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in our Company D, first Georgia—Oglethorpe infantry The photograph shows sixty-one Southerners who on March 16, 1861, became Company D of the First Georgia. Glowing in their hearts was that rare courage which impelled them to the defense of their homes, and the withstanding through four long years of terrible blows from the better equipped and no less determined Northern armies, which finally outnumbered them hopelessly. As Company D, First Georgia, they served at Pensacola, Fla., in April and May, 1861. The Fifth was then transferred to Western Virginia, serving under Gen. R. E. Lee in the summer and fall of that year, and under Stonewall Jackson, in his winter campaign. Mustered out in March, 1862, the men of Company D, organized as Company B, Twelfth Georgia Batt., served for a time in Eastern Tennessee, then on the coast of Georgia and last with the Army of Tennessee under Johnston and Hood in the Dalton and Atlanta campaign, and Hood's dash to Nashville in the winter of
k at Washington the famous name of Allan Pinkerton is conspicuous, but it is not on the records, as during his entire connection with the War he was known as E. J. Allen, and some years elapsed before his identity was revealed. Pinkerton, a Scotchman by birth, had emigrated to the United States about twenty years before, and had met with considerable success in the conduct of a detective agency in Chicago. He was summoned to grapple with the difficult situation in Washington as early as April, 1861. he was willing to lay aside his important business and put his services at the disposal of the Government. But just here he found his efforts hampered by Department routine, and he soon left to become chief detective to General McClellan, then in charge of the Department of the Ohio. when this Secret service was well established, Pinkerton went to Washington, shortly after the first battle of Bull Run. He immediately pressed his entire staff of both sexes into the work, but even th
t-works and capturing turpentine. There the photograph here reproduced was taken. In burnished rows of steel: the Seventeenth New York Infantry at Minor's Hill. His truth is marching on: the Seventeenth New York Infantry at Minor's Hill. My Maryland This famous Confederate lyric had a striking origin. While James Ryder Randall was teaching in Poydras College he became acquainted with Mr. D. C. Jenkins, editor of the New Orleans Delta, who published some of his verse. In April, 1861, he sent the young Professor a copy of the poems of James Clarence Mangan. Randall was warm in his admiration of the gifted Irish poet, and especially enthusiastic about that passionate outburst, the Karamanian Exile. one stanza begins: I see thee ever in my dreams, Karaman! thy hundred hills, thy thousand streams, Karaman, O Karaman! his dreamy existence at Pointe Coupee was rudely broken on April 23, 1861, by the news in the New Orleans Delta of the attack on the troops of the Sixth Ma
young Confederate volunteer caught the eye of the New York sculptor Ruckstuhl, while he was designing the magnificent monument to be erected in Baltimore by the Maryland Society of the Daughters of the Confederacy. The photograph was taken in April, 1861, when the boy soldier, Henry Howe Cook, had been promoted at the age of seventeen from the ranks of Company D, First Tennessee Regiment, to a lieutenancy in Company F of the Forty-fourth Tennessee, in B. R. Johnson's brigade. At the outbreak l old Reb, Fitzhugh Lee—in order to illustrate closely the poem. General Joseph Wheeler, a native of Georgia, was a brilliant Confederate cavalry leader in the Civil War. He graduated from West Point in 1859, entered the Confederate service in April, 1861, and fought at the head of a brigade at Shiloh. In the same year he was transferred to the cavalry. In 1863, as major-general, he commanded the cavalry at the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and protected Bragg's retreat southward. In
eral, he superseded Brevet Brigadier-General Albert Sidney Johnston in the command of the Department of the Pacific in April, 1861. He came East to participate in Federal major-generals: commanders of the eleventh twelfth thirteenth and fourry at Sailor's Creek. Edward F. Jones, commander of the 6th Massachusetts on its memorable march through Baltimore, April, 1861. Frederick W. Lander, one of the Early, heroes of the War. Charles J. Paine, noted leader of Colored troops. Geard Edward ransom was born in Norwich, Vermont, November 29, 1834. He became a captain in an Illinois regiment in April, 1861, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers in November, 1862. He fought at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, and was for a(U. S. M.A. 1852) was born in Tyre, New York, May 28, 1830, and served in Texas and Florida. He was at Fort Pickens from April to July, 1861, and then under Rosecrans. At Cedar Mountain, Manassas, and Antietam, he commanded a brigade, and in the l
n Dill Lee fought in five States; with Beauregard at Charleston, April, 1861, and with Hood at Nashville, December, 1864. Second Corps in Virginia, in 1820, and resigned his commission of captain in April, 1861, to enter the Confederate service. He was made major of artille, after which he was professor of mathematics at West Point. In April, 1861, he resigned his commission as captain to join the Confederates,nst the Comanche Indians in Texas. He resigned from the army in April, 1861, to enter the Confederate service. After serving as captain in rd in the artillery service. He entered the Confederate army in April, 1861, as major and chief of the Virginia artillery, being made brigadlorida and Mexican wars. He resigned his commission of major in April, 1861, and entered the Confederate service, rising to the rank of lieund was assigned to the artillery at Fort Monroe. He resigned in April, 1861, to enter the Confederate service. He was made major in the Nor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
war map of Eastern Virginia and North Carolina. From W. S. Teague, Columbia, South Carolina--Drawing of the Confederate torpedo boat David. From W. L. Baylor, Petersburg, Virginia--Lot of Confederate States hospital tickets. From Captain J. H. Rochelle, Southampton County, Virginia--Register Confederate States navy; list of officers Confederate States navy. From Captain John S. Wise--Narrative of the secret history of the capture of Harper's Ferry and the Gosport Navy-Yard in April, 1861, prepared by General Henry A. Wise, General J. D. Imboden, and W. H. Parker. From General A. L. Long, Charlottesville, Virginia--Letter explaining previous paper on the Seacoast defences of South Carolina and Georgia. From Captain John K. Mitchell, Richmond, Virginia--Letter on the capture of New Orleans, enclosing Finding and opinion of a Naval Court of Inquiry exonerating him from all blame in that affair. From Captain A. F. Warley--A paper in reply to portions of Captain C. W.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
ement we have received among others the following: From Rev. J. A. French--Letter book containing official copies of letters written by the Confederate Secretary of the Treasury. Letter file containing letters received in 1861 at Register's office Confederate Treasury Department. From Colonel Charles Ellis, Richmond--A package of war newspapers carefully selected and preserved because of something valuable in each. Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia in secret session in April and May, 1861. Virginia: Ordinance of secession. Report of the Chief of Ordnance of Virginia (Colonel C. Dimmock), for the year ending September 30th, 1861. Message of the Governor of Virginia (Hon. John Letcher), December 7th, 1863. Letter from General C. F. Henningsen in reply to the letter of Victor Hugo on the Harper's Ferry invasion. Discourse on the life and Caracter of Lieutenant-General Thomas J. Jackson, by General F. H. Smith, Superintendent Virginia military Institute, read befo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Stonewall Jackson — the story of his being an Astrologer refuted — an eye-witness describes how he was wounded. (search)
the time of his marriage to Miss Morrison, July 15th, 1857.--Dabney's Life of Jackson. and then did not go beyond Charlotte, North Carolina. His professorship was held by him without any interruption until the commencement of the war in April, 1861. Then he was furloughed by the Board of Visitors as long as his services might be required in the army, with the understanding, at his own request, that he would resume his duties at the Institute at the close of hostilities. His summer vaons he visited a water cure establishment in Vermont. In the summer of 1856 he went to Europe, his furlough having been extended by the Board of Visitors to the 1st of October. I am very sure he was not in New Orleans between July, 1851, and April, 1861. I never heard General Jackson allude to astrology, nor have I been able to find any one among his former associates who had. I have had many conversations with him on religious subjects. His views of divine truth were as simple as a child
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Powhatan troop of cavalry in 1861. (search)
of the county, chiefly young men, all splendidly mounted. Early in 1861 Captain Cocke was commissioned by the State of Virginia as a Brigadier-General. Captain Lay was elected to supply his place — Lieutenants Old and Skipwith promoted each a grade, and John William Menoboy elected to fill the vacancy. In March, 1861, the services of the troop were tendered to Governor Letcher by Captain Lay. The Governor then declined them, but requested the company to be held in readiness. In April, 1861, while the company was temporarily encamped at Saint Luther's church in Powhatan county for purposes of instruction in camp and guard duty, the sudden order was received from General Lee to report for active service in Richmond the following day. The members were immediately dispersed to their respective homes for hasty preparation. Some of them, residing at great distances, I was informed, were unable to reach their homes at all. On the next day, Saturday, a prompt and full attendance w
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