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General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run,…
As full lines of battle could not be handled through the thick wood, I ordered the advance of the six brigades by heavy skirmish lines,…
Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was…
A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were…
I fancy that no good ideas upon that campaign will be mentioned at any time that did not receive their share of consideration by General…
The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail.
Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, – that was an honest mistake, one of…
In the case of the armies at Fredericksburg it would have been, to say the least, very hazardous to give counter-attack, the Federal position being…
If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help him and our cause by taking it. I…
Pickett’s lines being nearer, the impact was heaviest upon them.
My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours…
In a very short time the army of Northern Virginia was face to face with the Army of the Potomac.
General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off.
I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I…
There was no indication of panic. The broken files marched back in steady step. The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows that…
Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?
That man will fight us every day and every hour till the end of the war.
I cannot help but think that great results would have been obtained had my views been thought better of; yet I am much inclined to…
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