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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 5 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), William Smith, Governor of Virginia, and Major-General C. S. Army, hero and patriot. (search)
when the curtain was rung up on the greatest tragedy of ancient or modern times. In Virginia, Manassas was the first point of concentration, with an advanced post at Fairfax Courthouse composed of a company of infantry from Fauquier under John Quincy Marr, a cavalry company from Rappahannock under Captain Green, and another from Prince William under Captain Thornton. Such was the beginning of the Army of Northern Virginia. Drawn from all ranks and employments in life, it represented every sd by his example rallies a part of the men from the disorder into which they had fallen, disposes of them most judiciously, inspires them with a portion of his own courage, and finally repulses the enemy with loss. On this day, June 1st, John Quincy Marr fell in battle. Was he the first to fall? It is bootless to inquire. He answered the first call of duty, and he fell upon the field of honor. Virginians call trust posterity and the contemporary opinion of foreign nations, which, it is s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
General W. R., 273. Lemmon, George, 170. Lincoln, Mrs. A. 37. Lincoln, Proclamation, War, 281; Emancipation, 311. Lipscomb, Captain, Martin Meredith, 187. Long, General A. L., 2, 15 Louisiana, Purchase of, 61. Lynch, Wilson B., 149. McClellan, General Geo B., Career of, 284. McNeil, John A., 280, 294. Manassas, First Battle of, Heroism of the Maryland Line at, 170; 33rd Va. Infantry at, 363. Mann, Sergeant S. A., 97. March, Confederates in shortest time, 248. Marr, Captain, John Quincy, killed, 225. Maryland, Career of the first regiment, 172. Marshall, Colonel, Charles, 17. Marshall, Col. Thos. Children of, adopted by Mrs. Susan Lees, 36 Massie, Lieutenant Fletcher T., 243. Mayo, Colonel, Joseph, 327. Mayo, Mrs W. C., 354. Meredith, Sergeant, Fleming, 186. Milroy, General R. H., Capture of command of, 298. Minor, Dr., James Madison, 36. Moore, M. J., 249 Morris, General T. A. 289. Morrison, Colonel E. M., 250. Morson, James M., 355. Mun
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The first Confederate Memorial day. From the Times-dispatch, July 15, 1906. (search)
leans claims it; Georgia claims it; Portsmouth, Va.; Richmond, Va., claim it. But the little village of Warrenton, Va., claims, and can prove it, the first Confederate Memorial Day. Killed in skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, June 1, 1861, Captain John Quincy Marr, Warrenton Rifles, 17th Virginia Regiment, buried in the little village graveyard, June 3rd, with military honors; wept over by the old and young; flowers strewn on his grave, and the first Confederate Memorial Day was observed. After ts came, we placed the blossoms on these graves, and each year continued our memorial work. After the war the bones of these dead were placed in one common grave, and a beautiful monument erected, which bears this inscription: Virginia's Daughters to Virginia's Defenders. And so, I claim for Warrenton, Va., the first memorial day, dating it June 3, 1861, when we laid to rest the remains of Captain John Quincy Marr, killed by the invaders of our Southland, June 1st, Fairfax Courthouse, 1861. R.
[for the Richmond Dispatch]the late Capt. John G. Marr, Full many a brave heart are this will have been moved by the sad intelligence spread abroad, a few days since, that among the first victims of this unholy strife was John Quincy Marr. Fall many a noble spirit will catch up this little tribute to departed excellence, and echo it back with increased praise, till it shall become everywhere known to Virginians. While the Convention was still in session, of which body he was a member, thad the answer, given with so much patriotism, become known, before he was made to see death by a dastard foe. The circumstances I will not mention, as they have been heretofore published. Among strangers, the deep, clear, and concise mind of J. Quincy Marr was often shaded by a great modesty, which always characterized this noble man. Bold, dauntless, determined, and at the same time generous. One only knew him to love him. Sleep on, my friend; we will sing your praises, who know that you