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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 574 574 Browse Search
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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 58 58 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
ical selection of the Andersonville site for a prison camp. I realize that this phase of the question has been reverted to and minutely described every five or six years, since Richardson first gave his views to the public, early in the autumn of 1865. The selection of the site was excellent. I do not propose to dilate on the beauties of a prison. * * * I wouldn't advise any one to seek a prison as a place at which to spend a vacation. Of course there was suffering, hunger and misery amongeath rate of Confederates in Northern prisons was over 12 per cent., while that of Federal prisoners in Southern prisons was under 9 per cent. The Northern official record with regard to the treatment and exchange of prisoners in the war of 1861-65 was shameful, and the murder of Captain Wirz to divert public attention from the real authors of the sufferings of the prisoners on both sides was one of the greatest atrocities of modern times. Mr. Page's book is published by the Neale Publishi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.2 (search)
istant Secretary of War. Campbell was much impressed by the contents of the report, and is said to have declared to Chilton that he intended to see President Davis about the matter. The report then went to the Secretary of War, by whom it should have been forwarded to Davis. It was not forwarded, however, and Campbell did not carry out his intention of seeing Mr. Davis. The prisoners were soon moved, but they would probably have been moved earlier had Davis seen the Chandler report. In 1865 when Wirz, the Commandant at Andersonville, was tried and hanged, a strong effort was made to prove that Mr. Davis had known of this report and that he had deliberately caused the Andersonville prisoners to suffer. Wirz was even offered his life, it is said, if he would implicate Davis, but he withstood the temptation. The Northern historians have generally asserted that Davis had seen the Chandler report, and consequently have held him responsible for the suffering that resulted after the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last charge from the Danville, Va., Bee, April 20, 1907. (search)
d seen his last on earth. His beautiful bay mare stood near him, and the colors of our old regiment were furled and leaning against a tree never again to be unfurled. I do not remember who was with him, but I think it was his brother. I knew he was dying; my heart sunk within me when he said to me,Moffett, it is hard to die now just as the war is over. But it was his fate. I think the colors fell into the hands of the enemy, as I never heard of them afterward. In due time those of us who were left got home, many and many changes since the surrender that Sunday morning, April 10, 1865. But those who were there will never forget it and never ought to. Then after the dark days of reconstruction we must be good fellows down South to have stood it all. But we did, and when the next war came our Fitzhugh Lee and Wheeler and a host of others joined the lines again to fight for the flag we fought from 1861 to 1865. Yours truly, W. L. Moffett, Private in Co. D., 14th Va. Cavalry.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
deal through which many of us passed during the second struggle for constitutional liberty—during the trying period of 1861-65. At the termination of the struggle for independence the Colonies were confronted with chaotic conditions. Bills of Cre Baggs. The above accounts read like a page from the history of the days of the ill-fated Southern Confederacy of 1861-65. At the date of the assembling of the Convention (1788) the State of Kentucky was an integral part of the Old Dominion a distant horizon that swept away every semblance of sovereignty and that desolated the Southern States in the crime of 1861-65? Did he, in his mind's eye, see the black cohorts, led by our Northern brethren (?) committing, during Reconstruction daysions aimed at, disloyal to the Lost Cause, false to the memories of the past, in forgetfulness of the trying period of 1861-65? I apprehend not! Those who fought under the banner of the Confederacy have no excuses to make or apologies to offer.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Chimborazo hospital, C. S. A. From the News leader, January 7, 1909. (search)
1904.) This is another very interesting paper in the series on local history which we have been publishing. It is furnished the School Bulletin for the teachers and children of Richmond and the public generally through the courtesy of the history committee of the Richmond Education Association.—Ed. I have selected as the subject of this paper, the most noted and largest military hospital in the annals of history, either ancient or modern, Chimborazo Hospital, at Richmond, Va., 1862 to 1865, and in connection therewith, the commandant and medical director, Surgeon James B. McCaw, and his staff. East of the city of Richmond, whilom capital of the Confederate States, and separated from the city proper by the historic Bloody Run Creek, is an elevated plateau of nearly forty acres, commanding from its height a grand view. On the south, the river, spanned by many bridges, ships in harbor, Chesterfield and the town of Manchester; on the east, a long stretch of country, cultivated
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
y, and Edgar's and Derrick's Virginia battalions of infantry; commanding Department of Southwestern Virginia, October, 1862; commanding Trans-Alleghany Department, 1865. Richard Stoddart Ewell, lieutenant-colonel corps of cavalry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861; brigadier-general, June 17, 1861; major-general, January 24, 1862; lieuten Charleston and Savannah; commanding cavalry under General Hardee; commanding at John's Island, S .C., June 9, 1864; commanding cavalry forces at Honey Hill, ——, 1865. Thomas Lafayette Rosser, born in Campbell county, Va., October 15, 1836; captain Washington Artillery (Louisiana), July 21, 1861; lieutenant-colonel of artilleheville, Va. Commands—Commanding> the Stonewall Brigade, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Twenty-seventh and Thirty-third Virginia Infantry; commanding Pegram's Division, 1865. Rueben Lindsay Walker, captain, Purcell Battery, Virginia Artillery; colonel, March 14, 1863; brigadier-general, February 18, 1865; died at Richmond, Va., —
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
present in large numgers. The ceremonies of the day possessed peculiar interest because the memory of the Petersburg soldiers who fell in battle in the War of 1861-65 was to be especially commemorated. The program of exercises was simple, but very beautiful. The ladies of the Memorial Association met in the Mechanics' Hall at, which has been theirs for so many years, of preserving the memory of the soldiers who wore the gray and who gave their lives during the momentous conflict of 1861-65. Now, more than forty years since the association was organized, we come once more to pay our annual tribute of love and veneration to the soldier dead, who sleeinches long by 1. foot 8 inches wide, and bears the following inscription: Erected by the L. M. A., In memory of Petersburg's Soldiers Who Fell in Battle, 1861-65. The tablet is the work of Burns and Campbell, of this city, the concrete base is the work of Perkinson & Finn, of Petersburg and cost $300. The iron pagoda was
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
he maps spread under the shade of a large tree, upon some tables which had evidently been constructed for a picnic party. The walls of the church plainly showed the marks of bullets and cannon balls. Within the edifice is a memorial altar built by the contributions of New Jersey and South Carolina men, and a Grand Army post in the former State, composed of survivors of the fight, has supported the Salem church Sunday-School for thirty years. When Sheridan marched through to Washington in 1865, said Colonel Bird, he saw many bodies still unburied, and reported that fact. I came down here to bury them. As he spoke he also pointed out many places where bodies had been exhumed in order that they might be taken to the cemetery at Fredericksburg. On the Chancellor field. The large pine tree under which Lee and Jackson held their last consultation—the one at which Jackson suggested the movement by which he flanked and routed Howard's Eleventh Corps— is still standing at the junc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Virginia Battlefield Park. (search)
irthday, and organized February 22, 1898, Washington's birthday. Among the incorporators a.. over two hundred gentlemen, ex-officers and soldiers of the war of 1861-5, from thirty-eight States of the Union and the District of Columbia. In these incorporators are many of the leaders on each side of the war of 18861-5, such as Gener Spotswood, the Tubal Cain of America; it was the playground of George Washington, and here is the ashes of his venerated mother. Not only do the memories of 1861-65 here abide, but as a Revolutionary war spot it will ever be hallowed by all Americans. The Free Lance, in view of the thirteen colonies, has no superstition about believe that it will call in vain on the Dispatch to yield Richmond's claims for the present, at least, and give old Fredericksburg, which, during the war of 1861-65, stood as a bulwark for Richmond, its best help at this time, to the end that the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotyslvania Courthouse battlefi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
His footsteps on the sea and rides upon the storm. I was an original secessionist, and revolutionist. Rather, I gave my heart and hand to the cause, and when Lincoln's proclamation for troops to assist in coercing North Carolina was issued, I volunteered at once and went to the United States forts in North Carolina by order of the Governor. I was among the first men who placed hostile feet on United States soil in North Carolina, and from that day, April 15, 1861, to the end of the war in 1865, when Lee surrendered the army, I was in the field and in forts exposed to danger, risking my life for a cause I thought was right. With the same lights before me, I would do the same thing again, and have never regretted what I did then. Ordered to evacuate. During the last year of the war, in 1864, I was in Petersburg, Va., and had command of the artillery on the north side of the Appomattox river, sharing in the fighting on the lines and in the trenches, the roughest of which was t
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