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May 4. A large Union meeting was held at Kingwood, Preston county, Va., when resolutions were adopted expressing unalterable opposition to the ordinance of secession, favoring a division of the State, and resolving to vote for a delegate to the next session of Congress.--National Intelligencer, May 11. Commodore Charles Stewart, of the United States Navy, addressed a letter to George W. Childs of Philadelphia, furnishing him with the reminiscences of a conversation which passed between Com. Stewart and John C. Calhoun, in the year 1812, after the declaration of war against Great Britain by the Congress of the United States.--(Doc. 132.) The artists of New York met at the rooms of Messrs. Kensett and Lang in that city. Mr. D. Huntingdon was called to the chair. Messrs. Kensett, Gray, and Lang embodied resolutions which were adopted by those present, expressing their desire to contribute to the relief of families of volunteers of the city of New York who are now servin
other places south.--N. Y. Evening Post, August 20. General McClellan assumed the command of the army of the Potomac, and announced the officers attached to his staff.--(Doc. 201.) The Convention of Western Virginia passed the ordinance creating a State, reported by the select committee on a division of the State, this morning, by a vote of fifty to twenty-eight. The boundary as fixed includes the counties of Logan, Wyoming, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Webster, Randolph, Tucker, Preston, Monongahela, Marion, Taylor, Barbour, Upshur, Harrison, Lewis, Braxton, Clay, Kanawha, Boone, Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Mason, Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, Wirt, Gilmer, Ritchie, Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Doddridge, Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio, Brooke, and Hancock. A provision was incorporated permitting certain adjoining counties to come in if they should desire, by expression of a majority of their people to do so. The ordinance also provides for the election of delegates to a Convention to form a co
n killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 87 Enlisted men by disease. Total 273. 8th Ohio Regiment Infantry 3 months. Organized at Cleveland, Ohio, April 18-May 4, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, and duty there till June 22. Reorganized for three years June 22, 1861. Three-months men mustered out July 24, 1861. 3 years. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 22. 1861, and duty there till July 8. Moved to Grafton, W. Va., July 8. At West Union, Preston County, till July 13. Pursuit of Garnett's forces July 13-18. Guard duty on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to September. Attached to Hill's Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to August, 1861. 3rd Brigade, Army of Occupation, to January, 1862. Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. Kimball's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
nization of the army in the spring of 1862, at which time he became a member of Stonewall Jackson's staff, a position that he retained up to the spring of 1863. William L. Jackson was born and reared in Lewis county, Va., (now West Virginia), and was a first cousin of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, better known as Stonewall. He was a lawyer by profession, and in the year 1859 was elected circuit judge of the Twenty-first Judicial District of Virginia, that was composed of the counties of Taylor, Preston, Upshur, Harrison, Barbour, Tucker, Randolph and Marion, and was known at the beginning of the war of 1861 as Judge Jackson, and at this time was the most widely known, as well as the most popular man in all that part of Virginia. Before beginning the story of the Imboden Raid, in order to have a proper understanding of the whole affair, it is necessary to give an epitomized history of military events that had preceded the year of 1863. A great part of the hard fighting of the Civil War
n for the enslavement of certain free negroes. The report of the Commissioner to the seceded States was read and ordered to be printed. The bill concerning the American Agency was made the order for Friday next. The bill respecting suits for the recovery of Western lands will be considered on Monday. A number of local bills were passed. The House passed a number of Senate bills. A bill was reported "to encourage ship building in Virginia." A petition was presented from citizens of Preston and Monongahela counties, asking relief in the matter of taxes upon the licenses of merchants beginning business. House bill for the partial suspension of the sale of State bonds, and to provide for complying with existing contracts already made upon the Covington and Ohio Railroad, was taken up, and a ryder being affixed, it was put on its passage and defeated. The vote was after wards reconsidered, and the bill made the order of the day for Friday next.--The Directors of the Penitentiar
the charter of the Virginia Car-Spring Company; also, to amend certain acts relating to the charter of the New Creek Company, of Hampshire county; also, to incorporate the Laurel Valley Oil and Coal Company, in the county of Mason; also, to authorize Thomas Chancellor to erect a wharf on his lands; Senate bill extending the corporate limits of the town of Fredericksburg; Senate bill to incorporate the Burning Springs and Oil-Line Railroad Company; also, to authorize the Circuit Court of Preston county to legalize the conveyance of a tract of land made by Andrew Oliphant, as guardian or committee of William Smith, an idiot; also, to incorporate the Silver Run Mining and Manufacturing Company; House bill to amend and reenact the 2d section of an act passed Feb. 8, 1860, to revive and amend an act passed March 1st, 1853, entitled "an act to amend and revive the charter of Little Kanawha Navigation Company;" also, to amend the charter of the Sir John's Run Turnpike Company; also, to amend
concurred in Senate amendments to bill for paying Commissioners. Senate bill increasing the pay of certain officers of the Public Guard was read three times and passed, with the following amendment, offered by Mr. Kemper: Provided, however, That the Captain of the Public Guard shall not receive the increase of pay allowed him by this act while receiving a salary as Superintendent of the Armory. The following Senate bills were also passed: Authorizing the Circuit Court of Preston county to legalize the conveyance of a tract of land made by Andrew Oliphant, as guardian of Wm. Smith, an idiot; incorporating the Silver Run Mining and Manufacturing Company; also, the Burning Springs and Oil Line Railroad Company; extending the limits of Fredericksburg; incorporating the Laurel Valley Coal and Oil Company, in Mason county; amending the charters of the Hampshire New Creek County and Virginia Car Springs Company; incorporating the Commonwealth's Savings Bank of Richmond; autho
The Daily Dispatch: April 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Removals and appointments of postmasters. (search)
Removals and appointments of postmasters. --The following removals and appointments of postmasters are announced: Frederick county, Md., Mrs. Cordelia Davis, vice I. H. Spolin, removed. Berkeley Springs, Morgan county, Va., S. S. Buzzard, vice A. Park, removed. Evansville, Preston county, Va., G. H. Kidd, vice H. B. Hanshaw, resigned. Long Glades, Augusta county, Va., A. K. Clinedinst, vice J. A. Clinedinst, resigned. Mt. Zion, Campbell county, Va., G. W. Clement, vice L. Page, resigned. Forrest Depot, Bedford county, Va., R. B. Kasey, vice S. W. Waldrop, resigned. Triadelphia, Ohio county, Va., John Ferrill, vice V. Garrison, removed. Hampton, Elizabeth City co., Va., Marion Colbert, vice G. O. Cary, removed.
Post-Office affairs. --A new office is established at Oak Woods. Spotsylvania county, Va., and Wm. Lancaster appointed postmaster — on route from Fredericksburg to Orange C. H. A post-office is established at Rose Level, Mecklenburg county, Va., and George T. Gregory appointed postmaster — on the route from Willisburg to Boydton. Appointments.--Calvin C. Wooden, postmaster at Newburg, Preston county, Va., vice Dennis A. Litzinger, deceased. John C. Burdett, postmaster Second Creek, Greenbrier county, Va., vice John Burdett, resigned. Benjamin F. Lindsay, postmaster at Chester, Chesterfield county, Va., vice Edward C. Craig, resigned. David G. Pingit, postmaster at Pingitsville, Hampshire county, Va., vice Granville Pingit, resigned. Gill A. Cary, postmaster at Hampton, Elizabeth City co., Va., vice Wm. Massenburg, resigned. Virginia Offices Discontinued.--Leading Creek, Lewis county; Peaks of Otter, Bedford county; Mountain Falls, Frederick county; Bothwick, Dinwiddie coun
Post-Office affairs. --Appointments.--Wm. Heldelberg, Postmaster at Reedsville, Preston county, Va., vice G. A. Heldelberg, declined. Joseph A. Gates, Postmaster at Genito, Powhatan county, Va., Benj. A. Goode, resigned, Daniel Cole, Postmaster at Frozen Camp., Jackson county, Va., vice B. B. Board, resigned.
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