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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of John C. Mitchel, of Ireland, killed whilst in command of Fort Sumter. (search)
ch devoted fervor. The subject of our sketch became a civil engineer, and after he came to the United States was employed in several parts of the country laying out some of the railroads that bind our widely extended States together with their iron bands. As soon as war was declared, and the Confederate government took its seat at Montgomery, he and his two younger brothers offered their services, and all joined the Southern army. The youngest was subsequently killed at Gettysburg. James Mitchel served gallantly as the Adjutant of General Gordon's brigade of Georgia troops, and lost his right arm in one of the battles around Richmond. John Mitchel (our hero) received an appointment as Lieutenant from the Secretary of War at Montgomery, and was ordered to join the battalion of South Carolina Regular Artillery, stationed at Fort Moultrie. He took part in the famous attack on Fort Sumter, 12th and 13th April, 1861, and was assigned to the service of the hotshot-guns of the Sumter
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roster of the companies. (search)
Harris Thorp, Granville Troxwell, Durrett White, Daniel White, Joel W. Watts, died in Camp Douglas, February 25, 1864, of pneumonia; Wm. Wilder, Alex. Woods, died in Knoxville, Tenn., November 13, 1862; C. F. Wright—72 officers and enlisted men. Company G. This company was recruited in Bourbon County. There is only one known roll in existence, covering the period from September 10, 1862, to December 31, 1862, and it is supposed to be very incomplete. It is as follows: Captains—James Mitchel, Thomas Wells. First Lieutenants— G. W. Bowen, Alfred Williams. Second Lieutenants—Thomas J. Current, W. A. Bedford, D. H. Clowers, Milo Wells, killed November 13, 1864, at Bull's Gap, Tenn. Sergeants—First, Charles C. Rule; second, Charles R. Shawhan; third, Wm. Kendall; fourth, Wm. C. Current. Corporals—First, Thomas J. Howard; second, Gano Leer; third, Wm. H. Current; fourth, L. Lair. Privates—Thomas Bedford, A. W. Bedford, John Bowman, James Batterson, F. M. Breedo