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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
Dr. Charles Carter, No. 1632 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.: My Dear Dr. Carter--I have received your letter of the 9th inst., inclosing one to you from Mr. J. Francis Fisher, in relation to certain information which he had received from Bishop Wilmer. My respect for Mr. Fisher's wishes would induce me to reply fully to all his questions, but I have not time to do so satisfactorily; and, for reasons which I am sure you both will appreciate, I have a great repugnance to being brought beforge of prisoners of war; for it was their true policy to do so, as their retention was not only a calamity to them, but a heavy expenditure of their scanty means of subsistence, and a privation of the services of a veteran army. Mr. Fisher or Bishop Wilmer has confounded my offers for the exchange of prisoners with those made by Mr. Ould, the Commissioner of the Confederate States. It was he that offered, when all hopes of effecting the exchange had ceased, to deliver all the Federal sick and
e battle-fields. Our own loss in prisoners, I am inclined to believe, must reach, but will not much exceed five thousand . . . . Winchester is very much crowded. There are many persons here looking after their friends and relatives. Some, too, have doubtless been drawn by a desire to indulge in speculation. But, thank heaven, the door is closed to these gentry. Several distinguished clergymen are now here, among them Drs. John A. Broaddus, J. Lansing Burrows, W. J. Hoge, and Rev. Dr. Wilmer, of the Episcopal Church. A series of meetings of a religious character are in progress. In closing, I may say that every day is adding to the strength and efficiency of the army, and that by the close of another week I sincerely believe that its morale will be fully up to if not in advance of its spirit at any time during the past twelve months. The country can rely upon the army of Northern Virginia, and Robert E. Lee, its chosen general. During the retreat from Gettysburgh, Ew
onel, 370. Jack W., 200. House, Va., 128-29. Whitfield, General, 327. Whiting, General, 79, 101, 106, 109, 110, 116, 126, 131, 133, 134, 270, 430, 431. Death, 548. Whittle, Captain, 192. Wickes, Captain, 229. Wickham, General, 452. Wickliffe, Captain, 33. Wigfall Senator, 472. Wilcox, General, 69, 71, 103, 273,302, 306, 307, 310, 435, 436, 438, 547. Wilderness, Battle of, 427, 433-37. Wilkinson, Capt., John, 222. Williams, P., 124. Williamsburg. Evacuation, 76-79. Wilmer, Bishop, 634. Wilmington, N. C. Harbor defense, 171. Wilson, General, 131, 544, 592. Gen. J. H., 354, 594, 595, 596. Winchester, Va., Battle of, 449-50. Federal troops routed, 367. Winder, Capt. C. B., 419. Gen. Charles S., 90-91, 93, 94, 95. Death, 266. Act of heroism, 266-67. Gen. John H., 10, 418, 505-06. Winslow, Captain, 214. Winston, Col. 358. Wirz, Major, Henry, 505. Trial and execution, 417-18. Vindication, 418-20. Wise, Lieutenant, 575. Gen. Henry A., 122, 133, 575
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
the Blue Ridge, with the mountains in view, with pure air and plenty of good water; the best country in Virginia we have yet been in. I had a visit yesterday from the Rev. Mr. Coles, Episcopal minister at the village, who told me he had seen Mr. Wilmer some few weeks since, and he had talked a great deal of me, and told him I had been his parishioner. He says Mr. Wilmer is not connected with the army, and has no church, but occupies himself in works of charity, and when he saw him he was on Mr. Wilmer is not connected with the army, and has no church, but occupies himself in works of charity, and when he saw him he was on his way to visit the sick and wounded of the Confederate army, after its return from Pennsylvania. I have tried, but unsuccessfully, to get some news of the Wises. General Henry A. Wise and son, brother-in-law and nephew of Mrs. Meade. Mr. Wise's command undoubtedly went with Longstreet to Tennessee, but whether he went I am not able to ascertain. Headquarters army of the Potomac, September 30, 1863. I am sorry to see you so anxious about me, because it is impossible to keep you con
ms, A. S., I, 329; II, 55, 56, 64, 65, 88, 90, 91, 93, 95, 98, 163, 304, 409, 410, 415, 419, 422. Williams, J. M., II, 90, 91. Williams, John W., I, 266, 322, 356. Williams, Seth, I, 197, 299, 302, 308, 310, 337; II, 10, 15, 16, 17, 31, 37, 38, 40, 121, 123, 128, 163, 184, 304, 352, 382, 383, 387, 388, 393, 394, 413-415, 420, 422. Williams, W. G., I, 111, 112, 115, 117, 123, 135, 144, 209. Williamsport, Md., July, 1863, II, 134,140, 201, 363, 364, 366, 372. Willings, I, 9. Wilmer, Mr., II, 151. Wilson, Senator, I, 379; II, 161, 165, 256, 257, 343, 344. Winegar, C. E., II, 99. Winslow, G. B., II, 79. Winsor, Harry, I, 384. Wise, Mrs. Henry A., I, 199. Wise, Mrs., II, 278. Wise, Geo. D., II, 206. Wise, Henry A., I, 17, 96, 139, 140, 245; II, 205, 238, 259, 270. Wise, John, II, 261. Wise, Nene, II, 277. Wise, Oby, I, 246. Wise, Peyton, II, 206, 238. Wise, Mrs., Tully, II, 278. Wises, II, 151, 278. Wistar, Isaac J., I, 226.
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 1: religious elements in the army. (search)
is aiding in forming a similar company near his residence in the country. Rev. Willis L. Miller, formerly one of the editors of the North Carolina Presbyterian, is the captain of the Thomasville Rifles, which company has offered its services to the State. A letter from Richmond, Virginia, states that the Rev. George Woodbridge, D. D., pastor of the Monumental (P. E.) Church, and a graduate of West Point, has been busily engaged for several nights drilling two volunteer companies. The Rev. Dr. Wilmer, pastor of the Emanuel Church, near Richmond, is the captain of a military company. The Rev. Moses Hoge, D. D., is a member of the Home Guard. Rev. Dr. A. E. Dickinson, who had been for several years superintendent of the Virginia Baptist colportage board, and who in the early days of the war saw the necessity for this work, and promptly sent his band of trained colporters to the army and the hospitals, thus writes in the Religious Herald. There never was a more inviting fi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
rs and good nature for everybody. If it is given to the spirits of great commanders to sit at the banquet board with the followers and admirers still in the flesh, General Robert E. Lee must have kissed the phantom-blade in salutation to the noble men whom he often led. The first table. The gentlemen at the first table were General Bradley T. Johnson (presiding), General Wade Hampton, General Hooker (congressman from Mississippi), Captain Booth, Major W. H. Wigfall, Major Skip--with Wilmer, Colonel Spencer Jones, Rev. William M. Dame, Captain A. J. Smith, General J. L. Brent, Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas, Major R. M. Blundon, Captain L. N. Hope and Winfield Peters. The New York Veterans. Their first annual dinner. The Confederate Veterans' Camp of New York gave its first annual dinner this evening in the great dining-room of the New York Hotel. The hall was tastefully decorated with the Stars and Stripes and in the centre there hung a portrait of General Robert E. Lee. T
Volunteer companies. We learn that Rev. Mr. Wilmer, Rector of Immanuel Church, Brooke Turnpike, commands a company of cavalry, and Capt.Gooch a company of infantry, in that portion of Henrico county.
The Daily Dispatch: May 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], English Opinions on the Fort Sumter affair. (search)
to alienate them from the seceders? Nothing appears less probable. It will easily be made to appear that the Southerners have only taken up the sword when an appeal to it was made inevitable, and that with scarcely any bloodshed, they have inflicted on the United States a conspicuous reverse. In regard both to the moral attractions of their cause, and to their prospects of ultimate success, it may fairly be inferred that they will have been raised in estimation by these events. [From Wilmer & Smith's European Times.] Having fared so badly in South Carolina, President Lincoln will doubtless pause before he proceeds further in the same direction.-- Indeed he is likely to have work on his hands at home, for a belief prevailed that the Southern forces would make an attack upon Washington; but their anger, in all probability, has been appeased by the possession of the Federal fort in Charleston harbor; which has thus been secured under circumstances more favorable than could ha
Go, and do Likewise. Upwards of seventy blankets were collected from the families residing in Henrico Parish, about four miles from this city, near the "Brook," mainly through the exertions of Mr. Robert B. Williamson, a citizen of Henrico county, which, with other articles of winter clothing, were forwarded by the Rev. Dr. Wilmer, to the Maryland soldiers in the Northwest, who are deprived of any supplies from their own home.
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