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Talbot (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
red an officer on the staff of Santa Anna, named Iturbide, a member of a family conspicuous in Mexican history. The legislature of Georgia in 1848 adopted resolutions commending the young officer for his gallantry in the Mexican war. Hon. George H. Crawford, at that time secretary of war, offered him a lieutenancy in the regular army of the United States, which for domestic reasons he declined. Returning home at the close of the war he married a beautiful and accomplished young lady of Talbot county, Jennie Gray, a member of one of the leading and wealthy families of the State. He settled down on his plantation, refusing many solicitations to enter the field of politics, for which he had no taste. When the war between the States began, he at once espoused with all his heart the cause of the South. President Davis, knowing his worth and his fitness for military command, authorized him to raise a regiment for the Confederate service. This he did, and when the Thirty-fifth regiment
Lake City (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
ionary Ridge, and his, with General Moore's brigade, was the first to check the enemy after the Confederate lines were broken. When the army fell back to Dalton he was transferred to General Walker's division, with which he participated in the Georgia campaign up to July 1, 1864. He was then ordered with the Fifth and Forty-fourth Georgia regiments to report to Maj.-Gen. Sam Jones at Charleston, S. C.; was ordered to relieve Gen. Patton Anderson, in command of the district of Florida, at Lake City; later reported to General Mercer at Savannah in General Hardee's division; and in the siege of Savannah he commanded the center of the line. After the evacuation of Savannah he was ordered to Branchville, S. C., to establish a depot of ordnance and other stores, intended to supply General McLaws' division along the Salkehatchie river and to assist General Hood's army as it came through; from Branchville he was ordered to Cheraw, from there to Goldsboro, and finally to Augusta, but befor
Clinton (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
the people. He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1875; was elected State senator in 1876 and re-elected in 1880; was president of the State senate from. 1882 to 1884, and was a delegate to the national Democratic convention of 1892. In 1894 he was elected to Congress to fill the unexpired term of Hon. W. C. Oates, and at the same time elected to the full term in the Fifty-fourth Congress. Brigadier-General Alfred Iverson Brigadier-General Alfred Iverson was born at Clinton, Ga., February 14, 1829, the son of Senator Alfred Iverson, who married Caroline Goode Holt. Young Iverson spent his childhood in Washington City and in Columbus, Ga. He was at the military institute in Tuskegee, Ala., when the Mexican war began. Though only seventeen years of age he was so eager to go to the war that his father allowed him to leave school and enter a Georgia regiment that he had been largely instrumental in equipping. After his service in Mexico he commenced to study law i
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
of head and heart. Being somewhat fond of military affairs, he was for some time a member of the Baldwin Blues, one of the crack companies of Milledgeville, and in 1861 its captain. When it was certain that there would be war, he and his command offered themselves to Governor Brown, were accepted, and in May assigned to the Fourth Georgia regiment and ordered to Virginia. Of this regiment Doles was made colonel, May 8, 1861. They were, during the first year of the war, stationed near Norfolk, Va., anxious to get into a battle and very uneasy lest the war should end before they could get a chance at the enemy. There were many others in the Confederacy who felt the same way, not in a spirit of bluster or bravado, but because they were really eager to serve their country and to prove their devotion to the cause of the South. When 1862, the year of battles, opened, Doles and his brave men soon found plenty to do. Those who followed the fortunes of the army of Northern Virginia lack
Jacksonville (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
at Florence, S. C., where he built a stockade for Federal prisoners, and had charge of about 25,000 captives, who were so humanely treated under his directions, that when Savannah fell, the family of General Harrison, then residing in that city, was specially mentioned for protection in the general orders of the Federal commander. In February, 1864, Colonel Harrison took a conspicuous part in the campaign in Florida against the Federals under Seymour, who advanced into the interior from Jacksonville and endeavored to isolate Florida from the Confederacy. He was put in command of one of the two brigades of Confederates, the other being commanded by Gen.. A. H. Colquitt, and in the decisive battle of Olustee, aided materially in the defeat of the Federal expedition. He was then promoted brigadier-general, and with this rank continued in the command of his brigade, attached to A. P. Stewart's corps, during the campaign in the Carolinas. He fought at Honey Hill and Pocotaligo, and for
Fort Taylor (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
45, and graduated in 1849, with promotion to brevet second lieutenant of the Eighth infantry. He was on duty in convoying a train to Pecos, Tex., was stationed at Fort Lincoln in 1850, subsequently at Jefferson barracks, and again in Texas at Brownsville. He was aide-de-camp to General Twiggs, 1851-53, subsequently on frontier duty, engaged in escorting the Mexican boundary commission, and in the Utah expedition. When Georgia seceded, he promptly sent in his resignation January 19, 1861, andlor. He was present at the occupation of Corpus Christi, and when Taylor was on the march to Point Isabel and back, and while he was fighting the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, the young lieutenant was assisting in the defense of Fort Brown (May 3-9, 1846). He was also engaged at the battle of Monterey and at Vera Cruz, after which, on account of failing health, he was sent to the United States on recruiting duty. In the last year of the war he was employed in convoying trains to
Jefferson (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
May, 1847, and continued in service as volunteer assistant quartermaster on the staff of General Worth until September, 1847. Returning to Alabama, he was a planter in that State until 1849, when he moved back to Georgia. He resided in Jefferson county, Ga., from 1849 to 1853, and from 1853 to 1861 in Richmond county. From 1853 to 1861 he was a captain of Georgia militia. When the war of 1861-65 began, he entered the service of the Confederate States as captain in the Sixteenth regiment Gn of greater administrative ability. On the hustings and in the assembly he was pre-eminent, both as orator and statesman. Brigadier-General Thomas Reed Rootes Cobb Brigadier-General Thomas Reed Rootes Cobb was born at Cherry Hill, Jefferson county, Ga., on the 10th of April, 1823. His grandfather, Howell Cobb, of Virginia, was a distinguished congressman from 1807 to 181 2. His father was John A. Cobb, of North Carolina, who married Sarah Rootes, of Virginia, and moving to Georgia, se
Vera Cruz, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
the march to Point Isabel and back, and while he was fighting the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, the young lieutenant was assisting in the defense of Fort Brown (May 3-9, 1846). He was also engaged at the battle of Monterey and at Vera Cruz, after which, on account of failing health, he was sent to the United States on recruiting duty. In the last year of the war he was employed in convoying trains to the city of Mexico. He was afterward on frontier duty, was in the Utah expedit847 he enlisted as a private in one of the Georgia regiments that went to the Mexican war, that training school for so many young men who afterward rose to distinction in both the Confederate and Union armies. He fought in the battles between Vera Cruz and the City of Mexico, and by his conspicuous gallantry won a lieutenant's commission. In one of the engagements he captured an officer on the staff of Santa Anna, named Iturbide, a member of a family conspicuous in Mexican history. The legi
Monterey (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
l of the Second regiment of dragoons, which under his admirable training became the best cavalry regiment in the army. He was colonel of this regiment at the commencement of the Mexican war, and was with General Taylor's army of occupation which marched into the disputed territory. When Taylor moved to the Rio Grande, Colonel Twiggs was in the advance and captured Point Isabel. For gallant and meritorious conduct at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma he was brevetted brigadier-general. At Monterey he was put in command of a division. After the capture of that city he was put in command of it, and remained there until ordered to join General Scott at Vera Cruz. This he hastened to do, reaching the army before that city in time to share in the attack, and to win new laurels. He led the main attack at Cerro Gordo, was distinguished again at Contreras, and led one of the columns in the final assault upon the city of the Montezumas. After the war with Mexico, Congress gave him a magn
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
d to the Forty-second Congress from the Third district, and was returned three times, serving until 1882. General Cook died at Atlanta, May 22, 1894, at the home of his daughter Lucy, wife of W. L. Peel. Brigadier-General Charles C. Crews Brigadier-General Charles C. Crews was in 1861, on the organization of the Second Georgia cavalry, appointed lieutenant-colonel of that regiment, and was holding this position in the fall of 1862, when he was captured in a raiding expedition into central Kentucky. He was soon exchanged and in the saddle again; for the records mention him one month later leading his regiment in middle Tennessee, in Wharton's brigade of Wheeler's cavalry. Wheeler's troops were very active during the Murfreesboro campaign, capturing prisoners and wagon trains in the rear of the enemy. This activity continued during the spring of 1863, while the two main armies lay quiet after their death grapple at Murfreesboro. During the Tullahoma campaign the cavalrymen were
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