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A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Members of the
First and Second Congresses of the Confederate States. (search)
Members of the First and Second Congresses of the Confederate States. First Congress from February 22d, 1862, to February 22d, 1864. Second Congress from February 22d, 1864, to the overthrow of the Confederacy. Hon.Thomas S. BocockVirginiaSpeaker of both Congresses. Hon.Albert R. LamarGeorgiaClerk of both Congresses; assistant clerk of the First Congress. Hon.Robert E. DixonGeorgiaClerk of First Congress. Hon.William P. ChiltonAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.David CloptonAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Williamson R. W. CobbAlabamaMember of Second Congress. Hon.M. H. CruikshankAlabamaMember of Second Congress. Hon.Jabez L. M. CurryAlabamaMember of First Congress. Hon.Edward S. DarganAlabamaMember of First Congress. Hon.J. S. DickinsonAlabamaMember of Second Congress. Hon.Thomas J. FosterAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.Francis S. LyonAlabamaMember of First and Second Congress. Hon.James L. PughAlabamaMember of First
Hustings Court. --In accordance with the order of the previous day the case of Robert S. Forde, charged with the murder of Robert E. Dixon, Clerk of the House of Representatives, was taken up in this Court yesterday. Mr. Crump, for the defence, submitted a motion for a continuance of the case until the next term of the Court, on account of the absence of material witnesses. The motion was argued throughout the entire day by Messrs. Crump and Randolph, and Senators Simms and Burnett, of Kentucky, counsel for the defence, and Mr. Daniel, attorney for the Commonwealth. The Court, at a late hour last evening, decided to grant the motion, and the case was accordingly continued to the next term, commencing on the second Monday in June.
The Daily Dispatch: June 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], Set for to day. (search)
Set for to day. --The Hustings Court have changed their hour of meeting from 11 to 10 o'clock A. M., and have set for their first business this morning, the examination of Robert S. Ford, charged with the murder of Robert E. Dixon, on the 23d of April. Jurors and witnesses are required to be punctual in their attendance at the hour named.
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The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1863., [Electronic resource],
The Prince of Wales's maiden speech. (search)
Hustings Court, June 11th, 1863. --The case of Robert S Ferde, on examination for the shooting of Robert E. Dixon, on the 24th of April, was again called this morning, but in consequence of the indisposition of Atderman Jones, one of the sitting justices, the case was laid over until Saturday morning. The testimony in this case was concluded on Wednesday afternoon, and the further proceedings will consist of the argument of counsel upon the evidence before the Court.
The Daily Dispatch: October 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], The situation at
Hustings Court --Judge Lyons presiding.--The following cases of felony were tried and disposed off in this court yesterday. William Parker, indicted for garroting Louisa Jones, and robbing her of $80. Tried and found not guilty by the jury. John Smith and Charles J. Mitchell, indicted for garroting Hugh B. Arnold, and robbing him of his watch and $35 in money. The evidence showed this case to be an exceedingly aggravated one. Besides the robbery, Arnold was severely choked and beaten. The jury found the prisoners guilty, and they were sentenced each to the penitentiary for five years. As soon as the sentence was passed the prisoners were started to their new habitation. Jesse White, indicted for the murder of John J. Andrews; and Robt. S. Ford, for the murder of Robert E. Dixon, were called, and important witnesses being absent, their trials were continued till the next term, and they remanded to prison.
The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1863., [Electronic resource], From
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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Judge Lyons's Court. --In this Court, on Saturday, the counsel who defended Robert S. Forde, for the murder of Robert E. Dixon, in this city, on the 94th of April last, made a motion for a new trial. The reasons upon which they based their ap
Before leaving the room Forde addressed the Court in a few remarks.
He stated that it was not his intention to kill Dixon.--Through Gen. Read he desired to bring about a duel between Dixon and himself, but, failing in that, his next desire wasDixon and himself, but, failing in that, his next desire was to avoid a meeting till some steps could be taken to settle the matter amicably through a correspondence.
On the day of the shooting, while coming through the Square, he did not observe D. till he was close upon him, and saw that himself and Goodw eat, and believing that a conflict was inevitable he drew his pistol simultaneous with the same proceeding on the part of Dixon. D. fired first.
His allusion to the hard fate of his young wife was quite affecting, and he concluded by commending her
The Daily Dispatch: April 16, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Forde case. (search)
The Forde case. --The argument before the Supreme Court of Appeals of Va. on the writ of error granted Ro. S. Forde for a new trial upon the judgment rendered against him by the Hustings Court, sentencing him to the penitentiary for 18 years, for the murder of Robert E. Dixon, was concluded on Thursday. The court will render their decision on an early day next week.