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quiet, throughout the next year. One of its most noted incidents is known as the battle of Black Jack, wherein 28 Free-State men, led by old John Brown, of Osawatomie, fought and defeated, on the open prairie, 56 border ruffians, headed by Capt. H. Clay Pate, from Virginia, who professed to be an officer under Marshal Donaldson. It terminated in the surrender of Pate and all that remained of his band, twenty-one men, beside the wounded, with twenty-three horses and mules, wagons, provisions, cPate and all that remained of his band, twenty-one men, beside the wounded, with twenty-three horses and mules, wagons, provisions, camp-equipage, and a considerable quantity of plunder, obtained just before by sacking a little Free-State settlement, known as Palmyra. The Legislature chosen under the Free-State Constitution was summoned to meet at Topeka on the 4th of July, 1856, and its members assembled accordingly, but were not allowed to organize, Col. Sumner, Since known as Maj.-Gen. Edwin V. Sumner: fought bravely in several battles of the War: died at Syracuse, N. Y., early in 1863. with a force of regulars, disp
eated at, 576. Palo Alto, battle of, 187. Palsley, Daniel, Lt.-Gov. of W. Virginia, 519. Panama, the Congress at, 267-8. Parker, Amasa J., President of the Tweddle Hall Convention, 388; his speech, 389; 396. Parker, Mr., of S. C., remarks of, in the Secession Convention, 345. Parkersburg, Va, occupied by Unionists, 512. Parkville Luminary, The, Mo., destroyed, 238-9. Parrott, Lieut. E. G., takes the Savannah, 598. Parsons, Gen., (Rebel,) in Northern Missouri,587. Pate, H. Clay, whipped at Black-Jack, 244. Patterson, Com., destroys a Florida fort, 177. Patterson, Gen. Robert, 528; crosses the Potomac, 535; moves from Bunker Hill to Charlestown, 536; Gen. Sanford's testimony, 536 to 538; Patterson falls back to Harper's Ferry and is superseded, 539; Gen. Scott's dispatch, and Patterson's reply, 539; allusion to, 540; 549-50; his politics; refuses to display the American flag, 550; allusion to, 618. Patton, Col., (Rebel,) victor at Scarytown, 524; ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
men on the Pottawatomie, in Franklin county, killed by a party under Capt. John Brown......May 24, 1856 Governor Reeder, after escaping arrest by the United States marshal at Lawrence, May 7, goes to Kansas City, May 11, and is concealed at the American Hotel, where he remained until May 21, when, assuming a disguise, he secured passage on a steamer and escaped to Illinois......May 26, 1856 Battle of Black Jack, Douglas county, free-State men led by John Brown, and pro-slavery by H. Clay Pate. Brown captures twenty-eight men......June 2, 1856 Governor Shannon issues a proclamation commanding all persons belonging to military companies unauthorized by law to disperse, otherwise they will be dispersed by United States troops ......June 4, 1856 Captains Brown and Shore consent to disband......June 5, 1856 Whitfield's men take a free-State Missourian, Jacob Cantrel, try him for treason to Missouri by a mock courtmartial June 5, and kill him on......June 6, 1856 Topeka
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: In caucus and camp. (search)
rie City, according to their directions, was to be reached by an Indian trail, which, difficult enough to trace in the daylight, it was impossible for a stranger to find or follow at night. I rode on to a hamlet of half a dozen log houses, dignified with the name of the City of Palmyra; and there, at the cabin of a moderate pro-slavery man, rested till the following morning, when I found that my horse had been stolen, and that my host had suffered with me in the loss of an Indian pony. H. Clay Pate and his friend Coleman, the murderer, were supposed to be encamped in the neighborhood, and were with reason suspected of having committed this theft. After the battle of Black Jack, and not till then, the horses were discovered and returned. I walked over to Prairie City,--a municipality which consisted of two log cabins and a well,--and from there, having told my errand, a messenger was instantly despatched to inform John Brown, Junior, of the approach and supposed design of the Fed
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 6: H. Clay Pate. (search)
Chapter 6: H. Clay Pate. Among the unhappy men whom Old John Brown has dragged into an exceedi he deserves a separate chapter here — does H. Clay Pate, of Black Jack and Virginia. Pate, by bi He had a signboard on his door, inscribed, H. Clay Pate, Author; but as Heaven had not written thishe Lord, were destined soon to meet as foes. Mr. Pate set out from Westport, Missouri, about the ene said, was, that he might not find him! Captain Pate's achievements, from the day he left Westpoo work. He and his brother Jason were taken by Pate, charged with murder, kept in irons in their cas were thus travelling close to each other, Captain Pate's company burned the store of a man named W to find Captain Brown, senior, at Ossawatomie, Pate's company and the troops started back for the Sn Brown's rescuing the prisoners, that made Captain Pate deliver theta to the United States Dragoonsisoners, encamped on Middle Ottawa Creek, while Pate went on with his men to the Santa Fe road, near[4 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 1: Whetting the sword. (search)
aid that with a pike, or bow and arrows, he could arm recruits more formidably than with patent guns. How he ordered the pikes is thus stated by the maker of them: In the latter part of February, or the early part of March, 1857, Old Brown, as he is familiarly called, came to Collinsville to visit his relatives, and by invitation addressed the inhabitants at a public meeting. At the close of it, or on the following day, he exhibited some weapons which he claimed to have taken from Capt. H. C. Pate, at the battle of Black Jack. Among others was a bowie knife or dirk, having a blade about eight inches long. Brown remarked that such an instrument, fixed to the end of a pole about six feet long, would be a capital weapon to place in the hands of the settlers in Kansas, to keep in their cabins to defend themselves against border ruffians or wild beasts, and asked me what it would be worth to make one thousand. I replied that I would make them for one dollar each, not thinking that
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
onsisted of Hampton's, Fitz. Lee's and W. H. F. Lee's divisions and Dearing's brigade. Major-General Wade Hampton, Commanding. Lee's division. reported as detached. Major-General Fitzhugh Lee. Wickham's brigade. Brigadier-General W. C. Wickham. First Virginia, Colonel R. W. Carter. Second Virginia, Colonel T. T. Munford, Third Virginia, Colonel T. H. Owen. Fourth Virginia, Colonel W. H. Payne. Lomax's brigade. Brigadier General L. L. Lomax. Fifth Virginia, Colonel H. Clay Pate. Sixth Virginia, Colonel Julian Harrison. Fifteenth Virginia, Colonel C. R. Collins. Butler's division. Major-General M. C. Butler. Dunovants brigade. Brigadier-General John Dunovant. Third South Carolina, [Colonel C. J. Colcock.] Fourth South Carolina, [Colonel B. H. Rutledge.] Fifth [Sixth] South Carolina, Colonel [H. K.] Aiken. Young's brigade. Brigadier-General P. M. B. Young. Cobb's Georgia Legion, Colonel G J. Wright, Phillips' Legion, Lieutenant-Col
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraph (search)
corrections in the Roster of the A. N. V., compiled by the War Records Office, and published in our January-February No., have come from several sources, and we solicit further corrections if errors should be found. The following explain themselves: Richmond, February 1st, 1884. Dr. J. William Jones. Dear Sir,—I see that in your papers of January and February, 1884, on the Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, you earnestly request corrections if errors are found. Colonel H. Clay Pate reported as Colonel of the Fifth Virginia Cavalry on 31st August, 1864; was killed in battle at the Yellow Tavern the same day our beloved Stuart was shot—to-wit., May 11th, 1864—and in a few days thereafter Colonel R. B. Boston, then Captain, was made Colonel, and so continued until killed in action at High Bridge on April 6th, 1865. I had the honor to belong to that gallant regiment, and know this to be true. I can never think of that soul of honor, Colonel Boston, without having <
The reported intention of the Administration at Washington to evacuate. Fort Sumter has relieved the minds of our citizens as of a heavy weight, though no credit is given to Lincoln for this apparently peaceful measure. I noticed at the Southern depot, to-day, five cars freighted with powder, (number of kegs 2,800,) destined for South Carolina. The publication of the Bulletin, in semi-weekly form, will be commenced on Thursday, 15th of this month, under the editorial control of H. Clay Pate, Esq. The new issue will have no connection with the business of the old; but, like it, will be Democratic, and will advocate the immediate and irrevocable secession of Virginia from the Union. Our citizens withnessed a beautiful display of the Aurora Borealis a night or two since. When first seen, the fire bells were rung, the engines brought out, and large crowds hastily proceeded in the direction of the light, but soon found the distance to be too great for them to pull their hea
n who presided at the end of a table, and gravely insisted that everybody should eat roast pig. After dinner, the meeting re-assembled, and the ladies had again filled the long piazza of the hotel. Messrs. Pennybacker, of the Legislature, and H. Clay Pate, Esq., of the Petersburg Bulletin, delivered brief, but eloquent speeches, in favor of the secession of Virginia. At the close of Mr. Pate's address, the Chairman laid before the meeting the following preamble and resolutions, which were adopMr. Pate's address, the Chairman laid before the meeting the following preamble and resolutions, which were adopted by acclamation: Whereas, we, a portion of the people of Chesterfield, in a public meeting assembled, deeming it a duty of a free people at all times, in their primary assemblies, to express their opinions upon all grave and important questions involving their interests and rights, and believing, from recent developments, that the time has now arrived when Virginians should resume all power heretofore delegated to the Federal Government; Therefore, Resolved, That it is the opinion o
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