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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The killing of Lieutenant Meigs, of General Sheridan's staff-proof that it was done in fair combat. (search)
prisoner whom we captured that it was Lieutenant Meigs, of General Sheridan's staff. My wound was so severe that I could not be moved from the first place of safety taken for six weeks, and did not return to the service for three or four months--the course of the ball having been diverted by a bone, I was told by my surgeon, alone saved my life. (Signed,) G. W. Martin. October 6th, 1865. Personally appeared before me, a justice of the peace, for the county of Fauquier, and State of Virginia, G. W. Martin, whose name is signed above, and made oath that the above statement is true. J. G. Beckham, J. P. Statement of Captain Payne. G. W. Martin was an enlisted man in my company during the whole period of the war. The high character he always bore, and for which my knowledge of him enables me to vouch, together with the corroborating account of the two men who were with him, and which I have heard from them, assures me of the truth of his statement. A. D. Payne, Capta
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
inutes later, but never fired a gun, Captain Moore's brilliant dash having accomplished all needed. If Colonel J. Thompson Brown was in command or firing there I did not know it, and Captain Stanard never mentioned it to me then or afterwards, and when Archer and Thomas came back I was the officer who reported the situation to them, as I think General Thomas, if alive, can confirm. Dear General Archer is dead. Major P. B. Stanard died several years ago at his residence at Goshen depot, Va., and a gallant spirit and high-toned gentleman was thus lost to Virginia. J. W. J.Stanard and Thomas and Moore, I hope, alive and well. Yours sincerely, George Lemmon, Ex-Ordnance Officer Archer's Brigade. We clip the following from a private letter from a gallant Colonel who served in the Federal army, and has written a valuable history of his regiment: I take great pleasure in reading The Southern Historical Society Papers, and consider them invaluable. They show conclusivel
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Expedition to Hardy and Hampshire. (search)
I am, Major, most respectfully, Your obedient servant, Thos. L. Rosser, Brigadier-General. Major H. B. McClellan, A. A. General Stuart's Cavalry Corps. Endorsements. Headquarters cavalry corps A. N. V., April 7th, 1864. Respectfully forwarded. The bold and successful enterprise herein reported furnishes additional proofs of General Rosser's merit as a commander, and adds fresh laurels to that veteran brigade, so signalized for valor already. J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. Headquarters Army Northern Va., 19th April, 1864. Respectfully forwarded for the information of the War Department. General Rosser acquitted himself with great credit in this expedition. R. E. Lee, General. Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War, by order, Samuel W. Melton, Major & A. A. G. A. & I. G. O., 30th April, 1864. A. G.--Noted General Rosser exhibited both judgment and valor, and accomplished valuable resulsts in this expedition. J. A. S., Sec'y. 4th May, 1864.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiseences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ved false) that the enemy was advancing, Ewell was preparing to give battle in the confident expectation of being supported by Hill. In the autumn of 1862, after the rest of the army had crossed the mountains, I was assured by one of our higher officers that our corps would certainly winter in the Valley — that he had gotten an intimation of this from General Jackson himself — and that he had ascertained that the General had rented a house for his family. We marched the next day for Eastern Virginia, and the glorious field of First Fredericksburg. So completely did General Jackson conceal his plans from his staff and higher officers that it got to be a joke among them when one was green enough to attempt to fathom Stonewall's ways. The men used to say, Well, if the Yankees are as ignorant of the meaning of this move as we are old Jack has them. The movement from the Valley to Richmond was so secretly planned and executed that army, people, and enemy alike were completely dec
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
mmunication with the officer who was then in command, or with any other who personally participated in the attack which was made after Stuart left the regiment to assume command of the corps? If so, I shall esteem it a great favor. Yours respectfully, H. B. Mcclellan. Lexington, Ky., 26th September, 1881. Desired return of the Sword of a Federal Officer. My brother, Lieutenant Aaron Wilkes, Company B, Sixth New Jersey volunteers, was among the killed at the battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. His sword, the scabbard of which, bearing the engraved inscription, Presented to Lieutenant Aaron Wilkes by Company B, Sixth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, was taken from his body at the time. I will be duly grateful for its return to me, or for any information leading to its recovery, and will most glady assume any expense incident thereon.--Peter Wilkes, Trenton, N. J. [We will deem ourselves personally obliged by any attention, as solicited, and request of our good frie
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last days of the Confederate Treasury and what became of its specie. (search)
d for special service with the President, his men being used as scouts, guides and couriers, the cavalry force not traveling as a rule upon the same road as the party. The party proceeded to Charlotte, N. C., where, after a stay of a week (where we heard of the assassination of President Lincoln), the route was taken to Abbeville, S. C. At Charlotte a large accession was made to the cavalry force--General Basil W. Duke with his brigade, General Vaughn and some other detachments from Southwest Virginia, and General Ferguson, and scattering battalions, making quite a full force, which was taken charge of by General John C. Breckinridge in his position as Major-General. General Duke had just before won the most complete victory of his career, attacking and driving away from Marion, Va., a large force of General Stoneman's mounted infantry, who left dead and wounded on the ground, man for man, as many as Duke had under his command in the battle — a brilliant sunset in the closing car
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
e for themselves of its merits. We have only time now to say that its simple plot is skillfully woven, its story is sweetly told, and its versification is of a high order of merit. We believe that this is Mrs. Roach's first attempt at authorship, but this book will at once rank her among our sweetest singers, and we predict for her a brilliant literary career. The volume is, of course, a fine specimen of the book-maker's art, and should find a place in many homes. Campaign in Northern Virginia in August, 1862. By Major F. Mangold, of the Royal Prussian Engineers. We had hoped to receive ere now a review of this able book from a competent German scholar and critic, who has it in charge. But meantime we advise all who read German to procure a copy, with the assurance that they will find it an able and impartial account (from an accomplished Prussian officer who has studied both sides) of the splendid campaign, by which our peerless Lee unhorsed the champion braggart, Joh