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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
the cracked and tottering walls of the Virginia Military Institute, the pride of Virginia and the Alma Mater of many of the distinguished sons of the South, were seen, and near them appeared the blackened remains of the private residence of Governor Letcher. Mrs. Letcher, with an infant hardly a week old, had been moved from her bed to witness the destruction of her house. These melancholy scenes are almost too sad to relate; nevertheless they are facts that must stand in eviendence of the cMrs. Letcher, with an infant hardly a week old, had been moved from her bed to witness the destruction of her house. These melancholy scenes are almost too sad to relate; nevertheless they are facts that must stand in eviendence of the cruelty with which the war was prosecuted by the North against the South. When Early reached Winchester he learned that there was a Federal force at Harper's Ferry and another at Martinsburg, which it was necessary to dislodge before attempting the passage of the Potomac: and this was effected by the 4th of July without much opposition, the Federals having withdrawn without waiting an attack. The way being now clear, the passage of the Potomac was made on the 5th at Shepherdstown, and the arm
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Southern Historical Society: its origin and history. (search)
olonel W. H. H. Russell. Tennessee—Colonel John A. McKinney, General W. Y. C. Humes, General A. W. Campbell, Rev. J. H. Bryson, W. A. Collier, Samuel Mansfield, Colonel Polk Johnson. Virginia—General Henry Heth, General D. H. Maury, Governor John Letcher, General Fitzhugh Lee, General Eppa Hunton, General Thomas T. Munford, Colonel R. E. Withers, General James H. Lane, General Gabriel C. Wharton, General R. D. Lilley, Dr. J. L. M. Curry, Rev. J. William Jones, Colonel C. S. Venable, Colonn, Colonel Robert T. Preston, F. R. Farrar, General B. H. Robertson, Captain J. W. C. Davis and General J. A. Early. The Committee on Permanent Organization recommended the following officers, who were unanimously elected: President—Governor John Letcher, of Virginia. First Vice-President—Admiral Semmes, of Alabama. Second Vice-President—General G. T. Beauregard, of Louisiana. Third Vice-President—General W. Y. C. Humes, of Tennessee. Secretary—Rev. J. William Jones, of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 31 (search)
Ex-Governor Letcher's home. His daughter tells how it was burned during the war. [from the Baltimore (Md.) sun, July 11, 1890.] How General Hunter executed to the letter General Grant's memorable Order—Valuable Library and family Relics destroyed. Mrs. Margaret Letcher Showell, daughter of ex-Governor Letcher, of Virginiex-Governor Letcher, of Virginia, and wife of Mr. Robert J. Showell, a member of the Maryland Legislature, writes from her home in Berlin, Worcester county, Maryland, describing the burning of her father's home near Lexington, Virginia, in June, 1864, by General Hunter, upon the order of General Grant. Mrs. Showell says: Lexington had been shelled for thr father's house was a special aim of the cannon, it marvelously escaped being struck, but every building in the vicinity suffered for its supposed crime. Ex-Governor Letcher had been warned by an ante-bellum friend, a member of Hunter's brigade, to make his escape. A large reward had been offered for his capture, and dreadful t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
., orders disbanding of cavalry, 387, Lee, Gen. G. W. C., 72. Lee, Capt. James K., 431. Lee, Gen. R. E., on battle of Malvern Hill, 62; mentioned, 81; first observance of his birthday at Richmond, 133; Petersburg. 148; Portsmouth, 150; Alexandria, 151; Norfolk, 152; Fredericksburg, 153; Atlanta, Ga., 153; Baltimore, Md.. 15; New York City, 157; war horses of, 388. Lee Camp, Action on the Death of Gen. J. E. Johnston, 159 Lee. Gen. W. H. F., 126. Ledlie. Gen., 53, 26. Letcher, Gov., John, Burning of the home of, 393. Lincoln County, N. C., Birth-place of heroes, 223. Littlepage, Capt. H. B., 364. Loehr, Col. Charles T., on Point Lookout., 97. Long, Gen. A. L., Death of, 81. Lovenstein, Hon., Wm., 364. McCabe, Capt., W. Gordon, Addresses by, 22, 35, 37, 153. McGuire, Dr., Hunter, 249. Mcllvane, Bishop C. P., 371. McKinney, Gov. P. W., Address of, 142. McMaster, Col. F. W., 36 McRae. Gen. Wm., 325. Mahone's Brigade, 3, 4; time of charge of, at th