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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
me into his possession while serving on the staff of General W. N. Pendleton, Chief of Artillery Army of Northern Virginia. From General R. L. T. Beale, of Virginia--A narrative of the part borne by the Ninth Virginia cavalry, in resisting the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid, together with a statement which establishes fully the authenticity of the infamous Dahlgren papers. From General Dabney H. Maury, of Virginia--His recollections of the Elkhorn campaign. From W. Baird, Esq., of Essex county, Virginia--A Review of the first volume of the Count of Paris' History of the Civil War in America. From Carlton McCarthy, Esq., of Richmond--Two papers on Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life. From Geo. T. Whitington, Alexandria--First morning report of troops at Manassas Junction, under command of Major Cornelius Boyle, May 6th, 1861. From Judge B. R. Wellford--Supplemental report of Confederate States Secretary of War (March 17th, 1862), embracing the correspondence in reference to th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A foreign view of the civil War in America. (search)
A foreign view of the civil War in America. [The following review from the facile pen of Mr. W. Baird, of Essex Co., Virginia, is important as pointing out some of the errors of a book which is being widely circulated, and which some of our Southern papers even have warmly commended without reading]. History of the civil War in America. By the Comte de Paris. Translated, with the approval of the Author, by Louis F. Tasistro. Edited by Henry Coppee, Ll. D. Volume I. Philadelphia: Josep What, then, must be thought of the worth of General Sherman's testimony, or of the animus which inspired it, when he describes this work as written in a spirit of fairness and candor and with a desire to do justice to the complicated nature of our war. As to the author himself of this libel upon an heroic and unfortunate people, blind prejudice and profound ignorance furnish the only explanation, and the best, though still but a wretched excuse for his offence. W. Baird. Essex county, Va.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
who responded to the regular toasts, and of Rev. G. W. Dame, of Baltimore, and Carlton McCarthy, Esq., of Richmond, who responded to volunteer toasts, were all admirable, and were well worth preserving in permanent form. We expect to publish one or two of them in some future issue. Our Executive Committee has been enlarged; there have been one or two changes in it, and it is now composed as follows: General J. A. Early, Lynchburg, President of the Society; Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, Essex county, Vice-President; Rev. J. William Jones, Secretary and Treasurer; General D. H. Maury, Chairman Executive Committee; Lieutenant-Colonel Archer Anderson, Major Robert Stiles, Richmond; Colonel R. E. Withers, Wytheville; Colonel William Preston Johnston, Lexington; Colonel Thomas H. Carter, King William county; Colonel George W. Munford; Colonel William H. Palmer, Colonel R. L. Maury, Captain A. M. Keiley, J. L. M. Curry, D. D., Moses D. Hoge, D. D., Rev. A. W. Weddell, Richmond; Colonel R.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garnett, Robert Selden 1819- (search)
Garnett, Robert Selden 1819- Military officer; born in Essex county, Va., Dec. 16, 1819; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1841; served as aide to General Taylor in the war with Mexico. When the Civil War broke out he resigned from the National army, and in June, 1861, was appointed brigadier-general in the Confederate service, and assigned to the western part of Virginia. In the following month he was met by a large force of the National army at Carrick's Ford, in which action his troops were defeated and himself killed, July 13.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro 1809- (search)
Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro 1809- Statesman; born in Essex county, Va., April 21, 1809; was educated at the University of Virginia; became a member of the House of Delegates when twenty-four years of age; and was a member of Congress from 1837 to 1841, and from 1845 to 1847. From 1839 to 1841 he was speaker. He was one of the most persistent supporters of the doctrine of State supremacy and of the slave-labor system, advocating with vehemence all measures calculated to enforce the practical operations of the former and to nationalize the latter. In 1847 he became a United States Senator, and remained such by re-election until July, 1861, when he was expelled from that body for treason against the government. He became the Confederate secretary of state, and afterwards a member of the Confederate Congress. After the war he was held for a while as a prisoner of state, but was released and pardoned by President Johnson in 1867. He was an unsuccessful candidate for United
with those brought against them, —about one hundred and fifty men, fully armed, and commanded by the redoubtable rebel, J. R. Trimble. Such was the condition of affairs along the line of that road when the Sixth Regiment reached Philadelphia, on the 18th of April. I now proceed with the narrative. The Third and Fourth Regiments were composed of companies belonging to towns in Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol Counties. The Sixth and Eighth were almost exclusively from Middlesex and Essex Counties. The field-officers of the Third were David W. Wardrop, of New Bedford, colonel; Charles Raymond, of Plymouth, lieutenant-colonel; John H. Jennings, of New Bedford, major; Austin S. Cushman, of New Bedford, adjutant; Edward D. Allen, Fairhaven, quartermaster; Alexander R. Holmes, of New Bedford, surgeon; Johnson Clark, of New Bedford, assistant-surgeon; Alberti C. Maggi, of New Bedford, sergeant-major; and Frederick S. Gifford, of New Bedford, quartermaster-sergeant. Company A, Halif
g telegram, dated Sept. 3, we copy from the Governor's files: Senator Wilson to Mr. Seward,—Is your consul at Halifax thoroughly loyal? Four vessels from North Carolina have recently arrived there, loaded with naval stores, and are now loading with contraband goods. Same day, Governor writes to General Lander, Will you please look out for the welfare of Captain Sanders's company of sharpshooters, which will this day march almost from under the shadow of your own roof-tree, in the county of Essex? This splendid company was recruited at Camp Schouler, Lynnfield. Captain Sanders was killed in battle, Sept. 17, 1862. Sept. 10.—Governor writes to the selectmen of Wellfleet, acknowledging the receipt of five hundred dollars, raised in that town for the benefit of the families of soldiers. Sept. 11.—Governor writes to Major-General John A. Dix, commanding at Baltimore, Pray do not execute private Stephen C. Scott, of our Sixteenth Regiment, until you have given his friends an oppor<
ill be militia quota. If supplies are ready, I mean the old Sixth Regiment, of Baltimore memory, to march the first day of September. No draft can be useful or expedient here. One of the greatest hardships which Massachusetts and other maritime States had to bear in furnishing their quotas of the several calls for troops made by the President, was the refusal of Congress to allow credits for men serving in the navy. It bore with peculiar weight upon the towns in Barnstable, Nantucket, Essex, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Norfolk Counties, which had sent many thousand men into the navy, but had received no credit for them, and no reduction of their contingent for the army. It was not until 1864, after Massachusetts had sent upwards of twenty-three thousand men into the navy, that credits were allowed by Congress for the men who manned our frigates, under Porter and Farragut, watched blockade-runners, and sealed the Southern ports. Governor Andrew had frequently spoken of the injustic
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 10: husband and wife. (search)
r's Ferry, also the bodies of the two Thompsons, and, after I am dead, place us all together on a wood pile, and set fire to the wood; burn the flesh, then collect our bones and put them in a large box, then have the box carried to our farm in Essex County, and there bury us. Mrs. Brown said, I really cannot consent to do this. I hope you will change your mind on this subject. I do not think permission would be granted to do any such thing. For my sake, think no more of such an idea. Weeclined to see them under the circumstances. Brown then touched upon business affairs, until an order was received from the Commander-in-Chief, saying that the interview must terminate. Brown then said, Mary, I hope you will always live in Essex County. I hope you will be able to get all our children together, and impress the inculcation of the right principles to each succeeding generation. I give you all the letters and papers which have been sent me since my arrest. I wish you also to
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
Chapter 6: Essex County. This county is bounded north-west by Rockingham County, New Hampshire; south-west by Middlesex County, south by Suffolk County, east and north-east by the Atlantic Ocean, and south-east by Massachusetts Bay. Essex County is one of the most historical in the State, and the birthplace of many wise and great men. It has an extensive sea-coast, indented with numerous bays, inlets, and harbors; it has many delightful farms and beautiful ponds; it is to Eastern Massachusetts what Berkshire County is to Western Massachusetts,—a place of pleasant resort in the warm months of summer, to those who love the sea more than they do the valleys and the mountains. In former years the chief interests of Essex County were foreign commerce and the fisheries. At the present day, although the fishing interest holds its place, the foreign commerce of the county has in a great measure been transferred to Boston and New York. It is now largely devoted to manufactures. At
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