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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The muster roll [from the Staunton, Va., Vindicator, March 3, 1893.] (search)
an and private C. G. Berry. On the morning of the surrender the regiment formed as a company numbered but fifty-one men, rank and file. The loss of the Fifth regiment at the battle of Cedar Mountain was three killed and seventeen wounded, of this loss Company D sustained one-third, as three of our comrades were killed and four wounded. The following abstract of General Order from headquarters, giving history of campaign of 1862, may be of general interest to all soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade: During the year 1862, the Stonewall Brigade lost 1220 men in killed and wounded, no record of those that died of disease; Fifth regiment lost 400, almost one-third of entire loss. We marched 1500 miles, encountering the snow and ice of the mountains of Hampshire and Morgan counties; the miasma of summers in the swamps of Henrico and Hanover. The brigade at the beginning of 1863 numbering but 1200 muskets. T. M. Smiley, Orderly Sergeant, Co. D, fifth Va. Infantry, Stonewall Brigade.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
f the Richmond Howitzers, rode at their head. Following the artillery were the cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Charles J. Euker, who had as his staff Major W. D. Turner, Captain J. Y. Downman, Captain E. D. Hotchkiss, Captain Stewart McGuire, Captain H. C. Hubbell. Major Branch commanded the squadron, which was formed as follows: Troop A, Stuart Horse Guard, Captain E. J. Euker, forty men in line. Troop F, Chesterfield, Captain I. C. Winston, twenty-eight men in line. Troop H, Henrico, Lieutenant George D. Carter in command, twenty eight men in line. Troop K, Albemarle, Captain Nelson, twenty men in line. Just at this place in the column were the carriages containing the orator, poet, minister, &c., to take part in the ceremonies, the officers of the Association, distinguished guests, city officials, and members of the City Council. Zzzhampton and the Vets. The white head of General Wade Hampton, the South Carolina chieftain, as he rode at the head of the v
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The South's Museum. (search)
ssing of spectators. On all sides were appropriate draperies and decorations of Confederate flags, and mantels were banked with ferns, palms, and cut-flowers of different kinds. The dining-room, which has been given to Virginia, was utilized as a refreshment-room, and it was generously patronized. The ladies attended the table, serving the salads, oysters, and other delicacies. There were present prominent gentlemen and ladies from Hanover, Chesterfield, New Kent, Goochland, and Henrico counties, besides the large contingent furnished by Richmond and Manchester. During the afternoon hours a continuous stream of visitors taxed the efficiency of the policemen wisely stationed about the building, who managed the crowd so admirably, however, that at no time was there a crush or confusion. It was an agreeable study of several things, including the faithfulness of the Southern heart, that this same crowd furnished. Gravity was present to an unusual and deep degree on the faces,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
tillery, was stationed immediately in front of Fort Harrison. The battalion had formerly been commanded by Major William Allen, of Claremont, but at that time by Major J. O. Hensley, of Bedford county. It was composed of five companies—Companies A and C, from Richmond, commanded respectively by Captains J. W. Barlow and Thomas P. Wilkinson; Company B, from Bedford county, Captain Robert B. Clayton; Company D, from Prince George, Captain C. Shirley Harrison, of Brandon; and Company E, from Henrico, Captain Thomas Ballard Blake. Lieutenant Sam Wilson, was Adjutant. The 10th Virginia and the 19th Virginia Battalion (also composed of five companies) were under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John Wilder Atkinson, of Richmond, with Lieutenant John L. Cowardin as adjutant. The 18th and 20th Virginia Battalions, commanded by Lieutenant- Colonel James Howard, of Baltimore, and the 18th Georgia Battalion, also attached to our command, formed what was known as the Artillery Brigade, w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Malvern HillJuly 1, 1862. (search)
Hill, the enemy would have been taken in flank and forced to give battle on ground more advantageous to us, or to make his retreat over the single road across Turkey Island creek. The depositions of three intelligent citizens and soldiers of Henrico county, sworn to before R. H. Nelson, a magistrate, then and afterwards a member of my cavalry company, and now living on Frazier's Farm, in Henrico county, can be seen in the records of the Union and Confederate Armies, series 1, Vol. XI, pagHenrico county, can be seen in the records of the Union and Confederate Armies, series 1, Vol. XI, page 677, and they prove beyond question that the road on which General Magruder was conducted by these guides was the only Quaker road known to those people; and now, after thirty-four years have elapsed, you may go there and the same road will be pointed out as the Quaker road. Defence of Magruder. There has been a charge more serious than that of mistaking roads, laid to the door of this gallant and unfortunate commander; and I want to disprove that to-night, and vindicate his memory. Not
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
for cavalry. This was in April, 1861. The Hanover Troop and the Henrico Troop were, perhaps, the first regular commands to enter the grounds. The late General W. C. Wickham was captain of the Hanover Cavalry, and Colonel J. Lucius Davis', of Henrico, was the captain of the cavalry from that county. About the same date the Chesterfield Cavalry, Captain William B. Ball; the Powhatan, Captain Phil. St. George Cocke, and the Richmond, Captain J. Grattan Cabell, and others were early at the rerved as infantry had authority to change to artillery. In November, 1861, there were about twenty-five companies recruited for artillery then in different camps around Richmond. Each company reported to the department headquarters, known as Henrico, which embraced Richmond and several miles around the city. General J. H. Winder, an old army officer, was in command, with headquarters in the Valentine building, corner Broad and Ninth streets. Hon. Legh R. Page was his assistant adjutant-ge
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
The Fifteenth Virginia. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, November 12, 1899.] Composed of Richmond, Henrico and Hanover boys. Career of this gallant regiment. Incidents of the capture of Harper's Ferry and the bloody battle of Sharpsburg—Colonel Vance and Molly Cottontail. I want to tell what I know about the part taken in the Sharpsburg campaign by the 15th Virginia Infantry, whose rifles cracked from Bethel to Appomattox. There were eight companies in the regiment, orgachmond and vicinity—to-wit: Company A, Church Hill, city; Company B, Virginia Life Guard, city; Company C, Patrick Henry Rifles, Hanover; Company D, Old Dominion Guard, city; Company E, Ashland Grays, Hanover; Company G, Henrico Southern Guard, Henrico; Company H, Young Guard, city; Company I, Hanover Grays, Hanover. Having lost its colonel (T. P. August, wounded) and major (John Stewart Walker, killed at Malvern Hill), the regiment recruited and reorganized, broke camp on August 30, 1862,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Judge William Brockenbrough. (search)
ards, in 1812, brough to the more important one, embracing the city of Richmond and counties of Henrico, Essex, etc. Besides discharging faithfully and efficiently all his judicial functions, he undeistrict and the Seventh circuit, composed of Chesterfield, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico counties. There were then in the State ten districts and twenty circuits. He had for some years presided, when the arrangement was different, over the Fourth circuit, composed of Goochland, Henrico, Hanover, King and Queen, Essex, Caroline and Spotsylvania. When he had to give up Essex, it came in King William county. The day of his decease, the judge of the circuit court of Richmond and Henrico entered upon the records of that court a strong and feeling tribute to his memory, and adjourneof the surviving judges of the Court of Appeals, the judge of the circuit court of Richmond and Henrico, the officers of both courts, and members of the bar. On motion of Judge Henry St. George Tucke
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Sketch of the life and career of Hunter Holmes McGuire, M. D., Ll. D. (search)
t his own cost and distributed so large an impression of it. Its timely influence has been constantly and convincingly manifest. Dr. McGuire, in the full exercise of his gifted faculties, and with broader plans of beneficence to his fellow beings in progress toward maturity, was suddenly stricken with paralysis on March 19, 1900. He lingered, his condition gradually growing worse, until relief from suffering mercifully came on the morning of September 19, 1900, at his country home in Henrico county. The funeral services were held at St. Paul's church, Richmond, two days later. The sketch of his life, herewith, is taken from the columns of the Richmond Dispatch of September 20, 1900.—Editor. Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire, M. D., Ll. D., was born at Winchester, Va., October 11, 1835. He was the son of Dr. Hugh H. McGuire, an eminent surgeon and physician, and of Anne Eliza Moss, his wife, the family being directly descended from Thomas More McGuire, Lord, or Prince, of Fermanag
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
e Mr. Davis was brought to trial Messrs. Horace Greeley, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Gerrit Smith offered themselves as bondsmen on any bail bond which might be required of him, and were among the obligors when it was finally taken, nearly two years after the tender was made. An indictment against Davis was found in the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Virginia. on the 8th of May, 1866. It presented— Jefferson Davis, late of the city of Richmond, in the county of Henrico, in the district of Virginia, aforesaid, yeoman, being an inhabitant of and residing within the United States of America, not having the fear of God before his eyes nor weighing the duty of his said allegiance, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil, and wickedly devising, intending the peace and tranquility of the said United States of America to disturb, and the Government of the said United States of America to subvert, and to stir, move, and incite insurrection, reb
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