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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.10 (search)
he highest Christian sense. Her life had been closely connected with that of many leading actors in the late great Civil War, in which she, too, took, in her quiet way, an influential part. She passed away, June 28th, at Idlewild, one of the suburbs of Memphis, nearly eighty-nine years of age. She was born on the River Yadkin, in Wilkes County, N. C., August 27th, 1805, and at the time of her death was doubtless the oldest person in Shelby County. Her mother's maiden name was Charity King. Her father, Chapman Gordon, served in the Revolutionary War, under Generals Marion and Sumter. She came of a long-lived race of people. Her mother lived to be ninety-three years of age, and her brother, Rev. Hezekiah Herndon Gordon, who was the father of Gen. John B. Gordon, now Senator from Georgia, lived to the age of ninety-two years. Sallie Chapman Gordon was married to Dr. John S. Law, near Eatonton, Ga., on the 28th of June, 1825. A few years later she became a member of the Pre
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
e 2, ‘63 to rank Nov. 27, ‘62, ordered to report to General Bragg. Aug. 31, ‘63, 3rd Alabama Cavalry. April 30, ‘64, Martin's Division Hospital. Drake, William G., Assistant Surgeon. Passed Board Dec 3, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, Montgomery Artillery (King's Battery, Wharton's Brigade), April I, ‘63, ordered to report to General Breckinridge; ordered to report to General Bragg. Davis, William Lewis, Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War July 29, ‘62, to rank July 29, ‘62. Ordered to report to Grelieved with 2d Arkansas and ordered to report to Surgeon S. H. Stout. Orme, H. L., contract $80, $100. Contract made at $100 Feb. 15, ‘63, by J. P. Logan. Dec. 31,‘62, Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 31, ‘63, Convalescent Camp, Atlanta, Ga. O'Neal, Seaborn King, Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War July 1, ‘63, to rank from May 4, ‘63, reported to Medical-Director. Jan. 31, ‘63, Gilmer Hospital, Chattanooga, March 17, ‘63, ordered to report to E. A. Flewellen. May
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
Gordon's Division, with hundreds of others of brave men, lay stricken. At 2 o'clock Breckinridge, with his division and King's and McLaughlin's Artillery, had arrived, and Sheridan was preparing another assault. He had intended to send Crook to calry, with Patton's Brigade of Infantry, were forced back. In double-quick time the two brigades, under Breckinridge, and King's Artillery was thrown into line at right angles to our main line, and the cavalry was again and again repulsed; King's ArKing's Artillery in the angle firing at the same time to front and flank, until their ammunition was exhausted, and still then sticking to their guns. But our men in front heard the fire rolling to the rear, and with it came the pressure of three corps of 30, pistols in hand, for close encounter, there was Early; and now, as the crisis came on the left, he sat his horse amongst King's guns, coolly surveying the scene. Joshua has the sun by the heel, exclaimed some of the men—for it was yet lingering ov