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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The prison experience of a Confederate soldier. (search)
rtion of these exhibitions were used in supplying the sick in the hospitals with delicacies and things necessary to their comfort, and in aiding officers in the pen who had no friends North to send them money or clothing, and the balance was divided among the members of the troupe. This organization was, in fact, a charitable institution, for, besides affording pleasure and amusement to the prison public, in my opinion it was the means of saving many lives. Lieutenant Peter Akers, of Lynchburg, Va., was the star of the company, and his ceaseless flow of spirit, his wit, humor, and inexhaustible fund of anecdotes added immensely to the character and enjoyment of the exhibitions, and he did more, probably, to give life, spirit, and success to the laudable enterprise than any man in the prison, and for his noble efforts in this behalf, Pete has and deserves the gratitude of his fellow sufferers. Notwithstanding the war terminated in April, 1865, the prisoners were held for many mon
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
attle-field, as witness Hunter's flight from Lynchburg, June 19th; Wallace's, from Monocacy, July 9strong concentrated upon his rear to capture Lynchburg and compel surrender, it was then that Earlyampton, victorious, had returned to Lee, and Lynchburg, for the time being, had by him been saved. , and on June 12th was within forty miles of Lynchburg, at Lexington, Va., where he burned the Virgved a telegram from General Breckinridge, at Lynchburg, that Hunter was at Liberty, in Bedford counelse happens. But he already knows from his Lynchburg observations that there is many a slip 'twix bagpipes of Lucknow, foretold the rescue of Lynchburg; but on that field he found in a soldier's dcovered sixty miles, from Charlottesville to Lynchburg, on the cars does not alter this statement. field. Here is the proof: Hunter lost at Lynchburg 700, Wallace at Monocacy lost 1,959, and Sheem here. On March 2d last, in the town of Lynchburg, where he had resided since the war, in the [12 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
lion commanded by Captain John W. Happer, of Portsmouth, was composed of the Portsmouth Rifles, the Junior Rifles, of the same city, and the Virginia Zouaves, of Lynchburg. The Portsmouth Rifles were headed by their Drum Corps of sixteen, under Drum-Major J. T. Lawrence. Lieutenant E. W. Owens was in command, and Lieutenant Johnes in the line, was officered by Captain M. R. Hudgins and Lieutenants Maupin and Mooner. This company brought along thirty-six men. The Virginia Zouaves, of Lynchburg, Captain R. E. Craighill and Lieutenants Connell and Lynn, had thirty-four men in line. A good showing was made by the Portsmouth Grays, commanded by Captainh Denoon, E. S. Kellam, Leroy D. Grant, and Harry Cole. The batteries in line were: Battery D, Norfolk, Captain M. C. Keeling, forty-one men. Battery D, of Lynchburg, Lieutenant John A. Davis commanding, twenty-five men. Battery C, of Portsmouth, Captain C. R. Warren, forty-five men. Battery A, Richmond Howitzers, Capta