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nd East Louisiana, and fought with severe loss at Tishomingo in June, 1864. It repelled Wilson's raid, fighting all the way from Montevallo to Selma, where a large portion of the regiment was captured. Its first colonel, P. D. Roddey, was early in the war made a brigadier, and was succeeded in the command by Col. William A. Johnson, who led the regiment the greater part of the war; Lieutenant-Colonel Windes being for a short time in command. Colonel Johnson was wounded at Pulaski. Maj. Dick Johnson was killed near Moulton, Capt. James Williams at Courtland, and Capt. Thomas Williams near Huntsville. Capt. John C. Nelson was wounded and captured. Extracts from official war Records. Vol. XXIII, Part 2—(246) Gen. G. M. Dodge (Union) reports Colonel Roddey's regiment, 800 strong, at Tuscumbia landing, April 17, 1863. (708) Mentioned by Gen. John A. Wharton, March 18, 1863. Letter from Col. P. D. Roddey, Chapel Hill. (720,721) Gen. J. A. Wharton, March 18th, says: Part of re<
President of the Confederate States and inform them of their election, reported that this duty had been discharged, and that the President had accepted the office and signified his purpose to unite with Congress in all measures that would promote the welfare of the country. The Vice President had also accepted his office with his grateful acknowledgments for the honor done him rather than from any desire on his part to occupy the position. The Provisional Congress. On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, it was Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, etc. That the attorney-General be requested to return to the Clerk of the House of Representatives the papers that were on file in the office of the Clerk of the Provisional Congress, and all documents and other papers that were under the Clerk's control, in the hands of the Public Printer, and not otherwise disposed of by order of the Provisional Congress, and that all papers referring to Executive sessions a
of Cumberland county, requesting the influence of their representatives in the General Assembly in favor of the assumption by the State of the war tax. On motion, laid on the table. The bill authorizing certain cities and towns to issue notes of a less denomination than five dollars was called up, when the third reading being reconsidered, the bill was amended. An amendment was offered to strike out "one and two dollars." Pending which the bill was laid on the table. Mr. Hart, by leave, presented a bill to amend the 4th section of an act to incorporate "The Confederate Insurance Company," which was advanced to its second reading Mr. Thompson, of Dinwiddie, called for the order of the day-- "House bill to provide for the assumption and payment of the Confederate States war tax "--which the Senate proceeded to consider. Mr. Nesson opposed the bill in a speech of considerable power. The hour of 3 having arrived, on motion of Mr. Johnson, the Senate adjourned.
on the highway, were Geo. Annaker and Wm. Rose, who were charged with having forcibly despoiled Wm. E. McGrady of $70 and a Colt's five-shooter worth $40. The case was continued until this morning.--Francis H. Osgood and Geo. W. Nelson, alias Dick Johnson, two athletic looking white men, were arraigned for violently assaulting John Driggers, an Alabama soldier, on Thursday night, and taking from his person three letters entrusted to his care to be delivered at Manassas. Driggers, who was stoppn he attempted to leave the house he was followed by them, and after getting a short distance was thrown down, garroted, beaten severely and robbed. He positively identified the prisoners as two of the party who made the assault. Nelson, alias Johnson, attempted to prove by Bradford's bar-keeper that he did not leave the house after Driggers did. He said that the latter was no doubt honest in his conviction that he was one of the men, but he was mistaken. At the request of Osgood, who wanted
Examination continued. --The two men called Francis Osgood and Geo. W. Nelson, alias Dick Johnson, charged with having waylaid, beaten and robbed John Driggers, and Alabama soldier, on the night of February 18th, were to have been examined at the City Hall yesterday before a called Court of Hustings, but the absence of the principal witness (who had gone to Manassas) caused further proceedings to be postponed until the regular term of the Court. The Commonwealth's Attorney will, no doubt, request the Secretary of War to permit the attendance of Driggers at the time indicated, if his presence be necessary to further the ends of justice.
The Daily Dispatch: August 29, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the Rappahannock — Occupation of Manassas Junction by our advance. (search)
Confederate Successes in the West. Chattanooga, Aug. 27. --Col. Morgan's brigade encountered Gen. Dick Johnson's Kentucky (Federal) cavalry on Thursday, 21st instant, near Gallatin, in a hard fought battle. The enemy numbered 800; Col. Morgan had about 1,200. The enemy were cut all to pieces, and the remnant captured, among them Gen. Johnson and fifteen commissioned officers. Our loss is estimated variously at from 25 to 120. The former is probably correct. Johnson's cavalry was raised for the express purpose of capturing Morgan. Gen. Forrest arrived after the fight was over. Over 300 prisoners were captured. Chattanooga, AuJohnson's cavalry was raised for the express purpose of capturing Morgan. Gen. Forrest arrived after the fight was over. Over 300 prisoners were captured. Chattanooga, Aug. 27. --Gen. Maxey's brigade crossed the river last night and occupied Bridgeport, without firing a gun. Sunday morning the Yankees got frightened at McMinnville, and evacuated, burning an immense quantity of stores, munitions, &c. In three hours from the time the panic commenced, not a Yankee was in McMinnville. [Seco
Confederate States Congress. The Confederate Senate met at 12 o'clock M, yesterday, Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Moses D. Hoge, of the Presbyterian Church. The roll being called, Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Burnett, Clark, Davis, Haynes, Henry, Hill, Hunter, Johnson of Ark., Orr, Semmes, Simms, Sparrow, and Wigfall, were present. The President announced that fifteen members were present, which constituted a quorum. Mr. Sparrow, of La., offered a resolution, which was adopted, that the Clerk of the Senate be instructed to inform the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate were present and were ready to proceed to business. A message was received from the House announcing a quorum and the appointment of a committee to wait on the President. Messrs. Brown of Miss., Hill of Ga., and Simms of Ky., were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the President in conjunction with the House committee. On
ll told, since the enemy first crossed the river, about 700 prisoners, including those taken by the cavalry. This, with the loss still unascertained by us, which Johnson's division inflicted upon the enemy last Friday evening, besides the mules captured by Mosby and the wagons taken by Rosser, and the performance of our cavalry on Sunday last, make up quite a gratifying exhibit, and show a decided balance in our favor, our own loss being limited mining to that suffered by Johnson's division on Friday evening last, and footing up between four and five hundred in killed and wounded, many of whom, in time, will again be able to meet the foe. But what was as perpetrated upon the peaceful non-combatant denizens in the line of their march. A few of their outrages I will mention. Capt. Beale, Mr. Lockwood, and Capt. Dick Johnson, were seized and carried off to prison. They burnt the house, kitchen, and barns of Reuben L. Gordon, besides taking all his cattle and grain, at Germanna