Mohun: Or, The Last Days of Lee and His Paladins : Final Memoirs of a Staff Officer Serving in Virginia, from the Mss. of Colonel Surry, of Eagle's Nest

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F. J. Huntington, 1869 - American literature - 509 pages
 

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Page 394 - I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift^ the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.
Page 41 - 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 470 - Behind, and on either flank, an ubiquitous and increasingly adventurous enemy- — every mud-hole and every rise in the road choked with blazing wagons- — the air filled with the deafening reports of ammunition exploding, and shells bursting when touched by the flames — -dense columns of smoke ascending to heaven from the burning and exploding vehicles — exhausted men, worn-out mules and horses, lying down side by side — gaunt famine glaring hopelessly from sunken, lack-lustre eyes — dead...
Page 472 - 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 480 - a paroled prisoner of the army of Northern Virginia, has permission to go to his home, and there remain undisturbed — with two horses!" At the top of this document, was, "Appomattox Court- House, Va., April, 10, 1865.
Page 452 - Having gained the White Oak road, Warren changed front again to the right and advanced westward, so continually to take in flank and rear whatever hostile force still continued to hold the right of the Confederate line. This had originally been about three miles in extent, but above two-thirds of it were now carried. Yet, vital in all its parts, what of the two divisions remained still continued the combat with unyielding mettle. Parrying the thrusts of the cavalry from the front, this poor scratch...
Page 41 - I think worth suggesting to you, and that is, in case you find Lee coming to the north of the Rappahannock, I would by no means cross to the south of it. If he should leave a rear force at Fredericksburg, tempting you to fall upon it, it would fight in...
Page 197 - He replied, " Easy, but willing to die, if God and my country think I have fulfilled my destiny and done my duty.
Page 472 - 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 420 - Your admirable conduct, devotion to the cause of your country, and devotion to duty, fill me with pleasure. I hope you will soon see her efforts for independence crowned with success, and long live to enjoy the affection and gratitude of your country.

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