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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
the perfections with a masterly hand and the attributes of a consumate debator. To appreciate Pendleton it is necessary one should read his speeches inextenso in Elliott's Debates. Edmund Randolph. Of this distinguished Virginian it may be truly said- His life was gentle; and the elements So mixed in him that Nature mighte. Briefly stated, this doctrine is that the American Continents should no longer be subjects for new European colonial settlement. His argument, as reported in Elliott's Debates, while not oratorical, is candid, lucid and cogent. Monroe succeeded Mr. Madison as President of the United States in 1817, and was re-elected in 1820interests of the whole. He had not the fire and rhetoric of Henry, but he far surpassed him in reason and logic. To those interested in these debates I refer to Elliott and Robertson. Alluding to Washington's well-known partiality and advocacy of the Constitution, Grayson concluded one of his eloquent speeches by saying: We ha
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
de and brigades of Campbell and Stark; March, 1863, commanding District of Savannah, Ga.; July, 1863, commanding defenses and troops on Morris Island, S. C.; August, 1863, commanding at James Island, S. C.; February, 1864, commanding divisions in Florida composed of the brigades of Finegan, Colquitt, Wise and Page; May, 1864, commanding Seventh Military District, South Carolina; December, 1864, commanding District of South Carolina; January, 1865, commanding division composed of brigades of Elliott, Rhett and Anderson. James Barbour Terrill, major, Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, ——, 1861; lieutenant-colonel and colonel, Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, ——, 1861; brigadier-general, May 31, 1864; killed at battle of Bethesda Church, March 31, 1864. Commands—Brigade composed of Thirteenth, Thirty-first, Forty-ninth, Fifty-second and Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiments, Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. William Terry, major, Fourth Regiment, Virginia Infantry, ——, 862; colonel,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
endid and successful charge of that division which recaptured our works and won the Crater fight, shall I pause to speak. Other tongues, more eloquent, have described that day. But upon the anniversary of that great fight, standing upon the hill which was the objective of the Federal assault, and speaking of the deeds of Petersburg soldiers, I pause to lay a sprig of rosemary upon the graves of those twenty-two officers and men of Pegram's Battery whose bodies were covered by the debris of Elliott's salient. These men, in the discharge of duty, held the post of honor. To them had been intrusted the defense of an advanced portion of our lines at a time when it was known that the enemy was attempting to undermine them. Not for them was the excitement of the thrilling charge. Not for them to face danger amid the pomp and circumstance of war. But calmly, in the discharge of routine duty, quietly and fearlessly they met death that morning, while the summer birds were singing their hym
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Brilliant Page in history of War. From the Birmingham age-herald, February 4, 1906. (search)
s, as was subsequently proven. During the night of the 29th (I think about 2 o'clock), we received orders to get our men under arms and ready for action at a moment's notice, which convinced us that General Lee had important information. We remained thus until between daybreak and sunrise of the 30th of July, when suddenly the quiet and suspense was broken by a terrific explosion on our left. The news soon reached our lines that the enemy had exploded a mine under a fort then known as Elliott's Salient, subsequently named the Crater, from its resemblance in shape to the crater of a volcano, and during the terrible struggle one in active operation, caused by the smoke and dust which ascended therefrom. Mahone's was the supporting division of the army while in front of Petersburg, and consequently whenever the enemy was making serious attacks this command, or a part of it, was sent to reinforce the point assailed. Hence it was in many hard-fought battles while the army was in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
l regiments and a battalion of cavalry, composed of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Regiments Pennsylvania Cavalry (Cole's Battalion); four full regiments of infantry, Elliott's Brigade, and a battery of four guns. I write full, as it was early spring, and the regiment had recruited to the full during the winter, and reported that mornin full run, we adding every possible inducement. A portion of the rear regiment of cavalry ran back from the ambush, and while the fight was going on above, General Elliott rallied and reformed the runaways, brought Cole's Battalion to the front, thus forming a column, and moving the infantry up nearer to supporting distance, he a friend of mine and staunch rebel, sent me the following: Seeing a number of wounded coming in, I know there had been a fight somewhere. I watched for General Elliott, took the raw cotton plug from the keyhole and listened to his report: Killed, wounded and captured or missing, 227 men. I congratulate you. You did more t