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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Rebel Barbarities in East-Tennessee. (search)
ith loaded muskets. The terrible reality flashed upon the minds of the doomed patriots. Wood (sixty years of age) cried out: For God's sake, men, you are not going to shoot us! If you are going to murder us, give us, at least, time to pray. Col. Allen was reminded of his promise to give them a trial. They were informed that Allen had no authority, that Keith was in command, and that there was no time for praying. The order was given to fire; the old men and boys put their hands to their faAllen had no authority, that Keith was in command, and that there was no time for praying. The order was given to fire; the old men and boys put their hands to their faces and rent the air with agonizing cries of despair; the soldiers wavered and hesitated to obey the command. Keith said, if they did not fire instantly, he would make them change places with the prisoners. The soldiers raised their guns, the victims shuddered convulsively, the word was given to fire, and the five men fell pierced with rebel bullets. Wood and Shelton were shot in the head, their brains scattered upon the ground, and they died without a struggle. The other three lived only
A substitute. I will serve as a substitute in the confederate service for two thousand five hundred dollars, or in the militia for one thousand five hundred dollars. For further information, apply to Thomas Allen, Depot Agent at Duck Hill.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
ick; Ensigns, F. J. Naile, M. W. Sanders and S. W. Terry; Acting-Ensigns, Wm. Wardrop, Henry Baker, J. M. Alden and D. Pratt Mannix; Acting-Master's Mates, R. S. Howell, Harry Woodruff, David V. Porter and C. H. Sedgewick; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Geo. W. Walker; Acting-First-Assistant, O. G. Ritchie; Acting-Third-Assistants, J. C. Barr and W. B. Ritchie; Gunner, John R. Hall; Acting-Carpenter, Noah Dean. Iron-clad steamer Essex. Commander, Robert Townsend; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Thomas Allen; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. W. Slamm; Acting-Masters, J. C. Parker and E. Reese; Acting-Ensign, Spencer Johnson; Acting-Master's Mates, J. H. Berry and C. M. Fuller; Engineers: Acting-Chief, J. K. Heap; Acting-First-Assistant, J. L. Hillard; Acting-Second-Assistants, E. P. Sprague and C. H. Burt; Acting-Third-Assistants, Henry Wood and Nicholas Saner. Iron-clad steamer Eastport. Lieutenant-Commander, S. L. Phelps; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, M. L. Gerould; Acting-Assistant Paymast
ot was born in 1729, and died in 1804. In 1769, Moore, a London linen-draper, patented an invention of this kind; and in 1772, Oliver Evans obtained an exclusive right from the State of Maryland for the use of a steamcar-riage devised by him. In 1786, William Symington constructed a model of a steamcarriage, but afterward devoted his attention to steamnaviga-tion. In 1784, Murdoch, an assistant of Watt, invented a steamcarriage, which he tested on a road in Cornwall; and in 1789, Thomas Allen, of London, proposed a plan for constructing steam-carriages. Trevethick and Vivian, engineers of Cornwall, patented a high-pressure steam-carriage in 1802. It was a four-wheeled carriage, the wheels of the fore-carriage being small and having a narrower track than the large driving-wheels which sustained the body. The cylinder was horizontal, and in the rear of the hind axle. The piston-rod was forked to admit the crank, which turned a shaft having a spur-wheel gearing into a sim
ill be a draft. To W. W. S. Oleton, Haverhill,β€” We want all the men for Massachusetts quota at once. The quota of Haverhill is two hundred and twelve men. I hope you will do what you can to aid the recruiting; and, if you do, I think you will get a commission. But that lies with the Governor. If qualified, I will do my best for you. I hope the people of the town will take hold, and at once see if they cannot get their quota enlisted. Let me hear from you again. July 9.β€”To Thomas Allen, Pittsfield,β€” Nothing can exceed the patriotic spirit of the people of Pittsfield. The town has already most nobly connected its name with the brightest pages of this war, and now it is the first to take hold in the right way to raise its quota for the new demand. I find that the cities and towns are taking hold with a good will; and I feel very much encouraged that we shall get our quota, not only without drafting, but before any other State has got half its share. Of course, th<
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 9: (search)
his proposed operations. On his arrival there he found three hundred men of the First Kentucky infantry, whose term of service had just expired in Virginia, who at once joined his command, and thus three more companies were organized. The command was then formed into a regiment, with John H. Morgan as colonel; Basil W. Duke, lieutenant-colonel; G. W. Morgan, a Tennesseean and cousin of John H. Morgan, major; Gordon E. Niles, adjutant; David H. Llewellyn, A. Q. M.; Hiram Reese, A. C. S.; Thomas Allen, surgeon; and Dr. Edelin, assistant surgeon. The companies were commanded as follows: Capt. Jacob Cassell, Company A; Capt. John Allen, Company B; Capt. J. W. Bowles, Company C; Capt. John B. Castleman, Company D; Capt. John Hutchinson, Company E; Capt. Thomas B. Webber, Company F; and Captain McFarland, Company G. These six companies and a fragment of the seventh numbered nearly 400 men, and the regiment became known as the Second Kentucky cavalry. The Texas Rangers were made a battal
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
e date of the assembling of the Convention (1788) the State of Kentucky was an integral part of the Old Dominion and was known in the geography of the State as the District of Kentucky, and was divided into seven counties, and was represented in the Convention as follows: Bourbon County by Henry Lee and Notlaw Conn; Fayette County by Humphrey Marshall and John Fowler; Jefferson County by Robt. Breckinbridge and Rice Bullock; Nelson County by Mathew Walton and John Steele; Mercer County by Thomas Allen and Alx. Robertson; Lincoln County by John Logan and Henry Pawling; Madison County by John Miller and Green Clay. Virginia at this time was an empire not only in territory, but her population had reached over 800,000 souls. Her population was over three-fourths of all that of New England. It was nearly double that of Pennsylvania. It was not far from three times that of New York. It was three-fourths of all the population of the Southern States. It exceeded by 60,000 that of Nort
Discharged --Jas. Dugan, Thos. Allen and Mike Boler, on Monday night forsook their camp and engaged in a contest with "Old King Alcohol," which ended in their final subjugation and overthrow. Near daybreak the watchmen found the recumbent warriors on the sidewalk, and bore them to the look-up. Yesterday morning they were sober, and the Mayor told them to go and sin no more James F. Mangle, arrested for drawing a cane sword, and chasing darkeys on the street while drunk, was likewise admonished and discharged.
The War News. We have to record this morning more evidences of the infernal nature of the foe now making war upon us. For a day or two past dense volumes of smoke have been seen on the north side of James river, below Richmond, and no little curiosity has been manifested to ascertain the cause of the conflagration. We learn that on Tuesday the Yankees burned every building on the lower farm of Curl's Neck, owned by Major Allen, and by the same method destroyed a portion of his wheat crop. On the farm of Maj. Gen. Pickett, on Turkey Island, they have burned all the building but the dwelling and a small brick house in the yard, as also the crop of wheat. These buildings were probably spared for the accommodation of Yankee officers, who doubtless have established their headquarters therein.--When they have no freshed use for them, they will not hesitate to apply the torch to them also. Parties engaged in cutting the wheat on the farms bordering on the river, on Tuesday, were sh