The Battle-fields of Virginia: Chancellorsville; Embracing the Oerations of the Army of Northern Virginia, from the First Battle of Fredericksburg to the Death of Leiutenant-General Jackson

D. Van Nostrand, 1867 - 152 páginas
Using information from official war documents, this volume provides a narrative of the events of the Civil War, specifically in the state of Virginia.

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Página 122 - I have just received your note, informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy.
Página 123 - Good, good," with unwonted energy when the gallant behavior of the "Stonewall brigade" was alluded to. He said "the men of that brigade will be some day proud to say to their children, ' I was one of the Stonewall brigade.
Página 130 - A few moments before he died, he cried out in his delirium, ' Order AP Hill to prepare for action — pass the infantry to the front rapidly — tell Major Hawks — ' then stopped, leaving the sentence unfinished. Presently a smile of ineffable sweetness spread itself over his pale face, and he said quietly, and with an expression, as if of relief, ' Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
Página 56 - I will have to retire my troops to re-form them, they are so much broken by this fire." But Jackson, rallying his strength, with firm voice said: "You must hold your ground, General Pender; you must hold your ground, sir!
Página 38 - Here the enemy had assumed a position of great natural strength, surrounded on all sides by a dense forest filled with a tangled undergrowth, in the midst of which breastworks of logs had been constructed, with trees felled in front so as to form an almost impenetrable abatis. His artillery swept the few narrow roads by which his position could be approached from the front, and commanded the adjacent woods.
Página 118 - I knelt down by him, and said, " I hope you are not badly hurt, General." He replied very calmly, but feebly, '' I am badly injured, Doctor ; I fear I am dying." After a pause, he continued, " I am glad you have come." I think the wound in my shoulder is still bleeding.
Página 110 - Rappahannock before delivering a general battle to our adversaries, the Army has given renewed evidence of its confidence in itself and its fidelity to the principles it represents. In fighting at a disadvantage, we would have been recreant to our trust, to ourselves, our cause, and our country. Profoundly loyal, and conscious of its strength, the Army of the Potomac will give or decline battle, whenever its interest or honor may demand.

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