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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.32 (search)
and equipped for service. The attacking army was fully 10,000 men, that were armed and equipped in the very best possible condition, under the comnand of General T. A. Morris, of the Indiana volunteers. The attack of infantry was led by Col. B. F. Kelly in person, and had it not been for the timely shooting of Colonel Kelly by John W. Sheffee, a member of Capt. Hull's company, in the streets of Philippi, as the Colonel was leading the charge on the routed Virginians, a greater part of the ls a green mountain boy, but knew how to shoot, and when Colonel Kelly came wallop to the ground all effort to pursue the Virginians just then stopped, and this break in the charge gave them time to get together and defend themselves. This Col. B. F. Kelly is the same man who became a major-general in the Federal army, and was captured the last winter of the war in Cumberland City, Md., by Jesse McNeil. Major-General George Crook was captured at the same time by Mc-Neil. Tells of the att
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
but that country became too hot for him, and he, too, retreated towards the Ohio River, and finally wound up his West Virginia campaign the winter of 1864-5 at Cumberland City, Maryland, by accepting unconditionally and jointly with General Benjamin Franklin Kelly an invitation on the part of Jessie McNeil to accompany him to Richmond, Virginia. What Confederate soldier is now living who was permitted to see the sight of two major-generals of the Federal army dressed out in full uniform, covered with medals of honor, mounted on two old poor, lanky Confederate mules, each caparisoned with a blind-bridle and the little duck-tailed Confederate saddle, coming into camp? Such was the appearance of Generals Crook and Kelly when they appeared in the Confederate camp, and from their own account, the half-clad, starving Confederate soldiers treated them with the utmost respect, and divided their scant rations with their two distinguished prisoners. Such is the fate of war. This is the s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
259. Johnson's Island Prison, 39; Rations at, 43; Religious services at, 46; Lines Exchanged on, 47. Johnson, General, Bradley Tyler, 176. Johnston, General J. E. 133; Surrender and disbanding of forces of, 124. Jones, Lieutenant, Ap Catesby, criticized, 328. Jones, Captain J. B., 83. Jones, Maryus, 275. Jones, General W. E.. 306 Jordan, Capt. of the Bedford Artillery, 90. Judson, Adoniram, His Life incense to heaven, 55. Keith, Judge, James, Address of, 212. Kelly, General B. F., 289. Kemper, General J. L at Gettysburg, 323. Kilpatrick, General, Judson, 180. Lackland, Colonel, 366. Lacy, Chaplain B. T., 6. Lamb, Hon., John, Address of, 57. Lampkin's Battery, Retreat of from Petersburg to Appomattox, 243 Last Confederate and Federal soldier, respectively, killed, 218. Lee's Rangers, A noted (company, 179, 277. Lee, General Fitzhugh 11, 12, 20,. Lee, general R. E., statement of as to Chancellorsville, 8, 9, 14, 55; Worsley's lines on, 63;