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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
rolina, though he would never admit it. The Union Generals who struck us the heaviest blows, next to those of Grant and Sherman, were from our own soil. From West Point there came forth forty-five graduates of Southern birth, who became Federal Generals. I have their names, from George H. Thomas and George Sykes to David Hunter and John Pope, with the States of their nativity, viz: George H. Thomas, Va.; George Sykes, Del.; E. O. C. Ord, Md; R. C. Buchanan, Md.; E. R. S. Canby, Ky.; Jesse L. Reno, Va.; John Newton, Va.; R. W. Johnson, Ky.; J. J. Reynolds, Ky.; J. M. Brannan, D. C.; John Buford, Ky.; Thomas J. Wood, Ky.; John W. Davidson, Va.; John C. Tidball, Va.; Alvan C. Gillenn, Tenn.; William R. Terrill, Va.; A. T. A. Torbert, Del.; Samuel L. Carroll, D. C.; N. B. Buford, Ky.; Alfred Pleasanton, D. C.; O. M. Mitchell, Ky.; George W. Getty, D. C.; William Hayes, Va.; A. B. Dyer, Va.; John J. Abercrombie, Tenn.; Robert Anderson, Ky.; Robert Williams, Va.; Henry E. Maynadier, Va
vocate General. 17. Major William Hayes, Second Artillery. 18. Major William H. Gordon, Third Infantry. 19. Major George C. Waggaman, Assistant Quartermaster General. 20. Captain John Newton, Engineers. 21. Capt. J. W. Davidson, First Dragoons. 22. Capt. W. J. Newton, Second Dragoons. 23. Capt. T. G. Williams, First Infantry. 24. Capt. T. A. Washington, First Infantry. 25. Capt. G. Chapin, Seventh Infantry. 26. Capt. L. H. Marshall, Tenth Infantry. 27. Capt. Jesse L. Reno, Ordnance. 28. Capt. E, W. B. Newby, First Cavalry. Several in the above list have been rewarded by Lincoln with promotion. Two of them, Majors George H. Thomas and Lawrence P. Graham, have been made Brigadier-Generals. Col. Cooke, who has been for some time in Utah, it was supposed, would retire from the Yankee service, and link his destiny with his native land for weal or woe. Possibly he may yet do so. The friends of Col. Steptoe have asserted with confidence that he, too
Federal army appointments. --A telegraphic dispatch from Washington says that commissions have been issued to the following named gentlemen under recent appointments: Colonels George W. Culium and Schuyler Hamilton, lately attached to Gen. Scott's staff, to be Brigadier, Generals of volunteers, to report to Gen. Halleck. Captain Jesse L. Reno, of the regular army, Charles C. Huger, George W. Morgan, J. Stahl, and Col. Philip St. George Cook, also to be Brigadier-Generals of volunteers, to report to Gen. McClellan. Wm. Powell Mason, appointed aide-de-camp to Gen. McClellan, with the rank of captain. Capt. A. J. Halleck, appointed an aid to Gen. Halleck, with the rank of captain. James B. McPherson to be Lieut.-Col., to report to Gen. Halleck. The following Assistant Inspectors General have been appointed with the rank of Major: Captains Nelson H. Davis, Roger Jones, John Buford, and Absolom Baird, to report to General McClellan, and Captain Jam
and with which alone we can achieve success in war, and under which alone we can organize an honorable peace. Major General Reno. Gen. Jesse L. Reno, U. S. A., who was killed on Sunday at the Heights on the Hagerstown road, was born in VirgGen. Jesse L. Reno, U. S. A., who was killed on Sunday at the Heights on the Hagerstown road, was born in Virginia in 1825, and was consequently 37 years of age at the time of his death. He was a graduate of West Point of the class of 1846, in which year he was commissioned as bravot Second Lieutenant of Ordnance. In the Mexican war he was greatly distinguwept like a child. No eye was dry among those present, and many a silent and spoken resolution was made that moment, that Reno's death should be amply avenged — Thus died one of the bravest Generals that was in the service of his country; one of the man whom all respected and loved. The country can ill afford to lose at this trying hour such men as Kearney Stevens and Reno. Apprehensions of the Merrimac no. 2. The New York Times calls on the Navy Department to look out for Merrimac N
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