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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 32 (search)
at your children. Such is the power of cupidity — it transforms men into demons. And if this spirit prevails throughout the country, a just God will bring calamities upon the land, which will reach these cormorants, but which, it may be feared, will involve all classes in a common ruin. Beef, to-day, sold in market at $1.50 per pound.. There is no bacon for sale, or corn-meal. But we shall not starve, if we have faith in a beneficent Providence. Our daughter Anne, teaching in Appomattox County, writes that she will send us a barrel of potatoes, some persimmons, etc. next Wednesday. And we had a good dinner to-day: a piece of fat shoulder Capt. Warner let me have at $1 per pound — it is selling for $2.50-and cabbage from my garden, which my neighbor's cow overlooked when she broke through the gate last Sunday. Although we scarcely know what we shall have to-morrow, we are merry and patriotic to-day. Last night I went to hear Rev. Dr. Hobson, Reformed Baptist, or Campbe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Detailed Minutiae of soldier life. (search)
no coffee to be had for love or money, and then coffee plenteously without a grain of sugar. For months nothing but flour for bread and then nothing but meal, till all hands longed for a biscuit, or fresh meat until it was nauseating; and then salt-pork without intermission. To be one day without anything to eat was common. Two days fasting, marching and fighting was not uncommon, and there were times when no rations were issued for three or four days. On one march, from Petersburg to Appomattox, no rations were issued to Cutshaw's battalion of artillery for one entire week, and the men subsisted on the corn intended for the battery horses, raw bacon captured from the enemy, and the water of springs, creeks and rivers. No doubt there were other commands suffering the same privations. A soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia was fortunate when he had his flour, meat, sugar and coffee all at the same time and in proper quantity. Having these, the most skillful axeman of the m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Appomattox Court-House, (search)
Appomattox Court-House, The seat of government of Appomattox county, Va., about 25 miles east of Lynchburg; famous as the scene of the surrender of General M'Lean's House, the place of Lee's Scrrender. Lee to General Grant. The Army of Northern Virginia was reduced by famine, disease, death, wounds, and capture to a feeble few. These struggled against enormous odds with almost unexampled fortitude, but were compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and strength. On April 8, a portion of Sheridan's cavalry, under General Custer, supported by Devine, captured four Confederate supply-trains at Appomattox Station, on the Lynchburg Railroad. Lee's vanguard approaching, were pushed back to Appomattox Court-House, 5 miles northward — near which was Lee's main army — losing twenty-five guns and many wagons and prisoners. Sheridan hurried forward the remainder of his command, and on that evening he stood directly across Lee's pathway of retreat. Lee's last avenue of escape was cl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
n on the Itata libelled by the United States marshal at San Diego, Cal.......July 14, 1891 Statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson unveiled at Lexington, Va.; 15,000 Confederate veterans present; oration by General Early......July 21, 1891 Smokeless powder used for the first time in this country in experiments at Sandy Hook, N. J.......July 25, 1891 Thomas W. Babcock, born 1815, for fourteen years in Congress from Virginia and for four years speaker of Confederate Congress, dies in Appomattox county, Va.......Aug. 5, 1891 Two vessels seized in Bering sea for unlawful sealing......Aug. 7, 1891 James Russell Lowell, born 1819, dies at Cambridge, Mass.......Aug. 12, 1891 Cherokee strip closed to the whites by order of the President......Aug. 13, 1891 Sarah Childress Polk, widow of exPresident James K. Polk, born 1803, dies at Nashville, Tenn.......Aug. 14, 1891 Battle monument, 308 feet high, in Bennington, Vt., dedicated; address by President Harrison......Aug. 19, 1891
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
islature at session ending......March 1, 1890 Mercie's equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee unveiled at Richmond......May 29, 1890 Monument to the Confederate dead unveiled at Fredericksburg......June 10, 1891 Statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson unveiled at Lexington; 15,000 Confederate veterans present; oration by General Early......July 21, 1891 Thomas W. Bocock, born in 1815, for fourteen years a Congressman and for four years speaker of the Confederate congress, dies in Appomattox county......Aug. 5, 1891 Appomattox Court-house building destroyed by fire......Feb. 3, 1892 Legislature ratifies a final settlement of the State debt with the bond-holders. Nineteen million dollars in bonds, to run 100 years, at 2 per cent. for ten years and 3 per cent. for ninety years, to be issued for the $28,000,000 outstanding......February, 1892 Senator John S. Barbour dies suddenly in Washington......May 14, 1892 Eppa Hunton, of Warrenton, under executive appointment, M
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
7, F12 Appomattox (Va.) Campaign, March 29-April 9, 1865: Appomattox Court-House and vicinity 78, 2 Army of the Potomac 76, 5 Available routes to Amelia Court-House 78, 1 Dinwiddie Court-House, March 31, 1865 74, 2 Five Forks, April 1, 1865 66, 9, 66, 11; 68, 3; 77, 2 High Bridge and Farmville 78, 4 Jetersville and Sailor's Creek 77, 4 Operations Cavalry Corps 74, 1 Warren's operations, March 29-31, 1865 94, 8, 94, 9 Appomattox County, Va. 135, 5 Appomattox Court-House, Va. 74, 1; 76, 5; 78, 2; 118, 1; 135, 5 Country adjacent, 1865 78, 2 Appomattox River, Va. 16, 1; 17, 1; 56, 1; 65, 1; 74, 1; 76, 5; 77, 3; 78, 4; 92, 1; 93, 1; 100, 1; 118, 3; 135, 5; 137, F6, 137, F7 Pontoon bridge 124, 7 Appomattox Station, Va. 16, 1; 74, 1; 78, 2; 100, 1; 117, 1; 135, 5; 137, F6, 137, G4 Aquia Creek, Va. 8, 1; 22, 5; 43, 7; 100, 1; 135-A; 137, B7; 171 Aquia Landing, Va. 22, 5; 100, 1; 137,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Cedar Creek. (search)
of Strasburg. The pike was filled with artillery, wagons, and ambulances. One of the wagons, in passing over a bridge covered with loose plank, ran too near the end and overturned, throwing off the plank. This blocked the way and caused the capture of a large number of wagons and pieces of artillery by a few of Sheridan's cavalry who had pressed on in pursuit. General Ramseur, who was wounded, was in one of the ambulances. A cavalryman rode up and asked the driver who was in the ambulance. General Ramseur ordered him not to tell, whereupon the driver replied, The General says I must not tell. The trooper called to his companions that there was a General in the ambulance, and it was quickly surrounded and the General captured. By this time it was dark and the pursuit was stopped; but the retreat of our army continued until late in the night, and the road was lined for miles by fires, around which the wearied soldiers slept. C. S. M. Appomattox Co., Va., December 19, 1888.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
First Commissary-Sergeant, C. H. Almond. First Quartermaster-Sergeant, F. Merriweather. Farrier, F. Williams. Chief Blacksmiths, W. B. Bowyer and B. Hughes. First Bugler, J. H. Kasey. Second Bugler, William Wilson. Chaplain, W. W. Berry. Adjutant's Clerk and Ordnance Officers, M. Guggenheimer and T. P. Tayloe. Regimental Band, George R. Lyman, Leader; Charles H. Rau, Thomas Walker, Frank Myering, A. R. Edwards, James M. Edwards, Hercy E. Carper, H. M. Harris, R. W. Thurman, Thomas Wilson. Company A, Captain William R. Terry, Bedford county. Company B, Captain John S. Langhorne, Lynchburg. Company C, Captain Andrew L. Pitzer, Botetourt county. Company D, G. W. B. Hale, Franklin county. Company E, Edgar Whitehead, Amherst county. Company F, James Wilson, Bedford county. Company G, R. C. W. Radford, Bedford county. Company H, Joel W. Flood, Appomattox county. Company I, J. D. Alexander, Campbell county. Company K, Eugene Davis, Albemarle county.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
, which extend from south-west to north-east, crossing the whole of Virginia and Maryland, are divided by two deep gaps, through which the waters from the mountains force a passage, forming two rivers, both of which empty into the large bay of the Chesapeake; northward, the Potomac waters the gorges of Harper's Ferry, in which we shall see more than one combat take place, and thence runs down to Washington; the James River, winding round the high mountains called Beaver Peaks, crosses Appomattox county, where Lee will capitulate, and after passing Richmond, falls into the Chesapeake, near Fortress Monroe. The Valley of Virginia, already frequently mentioned, an open and wellcultivated country, between two parallel chains of the Alleghanies, extends from the vicinity of the James to the banks of the Potomac. The eastern barrier of this valley, known by the name of the Blue Ridge, is intersected by deep defiles called gaps, situated at about equal distances from each other, and all t
me; incorporating the Richmond and Liverpool Packet Company; amending and re-enacting the charter of the town of Guyandotte, in Cabell county; for the relief of the administrator of John W. Moore, late Sheriff of Jefferson county; for the relief of Richard H. Horner, of Fauquier county; amending the 39th chapter of the Code, concerning taxes on Bank dividends, collateral inheritances and taxes on suits and seals; for the relief of the securities of Wm. Parris, late Sheriff of the county of Appomattox; releasing Oscar H. Tate from the payment of a fine imposed by the judgment of the Circuit Court of Harrison county; incorporating the Meadville Manufacturing Company; changing the names of the Lunatic Asylums — that at Williamsburg to the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, that at Staunton to the Central Lunatic Asylum, and that at Weston to the Northwestern Lunatic Asylum. Coercion Resolutions of the Ohio Legislature. The Speaker laid before the House the following communication from Gov. Letc
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