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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Jackson at Harper's Ferry in 1861. (search)
larke county, all commanders of volunteer companies of cavalry; also Captain John A. Harman of Staunton-my home-and Alfred M. Barbour, the latter ex-civil superintendent of the Government works at Harper's Ferry. See page 125 for a letter of Mr. Mr. Barbour, regarding the security of the armory.-editors. These persons, with myself, promptly joined ex-Governor Wise, and a plan for the capture of Harper's Ferry was at once discussed and settled upon. The movement, it was agreed, should commencefelt sure, at Winchester, of ample warning of any aggressive movement of the enemy. On the 2d of January, 1861, Alfred M. Barbour (mentioned in the foregoing paper), Superintendent of the United States Armory at Harper's Ferry, wrote to Captain nxious expectation; the silence of Tuesday added to my anxiety, which culminated on the following morning, when Ex-Superintendent Barbour, fresh from the convention at Richmond, appeared upon the scene, told what had been done, and announced that wi
of cavalry companies; Capt. John D. Imboden, of the Staunton artillery; Capt. John A. Harman of Staunton; Nat Tyler, editor of the Richmond Enquirer, and Capt. Alfred M. Barbour, late civil superintendent of the United States armory at Harper's Ferry. These gentlemen, most of them ardent secessionists, discussed and agreed upon ayed nearly 20,000 rifles and pistols, although the workshops, the armory proper and the rifle works up the Shenandoah were saved. On January 2, 1861, Supt. A. M. Barbour had informed the United States ordnance bureau that he apprehended an assault on the armory, and that he had organized the armorers into volunteer companies foit was the intention to save the contents of the armory. To this he had no reply and was left to act on his own judgment. On Thursday morning, April 18th, Col. A. M. Barbour, who had resigned the superintendency of the armory a short time before and was now a member of the Virginia convention from Jefferson county, arrived at Ha
C. Perkins, of King George county; to the petition of Samuel E. Lee, of Lunenburg county; to the expediency of incorporating the American Agency. The Orange and Alexandria Railroad was brought to the attention of the House by a motion of Mr. Barbour for its relief. The bill proposes that the collection of the interest on $400,000 shall be deferred until 1864. The mover explained the bill, and advocated its passage, saying that, on account of the condition of public affairs, the road rec roads running to Petersburg. Mr.Gibson, of Hampshire, and Mr.Anderson, of Botetourt, advocated the passage of the bill. The House refused to pass it, and, on motion of Mr.Lockridge, the vote was reconsidered; and then, on motion of Mr.Barbour, the bill was laid on the table. Mr.Watson, of Accomac, offered for adoption a resolution providing that, with the consent of the Senate, the House would on Saturday, the 23rd of March, 1861, proceed to the election of Militia Major and Bri
From Washington. Washington, March 22. --The rumors of the contemplated evacuation of Fort Sumter, are now believed to have been put forth for political effect. It is positively certain, however, that it will be shortly abandoned; and it is equally certain that Fort Pickens will not be reinforced. On demand of Col. A. M. Barbour, the Secretary of War has promised shortly to withdraw the Federal guard now stationed at Harper's Ferry. The President has submitted to the Senate, for their advice, the proposition of Great Britain to refer the San Juan question to the arbitration of Sweden, the Netherlands, or Switzerland. It is stated on the streets to-night, that the President by advice of the Cabinet, has sent a special messenger to Richmond, in consequence of reports that Virginia was about to secede. Can't verify it to-night.
Resignation. Washington, March 22. --Alfred M. Barbour, Superintendent of the Harper's Ferry Arsenal, tendered his resignation to the War Department to-day.
ted as follows: Nays.--Messrs. Blakey, Boissean, Conn, R. H. Cox, Fisher, Graham, Gregory, J. Goode, Jr., Isbell, Kent, Montague, Morris, Wise, and Woods.--14. Yeas.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Ambler, Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Borst, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Cabell, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter, Chambliss, Chapman, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Robert Y. Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis. l, Kent, Kindred, Lawson, Miller, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Parks, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Speed, Strange, Francis B. Turner, Whitfield, Wise, and Woods. --37. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlite, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Flournoy, Frenc
om which an appeal had been taken. The roll was then called, and the decision of the Chair was sustained by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Aston, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter, Chapman, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, ange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway, Robert H. Turner, Franklin, B. Turner, Tyler, Whitfield, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--68. Nays.--Messrs. Ashton, Alfred M. Barbour, Baytor, Berlin, Boggess, Branch, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Robert Y. Conrad, Couch, James H. Cox, Critcher, Curtis, Dent, Earake, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Strange, Thornton, Robert H. Turner, Wise, and Woods. --38. Nays.--Messrs. Aston, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couc
. P. Turner, Tyler, Waller, Whitfield, Williams, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor--68. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Boggess, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Burloy, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter C. B. Conrad, Robert Y. H. Turner, F. P. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--58. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Aston, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Cartebard, Hughes, Jackson, Lewis, McGrew, Patrick, Porter, and Tarr.--14. Nays.--Messrs. Ambler, Armstrong, Aston, Alfred M. Barbour, Jas. Barbour, Baylor, Blakey, Blow, Boggess, Boisseau, Borst, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Bruce, Byrne, Campbellbt. H. Turner, Franklin P. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--45. Nays--Messrs. Armstrong, Aston, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile,
er, Waller, White, Whitfield, Wickham, and Williams.--54, Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President) Armstrong, Aston, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Boggass, Boyd, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Cecil, Champman, Clemens, Coffmaner, Franklin P. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--57. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Aston, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin. Blow, Boggess, Boyd, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carter, Clemens, C.en taken on the 6th resolution as amended, and it was adopted by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Armstrong, Alfred M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, Branch, Brent, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Caner, F. P.Turner, Tyler, Waller, Whitfield, Williams, Wilson, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--68. Nays.--Messrs. Aston, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell. Caperton, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, C. B. Conrad,
orris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Sheffey, Slaughter, Speed, Strange, Sutherlin, Thornton, Tredway, R. H. Turner, F. P. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wilson, Wise, and Woods.--8. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong. Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Brent. Brown, Burdett, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Early, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, H B. Mallory, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Randolph, Richardson, Wm. C. Scott, Seawell, Speed, Strange, Thornton, Robt. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Tyler, Williams, Wise, Woods, and Wysor.--40. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, A. M. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Blow. Jr., Boggess, Boyd, Brauch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carlile, Carter, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custis, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Early, Echols, Flournoy, French,
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