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iously against Chambers Creek, on toward the junction with Seven Mile Creek. G. T. B. [General Bragg.] [indorsement no. 3.] I concur, and will send Van Dorn two guides from Roddey's company to lead him on the route. B. B. General orders, no. 1. Hdqrs. Army of the Mississippi, Corinth Miss., May 8, 1862. I. On assuming command of the Army of the Mississippi the general commanding announces the following staff: Maj. George G. Garner, assistant adjutant-general. First Lieut. Towson Ellis, C. S. Army, First Lieut. F. S. Parker, O. S. Army aides-de-camp. Brig. Gen. D. M. Frost, inspector-general. Col. H. Oladowski, chief of ordnance. Maj. J. H. Hallonquist, chief of artillery. Col. L. W. O'Bannon, chief quartermaster. Maj. J. J. Walker, chief of subsistence. Surg. A. J. Foard, medical director. II. No leave of absence or furlough will be granted except on surgeon's certificate, as now provided and all officers and soldiers now absent who may be fit for duty
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 9 (search)
iotic Governor, whose early death by phthisis was an irreparable loss to our State in the early days of the war. The officers were Manly, Saunders, Guion and Bridgers, who, owing to our long peace establishment, were not familiar with even the rudiments of the drill. Therefore, with more patriotism than selfish emulation, they promptly applied through Lieutenant Saunders to their friend the Governor for some suitable and reliable commander. With a pardonable pride in so fine a company, Governor Ellis had doubtless previously considered this subject in his own mind. At all events, so soon as the request was made known he promptly replied: I have the very man. You couldn't get a better. It is Lieutenant Ramseur. Thereupon a dispatch was sent tendering him the command, which reached him on his way to his new field of duty. He accepted the unsolicited but none the less coveted distinction of repelling the invasion of his native State in command of her own sons, and repaired at once
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Southern Historical Society: its origin and history. (search)
hn W. Caldwell, M. D. At a meeting of the Society held June 13, 1870, in the rooms of the Howard Association, the Secretary and Treasurer submitted his official report for the year ending May 9, 1870. The total receipts of the Society had been $300. They had been derived in sums of $5 and $10, paid in variously by the following members: Charles Chapotin, Henry Chapotin, Thomas L. Semmes, B. M. Palmer, John Goleverien, T. R. Southmayd, B. W. Harrod, Braxton Bragg, Towson Ellis, Dabney H. Maury, George Norton, G. Waggaman, George W. Logan, A. W. Bosworth, Samuel Logan, M. D., D. Warren Brickell, M. D., Harry T. Hays, A. B. Bacon, J. Strawbridge, T. N. Ogden, Henry Ginder, Charles L. C. Dupuy, Wm. Palfrey, Rufus R. Rhodes, H. N. Jenkins, C. M. Wilcox, Edward Peychaud, Rev. R. Q. Mallard, J. S. Bernard, T. C. Herndon, W. C. Black, D. D. Colcock, B. J. Sage, G. T. Beauregard, H. F. Beauregard, F. H. Wigfall, W. J. Pike, John