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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
the days when they fought for the perpetuation of American independence at Craney Island, long before sectional strife caused them to change their uniforms and theiy Miss Annie Emmerson, a niece of Captain Arthur Emmerson, who commanded at Craney Island in the War of 1812, and Miss Palmetto Grimes, a daughter of Captain Carey Fllery Company, and under its organizer, Capt. Emmerson, fought valiantly at Craney Island, June 22, 1813. The roll of the men who fought in that eventful battle, s inscribed the names of Capt. Arthur Emmerson's men who fought with him at Craney Island, surmounted by two United States flags, crossed, and on the first base CranCraney Island in raised letters. The other three faces contain the roll of the Confederate soldiers who served under Capt. Grimes. The names are surmounted by the Confthe country in spirit as well as in song. Men who took part in battle of Craney Island, June 22, 1813. Captain Arthur Emmerson, First Lieutenant Parke G. Howl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical address of the former commander of Grimes Battery. (search)
people of Portsmouth for this monument, to the erection of which the good men and women have freely and generously contributed. My comrades and I desire to make public acknowledgement of our gratitude to the contributors. We have made research as far as possible: and have ascertained that this company was organized on the 14th day of August, 1809, under Capt. Arthur Emmerson, who was commissioned by the first Governor Tyler of Virginia. All the officers and soldiers who fought at Craney Island on the 22d day of June, 1813, are inscribed on the north face of this shaft. The next commander of whom we find any record is Capt. T. B. Beaton, in 1827. He was succeeded by Capt. Charles Cassell, who remained at its head until 1840, when he was succeeded by Capt. Charles I. Dimmock. Afterwards Capt. George Bourdette and Capt. Virginius O. Cassell were commanders, whether successively or not, I am not advised. During this long period the organization seems to have maintained a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The patriotism of peace. (search)
, but only in the memory and consciousness of high, noble and unselfish deeds. I do not mean to draw any distinction between Grimes' soldiers and the men of Craney Island under brave Emmerson, for that glorious victory saved our twin towns from destruction, and no braver soldiers stood up on any field of blood. It was said thatshot which sunk the Centipede, resulting in the retreat of the British. Resolutions were offered in the General Assembly of Virginia tendering the heroes of Craney Island a vote of thanks, and directing the Governor to present swords to Major James Faulkner, Captain Arthur Emmerson, Lieutenant Parke G. Howle and Lieutenant Thomal symbol for purity in womanhood and honor in manhood. The men of the names on this stone stood like a wall of steel and iron for the safety of our town, at Craney Island in 1813, and like a stone wall for State's rights and our city's honor and glory in 1861-65. The spirit of chivalry and the patriotism of peace have erected
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
ve battle to the bombarding squadron. When she reached the neighborhood of Craney island, where there is a bend in the Elizabeth River, and came into view of the simbardment of Sewell's Point. The Virginia was then lying in the river near Craney Island, and Commodore Tatnall, in his report of the Virginia's destruction, made ie ship was accordingly put on shore as near the mainland in the vicinity of Craney Island as possible, and the crew landed. She was then fired, and after burning fiadron retired to Old Point as soon as the Virginia made her appearance near Craney Island. Going it alone. The Virginia on this last occasion was not accompani7, 1907: The finding of the anchor of the Merrimac a few days ago off Craney Island, and the interest that has been awakened in relics of the old ship thereby,n part he writes: My father got these beams thirty-seven years ago at Craney Island. With my two brothers brought the beams up to the old Cosgrove home in Par
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
ton, Captain, Wm. Izard, 82. Confederate Commissioners to Washington in 1861, 281. Confederate Soldier morale and intelligence of, 65; valor of, 157; faith and inspiration of, 337. Confederate Currency, Depreciation of, 50. Confederate Battle Flg, Suggested by General Beauregard, 172. Confederate Artillery, Reorganization of the, 1862, 153. Conference at Centreville, October 1, 1861, as to Invading the North. President Davis' Version of it, 128. Cooke, John Esten, 9. Craney Island, Battle of, 147. Crocker, Hon. James F., 128. Crocker, Rev W. A., 50. Crook, General, George, 289. Crouch, Dr. Richard G., 179. Cummings, Colonel Arthur C., 363. Custer, General G. A., 180. Cutheriell, Captain C. A., 160. Dabney. Dr. R. L. 2,179. Dahlgren Raid, 181; How a woman saved Richmond from, 353. Dahlgren, Colonel, Ulric, 181; Savage orders of, 187, 188, 356; Negro hung by, 184, 356; Murder of two boys, 185; Looting by his men, 189. Daniel, Major John W