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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
e spoke of Robert Lee, that grand old chieftain whose name is never mentioned to this day without throbbing heart by the old veterans of the South. General Lee was a frequent visitor at our house in Richmond; he was then, as he is to-day, the great ideal of Southern chivalry and truth. Great in defeat as he was in victory, the annals of the world's history bears no purer or greater name than that of Robert Lee. Many reminiscences did Mr. Semmes recall of Mason and Slidell, Yancey and Breckenridge, and Mallory and Stephens, Beauregard and Johnston. He remembered as though it were only yesterday, every incident of that war, and spoke of the death of Albert Sidney Johnston, the brave and peerless, whose loss, as Mr. Davis said in his message to Congress, was irreparable; whose last breath cheered his comrades on to victory, whose last thought was his country. I never shall forget, continued Mr. Semmes, how strong men wept when the special message of Mr. Davis was read on the floor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
Roll of the Charlotte Cavalry. It served first in Major George Jackson's Squadron of Cavalry, C. S. A.; then it was made Company B in the 14th Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A., under General A. G. Jenkins, next under General John M. McCausland, and last under General Beale, in the Army of Northern Virginia: Adams, Paul V., Second Sergeant. Barksdale, Claiborne G. Barksdale, Armistead, First Lieutenant. Barksdale, E. Henry. Bouldin, Powhatan. Bouldin, Robert C. Bouldin, Breckenridge C., Second Lieutenant and Adjutant 14th Virginia Cavalry. Killed at Brandy Station. Bouldin, E. E., First Lieutenant, then Captain from April, 1862, until May, 1865. Wounded at Williamsport, July 14th, 1863. Bouldin, Thomas T., Jr. Bouldin, John E. Beirne, Andrew, died in prison at Point Lookout. From Monroe county, West Virginia. Baldwin, Samuel. Bailey, Dr. L. P. Booker, John, from Prince Edward county. Bouldin, W. O. Cardwell, Toby. Chafin, Robert. C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate States Navy and a brief history of what became of it. [from the Richmond, Va. Times December 30, 1900.] (search)
ners, that did not carry permanent armament: Superior, Harmony, and Kankakee near Norfolk, and the Schrapnel at Richmond. In the fall of 1861 the citizens of New Orleans fitted up a number of river boats as rams for local defense, and put them under command of Captain J. Edward Montgomery. They were bravely fought and were sunk in battle at Memphis and New Orleans. They were not attached to the Confederate States Navy. They were the Warrior, Stonewall Jackson, Resolute, Defiance, Breckenridge, Van Horn, Price, Bragg, Lovell, Sumter, Beauregard, Jeff. Thompson. Little Rebel, Governor Mooore, Quitman, and possibly three or four others. There were in the Confederate States Navy at Richmond three torpedo launches—the Hornet, Scorpion and Wasp. The Wasp was destroyed by the Federal batteries at Trent's Reach, in January, 1865, and the others were burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Richmond, in April, 1865. There was also a torpedo launch at Charleston, with which L
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
liam T. Welcker. 1497. Born Tennessee. Appointed Tennessee. 4. Major, 1862. Staff of Major-General Van Dorn, 1862. Caleb Huse.* 1500. Born Massachusetts. Appointed Massachusetts 7. Major, 1861. Confederate States agent for purchasing ordnance supplies in Europe. Ben Hardin helm. 1502. Born Kentucky. Appointed Kentucky. 9. Colonel, First Confederate Kentucky Cavalry, September, 1861. Brigadier-General, March 14, 1862. Commanding Kentucky (Orphan) Brigade, Breckenridge's Division, Army of Tennessee. Died September 21, 1863, of wounds received September 19, 1863, at Chickamauga. Junius Daniel. 1526. Born North Carolina. Appointed at Large. 33. Brigadier-General, September I, 1862. Commanding brigade, Rodes's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Killed May 13, 1864, at Spotsylvania. Melancthon Smith. 1529. Born Alabama. Appointed Alabama. 36.. Colonel, Chief of Artillery, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee. Edward A. Palfrey.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Shiloh [from the New Orleans, la, Picayune, Sept., 25, 1904.] (search)
the road from Monterey toward the same point. Polk was to advance on the left of the Park road, at an interval of eight hundred paces from Bragg's line, and Breckenridge to the right of that road was to give support whenever necessary. Polk's corps was composed of two divisions, Cheatham's on the left, and Clark's on the right, being an effective force of 9,136 men in infantry and artillery. It followed Bragg's line at an interval of eight hundred yards. Breckenridge's reserve was composed of Trabue's, Bowen's and Statham's brigades, with a total of infantry and artillery of 6,439 men. The cavalry, 4,300 strong, guarded the flanks. The total effectivy on the high ground beyond. With these arrangements Beauregard, at 4 o'clock, safely crossed Shiloh Branch with his army, and placed his rear guard under General Breckenridge in line upon the ground occupied by him Saturday night. The Confederate army returned leisurely to Corinth, while the Union army returned to the camps it h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
ere placed in each car containing the government boxes, one to sleep while the other watched, in these cars also were government clerks, with several ladies, their wives, and their personal baggage. The next day we reached Danville, and on the 5th of April Admiral Semmes, with the men of the James River Squadron (the ironclads had been blown up on the night of the 2d) reached the point and were assigned to its defense. Midshipman Semmes was here detailed to his father's staff, and Midshipman Breckenridge accompanied his father (Secretary of War) as his personal aid. Our train stood on the track not far from the depot, and our encampment was in a grove not far from the train. On the 9th of April, we left Danville and reached Greensboro, N. C., about 4 P. M., the 10th; then on to Charlotte. While there the money was placed in the mint and the midshipmen feasted at the leading hotels. On the 13th we were off to Chester, S. C. Here the government's specie, papers, treasury clerks
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
e here. But the long, old-fashioned family table was generally bare. It was in this room and around this table that, as we sat at supper one night in that fated April month of the year 1865, that General Hampton said to the officers of his staff: Gentlemen, a council of war is to be held here to—night at 12 o'clock—you will take to the grass. That night a train came down the railroad from Haw River, a little before 12 o'clock, having on board General Joseph E. Johnston and staff, General Breckenridge, the Secretary of War; Judge Reagan, the Postmaster-General; Governor Vance, Mr. Leo D. Heartt, executive clerk, and others whose names I do not now recall. They were immediately conducted to the house, one hundred yards from the railroad. At this council there were present, beside those named above, Generals M. C. Butler and Wheeler, of the cavalry corps, and others that I am now unable to remember. The object of this council was, of course, to decide on the terms of surrender o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.41 (search)
rges on which the request was based at much length. In General Lee's response he defended General Early with vigor. Of his conduct at Winchester he said: General Breckenridge, who was present on that occasion, informed me that, in his opinion, the dispositions made by General Early to resist the enemy were judicious and successf and which might have befallen any other commander. He also spoke in high terms of General Early's capacity and energy as displayed in the campaign while General Breckenridge was with him. As General Breckenridge had been urged by Governor Smith as Early's successor, this excerpt very naturally ended the correspondence. And thGeneral Breckenridge had been urged by Governor Smith as Early's successor, this excerpt very naturally ended the correspondence. And there is every reason to believe that General Lee went to his grave with his estimate of General Early unchanged. The following is taken from President Davis's endorsement on the correspondence between Governor Smith and General Lee: With less opportunity to learn all the facts than General Lee possessed, I had reached the con
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The honor roll of the University of Virginia, from the times-dispatch, December 3, 1905. (search)
Bowling, H. A., Capt., Md., Richmond, Va., 1864. Bowyer, E. F., Capt., Va., Drewry's Bluff, Va., 1862. Bradford, R., Fla., Santa Rosa, Fla., 186-. Brawner, W. G., Capt., Va., Seneca Mills, Md., 1863. Braxton, W. A., Va., 186-. Breckenridge, P. G., Capt., Va., Kennons Landing, Va., 1864. Breckenridge, J., Capt., Va., Petersburg, 1865. Broadus, E. L., Va., 186-. Brockenborough, A. A. G., Va., Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Bronaugh, W. N., Maj., Va., Richmond, Va., 1862. BrBreckenridge, J., Capt., Va., Petersburg, 1865. Broadus, E. L., Va., 186-. Brockenborough, A. A. G., Va., Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Bronaugh, W. N., Maj., Va., Richmond, Va., 1862. Brown, J. T., Col., Va., Wilderness, Va., 1864. Brown, A. J., Col., Tenn., 1864. Brown, S. W., Va., Staunton, Va., 1864. Buckner, T. R., Lt., Va., Spotsylvania, C. H., 1864. Buford, J. W., Va., Gettysburg, Pa., 1864. Buist, E. S., Surg., S. C., Hilton Head, S. C., 1864. Burgess, S. N., Surg., S. C., Statesburg, S. C., 1861. Burkhalter, J. E., Surg., Ft. Royal, S. C., 1862. Butler, E. G. W., Maj., La. Belmont, 186-. Butler, C. A., Capt., Fla., Seven Pines, Va., 1862. B
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Townsend's Diary—JanuaryMay, 1865. (search)
rcumstances require it, as belonging to General Lee's army. F. Walcott, Major U. S. A. In answer to an inquiry as to whether we were considered as prisoners or no, he answered in the negative, and told us we were at liberty to go wheresoever we might please. In consideration of the fact that Salem, Mobile, Montgomery, Augusta, and, in fact, every point of note along the route to the Trans-Mississippi Department, is in Yankee possession; in view, also, of the orders and advice of General Breckenridge, Secretary of War, which were to the effect that the soldiers should return quietly to their homes and await the turn of future events, we determined to go back to Richmond, and settle down as quietly as possible, until we could find an opportunity for doing our country further service. We will take the train in the morning for Salisbury. 4th. Arose at 4 A. M., and after breakfast, proceeded to the train, which left Charlotte at eight o'clock. Arrived at Salisbury about 5 P. M.,
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