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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
Acting-Assistant-Surgeon, James Wilson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. J. Duffield; Acting-Ensigns, G. E. McConnell, C. Ainsworth and L. Wold; Acting-Master's Mates, Guy Morrison, E. K. Howland and G. A. Patchke; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, A. K. Gaul; Acting-Third-Assistants, John Westinghouse, Wesley J. Phillips and George Smith. Steamer Currituck. Acting-Master, W. H. Smith; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Henry Johnson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Frank Clark; Acting-Ensigns, Thomas Nelson, Ambrose Felix and J. A. Havens; Acting-Master's Mate, G. B. Hall; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Alfred Clum; Acting-Third-Assistants, O. P. Thompson and C. B. Wright. Steamer Jacob Bell. Acting-Master, G. C. Shultze; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Wm. Neilson, Jr.; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Samuel Anderson; Acting-Ensigns, Benjamin Walker and D. W. Hodson; Acting-Master's Mates, Robert L. Omensetter and Arthur Clegg; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Thomas Bentley; Acting-Th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nelson, Thomas -1789 (search)
Nelson, Thomas -1789 Military officer; in Yorktown, Va., Dec. 26, 1738; was educated at Cambridge, England, and, returning home when not yet twenty-one years of pedition of Matthews, in May, 1779, caused him to organize the militia to The Nelson mansion. repel it; and a call for a loan of $2,000,000 having been made by the State, Nelson raised the larger portion of it on his own personal security. He also advanced the money to pay the arrears of two Virginia regiments, who would not maitish lines, the supposed headquarters of Cornwallis. After the surrender, General Nelson passed the rest of his days in The Nelson Tombs at Yorktown. retirement, poor that his remaining possessions were sold to pay his debts. The statue of Nelson is one of the six composing a part of the Washington monument at Richmond. The remains of Thomas Nelson were interred in the old family cemetery at Yorktown, where, until 1860, some of the old monuments were well preserved. Among them was tha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
706 to 1710 Alexander Spotswood1710 to1722 Hugh Drysdale1722 to 1726 William Gouch1726 to 1749 Thomas Lee and1749 to 1752 Lewis Burwell.1749 to 1752 Robert Dinwiddie1752 to 1758 Francis Fauquier1758 to 1768 Lord Boutetourt1768 to 1770 William Nelson1770 to 1772 Lord Dunmore1772 to 1775 Provisional conventionfrom July 17, 1775, to June 12, 1776 Governors under the Continental Congress and the Constitution. Name.Term. Patrick Henry1776 to 1779 Thomas Jefferson1779 to 1781 Thomas Nelson1781 Benjamin Harrison1781 to 1784 Patrick Henry1784 to 1786 Edmund Randolph1786 to 1788 Beverly Randolph1788 to 1791 Henry Lee1791 to 1794 Robert Brooke1794 to 1796 James Wood1796 to 1799 James Monroe1799 to 1802 John Page1802 to 1805 William H. Cabell1805 to 1808 John Tyler1808 to 1811 James Monroe1811 George W. Smith1811 to 1812 Governors under the Continental Congress and the Constitution—Continued. Name.Term. James Barbour1812 to 1814 Wilson C. Nicholas1814 to 181
the railroad wharf at Portsmouth, to-day, under a flag of truce, to visit the Federal fleet off Old Point Comfort, for the purpose of carrying to that destination all the women and children who desire to join their Northern friends. The steamer was accompanied by Capt. Thos. T. Hunter, commander of the Virginia Navy. The families of the following, among other persons, left in the steamer: James Hepenstall, L. T. Barnard, J. Lucas, Geo. Richard Boush, John Harbonner, Jos. D. Knapp, Thomas Nelson, Robert Gill, John Butler, W. H. Lewis, and James H. Hardwick. The West Point having accomplished its mission, has returned. Captain Hunter reports the Monticello as having fared very badly in her engagement with our battery at Sewell's Point, yesterday. The boat is seriously damaged in both hull and machinery, and it is thought that it will be some time before she can indulge in another bombardment. Six men were killed on board, and several badly wounded. We have been unabl
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
1861 were A. B. Hammond, Joseph E. Smith, Jarvis Ellis; in 1862, Joseph E. Smith, Nathan H. Barstow, Thomas P. Hammond; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Josiah Holmes, Jr., Franklin Cross, Wilson Barstow. The town-clerk during all these years was Thomas Nelson. The town-treasurer for the same period Benjamin W. Shearman. 1861. No action was taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, in relation to the war during this year. 1862. July 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to dollars to each volunteer for nine months service to fill the quota of the town. December 15th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to volunteers who enlist for three years and are credited to the quota of Mattapoisett. Thomas Nelson was appointed special recruiting agent for the town. 1863 and 1864. The authorities continued to recruit men and pay bounties during these years, but no special action appears to have been taken by the town in its corporate capacity, exce
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States. (search)
ere present, some of whom were already famous, and others were to gain fame in this assembly. Patrick Henry was there in the plenitude of his powers, the ruling spirit of the convention. Edmund Pendleton. presided over the deliberations. Thomas Nelson was the mover of its most important resolutions. George Mason was the author of its Declaration of Rights. Other delegates, scarcely less illustrious, were among its members. Two young men, James Madison and Edmund Randolph, here began thes colony, and secure substantial and equal liberty to the people. Life of Patrick Henry, by W. W. Henry, Vol. I, Ch. 16; American Archives, Fourth Series, Vol. 6, p. 1524. These resolutions, prefaced by a strong preamble, were offered by Thomas Nelson, and were seconded by Patrick Henry in words of burning eloquence. Copies were sent to the several colonial legislatures and were presented to Congress May 27th. In obedience to these instructions, Richard Henry Lee, on behalf of the Virg
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The civil history of the Confederate States (search)
ere urging an answer. The commissioners were told that Mr. Seward desired to avoid making any reply at that time. Mr. Justice Nelson, a personal friend of Mr. Seward, gave this information to Mr. Justice Campbell, his associate in the same court, weclared to him Faith as to Sumter fully kept. Judge Campbell disclosed that in the first conference between himself, Justice Nelson and Mr. Seward, he was much pleased with the Secretary's observations as to the course of the administration. At that in diplomacy words may be used to conceal the truth, but the evidence is ample that he dealt with Judge Campbell and Judge Nelson, and with Messrs Crawford and Forsyth in the same manner that he said he himself had once dealt with Jefferson Davis.d assumed the condition of, actual hostilities. The quasi truce suggested through the mediation of Justices Campbell and Nelson which had been faithfully kept by South Carolina and the Confederate government, was broken by the Federal administration
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
major-general, assumed command at Knoxville on March 8, 1862, of the district of East Tennessee, afterward the department of East Tennessee and Kentucky, North Georgia and Western North Carolina. He sent reinforcements to Beauregard at Corinth, and opposed with an inadequate force the Federal advance at Cumberland Gap. After a conference with General Bragg at Chattanooga, July 31st, General Smith advanced into Kentucky with about 6,000 men, defeated a superior force of Federals under General Nelson at Richmond, and after being joined by General Heth with 4,000 men, he designated his command as The Army of Kentucky, made vigorous efforts to gather supplies and recruits for the Confederate cause, and occupied Lexington, the capital of the State. When Bragg retired after the battle of Perryville, General Smith skillfully withdrew his army from Kentucky. Having been promoted lieutenant-general he was ordered to the command of the Trans-Mississippi department in February, 1863, where
ring the Shenandoah campaign he commanded a division comprising the infantry brigades of the old army of Western Virginia. After suffering severely during the valley battles of 1864, the division was badly cut up in the fight at Waynesboro, March 2, 1865. After the close of the war General Wharton lived at Radford. Brigadier-General Williams Carter Wickham Brigadier-General Williams Carter Wickham was the son of William Fanning Wickham and Anne Carter, and the great-grandson of Gen. Thomas Nelson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the commander-in-chief of the Virginia Line in the Revolutionary army. He was born at Richmond, Va., September 21, 1820, moved with his parents to Hanover county in 1827; was educated at the university of Virginia, and admitted to the bar in 1842. He practiced in a country circuit for a few years, and then gave up the law for the life of a Virginia planter. On January 11, 1848, he married Lucy Penn Taylor, great-granddaughte
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
graphs below for publication, my manuscript having since been examined and confirmed by him. Mr. Dame was one of the sixteen youths mentioned in the first sentence. Truly yours, L. M. Blackford. Alexandria, Va., February 17, 1896. On the last Sunday in August, 1860, at The Forks, in Cumberland county, Virginia, was gathered a body of sixteen youths, with two exceptions, between the ages of fifteen and twenty. They were grandsons of the venerable Mrs. Lucy Page, daughter of General Thomas Nelson, Jr., Governor of Virginia in 1781, and widow of Major Carter Page, of the Continental Line, who served through the whole Revolutionary War. According to the custom of the family, the boys had been on a vacation visit to their grandmother, and were to disperse in a few days to their several homes. The aged lady, full of the patriotic traditions of her historic line, was rallying them on the decay in their degenerate day of the spirit of chivalry and self-devotion which characterized th
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