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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
Robert E. Lee. [North American Review.] by Jefferson Davis. Robert Edward Lee, gentleman, scholar, gallant soldier, great general, and true Christian, was born in Westmoreland county, Va., on January 19, 1807. He was the youngest son of General Henry Lee, who was familiarly known as Light Horse Harry in the traditions of the war of the Revolution, and who possessed the marked confidence and personal regard of General Washington. R. E. Lee entered the United States Military Academy in the summer of 1825, after which my acquaintance with him commenced. He was, as I remember him, larger and looked more mature than the average pleb, but less so than Mason, who was destined to be the head of his class. His soldierly bearing and excellent conduct caused him in due succession to rise through the several grades and to be the adjutant of the corps of cadets when he graduated. It is stated that he had not then a demerit mark standing against him, which is quite creditable if all
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
Dead. --A correspondent of the Alexandria Sentinel, writing from Westmoreland county, Va., Nov. 14th, says that George T. Brown, of Pickstown, died on the 23d ult., aged 51. Under General Jackson's administration he went to Algiers as private secretary to Major Henry Lee, and remained in that country and France seven years, a part of the time acting as U. S. Consul.
The Daily Dispatch: January 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Not yet opened. (search)
Hon. H. A. Wise, of Princess Anne county, is a candidate for the State Convention. A company called the Home Guard is organizing in Westmoreland co., Va. At Williamsburg, Va., on Monday, there was sufficient hail to cover the ground. Samuel Gilford, an old and prominent merchant of New York, died on the 16th inst. Senator A. G. Brown, of Miss., has gone home.
Affairs of honor. --A duel was fought in Georgia, on the 8th inst., between Edwin Hart, editor of the Tallahassee (Fia.) Sentinel, and a gentleman named Coleman, in which both parties were killed. Rev. Wm.W. Walker and J. E. R. Crabb were arrested in Westmoreland county, Va., last week, and bound over not to fight a duel, which had been arranged to come off with rifles. The difficulty originated in politics.
The Savannah News notices the death at Darien, Ga., of Mr. W. V. Prentice, from injury received by the explosion of a cannon fired in honor of the surrender of Fort Sumter. The residence of John Taylor, Esq., of Westmoreland county, Va., was burned down last week. The fire is supposed to have been caused by an incendiary. Samuel R. Glen, special correspondent of the New York Herald, was arrested in New Orleans on a dispatch from Mobile, but was shortly released. There was a provision panic in Louisville on Monday, but it turned out that there was upwards of 3,000,000 bbls, of bacon alone in the city. The two unknown dead soldiers, killed at Baltimore, have been identified as Andrew O. Whitney and Luther C. Ladd, both of Lowell, Mass. Captain E. B. Schaffer, formerly of the National Rifles, it is said, is now in Upper Marlboro', Maryland, organizing a Southern company. A letter from a well-informed man in Missouri expresses the confident opinion tha
The Daily Dispatch: March 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Inquisitive. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], Matters in
Gloucester — Raid on the oyster craft. (search)