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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The first year of the War in Missouri. (search)
vernor. Hardly less important than these things — for it was what gave effect to them all — was the fact that the capture of the camp caused ex-Governor Sterling Price, President of the State Convention, and up to that time a Union man, to tender his services to the Governor. The General Assembly forthwith authorized the Governor to appoint a major-general to command all the forces which the State might put into the field, and Price was appointed to that position. Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1809, Price was now fifty-one years of age. He had been carefully educated in the schools of his native State and at Hampden-Sidney College, and had afterward attended the Law School of one of the most eminent jurists of Virginia, the venerable Chancellor Creed Taylor. He removed with his fathers family to Chariton County, Missouri, in 1831, and had resided there ever since. Elected to the Legislature in 1840, he was at once chosen Speaker of the House, an honor rarely conf
Corps. Claudius W. Sears, originally Colonel of the 46th Regt. Robert Lowry, commander of a brigade. William F. Brantly commanded a brigade in Tennessee. Douglas H. Cooper, leader of Indian troops. very active campaign, Price was driven into Arkansas at the end of November by Major-Generals Rosecrans and Pleasanton, and the Army of the Missouri again became identified with the forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Major-General Sterling Price was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, September 14, 1809. He settled in Missouri in 1830, and was a member of Congress in 1845, when he went to the Mexican War, in which he was made brigadier-general of volunteers. From 1853 to 1857, he was governor of the State, and president of the State Convention of 1853. He was made major-general of the Missouri militia in May, and assumed command of the Missouri State Guard, July 30, 1861. As major-general of the Confederate Army he commanded the Army of the West from July
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820- (search)
Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820- Military officer; born in Prince Edward county. Va., April 20, 1820; became a lawyer in Mississippi; and in 1842 raised a company to fight in Texas. He settled at West Baton Rouge, La., in 1850; served in the State legislature; was in the Law School at Cambridge in 1854; and visited Europe in 1859. He took an active part with the Confederates in the Civil War, and was at one time military governor at Jackson, Miss. In the battle of Shiloh and at Baton Rouge he was wounded. He was commissioned a brigadier-general in 1864, but was almost immediately elected governor of Louisiana, the duties of which he performed with great ability and wisdom. At the close of the war he made his residence in the city of Mexico, where he established the Mexican times, which he edited until his death, April 22, 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holcombe, Henry 1762-1826 (search)
Holcombe, Henry 1762-1826 Clergyman; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Sept. 22, 1762; served in the Revolutionary War as captain. After the war he began to preach, and in 1785 was ordained pastor of a Baptist church in South Carolina; was a delegate to the convention that ratifled the Constitution of the United States; held pastorates in South Carolina in 1791-99, when he was called to Savannah, Ga. He organized the Savannah Female Seminary, and aided in the establishment of Mount Enon Academy in 1804, and a missionary society in 1806. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1812 till his death; and published Funeral discourse on the death of Washington, and Lectures on primitive theology. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, 1826.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nash, Abner 1716-1786 (search)
Nash, Abner 1716-1786 Legislator; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Aug. 8, 1716; practised law in Newbern, N. C., which town he represented in the first Provincial Congress when it convened there, Aug. 25, 1774. He served on the committee which drew up the North Carolina constitution in 1776; was governor of the State in 1779-81; and held a seat in the Continental Congress in 1782-86. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 2, 1786.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nash, Francis 1720- (search)
Nash, Francis 1720- Military officer; born in Prince Edward county, Va., May 10, 1720; brother of Abner Nash, governor of North Carolina; became clerk of the Superior Court of Orange county, N. C.; and was a captain, under the crown, on service under Governor Tryon against the Regulators. He was a member of the Provincial Congress of North Carolina in 1775, and was appointed by that body a lieutenant-colonel. In February, 1777, he was promoted to brigadiergeneral in the Continental army. Joining Washington before the battle at the Brandywine (Sept. 11, 1777), he participated in that action, and also at Germantown (Oct. 4), where he was mortally wounded, and died Oct. 7.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Price, Sterling 1809-1867 (search)
Price, Sterling 1809-1867 Military officer; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Sept. 11, Sterling Price. 1809; was a member of Congress from Missouri (where he settled in 1830) in 1845; colonel of Missouri cavalry in the war against Mexico; and was made a brigadier-general and military governor of Chihuahua in 1847. He was governor of Missouri from 1853 to 1857, and president of the State convention in February, 1861. He was made major-general of the Missouri militia in May, and served the Confederacy throughout the Civil War. At the close of the war he went to Mexico, but returned to Missouri in 1866, and died in St. Louis, Sept. 29, 1867.
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)
the Confederacy, yet he had the personal triumph of complete restoration in the affections of the Southern people. General Joseph E. Johnston General Joseph E. Johnston, son of Peter Johnston and Mary Wood Johnston, was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, on February 7, 1807. His father was a lieutenant in Lee's legion, having run away from college at the age of seventeen to join it as it passed through Virginia to reinforce the army of Greene. His mother was a niece of Patrick Henrapide Parish, honored by the people of the State which he had so loyally and intelligently served. He died at the ripe age of seventy-three. Henry Watkins Allen Henry Watkins Allen, second war governor of Louisiana, was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, April 29, 1820. His father, a noted physician, removed to Lexington, Mo., and Henry was placed in Marion college, whence he went to Grand Gulf, Miss., in consequence of .a family dispute. There he became a lawyer, and after credita
ral Price in his last great march through Arkansas and Missouri and shared in all the marches, hardships and battles of that trying campaign. At the close of the war General Parsons went to Mexico and joined the republican forces in their war against Maximilian. He was killed in an engagement with the imperial forces at Camargo, Mexico, on the 7th of August, 1865. Major-General Sterling Price Major-General Sterling Price, called lovingly by his soldiers Old Pap, was born in Prince Edward county, Va., on the 14th of September, 1809. His early education was acquired in the schools of his native county, where he was prepared for Hampden-Sidney college. After completing the usual course in that institution he returned to his home and became a deputy in the clerk's office. At the age of 21 he emigrated to Missouri, when the city of St. Louis was little more than a depot for the Indian trade, and when the population of the State was very scattering. He made his home in Chariton
of the district of Central Alabama, and on March 1, 1865, of the entire State north of the Gulf department. He evacuated Montgomery a month later and fell back before Wilson's force to Columbus, where a battle was fought by his command and Howell Cobb's on April 16th. When peace had been restored he settled in New Orleans, engaging there in business. In that city he died June 14, 1872. Brigadier-General Henry Watkins Allen Brigadier-General Henry Watkins Allen was born in Prince Edward county, Va., April 29, 1820. His early life was spent in a workshop. His parents removing to the West he became a student at Marion college, Missouri. In consequence of a dispute with his father he ran away from college and opened a school at Grand Gulf, in Mississippi, studying law at the same time. He was soon admitted to the bar and practiced law with great success. In 1842, when President Houston, of Texas, called for volunteers to repel any renewed invasion from Mexico, Allen, who w
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