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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
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an party, which through his efforts carried the State elections in 1881. He led Virginia delegations to the Republican national conventions of 1884 and 1888, and in 1889 was nominated for governor by his party, but defeated. He continued to retain political 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 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 Thomas Harrison, Fredericksburg, studied law at the university of Virginia, and was graduated at West Point in 1846, with the rank of brevet second lieutenant in the mounted rifles. A theater for active service in his profession was awaiting him in Mexico
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of General Dabney H. Maury at the Reunion of Confederate veterans, Maury camp, no. 2, Fredericksburg, Va., August 23, 1883. (search)
nces of the great examples who have, till now, guided us on the mountain ranges of thought and of honor. This duty done, we can say with a loftier pride than the Roman Citizen, I am a Virginian. And I will briefly sketch to my younger hearers the career of him whose name your Encampment bears: Matthew Fontaine Maury was born in Spotsylvania county, January 14, 1806. In 1811 his father moved with his family and slaves to a cotton plantation near Franklin, Tennessee. In 1824, Captain John Minor Maury, the oldest son, died while serving against the pirates as Flag Captain of the West India Squadron, (under old Commodore David Porter,) and next year young Matthew was appointed midshipman. His father opposed so strongly his entry into the Navy, that supplied with money by a friend, and by the overseer with a horse, young Matthew rode away from his father's home without his father's blessing, through that great wilderness that lay between him and the career for which his spirit yea
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.47 (search)
or any undertaking that offered adventure, or, if honor and duty required, ready to sacrifice life for either. Virginia gentleman and Virginia soldier, he was a splendid type of each. His descent. General Maury was born in Fredericksburg, May 21, 1822. He was descended from the old-time Virginia families of Maury, Fontaine, Brooke and Minor, scions of which have illumined pages of the history of the State and nation by their achievements in war and in peace. He was a son of Captain John Minor Maury, United States Navy, and a nephew of the great Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury, the geographer of the seas, and probably more esteemed and honored in other countries than any American scientist who ever lived. General Maury's father died of yellow fever in the West Indies in 1828. Commodore Maury became the guardian of his dead brother's two sons—William Lewis and Dabney—and to the day of his death General Maury spoke of his uncle as having been to him all that a father could have
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
e, Sketch of, 205. Marshall, Colonel, Thomas, killed, 15. Marye's Heights, 225. Mason, Wiley Roy, 338 Massachusetts advocated secession, 65. Massie, Captain LIV., killed, 9 Matthews, James P.. 26 Mattison, J. W., 157. Mauk, Sergeant John H., 26. Maury, General D. H., Sketch of, 335; comrades at West Point, 336; in the Mexican war 337; last days in the U. S. army, 339; in tile C. S. army, 341; funeral services of, 347; tributes to, 349 Maury, Jr., D H., 345. Maury, Captain, John Minor, 335. Maury, Commodore M. F., 335. Maury, Mrs., Nannie Mason, 338. Maury, Colonel R. L., 335. Mayo, Mayor, Joseph, 20. Mechanicsville, Battle of, 160. Merritt, General, Wesley, 273, 315. Metts, Captain James I., 92. Minor, B. B., Ll.D., Address on Judge Wm. Brockenbrough, 350. Minor, Dr C. L. C., 170,335. Mobile, Defence of, 343 Moore, J. Blythe, 219. Moore, J. Scott, 191. Morgan, General, Daniel, 68. Morgan, Captain wm H., F Co., killed, 149. Morris Isla