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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park, Twelfth Alabama Regiment. January 28th, 1863January 27th, 1864. (search)
Jan. 13. My birth-day. Wrote a long letter to mother. Jan. 14 and 15. Usual dull routine of camp duty. Jan. 16. Went with Dr. McQueen to Dr. Terrill's, and met his pretty daughter, Mrs. Goodwyn, and her sister, Miss Nellie. Regiment returned at night, and I am relieved from my command. Jan. 17, 18 and 19. Boisterous winds and frequent rains. Marched company F to Captain Pickens' quarters, and they were paid for November and December, and commutation for clothing from December 12th, 1862, to December 12th, 1863. The men feel rich with their depreciated money. How cheerful and jocular they are! Jan. 21. Order from General Lee to send applications for furloughs at rate of 12 to the 100 men present. Tom Clower and Pierce Ware are the lucky ones. Jan. 22. Forwarded furlough applications for Clower, Ware and L. Williams. Last under General Order No. 1, he having secured a recruit. Privates Kesterson and Chappell left on furlough. Jan. 23. Am officer of the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
use some of the men have already left with guns in search, I suspect, of hogs, cows or other things, belonging to citizens, that might be eaten. At night Lieutenant Karcher arrested eight men with guns and confined them in the guardhouse. As punishment I directed the prisoners to lay a causeway around the guard lines for the sentinels use. January 17. Marched Company F to Captain Pickens' headquarters and they were paid for November and December, and commutation for clothing from December 12, 1862, to December 12, 1863. The men felt rich with their depreciated money. How cheerful and jocular they are! January 21. Orders from General Lee to send applications for furloughs at rate of 12 to 100 men present. Tom Clower and Pierce Ware are the lucky ones. January 26. This has been a bright, pleasant day, a most memorable one in the history of Battle's brigade. General Battle made speeches to each one of his regiments, and they re-enlisted unconditionally for the war. I ne
The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a Proclamation. (search)
r, and with but little lets. It is generally believed that the grand and decisive engagement will occur to-morrow (Sunday) P. S.--Since willing the above we learn from an official source that there was no fighting yesterday. This is indirect contradiction to the various reports that were given us with great confidence by several intelligent gentlemen who left the vicinity of Fredericksburg yesterday morning. [from our own Reporter] Summit, 3 miles from Fredericksburg, 12 o'clock M., Dec.12, 1862 The care have just been signalled to stop at this point. Parties from the town report that nearly the entire town is destroyed, nearly every house having been perforated by the enemy's cannonading yesterday. The Post-Office block was fired and burned. The Virginia Bank and the Southern M. E. Church were also burned. A large force of the enemy crossed last night at the town, and a severe street fight ensued — our troops retiring and leaving the place in the hands of the e
The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bombardment of Port Royal — Another Barbarity of the War. (search)
w us, in a bend of the river. On Wednesday morning we were awakened about daybreak by a tremendous cannonading from them, but none of the shells struck the town. They were directed to the hills back of the village and below is. Four of the houses in the town are now in ruins, and some twelve or fifteen besides are more or less injured. Whether we shall receive another visitation or not depends largely on the battle that is now taking place above us. Camp near Fredericksburg, December 12, 1862. Thursday evening last orders were issued from headquarters indicating that something was on hand, and at 12 o'clock at night, being "officer of the day." I was ordered to have reveille sounded at an hour today, and everything in the battery ready for action. Half hour before dawn the two long-expected "signal guns" on the right gave the solemn, yet welcome, notice that the great fight was about to take place. Battery after battery (Col Alexander's and the Washington Artillery b
s of Tuesday his correspondence with Lincoln in December last. The first letter is that of Wood to Lincoln, informing him that somebody has told him (Wood) that the Confederate Senators were anxious to return to the Yankee Senate if Lincoln would grant an amnesty to the South, and asking Lincoln to allow a correspondence with the said Senators, the correspondence to "pass through the hands of the President of the United States." Lincoln thus replies: Executive Mansion, Washington, Dec. 12, 1862. Hon. Fernando Wood: Dear Sir — Your letter of the 8th, with the accompanying note of the same date, was received yesterday. The most important paragraph in the letter, as I consider, is in these words: "On the 25th of November last. I was advised by an authority which I deemed likely to be well informed, as well as reliable and truthful, that the Southern States would send representatives to the next Congress, provided that a full and general amnesty should permit them to do
The Daily Dispatch: September 26, 1863., [Electronic resource], One hundred and Seventy-five dollars reward. (search)
Nov. 20, 1862, for grand larceny, for three years, is 40 years old, black complexion, hair and eyes; was born in Halifax county, Va, is 5 feet 7¾ inches high; has one scar on the outside of the right leg, just below the knee, and one on the outside of the left leg, half way between the ankle and knee, and one on the right side of the head, about four inches above the ear. 7. William (Talbot) Transport, when condemned the property of Talbott & Bro, sentenced from Chesterfield county Dec. 12, 1862, black complexion, hair and eyes; is 31 years old, 5 feet 5¼ inches high; has a small scar on the left cheek, near the corner of the month, one on the right wrist, about four inches above the wrist bone, and one tooth near the right corner of the mouth out. The above reward will be paid for the capture and delivery of the above described convicts, or their lodgment in some jail, or a proportion of the amount will be paid for each. J. R. Anderson & Co, Contractors, Richmond. se 2
The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], One hundred and Seventy-five dollars reward. (search)
a Nov. 20, 1862, for grand larceny, for three years, is 40 years old, black complexion, hair and eyes; was born in Halifax county, Va, is 5 feet 7¾ inches high; has one scar on the outside of the right leg, just below the knee, and one on the outside of the left leg, half way between the ankle and knee, and one on the right side of the head, about four inches above the ear. 7. William (Talbot) Transport, when condemned the property of Talbott & Bro, sentenced from Chesterfield county Dec. 12, 1862, black complexion, hair and eyes; is 31 years old, 5 feet 5¼ inches high; has a small scar on the left cheek, near the corner of the mouth, one on the right wrist, about four inches above the wrist bone, and one tooth near the right corner of the mouth out. The above reward will be paid for the capture and delivery of the above-described convicts, or their lodgment in some jail, or a proportion of the amount will be paid for each. J R Anderson & Co, Contractors, Richmond. se 26-
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1863., [Electronic resource], One hundred and seventy-five dollars reward. (search)
Nov. 20, 1862, for grand larceny, for three years, is 40 years old, black complexion, hair and eyes; was born in Halifax county, Va., is 5 feet 7¾ inches high, has one scar on the outside of the right leg, just below the knee, and one on the outside of the left leg, half way between the ankle and knee, and one on the right side of the head, about four inches above the ear. 7. William (Talbot) Transport, when condemned the property of Talbott & Bro, sentenced from Chesterfield county Dec. 12, 1862, black complexion, hair and eyes; is 31 years old, 5 feet 5¼ inches high; has a small scar on the left cheek, near the corner of the mouth, one on the right wrist, about four inches above the wrist bone, and one tooth near the right corner of the mouth out. The above reward will be paid for the capture and delivery of the above-described convicts, or their lodgment in some jail, or a proportion of the amount will be paid for each. J. R. Anderson & Co, Contractors, Richmond. se
The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1863., [Electronic resource], One hundred and Seventy-five dollars reward. (search)
a Nov. 20, 1862, for grand larceny, for three years, in 40 years old, black complexion, hair and eyes; was born in Halifax county, Va, is 5 feet 7¾ inches high; has one scar on the outside of the right leg, just below the knee, and one on the outside of the left leg, half way between the ankle and knee, and one on the right side of the head, about four inches above the ear. 7. William (Talbot) Transport, when condemned the property of Talbott & Bro, sentenced from Chesterfield county Dec. 12, 1862, black complexion, hair and eyes, is 31 years old, 5 feet 5¼ inches high; has a small scar on the left cheek, near the corner of the mouth, one on the right wrist, about four inches above the wrist bone, and one tooth near the right corner of the mouth out. The above reward will be paid for the capture and delivery of the above described convicts, or their lodgment in some jail, or a proportion of the amount will be paid for each. J R Anderson & Co, Contractors, Richmond. se 26-
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1863., [Electronic resource], Hotel keepers and theatrical managers in New York. (search)
ed from Pittsylvania Nov. 20, 1862, for grand larceny, for three years, is 45 years old, black complexion, hair and early was born in Halifax county, Va, high; has one scar on the outside of the right leg, just below the knee, and one on the outside of the left leg, half way between the ankle and knee, and one on the right side of the head, about four inches above the ear. 7. William (Talbot) Transport, when condemned the property of Talbott & Bro, sentenced from Chesterfield county Dec. 12, 1862, black complexion, hair and eyes; is 31 years old, 5 feet 5½ inches high, has a small scar on the left cheek, near the corner of the mouth, one on the right wrist, about four inches above the wrist bone, and one tooth near the right corner of the mouth out. 8. The above reward will be paid for the capture and delivery of the above — described convicts, or their in some jail or a proportion of the amount will be paid for each. J R Anderson & Co. Contractors. Richmond. se 26--ts
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