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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The fall of Richmond. (search)
dawned fewer than 200 men remained, under command of Captain Edward Mayo. Shortly before day General Ewell rode in person t all the bridges over the river had been destroyed, except Mayo's, between Richmond and Manchester, and that the wagon bridge over the canal in front of Mayo's had already been burned by Union emissaries. My command was to hasten to Mayo's bridgeMayo's bridge and protect it, and the one remaining foot-bridge over the canal leading to it, until General Gary, of South Carolina, shouI hurried to my command, and fifteen minutes later occupied Mayo's bridge, at the foot of 14th street, and made military dise dense mass of human beings. Rapidly communicating to Captain Mayo my instructions from General Ewell, I ordered that offi Gary, of South Carolina. In less than sixty seconds Captain Mayo was in column of march, and as he reached the little ismatter as we passed along, and leaving the north section of Mayo's bridge wrapped in flame and smoke. At the island we stop
A Personal Difficulty, between two white men residing in this city, was settled on Saturday last, by a "resort to arms," on Vauxhall Island, adjoining Mayo's bridge. The contest was after the pattern of that indulged in by Heenan and Sayers, and had nearly the same result, both parties receiving "severe punishment. " As to whether the conqueror was crowned with victorious laurels, or received a "pecuniary recompense" for his exertion, we are not informed.
Headq's --F-- Co., 1st Reg. Va. Vols.,Richmond, March 11th, 1861 Order No. 28. This Command will assemble for Drill, at Military Hall, on Tuesday, 12th inst., at 8 o'clock P.M. By order of the Captain. Edward Mayo, 1st Serg't. mh 12--1t
rd it read when we were a boy, long before we dreamed that we should ever be connected in any way whatever with a newspaper. A single statement in it, to the effect that General Gates broke down several horses (two or three,) in escaping from the rout of Camden, riveted it upon our memory. We are disposed to think he claimed compensation for a horse which he lost in that engagement, and the price of which had never been paid him. It was at Guildford, we believe, that he saved the life of Col. Mayo. In our boyhood, we recollect seeing an engraving, purporting to have been done by James Webster, in which he is represented as engaged in mortal combat with nine of Tarlton's cavalry, in full view of his whole legion, four hundred strong. The rencontre was said, in the inscription, to have occurred in the county of Amelia, and in the month of June, 1781. There is a mystery about this transaction which, no doubt, Francisco's relatives could clear up. Unquestionably, he was at the siege of
For Rent. --The large Tobacco Factory, next to Mayo's Warehouse, on the dock. For further particulars apply at Mayo's Warehouse, or to ma 24--ts Edward Mayo. For Rent. --The large Tobacco Factory, next to Mayo's Warehouse, on the dock. For further particulars apply at Mayo's Warehouse, or to ma 24--ts Edward Mayo. For Rent. --The large Tobacco Factory, next to Mayo's Warehouse, on the dock. For further particulars apply at Mayo's Warehouse, or to ma 24--ts Edward Mayo.