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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Petersburg to be crushed. (search)
a combined force of about six thousand men arrayed against a few hundred men, mostly raw militia, defending the long line of works encircling the city, operating as stated at two separate points, Petersburg was to be crushed like an egg-shell between the prongs of this military forceps, and the city swept with the besom of destruction. That the very safety of the homes of the people of Petersburg was imperiled, if not their lives, the following extract from orders given to the Federal General Hicks by General Gilmore will abundantly prove: Should you penetrate the town before General Kautz, who is to attack on the Jerusalem Road, the public buildings, public stores, bridges across the Appomattox, depots and cars are all to be destroyed. Whether the destruction was to be accomplished by the torch or by explosives, it is evident that a universal conflagration might have ensued during the general distress and confusion. This movement was originally devised by the Federal general t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.47 (search)
J., private. Dead. Hoover, Henry, private. Know nothing. Hoover, Jacob A., private. Know nothing. Harrouff, James H., private. Living; West Virginia. Hiner, Byrd, private. Dead. Hickman, William A., private. Know nothing. Hicks, John, private. Dead. Hicks, David, private. Know nothing. Hepler, Sam, private. Living; Goshen, Va. Hook, Newton, private. Dead. Hodge, William, private. Living; Williamsville, Va. Hodge, Joseph, private. Dead. Hodge, RubHicks, David, private. Know nothing. Hepler, Sam, private. Living; Goshen, Va. Hook, Newton, private. Dead. Hodge, William, private. Living; Williamsville, Va. Hodge, Joseph, private. Dead. Hodge, Ruben, private. Dead. Jack, David, private. Know nothing. Johns, Dave, private. Killed in battle. Jordan, John, private. Living; Highland county, Va. Jack, John, private. Died in prison 1864. Kramer, Philip, private. Know nothing. Kirkpatrick, Charles, private. Living; Bath county. Kincaid, Floyd, private. Living; Williamsville, Va. Kyle, David, private. Dead. Kyle, George, private. Dead. Lindsey, William H., private. Dead. Lindsey, Robert D., private. L