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untrymen. The immediate staff of the lamented commander-in-chief, who accompanied him to the field, rendered efficient service, and, either by his side, or in carrying his orders, shared his exposures to the casualties of a well-contested battle-field. I beg to commend their names to the notice of the War Department, namely: of Captains H. P. Brewster and N. Wickliffe, of the Adjutant and Inspector- General's Department. Captain Theodore O'Hara, acting inspector-general. Lieutenants George Baylor and Thomas M. Jack, aides-de-camp. Volunteer Aides-de-Camp Colonel William Preston, Major D. M. Hayden, E. W. Munford, and Calhoun Benham. Major Albert J. Smith and Captain Wickham, Quartermaster's Department. To these gentlemen was assigned the last sad duty of accompanying the remains of their lamented chief from the field, except Captains Brewster and Wickliffe, who remained, and rendered valuable services as staff officers on the 7th of April. Governor Isham G.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baylor, George, 1752-1784 (search)
Baylor, George, 1752-1784 Military officer; born in Newmarket, Va., Jan. 12, 1752. Soon after Washington's arrival at Cambridge in 1778, he appointed (Aug. 15) young Baylor as his aide. He was a participant in the battle at Trenton, and carried the news of the victory to Congress, when that body presented him with a horse cBaylor as his aide. He was a participant in the battle at Trenton, and carried the news of the victory to Congress, when that body presented him with a horse caparisoned for service, and made him colonel of dragoons (Jan. 8, 1777). On the night of Sept. 27, 1778, his troop of horse, lying in barns, unarmed, near old Tappan, were surprised at midnight by the British while asleep. The British had silently cut off a sergeant's patrol and fell suddenly upon the sleeping troopers. The lattng troopers. The latter, without arms and powerless, asked for quarter. General Grey had given special orders not to grant quarter, and out of 104 prisoners sixty-seven were killed or wounded. Some of the men were bayoneted in cold blood. Baylor was wounded and made prisoner. He died in Bridgetown, Barbadoes. in March, 1784.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grey, Charles, Earl 1729- (search)
Grey, Charles, Earl 1729- Military officer; born in England Oct. 23, 1729; was aidede-camp to Wolfe, at Quebec, in 1759; was commissioned lieutenant-colonel in 1761; and, as colonel, accompanied General Howe to Boston in 1775, who gave him the rank of major-general. He led the party that surprised General Wayne in the night. He was an active commander in the battle of Germantown (q. v.) and as a marauder on the New England coast in the fall of 1778. He surprised and cut in pieces Baylor's dragoons at Tappan. For these and other services in America he was made a lieutenant-general in 1783. He became a general in 1795; was elevated to the peerage in 1801; and was the father of the celebrated English statesman of the same name. He died Nov. 14, 1807.
ey, has just been received. I send you, by the same officer, information just obtained through one Dr. Minturn, just in from Cairo, on his way to Houston, Texas. He was anxious, he said, to visit your headquarters to get some papers left with Mr. Baylor; but his manners appearing rather suspicious, I preferred sending him direct to Texas. His information may be true or not; you will have to judge for yourself. We believe here there is a great deal of truth in it; if so, you must be careful battle-field. I beg to commend their names to the notice of the War Department, namely: of Captains H. P. Brewster and A. Wickliffe, of the Adjutant and Inspector General's Department; Captain Theodore O'Hara, Acting Inspector-General, Lieutenants George Baylor and Thomas M. Jack, Aides-de-camp; Volunteer Aides-de-camp Colonel William Preston, Major D. M. Hayden, E. W. Munford, and Calhoun Benham; Major Albert J. Smith and Captain—, Quartermaster's Department. To these gentlemen was assigne
onvention, and of the senators and representatives in the special session of the legislature, afterward attested the sincerity of their purpose in what they did, by voluntarily entering the Confederate army, which deserves to be commemorated as a part of the history of that eventful period. Signers of the call for the convention subsequently held rank as follows: John Gregg, Thomas Green, John A. Wharton, Henry E. McCulloch, brigadier-generals; R. Q. Mills, Edward Clark, C. M. Winkler, Geo. Baylor, Geo. Flournoy, John R. Baylor, colonels; Wm. Bird, lieutenant-colonel; D. M. Pendergast, John J. Good, W. C. Pitts, captains; and Thos. J. Chambers, aidede-camp to a general in Virginia the first part of the war, though advanced in years. Of the members of the convention who became officers besides John Gregg and John A. Wharton, were Allison Nelson, Wm. P. Hardeman, Jerome B. Robertson, Wm. Scurry, Joseph L. Hogg, brigadier-generals; James. H. Rogers and John Henry Brown, adjutant-gen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.10 (search)
of it as the land where the flowers always bloomed and the birds always sung. They never failed to meet a warm and cordial welcome there from the noble women who were so devoted to the cause we were fighting for. Every may from that section able to carry arms was in the Confederate army. Some belonged to the Stone-Brigade, some to Stuart's Cavalry, and some to Chew's celebrated Battery of Horse Artillery. There were two companies of cavalry —the Clark Cavalry, Company D, 6th Virginia, and Baylor's Company, Company B, 12th Virginia. Most of the men in these two companies were from the counties of Clark and Jefferson, sons of well-to-do farmers, who from early boyhood were accustomed to riding and handling the fine horses for which that section was celebrated. On one occasion I heard a distinguished Confederate officer say of them that he did not believe there were ever two finer bodies of mounted men on earth. Our advance arrived in Berryville late in the evening of the 17th of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.51 (search)
The army negro. [from the New Orleans Picayune, September 6, 1903.] Captain George Baylor, in writing the story of the Baylor Light horse, Pays the following tribute to the army negro. When the witness is called to the box his entrance is usually solemnized with the oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Having undertaken to recall and record the actions and doings of the Baylor Light Horse, I feel that I would be guilty of dereliction of duty if I failed to chronicle the part played by our colored comrades. When Company B (12th Virginia Cavalry) was first organized, the company wagon, a pair of mules and a trusted colored driver were furnished by the captain. Among the young negroes at my home were three boys—Carter Robinson, Phil Williams, and Tom Langford—near the ages of my brother Richard and myself, playmates in our boyhood, whose presence with us was deemed essential to our comfort and welfare. These boys were eager to accompan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
. Abbott, Dr., Lyman, 97. Adams, Hon. C. F., His defense of R. E. Lee, 89. Alabama, Mississippi, Department of, in 1864, 48; closing scenes in, 49. Allan, Colonel, William, 34. Anderson, Captain 49th Va., wounded, 26; Captain J. R., 177. Antietam or Sharpsburg, Battle of, 32; U. S. and C. S. forces engaged in, 36. Appomattox, C. H., 284, 347. Artillery. The Light, 297. Ashe, Captain S. A., 357. Atkinson, Colonel, John Wilder, 141. Bassinger, Major S. W., 134. Baylor, Captain, George, 365. Beauregard, General P. G. T., 76; unjustly blamed at Shiloh. 310. Benham Major Calhoun, 216. Benton, T. H., his eulogy of Lee, 87. Berkeley, Captain F. N. 14. Bethel, Battle of, 347. Bobbitt B. Boisseau, 339. Bond Captain, W. R., 235. Boteler, Hon. A. R., his house burned, 267. Bradford, U. S. Navy Admiral, 333. Breckinridge, General John C., 306. Bright. Captain R. A., 228, 356. Brooke, Colonel John M.,327. Brunswick Guards, Company H, 53d Va
The Daily Dispatch: June 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], The vote on the Ordinance of Secession. (search)
nry A. Wise, p H n Samuel Woods, Lewis D. Isbell, Benj. F. Wysor — ss. Those who voted in the negative are-- John Janney, Pres't J. G. Holladay, Edward M. Armstrong, Chester Huchard, John B. Baldwin, George W. Hull, George Baylor, John J. Jackson, George W. Berlin, John F. Lewis, Caleb B g s William McComas, George W. Brent, James C. McGrew, William G. Brown, James Marshall, John S. Burdett, Henry H. Masters, James Bu ley, Famuel McD. Moore, President (Mr. Montague in the chair) announced the result of the vote, and declared the passage of the ordinance. Subsequently, the following members changed their votes from the negative to the affirmative: William C. Wickham, George Baylor, Alpheu. F. Haymond, C. B. Cour d, George W. Berlin, Allen C. Hammond, Hu Nelson, Colbert C. Fugate--9. Algeruon S. Gray, the following members who were absent when the vote was taken, asked and obtained leave to record t
their countrymen. The immediate staff of the lamented Commander-in Chief, who accompanied him to the field, rendered efficient service, and either by his side or in carrying his orders shared his exposure to the casualties of a well contested battle field. I beg to commend their names to the notice of the War Department, namely: of Captain H. P. Brewster and N. Wickliffe, of the Adjutant and Inspector General's Department. Captain Thomas O'Hara, Acting Inspector-General. Lieuts. Geo. Baylor and Thos. M. Jack, Adis-de-Camp. Volunteer Aide-de-camp, Colonel William Preston, Major D. M. Hayden, E. W. Munford, and Calhoun Benham. Major Albert J Smith and Capt. Wickham, Quartermaster's Department. To these gentlemen was assigned the last sad duty of accompanying the remains of their lamented chief from the field, except Captains Brewster and Wickliffe, who remained, and rendered valuable services as staff officers, on the 7th of April. Governor Isham G. Har
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