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Hong Kong (China) (search for this): chapter 1.37
So Torbert—Merritt— Custer—and Lowell couldn't plead ignorance. Major Russell, A. A. G., of the cavalry corps, had been captured by one of my men, Bush Underwood, in July, 1863. We had a few minutes conversation before he was sent off to Richmond. General Wells commanded a cavalry brigade. We had captured him and a large portion of his regiment—the 1st Vermont cavalry—and their commanding general —Stoughton. He wrote me a very cordial letter when I was nominated by Hayes as consul at Hong Kong, and said that he had informed Senator Edmunds of the manner he and his men had been treated by us, and asked him to vote for my confirmation. I received cards of invitation to his daughter's wedding a few days ago. We had many collisions with Colonel Lowell's regiment, 2d Massachusetts. On 22d February, 1864, in a fight in Fairfax, we had taken seventy prisoners from it; on July 6, 1864, in a fight in Loudoun, had captured about sixty—including the commanding officer, Major Forbe
Lowell (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
Lowell's report of the engagement, while it is not mentioned in any of Custer's reports. It was Lowell's brigade that was engaged in the fight. The officer and men who were killed on the Federal sidd brigade, General Devin commanding. Captain Chapman, with about eighty of Mosby's men, charged Lowell's advanced guard of one hundred and fifty cavalry. The remainder of the brigade closed in on Chapman's men and captured six of them, but not until one of Lowell's best officers and several of his men had been killed. Our men were executed after they surrendered. None of the reports of the enghat he made the fight and killed the men. General Merritt, the division commander, reported that Lowell's men fought the skirmish and killed the men, and General Torbert reported that Merritt's divisi gotten this impression from the citizens of Front Royal. Custer's brigade was marching next to Lowell's, and had arrived before the execution. General Custer was a conspicuous figure, in his velvet
Loudoun (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
osby's command. It had for its base of operations the counties of Loudoun and Fauquier. During the latter portion of the war that section wr's Ferry; and on the 12th, Sheridan sends the Illinois cavalry to Loudoun with instructions to exterminate as many of Mosby's gang as they cad my hand. Those of us who lived in the counties of Fauquier and Loudoun, during that memorable struggle, saw more of Mosby and his men thaad taken seventy prisoners from it; on July 6, 1864, in a fight in Loudoun, had captured about sixty—including the commanding officer, Major you can possibly spare a division of cavalry send them through Loudoun county to destroy and carry off the crops, animals, wagons, and all me us whose loved ones were still sheltered by the old homesteads in Loudoun and Fauquier. But General Grant was essentially a soldier and aneither be repaired or operated so long as we held our position in Loudoun and Fauquier counties. So the orders went forth for the extermina
Winchester, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
amp, No. 36, commanded by Colonel T. D. Gold, of Berryville; Stover Camp, No. 20, from Strasburg, Va., Captain R. D. Funkhouser, commander; Turner Ashby Camp, Winchester, Va., Lieutenant Hottell, commander; and the William Richardson Camp, of this place, commander, Colonel Giles Cook, Jr. These camps were well represented, and made Sheridan, who was 200 miles away: City Point, August 16th, 1864—1.30 P. M. (Received at 6.30 A. M., August 17th.) Major-General Sheridan, Commanding, &c., Winchester, Va. * * The families of most of Mosby's men are known and can be collected. I think they should be taken and kept at Fort Mc- Henry, or some secure place as hhis campaign against Mosby's men. Among the first of these orders was the following: City Point, Aug. 16, 1864, 1:30 P. M. Maj.-Gen. Sheridan, Comd., &c., Winchester, Va.: The families of most of Mosby's men are known and can be collected. I think they should be taken and kept at Fort McHenry, or some secure place, as host
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
te address introduced the speakers and announced the programme. Judge A. E. Richards, formerly major of Mosby's battalion and now a distinguished lawyer of Louisville, Ky., was then introduced, and held his audience with rapt attention. The unveiling. Judge Richards' address was interrupted by frequent bursts of applause. rengthened by their intimacy after the war had ended. The following is General Rosser's answer: Charlottesville, November 23, 1899. Major E. A. Richards, Louisville, Ky.: my dear Major,—I saw a great deal of Custer while I was constructing the Northern Pacific R. R., in the Northwest, in the seventies, and had many talks ovder the circumstances. Yours most truly, Thos. L. Rosser. This statement of General Rosser, supported as it is by the official record, seems to me to be conclusive, and the future historian must exonerate General Custer from the responsibility of the Front Royal tragedy. E. A. Richards. Louisville, Ky., November 30, 1899
Berryville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
ltown near Harper's Ferry, where he had taken command two weeks before. The Times of January 27th, 1895, published a review by me of the Shenandoah campaign. The following is an extract: During the time that Sheridan was in the Shenandoah Valley, this (my) partisan corps was the only Confederate force that operated in his rear, or in Northern Virginia east of the Blue Ridge., Sheridan affected to call us guerillas, but never defined what he meant by the term. Sheridan to Grant: Berryville, Va., August 17, 1864—(9 P. M.) * * * Mosby has annoyed me and captured a few wagons. We hung one and shot six of his men yesterday. Two days before this I had sent three hundred of his men prisoners to Richmond. Again, August 19th, Sheridan to Grant: Guerrillas give me great annoyance, but I am quietly disposing of numbers of them. Everybody will understand what quietly disposing of a man means, especially when read in the light of his former dispatches. (The last dispatch <
Glencoe, Ill. (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
11th, Sheridan again tells General Grant: We have exterminated three officers and twenty-seven men of Mosby's gang in the last twelve days. We have exterminated is the language of the Master of Stair, when he announced the massacre of Glencoe. Not one-third of my command was from that section of Virginia. A great many were Marylanders. Even if it had been an unorganized body of citizens defending their homes, they would only have been doing what Governor Curtin and General Couch uperpetuates the fame of a glorious band—a remnant of our Spartan dead. About the affair in which they were sacrificed to the bloody moloch of revenge, I feel now as I have always felt. A Highlander is not asked or expected to forgive or forget Glencoe and Culloden. It will always be a proud satisfaction to me that, in the presence of their executioners, these martyrs did not imitate the despairing cry of the gladiator in the arena—Caesar, morituri salutamus—Caesar, we who are about to die, s<
Concord (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
ar, that belligerents are universally considered to be bound not to resort to reprisals except under the pressure of absolute necessity, and then not by way of revenge, but only in cases and to the extent by which an enemy may be deterred from a repetition of his offence. If I had not retaliated, the war in the Valley would have degenerated into a massacre. We were called guerillas and bushwhackers. These should not be opprobious epithets, since the exploits of the embattled farmers at Concord and Lexington have been sung in Emerson's immortal ode. Now, while bushwhacking is perfectly legitimate war, and it is as fair to shoot from a bush as behind a stockade or an earthwork, no men in the Confederate army less deserve these epithets than mine, if by them is meant a body of men who fought under cover and practiced tactics and stratagems not permitted by the rules of regular war. Sheridan certainly makes no such charge against us. A bushwhacker shoots under shelter with a long ran
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
en Webster wrote that, the Hungarian revolution had been crushed and Kossuth was an exile. General Grant had come from the west and taken command of the army cantoned in Culpeper south of the Rappahannock. He moved toward Richmond, crossed James river, and was in front of Lee at Petersburg. My battalion remained in northern Virginia to threaten Washington and the border. It operated along the Potomac in the Shenandoah Valley, and did not come in contact with the portion of the army immedio adjusts the unbalanced scale of human wrongs. Called the Furies from the abyss, And round Orestes bade them howl and hiss. Jno. S. Mosby. San Francisco, October 31, 1899. Major Richards Cites authorities for his conclusions. Richmond, Va., December 3, 1899. Editor of The Times. Sir,—In my address at the unveiling of the monument erected at Front Royal to the memory of Mosby's men who were executed after they surrendered, I stated two conclusions drawn from the official reco
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.37
em off as prisoners of war; they had fought beneath the very guns that protected the Federal Capitol; that they had crossed the Potomac into Maryland, and celebrated the 4th of July by the victory at Point of Rocks; that when Sheridan was driving Early up the Valley of Virginia, they had constantly raided his line of communications and captured his outposts. We find from the records of the war that it required as many men to protect, from Mosby's attacks, the lines of communication from Fredericksburg to Washington, from Washington to Harper's Ferry, from Harper's Ferry to Winchester and Strasburg, as General Sheridan had employed in fighting Early's army in his front. Unsuccessful plan. We learn from these same records that the Federal government had mapped out a plan of campaign that contemplated driving the Confederates up the Valley of Virginia, then repairing the railroad from Strasburg through Front Royal to Washington, so that the victorious troops of Sheridan could be qu
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