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the caliber of the personnel in the Army of Northern Virginia. Good American faces they are, with good old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon names—Campbell, Ferguson, Hardy, Irby, Sydnor. They took part in the first battle of Bull Run, and tasted powder. In the fall of 1861 First-Lieutenant Richard Irby resigned to take his seat in the GeFirst-Lieutenant Richard Irby resigned to take his seat in the General Assembly of Virginia, but on April 20, 1862, he was back as captain of the company. He was wounded twice at Second Manassas and died at last of prison fever. Company G took part in Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. Of the men who went into the battle, only six came out unhurt. Eleven were killed or mortally wounded, and ninr end; Captain Campbell (page 111) was killed at Sailor's Creek, only three days before Appomattox. Lieutenant Samuel hardy Captain P. F. Rowlett Captain Richard Irby Lieutenant A. D. Crenshaw Lieutenant J. E. Irvin Color-sergeant E. G. Sydnor General Hooker has testified that for steadiness and efficiency Lee's
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.43 (search)
up when large gaps were made in the rank; how orderly they moved forward, driving the enemy, and how the few scattered ones that remained unhurt held their ground, hoping, but in vain, for support, until they were killed or captured by the fresh troops of the Federals that were pushed forward to restore the broken lines. No charge could have been more gallant. Looking at it now, after a lapse of years, with calm reflection, I think I may say, no commendation given by writers concerning this celebrated charge of Pickett's Division has ever exceeded the truth. Thirty years after the surrender, as far as could be ascertained, there were surviving of the 145 men of Company G, scattered from Virginia to Texas, thirty-six. Of these, Captain Richard Irby and Lieutenant Richard Ferguson, are the only surviving commissioned officers. The above items were gathered from a Historical Sketch of the company, published in 1878 by the surviving captain, with the aid of Lieutenant Ferguson.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The laying of the corner-stone of the monument to President Jefferson Davis, (search)
tegy of General Wade, 278. Harrison, James P., 111 Hatcher's Run Battle of, 103. Helena, Ark., Attack on, July 4, 1863, 197. Hindman, General T C., placed under arrest, 69. Hobday, Captain, John, Gallantry of, 102; killed, 103. Holcombe Guards (Company I, 7th Virginia Infantry), Roll of the, 115. Hollins. Commodore George N., 88. Howitzers, The Richmond, at Harper's Ferry in 1859, 110 Howlett House, Battery at, 40. Hunton, General, Eppa, Brigade of, 83. Irby, Captain, Richard, 240. Ireland, Mission of Lieutenant J. L. Capston to, in 1863, 202. Jackson, General John K., 121. Jackson, General T. J., Pen picture of, 135. James City Cavalry, its organization and service, 353. James, Captain C. F., 83. James, Captain George S., 111. Jones' Farm, Battle of, 337. Jones. General Sam., 67. Johnson, General Bull, 81. Johnson, General Bradley T., 117. Johnston, General, Albert Sidney, 119 Johnston, Colonel, William Preston, 122. Kenney's
he Notteway Rifle Guard--inasmuch as the Legislature of Virginia has declared by resolution its intention to meet force by force — offer our services to the Governor of the State to repel every hostile demonstration, either upon Virginia or the Confederate States, by an attempt to cross her border with armed troops for the purpose of invasion. 2. That was recommend to every volunteer company of the State a similar offer of service. 3. That our Captain, Rips Connelly, and 1st Lieutenant Richard Irby, be appointed a committee to present these proceedings to the Governor and our Representative in the Convention. 4. That our Secretary furnish to the newspapers of Petersburg, Richmond and Lynchburg, copies for publication, and that every paper in the State, friendly to the object therein, be requested to copy. At a recent mass meeting of the people of Orange county, the following rallying appeal was adopted and sent forth to Virginia: Virginians, to Arms! War is
By the Governor of Virginia — a Proclamation. --Whereas,a vacancy has occurred in the House of Delegates of Virginia by the resignation of Richard Irby, the member elected from the District composed of the counties of Amelia and Notoway; Therefore,I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by virtue of authority vested in the Executive by law, do hereby require the Sheriffs of the said counties of Amelia and Nottoway to hold an election, at the several places of voting prescribed by law in said counties, on the 24th day of the present month, (April,) for a Delegate to fill the vacancy aforesaid. Given under my hand as Governor, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 7th day of April, 1862, and in the year of the Commonwealth the eighty-sixth. John Letcher. By the Governor: George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Petersburg papers please copy. ap 10td
By the Governor of Virginia — a Proclamation. --Whereas, a vacancy has occurred in the House of Delegates of Virginia by the resignation of Richard Irby, the member elected from the District composed of the counties of Amelia and Nottoway; Therefore, I, John Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by virtue of authority vested in the Executive by law, do hereby require the sheriffs of the raid counties of Amelia and Nottoway to hold an election, at the several places of voting prescribed by law in said counties, on the 24th day of the present month, (April,) for a Delegate to fill the vacancy aforesaid. Given under my hand as Governor, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, the 7th day of April, 1862, and in the year of the Commonwealth the eighty-sixth. John Letcher. By the Governor. George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Petersburg papers please copy. ap 10--td
. G. Hall--Killed: Sergeant Henry Read and Private T Cavter. --Wounded: Sergeant T H Brightwell, in hand; Privates E. A Chick, in side; J T. Gallager, in face. Missing: Privates G W Adams and R C Moore. Company F, Capt. Randolph Harrison--Killed: Color Sergeant Solon A Boston. --Wounded, John H Barker, in hand. Company F. Capt. R A Bookers Killed Sergeant A M Hughes. Wounded: Privates A L Faris, dangerously: R P Mayon slightly.--Missing: Private B J Haney. Company G, Capt. Richard Irby--Wounded: Corporal John H. Gill, slightly in arm, Company H, Capt. Wm. T Johnson — Wounded: Sergeant Jos. O Milton, slightly in head Missing: Private John L L Fore. Company I, Capt. E. D Oliver — Killed: Private Jon. T. Lewis. wounded: Lieut. Geo. W Jones, in head; Sergeant Isaac N. Dodson, in knee; Sergeant Wm. T. Hubbard, in head; Sergeant Jas. Jennings, in thighs; Corporal P D Owen, in head; Privates Wm. R Barksdale, in arm; Jackson, Evans, in arm. Missing Privates Mil
Wanted, a No. 1 Blacksmith.--One of proper qualifications and character can find a hirer or purchaser by applying to me. Richard Irby, Blacks and Whites, Nottoway, Virginia. de 31--6t*
on.--Robert A. Banks, William A. Hill and Joshua Miller. Mathews.--Walter G. Lane, Thomas M. Hunley and John H. Blake. Meeklenburg.--Tucker Carrington, Alfred Boyd and John B. Northington. Mereer.--Syms Thompson, Davis Calfee and William Houchins. Middlesex.--Andrew B. Evans, Dr. George L. Nicholson and Philip T. Woodward. Montgomery.--William R. Perfater, Thomas D. Childress and David G. Thomas. Nelson.--Joseph H. Shelton, Thomas M. Dickinson, Miles T. Shipman. Nottoway.--Richard Irby, Travis H. Eppes and Alexander H. McQuie. Orange.--William A. Jennings, Joseph Hiden and F. J. Saunders. Page.--David M. Duval, Samuel Miller, Joseph E. Buracker. Patrick.--Nathaniel C. Scales, Samuel G. Staples, Richard Zeigler. Pendleton.--Benjamin Hiner, John E. Wilson, John Kyser. Petersburg.--Francis Major, Lewis Lunsford, Jno. Kevan. Pittsylvania.--William M. Treadway, Dr. Martin, George H. Gilmer. Pocahontas.--William J. Wooddell, William McLaughlin, Paul McNeal.