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aciated face and armless sleeve, looked up and whispered, There is a poor fellow on the other side who I think will take a little, I am afraid he has no money; my father gives me all I want. I crossed the room and asked the sufferer, who had neither hand, if I could not get him something he craved. He flushed and said, I thank you, madam, for your visit, but I do better than that poor fellow over there; he has lost his leg and suffers dreadfully. And so on to the end of the ward. Mr. James Lyons and his handsome wife dispensed a large and graceful hospitality at Laburnum, their country home in the suburbs, and a finer example of a high-bred Virginia household could not have been found. The Haxalls, McFarlands, Allens, Archers, Andersons, Stewarts, Warwicks, Stanards, and others well and admiringly remembered, kept pace with them, and bravely they bore aloft the old standard of Virginia hospitality. My husband's health was at this time very precarious, and he was too weak
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 43: visit to New Orleans and admission to Fortress Monroe. (search)
half-past 5 o'clock in the afternoon the steamer reached the wharf at Richmond. Mr. Davis said to me on the way, I feel like an unhappy ghost visiting this much beloved city. A great concourse of people had assembled. From the wharf to the Spottswood Hotel there was a sea of heads-room had to be made by the mounted police for the carriages. The windows were crowded, and even on to the roofs people had climbed. Every head was bared. The ladies were shedding tears, many of them. Mr. James Lyons and his beautiful wife had come for me, and Mr. Davis accompanied General Burton. When he reached the Spottswood Hotel, where rooms had been provided for us, the crowd opened and the beloved prisoner walked through; the people stood uncovered for at least a mile up and down Main Street. As he passed, one and another put out a hand and lightly touched his coat. As I left the carriage a low voice said: Hats off, Virginians, and again every head was bared. This noble sympathy and cling
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
North Carolina--*W. N. H. Smith, Robert R. Bridgers, Owen R. Keenan, T. D. McDowell, Thomas S. Ashe, Arch. H. Arrington, Robert McClean, William Lander, B. S. Gaither, A. T. Davidson. South Carolina--*John McQueen, *W. Porcher miles, L. M. Ayer, *Milledge L. Bonham, James Farrow, *William W. Boyce. Tennessee--Joseph T. Heiskell, William G. Swan, W. H. Tebbs, E. L. Gardenshire, *Henry S. Foote, *Meredith P. Gentry, *George W. Jones, Thomas Meneese, *J. D. C. Atkins, *John V. Wright, David M. Currin. Texas--*John a Wilcox, *C. C. Herbert, Peter W. Gray, B. F. Sexton, M. D. Graham, Wm. B. Wright. Virginia--*M. R. H. Garnett, John R. Chambliss, James Lyons, *Roger A. Pryor, *Thomas S. Bococke, John Goode, Jr., J. P. Holcombe, *D. C. De Jarnett, *William Smith, *A. E. Boteler, John R. Baldwin, Walter R. Staples, Walter Preston, Albert G. Jenkins, Robert Johnson, Charles W. Russell. those marked with the * had been members of the United States Congress. tail-piece — Congreve rocke
ives; Walter Preston, John McQueen, Charles W. Russell, W. Lander, A. H. Conrow, C. J. Munnerlyn, Thomas S. Ashe, O. R. Singleton, J. L. Pugh, A. H. Arrington, Walter R. Staples, A. R. Boteler, Thomas J. Foster, W. R. Smith, Robert J. Breckinridge, John M. Martin, Porter Ingram, A. A. Garland, E. S. Dargan, D. Funsten, Thomas D. McDowell, J. R. McLean, R. R. Bridges, G. W. Jones, B. S. Gaither, George W. Ewing, W. D. Holder, Daniel W. Lewis, Henry E. Read, A. J. Davidson, M. H. Macwillie, James Lyons, Caspar W. Bell, R. B. Hilton, Charles J. Villers, J. W. Moore, Lucien J. Dupre, John C. Atkins, Israel Welsh, William G. Swan, F. B. Sexton, T. L. Burnett, George G. Vest, William Porcher Miles, E. Barksdale, Charles F. Collier, P. W. Gray, W. W. Clarke, William W. Boyce, John R. Chambliss, John J. McRae, John Perkins, Jr., Robert Johnston, James Farrow, W. D. Simpson, Lucius J. Gartrell, M. D. Graham, John B. Baldwin, E. M. Bruce, Thomas B. Hanly, W. P. Chilton, A. H. Kenan, C. M. Conra
vens. After an engagement of some thirty minutes with light fieldpieces, they were driven off and retired in the direction of the Meadow Bridges, on the Central road. During the firing, the enemy threw several shells at the fine mansion of Hon. James Lyons, one or two of which, we understand, passed through the building, but happily without inflicting any material damage. It was reported last night, that this column had encamped about five miles from the city, on the Mechanicsville road. In of the enemy is yet ascertained, as they carried their dead and wounded with them. We captured two prisoners, who were committed to Libby Prison. During the retreat of this column they threw two or three shells at the dwelling-house of the Hon. James Lyons, which exploded in the yard without damage. They stopped the carriage of Mr. John P. Ballard, took out both the horses, and carried off the horses of Mr. Goddin. The latest report we have from. this retreating column is, that they had h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
e in the Great Rebellion: A Sermon by Rev. T. H. Robinson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This production is valuable as a specimen of the barkings of the blood-hounds of Zion. Rifle and light infantry Tactics, an edition of Hardee published at Jackson, Mississippi, in 1861. From A. Barron Holmes, Esq., Charleston, South Carolina-Gregg's history of the old Cheraws; Gibbes' Documentary history of South Carolina, 1781-82; History of the South Carolina Jockey Club, by Dr. John B. Irving; The Pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina, by M. Tuomey and F. S. Holmes; The Post Pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina, by F. S. Holmes. (These copies of Profesor Holmes' great work are now out of print, as the drawings, lithographs, &c., were all confiscated in Philadelphia soon after the breaking out of the late war.) From Hon. James Lyons, Richmond--His letter to the President of the United States in July, 1869, in relation to his right to registration and voting in the Virginia election of 1869.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Foreign recognition of the Confederacy — letter from Honorable James Lyons. (search)
Foreign recognition of the Confederacy — letter from Honorable James Lyons. White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier county, West Virginia, August 21, 1875. To Colonel Allen B. Magruder, Baltimore: Dear Colonel — I received your letter when I was too ill to reply to it, and have been since so fluctuating between convalescence an the purpose. But, said I, Monsieur Paul, what guarantee can you give us that, if we take so important a step, the Emperor will acknowledge us? He replied, Mr. Lyons, nobody can guarantee the Emperor, but you may be sure that the Emperor will do what I tell you he will do, which I considered as but another mode of saying thatm I had put that very question to the French Consul, and his answer was, France does not know the States, but she knows the Confederate Government and President Davis. Mr. Davis then said, Well, I must consult the Cabinet, and if they agree with you I will send for you. And there the matter ended. Yours truly, James Lyons
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
get in front of Sturgis and retard his advance. Forrest moved before day to take position at Bryce's crossroads, on a dividing ridge where the waters of the Hatchie rise and run north and of the Tallahatchie rise and run south, and when in four miles of that place he learned that the enemy had already occupied it and were now between him and his headquarters at Tupelo. He had with him there his three smallest brigades, the effective strength of which at that time he reported as follows: Lyons', eight hundred; Rucker's, seven hundred, and Johnson's, five hundred; while Buford, with Bell's brigade, about fifteen hundred strong, and two batteries of artillery, were some distance in the rear. Ordering them to move instantly up, which they did, coming eight miles in a gallop, he moved forward with the men he had and opened the fight, and at the same time ordered Buford to send one regiment across the country to attack the enemy in rear. The battle raged fiercely for some hours with
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
...April 1, 1867 Special session of the Senate adjourns sine die......April 19, 1867 Expedition against the Indians in western Kansas, led by Generals Hancock and Custer......April 30, 1867 Jefferson Davis taken to Richmond on habeas corpus and admitted to bail in $100,000; sureties, Horace Greeley and Augustus Schell, of New York; Aristides Welsh and David K. Jackman, of Philadelphia; W. H. McFarland, Richard B. Haxall, Isaac Davenport, Abraham Warwick, G. A. Myers, W. W. Crump, James Lyons, J. A. Meredith, W. H. Lyons, John M. Botts, Thomas W. Boswell, and James Thomas, Jr., of Virginia......May 13, 1867 Congress reassembles......July 3, 1867 Supplementary reconstruction bill, reported July 8, vetoed and passed over the veto......July 19, 1867 Congress adjourns to Nov. 21, after a session of eighteen days......July 20, 1867 Catharine Maria Sedgwick, authoress, born in 1789, dies near Roxbury, Mass.......July 31, 1867 John H. Surratt, implicated in assassinati
hat a charlatan told him, that he (Gov. Brown) held the war in the hollow of his hand. The party of State negotiation obtained a certain hold in Georgia, in Northern Alabama, and in parts of North Carolina; but the great object was to secure the Legislature of Virginia, and for a long period an active and persistent influence was used to get the prestige of Virginia's name for this new project. But it failed. The intrigue caught such third-rate politicians as Wickham, and such chaff as James Lyons, and men who had balanced all their lives between North and South. But this was a low order of Virginians. In the last stages of the war, the Legislature of Virginia was besieged with every influence in favour of separate State negotiation with the Federal Government; propositions were made for embassies to Washington; but the representative body of the proudest State in the Confederacy was true to its great historical trust, and preferred that Virginia should go down to posterity proud
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