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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
mbs, R. M. T. Hunter, and Judah P. Benjamin, all are dead. Of the four attorney-generals, only two, ex-Governor Thomas H. Watts, and the Honorable George Davis, survive. Mr. Memminger, of the Treasury Department, still lives. Hon. Charles G. Memminger died March 7, 1888, in Charleston, S. C. The other secretary, the gifted George A. Trenholm, has, for years, been sleeping that sleep which knows no waking. Of the five Secretaries of War, Leroy Pope Walker, Judah P. Benjamin, George W. Randolph, James A. Seddon, and John C. Breckinridge, not one is alive. The accomplished Adjutant-General, Samuel Cooper, A. C. Myers, Quartermaster-General, L. B. Northrup, Commissary-General, General I. M. St. John, Chief of the Bureau of Subsistence, General Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, General J. F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer, General John H. Winder, Commanding Prison Camps, Robert Ould, Chief of the Bureau of Exchange, and I. H. Carrington, Acting Provost-Marshal General, are, I believe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Monument to General Robert E. Lee. (search)
ect funds for the purpose throughout the South. The organization was constituted as follows: President, Mrs. William H. Macfarland; vice-presidents, Mrs. George W. Randolph, Mrs. James Lyons, Mrs. William Brown; treasurer, Miss Elizabeth Byrd Nicholas; secretary, Miss Sarah Nicholas Randolph. Despite the prevailing povertyand Hebrew, make their contributions for this object. It is hoped the requisite amount will be secured at once. (Signed) Mrs. William H. Macfarland, Mrs. George W. Randolph, Mrs. James Lyons, Mrs. William Brown and Miss E. B. Nicholas. The next day, and of the same materials, was formed the Association of the Army of Nortn ($3,000) coming from Savannah. At the foot of the copy of the circular in the possession of General Early, the following is appended in the handwriting of Miss Randolph: The fourth Sunday (27th) has been appointed as the day on which the collection for the monument will be taken up. Please advertise as far as you can. Re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.8 (search)
is name it has passed into history. The battle, from which it took its name, was fought Monday, the tenth of June, 1861, at Bethel, or Big Bethel, or Bethel church, situated on the Yorktown road, nine miles from Hampton, Virginia. It had been occupied on the night of the 6th of June by the Confederates from Yorktown. These troops consisted of the First North Carolina regiment, Colonel D. H. Hill commanding, with Lieutenant-Colonel Charles C. Lee as second in command, and four pieces of Randolph's battery. Colonel Hill found a branch of Back river in his front and encircling his right flank. On his left was a dense and almost impenetrable wood except about one hundred and fifty yards of old field. The rear was covered by the road, a thick wood and a narrow cultivated field. The position had the inherent defect of being commanded by an immense open field on which the enemy might be readily deployed. Colonel Hill determined to make an enclosed work. The bridge over the river t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
as captain of the First Company, but was promoted to Colonel and assigned to command of Camp Lee, the fall of that year was elected First Lieutenant, and John Thompson Brown, who went out in 1861 as captain of the Second Company, and was promoted to Colonel of Artillery, and fell on May 6, 1864, in the Wilderness, was elected Second Lieutenant. The company on the John Brown raid was armed as infantry with muskets. Respectfully, J. V. S. M'Creery. The roll is follows: Captain, George W. Randolph. Orderly Sergeant, G. G. Otey. Privates: James A. August, Robert M. Anderson, Thomas S. Armistead, A. M. Archer, Wilson N. Bugg, John Thompson Brown, William H. Blackadar, William P. Burwell, Oscar Cranz, Charles Crane, Henry C. Carter, John Esten Cooke, W. W. Caldwell, James Ellett, Horace Edmund, James B. Ficklen, Alex. B. Guigon, Joseph H. Ghio, E. S. Hubbard, A. L. Holladay, Henry S. Jones, William H. Lipscomb, Lucian Lewis, Dr. Theodore P. Mayo, John Mathews, Paul Michaux,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
essential. Genesis of Camp Lee proper. Hon. Judah P. Benjamin was then acting Secretary of War. The late General George W. Randolph, who had been major of the Howitzer Battalion, was then in command of a brigade at Suffolk. He, with General Dely equipped artillery officers. Mr. Benjamin, at the suggestion of General Winder, consulted with Generals Dimmock and Randolph as to the best course to pursue with the artillery companies then here, and about the thirty to forty more to come in frfax, and many others from Virginia, Mississippi, one from Maryland, and others which cannot be recalled now. General George W. Randolph in the meantime had become Secretary of War, and during his term in that office the conscription law went into on, of Fort Sumter memory. This he did under the inspection and review by President Davis, General Braxton Bragg, General Randolph, Secretary of War, and other officers of high rank, firing by single batteries, then by four batteries, and lastly b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
ns of, 306. Pensioning of the Confederate Soldiers by the U. S. Government, Protest against, 313, 322. Pettigrew, General J. J., wounded, 144. Peyton, Major T. G., 242. Pickens, Colonel S. B., 2. Porter, General, Fitz John, 135, 250. Port Royal, Battle of. 233. Presbyterian Church, Richmond, The Second, 259. Preston, General John S., 244. Proskauer, Major, 21. Pryor, Colonel Roger A , 108. Rains, Colonel G J., 370. Ramseur, General S. D., and bride, 4, Randolph, General G. W., 243. Randolph, John, 350. Raoul, Miss C. T., fired the gun proclaiming the secession of Alabama, 212. Reeve, Captain, E. Payson, 111. Reilly, Major, James, 161. Richmond, Va., Fall of, 375; hotels in 1863, 3. Rodes, General R. E., Commendation of Alabama troops, 31. Roosevelt, Hon., Theo., 342. Rosser, Rev. Dr. Leo., 18. Rowe, Colonel, Residence of, 25. Ruffin, Edmund, at Fort Sumter, 107. Russell, Lord, John, 332. Ryan, Lieutenant, killed, 11. Sanford, C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Biographical Sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel William Frederick Niemeyer, (search)
d command of the city and the Department of Appomattox for a short while. On the 22d day of May, 1862, the officers of the line assembled at Jarrett's Hotel, in Petersburg, under supervision of Major George W. Grice, Assistant Quartermaster, and elected field officers of the Sixty-first Virginia Regiment Infantry, as follows: Colonel Samuel M. Wilson. Lieutenant-Colonel William F. Niemeyer. Major William H. Stewart. And their commissions were issued on the 15th of July, 1862, by George W. Randolph, Secretary of War, to date from the 22d day of May, 1862. headquarters, Petersburg, Va., August 23d, 1862. Pursuant to Special Order, Headquarters Petersburg, August 22d, the members of Board of Survey met this day at 12 M., and valued and mustered into Confederate service the following horses: One roan mare, belonging to Lieutenant-Colonel Wm. F. Niemeyer, valued at $175. One bay horse, belonging to Major William H. Stewart, valued at $225. (Signed) Lieutenant Charles D
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
he Richmond Howitzer battalion, under Major George W. Randolph, and two companies of Virginia cavalrinning of the siege of Petersburg. Major George W. Randolph, who commanded the Confederate artillnstant with my regiment and four pieces of Major Randolph's battery from Yorktown, on the Hampton ro was made for its especial protection, and Major Randolph placed his guns so as to sweep all the apphem. A battery was laid out on it for one of Randolph's howitzers. We had only twenty-five spades,es his command was en route. I detached Major Randolph with one howitzer to join them, and Lieuteproaching rapidly and in good order, but when Randolph opened upon them at 9:15 their organization wptains, with their companies, crossed over to Randolph's Battery under a very heavy fire in a most gCaptain Ross was detained at the church, near Randolph's Battery. Captain Bridges, however, crossed, as may be attested by the order of General Randolph, then Secretary of War, now in my possession,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
of the Richmond Howitzer battalion, under Major George W. Randolph, and two companies of Virginia cavalry of e beginning of the siege of Petersburg. Major George W. Randolph, who commanded the Confederate artillery, 6th instant with my regiment and four pieces of Major Randolph's battery from Yorktown, on the Hampton road, tttery was made for its especial protection, and Major Randolph placed his guns so as to sweep all the approach of them. A battery was laid out on it for one of Randolph's howitzers. We had only twenty-five spades, six minutes his command was en route. I detached Major Randolph with one howitzer to join them, and Lieutenant-en approaching rapidly and in good order, but when Randolph opened upon them at 9:15 their organization was cowo captains, with their companies, crossed over to Randolph's Battery under a very heavy fire in a most gallanawn, Captain Ross was detained at the church, near Randolph's Battery. Captain Bridges, however, crossed over
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
observe your mistake in saying the position was held by the heroic men of the Virginia in the engagement at Drewry's Bluff on the 15th of May, 1862. The guns in the fort were in charge of soldiers for the most part drawn from the county of Chesterfield, who had been stationed there from the breaking of the first ground, contributing much from their own means and drawing largely upon their friends to assist in the work, and were under my command, as may be attested by the order of General Randolph, then Secretary of War, now in my possession, promoting me to major of artillery, and in the body of my appointment directing me to remain in command of Fort Drewry. It cannot be shown that the crew of the Virginia fired a shot from this fort on that occasion. It is true that the gallant Jackson, of the Patrick Henry, had casemated near the entrance to the fort an 8-inch gun, but much rain having fallen the previous night the ground became very soft and its whole superstructure fell in at
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