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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
Franklin Buchanan, at 1 A. M. of March 8th, cast loose from the navy yard and started on her venture in the game of war, attended by the gunboats Beaufort (Captain W. H. Parker) and Raleigh (Captain J. W. Alexander). These two vessels mounted but one gun each (a banded rifled thirtytwo-pounder, for which we are indebted to the inventive genius of Captain Archibald Fairfax, Confederate States Navy), and were the sole survivors of our disaster at Roanoke Island. As we passed the wharves of Portsmouth and Norfolk we discovered the landings to be well crowded with men, women, and children, who gave us salutation, but seemed too deeply moved by the gravity of the moment to break into cheers. At this time the Merrimac was drawing twenty-two feet aft and twenty-one forward, and seemed to be making a speed of four and one half miles. The two gun-boats, whose ordinary speed was about seven miles an hour, kept along with her under nearly half speed. All went well until we were abreast of C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The private Infantryman. (search)
South. He is entitled to the absolute respect of the grandest in the land. Already many stately granite shafts commemorate our hero leaders, but shall there not be one higher by an hundredfold and a thousand times more beautiful in design than any of these dedicated to the infantry privates of the South? Aye! I wish a shaft of burnished gold could lift its head from Virginia's valley, in which sleep the remains of Lee and Jackson, in memory of the private infantrymen of the Confederacy, emblazoning their glory to coming generations, for their heroism is the grandest type of all the thousand bloody fields which heralded Southern valor. The private infantrymen were lowest in rank, yet highest in their loyalty to the finest sense of honor the human mind can conceive—grandest in humility, greatest in sincerity, purest in purpose; and never can temples of fame enshrine the memory of knightlier souls! William H. Stewart, Late Lt.-Col. 61st Va. Infantry, C. S. A., Portsmouth, Va.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.23 (search)
ent Planters National Bank), treasurer; Captain J. W. Pegram, secretary; Governor P. W. McKinney, A. W. Harman, Colonel Morton Marye, Judge Beverley R. Wellford, Colonel H. C. Jones, General W. H. Payne, Joseph W. Thomas, Colonel Archer Anderson, Major Lewis Ginter, Captain John Maxwell, Joseph B. McKenney, Judge E. C. Minor, Colonel John Murphy, Colonel J. W. White, James T. Gray, Colonel E. P. Reeve, Colonel Hugh R. Smith, Major W. A. Smoot, Captain Washington Taylor, Colonel J. H. Hume, Portsmouth; Colonel D. M. Lee, Fredericksburg; Captain R. M. Booker, Hampton, Virginia; Colonel Alexander W. Archer. Executive Committee: Major T. A. Brander, Colonel John Murphy, Joseph W. Thomas. General W. R. Terry. For some months after the opening of the Home the direct executive officer was Captain James Pollard, the present adjutant. In the latter part of 1885 General William R. Terry was elected superintendent, and has held that position ever since, but on the 8th of November, 1892, o
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)
. W. Tennis. Six non commissioned officers and twenty-three privates, making a total of thirty-three men. Company E (Portsmouth), Captain R. E. Warren; Second Lieutenant, T. C. Owen. Five non-commissioned officers and twenty privates, making a tot. O. Jones and W. L. McGill, and twenty-five privates, making a total of twenty-eight men, rank and file. Company K (Portsmouth), Captain J. W. Happer; First Lieutenant, E. W. Owen; Second Lieutenant, J. W. Leigh. Seven noncommissioned officers annded the Howitzers, and his Lieutenants were W. A. Barratt, T. H. Starke and C. W. McFarlane. The Grimes Battery, of Portsmouth (Battery C), a recently organized company, vied with the Howitzers in neatness of appearance and soldierly demeanor. T numbered about seventy-five, and were beautifully uniformed in the regulation suit of gray. Stonewall Camp, No. 4, of Portsmouth, paraded about twenty-five men, who were headed by Commander R. C. Marshall. R. E. Lee Camp, No. 2, of Alexandria, numb
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
Colonel Daniel M. Lee, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Third-Lieutenant Grand Commander, Colonel Thomas Lewis, Roanoke, Virginia. Quartermaster-General, Major Washington Taylor, Norfolk, Virginia. Inspector-General, Colonel Charles Syer, Portsmouth, Virginia. Chaplain-General, Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Norfolk, Virginia. Surgeon-General, Dr. R. B. Stover, Richmond, Virginia. Appointments by the grand Commander. Adjutant-General, Captain Thomas Ellett, Richmond, Virginia. Aides-De-Cas, are as follows. No. 1. R. E. Lee, No. 1, Richmond, Virginia, T. P. Pollard. No. 2. Maury, No. 2, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Thomas F. Procter, No. 3. Pickett-Buchanan, Norfolk, Virginia, Walter F. Irvine. No. 4. Stonewall, Portsmouth, Virginia, R. C. Marshall. No. 5. R. E. Lee, No. 2, Alexandria, Virginia, William A. Smoot. No. 6. A. P. Hill, No. 6, Petersburg, Virginia, W. Gordon Mc-Cabe. No. 7. ClintonHatcher, Leesburg, Virginia, E. V. White. No. 8. Sam. Garland