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brave. He was faithfully devoted to the South, and the rank he attained, considering his natural aversion to selfaggran-dizement, does not adequately measure the value of his services. Brigadier-General William G. Lewis Brigadier-General William G. Lewis, of North Carolina, began his service in the Confederate army as third lieutenant of Company A. First North Carolina infantry, April 21 , 1861. By the close of the year he had shown such efficiency as an officer that we find him on January 17, 1862, major of the Thirty-third North Carolina, and before the active campaign of 1862 had fairly begun, lieutenant-colonel of the Forty-third North Carolina infantry, April 25, 1862. In the Gettysburg campaign this regiment was in the brigade of Gen. Junius Daniel, of Rodes' division and Ewell's corps. On June 10, 1863, Ewell's corps left Brandy Station, and two days later reached Cedarville, whence Ewell sent Rodes and Jenkins to capture Martinsburg, while he with Early's and Edward
n cavalry; at the crossing of Lick creek, twelve miles from Helena, and routed it, taking 20 prisoners, besides killing and wounding many of the enemy. Brigadier-General Gorman, having sent 1,200 Federal cavalry to Clarendon on White river, moved to St. Charles on White river, accompanied by the two gunboats St. Louis and Cincinnati, and finding the post evacuated by the Confederates, garrisoned it with 800 infantry. He then proceeded on transport to Devall's Bluff, which he occupied January 17th, capturing on the cars, ready for shipment to Little Rock, two columbiads and some small-arms, and a part of the little force engaged in guarding them. From there, with the gunboats Romeo and Rose, he sent an expedition which occupied Des Arc, Major Chrisman, with his battalion, retiring to Cottonplant. February 2d, Maj. Caleb Dorsey, with his squadron of Confederate cavalry, was escorting the steamboat Julia Roane down the Arkansas river, when at White Oak, seven miles west of Ozark
ere were Judges David Walker, Geo. C. Watkins and Albert Pike, for it was the temporary capital of Arkansas. Governor Flanagan, who resided at Arkadelphia, was near there at the head of State troops; but ex-Governor Rector was at Columbus, a member of the Home Guard. Thus passed six or eight weeks, while the men and horses were recuperating for the season when the Federals should advance in force. Meanwhile the usual scouts and skirmishes continued. There was a combat at Brownsville, January 17th, between Poe's Confederate rangers and Missouri Federal cavalry. January 21st, a scout of Kansas cavalry from Waldron, Scott county, passed down the Little Missouri into Sevier county and, making a circuit, returned north along the Cossatot, attacking Captain Williamson's company of Confederate cavalry in the rear at Baker Springs, killing the commander and dispersing his command. Harrell's battalion was sent in pursuit of the raiders, but was unable to overtake them. Gen. Dandridge Mc
chee arsenal a dispatch was received from the governor directing them to remain there until further orders, but within about ten days they were disbanded by order of the governor, it having been decided not to attack Fort Pickens at that time. Before the disbandment of these companies the convention of Florida, still in session, determined to send delegates to the Southern convention to be held at Montgomery, in February, for the purpose of forming a provisional government. On the 17th day of January the Hons. Jackson Morton of Santa Rosa county, James B. Owens of Marion, and James Patton Anderson of Jefferson, were appointed such delegates. A resolution was passed that the delegates from this State to the convention be instructed to oppose any attempt on the part of said convention to legislate or transact any business whatever other than the adoption of a provisional government to be substantially on the basis of the constitution of the late United States, and a permanent co
to Battery Buchanan, whither many of the garrison had fled, and here all who had not previously been captured were made prisoners, including Major-General Whiting and Colonel Lamb, the commandant of the fort, both severely wounded. Valuable material for the account of this assault has been obtained from a paper entitled Capture of Fort Fisher, by First Lieutenant George Simpson, 142d New York Volunteers, and acting aide-de-camp to General Curtis. During the nights of the 16th and 17th of January, the enemy blew up Fort Caswell, and abandoned, not only that fortification, but the extensive works on Smith's Island, thus placing in the national hands all the works erected to defend the mouth of Cape Fear river. One hundred and sixty-nine guns were captured, nearly all heavy artillery, two thousand stand of small arms, and full supplies of ammunition. One hundred and twelve commissioned officers and nineteen hundred and seventy-one enlisted men were taken prisoner. About seven hu
Chapter 2: Purchase of arms organization of State troops Jefferson Davis commander-in-chief troops at Corinth-First hostilities on the Mississippi. Adjutant-General W. L. Sykes of Mississippi, in his report to Governor Pettus, dated Jackson, January 18, 1861, for the year ending December, 1860, and from January 1, 1861, to January 17th inclusive, among other things, said: The Mississippi legislature, being duly impressed with a sense of her insecurity, and aroused by the action of John Brown and his confederates at Harper's Ferry in their attempt to stain and drench the soil of Virginia in innocent blood, made an appropriation in December, 1859, of $150,000 for the purchase [of arms in order to prepare to meet effectually such a fanatical raid, should an attempt be made to perpetrate such an act within her borders. * * * Within the past two months the political excitement awakened by the election of a Black Republican to the Presidency being unprecedented and withou
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), President Davis in reply to General Sherman. (search)
thousand times, will fail to convince any reasonable man that he did not know he never had seen any papers written by me threatening to use the army against any State of the Confederacy. In this connection, I may refer to my action when Kentucky was invaded by the United States army and her people prevented by military power from acting for themselves on the question of secession. My personal friend and family physician, Dr. A. Y. P. Garnett, of Washington city, in a letter of the 17th of January last, recalls to my memory the application of himself and other friends to me to send military aid into Kentucky, there to support the friends of the Southern States. My letter of January 22d to Dr. Garnett, explains the principles that guided me on that occasion. In that letter I said: Yours of the 17th instant has this day been received, and to your inquiry I reply that, though it is not in my power to recite the language employed in response to you and others who urged me to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
ssion by waving of handkerchiefs and clapping of hands. Many of the houses were decorated with the Stars and Stripes and the Confederate battle-flag. Portraits of General Lee were also numerously displayed. The Stars and Stripes were carried in line by nearly all of the parading organizations. Captain Daniel M. Lee was chief marshal. Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta the day was generally observed, markedly by the Virginia Society composed of natives of Virginia. Saturday evening, January 17th, Captain W. Gordon McCabe, reached the city. He came as the guest of the Virginia Society, and as the orator of the day. At the Capitol. The exercises at the Capitol were held in the House of Representatives, and commenced promptly at 8 o'clock. President Hamilton Douglas called the society to order, and after prayer by the chaplain, the Rev. Mr. Funsten, Captain McCabe was introduced. His address was upon the Life of Lee and The Defence of Petersburg. The hall was crowded with a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
, ‘62, 1st Arkansas, Aug. 27, ordered to report to General Polk, Dec. 31, ‘62, Senior Surgeon 1st Brigade, Cheat- Ham's Division, Jan. 31, ‘63, 16th Tennessee. Jan. 17, ‘63, res. Holt, Simeon A., Surgeon, passed Board Aug. 20, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 13th and 20th Lousiana Regiments, April 30, ‘64, 13th and 20th Lousiana. Houst‘64, reported to Medical-Director A. T., and ordered to report to J. H. Erskine for temporary duty. Ordered to report to S. H. Stout, Headquarters A. T., Dalton, Jan. 17, ‘64. Houston, James, Assistant Surgeon. 1st Regiment Roddy's Cavalry, Feb. 28, ‘63, March 31, ‘63. Horton, William Dixon, Assistant Surgeon, ordered to rep and ordered to report to General Hood. April 30, ‘64, 20th Alabama. Murphy, Z. T., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War, July 2, ‘62, to rank from Jan. 17, ‘62, to report to General E. K. Smith. Passed Board April ‘62. Nov. 3, ‘63, 46th Alabama Regiment. Feb. 29, ‘64, Waddell's Battalion.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park, Twelfth Alabama Regiment. January 28th, 1863January 27th, 1864. (search)
ested eight men with guns and confined them in the guard house. Jan. 12. As a punishment I directed the prisoners to lay a causeway around the guard lines for the sentinels' use to walk on. Jan. 13. My birth-day. Wrote a long letter to mother. Jan. 14 and 15. Usual dull routine of camp duty. Jan. 16. Went with Dr. McQueen to Dr. Terrill's, and met his pretty daughter, Mrs. Goodwyn, and her sister, Miss Nellie. Regiment returned at night, and I am relieved from my command. Jan. 17, 18 and 19. Boisterous winds and frequent rains. Marched company F to Captain Pickens' quarters, and they were paid for November and December, and commutation for clothing from December 12th, 1862, to December 12th, 1863. The men feel rich with their depreciated money. How cheerful and jocular they are! Jan. 21. Order from General Lee to send applications for furloughs at rate of 12 to the 100 men present. Tom Clower and Pierce Ware are the lucky ones. Jan. 22. Forwarded furlou
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