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September 25. The One Hundred and Sixty-ninth regiment of New York volunteers, commanded by Col. Clarence Buel, left Camp Corcoran, at Troy, for the seat of war.--The One Hundred and Fifty-seventh regiment New York State volunteers, Col. Philip P. Brown, left Hamilton for Washington City.--The Convention of loyal Governors, at Altoona, Pa., adjourned to meet again in Washington, D. C. Sabine Pass, Texas, was this day attacked and captured by the United States steamer Kensington, under the command of Acting Master Crocker, assisted by the mortar-boat Henry Janes, and blockading schooner Rachel Seaman.--See Supplement. Judge T. W. Thomas, in the Superior Court, Elbert County, Georgia, in the case of James M. Lovinggood, decided that the rebel conscript act was unconstitutional, and that, therefore, the plaintiff was entitled to his liberty.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Nancy 1765-1840 (search)
Hart, Nancy 1765-1840 Patriot; born in Elbert county, Ga., in 1765. During the Revolutionary War she was an ardent patriot, and upon one occasion captured five British soldiers, who were pillaging her house. She concealed their arms and killed two of them who attempted to escape, and held the remaining three until she received assistance from the neighbors. She died in 1840.
time to minister to the wants of his men at the hospital, and many others were at the post of duty if not of danger. It was encouraging, he says, to the Christian heart to see the soldier of the Cross die so heroically. Said Mr. Pool, a member of the Methodist Church in Columbus, Ga., whose shoulder was shattered, Parson, write my wife a calm letter and tell her how I died; for I will never be able to write her again. Tell her I was ready and willing to die. Mr. Turner, of Elbert county, Ga., was horribly mangled by a shell, and while on the gory litter said to me, I want to die; all is well. Sam Robins, of Spring Place, Ga., amid the flying, falling, and exploding shells, handed me his hymn-book and his wife's ambrotype, having the night previous talked long with me about his religious enjoyments, pious mother, and praying father, sending messages of love to his youthful wife, and declaring that he felt no fear or dread of the coming conflict, though he seemed to be im
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
began. Leaving school, he joined a Florida cavalry company, in which he served throughout the war as a lieutenant. He became a physician in Florida, and at Greenville, S. C., where he died in 1872. Of Judge Whitner's three sons-in-law, one, Thomas J. Glover, of Orangeburg, entered the war as lieutenant-colonel of the First South Carolina regiment, was soon promoted to colonel, and was killed in the battle of Second Manassas at the head of his regiment. Another, Elbert M. Rucker, of Elbert county, Ga., who married Sarah Frances Whitner, eldest daughter of Judge Whitner, served in the Georgia reserves during the war as a private, and now resides at Ruckersville, that State. The third son-in-law was Col. John L. Eubank, who married Mary Talula Whitner after the war. He was secretary of the convention that passed the ordinance of secession in Virginia, and served throughout the war in the quartermaster's department. Maj. B. F. Whitner has four living children, three sons and one daug
The Conscript law. --The Southern Banner states that Judge Thomas W. Thomas, of Elbert county, Ga., has declared the Conscript Law unconstitutional and void, on an issue made under a writ of habeas corpus.
Arrest of an enrolling Offcier. The enrolling officer of Elbert county, Ga., has been arrested and imprisoned, by order of Judge Thomas for conscribing and sending to the camp of instruction the man who was released by decision of Judge Thomas on writ of habeas corpus sometime since.