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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
Confederate war. Two years later, 1853, he married Miss Eleanor, daughter of Rev. Dr. Junkin, president of Washington college, but she lived scarcely more than a year. Three years after, July 16, 1857, his second marriage occurred, with Miss Mary Anna, daughter of Rev. Dr. H. R. Morrison, of North Carolina, a distinguished educator, whose other daughters married men who attained eminence in civil and military life, among them being General D. H. Hill, General Rufus Barringer, and Chief Justice A. C. Avery. The only special incident occurring amidst the educational and domestic life of Major Jackson, which flowed on serenely from this hour, was the summons of the cadets of the Institute by Governor Letcher, to proceed to Harper's Ferry on the occasion of the raid of John Brown in 1859. During the presidential campaign of 1860 Major Jackson visited New England and there heard enough to arouse his fears for the safety of the Union. At the election of that year he cast his vote f
its. This necessity for haste especially prevented the collection of much-needed data about the last twelve months of the war. During those months the Confederate officers wrote very few official reports. The only way, therefore, to get reasonably full information concerning the events of that period is by correspondence with the survivors. This was attempted, but the time was too short for satisfactory results. The author regrets exceedingly that many gallant deeds and minor actions are shut out by space limitation. He can only hope that the publication of this imperfect sketch may incite other pens to more elaborate works. As a subsequent edition of this work may be published, the author asks for the correction of any errors unwittingly made. He renders hearty thanks to Judge A. C. Avery for the use of some material that he had collected; to Judge Walter Clark for books, and to Col. T. S. Kenan and Judge Walter Montgomery and others for valuable counsel and sympathy.
with ranks greatly thinned. With him went down many North Carolinians whose names were not so prominent, but whose conduct was as heroic. Roy's Regimental History. Just as the Sixth reached the guns there was a lull in the fierce contest, and officers and men sought a moment's rest. Young Wiley P. Mangum, exclaiming, I am so tired! threw himself under the quiet shadow of one of the guns, so recently charged with death, and Captain Avery, Lieuts. John A. McPherson, B. F. White, A. C. Avery and others gathered around the battery. Just then, from a wood in their left front, the Second Wisconsin regiment fired into the Carolinians. This regiment was dressed in gray uniform, Sherman's Memoirs. and from this fact, as well as from its position, the officers of the Sixth thought it was a Confederate regiment and called out to their men who were beginning to return the fire not to shoot, and made signals to the supposed friends. Young Mangum, who had sprung to his feet at the
d him, but he made good his escape with his prisoners. In this engagement Col. W. W. Avery was mortally, and Col. Calvin Houk, seriously wounded. To meet the raiders, and, in many cases, marauders of that section, General Martin directed Maj. A. C. Avery, of Hood's staff, then at home on account of family reasons, to organize a new battalion to operate against them. This little battalion, composed of Capt. John Carson's company, of McDowell, Capt. N. A. Miller's company, of Caldwell, and Cas legion. During the time of Stoneman's raid into the mountains, all the troops there were more or less engaged. Near Morganton a little field piece served by Lieut. George West and some soldiers on furlough, and supported by Captain Twitty, of Avery's battalion and Maj. T. G. Walton of the militia, bravely held in check for some hours one of Stoneman's detachments. At Waynesville, on the 8th of May, occurred the last engagement on North Carolina soil. There, Col. J. R. Love, with a force
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorial address (search)
Memorial address On the life and character of Lieut.-General D. H. Hill, Before the Ladies' Memorial Association, at Raleigh, N. C., May 10, 1893, by Hon. A. C. Avery, Associate justice of the supreme Court of North Carolina. Ladies of the Memorial Association, Comrades, Gentlemen Measured by the average length of human life, almost a generation has passed away since the tocsin of war was sounded thirty years ago and aroused in conservative old North Carolina such a furor of proved a training-school for that splendid body of volunteers, that ultimately placed them at the head of companies, regiments, brigades and divisions. Among its originial officers were Major-General Hoke, Brigadier-Generals Lane and Lewis, Colonels Avery, Bridgers, Hardy, W. W. McDowell, J. C. S. McDowell, Starr, Pemberton, Fuller, and a score of others, while a number from the rank and file fell at the head of both companies and regiments at later stages of the struggle. In the outset of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Stonewall's widow. [Mrs. Jefferson Davis in the Ladies' Home journal, Sept. 3, 1893.] (search)
as one of ten children born to the couple. Dr. Morrison, on account of his large family, removed to a quiet country home near to several churches, at which he officiated for his neighbors as occasion demanded. The society about their home was of exceptional refinement, and the associations of the family were with the best people. In due course of time the girls married Southerners, who afterwards became—or then were—men of mark, such as General D. H. Hill, General Rufus Barringer, Judge A. C. Avery, and I. E. Brown. In 1853, Anna, with Eugenie, her youngest sister, made a visit to their eldest sister, Mrs. D. H. Hill, at Lexington, Va., escorted thither by one of her father's friends. General—then Major—Jackson was at that time engaged to Miss Elinor Junkin, to whom he was soon to be married. He was a frequent visitor to General Hill's house, and became so friendly with the cheery little country girls that he rendered them every social attention in his power. Major Jackson
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
ian horse for President Davis, 264. Archer, Lieut., Wm. S., 242. Arkansas, The Confederate Iron-clad, exploits of, 192. Armies, Confederate and Federal, comparative strength of, 59-87, 374. Army of Northern Va., Last Days of, 57; its prowess, 58; final strength of, the Second Corps of, 84. Ashby, Gen. Turner W., how killed, 224. Association of Army of Northern Va., Virginia Division; Reunion of, 57; officers of, 103; Louisiana Division of, 160. Augusta Battery, 262. Avery, Hon. A. C., 110, 340. Badeau's History of Grant, cited, 61. Badger, Richard, 110. Baker, Hon. Richard H., 336. Baker, Sallie, 37. Barlow, U. S. A., Gen, 338. Barringer, Gen., Rufus, 340. Battaile, J. E., Poem of, 201. Battery Gregg, 77. Battery Lamb, 289 Beauregard, Gen. G. T., 376. Bee, Capt., Barnard, 115. Beecher, Rev., Henry Ward, 200. Beecher, Rev., Thos. K., 17. Bentonville, Battle of, 149. Bethel, Battle of, 118 Bibles Through the Blockade, 265. Bland, C. C.,
issary — W. H. Alexander. The following are the company officers: Company A--S. S. Kirkland, Captain; J. Calder Turner, 1st Lieutenant; T. A Price, 2d; A. M. Kirkland, 3d. Company B-- --Captain; W. K. Parish, 1st Lieutenant; W. E. McManus, 2d; W. P. Mangum, 3d. Company E--W. J. Freeland, Captain; H. Durham, 1st Lieutenant; G. W. Guess, 2d; E. Turner, 3d Company D--S. McD. Tate, Captain; D. C. Pearson, 1st Lieutenant; Neal Ray, 2d; J. Carson, 3d. Company E--J. D. Avery, Captain; A. C. Avery, 1st Lieutenant; J. H. Burns, 2d; J. A. McPherson, 3d. Company F--J. W. Wilson, Captain; R. M. Carter, 1st Lieutenant; B. F. White, 2d; H. C. Dexon, 3d. Company G--J. A. Craige, Captain; B. R. Smith, 1st Lieutenant; J. S. Roselem, 2d;--, 3d. Company H--A. A. Mitchell, Captain; J. H. Walker, 1st Lieutenant; S. Anderson, 2d; J. A. Lea, 3d. --Company I--P. A. York, Captain.; R. W. Page, 1st Lieutenant; W. Ballen, 2d; M. B. Barber, 3d. Company K--J. A. Lea, Captain; J. S. Vincent, 1st Lieuten