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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)
over county), where, after being drilled for several weeks by Colonels Field and Lomax, it was ordered to northwestern Virginia, where it spent the winter of 1861-‘62. In the latter part of the winter of 1862, it was ordered to Fredericksburg, where we were regularly drilled until the campaign opened in the spring, when the Ninth Regiment Virginia Cavalry was organized with the following ten companies: Company A, Stafford county, Va.; Company B, Caroline county, Va.; Company C, Westmoreland county, Va.; Company D, Lancaster county, Va.; Company E, Spotsylvania county, Va.; Company F, Essex county, Va.; Company G, Lunenburg county, Va.; Company H, Lee Rangers, Virginia and other States and counties; Company I, King George county, Va.; Company K, Richmond county, Va. The following is the roll of Company H, Ninth Virginia Cavalry (Lee Rangers), from June, 1861, to April, 1865: Captains—William H. F. Lee, dead, B. B. Douglas, dead, Thomas W. Haynes, dead. First Lieutenants—Wi<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
fty-third and Fifty-seventh Virginia Regiments, Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia; died at Fredericksburg, Va., April II, 1900. Richard Lee Turberville Beale, colonel Ninth Virginia Cavalry, October 18, 1862; brigadier-general, February 6, 1165. Commands—Brigade in Major-General W. H. F. Lee's Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia, composed of Ninth, Tenth and Thirteenth Regiments, Virginia Cavalry, and Fourteenth Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, subsequently added; died in Westmoreland county, Va., April 19, 1893. W. L. Cabell, major Quartermaster-General's Department, Confederate States Army, March 16, 1861; brigadier-general, January 20, 1863. Commands—Commanding First Brigade, Second Division, Army of the West, 1864. John Randolph Chambliss, colonel Thirteenth Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, July 13, 1861; brigadier-general, December 19, 1863; killed in action below Richmond, August 16, 1864. Commands—Commanding brigade of cavalry in MajorGen-eral W. H. F. Lee's Di<
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.
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
ill to protect the interests of the Commonwealth and other stockholders of internal improvement companies in the State, from injurious competition, and to report a bill for that purpose, if they deem it expedient. Mr. Bruce presented the proceedings of a meeting of the people of Charlotte county, held on the 7th inst., which were read and referred; also, the petition of Wm. A Hix, formerly Deputy Sheriff of Appomattox county, asking to be relieved from certain insolvent muster fines improperly paid by him; and the petition of Thomas Jones, Jr., for additional military defence of the counties of Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster and Richmond. Several bills were read a second time. Mr. Paxton reported a substitute for the report made yesterday by the Joint Committee on Federal Relations. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. August also proposed a substitute to the same report, which was disposed of in like manner. On motion, the Senate adjourned.
are now making war upon the South, has been sent to us for publication: About the 15th of February, 1862, the United Stated revenue cutter.--,Captain Frank, landed a crew on my farm, called. White Point, on the Potomac river, in Westmoreland county, Virginia, and carried off a lot of poultry, fired a rifle ball through my dining room, and several balls through the dairy, breaking a window sash and nine panes of glass. On the 11th of March, inst, two United States gunboats landed somed by oaths, and said their master must give them more. They also shot a bull, worth $50, and killed a large beef, worth $75, which they did not carry off. They then broke open my barn. Among the crew was a runaway negro from Bluff Point estate, a neighboring farm who was dressed in uniform and armed with sabre, pistols and rifle, and no doubt brought to decoy other negroes, as he gave glowing accounts of those who escaped with him. Henry B. Gouldman, Oak Grovs, Westmoreland Co., Va.
The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], Matters in Gloucester — Raid on the oyster craft. (search)
ly from their residence and taken the building for his own headquarters. On Friday, the gunboat Chicora ran up York river and captured five oyster craft, and on Tuesday the Seth Lew chased four boats into Caffey's Creek, and captured them. She then went up to West Point and broke up the oystering establishment of Mr. Blessingham, who, they alleged, had "taken the oath," and violated it by trading with the rebels. The Chicora, which is commanded by Captain Parker, a native of Westmoreland county, Va., went up North river, into Mathews county, and a dingbeing made at Mr. Warner Taliaferro's, that gentleman's carriage was stolen and carried aboard She then went up East river, where a negro with his wife, came on board and asked to be taken away. To the inquiries of Capt. P. whether he had a good master and mistress, affirmative replies were given, and the negro was then advised "if he knew what was good for him," to go back home. The servant replied that he had gone too far, an
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