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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 49 7 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last days of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
weak on our right, furiously attacked the Confederate lines at several places, but with the exception of the capture of an entrenched picket line in front of General Wright's corps met with little success. Our loss in these affairs was about one thousand, and the enemy's is believed to be about the same. The situation of the cret march on the night of the 27th and took position in the rear of the Second corps, relieving it from its position in the trenches. The Sixth corps, under General Wright, numbering over 19,000 men, and the Ninth corps, under General Parke, of about the same strength, remained in the trenches south of Petersburg, with instructthe trenches in the Petersburg lines was now a mere picket line, the men being from five to seven yards apart, and at dawn on Sunday, the 2d, Grant ordered Parke, Wright and Ord to assault. With the exception of three places in front of Petersburg, Gordon held his lines, but the sixth and second corps brushed through the cob-web
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The execution of Dr. David Minton Wright (search)
rrowing, than the ignominious fate of Dr. David Minton Wright, of Norfolk, Virginia. His was a chatice by civil trial would have been conceded Dr. Wright. The services of Hon. Reverdy Johnson for hhree Continents, page 192) and of members of Dr. Wright's family. Dr. Wright had never carried firehe latter still advancing and persisting (as Dr. Wright stated) in having a gentleman arrested by hing witnesses, harmonizes with the account of Dr. Wright himself, and, I believe, constitutes the onl has ever been given to the public. Who was Dr. Wright? Dr. David Minton Wright was born in NanDr. David Minton Wright was born in Nansemond county, Virginia, in the year of our Lord 1809. After his preliminary education was sufficihe time the Federal troops entered the city, Dr. Wright and family occupied the house where the Citather, Miss Penelope, the eldest daughter of Dr. Wright, resorted to an expedient that, in most casethe few of whom the world is not worthy. Mrs. Wright and her desolated family soon passed into t[14 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
le of the, 226. Washington, D. C., Advance on, 139. Washington Artillery at Shiloh and other battles, 215. Weddell, D. D, Rev. A. W., 337. Weitzel, Gen., Godfrey, 276. White Oak Road, Action on, 75. White Oak Swamp, 378. Whiting, Gen. 266. Wilderness, Battle of the, 373, 382. Wilkinson, Capt. John N., 264. Williams, Col. Lewis B , 107. Williamsburg, Battle of, 122. Williford, Lieut., killed, 281. Wilmington, N. C., Ladies' Memorial Association of, 38. Wilmington, N. C , Veterans, Address before, by Col. Wm. Lamb, 257. Winchester, Va., 382. Pitcher, Col W. A., 21st Va. Infantry, 243. Women of the South, their sacrifices and devotion to duty, 34, 41, 42. Wood, Col., J. Taylor, Escape of, 312. Wool, Gen., 327. Wright, Dr., David Minton, 326. Wyatt, H. L., First victim of the war, 119. Wyndham, Col., Sir Percy, 225. Yancey, W. L., His character and career by Hon. A. W. Dillard, 151; his Slaughter letter, 153. Young, Charles P., 374.
It will take at least twenty-five days to place the road in a working condition, with all the facilities of stock, tools, and workmen at our disposal. Two divisions of Ewell's corps were sent some time ago to operate against Burnside, who has alarmed the rebels to the highest pitch. Their place of destination is Lynchburg, which is the grand depot of supplies for Lee's army. Ewell was in command of the detachment, which was composed of nothing but infantry. The execution of Dr. D. M. Wright, of Norfolk, for killing United States officer some time since, took place at ten o'clock Friday morning at the Fair Grounds, one mile from the city. There were five regiments and one battery of artillery present. He was calm and self-possessed, and stated that be committed the crime without premeditation. A letter from Halifax, N. S. dated the 17th inst., says: The English steamer Giraffe, now called the General Robert Lee, arrived in this port early last week, after succe
The Daily Dispatch: October 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], New York feeling towards the English and French. (search)
ecution of Dr. Wright. --A Federal surgeon, who arrived at City Point Saturday on the flag of truce boat, brought the announcement of the execution of Dr. David Minton Wright, by order of Abraham Lincoln, at Norfolk, on Friday last. It will be recollected that Dr. Wright killed a Federal Lieutenant of a negro company who had oDr. Wright killed a Federal Lieutenant of a negro company who had ordered three of his negroes to arrest him for expressing his indignation at the company being marched through the streets of Norfolk. The Petersburg Express says: The Federal surgeon says he witnessed the execution, and that the Doctor died with heroic firmness. The execution was public, the scaffold having been erected neower him in the esteem of his fellow-citizens. He moved with a firm tread and noble bearing, and every man that he met lifted his hat in token of respect. Dr. Wright was about 55 years of age, over six feet in height, well proportioned, and of most commanding presence. He leaves an interesting family, who have no pang of re