The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates. Comprising a Full and Authentic Account of the Rise and Progress of the Late Southern Confederacy--the Campaigns, Battles, Incidents, and Adventures of the Most Gigantic Struggle of the World's History
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Night attack of the enemy . — The second day's battle . — Hill's corps broken . — Longstreet comes up and turns the fortunes of the day . He is shot down by his own men . - Gen . Lee offers to lead a charge .
Washington , Mr. Dangerfield , and some other citizens whom they had surprised and captured the night before ; and therefore to use the cannon upon it now would be to endanger the lives of friends as well as foes .
... Federal forces there , evacuated Fort Moultrie , spiking the guns and burning the gun carriages , and occupied Fort Sumter with a view of strengthening his position . This movement was effected as a surprise under cover of night .
The project involved passing batteries with steamers or boats at night at right angles to the Confederate line of fire , and thirteen hundred yards distant -a feat which Capt . Fox argued was entirely practicable , and that many safe ...
The invasion was accomplished under the cover of night . It was attended by an incident which gave a lesson to the enemy of the spirit he was to encounter , and furnished the first instance of individual martyrdom in the war .
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This was published very soon after the end of the War. Edward A. Pollard was an editor of "The Richmond Examiner" and had access to a huge amount of data and the assistance of many reporters and ... Read full review