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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
eft him in command; and, from the hour when he directed him to end the truce, and demand the surrender of Johnston's army, he was untrameled by any order from his superior. Johnston did not even know that Grant was at the Headquarters of the Union army, when, on the 25th, he replied to Sherman's note, and asked for another conference at the place where they met before. Johnston's request was granted. The two commanders met at the house of James Bennett, near Durham's Station, in Orange County, North Carolina, on the 26th of April, 1865, and then agreed upon terms of capitulation precisely the same as those at Appomattox Court-House, it being stipulated that all arms and public property of the Confederates should be deposited at Greensboroa. Grant, who was waiting at Raleigh, approved of the terms, when Johnston's army, excepting a body of cavalry, led by Wade Hampton, was surrendered, in number about twenty-five thousand This was, in round numbers, the sum of men surrendered and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Husbands, Hermann 1768- (search)
Husbands, Hermann 1768- Patriot; born in Pennsylvania; was a member of the Society of Friends. Removing to Orange county, N. C., he became a member of the legislature of that colony, and a leader among the opponents of the royal government called Regulators, in 1768, organized for the forcible redress of public grievances. When, on May 14, 1771, a battle began on the Allemance Creek between 1,000 men under Governor Tryon and 2,000 Regulators (in which the latter were defeated), Husbands declared that the peace principles of his sect would not allow him to fight. He had not objected to the arming of the people, but when they were about to use arms he rode away, and was never afterwards seen in that region until the struggle for independence was over. He had made his way to Pennsylvania, where, in 1771, he published an account of the Regulator movement. Husbands was a member of the Pennsylvania legislature in 1778, and was concerned in the whiskey insurrection in 1794, with Ga
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mangum, Willie person 1792-1861 (search)
Mangum, Willie person 1792-1861 Statesman; born in Orange county, N. C., in 1792; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1815; admitted to the bar in 1817; elected to the State legislature in 1818; judge of the Superior Court of the State in 1819; and to Congress in 1823 and 1825, when he resigned on account of his second election as judge of the Superior Court. He represented North Carolina in the United States Senate in 1831-36, when he resigned; was re-elected in 1841, and again in 1848. He died at Red Mountain, N. C., Sept. 14, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
les at Raleigh, Jan. 14; frames a constitution and adjourns, March 16. Constitution is ratified by a popular vote of 93,118 to 74,009......April, 1868 North Carolina readmitted into the Union......June 25, 1868 Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States rejected by North Carolina, Dec. 4, 1866, is ratified by legislature......July 4, 1868 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment......March 5, 1869 Acts of violence by secret organizations in Lenoir, Jones, Orange, and Chatham counties lead Governor Holden to issue a proclamation of admonition and warning......Oct. 20, 1869 Owing to alleged outrages of the Kuklux, Governor Holden proclaims Alamance county in a state of insurrection, March 7, 1870, and Caswell county, July 8, and sends militia into the disturbed counties under Colonel Kirk......July, 1870 Colonel Kirk arrests persons implicated in deeds of violence; writs of habeas corpus are issued by Chief-Justice Pearson, but Colonel Kirk refu
d me, they were ever faithful to me, and Paul, always stand by our Confederate soldiers, and North Carolina. Let her never be traduced. He died February 3, 1895, leaving a wife and three sons; the eldest, Dr. Paul Barringer, now chairman of the university of Virginia; the youngest, Osmond Long Barringer, with his mother in Charlotte. His first wife was Eugenia Morrison, sister of Mrs. T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson; the second Rosalie Chunn, of Asheville; the surviving one Margaret Long of Orange county. Brigadier-General Lawrence O'Brian Branch Brigadier-General Lawrence O'Brian Branch was born in Halifax county, N. C., November 28, 1820. Five years later his mother died, and his father, who had removed to Tennessee, died in 1827. He was then brought back to his native State by his guardian, Gov. John Branch, and was taken to Washington when the governor was appointed secretary of the navy in 1829. At the national capital the boy studied under various preceptors, one of them be
f the crown in its unascertained domain was admitted, yet the mind easily made theories that invested the ownership rightfully in the colony itself. Its people spread more and more widely over the mild, productive, and enchanting territory They ascended rivers to the uplands, and gathered in numbers in the valleys of its lovely chap. VI.} 1754. mountain ranges, where the productive red soil bore wheat luxuriantly, and gave to fruits the most delicate flavor. In the pleasant region of Orange County, among its half-opened forests, in a home of plenty, The illustrious Madison detailed to me incidents in his career from his boyhood to his old age. He was sent to school in King and Queen's County to Donald Robertson, a good scholar, an emigrant from the Highlands of Scotland, suspected of having joined in the rebellion of 1745, and of being a Roman Catholic. Madison, when at school, had a pony, and the whole charge for keeping the boy and his horse was eight pounds, Virginia curren
llsborough in Husband's Petition signed by near five hundred of Orange County, 30 April, 1768. Address of the inhabitants of Anson County, t the West Side of Haw River to the Assemblymen and Vestrymen of Orange County, 1768. is a servant to the public; and we are determined to havct each other against warrants of distress or imprisonment. In Orange County the discontented did not harbor a thought of violence, Comps, April, 1768. On the last day of April, the Regulators of Orange County, peacefully assembled on Rocky River, appointed twelve men on t Doings of a General Meeting of Regulators and Inhabitants of Orange County, 21 May, 1768. by the glad tidings, that the Governor himself honditional and immediate submission, Tryon to Inhabitants of Orange County, &c. 1 August, 1768. Depositions of Tyree Harris and of R. Sutlower counties, were to be raised to cut off the inhabitants of Orange County as Rebels. About fifteen hundred men A General Return of th
30 August, 1772. There the Courts of law offered no redress. Petition of Orange County to Chief Justice Howard, and to the Associate justices Moore and Henderson, a seat, by chartering the town of Hillsborough as a borough, but the county of Orange, selected Herman Husbands as its Representative, with great unanimity. The ruwere readily found for felonies or riots, against the leading Regulators in Orange County, who lived two hundred miles off, and many of whom had been at home during harsh rebuke of the agreement in Rowan County for arbitration, marched into Orange County. His progress was marked by the destruction of wheat fields and orchards, 2 July, 1771; 849, 2, 3. Yet the record was not closed. In the old counties of Orange and Mecklenburg, the overhill glades of Carolina, and the little band of moun-feated the Regulators near the Alamance. The next year he made a tour into Orange County. The result of his observations is best given in his own words. extract
The Yankees have been engaged for a day or two back in dismantling their vessels inside of Warsaw Island, with the view of sinking them. The Houston (Texas) Telegraph says the people of Galveston are in considerable of a "stew" over a report that Gov. Lubbock had written to Gen. Herbert, recommending the destruction of Galveston, if the city could not be defended. Joseph H. Samuels, of Woodstock, Shenandoah county, Va., a very worthy and highly respected citizen, died very suddenly of apoplexy in that place, on Monday, the 30th inst. Hon. Warren Winston, of North Carolina, has been compelled from ill health to resign his seat in the Convention of that State. The post-office at Hawfields and Hain's Mills, in Orange county, N. C., have been discontinued.
s, handed us by a returned prisoner. Nearly all are farmers, and our informant says they have been shamefully treated; those from Gates county, N. C., were put in irons, and other instances of barbarity are mentioned. They earnestly beg that our Government will at once take steps to have them released from captivity: Adolphus Goddin, A. H. Hankins, Henley L. Taylor, and John W. Jones, of James City county, Va.; Hugh Williams, of New Kent county, Va.; James M. McIntire, of York county, Va.; Thomas J. Blake, of Henrico county, Va.; David P. Wright, Charles R. Gumner, and William R. Lawrence, of Nansemond county, Va.; Charles Holland, of Franklin Depot, Va.; Capt. Duck, of Isle of Wight county, Va.; Rev. R. J. Graves, of Orange county, N. C.; James A. Sparkman, Thomas J. Sparkman, Richard H. Manning, James Wiggins, and James H. Freeman, of Gates county, N. C. Two recent deaths are reported: Lieut. Council, of Nansemond county, Va., and Thos. A. Jordan, of Gates county, N. C.
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