Browsing named entities in a specific section of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones). Search the whole document.
Found 136 total hits in 41 results.
Woman saved Richmond City. From the News-leader, May 16, 1906. Thrilling story of Dahlgren's raid and Mrs. Seddon's old blackberry wine. How Governor Wise got time to give warning. [See ante p. 179 the paper of Richard G. Crouch, M. D.—Ed.- The following from the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, written by William Pre
startled by the heavy pounding on the oaken doors of Sabot Hill, the charming home of James A. Seddon, secretary of war of the Confederacy, and situated on the James river, twenty miles above Richmond.
Mr. Seddon was a lawyer by profession, had been a congressman, and was a man of great refinement, experience in public affairs, was to cross the James River at either Jude's ferry, on the Morson place, or at Manakin ferry, three miles below, and to approach Richmond by the south bank of the James.
Reaching Belle Isle, he proposed to liberate the 12,000 Federal prisoners encamped thereon, who, reinforced with his regiment, could easily sack the Confederate