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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 5: secession. (search)
s just as absurd as to describe a parent as being guilty of insubordination to his son. There might be injustice or violence; there could be no treason. To speak of resistance organized by the sovereign States against the Federal Government as rebellion, is preposterous. It was just as easy for Great Britain to rebel against Austria, while they were members of the great coalition against Napoleon. He who pretends to liken the secession of Virginia from the Union, to a rebellion of the county of York or Kent against the British throne, a simile advanced by the chief magistrate of the United States himself, is either uttering stupid nonsense or profligate falsehood; for the relations in the two cases have no ground in common, on which the pretended analogy can rest. What English county possessed sovereignty or independence, or in the exercise of such powers entered into any union or confederation? It is objected again, that the admission of the right to retire from the Union rend
overnor Ellis, of North Carolina, called for 30,000 volunteers additional to the regular militia, and all the organized corps are under orders to be in readiness at a moment's notice.--Boston Transcript, April 29. Information was received by Gov. Curtin that Lieut. Jennifer, late of the United States Army, stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., had fled from that place. Gov. Curtin, by aid of the telegraph facilities in his possession, succeeded in having him arrested at Hanover, in York County, Pa. It is said that Jennifer has been communicating information to the rebels as to the exact condition of things at Carlisle, and of the movements of Gov. Curtin's troops.--N. Y. Times, April 23. The N. Y. City Common Council passed an ordinance appropriating $1,000,000 for outfit and equipment and for the families of volunteers.--Several hundred uniforms made for the Southern army were seized at 4 Dey street, N. Y. City.--N. Y. Times, April 23. Gen. Thomas Jones, under instructi
oo soon, to their last resting-place. The battle at Hanover. At about midday, General Kilpatrick, with his command, was passing through Hanover, in York County, Pennsylvania--a town containing three thousand inhabitants — and when the rear of General Farnsworth's brigade had arrived at the easterly end of the place, General Ctown, who, I regret to say, was once a leading Wide awake also manifested his pleasure at receiving a visit from the rebels. Fortunately, even the Democrats of York County have seen all they wish of rebels — a column of whom can be smelled as far as a slave-ship. A majority of the women in Hanover and elsewhere are truly loyal. arrels of molasses, others with flour, hams, meal, clothing, ladies' and childrens' shoes and underclothing — mainly obtained from the frightened inhabitants of York County and vicinity; wagons stolen from Uncle Sam with the U. S. still upon them; wagons stolen from Pennsylvania and loyal Maryland farmers; wagons and ambulances ma<
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
n college for women, of Columbia, and Mary Law, who is professor of English in the State agricultural college of Florida. Both are graduates of the Women's college of Baltimore, Md. Lieutenant John B. McConnell, a prosperous farmer of York county, and a veteran of the Fifth South Carolina infantry, was born at his present home in 1833. His father's name is perpetuated in the title of the town of McConnellsville, and the county of York was named by his ancestors, who came there from York county, Pa., in colonial times. Both his grandfathers were soldiers of the Revolution. With such patriotic blood in his veins he responded promptly when his State was in peril, and became a member of the Jasper light infantry, Company I, of the Fifth regiment. Ordered to Virginia with his regiment, he took part in the great victory at Manassas, July 21, 1861, and in the following spring was on duty at Yorktown. There the regiment was reorganized, and on April 28th he was elected second lieutena
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
ainments of the Virginia colonists, from the earliest period, compared favorably with such average acquirements in Old England or New England. My friend, President Tyler, of William and Mary College, who has carefully examined the records of York county from 1645, informs me that they sustain this conclusion. He found, however, at the conclusion of the seventeenth century evidences of a marked improvement in education and in material circumstances. Possessions were more valuable, and includThe last was Governor of the colony in 1628. There was no deficiency onward of such ministrants. I find Chirurgeon John Brock, with others, in 1640, and a little later Drs. Daniel Parke, Robert Ellison, Francis Haddon, and Patrick Napier, in York county. Dr. John Mitchell, F. R. S., eminent, as a botanist as well as physician, located in Middlesex in 1700. Another alike doubly distinguished in science was John Clayton, son of the Attorney-General of the same name, and who settled in Glouc
More Federal Outrages. --The Petersburg Express of yesterday has the following: A gentleman reached this city from York county yesterday. He informs us that the Yankee Vandals are continuing their depredations in the country around Hampton, and perpetrating deeds of lawlessness, which have produced a panic among the people. The house of Mr. Wm. Anderson has been broken open, all the valuables taken therefrom, and the furniture destroyed. Even his bonds and other private papers were torn into small pieces. His out-houses and growing crops shared general ruin. Mr. Wm. Turnbull shared a similar fate to Mr. Anderson, saving nothing but a horse and wagon, in which he and his wife and seven children reached the steamboat wharf yesterday, and are now in this city. The house of Mr. Algernon Whiting was robbed yesterday morning at early dawn, his granaries destroyed, and then the torch applied, and all the buildings burned to the ground. This last outrage is supp
e conveyed to York on Saturday and interred yesterday. Little expired on Saturday, and to-day his remains were conveyed to Gettysburg, Pa., his birth-place, for interment. Both cases were examined by several physicians, and pronounced to be the result of poison administered by liquid. They were both young men, and said to be highly respected by those who knew them. During the past week a number of Pennsylvania volunteers were arrested in Littles, town, Adams county, and Hanover, York county, Pa., as deserters from General Banks's column, and conveyed to Baltimore over the Northern. Central Railroad, where they were remanded to the proper officers. Running the blockade of the Potomac. A letter dated Washington, December 1st, published in the Baltimore Sun, says: The steamer Reliance came up to the Navy-Yard late this afternoon. Acting Master Haunum reports that at half-past 7 this morning all the rebel batteries at Shipping Point opened fire on a wood-laden scho
r the appointment of additional clerks in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts. A bill to provide temporary warehouses for tobacco. A bill to establish an inspection of leather in the city of Norfolk. A bill to refund license taxes to volunteers in the military service, and to other persons. A bill to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the American Agency," passed March 29th, 1861. A bill for the relief of Robert Shield, late sheriff of the county of York. A bill authorizing the purchase for the State of certain lots in Hollywood Cemetery. A bill to amend the 1st, 7th and 22nd auctions of an act entitled "an act to raise troops to meet the requisition on Virginia by the President of the Confederate States," passed February 10, 1862. A bill providing payment for horses taken in the service of the State. A bill to redress loyal citizens injured by the exercise of usurped power. A bill to carry into office, a contract mad
r any contingency that may arise. Affairs at Lancaster — Preparations for defence — the rebels at Hanover. A letter from Lancaster, the capital of Pennsylvania, dated the 9th, says the "rebels" have not advanced beyond Hanover, in York county, Pa., a town of about 1,000 inhabitants, near the Maryland line. It states that Ex-President Buchanan has fled from his home. The letter adds: A Committee of Safety has had the management and control of affairs deputed to it in Lancaster ate, This committee has established patrols, and keeps an eye upon the movements of all strange or suspicious looking persons. The city has not yet been placed under martial law. Arms are being forwarded by Gov. Curtin to the citizens of York county, and other adjacent ones, who are rapidly organizing to resist an invasion by the rebels, should they attempt one. In this city there are 800 fully organized Home Guards, who are well armed and equipped, and there are 5,000 more in the county
uch stopped at a house to have his horse fed. The women in the house became alarmed and blew a born to collect the neighbors, when the courier; fearing that the noise would reach the rebels, threatened them if they did not desist. At this moment the owner of the house arrived and, taking the courier for a rebel, drew a pistol and killed him. The courier's dispatches were subsequently sent to Baltimore, very foolishly, instead of to Harrisburg. Capt. Porter says that numbers of people in York and Adams counties offered every possible assistance to the rebels, pointing out to them the property of Union citizens and of the Government, and showing them the roads. Heavy and continuous artillery firing was heard yesterday afternoon, and last night, in the direction of Dover, eight miles northwest of York. The very latest from the battle field. The following dispatches are published by the World as "the very latest:" Philadelphia, July 3.--A special dispatch to For
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