appomattox

  1. lelliott19

    Maj. Robert Moorman Sims on General Longstreet

    Sketch by Alfred R Waud; Custer receiving the flag of truce--Appomatox [sic]--1865 (Library of Congress) In describing his relationship with General James Longstreet, Maj. R. M. Sims attested "I... never heard a thing disreputable to him; his character was the highest as a brave and unselfish...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    April Showers, War's Weirdly Worst Month

    Taken in May, after April's funeral train finally ended in Springfield, Illinois even Lincoln's horse Old Bob wears trappings of the mourning we'd been plunged into April 15th, 1865. April could have been missed in 1865 and really, through the rest of the war. What is it with April? Old Bob...
  3. James N.

    Upcoming April, 2018 Civil War Excursion

    Tomorrow, April 3, @1863surgeon Doug Garnett, his son Bradley, and Yours Truly (above, Doug and I during the 2007 145th Anniversary Shiloh event) are setting off on what may prove to be a questionable Adventure - mainly because of the erratic, unseasonable weather! - driving from Northeast Texas...
  4. AUG

    Two regiments meet again at Appomattox

    Union troops share rations with Confederates at Appomattox. Image from Battles & Leaders, vol. 4. On the evening of June 27, 1862, after the collapse of the Federal line at Gaines' Mill, the 16th Michigan and 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry retreated from the field through a wooded ravine along the...
  5. lelliott19

    Location Help: Sailor's Creek to Appomattox

    Needing some help please with interpreting timing and locations referenced in these excerpts from an article entitled “Sketch of the History of Phillip’s Legion” written by Maj SMH Byrd, AQM and published in the Cedartown Standard, May 14, 1914, page 4. Phillip's Legion was Wofford's/DuBose's...
  6. WJC

    "I Wish I Was in Dixie"

    Seems that every period film or TV show about the Civil War shows Confederate troops marching in a column with their regimental band playing... "I Wish I Was in Dixie"! The song was published in 1859 by Ohioan Daniel Emmett. It became popular in minstrel-shows in the North and Lincoln supposedly...
  7. wausaubob

    The terms of surrender at Appomattox, by Prof. Waugh

    https://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/waughj/classes/civilwar/public/syllabi/memorypdfs/waugh.pdf Grant new precisely what he was doing. And when the Union’s hero did get to Washington City, Lincoln expressed his unqualified approval of the terms Grant had given Lee. 72 The northern...
  8. wausaubob

    Around the World with General Grant pp. 615-627

    https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112073690924;view=1up;seq=714 At the end of this conversation, probably intended for public consumption, General Grant speculates that neither holding Richmond nor the surrender at Appomattox were military necessities. The best military move, after...
  9. lelliott19

    The Surrender - Recollections of Capt Frederick M Colston

    Recollections of the Last Month in the Army of Northern Virginia — the End by Frederick M. Colston (Baltimore, Md.), Captain and Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance of the Army of Northern Virginia, Lieut. Col. Briscoe G. Baldwin "During the day I met Major , of Pickett's staff, who spoke of...


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