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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
t atrocious crimes, robbing and murdering all who were even suspected of being friends of their country. Great numbers of the loyalists attempted to flee from the State to Mexico, singly and in small parties. The earlier fugitives escaped, but a greater portion were captured by the guerrillas and murdered. One of the organs of the conspirators (San Antonio Herald) said exultingly, Their bones are bleaching on the soil of every county from Red River to the Rio Grande, and in the counties of Wise and Denton their bodies are suspended by scores from the Black Jacks. A notable and representative instance of the treatment received by the Texan loyalists at the hands of their oppressors is found in the narrative of an attempt of about sixty of them, mostly young Germans belonging to the best families in Western Texas, to leave the country. They collected at Fredericksburg, on the frontier, intending to make their way to New Orleans by way of Mexico, and join the National army. On the
I learned that General Marshall had ordered the militia of Wise, Scott, and Lee Counties to muster on the 15th instant, wit Gap, a dispatch for orders, dated 18th, at Gladesville, Wise County. It confirms the rumor that reached me on the night of o they reported at headquarters. Several citizens of Wise County joined the enemy in his late raid on Pound Gap, and I learn that they are making up a Union company or two in Wise County, and also some movement is going on of the same sort in Buc of the railroad, but at all events in the counties of Lee, Wise, Buchanan, McDowell, andWyoming; these constituting the borcky and Virginia, either way, within the boundaries of Lee, Wise, and Buchanan Counties, shall cease, unless the same shall ia of Virginia, resident within the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Grayson, Carroll, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Smythe, Wounty; the militia in Lee and Wise at Guest's Station in Wise County; the militia of Buchanan, at Grundy; the militia of Smyt
ecial service, and were only to be used in Scott, Lee, and Wise Counties, Virginia, to defend the mountain passes, and they insisted on thesety-ninth, but that the two which were embraced in it were out in Wise County. I saw Lieutenant-Colonel Leigh looking them up. One he found a in Pound Gap, and have yet a good many sick at Gladesville. in Wise County. My regiments have had typhoid pneumonia, measles, mumps, and aUnion men are quite bold. I know that there are a great many in Wise County. My information is that there are many in Washington, and that I think the same proportion will obtain in one-half of the county of Wise. The desertions from Lee, Scott, and Russell have been very numerouimed over this district, and at all events over the counties of Lee, Wise, McDowell, Buchanan, and Wyoming, and I thought it might as well emboclaim that martial law is hereby extended over the counties of Lee, Wise, Buchanan, McDowell, and Wyoming, under the command of Brig. Gen. Hu
rtial law in Virginia. General order no. 84. War Department, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, May 3, 1862. 1. The following proclamation is published for the information of all concerned. proclamation. By virtue of the power vested in me by law to declare the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, do proclaim that martial law is hereby extended over the counties of Lee, Wise, Buchanan, McDowell and Wyoming, under the command of Brig.-Gen. Humphrey Marshall; and I do proclaim the suspension of all civil jurisdiction, (with the exception of that enabling the courts to take cognizance of the probate of wills, the administration of the estates of deceased persons, the qualification of guardians, to enter decrees and orders for the partition and sale of property, to make orders concerning roads and bridges, to assess county levies, and to order the payment of county d
rtial law in Virginia. General order no. 84. War Department, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, May 3, 1862. 1. The following proclamation is published for the information of all concerned. proclamation. By virtue of the power vested in me by law to declare the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, do proclaim that martial law is hereby extended over the counties of Lee, Wise, Buchanan, McDowell and Wyoming, under the command of Brig.-Gen. Humphrey Marshall; and I do proclaim the suspension of all civil jurisdiction, (with the exception of that enabling the courts to take cognizance of the probate of wills, the administration of the estates of deceased persons, the qualification of guardians, to enter decrees and orders for the partition and sale of property, to make orders concerning roads and bridges, to assess county levies, and to order the payment of county d
and Brigadier-General Gideon J. Pillow fled therefrom the night before the capitulation, leaving Brigadier-General Simon Bolivar Buckner to conduct the negotiations and surrender to General Grant. For this General Floyd was relieved of his command. In November, 1862, he was in command of the Virginia State Line, and died at Abingdon, Virginia, August 26, 1863. Army of Eastern Kentucky A title applied to the troops under Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall, consisting of the militia of Wise, Scott and Lee counties, in 1861. It was a small force of about fifteen hundred men, and was scattered by Federal troops under Brigadier-General James A. Garfield. Its chief action was at Pound Gap, March 16, 1862. Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall (U. S.M. A. 1832) was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, January 13, 1812. He resigned from the army the year after his graduation and became a lawyer. He went to the Mexican War as colonel of cavalry, and led a charge at Buena Vista. In 184
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of New Market, Va. From the Confederate veteran, Dec., 1907. (search)
enant-Colonel Wolfe, commanding our regiment, standing behind me, said: Captain, what had we better do? I answered, You are the colonel, meaning that he was my superior and it was his place to command the regiment. I did not think our regiment would run, as I had never seen it driven off a field in three years. I didn't see Colonel Wolfe any more in the battle; suppose he went to the head of the regiment. My company was doing fine work. It was made up of boys out of the mountains of Wise county, Va.—all good shots and not excitable. I could see the Yankees in front of us falling right and left. I said to the boys: Draw low and fire at their knees; don't overshoot; keep steady; we will whip them. I seemed to feel that we would whip them. The four companies. There were four companies of our regiment on our right. My company was A, and belonged at the head of the regiment; but when on the march we walked so fast that the command could not keep up, and General Wharton put us
Wise county. --We learn that a company has been formed in Wise county called "The Wise Yankee-Catchers." They have asked permission to go on with their own rifles if the State cannot furnish them with arms. We would give but little for a Yankee's chance if he should happen to come in the range of one of the rifles of the Wise Mountaineers.--Abingdon Democrat. Wise county. --We learn that a company has been formed in Wise county called "The Wise Yankee-Catchers." They have asked permission to go on with their own rifles if the State cannot furnish them with arms. We would give but little for a Yankee's chance if he should happen to come in the range of one of the rifles of the Wise Mountaineers.--Abingdon Democrat.
Pardoned. --Gov. Letcher yesterday extended Executive clemency to Beverly Dickinson, who was condemned by a Court in Wise county to a year's imprisonment for unlawful killing.
mending the charter of the Planters' Savings Bank of Petersburg; by Mr. Miller, of repealing or modifying the usury laws; by Mr. Lockridge, of reporting a bill refunding to W. L. Heald a sum of money paid by him on an erroneous assessment of taxes; by Mr. Richardson, of reporting a bill to enable the town of South Wheeling to dispose of some of the real estate belonging thereto; by Mr. Hopkins, of reporting a bill relieving Walter Preston and others from an erroneous assessment of land in Wise county; by Mr. Magruder, of incorporating the Augusta and Rockbridge Lumber Company; by Mr. Witten, of amending the act incorporating the Northwestern Bank of Virginia; by Mr. Graham, of reporting a bill amending the charter of the Raleigh and Grayson Turnpike Company; by Mr. Rives, of authorizing the formation of a rifle company, in Surry county, of not less than 35 rank and file; by Mr. Boreman, of authorizing Senate bill 467, for the extension of the Belleville and Williamsport Turnpike to Ra
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