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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
Virginia, about 1870. The following graphic address, is now first printed, from the original manuscript in the autograph of the Noble Old Roman who died at Richmond, Va., Sept. 12, 1876, an unrepentant rebel, without government pardon. It is unfortunately undated, and without definite statement of place of delivery. The obj mark their graves. A monument has been since erected at Gloucester Courthouse. The address has been furnished by Mr. Barton Haxall Wise, a young lawyer of Richmond, Va., who has in preparation a life of his distinguished grandfather, whose public services thread the warp of our National history for quite a half century: Surfected early in the spring of 1862, and we were soon posted to guard the batteries at Chaffin's Bluff and the entire district from Richmond to Williamsburg, on the James, Chickahominy and Pamunkey rivers. To the four regiments commanded by Colonel Powhatan R. Page, of the 26th, Colonel J. Thomas Goode, of the 34th, Colonel J. H.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Crutchfield's artillery Brigade. (search)
eek. This, printed from the original manuscript, was recently supplied by General G. W. Custis Lee, late President Washington and Lee University: Savannah, March 3, 1866. Major-General G. W. C. Lee, Commanding Lee's Division, Well's Corps, Army, Northern Virginia. General: In compliance with your request that I would communicate in an official form such information as I may possess of the operations of Crutchfield's Brigade, from the evacuation of the lines on the north of the James river to the capture of the Division at Sailors' Creek, on the 6th April, 1865, I have the honor to report as follows: The Brigade consisted of the 10th, 18th, 19th and 20th Virginia Battalions of artillery, the Chaffin's Bluff garrison composed of five unattached Virginia companies of artillery, temporarily organized as a battalion, and the 18th Georgia battalion. These battalions were organized in pairs, and commanded as follows: The Chaffin's Bluff battalion and the 18th Georgia by Maj
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
The truth of history. [from the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch, July 27, 1897.] Judge Reagan on the Hampton Roads Conference. A reply to Watterson. No offer made to pay for the Slaves—The testimony of President Davis, Vice-President Stephens and others. Austin, Texas, July 20, 1897. To the Editor of the Dispatch: In the address delivered by me at the annual reunion of Confederate veterans at Nashville, Tenn., on the 22d of June, discussing the question as to why the war was not brought to an end sooner than it was by a compromise, it became necessary for me to refer to a story often told, that President Lincoln, at the Hampton Roads Conference, February 3, 1865, offered to pay $400,000,000 for the slaves of the South to secure peace and a restoration of the Union. This statement has been often made for the purpose of showing that the Southern people might have been paid that sum for their slaves, and that the war might have been terminated and its sacrifices avoided, if P
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The charge of the Crater. (search)
rolling off the signals, which were followed by the command fall in and hurried roll calls. A large part of General Lee's army were on the north side of the James river, no reserves were at hand, and the line of fortifications on the south had to be unmanned to meet the emergency. So it fell to the lot of three brigades of Menew the assault, and that if it was necessary, he (General Lee) would lead them. As a matter of fact, a large portion of the army was on that day east of the James river. These directions of General Saunders were communicated at once to every officer and man, and by actual count made by me the brigade had in line 632 muskets. r seen and do not expect to again to have. The enemy, with a line of works five miles long, had been reduced, by our previous movements to the north side of James river, to a force of only three divisions. This line was undermined and blown up, carrying a battery and most of a regiment with it. The enemy were taken complet
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson, Confederate States army. (search)
been several times delivered by its distinguished author before large and representative audiences, first on June 23, 1897, at the dedication of the Jackson Memorial Hall, at Lexington, Va., next before R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Veterans, at Richmond, Va., on July 2d, and since, at other places. It has been enthusiastically received on every occasion. The close official relation of Medical-Director McGuire with General Jackson afforded the best possible advantages for an intimate knowledgel officers were the very kind that must be killed. The incident, it would appear, was reported to Dr. McGuire with something of misinformation. The point he makes as to General Jackson however is unaffected. A most estimable citizen of Richmond, Va., Colonel Edwin L. Hobson (late colonel of the 5th Alabama Infantry, and who, at the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, was in command of Battle's Brigade), has given a different version to the editor. Its correctness is manifest, and will,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.9 (search)
The Richmond ambulance Corps. [from the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch, Dec. 12, 1897.] List of members of this useful organization for 1861-1865. When the late war first broke out a number of Richmond's well-known citizens formed themselves into a committee and charged themselves with the duty of supplying the needs of the Confederate wounded. Their services in this respect are still gratefully remembered by many a surviving Confederate veteran who received the benefit of their unstinted and kindly ministrations in time of dire distress. The committee, which was limited to about fifty members, was composed for the most part of citizens exempt from military duty. Afterward, as the exigency of the war period demanded, many of them went into active service, while others not only furnished substitutes, but continued their membership in the committee till the end came on that fatal 9th of April, 1865, at Appomattox Courthouse. Nearly the first thing done when the committee organiz
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
The Shenandoah's career. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, January 2, 1898.] (Washington letter.) The agents of the Navy Department who are engaged in the compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate navies in the late war have recently brought to light, from Southern sources, a mass of hitherto unpublished information of curious interest and value, relative to the operations of the Confederate privateer Shenandoah. In destructiveness to Union property, the work of the Shenandoah was second only to that of the Alabama, and the former enjoyed the peculiar distinction of having far outstripped the records of all other cruisers in the length of her voyage, and the fact that she never met with the slightest opposition from Union arms in her path of destruction, and continued her depredations many months after the conclusion of the war. It is worthy of remark that the Navy Department at Washington was in possession of information relative to her outfit and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
Burning of Richmond. [from the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch, April 25, 1897.] Incidents of the City's evacuation described. Last to Cross Mayo's Bridge. Experiences of an officer on the retreat. Sunny side, Albemarle Co., Va., April 6, 1897. To the Editor of the Dispatch . During part of the month of February andW. C. Knight, and spent Sunday with him and his family. I expected to return to Richmond early Monday morning. During Sunday all was quiet on the north side of James river, but away to the south we could hear sounds that indicated a serious engagement. The Colonel and myself in the afternoon walked down nearly opposite Drewry's Bobjective Point. Our objective point was, as I learned, Burkeville Junction. On the night of the 3d of April, we encamped about twelve or fifteen miles from Manchester. On the 4th we crossed the Appomattox on the railroad bridge at Mattoax Station. On the 5th we passed Amelia Courthouse. Owing to some trouble in our front
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
Retreat from Richmond. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, May 2, 1897.] Colonel Crutchfield and the artillery Brigade. see ante, pp. 38-47. the report to General G. W. Custis Lee, of Major W. S. Basinger, on the operations of Crutchfield's artillery Brigade. interesting reminiscences. A forced March 'Mid Cold and rain. Fight at Sailor's Creek. Richmond, Va., April 27, 1897. To the Editor of the Dispatch. Being on a visit to Richmond from my home in St. Louis, I noticed in your paper of the 25th instant, a letter from Colonel R. T. W. Duke, giving some incidents of the retreat from Richmond, and the fight at Sailor's Creek. This hasresh beef. Both the bacon and the beef were occasionally substituted by a gill of sorghum. So we started on the march with empty haversacks. We moved towards James river, crossing on a pontoon bridge above Drewry's Bluff. The explosions of the magazines at Chaffin's and Drewry's Bluff and at Richmond could be plainly heard.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
o present this tribute to the memory of our old commander and one of your honorary members, General G. M. P. Young. Pardon the seeming egotism —in reference unavoidable—in mentioning his services on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, and shall offer this in lieu of the customary annual address of the President of this Association, as it is the historian's duty to keep up your records. Comrades of the Cobb Legion, Georgia Cavalry, little did we think as we marched the streets of Richmond, Va., at our late reunion, to the soul-stirring, familiar airs of our old war songs, that he who had so often ridden at the head of your squadron, whose sabre had so often flashed in your front, the true hero of The Cobb Legion, Georgia Cavalry, your Adjutant in 1861, your Major and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1862, your Colonel in 1863, your Brigadier-General in 1864 and 1865, P. M. B. Young, was then lying at the point of death, in the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, far, far away from ho
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