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Parthenia Antoinette Hague, A blockaded family: Life in southern Alabama during the war, Chapter 2: (search)
opped into the boiling syrup. Properly cooked, what nice peanut candy that made! Oil from the peanuts was also expressed for lamps and other uses during war times. In fine, peanuts, ground peas, goobers, and pindars, all one species, though known by all these names, played an important part during the blockade. Many planters who had never grown wheat before were surprised at the great yield of grain to the acreage sown. I well remember hearing a brother of Mrs. G-- , who lived in Troy, Alabama, tell of very highly fertilizing one acre of already rich soil, as a test of what he really could reap from an acre thus treated. The yield went far beyond his most sanguine expectations, for that one acre yielded seventyfive bushels of wheat. Another wealthy planter, living in the village of Glennville, Alabama, had his overseer single out and lay off one acre of very rich hammock land, which was only lightly fertilized, from which he reaped fifty measured bushels. Of course this wa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
., Jan. 6, ‘62, May 31, ‘63. Gladney, Samuel M., Assistant Surgeon, Dec. 31, ‘62 (in Kentucky) 24th Mississippi. Resignation accepted by President Jan. 29, ‘64. Appointment returned to Surgeon Gawahl. graves, Amos Leroy, Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War June 2, ‘63, to rank from 28th Nov. ‘62, reported to General Bragg, Passed Board Nov. 28, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 5th Arkansas, Jan. 31, ‘62, 2d Arkansas. Ordered to report to General Pillow, Sept. 3, ‘63, reported from Troy, Ala. graves, Wm. Lomax, Assistant Surgeon, passed Board Dec. 6, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 6th Arkansas, April 30, ‘63, 6th and 7th Arkansas Regiments, Headquarters A. T. Appointed by Secretary of War June 2, ‘63, to rank from 6th Dec. ‘62, reported to General Bragg. April 30, ‘64, 6th and 7th Arkansas. Grant, James F., Surgeon, passed Board at Murfreesboro Nov. 16, ‘62, Sept. 2d ordered to report to General Van Dorn for duty with 32d Tennessee, Jan. 3, ‘64, Senior Su
ature, says: We have seen some members of both houses and of both parties, this week. From what we could learn or hear, we came to the conclusion that the better opinion leans to the belief that a Convention will be called to consult and act upon the question of Federal relations. Such is the present appearance of things. No definite understanding seems to have been come to as to what course the Convention is likely to adopt. A Moderate view. The Independent American, of Troy, Ala., thinks the zeal of the secessionists outruns their discretion. It says: We are opposed to any action on the part of Alabama until there is a full, free and earnest conference and consultation with the other Southern States. Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, have as deep an interest in this question as the other Southern States--in fact, they have more — and they have a right to be heard. Let us confer with them. Let us hear what they have to s
A faithful negro. --A correspondent of the Troy (Ala.) Advertiser, who was engaged in the late bombardment near Pensacola, relates the following noteworthy incident of a faithful negro during the action: "I must tell you about our old servant Jim. Jim is about sixty years of age, and belongs to a Mr. Sinquefield, near Perote. Jim has been in our company for some time as a cook, besides several others — but when the firing commenced every negro left camps in double quick time except Jim, and he stood up to us like a man and offered his services to the company in any way that they thought proper; and he was put to cooking. The pieces of bombs would frequently strike Jim's cook-house, but to no purpose; he would cook the victuals and then carry them to the boys at their guns, during the, hottest of the battle. While passing from the cook-house to the battery, a ball struck the ground so near him that it knocked him down and nearly covered him with sand, but he got up, brus