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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Shall Cromwell have a statue? (search)
istence of the United States as an independent power. First, on indissoluble union of the States under one federal head. In language even stronger he, July 8, 1783—only a month later—wrote to Dr. William Gordon, the historian (Ib., Vol. X, p. 276): We are known by no other character among other nations than as the United States. Massachusetts or Virginia is no better defined, nor any more thought of, by Foreign Powers, than the county of Worcester in Massachusetts is by Virginia, or Gloucester county in Virginia is by Massachusetts (reputable as they are), and yet these counties with as much propriety might oppose themselves to the laws of the States in which they are, as an individual State can oppose itself to the Federal Government, by which it is, or ought to be bound. With the passage of time, Washington's feelings on this subject seem to have grown stronger, and, on March 10, 1787, he wrote to John Jay: A thirst for power, and the bantling—I had liked to have said Monster—s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), New Market day at V. M. I. [from the Richmond, Va., times-dispatch, June 24, 1903. (search)
oil of Lexington. It was a fitting end of the day's ceremonies. State cadets. The Board of Visitors announced to-day the following appointments to State cadetships: J. M. Smith, Pocahontas; C. G. Paul, Harrisonburg; L. W. Sydnor, Staunton; J. R. Taylor, Fredericksburg; M. Campbell, Amherst; H. E. McCreedy, Roanoke; J. P. Wilkinson, Nebletts Van, Lunenburg county; W. P. Tate, Pulaski; R. C. Barrett, Smithfield; G. M. Harrison, Fredericksburg; H. F. Carr, Newport News; H. A. Tabb, Gloucester county. Cadets at large—Irving Boaz, Albemarle; T. H. Roseter, Norfolk; W. A. Dunlap, Roanoke; Julian Major, Mitchells. Dr. Upshur's address. Dr. J. N. Upshur, of Richmond, who was himself a member of the Boys' Battalion, and took part in the New Market fight, made a most eloquent address on the battle. He depicted the heroism of the cadets who fought and those who died for their country, and urged those whom he addressed to take an inspiration from the monument which they dedicated
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The honor roll of the University of Virginia, from the times-dispatch, December 3, 1905. (search)
c, 1862. Arrington, S. L., Capt., Ala., Farewell, Tenn., 1862. Ashton, R. W., Va., Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Austin, L. M., Surg., Greenville, S. C., 1863. Avery, H. A.: Miss., Island No.10, Miss., 1862. Banks, T. W., Lt., Va., Gloucester co., Va., 1865. Barbour, A. M., Maj., Va., Montgomery, Ala., 1865. Barraud, T. L., Capt. Va., Brandy Station, Va., 1863. Barton, D. R., Lt., Va., Fredericksburg, Va., 1862. Barnett, B. N., Miss. Batley, W. H., Ga., Sharpsburg, Md., 1, Dry Creek, Va., 1863. Carr, W. C., Lt., Va., Seven Pines, Va., 1863. Carr, J. G., Va. Carrington, W. C. P., Capt., Va., Edwards Depot, Miss., 1863. Carter, J. C., Brig. Gen., Ga., Franklin, Tenn., 1864. Carey, G. M., Va., Gloucester Co., Va., 1862. Carson, S. M., Surg., Va., Tennessee. Charles, F. E., La., Arkansas, 186-. Chalmers, J., Va., Fairfax, Va., 1861. Chalmers, H. C., Asst. Surg., Va., 1865. Chapman, G. B., Capt., Va., Winchester, Va., 186-. Chew, R.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
uous part. Born at the home of his maternal grandfather in the county of King and Queen, on the 22d day of November, 1835, he was in his twenty-sixth year when the War between the States began. His father was Agustine Warner Robins, of Gloucester county, Va. He was a lineal decendant of John Robins, who came to Virginia in 1622. This John Robins was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1646. In 1642 there had been patented to him 3,000 acres of land in Gloucester county. The peninsula betGloucester county. The peninsula between the Ware and Severn Rivers is still known as Robins' Neck. Agustine Wrner Robins at one time represented Gloucester in the Legislature. The mother of the subject of this sketch was from King and Queen county, and died at his birth. He was reared at the old Robins homestead, Level Green, in Gloucester, by his grandfather, William Robins. When the first tocsin of war sounded in 1861, William Todd Robins enlisted as a private soldier in the Lee Rangers—a cavalry company recruited by W.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
ellow Tavern. Commands—Lieutenant-colonel of infantry of Virginia State forces, 1861; colonel of cavalry in Virginia State forces, 1861; division composed of the brigades of Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee and W. H. F. Lee; commanding Second Corps, A. N. V., at Chancellorsville; chief of cavalry, A. N. V., January 31, 1864. William Booth Taliaferro, colonel, 1861; colonel, Twenty-third Virginia Regiment, Infantry; brigadier-general, March 4, 1862; major-general, January 1, 1865; died in Gloucester county, Va., February 27, 1898. Commands—Commanding> post and troops at Gloucester Point, May 1, 1861; commanding at Carrick's Ford, January 13, 1861, to August, 1861; brigade composed of Twenty-third, Thirty-seventh and Forty-fourth Virginia Regiments, Infantry, and Rogers's Battery of Artillery, December, 1861; colonel commanding brigade composed of Twenty-third and Thirty-seventh Virginia, Third Arkansas and First Georgia Regiments, Infantry; brigade March, 1862, composed of Tenth, Twenty-
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
anked him for his politeness and told them to go on with their sport, as I had nearly finished my work and could easily do the rest before the session of the court. Moreover, I put out my lamp and pitched in with them, and it was past midnight when quiet came to that omnibus. The next morning they left the room in good time for me to make my toilet alone. After breakfast, seeing one of them in front of the hotel, I engaged him in a chat, in which I learned that he had been over to Gloucester county to visit an army friend, who had brought him to Williamsburg that he might proceed to Richmond. My impression is that this friend was with him at West Point, though he may not have been in the same class. Who the two companions were cannot be recalled. I wish I could call upon my friend, General William B. Taliaferro, to aid me, and am sorry I did not think of doing so before he was taken from us. I knew, from his voice, that my interlocutor was the one who had played sheriff in
ry of his character and his designs. It was evident that he was a being of a higher order: was his nature beneficent, or was he to be dreaded as a dangerous enemy? Their minds were bewildered, as they beheld his calm fearlessness; and they sedulously observed towards him the utmost reverence and hospitality, as if to propitiate his power, should he be rescued from their hands. The decision of his fate was referred to Pow- Chap IV} 1607-8 hatan, who was then residing in what is now Gloucester county, on York River, at a village to which Smith was conducted through the regions, now so celebrated, where the youthful Lafayette hovered upon the skirts of Cornwallis, and the arms of France and the Confederacy were united to achieve the crowning victory of American independence. The passion of vanity rules in forests as well as in cities; the grim warriors, as they met in council, displayed their gayest apparel before the Englishman, whose doom they had assembled to pronounce. The fea
corresponding scenes in Maryland, and Carolina, and New England, was the early harbinger of American independence and American nationality. A momentary joy pervaded the colony. Encouraged by the active energy of Bacon, men scoured the forests and the swamps, wherever an Indian ambush could lie concealed. Security dawned; industry began to resume its wonted toils; when, just as the little army was preparing to march against the enemy, the governor violated the amnesty. Repairing to Gloucester county, the most populous and most loyal in Virginia, he summoned a convention of the inhabitants. The whole convention disrelished his proposals; esteeming Bacon the defender of their countrymen. Burwell Account, 38. But the petulant pride of the Cavalier could not be appeased; against the advice of the most loyal county in Virginia, Bacon was once more proclaimed a traitor. Burwell Account, 39. Burk, ii. 61. Beverley, 71. But when did Virginia ever desert her patriot citizens? The
sed with the colony for its desire to tolerate that inhuman traffic no longer; and it was but a sad resource for a commercial metropolis, to keep a hold on its colony by letting loose slaves against its own colonists. The seizure of the powder startled Virginia. This first public insult is not to be tamely submitted to, wrote Hugh Mercer and others from Fredericksburg to Washington; and they proposed, as a body of light-horsemen, to march to Williamsburg for the honor of Virginia. Gloucester county would have the powder restored. The Henrico committee would be content with nothing less. Bedford offered a premium for the manufacture of gunpowder. The Chap. XXV.} 1775. April. independent company of Dumfries could be depended upon for any service which respected the liberties of America. The Albemarle volunteers were ready to resent arbitrary power, or die in the attempt. I expect the magistrates of Williamsburg, on their allegiance, such was Dunmore's message, to stop the m
-The above Court adjourned on the 23d ult., to meet again on January 5th, 1861. The following decisions were rendered on the day of adjournment: Brown, &c., vs. Shoemaker, &c. Argued by James Garland for the appellants, and C. R. Slaughter for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of Lynchburg affirmed. Hall's adm'rs vs. Hall and others. Argued by Con. Robinson and J. Alfred Jones for the appellants, and C. G. Griswold for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of Gloucester county reversed. Sale vs. Sale's ex'or and als., and Sale's ex'or vs. Sale and others. Argued by John Thompson, Jr., for the appellants, and John O. L. Goggin for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of Amherst county reversed. Reid's adm'r vs. Blackstone. Argued by Tucker & Patton for the appellants, and L. W. Taylor for the appellees. Decree of the Circuit Court of Fairfax county affirmed. Delk and others vs. Barbara and others.--Argued by Tazewell Taylor for appell
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