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f his country. He is a native of Alabama, a graduate at West Point. Most respectfully, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, January 31st, 1863. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry Division: General — I have read with great pleasure the report of Colonel Butler, commanding Second South Carolina cavalry, of the gallant conduct of Sergeant Mickler and his party in the skirmish in the streets of Brentsville, on 9th instant. Colonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of their officers and the country. I have forwarded the report to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that these men be promoted for gallantry and skill when the opportunity offers. Should such an opportunity occur, it will give me pleasure to present their names to the Secretary. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. [Confidential.]headquarters
August 19th, 1862 AD (search for this): chapter 4.30
uart's staff, are worth preserving in our Papers, and will be of interest to others as well as to those who followed the feather of the gallant and lamented Chief of Cavalry of Army of Northern Virginia.] headquarters, Crenshaw's farm, 19th August, 1862. General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry: General — I desire you to rest your men to-day, refresh your horses, prepare rations and everything for the march to-morrow. Get what information you can of fords, roads, and position of enehat the enemy was breaking up his principal encampments, and moving in direction of Culpeper Courthouse. Very respectfully, &c., (Signed) R. E. Lee, General. Official: R. Channing price, First Lieutenant and A. D. C. headquarters, 19th August, 1862, 4 3/4 P. M. General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry: General — I have just returned from Clarke's mountain. The enemy as far as I can discover is retreating on the road to Fredericksburg. His route is certainly north of Stevensburg
October 24th, 1862 AD (search for this): chapter 4.30
its leader. As a partizan he has no superior. While others not in the brigade might command a higher tribute for ability and military genius, yet when I consider the claims of the Colonel for this promotion, and the gallant service he has rendered, I am constrained to ask that he receive this merited reward. The assignment of a junior to this position would be prejudicial to the best interests of the service. Most respectfully, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General Commanding Cavalry. October 24th, 1862. headquarters cavalry division, November 11th, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General C. S. A.: General — I have the honor to renew my application for the promotion of Major John Pelham to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of artillery in my division. He will now have five batteries; and always on the battle field, batteries of other divisions and the reserve are thrown under his command, which make the position he holds one of great responsibility, and it should ha
November 11th, 1862 AD (search for this): chapter 4.30
others not in the brigade might command a higher tribute for ability and military genius, yet when I consider the claims of the Colonel for this promotion, and the gallant service he has rendered, I am constrained to ask that he receive this merited reward. The assignment of a junior to this position would be prejudicial to the best interests of the service. Most respectfully, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General Commanding Cavalry. October 24th, 1862. headquarters cavalry division, November 11th, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General C. S. A.: General — I have the honor to renew my application for the promotion of Major John Pelham to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of artillery in my division. He will now have five batteries; and always on the battle field, batteries of other divisions and the reserve are thrown under his command, which make the position he holds one of great responsibility, and it should have corresponding rank. I will add that Pelham's co
January 31st, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 4.30
the position he holds one of great responsibility, and it should have corresponding rank. I will add that Pelham's coolness, courage, ability and judgment, evinced on so many battle fields, vindicate his claims to promotion. So far as service goes he has long since won a colonelcy at the hands of his country. He is a native of Alabama, a graduate at West Point. Most respectfully, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, January 31st, 1863. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry Division: General — I have read with great pleasure the report of Colonel Butler, commanding Second South Carolina cavalry, of the gallant conduct of Sergeant Mickler and his party in the skirmish in the streets of Brentsville, on 9th instant. Colonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of their officers and the country. I have forwarded the report to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that t
April 4th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 4.30
itled to the notice and thanks of their officers and the country. I have forwarded the report to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that these men be promoted for gallantry and skill when the opportunity offers. Should such an opportunity occur, it will give me pleasure to present their names to the Secretary. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. [Confidential.]headquarters cavalry corps, army of Northern Virginia, April 4th, 1864. General — I wish you to bear in mind a few considerations for your government as the commander of the outposts on the lower Rappahannock. Keep out scouts who will be competent and certain of communicating to you any movement of a large body of infantry (which of course will be preceded by a large force of cavalry), down the Rappahannock on the north side, with the view to a change of base or extension of line to the Acquia railroad. Endeavor to secure accurate information and te
April 23rd, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 4.30
ksburg, or move up the turnpike or plank road towards Vidiersville, as before. In the former case, endeavor to impede his march with artillery and dismounted men, so as to give us a chance to strike his flank. In the latter case, close up and harass his rear, as Rosser did so handsomely before. Above all, Vigilance, vigilance, vigilance! Very respectfully, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. Brigadier-General J. R. Chambliss, Commanding, &c. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, 23d April, 1864. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding C. C.: General — The Commanding General directs me to inform you, that in view of the reports of your scouts and those of General Imboden, he is disposed to believe that Averill contemplates making another expedition either to Staunton or the Virginia and Tennessee railroad simultaneously with the general movement of the Federal army. The reduction of the enemy's force on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, in the lower valley, has induced the
ern Virginia, 23d April, 1864. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding C. C.: General — The Commanding General directs me to inform you, that in view of the reports of your scouts and those of General Imboden, he is disposed to believe that Averill contemplates making another expedition either to Staunton or the Virginia and Tennessee railroad simultaneously with the general movement of the Federal army. The reduction of the enemy's force on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, in the lower valley, has induced the General to direct General Imboden, if he finds it practicable, to endeavor to anticipate the movement of Averill, and disconcert his plans by a demonstration against the railroad and the force guarding it in Martinsburg and the lower valley. Should General Imboden attempt this, General Lee thinks that his end might be promoted by the co-operation of Colonel Mosby, and he directs that you will notify the latter to communicate with General Imboden, and, if possible, arrang
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lly, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, January 31st, 1863. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry Division: General — I have read with great pleasure the report of Colonel Butler, commanding Second South Carolina cavalry, of the gallant conduct of Sergeant Mickler and his party in the skirmish in the streets of Brentsville, on 9th instant. Colonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of theColonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of their officers and the country. I have forwarded the report to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that these men be promoted for gallantry and skill when the opportunity offers. Should such an opportunity occur, it will give me pleasure to present their names to the Secretary. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. [Confidential.]headquarters cavalry corps, army of Northern Virginia, April 4th, 1864. General — I wish you to b
J. R. Chambliss (search for this): chapter 4.30
my's main body will, in the event of such a move, either march directly for Fredericksburg, or move up the turnpike or plank road towards Vidiersville, as before. In the former case, endeavor to impede his march with artillery and dismounted men, so as to give us a chance to strike his flank. In the latter case, close up and harass his rear, as Rosser did so handsomely before. Above all, Vigilance, vigilance, vigilance! Very respectfully, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. Brigadier-General J. R. Chambliss, Commanding, &c. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, 23d April, 1864. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding C. C.: General — The Commanding General directs me to inform you, that in view of the reports of your scouts and those of General Imboden, he is disposed to believe that Averill contemplates making another expedition either to Staunton or the Virginia and Tennessee railroad simultaneously with the general movement of the Federal army. The reduction of the en
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