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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Richard Kirkland, the humane hero of Fredericksburg. (search)
Richard Kirkland, the humane hero of Fredericksburg. By General J. B. Kershaw. [The following incident, originally published in the Charleston News and Courier, deserves a place in our records, and we cheerfully comply with requests to publish it which have come from various quarters.] Camden, S. C., January 29, 1880. To the Editor of the News and Courier: Your Columbia correspondent referred to the incident narrated here, telling the story as 'twas told to him, and inviting corrections. As such a deed should be recorded in the rigid simplicity of actual truth, I take the liberty of sending you for publication an accurate account of a transaction every feature of which is indelibly impressed upon my memory. Very yours, truly J. B. Kershaw. Richard Kirkland was the son of John Kirkland, an estimable citizen of Kershaw county, a plain, substantial farmer of the olden time. In 1861 he entered as a private Captain J. D. Kennedy's company (E) of the Second South Caro
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The burning of Columbia, South Carolina-report of the Committee of citizens appointed to collect testimony. (search)
The burning of Columbia, South Carolina-report of the Committee of citizens appointed to collect tmarked the progress of the invading army from Columbia through this State to its northern frontier, rritory of the State up to Columbia, and from Columbia to the North Carolina border, was one continud the town or its citizens. The surrender of Columbia was made by the Mayor and aldermen to the firock P. M. General Sherman in person rode into Columbia, informed the Mayor that his letter had been nding in great awe of their officers. That Columbia was burned by the soldiers of General Shermanneral Sherman's offer to give us any house in Columbia we might choose for a convent. We have thouge town was in flames, ascribed the burning of Columbia to the intoxication of his soldiers and to noily intercourse with all classes in and about Columbia, high and low, rich and poor, male and femaled incidents connected with the destruction of Columbia to present only an absract of the numerous de[14 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
asm as he spoke of the ease with which the Confederate States Army and Navy Society of Baltimore had raised $2,200 for this shaft, and their plans for a grand occasion at the unveiling on the approaching memorial day at Winchester. He also spoke enthusiastically and hopefully of the purpose of a number of their admirers to rear a monument at Winchester to the Ashby brothers (Turner and Richard), who surely deserve such commemoration. The South Carolina monument Association of Columbia, South Carolina, published last year ( edited by the Rocording Secretary of the Association, and published through the courtesy of the proprietors of the News and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina ) a beautiful pamphlet contrining an account of the origin and history of their work, begun in 1869 and finished in 1879, together with a report of the proceedings at the unveiling of their beautiful monument to the Confederate dead, and the full text of the eloquent oration delivered on the occasion by
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of General J. E. B. Stuart before Chancellorsville. (search)
of a force crossing at Kelly's ford, naturally looked for an advance upon Culpeper, and made his dispositions accordingly. It must be borne in mind that those important arteries of supply — the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad and the James River and Kanawha canal — were frequently the objective points which were aimed at by heavy columns of Federal troops during the war. That a large column, or even a mixed column of cavalry and infantry, crossing at Kelly's ford, would aim at Gordonsville, Columbia, or some point nearer Richmond (on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad), was, therefore, more probable than that they constituted a part of a column of attack on General Lee's position at Fredericksburg. Even though they moved out from Kelly's ford on the Germanna road, they might afterwards move to the right and cross the Rapidan at Raccoon or Morton's ford. Accordingly, we find that General Stuart moved forward from his camps and formed his line of battle between Kelly's ford and Culpeper
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
t Gettysburg. We cannot admit the accuracy of all of his statements and conclusions, and yet Colonel Biddle has carefully studied both sides [in his foot-notes he makes fifty-two references to the Southern Historical Society Papers], and evidently means to tell the truth as he understands it. It is a very valuable contribution to the history of that great battle, and we could wish for many more war papers written in the same spirit of painstaking research and fair statement of ascertained facts. Columbia — a National poem-acrostic on the American Union with Sonnets. By W. P. Chilton, of Montgomery, Alabama. New York: The Author's Publishing Company. The author evidently has poetic talent of no mean order and has accomplished this very difficult style of versification in a manner at once ingenious and pleasing. The sentiment of the poem is one of lofty patriotism, and the book, beautifully gotten up, would find appropriate place alike in the homes of the Blue or the Gray.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 8.70 (search)
youth and beauty, but to sterling qualities of mind and heart; and he accepted the admiration and friendship bestowed upon him in the true spirit of chivalry. A request from a lady, even though she were a stranger, laid him under an obligation. Of this a touching illustration occurred in his last moments. Having given directions for the disposition of his personal effects and official papers, he said to me: You will find in my hat a small Confederate flag, which a lady of Columbia, South Carolina; sent me, with the request that I would wear it upon my horse in a battle and return it to her. Send it to her. And again: My spurs, which I have always worn in battle, I promised to give to Mrs. Lilly Lee, of Shepherdstown, Va. I was at loss how to interpret the directions concerning the flag; for I had never seen any such decoration upon his hat. But upon examining it the flag was found within its lining, stained with the sweat of his brow; and among his papers I found