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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Gen. C. R. Wheat, commander of the Louisiana Tiger Battalion (search)
Memoir of Gen. C. R. Wheat, commander of the Louisiana Tiger Battalion By his brother Leo Wheat. Bury Me on the Field, Boys! Chatham Roberdeau Wheat was born in Alexandria, Va., on the 9th of April, 1826; his father being an Episcopal clergyman, and of an old Maryland family; his mother a granddaughter of Gen. Roberdeau, a Huguenot, and the first general of the Pennsylvania troops in the Revolutionary war; who built a fort at his own expense, and advanced the outfit for our first Commissioners to the court of France. Mr. Wheat was graduated A. B. at the University of Nashville, Tenn., in 1845. Having been chosen the year before, the representative of his literary society in the junior competitive exhibition of oratory, he departed from the established usage by making an extemporaneous address, which gave bright promise of the eloquence for which he became afterwards distinguished. He was reading law at Memphis at the breaking out of the Mexican war, and was among the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
lery of Louisiana, 268, 306. Washington and Lee University, Students of, at the Dedication of the Lee Monument, 286, 358. Washington's proposed Final Stand in the Mountains of West Augusta, Va., 323. Washington Shooters, The, 271. Washington Statue, The, 249. Watterson, Henry, 351. West Virginia Troops at the Dedication of the Lee Monument, 271. Wheat, General C. R., Memoir of, 47; The Last Words of, lines by H., 59; the death of, 56. Wheat, Captain, John Thomas, 57. Wheat, Leo, 47. Wheeler, General, Joseph, 77. White, Dr. Isaiah H., Surgeon C. S. A., on the Treatment of Prisoners, 383. White, D. D., Rev. J. J., 353 William and Mary College, Students of, at the Dedication of the Lee Monument, 286. Williams General, 73. Williamsburg, Account of the battle of, May 5, 1862, by Salem Dutcher, 409. Wilmot Proviso, The, 436. Willis, General, Edward, Notice of, 160; reports of battles of Chancellorsville, 177; of Gettysburg, 184; characteristic lette