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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
as moving on Johnston's flank, and disconcerted McClellan's whole plan of campaign. Pursuit was utterly futile until he took refuge in Swift Run Gap, whence he emerged to make some of the most rapid marches on record, as he defeated Milroy at McDowell, flanked Banks at Front Royal, cut his column at Middletown, routed him at Winchester, and pushed him pell-mell across the Potomac. He was about to cross the river in pursuit when, learning that Shields and Fremont (in response to that famous oards Orange Courthouse and Culpeper to threaten Washington. We did move at daylight (we generally did), but it was towards Louisa Courthouse. There and at Frederick's Hall and at Hanover Junction we expected to move on Fredericksburg to meet McDowell, and it was really only when we heard A. P. Hill's guns at Mechanicsville, on the evening of June 26th, that we took in the full situation, and there rang along our moving columns for miles shouts of anticipated victory, as the Foot Cavalry hurr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.32 (search)
n, and was a part of General Ed. Johnson's Brigade, doing service on Alleghany and Shenandoah mountains until the fall of 1861, when it was made an artillery company, and was attached to the same brigade till the artillery was made a separate command. After this it was a part of McIntosh's battalion, in General A. P. Hill's corps, until the close of the war. It was mustered into service as the McDowell Guard in honor of Miss Lillie McDowell, then of Lexington, Va., a daughter of Governor James McDowell, now Mrs. E. P. McD. Wolff, of Georgia, who made the company a present of a pair of horses, harness and ambulance, besides furnishing a considerable amount of means for clothing equipment of the company. She also paid a bounty to a young man who was under military age, to go as her personal representative in the war. Her substitute, Alfred Sly, proved himself faithful to the trust until a few days before the fight at Gettysburg, when having been sent out with others on detached se
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), William Henry Chase Whiting, Major-General C. S. Army. (search)
ce, years afterwards, Johnston refers to this period and to Whiting's judicious aid upon his staff with the highest commendation. Now the first great conflict came on at Bull Run. Anticipating the event, Whiting was entrusted with the charge of arrangements for the moving of the army at Harper's Ferry, to the aid of Beauregard at Manassas, and had the railroad authorities kept their repeated pledges to him, reinforcements would have reached the field of Manassas in time to have crushed McDowell earlier in the day, spared much Confederate blood, and possibly cut off the retreat of the United States forces to Washington. General Whiting had in charge the blowing up of Harper's Ferry, which General Johnston pronounced a masterly piece of work. Whiting was with the troops whose opportune arrival at Manassas saved the day, including the gallant 6th North Carolina, whose colonel (Fisher) gave up his life on the field of battle. His name is immortalized by the fortress where North C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Memorial. (search)
ny. In the year 1882 the Second Presbyterian Church sent forth its first colony, now known as the Church of the Covenant. It occupied the building erected on west Grace street, near Richmond College, the chief contributor being the late Dr. James McDowell, son of Governor McDowell, of Rockbridge county. Its first pastor was Rev. Peyton Harrison Hoge, under whose ministry it was steadily advancing until his removal to Wilmington, N. C. He was succeeded Rev. A. R. Holderby, who was succeeded Governor McDowell, of Rockbridge county. Its first pastor was Rev. Peyton Harrison Hoge, under whose ministry it was steadily advancing until his removal to Wilmington, N. C. He was succeeded Rev. A. R. Holderby, who was succeeded by Rev. J. Calvin Stewart, under whose administration another locality was chosen and a new church erected. This is now one of the most flourishing churches in the city. The old-market Mission. The second colony sent out from this church was the Old-Market Mission, which has now become the the strong and well-organized Hoge-Memorial Church. This proved to be one of the most successful enterprises of Dr. Hoge's life. About twenty years ago he commenced services in the spacious hall over
Delegate elected. --In Botetourt county, J. V. Carper has been elected to the House of Delegates by 61 majority ever Jas. McDowell.
Election. --We see it stated in some of our exchanges that Joseph V. Carper is elected to the Legislature from Botetourt county, Va.--This is not the case. Major James McDowell is re-elected by 10 majority.
Secession flags. Bonsack's, Roanoke Co., Va., April 6th, 1861. To-day was a great day in our village. The patriotic citizens of this place raised a Secession flag 6½ feet wide and 15 feet long, on a pole 92 feet high, at 2 o'clock, P. M. The flag was raised by our gallant Congressman, Hon. Henry A. Edmundson, and was greeted by nine rousing cheers by the sovereigns assembled around it. The crowd was then addressed by Messrs. Wm. M. Burwell, Hon. Henry A. Edmundson, Wm. Watts, Major James McDowell, and Green James, Esq.--The speeches were able and patriotic, and stirred the souls of the brave mountaineers to their uttermost depths. The meeting adjourned by giving three cheers for the gallant little State of South Carolina, and three cheers for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy. If the Convention does not give us a chance to vote for an Ordinance of Secession, the sovereign people will take matters into their own hands, and place Old Virginia where she ought to be, a
ed from England or English officials or noblemen. Patrick and Henry, (after Patrick Henry,) Jefferson, Nelson, Harrison, Randolph, Lee, Brooke, Wood, Monroe, Page. Cabell, Tyler, Barbour, Nicholas, Preston, Pleasants, Giles, Floyd, Gilmer, McDowell and Wise, were named after Virginia Governors subsequent to Independence. Some of these citizens afterwards occupied still more distinguished positions. The following counties are named after distinguished statesmen, revolutionary patriotsLittleton W. Tazewell, from 1834 to 1836; Wyndham Robertson, Lieut. and acting Governor, from 1836 to 1837; David Campbell, from 1837 to 1840;Thomas W. Gilmer, from 1840 to 1841; John Rutherford, Lieut. and acting Governor, from 1841 to 1842; John M. Gregory, Lieut. and acting Governor, from 1842 to 1843; James McDowell, from 1843 to 1846; William Smith, from 1846 to 1849; John B Floyd, from 1849 to 1852; Joseph Johnson, from 1852 to 1856; Henry A. Wise, from 1856 to 1860; John Letcher, 1860.
of Union. This same mission she has again to perform, and exert her just and honorable influence over the people of all the extreme Southern, or "Cotton States." She can do what no other State can do. And one may address to her the language that was addressed to the Hebrew maiden that had been exalted to the throne of a great monarch: "Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" It is true, Virginia has no Watkins Leigh in these days; she has no James McDowell, who would so well have performed such a mission. But has she not a Hunter, a Millson, a McFarland, a Boteler, a Rives, a Bocock, a Stuart, and many other able and prudent men who are fit for this mission? Certainly she has. And she has a Winfield Scott, who has won as many laurels as a peacemaker as he has as a General; and this is saying much. Blessed are the "peacemakers." The greatest of all blessings is their's — the Saviour of men being judge. Let General Scott unbuckle the swo
The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sudden death on
Pennsylvania Avenue
, Washington. (search)
casualties; Eleventh Virginia, Col. Garland. Company a, Rifle Rangers, from Lynchburg--Private John Henry, killed accidentally. Company B--Lieutenant T B Horton, wounded in the thigh; private Walker Thurmond, wounded in thigh, and missing. Company C--Privates Wm. H Hobson, mortally wounded in abdomen; S T Franklin, wounded in thigh; Joseph S Rice, wounded in arm, slight; John B Wood, both arms slight. Company D--pptivates Melvin Gibbs, killed; W. Carper, and James McDowell, wounded slightly in feet. Company E--None. Company F--Private Robert Burt, slightly hurt. Company G--None. Company H--Henry Goldin, killed; Jos Flowers, severe wound in knee; George W. Rogers, missing. Company I--Captain James H. Jameson, shot through thigh, private Judson Emlvey, shot through thigh. Company K--Privates W Campbell and Jas N. Painter, killed; Capt. A A. Yeatman, slight wound in face from shell; privates James L. Black, wounded in legs; James D.
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