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stitution. The Virginia home of John Minor Botts This beautiful old Virginia mansion was the abiding-place in Culpeper County of John Minor Botts. The most conspicuous arrest made under the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus was that ofg an oath to say nothing prejudicial to the Confederacy. Tiring of confinement in his house, he purchased a farm in Culpeper County and removed there in January, 1863, where he denounced and criticised secession and the seceders to the Confederate John A. Dix and Edwards Pierrepont examined the John minor Botts and his family—1863 A peaceful scene for Culpeper County, Virginia, whose fair acres were ploughed with shot and shell, and whose soil was reddened with the blood of its sons, dulowed to attack the Confederacy, verbally or otherwise, in the city of Richmond, he betook himself and his family to Culpeper County, where he talked pretty much as he pleased. Even in Richmond his detention was only temporary. Though it was evide
ed at Miami, Florida, January 9, 1904. Third Corps—Army of Northern Virginia Created from three divisions of the First and Second corps, Army of Northern Virginia, on May 30, 1863, and put under the command of Lieutenant-General A. P. Hill. Its first battle was Gettysburg. Hill was killed in front of Petersburg, April 2, 1865, and the corps was united with the First until the surrender at Appomattox. Lieutenant-General Ambrose Powell Hill (U. S.M. A. 1847) was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, November 9, 1825, and served in the Mexican and Seminole wars. In 1861, he resigned from the army to enter the Confederate volunteers. He was appointed brigadier-general February 26, 1862, major-general in the following May and was one of the most efficient officers in the Confederate army, and rose to the command of the Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, when it was created in May, 1863, being made lieutenant-general at the same time. He was killed April 2, 1865. Ander
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Chancellorsville--report of General R. E. Lee. (search)
e battle at that place, and a portion of it, as has been already stated, rendered valuable service in covering the march of Jackson to the enemy's rear. The horse artillery accompanied the infantry, and participated with credit to itself in the engagement. The nature of the country rendered it impossible for the cavalry to do more. When the enemy's infantry passed the Rappahannock at Kelly's ford, his cavalry, under General Stoneman, also crossed in large force, and proceeded through Culpeper county towards Gordonsville, for the purpose of cutting the railroads to Richmond. General Stuart had nothing to oppose to this movement but two regiments of Brigadier-General W. H. F. Lee's brigade — the Ninth and Thirteenth Virginia cavalry. General Lee fell back before the overwhelming numbers of the enemy; and after holding the railroad bridge over the Rapidan during the first of May, burned the bridge and retired to Gordonsville at night. The enemy avoided Gordonsville, and reached Loui
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 12.89 (search)
every where since. On the 3d of November, twenty days after he had bees ordered, McClellan finished crossing his army over the Potomac — not in General Lee's front, but in Loudoun county--carefully interposing the burly Blue Ridge between it and the Army of Northern Virginia, and securely holding the passes. Leaving Jackson in the lower Valley, General Lee quietly moved Longstreet and the cavalry up the Valley, and crossing them, at passes south of those held by McClellan, moved into Culpeper county, so that when the Federal commander reached Fauquier county the Rappahannock rolled once more peacefully between them. On the 7th of November, McClellan telegraphs: I am now concentrating my troops in the direction of Warrenton. An order prepared two days before relieved him from the command of his army. The storm of official displeasure which had been growing deeper and blacker, had burst at last above the head of the young Napoleon, and the fury of the gale was destined to sweep hi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Powhatan troop of cavalry in 1861. (search)
as a sweet coincidence, as they knew nothing of our sadness. We were not then used to death and carnage, and had not grown callous. After the departure of the Black horse, by general order the Albemarle troop of cavalry and later the Rappahannock cavalry, commanded by that excellent officer, John Shack Green, reported to Captain Lay to whom the command was assigned. This, however, was temporary; but a permanent squadron, consisting of the Powhatan troop, the Little fork rangers, of Culpeper county, Captain Utterback commmanding, and a Fauquier troop, commanded by Captain Adams, was formed, to be attached and report directly to headquarters, and Captain Lay was assigned to the command. This squadron, as such, passed through the battles of Bull Run on the 18th and of Manassas on the 21st--on the field during the whole of each day — and received handsome official notice from Generals Johnston and Beauregard for efficient services rendered. Being on the field within sound of the vo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg. (search)
others amounted to the same sum. I append a list of the casualties in this command, and of the expenditure of ammunition. I herewith transmit the reports of battalion commanders, to which I. refer for the more particular account of the part borne by each in the campaign to Pennsylvania and back. Respectfully, &c., your obedient servant, R. L. Walker. Colonel and Chief of Artillery, Third Corps. Report of Major W. T. Poague. headquarters Poague's battalion artillery, Culpeper county, Va., July 30th, 1863. Colonel R. L. Walker, Chief of Artillery, Third Corps: Colonel — I have the honor to submit the following account of the operations of the battalion under my command from the time of leaving Fredericksburg, Virginia, to the present date. Without referring in detail to each day's marching, which made up by far the largest part of its operations, it may suffice to state that the battallion, consisting of three batteries, leaving Fredericksburg on the 15th June, 186
On May 3d General Lee held the south bank of the Rapidan River, with his right resting near the mouth of Mine Run and his left extending to Liberty Mills, on the road from Gordonsville to the Shenandoah Valley. Ewell's corps was on the right, Hill's on the left, and two divisions of Longstreet's corps, having returned from East Tennessee, were encamped in the rear near Gordonsville. The army of General Grant had occupied the north bank of the Rapidan, with the main body encamped in Culpeper County and on the Rappahannock River. While Grant with his immense and increasing army was thus posted, Lee, with a comparatively small force, to which few reenforcements could be furnished, confronted him on a line stretching from near Somerville Ford to Gordonsville. To Grant was left the choice of moving directly on Lee and attempting to defeat his army, the only obstacle to the capture of Richmond, and which his vast means rendered supposable, or crossing the Rapidan above or below Lee
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Field, James Gaven 1826- (search)
Field, James Gaven 1826- Lawyer; born in Walnut, Va., Feb. 24, 1826; went to California as paymaster United States army in 1848; was a secretary of the convention that framed the first constitution of California; returned to Virginia in 1850; admitted to the bar in 1852; was commonwealth attorney for Culpeper county in 1860-65; enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861; and lost a leg at the battle of Cedar Creek (q. v.). He was attorney-general of Virginia in 1877-82; and the candidate of the People's party for Vice-President in 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaines, Edmund Pendleton 1777-1849 (search)
Gaines, Edmund Pendleton 1777-1849 Military officer; born in Culpeper county, Va., March 20, 1777; removed with his family to Tennessee in 1790; entered the army as ensign in 1799; and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in the summer of 1812. He rose to brigadier-general in March, 1814; and after his gallant conduct at Fort Erie in August, that year, he was brevetted major-general. For that exploit, and Edmund Pendleton Gaines. his general good services during the war, Congress gave him thanks and a gold medal. Gaines served under Jackson in the Creek War, and fought the Seminoles in 1836. Late in life he married Myra Clark, of New Orleans, heiress of a large estate, who, after his death, became General Gaines's medal. famous for her successful persistence in litigation to secure her rights. He died in New Orleans, June 6. 1849.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hill, Ambrose Powell 1825- (search)
Hill, Ambrose Powell 1825- Military officer; born in Culpeper county, Va., Nov. 9, 1825; graduated at West Point in 1847; entered the 1st Artillery, and served in the war with Mexico, and against the Seminoles in 1849-50; resigning in 1861, joined the Confederates, and was made colonel of the 13th Virginia Volunteers. He soon rose to major-general in the Confederate army, and was one of its most efficient officers in the various campaigns in 1862 and 1863, in Virginia and Maryland. He was one of the most efficient officers of Lee's army in the defence of Petersburg and Richmond, in 1864-65. In the final struggle at Petersburg, he was instantly killed by a musket-shot, April 2, 1865.
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