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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 1: parentage, and Early years. (search)
, the difficulty of reaching their ministrations caused her to become a member of the Wesleyan or Methodist communion. General Jackson always spoke of her with tender affection, and traced his first sacred impressions to her lessons. When a daughter was born to him a few months before his own death, he caused her to be baptized with his mother's name, Julia Neale. In the year 1830, Mrs. Jackson, whose youth and beauty still fitted her to please, married Mr. Woodson, a lawyer of Cumberland County, Virginia, whom the rising importance of the Northwest had attracted, along with many other Eastern Virginians, to that country. He was a sort of decayed gentleman, much Mrs. Jackson's senior,--a widower, without property, but of fair character, and of a popular, social turn. The marriage was distasteful to Mrs. Jackson's relatives. They threatened, as a sort of penalty for it, to take the maintenance and education of the children out of the widow's hands, and offered, as an inducement
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 16: return to Richmond.-President of Washington College.--death and Burial. (search)
w much gratification it is, and it will afford me and my whole family, during the remainder of our lives, to reflect that we have been brought into contact and to know and to appreciate you and all that are dear to you. In looking beyond Richmond for quarters, General Lee was much in favor of purchasing a farm in Orange County, in the beautiful section near the railroad crossing of the Rapidan, with which he was so familiar; but about that time Mrs. Elizabeth Randolph Cocke, of Cumberland County, Virginia, granddaughter of Edmund Randolph, offered him the use of a dwelling house situated on a portion of her estate in Powhatan County. As it was known that he had been dispossessed of his old home at Arlington, numerous offers of money, houses, and lands almost daily reached him, as well as requests to become the president of business associations and chartered corporations. Mrs. Cocke's kind, cordial manner, for which she was proverbial, and the retired situation of the dwelling of
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 39 (search)
tc., and declares the failure to remove the obstructions prejudicial to the interests of the country, and especially to the naval service, which has thus been prevented from rendering important service. Gen. Bragg writes a pretty tart letter to the Secretary of War to-day, desiring that his reports of the Army of Tennessee, called for by Congress, be furnished for publication, or else that the reasons be given for withholding them. We have no war news to-day. Mrs. Minor, of Cumberland County, with whom my daughter Anne resides, is here, in great affliction. Her brother, Col. Rudolph, was killed in the battle with Sheridan, near Richmond; shot through the head, and buried on the field. Now she learns that another brother, a cadet, just 18 years old, was killed in the battle of Gen. Breckinridge, in the valley, shot through the head; and she resolves to set out for Staunton at once, to recover his body. Her father and sister died a few months ago, and she has just heard o
R. G. Woodrow, made a descent upon Pocahontas, Ark., and succeeded in routing and capturing a number of rebels, among whom was Brigadier-General Jeff Thompson.--(Doc. 154.) General Gillmore, in a despatch from his headquarters on Morris Island, S. C., reported the partial demolition of Fort Sumter, as the result of seven days bombardment of that work.--Charleston was again shelled by the troops under General Gillmore.--(See Supplement.) A meeting of a portion of the people of Cumberland County, Va., was held this day, at which the. following resolutions were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we heartily approve of the action of our Governor in calling an extra session of the Legislature for the purposes designated. Resolved, That whereas we are engaged in a war for the maintenance of principles dear to every freeman, and that we are firmly resolved to prosecute this war under all circumstances and through whatever disasters may befall us, until our independence is estab
hes, Va. 20 Gettysburg, Pa. 40 Jerusalem Road, Va. 3 Wapping Heights, Va. 1 Boydton Road, Va. 1 Mine Run, Va. 12 Hatcher's Run, Va., March, 25, 1865 2 Wilderness, Va. 54 Sailor's Creek, Va. 6 Spotsylvania, Va. 16 Farmville, Va. 2 North Anna, Va. 7 Picket, Va., Oct. 2, 1864 1 Cold Harbor, Va. 1 Picket, Va., Oct. 17, 1864 1 Present, also, at Auburn, Va.; Po River; Totopotomoy; Strawberry Plains; Deep Bottom; Appomattox. notes.--Recruited in the counties of York, Cumberland, Oxford, and Androscoggin. It arrived at Washington August 23, 1862, where it was engaged in drill and garrison duty until October, when it crossed into Virginia and joined Berry's (3d) Brigade, Birney's (1st) Division, Third Corps. The regiment made a creditable record at Fredericksburg, and at Chancellorville it sustained a loss of 10 killed, 65 wounded and 38 missing. At Gettysburg, Lt.-Col. C. B. Merrill commanding, it was engaged in Sickles's fight on the second day, losing 18 kille
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hill, William 1769-1852 (search)
Hill, William 1769-1852 Clergyman; born in Cumberland county, Va., March 3, 1769; graduated at Hampden-Sidney College in 1788; was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1790. He was the author of an oration in memory of General Washington, and began a History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, but only the first part was published. He died in Winchester, Va., Nov. 16, 1852.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Scott, Charles 1733- (search)
Scott, Charles 1733- Military officer; born in Cumberland county, Va., in 1733; was corporal of a Virginia company in the battle of the Monongahela, where Braddock was defeated in 1755. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he raised and commanded the first company organized south of the James River for the Continental service. On Aug. 12, 1776, he was appointed colonel, and was distinguished at Trenton and in the battle of Princeton; and just a year later he was promoted to brigadier-general. He was the last officer to leave the field at Monmouth in 1778. He was conspicuous in the storming of Stony Point, under Wayne, in 1779, and the next year was with Lincoln, at Charleston, where he was made prisoner. He was closely confined for a while, to the injury of his health. He was released on his parole near the close of the war, when he was exchange. In 1785 General Scott settled in Woodford, Ky., and in 1791, as brigadier-general of the Kentucky levies, led an expedition int
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
oses N. 33, mar.; farmer; Canterbury, Vt. 19 Aug 63; 25 Aug 64 Morris Id. S. C.; dis. —— Penacook, N. H. Edgerly, William 20, sin.; farmer; Lancaster Co. Pa. 19 Mch 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Ellis, Charles L. 30, mar.; barber; Hyannis. 15 Jly 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Evans, Albert 28, mar.; machinist; Springfield, O. 17 Mch 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Firman, John 21, sin.; shoemaker; Philadelphia. 19 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Fisher George 25, mar.; farmer; Cumberland Co. Pa. 25 Mch 63; 30 Je 64 Morris Id. S. C; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Gardiner, Ira W. 26, sin.; cook; Penn Yan. N. Y. 17 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Gilman, Martin 23, mar.; farmer; Chambersburg, Pa. 29 Apl 63; died of wounds 27 July 63 Gen. Hos. Beaufort, S. C. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Green, Alexander F. 41, sin.; barber; Philadelphia. 11 Dec 63; died 19 Mch 64 Gen. Hos. Beaufort S. C. Chr. Diarrhea. $325. Green, Amos B. 23, sin.; seaman; Sheeban, Pa. 17 De
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
ed those words. That chapter was a great favorite with my dear mother, and she used frequently to read it to me when I was a boy. I know its meaning now. Yes! and I will soon meet her, and dear Ed. A younger brother, who had fallen at Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862. too, in one of those bright mansions which Jesus went to prepare for us. Thus on the 2d day of September, 1863, Francis Pendleton Jones passed from the earth. The death of Lieutenant William Fauntleroy Cocke, of Cumberland county, Virginia, has been thus touchingly described by the facile pen of Mrs. Margaret J. Preston: Captain Carter Harrison, in a letter to his brother, thus speaks of him: My intimate acquaintance with your noble brother, William, dates from the commencement of the war, when I had the honor to command the company in which he served; for it was an honor even to belong to that glorious army in which such men enlisted as privates. His modest and retiring disposition rendered it necessary
He was eminent in his profession, and well sustained the character of his family. His son Samuel, grad. H. C. 1754, was ordained minister at New Gloucester, Me., 16 Jan. 1765, was honorably dismissed, 1793, Justice of the Peace for the County of Cumberland, and died suddenly 2 Mar. 1807, in the 72d year of his age. Alden's Epitaphs, and Winthrop's (Ms.) Catalogue. 5. Daniel, s. of Francis (3), grad. H. C. 1746, and d. unm. 3 Jan. 1756, aged 29. 6. John, s. of Francis (3), grad. H. eld, and to Falmouth, in the County of Barnstable, and that post offices be kept as followeth, viz.: one at Cambridge; one at Salem; one at Ipswich; one at Haverhill; one at Newburyport; one at Kennebunk, or Welles; one at Falmouth, in the County of Cumberland; one at Georgetown, in the County of Lincoln; one at Worcester; one at Springfield; one at Great Barrington; one at Plymouth; one at Sandwich; one at Falmouth, in the County of Barnstable. And it is further Resolved. that Mr. James Winth
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