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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park, Twelfth Alabama Regiment. January 28th, 1863January 27th, 1864. (search)
ll's, near Orange Court House, and met his pretty daughter, Mrs. Goodwin. At night received five letters and several Georgia and South Carolina papers. Feb. 3. Gus. Reid returned from absence at Lynchburg. Orders came at night to be ready to move to Hanover Junction at 6 o'clock. Battle's Ala. brigade left winter quarters at 6 1/2 o'clock for Gordonsville, and arrived there at 2 P. M. We took cars at midnight for Hanover Junction. Gen. Robt. D. Johnston's N. C. brigade preceded ours. Feb. 5. Reached the Junction at 9 A. M., and occupied some old winter quarters near Taylorsville. Feb. 6. Bill Mims returned from furlough. Feb. 7. Our brigade took the train for Richmond early in the morning, and reached the capitol at 2 o'clock. Formed in the city, and marched to music to the outer fortifications on York River Railroad, about four miles from the city. Feb. 8. Went to Richmond and called on some young lady friends, also visited the hall of the House of Representative
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
Unwritten history. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, February 5, 1899.1 A Southern account of the burning of Chambersburg. Northern stories Contradicted—a Virginia cavalryman tells the tale of the memorable Raid—it was bad enough, but not as bad as Pictured. The burning of Chambersburg, Pa., July 30, 1864, by General John McCausland's Confederate cavalry was a unique incident of the civil war, as it was the first time the Confederates had applied the torch in retaliation for similar offences committed by the Federal army. It created consternation and indignation throughout the entire North. They had forgotten that Colonel Montgomery, of the Federal army, committed such gross outrages on private citizens in South Carolina, on raids made into the State—acts so atrocious and unwarranted that he was summarily dismissed from the army; Kilpatrick and Sheridan were barn-burners and mill-burners by instinct, or orders; Jackson, Miss., was partially destroyed; one-third o<