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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 13: Chancellorsville (search)
d not, at the time, quite appreciate the marked peculiarity of General Lee's allusion to Sedgwick, but, as I now understand, the latter had been a major in the old service, of the regiment of which Lee was colonel, and they had been somewhat intimate friends. There is a decided difference of opinion, and that among both Federal and Confederate authorities, as to whether or not Sedgwick heartily and vigorously supported and cooperated with Hooker's plans in this campaign. Both Hooker and Warren reflect seriously upon him for failure to do so, and Early and Fitzhugh Lee, on the Confederate side, take a like view. The two latter estimate Sedgwick's force at thirty thousand troops, while Early had only some ten thousand to oppose him. Fitz says in substance that Sedgwick's attacks were desultory, nerveless, and easily repulsed, even by our very inferior force, until the extreme weakness of our lines was discovered under flag of truce granted him to take care of his wounded. Then he
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 18: Campaign of 1864-the Wilderness (search)
to be quiet until the two generals advanced together to the front of the box, when Hancock said: Ladies and Gentlemen — I have the pleasure of presenting to you my friend, General Longstreet, a gentleman to whom I am indebted for an ungraceful limp, and whom I had the misfortune to wing in the same contest. Both sides suffered severely in the Wilderness, but except perhaps upon the basis of Grant's mathematical theory of attrition, the Confederates got decidedly the best of the fighting. Next came the race for Spottsylvania Court House, and the checkmate of Warren's corps by Stuart's dismounted cavalry. Such were the prominent features of the entire campaign. It was a succession of death grapples and recoils and races for new position, and several times during the campaign the race was so close and tense and clearly defined that we could determine the exact location of the Federal column by the cloud of dust that overhung and crept along the horizon parallel to our own advance
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
ndolph Railey, 36, 39, 41, 45, 48, 152-54, 182, 296-97, 355 Stiles, Robert: declaration of the intent of his book, 23-24; mother and sisters of, 36, 38,41, 120, 137, 152-54, 200-201, 351, 354-57. Stiles, Robert Mackay, 159 Stiles, William Henry, 124, 135, 158 Virginia Infantry: 8th Regiment, 60, 62-63; 24th Regiment, 79-80. Virginia State guard, 42 Virginians and Virginia lauded, 35 Walker, Reuben Lindsay, 41 War of the Rebellion: ... Official Records, 343 Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, 178, 248 Washington, D. C., before the war, 25-32, 39 Washington and Lee University, 102 Waterloo Campaign, 347 Westover, Va., 106 Whitworth guns, 52 Wigfall, Louis Trezevant, 76 Wilderness Campaign, 191, 238-48, 299, 303 Williamsburg, Va., 78-85. Williamson, William Garnett, 183-84. Willis, Edward, 120-24. Winchester, Va., 185, 192-97, 210 Winter camps, 120, 127, 242-43, 312-15. Wise, Henry Alexander, 32 Wofford, William Tatum, 275, 278, 281-83.