than casual mention. In the spring of 1862, throughout our service, the men reenlisting were allowed to elect their own officers; so that for weeks about this time the army, and that in the face of the enemy, was resolved — it is the highest proof of its patriotism and character that it was not also dissolved-into nomina
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 8: Seven Pines and the Seven Days battles (search)
st exalted estimate and opinion of each other, and when-very late in the war, I think in February, 1865-Lee was made practical dictator and commander-in-chief of all the armies of the Confederacy, his very first act as such was the restoration of Joseph E. Johnston to the command of the army from which he had been removed when Hood was put in his place. As to the actual fighting at Seven Pines, we took part in it, yet not a very prominent part. Among the heroes of the day were our old Leesburg acquaintance, now Major-General D. H. Hill, whose division covered itself and its commander with blood and glory by one of the most dogged and deadly fights on record; and Captain, afterwards Colonel, Tom Carter, of the King William Artillery-yesterday the ideal artillerist, the idol of the artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, to-day an ideal Southern gentleman and the efficient Proctor of our State University. He is a cousin of Robert E. Lee, and combines more of the modesty, simpl
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 10: Second Manassas-SharpsburgFredericksburg (search)
Twentieth Massachusetts-Brandon captured a few prisoners and learned that the advance company was commanded by Abbott, who had been his chum at Harvard Law School when the war began. He lost his head completely. He refused to retire before Abbott. He fought him fiercely and was actually driving him back. In this he was violating orders and breaking our plan of battle. He was put under arrest and his subaltern brought the command out of town. Buck Denman,--our old friend Buck, of Leesburg and Fort Johnston fame,--a Mississippi bear hunter and a superb specimen of manhood, was color sergeant of the Twenty-first and a member of Brandon's company. He was tall and straight, broad-shouldered and deep-chested, had an eye like an eagle and a voice like a bull of Bashan, and was full of pluck and power as a panther. He was rough as a bear in manner, but withal a noble, tenderhearted fellow, and a splendid soldier. The enemy, finding the way now clear, were coming up the street
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 11: religious life of Lee's Army (search)
ery, and conducted us to the Howitzer camp. We were all in the same detachment, that is, attached to the same gun, so I readily could and actually did pass much of my waking life first with one and then with the other, and I generally laid down by one or the-other at night. Our religious conferences were seldom all three together, for the other two differed in nature and did not have the same temptations or difficulties to overcome. I began earnest effort with both of them as far back as Leesburg, and when I was promoted and left the battery, just after Chancellorsville, both had become Christians. It may seem almost grotesque in such a connection to remark that one of the most difficult things for a soldier to do is to keep his person and his scant clothing reasonably clean, and that one of the large memories of my soldier life is a record of divers washings. Yet I cannot recall ever having bathed or washed, while with the company, with any one other than my two dear friends,
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 22: from Cold Harbor to evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg (search)
eps to the pillared porch of a fine old mansion arid fling his arms about some lovely, silver-haired matron, and fairly smother her with kisses; she fervently returning his embrace, and following him with her blessing as he hurried to catch up with the command and resume his place in the ranks. My recollection is that we were placed in the works about noon and remained only a few hours, never firing a shot nor seeing an enemy; and then followed an experience unparalleled since — we left Leesburg in the spring of 1862. Our guns were withdrawn late in the night and we passed back through Petersburg, recrossed the Appomattox River, and were stationed on the lines, between that and the James, near the Dunn house, the Howitzers quartered in the house; and there the battalion remained from say the 20th of June, 1864, until the 2d of April, 1865, without ever so much as firing a shot or being fired at by an enemy, except that I have an indistinct recollection of our taking a rifled gun,
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
, 214-15, 222, 267; and Grant, 238- 39; and Jefferson Davis, 17-18; and Joe Johnston, 90-91; mentioned, 26, 41, 76, 187, 235, 264, 277, 341-42, 367; and Petersburg Campaign, 317; and Rappahannock Bridge, 231-32; Richmond home of, 357; and the Seven Days, 89, 91-94, 98-102, 106- 109; and Sharpsburg, 125-26; uniform and memorabilia of, 357; why called Marse Robert, 18-21. Lee, Samuel Perry, 352-54. Lee, Stephen Dill, 96, 258 Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 18 Lee's Miserables, 252 Leesburg, Va., 60-63, 65, 67, 71, 73, 130, 145, 310 Letcher, John, 17 Letcher Artillery (Va.), 41 Lexington, Va., 105 Medals, 341-44. Methodists, 139, 230 Milroy, Robert Huston, 192, 198, 210 Mine Run, Va., 228, 231, 233-35. Minor, John Barbee, 356 Mississippi Infantry: 13th Regiment, 60, 64, 95; 17th Regiment, 60, 64, 98,116, 129, 143, 176; 18th Regiment, 60, 64; 21st Regiment, 64,98, 115-17, 130-31, 179, 292-93. Mitchell, Capt., 216 Moncure, Travis Daniel, 294 Moore, ...