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From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America
Limited preview - 1960
A. P. Hill advance approach army artillery asked attack authorities Batt battery battle bridge Brig.-Gen brigade called Capt cavalry charge close Colonel column command Confederate Corps cover crossing direct division early east enemy enemy's engaged Federal field fight fire flank followed force Ford four front gave George give Grant ground guard guns hand heights Hill Hill's hold hour hundred infantry Jackson James John join latter leaving Lee's Lieut Lieut.-Col Light Longstreet loss lost meet miles morning mountain move movements night o'clock officers ordered passed position Potomac prepared reached rear received regiments reinforced relieved reported reserve retreat Richmond ride river road rode route Second seemed sent severe side soon strong success Third Thomas thought thousand troops turned Union Virginia wounded
Page 609 - The results of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood, by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederate States Army known as the Army of Northern Virginia.
Page 203 - The army will resume its march to-morrow, taking the Hagerstown road. General Jackson's command will form the advance, and, after passing Middletown, with such portion as he may select, take the route...
Page 325 - In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence and liable to be torn by dogs front and rear, without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other.
Page 614 - Then there is nothing left me but to go and see General Grant, and I would rather die a thousand deaths.
Page 203 - General McLaws, with his own division and that of General RH Anderson, will follow General Longstreet; on reaching Middletown he will take the route to Harper's Ferry, and by Friday morning possess himself of the Maryland Heights and endeavor to capture the enemy at Harper's Ferry and vicinity.
Page 612 - I desired to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. I cannot, therefore, meet you with a view to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia : but, as far as your proposal may affect the Confederate States...
Page 612 - GENERAL, — I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition.
Page 611 - We had, I was satisfied, sacred principles to maintain and rights to defend, for which we were in duty bound to do our best, even if we perished in the endeavour.
Page 576 - ... Sincerely desiring to leave nothing untried which may put an end to the calamities of war, I propose to meet you at such convenient time and place as you may designate, with the hope that upon an interchange of views it may be found practicable to submit the subjects of controversy between the belligerents to a convention of the kind mentioned. In such event I am authorized to do whatever the result of the proposed interview may render necessary or advisable.