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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel John Bowie Magruder. (search)
Colonel John Bowie Magruder. Historical Sketch of his life. By Col. Wm. H. Stewart, Portsmouth, Va. John Bowie Magruder was born on the 24th day of November, 1839, at Scottsville, in Albemarle county, Virginia. He was the oldest son of Benjamin H. Magruder and Maria Minor, daughter of Dr. James Minor, and great-grandson of Garrett Minor, of Sunning Hill, who was a member 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 we
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.57 (search)
Confederate valor and devotion. [from the Spartan, Spartansburg, S. C., February 28, 1900.] By Col. Wm. H Stewart, Portsmouth, Va. The grandest era of American chivalry is enshrined in the heroic traditions of the Confederate States. The girlhood, the womanhood, the boyhood and the manhood of the people were imbued with a glowing chivalry. Patriotism in the homes, the sanctuaries, the army, absorbed the minds of all with sublime self-forgetfulness; and now the memory of heroic actions and knightly deeds is written in the hearts of the sons and the daughters of the Confederacy; so that, although the States increase and the boundaries of the Union expand to the limits of the North and South seas, and their offspring scatters over the face of continents, these deeds will be brilliant jewels in the wreck of time which will enkindle in their hearts the cherishing memory of their ancestors of the Southern Confederacy. In 1861 an agricultural people, armed with the noblest imp
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
. Seward, W. H., 375. Sharpsburg, Battle of, 49, 200. Sheridan, General P. H., 173, 314. Slavery, Virginia did not fight for, 76; pro-tested against continuation of, 77; the emancipation proclamation, 64. Slave trade, Debate on the, in 1858, 99. Smith, Mrs. F. H., 184, 259 South, Vindication of the, 60; cause of the, 119. Southern Historical Society-Its history, 344. Stanton, E. M., 369. Star Spangled Banner, 120. Stephens, Alex. H., 375. Steuart, R. D., 176. Stewart, Colonel W. H., 205, 383. Stiles, Major, Robert, 17, 349. Stiles, Rev. Joseph C., D. D., 17. Stonewall, The C. S. gunboat, 219. Stonewall Jackson Camp, C. V.. 377. Stuart, General J. E. B., 303. Sumerton road, Engagement on the, 208. Sussex Light Dragoons, Roster of, 97. Taliaferro, General W. B., 39. Tarheels' thin gray line, 170. Torbert, General A. T. A., 273, 314. Tucker, Sergeant G. W., 26. Tucker, Henry St. George, 294. Tulane University, 300. Tyler, Jr., John, 206