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for farming; but the elder thought better of the South and went to Georgia and settled there, after stopping in Virginia a while.
It was tis grandfather had settled in Virginia, instead of Pennsylvania or Georgia; basing the claim on the fact of numerous land patents to an Evan ree Davises was drowned at sea, and that the other did not come to Georgia with Evan.
Moreover, there is no John, or Thomas in all the Davien, had the brothers of Evan been so named.
After he settled in Georgia and took up lands there, Evan Davis married a widow named Williamsntucky County was named.
The pair had eight children during their Georgia life and then Samuel Davis—seeing larger and quick returns for theild of Samuel Davis and Jane Cook, was Joseph Emory Davis, born in Georgia but a lawyer and planter, residing at the Hurricane Plantation, Wat Kentucky was not yielding him the returns hoped for when he left Georgia.
He proposed to locate in Louisiana; but, finding the climate unh
, 1861; general, C. S. A, June 14, 1861; general-in-chief, January 31, 1865; died at Lexington, Va., October 12, 1870.
Commands—In command of operations in Trans-Alleghany Department, 1861; in charge of defenses on coast of South Carolina and Georgia, 1861-1862; commanding Army of Northern Virginia, June, 1862; assigned to duty at Richmond, 1862, charged with the conduct of all military operations of the Confederate States army, under the direction of the President; commanding Army of Northearolina Regiments, Wilson's Battalion and Manley's North Carolina Battery of Artillery; commanding Eighth Military District, South Carolina, 1861-62; command consisting of Donelson's and Gregg's Brigades; commanding Department of South Carolina, Georgia and East and Middle Florida, 1862; assigned, October 4, 1862, to command of Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana; assigned, October 10, 1862, to the command and relieve Major-General Van Dorn of command of Army of Tennessee; resigned as
The Location of the battle Abbey decided.
From the News leader, January 1, 1909.
Mrs. Anne S. Green, of Culpeper, who has returned from Georgia, where she attended the United Daughters of the Confederacy convention, put before that body the following correspondence, showing how the movement to have the Confederate Battle Abbey placed in Virginia first took form, twelve years ago:
Editor of the Times: The Battle Abbey of the Confederacy should be upon Virginia soil, not necessarily in Richmond, for want of space.
God's acres of Confederate blood and bones, which lie under the soil along the Chickahominy, at Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, and innumerable other points, all speak eloquently for Virginia to be chosen-this State, where the seven days fight in McClellan's On to Richmond occurred; where the flower of Southern chivalry made their pyres' of mortal remains, blood spilled then which has now become with the soil indigenous—the most fitting place to choose to make this B