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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, I. April, 1861 (search)
entiment, and place the State in the attitude now manifestly desired by an overwhelming majority of the people. He was answered by the gallant Capt. Wise, who thrilled every breast with his intrepid bearing and electric bursts of oratory. He advocated action, without reference to the other Convention, as the best means of bringing the Unionists to their senses. And the so-called Demosthenean Seddon, and G. W. Randolph (grandson of Thomas Jefferson), Lieut.-Gov. Montague, James Lyons, Judge Robertson, etc., were there. Never, never did I hear more exalted and effective bursts of oratory. And it was apparent that messages were constantly received from the other Convention. What they were, I did not learn at the moment; but it was evident that the Unionists were shaking in their shoes, and they certainly begged one--just oneday's delay, which was accorded them. The People's Convention agreed to adjourn till 10 o'clock A. M. the next day. But before we separated a commotion was ob
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 32 (search)
wed energy and determination, and a little more sacrifice upon the part of the people, and the President firmly believed that next spring would see the invader driven from our borders. Then farmers, who are now refugees, could return to their families and pursue their business undisturbed as heretofore. In fact, he believed that the defeat of Rosecrans would practically end the war. Mr. Randolph has signified his purpose to vote for the bill reducing prices, rather than resign; but Mr. Wyndham Robertson, the delegate, has resigned. Nearly all the papers have taken ground against the Maximum bill. To-night a mass meeting is called, to urge the passage of the bill. The mass meeting to-night was a small affair. Mr. Robinson, my old compositor, made a speech, abusing the editors; but the editors have succeeded in putting down for the present the cry for bread. I fear, however, it is but the work of Sisyphus, and it may destroy them; for, if the measure fails before the Legislatu
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
stubbornly, and left a considerable number of their killed. He stampeded, and came near capturing Kilpatrick twice; but having a fleet horse, he escaped, bareheaded, leaving his hat in our hands. Our own loss about 70, including the gallant Gen. Robertson, severely wounded. Our troops all acted handsomely. Gen. Robertson has arrived here. His left arm is badly broken at the elbow, but he is doing well.-B. B. Another dispatch of the same date: To establish our communications west, I haGen. Robertson has arrived here. His left arm is badly broken at the elbow, but he is doing well.-B. B. Another dispatch of the same date: To establish our communications west, I have ordered the immediate repair of the Georgia Railroad to Atlanta. With the exception of bridges, the damage is reported as slight. We should also have a line of telegraph on that route.-B. B. I succeeded to-day in buying of Government Quartermaster (Major Ferguson) four yards of dark-gray cloth, at $12 per yard, for a full suit. The merchants ask $125 per yard — a saving of $450. I hope to have it cut and made by one of the government tailors, for about $50, trimmings included. A citize
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
1799 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 1816 James P. Preston1816 to 1819 Thomas M. Randolph1819 to 1822 James Pleasants1822 to 1825 John Tyler1825 to 1826 William B. Giles1826 to 1829 John Floyd1829 to 1833 Littleton W. Tazewell1833 to 1836 Wyndham Robertson1836 to 1837 David Campbell1837 to 1840 Thomas W. Gilmer1840 to 1841 John Rutherford1841 to 1842 John M. Gregory1842 to 1843 James McDowell1843 to 1846 William Smith1846 to 1849 John B. Floyd1849 to 1851 John Johnson1851 to 1852 Joseph Johnson1852 to 1856 Henry A. Wise1856 to 1860 John Letcher1860 to 1864 William Smith1864 to 1865 Francis A. Pierpont1865 to 1867 Henry A. Wells1867 to 1869 Gilbert C. Walker1869 to 1874 James L. Kemper1874 to 1878 F. W. M. Holliday1878 to
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of Ex-President Buchanan at home (search)
of the bill was recorded as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Critchfield, (Speaker,) Alderson, Anderson, Bailey, Ball, Bailard, Barbour, Bass, Bisbie, Caperton, Carpenter, Chapman, Christian, Claiborne, Collier, Duckwall, Ferguson, Fleming, Frost, D. Gibson, J. T. Gibson, Graham, Grattan, Harrison, Hackley, Hunter, Kee, Lockridge, Lucas, Magruder, Massie, Matthews, Maupin, McCamant, McDowell, McGruder, Montague, Montgomery, Morgan, Myers, Nelson, Orgain, Patterson, Preston, Pretlow, Reid, Wyndham Robertson, Rutherford, Saunders, Segar, Sherrard, Sibert, I. N. Smith, Staples, Tyler, Walker, Wallace, Welch, Witten, and Wood. --60. Nays.--Messrs. Arnold, Bassell, Bell, Boisseau, Brown, Burks, Childs, Cowan, Crane, Crump. Davis, Evans, Friend, J. Gilmer, G. H. Gilmer, Goodycoontz. Haymond, Hoffman, Huntt, Johnson, W. T. Jones, Kincheloc, Kuotts, Leftwich, Lynn, Mallory, Thos. Martin, McGohee, McKinney, Medley, Miles, Morris, Phelps, Pritchard, Randolph, Riddick, R. K. Robinson, Rives, S
The Home Guard. --This company, consisting only of persons exempt from military duty, has increased in a few days to more than 400 men, and is still increasing in numbers. It has been reorganized as a battalion of four companies. Wyndham Robertson, Lieutenant Colonel; Judge John A. Meredith and Col. Thos. B. Bigger, Majors; P. J. Archer, Wm. Y. Sheppard, Geo. H. Tompkins and R. O. Haskins, Captains. The protection of the city, in the absence of the younger men, will be amply provided for, by this and the other corps, of which several are organizing.
Home Guard. --A very strong parade was made by the members of the Home Guard--an organization, as its name purports, for domestic defence — yesterday evening, under Col. Wyndham Robertson. The Guard generally rendezvous at the City Hall.
from this city, was conducted very quietly, resulting in the choice of A. R. Holliday for the Board of Public Works, Hon. John Robertson as Senator, and Messrs. Wyndham Robertson, Thomas H. Wynne and John O. Steger, as members of the House.-- The vote in all the wards was nearly unanimous for secession, and the amendment to the Co; J. R. Anderson, 178; scattering, 70. House of Delegates--A. A. Morson, 183; John O. Steger, 358; Thos. H. Wynne, 661; N. B, Hill, 769; D. J. Saunders, 459; Wyndham Robertson, 688; scattering, 109. For amendment to Constitution, 946; against, 44. For Ratification, 1161; against, 1. Madison Ward. Board of Public Works.--r amendment to the Constitution on the tax question, 1,194; against it, 34. Senate.--Judge John Robertson, 1,047; Jos. R. Anderson, 243. House of Delegates--Wyndham Robertson, 1,069; John O. Steger, 895; A. A. Morson, 718; Thomas H. Wynne, 655; D. J. Saunders. 284; N. B. Hill, 287; Gustavus A. Myers, 24; Robert F. Morriss, 24; sca
Home Guard. --The Home Guard of this city is now in good working order and capable of rendering the most efficient service in case their services are demanded by the exigencies of the times. Though composed for the most part of aged men, a majority know how to use offensive weapons in a way that would be found entirely convincing by any number of "invaders." The battalion is in charge of Col. Wyndham Robertson, assisted by competent aids, who, together with their commander, have at various times subjected the Guard to rigorous drilling. The battalion consists of four companies, each numbering over one hundred men above 45 years of age. Among them are ministers of the Gospel, lawyers, doctors, retired merchants, and men of all other departments of business.
nett result of the election hold on Thursday last in this city: A. R. Holladay, candidate for Board of Public Works, received 3,392 votes. John Robertson, for the Senate, received 2,629 votes, and was elected. For the House of Delegates--Wyndham Robertson received 2,530 votes, John O. Steger 1,796, and Thos. H. Wynne 1,777, and were elected. On the question of an amendment to the State Constitution, taxing slaves under 12 years of age, 3,141 votes were cast in favor of it, and 124 against in the city against the Ordinance of Secession. We append the vote of Monroe Ward, omitted yesterday: Monroe Ward. Close of polls--Board of Public Works--A. R. Holladay, 1,063; T. L. Broun, 2. For Senator — John Robertson, 781; Joseph R. Anderson, 263; scattering, 39. For House of Delegates--Wyndham Robertson, 793; D. J Saunders, 588; John O. Steger, 543; A. A. Morson, 319; T. H. Wynne, 461; N. B. Hill, 260; R. F. Morriss, 189; scattering, 76. For amendment, 1001; against, 46.
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