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War Department. Hon. Leroy P. Walker, Alabama, first Secretary of War; afterwards entered the army with the rank of Brigadier-General. Hon. Judah P. Benjamin, Louisiana, second Secretary of War; also Secretary of State and Attorney-General. Hon. George W. Randolph, Virginia, third Secretary of War; at one time in the army with the rank of Brigadier-General. Hon. James A. Seddon, Virginia, fourth Secretary of War; Delegate from Virginia to Provisional Congress. Major-General John C. Breckinridge, Kentucky, fifth Secretary of War; summoned from the field [where he was serving with the rank and command of a Major-General] to discharge the duties of this office. Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Ll. D., Virginia, Assistant Secretary of War. Hon. John A. Campbell, Louisiana, Assistant Secretary of War. General Samuel Cooper, Virginia, Adjutant and Inspector General. Colonel A. C. Myers, first Quartermaster-General. Brigadier-General A. R. Lawton, Georgia, second Quartermaste
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Brigadier-Generals of the Confederate States Army, alphabetically arranged. (search)
11th Tennessee, 29th North Carolina and the 41st Georgia regiments, the 3d Georgia battalion and Captain McTyere's Light Battery. 349Ramseur, Stephen D.N. CarolinaGen. T. J. JacksonNov. 1, 1862.Nov. 1, 1862.April 22, 1863. Promoted Major-General June 1, 1864; brigade composed of the 2d, 4th, 14th and 30th North Carolina regiments, D. H. Hill's division, Army of Northern Virginia. 350Randall, Horace      Commanding brigade in Walker's division; killed in action at Jenkins' Ferry. 351Randolph, George W.VirginiaMaj. Gen. MagruderFeb. 13, 1862.Feb. 13, 1862.Feb. 13, 1862. Resigned December 13, 1862; at one time Secretary of War. 352Ransom, Matt. W.N. CarolinaGen. R. E. LeeJune 15, 1863.June 13, 1863.Feb. 16, 1864. Brigade composed of the 24th, 25th, 35th, 49th and 56th North Carolina regiments, Longstreet's corps, Army of Northern Virginia. 353Ransom, Robert, JrN. CarolinaMaj. Gen. HugerMarch 6, 1862.March 1, 1862.March 6, 1862. Promoted Major-General May 26, 1863; assigned to com
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
dence He has called before you to heaven. With great respect, most truly yours, R. E. Lee. The following, to the widow of his cherished friend, General Geo. W. Randolph (for a time Confederate Secretary of War), will be read with mournful pleasure by the large circle of admirers and friends of this gifted and widely lamented Virginian: Lexington, Virginia, April 11, 1867. My Dear Mrs. Randolph: The letter I received this morning from your niece offers me an opportunity of writing to you on a subject over which I deeply mourn. But it is the survivors of the sad event whom I commiserate, and not him whom a gracious God has called to Himself;gracious support and continued protection to you. May His abundant mercies be showered upon you, and may His almighty arm guide and uphold you. Please thank Miss Randolph for writing to me. With great respect and true affection, your obedient servant, (Signed) R. E. Lee. The following expresses a great deal in brief com
homes by the enemy's arms, added to the consumers. The results hoped for from Tennessee were not probably equal to the demands of the troops on the west of the mountains and in Tennessee. A statement was made in the bureau of subsistence, that the supply of hogs for 1862 would be about one hundred thousand short of the supply for the preceding year, and that the supply of beef was well nigh exhausted. This statement was communicated to President Davis, with the following endorsement by Mr. Randolph, then Secretary of War: Unless the deficiency be made up by purchases beyond the limits of the Confederacy, I apprehend serious consequences. President Davis refused to see the necessity so plainly indicated to him. He still lingered in the conceit of an early termination of the war, and in spite of the plainest figures he persisted in the belief that the requisite amount of supplies for the army might still be procured from sources within the Confederate States. How far he was mistak
allic coffin, containing the remains of the noble soldier, whose now silent voice had so often startled the enemy with his stirring battle-cry, was carried down the centre-aisle, and placed before the altar. Wreaths and a cross of evergreens, interwoven with delicate lilies of the valley, laurel, and other flowers of purest white, decked the coffin. The pall-bearers were Gen. Bragg, Maj.-Gen. McCown, Gen. Chilton, Brig.-Gen. Lawton, Commodore Forrest, Capt. Lee, of the navy, and Gen. George W. Randolph, formerly Secretary of War. The scene was sad and impressive. President Davis sat near the front, with a look of grief upon his careworn face; his cabinet officers were gathered around, while on either side were the Senators and Representatives of the Confederate Congress. Scattered through the church were a number of generals and other officers of less rank, among the former Gen. Ransom, commanding the Department of Richmond. Hundreds of sad faces witnessed the scene; but the
t Richmond. On March 4th Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated President of the United States. On the 6th the Virginia commissioners to the peace convention at Washington submitted a report, through Governor Letcher, to the Virginia convention, setting forth the unsatisfactory results of the conference. On the 8th of April the Virginia convention, still anxiously seeking to secure peace, selected three of its most distinguished members, Alexander H. H. Stuart, William Ballard Preston and George W. Randolph, to visit Washington and confer with President Lincoln in reference to the course he intended to pursue in dealing with the Confederate States. This delegation met Mr. Lincoln on the 12th, and on the next day, by appointment, had a conference with him, during which he read and handed them a paper setting forth his views and declaring his intention to coerce the seceding States into obedience to Federal authority. That same day Fort Sumter surrendered to the Confederate States. On
gue's Virginia carairy battalion, and Maj. George W. Randolph's Richmond (Va.) howitzer battalion. e First North Carolina, and four pieces of Major Randolph's battery, to Bethel church, on the road tfor the protection of the bridge, in which Major Randolph placed his guns so as to sweep all the apped an outwork, with an emplacement for one of Randolph's guns. During the day and night of the 7tdetachment of his regiment, accompanied by Major Randolph with a howitzer, all under command of Lieupproached rapidly and in good order, but when Randolph opened on them, their organization was broken but this movement was quickly driven back by Randolph's artillery and its supports. In the meantime Stuart withdrew, and Ross was detained near Randolph's main battery at the church, but Bridgers crttery and its most accomplished commander, Major Randolph. He has no superior as an artillerist in whole engagement, and none were injured. Major Randolph wrote of his battalion: I can say nothing
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion, Mr. Buchanan's administration. (search)
was freely discussed in the South, and especially in the grain-growing border States, and had enlisted numerous and powerful advocates. In these States the institution had become unprofitable. According to the witty and eccentric Virginian, Mr. Randolph, if the slave did not soon run away from the master, the master would run away from the slave. Besides, at this period nobody loved slavery for its own sake. Virginia, whose example has always exercised great influence on her sister States, was, in 1832, on the verge of emancipation. Letter of Geo. W. Randolph to Nahum Capen, of 18th April, 1851. The current was then running strong in its favor throughout the State. Many of the leading men, both the principal newspapers, and probably a majority of the people sustained the policy and justice of emancipation. Numerous petitions in its favor were presented to the General Assembly. Mr. Jefferson Randolph, a worthy grandson of President Jefferson, and a delegate from one of the l
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
as born in Charleston, S. C., February 6, 1829. In his early manhood he resided in New York city, but — in 1859 he married a Charleston lady and returned to that city to live. He joined the Charleston light dragoons, one of the crack companies of South Carolina. At the beginning of the war he entered the service in Hatch's coast rangers, and on December 30, of that year, was appointed assistant quartermaster of the Twenty-third South Carolina regiment, his commission being signed by George W. Randolph, secretary of war. During the course of the four years conflict he served from Maryland to Mississippi. He was at the battle of Second Manassas, Boonsboro and Sharpsburg, was with the army at Winchester after the return to Virginia, and went with his regiment to Kinston, N. C., when Foster made his raid from New Bern. Next he went with the Twenty-third to Wilmington and from there to Mississippi, when Gen. Joseph Johnston was trying to concentrate a force for the relief of Vicksburg
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
State, in obedience to an ordinance of the Convention adopted 17th April. The commissioned officers were: Captain, George W. Randolph; First Lieutenant, John C. Shields; Second Lieutenant, John Thompson Brown; Third Lieutenant, Thomas P. Mayo. Hist, that there are three light artillery batteries now together at the artillery barracks—Baptist Seminary, Richmond—viz: Randolph's (of six pieces, called the Howitzer Battery); Cahill's (four pieces of light artillery) and Latham's four pieces of light artillery. Two pieces, he says, were added to Randolph's battery, he having two hundred and twenty-five drilled men in his company. Records War of Rebellion, Volume II, page 789. This was the organization of the famous Richmond Howitzers, whicegiment and the Richmond Howitzers, which fought it, and deservedly made much reputation for Colonel D H. Hill and Major G. W. Randolph, who commanded there under Colonel Magruder. Records War of Rebellion, Volume 11, page 91, 92; War History Old
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