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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
attery supported, he presently withdrew under a heavy fire, losing 1 man killed and 3 wounded. Proceeding rapidly with eight companies in advance, Company K captured 11 prisoners. The following are the names of the killed and wounded: Private William Paxton, Company B, killed: Privates William Bremner, James Boutrager, and Corp. James B. With, of Company I, wounded. On the morning of May 3 received at 9 o'clock an order to proceed with the entire regiment immediately to the Memphis and Cat. Pushing forward as rapidly as the bad roads would permit, my advance guard, while crossing a narrow bridge, received the fire of a masked battery of four guns throwing grape and canister. The guns then opened on the main column, killing William Paxton, Company B, and wounding Corporal Smith, Privates Bremner and Bolptrager, Company I. The battery was upon a side hill, near the top, masked by bushes, its fire covering the bridge. We received nineteen shots, mostly too high to damage us. I
on to me at these Headquarters, within ten days from this date, or drive him out of the county, I shall send a force to your city with orders to reduce it to ashes, and to burn the house of every secessionist in your county, and to carry away every slave. Col. Jennison's regiment will be entrusted with the execution of this order. The following persons are particularly directed to this notice:--David Hunt, Clinton Cockerill, James Merryman, Robert Cain, John Murray, H. T. Freeland, William Paxton, W. C. Bemington, Andrew Tribble, R. P. S. Ely, Jackson Miller, Robert Clark, W. Tutman, H. M. Cochrane, Samuel M. Hayes, Joseph Todd, and Jonas Burkhart. D. Hunter, Major-General Commanding. The part of Missouri in which Platte County is situated borders on Leavenworth County, Kansas, the Missouri River only being the dividing line; and as long as the rebels are allowed to roam about in the former county, committing depredations without let or hindrance, so long will this part of K
teem and honor due his long and distinguished public services. For nearly seven years of this time he served with marked efficiency as superintendent of the public schools of Norfolk. In 1841 he married Miss Alexina Taylor, of Norfolk, Va. Brigadier-General Elisha Franklin Paxton Brigadier-General Elisha Franklin Paxton, who fell at Chancellorsville while leading the Stonewall brigade, was a native of Rockbridge county, Va., of Scotch-Irish and English descent. His grandfather, William Paxton, commanded a company from Rockbridge at the siege of Yorktown in 1781. His father, Elisha Paxton, served in the war of 1812. General Paxton was educated and graduated at Washington college, Va., and at Yale college, and in 1849, at the head of his class in the university of Virginia, was graduated in law. This profession he practiced with much success at Lexington until 1860, when failing eyesight compelled him to seek other occupation. He was engaged in farming near Lexington when the
A comfortable packet leaves Lynchburg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 6 A. M., and arrives at Balcony Falls, 28 miles, in about seven hours. Gentlemen will be in waiting there to receive our guests. Mrs. Dr. Watson, P. S. A. S. Mrs. C. C. Baldwin, Sec'y. Aug. 10, 1861. Richmond Whig, Enquirer, and Examiner, and papers throughout the State, are respectfully requested to copy. The following gentlemen will please act as committees to receive guests: At Balcony Falls.--Col. Johns, C. L. Locker, C. C. Baldwin, Jno. Echols, and J. S. Baldwin. At Greenlee's Ferry.--Dr. Watson, F. T, Anderson, Wm. Paxton, and Capt. Burks. At Gilmore's Mitt.--Capt. Jo. Gilmore, F. Guggenheimer and S. Crawford. At Natural Bridge.--Dr. Houston, Thomas Wilson, S. McClintic, Jno. Luster, Dr. Chandler, Wm. Arnold, Dr. Shields, and Jas. Campbell. At Lexington.--Col. Reid, Hugh Barclay, Professor Campbell, W. C. Lewis, G. W. Johnson, and James D. Davidson.