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command some 300 militia, armed with flint-lock muskets, and two companies of cavalry. He asked General Evans to co-operate with him from Leesburg by sending a force to Loudoun heights, which could prevent the sending of Federal reinforcements across the Potomac, and could drive the enemy from the shelter of the houses at Harper's Ferry. Ashby was reinforced, on the 15th, by two more companies of McDonald's Virginia cavalry, Captain Wingfield's, mounted and armed with minie rifles, and Captain Miller's company, about 30 mounted and the rest on foot, armed with flint-lock guns. He also had a rifled 4-pounder, and a badly mounted 24-pounder, which broke down during the engagement and which he had to spike and abandon. His force, on the morning of the 16th, was 300 militia, parts of two regiments commanded by Colonel Albert of Shenandoah and Major Finter of Page; 180 of McDonald's cavalry, Captain Henderson's men, under command of Lieutenant Glynn; Captain Baylor's mounted militia, ab
a defensive force at Columbus, as was demanded of him, under belief that the movement of the large force from Paducah meant an attack upon Columbus. No other supposition could have been entertained under the circumstances. He, himself, went to Belmont, across the river, to lead in the actual battle going on there. Col. J. C. Tappan, of the Thirteenth Arkansas infantry, was in command of the small force stationed at Camp Johnston, Belmont, consisting of his own regiment, two companies of Miller's Mississippi cavalry, and six guns of the Watson artillery, commanded by Colonel Beltzhoover. J. C. Tappan, a lawyer of high standing at Helena, Ark., had been chosen colonel of the Thirteenth Arkansas at its organization in June, 1861, with a full quota of 1,000 men. A. D. Grayson was elected lieutenant-colonel, and J. A. McNeely, major. The captains were: Robert B. Lambert, Company A; B. C. Crump, Company B; Benj. Harris, Company C; Balfour, Company D; J. M. Pollard, Company E; Dunn, Com
anization and plans the cartel of May 26, 1865. On the evening of April 15, 1864, said General Price in his report of the campaign, the enemy occupied Camden, Colonel Lawther, with his regiment, gallantly disputing their advance, and giving them volley after volley, as he slowly retreated through the streets of the town. Having made his headquarters at Woodlawn on the 16th, General Price disposed his troops to watch all the approaches of Camden south of the river. Shelby was ordered to Miller's bluff, and Marmaduke, with Greene's brigade of about 500 men, maintained the picket force around Camden. General Fagan, who had not until recently commanded cavalry, was at Jordan's farm. On the 17th, Marmaduke informed him that a large train of wagons, with a guard of three regiments and four pieces of artillery, had started out on the road to Prairie D'Ane to obtain forage for Steele's army. There were about 800 wagons and 12,000 public animals with the command April 15th, said Stee
by Captain Cotter, of Company H. Capt. S. T. Black, of Company D, was killed at Murfreesboro. The regiment was at the bombardment of Fort Pillow, and in the battles of Shiloh, Richmond, Ky., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill, Dalton, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Moore's Mill, Peachtree Creek, Lovejoy's Station, Jonesboro, Moore's Station, Franklin, Nashville, Sugar Creek and Bentonville. The Second Arkansas battalion was organized at Little Rock, in March, 1862, and John Miller was commissioned major in command. Two other companies were added and Batt. L. Jones was elected lieutenant-colonel, and continued as commander until the surrender of Port Hudson. Its officers were sent to Rock Island and were kept in prison there until the cessation of hostilities. Among the captains of the battalion were M. R. Wilson, James Norris, James Imboden and P. T. Wood, who survived the siege of Port Hudson and the war. The gallant little command took an active part in the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 34 (search)
-dozen home-guards led by a disabled Confederate officer. A skirmish ensued, and the big blonde dragoon was wounded-John Miller, of the One Hundred and First Ohio cavalry. He and a comrade made their way across the river to a farm-house, and there eternity: Unshrived, unhouseled, unannalled. Passing swiftly to the inner room, the Confederate officer found John Miller in bed, the woman of the house bending over him with a bottle of camphor, or spirits of some kind, in her hand. He hao desperate for him to dare, we heard; and one of his comrades remarked: In liquor, old Belzebub himself couldn't head John Miller. But the gallant man who rid the world of such a wretch, lives still, for aught I know, in prosperous security, and Jead John Miller. But the gallant man who rid the world of such a wretch, lives still, for aught I know, in prosperous security, and John Miller's ghost was never laid. It lingers yet in the cold shadows of that ruined house on Haw river. C. D. M.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Return of a refugee. (search)
lessed. Next morning found me awaiting the train at this improvised depot, with a motley crowd, consisting chiefly of citizens of African descent and Yankee soldiers. The latter made themselves conspicuous in their character of conquerors on all possible opportunities—now ordering Cuffee about in a most masterful and patronizing manner, and anon befriending (?) him against the encroachments of his quondam masters. It was the first time I had met the blue-coats since my encounter with John Miller, and hot flashes of indignation and wrath, and something possibly worse, kept me at fever-heat from the first glimpse of them upon arriving at the station. Still I kept my lips compressed even when several of these creatures, dressed in a little brief authority, abused and insulted an old man for not giving a colored lady the entire sidewalk as he came down breathless, with bag, basket and umbrella, to meet the approaching train. Once embarked, I ceased to hear or see them, as only t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
hew James, R. James, Peter Lawrence, T. E. Randolph, Erastus Rountree, A. Bevill, W. H. Stancil. Co. I. Private J. R. Miller, Geo. Robinson, Wm. Lovitt, Private John Dees, Julius Mills, V. Civils. Co. K. Corporal B. S. Best, Private Wm. Baibin, E. M. Sauls, Private S. W. Pate, Willie Thompson. [103] Forty-sixth North Carolina Regiment. Field, Staff and Band. Sergeant-Major Thomas H. Wright, Mus'n C. W. Rogers, Q. M. Sergeant J. L. Carroll, John Miller, Hosp'l Steward T. C. Hussey, J. A. McBryde, Mus'n H. H. Heflin, W. I. Smith, A. A. Teagan, Mus'n W. C. Jackson, M. I. McPhaul, G. W. Riddle. Co. A. 1st Sergeant D. A. Meares, 1st Corporal J. J. Howell, Private James Holeman, Private T. P. Joyce, L. C. Phillips, B. Messinger. Co. B. Bassinger, Private L. Lane, Ferry, Fred Waller. Private Joseph Bassinger T. L. Terry, Co. C. Private M. J. Vanlandigham. Co. E. 5th Sergeant John Mitchell, 1s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
orial Association was organized. The First organization. Some time in May, 1866, a call for a meeting was published in the local press, and there was a hearty response. The Virginia women who then assembled determined to unite in a permanent body, and this was the organization which they agreed upon twenty-four years ago: President—Mrs. W. T.. Joynes. Vice-Presidents—Mrs. S. B. Paul, Mrs. William Mahone, Mrs. W. S. Simpson, Mrs. T. H. Pritchard, Mrs. Charles F. Collier, and Mrs. John Miller. Recording Secretary—Mrs. Stephen Fenn. Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. John Wyche. Treasurer—Mrs. A. M. Keiley. The work continued. Time has brought about some changes. A few of those who composed the original body have died or else have removed from the city, among the latter notably Mrs. Keiley, the wife of Hon. Anthony M. Keiley. But as the changes have been brought about the vacant places have been filled, and the work to which the ladies first devoted themselves
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
he was a contemporary of many men who were already prominent in one or other of the two armies which were then organizing. He had been a fellow-student of Generals Joseph E. Johnston and Robert E. Lee, and of the newly-elected President of the Confederacy, Mr. Davis. Some time after this company was organized another company formed near Fairfield, and attached to the Fifty-second Virginia regiment of infantry, under Colonel John B. Baldwin, was equipped as an artillery company under Rev. John Miller, a Presbyterian minister, as captain, and this was known as the Second Rockbridge Artillery, and did good service in the war. The material of which the First Rockbridge Artillery was composed, and the military antecedents and ecclesiastical prominence of Captain Pendleton, created great enthusiasm in the company, and afterwards brought into it many young men whose engagements at the University of Virginia and other seminaries of learning in the State had kept them from enlisting earl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Joseph Jones, M. D., Ll.D. (search)
, killed, 69. Lytle, General W. H., sketch and death of, 82. McCall, General G. A., Capture of, 198. McCausland, General, John, 99. McDowell, battle of, 137. McQueen, Lieut. J A, U. S. A., his chivalry, 26. Malvern Hill, battle of, 60 Manassas, First battle of, 111. Manassas, cavalry pursuit after, 259, 299. Marshall, Colonel, Charles, 205. Martin, General J. G., gallantry of, 192; His brigade in 1863-1863, 189. Meade, General George G.; His temper, 247. Miller, Rev., John, Captain Artillery, 99. Minor, Captain R. D., C. S. Navy, 283. Mine Run, battle of, 48. Minutiae of Soldier's Life, 104, 265. Moncure, Judge E. C., 292. Moore. Colonel A. D., killed, 193. Moorehead City, N. C , assault of, 64. Mosby, Colonel John S., 238, 348. Munford, General Thomas T, 265. Murdaugh, Lieut. W. H., C. S. Navy, 283. Nelson and Page, in 1776 and 1861, 336. New Orleans, La.; Butler's Investment of, 182. News, Rockbridge county, cited, 202. N
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