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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
ington was most gratifying to both of us. We went back to our old quarters at 812 Twelfth Street, and took up the treadmill duties as if we had not been absent a day. At the same time General Logan was elected to the Senate from Illinois, Senators Vest and Shields of Missouri; Daniel Voorhees of Indiana; Roscoe Conkling of New York; Platt of Connecticut; Hill of Colorado; Jones of Nevada; Governor Vance of North Carolina; Cameron of Pennsylvania; and Carpenter of Wisconsin were also returned career during the war as a brave soldier. His manners were polished, and his ability as a debater and his sterling integrity made him very popular. He was subsequently named as associate justice upon the Supreme Bench. No one who ever saw Senator Vest of Missouri could forget him. He was a brave, conscientious representative of the State of Missouri, and was ever ready to enter into a discussion of any political question that arose in the Senate. Anthony and Burnside of Rhode Island, while
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. did General L. A. Armistead fight on the Federal side at First Manassas? (search)
ne Captain and two privates; and the House has nineteen Colonels, two Majors, seven Captains, one Lieutenant, and fourteen who were privates, or whose rank is not given. Among the Congressmen prominent in the Confederate Government who did not serve in the army are Senator Garland of Arkansas, and Ben Hill of Georgia, who were in the Confederate Senate, Alexander H. Stephens, the Confederacy's Vice-President, Joseph E. Brown, who was the War-Governor of Georgia, Singleton of Mississippi, and Vest of Missouri, who were in the Rebel Congress, and Reagan of Texas, who was Postmaster-General of the Confederacy during its whole existence. We have no doubt that the soldiers on the other side of the Potomac really rejoice that the South has so frequently put into places of honor the men who fought for her, as much as they detest the general custom of the North to pass by her soldiers and honor instead those who were invisible in war and are now invincible in peace. The Man who saw the
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The civil history of the Confederate States (search)
ill and Johnson from Georgia; Burnett and Sims from Kentucky; Symmes and Sparrow from Louisiana; Brown and Phelan from Mississippi; Clark from Missouri; Davis from North Carolina; Barnwell and Orr from South Carolina; Haynes and Henry from Tennessee; Oldham and Wigfall from Texas; Hunter and Caperton from Virginia. In the House the members were distinguished for conservatism and ability, among whom were Curry, Clopton, and Pugh, Garland, Trippe, Ewing, Breckinridge, Conrad, Davis, Barksdale, Vest, Ashe, Boyce, Gentry, Vaughn, Bocock, and Boteler. Mr. Bocock was speaker and Albert Lamar clerk. The gravity of the situation evidently impressed the Confederate Congress, and in appreciation of the peril of the government immediate attention was given to filling up the thinned ranks of the armies. In the Senate Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, offered resolutions declaring that every male citizen should be enrolled in military service; that all laws authorizing substitutes be repealed; that f
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), President Davis in reply to General Sherman. (search)
sers on this occasion, the described inequality must ever remain. Another Senator (Ingalls) evinced very great indignation because the Democratic party had in debate in the Senate taken sides with Jefferson Davis, and that they had always indorsed him, always approved his course, and had declared that there was nothing wrong in his record that would convince posterity that he was not a man of honor and a patriot, and that the Senator from Alabama (Mr. Morgan) and the Senator from Missouri (Mr. Vest) had taken occasion to inform the Senate that there were millions of people in the United States to day who loved Jefferson Davis, and to whom Jefferson Davis was endeared by the memory of common hardships, common privations and common calamities. It is not surprising that such expressions of confidence and regard should have been drawn out in a debate upon a resolution which had for its purpose the indorsement by the Senate of a mean slander, which was known to be unfounded in truth, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Social life in Richmond during the war. [from the Cosmopolitan, December, 1891. (search)
ts. Conspicuous figures in the social life of Richmond during the war were the accomplished and learned Judah P. Benjamin: the silver-tonged orator, William L. Yancey, of Alabama; the profound logician and great constitutional lawyer, Ben. Hill, of Georgia; the able, eloquent, and benevolent Alexander H. Stephens, also of Georgia; the voluble but able Henry S. Foote, of Mississippi; the polished William Porcher Miles, of South Carolina; ex-President John Tyler, of Virginia; the present Senator Vest, of Missouri, and the proximity of the army to Richmond rendered it possible for General Jeb Stuart, A. P. Hill, John Bankhead Magruder, Joseph E. Johnston, and other officers of distinction to contribute their contingent to its brilliant intellectual life during that sanguinary period. Benjamin, Stephens, Yancey and Hill. I have never known a man socially more fascinating than Judah P. Benjamin. He was in his attainments a veritable Admiral Crichton, and I think, excepting G. P.
olutions were submitted and referred to appropriate committees, or laid upon the sable, to be called up at an early day. It is evident that this Congress means to do its duty, and we have not the slightest doubt it will have the hearty co-operation of the other Departments of the Government in everything that will tend to promote the public welfare. Mr. Speaker Bocock announced the appointment of committees, a list of which we subjoin: Committee en Elections--Messrs. Smith of N. C., Vest of Mo., Staples of Va., Crockett of Ky, Gardenhire of Tenn., Curry of Ala., Clapp of Miss., Dawkins of Fla., and Tripp of Ga. Ways and Moons.--Messrs. Kenner of La., Jones of Tenn., Bonham of S. C., Garnett of Va., McRae of Miss., Lyon of Ala., Machen of Ky., Holt of Ga., and Graham of Texas. Military Affairs.--Messrs. Miles of S. C., Kenan of Ga., Pugh of Ala., Davis of Miss., Harris of Mo., Swann of Tenn., Bridges of N. G., and Batson of Ark. Foreign Affairs.--Messrs. Foote o
, whose naval power has already inflicted heavy blows upon our coasts. The ladies of Williamsburg, therefore, earnestly invite the co-operation of their sisters throughout the State, and recommend the immediate adoption of such means as may secure the desired result. Contributions from societies or individuals may be forwarded to either of the following ladies: Mrs. Judge B. Tucker, Mrs. Ro. Saunders, Mrs. Jas. Semple, Mrs. Dr. Williamson, Mrs. Isabella Sully, Mrs. W. W. Vest, Mrs. Thos. Ambler, Mrs. C. W. Coleman, Mrs. Cornelia Jones. The reported fight near Warrenton. Fredericksburg, March 24, 1862. To the Editors of the Dispatch: I see in your issue of Saturday last, a statement, extracted from the Lynchburg Virginian, of a fight between our forces and the enemy, occurring nine miles below the Warrenton Junction, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The statement, as given, that 40 of the enemy were killed and 100 taken prisoners, with th
The subjoined list of casualties in the 42d regiment, Col. Jesse Burkes, is furnished by a correspondent of the Lynchburg Republican: Company A--Captain Mullins commanding Killed — none. Wounded — Lieut J W Crete and Private P F Frazier. Missing — W Watkins. Company B--Killed — none. Wounded--Privates Thos Bryan and W H Whitenack Missing — Corporal J H Payne, and Privates O Reid and John T. Smith. Company C--Captain Buford commanding. Killed — Privates W E Dooley and W H Vest. Wounded--Capt Buford, and private. Ben D Crouch, Thomas A. Williams John A Vest. Missing--Sergeant Robert Williams and Color corporal Wm S Jones. Company D--Capt. Reweigh commanding Killed--Private Jas Field. Wounded--Sergeant Foster, Corporal Lower, and privates John M Dowdy and Thos Wilson. Company E--Captain Dyerre commanding Killed — none. Wounded — Sergeant J E Evans and Wm McCaulley, and privates J P Eddington, J W Alrheart, D N Wortz, G Shrewsberry, D Shreasbar
l at Savage's farm is very heavy. In burying their dead the Yankees dig trenches, thirty feet long, and about eighteen inches deep, in the lot surrounding the dwelling, and there deposit the corpses, each wrapped in a blanket, and with no coffin. Mr. Savage's estate has already been desolated by the enemy, and this vast cemetery, in the very shadow of his house, will by no means increase its attractions. Among the citizens who have been sent by the Yankees down below as prisoners are Dr. Vest, Miles Ambler, (formerly of Richmond,) and the two Messrs, Fisher. These gentlemen were all "disloyal" to the "flag." The lines of telegraph extending to the different Federal camps, some of which still remain, display much ingenuity of construction. Several coils of telegraph wire, left behind on the retreat, were to have been used probably in continuing the line of communication to the "rebel Capital." A letter found on the battle-ground, addressed to a Federal soldier, admi
The Daily Dispatch: July 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], The enemy's fleet — Movements of McClellan's army. (search)
One hundred dollars reward. --Left the residence of Dr. Vest, a few miles below Richmond, my Woman, Sally Ann, with 3 small children, all boys, oldest about 4 years. The said woman is tall, rather dark complexion, and walks badly, and is about 25 years of age. She left a few days before the battle below Richmond, in company with the negroes of Messrs. Warner and Fisher, and it is quite probable that she is in the neighborhood, as the Yankees did not have time to take them off. I will pay the above reward if the said negroes are delivered to John W. Phillips, at Beaver Dam Depot, Hanover county. Mary L. Phillips au 1--cw4t*
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