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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
here it lay in state for several days, and the Senate ordered from Rome a statue of heroic size, which is to be seen today in Statuary Hall. It is now scarcely possible to realize the frenzied state into which the popular mind of the North was thrown by this man's death and defeat. Reason completely lost its sway, and every vestige of conservatism and respect for the Constitution and the guaranteed rights of persons were swept away in the storm. Extreme men like Wade, Zach Chandler and Sumner, and monsters like Thad. Stevens and Stanton, seized the opportunity to throw aside all semblance of respect for law and inaugurate a despotism of capricious and unbridled power—a veritable reign of terror. The fortresses of the North were stuffed full of men and women, dragged from their homes at midnight or at midday, without warrant or authority or even form of law. One result of Ball's Bluff, or rather of the blind rage generated by it, was the appointment of The Joint Congressional
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roll of brave men. (search)
to third lieutenant; Alex. Norfleet, Justin Norfleet, John Oberry, James E. Oberry, Jesse Oberry, Paul Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, J. T. Parker, of Willis; Charles B. Parker, A. I. Parker, J. T. Parker, of C.; James A. Phelps, J. B. Porter, W. H. Porter, John Poyner, Frank Pierce, Jackson Rawls, Elisha Rawls, of A.; James Rodgers, William D. Rodgers, Asa Rodgers, Robert Riddick, Richard T. Riddick, Charles Riddick, Miles E. Riddick, Samuel Sneed, T. P. Savage, Samuel Simpson, C. E. Sumner, Dempsey Sumner, C. C. Swett, R. R. Smith, H. E. Smith, J. C. Savage, J. Newton Smith, promoted to first sergeant; J. A. Turrentine, N. R. Wilkerson, James Woodward, G. W. Whitley, Alpheus Wilson. Of the above roll, only the following survive: Captain Patrick H. Lee, Colonel Alexander Savage, Corporal R. C. Daughtrey; Privates Nathaniel Babb, Charles T. Cross, John Cartwright, Hugh and E. T. Collins, D. P., T. G. and Jacob H. Daughtrey, J. A. Doughtie, E. H. Darden, H. Eley, G. M. Goodwin, Thomas Har