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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)
on the 1st of March, Barksdale's resolution, materially amended, came up in the House and was passed. Wigfall, Hunter, Caperton, Miles, and other leaders opposed the enlistment policy savagely, but, still, when the bill of Barksdale finally came up in the Senate, Hunter and Caperton voted for it, even while speaking against it. The vote in the Senate on the final passage of the bill, March 7th, 1865, was as follows: YEAs-Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Caperton, Henry, Hunter, Oldham, Semmes, SiCaperton, Henry, Hunter, Oldham, Semmes, Sims, and Watson--9. NAYs — Mssrs. Barnwell, Graham, Johnson (Ga.), Johnson (Mo.), Maxwell, Orr, Vet, and Witfall-8. Thus, the instructions of the Virginia Legislature, by compelling Hunter and Caperton to vote contrary to their opinions, carrCaperton to vote contrary to their opinions, carried the bill through. This bill enacted that in order to secure additional forces to repel invasion, etc., the President be authorized to ask for and accept from slave owners the services of as many able-bodied slaves as he thinks expedient; the
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The civil history of the Confederate States (search)
ngress, which was now in session at Richmond, was composed of many able statesmen. In the Senate were Clay and Jemison from Alabama; Johnson and Mitchell from Arkansas; Baker and Maxwell from Florida; Hill and Johnson from Georgia; Burnett and Sims from Kentucky; Symmes and Sparrow from Louisiana; Brown and Phelan from Mississippi; Clark from Missouri; Davis from North Carolina; Barnwell and Orr from South Carolina; Haynes and Henry from Tennessee; Oldham and Wigfall from Texas; Hunter and Caperton from Virginia. In the House the members were distinguished for conservatism and ability, among whom were Curry, Clopton, and Pugh, Garland, Trippe, Ewing, Breckinridge, Conrad, Davis, Barksdale, Vest, Ashe, Boyce, Gentry, Vaughn, Bocock, and Boteler. Mr. Bocock was speaker and Albert Lamar clerk. The gravity of the situation evidently impressed the Confederate Congress, and in appreciation of the peril of the government immediate attention was given to filling up the thinned ranks of th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
ence was great and commanding. His advice, counsel and influence were not only felt and welcomed in all the great measures of military defence and equipment then adopted, but even in the selection of officers for important commands. He was a steady friend of President Davis in respect to all the great measures of defence and supply. He had the friendship and confidence of Mr. Davis and his Cabinet; of James A. Seddon, John A. Campbell, Graham, Cobb, Lamar, Curry, Letcher, Bocock, Harvie, Caperton, Joe Johnston and Robert E. Lee. He was one of the first to discover and appreciate the superb genius of Stonewall Jackson. He counselled often with Robert E. Lee, relied on his ripe judgment, and gave him his fullest support. In all fiscal and economic measures, he naturally took the lead. Respecting and trusting Secretaries Memminger and Trenholm, he, nevertheless, originated all the general features of Confederate finance. With an infant republic, compelled by a powerful adversary
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
nt 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. Carrington, Robert. Caperton, Allen, wounded at Stevenson's depot. From Monroe county, West Virginia. Chappell, Henry C., Sergeant, wounded at Gettysburg, on July 30, 1863. Clarkson, R. A. Chick, Henry, killed in the service, 1861, N. W. Va. Cronin, Robert W. Chappell, Wash B., wounded at Gettysburg in July, 1863. Crews, James R., wounded in Rockbridge county in 1864. Carrington, Edgar, killed in service. Clarkson, W. Dennis, Rice, from Halifax county, Va. Wounded in head at Winchester. D
ough is ascertained to know that the Conservatives will have a very large majority over the Prompt Activists.--Of Secessionists per se, there are not perhaps a dozen elected. We give the following returns: Pittsylvania, (Official.--Tredway, Conservative, 1,999; Sutherlin, Conservative, 1,715; Witcher, P. A., 661; Carrington, P. A., 954. Henry elects Peyton Gravely, Conservative, by 388 majority. Franklin.--Early and Saunders, Conservatives, are elected. Monroe--Elects Caperton and Echols, Conservatives. Majority for reference 700. Prince Edward.--Jno. T. Thornton, Conn., 353; B. J. Worsham, P. A., 183. The majority against reference is 472. Page.--P. P. Borst, P. A., is elected. Hardy.--Pendleton and Hammond, Conservatives, elected by 400 majority. The majority for reference is 1,350. Appomattox.--L. D. Isbell, P. A., no opposition. Majority against reference 250. Princess Anne.--The official majority of Gov. Wise in Princess Anne co.
John Robinson. The Covington and Ohio Railroad.--A bill for the suspension of the sale of State bonds, and to provide for the completion of the contracts lately made on the Covington and Ohio Railroad, came up on its second reading. Mr. Caperton hoped the bill would be read the requisite number of times and ordered to be engrossed. Mr. McKenzie offered an amendment. He moved to strike out the words "but no new or additional subscriptions shall be made to any joint stock company.hen it was proper to pass this bill. At the same time, it was just to-other works that they should not be suspended until 1st December next. Mr. Haymond opposed the striking out. Mr. Rivers moved the indefinite postponement of the bill. Mr. Caperton fully showed the advantage that would result from the passage of the bill, and, on motion of Mr. Martin, of Henry, the bill was laid on the table, to be called up to-morrow, to enable the friends of other works to suggest such amendments as mi
roposed amendment offered by Mr. McKenzie, which was to strike out the sentence "but no new or additional subscription shall be made to any joint stock company." Mr. Martin moved to amend in lien thereof by striking out all the preceding, after the enactment clause, embracing the amendment of Mr. McKenzie. The amendment of Mr. McKenzie being withdrawn, the question recurred on the proposition of Mr. Henry to strike out. A long discussion ensued, in which Messrs. Martin of H., Caperton, Chapman, Anderson, and Christian advocated, and Messrs. Kaufman and Yerby opposed striking out. The question to thus amend was decided in the affirmative — ayes 74, noes 38. Mr. Martin then moved to further amend by inserting in the 16th line, after the sentence "five hundred thousand dollars," the words "provided that, to the extent of said amount, it shall be in lieu of the appropriation made for the Covington and Ohio Railroad in 1860." The amendment was adopted. After su
the engrossed bill "for the partial suspension of the sale of State bonds, and to provide for complying with contracts already made upon the Covington and Ohio Railroad. " It was read a third time and debated, and the question being on the passage of the bill, Mr. Walker demanded the previous question, which call was sustained. The vote on the bill was as follows. Yeas.--Messrs. Crutchfield, (Speaker,) Alderson, Anderson, Bailey, Ball, Ballard, Barbour, Baskerville, Bentley, Bisbie, Caperton, Carpenter, Carter, Chapman, Christian, Coleman, Duckwall, Edgington, Ferguson, Fleming, Frost, John T. Gibson, Grattan, Hanly, Harrison, Hackley, Hunter, Warner T. Jones, Kemper, Locke, Lockridge, Lucas, Magruder, Wm. Martin, Massie, Matthews, Maupin, McCamant, McCue, McDowell, McGruder, John R. Miller, Montague, Morgan, Myers, Newton, Orgain, Patterson, Preston, Rutherford, Saunders, Seddon, Sibert, Isaac N. Smith, Staples, Thompson, Tyler, Walker, Ward, Welch, Willcox, Witten, and Woolfo
to be used for the benefit of the Treasury. After a brief discussion, the ryder was attached to the bill. The question then came up on the passage of the bill as amended, and after a discussion of some length, in which Messrs. Robertson, Caperton, Chapman, and others participated, it was decided in the negative by the following vote: Ayes 52, noes 61. Mr. Segar moved a reconsideration, giving notice that he intended to move to reduce the amount of the bill. Mr. Woolfolk called the ayes and noes, with the following result: Ayes 70, noes 33. Mr. Caperton moved to lay on the table, and make the order of the day for next Friday at 11 ½ o'clock. Opposed by Mr. Haymond, and carried in the affirmative. State's Prison.--By Mr. Haymond, "Resolved, That the Directors of the Penitentiary be requested to report to this House the financial condition of the Penitentiary and the Penitentiary store." In submitting the resolution Mr. Haymond said the House was
ain specific property from levy, so as to allow $300 worth in value to be selected: by Mr. Harrison, of reporting last session's bill for the relief of Jesse Carrier, of Rockingham; by Mr. Rutherford, of reporting a bill providing against the discontinuance of motions in behalf of the Commonwealth, to make it unnecessary to continue them from day to day, and putting, when docketed, with suits at law or in equity; by Mr. Jett, of amending the law so as to prevent fraudulent conveyances; by Mr. Caperton, of appropriating a sum of money, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, with a view of testing the utility of a new cannon, the invention of Lorenzo Sibert, of Augusta county; by Mr. Christian, of authorizing the Banks to issue, during the present financial difficulties, notes of a less denomination than five dollars. Petition.--Mr. Kaufman presented a petition in regard to the repeal of the militia law in Virginia. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Bills Reported.--
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