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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fragments of war history relating to the coast defence of South Carolina, 1861-‘65, and the hasty preparations for the Battle of Honey Hill, November 30, 1864. (search)
ach. When within range he opened fire with both barrels, and was in favor of charging down upon them, but the officer in command prudently withdrew his small force. I have heard the General express the regret that Broad River was between the enemy's camp and the mainland, and that we had no ships to go after them! I think his ambition was to sacrifice his life for the State and the cause. He survived the war a few years, and, riding in his buggy to the White Hall Plantation, where President Washington was entertained on his visit to South Carolina in 1791, without an enemy in the world, universally esteemed and respected, he was murdered and robbed by two negroes. Georgia militia at Honey Hill and their gallant leader, General G. W. Smith. Night had closed in; the column of attack, with their guns, stores and supplies, had been landed, and the main body had marched from the landing, and occupied the old Savannah dirt road, near Bolan's Church, as shown on the map, and erected
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
principles of the new government set up here in anywise hostile to the genius of the constitution and government, which Washington set up? Did the men of 1861-865 rebel? The South did not rebel. The impartial voice of history will declare tven after peace, threatened calamities to the Republic on account of arrears pay, which only the wisdom and firmness of Washington could avert. This Confederate had seen value quickly depart from the Confederate note in which he was paid, until it be to the calm judgment of posterity, and to the Providence which placed the institution in our midst, with the names of Washington and Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, Marshall and Calhoun, Clay and Crittenden, Davis and Lee, Maury and Manly, and Stoneey could no longer live in the Union in peace and honor, and by the dread alternative presented others by the call from Washington for troops to draw the sword for or against their own flesh and blood. If the defeated Confederate soldier did not i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
rought information about McClellan's movements, which induced the General to move on the enemy. In June, 1862, the battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, had been fought, almost in sight of Richmond; the Army of the Potomac was lying on the peninsula between the James and Pamunkey, and astraddle the Chickahominy, a narrow, deep and sluggish stream that meanders between them and empties into the James. Its base of supply was at the White house, on the Pamunkey—once the property of Martha Washington—which was connected with the army by railroad and telegraph. The left wing extended to within three or four miles of the James; its front and flanks were supposed to be protected by the swamps and the river. The infantry pickets were in sight of each other; cavalry videttes were not needed to give notice of the approach of an enemy. For the first time since the war began, Stuart's cavalry corps was idle and behind the infantry; his headquarters were on the Charles City road, about t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Joseph Wheeler. (search)
a to be held in such veneration, and to find that that interest is not diminished by time. It is also a pleasure to find the sons of Virginia taking such deep interest in those things which commanded the attention of their fathers. It might be expected that we would find that sentiment in Virginia, the birthplace of patriots, the home of heroes, the grave of liberty's martyrs! It is a privilege to stand upon her historic soil. How overwhelmingly rush upon us thoughts of her past! Here Washington first saw the light, and Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, as they grew to manhood's prime, learned to be great, and here is enshrined their hallowed dust. Virginia gave to the world Gaines, Harrison, Taylor, Scott, Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, Stuart and the long roll of the chivalric Lees, above all, the one colossal Lee, whose fame challenges the ages from the topmost heights of glorious renown; the gallant, superb, chivalrous Robert Edward Lee, a general whose victories have no paralle
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
f the young men of South Carolina in 1861, 83, 234. Trimble, Gen. Isaac R., 116. Torpedoes, Use of in Southern harbors, 67. Tucker, Rev. Dr. B. D., 315. Turnbull, Rev. L. B., 261. Tyler, Gov. J Hoge, 395. Varnell's Station, Those who fell at, 224. Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, 189. Virginia, Secession of, 40; munificense of, 53; despondent of; 61. Virginia or Merrimac, The, 216. Wade, Col. W. B., 222. Walker, Maj., John, 157. Walshe, Capt. B. T., 377. Washington, Gen., entertained at White Hall, S. C , in 1791, 78. Wells, Capt. E. L., 235. West Virginia meeting at Clarksburg in 1861, Constitution of the Wheeling Convention adopted, 40; U. S Senators Williams, Trumbull, Willey and Powell, on admission of, 42, 43; Representatives Conway, Colfax, Crittenden, Dawes, Segar and Stevens, on, 44, 45; vote on, 48; government at Alexandria, 50; U. S. Supreme Court on validity of government of, 51. Wheeler, Gen., Joseph, 185, 219; visit of, to Richmond,