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The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 4 0 Browse Search
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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 4 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 4 0 Browse Search
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 3 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
m the hills in the rear of Porterfield's camp, he had brought him from the mountain road upon the flank of the now flying insurgents. He pushed rapidly over a ridge, and fell furiously upon the fugitives, who were driven in wild confusion through the town and up the Beverly road. They were pursued by the columns, which had joined in the main street of Philippi, for about two miles, when the insurgents, abandoning their baggage-train, escaped, and halted only at Beverly, the capital of Randolph County, twenty-five or thirty miles farther up Tygart's Valley. report of Colonel Dumont to General Morris, June 4, 1861; Grafton correspondent of the Wheeling Intelligencer, June 3, 1861; sketch of the life of Brigadier-General B. F. Kelley; by Major John B. Frothingham, Topographical Engineers, serving on his staff. Porterfield's troops, about fifteen hundred strong, were one-third cavalry, and all were fresh. for the purpose of intimidating the inhabitants and suppressing all Union ma
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The Trial of Toombs. (search)
ton-growing; but he finds the temptation to keep on with the cultivation too strong for him, and leaves his blacks at work in Georgia while he militates in Virginia. Randolph County, Ga., instantly lapses into a patriotic perspiration. The Randolph County Committee of Public Safety immediately communicate savagely with Toombs in Richmond. They tell him that he is a very wicked Confederate General. That he has no right to cultivate cotton. That his avarice is greater than his patriotism. Taltogether. You poor, miserable, rascally, bluffing, domineering, dirty scoundrels, says Toombs; you vile, plundering, interloping vagabonds, you cannot intimidate me. And this to men to whom, at that identical moment, the public safety of Randolph County was committed. It is curious. Toombs speaks to these men as if he knew them, and knew them to be, from their heads to their heels, poor specimens of white humanity. We can imagine him talking in precisely the same way to his own private c
his front could hardly muster 10,000 in all. He therefore resolved to advance. The Rebel main force, several thousand strong, under Gen. Robert S. Garnett, was strongly intrenched on Laurel Hill, a few miles north of Beverly, the capital of Randolph county, holding the road to Philippi; while a smaller detachment, under Col. John Pegram, was intrenched upon the summit and at either base of Rich Mountain, Rich Mountain is a gap in the Laurel Hill Range, where the Staunton and Western turnpike a command on the coast, and Gov. Wise ordered to report at Richmond. Gen. Lee, before leaving the North, had made a strong reconnoissance in force rather than a serious attack, on the position held by Gen. Reynolds on Cheat Mountain, in Randolph county, not far from the arena of Garnett's and of Pegram's disasters. There was skirmishing on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of September, during which Col. John A. Washington, one of Gen. Lee's aids, was killed, with nearly one hundred other Rebels.
ians. Our success is complete, and I firmly believe that secession is killed in this section of the country. George B. Mccleltan, Major-General U. S. A. McClellan's operations in Western Virginia. U. S. Camp, near Huttonsville, Randolph Co., Va., Sunday, July 14, 1860. the Army, with Major-Gen. McClellan at its head, reached this place yesterday afternoon. Its achievements for the last two or three days will be memorable in the history of our country. I will give them briefly:s said that at Rich Hill they had, in anticipation of a battle, dug a pit into which to throw the killed of the enemy, and labelled it For Union men. The same pit was filled with their own ghastly dead. flint. U. S. camp near Huttonville, Randolph Co., Va., Sunday, July 14, 1861 The campaign of Maj.-Gen. McClellan in Western Virginia has terminated in the complete destruction and rout of the rebel army. Sublime was Gov. Letcher's proclamation to the people of Western Virginia, and fearful
e properly fed, uniformed, and equipped, free of all expense, until they are mustered into the service of the Government. This camp is intended only for those who are willing to volunteer for the war, and to enter at once upon the duties of the true soldier. Those objecting to the strict discipline of a military camp had better not make application, for they would doubtless be of more service in any other capacity than the capacity of a true and worthy soldier. The volunteers residing in Randolph, Tallapoosa, and Chambers counties, who have signified a desire to join my command, will report immediately by letter to me at this office, so as facilities for their immediate transportation to camp can be effected. The great cause in which the people of the South are engaged is sacred and just. The necessity is upon us for action-action should be the watchword, and to the rescue the talismanic cry. Already the unhallowed tread of a servile foe is upon our soil. Already have the hands o
B, Fourteenth Indiana, and Lieutenant John T. Wood of Company H, Twenty-fifth Ohio, whose steady coolness and daring example had great force in keeping the deployed line unbroken, and in causing so destructive a fire to be poured upon the enemy. I have the honor to be, Colonel, very respect-fully, your obedient servant, David J. Higgins, Capt. Co. C, Twenty-fourth Ohio Infantry, Commanding Scout. Geo. S. Rose, Assistant Adj.-Gen. Report of Lieut.-Col. Owen. camp Elk water, Randolph Co., Va., September 18, 1861. Col. G. D Wagner, Commanding Fifteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers: sir: In accordance with your order to proceed on the Manlia Turnpike until I met the enemy, but not to bring on a general engagement, I marched my command of two hundred and eighty-five infantry and four dragoons, (the latter designed to be used as messengers,) on Sunday, the 8th September, at noon, out of camp, under the guidance of Dr. Singer, a Union Virginian, who, having formerly practised
cre, on the Ohio, about 40 miles from its mouth, established by the French about 1711, is enlarged and garrisoned......1756 British flag raised over Fort Chartres......Oct. 10, 1765 Colonel Wilkins, sent to Fort Chartres to govern the Illinois country, assumes by proclamation the civil administration, appointing seven magistrates or judges......Nov. 21, 1768 First court held in Illinois opens at Fort Chartres......Dec. 6, 1768 Land grant of 30,000 acres in the present county of Randolph made by Colonel Wilkins to John Baynton, Samuel Wharton, and George Morgan, merchants of Philadelphia......April 12, 1769 A freshet destroying a part of Fort Chartres, it is abandoned by the British garrison, who occupy Fort Gage, opposite Kaskaskia, and fix the government there......1772 Deed to the Illinois Land Company from the chiefs of Indian tribes in Illinois for two immense tracts of land in southern Illinois, bought July 5, recorded at Kaskaskia......Sept. 2, 1773 American
uty at Little Rock till February, 1865. Expedition to Fort Smith, Ark., September 25-October 13, 1864 (Detachment). Reconnoissance to Princeton October 19-23. Hurricane Creek October 23. Expedition to Saline River November 17-18 (Detachment). Veterans moved from Iowa to Missouri June 20, 1864. Operating against guerrillas, headquarters at Macon, Mo., till October. Scout in Boone and Howard Counties September 6-12. Skirmishes in Boone County September 7-8. Scout in Randolph, Boone and Howard Counties September 15-19 (Detachment). Skirmishes at Columbia September 16. Massacre at Centralia, North Missouri Railroad, September 27. Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., October. Skirmish at California October 9. Booneville October 9-12. Campaign against Price October-November. (Served as body guard to General Rosecrans.) Marias des Cygnes, Osage River, October 25. Moved to Warrensburg, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and to Helena, Ark., November-December.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
to Arkansas line; and skirmishes March 16-25 (Detachment). Oregon County March 19. Wayne County April 26. Scout from Patterson May 6-11 (Co. A ). Randolph County May 8. Cherokee Bay, Ark., May 8 (Co. A ). Near St. James June 10. Scout from Patterson to Buffalo July 8-12 (Detachment). Operations in Southeas July 28 (Detachment). Osceola August 2. Elkchute August 4. Near Rocheport September 3 (Detachment). Caledonia September 12 (Detachment). Scout in Randolph, Howard and Boone Counties September 15-19 (Detachment). Columbia September 16 (Detachment). Doniphan September 19. Ponder's Mill, Little Black River, Sl 13-14 (Detachment). Expedition from Patterson to Bloomfield and Pilot Knob May 16-25 (Detachment). Near White Hare June 15 (Co. E ). Operations in Randolph County July 23-24. Operations in Ray and Carroll Counties August 12-16. Near Roanoke September 10. Moreau Bottom, Jefferson City, October 7. Near Jeffers
e death of that officer, Gen. Lee was appointed to succeed him, and, with as little delay as possible, repaired to the scene of operations. He took with him reinforcements, making his whole force, in conjunction with the remnant of Gen. Garnett's army, about sixteen thousand men. The roads in this part of the country were deep in mud and horrible with precipices. By patience and skill, Gen. Lee advanced with his army across the Alleghany range, and deliberately approached the enemy in Randolph County. Rosecrans was then the ranking officer of the Federal troops in Northwestern Virginia; but Gen. Reynolds held the approaches to Beverly with a force estimated at from ten to twelve thousand men. The larger part of these were strongly entrenched at a point at the junction of Tygart's Valley River and Elk Run, which post was called by the Federals Elk water. The remainder held the pass at the second summit of Cheat Mountain, on the best road from Staunton to Parkersburg. The mountai
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