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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Confederate negro enlistments. (search)
d saving their master's property at great personal hazard to themselves; burying cotton and plate, and guarding the caches faithfully. When the war broke out, John Campbell, the well-known horse-racer; went to Mobile, leaving his stables in Kentucky in charge of a slave. Four years later, when Campbell returned, a poor man, his nCampbell returned, a poor man, his negro had all the horses and their increase waiting for his master, and in the very best condition. There was nothing to prevent this faithful fellow from making away with all of Campbell's property. This class of negroes in the South knew that the war would set them free, as General Gordon said, but they did not want much to Campbell's property. This class of negroes in the South knew that the war would set them free, as General Gordon said, but they did not want much to be free. Not that they wanted to be slaves at all, but they looked down upon and despised the condition of the free negroes whom they saw around them, and they considered that the Federals, in waring upon their families were waring upon themselves. They got bravely over this sort of thing very shortly after the war ended, but th
seconding the adoption of a resolution which must find an echo in every English bosom. Mr. John Campbell, while fully concurring in the propriety of preventing any outrage from being offered to tubject till the next day. The chairman suggested that, to meet the objection thrown out by Mr. Campbell, it would be sufficient to strike out of the resolution the words, by requiring prompt reparation for this outrage. Mr. Campbell said he could not concur in the suggestion of the chairman, and must decline to do so. Mr. Torr expressed his concurrence in the views put forward by Mr. CampMr. Campbell, and in doing so met with frequent interruption. He argued that the present meeting was hastily convened, and had in its proceedings already prejudged the case, with the merits of which the meetner next attempted to address the meeting to the same effect as had been done by Mr. Torr and Mr. Campbell, but the feeling of those present was so decidedly opposed to that view that he was forced to
on between regular and volunteer forces. In the house Mr. Maynard was, after some discussion, sworn in as a member from the second district of Tennessee. The question as to the right of Mr. Segar, of Va., to a seat was referred. Mr. Eliot offered a series of resolutions in favor of emancipating the slaves in the rebel districts. A motion to lay them on the table was lost by a vote of fifty-six to seventy, and the further consideration of them was postponed until the next Tuesday. Messrs. Campbell and Stevens also offered resolutions of similar import. Mr. Roscoe A. Conklin submitted a resolution calling upon the Secretary of War for information in regard to the responsibility of the disastrous movement at Ball's Bluff, which was adopted. On motion of Mr. Odell, the President was requested to order John Slidell into close confinement, in return for similar treatment of Col. A. M. Wood, of the Fourteenth regiment N. Y. S. M., who was taken prisoner at Bull Run. A resolution of
d: Geo. Wm. Brent, Acting Chief of Staff. General orders, no. 55.headquarters Western Department, Corinth, Miss., May 24, 1862. The general commanding the forces desires to call the attention of the army to the insubordinate conduct of the following-named officers of Col. J. S. Scott's regiment of cavalry, Louisiana: Capt. C. W. Keep, Company A; Capt. W. W. Leake, Company C; Capt. John Routh Williams, Company D; Capt. J. Benjamin, Company F; Capt. Fenelon Cannon, Company G; Capt. John Campbell, Company H; Capt. A. Lejeune, Company I; Capt. Wm. L. Ditto, Company K. These officers, without authority, having abandoned their commands in the face of the enemy, and presented themselves in person at these headquarters in order to lodge complaints against their commanding officer, have been promptly ordered under arrest and sent under guard to Brigadier-General Forney, commanding at Mobile, to be confined at Fort Morgan. The general commanding regrets to notice conduct strangel
killed and wounded. The following is a list of the killed and wounded on the National side: killed.--Private Abel M. D. Piper, company B, shot through the heart. wounded.--Privates Franklin Drake, company B, mortally; Wm. H. Chase, company C, mortally, compound fracture of the thigh; George E. Young, company D, flesh-wound in the arm; Martin Brockway, company B, compound fracture of fore-arm; Charles Bruner, company A, flesh-wound in thigh; Charles Bunow, wounded in the mouth; Corporal John Campbell, company B, flesh-wound in thigh. The rebel loss is estimated in killed and wounded at about one hundred. In the ditch were bound twenty-eight dead bodies. Among the killed were two lieutenants. One was shot with two balls through the head, and the body of the other was completely riddled with bullets. Of the thirty-seven prisoners we took, fifteen were wounded. Our men brought them on their shoulders across the stream, whence they were taken to a dwelling-house near by, and
ix o'clock until ten they were continuous as a bombardment. While the Colonel was making these arrangements for the destruction of army-stores, the rebel cavalry had returned, dismounted, and drawn up in line to make a charge on our men. Captain Campbell, who was in command of the skirmishers, saw the movements of these gentlemen, and dismounting his men, had approached them upon the flank; and as the order was given to the rebels to charge cavalry, Capt. Campbell sent a bullet at them from Capt. Campbell sent a bullet at them from behind every tree, speedily following it with a second from their revolving rifles, and so they didn't charge cavalry much — but charged in a different direction. The Colonel will do full justice to the brave officers and men who accompanied him, in his official report. There is a good joke attached to the rebel cavalry who ran from the Colonel at Boonville. They left behind a splendid silk flag, which showed them to be the Forest cavalry. Now about one week ago our cavalry moved their camp
es of Andalusia, they consume almost unheard — of quantities of Bourbon and rifle-whisky. The yards of the rich are decorated with shrubbery, and what is far more in accordance with good taste, forest-trees are left standing and neatly trimmed — a custom which has been too sadly neglected in the North. There are several substantial brick and frame business-houses, all of which have been stripped and deserted. The names of firms were painted above the doors; they were, Terry & Duncan, Campbell & Dodds, J. T. Kemper, , and numerous others which it is unnecessary to designate. Mr. Kemper kept the Baltimore clothing Store, but neither he nor his clothing could be found. A druggist, whose name I have forgotten, determined to remain. Not enough of the Corinthians remained to welcome us, to give me any idea of what the mass of the citizens are like. A few poor persons, the druggist referred to, and the Mayor's clerk, and two or three wealthy females, were all that were to be foun
lunteers, and the First Virginia battalion P. A. C. S., and Marye's battery, was near two miles above Mount Jackson. The three brigades were ordered to march at dawn of the following morning. All the regiments except the Forty-eighth, Colonel John Campbell, which was the rear guard, arrived within a mile or two of Kernstown by two o'clock P. M. on the twenty-third, and directions were given for bivouacking. During the march, information had reached me from a reliable source that the Federaand men of the Forty-second proved themselves worthy of the cause they were defending, by the spirit with which this regiment took and held its position until its left was turned by the Federals pressing upon the Fifth as it fell back. Colonel John Campbell was rapidly advancing with his regiment to take part in the struggle, but night, and an indisposition on the part of the enemy to press further, had terminated the battle, which had commenced at four o'clock P. M. Leaving Ashby in fron
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Campbell, John 1708-1806 (search)
Campbell, John 1708-1806 Author; born in Edinburgh, Scotland, March 8, 1708; began his literary career early in life. His publications relating to the United States include Concise history of Spanish America; Voyages and travels from Columbus to Anson; And trade of Great Britain to America. He died Dec. 28, 1775. Military officer; born in Strachur, Scotland; joined the British army in 1745; later came to America and while participating in the attack on Fort Ticonderoga in 1758 was wounded; promoted lieutenant-general in 1787. When the Revolutionary War broke out he was lieutenant-colonel of the 37th Foot, and commanded the British forces in west Florida until compelled to surrender Pensacola to the Spanish, May 10, 1781. He died in 1806.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Loudoun, John Campbell, fourth Earl of 1705-1782 (search)
Loudoun, John Campbell, fourth Earl of 1705-1782 Military officer; born in Scotland in 1705; was appointed governor of Virginia and commander-in-chief of the British forces in America in 1756. Leaving his lieutenant, Dinwiddie, to govern the province, he paid attention to military affairs, in which his indolence, indecision, and general inefficiency were most John Campbell Loudon. conspicuous, and worked disasters. Franklin said of him: He is like little St. George on the sign-boards, always on horseback, but never goes forward. He was recalled in 1757, and returned to England. In 1758 he was made lieutenant-general, and in 1770 general. He died in Scotland, April 27, 1782. According to his instructions, the Earl of Loudoun demanded of the authorities of New York City free quarters for himself, his officers, and 1,000 men. Your demand is contrary to the laws of England and the liberties of America, said the mayor of the city. Free quarters are everywhere usual. I as
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