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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
Appomattox. I have known many men of character and renown, but I have never known one who more admirably combined the officer and the gentleman than did Edwin LaFayette Hobson. He was the flower of chivalry and the soul of honor. Cullen A. Battle. Petersburg, Va., November 11, 1910. Drewry's Bluff fight. [from the Richmond, Va., dispatch, November 17, 1901.] A letter from the late Major A. H. Drewry on the subject. The following letter, written by the late Major Drewry, of Westover, was only delivered to us a few days ago, and hence the delay in its publication. It will doubtless be read with interest, not only because it refers to an important event, but because it will revive memories of one of the most useful, enterprising and hospitable citizens ever reared in Virginia: To the Editor of the Dispatch.: In your issue of the 1st, We do not know what date he refers to.—Editor dispatch. I observe your mistake in saying the position was held by the heroic men
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
Drewry's Bluff fight. [from the Richmond, Va., dispatch, November 17, 1901.] A letter from the late Major A. H. Drewry on the subject. The following letter, written by the late Major Drewry, of Westover, was only delivered to us a few days ago, and hence the delay in its publication. It will doubtless be read with interest, not only because it refers to an important event, but because it will revive memories of one of the most useful, enterprising and hospitable citizens ever reared in Virginia: To the Editor of the Dispatch.: In your issue of the 1st, We do not know what date he refers to.—Editor dispatch. I observe your mistake in saying the position was held by the heroic men of the Virginia in the engagement at Drewry's Bluff on the 15th of May, 1862. The guns in the fort were in charge of soldiers for the most part drawn from the county of Chesterfield, who had been stationed there from the breaking of the first ground, contributing much from their own means