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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
all. They felt deeply the awe of the situation. They acted calmly. It was at this great and decisive meeting that the memorable debate occurred between Mr. Roger A. Pryor, the young editor of The South, a weekly, published at Richmond, of extreme Southern rights' character, supported by William Ballard Preston, and Henry W. He, existing in the form of a compromise between the sections in an organic law, could become valid under any enactment less than a constitutional amendment. Messrs. Pryor and Preston, of Virginia, and Mr. Hilliard, of Alabama, contended for unconstitutional rejection of De Bow's report favoring the re-opening of the trade. Mr. Yancey saw his opportunity to discuss the encroachments of the Abolitionists upon the Constitution in resisting a summary rejection of the motion of Mr. Pryor. Hence the debate and the final reference of the De Bow report to the Vicksburg convention. Dr. McGuire is bold and opportune in denouncing the allegation of Fiske, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel John Bowie Magruder. (search)
ppened that a stray chicken got in my way and found its way into the frying pan in a very short time. Up to that time, so far as I know, no orders had been issued to those five batteries; we were left there with about 175 infantry, under General Roger A. Pryor, as a shadow of support for the guns. Just about sunrise General Longstreet rode up and ordered me to take two guns to shell a point of woods on the other side of the river, where he said the enemy were massing. Like the poor innocent the enemy's line, commenced firing; and though the distance was estimated to be about two miles and a half, their shots fell within a few feet of our guns, though none of them exploded where they struck, but ricochetted over our heads to where General Pryor's infantry was lying in the woods. Our guns, being smooth bore, could not, of course, fight a battery of 20-pound Parrotts, so we withdrew just below the brow of the hill and awaited further orders. Upon the withdrawal of our guns the fir
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.56 (search)
. Jordan, J. A. Jelks, T. W. Jelks, E. S. James,—— Johnson, L. S. King, J. R. Little, R. S. Lewis, St. George T. Mason, A. M. Maclin, J. McGlemore, C. McCourt, A. Norris, John R. Norris,——Neblett, S, Potts, P. W. H. Parsons, W. H. Pennington, Roger A. Pryor, A. B. Parker, E. B. Robinson, J. W. Saunders, J. D. Spain, C. W. Spratley, W. W. Spratley, J. C. Smith, George Seaborn, W. E. Thornton, P. Vellines, Joseph H. Walters, J. L. Williamson. Killed. James McGlemore, Chickahominy river, Juneillard, promoted to captain of infantry company. P. F. Weaver, promoted to sergeant-major of regiment. Charles McCourt, promoted to sergeant-major, then detailed as blockade runner. Detailed. Johnson, detailed as general scout. Roger A. Pryor, general scout. W. E. Chappel and A. H. Ellis, couriers at cavalry headquarters. L. L. Johnson and A. C. Winston; W. H. Pennington and R. W. H. Parsons, detailed for civil service. O. H. Baird, detailed for medical department.