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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 1: parentage, and Early years. (search)
he families, such a tie is rendered probable by their marked resemblance in energy and courage, as illustrated not only in the career of the two great commanders who have made the name immortal, but of other members of their houses. John Jackson was brought up in London, and became a reputable and prosperous tradesman. He determined to transfer his. rising fortunes to the British colonies in America, and crossed the seas in 1748, landing first in the plantations of Lord Baltimore. In Calvert County, Maryland, he married Elizabeth Cummins, a young woman also from London, of excellent character and respectable education. The young couple, after the common fashion of American emigrants, proceeded at once to seek for new and cheaper lands on which to establish their household gods, and made their first home on the south branch of the Potomac River, at the place now known as Moorefields, the county seat of Hardy County. But after residing for a time in this lovely valley, John Jackson
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Thomas 1732-1819 (search)
Johnson, Thomas 1732-1819 Jurist; born in St. Leonards, Calvert co., Md., Nov. 4, 1732; was an eminent lawyer, and was chosen a delegate to the second Continental Congress in 1775. He had the honor of nominating George Washington for the post of commander-in-chief of the Continental armies. He was chosen governor of the new State of Maryland in 1777, and was associate-justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1791 to 1793, when he resigned. He was offered the post of chief-justice of the District of Columbia in 1801, but declined it. He died at Rose Hill, near Frederickton, Oct. 26, 1819.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864 (search)
Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864 Jurist; born in Calvert county, Md., March 17, 1777; graduated at Dickinson College in 1795; admitted to the bar in 1799. He was of a family of English Roman Catholics who settled in Maryland. At the age of twenty-three he was a member of the Maryland Assembly; was State Senator in 1816, and attorney-general of Maryland in 1827. In 1831 President Jackson appointed him United States Attorney-General, and in 1836 he was appointed chief-justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to succeed Judge Marshall. In 1857 he gave his famous opinion in the Dred Scott case (q. v.), and was an earnest upholder of the slave-system. He died in Washington, D. C., Oct. 12, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
rnor Stone for strictly enforcing the submission of all the inhabitants of the province of Maryland to his proprietary rights......Feb. 7, 1654 Governor Stone, by proclamation, declares that the province of Maryland is under the government of Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of the commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, etc.......May 6, 1654 Robert Brooke, commander of Charles county, having been discharged by Lord Baltimore, Governor Stone erects the county into the county of Calvert......July 3, 1654 Commissioners Bennett and Claiborne, hearing of the new orders and instructions from Lord Baltimore, come to Maryland and make a second reducement of the province, appointing Capt. William Fuller and others commissioners for governing the affairs of Maryland......July 22, 1654 Captain Fuller and the other commissioners call an assembly at Patuxent, it passes an act of recognition ......Oct. 26, 1654 Acts of the Assembly; one concerning religion, declaring that n
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Maryland Volunteers. (search)
Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in West Virginia operating against Moseby and guarding Baltimore & Ohio Railroad till June, 1865. Mustered out June 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 45 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 120 Enlisted men by disease. Total 169. 2nd Maryland Regiment Cavalry Organized at Baltimore and Annapolis, Md., July 1 to August 12, 1863, for 6 months. Assigned to provost duty in Anne Arundel and Calvert counties and at Annapolis, Md., during entire term. Mustered out Companies A and B January 26, 1864; Companies C and D February 6, 1864; Company E January 31, 1864. Lost 13 by disease during service. 3rd Maryland Regiment Cavalry.--(Bradford Dragoons.) Organized at Baltimore, Md., August 8, 1863, to January 9, 1864. Attached to Cavalry Reserve, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1864. Unattached, Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. D
er Lincoln. From Hill it was learned that the plans of the conspirators were first to excite and exasperate the popular feeling against Mr. Lincoln to the utmost, and thus far this had been successfully accompanied. From the published programme Mr. Lincoln was to reach Baltimore from Harrisburg by the Northern Central Railroad on the twenty-third day of February, now but a few days distant. He would, therefore, reach the city about the middle of the day. A vast crowd would meet him at the Calvert street depot, at which point it was expected that he would enter an open carriage and ride nearly half a mile to the Washington depot. Here it was arranged that but a small force of policemen should be stationed, and as the President arrived a disturbance would be created which would attract the attention of these guardians of the peace, and this accomplished, it would be an easy task for a determined man to shoot the President, and, aided by his companions, succeed in making his escape.
assembly and duly sworn, the members gathering around him in a circle as this was being done. Having passed through the required formula, Howard was warmly taken by the hand by his associates, many of whom he had met in the polite circles of society. After quiet had been restored, the President, who was none other than Captain Fernandina, arose, and in a dramatic manner detailed the particulars of the plot. It had been fully determined that the assassination should take place at the Calvert street depot. A vast crowd of secessionists were to assemble at that place to await the arrival of the train with Mr. Lincoln. They would appear early and fill the narrow streets and passages immediately surrounding it. No attempt at secrecy was made of the fact that the Marshal of Police was conversant with their plans, and that he would detail but a small force of policemen to attend the arrival, and nominally clear and protect a passage for Mr. Lincoln and his suite. Nor was the fact
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 4: Marylanders enlist, and organize to defend Virginia and the Confederacy. (search)
t's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! for it was in the hearts of the people and it was true! The rendezvous of the drilled volunteers produced three crack companies under Capt. E. R. Dorsey, Baltimore City Guards; Capt. Wm. H. Murray, Maryland Guards, and Capt. J. Lyle Clarke, Independent Grays. And soon after was organized another company under Capt. Michael Stone Robertson, of Charles county, whose company came from the counties of St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles. These Richmond companies were mustered into the service of Virginia, May 17th and 18th and June 17th. Captain Clarke elected to take his company into the Twenty-first Virginia regiment. It served its year with great eclat and was the crack company of that part of the army. The other three were united to the battalion at Harper's Ferry. Virginia troops had by that time been taken en masse into the army of the Confederacy. That battalion was reorganized into six companies,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
issippi Regiment. Ordered to report to General Hood, Washington Artillery, March 16, ‘64. April 30, ‘64, General Shoup's Headquarters. Foreman, Arthur L., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War June 2, ‘63, to rank Sept. 29, ‘63, report to General Bragg. Passed Board Dec. 8, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, Wright's Battery, Sept. 30, ‘63, to April 30, ‘64, 2d Kentucky Regiment. Ford, Peter R., Assistant Surgeon, passed Board at Bowling Green, Feb. 3, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, to Nov. 30, ‘63, Calvert's Battery, Dec. 31, ‘63, Key's Battery, April 30, ‘64, Hotchkiss' Battery. Foster, Robert C., contract (promoted), passed Board at Chattanooga April 18, ‘63, as Surgeon, made by S. H. Stout, Nov. 16, ‘62, $80, Acting as Post-Surgeon, Catoosa Springs. Appointed by Secretary of War to rank July 17, ‘63. Fontaine, R. A., contract $80, $100, made by J. P. Logan Nov. 3, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 3, ‘63, Empire Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Forbes, Ja
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
hed the city that troops would arrive during the afternoon by the Northern Central road, a meeting of Southern Rights men, of which Albert Ritchie and G. Harlan Williams, were secretaries, was held at the Taylor building, on Fayette street, near Calvert, and while it was not determed to offer resistance to the passage of the troops through the city, yet a resolution offered by Mr. Ross Winans was of a bold and somewhat threatening character. Arrival of recruits. A battery of artillery aad witnessed those events. The streets were thronged with armed men marching to and fro and with citizens wildly excited. The town seemed to be a part of the Confederacy. A large Confederate flag floated from a building on Fayette street near Calvert. The Minute Men, a Union club, hauled down the United States flag from their headquarters on Baltimore street and raised the flag of Maryland amidst the cheers of a crowd which witnessed it. The Confederate flag was everywhere. It seemed as if
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