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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
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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
her death. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant, R. E. Lee. Mrs. Joseph S. Jones, Mrs. Thomas Carroll, Miss Brownlow, Committee Miss M. Alston, Mrs. J. M. Heck, Mrs. Lucinda Jones, His son's wife, to whom he was deeply attached, and to whom he wrote many touchingly beautiful letters, full of the consolations and hopes of the Gospel, died while her husband (General W. H. F. Lee) was in a Northern prison, and on his return General Lee wrote him the following: camp, Orange county, April 24, 1864. I received last night, my dear son, your letter of the 22d. It has given me great comfort. God knows how I loved your dear, dear wife, how sweet her memory is to me, and how I mourn her loss. My grief could not be greater if you had been taken from me. You were both equally dear to me. My heart is too full to speak on this subject, nor can I write. But my grief is for ourselves, not for her. She is brighter and happier than ever—safe from all evil, and awaiting u
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 7: work of the chaplains and missionaries. (search)
And I did not hesitate to reciprocate the courtesy, when men of my command wanted to unite with other denominations on a profession of repentance towards God and faith towards the Lord Jesus Christ. I remember that my good Brother Witherspoon told me, one day, that he had a good joke on Brother Jones, which was to the following effect: I had gone over to Davis's Mississippi Brigade, at Brother Witherspoon's invitation, and had cut the ice on a mill-pond, at Madison Run Station, Orange county, Virginia, and baptized a number of men. In the service I had read, without note or comment, some of the passages of Scripture bearing on the ordinance. The next day, one of the men, who had been active in the revival meetings, went to Chaplain Witherspoon and said: I do not think that you ought to invite Brother Jones to come over here any more. Why not? What has Brother Jones done that is wrong? Well, you know that, while there is no law or rule on the subject, it is generally under
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 10: revivals in the Lower Valley and around Fredericksburg. (search)
and manifested the deepest concern for the salvation of his men, and the liveliest hope that we were about to be blessed with a general revival. But soon tidings came that Burnside had relieved McClellan and was moving on Fredericksburg—that Lee, with Longstreet's Corps, was hastening to confront him—and that Jackson was needed on the Rappahannock. The order to move is at once given, and the foot cavalry march, with their swinging stride, through the mountains and down through Madison, Orange, Spottsylvania, and Caroline counties, to take their appropriate place on the line of the Rappahannock, and bear their heroic part in the great battle of Fredericksburg on the memorable 13th of December. We had some precious seasons of worship on that march, and while awaiting the opening of the battle of Fredericksburg, and in laboring among the wounded of the battle, we found a number who had recently found Jesus. But, of course, the active campaign, the battle, and the severe winter w
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
e men. My own brigade (Smith's, formerly Early's Virginia) was fortunately camped near Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a Methodist church in the lower part of Orange county, and Rev. J. P. Garland, of the Forty-ninth Virginia, Rev. Mr. Slaughter, of the Fifty-eighth Virginia, and myself united in holding meetings in both of these urate picture of the scenes they describe than I could now produce. The following notices the beginning of our work on the Rapidan: Mt. Pisgah Church, Orange county, Virginia, August 5, 1863. Dear Brethren: When it was my pleasure, nine years ago; to hear, from the pulpit of this church, a sermon from good Brother Herndon Frhave seen and heard more confusion on Sabbath, at camp-meeting, than I heard and saw last Sunday in three brigades of soldiers. camp near Pisgah Church, Orange county, Va., October 3, 1863. . . . . But the chief design of this is to let our friends know, through your paper, of the continuance of the glorious state of things
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
s were kept up, however, and the Brigade Association held regular meetings and flourished. About Christmas we went into winter-quarters near Pisgah Church, in Orange county. Details of men and teams were so very heavy that it was late before we could proceed to work on chapels. Timber was so far off that an unusually large forced. Those were happy times, and long to be remembered. Old Blue Run Church will not soon be forgotten. Some of those men you had the pleasure of immersing in Orange county. These men held out well and went to work for Christ and, when they came home, united with the Church. Among the prominent workers in these meetings were thed religious papers among our men, which were generally very readily, and sometimes gladly, received. I was present a part of the time (luring the revival in Orange county after our troops returned from the battle of Gettysburg. There was great interest on the subject of religion then through our whole division. The preaching o
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 30: Appearance—manners—habits. (search)
it certainly has known no touch of the brush since its maker gave it the finishing twirl, and pronounced it good. It differs from the hats of mankind in general, as an enraged porcupine differs from a porcupine whose evil passions slumber. It appears to have been thrown on his head, and has chanced to fall rather behind, like Sam Slick's. Fragments of straw adhere to the nap, as though the owner had been taking morning exercise in a stable. In truth, I hear that he has little faith in Orange County, and keeps a cow. A very long, very loose, well-worn, white over-coat, with the collar standing up, and the long skirts flying behind, envelopes the singular figure. This coat is long, apparently, because it was made a long time ago, before any Parisian or London tailor had from his back-shop issued to Christendom the mandate, let the over-coats of mankind be worn short till further notice. There is, indeed, so little of the citizen in the appearance of the individual I am describing,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
ket. Since that date he has resigned his seat on the bench, and resumed the profession of an advocate. The Gholsons, wrote William, 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 sid
26th of November, by ordering the First and Fifth corps to cross the Rapidan at the Culpeper mine ford, near the mouth of the Wilderness run, the boundary between Orange and Spottsylvania counties, to be followed by the Second corps crossing at the Germanna ford, a few miles further up the river, and the Third and Sixth corps, thanted force, to attack his staunch and ever-ready opponent. After the Mine Run campaign, Lee's army was permitted to remain undisturbed in its cantonments in Orange county during the remainder of the winter of 1863-64, picketing 20 miles of the front of the Rapidan, from where Ewell's right rested on that river, near the mouth ofs mainly along the waters of Mountain run, and the tributaries of Mine run from the west. Lee betook himself again to his pine thicket. Here, in the county of Orange, Lee's army contended, during the long and severe winter of 1863-64, with foes more difficult to overcome than Federal soldiery. These were want of food and want
d and wounded. The North Carolina loss was 6 killed and 15 wounded. Shortly afterward the Sixty-ninth regiment encountered a large cavalry force under Foster. This cavalry had been sent to intercept the Confederate retreat toward Virginia. Colonel Love gallantly charged this force, and General Williams coming to his aid, drove it from his front. North Carolina cavalry were active in many of the engagements during the fall campaign in Virginia. At Jack's shop, near Liberty mills, Orange county, Va., on September 22, 1863, Hampton's division of cavalry joined battle with Davies' and Custer's brigades of Kilpatrick's cavalry division. Custer's brigade was commanded by Colonel Stagg. Hampton's division was composed of three brigades: Butler's, commanded by Col. J. B. Gordon of the First North Carolina; Jones' brigade, and Baker's North Carolina brigade (afterward Gordon's), commanded by Colonel Ferebee of the Fourth North Carolina. This brigade included these regiments: The Firs
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
ed, July 27, 1865, to Miss M. Sue Blakely, of Laurens county, and they have one son, W. P. Nesbitt, a merchant, farmer and miller of Piedmont. James Stanley Newman, professor of agriculture in Clemson college, South Carolina, was born in Orange county, Va., December II, 1836, and is a son of James and Mary (Scott) Newman, the former being a prominent agriculturist of his day. Professor Newman was reared in Orange county, Va., and was educated at the far-famed university of that State, where hOrange county, Va., and was educated at the far-famed university of that State, where he spent three years. He taught school from 1858 to the spring of 1861, when he entered the service of the Confederate army as a private in the Gordonsville Grays. Two of his brothers were in the same command, and subsequently all three were transferred to the Montpelier Guards, in which a fourth brother, Wilson S. Newman, was a lieutenant. This command became Company A, Thirteenth Virginia regiment of infantry, commanded by A. P. Hill, and in this company and regiment he served until the battl
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