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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquering pen. (search)
ce sent a letter to Captain Brown, forwarding it with a note to Governor Wise, in which she asked permission to go on to Charlestown and nursds of sympathy and consolation. I have asked the permission of Governor Wise to do so. If the request is not granted, I cherish the hope thaartfelt respect, sympathy, and affection. L. Maria Child. Governor Wise's answer to Mrs. Child's request was respectful, but crafty and a seeming confliction between the statement I at first made to Governor Wise and that which I made at the time I received my sentence, regarof explanation will, I think, be quite sufficient. I had given Governor Wise a full and particular account of that; and when called in courtthe exact purport of every word he might utter. What I said to Governor Wise was spoken with all the deliberation I was master of, and was ih them, the same as with the ominous and threatening letters to Governor Wise. In the existing state of public feeling, I can easily see a f
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: forty days in chains. (search)
ey assume, that, for political or other reasons, Governor Wise will be induced to show clemency to this condemng anonymous letters that are continually sent to Governor Wise, and to the authorities of Charlestown, respectining anonymous letters that have been received by (Gov. Wise relating to his case. Well, gentlemen, he said, uring our conversation, the martial music (where Governor Wise was reviewing his army near the prison) made a gred or was permitted to describe the interview. Governor Wise, who accompanied them to Charlestown, had a conv visit to John Brown to-day, in company with Mr. O. Jennings Wise, son of Governor Wise, who is attached to CoGovernor Wise, who is attached to Company F, of Richmond. I had an interview with one of the jail officials who was present at the conversation th. Reporter. Does he say any thing relative to Governor Wise? Official. He speaks of him in the highest tetion this morning, during his conversation with Mr. O. J. Wise and Colonel Smith, he said he was not to be exe
zation of Wise's Legion, in command of which, with the Kanawha volunteers, he endeavored patriotically to withstand the superior forces sent against him. He fought with intelligence and skill in the vicinity of Charleston, and selected the position at Sewell mountain, where Lee took command, confronting Rosecrans until that officer retreated. In the fall of 1861 he was assigned to command at Roanoke island, N. C., where, in his absence, many of his legion were captured, and his son, Capt. O. Jennings Wise, of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, was mortally wounded. His feeble health now kept him from the field for some time, but in 1863 he was given command of the district between the Mattapony and the James, with his brigade, the Twenty-fourth, Thirty-fourth and Forty-sixth infantry, a battalion of artillery and a squadron of cavalry. While at Chaffin's farm, he conducted some gallant attacks upon the enemy, and recovered Williamsburg from General Dix. He subsequently served under
umbers, the moment the redoubt was flanked, I considered the island lost. The struggle could have been protracted and the small body of brave men, which had been held in reserve, might have been brought up into the open space to receive the fire of the overwhelming force on our flank, which was under cover of trees; but they would have been sacrificed without the smallest hope of a successful result. The loss of the Confederates was 23 killed and 62 wounded; among the killed were Capt. O. Jennings Wise, and Lieutenants Selden and Munroe. The Federal loss was, killed, 37, wounded, 214. Colonel Shaw surrendered about 2,000 men, including his sick. The difference between this force and his reported effectives comes from the fact, that, after the main battle, the Second North Carolina battalion (eight companies) and Major Fry with four companies of the Forty-sixth Virginia arrived on the island and were included in the surrender. When the Confederate vessels retreated from Roanoke
ay Smith as long as possible, and then sullenly withdrew inside the main works. At this time General Beauregard had only Wise's brigade, 2,400 strong, and Dearing's cavalry, within the lines. Smith's attack met a heavy loss, but carried the line oches, and were ready for their share of hard fighting on the 16th. From the extreme right of the Confederate line held by Wise, to the left held by Hoke, was about five miles, so the men in gray had an attenuated line in these works. The engineers divisions of Hoke, Johnson and Mahone were in the trenches. The mine was under Johnson's portion of the fortifications. Wise was on Elliott's right, Ransom's brigade under Colonel McAfee (Ransom being wounded) on his left. Hill's corps, and most of the Seventeenth North Carolina and Forty-ninth Carolina. . . drove back the charge along the trenches. On the right, Wise's men joined Elliott in grim resistance. The Sixty-first North Carolina regiment, sent by General Hoke to reinforce the t
Gettysburg campaign, and in the latter part of July defeated the enemy's advance toward Weldon. He continued to serve in North Carolina during 1863, participated in the capture of Plymouth, defeated the enemy at Suffolk March 9, 1864, and then fought with Beauregard before Petersburg, with Longstreet on the north side of the James, and in Bushrod Johnson's division on the Crater line. During the latter part of 1864 he was in command of this division, comprising his own brigade and those of Wise, Gracie and Wallace. In the famous assault upon the Federal works on Hare's hill, March 25, 1865, he commanded two brigades, whose service was particularly complimented by General Lee. He was again in battle at Five Forks, and finally surrendered with Lee at Appomattox. After the close of hostilities he resumed the practice of law and engaged in planting, until 1872, when he was elected to the United States Senate, where he served by re-election a continuous period of twenty-four years. As
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gives full record. (search)
a longer march to reach Gettysburg than we did—namely, from Suffolk, Va., to Gettysburg battlefield, and I would like to say that the Thirty-second Virginia Regiment was at one time attached to Hunton's Brigade, and that was in the fall and winter of 1863-64. Hunton's Brigade, with the rest of the division, came from Orange county to the vicinity of Richmond about the first of October, 1863. Hunton's Brigade went to Chaffin's farm, eight miles below Richmond, and went in quarters vacated by Wise's men. In about two weeks the Eighteenth Virginia Regiment was sent to Petersburg to do provost duty in the town; at the same time we relieved the Thirty-second Virginia Regiment, who had been doing similar duty up to that time. So the Thirty-second Regiment went to Chaffin's farm and were attached to Hunten's Brigade, and remained with them until the last of May or first of June, 1864, when at Hanover Junction, when we rejoined our brigade and the Thirty-second went back to Corse's Brigade.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), List of Virginia chaplains, Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
orge F. Bagby and J. M. Anderson; Forty-seventh Regiment, S. P. Meredith and S. B. Barber; Fiftieth Regiment, R. B. Beadles. Mahone's Division, Weisiger's Brigade—Twelfth Regiment, S. V. Hoyle; Sixth Regiment, Sixteenth Regiment; Sixty-first Regiment, Hilary E. Hatcher; Forty-first Regiment, John H. Pugh. Artillery, Third Corps, General Walker—Pegram's Battalion, Rev. Mr. Rodman; Poague's Battalion, James Wheary. Fourth Corps. General R. H. Anderson. B. R. Johnson's Division, Wise's Brigade—Thirty-fourth Regiment, W. H. Robert; Twenty-sixth Regiment, W. E. Wiatt; Fifty-ninth Regiment, L. B. Wharton; Forty-sixth Regiment, W. Gaines Miller. Post chaplains at Petersburg—Rev. T. Hume, Jr., Rev. W. M. Young, Rev. J. B. Hardwicke, Rev. T. Hume, Sr., Rev. L. C. Vass and the pastors of the several churches and a number of visiting ministers, missionaries and colporteurs rendered invaluable service.. Post chaplains at Richmond—Those, so far as I can obtain the list, we
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
edibly short time Tom and Ephraim had brought to the door Pulaski, the blind warhorse of the general's dead son, Captain O. Jennings Wise, of the famous Richmond Light Infantry Blues, who had been killed at Roanoke Island, and Lucy Washington, Mr. Ho, Where is the man that hanged John Brown? Mrs. Mayo, who had come out on the porch, replied, If you mean my father, General Wise, he is not in this house. At this very moment, Mrs. Mayo could see her father and Mr. Hobson entering the woodland in a sweeping gallop about 400 yards distant on the road to Richmond. The negroes had advised Colonel Dahlgren that General Wise was visiting Eastwood, and a hasty search was made for the man who was Governor of Virginia when John Brown and his confet. It was by this device and strategy that Mrs. Seddon detained Colonel Dahlgren about the length of time required by General Wise and Mr. Hobson to speed to Richmond and notify her husband of the great peril to the young nation's capital, for she w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
0; Company I, roster of, 228. Virginia Infantry, 4th regiment and 32d regiment at Sharpsburg, 250; 8th regiment, field officers of, 266. Virginia Convention of 1861, A remarkable body of men, 281. Wallace, General, Lew, 73. Warwick, Lieutenant A. D. 205 Weathersby, killed, Lieut. 1. Eugene, 241. Wellford, Colonel. 4. West Virginia, Cattle captured in, 355. White, Colonel E. V., General, 255. White, Colonel, Norborne Berkeley, 261. Wilkinson, Lieut., Henry, Death of, 47. Williams, John Jefferson, 221. Williams, John Skelton, :36. Williams, Colonel Lewis B, 329. Willis, Chaplain E. J ,253. Wilson, Captain J. A., 76. Winder, General John H., 85. Wirz, Captain, Henry, Stigma, removed from, memory of, 69. Wise, Captain, O. Jennings, 355; General Henry A, 354 Women of the Confederacy, what they saw and suffered, 191. Wooldridge, Colonel W. B., 259. Worsley, Philip Stanhope, his lines on General R. E Lee, 63 Wright, General Marcus J., 128.
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