President Davis (which referred especially to Captain Beall's adventure), declaring that the Philo Parson's enterprise was a belligerent expedition, ordered and undertaken under the authority of the Confederate government, and for which that government assumed responsibility.‘July 10, 1865, Burley was brought to trial. Judge Fitch charged the jury’that a state of war had existed between the Federal government and the Confederate government, so called, and it made no difference whether the United States admitted it or not.‘He held that the prisoner and other persons connected with him in the capture of the boat,—acting for and under orders from the Confederate government, would not be amenable to civil tribunals for the offense—the charge was robbery. If the parties who took the boat and money belonging to Captain Atwood, intended to appropriate it to their own private use, then the prisoner would be guilty of the offense; but in carrying out the expedition the parties had the same right, in a military point of view, to take other articles of property, or even money, that they had to take the boat.’ The jury disagreed, standing six to six. Burley was returned to prison, but allowed to walk out of jail in broad day-light. The The case was nolle prossed by the prosecution.
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Trees whittled down at Horseshoe.
The lost sword of Gen. Richard B. Garnett , who fell at Gettysburg , (from the Baltimore sun , of November 4 , and December 3 , 1905 .)
The honor roll of the University of Virginia , from the times-dispatch, December 3 , 1905 .
John Yates Beall , gallant soldier
Plan to relieve Confederate prisoners on Johnson's Island .
Fifteenth Virginia Infantry .
Crisis at Sharpsburg .
My personal experiences in taking up arms and in the battle of Malvern Hill .
General Lee at Gettysburg .
The movement begun.
Some of the drug conditions during the war between the States , 1861 - 5 .
A paper read before a meeting of the American pharmaceutical Association held in Baltimore, Maryland , in August , 1898 ,
The last charge at Appomattox .
The Twelfth Alabama Infantry , Confederate States Army.
Twelfth Alabama Infantry .
List of killed and wounded of the Twelfth Alabama regiment , Third brigade , commanded by Brigadier Gen-Eral R. E. Rodes , at battle of Seven Pines .
Battle of Mine Run , Nov. 28th .
Battle of Winchester , September 19th , 1864 .
Roster of the Battalion of the Georgia Military Institute Cadets
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