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Macon County (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
and in 1863 he was elected professor of agriculture and director of the experiment station at the agricultural and mechanical college at Auburn, Ala. In 1891 he accepted the position he now holds as professor of agriculture in Clemson college. In 1894 he resigned this place and returned to farming in Georgia; but in 1897 he was re-elected to the same position in Clemson college which he had formerly held and which he is now occupying. He was married in 1863 to Miss Elberta Lewis, of Macon county, Ga., and they have five children living, three sons and two daughters. Professor Newman was for three years president of the State agricultural society of Alabama and for twenty-six years has been a member of the American Pomological society. John Moore Nicholls John Moore Nicholls, of Spartanburg, a veteran of the First South Carolina regiment, was born at that place in 1843. His father was George Nicholls, sheriff of the county, and son of Benjamin Nicholls, a native of Pennsylv
Russellville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
t Culpeper Court House, and participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. At the battle of Gettysburg he was struck by a shrapnel shot, but not seriously injured. The regiment then returned to Virginia and was sent with Longstreet on the Georgia and Tennessee campaign. In the battle of Chickamauga while in command of his company he was seriously wounded in the leg and sent home on furlough, where he remained for four months, joining his command at Russellville, Tenn., in January, 1864. In May the regiment was ordered back to Virginia and took an active part in the battle of the Wilderness, May 6th, after which they were in almost daily fighting, at Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Hanover Junction, and Petersburg, until July, 1864. On July 28th he lost his left arm on Newmarket Heights (called by some Fussell's Mill). It was amputated on the field and he remained in the Jackson hospital at Richmond until September 1st, when he returned to his home.
School (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
wounded. After a short time on the staff of Gen. John Bratton, he was transferred to the staff of Gen. Bushrod Johnson, with whom he continued until the surrender at Appomattox. On the staffs of Generals Jenkins, Bratton and Johnson, his office was inspector-general, with the rank of captain. He practiced his profession in Florida until his death in 1872. Elias Eugene Whitner, the fifth and youngest brother, was a cadet in the South Carolina military academy when the war began. Leaving school, he joined a Florida cavalry company, in which he served throughout the war as a lieutenant. He became a physician in Florida, and at Greenville, S. C., where he died in 1872. Of Judge Whitner's three sons-in-law, one, Thomas J. Glover, of Orangeburg, entered the war as lieutenant-colonel of the First South Carolina regiment, was soon promoted to colonel, and was killed in the battle of Second Manassas at the head of his regiment. Another, Elbert M. Rucker, of Elbert county, Ga., who marr
Milledgeville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
eston, S. C., November 25, 1838. He was educated at Charleston and other places in a preparatory line and spent one year at the Oglethorpe university, near Milledgeville, Ga. He enlisted on December 23, 1860, in the Zouave cadets of Pettigrew's rifle regiment of Charleston, as a corporal. He assisted in building the Star of the etreat from Savannah, and he participated in several skirmishes with Sherman's army. When the war closed the battalion was quartered in the capital square at Milledgeville. Since the war he has been a farmer in Greenville county, and has also given some attention to merchandising. He is a member of the Manning-Austin camp, U. Cam Elias James, a gallant Confederate soldier, was born, January 15, 1840, at Darlington, S. C., educated there and graduated at Oglethorpe university, near Milledgeville, Ga., on May 28, 1861. The young graduate at once joined Company F, Eighth South Carolina infantry, as a private, on May 30, 1861, and left for Virginia on the
Corinth (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
and surrendering at Greensboro, N. C., with Johnston. He was in the following engagements: Corinth, Miss.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, Atlanta, July 22d; Atlanta, July 28; Jooon afterward elected colonel. During the month of March, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Corinth, Miss., where it was made a part of the brigade known afterward as Gen. A. M. Manigault's brigade, ffering he walked thence, in December, 1864, in snow and sleet, after the defeat of Hood, to Corinth, Miss., took train to Lauderdale Springs, and thence to Macon, Ga. From this point he walked to MayJohn B., first sergeant of Company K, Nineteenth regiment, killed by accident on the road to Corinth, Miss.; Felix L., private in the Seventh regiment, mortally wounded during the Seven Days battles bighbors, in which company he was unanimously elected first lieutenant. The camp life around Corinth, Miss., completely wrecked his health and forced him to return to his home. After regaining his he
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
al and of major-general commanding the South Carolina division, U. C. V., was born at Greenville, February 22, 1829, the son of Dr. John Crittenden, a native of Connecticut, and his wife, Sarah Stanley, a descendant of a prominent North Carolina family. He was educated at Greenville and at Elizabeth City, N. J., and then engaged i his education at the high school of Charleston, the college of Charleston, and Wofford college, of which he was the first graduate. He also attended school in Connecticut for a year. After graduating at Wofford college he taught school, and taking up the study of law was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Januounty, an attorney of considerable prominence, and for several terms a member of the State legislature; his mother, Mary H., daughter of Prof. Enoch Hanford, of Connecticut, the first professor of languages in the South Carolina college. Henry McIver was graduated at the South Carolina college in December, 1846, and then entered u
Strasburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
Va., Berryville, Va., Charlestown, W. Va., Strasburg, Va., Cedar Creek, Va., Orangeburg, N. C., and ville, Bean's Station, Winchester, Old Town, Strasburg, Liberty Mills and Gordonsville, besides scolion, with which he served at Port Republic, Strasburg, Cedar Creek, Averasboro, and Bentonville, r Court House, North Anna River, Cedar Creek, Strasburg, Averasboro, and Bentonville. He commanded nna River, siege of Petersburg, Cedar Creek, Strasburg, Averasboro and Bentonville. He was never ww days, so that he took part in the fight at Strasburg, October 13th. At the battle of Cedar Creektil October 13, 1864, when he was wounded at Strasburg. He was at home on furlough on account of tth Anna Bridge, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, and Strasburg. In all he participated in twenty-three difreek, Newtown, Stevenson's Depot, Darkville, Strasburg, Rappahannock Station, Brandy Station, Culpeville, Petersburg, Cedar Run, Berryville and Strasburg. On June 18, 1864, during the siege of Pete[3 more...]
Homer (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
surgeon of the Thirty-fourth Georgia regiment during the period of hostilities. He now resides in Waxahatchie, Tex. Daniel Sanford Watson was reared in Anderson county, on a farm, and upon reaching manhood kept up the occupation of a farmer until he reached the age of twenty-five. Ill health compelled him to give up farming and he turned his attention to the study of medicine, in 1859 graduating from the Reformed medical college of Macon, Ga. He at once began the practice of medicine at Homer, Ga., where he became thoroughly established, and when the war began was in possession of a lucrative practice. In August, 1862, disregarding the petitions of a large patronage, he joined Captain Chanler's company of Colonel McMillan's regiment, which was the Twenty-fourth Georgia, and went to Virginia with his regiment as a detailed assistant surgeon. After the course of a few months, however, his old enemy, poor health, again assailed him, and on the advice of the chief surgeon returned hom
Trinity (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
Stevens, who was by his side during the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April, 1861. The battery consisted of three 8-inch columbiads and was manned by the Palmetto Guard, Captain Cuthbert, from Charleston. The battery was struck several times, the balls from Fort Sumter glancing harmlessly from its inclined roof. In October, 1861, Major Stevens resigned the superintendency of the Citadel academy to carry out his purpose of entering the ministry, and was ordained and placed in charge of Trinity parish, Black Oak, Charleston county. Almost immediately upon this the enemy took Port Royal, and the invasion of the State being imminent, Mr. Stevens offered his services to Governor Pickens, who authorized him to raise a legion of infantry, cavalry and artillery. Mrs. Pickens, who was a Miss Holcombe, being present at the interview, when the governor asked what name he should give the legion, Colonel Stevens replied, bowing toward Mrs. Pickens, The Holcombe Legion. Both the governor and t
Amelia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
s born in Washington, D. C., June, 1812, his father, John Taylor, being at that time a United States senator from South Carolina. The latter was a man of great prominence in that period, having served with distinction in the legislature, in the national house of representatives, and as governor of the State. He was of English descent, of the same family as that of the mother of President James Madison, and that of President Zachary Taylor, and a son of Col. Thomas Taylor, a native of Amelia county, Va., who in his youth moved to South Carolina, and later held the rank of colonel in the South Carolina troops under General Sumter during the Revolution. Col. A. R. Taylor was graduated at the South Carolina college in 1830 and then became a planter, his occupation, except as he served his State, until his death in December, 1888. He was a private in 1836 in the Florida Seminole Indian war, and in the spring of 1861 he organized and was elected captain of the Congaree mounted rifles, a
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