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Tidewater (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
ook up the study of law, a profession in which he met with success, practicing at Asheville during the remainder of his life. He died October 4, 1878. Major-General William Dorsey Pender Major-General William Dorsey Pender was born in Edgecomb county, N. C., February 6, 1834, at the country home of his father, James Pender, a descendant of Edwin Pender, who settled near Norfolk in the reign of Charles II. The mother of General Pender was Sarah Routh, daughter of William Routh, of Tidewater, Va. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1854, the class of Custis Lee, Stephen D. Lee and J. E. B. Stuart. His first commissions were in the artillery, but in 1855 he secured a transfer to the First dragoons, and in 1858 was promoted first lieutenant. He had an active career in the old army, in New Mexico, California, Washington and Oregon, fighting the Apaches at Amalgre mountain, Four lakes and Spokane plains. He served as adjutant of his regiment during the latte
Dumfries, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
harge in the first encounter of his regiment with the Federal cavalry, which was also the first engagement of Stuart's brigade with the same arm of the enemy, and was entirely successful. Thereafter he was among the foremost in every fight, and was frequently commended for bravery in the reports of Stuart. In the spring of 1862 he was promoted lieutenant-colonel of his regiment, which was assigned to Wade Hampton's brigade. He commanded the detachment which took part in Hampton's raid on Dumfries in December, and in the spring of 1863 was commissioned colonel. In the fight at Hagerstown during the retreat from Gettysburg, a charge of the enemy was gallantly met and repulsed by Gordon with a fragment of the Fifth cavalry, that officer exhibiting under my eye individual prowess deserving special commendation, Stuart reported. In September, 1863, he was promoted brigadier-general and assigned to command of the North Carolina cavalry brigade, with which he defeated the enemy at Bethsa
Exmouth (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 20
or of civil engineering and drawing, the chair he still holds. He has received the degrees of Ph. D., from the university of West Virginia, and Ll. D., from Trinity college, North Carolina. At the first interment of President Davis he was one of the three guards of honor. General Lane married Charlotte Randolph Meade, of Richmond, who died several years ago, leaving four daughters. Brigadier-General Collett Leventhorpe Brigadier-General Collett Leventhorpe was born May 15, 1815, at Exmouth, Devonshire, England, where his parents were then temporarily residing. He was descended from an ancient and knightly family of Leventhorpe hall, Yorkshire, who settled in Hertfordshire during the reign of Richard II, and were created baronets by James I. One ancestor was an executor of Henry V, and another married Dorothy, sister of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII. General Leventhorpe derived his Christian name from his mother, Mary Collett, a descendant of a brother of the first l
Old Point (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
lotte. With the other officers of the college he offered his services to the State He acted as drillmaster and adjutant in the first camp of instruction near Raleigh, where he was elected major of the First North Carolina volunteers, Col. D. H. Hill. His first service was on the Virginia peninsula, where on July 8th, with a detachment composed of the Buncombe riflemen and one gun of the Richmond howitzers, he attacked and chased a marauding party across New Market bridge in full view of Old Point and Hampton, becoming responsible, as Colonel Hill publicly declared at the time, for the subsequent affair at Big Bethel. In that encounter he served in the salient before which Major Winthrop was killed. His regiment here earned the title of the Bethel regiment, and he was dubbed the Little Major and elected lieutenant-colonel when Hill was promoted. Not long afterward he was elected colonel of the Twenty-eighth North Carolina regiment, which he reorganized for the war, before the pas
Cosby Creek (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
the brigade, and as Major-General McCown reported, bore himself gallantly. After Bragg had fallen back to Shelbyville, Colonel Vance was taken with typhoid fever, and while in this condition his regiment was ordered to Jackson, Miss., and he never afterward was in command of it. While sick he received his commission as brigadier-general, issued in June, 1863. On returning to duty he was assigned to service in western North Carolina, in which region he was captured January 14, 1864, at Cosby creek, which ended his military career. He experienced the life of the prison camps at Nashville, Louisville, Camp Chase and Fort Delaware. While at the latter place he was appointed to act with General Beale in buying clothing for; Confederate prisoners of war, which occupied his attention until he was paroled March 14, 1865. Since the return of peace he has had a conspicuous career in the Congress of the United States, as representative of the Eighth district, elected first in 1872, and co
Cumberland Gap (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
Buncombe county, October 28, 1861 , for Raleigh, and in the latter part of November was sent to the field in east Tennessee. There the regiment served mainly in garrison duty on the railroad until February, 1862, when it was concentrated at Cumberland gap, in the defense of which it took part until the evacuation in June. Under the command of General Stevenson, Colonel Vance and his regiment took part in the assault and defeat of the enemy at Tazewell in August, after which Colonel Vance, in command of his own and other regiments, held a position at Baptist gap until the Federals retreated, when the army under Kirby Smith advanced into Kentucky as far as Frankfort, thence returning through Cumberland gap in October, marching about 500 miles in forty days. At the battle of Murfreesboro, December 31st, after the death of the brigade commander Gen. J. E. Rains, who was shot through the heart as the brigade charged the enemy, Colonel Vance took command of the brigade, and as Major-Gener
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
ded late on the second day. Subsequently he was promoted to brigadier-general, and on August 4, 1862, was made chief engineer of the department of Northern Virginia. October 4, 1862, he became chief of the engineer bureau of the Confederate States war department. In 1863 he was promoted major-general and assigned to duty as second in command, in the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, in which capacity he rendered valuable services in the defense of Charleston, and fortified Atlanta. Subsequently he resumed his duties as chief engineer, and so continued until the evacuation of Richmond. After the war he engaged in railroad and other enterprises in Georgia, and from 1867 to 1883 was president and engineer of the Savannah gaslight company. He died December 1, 1883. Brigadier-General Archibald C. Godwin Brigadier-General Archibald C. Godwin, though a native of Norfolk county, Va., was associated throughout the war with the troops of North Carolina. Being engag
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
ate. Here he observed the situation and determined to go with North Carolina, consequently resigning his commission and accepting that of captain of artillery in the Confederate army. His first service was in charge of the recruiting depot at Baltimore, whence he returned to North Carolina, and made ready for service the First, or Bethel, regiment. On May 16th, being post commandant at Garysburg, he was elected colonel of the Third infantry. He was with this command at Suffolk until in Augun has related, that in a conversation with A. P. Hill and himself, General Lee said: I ought not to have fought the battle at Gettysburg; it was a mistake. But the stakes were so great I was compelled to play; for had we succeeded, Harrisburg, Baltimore and Washington were in our hands; and we would have succeeded had Pender lived. It is a tradition that Lee regarded him as the officer who should take the place of Stonewall Jackson. However that may be, General Lee wrote in his official repo
Vera Cruz (Veracruz, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 20
Martin Brigadier-General James Green Martin was born at Elizabeth City, N. C., February 14, 89. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1840, number fourteen in the class of which Richard S. Ewell was thirteenth, and George H. Thomas twelfth. With promotion to a lieutenancy in the artillery, he served mainly on the northern coast, on the Maine frontier, and in the coast survey, until he went into the war with Mexico, where he participated in the battles of Monterey, Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras and Churubusco, in the latter losing his right arm. He had previously been promoted captain of staff, and was brevetted major. At the outbreak of the war of 1861, he was on staff duty at Fort Riley. Resigning June 14, 1861, he offered his services to North Carolina, was commissioned captain of cavalry, C. S. A., and appointed adjutant-general of the State, a position in which he rendered valuable service in the organization and equipment of troops. At his suggest
West Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 20
his early education in his native State and at Norfolk academy, and then entered the United States military academy at West Point, where he was graduated in the class of 1851. At his graduation he was promoted second lieutenant of the Third cavalryGeneral Gabriel J. Rains was born in Craven county, N. C., June, 1803, the son of Gabriel M. Rains, and was educated at West Point, with graduation in the class of 1827, of which Leonidas Polk was a member. He was given a lieutenancy in the Seventh at territory, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, and Utah, until in the fall of 1854 he was detailed as instructor of cavalry at West Point, under Col. R. E. Lee, superintendent. With promotion to first lieutenant he joined the new First cavalry in 1855, andier-general of volunteers. He was assigned to the command of the brigade of the lamented General Bee, his classmate at West Point, with which and Hood's brigade he handsomely dislodged Franklin's Federal division during the retreat from Yorktown. A
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