Category Archives: 1862: In Their Words

1862: “We Are Spartans”

July 18, 1862 General Huger sent to inspect ordnance. Sent to Coventry? Jackson gone into the enemy’s country. Joe Johnston and Wade Hampton to follow. Think of Rice – Mr. Senator Rice – who sent us the buffalo robes. I … Continue reading

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1862: “Let Us Look Before Us, And Not Behind”

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA Washington D.C., July 14, 1862 To The Officers and Soldiers of the Army of Virginia: By special assignment of the President of the United States I have assumed the command of this army. I have spent … Continue reading

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1862: “A Confederate War Vessel”

UNITED STATES CONSULATE Liverpool, July 9, 1862. Sir: In accordance with the suggestion of Earl Russell, in a communication to Mr. Adams, the American minister in London, I beg to lay before you the information and circumstances which have come … Continue reading

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1862: “You Have Done Your Best To Sacrifice This Army”

To Edwin M. Stanton Savage Station June 28 12:20A.M. …I now know the full history of the day [June 27]. On this side of the river – the right bank – we repulsed several very strong attacks. On the left … Continue reading

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1862: “It Is The Practice Of The Commander Of The Conquering Army To Protect”

Confidential. Brocket, 11 June, 1862. My Dear Sir, – I cannot refrain from taking the liberty of saying to you that it is difficult if not impossible to express adequately the disgust which must excited in the mind of every … Continue reading

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1862: “Helpless Woman That I Am!”

June 16, 1862 I think of the many mothers, wives and sisters who wait as anxiously, pray as fervently in their far away lonesome homes from their dear ones, as we do here; I fancy them waiting day after day … Continue reading

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