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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
d a friend thus closes a sketch of his noble young life: But these accomplishments and these fine points of character which adorn the outer man, are as nothing when compared with the jewel which he wore in his heart, and which was his confidence in the hour of death. The crown of his life was his trust in God. At the early age of fourteen, under the training of his pious parents, he had committed his soul to the Saviour; soon afterwards he was confirmed at the Old Fork Church, in Hanover county, by the Right Rev. Bishop Johns, and thenceforth his life was eminently Christian. Had his life been spared, it was his purpose, after making the needful preparation, to preach the Gospel. A gentleman who formed his acquaintance and friendship while a school-boy at Hanover Academy, and afterwards roomed with him at the university, uses the following strong language in regard to him: I never saw a more beautiful Christian in my life. Truly pious and conscientious, he was prompted in
testimony of one of the most pious and devoted chaplains in the Army of Northern Virginia. Rev. P. F. August, who served with the gallant Fifteenth Virginia regiment, Corse's brigade, writes to us: The 15th Virginia regiment, Corse's brigade, Pickett's division, shared in the blessings of the great revival in the Confederate army. I have the names of about fifty of that regiment who were converted while in the field of service. One of these, J. R. Eddleton, a very young man from Hanover county, was mortally wounded in a skirmish. When borne off the field on a litter he said to his comrades: Boys, tell my mother how I went --meaning, Tell her that I fell discharging my duty with my face to the enemy. For twenty-four hours he suffered very much, but met death, not only calmly, but triumphantly. He left an assurance that he was accepted with God, and felt that the blessed Saviour would save him forever. His dying request was that his mother should be written to and informed
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: Marylanders in 1862 under Gen. Robert E. Lee. (search)
y, which was designated Company G. About June 24th Jackson made a sudden disappearance from the front of Fremont, and reappeared on Lee's left on the Chickahominy. He picked up the First Maryland at Staunton, and moved by train. On the 25th he reached Ashland on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad, fifteen miles north of Richmond, and at daylight of the 26th moved east toward Lee's left. By three o'clock he got in touch with the enemy's pickets at Pole Green church in Hanover county, and the First Maryland was ordered forward (they held the right of Jackson's column) to drive them in. This was done, and they forced them back to Beaver Dam creek, on the farther side of which they made a stand, and the Marylanders could not move them. General Jackson, riding up, asked Johnson, Colonel, what have you stopped for? I can't get those fellows there out of the woods! Give them some shell! and the colonel ordered up the Baltimore light artillery, which soon quieted the f
reat-grandson of Gen. Thomas Nelson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the commander-in-chief of the Virginia Line in the Revolutionary army. He was born at Richmond, Va., September 21, 1820, moved with his parents to Hanover county in 1827; was educated at the university of Virginia, and admitted to the bar in 1842. He practiced in a country circuit for a few years, and then gave up the law for the life of a Virginia planter. On January 11, 1848, he married Lucy Penn nd continued as such until 1875, when he was appointed its receiver, which position he held until July 1, 1878, when he became its second vice-president and so continued until his death. He was elected chairman of the board of supervisors of Hanover county in 187, and was continuously re-elected as long as he lived. In 1872 he was a member of the electoral college of Virginia, and cast his vote for General Grant. In 1880 he was honored by a tender of the secretaryship of the navy by President
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Table of Contents. (search)
ign, May 1-September 8, 1864. Plate 132. Defenses of Wilmington, N. C., and Cape Fear River, and of Augusta and Columbus, Ga. Vicksburg, Miss., January 20-July 4, 1863. Plate 133. Campaign of the Carolinas, January 1-April 26, 1865. Savannah, Ga., and vicinity, 1862. Bird's Point, Mo., 1861. Plate 134. California, Nevada, Oregon, and part of Idaho, 1867. Plate 135. Wilson's Creek, Mo., August 10, 1861. Cedar Mountain, Va., August 9, 1862. Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico Counties, Va., 1864. Defenses of Macon, Ga., 1864. Appomattox and Buckingham Counties, Va., 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign, April 27-May 6, 1863. Plate 135-A. General Grant's proposed lines of operations in the campaigns of 1864. Plate 135-B. Franklin, Tenn., November 30, 1864. Droop Mountain, W. Va., November 6, 1863. White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., August 26-27, 1863. Fort Anderson, N. C., February 19, 1865. Wright River, S. C., February 6, 18
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
51, 1 Butler, Benjamin F.: Petersburg, Va., June 9, 1864 56, 1 Butterfield, Daniel: Hanover Court-House, Va., May 27, 1862 21, 11 Campbell, Albert H.: Appomattox and Buckingham Counties, Va. 135, 5 Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico Counties, Va. 135, 3 Defenses of the Alleghanies, April, 1864 94, 1 Hanover Junction, Va., and vicinity 91, 2 Lacey Spring, Va., Dec. 21, 1864 84, 6 Lynchburg, Va., June 17-18, 1864 83, 7 Rapidan to th0, 6 Liberty Gap, Tenn., June 24-26, 1863 32, 5 Louisiana, river defenses 53, 4 Lindenburg, Charles F. Von: Frederick City, Md., July 7-8, 1864 94, 3 Monocacy, Md., July 9, 1864 94, 3 Linton, S. B.: Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico Counties, Va. 135, 3 Lockett, Samuel H.: Baker's Creek, Miss., May 16, 1863 135-C, 4 Big Black Bridge, Miss., May 17, 1863 135-C, 3 Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 20-July 4, 1863 37, 1 Logan, John A.: Atlanta,
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
ng Rock, Va.: Skirmishes, June 21, 1864. See Salem, Va. Hanging Rock, W. Va. 135-A; 136, E4 Hankinson's Ferry, Miss. 36, 1; 51, 1 Hannah's Creek, N. C. 80, 9; 138, F6 Hanover, Pa. 43, 7; 116, 2; 135-A; 136, C8 Hanover County, Va. 135, 3 Hanover Court-House, Va. 16, 1; 19, 1; 20, 1; 21, 1-21, 5, 21, 9, 21, 11; 22, 1; 23, 3; 74, 1; 81, 3, 81, 6; 86, 12; 91, 2; 92, 1; 100, 1; 137, E8 Engagement, May 27, 1862 21, 2, 21, 3, 21, 11 Reconnaissances, M31, 4; 32, 2; 33, 1; 63, 7 Gettysburg Campaign, June 3-Aug. 1, 1863 39, 4; 43, 2, 43, 7; 45, 2; 116, 2 Gloucester, May 4, 1862 15, 1 Gordonsville, Dec. 19-28, 1864 74, 1; 84, 8 Grant's Campaigns, 1864-65 100, 1 Hanover County 135, 3 Hanover Junction and vicinity 91, 2 Harper's Ferry, Aug.-Sept., 1863 42, 1 Henrico County 135, 3 Hunter's Chapel to Fairfax Court-House, Nov., 1861 5, 10 Lacey Spring, Dec. 21, 1864 84, 6 Liberty M
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid against Richmond. (search)
the 29th day of February, 1864, (the day of the month is impressed on my mind as significant of leap year). On that day a portion of Dahlgren's command surrounded the house and captured the whole of our party. The first intimation we had of any of the enemy being near us was the Yankee cavalry on their horses, pointing their pistols at the windows. They then dismounted, came in, and took us all prisoners. I recollect of our party Colonel Hilary P. Jones (now teaching at an academy in Hanover county), Captain David Watson, Captain Dement, of Maryland, and there were some others whose names I have forgotten. At the time of our capture Colonel Dahlgren had about six hundred cavalry under his command. As soon as we were captured we were mounted and carried off by the enemy. Towards evening a light rain set in and the night was very dark. Early in the night all the officers who had been captured made their escape except Captain Dement and myself. While we were preparing to make
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Incidents of the skirmish at Totopotomoy Creek, Hanover county, Virginia, May 30, 1864. (search)
Incidents of the skirmish at Totopotomoy Creek, Hanover county, Virginia, May 30, 1864. By T. C. Morton, late Captain Company F, Twenty-sixth Virginia Battalion of Infantry. It was about dark, on the 30th of May, 1864, that the Twenty-sixth Virginia battalion, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel George M. Edgar, to which my company (F) belonged, was drawn up in line on a hill in a cultivated cornfield, above a small creek called Totopotomoy, and not far from Atlee's station on the railroad between Hanover Junction and Richmond, Virginia. Our command was attached to Breckenridge's division, and we had a battery in line on our right, commanded by Major (now Judge) William Mc-Laughlin. Soon after getting in position, orders came for us to throw up breastworks in our front. There were few, if any, spades or shovels, but the men realizing the necessity for the order, as a heavy force was immediately in our front, split their canteens, making scoops of them, and, together with their bayo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
e States Army. General James H. Lane, in acknowledging to the editor the receipt of advanced sheets of this volume, writes as follows of a gallant and noble young officer of the First North Carolina Infantry (the roster of the officers of which is given ante, pp. 51-55): Captain Johnston was not, as published, one of my adjutants, but one of my adjutants-general—the first of my own selection. When my regiment was cut off from the brigade under General Branch, near Slash Church, in Hanover county, by the Federal divisions of Porter and Sedgwick, and Johnston's company was subsequently cut off from the regiment, after a most gallant fight, Johnston swam the river near by to encourage his men to cross, but when none of them would venture to follow him he would not desert them, but swam back, rejoined them, was captured with them, and was marched drenching wet to West Point, or rather to the White House, and was subsequently sent to Johnson's Island. He was the son of Rev. Mr. Joh
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