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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)
hould commence the next day, the 17th, as soon as the convention voted to secede,--provided we could get railway transportation and the concurrence of Governor Letcher. Colonel Edmund Fontaine, president of the Virginia Central railroad, and John S. Barbour, president of the Orange and Alexandria and Manassas Gap railroads, were sent for, and joined us at the hotel near midnight. They agreed to put the The Palmetto regiment parading in Charleston, S. C., en route for Richmond. From a sketch.contingent upon the event he would next day order the movement by telegraph. He consented. We then informed him what companies would be under arms ready to move at a moment's notice. All the persons I have named above are now dead, except John S. Barbour, Nat Tyler, and myself. On returning to the hotel and reporting Governor Letcher's promise, it was decided to telegraph the captains of companies along the railroads mentioned to be ready next day for orders from the governor. In that w
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Responsibilities of the first Bull Run. (search)
20th of February, after a discussion in Richmond, his Cabinet being present, the President had directed me to prepare to fall back from Manassas, and do so as soon as the condition of the country should make the marching of troops practicable. I returned to Manassas February 21st, and on the 22d ordered the proper officers to remove the public property, which was begun on the 23d, the superintendent of the railroad devoting himself to the work under the direction of its president, the Hon. John S. Barbour. The Government had collected three million and a quarter pounds of provisions there, I insisting on a supply of but ;, million and a half. It also had two million pounds in a meat-curing establishment near at hand, and herds of live stock besides. On the 9th of March, when the ground had become firm enough for military operations, I ordered the army to march that night, thinking then, as I do now, that the space of fifteen days was time enough in which to subordinate an army to
tand, some stores there. Our men, recovering from their surprise, now rapidly came forward and threw themselves, sabre in hand, upon the enemy. These were driven, in their turn, nearer to the river, with the loss of a number of prisoners, beside the killed and wounded. The fight fluctuated throughout the day, lasting from five to five--twelve long hours. It was doubtless the severest and most extensive cavalry fight of the war. The scene lay chiefly on the farm owned by the late John S. Barbour, Sen. The enemy made much use of their sharp-shooters, who, from the shelter of the adjacent timber, did us considerable damage. But the hand-to-hand encounters of cavalry and the crossing of sabres were the principal features of the fight. Many of our own wounded bear the evidence of this on their persons; while the slain and wounded of the enemy prove it still more conspicuously. Our being caught with unloaded fire-arms, left them, indeed, no other resource at first. During the
from this position behind the stone wall, leaving their dead and wounded in our hands, and our men in possession of the field. They retreated down the river road toward Harper's Ferry, and it is reported have since gone to the other side of the river. The casualties, as usual latterly, were considerable among the officers, who greatly exposed themselves leading and encouraging the men, and forming conspicuous marks for the enemy's sharp-shooters. Colonel Drake, First Virginia, and Adjutant Barbour, Seventeenth Virginia, are reported killed; the latter while cheering the men to a charge. Colonel Gregg, of Lee's brigade, reported mortally wounded, and Major Jos. H. Newman, of the Sixteenth, wounded in the head. Prisoners taken report that the enemy was commanded by General Gregg. I should mention that the enemy, on their entrance into Shepherdstown, found fifty or sixty of our sick and wounded, who were told they would be paroled, and those physically able carried off; but t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Centennial Exhibition, (search)
bition, The World's fair, held in Philadelphia in 1876, commemorating the centennial of the political existence of the North American Republic. On June 1, 1872, Congress passed an act providing for a Centennial Board of Finance. The members of this board were authorized to procure subscriptions to a capital stock not exceeding $10,000,000, in shares of $10 each. John Welsh, of Centennial Exhibition buildings. Philadelphia, was chosen president of this board. William Sellers and John S. Barbour were appointed vice-presidents, and Frederick Fraley treasurer. An official seal was adopted, simple in design. The words United States Centennial commission were placed in concentric circles around the edge of the seal. In the centre was a view of the old State-house in Philadelphia; and beneath the building were the words (cast on the State-house bell ten years before the Revolution), proclaim liberty Throughiout the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof. It was soon decided to m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Craney Island, operations at (search)
nnonade repulsed them. In this affair the Americans lost one man killed and two slightly wounded. This attack brought matters to a crisis. The firing had been distinctly heard by the fleet, and with the next tide, on a warm Sunday morning in June, fourteen of the British vessels entered Hampton Roads, and took position at the mouth of the Nansemond River. They bore land troops, under General Sir Sidney Beckwith. The whole British force, including the sailors, was about 5,000 men. Governor Barbour, of Virginia, had assembled several thousand militia, in anticipation of invasion. Craney Island, then in shape like a painter's palette, was separated from the main by a shallow strait, fordable at low tide, and contained about 30 acres of land. On the side commanding the ship-channel were entrenchments armed with 18 and 24 pounder cannon. A successful defence of this island would save Norfolk and the navy-yard there, and to that end efforts were made. Gen. Robert B. Taylor was the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
orn in 1815, for fourteen years a Congressman and for four years speaker of the Confederate congress, dies in Appomattox county......Aug. 5, 1891 Appomattox Court-house building destroyed by fire......Feb. 3, 1892 Legislature ratifies a final settlement of the State debt with the bond-holders. Nineteen million dollars in bonds, to run 100 years, at 2 per cent. for ten years and 3 per cent. for ninety years, to be issued for the $28,000,000 outstanding......February, 1892 Senator John S. Barbour dies suddenly in Washington......May 14, 1892 Eppa Hunton, of Warrenton, under executive appointment, May 28, qualifies as United States Senator......June 1, 1892 Convention of Southern governors meet at Richmond in the interest of the South......April 12, 1893 Remains of Jefferson Davis, brought from New Orleans, buried in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond......May 31, 1893 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen ki
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
to 18th1822 to 1824 Littleton W. Tazewell18th to 22d1824 to 1832 John Randolph19th to 20th1825 to 1827 John Tyler20th to 24th1827 to 1836 William C. Rives22d to 23d1833 to 1834 Benjamin W. Leigh23d to 24th1834 to 1836 Richard E. Parker24th to 25th1836 to 1837 William C. Rives24th to 29th1836 to 1845 William H. Roane25th to 27th1837 to 1841 William S. Archer27th to 30th1841 to 1847 Isaac S. Pennybacker29th to 30th1845 to 1847 James M. Mason29th to 37th1847 to 1861 Robert M. T. Hunter30th to 37th1847 to 1861 John S. Carlile37th1861 Waiteman T. Willey37th1861 to 1863 John J. Bowden38th1863 to 1864 39th and 40th Congresses vacant. John W. Johnston41st1870 to 1883 John F. Lewis41st to 44th1870 to 1875 Robert E. Withers44th to 47th1875 to 1881 William Mahone47th to 50th1881 to 1887 H. H. Riddleberger48th to 51st1883 to 1889 John W. Daniel50th to —1887 to — John S. Barbour51st to 52d1889 to 1892 Eppa Hunton52d to 54th1892 to 1895 Thomas S. Martin54th to —1895
, 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 a plan for the capture of Harper's Ferry, to be put in execution on the 17th, as soon as the convention voted to secede, if the concurrence of Governor Letcher and railway transportation could be secured. Col. Edmund Fontaine, president of the Virginia Central railroad, and John S. Barbour, president of the Orange & Alexandria railroad, being called in consultation about midnight, agreed to provide the necessary trains for the movement of troops if requested to do so by Governor Letcher. A committee was then sent to the governor, which roused him from sleep and laid before him the scheme for the capture of the armory and arsenal. He refused to take any official steps until after the passage of the ordinance of secession, but agreed, contingent upon that event, that he
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.40 (search)
dets; Lieutenant R. E. Colston, Assistant Professor of French; Lieutenant J. Q. Marr, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Military Staff: H. M. Estell, M. D., surgeon; T. H. Williamson, treasurer; J. Q. Marr, adjutant; W. S. Eskridge, steward. 1849.—Board of Visitors: General Corbin Braxton, president of Board; General William H. Richardson, adjutant-general (ex-officio); Philip St. George Cocke, Esq., General P. H. Steenbergen, Charles J. Faulkner, Esq., General E. P. Scott, Hon. John S. Barbour, Sr., William W. Crump, Esq., Colonel D. B. Layne, and Colonel Harvey George. Academic Staff: Colonel Francis H. Smith, Superintendent and Professor of Mathematics; Major John T. L. Preston, A. M., Professor of Languages and English Literature; Captain Thomas H. Williamson, Professor of Engineering and Architecture and Drawing; Major William Gilham, Professor of Physical Sciences, Instructor of Tactics, and Commandant of Cadets; Lieutenant R. E. Colston, Instructor in French Languag
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