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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)
ting field officer at the battles of Franklin and Nashville. For a period of nineteen months during the early part of the war he was constantly in the service with but a single furlough. He was married the first time, February 9, 1864, and from that time until the surrender he did not see his bride. For a short time after the war he farmed in Sumter county, and in 1868 took charge of an academy near Washington, D. C. In 1869 he was elected professor of mathematics in Bethel college, Russellville, Ky., where he remained eight years. In 1877 he resigned, returned to South Carolina and entered upon the practice of law at Greenville. In 1886 he was appointed assistant United States attorney for South Carolina by President Cleveland, a position which he held until January, 1890. In 1891 he was elected professor of English in Clemson college, which position he now holds. His first wife, Miss Frances E. Garden, of Sumter, S. C., died March 18, 1883, and on December 20, 1887, he marrie
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 4: (search)
musket of a soldier. How fully he vindicated his title to the honors with which Kentucky had wreathed his young brow, is shown in a military record as brilliant as that of his civil life; and how gratefully Kentucky recognized his sacrifices in her behalf is attested by the statue in imperishable bronze erected at Lexington a quarter of a century from that time, by the legislature of the State and his admiring fellow citizens. On the 18th of November, 1861, a convention was held at Russellville, Ky., composed of delegates from the counties within the Confederate lines, and of refugees from many other counties within the Federal lines, comprising over two hundred members representing sixty-five counties. It was in session three days and adopted an ordinance of secession and a provisional form of State government. George W. Johnson, of Scott county, was chosen governor, and other executive officers named. Henry C. Burnett, Wm. E. Simms and William Preston were sent to Richmond as
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Appendix A. (search)
Appendix A. Provisional government of Kentucky. On the 18th of November, 1861, a sovereignty convention was held in Russellville, Kentucky, at which two hundred members were present, for the purpose of forming a State government favorable to a union with the Southern Confederacy. It remained in session three days and adopted a constitution which provided for a provisional government, vesting all executive and legislative powers in a council of ten, the council to fill vacancies. The existing constitution and laws were declared to be in force except where inconsistent with the acts of that convention and of the legislative council. George W. Johnson, of Scott county, was elected governor; Robert McKee, of Louisville, secretary of state, and Orlando F. Payne, assistant secretary of state; Theodore L. Burnett, of Spencer county, treasurer, who resigned December 17th, and J. B. Burnham, of Warren county, was appointed in his place; Richard Hawes, of Bourbon county, auditor, who r
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
not permitted to remain in retirement. From 1878 to 1883 he was secretary of the board of State engineers of California; in 1886 was member of the board of visitors to the United States military academy; during 1888 was superintendent of construction of the United States building at Sacramento, Cal.; and subsequently recording clerk in the office of the secretary of state of California. Major-General George Bibb Crittenden Major-General George Bibb Crittenden was born in Russellville, Logan county, Ky., March 20, 1812, and was the oldest son of J. J. Crittenden. He was graduated at West Point in 1832, but resigned from the army the next year. In 1835 he went to Texas and volunteered in the struggle for independence; was taken prisoner, and held by the Mexicans for nearly a year. At one time he generously took the place of a comrade who had drawn the fatal black bean when their captors had for some reason determined to adopt summary measures. After his release he returned t
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
t Ruby, Nev. Ter. 120, 1 Ruckersville, Miss. 135-A; 154, C13 Rude's Hill, Va. 81, 4, 81, 5; 84, 11; 85, 23 Action, Nov. 22, 1864 81, 5 Skirmish, March 7, 1865 84, 11 Ruffs Mill, Ga. 59, 2; 60, 1; 61, 11; 62, 1 Skirmish, July 4, 1864 59, 2; 61, 11 Ruff's Station, Ga. 57, 1; 65, 3 Rural Hill, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 150, G6 Russell's Ford, Va. 74, 1; 100, 1; 137, C5 Russellville, Ala. 76, 1; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, E3 Russellville, Ky. 118, 1; 135-A; 150, E5 Russellville, Mo. 47, 1; 152, E4 Russellville, Tenn. 117, 1; 118, 1; 142, C5 Rutherford Creek, Tenn. 149, A5, 149, C3 Rutherford's Farm, Va.: Engagement, July 20, 1864. See Stepbenson's Depot, Va. Rutledge, Mo. 119, 1; 135-A Rutledge, Tenn. 35, 1, 35, 5; 76, 2; 118, 1; 135-A; 142, C4 Sabine Cross-Roads, La.: Engagement, April 8, 1864 50, 6 Sabine Pass, Tex. 32, 3; 135-A Defenses and means of communic
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical. (search)
ve a good account of themselves. General French is now living in Pensacola, Fla. He is a gentleman of high culture and is greatly esteemed, not only for his reputation as a general of decided ability, but as a man of sterling integrity and worth. Brigadier-General Samuel Jameson Gholson was born in Madison county, Ky., May 19, 1808. When nine years of age, he moved with his parents to Alabama. He received his education in such schools as the country afforded and then studied law in Russellville, where he was admitted to the bar. Moving to Athens, Miss., in 1830, he soon began to take an active part in State politics. From 1833 to 1836 he served in the legislature. In 1837 he was elected to Congress as a Democrat to fill a vacancy, and a few months afterward was elected for the full term. His seat, however, was contested and given to his opponent. While in Congress he became involved in a dispute with Henry A. Wise of Virginia. The controversy became so warm that a duel was
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Major R. C. M. Page, Chief of Confederate States artillery, Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, from October, 1864, to May, 1865. (search)
it was dark, General Breckinridge moved the whole force rapidly by Taylor's Gap on our left. November 13th, 1864.—At about 4 A. M. struck Gilliam in left flank as he was retreating and completely routed his force, capturing all his guns (six Parrotts), wagons, ambulances, and a considerable quantity of small arms that had been thrown away. A section of Jeter's battery, from Asheville, North Carolina, now reported to me. It had come up with other troops from that quarter. Camped near Russellville, Hamblin county, Tennessee, towards morning. November 14th, 1864.—Marched to camp, near Morristown, Hamblin county, Tennessee. Lynch now received two of the captured guns and Burroughs four. November 15th, 1864.—Lynch, with two brass 12 pound howitzers and two United States Parrotts, without any caissons, ordered to report to Vaughan for further active operations. November 16th, 1864.—Burroughs' battery, together with four captured Parrotts (eight guns) and six captured caisson
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.58 (search)
General Gideon J. Pillow, superbly mounted and splendidly dressed. General Pillow's Tribute. He reined in his horse and facing our regiment said so that all could hear, pointing to our glorious banner: I trust to old Virginia my safety and my honor. The effect was electrical, and inspired the Virginians with renewed hopes and courage. Buckner beloved. But all the officers and men centered their confidence in Buckner. He had drilled our brigade the Sunday evening before at Russellville, Ky., and all knew him. He looked every inch a typical military man and leader. The result showed their confidence was not misplaced. Floyd and Pillow turned over the command to Buckner and escaped in safety. Buckner stood by his men and surrendered with them. Prediction verified. On the evening of the first day after fighting commenced, the Confederates took as prisoner a captain of an Indiana company. He was brought to my camp under guard, and while sitting before the camp-fire
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.58 (search)
anuary, 1862, General Johnston's command was ordered to other sections of country; the most of his army was sent to Shiloh, Miss.; General Floyd's Brigade to Russellville, Ky. My battery encamped here about ten days. Several of us were temporarily indisposed, probably for one week, and were quartered in an old church. During the tone—Charles Palmore—died at Bowling Green, I think, of congestion of the lungs; Captain Patterson, of the 56th Virginia Regiment, of my brigade, also died in Russellville, Ky. From Russellville, Ky., General Floyd's Brigade was sent to Fort Donelson, Tennessee. My battery proceeded to Clarksville, Tennessee, from which point wRussellville, Ky., General Floyd's Brigade was sent to Fort Donelson, Tennessee. My battery proceeded to Clarksville, Tennessee, from which point we could occasionally hear the reports of heavy artillery in the direction of Donelson, like muttering thunder in the distance. We remained here a day or two, and then marched to Cumberland City, a small boat-landing on the river, from where we were conveyed by a steamer to Fort Donelson, leaving all our baggage behind, which we ne
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