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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the statue of General Ambrose Powell Hill at Richmond, Virginia, May 30, 1892. (search)
en, Richmond. Colonel Henry C. Jones, commandant of the First Virginia regiment of Infantry, had charge of all the militia. He was accompanied by the following officers from the brigade staff: Major John H. Dinneen, inspector-general; Major Meriwether Jones, quartermaster; Major M. D. Hoge, Jr., surgeon; and Major William M. Evans, assistant adjutant-general. Captain L. T. Christian and Captain B. B. Walker, of the Second regiment, District of Columbia National Guard, by special request, also acted as members of Colonel Jones's staff, all of whom were mounted. The First at the head. The First regiment, which presented a splendid appearance and marched unusually well, headed the infantry forces. Major J. H. Derbyshire commanded the first battalion and Captain Charles Gasser, the second. The following were the staff officers: Major E. P. Turner, surgeon; Captain D. A. Kuyk, assistant-surgeon; Captain E. A. Shepherd, adjutant; Captain J. R. Tennant, quartermaster; Captain Cy
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.49 (search)
on to begin the seven days battles around Richmond. On the evening of the 26th of June, about midnight, we bivouacked upon the ground where skirmishing had been going on during the day. Bright and early on the morning of the 27th of June, just as I had begun to get the regiment in line, and while the orderly sergeant of the Natchez Fenccibles was calling the roll, a murderous hailstorm of bullets rained down upon us. The order was given to charge. Major Lilly was severely wounded, and Meriwether Jones, of the Claiborne Guards, a talented and promising son of old Claiborne, together with many other brave young men, were killed outright as we swept down upon the enemy's outposts with a terrible yell, forcing them to beat a hasty retreat. We kept in hot pursuit all day, passing through the deserted camps of McClellan's hitherto invincible army, and again attacked the enemy about 3 o'clock that evening at Gaines' Mill, or Cold Harbor, driving him before us and assailing him in his stro
mmittee of the Whole on the State of the Union, and printed, together with Boteler's amendment thereto, namely: that so much, t it as relates to the present perilous condition of the country be referred to a select committee of one from each State. Before the vote was announced, Mr. Single of Miss., said he declined voting on this question, because the Legislature of his State had called a Convention to consider the matter. He believed his people would determine for themselves. Mr. Jones, of Georgia, gave as a reason for not voting, that his State also had called a convention to decide as to its Federal relations, and did not want Congress to decide for her. Mr. Hawkins, of Florida, said his State also had appointed the same day in January for a convention to take into consideration this question. The people had determined in that way to determine on the true manner and mode of redress. It was for them to settle in their sovereign capacity, and not for him, therefor