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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
uch talk carried on. The tone of this society was certainly stiff and pedantic, and a good deal of little jealousy was apparent, in the manner in which they spoke of persons with whom they or their college or their university had come into collision. . . . . I ought to add, that we passed the evening at Mr. Sedgwick's rooms, where there were only a few persons from several different colleges, among whom better manners and a finer tact in conversation prevailed. . . . . Herbert Marsh and Dr. Clarke were not in Cambridge. One person, however, I knew there, who was both a scholar and an accomplished gentleman, Dr. Davy, Master of Caius, to whom Lord Holland gave me letters, and from whom I received a great deal of kindness. I breakfasted with him alone, and enjoyed the variety of his conversation, always nourished with good learning, but never hardened with pedantry. . . . In the afternoon he carried me to dine with a club which originated in attachment to the fallen Stuarts, and was
at Richmond, by letter, to press forward on three points, the first, Harper's Ferry, to cut off. the West, to form camp for Baltimore and point of attack on Washington from the west. In Richmond, on the night of April 16th, when it became evident that the Virginia convention would pass an ordinance of secession, Wise called together at the Exchange hotel a number of officers of the armed and equipped companies of the Virginia militia: Turner and Richard Ashby of Fauquier, O. R. Funsten of Clarke, all captains of cavalry companies; Capt. John D. Imboden, of the Staunton artillery; Capt. John A. Harman of Staunton; Nat Tyler, 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
iment (consolidated with Fifth regiment, November 8, 1864): Ball, William B., colonel; Burroughs, Edgar, major; Collins, Charles Read, major, colonel; Critcher, John, lieutenant-colonel. Fifteenth Infantry regiment: August, Thomas P., colonel; Clarke, Charles H., major; Crenshaw, James R., lieutenant-colonel; Morrison, Emmet M., major, lieutenant-colonel; Peyton, Thomas G., major, lieutenant-colonel; Tucker, St. George, major, lieutenant-colonel; Walker, John Stewart, major. Sixteenth Cavaiam R. B., major; Leigh, William, lieutenant-colonel; Moore, Alfred C., colonel; Smith, Edwin R., major, lieutenant-colonel; White, Isaac, major. Thirtieth Cavalry regiment. (See Second Cavalry regiment.) Thirtieth battalion Sharpshooters: Clarke, J. Lyle, lieutenantcol-onel; Otey, Peter, major. Thirtieth Infantry regiment: Barton, William S., major; Cary, R. Milton, colonel; Chew, Robert S., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Gouldin, John Milton, major, lieutenant-colonel; Harrison, Archib
ited States military academy in 1849, and was graduated in 1853 with the brevet of second lieutenant of infantry. His service with the United States army was rendered first in barracks at Newport, Ky., and then until 1855 in New Mexico. He became second lieutenant, Sixth infantry, in 1855, and first lieutenant in 1857, and in the latter year was appointed aide-de-camp to Governor Walker of Kansas. After assisting in quelling the disturbances in that State, he served upon the staff of General Clarke, at San Francisco, three years. The secession of Virginia called him from frontier duty at Fort Churchill, Nev., to offer his services to his native State. He received at first a commission as captain of infantry in the regular army of the Confederate States. Subsequently he was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the Fortieth Virginia infantry regiment, Field's brigade. At Gaines' Mill he was twice wounded, and was mentioned by General Field as a gallant and meritorious officer, and by Ge
venth soon followed. The first six were sent to Virginia, the Seventh to Hatteras. These regiments were under the following colonels: Solomon Williams, W. D. Pender, Junius Daniel, R. M. McKinney, Stephen Lee and W. F. Martin. However, many of them were soon reorganized. Between the 15th of June and the 18th of July, the Eighth, Colonel Radcliffe; the Tenth, Colonel Iverson; the Eleventh, Colonel Kirkland; the Twelfth, Colonel Pettigrew; the Thirteenth, Colonel Hoke; the Fourteenth, Colonel Clarke, were organized. It will be noticed that no Ninth regiment is included in these fourteen. There was some controversy about the officers of this regiment, and this number was subsequently given to Spruill's cavalry legion. These were the regiments that afterward had their numbers changed by ten: i. e., instead of retaining their numbers from one to fourteen, as organized, they were changed to number from eleven to twenty-four. The First volunteer regiment, hence, became the Eleventh,
n effort to alleviate this state of affairs, a force of some magnitude was sent to North Carolina at the opening of 1864. Gen. George E. Pickett, with a division of troops, was sent to the State to co-operate with the forces already there. The dispersion or capture of the Federal garrison at New Bern seems to have been Pickett's objective. General Pickett had in his command Corse's Virginia brigade; Gen. M. W. Ransom's brigade, composed of these North Carolina regiments: Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke; Twenty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; Thirty-fifth, Colonel Jones; Forty-ninth, Colonel McAfee, and Fifty-sixth, Colonel Faison; Clingman's North Carolina brigade—the Eighth, Colonel Shaw; Thirty-first, Colonel Jordan; Fifty-first, Colonel McKethan, and Sixty-first, Colonel Radcliffe; Hoke's Carolina brigade—Sixth, Colonel Webb; Twenty-first, Colonel Rankin; Forty-third, Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis; Fifty-fourth, Colonel Murchison; Fifty-seventh, Colonel Godwin, and Twenty-first Georgia. In add
North Carolina battalion, Colonel Wharton; Clingman's brigade, composed of these regiments—Eighth, Colonel Whitson; Thirty-first, Colonel Jordan; Fifty-first, Colonel McKethan; Sixty-first, Colonel Radcliffe; Ransom's brigade—Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke; Twenty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; Thirty-fifth, Colonel Jones; Forty-ninth, Colonel McAfee; Fifty-sixth, Colonel Faison; Martin's Brigade—Seventeenth, Lieutenant-Colonel Lamb; Forty-second, Colonel Brown; Sixty-sixth, Colonel Moore. The follo storm, forcing Heckman back in confusion toward the center. In this attack, the North Carolina brigade acted with the utmost bravery, and lost some most gallant officers and men. Soon after the engagement opened, the Twenty-fourth regiment, Colonel Clarke, and the Forty-ninth, Major Davis then in command (Colonel McAfee being wounded and Lieutenant-Colonel Fleming being in charge of the skirmish line), were ordered to the right flank of Johnson's brigade, and shared nobly in the hard fighting <
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 6: (search)
. P. Hudson, (D) R. T. Bowie, (E) B. D. Johnson, (F) A. C. Allen, (G) J. C. Jordan, (H) R. C. Saxon, (I) T. L. Anderson, (K) M. A. Adams. The service of this regiment was chiefly in defense of Savannah in the latter part of 1864. The Fifth Georgia reserves was officered as follows: Col. J. B. Cumming, Lieut.-Col. C. D. Findley, Maj. C. E. McGregor, Adjt. O. T. Thweatt; Capts. (A) M. R. Freeman, (B) B. D. Lumsden, (C) B. Whiddon, (D) W. Paine, (E) W. A. Cobb, (F) J. C. Jarrett, (G) C. E. Clarke, (H) W. M. Gunn, (I) W. P. Mobley, (K) W. H. Lawson. This regiment participated in the defense of Savannah by Hardee in December, 1864. A large proportion of the officers and men in all the reserve regiments and battalions were exempts from the regular Confederate service, many of them having been honorably discharged on account of wounds or failing health; many others were employes in government workshops, and some were State and county officers, while still others were either too old or
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roster of the Battalion of the Georgia Military Institute Cadets (search)
llingrath, Herman, Atlanta, Ga. *Blanton, Benjamin P., Atlanta, Ga Died Sept. 1904. Bozeman,——. Bridges, ——. Brooks, B. E., Hattiesburg, Miss. Brumby, E., Marietta, Ga. Brumby, J., Marietta, Ga. Burke, W. H., LaGrange, Ga. Burroughs, J. Cabaniss, E., Forysth, Ga. Cabaniss, H. H., Forysth, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. *Campbell, Jos. F., Mobile, Ala., died in Galveston, Texas, in 1904. Carlton, ——, *Cashin, Ed., Augusta, Ga. Anderson, S. C.. Died Oct. 11, 1897. Clarke,——. Cockerell, ——. Crutchfield, Wm. Ambrose, Macon, Ga. Dabney, ——. *D'Antignac, Frank, Augusta, Ga., died since the war. Dorsey, J., West Point, Ga., Opelika, Ala. Dozier,——. *Edwards, J. Polk, Opelika, Ala. Died there since the war. Elliott,——. Everett, ——. Fitzpatrick, ——., Madison, Ga. Flake, Warren W., DeKalb county, Ga. Jacksonville, Texas. *Foster, A. W., Madison, Ga. Freeman, ——. Gary, J. Gary, W. Gould, —
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The black men in the Revolution and the war of 1812. (search)
erve an army. They fought thus through the war. They were brave and hardy troops. In the debate in the New York Convention of 1821 for amending the Constitution of the State, on the question of extending the right of suffrage to the blacks, Dr. Clarke, the delegate from Delaware County, and other members, made honorable mention of the services of the colored troops in the Revolutionary army. The late James Forten, of Philadelphia, well known as a colored man of wealth, intelligence, and pond month, 7th, 1828, said: The African race make excellent soldiers. Large numbers of them were with Perry, and helped to gain the brilliant victory of Lake Erie. A whole battalion of them were distinguished for their orderly appearance. Dr. Clarke, in the convention which revised the Constitution of New York in 1821, speaking of the colored inhabitants of the State, said:— In your late war they contributed largely towards some of your most splendid victories. On Lakes Erie and Champl
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