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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid against Richmond. (search)
in full a letter written by General Lee to the Historical Magazine, New York, and published in that Magazine in 1870: The death of Colonel Dahlgren. * * * * In compliance with your request, and solely because it seems to be an unprejudiced one, I transmit my recollections of Colonel Dahlgren's raid, that they may be placed within the reach of those who respect the truth for its own sake. February, 1864, found General Lee's army wintering along the line of the Rapidan, in Orange county, Virginia. General Meade's opposing army was in winter quarters, in Culpeper county, on the line of the Rappahannock. During the latter part of that month, General Kilpatrick, a cavalry division commander of the latter, essayed a coup de main upon Richmond, the objective point of his commander-in-chief. Colonel Dahlgren was a subordinate officer on that expedition. Kilpatrick's idea was, secretly leaving his army, to clear General Lee's right flank well, and, by a forced march, with pic
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General George Burgwyn Anderson—The memorial address of Hon. A. M. Waddell, May 11, 1885. (search)
hat Commonwealth in which the people no longer care to preserve and perpetuate the memory of those who have served it with distinction and passed from earth. But no one whom I ever knew would have been less willing to enjoy unmerited honors in life or after death—for no one disdained shame and falsehood more than he. Truth and manliness were his distinguishing characteristics, and to them in whomsoever found he was ever ready to do reverence. Near the town of Hillsboroa, in the county of Orange, which has been the residence of as many, if not more, distinguished citizens than any county in the State, George Burgwyn Anderson was born on the 12th day of April, in the year 1831, and was the oldest son of the late William E. Anderson, Esq., and his wife, Eliza Burgwyn. In his early years he exhibited the intellectual and moral traits which, in their full development, adorned his manhood, and attracted the admiration, and commanded the respect of all who knew him. A better illustration
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 33 (search)
e shops by regiments and labeled with the owners' names elicited many hearty laughs. [Ii.] Liberty Mills, Orange Co., Va., March 3, 1864. * * *Governor Vance addressed Scales' brigade last Thursday and was to have spoken to mine next dfect upon the soldiers. The Governor must be heard to be properly appreciated. * * [Iii.] Liberty Mills, Orange Co., Va., April 9, 1864. * * * For some time past we have been almost deluged with water. It is still coming down in torrhe was a Chinese, because he looked like the pictures in their geographies. * * * * [iv.] Liberty Mills, Orange county, Va., April 12, 1864. * * * I know you will regret to hear that Captain G. B. Johnston, See ante, pages 52-124. my character. He is a married man, the only married one, by the way, on my staff. * * [V.] Liberty Mills, Orange county, Va., April 22, 1864. * * * I must tell you something of our tournament which came off yesterday. We had a delightfu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.9 (search)
his recollection of the engagement, brought me a reply under date of February 26th, 1892, from which I take the following extracts: I cannot recall much of the route along which we passed except that we moved in a northeasterly direction, somewhat; nor can I recall the place at which we bivouacked on the night of the 4th. On the night of the 5th, however, we bivouacked near a place called Vidiersville. In the meantime, reports reached us that fighting was going on in that part of Orange county known as the Wilderness, and from the early start taken on the morning of the 6th and the rapidity of the march, it became evident that the Wilderness was our destination. After reaching the plank-road, which was about 9 o'clock A. M., we were hurried along to the scene of action. By 10 o'clock or a little after, on the 6th, we were on the ground, but we had no sooner arrived than we filed to the right from the plank-road, moving quite rapidly in a direction apparently at right angle
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the statue of General Ambrose Powell Hill at Richmond, Virginia, May 30, 1892. (search)
save Virginia. And as soon as the secession of his State became a fixed fact he resigned his commission in the army, and bidding farewell to old friends and comrades, reported to duty to Governor Letcher, and was commissioned colonel of Virginia volunteers. Colonel Hill was at once ordered to report to General Joseph E. Johnston, then in command of the troops on the upper Potomac, and was assigned to the command of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, made up of companies from the counties of Orange, Culpeper, Louisa, Hampshire, and Frederick, in Virginia, and one company from Baltimore, Maryland. This regiment was composed of splendid material, and by his training and discipline and from the spirit he infused into its officers and men, it was made equal to the best of the regular troops, and became as well known throughout the Army of Northern Virginia as its first loved commander. Of this regiment General Lee said: It is a splendid body of men. General Ewell said: It is the only
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
y age. Kinloch Nelson, transferred to Sixth Virginia cavalry, February 27, 1863. William B. Beard, died March 4, 1863, and John F. Hall on March 12, 1863. Joseph McCalpine died March 1, 1863, of wound received at Fredericksburg December 13, 1862. The next regular time for mustering and preparing pay-roll was June 30, 1863, but it appears that at that time the battery was on the march into Pennsylvania, and this ceremony was omitted till August 18, 1863. Near Liberty Mills in Orange county, Va., a brief epitome of its movements from April 30 to June 30, 1863, was given, viz: Last mustered at Hamilton's Crossing, near Fredericksburg, April 30th; May 2d, skirmished; May 3d, in the battle of Fredericksburg (commonly known as battle of Chancellorsville); May 4th, from Salem Church to Hamilton's Crossing, where it remained till 4th June, when it marched fourteen miles and rejoined the regiment near Guinea's station (on the Richmond and Fredericksburg railroad); June 5th, marched
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of Company I, 61st Virginia Infantry, Mahone's Brigade, C. S. A. (search)
re until October 8th. At Bristoe Station, Orange and Alexander Railroad, October 14, 1863. Strength of company, 45; present, 31; absent, sick, 3; absent on detail, 7; absent on leave, 1; captured, 2. Returned to Clark's Mountain, and remained there until we advanced towards the Wilderness and engaged the enemy at Mine Run December 2, 1863. Strength of company, 45; present, 32; absent, sick, 2; absent, wounded, 1; absent on detail, 8; captured, 2. Returned to camp on Bell's farm, Orange county, and there remained until January, 1864. January 5th, advanced towards the Wilderness. On 6th May, 1864, we were placed in line of battle, and advanced on the enemy. The Yankee General Wardsworth was killed in front of our line. Lieutenant-General Longstreet was wounded, and General Jenkins, of South Carolina, was killed, both in front of our line by our troops. So much for bad generalship. Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864. Strength of company, 45; present, 36; absent, sick,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.39 (search)
use during the present session. Charles C. Taliaferro. Mr. Charles C. Taliaferro, the present representative of Orange county in the House of Delegates, was born on January 26, 1842, in Martinsburg, W. Va., where his father, the Rev. Charles Ce was three years old, and he was then taken in charge by his uncle, Dr. Taliaferro, who soon afterwards removed to Orange county, Va., which county has been his home for the greater part of his life. At the breaking out of the civil war he entered a Miss Barclay, of Savannah, and upon the death of his wife in 1892 he returned to Virginia, to his old homestead in Orange county. His family residence is one of the old homesteads in this country that have been deeded from the crown by George IIer one of his bills requires county treasurers to give bonds furnished by security companies. He also is the father of a game law for the counties of Culpeper, Orange, Spotsylvania, Louisa, Stafford and King George, and of a road law for his county.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.59 (search)
re unanimously elected colonel of the 28th North Carolina Volunteers this evening. This regiment is composed of the following companies, enlisted for twelve months: Company A, Surry county, Captain Reeves (major-elect). Company B, Gaston county, Captain Edwards. Company C, Catawba county, Captain Lowe (lieutenantcolonel-elect). Company D, Stanly county, Captain Montgomery. Company E, Montgomery county, Captain Barringer. Company F, Yadkin county, Captain Kinyoun. Company G, Orange county, Captain Martin. Company H, Cleveland county, Captain Wright. Company I, Yadkin county, Captain Speer. Company K, Stanly county, Captain Moody. You will see that most of us are mountain boys, and we trust that we do not disgrace the home from which we come. It would afford us great pleasure and satisfaction to have for our leader an officer so well and so favorably known for bravery, courtesy, and professional attainments as Lieutenant-Colonel Lane, of the gallant Bethel Regiment.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.64 (search)
ive, rank and file, at that time, and the first officers were John Welch, captain; William J. Cave, first lieutenant; H. W. Gordon, second lieutenant, and Nelson W. Crisler, third lieutenant. April, 1861, the company being recruited to about 100 men, thirty of whom were six feet and over in height, left Madison Courthouse, by private conveyance, for Culpeper Courthouse, thence by railroad to Manassas Junction, where, with nine other companies, drawn from the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Rappahannock and Fauquier, they formed the gallant 7th Regiment, with James L. Kemper for its colonel; Lewis Williams, lieutenant-colonel; Tazewell Patton, major, and C. C. Flowerree, adjutant. The 1st Virginia Regiment and the 7th fought together at Bull Run, and were as twin brothers throughout the whole war, fighting side by side in every battle that either was engaged in. Company A was reorganized at Yorktown, Va., in the spring of 1882, with the following officers: William O. Fry
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