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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
the channel until abreast of our batteries at Sewell's Point, at which position she could turn up the south channel of James river, making the distance to Newport News about four or five miles further. The day was fresh and clear, and we could see r the vessel soon began to careen. The shock to us was slight. Backing off from the sinking vessel, we headed up the James river to turn round and engage the Congress. To do this, a most tedious movement, the Merrimac had twice to pass within cloof checking the advance of McClellan upon Richmond, by which we were enabled to complete the defences of that city and James river, was one of great moment to the Confederacy. The powerful navies of England and France were brushed aside in a moment, grounded and remained just opposite the battery in easy range until near daybreak. Our station henceforth being the James river, I must rely upon contemporary accounts for the remaining career of the Merrimac. The beleaguerment of Richmond, in t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
The Artillery defenders of Fort Gregg. A correction. Captain W. S. Chew of Maryland, not Colonel Chew of Virginia. New Orleans, La., 7th September, 1892. Mr. R. A. Brock, Secretary Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Va.: dear Sir—In my article on the Artillery Defence of Fort Gregg, published in Vol. XIX, Southern Historical Society Papers (pp. 65-71), I find that I was in error as to the artillery officer named Chew, who was in the fort when the assault was made. It was not Colonel Chew of Virginia, an officer of tried and distinguished gallantry, but Captain W. S. Chew, Fourth Maryland, who was there, but not in command. I, therefore, tender my apology to Colonel Chew for the error I made unintentionally. Very sincerely, W. Miller Owen, Late Lieutenant-Colonel Artillery, A. N. V
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.4 (search)
Laws, Savannah, Georgia. S. G. French, Holly Springs, Mississippi. John H. Forney, Alabama. Dabney H. Maury, Richmond, Virginia. Henry Heth, Antietam Survey, Washington, D. C. R. F. Hoke, Raleigh, North Carolina. J. L. Kemper, Orange Cour William W. Kirkland, New York. James H. Lane, Auburn, Alabama. A. R. Lawton, Savannah, Georgia. T. M. Logan, Richmond, Virginia. Robert Lowry, Jackson, Mississippi. Joseph H. Lewis, Kentucky. W. G. Lewis, Tarboro, North Carolina. Willi Baltimore, Maryland. Marcellus A. Stovall, Augusta, Georgia. Edward L. Thomas, Washington, D. C. W. R. Terry, Richmond, Virginia. J. C. Tappan, Helena, Arkansas. Robert B. Vance, Asheville, North Carolina. A. J. Vaughan. Memphis, Tennessee. James A. Walker, Wytheville, Virginia. D. A. Weisiger, Richmond, Virginia. L. S. Baker, Suffolk, Virginia. E. McNair, Halletsburg, Mississippi. T. B. Smith, Nashville, Tennessee. N. H. Harris, Vicksburg, Mississippi. J. Z. George, United St
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.8 (search)
ces of North Carolina were such and had been so well husbanded by her Governor, Vance, that as far as she was concerned the war might have been continued a year longer, and the first soldier who fell in battle for the Lost Cause was to come from North Carolina. It is not claimed that Wyatt was the first Confederate soldier killed. Captain John Q. Marr of the Warrenton (Virginia) Volunteers had been shot by pickets on June 1. This soldier was Henry Lawson Wyatt. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, February 12, 1842. His parents were Isham Belcher and Lucinda N. L. Wyatt. He was apprenticed to the carpenter trade at an early age, and in October, 1856, accompanied his father to North Carolina, and ultimately settled in Tarboro, Edgecombe county. Here he followed his trade and by faithful work and upright deportment made friends in the community. This is the brief narrative of the first nineteen year's of Wyatt's life. From this time his career is a part of the history of a g
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.9 (search)
lose upon the enemy that two—I think three—of us fired simultaneously at one retreating Federal on the north side of the plank-road, and not forty yards distant. As we fired, the Federal soldier fell. Leroy Edwards, Leroy S. Edwards, of Richmond, Virginia. who was at my side, and one of those who fired, exclaimed, I hit him! I am not sure that I also did not so exclaim— I know I thought I hit him and that it was under my fire he fell. In a few seconds we were at his side, and to our surpri Federals across the river that night and changed the whole of Grant's flank movement, which terminated in the seige of Petersburg. I don't remember that we saw Sorrel after that day, until the evening we marched into Petersburg from across James river. On the march to Petersburg we met people going out of town. Some of them knew that the Federals were at the water-works. Others knew that they were even in town and by that time had full possession. By these accounts we were worked up to <
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
y (July 24) written to Adjutant-General Cooper protesting against General Lee's acting as commander of the forces. On the 29th he again protested that he should disregard all orders coming from headquarters of the forces as illegal. These letters all show the raspy state of mind he was in on the subject of rank. According to Mrs. Davis, on both the letters to Cooper the President simply indorsed the word insubordinate. His answer to the letter to himself shows great irritation: Richmond, Va., September 14, 1861. General J. E. Johnston: Sir—I have just received and read your letter of the 12th instant. Its language is, as you say, unusual; its arguments and statements utterly one-sided, and its insinuations as unfounded as they are unbecoming. I am, &c., Jefferson Davis. It may be noted that up to this date his official telegrams and letters to the General were couched in the most friendly tone. In an indirect way he had previously justified his appointments on t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Medical history of the Confederate States Army and Navy (search)
by fire of the Medical and Surgical Record of the Confederate States, deposited in the Surgeon-General's office in Richmond, Virginia, in April, 1865, has rendered the preparation of a complete Roster of the Medical Corps very difficult, if not impofederate Service during the war between the States. By Charles C. Jones, Jr., late Lieutenant-Colonel of Artillery. Richmond, Va. Southern Historical Society, 1876. Confederate States Army. Generals6 Provisional Army: Generals2 Confea regiment, from May—, 1861, till August,—, 1862, when Florida hospital was organized, and he made chief surgeon at Richmond, Virginia. Present address, Monticello, Florida. Dr. Carey Gamble, surgeon of the First regiment, from April 3, 1861, andly in value. Respectfully, W. H. King, Adjutant-General. State of Virginia. Adjutant-General's office, Richmond, Va., August 22, 1891. Prof. Joseph Jones, Surgeon-General United Confederate Veterans, 156 Washington avenue, New Orleans
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
The ex-confederate, and what he has done in peace. An address delivered before the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, by Hon. Wm. C. P. Breckinridge. Richmond, Virginia, October 26th, 1892. The annual reunion of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia was held in the hall of the House of Delegates on the night of October 26th, 1892. A large audience filled the hall and galleries. At 8 o'clock General Thomas L. Rosser called the Association to order, and asked Rev. J. William Jones, D. D., the chaplain, to lead in prayer. General Rosser then, in a few graceful words, introduced Hon. William C. P. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, the orator who had been invited to deliver the annual address, which was as follows: Oration. Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, and my Comrades during the late War: It had always occurred to me that a true history of the Confederate cause and of those who participated in it could not fairly be written that did not inclu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
ld stand long with A. P. Hill assailing them in the front and Stonewall Jackson in the rear. They fell back on their next supports, and when these supports were driven away they continued to fall back for seven long, bloody days, leaving baggage, artillery and equipments to the victors, till Malvern Hill is reached, and there they check the Confederates, inflicting on them great loss, till their trains and artillery had so far passed that they could fall back to Harrison's Landing on the James river, some thirty miles further from Richmond than they were on the first morning of battle. The losses in these battles were enormous on both sides. The Confederates were, in the main, poorly armed, and as they assailed the enemy behind breastworks their loss was much larger than the Federals. Comte-de-Paris, in his Civil War in America, Vol. II, p. 76, gives us General McClellan's army report for June 20, 1862, six days before the battle opened, and his total present was 156,838, while
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers (search)
Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers At Richmond, Virginia, December 13, 1892. With the Oration of Leigh Robinson, of Washington, D. C. A noble Defence of the South—The services of the Howitzers Glowingly Rehearsed. [From the Richmond Dispatch, December 14, 1892.] The weather of Tuesday, December 13, 1892, was not propitious for the Howitzer Monument unveiling. It lacked every suggestion of a gala occasion, and could but carry many Howitzers and other veterans back to the days when, half-starved and half-clad, they shivered over a handful of fire. But the driving, penetrating rain and piercing blast could not daunt the spirit of the men whose guns had been heard upon every battlefield from Bethel to Appomattox, nor those who had stood shoulder to shoulder with the heroic Howitzers. The step of the veterans was not as jaunty as it was in the period from 1861 to 1865, but their hearts glowed with the recollections of that period, and there was n
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