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nerves and to induce sleep. Under their influence his sleep was disturbed by dreams. He was told on Tuesday that Hooker was entrenched near Chancellorsville. He exclaimed: That is bad-very bad. Falling asleep soon after, he called out: Major Pendleton, send in and see if there is not higher ground back of Chancellorsville. He was again in the smoke and shock of battle. On Thursday Mrs. Jackson reached him, from Richmond. She was deterred from coming earlier by the Federal cavalry whichr it. Then he repeated, with emphasis: I prefer it. She said: Well, before this day closes you will be with the blessed Saviour in his glory. He replied distinctly and deliberately: I will be an infinite gainer to be translated. When Colonel Pendleton entered the room the dying General greeted him with his usual courtesy, and asked who was preaching at headquarters. When told that the chaplain was performing that duty he seemed pleased. Mrs. Jackson asked him if he felt the Saviour pre
follow the speaker further. It was with mingled emotions of sorrow and gratitude that I listened to him-sorrow to think that our army should fall so far short of the ideal presented by the speaker-gratitude because I felt that in many respects the picture was true. The influence of many leading officers of the Confederate army was fully in favor of the revival. In a letter from Gen. Johnston's army, Rev. J. J. Hutchinson describes a most pleasing scene. he says: Ten days ago Gen. Pendleton, a hero of Manassas memory, preached to the soldiers at Dalton. General Johnston and very many other officers were present. On the same day Major-General Stewart, who is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, assisted in this brigade in the administration of the sacrament of the Lord's supper. On the same day I preached to Gen. Finley's brigade, where the General and his staff were present, and where he united audibly with our prayers. Gen. Cleburne, the hero of many battle-fields, tre
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 22: battle of Chancellorsville (search)
ward; Twelfth, Slocum; cavalry corps, Stoneman; reserve artillery, Hunt. The Confederate army opposite numbered about 60,000: four divisions under under Stonewall, two (Anderson's and McLaws's) acting separately, and Stuart's cavalry. General Pendleton brought the reserve artillery under one head. Anderson's and McLaws's belonged to Longstreet's corps, but the remainder over and above these two divisions was at this time absent from the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee's forces occupied t-thirds of that corps with himself. His 1,800 cavalrymen, with some horse artillery, were never better employed. Early's division of Stonewall Jackson's corps and Barksdale's brigade, with a part of the reserve artillery, to be commanded by Pendleton, were selected for the defense of the works in front of Sedgwick at Fredericksburg. Anderson already had in our front at Chancellorsville five infantry brigades, in all nearly 11,000 men. At midnight of Thursday, while we were sleeping near Ch
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 23: campaign of Gettysburg (search)
d Lee's cavalry corps--a well-organized body, of which he was justly proud. It took each army some time to get its artillery into practical shape. It was sometimes attached to divisions and distributed here and there as might be required, but finally, General Lee gave to his artillery a form of organization; putting together, for one battery, four guns instead of six, the usual number, he constituted a battalion of sixteen pieces. He placed fifteen such battalions under the command of Pendleton, who, in his own arm, rivaled Stuart in energy and experience. Habitually, as I understand it, one artillery battalion was assigned to a division of infantry, making three to each corps. This placed six battalions in the reserve. Besides these guns there were thirty of light artillery or horse artillery attached to the cavalry. The total number of guns for Lee's service with his army in the field was then 270 pieces. I am inclined to believe that Lee's aggregate in the outset reach
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 25: the battle of Gettysburg; the second and third day (search)
Law's brigade. Among the preparations of the forenoon were the locating of the batteries. Pendleton, Lee's chief of artillery, had worked hard during the night. Ewell's batteries were posted, Lhis was already done by daylight. But General Lee now planned to attack our left, so that General Pendleton, about sunrise, was over there surveying. So close was he to our lines that he captured two of our armed cavalrymen. Somehow, Pendleton and several other officersen-gineers and artillery-spent all the morning in surveying and reconnoitering. Probably the nearness of our troops made the work slow and embarrassing. Longstreet and Pendleton got together opposite our flank about twelve o'clock. There was now much sharpshooting, and at last, as the Confederate artillery of Longstronsiderable marching to do before he could bring his excellent troops into position; glad that Pendleton had much trouble in surveying and spent much time at it, and glad also that General Hunt, our
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
was heard of the cavalry halted his troops,--his infantry being exhausted,--and went into camp. It appears that the cavalry failed Jackson because those of Ashby's command had not yet been collected since they scattered for pillage and plunder of Banks's wagons the day before; and those under Steuart (the Second and Sixth Virginia cavalry regiments) were held inactive, while their commander wasted valuable time on a point of military etiquette before he yielded to an urgent order of Lieutenant Pendleton of Jackson's staff to follow the enemy, which afforded the Federal army time to make such headway that it was beyond, as Jackson declared, the reach of successful pursuit. With what cavalry Ashby could collect, he moved by way of Berryville to Harper's Ferry, halting at Halltown, while Steuart, passing the advance of the Confederate infantry an hour after it had halted, proceeded as far as Hainesville beyond Martinsburg, contenting himself with picking up a good many prisoners. S
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
consciousness that no change could let loose upon them a more hungry swarm of vampires. If the majority of Northern electors should regard the condemnation of Mr. Johnson as not justified by the law and the facts of the case, or the administration of Mr. Wade as inopportune or proscriptive, they will redress the wrongs of the former and punish the offences of the latter, not by violence, but through the irresistible yet peaceful energies of the ballot-box. If, after a sharp struggle, Mr. Pendleton should be deputed to lift up the official scourge and drive the Republicans from the public crib, so far from raising the sword against him, they would be much more apt to hoist their sails for a profitable voyage on that ocean of greenbacks wherewith he proposes to enrich the country. If, on the other hand, General Grant should be sent to the Executive Mansion for the next four years, we should look for a reign of peace and prosperity both in the North and in the South. The North woul
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
ampaign, Grant's, 316, et seq. Owen, General, 329. P. Pacific Railroad, 97, 103-105, 111, 120, 150. Paducah, 351. Paine, Anne, 1. Palma, 499. Palmer, Colonel, 264. Pamunkey, 321, 325. Panic, October, 1857, 48, 58. Paris, Dana in, 64, 65, 67, 68, 70; leaves, 83; returns to, 86, 91, 93, 136, 398. Parke, General, 287. Parker, Ely S., 4, 278. Parker, Theodore, 453. Parnell, 475. Patriot War, 8. Pearl River, 250. Pemberton, General, 220, 221, 223, 228, 255. Pendleton, George H. 390. People's Bank, 95. Perkins's Landing, 211. Perry, Commodore, 123, 132. Personal journalism, 430. Petersburg, 326, 329, 330, 332-334, 338, 339, 356. Phalanstery, 44, 48, 58. Phalanx, 43, 45. Phelps, Minister, 475. Philadelphia, 295, 296. Philadelphia-American, 62. Pierce, President, 126, 136, 137, 142. Pillsbury, Parker, 149. Pike, James, 116, 123; Campaign life of General Scott, 123. Piney Branch Church, 317. Platt, Senator, 458. Poems, 53-
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
t was a choice opportunity for demagogues, and they improved it well. Very few openly advocated repudiation, but generally the scheme was put forward in the more plausible shape of a payment of the national bonds, known as the fivetwenties, by legal-tender notes, or greenbacks, either already issued or to be issued, which were not redeemable in gold, and were at the time greatly depreciated from the gold standard. Another scheme was the taxation of the bonds. The Democratic party under Pendleton's leadership espoused this plan, which became known with its friends as the Ohio idea, and with its opponents as the rag baby. Republicans in the West were carried away by the frenzy, but they came out of it sooner than the Democrats; The general sentiment of Pennsylvania corresponded with that of the West. Henry C. Carey wrote Sumner, Dec. 9, 1868, in opposition to a contraction of the currency; and the last words of Thaddeus Stevens in the House, within a month before his death, wer
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
e command under that able soldier, devoted himself to moulding into form and stamping with the qualities of his own genius that famous Stonewall brigade, whose battle-flag led the van in that series of audacious enterprises that afterwards rendered the Valley of the Shenandoah historic ground. General Johnston's other subordinates were men of scarcely inferior ability to Jackson. Colonel A. P. Hill, subsequently one of Lee's ablest lieutenants, was at the head of another of his brigades; Pendleton was chief of artillery; and his few squadrons of Virginia horsemen were under command of Colonel J. E. B. Stuart, whom even then Johnston styled the indefatigable, and who was also destined to a greater fame. Thus far, the line of the Potomac had not been crossed. The soil of Virginia, which her inhabitants loved proudly to style sacred, had felt the tread of no invading force. Popular notions hardly went beyond simply defending the capital; and not only many men who were supposed to
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