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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence and fall of Fort Fisher. (search)
eral Ames's brigades — more than ten to one. My officers there claim that they twice repulsed the assault on the parapet, and that all of the original detachment at the Napoleon were killed and wounded, and that Captain Brady detailed men from his company to take their place, and these were killed, wounded or captured at the gun, whose carriage was riddled with bullets. When Captain Melvin surrendered the survivors, some two hundred, they were enveloped by Curtis's brigade in front, and Pennybacker's brigade in the rear, and besides, the two guns at Battery Buchanan had commenced to fire upon this salient, killing and wounding friend and foe indiscriminately. War never witnessed more determined bravery, and the fact that these brave men continued at their posts until overwhelmed, instead of retreating into the main work before the formidable assault, as they could honorably have done, proves each as much a hero as though victory had crowned their efforts. There were three lines
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
compelled the charging columns to abandon this usually travelled but unprotected entrance to the fort and to go off to the right, to climb the high parapets in order to get into the fort, some fifty yards to the right and back of us. The portion of Company D, which was stationed to the right of the Napoleon saw the breaking of our lines to the right in time to retreat behind the parapet, but that portion of the company on the left some fifteen or twenty in number, stood their ground until Pennybacker's charging columns commenced their slaughter from the rear. Four of this company were killed at the Napoleon. There was another piece, however, a Parrott gun, just on the edge of the river which we used once or twice very effectively in blowing to atoms a bridge on the main road into the fort, some two hundred feet in the front of the gate. At the first charge the boys at the Napoleon made a shot which cleared that road and caused many to take refuge under that bridge, and I was told b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.64 (search)
iller, Charles, Martin, William, Miller, Rader, Miller, James, Mills, Reuben, Miles, William, Michael, Isaac, Neville, Thornton, Norris, William, O'Haver, Martin, Overman, John, O'Rouke, John, Parker, Joseph A., Poole, William, Painter, N. B., Pennybacker, J. E., Pennybacker, Isaac, Reed, John, Ritter, Henry, Richardson, John, Rinker, William, Rogers, John, Rhodes, O. L., Richards, B. F., Robinson, I. N., Rosser, Robert, Shaffer, Sam, Smith, John, Showalter, John, Senman, William, Stewart, F., Pennybacker, Isaac, Reed, John, Ritter, Henry, Richardson, John, Rinker, William, Rogers, John, Rhodes, O. L., Richards, B. F., Robinson, I. N., Rosser, Robert, Shaffer, Sam, Smith, John, Showalter, John, Senman, William, Stewart, F., Md.; Seymour, Henry, Seymour, William, Stickley, S., Steele, John, Showalter, D. H., Shipman, J., Saunders, James, Scott, F., Shoemate, William, Shryock, J., Spaulding, William, Shore, H. W., Shitagger, William, Temple, J. M., Tabb, Harlan, Tabb, P., Trumbo, M. G., Tucker, E., Tucker, Sam, Truehart, H. M., Tex.; Triplett, John, Triplett, Joseph, Taylor, G. R., Tevebaugh, I., Vandiver, George, VanPelt, John, Vallandingham, J. L., Md.; Whitmore, John, Watring, Ben, Welch, James, Welton, S., West
n its adoption, with the following result: Yeas.--Messrs, Armstrong, Brannon, Bence, Carson, Carraway, Carter, Christian, Claiborne, Coghill, Critcher, Day, John Dickenson, Asa D. Dickinson, Douglas, French, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell, Johnson, Layne, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, McKenney, Nash, Neal, Neeson, Newlon, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Quesenberry, Richmond, Rives, Stuart, Henry W. Thomas, Christopher Y. Thomas, Townes and Wickham--40. Nays.--Messrs, August, Early, Finney, Pennybacker and Thompson--5. Mr. August and others, in voting against the resolutions, explained their reasons for so doing. Bills Reported.--A bill to incorporate the Valley Railroad Company; a bill allowing the Northwestern Bank of Virginia, and any of its branches, to establish an agency in the city of Richmond for the redemption of its circulating notes; a bill to authorize the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad Company to construct a branch and to increase its capital stock; a bill author
next called up, when, on motion of Mr. Carson, it was laid on the table, with the understanding that its consideration should be resumed at some day when the attendance of Senators was greater than at present. Mr. Isbell called up the resolution offered some time since by the Senator from Augusta, (Mr. Stuart,) relative to the contemplated attack upon the forts in Virginia and the Federal capital. On motion of Mr. Isbell, the resolution was subsequently laid on the table. Mr. Pennybacker offered a resolution for an adjournment of the Senate until next Wednesday, to which various amendments were proposed. Mr. Taliaferro moved that the resolution and amendments be indefinitely postponed, and the ayes and noes were demanded — ayes 11, noes 15. Refused to postpone. Mr. Douglas moved to lay on the table, and again called the ayes and noes — ayes 12, noes 14. Mr. Paxton moved to amend, by making it a joint resolution, and providing that when the Senate adjourn
the State, whenever required by the Governor, to redeem in specie, or specie funds, such an amount of their notes as may be necessary to meet the demands upon the treasury of the Commonwealth; and to this end, the contribution shall be rateable and in proportion to the amount of the notes on each Bank or branch Bank, which may be received by the treasurer in payment of public revenue."--The amendment of the committee was agreed to. Mr. Armstrong proposed an amendment, which gave rise to considerable discussion, in which Messrs. Armstrong, August, Wickham, and others participated. Mr. Armstrong then withdrew his amendment, in order to perfect it, and, on his motion, the bill was laid on the table, and made the order of the day for to-morrow, at 11 o'clock. The bill providing compensation to John Critcher, for services rendered in prosecuting Samuel Hubbard, in Westmoreland county, was next taken up, and rejected. On motion of Mr. Pennybacker, the Senate adjourned.
e non-payment of specie. The amendment occasional a spirited debate between Messrs. Armstrong, Anoust, Thomas of Fairfax, Isbell and others. The amendment was aed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Armstrong Caldwell, Carson, Carter, Claiborne, Day. Dickinson of Prince Edward, Early, Gatewood, Greever, Isbell, Logan, Marshall, Neal, Newman, Paxton, Richmond, Smith, Thomas of Henry--19 Nays.--Messrs. August, Brannen, Carraway, Jr., Coghill, Finney, Johnson, Lynch, Pennybacker, Thomas of Fairfax, Townes--10. Mr. Isbell offered the following, which was also adopted: "The 33d section of chapter 58 of the Code of Virginia shall be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: 'Sec. 16. Any Bank authorized to carry on business as a Bank of circulation, deposit and discount, may loan money for a period not exceeding six months, and discount any bill of exchange, promissory note, or other negotiable paper, for the payment of money which will be payable
r. Lockridge, the petition of sundry citizens of Randolph and Pocahontas counties, for a further appropriation to the Huttonsville and Huntersville Turnpike Road; by Mr. Morris, the petition of Robert McConnell and others for the release of Ann McGuire from her imprisonment in the county jail of Marshall county; by Mr. Haymond, the petition for the relief of the securities of Edward Moore, late Sheriff of Wetzel county. Senate Bill Passed.--A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Pennybacker, who informed the House that the Senate had passed a bill authorizing the County Court of Rockingham county to loan to the Manassas Gap Railroad Company a sum of money. The bill was afterwards taken up and passed. Temporary Adjournment.--The House adopted a resolution, offered by Mr. McKenzie, to the effect that the House adjourn over to Saturday, at 11 o'clock. Covington and Ohio Railroad.--On motion of Mr. Rutherford, the House suspended the rules for the purpose of tak
endment, resulted in — ayes 24, noes 20. The motion recurring on the adoption of the amendment, it was rejected — ayes 21, noes 24. The bill, with but a few slight verbal amendments, was passed by the following vote: Ayes.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Bruce, Carson, Carraway, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, John Dickenson, Asa B. Dickinson, Douglass, Early, French, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell. Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, McKenney, Nash, Newlon, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Tallaferro, Thompson, and Urquhast--32. Nays.--Messrs. Brannon, Caldwell, Carter, Critcher, Neal, Neeson, Rives, Stuart, Henry W. Thomas, Townes, and Wickham--11. Bills Passed.--Senate bill organizing a volunteer company of cavalry in Albemarle county; Senate bill amending the charter of the Black Lick and Plaster Bank Turnpike Company; Senate bill to incorporate the Cove Creek Lead, Copper and Iron Manufacturing Company in the county of Tazewell; Senate bill autho
ernment," passed March 31st, 1860. Resolution of Inquiry.--Mr. Wickham offered the following joint resolution: Whereas. there is at this time a very large number of able-bodied convicts in the Penitentiary unemployed, and kept at a heavy expense to the Commonwealth; and whereas the Capitol of the State is getting in bad repair, and it may become desirable at some future day to construct a new Capitol; and whereas the State owns valuable granite quarries within a short distance of the city of Richmond: Therefore, be it Resolved, That a select committee of five be appointed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Governor of the Commonwealth to cause a portion of the convicts of the Penitentiary to be employed in quarrying and dressing granite, with a view to the future erection of a new Capitol. The President appointed Messrs. Wickham, Dickinson of P. E., August, Paxton and Pennybacker, as the committee. On motion of Mr. Newman, the Senate adourned.
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