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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 2 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 2 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of the Wilderness. (search)
rom the Commanding-General, I marched my command to Mechanicsville, and encamped in the near neighborhood thereof. On the 2d Field's division was moved to the north of Gordonsville, to meet an expected advance of a portion of the enemy by way of Liberty mills. On the 4th was advised by the Commanding-General that the enemy appeared to be moving towards Stevensburg, and, as directed by him, started about four (4) o'clock in the afternoon and marched to Brock's bridge, on the border of Orange county, a distance of about sixteen (16) miles. Early on the morning of the 5th resumed my march on the----and Catharpin roads to Richard's shop, on Catharpin road. During the latter part of this day's march, Rosser was skirmishing in my front with his brigade of cavalry. At 12.30 A. M. on the 6th started for Parker's store, on the Plank road, in obedience to orders received from the Commanding-General, who also informed me that Generals Hill and Ewell had been heavily engaged the previous
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of General Richard Taylor. (search)
Sketch of General Richard Taylor. By General D. H. Maury. General Richard Taylor was only son of President Zachary Taylor. His father and mother were natives of Virginia, and his grand father, also a Virginian, commanded a brigade of Virginia troops in the battle of Brandywine. The hereditary residence of the family was in Orange county, Virginia. President Taylor's eldest daughter married Lieutenant Jefferson Davis, the late President of the Southern Confederacy; another daughter married Surgeon Wood, of the United States army, and the other was Mrs. Bliss, now Mrs. Dandridge, of Winchester. When her father was President of the United States, it was Mrs. Bliss who gracefully extended the hospitalities of the President's house. Quite early in life General Dick Taylor took charge of his father's plantation in Mississippi, and soon afterwards moved to a fine estate in Louisiana, to the development of which he addressed himself until the war of 1861 called him to the field.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.44 (search)
ear Sir,--You were unanimously elected Colonel of the Twenty-eighth North Carolina Volunteers this evening. This regiment is composed of the following companies, enlisted for twelve months: Co. A, Surry county, Captain Reeves (Major elect). Co. B, Gaston county, Captain Edwards. Co. C, Catawba county, Captain Lowe, (Lieutenant-Colonel elect). Co. D, Stanley county, Captain Montgomery. Co. E, Montgomery county, Captain Barringer. Co. F, Yadkin county, Captain Kinyoun. Co. G, Orange county, Captain Martin. Co. H, Cleveland county, Captain Wright. Co. I, Yadkin county, Captain Speer. Co. K, Stanly county, Captain Moody. You will see that most of us are Mountain boys, and we trust that we do not disgrace the home from which we come. It would afford us great pleasure and satisfaction to have for our leader an officer so well and favorably known for bravery, courtesy and professional attainments as Lieutenant-Colonel Lane, of the gallant Bethel regiment. Permit us to ex
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, James 1736-1812 (search)
Clinton, James 1736-1812 Military officer; born in Ulster (now Orange) county, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1736; son of Charles Clinton; was well educated, but he had a strong inclination for military life. Before the beginning of the Revolutionary War he was lieutenant-colonel of the militia of Ulster county. He was a captain under Bradstreet in the capture of Fort Frontenac in 1758; and he afterwards was placed in command of four regiments for the protection of the frontiers of Ulster and Orange counties — a position of difficulty and danger. When the war for independence broke out, he was appointed colonel of the 3d New York Regiment (June 30, 1775), and accompanied Montgomery to Quebec. Made a brigadier-general in August, 1776, he was active in the service; and was in command of Fort Clinton, in the Hudson Highlands, when it was attacked in October, 1777. James Clinton. In 1779 he joined Sullivan's expedition against the Senecas with 1,500 men. He was stationed at Albany during a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Henrietta Christine, (search)
met this obstacle by reducing the per capita price of board, and by passing a resolution declaring that, if any child was refused to the county's agent, the superintendent of the poor would at once stop payment for his board. This opened the doors of the institutions, and Erie county, which in 1879 was paying $48,000 yearly for the support of its dependent children, had by 1892 decreased its expenses two-thirds, though the population had increased one-third. Monroe, Westchester, and Orange counties also placed out their children to some extent. When the revised constitution went into effect there were 15,000 children, or more, in institutions in New York City, costing the city over $1,500,000 yearly. The institutions throughout the State received about $2,500,000 yearly for the support of their charges. The revised constitution gave the State board of charities jurisdiction over all the charities in the State, whether public or private, and a law was enacted by the legislatur
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jenkins, Thornton Alexander 1811-1893 (search)
Jenkins, Thornton Alexander 1811-1893 Naval officer; born in Orange county, Va., Dec. 11, 1811; appointed midshipman in 1828; commissioned lieutenant in 1839; promoted captain in 1862; and rear-admiral in 1870. In 1834 to 1860 he was employed on the coast survey, and in the lighthouse board. He was fleet captain, and commanded the Hartford when Farragut passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip below New Orleans, April 24, 1862; commanded the Richmond when Farragut captured Mobile in 1864. He died in Washington, D. C., Aug. 9, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taylor, Zachary 1784- (search)
Taylor, Zachary 1784- Twelfth President of the United States; from March 4, 1849, to July 9, 1850; Whig; born in Orange county, Va., Sept. 24, 1784. His father, a soldier of the Revolution, removed from Virginia to Kentucky in 1785, where he had an extensive plantation near Louisville. On that farm Zachary was engaged until 1808, when he was appointed to fill the place of his brother, deceased, as lieutenant in the army. He was made a captain in 1810; and after the declaration of war, in 1812, was placed in command of Fort Harrison, which he bravely defended against an attack by the Indians. Taylor was active in the West until the end of the war. In 1814 he was commissioned a major; but on the reduction of the army, in 1815, was put back to a captaincy, when he resigned, and returned to the farm near Louisville. Being soon reinstated as major, he was for several years engaged in military life on the northwestern frontier and in the South. In 1819 he was promoted to lieute
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
m the Confederate army before Chattanooga, advances towards Knoxville, E. Tenn.......Nov. 4, 1863 Engagement at Rappahannock Station and Kelly's Ford, Va. The Army of the Potomac succeeds in crossing the Rappahannock, Lee retiring to the line of the Rapidan......Nov. 7, 1863 Confederate forces under General Longstreet before Knoxville......Nov. 19, 1863 Battle of Lookout Mountain......Nov. 24, 1863 Battle of Chattanooga, or Missionary Ridge......Nov. 25, 1863 At Mine Run, Orange co., Va., the advance of the Army of the Potomac under General Meade meets the Confederates under General Lee. Attacks desultory; Meade retires......Nov. 27-30, 1863 General Longstreet assaults the defenses of Knoxville, especially Fort Sanders; repulsed with heavy loss......Nov. 29, 1863 General Longstreet raises the siege of Knoxville, retreats towards Virginia, remaining in northeastern Tennessee during the winter; in the spring he joins General Lee at Richmond......Dec. 1-4, 1863
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
rished, among them the governor, George W. Smith.] Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company chartered......Jan. 27, 1824 University of Virginia opened......March 25, 1825 [It was chartered 1819.] the Whig, newspaper, appears in Richmond......1826 Assembly condemns the tariff as unconstitutional......Feb. 21, 1829 Geological survey of Virginia ordered (completed in six years)......1836 Sixty gold-mines or diggings worked in Virginia (twenty-six in Spottsylvania and fifteen in Orange county)......1839 John Brown, with several men, rents a small farm near Harper's Ferry......June, 1859 Brown, with sixteen whites and six blacks, captures the United States armory building at Harper's Ferry on the night of......Oct. 16, 1859 Attacked by United States troops under Col. Robert E. Lee, he is captured with the survivors......Oct. 18, 1859 He is hung at Charleston, Va.......Dec. 2, 1859 Governor Letcher calls an extra session of the legislature, which orders a convent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, Thomas 1715-1794 (search)
t boundaries of Kentucky. He was commissary-general under Washington in General Braddock's army, and was present at the latter's defeat. In 1775 he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he served on the second committee of safety; in 1777 was appointed with his son, Col. John Walker, to visit the Indians in Pittsburg, Pa., for the purpose of gaining their friendship for the Americans; and in 1778 was made president of the commission to settle the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. Walker Mountains in southwestern Virginia were named after him. He died in Albemarle county, Va., Nov. 9, 1794. His son, John, legislator; born in Albemarle county, Va., Feb. 13, 1744, was an aide to Washington during the Revolutionary War, and was by him recommended to Patrick Henry on Feb. 24, 1777, for ability, honor, and prudence. He succeeded William Grayson in the United States Senate, where he served in May- December, 1790. He died in Orange county, Va., Dec. 2, 1809.
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