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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 1: parentage, and Early years. (search)
red may be enabled to ascertain their relationship to this world-famous hero. The eldest son was George Jackson, who lived at Clarksburg, the seat of justice for Harrison County, and was a prominent and influential man in the settlement of Northwestern Virginia. Having taken part with his father III the Revolutionary War, he became a colonel in the forces which, at the close of the great struggle, expelled the Indians finally from his district. He was one of the first delegates from Harrison County in the General Assembly of Virginia, was a member for that county in the State Convention by which Virginia accepted the Federal Constitution, and was first delegate from his district to the first Congress of the United States which sat under it. After his father's death, he removed to Zanesville, Ohio, where his life was ended. The second son was Edward, the grandfather of General Jackson, who, after several removals, fixed his home on the west fork of the Monongahela, four miles nort
General McClellan assumed the command of the army of the Potomac, and announced the officers attached to his staff.--(Doc. 201.) The Convention of Western Virginia passed the ordinance creating a State, reported by the select committee on a division of the State, this morning, by a vote of fifty to twenty-eight. The boundary as fixed includes the counties of Logan, Wyoming, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Webster, Randolph, Tucker, Preston, Monongahela, Marion, Taylor, Barbour, Upshur, Harrison, Lewis, Braxton, Clay, Kanawha, Boone, Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Mason, Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, Wirt, Gilmer, Ritchie, Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Doddridge, Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio, Brooke, and Hancock. A provision was incorporated permitting certain adjoining counties to come in if they should desire, by expression of a majority of their people to do so. The ordinance also provides for the election of delegates to a Convention to form a constitution; at the same time the question for a new Stat
l troops were attacked by two regiments of rebel infantry, with two pieces of artillery and a strong force of cavalry. The Nationals immediately got into line of battle, when the rebels fired one volley and commenced to retreat. The Nationals returned the fire, killing several and taking ten prisoners. The Union loss was one killed.--Chicago Tribune, April 7. A successful expedition was this day made from Ship Island to Pass Christian, Pass Christian is a post-village of Harrison County, Mississippi. It is located on a pass of its own name, near the entrance to St. Louis Bay. It is situated one hundred and sixty-five miles to the south-southeast of Jackson. It is fifty miles from New Orleans, thirteen miles from Mississippi City, and twenty-five military miles from Biloxi. It is thirty miles from the eastern portion of Ship Island, and eighty miles from the mouth of Pass-a-l'outre of the of the Mississippi River. Miss., by the National gunboats New London, Jackson, and Le
ranks, and would renew the charge, and especially as it was getting dark very fast, Major Strong, who was the director of the expedition, decided that it was unsafe to attempt to carry off the camp equipage and other valuables, and ordered everything to be destroyed; and it was done effectually by fire. A number of cavalry-horses were shot because they could not be brought off. A handsome silk State flag, which had been presented to the Third Mississippi regiment, by the ladies of Harrison County, was captured by the Ninth regiment, and brought off as a trophy. As the regiment marched through the town, one of the ladies bemoaned its loss, weeping profusely. She said she didn't think the Southern soldiers were cowards; but she couldn't see how they could allow that flag to be taken. She had helped make it. The troops reembarked on the Lewis about nine o'clock, on the evening of the fourth, and anchored out in the Sound until the next morning. While the regiment was on shor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
to this in our Papers, and do it now only because we feel that we ought to let our readers see the following letter from ex-President Davis, whose opinions in reference to anything pertaining to Confederate history ought to have (and do have) the highest consideration with our people. We give his letter entire, and beg that our friends will catch its spirit, and give us practical proof of their interest by sustaining us in our work, and asking others to help us. Mississippi city, Harrison county, Miss., 15th May, 1877. Rev. J. William Jones, Secretary: My Dear Sir — I have read with great satisfaction the back numbers of the Papers of the Southern Historical Society. The future historian, to do justice to our cause and conduct, will require the material which can only be furnished by contemporaneous witnesses, and a great debt is due to the Society, and especially to you, for what you have done and are doing to save, while there is yet time, the scattered records and unwritten r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hardee and the Military operations around Atlanta. (search)
ventured their lives in your defence. One is Georgia's own son — the hero of many hard-fought fields — your own good and true Hardee [cheers] . . . . ; the other, Beauregard [cheers], goes to share the toils, the fortunes, the misfortunes, if it be so, of the army in Georgia. But I have the statement of President Davis, showing the occasion of his visit to the army, and the real reasons for General Hardee's assignment to a different command. It is as follows: Beauvoir, Harrison county, Mississippi, 29th February, 1880. Colonel T. B. Roy, Selma, Alabama: Dear Sir — Yours of the 26th instant has been this day received, and I will make such reply to your inquiries as is possible from memory and the remnant of correspondence in my possession. It is extremely painful to me that any question should have arisen involving the character and conduct of one so highly esteemed and affectionately remembered by me, as is my deceased friend, the late General Hardee. This is intensi<
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
ment State Militia Cavalry Organized in Missouri at large February 3 to April 9, 1862. Companies A and B in Davies County, Company C in Sullivan County, D in Putnam County, E in Gentry County, F in Linn County, H in DeKalb County, I in Harrison County and K in Lundy County. Company L organized in Andrew and Buchanan Counties and attached May, 1863. Company M organized in Worth and Gentry Counties and attached July, 1863. Regiment attached to District of Central Missouri, Dept. of M Duty in Green and Christian Counties. Ordered to Springfield, Mo. A detachment in battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. Disbanded August 17, 1861. Harrison County Regiment home Guard Infantry. Organized September 3, 1861. Duty in Harrison, Gentry, Andrew and Buchanan Counties. Mustered out September 23, 1861. Jefferson City Battalion home Guard Infantry. Organized June, 1861, by authority of Gen. Lyon. Duty at Jefferson City and in adjacent country till August. Mus
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 7: Greeley's part in the antislavery contest (search)
ey several blows with his fist as the editor was walking through the Capitol grounds, and repeated the assault when Greeley came up with him on his way to his hotel, breaking a cane over his critic's arm and inflicting on him a severe bruise. Greeley refused to prosecute his assailant, saying that he did not choose to be beaten for money, and that he did not think an antislavery editor could get justice in a Washington court. It was in 1856 also that the Tribune was indicted in Harrison County, Virginia, on a charge of publishing in New York, and circulating in Virginia, a newspaper which incited negroes to insurrection, and inculcated resistance to the rights of property of masters in their slaves ; and its agent there was indicted for getting up a club of the paper. Neither indictment ever came to trial. After the nomination of Fremont for President, in 1856, the Tribune conceded that the odds were greatly in favor of the Democrats, and in announcing his defeat it said, We h
3, the very day that Vicksburg surrendered, General Whitfield encountered a party of 500 Federals. He attacked and defeated them at Messinger's ferry. Through the whole of 1864 he commanded a brigade under Forrest, and was in Mississippi when the war closed in 1865. He then returned to Texas, where he subsequently made his home. Brigadier-General Louis Trezevant Wigfall Brigadier-General Louis Trezevant Wigfall was born on the plantation of his father, in Edgefield district, Harrison county, S. C., April 21, 1816. He attended the Columbian college in South Carolina, taking the regular course, until the outbreak of the Seminole war, when he enlisted, and received a commission as lieutenant of volunteers. After the close of the war, he began the study of law at the university of Virginia, and upon his admission to the bar, in 1846, he moved to Texas and settled at Marshall, where he began the practice. He was elected to the State legislature of 1856-57, and was re-elected to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
ather than go to war with England. The American Eagle quails before the British Lion, and Ichabod is written on the folds of the Star Spangled Banner. Six months of the year I have spent on the tented field, and while it has been of very great benefit to me physically, I fear that I have suffered loss, mentally, morally, and spiritually. But the sacrifice is made upon the altar of my country. Confederate privateersmen. Letter from President Jefferson Davis. Beauvior, Harrison Co., Miss., June 21 1882. The Picayune of yesterday, in its column of Personal and General Notes, has the following: General William Raymond Lee, of Boston, carries in his pocketbook a little slip of paper bearing the single word Death. It is the ballot he drew, when a prisoner of war in a jail at Richmond, when he and two others were chosen by lot to be hanged, in retaliation for the sentencing to death of certain Confederate officers charged with piracy. The sentence of the pirates
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