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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate dead in Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, Va. Memorial services, June 6, 1894. (search)
daughter of Beverley R. Scott, of Bedford county, Va., who was an officer with the rank of lieutenant, during the war of 1812. During the battle of New Orleans, the ship to which Lieutenant Scott was attached was blown up, and he escaped by swimming ashore. To him belonged the honor of capturing the celebrated pirate, La Fitte. From such stock Major Thomson came, and in him a noble ancestry warranted the expectation of a noble life. His martial spirit was perhaps first displayed at Harper's Ferry, during the John Brown raid in 1859. In company with his father, he took part in the fight that occurred there between the citizens and the insurrectionists. As they came near the engine house which Brown was holding, Dr. Thomson, his father, directed him to shoot from under cover. No sir, replied the boy, No dodging for me; I go right along with the rest. Early manifesting a taste for military life, James Thomson was entered as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute the year bef
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
had feared this raid for some time, as, with the limited force of cavalry at his command and the great extent of country to be watched, he had always considered Coggin's Point an unsuitable point for the cattle herd, it being liable to capture at any time by a coup de main of the enemy in force. Now, I thought it was a beef raid, and all the time it was a coup de main. I have heard of them, but here I was face to face with one in force. General Grant telegraphed General Meade from Harper's Ferry, at 9 A. M. on the 18th, that if the enemy made so rich a haul as the cattle herd, that he would be likely to strike far to the south or southeast to get back with it, and that their cavalry should recover what was lost ,or else, in the absence of so much of the enemy's cavalry, that they should strike the Weldon road. General Meade reports to General Grant on the 16th, at 10:30 P. M., that Kautz reports the enemy retired as soon as he got the cattle, and that he was in pursuit on the P
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
gs, Bristoe, Second Manassas, Ox Hill, (or Chantilly), Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (or Secoand of the splendid victory that sent Milroy routed to Harper's Ferry and cleared the path for our northern march. Zzzpenhe Valley across the Potomac at Leesburg or at or near Harper's Ferry, as he might deem most desirable, and threaten Washingrdstown; July 6th it drove the enemy into his works at Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights. This force under Generals Sigelarmy of Hunter, 18,500 strong. 2. Bottled up Sigel at Harper's Ferry, with a force 6,000 strong. 3. Defeated Wallace at m the Ohio river by railroad, has united with Sigel at Harper's Ferry, and this force has moved under Major-General Crook, deing driven across the Potomac to Maryland Heights and Harper's Ferry, in the tracks of Bank's frequent evolutions before Ja. On the 9th Sheridan's whole army is concentrated at Harper's Ferry, and Early hears that he is in command. On the 10th E