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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
his saints, should direct. A distinguished officer told me that during the battle of Malvern Hill he had occasion to report to General Jackson, and after hunting for some time found him and his staff under one of the heaviest fireshe had ever experienced. Soon Jackson directed those about him to dismount and shelter themselves, and Dr. Dabney found a place behind a large and very thick oak gate post, where he sat bolt upright with his back against the post. Just then there came up Major Hugh Nelson, of Ewell's staff — a gallant gentleman and a devout churchman, who had heard Dr. Dabney's sermon, and whose theological views did not fully indorse its doctrine — and, taking in the situation at a glance, rode direct for the gate post of Stonewall's Chief of Staff, and giving him the military salute coolly said: Dr. Dabney, every shot, and shell, and bullet is directedby the God of battles, and you must pardon me for expressing my surprise that you should want to put a gate post betwe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Captain James M. Garnett, ordnance officer Rodes's division, 2d corps, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
[Captain of a battery] was struck with a piece of shell, cutting the femoral artery, and he died that night. He was a fine fellow, beloved of his company and all who knew him. About dark I started for the wagon train, some six or seven miles distant. I did not have long to rest after reaching there, for about 2 A. M. we started and marched continuously, crossing the mountain and reaching here about 3 o'clock yesterday evening. I rode along, partly with Eugene Blackford and partly with Colonel Nelson (who informed me of LIV.'s death), and overtook my train while coming down the side of the mountain. Got my dinner (or supper), having eaten nothing but green apples since the night before, and retired very early. This morning drew arms and accoutrements and issued them to the brigade ordnance officers. The troops are over the other side of the mountain. I learn that Kershaw's division arrived to-day, and whipped the Yankee cavalry, who endeavored to attack his train. Camp near Wa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel John Bowie Magruder. (search)
ber of the Committee of Safety in 1775 for Louisa county, and represented it in the Legislature in 1793. The family removed to Glenmore, about seven miles from Charlottesville, Va., when John was five years old. He first attended private schools in the neighborhood; went to Colonel John Bowie Strange's Albemarle Military Academy, at Charlottesville, one session, then matriculated at the University of Virginia in 1856, and took the degree of Master of Arts in June, 1860. He was a teacher in Nelson's Academy, in Culpeper county, at the outbreak of the Confederate war, which position he at once relinquished and went to the Virginia Military Institute to take a two months course in military tactics. On his return home, he organized a military company, called the Rivanna Guards; was elected and commissioned captain July 22, 1861. The gray cloth for their uniforms was furnished by the county, and the ladies of the three families at Glenmore, Edge Hill, and Gale Hill made them. The R
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Judge William Brockenbrough. (search)
uring good behavior. Then the judges, thus elected, were commissioned by the governor. The election took place February 7, 1809. Messrs. Baker and Daniel nominated William Brockenbrough in the lower house; Messrs. Strother and Pope nominated Hugh Nelson; others were also nominated. On the second ballot Hugh Nelson was elected. There were three more ballotings, and Brockenbrough, advancing from 53 to 85, was elected by a joint vote of 97. The others voted for were Daniel Sheffey, who came nHugh Nelson was elected. There were three more ballotings, and Brockenbrough, advancing from 53 to 85, was elected by a joint vote of 97. The others voted for were Daniel Sheffey, who came next to Brockenbrough, James Semple, James Allen, Wm. W. Hening, and Alex. Stuart, all worthy competitors. Judge Brockenbrough was assigned to a western circuit (the Thirteenth), which, in 1811, embraced the counties of Tazewell, Russell, Lee, Washington, Wythe, Grayson, and Montgomery. He was afterwards, in 1812, brough to the more important one, embracing the city of Richmond and counties of Henrico, Essex, etc. Besides discharging faithfully and efficiently all his judicial functions, he
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
r Cumberland Gap, thence to Richmond, Ky., on his way to Frankfort. Buell concentrated his forces in middle Tennessee, pursuing thence a parallel course through Murfreesboro, Nashville and thence to Louisville. It is said that Buell had under his command at and near Louisville about one hundred thousand men. Bragg had in his command, including Morgan and Marshall, a little over 40,000. The Confederates having, after spirited engagement, captured Munfordville on the one route, and routed Nelson at Richmond on the other, moved on with vigor, anticipating battle and a victory. Sill and Dumont, with their divisions, moved toward Frankfort, and were distant from Kirby Smith about two days march. The veteran forces of Buell's army, outside of these two divisions, with some fresh levies, amounting to 58,000 men, under McCook, Gilbert and Crittenden, as his corps commanders, began rapidly to concentrate near Perryville. McCook by way of Mackville; Gilbert by way of Springfield, and C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign and battle of Lynchburg. (search)
line and captured four out of the five caissons lost by Sheridan on that day. It captured Custer's headquarters, his sash and private wagon and papers. The wagon was used by General Munford until it was recaptured, a few days before Appomattox. On the 12th of June General Lee, who had anxiously been watching the movements of the enemy in the Valley, and who was perfectly informed of his designs, gave verbal orders to General Jubal A. Early to hold his corps (the Second, or Ewell's), with Nelson's and Braxton's artillery, in readiness to march to the Shenandoah Valley. After dark upon that day these orders were repeated in writing, and he was directed to move to the Valley that night at three o'clock via Louisa Courthouse, Charlottesville and Brown's Gap. He was further ordered to communicate with General Breckinridge at Lynchburg, with a view of a combined attack on Hunter. Breckinridge was to attack in front and Early in the rear. The Second Corps was then at Gaines' Mill, n
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
, S. M. Simpson. Ord. Sergeant, J. L. Meem. Third Sergt., W. J. H. Hawkins. Corporal, C. D. Hamner. Corporal, John K. Seabury. Corporal J. H. Smith. Corporal, Hugh Nelson. Surgeon, Benjamin Blackford. Privates. Abrahams, H. J. Akers, E. A. Apperson, R. F. Ballowe, T. H. Blackford, W. H. Brugh, J. B. es F. Kabler, N. Kent, J. R. Lavinder, G. T. Leckie, M. M. Lucado, L. F. Lydick, James H. Mayer, Max L. Miller, A. H. Moorman, S. L. Nelson, W. S. Oglesby, John. Adams, R. H. T. Armistead, James. Anderson, John G. Barnes, C. F. Booth, S. C. Burks, E. W. Burch, Samuel. Cabell, rd. Melton, John F. Marsh, Robert M. Martin, Samuel J. Moore, Samuel F. Moore, Richard. Murry, Michael. Miller, William H. North, Adam. Nelson, Robert P. Omohundro, William W. Plumb, Lewis. Phelps, Charles R. Phelps, Joseph E. Padgett, Callohill C. Padgett, R. B. F. Pribble, Frank C.
Capt. Hugh Nelson page. --In our issue of Monday last, we copied a paragraph referring to the services of this gallant Virginian, who is one of the few survivors of the battle of Lake Erie--and for whose noble bearing upon that glorious occasion his native State honored him with a magnificent sword. Capt. Page, though a resident of the city of Portsmouth, was born in the county of Caroline.--He was not under the command of Captain Elliot, as erroneously stated, but served on board the Tygress, commanded by Lt. Conkling.
ore, the English had come from Canada, built forts within our borders, and instigated the Indians to make war upon us. So we thought, at least, and there seems to be little cause for distrusting our suspicions. That war-loving Minister, the younger Pitt, was at the head of affairs, and it seems to have been a principle with him never to ask for anything in a civil manner, but to knock the man down first, and take what he wanted. "Britannia ruled the waves" at that time, with a vengeance. "Nelson was then Britannia's God of War," and he ruled the waves with a will. He, and the Minister, and all their subordinates and understrappers, naval, military and judicial, firmly believed that no other nation upon the face of the earth had any rights of their own, and that all the privileges they enjoyed were so many grants from Great Britain, to be resumed at her own good pleasure. Innumerable causes of quarrel necessarily sprung up with our neighbors across the Canadian line, as well as wit
the service of the Confederate States. He will proceed immediately to recruit, and will doubtless easily find the desired number in the surrounding counties. It is an old saying, that in times of revolution there are no Sabbaths. The truth of this was practically illustrated last Sunday. A number of ladies, including members of churches, were busily engaged in making garments for the volunteers who left the preceding day, many of whom had no time to provide suitable changes. Hugh Nelson, Esq., a most respected citizen, and somewhat advanced in years, and who occupies the position of Treasurer of the South-Side R. R. Co., tendered his resignation that he might be at liberty to go to Norfolk to join his company. The Directory would not receive his resignation, but permitted him to go. The blood of the old revolutionary Nelsons courses in his veins, and it has fired him up with all the ardor of youth. With such a spirit pervading the old as well as the young, who shall d
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