What Lee said at Fredericksburg

SO BLUNDERING was the attempt of [General Ambrose E.] Burnside on [Fredericksburg] December 13, 1862, and so easily was he beaten, notwithstanding the immensity of his force and power of his arms, that it seemed on our side rather a…
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Father and Son

GENERAL LEE had nothing of nepotism about him, but meted out the evenest justice to all, except that he did not promote his relatives as rapidly as he did others. His son Robert served as a private in the ranks…
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Mr. Lincoln’s Stick

[ONE NIGHT in the early summer of 1863, just after the failure of the naval attack on Fort Sumter], as we walked back to the White House through the grounds between the War Department buildings and the house, I fancied…
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The War Comet

WHILE FEAR OF AN ATTACK…. held the city of Washington in its grasp, the Negroes cowered under the great war comet blazing in the sky. The Woodwards had an old slave named Oola, said to be a native African. She…
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