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Liverpool (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 24
ure of President Davis and the end of the war, whereupon they struck all guns below, transformed their ship into the appearance of a merchantman, and sailed for Liverpool, where they anchored November 6th. Then was hoisted for the last time the flag of the Southern Confederacy, having been carried by the Shenandoah to almost everville. Augustus Jackson Lythgoe Augustus Jackson Lythgoe was born in Aiken, S. C., February 6, 1830. He was a son of George B. Lythgoe, who came from Liverpool, England, and Nancy (Randall) Lythgoe. His primary education was obtained in the schools of Aiken and at the South Carolina military academy. Having finished his cs health continued much broken, and he went to England for a year for its restoration, during which time he was engaged in business in the towns of Riverport and Liverpool. Subsequently he was in business at Charleston until 1871, when he removed to Greenville, where he has had a successful and useful career in connection with the
Boston Harbor (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
ollowing spring, intending to enlist in the cavalry company from Camden, commanded by Capt. James Doby, of the Seventh regiment. The Confederate capital was evacuated, however, on the day following his arrival, and he found service as courier for his father, then in command of a division of Longstreet's corps. Four days later he fought all day in the disastrous battle of Sailor's Creek, and at sundown was surrendered. Subsequently he was confined in the military prison at Fort Warren, Boston harbor, until May 27, 1865. Soon after returning home he began the study of law in his father's office, was admitted to the bar in April, 1868, and was engaged in the practice of this profession with General Kershaw until March, 1873. During the latter three years he was also the owner and editor of the Camden Journal, one of the oldest weekly journals of the State. Having at this time determined to devote his life to another calling, he entered the university of the South at Sewanee, Tenn.,
St. James (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
received his collegiate education at the university of Virginia, after which he studied medicine, receiving his degree from the medical college of Charleston. He soon after turned his attention to rice planting on the South Santee river, which occupation he was continuously engaged in until his country required his services in the field. Soon after the passing of the ordinance of secession by the State of South Carolina, in December, 1860, a cavalry company was organized in the parish of St. James, Santee, Charleston district, afterward known as the St. James mounted riflemen, to the command of which company Captain Pinckney was elected. Maj. Edward Manigault, having been now commissioned, established a military post at McClellanville, under whose command Captain Pinckney served until the reorganization of the army in 1862. The St. James mounted riflemen, Company A, and the Charleston light dragoons were thrown together, forming the Fourth South Carolina regiment of cavalry, Capta
South River, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
left the coast he was a well man. He shared with the Charleston garrison in the retreat through South and North Carolina and fought in the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville, surrendering with Ge Averasboro and Bentonville. He was slightly wounded at Kinston. His services were entirely in South and North Carolina. He is commander of Charles Rutledge Holmes camp, U. C. V., of Waterloo, andwent into the State service with the Georgetown Rifle Guards. This company went into service at South island and remained there until after the fall of Fort Sumter, and upon the organization in Julyber of the legislature and county sheriff. Dr. Jordan was educated at the Mount Zion school and South Carolina college, and then entering upon the study of medicine, was graduated at the university s of 1890, 1891 and 1892 he taught school, and in the fall of 1892 entered the law department of South Carolina college, of Columbia, from which he graduated as Ll. B. in 1893. He at once entered up
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
Carolina seceded he was sent as a commissioner to the State of Missouri to lay the cause of secession before the legislature us made a fine Confederate record in the West. He was in Missouri when the war began, to which place he had gone to practicecruiting officer enlisted a large number of men, both in Missouri and Arkansas. He materially assisted in the organizatione service of vedette between the line of Federal posts in Missouri and the Confederates in Arkansas. The last year of the whe command of the advance of Price's army when it entered Missouri. About midday the pickets of a Federal post were driven ces. He was born in Frederick county, Va., and reared in Missouri, whence he returned to Virginia for his education in the the ominous condition of the country, he returned to his Missouri home, and in April enlisted as a private in the St. Josep Blue and Independence, Mo. During the great raid through Missouri under General Price he was in ninety-eight battles and sk
Dutch Gap Canal (United States) (search for this): chapter 24
nto Companies A and G, Seventh South Carolina cavalry, he became second sergeant of Company G, and later acted as orderly-sergeant. He shared the gallant service of his regiment in Virginia at Second Cold Harbor, Bottom Bridge, Riddle's shop, Tilghman's gate, Samaria church, Fussell's mill, Gatewood farm, New Market heights, and much other fighting around Richmond, until on October 7, 1864, he was captured in the fight on Darbytown road. His experience as a prisoner of war was first at Dutch Gap canal under fire for seven days, and then at Point Lookout, where he endured much deprivation. The food was wholly inadequate, the ration for twenty-four hours being a small loaf of bread, one cup of coffee, a scant half pound of salt pork or beef, and a quart of bean or vegetable soup; and being compelled to sleep on the ground without blankets, he suffered much from the cold. In addition to this, the negro guards were so insulting that the prisoners finally threatened an insurrection and
Paris (France) (search for this): chapter 24
es, and for a considerable period was one of the directors of the Columbia theological seminary. He also has the honor of holding the rank of chaplain of Fort Sumter Camp, U. C. V. John L. Thornley John L. Thornley, of Pickens, S. C., was born near Charleston, September 30, 1828, the son of John and Louisa Melanie (Chollett) Thornley. His father was the son of Maj. Robert Thornley, an officer of the Revolutionary war. His mother was the daughter of Alexander Chollett, a native of Paris, France. Mr. Thornley learned the trade of a machinist and locomotive engineer in Philadelphia and New York, and followed that occupation both before and after the war. He was a resident of Anderson, S. C., at the beginning of the war, occupying the position of general engineer of construction of the Blue Ridge railroad, then being built. Although he was exempt from military service on account of his profession, he resigned and joined the Butler Guards, of Greenville, as a private. He served w
Blackville (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
stores to Charlotte, N. C., and thence back to Blackville, S. C., and at Winnsboro, after shipping wagon loads wer. After the close of the war he located in Blackville, S. C., and engaged in the mercantile business, whichher in business; Anna, now Mrs. John O'Gorman, of Blackville; Marie and Katie. The daughters are all active md in December of the same year located at Blackville, Barnwell county, where he has since been engaged in the phe Spanish-American war; Marion Elbert, living at Blackville; Annie Laurie, now Mrs. C. S. Buise, of BlackvillBlackville; Harry Dibble, in the transportation department of the Florida Central & Peninsula railway at Jacksonville, fairs. In 1877 he organized a militia company in Blackville called the Gordon volunteers, and under his superm. After the close of hostilities he returned to Blackville, where he had been married in January, 1865, to Jgree of A. M. He then taught school for a year in Blackville, studying law in the meantime, and in the fall o
Storys Creek (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
three weeks furlough. He carried the colors in more than one hundred and forty engagements, prominent among which are: Freestone Point, Yorktown, Williamsburg, White House, Mechanicsville, Goulding Farm, Frayser's Farm, Savage Station, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Stuart's famous Pennsylvania raid of 1862, Boonsboro Gap, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, First and Second Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Yellow Tavern, Trevilian Station, Petersburg, Reams' Station, Stony Creek, Burgess' Mill, and Bentonville, N. C., and still he has these historic colors in his possession. He was surrendered with Johnston's army in May, 1865, and then returned to Charleston and went into the insurance business, in which he was very successful. In 1877 he removed to Transylvania county, N. C., where he engaged in farming; in 1888 returning to South Carolina, he located at Rock Hill, where he organized the Rock Hill machine works. In 1895 he re-entered the insurance business a
Baden (Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany) (search for this): chapter 24
captured and taken to Camp Chase, Ohio, and kept until March, 1865, when he escaped and was taken care of by people from his native country. In May, 1865, he returned to Germany, where he remained but a short time. Returning to America he located in Chicago and was engaged in the mercantile business there for a year, after which he removed to Orangeburg county, S. C., and then to Camden, where he has since been engaged as a merchant. He was married, in 1881, to Miss Carrie Schurman, of Baden Baden, Germany, and they have four children: Tillie, Rosa, Alexander, Leopold and Helen. He is a member of Richard Kirkland camp, U. C. V., at Camden. Major Wade Hampton Gibbes Major Wade Hampton Gibbes, of Columbia, was born at that city, April 3, 1837. He was educated at the United States military academy, in the class of 1860, and after his graduation was assigned to the Second cavalry, stationed at Camp Cooper, Texas, with the rank of brevet second lieutenant. He never joined the r
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