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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Origin of the late war. (search)
, would she not have lost her honor with them? If the alternative were between such a loss and armed resistance, is it surprising that she preferred the latter? Preamble and resolution Offered in a large mass meeting of the people of Botetourt county, December 10th, 1860, by the Hon. John J. Allen, President of the Supreme court of Virginia, and adopted with but two dissenting voices. The people of Botetourt county, in general meeting assembled, believe it to be the duty of all the ciBotetourt county, in general meeting assembled, believe it to be the duty of all the citizens of the Commonwealth, in the present alarming condition of our country, to give some expression of their opinion upon the threatening aspect of public affairs. They deem it unnecessary and out of place to avow sentiments of loyalty to the constitution and devotion to the union of these States. A brief reference to the part the State has acted in the past will furnish the best evidence of the feelings of her sons in regard to the union of the States and the constitution, which is the sole
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The burning of Chambersburg. (search)
er heard have been given for the burning of their houses. Governor Letcher's property was in Lexington, Virginia; the Military Institute was near Lexington, also. I do not think that any better reasons can be given for the destruction of these properties than could have been given if General Hunter had destroyed every house, barn, or other building, that was standing and in good order, upon his line of march from Staunton to Lynchburg. The property of J. T. Anderson was in the county of Botetourt, and located near the banks of James river, at Buchanan. Mrs. Anderson and a lady relative were the only occupants at the time. I destroyed the bridge across James river to retard Hunter in his march upon Lynchburg, and it detained him with his army for two days, during which time he occupied this house as his headquarters. He promised the ladies protection, and after his departure, an officer and some soldiers returned with a written order from him to destroy everything about the premi
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
lacksburg, 327, 329 Blair, Postmaster General, U. S., 395 Blue Ridge, 10, 11, 63, 164, 165, 238, 284, 285, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 377, 396, 411, 413, 429, 433, 434, 457, 458, 459, 476 Board, Colonel, 397 Bolivar, 384 Bolivar Heights, 136, 137, 164, 384 Bonham, General, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15, 20, 27, 31, 33, 38, 51, 52 Boonsboro, Pa., 135, 139, 140, 254, 282, 385 Boonsboro Gap, 386 Boteler, Honorable A. R., 401, 478 Boteler's Ford, 139, 153, 162, 254 Botetourt County, 369 Bower's Hill, 242, 243, 244, 248, 249, 250, 407 Bowling Green, 168, 186, 203 Bowman's Mill, 442 Boyd, Superintendent, J. F., 477 Bragg, General, Braxton, 157, 303 Branch, General, 128 Branch Mountain, 334, 336 Brandy Station, 106, 237, 307, 309, 310, 316 Braxton, Colonel, 371, 414, 417, 419, 422, 423, 425 Breckenridge, 360, 370, 371, 372, 374, 375, 376, 378, 381, 382. 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 392, 396, 399, 402, 414, 415, 420, 424, 425, 429, 453, 454, 461
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The battle of New Market, Va., May 15th, 1864. (search)
attered forces for a short time he crossed to the east side of the Blue Ridge. On the 21st of July, 1863, he assigned me to the command of the Valley District, comprising the country west of the Blue Ridge and as far south as James River in Botetourt County. This district had been constituted a separate territorial command in 1861-62 for Stonewall Jackson, and its boundaries were not changed during the war. When I took the command it was so little menaced that I had only my own brigade of cavaor many of his officers, and they protested, and thus the old college was saved, and is now The Washington and Lee University, where General R. E. Lee quietly ended his days as its President. From Lexington Hunter proceeded to Buchanan in Botetourt County, only slightly impeded by McCausland, who gallantly fought his advance at almost every mile as best he could. At Buchanan the torch again did its work. Colonel John T. Anderson, an old gray-haired man, with his aged wife, occupied a palati
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of Jackson's Valley campaign. (search)
on, I laid the book aside and for hours revolved in my mind the eventful scenes, so graphically described in his allusion to Ewell's division, in Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. Ewell's division? Where are the general officers who left Swift Run gap on that memorable march? Where are the officers who commanded Taylor's brigade? The Lynchburg Virginian announced a short time since that General I. R. Trimble and General Nicholls, now Governor of Louisiana, were near by here, in Botetourt county, Virginia. Ewell, Taylor, Semmes, Peck, Stafford, Hays, Wheat--all passed beyond the river. Trimble, with one leg, and Nicholls, with one eye, one leg and one arm, were there to recruit their shattered frames in the mountains of Virginia. Feeling it a duty to render honor to whom honor is due, I shall begin my sketch by referring to Generals Jackson, Ewell and Trimble. Of the first two, General Taylor has said much. His trenchant pen spares neither friend nor foe. His admiration for the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fleming, Thomas 1727-1776 (search)
Fleming, Thomas 1727-1776 Military officer; born in Botetourt county, Va., in 1727; took part in the great battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 between 1,000 Indians, under Cornstalk, and 400 whites, under Gen. Andrew Lewis. During the fight Colonel Fleming was severely wounded, one ball passing through his breast and another through his arm. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he was made colonel of the 9th Virginia Regiment, but in consequence of disease and wounds, died in camp in August, 1776.
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 10: the Maryland Line. (search)
rmy of Northern Virginia. William C. Price, Company E, was killed. His was the last blood shed in the war in Virginia. As General Munford well said in his farewell address to the Marylanders, You spilled the first blood of the war in Baltimore and you shed the last in Virginia. Munford did not surrender at Appomattox. None of the cavalry did. They marched away to Lynchburg. In ten days Colonel Dorsey got an order to move up the valley to Salem. When they arrived at Cloverdale in Botetourt county, they received this parting address from Munford, the bravest of the brave. Cloverdale, Botetourt Co., Va., April 28, 1865. Lieutenant-Colonel Dorsey, Commanding First Maryland Cavalry: I have just learned from Captain Emack that your gallant band was moving up the valley in response to my call. I am deeply pained to say that our army cannot be reached, as I have learned it has capitulated. It is sad indeed to think that our country's future is all shrouded in gloom. But fo
wagons near Burlington, en route to Averell, whipped the escort of 100 infantry, and brought away 25 prisoners and 245 horses, though hotly pursued by 600 cavalry. This caused a Federal court-martial. Early in December another movement against the Virginia & Tennessee railroad was ordered by Halleck, the Federal commander-in-chief, Sullivan (9,500 strong) to advance up the Shenandoah valley to threaten Staunton; Averell's brigade (5,000) to move by Monterey, to destroy the railroad in Botetourt or Roanoke county; while Scammon's division was to make a feint toward New River bridge. Colonel Moor, also, with two regiments, was to move from Beverly to Droop mountain. General Averell reached Petersburg December 10th. General Echols, at Lewisburg, suspecting a Federal advance from Charlestown, sent Capt. Philip J. Thurmond on a reconnoissance, and he dispersed some Federal pickets on Big Sewell mountain and forwarded the startling intelligence to Echols of the proximity of a large
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Autobiography of Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. A. (search)
Autobiography of Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. A. [Transcribed by Mrs. Anderson and kindly furnished by her for publication, through Rev. H. A. Brown, Saxe, Va.—Ed.] I was born in Winchester, Franklin county, Tennessee, on the 16th day of February, 1822. My father, William Preston Anderson, was a native of Botetourt county, Virginia, and was born about the year 1775. During the second term of General Washington's administration he received from the President a commission of lieutenant in the United States army. About this time, or soon after, he removed to Tennessee, and at one time was United States district attorney for the——judicial district, and was subsequently surveyor-general of the district of Tennessee. In the year of 1812 he was 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 Merc<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
. First Commissary-Sergeant, C. H. Almond. First Quartermaster-Sergeant, F. Merriweather. Farrier, F. Williams. Chief Blacksmiths, W. B. Bowyer and B. Hughes. First Bugler, J. H. Kasey. Second Bugler, William Wilson. Chaplain, W. W. Berry. Adjutant's Clerk and Ordnance Officers, M. Guggenheimer and T. P. Tayloe. Regimental Band, George R. Lyman, Leader; Charles H. Rau, Thomas Walker, Frank Myering, A. R. Edwards, James M. Edwards, Hercy E. Carper, H. M. Harris, R. W. Thurman, Thomas Wilson. Company A, Captain William R. Terry, Bedford county. Company B, Captain John S. Langhorne, Lynchburg. Company C, Captain Andrew L. Pitzer, Botetourt county. Company D, G. W. B. Hale, Franklin county. Company E, Edgar Whitehead, Amherst county. Company F, James Wilson, Bedford county. Company G, R. C. W. Radford, Bedford county. Company H, Joel W. Flood, Appomattox county. Company I, J. D. Alexander, Campbell county. Company K, Eugene Davis, Albemarle county.
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