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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoranda of Thirty-Eighth Virginia infantry. (search)
into camp 27th December near Guinea Station, and remained until 14th February, 1863. Received orders, and marched in direction of Richmond, passing through the city on 19th and went into camp near Chester station. March 1st moved to east Petersburg, remained until 27th, marched reaching near Ivor station after hard march through swamp, &c., on the 30th; camped until 9th April; moved in direction of Suffolk, halting at Franklin depot on night of 10th; cooked four days rations, and crossed Blackwater at South Quay on 11th, with Generals Hood's and Pickett's divisions. The regiment, with the brigade, marched on 12th on Sommerton road, arriving in about seven miles of Suffolk, the regiment marching in front. Company K, Captain Griggs, was ordered forward as skirmishers, and soon engaged the enemy's pickets and drove them within three miles of Suffolk, night stopping further advance-Captain Griggs remaining in advance with his company as sentinels. Early on the next morning, 13th, adva
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
their cornucopias upon us; but Oh! shall I ever forgot the little hen-coop carts of King and Queen. They were constantly coming packed to the tops of their cover-hoops always with good things from the dear mothers and sisters and wives at home! I had seen those little characteristic carts before the war in the market-places of Richmond, and felt a funny feeling about them, such as used to titulate my nerves by seeing the fish-carts around Norfolk and Portsmouth, drawn by the tackies of Blackwater, 130 of which, in a single day, I have counted which had but thirty eyes. As an eastern shore man I could not but think how incomparable with them was the train and steers of Accomack. But the war taught me how precious they are and capacious too of every sort of good things. One of those little carts, hauled by a poney, was like an open sesame, it was full of hams and chickens and eggs and melons and cakes and cider and home-made wine and letters and socks and blankets. And the memory
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.56 (search)
Francis Grigg, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. Joseph A. Jelks, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. Jesse Little, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. R. S. Lewis, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. George Seaborn, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. J. A. Hunnicutt, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. W. C. Newsome, died on retreat, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. J. D. Spain, died of wounds, Dinwiddie Courthouse, March, 1865. Wounded. T. S. Morgan, wounded at Blackwater, October, 1862; discharged. R. R. Bain, George W. Blow, John W. Cox, The. A. Field, William Harrison (discharged), E. T. Thornton, wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse, May, 1863. Joseph H. Chappel, wounded at Beverley Ford, March, 1863; captured. Andrew Briggs, wounded at Upperville, June, 1863. Peyton G. Anthony, wounded at Gettysburg, July, 1863. Peter H. Thorp, lieutenant, wounded at Gettysburg, July, 1863. George W. Gilliam, Joseph W. Parker (discharged), wounded at Middleb
orse of G. B. McClellan, IV., 304. Black Hawk War of 1832, VII., 347; IX., 93. Black horse Cavalry, IV., 30, 83. Blackburn's Ford, Va.: I., 151, 153, 163, 285, 348; Federal encampment at, II., 21, 324. Blackhawk,, U. S. S., VI., 37, 147, 225, 322. Blackie, G. S., VII., 242. Blackmar, A. E., IX., 343. Blackmar, W. W., X., 296. Blackville, S. C., III., 342. Blackwater, Mo. (see also Milford, Mo., and Shawnee Mound, Mo.), I., 354. Blackwater River, Va., VI., 316. Blackwood, G., VIII., 115. Blackwood, Dr. VII., 216. Blackwood's magazine, I., 90. Blacque Bey X., 4. Blair, C. W., III., 117. Blair, F. P., Jr. : I., 353 seq.; II., 185; III., 118, 132, 345; VIII., 102; X., 224. Blair, J., I., 14. Blair, M., X., 12. Blair's Landing, La., II., 352. Blair's plantation, La., VI., 320. Blaine, J. G., IX., 292. Blake, G. A. H., IV., 47. Blake, H. C., VI., 316.
Accident. --On Saturday, a barge lying loaded at Blackwater, Suffolk county, Va., sprang a leak and sank very suddenly, the captain and crew having barely time to escape. She had in 2,500 bushels of corn for Mr. Wood, and 500 for Mr. Geo. A. Wilson, of Norfolk county. The loss is probably not less than $1,000.
d. The enemy at Edenton. A special train of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad arrived in Portsmouth yesterday, about one o'clock. Information was brought that the enemy had entered Edenton and taken possession. This news was communicated through Dr. Warren, of Edenton to the people of Suffolk, and forwarded by them to us. We have received no confirmation as yet of the statement, and it may be that the intelligence is premature. The enemy was represented as being on the way to Blackwater, and the non-arrival of the boat due from there yesterday seemed to corroborate the statement. Treachery the cause of the disaster. We learn that a man named Doe, who lived on Roanoke Island, and who knew of a landing place on the march that others were ignorant of, deserted, went over to the enemy and piloted them into the landing, after giving them all the information about our forces and fortifications. It appears that Colonel Shaw got wind of his intended desertion, and t
The Daily Dispatch: August 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Yankee outrages in Nansemond and Isle of Wight. (search)
arrested last Sunday at Windsor, Isle of Wight, and Alex. Ashburn, postmaster at Windson, and Robert R. Pinner, assistant postmaster, were arrested at the same time. In many instances the Lincoln thieves have swept everything from the premises they visited, not leaving the females and children of the family a pound of meat or a single horse. A perfect reign of terror prevails in some portions of Nansemond and Isle of Wight counties, and the people are leaving their homes by night, and secreting themselves in the forests during the day, so that they may escape the clutches of the invaders, and reach, if possible, the Confederate lines, which do not now extend beyond Blackwater. No more true or loyal people than those who are now beneath the despot's heel in that section live in the Confederate States, and they complain greatly that the Government does not extend them some protection. The loss to the Confederate States in bacon and lard in that section will be immense.
is — that but very few graves can be seen. Whether the burying ground is as yet undiscovered by visitors, or whether the dead were carried away, is unknown to us — but there can be no denying the fact, that many an invading Yankee yielded up the ghost at Berkeley and Westover. Yankee Fright at A letter to the New York Herald says that on the 17th ult., General Ferry, commanding at Suffolk, received intelligence from scouts and others that the enemy in strong force had crossed Blackwater, and was then and there engaged in erecting a bridge across that sheet of water, for the purpose of transporting artillery and cavalry over, and to attack Suffolk that night. The letter adds: As soon as General Ferry had been informed of these facts he immediately summoned his field officers to hold a council of war. Every precaution necessary to the safety of the town and our troops was taken, and Major General Dix informed of the existing circumstances. Owing to the distance the
Fighting at Blackwater. A gentleman who came from the line of the Blackwater River on Friday evening, says that the entire Yankee army is supposed to have marched out from Suffolk Thursday afternoon, but the column observed by our scouts numbered only 1,500, consisting of about 1,000 infantry and 500 cavalry. This column moved off in the direction of Isle of Wight Court-House, but at dusk suddenly diverged and bore towards Zuni and Joyner's Ford, bivouacking for the night at the farm of Robert D. Marshall. Zuni and Joyner's Ford, are near the sources of the Blackwater River, and but four miles distant from each other. At day dawn Friday morning the enemy made a simultaneous attack upon our troops at Zuni and Joyner's Ford, there being one company of Col. Claiborne's Rangers at each place. The rangers were dismounted, and fought gallantly, repulsing the enemy at each place, and driving him from the opposite bank of the narrow stream. About 8 o'clock, the enemy's caval
kson. Passing through the streets of Norfolk the ladies waved their handkerchiefs from the windows, and great excitement existed in the city. The Petersburg Express says that during the last week reinforcements were constantly being sent up to Suffolk, and the current report was that Petersburg was to be attacked from Suffolk, while another force was to be landed at City Point, under protection of their iron-clad boats. It is said that the force which left Suffolk and came up to Blackwater last Friday, numbered about 9,000, and that the Yankees admit a loss of 200 in killed and wounded. On the return of the expedition to Suffolk great excitement prevailed. Last week a proclamation was issued for the election of a member of Congress in the Norfolk District, and all who refuse to vote are to be considered disloyal. Another proclamation has been issued in the city requiring all the merchants to take out license and take-the oath of allegiance to the United States or clos
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