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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 834 834 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 436 332 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 178 2 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 153 1 Browse Search
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 130 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 126 112 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 116 82 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 110 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 76 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 74 20 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
irect line from King Robert the Bruce, of Scotland. Robert Edward Lee could look back on long lines of paternal and maternal ancestors, but it is doubtful whether he ever exercised the privilege; in a letter to his wife, written in front of Petersburg, February, 1865, he says: I have received your note. I am very much obliged to Mr.--for the trouble he has taken in relation to the Lee genealogy. I have no desire to have it published, and do not think it would afford sufficient interest bey the base of future operations Vera Cruz. General Winfield Scott, then commander in chief of the United States Army, was assigned to the command of the army to be concentrated for its reduction. The new army commander, Scott, was born near Petersburg, Va., in June, 1786, and was sixty-one years old when he began the siege of Vera Cruz on the 19th of March, 1847. He was an alumnus of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., and a lawyer for two years before he was appointed to a lieutenan
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
e of them escaped, they would at least have done honor to the country. On July 1st his army was at Haxall's plantation, on the James, and McClellan says he dreaded the result if he was attacked; that if possible he would retire that night to Harrison's Bar, where the gunboats could aid in covering his position. I now pray for time. We have failed to win only because overpowered by superior numbers. On July 2d McClellan's army had succeeded in reaching Harrison's Landing. He told Mr. Lincent of McClellan's withdrawal, or he would hardly have left in person or detached Longstreet from Richmond. On Lee's departure, General G. W. Smith, who had returned to duty, was left in command with his own division and that of D. H. Hill (at Petersburg commanding the Department of North Carolina), as well as McLaw's and R. H. Anderson's divisions and Hampton's cavalry brigade; but on the 15th Lee telegraphed to Mr. Davis requesting him to order R. H. Anderson's division to him, and on the 17t
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
ely reenforced from detachments hitherto operating in the South, and march on Petersburg, twenty miles south of Richmond, destroy the railroads running south, and inndred, in the angle between the junction of the Appomattox River flowing from Petersburg and the James from Richmond, and intrenched across the narrow neck of land onhree miles only from the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, less than ten from Petersburg and twenty from Richmond. Here he established his entrepot of supplies, and down the York and up the James to City Point, with orders to try and capture Petersburg, and on the morning of the 15th Smith was in front of the lines there. He wa opportunity to capture the city by a coup de main was gone, and the siege of Petersburg, destined to last ten long, weary months, began. The campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg was brilliantly conducted on Lee's part. It was a magnificent exhibition of defensive warfare. For one month his gigantic opponent fought him
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. Richmond, on the left bank of the James, and Petersburg, on t for supplies. Circumvallating lines around Petersburg would ultimately close all of them; this donhe James, determined to essay the capture of Petersburg before Leewho had drawn most of Beauregard'save been there by twelve or one o'clock, and Petersburg would have certainly fallen. Meade knew not attack, making the Federal army in front of Petersburg sixty-seven thousand. All day on the 17th ton your representations will move at once on Petersburg. And it was well he did, for the remarkableidan, with the cavalry corps, was to move on Petersburg by the roads leading from the southward and intended, would have resulted in the fall of Petersburg. Ledlie was in the rear ensconced in a bomb nearest the river, succeeded in capturing Fort Harrison, a strong work on the Southern main line o The redoubts that had a commanding fire on Fort Stedman were on the main line in the rear, and in f[36 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
l Lee, announcing his speedy withdrawal from Petersburg. Lee's decision quickly became generally kned to the Appomattox on the south side above Petersburg, Lee must march up its north side. Longstreshrod Johnson and the cavalry, being west of Petersburg and of the Federal lines, moved up the southr then set out for Sutherland Station, above Petersburg, where he and Meade passed the night of the to Burkeville Junction, fifty-two miles from Petersburg; the other under Sheridan, who had the cavalhad crossed that river twice already-once at Petersburg and once at Goode's Bridge. Fitz Lee's cavainal attack. The rear guard of cavalry from Petersburg to Appomattox was obliged to pass over grount of over forty thousand troops Ord left Petersburg with twenty thousand troops all arms; Fifth P. M. Sorrel had been dangerously wounded at Petersburg, and the brigade was commanded by Colonel G. to parade his victory, or go to Richmond or Petersburg to exult over a fallen people, but mounted h[1 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
e, 372. Army of Virginia, 175. Assault on Fort Stedman, 371. Austin, Stephen F., mentioned, 31. 346; notice of, 100; promoted, 133, 134; at Petersburg, 360; sent against Sherman, 369. Beaver D, 226, 228, 229, 238, 239, 240; his corps at Petersburg, 355. Burnt House Fields, 4. Bustament Elliott's infantry brigade, 355; wounded at Petersburg, 358. Embargo Act, the, 81. Emory, Gennkey, 340; at Cold Harbor, 341, 342; attacks Petersburg, 346; at City Point, 349; orders assault, 377; enters Petersburg, 382; proposes surrender, 388; sends second letter, 389; his third note, 391; fbattles of the Wilderness, 328-345; siege of Petersburg, 346-378; evacuation of Richmond, 379-394; s Mahone's brigade in the Wilderness, 331; at Petersburg, 360. McClellan, General George B., notic421; mentioned, 13, 17. Negro division at Petersburg, 356. New England States, 82. Newton, Matthew C., 18. Petersburg battery, 358. Petersburg nearly lost, 348; mine exploded, 357; evacua