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ing had a summer's experience in running, under Floyd, reached Princeton in time to apply the torch, and as the regiment entered on a charge, through the burning town, the rear of the retreating force was seen going over the mountain. Tired and almost worn out, Col. Hays called a halt, saved what was possible of the buildings, and around camp-fires all laughed over the various scenes of the day. After a short rest, three companies, F, I, and H, were ordered forward towards Parisburgh, Giles County, twenty-eight miles from Princeton Court-House. Still driving what scattering force was left of the rebels, they rushed into and took possession of the town, and captured a large quantity of rebel supplies and some twenty prisoners, and held the town four days, when it became known that a force four thousand strong, under Heath, was about to surround them. Never was a regiment more reluctant to yield a point, but necessity demanded it, and in the best order they fell back, with the loss
illiant battles, one won and the other lost, defeated the full carrying out of this plan. Crook set out with his division in the last of April, marching 6,155 men by way of Fayetteville to Princeton, while Colonel Tomlinson's regiment, with Blazer's scouts, was sent by Lewisburg. At the same time Averell with 2,000 men was sent by way of Logan Court House to Saltville, Va., thence to strike Dublin Depot. On May 6th, Princeton was occupied with skirmishing. On the 7th, having entered Giles county, a Confederate force was found posted at the gap of Walker mountain but forced to withdraw. On the following day in a skirmish on Back creek before Dublin, Captain Harman, the famous partisan, was killed. General Jenkins, who had only 200 men with him, took a position on Cloyd's farm, at the base of Cloyd's mountain, commanding the road to Dublin, and about 5 miles from that place, where he was joined by McCausland's brigade, fortunately just arrived at Dublin en route to Staunton, an
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.36 (search)
n commander was Major William McLaughlin, afterwards Judge McLaughlin; the division commander, Lieutenant-Colonel J. Floyd King. This battalion was attached to Breckinridge's command [Wharton's and Gordon's Divisions], under General Early during the Valley campaign of 1864. At the close of the campaign it went into winter quarters near Fisherville, in Augusta county, but soon afterwards was ordered to deposit its guns in Lynchburg and go with the horses to the Narrows of New River, in Giles county, to winter. The reason for this was that Bryan's battery [by what authority does not matter] kept a detail of several men at that place, cultivating rice bottom lands and raising some four or five thousand bushels of corn and seven or eight hundred bushels of potatoes each summer. This detail, [known in the battery as the Life Insurance Company,] was ordered in when the effort was made during the campaign of 1864 to strengthen the army by every possible means. A strong protest was
moved to amend by adding "and be printed." The propositions led to a discussion, in which Messrs. Douglas, Taliaperro, Wickham, Isbell, and Thomas of Fairfax, participated. The ayes and noes were then demanded on the motion to print — ayes 16, noes 11. The amendment was then adopted. Bills Reported.--A bill to compensate Ephraim B. Hale, for services rendered in the Circuit Court of Marion county for the Commonwealth; a bill for the relief of Samuel C. Lybrock, Sheriff of Giles county; a bill for the relief of M. C. Hale, late Sheriff of Lewis; a bill for the relief of Webb and Adams; House bill to re-enact the act passed 9th February, 1844, authorizing a loan from the Literary Fund to the trustees of West Liberty Academy. The Finance Committee were relieved from the further consideration of the following subjects: For paying the officers and soldiers of the 89th brigade for services rendered during the John Brown raid; to compensate the Hallsboro' Guard for servi
arterly statements of their condition; by Mr. Baskerville, of refunding to the estate of Richard Boyd a sum of money for taxes improperly paid under erroneous assessment; by Mr. Friend, of authorizing Justices of the Peace to issue garnishee processes on their judgments; by Mr. Magruder, of authorizing the volunteer companies of Scottsville and Howardsville to form a battalion; by Mr. Montague, of authorizing the construction of a turnpike road from the New River White Sulphur Springs, in Giles county, to Vicker's Switch on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, on the joint stock principle; by Mr. Mallory, of authorizing the trustees of Ebenezer Academy, in Brunswick, to sell the same, and apply the proceeds for the benefit of indigent children in said county. The Armory Building.--The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the Governor, enclosing a letter from the Superintendent of the Armory, which was ordered to be printed and referred to the Committee on Military Af
by the General Assembly of Virginia, That by allowing the Federal flag to be raised on the Capitol of Virginia, that State denies the right of the seceding States their position. Bills Passed.--Senate bill refunding to Moses G. Booth, damages paid by him as surety of Samuel S. Turner, late sheriff of Franklin county; Senate bill for the relief of Thomas L. Jordan, of Wayne county; Senate bill to distribute Mayo's Guide to Coroners; Senate bill for the relief of Samuel E. Lybrock, of Giles county; House bill releasing the Commonwealth's claim to a certain island in Chesapeake bay to Edmund J. Paulson; Senate bill for the relief of M. C. Hall, late Sheriff of Lewis county, and his securities; Senate bill for the relief of Webb & Adams; Senate bill for the relief of Thomas Nichols; Senate bill to authorize railroad companies to appoint police agents. On motion of Mr. August, the order of the day, the bill appropriating a sum of money to purchase certain ordnance and material of
ge, or other evidences, of by Savings Banks and Insurance Companies; authorizing two volunteer companies in Albemarle to form a battalion; for the relief of Samuel Stone, Commissioner of the Revenue for Jefferson county. Adverse Report.--An adverse report was returned to the resolution inquiring into the expediency of appropriating the Militia fines of Rockingham county to the use of the Volunteer Regiment of said county. Senate Bills Reported.--For the relief of Enoch Adams, of Giles county; for the relief of M. C. Hall, late Sheriff of Lewis county, and his securities. Recommitted.--The following Senate bill, reported on the 25th, was, on motion, again recommitted, viz: Providing for the location of the Court-House, Jail, and other public buildings, of the county of McDowell. Report of Commissioner from the Seceding States.--A message was received from Gov. Letcher, communicating a report and accompanying documents from Hon. John Robertson, Commissioner to visit t
. Monday, March 18th, 1861. The House was called to order at 11 o'clock, by the Speaker. The Senate bill incorporating the American Agency was laid on the table. Bills Passed.--Senate bill for the relief of Edward Johnson, of Giles county; for the relief of the securities of Reese Browning, late Sheriff of Logan county; incorporating the Bank of Parkersburg, in the county of Wood; refunding to Lynn and Campton a license tax improperly collected of them; amending an act incorpor the trustees of the Parkersburg Classical and Scientific Institute; relieving the securities of Thos. K. Davis, late Sheriff of Prince William county; for the relief of Joseph N. Harper, of Brunswick county; for the relief of Enoch Atkins, of Giles county; for the relief of Moses G. Booth, of Franklin county. Lost Coupons.--Senate bill paying the amount of a lost coupon to Jas. C. Maguire, was read in regular order and put on its passage. Mr. Duckwall opposed the passage of the bill,
session.]Senate. Monday, March 25, 1861. The Senate was called to order at the usual hour, Mr. Johnson in the chair. Bills Reported.--Incorporating the Staunton Savings Bank; to refund to Samuel E. Lee, a part of the license tax paid by him for such part of the year as the same was not used. Bills Passed.--House bill to amend the charter of the Bank of Richmond; House bill to incorporate the town of Asbury, in Wythe county; Senate bill for the relief of Enoch Atkins, of Giles county; Senate bill for the relief of John M. Jones, late Sheriff of Pendleton county; Senate bill releasing the Commonwealth's title to 556¼ acres of land in Harrison county, to John H. Taliaferro; Senate bill to repeal an act passed 19th March, 1860, concerning the mode of catching fish in certain waters. Tax Bill.--On motion, the special order of the day was passed by, and the bill imposing faxes for the support of Government was taken up for consideration. The pending question was upon
session.]Senate. Monday, March 25, 1861. The Senate was called to order at the usual hour, Mr. Johnson in the chair. Bills Reported.--Incorporating the Staunton Savings Bank; to refund to Samuel E. Lee, a part of the license tax paid by him for such part of the year as the same was not used. Bills Passed.--House bill to amend the charter of the Bank of Richmond; House bill to incorporate the town of Asbury, in Wythe county; Senate bill for the relief of Enoch Atkins, of Giles county; Senate bill for the relief of John M. Jones, late Sheriff of Pendleton county; Senate bill releasing the Commonwealth's title to 556 ½ acres of land in Harrison county, to John H. Taliaferro; Senate bill to repeal an act passed 19th March, 1860, concerning the mode of catching fish in certain waters. Tax Bill.--On motion, the special order of the day was passed by, and the bill imposing taxes for the support of Government was taken up for consideration. The pending question was upo
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