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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Conclusion. (search)
Conclusion. In the afternoon of the 30th of March, after having turned over the command to General Echols, I rode to Marion in Smythe County and was taken that night with a cold and cough so violent as to produce hemorrhage from the lungs, and prostrate me for several days in a very dangerous condition. While I was in this situation, a heavy cavalry force under Stoneman, from Thomas' army in Tennessee, moved through North Carolina to the east, and a part of it came into Virginia from the main column, and struck the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at New River east of Wytheville; whence, after destroying the bridge, it moved east, cutting off all communication with Richmond, and then crossed over into North Carolina. As soon as I was in a condition to be moved, I was carried on the railroad to Wytheville, and was proceeding thence to my home, in an ambulance under charge of a surgeon, when I received, most unexpectedly, the news of the surrender of General Lee. Under the dishear
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
101 Sloan's Regiment, 31 Smith, Captain, 20 Smith, Colonel Geo. H., 49, 386, 389 Smith, Colonel W. D., 50, 193, 333, 423 Smith, Colonel Wm., 32, 106, 120, 125-26-27, 142, 147, 153 Smith, General E. K., 33, 36, 38, 51, 52, 157, 468 Smith, General G. W., 51, 56, 58, 63 Smith, General, Wm., 186, 188, 191, 206, 221-22, 224-228, 230, 232- 234, 239, 242-43, 247-48-49, 253, 259, 267-272, 273, 275 Smith, Governor of Virginia, 306 Smithfield, 383, 408, 410, 414 Smithtown, 254 Smythe County, 466 Snicker's Ferry, 396 Snicker's Gap, 164, 396 Snodgrass, Major C. E., 187 Soldiers' Home, 391 Somerville Ford, 106, 237, 302 South Anna, 351, 361, 465 South Branch, 239, 327, 322-24, 337, 368, 386, 398, 404 South Carolina, 3, 5, 15, 28, 132, 468 South Fork, 334, 338, 366-67, 433 South Mountain, 135, 139, 152, 161, 254-55-56, 263, 280-81, 367, 385, 392-93-94 South River, 366, 433, 434 Southside R. R., 465 Southwestern Virginia, 331, 378, 381, 397, 416,
, that the enemy is making a formidable demonstration toward East Tennessee from Eastern Kentucky. The object of the enemy in pushing forward there, is probably threefold. The chief purpose, doubtless, is to bring to its own support the large disaffected element of the population of East Tennessee which have been corrupted by the clamor of Andy Johnson, Maynard, Brownlow, and Trigg. The next object of the enemy is, probably, to get possession of the salt works in the western corner of Smythe County, where half a million of bushels of salt a year are now manufactured. And last, but not least, the enemy aims at the possession of a portion of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad, so as to cut off our direct communication from the seat of Government with Nashville, Memphis, and our armies in Western Kentucky. The clandestine burning of bridges at a concerted period in Eastern Tennessee, proves the enemy's designs upon this important highway of transportation and travel. If that cou
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Operations in east Tennessee and south-west Virginia. (search)
in east Tennessee and south-west Virginia. by the Rev. Edward O. Guerrant, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Humphrey Marshall, C. S. A. Between the two great Confederate armies in Virginia and Tennessee lay a long stretch of country, principally covered by the Alleghany and Cumberland mountains. The only means of direct communication and transportation between these armies was the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad. Near this road were the great King's salt-works, in Smyth County, and the lead mines of Wythe County, Virginia, and along this route lay many very fertile valleys and rich uplands, which furnished the Confederate armies a large part of their provisions. For these and other reasons the defense of this line was a matter of the first importance to the Confederate Government, and its control of equal importance to the Federal armies. As the mountainous nature of the country rendered its occupation by a large army impracticable, numerous invasions by sm
rs, Lebanon, Va., March 19, 1862. Official information having reached me that the troops in the service of the United States have taken Pound Gap and have invaded the State of Virginia in force, by virtue of authority with which I am vested, both by the President of the Confederate States and the Executive of the State of Virginia, I do hereby order the whole body of the militia of Virginia, resident within the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Grayson, Carroll, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Smythe, Wythe and Tazewell to rendezvous immediately, fully armed and equipped, at the respective places herein designated; that is to say, the militia of Washington, Russell, Grayson, and Scott, at the Old Court, in Russell County; the militia in Lee and Wise at Guest's Station in Wise County; the militia of Buchanan, at Grundy; the militia of Smythe and Carroll, at Saltville; the militia of Wythe, at Wytheville, and the militia of Tazewell, at the mouth of Indian Creek, in Tazewell County. Colon
th takes the militia in Tazewell, where am I to find a force to act in defense of the roads leading through Tazewell into Smyth, or am I expected to look to this at all? I will not weary you now with my understanding of what is going on, for I pr62. General R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. Army, Richmond: General: Since my last I have been in person through Tazewell, Smyth, and Washington Counties, meeting and addressing the militia which had assembled under my call. I met at the same rendezuits march them away from the militia and from me, in open violation of my orders to the contrary. Thus in the county of Smyth I found that recruiting officers had already raised 230 volunteers since Smyth was placed under my command. The enrolting officers had taken 221, and in Floyd's brigade they had hired as wagoners 14; so that I only found 254 militia in Smyth County. Adhering to my apportionment, I demanded and raised 20 volunteers for the war, and reorganized the remaining 220 m
ed their numbers, baggage, stores, and more than two hundred sick and wounded across the river, from ten P. M. to four A. M., along one of the steepest and worst single track roads that ever horse's hoof trod or man ever saw. Four o'clock found these men three miles from the enemy, with our newly-constructed bridge destroyed and our boats sunk behind us. I think these facts show a generalship seldom exhibited anywhere. Rev. Mr. McMahon, one of our most pious and worthy chaplains, from Smythe County, was along with the general and his staff during the whole fight, and where the balls flew thickest. Dr. Leaves, of Wytheville, has the fine pistol of Colonel Lytle, and Captain Steptoe, of Bedford, his splendidly mounted saddle and bridle. The fine horse was shot through and died. By the way, Dr. Gleaves was in the fight, and exposed himself much in the discharge of his surgical duties. General Floyd's tent, from which floated our glorious flag, was completely riddled with the balls
An incident.--Among the excuses offered for exemptions, some are extremely ludicrous. In Smyth county, Va., we learn, one man, in enrolling himself, wrote opposite his name one leg too short. The next man that came in, noticing the excuse, and deeming it pretty good, thought he would make his better, and wrote opposite his name, both legs too short! --Atlanta (Ga.) Intelligencer.
such oath, the salt shall be seized by the superintendent or agent of the transportation company for the use of the commonwealth, and notice be immediately given to the Governor of the amount of salt seized, and the name of the person or persons asking for the transportation. Individuals in like manner are prohibited from transporting salt beyond the limits of the State. Any person may seize and hold the same for the State and give like notice. All salt manufactured in the counties of Smythe and Washington, and on hand on the day when the above act was passed, unless heretofore removed from the salt-works, and all salt manufactured after that day, until due notice to the contrary be given by publication in some newspaper printed in the city of Richmond and in the town of Abingdon, shall be thereafter held to be the property of the commonwealth of Virginia, and shall not be removed without authority from the Governor or his duly constituted agent, unless it be salt made to supply
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Virginia, 1863 (search)
ght Arty.; 53d, 69th, 71st, 72d, 81st, 106th, 116th, 140th, 145th and 148th Infantry. RHODE ISLAND--1st Cavalry; Batteries "A" and "B," 1st Light Arty. VERMONT--1st Cavalry. WEST VIRGINIA--1st and 3d (Cos. "A," "C") Cavalry; 7th Infantry. UNITED STATES--1st, 2d, 5th and 6th Cavalry; Batteries "I" and "K," 1st Arty.; "A," "B & L," "D," "G" and "M," 2d Arty.; "A" and "E," 4th Arty. Sept. 14: Skirmish near LeesburgMARYLAND--Cole's Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry Battalion. Sept. 14: Skirmish, Smyth CountyWEST VIRGINIA--2d Cavalry. Sept. 14: Skirmish, Somerville FordMICHIGAN--1st and 6th Cavalry. VERMONT--1st Cavalry. Sept. 14-16: Action, Raccoon Ford, Rapidan StationILLINOIS--12th Cavalry. INDIANA--3d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--5th, 6th and 7th Cavalry. NEW YORK--4th Cavalry. PENNSYLVANIA--17th Cavalry. WEST VIRGINIA--1st Cavalry. UNITED STATES--Batteries "A" and "D," 2d Arty. Union loss, 8 killed, 40 wounded. Total, 48. Sept. 14-17: Reconnoissance to Blackwater RiverPENNSYLVANIA--11th Cavalry.
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