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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Shall Cromwell have a statue? (search)
that no such distinction could be granted so long as there remained in the prayer-book a form of supplication for King Charles, the Martyr, and of praise and thanksgiving for the wonderful deliverance of these kingdoms from the great rebellion, and all the other miseries and oppressions consequent thereon, under which they had so long groaned. None the less, the demand was insistent, and at last, but only after two full centuries had elapsed and a third was well advanced, was the verdict of 1661 reversed. To-day the bronze effigy of Oliver Cromwell—massive in size, rugged in feature, characteristic in attitude—stands defiantly in the yard of that Westminster Hall, from a pole on top of which, twelve score years ago, the flesh crumbled from his skull. In this dramatic reversal of an accepted verdict—this complete revision of opinions once deemed settled and immutable—there is, I submit, a lesson—an academic lesson. The present occasion is essentially educational. The Phi Beta
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
vision, A. P. Hill's Corp's, Army of Northern Virginia. Killed July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg. John B. Villepigue. 1652. Born South Carolina. Appointed South Carolina. 23. Brigadier-General, March 13, 1862. Commanding Second Brigade, First Division, Army of Mississippi. Died November 9, 1862. Abner Smead.* 1655. Born Georgia. Appointed Georgia. 25. Colonel, September I, 1862. Assistant Inspector-General, Jackson's Corp's, Army of Northern Virginia. John O. Long. 1661. Born Illinois. Appointed at Large. 31. John T. Mercer. 1670. Born Georgia. Appointed Georgia. 40. Colonel, September 27, 1861. Commanding Twenty-first Georgia Infantry, Doles' Brigade, Rhode's Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Killed April 19, 1864, at Plymouth, N. C. John Mullins. 1673. Born Tennessee. Appointed Mississippi, 43. Horace Randal. 1675. Born Tennessee. Appointed Texas. 45. Brigadier-General, April 8, 1864. Commanding brigade