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A. P. Hill advance Amelia Court House Anderson Appomattox Appomattox Court House Army of Northern artillery assault attack battle Beauregard bridge Brigade Butler captured cavalry Chaffin's Bluff Chickahominy Cold Harbor Colonel command Confederacy Confederate Court House crossed Danville Davis defeat defence Division duty Early enemy eral Ewell Federal Fifth Corps fight Fitz Lee Five Forks flank force Fort Gregg front gallant Gordon Grant guns Hancock head-quarters held Hill Humphreys infantry intrenchments James Johnston knew Lee's army Lee's left Lee's lines Lee's right letter Longstreet loss Lynchburg Mahone's Meade ment miles military morning moved movement night North Anna north side Northern Virginia officers ordered Petersburg Pickett Plank Road position Potomac President prisoners R. E. LEE Railroad Railway rear retreat Richmond river Second Corps sent Sheridan Sherman Sixth Corps soldiers south side Spottsylvania Spottsylvania Court House supplies surrender tion trenches troops valley Warren Washington Wilderness
Page 235 - ... the officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. 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 370 - Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea." BOSWELL. " Lord Mansfield does not." JOHNSON. " Sir, if lord Mansfield were in a company of general officers and admirals who have been in service, he would shrink ; he'd wish to creep under the table.
Page 238 - After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell the survivors of so many hard fought battles who have remained steadfast to the last that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them. But feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that...
Page 307 - There have, however, been instances of forgetfulness on the part of some that they have in keeping the yet unsullied reputation of the army, and that the duties exacted of us by civilization and Christianity are not less obligatory in the country of the enemy than in our own.
Page 312 - Yes, I know they will say hard things of us; they will not understand how we were overwhelmed by numbers; but that is not the question, Colonel; the question is, is it right to surrender this army? If it is right, then I will take all the responsibility.
Page 315 - And from the heights the thunder pealed. Then at the brief command of Lee Moved out that matchless infantry, With Pickett leading grandly down, To rush against the roaring crown Of those dread heights of destiny. Far heard above the angry guns A cry across the tumult runs, — The voice that rang through Shiloh's woods And Chickamauga's solitudes, The fierce South cheering on her sons ! Ah, how the withering tempest blew Against the front of Pettigrew!
Page 230 - There is nothing left me to do but to go and see General Grant, and I would rather die a thousand deaths.
Page 233 - AM) received, in consequence of my having passed from the Richmond and Lynchburg road to the Farmville and Lynchburg road. I am at this writing about four miles west of Walker's Church and will push forward to the front for the purpose of meeting you. Notice sent to me on this road where you wish the interview to take place will meet me.
Page 239 - You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed; and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you his blessing and protection. With an increasing 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. RE LEE, General.
Page 283 - I had authority to act. 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.