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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Robert E. Park, Macon, Georgia, late Captain Twelfth Alabama regiment, Confederate States army. (search)
g my arm, offered to aid me; but, appreciating his well meant kindness, I declined his proffered assistance, and begged him to hurry on, telling him, to induce him to leave me, and save himself, that I would stop unless he went on. Captain N. was once a teacher in Mobile, associated with Major W. T. Walthall, is a native of Annapolis, Maryland, and graduate of Saint Johns College. While on furlough, and recovering from a wound, received at Seven Pines, he married an elegant lady in Amelia county, Virginia. After Captain N. left me, the enemy fell back again, and I was carried to our brigade hospital, near Gettysburg, and soon joined by Captains A. E. Hewlett and P. D. Ross, and Lieutenants Wright and Fletcher, all wounded officers of my regiment. The last mentioned, a brave young soldier, bled internally, and died during the night. July 2d We passed through Middletown and camped at New-town. July 3d Marched through the historic old town of Winchester, and encamped at Sm
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 22: from Cold Harbor to evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg (search)
tly imperishable cause, the inherently unconquerable man. Fresh disaster each day did not affect our confidence. We were quite ready to admit, indeed we had already contemplated and discounted anything and everything this side of the ultimate disaster; but that-never! This was emphatically my position. I well remember that after the evacuation and on the retreat,--indeed but one day before Sailor's Creek,--I left the line of march for an hour to see my mother, who was refugeeing in Amelia County, at the country home of a prominent gentleman of Richmond, beyond military age, who, when he saw me, exclaimed: Ah, Bob, my dear boy; it is all over! Over, sir? said I, with the greatest sincerity; over? Why, sir, it has just begun. We are now where a good many of us have for a good while longed to be: Richmond gone, nothing to take care of, foot loose and, thank God, out of those miserable lines! Now we may be able to get what we have longed for for months, a fair fight i
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
Index. Abbott, Henry Larcom, 130 Accidental deaths and injuries, 30, 63, 195-97, 328 Adjutant, duties of, 55 Albermarle County, Va., 355 Alexander, Edward Porter, 293, 316 Amelia County, Va., 318, 351 American Bible Society, 144 Anderson, George Thomas, 276, 286 Anderson, Richard Heron, 165, 168, 192, 209, 274 Appomattox Campaign, 238-40, 318-35, 351 Armistead, Lewis Addison, 112 Armistead, Thomas S., 229 Artillerists lauded, 53-58. Artillery, Confederate, general description of, 52-58, 95 Atlanta Campaign, 300-301, 317 Atlee's Station, Va., 269-70. Atrocities, 80-81. Badeau, Adam, 304-305. Baldwin, John Brown, 31, 50 Ball's Bluff, 61-63, 234 Baltimore, Md., 240, 354 Baptists, 139 Barksdale, Thomas, 149 Barksdale, William: before the war, 26, 28-29; during the war, 64,95, 129, 131-33, 179; troops of, 26, 64- 65, 68-71, 95, 97, 128-33, 138-39, 144, 176, 179, 223, 261, 292-93. Barnes, Beau, 252-53. Barrett, ............ (ord
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
al G. W. C. Lee (through Colonel Charles Marshall)--General A. P. Hill's original rough draft of his reports of Seven Days battles around Richmond, Cedar Run Mountain, Second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, and Gettysburg. These reports are a part of the collection made by General Robert E. Lee when he was preparing to write the history of his campaigns, and all of which General Custis Lee has kindly promised to donate the Society. From General Samuel Jones, Amelia County, Virginia--His own and General W. B. Taliaferro's reports of military operations in the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina, from the 1st to the 10th of July, 1864; three letters from General Samuel Jones to General Foster in relation to treatment and exchange of prisoners; Letters from Brigadier-Generals H. W. Wessels, T. Seymour, E. P. Scannon, Alexander Shaler and C. A. Heckman, United States army, prisoners of war, to the Adjutant-General United States army, recommending an exchange of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Detailed Minutiae of soldier life. (search)
umn was pushed along without ceremony at a rapid pace until night, when a halt was ordered and the battalion laid down in a piece of pine woods to rest. There was some desultory eating in this camp, but so little of it that there was no lasting effect. At early dawn of Tuesday the 4th, the men struggled to their feet, and with empty stomachs and brave hearts resumed their places in the ranks, and struggled on with the column as it marched steadily in the direction of Moore's church, in Amelia county, where it arrived in the night. The men laid down under the shelter of a fine grove, and friend divided with friend the little supplies of raw bacon and bread picked up on the day's march. The men were scarcely stretched on the ground and ready for a good nap, when the orderly of the Howitzers commenced bawling, Detail for guard!! Detail for guard!! Fall in here, fall in!! Then followed the names of the detail. Four men answered to their names, but declared they could not keep awake
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eggleston, Joseph, 1754-1811 (search)
Eggleston, Joseph, 1754-1811 Military officer; born in Amelia county, Va., Nov. 24, 1754; was graduated at William and Mary College in 1776; joined the cavalry of the American army; became captain, and acquired the reputation of being an officer of great efficiency. In 1781 he displayed remarkable bravery in the action of Guilford Court-house and in the siege of Augusta; later in the same year he won the first success in the battle of Eutaw by a well-directed blow against the vanguard of at William and Mary College in 1776; joined the cavalry of the American army; became captain, and acquired the reputation of being an officer of great efficiency. In 1781 he displayed remarkable bravery in the action of Guilford Court-house and in the siege of Augusta; later in the same year he won the first success in the battle of Eutaw by a well-directed blow against the vanguard of the British column. He held a seat in Congress in 1798-1801. He died in Amelia county, Va., Feb. 13, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Giles, William branch 1762-1830 (search)
Giles, William branch 1762-1830 Legislator; born in Amelia county, Va., Aug. 12, 1762; was a member of Congress in 1791-1803, with the exception of two years. Originally a Federalist he soon affiliated with the Democrats; attacked Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury, accusing him of corruption; he also opposed the ratification of the treaty with Great Britain in 1796, and opposed the proposed war with France in 1798. He was appointed United States Senator in 1804, and was subsequently elected, serving until March 3, 1815, when he resigned; governor of Virginia in 1826-30, resigning to take part in the Constitutional Convention. He died in Albemarle county, Va., Dec. 4, 1830.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ruffin, Edmund 1794-1865 (search)
Ruffin, Edmund 1794-1865 Military officer; born in Prince George county, Va., Jan. 5, 1794. At the outbreak of the Civil War Edmund Ruffin. his company was ordered to Charleston, and he was chosen to fire the first shot against Fort Sumter, April 14, 1861. He wrote Anticipations of the future to serve as lessons for the present time (1860); and edited the Westover manuscripts, containing the History of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina. He died in Redmoor, Amelia co., Va., June 15, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ward, William Thomas 1808-1878 (search)
Ward, William Thomas 1808-1878 Military officer; born in Amelia county, Va., Aug. 9, 1808; educated in St. Mary's College, near Lebanon, Ky.; studied law and practised in Greensburg; served in the Mexican War as major of a regiment of Kentucky volunteers; was a member of the State legislature; Representative in Congress in 1851-53; served through the Civil War as brigadier-general of Kentucky volunteers, and commanded all troops south of Louisville. He was in General Sherman's campaigns, and took part in the battles preceding the fall of Atlanta and in the march to the sea. He was brevetted major-general in 1865; mustered out of the service on Aug. 24, 1865; and resumed law practice. He died in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12, 1878.
Equipped for Cavalry services December 12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor's Creek and Harper's Farm April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville to co-operate with Gen. Sherman April 23-29. Assigned to provost duty in Amelia and Powhatan Counties till August 10. Mustered out August 10, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 51 Enlisted men by disease. Total 117. 1st Ohio Independent Battalion Cavalry Organization commenced as 7th Ohio Cavalry October, 1861. Consolidated with 6th Cavalry as a Battalion of four complete Companies December 1, 1861. Duty at Camp Dennison, Ohio, till February, 1862. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo
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