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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
cepted. I heard nothing more on the subject. The following private letter to a friend and relative was never intended for the public eye, but may be accepted as his full conviction on this subject: Lexington, Va., April 17, 1867. Dr. Charles Carter, No. 1632 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.: My Dear Dr. Carter--I have received your letter of the 9th inst., inclosing one to you from Mr. J. Francis Fisher, in relation to certain information which he had received from Bishop Wilmer. Dr. Carter--I have received your letter of the 9th inst., inclosing one to you from Mr. J. Francis Fisher, in relation to certain information which he had received from Bishop Wilmer. My respect for Mr. Fisher's wishes would induce me to reply fully to all his questions, but I have not time to do so satisfactorily; and, for reasons which I am sure you both will appreciate, I have a great repugnance to being brought before the public in any manner. Sufficient information has been officially published, I think, to show that whatever sufferings the Federal prisoners at the South underwent, were incident to their position as prisoners, and produced by the destitute condition of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Confederate States Navy. (search)
nville, and the general commanding at No. 10, urged Commodore Hollins to attack the gun-boat with his fleet, for if the enemy got possession of Tiptonville, and the road by which supplies were sent to No. 10, the evacuation or capture of that place was certain. Commodore Hollins declined to comply with the request of the general, saying that as the Carondelet was iron-clad, and his fleet were all wooden boats, he did not think he could successfully combat her. Liutenants Dunnington, Fry and Carter, of the gun-boats Pontchartrain, Maurapas and Polk, begged Commodore Hollins to allow them to attack the enemy's gun-boat, but the old commodore was firm in his decision to remain inactive. The three gun-boats mounted together 17 guns, 8 and 9-inch smooth bores, 6 and 7-inch rifles. That same gun-boat Carondelet was afterwards engaged in the Yazoo river by the Arkansas, under the heroic I. N. Brown, and after an action of twenty minutes (the Arkansas, using only her two bow guns, 8-inch),
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Attack on Fort Gilmer, September 29th, 1864. (search)
ments of the Government); Gary's brigade of cavalry, the Louisiana guard artillery, Hardaway's battalion of artillery, consisting of four batteries, four guns each; the Rockbridge artillery, Captain Graham; Third company Richmond howitzers, Lieutenant Carter; the Powhatan artillery, Captain Dance, and the Salem artillery, Captain Griffin. These commands included all the troops engaged during the whole day, I think. The whole force was commanded by Lieutenant-General Ewell, either as commander vy cannon, and was manned by about forty men (of what command I never knew). Between Forts Harrison and Gilmer, a distance of nearly half a mile, were stationed Hardaway's batteries, Dance's being the nearest to Fort Harrison, Griffin's next, and Carter and Graham to their left, supported by the Texans and Tennesseans, with the City battalion deployed as skirmishers. General Ewell was with the skirmish line, constantly encouraging them by his presence and coolness. I remember very distinctly h
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
ian campaigns, determined to write his life; the book is well written, as are other works of his. The daughter married Bernard Carter, a brother of her stepmother. The children by General Henry Lee's second marriage were Algernon Sydney, Charles Carter, Sydney Smith, and Robert Edward, and two daughters, Anne and Mildred. The first boy lived only eighteen months. The second, named after his wife's father, was educated at Cambridge. We have just heard, writes his father from San Domingo, Jthusiastic greeting. He was clever, generous, liberal, and free-hearted. When paying visits with his brothers-and the three often went together — should wine happen to be offered, Smith and Robert with their usual abstemiousness would decline; Carter, however, would accept, remarking: I have always told these boys that I would drink their share of wine, provided they would keep me generously supplied. He wrote, too, with beauty and fluency of expression, and once said to his brother Robert:.
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
er distinguished husband. Robert was four years old when his father removed the family to Alexandria, six when he visited the West Indies for his health, and eleven when he died. If he was early trained in the way he should go, his mother trained him. If he was always good, as his father wrote, she labored to keep him so. If his principles were sound and his life a success, to her, more than to any other, should the praise be given. This lovely woman, as stated, was the daughter of Charles Carter, of Shirley, who resided in his grand old mansion on the banks of the James River, some twenty miles below Richmond, then, as now, the seat of an open, profuse, and refined hospitality, and still in the possession of the Carters. Mrs. Henry Lee's mother was Anne Moore, and her grandmother a daughter of Alexander Spottswood, the soldier who fought with Marlborough at Blenheim, and was afterward sent to Virginia as governor in 1710, and whose descent can be traced in a direct line from K
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
teamer Cambridge. Commander, Wm. A. Parker; Acting-Masters, J. A. J. Brooks; W. H. Maies, F. W. Strong; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Ezra Pray; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. C. Canning; Midshipman, C. L. Huntington; Acting-Engineers, G. B. Orswell, C. C, Pennington, S. B. Ellis, H. F. Hayden and James Powers; Acting-Master's Mate, W. F. Durgin; Gunner, W. Ferguson; Carpenter, T. D. Wilson. Steamer Chocura. Commander, T. H. Patterson; Lieutenant-Commander, R. F. Bradford; Assistant Surgeon, Charles Carter; Acting-Masters, P. S. Borden and T. B. Sears; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, E. L. Turner: Assistant Engineers, Z. Talbot, W. H. Harrison, Theo. Cooper and Andrew Blythe; Acting-Master's Mate. A. P. Atwood. Steamer Currituck. Acting-Master, W. F. Shankland; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Henry Johnson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, L. S. Yorke; Acting-Assistant Engineers, Alfred Clum, W. H. Borcum and Wm. Godard; Acting-Master's Mate, T. H. Strong. Steamer Commodore Perry.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
, William Hardison. Steamer Penobscot. Lieutenant-Commander, J. E. de Haven; Assistant Surgeon, Edw. A. Pierson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Addison Poole; Acting-Master, Charles E. Jack; Acting-Ensigns, S. K. Luce and H. D. Edwards; Acting-Master's Mate, G. H. Smith; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Geo. W. Cobb; Acting-Third-Assistants, Wm. M. Rodes, Wm. C. Burrett and G. W. Hall. Steamer Chocura. Lieutenant-Commander, Wm. T. Truxton; Lieutenant, John McFarland; Assistant Surgeon, Chas. Carter; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, E. L. Turner; Acting-Masters, P. S. Borden and T. B. Sears; Acting-Master's Mates, D M. Carver, Wm. Leonard and A. P. Atwood; Engineers: Second-Assistant, Zeph. Talbot; Third-Assistants, Andrew Blythe, Theodore Cooper and Wm. H. Harrison. Steamer Monticello. Lieutenant-Commander, D. L. Braine; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Wm. Gale; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. de F. Barton; Acting-Masters, J. F. Winchester, L. A. Brown and Richard Hustace. Act
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The wounding and death of General J. E. B. Stuart-several errors corrected. (search)
and compassionate wife. Colonel Fontaine had made some arrangement for an engine and car to carry Mrs. Stuart and little children to Ashland, that road not having been destroyed between those points, and at a few minutes after one o'clock they started — there not having been one moment's delay. The Rev. Dr. Woodbridge, who had been visiting his son, a member of General Stuart's command, reached Beaver Dam that morning, and at once offered to escort Mrs. Stuart in her sad journey. Mr. Charles Carter, of Hanover county, proved himself also the kind and attentive friend. Some two hours or more were consumed in reaching Ashland, for the engineer was a volunteer. At that place a new difficulty presented itself. How was the party to go from there to Richmond? Fortunately, an ambulance had just been made ready for the trip, in which one or more wounded cavalry officers were going; these most courteously insisted upon Mrs. Stuart using it. Under the circumstances Dr. Woodbridge acc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
author of Utopia. Mrs. Moore was elegant in person and manners. The daughter of a haughty British Governor, she was a strong adherent to the royal government, while her husband and children sympathized with the patriot cause in the revolution. Once, when her husband was absent, upon a sudden alarm of Indians she ordered up all hands, manned and provisioned a boat, and made good her retreat down to West Point. Mrs. Moore died about 1802. Her daughter, XV.--Ann Butler Moore, married Charles Carter, Esq., of Shirley. Their daughter, XVI.--Ann Hill Carter, married General Henry Lee--the Lighthorse Harry of the Revolution — a descendant, through a long line of distinguished ancestors of Launcelot de Lee, one of William the Conqueror's companions in arms. From this marriage sprung Robert Edward Lee, the illustrious Confederate commander, the seventeenth in descent from King Robert the Bruce, of Scotland. Buchanan thus writes of the Scottish hero: Robert Bruce, to express much in
The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], The blockading fleet off New Orleans — News direct from the enemy. (search)
by, alien enemy. Samuel Etheridge, Sheriff of Norfolk county--Rufus S. King, alien enemy. M. J. Ryan and John A. Higgins — Stanwood, and Proctor, and others, alien enemies. Thomas Lewis's heirs. W. Leigh Burton — Chickering & Co., alien enemies. James A. Moore--New York and Richmond Coal Company, alien enemies. Wm. Moody — John H. Rathein, alien enemy. Wm. J. Shepherson — D. M. Tallmadge, alien enemy. William Hudson — Francis R. Rives, alien enemy. James Anderson — Wm. C. Rives, Jr., alien enemy. James E. Walker — Amelia L. Sigourney, alien enemy. Fendall Griffin — Francis Graham, alien enemy. James G. Brooks — Francis Graham, alien enemy. John J. Toler — Charles R. Allen, alien enemy. Isaac Roper, (free negro)--Ebenezer and Peter Roper, alien enemies. The Belvidere Manufacturing Company — Goddard, Rice & Co., Manhattan Oil Company, and others, alien enemies. Williams Carter — Charles Carte
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