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account of the brothers of Albert Sidney Johnston, since a strong family likeness to the old man, their father, and to each other, serves in some measure to throw light upon his character. It has been already mentioned that the immigration to Mason County had brought with it a degree of wealth, culture, and social order, unusual in new communities, to which was joined the enterprise that had peopled the wilderness. The intellectual vigor of the settlers is evinced in the Kentucky law reports of an early period, which show legal ability and acumen rare in any country. Nowhere were the characteristic traits of Kentucky people more fully displayed than in Mason County, from whose pioneer families proceeded many noted men; but from under no roof-tree went forth a hardier brood than from that which sheltered the boyhood of Albert Sidney Johnston. First among his brothers in age and eminence was Josiah Stoddard Johnston. The following facts, obtained from a sketch of him by Hon. Henry
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 12.46 (search)
liam Preston Johnston (D. Appleton & Co.), upon which Colonel Johnston has drawn freely in the preparation of this paper.-editors. His son, William Preston Johnston, Colonel, C. S. A. During the angry political strife which preceded the contest of arms, General Albert Sidney Johnston General Johnston was of New England descent, though both he and his mother were of pioneer stock, and natives of Kentucky. His father was the village physician. He was born February 3d, 1803, in Mason County, Kentucky. He was a handsome, proud, manly, earnest, and self-reliant boy, grave and thoughtful. His early education was desultory, but was continued at Transylvania and at West Point, where he evinced superior talents for mathematics, and was graduated in 1826. He was a lieutenant of the 6th Infantry, from 1827 to 1834, when he resigned. His only active service during this period was the Black Hawk war, in which he won considerable distinction. In 1829 he married Miss Henrietta Preston,
A patriotic family.--At Camp Kenton, near Maysville, Ky., there are seven volunteers of the same immediate family, five of them brothers. Their names are respectively Lafayette Kidder, Charles Kidder, Orange Kidder, William Kidder, John Kidder, Alonzo Kidder, Henry Kidder. In this connection the Maysville Eagle says, that, though laggard at first, Mason county will soon have as large a proportion of her sons in the field as any other county in the State not exposed to immediate danger.--Louisville Journal, Nov. 21.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
p, as to paper, type and binding, in the beautiful style for which the Appletons are famous), and we find that it more than meets our high expectations. With a loving but delicate touch the author tells the story of the life of a great man and illustrates it with anecdote, reminiscence and private letter in such style as to rivet the attention of the reader from the beginning to the end of the book. He tells the story of this great man's boyhood (he was born the 2d of February, 1803, in Mason county, Virginia), his career at West Point, his early army life, his connection with the Black-Hawk war, his service at Jefferson Barracks, his brilliant connection with the Texan revolution, his valuable services to the Republic of Texas, his career during the Mexican war, his civil life after the close of this war, his re-entering the United States army, his command of the Second cavalry, his Utah campaign, his service on the frontier, his resignation, his entering the Confederate army, his c
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3.27 (search)
f small companies had reported with full complement of officers, while the following only brought enough men with them to muster into service and take rank as companies: A, B, C, F, G, H and K. The parts, or smaller companies, were commanded about as follows: Captain Willis S. Roberts, of Scott county; Captain Frank Scott, of McLean county; Captain Ben. I. Monroe, of Frankfort; Captain Thomas Steele, of Woodford; Captain Thomas W. Thompson, of Louisville, and Captain William Blanchard, of Mason county. I think it probable that company H was also made up of two or three parts of companies, commanded respectively by William P. Bramlette, of Nicholas; Joe L. Robertson, of Montgomery, and Captain Hugh Henry, of Bourbon. It seemed for a time that it would be a difficult matter to organize the pieces into regular companies, because those who had enlisted in Kentucky were naturally desirous of serving under the officers who had brought them out, and after the expense and danger incident to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nelson, Thomas Henry 1824- (search)
Nelson, Thomas Henry 1824- Diplomatist; born in Mason county, Ky., Aug. 12, 1824; studied law in Maysville, Ky.; later settled in Terre Haute, Ind., where he was one of the founders of the Republican party. He was United States minister to Chile in 1861-66, and during this period made himself very popular by his rescue of many persons when the Santiago cathedral was burned, Dec. 6, 1864. He was United States minister to Mexico in 1869-73.
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Jacob 18, sin.; farmer; W. Bridgewater. 16 Dec 63, 20 Aug 65. $325. Tillman, Martin 22, mar.; laborer; Pittsburg, Pa. 12 May 63; 12 Jly 65. ——; dis. $50. Titus, James H. Corpl. 23, mar.; teamster; Trenton, N. J. 12 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Dead. Tripp, Abraham 22, sin.; farmer; Littleton. 14 Nov 63; 3 Je 65 St. Andrews Parish, S. C.; dis. $325. Tyler, William H. 23, sin.; laborer; Henry Co, Ky. 9 Apl 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Underwood, William 25, mar.; druggist; Mason Co. Ky. 14 Apl 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Van Allen, David H. Corpl. 33, mar.; laborer; Gt Barrington. 18 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Walker, , James. 25, mar.; barber; Cincinnati, O. 16 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. wall, Albert G. 20, sin.; tailor; Oberlin, O 12 May 63; 22 May 64 Morris Id. S. C.; dis. $50. Washington D. C. wall, John Sergt. 20, sin.; student; Oberlin, O. 14 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Oberlin, O. Ward, Augustus 19, sin.; seaman; Jackson, Miss. 9 Apl 63; 2
ed.--House bill authorizing the issue of Treasury notes; House bill for the relief of George W. Tucker, of Halifax co.; Senate bill to amend an act, entitled "an act to incorporate the Mason City Mining and Manufacturing Company, in the county of Mason," passed March 22d, 1860; Senate bill providing for the voluntary enslavement of Jane Payne, Mary Fletcher, and Glives; Senate bill to amend the 43d section of chapter 26 of the Code; Senate bill to incorporate the Virginia Mineral, Oil and Coal Company, in the county of Mason; Senate bill to incorporate the Jackson county Agricultural Society; Senate bill to enforce the payment of balances due from Commissioners of forfeited and delinquent lands; Senate bill to incorporate the Rockbridge White Sulphur Springs Company. Laid on the Table.--The bill to incorporate the Parkersburg Bridge Company coming up on its third reading, Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, opposed its passage, and offered a ryder thereto. Mr. Paxton moved to amend th
and wounded is not known. John Beatty, private in company N, killed a rebel officer and captured his horse. The mark on the saddle was D. S. Davis, Ridgeway, North Carolina. The missing up to 9 o'clock tonight amount to between forty and fifty. Western Virginia Convention. Wheeling, Nov. 26. --The Convention to form a new State out of Western Virginia met in this city to-day. The attendance was large for the opening, thirty-seven counties being represented. John Hale, of Mason county, was elected permanent President No business was done beyond organizing and administering the oath of allegiance to members. From Fortress Monroe. By the arrival of the steamer Louisiana, from Fortress Monroe, at Baltimore on Wednesday last, 27th ult., the Baltimore Sun publishes the following items: There were reports apparently confirmatory of previous rumors of engagements with United States gun-boats and batteries on James river, said to be favorable to the latter.
. Resolved. That the 23d section of article of the Constitution does not authorize the admission of former members of the House of Delegates in the House until their successors are qualified. 2. Resolved, That vacancies exist in the representation in the House of Delegates from the counties of Ohio, Preston, Monongalia, Harrison, Marion, Kanawha, and Burkely, each being entitled to two delegates, from the counties of Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Wetsel, Taylor, Upshur, Lewis, Wood, Putnam, Mason, and Messrs, each being entitled to our delegates; and from the election districts composed of the counties of and Tylor, Jackson and each being entitled to one delegate. 3. Resolved. That the petitioner, Jacob W. Marshall, is not entitled to a seat in the House of Delegates as delegate from the election district composed of the counties of Randolph and Tucker, and that those exists a variance in the representation from said district. 4. Resolved. That Wm. F. Gordon, Jr. is not en
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