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A. P. Hill adversary arms army of Northern arrived artillery assault attack bank batteries battle bridge brigades campaign cannon cavalry centre Chambersburg Chancellorsville Chickahominy chief Cold Harbour columns command Confederate army Confederate line corps Court House crossed D. H. Hill defeat defence defile division enemy enemy's Ewell Federal army Federal lines fire flank forces Ford Fortress Monroe Fredericksburg general-in-chief Gettysburg Gordonsville Government Grant Hagerstown Harper's Ferry heights Hill's Hooker hostile infantry Jackson James River Johnston latter Longstreet Lynchburg MacClellan Manassas Maryland Meade Mechanicsville miles military morning movement night North Northern Virginia o'clock obliged occupied officers passed Petersburg Pope position Potomac President prisoners R. E. LEE railway Rapidan Rappahannock rear regiments reinforcements rejoined remained repulsed retire retreat Richmond road Seminary Ridge side soldiers South Southern army struggle Stuart succeeded took troops Valley victory waggons Warrenton Washington White Oak Swamp wing wounded
Page 311 - The result 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 312 - 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. To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army...
Page 316 - Virginia on the following terms, to wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate, one copy to be given to an officer to be designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer or officers as you may designate.
Page 313 - AM to-day could lead to no good. I will state, however, General, that I am equally anxious for peace with yourself, and the whole North entertains the same feeling. The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms, they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of human lives and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed.
Page 34 - GENERAL : — Since my interview with you on the 18th instant, I have felt that I ought not longer to retain my commission in the army. I therefore tender my resignation, which I request you will recommend for acceptance. It would have been presented at once...
Page 318 - With an unceasing admiration of your constancy, and devotion to your country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration of myself, I bid you an affectionate farewell.
Page 316 - The arms, artillery, and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. " This will not embrace the side arms of the officers, nor their private horses or baggage.
Page 315 - How easily I could get rid of this and be at rest. I have only to ride along the line and all will be over. But it is our duty to live. What will become of the women and children of the South, if we are not here to protect them?
Page 192 - Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.