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Missionary Ridge and covered Hood's retreat at Nashville, where he prevented the capture of the Army of Tennessee by Thomas. In March, 1865, he had command of Stewart's Corps, Army of Tennessee, until the reorganization of April 9th, when he returned to the head of his division. After the war he became United States senator from Mississippi. He died in Washington, April 21, 1898. Confederate generals Major-General William Dorsey Pender (U. S. M.A. 1854) was born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, February 6, 1834. He resigned from the army in March, 1861, to enter the Confederate service as colonel of the Sixth North Carolina Infantry. In June, 1862, he became brigadier-general and was made major-general in May, 1863. He was brigade and division commander in Confederate generals—No. 13 Mississippi Mark B. Lowrey led a brigade in Cleburne's division in the Army of Tennessee. Edward Cary Walthall, conspicuous at Franklin; later United States Senato
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)
tor of the Germania savings bank, has held the same position with the People's National bank, and was secretary for thirty years of the Carolina Mutual Fire Insurance company. Major Ceth Smith land Major Ceth Smith Land was born in Edgecombe county, N. C., December 9, 1833, and came to South Carolina April 1, 1855. On January 3, 1861, as a private he was mustered into the service of the State in the company of Capt. John G. Pressley, Gregg's First regiment of volunteers, and was at the stokes county, N. C.; Nenia, now Mrs. Weatherspoon Jeffords, of Darlington; Lemia, Janie and Addie. Sergeant Outlaw is a member of Darlington camp, U. C. V., at Darlington. Levi G. Owens, sheriff of Colleton county, S. C., was born in Edgecombe county, N. C., in 1846, and entered the Confederate service in May, 1861, at Saratoga, in Company C, Second North Carolina infantry, as a private, fighting throughout the war without a furlough. He participated in the following engagements: First and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
Smallwood, when the Mexican war brought out such men as Ringgold, the first organizer of horse artillery; Ridgely, his dashing successor; and Charley May, the hero of the cavalry charge upon the Mexican battery. Coming down to the Civil War, the President on the Union side was a Southern-born man, his successor was born in North Carolina, and the commanding General, who first organized his troops, was a Virginian. His great War Secretary, the Carnot of that day, was born in Edgecombe county, North Carolina, though he would never admit it. The Union Generals who struck us the heaviest blows, next to those of Grant and Sherman, were from our own soil. From West Point there came forth forty-five graduates of Southern birth, who became Federal Generals. I have their names, from George H. Thomas and George Sykes to David Hunter and John Pope, with the States of their nativity, viz: George H. Thomas, Va.; George Sykes, Del.; E. O. C. Ord, Md; R. C. Buchanan, Md.; E. R. S. Canby, Ky
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.8 (search)
il, 1861, that North Carolina must secede or fight the Southern States. Private parties, anticipating the action of the State, were organizing and drilling troops for service. One of the first of these companies was the Edgecombe Guards of Edgecombe county. It was organized April 18, 1861, and on that day Henry Lawson Wyatt enlisted in it as a private soldier. It consisted of eighty-eight privates, nine non and four commissioned officers. Its captain was John Luther Bridgers, of Edgecombe cEdgecombe county. Its commanding colonel was Daniel Harvey Hill, of Mecklenburg, who became later a lieutenant-general in the Confederate service. The company became known as A, of what was then the First Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers. This regiment was the first of all the North Carolina troops to organize and take the field. Its term of enlistment was for six months and it was disbanded in the fall of 1861. After the enlistment of ten regiments of State troops, this became known as the Bethe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
ound to the redan at the angle of the sea and the land faces. From the mound for nearly a mile to the end of the point was a level sand plain, scarcely three feet above high tide, and much of it was submerged during gales. At the point was battery Buchanan with four guns, in the shape of an ellipse, commanding the Inlet, its two eleven-inch guns covering the approach by land. It was constructed after a plan furnished me by Reddin Pittman, an accomplished young engineer officer from Edgecombe county, and, for its purpose, was perfect in design. I remember when he gave me the plan he had named it Augusta Battery, after his sweetheart, but General Whiting wishing to compliment the gallant hero of Mobile, directed me to call it Battery Buchanan. When completed it was garrisoned by a detachment from the Confederate States Navy. An advanced redoubt with a twenty-four pounder was added after the repulse of Butler and Porter, Christmas, 1864. A wharf for large steamers was in close pr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.48 (search)
tion, had nearly caused disaster. The Twenty-second bore well its part here, and so on, always maintaining its high reputation, at Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and through the weary winter of hardship and want of 1864-‘65, borne with fortitude, in the trenches at Petersburg; on the trying retreat to Appomattox in April, 1865, where the sad end came. At the surrender there on the 9th, the brigade was under the command of Colonel Joseph H. Hyman, of the Thirteenth Regiment, of Edgecombe county, and numbered all told, 720 men, of whom ninety-two were officers, of the different grades, and 628 were enlisted men. Of the Twenty-second Regiment there were paroled ninety-seven men, and the following officers: Colonel Thomas S. Gallaway, Jr., Lieutenant-Colonel W. S. Mitchell. Captains George H. Gardin; Company B; Robert V. Cole, Company E; Gaston V. Lamb, Company I; E. J. Dobson, Company K; Yancey M. C. Johnson, Company L; Columbus F. Siler, Company M. Lieutenants: William A. Tutt
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)
s had undermined his feeble frame. He lived to see the victory at Bethel, in June, 1861, won principally by troops organized and equipped by his untiring efforts. His death was hastened by the arduous labors and heavy responsibilities of his high office, and he died as much a martyr to the cause in which his warmest sympathies and most earnest work were enlisted, as any soldier who fell on the field of battle. Peace to his ashes! He was succeeded in office by Hon. Henry F. Clark, of Edgecombe county, who, as speaker of the State Senate, as it was then constituted, became Governor ex officio for the remainder of the term. Time will not admit of further recitation of the events that followed the passage of the Ordinance of Secession. In what has been said I have endeavored to comply with the request of the Memorial Association to narrate briefly events that happened just previously and subsequently to that ordinance, chiefly those that occurred in North Carolina. But little atte
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Monument to Wyatt First to die in War. From the News leader, December 30, 1908. (search)
Monument to Wyatt First to die in War. From the News leader, December 30, 1908. Charlottesville progress says he was native of Albemarle County. Under the lead of the Selma Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, zealously assisted by Captain John A. Mitchener, $844 has been raised for the Wyatt memorial, lacking only $156 of the first thousand needed as a fine beginning to erect in the capitol square in Raleigh, a memorial to Henry W. Wyatt, of Edgecombe county, the first man to give his life for the Southern Confederacy, says the Raleigh (N. C.) Observer. A letter last night states that a gentleman of means has offered to give an additional $1,000 to the fund provided the first $1,000 is raised by Friday, the first day of January. Only $156 must be raised, therefore, within the next three days to insure that the fund will be $2,000 on the first day of the New Year. In a private letter Captain Mitchener said: Now to get this special gift of $1,000, the Daughters
The Daily Dispatch: February 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Inauguration of the first President of the Southern Republic. (search)
Rev. Dr. C. F. Deems is a candidate to represent Edgecombe county in the North Carolina State Convention.
with military honors. The body would have been escorted to your city by a guard of honor from our company, had it not been that Col. Magruder and Col. Hill were at that time expecting an attack at this place; hence our men were not allowed to leave under any circumstances. To-day a subscription list was circulated in our company, and one hundred and sixteen dollars ($116) promptly raised for the relief of Wyatt's mother, which will be borne to her to-morrow by a gentleman from Edgecombe county, N. C., who is now on a visit at this post. The following is the caption to the subscription list which was circulated in behalf of Mrs. W: From Company A, ("Edgecombe Guard,") 1st Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. Mingling our heartfelt sympathies with the widowed mother and bereaved relatives and friends of our late comrade-in-arms, Henry L. Wyatt, who was mortally wounded in the battle at Bethel Church, in this county, on the 10th inst., we take this, the earliest opportun
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