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Opinion of the Attorney General on the question of rank in the Confederate Army

Confederate States of America. Dept. of Justice

Opinion of the Attorney General on the question of rank in the Confederate Army

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Published by Ritchie & Dunnavant in Richmond .
Written in English

  • Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Officers

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesConfederate imprints, 1861-1865 -- reel 13, no. 832
    ContributionsBenjamin, J. P. 1811-1884
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15175979M

      In a November opinion, Attorney General Ken Paxton said lawmakers had the authority to remove the plaque, as the resolution that authorized it on behalf of Children of the Confederacy didn't prevent lawmakers from removing or relocating resolution does say the state should "determine the specific place of honor which this worthy plaque shall occupy.".

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Opinion of the Attorney General on the question of rank in the Confederate Army by Confederate States of America. Dept. of Justice Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Opinion of the Attorney General on the question of rank in the Confederate Army. [J P Benjamin; Confederate States of America. Department of Justice.]. Albert Pike (Decem – April 2, ) was an American author, poet, orator, jurist and prominent member of the was also a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded the District of Indian Territory in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil WarBattles/wars: Mexican–American War, Battle of.

Last survivor of 3 highest grades of general in Confederate States Army. Buford, Abraham: Brigadier General rank: September 2, nom: Novem conf: Ap USMA, Mexican–American War. Resigned as captain, U.S.

Army, Octo Remained out of war while Kentucky remained neutral. Two cousins were Union Army. Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; Ap – J ) was an American soldier and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from to Before his presidency, Grant led the Union Army as Commanding General of the United States Army in winning the American Civil president, Grant worked with the Radical Republicans during.

Crews prepare to remove a statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. on July 7, (Steve Helber). Braxton Bragg (Ma – Septem ) was an American army officer during the Second Seminole War and Mexican–American War and later a Confederate army officer who served as a general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, serving in the Western most important role was as commander of the Army of Mississippi, later renamed the Army of.

John Bell Hood (June 1 or J – Aug ) was a Confederate general during the American Civil had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness. Arguably one of the best brigade and division commanders in the CSA, Hood gradually became increasingly ineffective as he was promoted to lead larger, independent commands late in the.

By June of he had been promoted to a brigadier general.” “The Salomons were quite a family,” Powell says. “A cousin was also a Civil War General, and another was Governor of Wisconsin during the war.” General Order No. One of the most flagrant anti-Jewish decrees in U.S.

history occurred during the Civil War Dec. 17, Gen. General George Pickett and the Mass Execution of Deserters in Civil War Kinston, North Carolina (Part 2) by Dr.

Donald E. Collins. There is little doubt that Generals Pickett and Hoke intended the mass executions to serve as a reminder to their own troops of the consequences of desertion and hoped that the harshness of the penalties and the firmness with which they were carried out would.

In our opinion no sufficient tribute has ever been paid to the matchless organization of the medical department of the Confederate army as presented by the surgeon-general's office; and we regret that more has not been said and earlier, in order that before the death of that incomparable officer, Surgeon Samuel Preston Moore, he may have.

General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Opinion of the Attorney General on the question of rank in the Confederate Army book was at the height of its power during the days leading up to the invasion of Pennsylvania.

Lee's army had, only a month before, driven. Yes, in my opinion the 10 Army bases named after Confederate Soldiers should be renamed. Our country is going through a lot of turmoil lately and this is a great way to start healing.

Nine of the ten bases were established during World War I and World War II and were named after Confederate. WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is rethinking its traditional connection to Confederate Army symbols, mindful of their divisiveness at a time the nation is wrestling with questions of race after.

Henry Lewis Benning (April 2, – J ) was a general in the Confederate States also was a lawyer, legislator, and judge on the Georgia Supreme commanded the "Benning's Brigade" during the American Civil ing the Confederacy's defeat at the end of the war, he returned to his native Georgia, where he lived out the rest of his life.

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (Janu – ) served as a Confederate general (–) during the American Civil War, and became one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E.

Lee. Jackson played a prominent role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his death, and had a key part in winning many. George Brinton McClellan (December 3, – Octo ) was an American soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician who served as the 24th Governor of New Jersey.A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican–American War (–), and later left the Army to work on railroads until the outbreak of the American Civil War (–).

Why he's honored: Gordon was a three-star general in the Confederate army and one of Lee's top generals by the war's end. After the war, Gordon served as governor and U.S. senator and was one of. Also, Articles of War, for the government of the Army of the Confederate States of America.

(Raleigh, N.C., Inst. for the Deaf & Dumb & the Blind, ), by Confederate States of America War Department (page images at HathiTrust) Regulations for the army of the Confederate States, Revised and enlarged with a new and copious index.

Ten major Army installations are named for Confederate Army officers, mostly senior generals, including Robert E. Lee. Among the 10 is Ft. Benning, the namesake of Confederate Army. General Hood, whose opinion is entitled to weight, probably states it correctly in his book, Advance and Retreat (page ), when referring to Cleburne, says: "He was a man of equally quick perception and strong character, and was, especially in one respect, in advance of many of our people.

He possessed the boldness and wisdom to earnestly. General Grant,was right on the money,when it came to making war against the enemy,just imagine if he had been general of the army before the battles of manassass,Antietam,getteysburg,etc.,every general before him commanding the army of the Potomac, were just too timid and cost untold thousands of lifes,on both beliefs period,we're to.

Grant’s predecessors in command of the Union Army were far more accomplished in military art and science. Winfield Scott, whose experience dated back to the War ofhad led the army since Jeb Stuart, Confederate cavalry officer whose reports of enemy troop movements were of particular value to the Southern command during the American Civil War (–65).

An graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Stuart resigned his commission to share in the defense of his. Ten major Army installations are named for Confederate Army officers, mostly senior generals, including Robert E.

Lee. Among the 10 is Fort Benning, the namesake of Confederate Army. He returned to Georgia with a promotion to major general in the state army in Decemberand he served as aide to General W.H.T. Walker. During the Atlanta campaign of he organized and commanded a brigade of the First (Georgia) Confederate Regiment against General William T.

Sherman until the city finally fell on September 1. The Navy and the Marine Corps are now banning public displays of the Confederate Army battle flag on their installations, casting their decision as necessary to preserve cohesion within the ranks.

Commanded by General John Bell Hood, the Texas Brigade - also referred to as the Hood's Texas Brigade - was an infantry brigade in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. During the four-year conflict, almost two million men served in the Union army, and betweenand one million men entered the Confederate ranks.

The July Bull Run battle disabused leaders of the idea of a short, glorious war and quickly made finding eager volunteers more difficult for both armies. Hood and Sherman—who served as U.S. Army General-in-Chief from —became close friends after the war. Sherman visited Hood’s home in New Orleans inand Hood visited Sherman in.

The Confederate States had no such secret-service organization as was developed and used by the Federal Government during the Civil War, and yet it is probably true that, in the matter of obtaining needed military information, the Confederacy was, on the whole, better served than was the course, many uses of the Federal secret service were not necessary in the South.

One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1–3, General Robert E. Lee came face to face with a Union army led by General George G. Meade. The map shows Union positions in black and Confederate positions is red. THE NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMY.

Charles Francis Adams holds a warm place in the hearts of the survivors of the Army of Northern Virginia, and, indeed, of all the Confederate Armies, not only because of his splendid tribute to General Robert E.

Lee and to the army he commanded, but also because of his generous recognition of the high motives of the. The Navy and the Marine Corps are now banning public displays of the Confederate Army battle flag on their installations, casting their decision as necessary to preserve cohesion within the ranks.

Ten major Army installations are named for Confederate Army officers, mostly senior generals, including Robert E. Lee. Among the 10 is Fort Benning.

Trump: No change at bases named for Confederate officers WASHINGTON-The Associated Press. President Donald Trump on June 10 said his administration will "not even consider'' changing the name of any of the 10 Army bases that are named for Confederate Army officers. Two days earlier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicated that he was open to a broad discussion of such.

Nicknamed "Fighting Joe" for his reputed exploits in the Battle of Williamsburg, Joseph Hooker was a career U.S. Army officer, rising to the rank of major general during the Civil War.

This schematic map records the historic moment when General Lee and his Confederate forces surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in central Virginia on April 9, The most important sites are noted on the map in a key at the bottom of the drawing: “A.

[McLean] House at which Gen’l. Lee received Gen’l. Why another book about Wade Hampton III, with at least four modern biographies. The author of "Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior to Southern Redeemer" says it's because previous works fall short.

William C. Davis, "one of the best and most prolific historians of the American Civil War" (James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom), offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any other. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented number of archives, ranging from the odd newspapers in operation during the war to the personal writings of.

While today's traces its origins back toa second would largely be created Ma The initial one opened the Office of Attorney General as a part-time job for one person. The second one largely opened at the district level, but due to the war failed to open at the highest level despite the constitution establishing such a level.

Often refered to as the "Brains of the Confederacy,"Judah Philip Benjamin was the first Attorney General of the Confederacy (Feb. 25, ), the Confederate Secretary of War (Nov. ), and then. This book explains the controversy about the Confederate General Braxton Bragg ().

Hess makes the argument that Bragg’s treatment by history has been unfair. Hess attempts a historical assessment of Bragg. The book is well written and researched. I think that Hess has written a useful, balanced and thoughtful biography/5(20).

Second, Confederate records before never refer to the presence of blacks as soldiers in the army. Third is the famous proposal by Irish-born Confederate General Patrick Cleburne’s petition to free potential fighting men and their families and then allow them to enlist.

Cleburne was a lawyer and his petition reads like a legal s:   The Marine Corps last week moved ahead with a ban on public displays of the Confederate Army battle flag on its bases, and the Navy this week said it plans a similar ban for its bases, ships and.