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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Comments on the First volume of Count of Paris' civil War in America. (search)
y brevet, United States army. Second Lieutenants-- George B. Cosby, Brigadier-General Confederate States army. William W. Lowe, Brigadier-General Volunteers, United States army. John B. Hood, General Confederate States army. *Junius B. Wheeler, Major Engineers and Professor of Engineering and the Science of War at West Point. †A. Parker Porter, Lieutenant-Colonel of staff, United States army. †Wesley Owens, Lieutenant-Colonel of staff, United States army. †James P. Major, and Major-General by brevet. Elmer Otis, Major First Cavalry, and Colonel by brevet. William B. Royall, Major Fifth Cavalry, and Colonel by brevet. Joseph H. Taylor, Major, Adjutant General's Department, and Colonel by brevet. Junius B. Wheeler, Professor of Engineering and Sciences of War at West Point, Colonel by brevet. The foregoing exposition shows how unjust, both to Mr. Davis and the officers appointed at his instance, is the stricture contained in the extract from the <
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Major-General Samuel Jones of operations at Charleston, South Carolina, from December 5th to 27th, 1864. (search)
and directed my attention to holding the road to Savannah river, watching and obstructing the crossings on that stream, and making preparations for dislodging the enemy on Gregory's neck, whenever I could collect the necessary force. Whilst these operations were in progress near Coosawhatchie, Brigadier-General Chesnut guarded the road from Bee's creek to Harduville, and Colonel Culcork guarded the line of the Savannah river to Hudson's ferry, until the arrival in that vicinity of Major-General Wheeler and Brigadier-General Young. I regarded it as my especial duty to hold the Charleston and Savannah railroad, and keep open communication to Savannah river. This was done, for though the enemy succeeded in establishing batteries within easy range of the railroad, and used their artillery very freely, we held that road; the passage of trains was never interrupted, and only one locomotive and one box car damaged, and two rails broken, until after Savannah had been evacuated and the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
the Confederacy, had been brought about largely through the influence of Francis P. Blair, who had been a student here. Other alumni cast their fortunes with the Union as follows: Prof. Benj. S. Hedrick differed so radically in his political views from the ruling element, and was so outspoken that public sentiment forced his dismission from the faculty as early as 1856; another member, Rev. Solomon Pool, escaped the same fortune, probably, by being more circumspect in his language; Junius B. Wheeler served as engineer, assistant professor at West Point, and brevet colonel; Edward Jones Mallett was paymaster-general, 1862-65; Willie P. Mangum, Jr., was consul and vice-consul general in China and Japan, 1861-1881. Perhaps no student of this University has had a more remarkable career. He was at first a free soiler; then a Republican. He was the one leader of the unconditional Union men in Missouri, and fused former Democrats and former Republicans into a single strong body of unco