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PART IV.THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD.VI. The Second Battle of Manassas Lee's order of battle for the coming action was peculiar. It resembled an open V, with the opening toward the enemy--Jackson's corps forming the left wing, and extending from near Sudley, to a point in rear of the small village of Groveton, Longstreet's corps forming the right win…
 
PART IV.THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD.V. Lee follows The contest of generalship had now fully begun, and the brain of General Lee was matched against the brain of General Pope. It is no part of the design of the writer of this volume to exalt unduly the reputation of Lee, and detract from the credit due his adversaries. Justice has been sought to be d…
 
PART IV.THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD.IV. Jackson flanks General Pope It was thus necessary to act with decision, and General Lee resolved upon a movement apparently of the most reckless character. This was to separate his army into two parts, and, while one remained confronting the enemy on the Rappahannock, send the other by a long circuit to fall o…
 
PART IV.THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD.III. Lee advances from the Rapidan General Lee, it will thus be seen, had proceeded in his military manoeuvres with the utmost caution, determined to give his adversaries no advantage, and remain in front of the capital until it was free from all danger. But for the daring assault upon General McClellan, on the Ch…
 
PART IV.THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD. I. Lee's Protest General Lee remained in front of Richmond, watching General McClellan, but intelligence soon reached him from the upper Rappahannock that another army was advancing in that quarter, and had already occupied the county of Culpepper, with the obvious intention of capturing Gordonsville, the point o…
 
PART IV.THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD.II. Lee's Manoeuvres General Pope had promptly advanced, and his army lay in Culpepper, the right reaching toward the Blue Ridge, and the left extending nearly to the Rapidan.The campaign now became a contest of brains between Lee and the Federal authorities. Their obvious aim was to leave him in doubt whether a n…
 
PART IV.THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD. I. Lee's Protest General Lee remained in front of Richmond, watching General McClellan, but intelligence soon reached him from the upper Rappahannock that another army was advancing in that quarter, and had already occupied the county of Culpepper, with the obvious intention of capturing Gordonsville, the point o…
 
PART III.ON THE CHICKAHOMINY.VI. Lee and McClellan--their Identity of Opinion General Lee had thus, at the outset of his career, as commander of the Confederate army, saved the capital by a blow at the enemy as sudden as it was resistless. The class of persons who are never satisfied, and delight in fault-finding under all circumstances, declared t…
 
A LIFE OF GEN. ROBERT E. LEE.BY JOHN ESTEN COOKE. ''Duty is the sublimest word in our language.'' ''Human virtue should be equal to human calamity.'' LEE. 1876 PART III.ON THE CHICKAHOMINY.V. Richmond in Danger--Lee's Views We have presented a sufficiently full narrative of the great battles of the Chickahominy to enable the reader to form his own …
 
PART III.ON THE CHICKAHOMINY.IV. The Retreat The battle of Cold Harbor--or, as General Lee styles it in his report, the ''battle of the Chickahominy''--was the decisive struggle between the great adversaries, and determined the fate of General McClellan's campaign against Richmond.This view is not held by writers on the Northern side, who represent…
 
PART III. ON THE CHICKAHOMINY. III. The Battle of the Chickahominy On the morning of the 26th of June, 1862, all was ready for the great encounter of arms between the Confederates and the Federal forces on the Chickahominy. General Jackson had been delayed on his march from the mountains, and had not yet arrived but it was known that he was near, a…
 
General Lee had been hitherto regarded as a soldier of too great caution, but his plan for the assault on General McClellan indicated the possession of a nerve approaching audacity.Fully comprehending his enemy's strength and position, and aware that a large portion of the Federal army had crossed the Chickahominy, and was directly in his front, he…
 
The Chickahominy, whose banks were now to be the scene of a bitter and determined conflict between the great adversaries, is a sluggish and winding stream, which, rising above Richmond, describes a curve around it, and empties its waters into the James, far below the city. Its banks are swampy, and thickly clothed with forest or underwood. From the…
 
A LIFE OF GEN. ROBERT E. LEE.BY JOHN ESTEN COOKE. ''Duty is the sublimest word in our language.'' ''Human virtue should be equal to human calamity.'' LEE. 1876 PART II.IN FRONT OF RICHMOND.V. Stuart's ''Ride around McClellan'' General James E.B. Stuart, who now made his first prominent appearance upon the theatre of the war, was a Virginian by birt…
 
''What was the amount of the Confederate force under command of Lee?'' it may be asked. The present writer is unable to state this number with any thing like exactness. The official record, if in existence, is not accessible, and the matter must be left to conjecture. It is tolerably certain, however, that, even after the arrival of Jackson, the ar…
 
General Lee assumed command of the army on the 3d of June. A week afterward, Jackson finished the great campaign of the Valley, by defeating Generals Fremont and Shields at Port Republic.Such had been the important services performed by the famous ''Stonewall Jackson,'' who was to become the ''right arm'' of Lee in the greater campaigns of the futu…
 
This untoward event rendered it necessary to find a new commander for the army without loss of time. General Lee had returned some time before from the South, and to him all eyes were turned. He had had no opportunity to display his abilities upon a conspicuous theatre--the sole command he had been intrusted with, that in trans-Alleghany Virginia, …
 
''Heaven bless you! Heaven bless you! and give you wisdom for your important and arduous duties!''These were the last words uttered during the interview. General Lee pressed the dying man's hand, released it, stood for several minutes by the bedside motionless and in perfect silence, and then went out of the room.On the next morning Bishop Meade ex…
 
By the latter part of that month, General McClellan, in command of an army of more than one hundred thousand men, landed on the Peninsula between the James and York Rivers, and after stubbornly-contested engagements with the forces of General Johnston, advanced up the Peninsula--the Confederates slowly retiring. In the latter part of May, a portion…
 
''The time will yet come when his superior abilities will be vindicated, both to his own renown and the glory of his country.'' The time was now at hand when these abilities, if the individual possessed them, were to have an opportunity to display themselves.Από τον John W. Michaels
 
Lee's Reception at Richmond.For weeks, reports had been rife that he had determined to adhere to the Federal Government in the approaching struggle. Such an event, it was felt by all, would be a public calamity to Virginia and the general joy may be imagined when it was known that Lee had resigned and come to fight with his own people. He assumed c…
 
Lee Resigns. '' He went with his State because he believed it was his duty to do so, and because, to ascertain what was his duty, and perform it, was the cardinal maxim of his life.'' Lee's sense of duty to his State was so strong, he left his Estate, Arlington, Martha Washington's furniture and china, and over 25 years of service to the Union behi…
 
Robert E.Lee faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life thus far. He is given every reason except one to remain in the Union Arny. If he chose to remain in the Union Army a promotion was imminent, and he would no doubt soon command that Army. His loyalty, however, like most men of the era was with his home state, Virginia…
 
Lee enters West Point, graduates 2nd in his class, without a demerit. Receives high praise for his work as an engineer in the Mexican War. Joins an elite group of West Point grads. Commands a force of Marines putting down the rebellion at Harpers Ferry.Από τον John W. Michaels
 
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