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ntry, leading his men into the thickest of the fight. The same is true of Col. Bowen and Major H. H. Williams, commanding regiments in the same brigade. Capt. S. J. Crawford, of the Second Kansas, w miles distant, so that we went into the engagement as follows: Tenth Kansas regiment, Major H. H. Williams, commanding three hundred and eighty-seven men--company I being absent on detached servic right, under Lieutenant Gallaher, as skirmishers, next to the left, the Tenth Kansas, under Major Williams, next a detachment of Second Kansas under Lieut.-Colonel Bassett; next, the Thirteenth Kansa I cannot be too earnest in my commendations of Col. Bowen, commanding Thirteenth Kansas, Major Williams, commanding Tenth Kansas, and Lieut. Tenny, commanding First Kansas battery, all of my own bother duties--seven, I learn, are killed, sixty-six wounded, and eleven missing. The gallant Major Williams, who commanded this regiment, had his horse shot under him. The chivalric Capt. A. P. Rus
anks, if no better opportunity offered. As the author of the accompanying article recalls: When Virginia threw in her lot with her Southern sisters in April, 1861, practically the whole body of students at her State University, 515 out of 530 men who were registered from the Southern States, enlisted in the Confederate army. This army thus represented the whole Southern people. It was a self-levy en masse of the male population. The four men in the foreground of the photograph are H. H. Williams, Jr., S. B. Woodberry, H. I. Greer, and Sergeant R. W. Greer of the Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, S. C. marching upon their homes, and it was their duty to hurl them back at any cost! Such were the private soldiers of the Confederacy as I knew them. Not for fame or for glory, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but, in simple obedience to duty as they understood it, these men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all—and died! I would like to add a statement which
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
e Territories those twin relics of barbarism—polygamy and slavery ......June 17, 1856 James F. Legate arrested June 19, for treason, and confined with others in tents about 2 miles from Lecompton, guarded by soldiers. John Brown, Jr., and H. H. Williams added to the prisoners......June 23, 1856 Governor Shannon leaves Lecompton for St. Louis, June 23, having written Buford on the 10th that he had resigned......June 23, 1856 Secretary Woodson writes to Col. P. St. George Cooke, in commamilitia......Sept. 9, 1856 Governor Geary sends a despatch to the President in which he gives a very correct and impartial statement of the condition of affairs in the Territory......Sept. 9, 1856 Governor Robinson, John Brown, Jr., and H. H. Williams, treason prisoners at Lecompton, released on bail......Sept. 10, 1856 Capt. James A. Harvey's Lawrence force, after a six hours fight at Hickory Point, Jefferson county, compel the proslavery men to surrender; later in the day 101 of his
seventh Missouri, companies C, D and K, Third Missouri, State Militia cavalry, and Lieutenant Smiley's section of artillery, in the rear, all under command of Major Williams, Tenth Kansas, acting Aide-de-Camp, and with occasional halts to rake the woods with shell and canister, we made a good and successful march, the enemy almosttry, Missouri State Militia; Captain Robert L. Lindsay, Thirtieth Missouri infantry; Captain A. P. Wright, Second cavalry, Missouri State Militia, and also Major H. H. Williams, Tenth Kansas; Captain Charles S. Hills, Tenth Kansas; Captain H. B. Milks, Third cavalry, Missouri State Militia; Lieutenant David Murphy, Forty-seventh MGeneral Commanding desires, also, publicly to recognize the courage and efficiency of Lieutenant-Colonel John W. Maupin, Forty-seventh Missouri volunteers; Major H. H. Williams, Tenth Kansas volunteers; Captain Charles S. Hills, Tenth Kansas volunteers; Captain H. B. Milks, Third cavalry, Missouri State Militia; Captain P. F. Lone
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 6: H. Clay Pate. (search)
this and his treatment during the march, and afterwards, while confined in camp, startled his remorseless captors by the wild ravings of a maniac, while he lashed his chains in fury till the dull iron shone like polished steel. Mrs. Robinson, whose husband was detained at any on a charge of high treason, thus describes the arrival of John Brown, Jr., in their camp:-- On the 23d June, the prisoners received an accession to their numbers in the persons of Captain John Brown, Jr., and H. H. Williams, likewise dignified with the name of traitors. The former was still insane from the ill-treatment received while in charge of the troops. . .. Captain Brown had a rope tied around his arms so tightly, and drawn behind him, that he will for years bear the marks of the ropes where they wore into his flesh. He was then obliged to hold one end of a rope, the other end being carried by one of the Dragoons; and for eight miles, in a burning sun, he was driven before them. compelled to go fa
s. Captain Porter, wounded, afterward died. Wounded, 10— Lieut. T. A. Hardesty, Sergt. W. L. Story, Sergt. David W. Gibbs, W. W. Witherspoon, W. Wells, William Hewlett, James Cowen, William Cowan, Theodore Dreyfus and Joseph Leak; total, 14; missing, James Arnold. Capt. T. J. Daniel's company, Yell cavalry: Killed, 7—Second Lieut. H. C. Dawson, F. M. Armstrong, D. L. Adkins, W. Jourden, J. A. Toomer, D. G. Kirkpatrick and B. Buchanan. Wounded, 13—A. Fulks, A. M. Jones, J. Q. Brinson, H. H. Williams, H. Cox, W. R. Harrison, G. L. R. Laverty, Thomas Longley, Philip Ottenheimer, G. W. Bryant, R. Fulton, W. T. Brown and J. P. Rush; total, 20. Capt. Oliver Basham's company, Johnson cavalry: Killed, 3—Joel Smith, Thomas Spears and J. A. Love. Wounded, 13—Second Lieut. Thomas King, Third Lieut. James Sadler, Levi Robinson, W. H. Flemings, John Watts, R. B. Williams, J. A. Morgan, John Dunham, Jordan E. Cravens, Jasper Newton, J. N. Boyd, W. R. Swindle and H. N. Rose; total, 16.
Va., III., 17, 36, 40. Wiles, Mr. X., 19. Wilkes, C., VI., 125, 291, 293, 310. Wilkie, Lieut. VIII., 115. Wilkinson, James Ix., 285. Wilkinson, John Vi., 108, 124. Wilkinson, M. S., I., 147. Willcox, O. B.: II., 100; III., 90, 282; headquarters at Petersburg, Va., VIII., 243; IX., 266; X.,185, 208. Williams, A., II., 324. Williams, A. S.: I., 231 seq., 306; II., 70; III., 347; X., 85, 189,216. Williams, D. H., X., 291. Williams, H. H., Jr. VIII., 117. Williams, J., VI., 98. Williams, J. S.: I., 354; II., 344; X.,267. Williams, S., X., 49. Williams, T.: death of, I., 235, 236 seq., 367; II., 25, 119, 132, 134, 180, 190, 198, 320; X., 133. Williams, T. H., VII., 241. Williams, Mrs. T. S., X., 2. Williams' Farm, Jerusalem Plank Road, Va. , III., 324. Williamsburg, Va.: I., 266, 268,272, 274, 282, 295, 298, 323, 362, 366; IV., 47; V., 30, 31, 200; VIII., 370 seq.; battle of
Coerce Street.--The following were the principal sufferers in Church street. C. L. Blase, Dr. Francis Y. Porcher, Charleston Gas Light Works, John Stellas, John Malony (four houses consumed,) John D. Kennedy, Wm. Alken, G. W. Williams & Co., (store house) Wm. Hockaday, (stables,) Margaret Fitzpatrick, Dr. John Oberhausser, Roger Gannon. Anson Street.--The following are the principal sufferers in Anson street: Henry Trescot, Chas. Clark, Daphne Hampton, Ann Greiner, H. H. Williams, W. C. & D. A. Walker, Edward Collins, Jos. Prevost, George W. Williams & Co. Motte Lane.--The following are the principal sufferers here: John McGee, Wm. P. Shingler, Patrick Collins, and St. Mark's. Guignard Street--The following are the suffered in Guignard street: Sarah and Susan Jones, John Symons, E. J. Kingman, Dr. George E. Trescott, Miss McCrady and children, Louis Boniface. State Street.--The following are the principal sufferers in State street: R