hide Sorting

You can sort these results in two ways:

By entity
Chronological order for dates, alphabetical order for places and people.
By position (current method)
As the entities appear in the document.

You are currently sorting in ascending order. Sort in descending order.

hide Most Frequent Entities

The entities that appear most frequently in this document are shown below.

Entity Max. Freq Min. Freq
United States (United States) 324 0 Browse Search
Richmond (Virginia, United States) 294 28 Browse Search
Virginia (Virginia, United States) 262 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis 210 2 Browse Search
Andersonville, Ga. (Georgia, United States) 177 1 Browse Search
Washington (United States) 162 2 Browse Search
Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) 116 0 Browse Search
R. E. Lee 114 0 Browse Search
Georgia (Georgia, United States) 106 0 Browse Search
William T. Sherman 105 1 Browse Search
View all entities in this document...

Browsing named entities in a specific section of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones). Search the whole document.

Found 2,172 total hits in 568 results.

... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ...
Morris Island (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
ing this terrible form of torture, they were placed on Morris' Island, under the fire of their own guns for forty-three daysust, 1864, six hundred of us were selected and sent to Morris' Island, in Charleston harbor, to be placed under the fire of ome days off Port Royal, while a pen was being made on Morris' Island in which to confine us. While at anchor, three of our quarters. On the 7th of September, 1864, we landed on Morris' Island. We disembarked during the middle of the day, under ahe little bit of mush was going with them. While at Morris' Island we considered ourselves in much more danger from the gnkful. I had as much as I could eat for once, even on Morris' Island. All the prisoners seemed to squirt out tobacco juice and we took up the line of march for the lower end of Morris' Island, with a heavy line of darkey guards on either side. Tts (and many had no other kind) had been taken away at Morris' Island. Not only were blankets and clothing not issued, but
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
n before Daniel Jackson, Justice of the Peace. Joseph Hetterphran, from Fayetteville, Georgia, writes that he was captured on the 27th of January, 1864, in East Tennessee; searched and robbed with his companions of everything. They were hurried by forced marches to Knoxville, nearly frozen and starved; were then confined in tht the inhumanity of the prison regimen. The following statement can be vouched for as strictly accurate: Rock Island prison, 1864-5. By Charles Wright, of Tennessee. I record here my experience in Rock Island Prison, simply as a contribution to history. For the truth of what I state, in some cases I refer to official docficers to City Point with the expectation of getting an equivalent in officers, so long as you refuse to deliver any for those whom we have released on parole in Tennessee and Kentucky. If captivity, privation, and misery are to be the fate of officers on both sides hereafter, let God judge between us. I have struggled in this mat
Macon (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
rginia, and left the beautiful valleys of Tygart and the Potomac rivers in ashes and desolation. It is to pay for crimes like these, and keep in employment the men who committed them, that created the debt now weighing the people down. It was to pay such monsters, with their tools, that money was refunded by the General Government to the State of Missouri and West Virginia, and the taxes saddled upon the people of the country. The following letter gives its own explanation: Macon, Georgia, October 7, 1867. Henry Clay Dean, Mount Pleasant, Iowa: Dear Sir — I have read your late communication addressed to The prisoners of war, and victims of arbitrary arrests in the United States of America. You allege that the Congress of the United States refused to extend the investigation contemplated by a resolution, adopted by that body on the 10th of July, 1867, appointing certain parties to investigate the treatment of prisoners of war and Union citizens held by the Confeder
Johnson's Island (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
e Snead, of Augusta, Georgia, writes from Johnson's Island, that prisoners were frequently shot withurg, and was eighteen months in prison on Johnson's Island. During the tyranny of a fellow of the twenty days. We were then started off to Johnson's Island. My friend had ten dollars good money wh night, worn out and hungry. I stayed at Johnson's Island from about November 20th to April 26th. cumstances. This spirit showed itself at Johnson's Island in the efforts made to pass the time pleat to keep a man in good health. While at Johnson's Island, I made two attempts to escape. My firstouthern field officers were released from Johnson's Island in May or June, but I was held a prisonerhe Government of the United States. At Johnson's Island all the formidable nomenclature and engin Major Lee, who succeeded Colonel Hill at Johnson's Island. He had lost an arm I think in Gen. Sickht to Rock Island, but afterwards sent to Johnson's Island or other military prisons. In April, 1[6 more...]
Venango (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
land with authority from the President of the United States, and offered a bounty of $100 to each man enlisted, with the assurance that such as were rejected by the surgeon should be released. Each man enlisted was a substitute for a citizen of Venango, Clarion, and other adjoining counties of Pennsylvania, who had been drafted to serve in the United States army. It was reported that these citizens paid $300 each to Judge Petty to obtain a substitute, but whatever he received, I know that onlCaptain H. R. Rathbone, United States army, came from Washington, and mustered the men into service. I was detailed to assist in preparing the muster-rolls, and can vouch for all the foregoing except the $300, which I leave with the citizens of Venango, Clarion, and other counties represented in the war by the prisoners of Rock Island. If the report be true, Judge Petty struck oil at Rock Island for 1,797 times $200, or $359,400. Until June 1st, 1864, no reasonable complaint could be made
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
er's, Crook's and Averill's horrible desolation of Virginia, says that the rebels found a negro man and child,ort Delaware, one of our number, Colonel Jones, of Virginia, was murdered by one of the guard. Colonel Jones Dr. I. W. K. Handy, of the Presbyterian Church of Virginia, who was arrested on an utterly frivilous charge arris, one the most devoted and useful ministers in Virginia, contracted disease at Fort Delaware, from which h Rev. L. W. Allen (a prominent Baptist minister of Virginia), the diary of Captain Robert E. Park, of Georgia,ton, on the very day that the cartel was signed in Virginia, directs the military commander of the United Statcommanders of that Government within the States of Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missisal Pope, commanding the forces of the enemy in Northern Virginia, it is ordered that all commanders of army corme ago, one Rucker was indicted by a grand jury in Virginia, for several felonies. Although Rucker was never
Wilkes (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
ty, in the examination of witnesses, this officer observed that the facts which he had elicited fully corroborated the statements which had been forwarded to General Steadman. General Wild was removed by the order of General Steadman, and ordered to Washington city. Charges were also preferred against him, but the public is not advised that even as much as a reprimand was ever administered to him. The foregoing statement of facts will be avouched by many citizens of Washington, and of Wilkes and Lincoln counties. You are respectfully referred to James M. Dyson, Gabriel Toombs, Green P. Cozart, Hon. Garnett Andrews, Dr. J. J. Robertson, Dr. James H. Lane, Dr. J. B. Ficklin, Richard T. Walton, Dr. John Haynes Walton and David G. Cotting, the present editor of the Republican, at Augusta. Prompted by no spirit of personal malevolence, but in obedience alone to the instinct of a virtuous patriotism, I have thus a round unvarnished tale delivered of some of the actings and doings
Lake Erie (United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
tes from Johnson's Island, that prisoners were frequently shot without an excuse; that prisoners having the small-pox were brought to Johnson's island on purpose to inoculate the rest of the prisoners, and that many died of that disease; a crime for which civilized government visits the most terrible penalties. Yet this disease, thus planted, was kept there until it had spent its force. That the rations were bad, and prisoners went to bed suffering the pangs of hunger. That although Lake Erie was not one hundred yards distant, yet these prisoners were forced to drink from three holes dug in the prison bounds, surrounded by twenty-six sinks, the filth of which oozed into the water. This treatment, in no wise better than the inoculation of small-pox, and even more loathsome than that disease, caused many prisoners to contract chronic diarrhea in a country where that disease is not common. It is impossible for human language to portray the horrible criminality of the wicked me
Douglass (Nevada, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
to Grigsby's regiment; was sent to Camp Morton; and corroborates the statement of Mr. Morris in regard to Camp Morton. He was soon, after his capture, sent to Camp Douglas near Chicago. In this place the prisoners were shot at by sharpshooters and Indians; sometimes were kept in close confinement for forty-eight hours. Sometimesdairville, Logan county, Kentucky, says that he was surrendered by General Jno. Morgan, in Ohio, July 26th, 1863, and imprisoned at Camp Chase, then removed to Camp Douglas, where all of the horrors of that place were revived. In this camp Choctaw Indians were employed as guards. When money was given to the guards to buy provisi 1863. After capture was carried to Camp Chase, Ohio, where I remained about one month. I was then, together with all the prisoners at that place, carried to Camp Douglas, Illinois. Prison life from September 1863, until the 12th of April 1864, was comparatively such as a man who, according to the fates of war, had been capture
Fort Delaware (Delaware, United States) (search for this): chapter 4.21
the month of May, 1864, and then taken to Fort Delaware, where he remained until the 24th of Augus. About the 20th of June I was removed to Fort Delaware. We were crowded in the hold and between summer clothing, such as they brought from Fort Delaware in August. United States blankets (and mannted. Orders were received to carry us to Fort Delaware. When we learned this we were in despair.nything of our passage from Fort Monroe to Fort Delaware. A gloom too deep for even the ghost of hy own observation since my imprisonment at Fort Delaware. I did not see him fall; but have learneddlesex county, Virginia. Since he came to Fort Delaware, he has been, constantly, suffering with sook an original copy of Prison rules at Fort Delaware, which we give in full: headquartillery, who was most inhumanly punished at Fort Delaware for refusing to give the names of friends especially in that horrible hold of death, Fort Delaware, you have not, for several weeks, sent us [15 more...]
... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ...