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1813, 273 years afterward, the Creek warrior, Weatherford, with 1000 savage followers, attacked, and during a five hours conflict slaughtered 531 men, women and children, including white soldiers, friendly Indians and negroes. The original plan of De Soto was to rejoin his ships in Pensacola bay, but fearing that many of his followers would refuse to remain with him for further exploration he turned toward the northwest, passing through the country that now forms the counties of Clarke, Marengo, Greene and Pickens. During the journey he had many conflicts with the Indians, encountering a large force on the Black Warrior with which he had a very serious engagement. He then turned into the Indian village of Chickasaw, near the site of the modern city of Columbus, Miss. De Soto and his followers had occupied five months in passing through what is now the State of Alabama. They were met on the eastern border with the most hospitable and kindly treatment, which they returned with tr
1865. The battles in which he was engaged proved him a capable officer, cool and undaunted in danger, and skillful in the handling of his men. After the end of the war he settled down to the quiet life of a farmer, planting in Calhoun and Marengo counties. His wife was a daughter of Col. Henry A. Rutledge of Talladega, Ala., a descendant of the celebrated South Carolina family of that name. Brigadier-General William Henry Forney, brother of Gen. John H. Forney, was born at Lincolnton, N. Brigadier-General Young Marshall Moody was a Virginian, born in Chesterfield county, June 23, 1822, son of Carter Moody, a gentleman of considerable wealth. At the age of twenty he left his Virginia home and, going to Alabama, settled in Marengo county, where he taught school, and later became a merchant. Speedily attaining prominence in the community, he was appointed clerk of the circuit court in 1856, and elected in 1858. When, in 1861, the State of Alabama seceded he was prompt to off
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
very evil thought. The Twelfth Alabama surgeons. This regiment was fortunate in having skilled and faithful surgeons. The first when we entered service were Dr. Geo. Whitfield of Old Spring Hill, Alabama, as surgeon, but who became later brigade surgeon, and was assisted by Dr. Edward A. Ligon of Tuskegee, brother of Hon. R. F. Ligon, first Captain of Co. F. He died soon after returning home, in the winter of 1861 and 1862, after his resignation. Dr. Whitfield is still living in Marengo county, having happily married a noble lady of Richmond. He is past his three score years and ten, is in splendid health, full of energy and often rides twenty miles a day on horsrback, relieving the sick in his county. He was one of the most accomplished of surgeons and physicians, and greatly beloved. Wm. Wallace Scott, formerly of Mississippi, was also at one time our assistant surgeon. The other assistant surgeon of this regiment, who served for a short time during the war was, Dr. Jo
Worthy of notice. --The Montgomery Daily Advertiser says that a slave belonging to Mrs. Josbert, of Marengo county, took $400 in the bonds of the Confederate States, and paid for it out of his own money; and another slave, belonging to Mr. Hatch, of the same county, took $500 worth of the same stock, and paid for it out of money which he had laid up from time to time.
ies, in this State, where Vice-President Stephens has addressed the people, some six thousand bales have been subscribed, and from every section of the State we hear most gratifying accounts of the spirit and liberality of the planters in coming forward with their crops in support of the Confederacy. In Bibb county Col. Leonidas Jordan alone subscribed one thousand bales. We hear of similar patriotic action on the part of the planters in all the Cotton States. The citizens of Marengo county, Alabama, met at the county site recently, and subscribed 3,500 bales of cotton for the use of the Confederate States. At ten cents a pound, this will amount to $176,000. If every county in Alabama does as well, she will furnish nearly $10,000,000 for the use of the Government. A number of the planters of Brazoria county, Texas, have signed an agreement to loan half of their coming crop of cotton to the Confederate States treasury. The indications are that a very heavy subscriptio
Notice. --Ranaway from the subscriber, near Dayton, Marengo county, Ala. my dining- room servant, James, sometimes calling himself James Clarke, a bright mulatto, about twenty- five years of age, slightly bowlegged; was raised in Richmond, Va., by a Mr. Totty. His parents still live there.--James was in the army last summer at Winchester, A reasonable reward will be paid for his apprehension and confinement in jail so that I get him again. my 10--1m* Edward Baptist.
Notice. --Ranaway from the subscriber, near Dayton. Marengo county, Ala., my dining-room servant, James, sometimes calling himself James Clarke, a bright mulatto, about twenty-five years of age, slightly bowlegged; was raised in Richmond, Va, by Mr. Totty. His parents still live there.--James was in the army last summer at Winchester. A reasonable reward will be paid for his apprehension and confinement in jail so that I get him again. my 10--1m* Edward Baptist.
Hog Cholera in Alabama. --The Linden Jeffersonian says that the hog cholers is very prevalent in Marengo county, and that thousands of the hogs have died recently. The most successful remedy tried there has been red pepper cut or beat up and mixed with the food of the hogs.
The enemy, at Newbern, North Carolina, has refused permission for Dr. O. A. White to pass through the lines in order to give his medical services to the Confederate sufferers by yellow fever at that paint. The barn of Captain William T. Early, in Albemarle county, Virginia, with its contents, was consumed by fire on the 10th instant. The entire loss is estimated at $20,000. The printers of New Jersey boast that there is not a single printer in the State prison of the State, and but one in the Legislature. The next annual session of the North Carolina Methodist Episcopal Conference will meet at Mocksville, Davie county, on the 7th of December. The Wadesboro' (North Carolina) Argus urges the name of Hon. Thomas S. Ashe for the Senatorship from that State. Mr. Johnson, of Marengo county, Alabama, has manufactured some fifty barrels of castor all this season. The number of graves in the Yankee National Cemetery at Chattanooga already number six thousand.