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York, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
of his people. Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill was born at Hill's Iron Works, South Carolina, July 12, 182, of Scotch-Irish lineage. His grandfather, a native of Ireland, built an iron foundry in York district where cannon were cast for the Continental army until it was destroyed by the British. This ancestor also fought gallantly as a colonel in Sumter's command. General Hill was graduated at West Point in 1842, in the class with Longstreet,de a gallant fight against Sedgwick's corps. At the opening of the Pennsylvania campaign he was entrusted by Ewell with the attack upon Winchester, which resulted in the rout of Milroy and the capture of 4,000 prisoners, and thence he marched via York, toward Harrisburg, Pa., until recalled from the Susquehanna river which he had reached, to the field of Gettysburg, where he actively participated in the successes of the first day's fighting and on the second day made a desperate assault on the
Liverpool (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 7
nment to perform duties of great importance as naval agent in England. He accepted this duty on condition that he should command the first cruiser fitted out in England, but he proved to be of such value to the government, not only in the providing of the proper vessels, but in aiding the diplomatic negotiations that he sacrificed his inclinations at the repeated requests of the secretary of the navy. He remained at his post of duty during the war, and subsequently continued to reside at Liverpool. He was an accomplished scholar and thoroughly a master of maritime and international law. His. position regarding his rights in procuring men-of-war was sustained by the English courts, but the subsequent shifting policy made his work one of great difficulty. In spite of all obstacles, however, he furnished the Confederacy the famous cruisers Florida, Alabama and Shenandoah, built or purchased in England, and the ram Stonewall, constructed in France. Robert Edward Lee Robert Edw
Cambridge (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
k place, August 22, 1884. His devotion to the principles of the secession movement, fidelity to important trusts, and honorable conduct at all times, have placed his memory firmly in the esteem of his countrymen. George Wythe Randolph George Wythe Randolph, second secretary of war, was born at Monticello, Virginia, March 10, 1818, the son of Thomas M. Randolph and his wife Martha, daughter of Thomas Jefferson. At the death of his illustrious grandfather he was sent to school at Cambridge, Mass. Then at thirteen years of age he became a midshipman and served in the United States navy until nineteen years of age, when he entered the university of Virginia. Two years later he embraced the profession of law. At the time of the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry he organized a company of artillery, which was subsequently maintained and operated against the Federals at the battle of Bethel, early in 1861. He was then commissioned brigadier-general and given a command, which he held
Monterrey (Nuevo Leon, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 7
ilitary forces of Texas, then struggling for independence. Here he rose speedily in rank to brigadier-general and succeeded General Houston as commander-in-chief. In 1839 he was secretary of war of Texas, and expelled the hostile Cherokees after two battles on the River Neches. In 1846 he entered the Mexican war as colonel of the First Texas infantry, became inspector general of Butler's division, and was recommended by General Taylor for promotion to brigadier-general for his conduct at Monterey. After one campaign he retired to a plantation in Brazoria county, Texas, and remained in seclusion until appointed paymaster with the rank of major, by President Taylor, in October, 1849. From President Pierce he received a commission as colonel of the Second cavalry, U. S. A., and in 857 he conducted the famous military expedition to Utah, saving the army from frightful disaster by his prudence and executive ability. He remained in command in Utah until the summer of 1860, and in Decem
Missionary Ridge, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
Returning to Bragg, he participated in the battle of Chickamauga and commanded a corps at Missionary Ridge. May 15, 1864, he defeated Sigel at New Market, Va., rejoined General Lee, and protected thston's orders resulted in the loss of Vicksburg and its army. Bragg's terrible defeat at Missionary Ridge was followed by his removal from command of the army of Tennessee, and late in December, 18tion they were heavily reinforced by Grant, and the Confederates were forced to retire from Missionary Ridge. On February 24, 1864, he was assigned to duty at Richmond, under direction of the Presidea, but returned to the command of his corps at Chattanooga, and commanded the right wing at Missionary Ridge, where General Thomas declared he was the most-efficient general the Confederacy had on thecelebrated attack upon Reynolds and Brannan which led directly to the Federal disaster. At Missionary Ridge he commanded a division of Breckinridge's corps. During the Atlanta campaign he made a des
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
h a much superior force, but threatened by McDowell at Fredericksburg. To neutralize the latter he concerted with Jackson, part of his corps at Suffolk, Va., but rejoined Lee at Fredericksburg after the battle of Chancellorsville and the mortal wte, until, in June, he was called to the department of Fredericksburg. He was a brave and fearless officer and esteemed forth Jackson in the valley he was ordered to join Lee at Fredericksburg, and was stationed on the right of Jackson's corps in the Manassas campaign he held in check the Federals at Fredericksburg, and during the concentration of Lee's army at Sharpsb it at a critical moment against the Federal attack at Fredericksburg. In January, 1863, he was promoted major-general, andrigade, about ten thousand men, to hold the heights of Fredericksburg, where he made a gallant fight against Sedgwick's corp a severe wound. He was in command of his division at Fredericksburg, and at Chancellorsville his division and McLaws' were
Columbia (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
federate service, was made brigadier-general and given command at Richmond, where he had charge of the Libby and Belle Isle military prisons. Subsequently he was assigned to command the prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia. He died at Columbia, South Carolina, February 7, 1865. Robert Ould Robert Ould, chief of the bureau of exchange, was born January 31, 1820, at Georgetown, D. C. After a course of study in Jefferson college, Pennsylvania, he was graduated in letters at Columbia collegarticipant. Lieutenant-General Wade Hampton Lieutenant-General Wade Hampton is the third of his family to bear that name, his grandfather having served with distinction in the Revolutionary war under Marion and. Sumter. He was born at Columbia, S. C., in 1818, was graduated at the University of South Carolina, and afterward studied law, but without the intention of practicing that profession. He served in the State legislature in early life, and was recognized as one of the prominent me
Meadow Mills (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ade and others. With this command he joined Breckinridge and Early, after the battle of Cold Harbor, in the repulse of Hunter, moved to Harper's Ferry, attacked Maryland Heights, and at Monocacy led the attack on the right which routed Lew Wallace. After this campaign closed before the defenses of Washington, Gordon had a prominent part in the fighting in the Shenandoah valley under Early, and was especially distinguished in the surprise and defeat of Sheridan's army early in the day at Cedar Creek. Returning to the lines before Petersburg he was assigned to the command of the Second corps, army of Northern Virginia. In March, with about half the depleted army at his disposal, he made a desperate sally and captured Fort Stedman and parts of the line to the right and left of it, but did not have sufficient strength to hold the position. He held the last lines at Petersburg and fought with stubborn valor for every inch of space. He guarded the retreat from the fated city with brav
Tippah County (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
emonstration, in range of the enemy's shells. In April, 1865, he was arrested by order of the Federal government, and with distinguished companions sustained an imprisonment. Subsequently he resumed his professional practice at Charleston, where, after over half a century of distinction as a jurist, he died April 9, 1893. Isham G. Harris Isham G. Harris, war governor of Tennessee, was born near Tullahoma, Tennessee, February 10, 1818. At nineteen years of age he settled in Tippah county, Mississippi, where he engaged in mercantile business. He studied law during the night hours for two years and meanwhile was successful in trade, when, through a bank failure, he was left penniless. He resumed business at Paris, Tenn., and soon recouped his losses, manifesting, throughout this most arduous part of his career, a remarkable business ability, and indomitable courage. In 1841 he was admitted to the bar, and subsequently was elected to the legislature of Tennessee. In 1848 he wa
Morris Island (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
erates inspired by his leadership held over three hundred miles of coast against formidable attacks. The world will not soon forget the defeat in April, 1863, of Dupont's iron-clads and Hunter's army; the prolonged resistance of the works on Morris Island to attacks by land and sea; the masterly evacuation of works no longer tenable; nor the holding of Fort Sumter in August, 1863, under the most terrible bombardment on record, which battered the works into ruins but left an unconquered flag, ug eloquent speeches in favor of separation. Having previously held the rank of major-general of South Carolina troops, he was called to command by Governor Pickens upon the secession of the State. Under Beauregard he commanded the troops on Morris Island during the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Then being promoted brigadier-general, provisional army, he went to Virginia, and was assigned to command of a brigade of South Carolina troops, and the Alexandria department. He was engaged at Blackbu
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