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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.39 (search)
party, and his influence is felt as soon as he rises in his seat to give the House his counsel and advice on any measure in which he takes an interest. Richard Lewis. Mr. Richard Lewis, the present member of the House of Delegates from Culpeper county, was born in 1838, in the adjoining county of Fauquier, and was actively engaged in farming until the outbreak of the war, when he enlisted in the Black Horse Battalion, going at once to the scene of the John Brown raid. Immediately after tnto that county, where he has successfully followed the fortunes of a farmer. In the primary election last fall he was the Democratic nominee for the seat in the House of Delegates. Colonel J. Catlett Gibson, the former representative of Culpeper county in the House, ran against him as an independent candidate, but was defeated. While Mr. Lewis is not much given to public speaking on account of his modest and retiring disposition, yet he is well known to all connected with the General Asse
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel John Bowie Magruder. (search)
fety in 1775 for Louisa county, and represented it in the Legislature in 1793. The family removed to Glenmore, about seven miles from Charlottesville, Va., when John was five years old. He first attended private schools in the neighborhood; went to Colonel John Bowie Strange's Albemarle Military Academy, at Charlottesville, one session, then matriculated at the University of Virginia in 1856, and took the degree of Master of Arts in June, 1860. He was a teacher in Nelson's Academy, in Culpeper county, at the outbreak of the Confederate war, which position he at once relinquished and went to the Virginia Military Institute to take a two months course in military tactics. On his return home, he organized a military company, called the Rivanna Guards; was elected and commissioned captain July 22, 1861. The gray cloth for their uniforms was furnished by the county, and the ladies of the three families at Glenmore, Edge Hill, and Gale Hill made them. The Rivanna Guards, under Spec
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
d of all the artillery on the Confederate right. Amid shot and shell he had opened the great battle of Fredericksburg and had become immortal. The part played by Pelham at that fight is history that will survive with General Lee's report. He was a major of artillery then. His commission as lieutenant-colonel was issued soon after, and only awaited confirmation when he was killed. This was at Kelly's Ford, on the Rappahannock, March 17th, 1863. He had gone to visit some ladies in Culpeper county, when he heard the cannonading and hurried to the scene. His artillery had not come up, but he galloped to a regiment that was wavering and shouted: Forward, boys! Forward to victory and glory! and at that moment was struck by the fragment of a shell that penetrated the brain and he died shortly after midnight. He died as he had wished—amid the roar of battle. General Stuart telegraphed to Hon. J. L. M. Curry, at present trustee of the great Peabody fund and well known in Louisvil
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From Fredericksburg, 1862, to the end of the Gettysburg campaign, July 31, 1863. (search)
h clearly indicates the magnitude of the fight. Time will fail to tell of the Bristoe campaign, the fights at Jack's shop and James City, the Buckland races, and Kilpatrick's raid. As I mention the names the old cavalrymen of Wickham's brigade will recall many a scene indelibly fixed in their memory, as well as the noble bearing of the soldier whose portrait is added this night to the splendid array of heroes surrounding these walls. During the winter of 1863-64 while our army was in Culpeper county and the cavalry guarding all the fords of the Rappahannock, Colonel Munford, Colonel W. R. Carter (who fell at Trevillian's), Captain Fox, of Gloucester and Captain Hammond of the 2nd regiment and myself, served on a court-martial, occupying the same hotel with Colonel Munford, and often consulting him upon trying and distressing cases that came before us, I learned to know and love the man, and there began a friendship that lasted throughout the war, and has continued to this day. Many
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
Lee with Longstreet's Corps. After a few days' needed rest, the army broke camp on August 20th, and marched in the direction of Pope's army, Jackson's Corps marching over Clark's mountain and crossing the Rapidan river at Summerville Ford. As Pope had retreated behind the Rappahannock river, we made direct for that. After trying several fords along that river with the seeming intention of crossing, the morning of the 25th of August found our corps near the village of Jeffersonton in Culpeper county. Orders were given the men to cook three days rations and be ready to move as soon as possible. A short time after we were ordered to fall in, the time was so short that none of the men had cooked all, and many none of their rations. This made no difference, half baked biscuits and raw dough had to be left, that meant to many, nothing to eat for some time, probably for days, as the wagons were to remain behind, and everything put in light marching order, indicating that something of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
ou and your noble command must depend in a great measure the extent and brilliancy of our success. The orders closed with this emphatic caution: Bear in mind that celerity, audacity and resolution are everything in war, and especially it is the case with the command you have and the enterprise upon which you are about to embark. Such were the orders under which, two weeks or more later than was first proposed, Generals Stoneman and Averill crossed the Rappahannock from Fauquier into Culpeper county, and bivouacked near the above river. The passage was made on April 29th, and that evening, as General Stoneman states, the division and brigade commanders assembled together and we spread our maps and had a thorough understanding of what we were to do and where we were to go. Early on the following morning Stoneman, with his command, set out for the Rapidan at Raccoon Ford and a ford below and pushed on without serious opposition to destroy the Central Railroad, the James River Can
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Keysville Guards. (search)
ly a few days before. Jackson was now master of the situation in this part of the State. After giving us a few days rest at Weyer's Cave, he brought us by forced marches face to face with McClellan, who had just begun seriously to threaten Richmond. Then followed the fighting around Richmond, that resulted in our turning McClellan's right flank and forcing him back upon his gunboats. By this move the siege of Richmond was raised, McClellan was disposed of, and we were ordered to Culpeper county to meet General Pope, who had just found a new way to Richmond. At Cedar Mountain, Pope lost his way, his enthusiasm for Richmond, and ultimately his command in consequence of an unfavorable meeting with Jackson's army at this point. Much might be said of this vain Federal officer and his behavior on the occasion of this battle, but as he is not here to defend himself, and has passed to the other side of the river where all of us good soldiers must assemble ere long, I pass by in si
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel James Gregory Hodges. (search)
e crossed the Rappahannock and attacked our forces, but it was not actively engaged. It wintered at Guinea Station on the Richmond and Fredericksburg road. In the spring it was ordered to Suffolk, from there it was ordered to join Lee's army, then ready to commence its march into Pennsylvania. Col. Hodges, writing on the 9th of June, 1863, from Spotsylvania county, says: We left Hanover Junction yesterday morning and have proceeded forty miles on our way to join Gen. Lee, either in Culpeper county or beyond if he has crossed the upper Rappahannock. We have now been marching every day for a week, averaging a full day's march of seventeen or eighteen miles every day. My men are in excellent condition, and I know will perform their whole duty should they be required to meet the enemy. So you may expect to hear a grand account of the regiment and I am proud to say that it has always done well, and in some instances far excelled those they were thrown with. Pickett's division pus
, I., 352, 353. Booneville, Miss., I., 364, 367, 368. Boonsboro, Ark., II., 326. Boonsboro, Md., I., 53; II., 340; IV., 88. Booth, J. W.: VII., 203, 207; flight, capture and death of, VII., 205; VIII., 26, 363, 366; IX., 128, 338. Borodino, losses at, X., 140. Boston, R., IV., 86, 88. Boston Mountains, Ark., II., 326. Bottom's bridge, Va.: I., 286, 294; IV., 126. Botts, J. M.: opposition of, to secession, VII., 195; mansion of, in Culpeper Co., Va., VII., 195; and his family, VII., 197. Bounty-jumping, VIII., 280, 282. Bowditch, H. I., VII., 226. Bowen, J. S.: I., 360; II., 214; 334, X., 279. Bowers, T. S.: III., 81; VIII., 359; X., 49. Bowie, G. W., X., 195. Bowling Green, Ky., I., 182, 196, 211 Boxes for the soldiers, in 1865, VII., 321. Boxes ready for the boys at the front Vii., 322. Boy generals, VIII., 193, 196. Boy musicians, VIII., 189, 192, 237. Boy soldier
Political. --A discussion will take place tonight at Metropolitan Hall, between James Lyons and John H. Gilmer, Esqs. The Bell and Everett party will be addressed in their Club House by Hon. John S. Pendleton, of Culpeper county.
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