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eral army in order to show the relative numbers engaged in the great battles. 4. We exceeding doubt the propriety of padding the book with General Lee's official reports, which have been frequently published; which are easily accessible to those wishing to consult them, and for which the general reader will not specially care. 5. We are glad to be able to say that the statement made on page 645 to the effect that General Lee prepared no formal report of his operations in the campaign of 1864 is incorrect. His subordinates prepared and forwarded their reports, and he had prepared his. These reports were unfortunately burned in General Lee's headquarter wagons on the retreat, but duplicates of many of them were preserved, [we have published a number in Southern Historical Society papers] and Colonel Charles Marshall, who was General Lee's military secretary after General Long went to command the artillery of the second corps, has fortunately preserved the original draught of Gener
May 10th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 47
said, at the time, he never wrote, General Custis Lee said he never received, Mrs. Lee pronounced spurious, and we have had occasion several times to prove to be a forgery, from internal evidence as well as from the testimony of the family. 7. We are sorry to see also that, on page 338, the author copies an error, into which Jones, in his Reminiscences of Lee, was led, in attributing the incident of Gordon's men refusing to go forward unless General Lee would go to the rear to the tenth of May, 1864, instead of to the twelfth, the real day, as General Early, Colonel Venable, General Gordon, and others showed, and we have several times published in our papers. But let us say again that despite these blemishes the book is a valuable contribution to our Confederate war literature, and we cordially commend it as worthy of a place in every library. May our gallant friend, General Long, live to write other books, and our good friend, General Wright, be spared long to continue his va
ion Hitherto Unpublished. By A. L. Long, formerly Military Secretary to General Lee, afterwards Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery Second Corps Army of Northern Virginia. Together with incidents relating to his private life subsequent to the War, collected and edited with the assistance of Marcus J. Wright, formerly Brigadier-General Army of Tennessee, and Agent of the United States for the Collection of Confederate Records. New York, Philadelphia and Washington: J. M. Stoddart & Co. 1886. We never fail to seek and to read with interest any and everything which can shed light on the life and character of General R. E. Lee, and hail with peculiar delight any new contribution to our knowledge of this superb soldier and peerless Christian gentleman. Knowing well the ability of the gallant and accomplished soldier, General A. L. Long, and his peculiar qualifications for his task, from the fact that he served for a time as military secretary and confidential staff-officer of Ge
G. W. Custis (search for this): chapter 47
of General Lee, has in his possession a number of documents of priceless value, besides all of the material which General Lee himself collected for his proposed history of his campaigns and we record here the earnest hope that the day may not be distant when his book shall be given to the world. 6. We are surprised to see introduced at page 464-465, the famous letter which was published at the North during the war, and purported to be a letter from General Lee at Arlington to his son, G. W. Custis Lee, at West Point, but which General Lee said, at the time, he never wrote, General Custis Lee said he never received, Mrs. Lee pronounced spurious, and we have had occasion several times to prove to be a forgery, from internal evidence as well as from the testimony of the family. 7. We are sorry to see also that, on page 338, the author copies an error, into which Jones, in his Reminiscences of Lee, was led, in attributing the incident of Gordon's men refusing to go forward unless G
Mary Custis (search for this): chapter 47
and W. H. Taylor, of Lee's staff, and others of our ablest soldiers) so absorbed in active business that we should have lost these invaluable Recollections of Lee, as a gallant and accomplished soldier saw him. The genealogy of the Lee family, and the account of the early youth and opening manhood of Lee, are very interesting, and contain some new matter in the reminiscences of cotemporaries of the boy, the cadet, the skillful young engineer officer, and the account of his marriage to Mary Custis, and home life at Arlington. The sketch of the career of Captain Lee in the Mexican war, is the fullest and most valuable which has yet been published, and is rendered the more interesting by contributions of General Wilcox, General Hunt, and General J. E. Johnston, besides free quotations from the official reports, which show that even then he was the rising soldier of the army. The life of Lee from the Mexican war to the breaking out of the great war between the States—his service
us and indomitable courage—Gettysburg, is a valuable addition to the great mass of literature on that campaign, and gives cumulative proof of what the publications in our papers had abundantly proven, that the battle of Gettysburg was lost, not by any mistake of General Lee or any failure on the part of his brave boys, but by the disobedience of orders on the part of General Longstreet—A Campaign of Strategy, gives the history of the Bristoe campaign, the Mine Run affair, and the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid—Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, brings out the marvellous :strategy by which Lee outgeneraled Grant at every point, and the ,heroic fighting by which the Army of Northern Virginia defeated the Army of the Potomac wherever they met until after Cold Harbor, having had more men put hors du combat than Lee had, it was compelled to sit down to the siege of Petersburg, a position which it might have taken at first without firing a shot or losing a man— Early's Valley Campaign, gi
J. A. Early (search for this): chapter 47
Custis Lee said he never received, Mrs. Lee pronounced spurious, and we have had occasion several times to prove to be a forgery, from internal evidence as well as from the testimony of the family. 7. We are sorry to see also that, on page 338, the author copies an error, into which Jones, in his Reminiscences of Lee, was led, in attributing the incident of Gordon's men refusing to go forward unless General Lee would go to the rear to the tenth of May, 1864, instead of to the twelfth, the real day, as General Early, Colonel Venable, General Gordon, and others showed, and we have several times published in our papers. But let us say again that despite these blemishes the book is a valuable contribution to our Confederate war literature, and we cordially commend it as worthy of a place in every library. May our gallant friend, General Long, live to write other books, and our good friend, General Wright, be spared long to continue his valuable services to the War Records office.
W. B. Gordon (search for this): chapter 47
be a forgery, from internal evidence as well as from the testimony of the family. 7. We are sorry to see also that, on page 338, the author copies an error, into which Jones, in his Reminiscences of Lee, was led, in attributing the incident of Gordon's men refusing to go forward unless General Lee would go to the rear to the tenth of May, 1864, instead of to the twelfth, the real day, as General Early, Colonel Venable, General Gordon, and others showed, and we have several times published inreal day, as General Early, Colonel Venable, General Gordon, and others showed, and we have several times published in our papers. But let us say again that despite these blemishes the book is a valuable contribution to our Confederate war literature, and we cordially commend it as worthy of a place in every library. May our gallant friend, General Long, live to write other books, and our good friend, General Wright, be spared long to continue his valuable services to the War Records office.
Ulysses S. Grant (search for this): chapter 47
f General Longstreet—A Campaign of Strategy, gives the history of the Bristoe campaign, the Mine Run affair, and the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid—Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, brings out the marvellous :strategy by which Lee outgeneraled Grant at every point, and the ,heroic fighting by which the Army of Northern Virginia defeated the Army of the Potomac wherever they met until after Cold Harbor, having had more men put hors du combat than Lee had, it was compelled to sit down to the sly led against Sheridan's overwhelming masses—The Siege of Petersburg and The Siege Continued, give accounts of operations during the summer, autumn and winter along the long line which Lee and his mere handful of ragged veterans defended against Grant's overwhelming numbers and resources—From Petersburg to Appomattox, tells the sad story of the breaking of our lines, the retreat, and the surrender—General Lee as a soldier, gives the estimate of an able soldier of his great chief, and concl
amily, and the account of the early youth and opening manhood of Lee, are very interesting, and contain some new matter in the reminiscences of cotemporaries of the boy, the cadet, the skillful young engineer officer, and the account of his marriage to Mary Custis, and home life at Arlington. The sketch of the career of Captain Lee in the Mexican war, is the fullest and most valuable which has yet been published, and is rendered the more interesting by contributions of General Wilcox, General Hunt, and General J. E. Johnston, besides free quotations from the official reports, which show that even then he was the rising soldier of the army. The life of Lee from the Mexican war to the breaking out of the great war between the States—his service as engineer near Baltimore; his three years as Superintendent of the Military Academy at West Point, and his service on the frontier as Lieutenant-Colonel of the famous Second cavalry—is briefly sketched. His views and feelings on the br
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