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re the qualities that recommended him to the confidence of that commander whose ideals were higher and more exacting than any other in our history. To his troops he was always a leader who commanded their confidence by his brave appearance, and his calmness in action, while his constant thoughtfulness and care inspired a devotion that was felt for few leaders of his rank. General Nathan Bedford Forrest recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian, and Civil wars. By General Dabney Herndon Maury. (New York) Charles Scribner's sons, 1894. When the war broke out, Forrest was in the prime of his mental and physical powers. Over six feet in stature, of powerful frame, and of great activity and daring, with a personal prowess proved in many fierce encounters, he was a king among the bravest men of his time and country. He was among the first to volunteer when war broke out, and it was a matter of Lieutenant-General Joseph Wheeler, C. S. A. Commander of Confederate
obert E. Lee in West Virginia in 1861. Samuel Jones, commander Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Sterling Price fought on both sides of the Mississippi River. Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, brigade, division and Corps commander. Dabney Herndon Maury, defender of the lower Mississippi in 1862-4. Earl Van Dorn, a daring and Resourceful Army commander. John Cabel Breckinridge, defender of the Mississippi in 1861. commanded several divisions at one time and was in command of the cothe Federal cavalry-leader, J. H. Wilson, and surrendered his forces with those of Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor in May. After the war he conducted several large plantations. He died in Memphis, Tennessee, October 29, 1877. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury (U. S.M. A. 1846) was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 20, 1822, and served in the Mexican War with distinction. He taught at West Point, and served in the West, being assistant adjutant-general in New Mexico when the Civil
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
b. 28, 1863. Jones, David R., Oct. 11, 1862. Jones, Samuel, Mar. 10, 1862. Kemper, J. L., Sept. 19, 1864. Kershaw, J. B., May 18, 1864. Lee, Fitzhugh, Aug. 3, 1863. Lee, G. W. Custis, Oct. 20, 1864. Lee, W. H. F., Apr. 23, 1864. Loring, W. W., Feb. 17, 1862. Lovell, Mansfield, Oct. 7, 1861. McCown, John P., Mar. 10, 1862. McLaws, L., May 23, 1862. Magruder, J. B., Oct. 7, 1861. Mahone, William, July 30, 1864. Marmaduke, J. S., Mar. 17, 1865. Martin, Will T., Nov. 10, 1863. Maury, D. H., Nov. 4, 1862. Polignac, C. J., April 8, 1864. Pender, W. D., May 27, 1863. Pickett, George E., Oct. 10, 1862. Price, Sterling, Mar. 6, 1862. Ransom, R., Jr. , May 26, 1863. Rodes, Robert E., May 2, 1863. Smith, G. W., Sept. 19, 1861. Smith, Martin L., Nov. 4, 1862. Smith, William, Aug. 12, 1863. Stevenson, C. L., Oct. 10, 1862. Stuart, J. E. B., July 25, 1862. Taylor, Richard, July 28, 1862. Trimble, Isaac R., Jan. 17, 1863. Twiggs, D. E., May 22, 1861. Van Dorn, Earl, Sep
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maury, Dabney Herndon 1822- (search)
Maury, Dabney Herndon 1822- Military officer: born in Fredericksburg, Va., May 21, 1822; graduated at the University of Virginia; and at the United States Military Academy in 1846; joined the Mounted Rifles in the same year, and served with marked distinction in the Mexican War. During the interval between that struggle and the Civil War he was an instructor at West Point and later superintendent of cavalry instruction and regimental adjutant at Carlisle Barracks. In 1861 he resigned his post and became a colonel in the Confederate army; was promoted brigadier-general for gallantry in the Elkhorn campaign. His publications include System of tactics in single rank; Recollections of a Virginian; History of Virginia, etc. He died in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 11, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mobile, Ala. (search)
The spoils were thirty heavy guns and a large quantity of munitions of war. Forts Huger and Tracy were also captured, April 11. The key to Mobile was now in the hands of the Nationals. Torpedoes were fished up, and the National squadron approached the city. The Conflagration in Mobile. army moved on Blakely, and on April 9 the works there were attacked and carried. Meanwhile the 13th Corps had been taken across the bay to attack Mobile. But the army found no enemy to fight, for Gen. D. H. Maury, in command there, had ordered the evacuation of the city; and on the 11th, after sinking two powerful rains, he fled up the Alabama River with 9,000 men on gunboats and transports. On the 12th General Granger and Rear-Admiral Thatcher demanded the surrender of the city. This was formally done the same evening by the civil authorities, and on the following day Veatch's division entered the city and hoisted the National flag on the public buildings. Generals Granger and Canby entered
exander G., lieutenantcol-onel, colonel; Walton, Simeon T., major, lieutenant-colonel. Twenty-fourth battalion Partisan Rangers (disbanded January 5, 1863): Scott, John, major. Twenty-fourth Cavalry regiment: Barham, Theodore G., lieutenant-colonel; Robertson, John R., major; Robins, William T., colonel. Twenty-fourth Infantry regiment: Bentley, William W., major; Early, Jubal A., colonel; Hairston, Peter J., Jr., lieutenant-colonel; Hamrick, Joseph A., major; Hammet, J. P., major; Maury, Richard L., major, lieutenant-colonel; Terry, William R., colonel Twenty-fifth Cavalry regiment: Edmundson, Henry A., lieutenant-colonel; Hopkins, Warren M., colonel; McConnell, Sylvester P., major. Twenty-fifth Infantry battalion Local Defense Troops: Bossieux, Louis J., major; Elliott, Wyatt M., major, lieutenant-colonel. Twenty-fifth Infantry regiment: Duffy, Patrick B., lieutenant-colonel; Harper, Wilson, major; Heck, Jonathan M., lieutenantcol-onel; Higginbotham, John C., majo
, he was assigned to command of a division of the army at Corinth under General Van Dorn, including the brigades of Rust, Maury and Roane, and in June he was put in command of Hindman's division. Later he was in charge at Chattanooga, and in Septempolitical leadership, and in his later years made his home at Washington, where he died October 8, 1895. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury was born at Fredericksburg, Va., May 20, 1822, the son of Capt. John Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury was born at Fredericksburg, Va., May 20, 1822, the son of Capt. John Minor Maury, United States navy, whose wife was the daughter of Fontaine Maury. His descent is from the old Virginia families of Brooke and Minor, and the Huguenot emigres, the Fontaines and Maurys. He was educated at the classical school of Thomasy academy in the class of 1846, which included George B. McClellan, J. L. Reno, Thomas J. Jackson, George Stoneman, Dabney H. Maury, D. R. Jones, C. M. Wilcox, S. B. Maxey and others who attained prominence in the war of the Confederacy. Going int
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), How the Confederacy changed naval Warfare. (search)
did us Confederates but little harm during the war. Seven of them now lie in James river; most of the others are rotting elsewhere. The Puritan and one or two others are under repair, and will be useful in harbor defence, for which alone such vessels may be serviceable. I have been induced to make this summary of naval experience of the past thirty years because of the interest which has recently been aroused in improving our navy and our harbor defence, and have stripped the history of the Monitor of all but its bare facts, in the hope and duty to present it fairly. There is not a man or woman educated north of Mason and Dixon's line during the past thirty years who does not believe the Monitor was the victor in the battle in Hampton Roads. Their school histories all teach that, and from the same unwholesome source our children learn that and many other erroneous versions of the conduct of their fathers in the great war between the States. Dabney H. Maury. Washington, D. C.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The prison experience of a Confederate soldier. (search)
dear old Richmond that day, but, instead, we were on the very eve of our most distressing and heart-breaking disappointment. About ten o'clock the Illinois weighed anchor, and with every one on deck, steamed down the river, and it was not long before we came in sight of the mouth of the James. It soon became obvious that the vessel was not steering for the James, at least we thought it was not, and all eyes were upon the prow, and the gravest apprehensions were excited in our minds. Lieutenant Maury, of the old United States Marine Service, was one of our number, and was, prior to the war, familiar with the approaches to the river. An explanation from him as to the strange course the vessel seemed to be taking was anxiously sought. He allayed the fears of the prisoners for awhile by saying that the vessel was not taking the proper course, as he had known it, but it was possible that sand bars had formed in the old channel, and that the boat was rounding them. But the Illinois c
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
o report to Major-General Polk, Dec. 31, ‘62, 1st Tennessee Regiment, Perryville, Ky., Feb. 20, ‘63, April 30, ‘63, Senior Surg. Maury's Brigade, 1st Tennessee Regiment, Oct. 31, Nov. 30, Dec. 31, ‘63, 1st Tennessee Regiment, Headquarters, A. T., Dal to relieve Surgeon Price, as President A. B. M. E., at Chattanooga. April 30, ‘63, assigned Medical-Director, Major-General D. H. Maury's command. Hester, Benj. L., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War, June 2, ‘63, to rank from Octo report to Gen. Longstreet for duty. Nidelet, S. R., Surgeon. Dec. 16, ‘63, ordered to report to E. A. Flewellen, Gen. Maury's Headquarters, Mobile, Ala. Jan. 18, ‘64, resigned. Nichols, W. C., Surgeon. Dec. 31, ‘62, Rome, Ga., ordered to t Vaughan, J. W., Surgeon. June 30, ‘64, 1st and 4th Missouri Regiment. Transferred to Hospital Department by order General Maury. Villeret, F. F., Assistant Surgeon, corn. Feb. 26, ‘62, Eufaula Light Artillery. Transferred 50
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