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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Signal Corps in the Confederate States army. (search)
exigencies likely to arise. Captain Norris (hereinafter to be spoken of as Colonel His rank in the Confederate States army appears never to have been higher than that of Major.—editor. William Norris, Chief of the Signal Corps, Confederate States army,) caused to be made copper stencils, from which colored plates of the combinations were made, and upon the same page of the book which contained the plates were written the meanings of the combinations. The plates were colored by Miss Belle Harrison, of Brandon, and Miss Jennie Ritchie, of Richmond. The system was from time to time improved by Colonel Norris, and this was one of the beginnings of the signal service in the Confederate States army. The other was at Beauregard's headquarters at Manassas Junction at about the same time — in the summer of 1861. Captain (afterwards General) E. P. Alexander, attached to the staff of General Beauregard, was one of the officers who had been detailed by the Secretary of War (United S
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hagood's brigade: its services in the trenches of Petersburg, Virginia, 1864. (search)
olony and Lieutenant Martin, of the staff, to make a personal reconnoissance. He encountered the enemy's picket on the latter road at the ford, where it crosses Harrison's creek, inside of the original line of defences. The reconnoitering party had nearly ridden into it when they were warned by a wounded Confederate by the road-andle and matches. General Colquitt at the same time coming up ahead of his brigade, in conference with that officer, and with the aid of the map, the line of Harrison's creek was determined on, and Hagood's men put in position. Colquitt's brigade arriving, took post on the right, and extended the line across the Prince George road, having first brushed out the picket at the ford with skirmishers. Harrison's creek emptied into the Appomattox in rear of Battery No. 1, which was the initial point of the original defences, and on the bank of the river. Its west fork crossed these defences near No. 15. The line now taken was, therefore, the chord of th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
and Webster were comparatively poor. Some of our greatest presidents were almost paupers, notably Jefferson, Monroe and Harrison. Dr. Channing gave the distinction between the North and the South with great candor and fairness. But we might stilanan had Breckenridge. On the other hand, Jackson served one term as President with a Southern man, Calhoun, as Vice-President Harrison and his associate were both born in Virginia; Lincoln and Johnson were both born in the South. This period ofrs and quill-drivers among them. If we come to the war of 1812, all will concede that Jackson, of North Carolina, and Harrison, of Virginia, gained the most laurels, as shown by the elevation of both of them to the presidency. All, too, readily couthern troops flocked North, and, in the battles in Canada, a large number of general officers were from the old South: Harrison, Scott, Wilkinson, Izzard, Winder, Hampton, Gaines, Towson, Brooke, Drayton, etc. Kentucky sent more men for the invasio
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
. S., 30, 48, 264. Hancock, Md., 90. Hanging Rock, Battle of, 5, 9, 10, 17, 30, 32. Hanna, 9. Hansbrough, Col., 88, 90. Harden, Capt. O., 15. Hare's Hill, 401, 410. Hardie, Gen. W. J., 131, 301, 309. 368. Harding, 359. Harman, Major, M. G., 87. Harpers Ferry, 20, 85, 268. Harper's History of the Rebellion, deprecated, 30, 31. Harris, Lt., Chas., 59. Harris, Col., 377. Harris, Col. D. B., 116. Harris, Gov. Isham G., 274, 352, 386. Harris, Hon. W. P., 275. Harrison, Miss, Belle, 93. Harrison, Lt., Geo. E., 92. Harrison, Capt. J. R, 15 Hartford Convention, 334, 434. Harvey, Lt., 401. Hastings, Battle of, 202. Haskell, Capt. W. T., 21. Hatch, 105. Hatch, Col., 82. Hatcher's Run, 260. Havelock, 203. Hawes, Gen., Richard, 274. Hawkins, Major, Dick, 107. Hayne, Capt., 163. Heck, Col. J. M., 87, 88, 89. Helm, Hon. C. J.,274. Heth, Gen. H., 69, 265. Hewitson, Capt. R. E. B., 27. High Bridge, Battle of, 215. Hill, Gen. A. P., 19, 112, 3