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ital of the Libby Prison by bribing the sentinel, one Mack, a member of the Tenth Virginia battalion of heavy artillery. This person was purchased for four hundred dollars.--Richmond Examiner. This night, about eight o'clock, Rosser's brigade, of Stuart's rebel cavalry, came upon the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, from the south, near Sangster's Station, Va., and destroyed two bridges over Pope's Run.--(Doc. 115.) Authentic information having been received that Acting Masters John Y. Beall and Edward McGuire, together with fifteen men, all belonging to the confederate States navy, are now in close confinement in irons at Fort McHenry, to be tried as pirates, our efficient and energetic Agent of Exchange, Judge Ould, notified General Meredith that Lieutenant Commander Edward P. Williams and Ensign Benjamin H. Porter and fifteen seamen, now Yankee prisoners in our hands, have been placed in close confinement and irons, and will be held as hostages for the proper treatment of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Closing operations in the James River. (search)
e map, p. 494.] Little of importance happened on the river in 1863. In the adjoining waters of Chesapeake Bay an active partisan warfare was carried on by various junior officers of the Confederate service, foremost among whom were Acting Master John Y. Beall and Lieutenant John Taylor Wood. Numerous conflicts occurred on the bay, but in November Beall was finally captured. The repression of this guerrilla warfare was chiefly intrusted to the Potomac flotilla, under Commander F. A. ParkerBeall was finally captured. The repression of this guerrilla warfare was chiefly intrusted to the Potomac flotilla, under Commander F. A. Parker, while several raids were made upon Matthews county, the principal base of operations of the guerrillas, by gun-boats of the North Atlantic squadron. The most striking operation in the James River and adjacent waters in 1863 was the defense of the Nansemond, April 12-26. A sudden movement in force was made by the Confederates to cross the river and thereby reach Suffolk to attack General Peck. Admiral Lee hastily dispatched two flotillas to hold the line of the river: one composed of the Ste
land, and the release of the prisoners. The plot developed rapidly, and the services of Captain John Y. Beall of the Confederate navy were added in carrying out the scheme. The Confederates on the sland were ready to overpower their guards as soon as the Michigan and her fourteen guns were in Beall's hands. The 19th of December was decided on for the date of the seizure. Cole, who had become very friendly with the Michigan's officers, was to go on board and give the signal for Beall and a boat-load of Confederates to approach and surprise the vessel. Beall, who had mustered some twentyBeall, who had mustered some twenty Confederates at Windsor, was approaching Sandusky Bay in the steamer Philo Parsons, which he had seized, when seventeen of his men mutinied, and he was obliged to turn back. To make the failure complete, Cole fell under suspicion and was arrested even while waiting for Beall to appear. The latter was arrested at the Suspension Bridge railway station, about the middle of December, while work
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ued at $6,000,000. Confederate iron-works in the Shenandoah Valley destroyed by National troops.—18. General Lee wrote a letter to a Confederate Congressman declaring that the white people could not carry on the war, and recommending the employment of negroes as soldiers.—21. Generals Crook and Kelly seized in their beds at Cumberland, Md., and carried away prisoners by Confederate guerillas.—22. The divisions of Terry and Cox enter Wilmington, N. C., evacuated by the Confederates. —24. John Y. Beall, of Virginia, hanged as a spy at Fort Lafayette, N. Y., He was one of the pirates who tried to seize the Michigan on Lake Erie.—25. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston supersedes Beauregard in command of the Confederate forces in North Carolina.—March 1. Admiral Dahlgren's flag-ship Harvest Moon blown up by a torpedo and sunk; only one life lost. New Jersey rejects the emancipation amendment to the national Constitution.—2. The Confederates at Mobile fire twenty-four shots at a flag-of-truc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
shman, Union spy; sentenced to be hanged by a court-martial held at General Bragg's headquarters; is left behind at the evacuation of Shelbyville, Tenn., and rescued by Union troops......June, 1863 For conspiracy against the United States, in organizing the Order of American Knights or Sons of Liberty about May 16; tried by a military commission at Indianapolis, Ind., beginning Sept. 27; William A. Bowles, L. P. Milligan, and Stephen Horsey sentenced to be hanged......Oct. 17, 1864 J. Y. Beall, tried at Fort Lafayette by a military commission, for seizing the steamer Philo Parsons on Lake Erie, Sept. 19, and other acts of war, without visible badge of military service; sentenced to death and hanged; trial occurs......December, 1864 Capt. Henry Wirtz, commander of Andersonville prison during the war, for cruelty; trial begins Aug. 21; Wirtz hanged......Nov. 10, 1865 Conspirators for assassination of President Lincoln......1865 John H. Surratt......1867 In the case of W
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
s thus describes his death: Thus we find Beall in Fort Columbus, face to face with his doom, s execution to the 24th of the same month, and Beall received him with marked courtesy. He found hd until midnight had remained in the cell with Beall. On Wednesday night he had slept soundly, and the hour waned, McClure looked at his watch. Beall noticed the movement, smiled, and inquired the he had been drawn into the magnetic circle of Beall's friendship. After partaking of some nourich Dr. Weston and Mr. McClure shared with him, Beall was left alone with his spiritual adviser. Af officers were performing their mournful duty, Beall addressed them: All I ask, said he, is that th the orders of General Dix for his execution. Beall, little dreaming of the test to which he is toent in his military experience. The truth is, Beall hears in the hypocritical cant of General Dix—he means it in kindness. The reading over, Beall promptly rises and announces his readiness. T
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Charles C. Hemming. (search)
was put in irons for three days. Colonel Shafter no doubt thought that Charlie Hemming was of Northern birth, from the fact that he had an aunt living in the State of New York, to whom he frequently wrote. On the 28th of September, 1864, he escaped from prison, dressed as a Federal soldier, having obtained different articles of the uniform from comrades in the prison. He went immediately to Canada, and by order of the Confederate Consul there, was attached to the raiders under Captain John Y. Beall, who was later captured and hung as a spy. Hemming was with him when captured, but made his escape and visited all the Federal fortifications from Niagara Falls to Chicago, in disguise, and obtained many maps and charts. While thus engaged he was three times captured, but escaped each time. Had he been held and tried, he would, of course, have been executed. He was sent from Canada in January, 1865, as a bearer of dispatches to the War Department of the Confederate Government, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Index. Adams, John Quincy, 65. Alexander, General E. P., 56. Alien and Sedition Laws, 64. Allen, C. T., 44. Appomattox, Last volley fired at, 92; Wants of Confederates at, and their unyielding spirit, 322, 323. Atkinson J. M. P., 45. August, Colonel T. P., wounded, 49. Balaklava, The valor of the thin red line at, surpassed, 170. Baldwin, Colonel B. G., 117. Barksdale, General, Wm., 234. Beall, Captain John Y., 130. Beers, James H., Devotion of, 17. Blackman, W. H. H., 108. Blacknall, Colonel C. C., 175. Blanchard, General A. G., 206. Blow, Captain W. N., 380. Bloxham, Governor W. D., Address of, 124. Bouldin Captain E. E., 182. Brock, R. A., 349. Brockenbrough, Judge, Wm., Addresses on the life of, his descent, and exalted character, 351, 359. Brown, John, Raid of, 79. Burnside, General A. E., 234. Cabell, Colonel, H. Coalter, 327. Campbell, Sir, Colin, 171. Carter, Captain R. R.. 221. Catlett's Station, Raid on, 303 Cedar Creek
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Why John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln. (search)
to seek revenge for a supposed personal wrong. He believed Captain John Y. Beall had been unjustly executed. Mrs. B. G. Clifford, of Unio for the personal wrong that Mr. Lincoln had done in having Captain John Y. Beall, one of Booth's friends, unjustly executed. The editor of the Christian Observer was acquainted with Captain Beall. He was a native of Virginia, a member of a good family, a college graduate, a bre documents and secured from President Lincoln the promise that Captain Beall should not to be put to death, but should be treated as a prisoSecretary Seward, who persuaded him, in the face of it, to sanction Beall's execution, and Captain Beall was hanged at Governor's Island, N. Captain Beall was hanged at Governor's Island, N. Y., on Feb. 24, 1865. John Wilkes Booth was not a well-balanced man at his best. Doubtless he inherited a streak of the insanity with whiry Seward, and on the night of April 14, only seven weeks after Captain Beall was hanged, the plot was executed. Booth shot Mr. Lincoln at F
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Adams, Charles Francis, 114. Alabama, Losses inflicted by the cruiser, 115. Allen, Governor H. W., 366; Proposed to arm the slaves, 370. Allen, Colonel James W., 174. Appomattox Courthouse, Details of the surrender, at 355; the flag of truce, 369; stands of arms surendered, at 363. Armistead, killed, General L. A., 34. Ashe, Captain S. A., 320. Assumption Bill, The, 15. Baldwin, Colonel John B., 175. Banks, Defeat of General, 252. Bate, General W. B., 132. Beall, Captain John Yates, Execution of, 124, 131. Beauregard, General G. T., 123. Belmont, Battle of, 125. Benjamin, J. P., 107; after the war in England, 170; his estimate of Gladstone and D'Israeli, 171. Bentonville, Battle of, 295. Berkeley, Colonel Edmund, 223. Bethel, Battle of, 289. Beverley, Road to, 10. Blockading, Confederate, insufficient, 111; private, 114. Bloody Angle, The, 200. Booth, J. W., Why he shot Lincoln, 99. Bragg, General Braxton, 127. Br
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