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unted and joined him, while our staff-officers followed, intermingling with those of the general-in-chief at the cavalcade took its way to McLean's house near by, and where General Lee had arrived some time before, in consequence of a message from General Grant consenting to the interview asked for by Lee through Meade's front that morning — the consent having been carried by Colonel Babcock. When I entered McLean's house General Lee was standing, as was also his military secretary, Colonel Marshall, his only staff-officer present. General Lee was dressed in a new uniform and wore a handsome sword. His tall, commanding form thus set off contracted strongly with the short figure of General Grant, clothed as he was in a soiled suit, without sword or other insignia of his position except a pair of dingy shoulderstraps. After being presented, Ord and I, and nearly all of General Grant's staff, withdrew to await the agreement as to terms, and in a little while Colonel Babcock came to
ly groomed, and his equipments, bridle-bit, etc., were polished until they shone like silver; he was accompanied by Colonels Marshall and Taylor, of his staff. Colonel Miller Owen; In Camp and Battle. Generals Grant and Lee met at the farmhoutions were reduced to writing. General Lee read the propositions carefully, and copies were made of the paper by Colonel Marshall and General Grant's secretary. While this was being done, Generals Grant and Lee exchanged a few words of civiliut nothing bearing upon the surrender was said. General Grant having signed his note, General Lee conferred with Colonel Marshall, who wrote a brief note of acceptance of the terms of surrender offered which were as follows: The officers toSecretary of War, Quarter-Master-General, nor Commissary-General ever received the requisition. Colonels Taylor and Marshall (of General Lee's staff) both remember that it was well understood that such a requisition had been made, but cannot sta
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
little village of Gettysburg, and a valley not a mile in width, between them. Meade's army lay along Rocky heights, forming two sides of a triangle, with its apex at Cemetery Hill, near the town, its shorter line bending back southeasterly over Culp'a Hill to Rocky Creek, and its longer line Confederate Headquarters. this was the appearance of Lee's Headquarters when the writer sketched it, from the Chambersburg road, late in September, 1866. it was a substantial old stone House. Mrs. Marshall yet occupied it, and was then seventy-eight years of age. bending back south-southwest to Round Top. see note 1, page 59. Howard's shattered corps, re-enforced by two thousand Vermont troops under General Stannard; occupied Cemetery Hill, supported by the divisions of Robinson and Doubleday, of the First, with Wadsworth's, of the same corps, on the right. This division joined Slocum's corps on Culp's Hill, which formed the right wing of the army. On the left of Howard, the corps of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
rt, and gallantly maintained the fight until past noon, when the fire of both parties slackened, to allow the guns to cool. Meanwhile, the gun-boat New Era, Captain Marshall, of the Mississippi squadron, lying near, had taken part in the defense, her guns directed by the indications of signals at the fort, by which they were made lie sent one to demand an unconditional surrender of the post within twenty minutes. Bradford asked for an hour, that he might consult with his officers and Captain Marshall, of the New Era. Forrest waited awhile, and then sent word that if the fort was not surrendered within twenty minutes from that time he should order an assau the ravines to sheltered positions behind bushes, fallen timbers, and some buildings, from which they might more safely and effectually fall upon the fort. Captain Marshall saw this movement, but did not fire upon the foe for fear, should they succeed in taking the fort, they would plead his act in seeming violation of the flag,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
have the latter-named division employed for the purpose, and Ledlie's, composed of white men, was chosen by lot for the perilous duty. This division was composed of two brigades, the first led by General J. J. Bartlett, and the second by Colonel Marshall, and consisted of the Ninth, Twenty-first, Thirty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-ninth Massachusetts, under Bartlett, and the One Hundredth Pennsylvania, One Hundred and Seventy-ninth New York, Third Maryland, Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, and the Fourteenth New York Heavy Artillery, under Marshall. It stood ready for action at half-past 3 o'clock in the morning, the hour appointed for the explosion. An accident postponed that event until almost five o'clock, Pleasants lighted the fuse at a quarter past three o'clock, and waited an hour for the explosion, when Lieutenant Jacob Douty and Sergeant Henry Reese, of Pleasants's regiment, volunteered to go in and examine into the cause of the delay. The fire had
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
residence, at the beginning of the war, was on a portion of the battle-field of Bull Run, and who had left that region for another that promised more quiet, was again disturbed by the clash of arms at the close of the war. See note 1, page 589, volume I. McLean's House. at Appomattox Court-House. There the two commanders met, with courteous recognition, at two o'clock on Palm Sunday, the 9th of April. Grant was accompanied only by his chief aid, Colonel Parker. Lee was attended by Colonel Marshall, his adjutant-general. The terms of surrender were discussed and settled. They were put in the form of a written proposition by Grant, and a written acceptance by Lee. They were engrossed, and at about half-past 3 o'clock were signed on a neat mahogany center-table, with a marble top, delineated in the annexed engraving. Capitulation table. The terms prescribed by Grant were most extraordinary, under the circumstances, for their leniency and magnanimity. They simply required L
of our troops making their way to the rear, and others lying down beneath a galling fire. Our ranks were thinned at almost every step forward, and proportionately to the growing fury of the storm of projectiles. Soon we attained the crest of the bald ridge within about one hundred and fifty yards of the breastworks. Here was concentrated upon us, from batteries in front and flank, a fire of shell and canister, which ploughed through our ranks with deadly effect. Already the gallant Colonel Marshall, together with many other brave men, had fallen victims in this bloody onset. At a quickened pace we continued to advance, without firing a shot, down the slope, over a body of our soldiers lying on the ground, to and across Powhite creek, when, amid the fearful roar of musketry and artillery, I gave the order to fix bayonets and charge. With a ringing shout we dashed up the steep hill, through the abatis, and over the breastworks, upon the very heads of the enemy. The Federals, pani
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
ms that Sutter had employed an American named Marshall, a sort of millwright, to do this work for him, but Marshall afterward claimed that in the matter of the saw-mill they were copartners. At all elding a mill-dam, and putting up a saw-mill. Marshall, as the architect, had made the tub-wheel, an Tom afterward resorted to by the miners. As Marshall himself was working in this ditch, he observecovery. Captain Sutter himself related to me Marshall's account, saying that, as he sat in his roomn looked strangely wild. What is the matter, Marshall? Marshall inquired if any one was within heaMarshall inquired if any one was within hearing, and began to peer about the room, and look under the bed, when Sutter, fearing that some calamfallen the party up at the saw-mill, and that Marshall was really crazy, began to make his way to the or no importance to the discovery, and told Marshall to go back to the mill, and say nothing of wht few miners were at work there, by reason of Marshall's and Sutter's claim to the site. There stoo[6 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 2: early recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. (search)
iends. There was Canby, the adjutant-general, who was to take my place; Charley Hoyt, my cousin; General Persifer F. Smith and wife; Gibbs, his aide-de-camp; Major Ogden, of the Engineers, and wife; and, indeed, many old Californians, among them Alfred Robinson, and Frank Ward with his pretty bride. By the time the ship was fairly at anchor we had answered a million of questions about gold and the state of the country; and, learning that the ship was out of fuel, had informed the captain (Marshall) that there was abundance of pine-wood, but no willing hands to cut it; that no man could be hired at less than an ounce of gold a day, unless the soldiers would volunteer to do it for some agreed-upon price. As for coal, there was not a pound in Monterey, or anywhere else in California. Vessels with coal were known to be en route around Cape Horn, but none had yet reached California. The arrival of this steamer was the beginning of a new epoch on the Pacific coast; yet there she lay,
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
he Covington & Lexington Railroad, toward Prestonburg, in the valley of the Big Sandy. where is assembled a force of from twenty-five to thirty-five hundred rebel Kentuckians waiting reenforcements from Virginia. My last report from him was to October 28th, at which time he had Colonel Harris's Ohio Second, nine hundred strong; Colonel Norton's Twenty-first Ohio, one thousand; and Colonel Sill's Thirty-third Ohio, seven hundred and fifty strong; with two irregular Kentucky regiments, Colonels Marshall and Metcalf. These troops were on the road near Hazel Green and West Liberty, advancing toward Prestonburg. Upon an inspection of the map, you will observe these are all divergent lines, but rendered necessary, from the fact that our enemies choose them as places of refuge from pursuit, where they can receive assistance from neighboring States. Our lines are all too weak, probably with the exception of that to Prestonburg. To strengthen these, I am thrown on the raw levies of Ohi
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