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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
nation of witnesses, this officer observed that the facts which he had elicited fully corroborated the statements which had been forwarded to General Steadman. General Wild was removed by the order of General Steadman, and ordered to Washington city. Charges were also preferred against him, but the public is not advised that even as much as a reprimand was ever administered to him. The foregoing statement of facts will be avouched by many citizens of Washington, and of Wilkes and Lincoln counties. You are respectfully referred to James M. Dyson, Gabriel Toombs, Green P. Cozart, Hon. Garnett Andrews, Dr. J. J. Robertson, Dr. James H. Lane, Dr. J. B. Ficklin, Richard T. Walton, Dr. John Haynes Walton and David G. Cotting, the present editor of the Republican, at Augusta. Prompted by no spirit of personal malevolence, but in obedience alone to the instinct of a virtuous patriotism, I have thus a round unvarnished tale delivered of some of the actings and doings of this officer,
May 31. A battle occurred in Lincoln County, Mo., between a large body of guerrillas, and the enrolled militia of the county, resulting in the defeat of the latter, with a loss of ten men.--The National gunboat Alert, lying at the navy-yard at Norfolk, Va., took fire this morning. The fire soon reaching her magazine, a shell exploded, which went through her bottom, and she sank immediately.--A cavalry reconnoissance was made from Somerset, Ky., to within four miles of Monticello, during which, sixteen rebels, with their arms and horses, were captured. A force of Union cavalry, under the command of Colonel F. M. Cornyn, Tenth Missouri cavalry, returned to Corinth, Miss., after a successful raid into Alabama. They were absent five days, during which time, they had a fight (May twenty-seventh) with a body of rebel guerrillas, under Colonel Roddy, at Florence, Ala., routing them with considerable loss; they destroyed seven cotton factories, with all their contents, valued at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ouglas, of Virginia, who finds on the ground bones of the mastodon......1773 First log-cabin in Kentucky built by James Harrod, at Harrodsburg......1774 Treaty with Cherokees at Wataga, Col. Richard Henderson, Nathaniel Hart, and others acquire, for £ 10,000, the territory between the Ohio, Kentucky, and Cumberland rivers......March 17, 1775 Fort begun on south side of Kentucky River called Boonesboro, and settlements started at Boiling Springs and St. Asaph's, or Fort Logan, in Lincoln county......April, 1775 Under a call of Colonel Henderson, though his purchase was not recognized by Virginia, the people in convention at Boonesboro adopt a proprietary government for their new State of Transylvania and pass laws......May 23, 1775 Simon Kenton and Thomas Williams land at the mouth of Limestone Creek, now Maysville, and plant a corn crop......May, 1775 Daniel Boone and others bring their wives and children into Kentucky......September, 1775 Representatives of Trans
ch was captured on the Rappahannock lines.--The letters are of late date. One from Genesee county, L1, dated he 18th inst., says that county has raised nine companies under the last call, and that "when the Government gets in earnest the rebellion will be put down and traitors hung." A letter from a soldier at Battle Creek, Tenn., Aug. 8th, says: "We have all the army here that was at Corinth, and 200 field pieces. More infantry is expected in a few days." A letter dated Lincoln county, Mo., Aug. 18th, from a son to his father, says the draft by the U. S. Government was very injudicious, as "Davis will get six men to Lincoln's one" He adds that he would rather see Indians than Federal in Missouri, for they could not steal or murder more.--Dr. Ben Tood, according to this letter, was taken out of bed by the Federal troops on the 15th and shot dead. It adds that "he was a Southern man, but had taken the oath, and was staying at home, attending to his business." The writer