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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
Richmond. Banks, hearing of Ewell's arrival in the Valley, fears an attack from him and Jackson combined, and retires from Harrisonburg to New Market. Jackson's inaction for some weeks, and now his movement to West Virginia, reassures the Federal Administration, and Shields, with more than half of Banks' force, is detached at New Market, and ordered to Fredericksburg to swell McDowell's corps to over 40,000 men. McDowell says his corps at this time consisted of the divisions of McCall, King and Ord. * * * There were about 30,000 men altogether. Then General Shields came with about 11,000 men, making my force about 41,000 men. He had also 100 pieces of artillery. See McDowell's testimony before the Committee on Conduct of the War, part I, 1863, page 267. Banks is left with only some 7,000 or 8,000, and falls back to Strasburg, which he fortifies. Shields left New Market May 12th. He assumes a defensive attitude, to hold the lower Valley, and to cover the Baltimore and Ohio
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hampton's report of the battle of Trevylian's depot and subsequent operations. (search)
gret the loss of Lieutenant-Colonel McAllister, Seventh Georgia, who behaved with great gallantry, and Captain Russel, of the same regiment, who was acting as Major. In the list of wounded were Brigadier-General Rosser, who received a painful wound in the first day's fight whilst charging the enemy at the head of his brigade, and whose absence from the field was a great loss to me; Colonel Aiken, Sixth South Carolina, who had borne himself with marked good conduct during the fight; Lieutenant-Colonel King, Cobb legion, who was wounded in a charge, and Major Anderson, Seventh Georgia. The enemy in his retreat crossed,the river at Carpenter's ford and kept down on the north bank of the stream. As he had a pontoon train with him, which enabled him to cross the river at any point, I was forced to keep on the south of the rivers so as to interpose my command between him and Grant's army, which he was seeking to rejoin. During several days, whilst we marched on parallel lines, I constan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Brigadier-General Wilcox of the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
tion of lieutenant-colonel); Captain Brandigan, Eighth Alabama, leg broken. These four were left, not being able to bear transportation. Colonel Sanders, Eleventh Alabama, and Major Fletcher, of same regiment, each received severe wounds. Captain King, Ninth Alabama (entitled to promotion of colonel), had a finger shot off. It will be seen that of five of my regimental commanders four were wounded in this first day's battle. Of my two couriers, one--Private Ridgeway, Eleventh Alabama reished but little. The regimental commanders were active and zealous in commanding and directing their men. Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert, of the Eighth; Lieutenant-Colonel Shelley, of the Tenth; Lieutenant-Colonel Tayloe, of the Eleventh, and Captain King, are all deserving of especial praise — the latter had lost a finger the day before. Captain May, Ninth Alabama, had also been wounded on the 2d, but remained with his company during the battle of the 3d. There were many acts of personal gal
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Our fallen heroes: an address delivered by Hon. A. M. Keiley, of Richmond, on Memorial day, at Loudon park, near Baltimore, June 5, 1879. (search)
an exotic in no land, or clime, or age. One the love of State--the other the love of Home. If America has made one valuable contribution to political science, to governmental method, it is embraced and formulated in that derided phrase, State sovereignty --the independence, not of the Republic, but the independence of States. These United Colonies are and of right ought to be, not a free and independent nation, but free and independent States, was the challenge of our fathers to a British King, in their Declaration of Independence, and the form in which they clothed their brave summons for room and recognition amid the sovereign states of the earth. Each State retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, is the sentence which opens the first constitution of the United States; and the second constitution, not expressing the same thought in equivalent language, trembled long on the verge of rejection on that account, and was finally supplemented by twelve amendments, eve
command knew not how to resolve. Once, at Grafton's earnest solicitation, Charles Townshend was permitted to attend a consultation on European alliances. Grafton's Autobiography. The next day Chatham, with the cheerful consent of the King, King to Chatham, 25 Sept. 1766; Chat. Corr. III. 75. retreated to Bath; but its springs had no healing for him. He desired to control France by a northern union; and stood before Europe without one power as an ally. He loved to give the law to the Cass and applaud the greatest step in this progress; shall see insurgent colonies become a Republic, and welcome before Paris and the Academy of France a runaway apprentice as its envoy to the most polished Court of Europe. Meantime Choiseul dismissed from the Council of his King all former theories about America, alike in policy and war; Choiseul to Durand, 15 Sept. 1766. and looked more nearly into the condition of the British colonies, that his new system might rest on the surest ground.
unt of his headstrong removal of Lord Edgecombe from an unimportant post. Charles Townshend to Grafton, 2 Nov. 1766, in Grafton's Autobiography; Conway to Chatham, 22 Nov. 1766, Chat. Corr. III. 126. Saunders and Keppel left the Admiralty, and Keppel's place fell to Jenkinson. The Bedford party knew the weakness of the English Ximenes, and scorned to accept his moderate bid for recruits. But the King continually cheered him on to rout out the Grandees of England, now banded together. King to Chatham, 2 Dec. 1766. Their unions, said Chatham in return, give me no terrors. I know my ground, he wrote to Grafton; Chatham to Grafton, 3 Dec. 1766, in Grafton's Autobiography. and I leave them to indulge their dreams. Faction will not shake the King nor gain the public. Indeed, the King is firm, and there is nothing to fear; and he risked an encounter with all his adversaries. To Shelburne, who was charged with the care of the Colonies, he gave his confidence and his support.
t a due obedience and submission to law must in all cases go before the removal of grievances. Otherwise, said he, we shall soon be no better than the savages. King to Conway, 20 Sept. 1766, 8 minutes past 9 P. M. He was now accustomed to talk a great deal about America; Bristol to Chatham, 9 Feb. 1767; Chat. Corr. III. 19lity at but about nine pence in the pound. On Friday, the twenty-seventh of February, Even in Grenville's Diary dates can be wrong. Grenville Papers, IV. 211; King to Conway, 27 Feb. 1767, in Albemarle, II. 430; Grafton to Chatham, 28 Feb.; King to Chatham, 3 March. Dowdeswell, the leader of the Rockingham party, regardless oKing to Chatham, 3 March. Dowdeswell, the leader of the Rockingham party, regardless of his own policy when in the treasury and his knowledge of the public wants, proposed a reduction in the land tax, nominally of a shilling, but really of only about nine farthings in the pound. Grenville, with more consistency, supported Guerchy to Choiseul, 3 March, 1767. the proposal, which, it was generally thought, must br
ability. Chatham Corr. III. 255-260. The King himself intervened by a letter, framed with cool and well considered adroitness, but which seemed an effusion of confidence and affection. In the House of Lords the Earl had given an open defiance to the whole nobility; and the King charged him by his duty, affection, and honor, not to truckle now, when the hydra was at the height of its power. For success, nothing was wanted but that he should have five minutes conversation with Grafton. King to Chatham, 30 May, 1767, 34 m. past 2, and 35 m. past 8 p. m. Chat. Corr. III. 260-264. Chatham yielded to such persuasion; though suffering from a universal tremor, which application to business visibly increased. De Guerchy to Choiseul, 10 June, 1767. Grafton was filled with grief at the sight of his great mind, bowed down and thus weakened by disorder; Grafton's Autobiography. but he obtained from him the declaration, that he would not retire except by his majesty's command.
ll human law. It perfectly reconciles the true interest and happiness of every individual, with the true interest and happiness of the universal whole. The laws and constitution of the English Government are the best in the world, because they approach nearest to the laws God has established in our nature. Those who have attempted this barbarous violation of the most sacred rights of their country, deserve the name of rebels and traitors, not only against the laws of their country and their King, but against Heaven itself. Province called to province. A revolution must Chap. XXX.} 1767. Oct. inevitably ensue, said a great student of scripture prophecies, B. Gale of Killingworth to Ezra Stiles, 15 Oct. 1767. in a village of Connecticut. We have discouraging tidings from a mother country, thought Trumbull. The L. Governor of Connecticut to the Agent of Connecticut in London, 17 November, 1767. The Americans have been firmly attached to Great Britain; nothing but severity
disputed returns exceeded all precedent; as did the riots, into which a misguided populace, indulged once every seven years with the privilege Chap. Xxxiii} 1768. April. of an election, had been enticed. The first incident in the history of this Parliament, was an unexampled interference of the Court. Wilkes represented Westminster. I think it highly proper to apprise you that the expulsion of Wilkes appears to be very essential, and must be effected, wrote the King to Lord North, King to Lord North, 25 April, 1768. who stood ready to obey the peremptory and unconstitutional mandate. At the opening, the great question was raised, May. if strangers should be excluded from the debates. It has always been my opinion, said Barrington, that strangers should not be allowed to hear them. Strangers are entitled to hear them, replied Seymour. I ever wished, said Grenville, to have what is done here, well known. The people no longer acquiesced in the secrecy of the proceeding
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