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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Stevens, Abel 1815- 1897 (search)
Stevens, Abel 1815-1897 Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 19, 1815; received a collegiate education; studied theology and was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His publications include Memorials of the introduction of Methodism into the Eastern States; History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America; The centenary of American Methodism; A Compendious history of American Methodism, etc. He died in San Jose, Cal., Sept. 11, 1897.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Cumberland Grays,
Company D, Twenty-first Virginia Infantry. (search)
The Cumberland Grays, Company D, Twenty-first Virginia Infantry. Its Roster, with brief record of its service. Cumberland C. H. Va., September 11, 1897. There was a reunion of the Cumberland Grays' Association at Cumberland Courthouse recently. This company was commanded first by Captain F. D. Irving, who was in command of it from the 1st of July, 1861, to the 21st of April, 1862, when he refused reelection and retired from service. Captain A. C. Page was elected its second captain, and was wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg. His leg was amputated, and he was retired from the service. At the earnest solicitation of Charles H. Anderson, the first lieutenant of the company, second lieutenant John A. Booker, who was on detached duty as A. A. A. General to General J. R. Jones, was appointed captain, and remained as such until the end of the war. In the second fight at Manassas the ammunition of the regiment gave out, but our second lieutenant was a brick-layer, a