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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), First Maryland campaign. (search)
held the field. When Sumner was leading Sedgwick to the attack the other two divisions of his corps, under French and Richardson, turned southward, and soon found themselves face to face with the centre of the army along the Bloody Lane. This posis. A little later R. H. Anderson's division reinforced it. Sumner, when Sedgwick was being pressed, ordered French and Richardson to attack the troops in their front in order to make a diversion. After a most gallant resistance Hill was driven frombreak through the centre failed. General Longstreet's article would lead one to infer that this attack of French and Richardson was the leading event of the day on the field north of Sharpsburg. It does not, however, deserve this distinction, havnd place; and good as were some of the troops engaged, and gallant as some of the fighting, the movements of French and Richardson excite but a languid interest, for such use as was made of these troops was not of the kind to drive Hill, Hood, Jackso
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Virginia's preparation for the war. (search)
armed3800 —— Total riflemen6,030 This varies in some degree from my report of 27th February last, by some additional troops and companies in each arm having received arms, and some new companies having been commissioned since then. Except in a few cases where the actual strength of particular troops and companies is known at this office, I have estimated all other troops and companies at the minimum number required by law, discarding the return, which would increase the force. The cavalry force is unnecessarily large; the artillery much too small. The additional companies are organizing. It is far too weak in the tide-water region. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. H. Richardson, Adjutant-General. Recapitulation. Cavalry, armed3,350 do. Unarmed1,450 ——4,800 Artillery, armed780 do. Unarmed650 ——1,430 Infantry, armed5,790 do. Unarmed250 ——6,040 Riflemen, armed2,230 do. Unarmed3,800 ——6,030 Total volunteer force,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 21 (search)
exalted statesmanship and manly qualities, a citizen of national fame and a Christian gentleman; Cardinal McCloskey—supreme prelate, in this land, of the Roman Catholic Church, venerated for his professional attainments, his charitable ministrations, and his saintly virtues; William H. Vanderbilt—the richest man in America, fostering commercial schemes of gigantic proportions, and the controlling spirit of immense corporations; Horace B. Claflin—the greatest shop-keeper on this continent; Richardson—the wealthiest and most successful planter in the South; George B. McClellan—erstwhile the organizer of the grand Army of the Potomac, a captain of lofty impulses, and a civilian of high repute; John McCullough—possessing a fine conception of, and manifesting a conscientious devotion to, the purpose of playing whose end both at the first, and now, was and is to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of Fredericksburg.—From the morning of the 20th of April to the 6th of May, 1863. (search)
tion near the plank road, and two guns belonging to the fourth company, under Lieutenant Norcum, were placed in position near the extreme left of the Twenty-first regiment between the plank road and Taylor's Hill. The second company, under Captain Richardson, was posted near the railroad on our right; Frazier battery and Carlton battery in rear of Howison House on Lee's Hill. One gun of Parker's battery was posted on the point known as Willis's Hill, under the command of Lieutenant Brown. Beiment shattered, the Washington Artillery captured and the Twenty-first regiment cut off, ordered the Thirteenth and Seventeenth regiments to fall back to Lee's Hill. Adjutant Owen, of Washington Artillery, rallied the second company, under Captain Richardson, to the Telegraph road on Lee's Hill, and opened fire upon the blue mass on Marye's Hill. Barksdale rallied the remnant of the Eighteenth regiment and the three companies of the Twenty-first regiment, and posted the Thirteenth regiment on
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
. W. Stewart, G. L. Shrimp, J. M. Webb, T. J. Werner, W. C. McFall. J D. Crawford. This man was captured at Darbytown, on 7th October, 1864, was paroled and came to Richmond sick. Just prior to the evacuation of Richmond he received a sick furlough. Communication being cut off, he joined his company at Amelia C. H., Va., hoping thereby to reach his home. He has done no duty since being paroled. Co. D. 1st Sergeant L. C. Zimmerman, 2d Sergeant F. V. Landrum, 3d Sergeant Wm. H. Richardson, 4th Sergeant A. J. Nesbitt, Private L. L. Foster, A. A. Foster, W. D. Gaston, A. L. Gaston, 5th Sergeant Pascal Kawkins, 1st Corporal Wm. M. Foster, 2d Corporal Moses Foster, 3d Corporal J. W. Hankins, Private W. H. Ballinger, A. R. Ballinger, O. P. Ballinger, T. P. Booker, W. S. Booker, H. H. Brown, G. Burnett, C. Bright, John E. Cox, B. Dalton, John R. Dickson, Private Wm. Gleen, A. Kaisler, W. Knight, A. J. Surratt, John Surratt, John Set
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Richmond home guard of 1861. (search)
o increase the artillery arm of his army for the ensuing campaign, and that it was necessary that the Confederates should meet that by a corresponding force as far as practicable. He therefore desired the Governor, first, to see if he could not send him the Home Guard, of which he had heard, as a body; or, secondly, failing in that, to send him the guns, horses, and all the equipment that had been provided or was being provided for the Guard. Colonel Pendleton, accompanied by General William H. Richardson, Adjutant-General of the State, came to see me on the subject; and I promised to call my men together and submit the question to them—reminding him, however, of the peculiar character of the organization, and of the distinct understanding with which the men had enlisted—namely, that they were not to go into the field for general service. The Home Guard was accordingly called together; the proposition of going into the field was submitted to them, and discussed at more than one m
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.40 (search)
lery, with the rank of major. The other information asked for is as follows: 1848.—Board of Visitors: General Corbin Braxton, president of board; General William H. Richardson, adjutant-general (exofficio); General P. C. Johnson, Philip St. George Cocke, Esq., General P. H. Steenbergen, Colonel George W. Munford, Charles J. Fon; T. H. Williamson, treasurer; J. Q. Marr, adjutant; W. S. Eskridge, steward. 1849.—Board of Visitors: General Corbin Braxton, president of Board; General William H. Richardson, adjutant-general (ex-officio); Philip St. George Cocke, Esq., General P. H. Steenbergen, Charles J. Faulkner, Esq., General E. P. Scott, Hon. John S. . Rodes, adjutant; C. B. Williams, quartermaster; J. T. Gibbs, commissary and steward. 1850.-Board of Visitors: General Braxton, president of board; General William H. Richardson, adjutant-general (ex-officio); Philip St. George Cocke, Esq., General P. H. Steenbergen, Charles J. Faulkner, Esq., William W. Crump, Esq., General D.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
lry,18,248 ——— Total number of men,102,915 Of the sixty-four Infantry Regiments, only sixty-one have rolls on file in this office, and only nineteen Cavalry Regiments. The rolls are very defective in all arms of the service. The above statement does not embrace the recruits or conscripts furnished by the State of Virginia, of which we have no returns. S. Cooper, At. and I. Gen. To. Col. S. B. French, A. D. C., &c. Headquarters Va. Ord. Department, Richmond, October 6, 1863. Wm. H. Richardson, Adg't Gen.: General: I have the honor to report, in answer to a call from the Legislature, through the Governor of the Commonwealth, as follows: Arms issued between Oct. 1, 1859, and Oct. 1, 1863. Common pieces,390 Muskets,103,840 Rifles,6,428 Carbines,795 Musketoons,446 Pistols,4,438 Sabres,7,863 Remaining on hand in the Virginia armory on the 1st October, 1863. Brass 6-pounder cannon (unmounted),5 Brass 12-pounder Howitzers (not mounted),1 Brass, mou<
ignation. We suppose suitable arrangements have since been made. The Armory Band was on the field and furnished excellent music. In the afternoon the troops were exercised in squad drill, which was witnessed by Gov. Letcher, Adjutant General Richardson, Col. Wm. H. Richardson, and others who are interested in military matters. The following is a list of the officers and companies who have reported at the Camp: Roster of field, Staff and officers of the line. Col. Sherwin McCol. Wm. H. Richardson, and others who are interested in military matters. The following is a list of the officers and companies who have reported at the Camp: Roster of field, Staff and officers of the line. Col. Sherwin McRae, Commanding. Maj. J. J. Werth, 1st Major. Maj. Thos. G. Armstead, 2d Major. John F. Wren, Adjutant. Daniel E. Gardner, Quartermaster. F. W. Hancock, Assistant Surgeon. Edmund Fontaine, Sergeant Major. Walter K. Martin, Paymaster. Miles C. Selden, Assistant Commissary. Companies. Hanover Troop--Capt. Wms. C. Wickham, Lieut. Wm. B. Newton, Lieut. B. H. Bowles. Henrico Troop--Col. J. L Davis, Lieut. Comm'g B. W. Green, Jr., Lieut. John E. Friend. Governor's Guard,
fordsville, in Giles county; by Mr. Booker, of refunding to A. W. Deshazer a portion of license tax improperly paid by him; by Mr. Pritchard, of granting a charter for the construction of a Turnpike Road from the mouth of Flat Run, in Marion county, to Burton, in Wetzel county; by Mr. Walker, of allowing the Militia fines in the county of Rockingham, after defraying the expenses of the Militia in that county, to be appropriated for the benefit of the Volunteer Regiment of that county; by Mr. Richardson, of incorporating the Wheeling Gymnasium Association; by Mr. Seddon, of refunding license tax paid by Harry Purkins; by Mr. Myers, of giving Justices of the Peace jurisdiction in the cases of garnished summons; by Mr. Boreman, of requiring the Clerk to prepare weekly a calendar of House proceedings; by Mr. Miller, of amending chapter 61 of the new Code, with regard to the transfer of turnpikes heretofore transferred under the provisions of the same laws as turnpikes transferred hereafter
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