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lace about six miles east of Leavenworth, Mo., between a small force of Missouri militia, under Major Josephs, and one hundred and fifty rebels. The latter were dispersed, with a small loss.--National Intelligencer, November 6. The Charleston (S. C.) Mercury, of to-day, contains the following:--In view, probably, of the expected visit of the Yankee armada, Gen. Anderson, commander of North Carolina coast defences, has called on the authorities for the assembling of the militia of Brunswick County, at Smithville, and of New Hanover, at Wilmington, without delay. Everyman is requested to bring such arms and ammunition as he can procure, and come quick. In a letter of this date to the U. S. Secretary of State, Gov. Curtin, of Pennsylvania, criticizes somewhat sharply the Secretary's circular on coast defences. He can do nothing, he says, until authorized by the Pennsylvania Legislature, which will not meet until after Congress has met; and he does not see that he should call
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
all who should refuse to give satisfactory tests of their obedience. He was expressly ordered to seize the persons and destroy the property of persistent rebels whenever it could be done with effect. When the British forces were about to leave the North Carolina coast, Clinton sent Lord Cornwallis, at the instigation of Governor Martin, to burn the house of Hooper, a delegate in the Continental Congress, and to burn and ravage the plantation of Gen. Robert Howe. Cornwallis landed in Brunswick county with about 900 men. Lord Cornwallis (from an English print). and proceeded to his assigned work. In this ignoble expedition—his first in America—he lost two men killed and one taken prisoner. Clinton, in a proclamation (May 5), invited the people to appease the vengeance of an incensed nation by submission, and offered pardon to all, excepting General Howe and Cornelius Harnett. Howe sent Cornwallis in November, 1777, with a strong body of troops, by way of Chester, to Billingspo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howe, Robert 1732- (search)
Howe, Robert 1732- Military officer; born in Brunswick county, N. C., in 1732; was in the legislature in 1773; was one of the earliest and most uncompromising of the patriots of the Cape Fear region, and was honored with an exception, together with Cornelius Harnett, when royal clemency was offered to the rebels by Sir Henry Clinton, in 1776. He was appointed colonel of the 1st North Carolina Regiment, and with his command went early into the field of Revolutionary strife. In December, 1775, he joined Woodford at Norfolk, in opposition to Lord Dunmore and his motley army. For his gallantry during this campaign, Congress, on Feb. 29, 1776, appointed him one of five brigadier-generals in the Continental army, and ordered him to Virginia. In the spring of 1776, British spite towards General Howe was exhibited by Sir Henry Clinton, who sent Cornwallis, with 900 men, to ravage his plantation near old Brunswick village. He was placed in chief command of the Southern troops in 177
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Moore, Alfred 1755-1810 (search)
Moore, Alfred 1755-1810 Jurist; born in Brunswick county, N. C., May 21, 1755; served in the Revolutionary army throughout the war; elected attorney-general of North Carolina in 1792; appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1799. He resigned in 1804, and died in Bladen county, N. C., Oct. 15, 1810.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Robertson, James 1742-1814 (search)
Robertson, James 1742-1814 the father of Tennessee ; born in Brunswick county, Va., June 28, 1742; emigrated to the regions beyond the mountains about 1760. and on the banks of the Watauga, a branch of the Tennessee; made a settlement and lived there several years. He was often called upon to contest for life with the savages of the forest. In 1776 he was chosen to command a fort built James Robertson. near the mouth of the Watauga. In 1779 he was at the head of a party emigrating to the still richer country of the Cumberland, and upon Christmas Eve of that year they arrived upon the spot where Nashville now stands. Others joined them, and in the following summer they numbered about 200. A settlement was established, and Robertson founded the city of Nashville. The Cherokee Indians attempted to destroy the settlement, but, through the skill and energy of Robertson and a few companions, that calamity was averted. They built a log fort on the high bank of the Cumberlan
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
's tender care for his chaplains, and his concern in whatever affects their usefulness. At the same time he sent Captain Smith, his aidede-camp, to see me, and also Lieutenant Marsden, my wife's cousin, with permission to remain and nurse me if I needed attention. This was during my illness at Mr. Buckner's, 1863. With another apology for want of modesty, I am affectionately yours, A. C. Hopkins. [From Rev. Dr. Theoderick Pryor, Presbyterian Missionary Chaplain to First Corps.] Brunswick county, Virginia, February 26, 1867. (Rev. J. Wm. Jones: Rev. and Dear Brother: I have learned through the religious press your purpose, as suggested in your letter. I heartily commend the enterprise and the objects sought to be promoted by it. And most gladly would I contribute, according to my ability, towards the accomplishment of your purpose. Whilst with the army (a period of about two years), my impressions are most favorable as to the influence and effect of religious truth. It ap
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
am, in 1861, were originally of Saxon descent. . . . . The name is a very rare one, borne, I think, only by our own family. My father has examined a great many lists of English names, and found in one gazetteer the name Gholston. The Pretender at one time assumed the name of Gholston. Before the Revolutionary War the Gholsons were settled in Orange County, Virginia, at the residence lately occupied by Philip P. Barbour. One of the sons, Thomas, my great grandfather, moved to Brunswick County, near the Meherrin River, and gave the name to a town there, Gholsonville. His third son, Thomas Gholson, Jr., my immediate ancestor, was born in 1780, married Miss Ann Yates, was a member of Congress from 1807 until his death, July 4, 1816, leaving three children, of whom my father was the eldest. Daniel Wright, my great-grandfather, on the mother's side, lived in Virginia. His son, Daniel Wright, my grandfather, moved to Mississippi, and married Miss Martha Patrick, a celebrated b
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Maps, sketches, etc., Pertaining to the several volumes. (search)
Boyd's Neck, S. C. 91 Deveaux's Neck, S. C. 91 Honey Hill, S. C. 91 Macon, Ga. 135 Milledgeville, Ga. 71 Savannah, Ga. 69, 70, 90 Volume XLV. Columbia, Tenn. 105 Franklin, Tenn. 72, 73, 105, 135-B, 135-C Nashville, Tenn 72, 73 West Harpeth River, Tenn 105 Volume XLVI. Amelia Court-House, Va. 78 Appomattox Court-House, Va. 78 Army of the Potomac 76 Army of the Valley 84 Bermuda Hundred, Va. 77 Beverly, W. Va. 84 Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, N. C. 132 Central Virginia 74, 100 Chester, Va. 78, 79 Dinwiddie Court-House, Va. 74 Farmville, Va. 78 Fifth Army Corps 94 Five Forks, Va. 66, 68, 77 Fort Burnham, Va. 68 Fort Caswell, N. C. 75, 129 Fort Johnston, N. C. 132 High Bridge, Va. 78 Jetersville, Va. 77 Manchester, Va. 78 Petersburg, Va. 77, 78, 79, 100, 118 Pocahontas and Highland Counties, W. Va. 116 Richmond, Va. 77, 100 Rude's Hill,
. His remains were sent to Macon, Ga., and there interred. Both Georgia and Alabama cherish his memory with pride. He was the type of an accomplished, knightly, Southern gentleman. His wife was a daughter of Capt. George Steele, of Madison county. Major-General Jones M. Withers was born in Madison county, Ala., January 12, 1814. His father, John Withers, a native of Dinwiddie county, Va., was a planter and gentleman of culture. His mother was also a Virginia lady-Miss Jones, of Brunswick county. He attended the Greene academy in Huntsville, and at the age of seventeen was appointed, by President Jackson, a cadet at West Point. There he graduated, in 1835, as brevet second lieutenant, and served at Fort Leavenworth. In December of the same year he resigned and returned to his home; but he served, during the hostilities with the Creeks in 1836, on the staff of Maj.-Gen. Benjamin S. Patterson, in which capacity he went to Tuskegee to drill volunteers. On the arrival of Genera
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
Weldon, N. C., April 11, 1900. I notice in a recent Dispatch notice of the death of Mr. Robert A. Goodwyn, at his home in Petersburg, a former citizen of Brunswick county, Va., who was a member of the Brunswick Blues. There was a slight error in the report, however, which I am sure Mr. Goodwyn would wish to have corrected, were he alive. In order to do this I will give you a history of that famous company, as I am a native of Brunswick county, Va., and witnessed the departure of the company to war June 3, 1861. The company was organized at Edmond's Store, Va., by Mr. Joseph Jones, who was elected captain. Dr. Thomas Wynn was elected first-lieutenoodwyn was a private in the company, but only remained with the Blues about one year. Captain Elmore is still living, and his post-office is Edmonds Store, Brunswick county, Va. While there are only fourteen of the brave Blues left, hundreds of Dispatch readers in Southside Virginia will know that what I have here written are fa
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