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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
the town the next morning, that he ordered the houses of the disloyalists to be burned. Almost the whole village was laid in ashes. Jenkins had represented his section of Virginia in Congress. The guerrilla bands who infested portions of Virginia during the whole war, were composed of the disloyal citizens of that State. Some of them gave themselves names significant of their character and intentions. A portion of one of these bands, composed of residents of Flat Top Mountain, in Mercer County, were captured near Raleigh, in Western Virginia, by Colonel (afterward General) Rutherford B. Hays, of Ohio, and he found bypapers in their possession, that their organization was known as The flat top Copperheads, their avowed object being the destruction of the lives and property of Union men. But little more effort was needed to rid Western Virginia of the insurgents. Already General Kelly, who had behaved so gallantly at Philippi in June, See page 496, volume I. had struck t
than theirs. Appearing in considerable force, the enemy advanced in admirable order; but, suddenly facing to the right about, were quickly retreating, when the dismounted men poured a galling volley into them, emptying many saddles, and causing much confusion. Reforming, they were a second time reinforced, and came on to the charge up the rise in gallant style. Burning to distinguish themselves, the third squadron of the Ninth, (composed of the Essex light dragoons, Capt. Latane, and Mercer County cavalry, Lieut. Walker commanding, under command of Capt. Latane,) had received orders to charge the advancing enemy, and putting spurs to their steeds, dashed gallantly along the road, the brave Latane fifteen paces in front. Cut and thrust, shouted the Federal commander. On to them, boys, yelled Latane, and the meeting squadrons dashed in full shock together. The front of either column were unhorsed, and the fight became instantly hot and bloody. Capt. Latane singled out the Federa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McAfee, Robert Breckinridge 1784-1849 (search)
McAfee, Robert Breckinridge 1784-1849 Lawyer; born in Mercer county, Ky., in February, 1784. During the War of 1812 he served in the Northwestern army, becoming captain in the regiment of Col. Richard M. Johnson; was prominent in the politics of Kentucky, of which he was lieutenant-governor in 1820-24. He published a History of the War of 1812. He died in Mercer county, Ky., March 12, 1849. McAfee, Robert Breckinridge 1784-1849 Lawyer; born in Mercer county, Ky., in February, 1784. During the War of 1812 he served in the Northwestern army, becoming captain in the regiment of Col. Richard M. Johnson; was prominent in the politics of Kentucky, of which he was lieutenant-governor in 1820-24. He published a History of the War of 1812. He died in Mercer county, Ky., March 12, 1849.
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
mer; New Bedford. 9 Oct 63; 29 May 65 St Andrews Parish, So. C.; dis. $50. Cezar, Garnet G. Sergt. 18, sin.; seaman; Buffalo, N. Y. 17 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Los Angeles, Cal. Chaney, Cato 34, sin.; farmer; Mercer Co. O. 12 May 63; 13 May 64 Davids Id, N. Y; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Clark, Andrew 30, mar.; farmer; Chester Co, Pa. 19 Mch 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Coburn, George E. 41, —— laborer; Boston. 13 Mch 65; 20 Aug 65.. Hazard, Theodore 20, mar.; yeoman; Boylston. 13 Jly 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Sterling. Henderson, John 23, mar.; cook; Boston. 9 Dec 63; 1 Apl 65 Beaufort, S. C; dis. Wounded 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $325. Hogan, Benjamin 25, sin.; farmer; Mercer Co. O. 12 May 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Hopkins, Peter 20, sin.; waiter; Philadelphia. 21 Mch 63; 1 Jly 64 Morris Id. S. C; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner and 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $50. Hunter, James 38 —— —— ——
anized at the time of the John Brown raid, and entered the Confederate service in April, 1861. It included some twenty lawyers of the Charleston bar, among them, serving as privates, William A. Quarrier, T. B. Swann, Thomas L. Broun, Isaac N. Smith, S. A. Miller, R. Q. Laidley, J. G. Newman, Nicholas Fitzhugh and Thomas Smith, son of the governor and general. Another Kanawha county company was commanded by Capt. John S. Swann, and an artillery company was raised by Dr. John P. Hale. Mercer county contributed ten companies to the Confederate army. Monroe furnished the Lowry battery, the Chapman battery, and other organizations. Wayne, Putnam and Greenbrier also made generous contributions. A. J. Jenkins, of Cabell, raised a cavalry company, and afterward a regiment. Thomas L. Broun organized two infantry battalions, of two companies each, in Boone and Logan, and Dr. McChesney raised an infantry company at Peytona, Boone county, called the Boone Rangers. In Pocahontas county
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Appendix A. (search)
ohnson, of Scott county, was elected governor; Robert McKee, of Louisville, secretary of state, and Orlando F. Payne, assistant secretary of state; Theodore L. Burnett, of Spencer county, treasurer, who resigned December 17th, and J. B. Burnham, of Warren county, was appointed in his place; Richard Hawes, of Bourbon county, auditor, who resigned, and Joshua Pillsbury was appointed in his place. A. Frank Brown, of Bourbon county, was chosen clerk of the council; John B. Thompson, Jr., of Mercer county, sergeant-at-arms, and Walter N. Haldeman, of Louisville, State printer. An ordinance of secession was adopted, and Henry C. Burnett, William E. Simms and William Preston were sent as commissioners to Richmond, and on the 10th day of December, 1862, the Confederate Congress admitted Kentucky as a member of the Confederate States. Bowling Green was made the new seat of government. The following executive council was chosen: Willis B. Machen, president; John W. Crockett, Philip B. Thomps
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers (search)
rst interview was with a mob formed to resist and repel the negro settlement. The clearest glimpse of the State of feeling is derived from the newspapers of the time. Newspapers on the situation. [from the National Intelligencer, July 15, 1846.] The Cincinnati (Ohio) Chronicle of the 9th instant says that the emancipated slaves of John Randolph, who recently passed up the Miami Canal to their settlement in Mercer county, Ohio, met with a warm reception at Bremen. The citizens of Mercer county turned out en masse and called a meeting, or rather formed themselves into one immediately, and passed resolutions to the effect that said slaves should leave in twenty-four hours, which they did, in other boats than the ones which conveyed them there. They came back some twenty three miles, at which place they encamped, not knowing what to do. [From the National Intelligencer, July 24, 1846.] The Sidney (Ohio) Aurora of the 11th says these negroes (the Randolph negroes) remain on
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Autobiography of Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. A. (search)
as colonel in the 24th United States infantry and was accidentally with Colonel Crogan in his defense of Fort Harrison. During this war he married my mother (Margaret L. Adair), who was the fifth daughter of Major-General John Adair, of Mercer county, Kentucky. He had previously been married to Miss Nancy Bell, by whom he had three children—Musadora, Rufus King and Caroline. In the second marriage there were born Nancy Bell, Catharine Adair, John Adair, (who died in infancy,) James Patton, J1. When about eight years old I was sent for a short time to a country school near home, where I learned the alphabet and began to spell and read. Soon after my father's death my mother returned with her six children to her father's in Mercer county, Kentucky. My brother John Adair and myself were soon after sent to the house of Charles Buford (who had married my mother's youngest sister) in Scott county, Kentucky, and remained there about a year, attending a country school taught by a Mr. P
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
861-65. At the date of the assembling of the Convention (1788) the State of Kentucky was an integral part of the Old Dominion and was known in the geography of the State as the District of Kentucky, and was divided into seven counties, and was represented in the Convention as follows: Bourbon County by Henry Lee and Notlaw Conn; Fayette County by Humphrey Marshall and John Fowler; Jefferson County by Robt. Breckinbridge and Rice Bullock; Nelson County by Mathew Walton and John Steele; Mercer County by Thomas Allen and Alx. Robertson; Lincoln County by John Logan and Henry Pawling; Madison County by John Miller and Green Clay. Virginia at this time was an empire not only in territory, but her population had reached over 800,000 souls. Her population was over three-fourths of all that of New England. It was nearly double that of Pennsylvania. It was not far from three times that of New York. It was three-fourths of all the population of the Southern States. It exceeded by 60
Death of a soldier. --Thomas Proctor, of the 5th North Carolina Regiment, died on Monday, at the residence of Mr. J. T. Wilson, in this city, and was buried yesterday at Hollywood Cemetery, with military honors, in company with J. A. Snead, of the 20th Regiment, whose death was announced in yesterday's paper. The remains of the two were followed to the grave by detachments of the Mecklenburg and Mercer county companies of Virginia volunteers, and a procession of citizens.
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