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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Dahlgren raid. (search)
April 3, 1842, the second son of Rear-Admiral John Adolph Dahlgren, the noted naval officer, author the evening of February 28th, Kilpatrick and Dahlgren reached Ely's Ford on the Rapidan River, and point Kilpatrick divided his forces, sending Dahlgren with 500 men to hasten by one route to Richmo while he took another. The plan was to send Dahlgren by way of Spotsylvania Courthouse to Frederichis undertaking on the part of Kilpatrick and Dahlgren is one of the most interesting events of the who with his company had been separated from Dahlgren in order that he might destroy the mills and the freshet in James River at that time. If Dahlgren could have crossed the river, as he might havwomen of Richmond of the flood that prevented Dahlgren from crossing James River from Goochland intod plant of the Union Theological Seminary. Dahlgren led his men on to the forks of the Cary Stree of cavalry that morning when we rode against Dahlgren and his men. When we came in sight of the [10 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
t Hill, Mrs. Seddon came forward with that high, womanly spirit which characterized so many patriotic Southern women when all the men were absent at the front and their homes were in danger of the enemy's torch. The intrepid young officer, standing upon a wooden leg, and leaning upon a crutch (his leg had been amputated by reason of a wound in the ankle, received at Hagerstown, Md., in July, 1863), introduced himself as Colonel Dahlgren. Mrs. Seddon asked him if he was related to Admiral John A. Dahlgren. When the response came that he was a son of the admiral, the wife of the Confederate Secretary of War replied, Your father was an old beau of mine in my girlhood days when I was a schoolmate of your mother's in Philadelphia. This seemed to touch a tender chord, and the Colonel at once doffed his hat and promised Mrs. Seddon protection and immunity from harm for herself and property. Whereupon she invited the gallant officer and his staff to walk into the elegant parlors of this