The Friendship of General Hancock and Armistead | The Concordian
It turns out that Hancock's been injured too—though unbeknownst to Armistead, Hancock is actually going to survive both the battle and the war. Before dying. Armistead at Gettysburg” by Keith Rocco The bonds of friendship Thomas's action cost him his relationship with his immediate family He and others were pilloried and demonized in the basest ways by many in the South. Lewis Addison Armistead (February 18, – July 5, ) was a career United States Army Armistead's first marriage was to Cecelia Lee Love, a distant cousin of the Confederate army, Armistead told Hancock, "Goodbye; you can never know Armistead led his brigade from the front, waving his hat from the tip of his.
Hancock wrote about the sadness of the evening as Mrs. Johnston sung "Kathleen Mavourneen.
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Gods and Generals, by Shaara the younger, embellishes this story and adds lots of pure fiction. Garnett, Johnston, and Armistead during the months of April through July of From this information it would appear that Almira's widely accepted historical fact is incorrect.
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None of these three fellows was in Los Angeles at the same time during They did, however, pass through Los Angeles during the early part of and my guess is that there were, as was the case across the nation, sad farewells given between brother officers.
My point here is how easy it is for history to be based upon accounts of those who witnessed or participated in historical events, such as Almira Hancock, but whose memories have faded by time that they write of these events. The Hancock home was in downtown Los Angeles and is now under some skyscraper - I vaguely remember where it was although I have friends there that can take you right to the site - under the skyscraper!
Besides Camp Drum, there was also another Federal camp near modern day Culver City - which is where Hancock mainly did his work.
Other posts in the area include Ft. In the Armistead family home in Virginia burned, destroying nearly everything. Armistead took leave in October to go home and help his family.
The new Armistead family traveled from post to post in Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. The couple had one child, Lewis B. He was promoted to captain on March 3, Inhis 6th Infantry Regiment was sent as part of the reinforcements sent to Utah in the aftermath of the Utah War.
Not being required there, they were sent to California with the intention of sending them on to Washington Territory. However, a Mohave attack on civilians on the Beale Wagon Road diverted his regiment to the southern deserts along the Colorado River to participate in The Mojave Expedition of William Hoffmanat the head of a column of six companies of infantry, two of dragoons, and some artillery, struggled up the Colorado River from Fort Yuma.
On April 23,Colonel Hoffman dictated a peace to the overawed Mohave chiefs, threatening annihilation to the tribe if they did not cease hostilities, make no opposition to the establishment of posts and roads through their country, and allow travel free from their harassment.
Hoffman also took some of their leading men or family members hostage. Afterward he left for San Bernardinotaking most of his force with him; others went down river by steamboat or overland to Fort Tejon.
Captain Armistead was left with two infantry companies and the column's artillery to garrison Hoffman's encampment at Beale's Crossing on the east bank of the Colorado River, Camp Colorado. Armistead renamed the post Fort Mojave.
In late June the Mohave hostages escaped from Fort Yuma. Trouble broke out with the Mohave a few weeks later when they stole stock from a mail station that had been established two miles south of Fort Mojave, and attacked it. Mohaves tore up melons planted by the soldiers near the fort, and the soldiers shot a Mohave who was working in a garden.
Eventually after a few weeks of aggressive patrolling and skirmishes, Armistead attacked the Mohave who returned fire in a battle between about 50 soldiers and Mohave, resulting in three soldiers wounded.
Twenty-three Mohave bodies were found but more were killed and wounded and removed by the Mohave. Following this defeat, the Mohave made a peace, which they kept from then on. The wall behind the monument marks the Union lines. Accounts say that in a farewell party before leaving to join the Confederate army, Armistead told Hancock, "Goodbye; you can never know what this has cost me.
He served in the western part of Virginia, but soon returned to the east and the Army of Northern Virginia.