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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 1 1 Browse Search
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hers of greater or less repute, or disrepute, in the Yankee army. Among his immediate classmates were Colonels John Pegram, George W Custis Lee, and John B. Vilieplgue, now well known in the Confederate service, and Major Greble, of the Yankee artillery, who was killed in the first battle of the war, at Great Bethel. In the United States Army, the highest rank attained by Stuart was that of First Lieutenant, but this was in the First Cavalry, a regiment noted for its officers, of which Yankee Gen. Sumner was Colonel, and our own General Joseph E. Johnston, Lieut Col. The operations of the old Federal cavalry were conducted mostly upon the distant frontier, far from the public eye, and from the observation of newspaper correspondents, and thus many deeds of great daring and high emprise went unchronicled, which would have established a reputation for their actors had they been transacted upon a theatre nearer to civilization and journalism. On the 29th July, 1857, at a time w
A Munchausen. A story published by us yesterday, from a Yankee newspaper, represented that "the executive officer of the Jones," a Yankee boat blown up by one of our torpedoes in James river, gave on the occasion the rarest evidence of coolness and skill on record. His vessel, he on board, was "crushed like a piece of paper," and as he ascended to the upper air, on a piece of the wreck, he drew a revolver and shot dead the man who had exploded the torpedo! Said man was standing on the bank of the river, and the narrator of the wonderful feat calls him a "wretch," and says his name was Burton. --He adds that "the incident is vouched for." Oh, of course. It would be astonishing that any man should doubt such a reasonable Yankee story. But the "wretch, " Burton, who we believe was killed by some executive Yankee, deserves to be remembered by his countrymen, and a monument should be raised to his memory. Who is he?
part of the Yankees to govern them. It follows that the colonies actually rebelled when they set the Government of George III. at defiance, and that we are not rebels when we deny the right of the Yankees to govern us. Yet these same Yankees have not only practically denied every right asserted by the Declaration of Independence, but have adopted the very phraseology habitually employed by the Parliament in speaking of the colonies. Let us add, that there is not one single enormity which Yankee Fourth-of-July orators and Yankee historians have been in the habit of ascribing to the ministry and armies of George III. which their own Congress and their own people have not committed on a vastly extended scale, and with the addition of ten-fold horrors. We are induced to make these observations by a paragraph in the press telegram of yesterday morning, in which it is stated that four hundred citizens had been killed in a riot in New Orleans, occasioned by Canby's attempt to enforc
s, in both the land and sea service, are natives of Southern States. Nor is it accurate to designate all the people of the Middle States even as Yankees. It may suit the Yankees proper very well to have all their elements of strength classed as Yankee, but it is not the truth. As a general thing, they have staid at home during the war, making money out of battles which they do not fight, and gaining a great reputation for prowess besides, by the designation of Yankee, which is uniformly appliand gaining a great reputation for prowess besides, by the designation of Yankee, which is uniformly applied to United States armies. It may be convenient to give our enemies a name which condenses in one word all that is hateful; but the worst of them are the least injured by its application. We are helping Jonathan to go down to posterity as a great heroic character. He has had little to do with this war except hiring other men to fight his battles and obtain for him money and reputation.
g it a favor, he will hate you for it. Tacitus lived in the worst era of the world and in the most universally corrupt society of which there is any account. He drew his pictures from nature as it presented itself to him. The observation we have alluded to was, no doubt, true with regard to those among whom he lived. It is to be hoped, however, it is not true of the world in general. Of the Yankees, however, it is eminently true, and to Sherman it applies with greater force than any other Yankee (even) of whom we recollect to have heard. --The favors he received at the hands of the South were not only far greater than he deserved, but such as he could never hope to repay. Hence the undying hatred with which he visits upon the South its great sin of over-estimating his merits. Others have dealt harshly with the Southern people. Fortunately for her cause, there have been few exceptions among the Yankee Generals in this particular. But Sherman surpasses them all. He takes the law i
Castle Thunder items. --In addition to a large number of Yankee deserters, the following parties were committed to Castle Thunder yesterday: C. Warden, member of company G, Tenth New York cavalry, a paroled Yankee, but charged with violating the same and being guilty of arson. The accused was sent here from Waynesboro', Augusta county, Virginia, in the neighborhood of which place he was arrested for visiting citizens houses and demanding certain articles from them under the threat of bringing Yankee "swamp guerrillas" there and burning down their property; said threats having being carried out in one or two instances. B. D. Tillett, a "buffalo" citizen of North Carolina, in the employ of the Yankee Government.--Tillett is charged with being the keeper of the light-house in Croaton sound, North Carolina, and instructing the Yankees where to find residents of that State who are loyal to the Confederate cause.
s to change any clause of the Constitution. But your real peace loving submissionist rather prefers all this. There can be no difficulty now as to the means of making ourselves heard. Before there was some doubt. Mr. Lincoln and his Cabinet positively refused to hear anything the rebels had to say upon any subject whatever. Some very wise and very notable schemes have been broached to get over that obstacle. The principal was, to call a convention of all the States, Confederate and Yankee, to confer about the matter. But the re-election of Lincoln by 800,000 majority has pretty effectually stopped all that. Besides, the taking of the peace-making power out of the President's hands and putting it in the hands of a convention was the overthrow of the Confederate Constitution and the secession of the States. Now, however, there is no necessity for all this. The States can instruct the President, or, it not, they can request him, to make their submission in form. He will be
has been dealt out to the meek and submissive Savannah is no criterion to judge of the vengeance reserved for Richmond. Its private hordes of tobacco are, first of all, to be appropriated. The croakers may croak submission, but they cannot save their tobacco. Everything worth stealing is to be appropriated. There are to be no stores here but Yankee stores, no hotels but Yankee hotels, no druggists but Yankee druggists. Everything — all employments, all trades, all professions,--is to be Yankee. A Virginian must take the oath in its vilest shape. He must be watched like a thief wherever he moves. He can hope for no employment beyond that of blacking a Yankee master's boots, or bringing him water from the hydrant, or brushing his coat, or, perhaps, waiting on him at the table. Such is the fate the croakers are invoking on Richmond, at the very time when Lincoln has nearly exhausted his supplies of men, and another year must bring with it a collapse in his plans of conquest.
l Sherman is reported as a strikingly ugly man--one of those Mokanna faces, not easily forgotten. He is a devout member of the Episcopal Church, and did not curse until he was ordered to leave Savannah on another campaign. His army is under rigid discipline, and he thinks nothing of degrading officers for contravention of orders and shooting privates for brigandage. Of course he knows how to wink at a number of things, but when politic he cashiers and shoots. "The bulk of the army is Yankee, though Germans, Irish and Indians abound. They scorn the idea of fighting for the negro, and wax wrathy when called abolitionists. They express a great admiration for President Davis, and think the "rebellion" would have collapsed long since had it not been for him. Their hatred of Lincoln is somewhat cordial. The 'Stars and Stripes,' however, are everything. "Kilpatrick is not much esteemed. The infantry regard him with aversion, and say that Wheeler can whip him at any time.
olitary movement, we should like to know what single move that miracle of human energy has made during this whole winter which entitles him to be looked upon as an American Napoleon. With a tremendous army at his command, with ports open for unlimited supplies of men, provisions, and all the appliances of war, with his enemy within musket shot, he has once put his head partially out of his shell, and then, having received a good thump on it, subsides into quiescence. But this is enough for Yankee-Doodle, Doo. Hurrah for the General that has broken up the old system of "Winter Quarters"! A Napoleon of the New World. We need not inform our readers that the first man; in modern warfare, who, on a grand scale, broke up this old system of winter quarters was Napoleon the Great, though Pichegru, during the campaign in Holland, is said to have been the first to set the example of disregarding the calendar. Other Generals had been in the habit of making their appearance, like the birds
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