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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.4 (search)
ving Confederate Generals of different grades. Their names and rank. [From the Richmond Dispatch November 20, 1892.] The following list was republished by the Dispatch after revision by distinguished Confederate Generals including General Marcus J. Wright of the War Record Office, Washington, D. C. The Editor has further corrected it. Dallas, Texas. To the Editor of the Ex-Confederate. As your paper is read not only in this State, but, I hope, in every State in the South, where you k, Virginia. E. McNair, Halletsburg, Mississippi. T. B. Smith, Nashville, Tennessee. N. H. Harris, Vicksburg, Mississippi. J. Z. George, United States Senate. Zebulon York, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. G. Z. Wharton, Radford, Virginia. Marcus J. Wright, Washington, D. C. G. J. Wright, Griffin Georgia. H. H. Walker, New York. W. S. Walker, Florida. W. H. Wallace, Columbia, South Carolina. T. N. Waul, Galveston, Texas. John S. Williams, Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Joe Shelby, Butl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
gade placed hors de combat. A furious picket-firing and sharp-shooting began on both sides, while wounded and dead Federals lay between the two lines. Mahone's division was now in the rear guard at this point of General Lee's army. General Lee's forces were reduced now to their minimum strength, but a fiercer, more determined body of men never lived. They simply waited for General Lee's orders. About 5 o'clock P. M. a flag of truce appeared in front of General Sorrell's brigade (General Wright's old brigade), of which the writer of this account was the adjutant-general. A courier was sent to division headquarters to announce it. Colonel Tayloe, a splendid young Virginian, had been assigned temporarily to the command of General Sorrell's brigade, General Sorrell having been almost mortally wounded near Petersburg. In a short while Colonel Tayloe was ordered to send a staff officer to answer to the flag of truce. The flag of truce. The writer was assigned to this duty, a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Medical history of the Confederate States Army and Navy (search)
pprove any of these claims. Augusta, Georgia, May 15, 1890. my dear brother—I am this morning in receipt of your letter of the 3d instant, and I regret it is not in my power to furnish accurate answers to your leading inquiries. General Marcus J. Wright, of the War Record Office, War Department, Washington, D. C., will, in my judgment, be best qualified to impart the desired information. All the captured Confederate records are accessible to him. He is much interested in all matters ap State of Kentucky. Executive Department, Frankfort, April 14, 1891. Dr. Joseph Jones, New Orleans, La.: dear Sir—In answer to yours of the 9th inst., as to records of Confederate soldiers of Kentucky, allow me to refer you to General Marcus J. Wright, Washington, D. C. He has in charge the war papers of the Confederacy, and he, if anybody, can give the desired information. Respectfully, Ed. Porter Thompson, Private Secretary to Governor. P. S.—I can, however, answer as to t<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
was about twelve per cent. of her population; while, according to Federal statistics, the enrollment in the Confederate army was only 690,000, which was about seventeen per cent. of the population. The Confederates, on the estimates made by General Wright, agent for collection of Confederate statistics, deny that they ever had 690,000 enrolled, as the Army of the Confederacy. Absent and present, was as follows for each year: January, 1862, 318,011; January, 1863, 465,584; January, 1864, 472,7. Efforts have been made to get the number of foreigners enlisted in the Federal army, outside of those who were previously naturalized, but no accurate statistics have been found on that subject. It may safely be estimated at 144,586. General Wright, agent for the United States Government for the collection of Confederate statistics, gives 600,000 as the greatest number of soldiers enlisted in the Confederate service. Tabulated, it would be as follows: Total Confederates enlisted60
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The man who killed General A. P. Hill. (search)
ured some rebel prisoners, and were taking them to the rear. Six or eight were carrying guns and were dressed in our uniform. About that many were without guns, and wore rebel uniforms. I took their word and let them go. Turning round they asked me if a man had been killed near there. I told them I had killed an officer in the swamp. They went off in that direction. I had no suspicions at the time, but afterward thought this was a Confederate ruse to get the body of the man I had just killed. Comrade Wolford and myself shortly after this joined our regiment, and nothing more was thought of the affair until summoned to brigade and corps headquarters to answer questions. After I had given a statement of the affair General Wright asked me if I knew whom I had killed. I told him that I did not. He said: You have killed General A. P. Hill, of the Confederate army. All this occurred on the morning after the rebel works had been carried, on the 2d of April, 1865. John W. Mauk.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
os. M., 170. Wagner, The Defence of Battery, 166; garrison of, 172; Federal loss and Confederate loss at, 182; evacuation of, 183: armament of, 397. Walker, Gen. J. A., Oration of, 369; sketch of, 389. War of 1861-1865, the twelve decisive battles of, 240. War-Talks of Confederate Veterans. 68. Ward, John Shirley, 238. Watson, Captain, David, 291. Webb, C. S. Navy, Lt. W. A., 9. Weeks, Prof. S. B., 63. Weisiger, Gen. D. A., 70. 77, White, B. B., Death of, 86. White, W. L., Remarks of, 262. Wilderness, Battle of the, address on, 68. Williams, Capt., Chas. U., 316, 356. Williams, Col. Lewis B., 308. Williams, Gen., Seth, 59. Williamson, W. P., engineer C. S. Navy, 3. Wilson, U. S. A, Capt. L. C., 54. Winsor, Justin, 338. Wofford, Gen. W. T., 88 Wolseley, Lord, 325. Wood, C. S. Navy, Lt. John Taylor, 4, 12. Worden, Capt. John L., 16. Wright, Gen. M. J., 34, 256. Wyatt, H. L., the first Confederate soldier killed in battle, Sketch of, 63, 65.