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ith, Arkansas, to the Rio Grande. Major-General Holmes was defeated at Helena, July 4, 1863. The various portions of the army were constantly occupied in small engagements. These forces opposed the Federal Red River expedition in 1864. At the latest returns, in 1865, the aggregate present of the force was about forty-three thousand. They were the last Confederate troops to surrender, May 26, 1865. Lieutenant-General Theophilus hunter Holmes (U. S.M. A. 1829) was born in Sampson County, North Carolina, in 1804, and fought in the Florida and Mexican wars. He resigned his commission of major in April, 1861, and entered the Confederate service, rising to the rank of lieutenant-general on October 10, 1862. On account of his age he saw little active service, but was placed at the head of various districts and departments throughout the Confederacy. On July 4, 1863, while in command of the District of Arkansas, Trans-Mississippi Department, he led an unsuccessful attack on Helena
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ashe, John, 1720- (search)
Ashe, John, 1720- Military officer: born in Grovely, Brunswick co., N. C., in 1720; was in the North Carolina legislature for several years, and was speaker in 1762-65. He warmly opposed the Stamp Act: assisted Governor Tryon in suppressing the Regulator movement in 1771, but soon afterwards became a zealous Whig. He was an active patriot, and because he led 500 men to destroy Fort Johnson he was denounced as a rebel. Raising and equipping a regiment at his own expense, he was appointed brigadier-general of the Wilmington District in April. 1776. He joined Lincoln in South Carolina in 1778; and after he was defeated at Brier Creek, in March, 1779, he returned home. General Ashe suffered much at the hands of the British at Wilmington after the battle at Guilford, and died of small-pox, which he had contracted in prison, in Sampson county, N. C., Oct. 24, 1781.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King, William Rufus 1786- (search)
King, William Rufus 1786- Statesman; born in Sampson county, N. C., April 7, 1786; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1803; practised law, and served in the legislature of his State. He was a member of Congress (1811-16), and for two years (1816-18) was secretary of legation at Naples. On his return he became a cotton-planter in Alabama, and was United States Senator from 1819 to 1844, and from 1847 to 1853, being minister to France during 1844-46. Mr. King was elected Vice-President of the United States in 1852, but died (in Cahawba, Ala., April 18, 1853) a few weeks after taking the oath of office at Havana, a privilege accorded by a special act of Congress.
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
al who personally inspected the arms and accoutrements of each soldier of his corps. General J. E. Johnston said of him that he was more capable of commanding twenty thousand men in battle than any other Confederate general. General Hardee died at Wytheville, Va., November 6, 1873, and his remains were interred at Selma, Ala., where he had resided after the war. Lieutenant-General Theophilus H. Holmes Lieutenant-General Theophilus H. Holmes was born November 11, 1804, in Sampson county, North Carolina, the son of Gabriel Holmes, congressman and governor. He was graduated from the West Point military academy in 1829; served in frontier duty in Indian Territory and elsewhere; was promoted lieutenant and captain of the Seventh infantry; served in the Florida Indian wars, 1839 to 842; was stationed at New Orleans and vicinity; joined the Texas army of occupation; won the brevet of major at Monterey and was distinguished at Vera Cruz. Subsequently he was on duty in garrison and o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
ct as being entitled to them. After the battle of Chancellorsville the following were given badges: Company A—Private Jesse A. Nethercutt, Duplin county; Company B—Private Thomas Dinkins, Yadkin county; Company C— Private Benjamin Sutton, Sampson county; Company D— First Sergeant David A. Thompson, Sampson county; Company E—Private William J. Hutcheson (killed), Richmond county; Company F— Private William S. Huffman, Catawba county; Company G—Private W. F. Matheson, Alexander county; CompanSampson county; Company E—Private William J. Hutcheson (killed), Richmond county; Company F— Private William S. Huffman, Catawba county; Company G—Private W. F. Matheson, Alexander county; Company H—Corporal D. P. Woodburn. Randolph county (killed at Gettysburg); Company I-Private Thomas J. Ramsey, Cleveland county; Company K—Private W. H. McPhail, Cumberland county. Medals were also recommended to be given to Adjutant McIntyre and Lieutenant A. J. Brown. When A. P. Hill took command of Jackson's Corps, after recovering from his wound, Pender, also wounded at Chancellorsville, was promoted to major-general, and Colonel A. M. Scales, the senior colonel of the briga
Old people. --In Sampson county, N. C., the census taker has listed Joel Hall, who is 105 years old, and both deaf and blind. A negro woman in the same county died a few days since, aged 108 years.
A boy, named Nathan M. Johnson, of Sampson county, N. C., was killed by the turning over of a cart in which he was riding, on the 9th inst.
Brown, Pitt county, N. C. Thomas C. Dennis, Halifax county, Va. Henry V. Dunstan, Murfreesboro, N. C. Thomas Emory, Washington, D. C. James R. Ervin, Bath county, Va. Alexander W. Eskridge, Fauquier county, Va. Marcellus Ford. Charlotte county, Va. George W Garmany, Newberry, S. C. Wm. H Gibbs, Lexington, Va. Robert M. Harper, Prince Edward county, Va. Wm. R. Harris, Oxford, N. C. Samuel M. Hileman, Lexington, Va. John C. Hyde, Augusta co., Va. Robert W. King, Wilson co., N. C. Algernon M. Lee, Sampson co., N. C. Henry B Melvin, Accomac co., Va. Robert A. North, Appomattox co., Va. Seaborn K. O' Neal, Harris co., Ga. Asa F Osborn, Oxford, N. C. Wm. M Palmer, Halifax co., Va. Robert S J. Peebies, Petersburg, Va. John S. Pendleton, Jr., Richmond, Va. J. K. Reynolds, Montgomery, Ala. Emile T. Sabal, Fla. E. H Strain, Rockbridge co., Va. R. P Taliaferro, Amherst co., Va. Hugh W. Tate, Burke co., Va. Ed S. Wooldridge, Richmond, Va.
North Carolina election. Raleigh, Nov. 6. --The election returns come in slowly. Turner, Conservative, is certainly elected over Arrington in the 5th district. In the 3d district Leach leads McRae about 600, with Duplin and Sampson counties to hear from. Leach is thought to be elected Sampson county reported as having given him a majority. In the 2d district Yellowby carried Lenoir, Green, Pitt, and Wilson counties; Edgecourt and Halifax to hear from. The contest is a close one. 0, with Duplin and Sampson counties to hear from. Leach is thought to be elected Sampson county reported as having given him a majority. In the 2d district Yellowby carried Lenoir, Green, Pitt, and Wilson counties; Edgecourt and Halifax to hear from. The contest is a close one. In the 7th district Chatham and Moore counties have gone for Christian by three to one. Christian thought to be elected over Ashe, late member. Gilmer is elected in the 6th district. Nothing from other districts.