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Edward Alfanzo ALVIS

8 Nov 1873 - 13 Mar 1928

ID Number: I22236

  • RESIDENCE: Ripley, Tippah Co. MS and New Orleans, LA
  • BIRTH: 8 Nov 1873, Mississippi
  • DEATH: 13 Mar 1928, New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
  • BURIAL: Metarie, Jefferson Parish, Louisana
  • RESOURCES: See: [S748] [S2977]
Father: William Peyton ALVIS C.S.A.
Mother: Hannah Josephine "Josie" KARR


Family 1 : Willie Anna YOUNG

Notes


Children: i Marion Louise Alvis b. 18 Aug 1909 m. Charles Austin O'Neal.; Children: i Marion Alvis O'Neal b. New Orleans, La., m. Stanley Stewart Morris.


                                                        _Shadrach ALVIS _____+
                                                       | (1750 - 1806) m 1784
                                  _Robert ALVIS _______|
                                 | (1798 - 1878) m 1818|
                                 |                     |_Judith HANCOCK _____+
                                 |                       (1768 - 1856) m 1784
 _William Peyton ALVIS C.S.A.____|
| (1836 - 1914) m 1856           |
|                                |                      _Reuben CRENSHAW ____+
|                                |                     | (1760 - ....) m 1795
|                                |_Eliza E. CRENSHAW __|
|                                  (1798 - 1860) m 1818|
|                                                      |_Fanny HUNDLEY ______
|                                                        (1770 - ....) m 1795
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|--Edward Alfanzo ALVIS 
|  (1873 - 1928)
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|                                 _John F. KARR _______|
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|_Hannah Josephine "Josie" KARR _|
  (1836 - ....) m 1856           |
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                                 |_Nancy M. STEVENS ___|
                                   (1812 - ....)       |
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Elmer Enyart BALL

1843 - ____

ID Number: I85189

Original Submitter (General Source): [S3151]
  • RESIDENCE: Downey, CA
  • BIRTH: 1843, Downey, California
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3151]

Family 1 : Jennie Albiner PENDLETON

Notes


Tartt Family History. Sylvia Tartt Gilder 1997

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WILLIAM de BEAUCHAMP Baron of Bedford

1185 - 1260

ID Number: I31519

  • RESIDENCE: ENG
  • BIRTH: 1185, of Essex, England
  • DEATH: 1260
  • RESOURCES: See: [S810] [S2182]
Father: SIMON de BEAUCHAMP


Family 1 : IDA de LONGESPEE
  1. +MAUD de BEAUCHAMP
  2.  ELA de BEAUCHAMP

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Children:
de Beauchamp, Simon Birth :1230 of Essex, England Death: BET. 1257 - 1259
Baron Bedford, William de Beauchamp
de Beauchamp, John Birth :1234 of Essex, England Death : 1265
de Beauchamp, Beatrix
de Beauchamp, Maud
de Beauchamp, Ella



                                                       _ROBERT de BEAUCHAMP ______
                                                      | (1077 - 1115)             
                       _PAGAN de BEAUCHAMP of Bedford_|
                      | (1115 - 1156) m 1144          |
                      |                               |_MATILDA TAILLEBOIS _______
                      |                                 (1044 - 1124)             
 _SIMON de BEAUCHAMP _|
| (1145 - 1207)       |
|                     |                                _AUBREY II de VERE ________+
|                     |                               | (1062 - 1141)             
|                     |_ROHESE de VERE _______________|
|                       (1120 - 1166) m 1144          |
|                                                     |_ALICE (Adeliza) de CLARE _+
|                                                       (1080 - 1163)             
|
|--WILLIAM de BEAUCHAMP Baron of Bedford
|  (1185 - 1260)
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Ester BLACK

1755 - ____

ID Number: I78840

  • RESIDENCE: IRE and SC
  • BIRTH: 1755, Ireland
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3001]
Father: David BLACK "the Immigrant"


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age 12 in 1767 aboard the Nancy to Charleston, SC from Ireland.

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|--Ester BLACK 
|  (1755 - ....)
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Mary Nettles DENNIS

18 Jan 1893 - ____

ID Number: I7705

  • RESIDENCE: Pineville, Monroe Co. AL
  • BIRTH: 18 Jan 1893
  • RESOURCES: See: [S11] [S3623]

Family 1 : James Allen STALLWORTH
  1. +Marion Johnson STALLWORTH

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Susanna EDRINGTON

ABT 1702 - ____

ID Number: I47381

  • RESIDENCE: Stafford Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1702, Stafford Co. VA
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1670] [S2549]
Father: Christopher EDRINGTON II
Mother: Mary PAYTON


Family 1 : George HALES

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                                                                     |                     
                            _Christopher EDRINGTON I "the Immigrant"_|
                           | (1630 - 1681) m 1671                    |
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 _Christopher EDRINGTON II_|
| (1672 - 1738) m 1698     |
|                          |                                          _John PAYNE _________+
|                          |                                         | (1616 - 1690)       
|                          |_Margaret PAYNE _________________________|
|                            (1632 - 1684) m 1671                    |
|                                                                    |_Margaret ROBINSON __+
|                                                                      (1620 - 1690)       
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|--Susanna EDRINGTON 
|  (1702 - ....)
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|_Mary PAYTON _____________|
  (1680 - 1756) m 1698     |
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Gen. Richard Stoddert EWELL C.S.A.

8 Feb 1817 - 25 Jan 1872

ID Number: I104459

  • TITLE: Gen.
  • OCCUPATION: CSA Commander Stonewall Jackson's successor Spring 1863
  • RESIDENCE: Centreville, VA and Spring Hill, Maury Co. TN
  • EDUCATION: West Point
  • BIRTH: 8 Feb 1817, Georgetown Dist. of Columbia
  • DEATH: 25 Jan 1872, of pneumonia at Plantation in Maury Co. Tennessee
  • RESOURCES: See: Bio notes
Father: Thomas EWELL
Mother: Elizabeth STODDERT


Family 1 : Lizinka McKay CAMPBELL

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From: http://stonewall.hut.ru/leaders/ewell.htm


"Richard Stoddert Ewell was born in Georgetown in the District of Columbia on 8 February, 1817, he grew up on the family farm near Centreville, Virginia. His father was a navy doctor but died when Richard was nine. To provide for her 10 children, Ewell’s mother taught school.


In 1836, he entered West Point and graduated in 1840, thirteenth in the class. The woman he had hoped to marry, wed someone else the year before and so Ewell sought service on the frontier. Appointed 2d lieutenant in the 1st Dragoons and promoted to 1st lieutenant in 1845, he spent six years in the West fighting against Indians.


During the War with Mexico Richard S. Ewell served under Gen. Scott and was brevetted captain in 1847 for gallant conduct at Conteras and Churubusco, where he came close to being captured by the Mexicans. After the Mexican War, promoted to captain in 1849, he served for a time in Baltimore, Maryland before being assigned to New Mexico Territory in 1850. There he won further distinction against the Apaches. When not fighting Indians Ewell worked a silver mine he owned, but the mine proved to be barren.


In January 1861 he applied for sick leave and came home. By April he was in the Confederate Army, appointed lieutenant colonel of cavalry. Ewell was slightly wounded at Fairfax Court House, Virginia on 1 June and promoted to brigadier general on 17 June. Then he commanded a brigade at First Manassas but saw little of the action during the battle.


On 24 January, 1862, President Davis promoted him to major general commanding a division and was sent to the Shenandoah Valley to reinforce Maj.Gen. Stonewall Jackson. It was a frustrating experience. Jackson kept his campaign plans secret. And so much so, that Ewell at first considered his commander insane. "He is as crazy as a March hare!" he declared. Even after Stonewall had soundly defeated the Yankees in several clashes, Ewell was not fully convinced that he had been wrong. He would only concede: "... [he] does curious thing; but he has method in his madness..."


Ewell's troops engaged and routed the Federals in the battle at Front Royal on May 23, 1862. Two days later, moving against Banks at Winchester, Ewell made the initial attack, and one of his brigades under Gen. Richard Taylor led a final charge that routed the enemy. On June 6, 1862, after a violent skirmish with Union cavalry, Ewell revealed a previously unseen, tender side to his surly character - he personally loaded each of his wounded into ambulances. When he finished, he dug into his meager purse and gave most of his money to a local farmer, who had volunteered to house the injured. The funds were to be used for whatever the men might need.


General Ewell: After Jackson retreated to avoid a pincer by Federal Gens. John C. Fremont and James Shields that threatened his rear, Ewell personally planned, directed, and won a battle with Fremont at Cross Keys on June 8, 1862. The climax of this Valley Campaign was the battle of Port Republic on June 9, 1862. The key to the Confederate victory was a Union battery, located on a wooded hill that overlooked the combat. Brigadier General Richard Taylor's men had made an earlier attempt to dislodge the enemy cannon but had failed. Taylor's men were trapped. "There seemed nothing left but to set our backs to the mountain and die hard," the brigadier general recalled. "At that instant, crashing through the underwood, came Ewell..." Riding ahead of the troops he was leading to the rescue, Ewell charged the Union guns. His horse was shot out from under him, but he continued his lonely attack on foot. When his force suddenly surged into view, the Federals turned and fled. The artillery was captured and Ewell himself aimed one of the cannon at the retiring enemy.


With the valley secured, Jackson’s men moved to Richmond where they saw action at Gaines’ Mill on 27 June. Next, Jackson and Ewell were sent north around Manassas Junction in the rear of the enemy. This march culminated in the Second Battle of Manassas on 28 August. At Groveton he was wounded in the right knee and had his left leg amputated.


Ewell recuperated under the care of his first cousin, Lizinka Campbell Brown, whom he eventually married in May 1863. In the spring of 1863 he returned to duty and when Stonewall Jackson died, Ewell was appointed his successor and promoted to lieutenant general on 23 May/


On 13 June, he led his men on a spectacular victory at Winchester in the Valley. Over 4,000 Federals were captured, 23 cannon and 300 supply wagons fell into Confederate hands. Then they marched into Pennsylvania to meet the enemy at Gettysburg on 1 July. Ewell launched an attack on the Federal right, but failed to take Cemetery Ridge, for which he received considerable criticism. In 1864 he commanded his corps in the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, but Ewell’s broken health forced Lee to transfer him from corps command to responsibility for the defense of Richmond. On 29 September he managed to save the Confederate capital from capture by some 8,000 Federals with only a handful of Southern troops. Gathering about 200 stragglers they stood, without entrenchments, silhouetted against an empty woods to their rear. Union troops thinking reinforcements were in the woods refused to attack.


Meanwhile, Ewell’s wife made arrangements to take the oath of allegiance to the Federal Union when she learned that Ewell wasn’t given the leadership of his corps back to him.


In 1865, during the retreat toward Appomattox, Ewell commanded a mixed corps of soldiers, sailors and marines; surrounded and forced to surrender at Sayler’s Creek, he was imprisoned until summer. Taken to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, he was ostracized by his fellow officers but began to recover his health.


General Ewell's Grave: After his release from the Yankee prison, Richard Ewell moved to his wife’s plantation in Maury County, Tennessee, where he died of pneumonia on January 25, 1872, just five days after Lizinka succumbed to the same illness. Douglas S. Freeman described Ewell as “bold, pop-eyed and long beaked, with a piping voice that seems to fit his appearance as a strange, unlovely bird”; his sharp tongue matched his fighting spirit, but the loss of his leg, headaches, indigestion, and sleeplessness drained both his energy and effectiveness”. “A truer and nobler spirit never drew sword”, proclaimed General Longstreet."


Report of Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, C. S. Army, commanding Third Division, of the Battle of Cross Keys
Report of Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, C. S. Army, commanding Third Division, of the Battle of Port Republic
Great Books on Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson & the Shenandoah Valley Campaign!
Lieutenant-General Richard S. Ewell - by Edwin A. Pollard


Gen. John B.Gordon once described Gen. Richard Ewell as "the most eccentric genius in the Confederate Army". However, it may be that his eccentricity was actually a facet of his tendency to concentrate only on his thoughts rather than his surroundings. Ewell's principal aide and stepson, Campbell Brown, told of an incident illustrating his single-mindedness. The two men stopped at a farmhouse for some buttermilk. While the lady there went to get some, Ewell picked up her scissors and began to cut his own hair. Only half-done when she returned, Ewell laid down the scissors, drank the milk, then rode off with the hair short on one side of his head and untouched on the other. Several days passed before Brown could get Ewell to finish the job.


During the occupation of Carlisle, PA, by Confederate troops, citizens of the town asked Gen. Richard Ewell, the Southern commander, if the Lutheran church could open on the next Sunday. Ewell responded, "Certainly, I'll attend myself if I'm here." The group was shocked at the prospect of Ewell being at their services. After a lengthy silence, the spokesman told Ewell that during the services prayers were offered for the President of the United States, and asked if they could do so this time. Barked Ewell, "Who do you mean, Lincoln? Certainly pray....I don't know anybody that stands more in need of prayer."


As a young man, Confederate Lt.Gen. Richard Ewell deeply loved a girl who wed another, a man named Brown. Ewell remained single but carried the lady in his heart for many years. Evidencing his continued affection, he even placed her son on his staff. Fate led to Ewell being wounded during the War and subsequently being nursed by Mrs.Brown who had been a widow many years. During the weeks of her gentle care, Ewell wooed Mrs. Brown. He finally realized his dream of marriage to her and became a devoted husband. However, he never seemed aware their marriage had changed her name. He would proudly introduce her as "My wife, Mrs. Brown, sir."


As Richard S. Ewell rode into Gettysburg with John B. Gordon at his side in 1863, Ewell reeled in his saddle immediately after the ominous sound of a bullet hitting home. Anxiously, Gordon asked, “Are you hurt, sir ?” General Ewell replied unconcernedly, “No, no, it doesn’t hurt a bit to be shot in a wooden leg !”


In late April, 1862, enraged by a terse reply by which Stonewall Jackson dismissed an elaborate scheme of Ewell's, General Richard Ewell exploded to a fellow officer, "Did it ever occur to you that General Jackson is crazy? He is as crazy as a March hare!" About six weeks later he told the officer, "I take it all back... Old Jackson's no fool. He keeps his own counsel, and does curious things, but he has method in his madness." Grinning, he added, "He's disappointed me entirely!"


Lt. General Dick Ewell looked on as Stonewall Jackson knelt hatless before his tent on the morning of one of his great victories, praying to his Lord. Aware of the great faith and military talent before him, Ewell commented, "If that is religion, I must have it."


Taken from SIDELIGHTS AND LIGHTER SIDES OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES: A Feast of History in Small Bites Cooked Up by Ralph Green, Past Commander-in-Chief Sons of Confederate Veterans. Used with permission.
From:


Report of. Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, C. S. Army, Commanding Second Army Corps, Of Operations May 4-29.
MAY 4-JUNE 12, 1864--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va.


RICHMOND, VA., March 20, 1865.


Col. W. H. TAYLOR,
Assistant Adjutant-General.


COLONEL: When General Grant crossed the Rapidan, R. D. Johnston's (North Carolina) brigade, of Rodes' division, was at Hanover Junction; the Twenty-first Georgia, of Doles' brigade, same division, and Hoke's (North Carolina) brigade, of Early's division, were in North Carolina. About 13,500 effective infantry and 2,000 artillery were present.
By order of General Lee, his corps and division commanders met him on Monday, May 2, 1864, at the signal station on Clark's Mountain. He then gave it as his opinion that the enemy would cross by some of the fords below us, as Germanna or Ely's. They began to do so next day. About noon of the 4th we moved from our camps on the Rapidan toward Locust Grove, on the old turnpike from Orange Court-House to Fredericksburg. Johnson's division and Nelson's battalion of artillery bivouacked 2 miles south of Locust Grove, Rodes just behind them, and Early at Locust Grove. The artillery was close behind Early; Ramseur's brigade, of Rodes' division, with three regiments from each of the other divisions, was left on picket. Next morning I moved down the pike, sending the First North Carolina Cavalry, which I found in my front, on a road that turned to the left toward Germanna Ford. About 8 a.m. I sent Maj. Campbell Brown, of my staff, to General Lee to report my position. In reply he instructed me to regulate m march by General A. P. Hill, whose progress down the plank road I could tell by the firing at the head of his column, and informed me that he preferred not to bring on a general engagement before General Longstreet came up.
Advancing slowly with John M. Jones brigade, of Johnson's division, in advance, prepared for action, I came about 11 a.m. in sight of a column of the enemy crossing the pike from Germanna Ford toward the plank road. The Stonewall Brigade (Walker's) had been sent down a left-hand road, driving in the enemy's pickets within 1 miles of Germanna Ford. Being a good deal ahead of General Hill, I halted and again reported through Lieutenant-Colonel Pendleton, of my staff, receiving substantially the same instructions as before. Just after they came the enemy demonstrated against Jones' brigade, and I placed Battle's brigade, of Rodes' division, to support it, with Doles' on Battle's right. They were instructed not to allow themselves to become involved, but to fall back slowly if pressed. Some artillery posted near the pike on Jones' front was withdrawn. Soon afterward the enemy fell suddenly upon Jones' right flank and front, broke his brigade, and drove it back upon Battle's, which it disordered. Daniel's brigade, of Rodes' division, and Gordon's, of Early's, were soon brought up and regained the lost ground, the latter capturing, by a dashing charge, several hundred prisoners and relieving Doles, who, though hard pressed, had held his ground. General John M. Jones and his aide-de-camp, Capt. Robert. Early, fell in a desperate effort to rally their brigade. I placed it in reserve to reorganize; Battle's brigade, which had rallied in time to do good service, taking its place in the line which was now formed on the ground first occupied. The brigades were as follows: From right to left of my line, Daniel's, Doles', Battle's (Rodes' division); George H. Steuart's, the Stonewall (Walker's), Stafford's (Johnson's division); Pegram's, Hays', Gordon's (Early's division). Battle's left and Steuart's right rested on the pike.
Slight works were at once thrown up and several partial attacks of the enemy repulsed. In a counter attack by Steuart's and Battle's brigades two 24-pounder howitzers, brought up the pike within 800 yards of our works, were captured. The troops were brought back to the works after posting skirmishers to hold the captured pieces till dark, when they were brought off. General Stafford was mortally wounded in a similar attack by his own and the Stonewall brigade late in the afternoon. The fighting closed at dusk with the repulse of a fierce attack on Pegram's brigade. General Pegram was severely wounded, and Colonel Hoffman (Thirty-first Virginia)succeeded to the command. This evening General Ramseur came up with the picket regiments, which rejoined their brigades. Ramseur went to the extreme right of my line next morning.
The 6th of May was occupied in partial assaults on my line (now greatly strengthened) and in efforts to find my flank, which were promptly checked. About 9 a.m. I got word from General Gordon, through General Early in person, that his scouts reported the enemy's right exposed, and he urged turning it, but his views were opposed by General Early, who thought the attempt unsafe. This necessitated a personal examination, which was made as soon as other duties permitted, but in consequence of this delay and other unavoidable causes the movement was not begun until nearly sunset. After examination I ordered the attack, and placed Robert D. Johnston's brigade, of Rodes' division (that morning arrived from Hanover Junction), to support Gordon. Each brigade as its front was cleared was to un[to in the attack. Hays was partly moved out of his works to connect with Gordon. The latter attacked vehemently, and when checked by the darkness had captured, with slight loss, a mile of the works held by the Sixth Corps, 600 prisoners, and 2 brigadier-generals--Seymour and Shaler. Of the force encountered not an organized regiment remained, and nearly all had thrown away their arms. They made no attempt to recover the lost ground, but threw back their line, so as to give up Germanna Ford entirely. Major Daniel, of General Early's staff, joined in Gordon's attack and was desperately wounded and maimed for life while gallantly assisting in this brilliant movement. On May 7 no fighting took place except that in extending to join General Hill's left, General Ramseur came upon a division of the Ninth Corps intrenching. This he put to flight by a sudden attack of his skirmishers, capturing several hundred piled knapsacks and occupying the ground. On the night of the 7th the general commanding sent me word to extend to the right, in conformity to the movements of the troops there, and if at daylight I found no large force in my front to follow General Anderson toward Spotsylvania Court-House. This was done. On the march orders were received placing General Early in command of Hill's corps, transferring Hays' brigade to Johnson's division, and consolidating both Louisiana brigades under General Hays, and assigning R. D. Johnston's brigade to Early's division, of which General Gordon came in command. After a very distressing march through intense heat and thick dust and smoke from burning woods, my troops reached Spotsylvania Court-House about 5 p.m., just in time for Rodes to repel an attempt to turn Anderson's right, which rested on the ------ road. Rodes advanced nearly half a mile, when his left, coming upon strong works, was checked and he was forced to halt. Johnson's division formed on his right. Gordon remained in reserve. On the 9th the lines were defined and intrenched. There were two salients-- one at Rodes' right brigade (General Doles'), the other at Johnson's center, where I occupied a high open point--which if held by the enemy would enable their artillery to command our line. Johnson's right was connected by skirmishers with Hill's (Early's) left. A second line from Rodes' left center to Hill's left, cutting off the salients, was laid out by the chief engineer and built and occupied by Gordon's division. Heavy skirmishing took place. General Hays was severely wounded. May 10, the enemy's batteries getting an enfilade and reverse fire on Gordon's line, he was withdrawn and placed in rear of Rodes' left and Anderson's right (Kershaw's division), where an attack was expected. About 4 p.m. I learned that General Doles' skirmishers were driven into his works. He was ordered to regain his skirmish line at any cost., but while preparing to do so his lines were attacked and broken, he losing 300 prisoners. The right of Daniel's brigade was exposed and fell back to the second line already mentioned. Battle's brigade and Gordon's division were rapidly brought up, and the former thrown across the head of the enemy's column, while the leading brigade (R. D. Johnston's) of the latter, with the remnants of Doles and the right of Daniel's brigades, struck them on one flank, and the Stonewall (Walker s), of Johnson's division, on the other. In a short time the enemy was driven from our works, leaving 100 dead within them and a large number in front.
Our loss, as near as I can tell, was 650, of whom 350 were prisoners. Capt. Thomas T. Turner, my aide-de-camp, was very efficient in rallying the fugitives, and was severely wounded while assisting in recapturing several pieces of artillery of which the enemy had got temporary possession.
Wednesday, May 11, it rained hard all day and no fighting took place. Toward night the enemy were reported withdrawing from Andersons front and were heard moving to our right. Scouts stated them to be retiring to Fredericksburg. I received orders to withdraw the artillery, which was done along Johnson's front. Soon after midnight Major-General Johnson reported the enemy massing before him, and General Long was directed to return the artillery to the intrenchments, and General Gordon ordered to be ready to support Johnson. Different artillery was sent back, and owing to the darkness and to ignorance of the location it only reached the lines in time to be taken. The enemy attacked in heavy force at earliest dawn, and though gallantly resisted, their numbers and the want of artillery enabled them to break through our lines, capturing Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson, Brig. Gen. G. H. Steuart, about 2,000 men, and 20 pieces of artillery. The smoke of the guns and the mist kept the air dark until a comparatively late hour, thereby assisting the enemy, as he was enabled to mass his troops as he chose. They poured through our lines in immense numbers, taking possession to the right and left of the Salient and keeping up a constant fire of artillery and musketry for twenty-four hours.
General Gordon was heavily engaged--one brigade broken, and its commander (Robert D. Johnston)wounded, but he held his ground, drove out the enemy in his immediate front by a strong effort, and regained a portion of our works to the right of the Salient. Their main effort was evidently against Rodes' position to the left of the Angle, and here the fighting was of the most desperate character. General Rodes moved Daniel's brigade from its works to meet the enemy. General Kershaw extended so as to allow Ramseur to be withdrawn, and as Daniel's right was unprotected Ramseur was sent in there. He retook the works to Daniel's right along his whole brigade front by a charge of unsurpassed gallantry, but the Salient was still held by the enemy, and a most deadly fire poured on his right flank. Accordingly Harris' (Mississippi) brigade, which came to my assistance about 9 a.m., was sent to Ramseur's right, but as it still failed to fill the trenches, McGowan's (South Carolina) brigade, which arrived an hour later, was ordered to the same point. Only part of this brigade succeeded in reaching the trenches and joining Harris' brigade. Spite of the terrible flank fire to which they were yet exposed, the brave troops of these three brigades held their ground till 3 a.m. of May 13, when ordered back to the new line. General Daniel was killed and General Ramseur severely wounded early in the day, but the latter refused to leave the field.
The nature of the struggle will be apparent from the fact that after the loss of Johnson's division (before sunrise) my force barely numbered 8,000, the re-enforcements about 1,500 more. General Edward Johnson estimated the enemy's force at this part of the field at over 40,000, and I have every reason to believe this a moderate calculation. The engagement was spoken of in Northern papers as a general attack by their army. It was met only by my corps and three brigades sent to my aid, and after lasting with unintermitted vigor from 4.30 a.m. till 4 p.m. of May 12, ceased by degrees, leaving us in possession of two-thirds of the works first taken from us and of four of the captured guns, which the enemy had been unable to haul off. These guns were withdrawn by hand to the McCool house, and General Long was directed to send after them at night. Major Page, whom he instructed to get them, left the duty to an ordnance sergeant, who failed to find them, and they were again allowed to fall into the enemy's hands.
As it was unadvisable to continue efforts to retake the Salient with the force at my command, a new line was laid out during the day by General Lee's chief engineer some 800 yards in rear of the first and constructed at night. After midnight my forces were quietly withdrawn to it and artillery placed in position; but his efforts and losses on the 12th seemed to have exhausted the enemy, and all was quiet till May 18, when a strong force advanced past the McCool house toward our new line. When well within range General Long opened upon them with thirty pieces of artillery, which, with the fire of our skirmishers, broke and drove them back with severe loss. We afterward learned that they were two fresh divisions, nearly 10,000 strong, just come up from the rear.
On May 19 General Lee directed me to demonstrate against the enemy in my front, as he believed they were moving to his right and wished to ascertain. As they were strongly intrenched in front I obtained leave to move round their right. After a detour of several miles through roads impassable for my artillery I came on the enemy prepared to receive me. My force was about 6,000, his much larger. His position being developed and my object attained, I was about to retire, when he attacked me. Part of my line was shaken, but Pegram's brigade, of Early's division (Colonel Hoffman commanding), and Ramseur's, of Rodes', held their ground so firmly that I maintained my position till night-fall, then withdrew unmolested. My loss was about 900 killed, wounded, and missing.
Next day General Early returned to his division and General Gordon was put in command of one composed of his own brigade and the remnants of Johnson's division. Hoke's brigade (Colonel Lewis commanding) returned to Early's division, and the Twenty-first Georgia Regiment to Doles' brigade. We moved to Hanover Junction, where my corps took the right of the line. After some days' skirmishing we marched toward the Totopotomoy. When we moved I reported to the commanding general that in consequence of a severe attack of diarrhea I would leave General Early in command while the troops were on the march, and on Friday I rode in an ambulance to Mechanicsville, remaining in my tent Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.
On Sunday I reported that I would be ready for duty in two days more, and sent a certificate of Staff Surgeon McGuire to the same effect. The commanding general relieved me on Sunday, placing General Early in temporary command of my corps. I reported for duty on Tuesday, four days after my attack, and remained over a week with the army, wishing to place the question of health beyond a doubt, but the change of commanders was made permanent, and on June 14 I was placed in command of the Defenses of Richmond. The losses of my corps from May 4 to 27 were, it will be seen, very heavy, and including prisoners amounted to over one-half. Of the 14 generals who began the campaign under me, Generals John M. Jones, L. A. Stafford, and Junius Daniel were killed; Generals John Pegram, Harry T. Hays, James A. Walker, and Robert D. Johnston wounded; Generals Edward Johnson and George H. Steuart taken prisoners, and General Early most of the time detached. General Jones had been twice wounded--at Gettysburg and at Mine Run. I considered his loss an irreparable one to his brigade. General Edward Johnson once said of General Stafford that he was the bravest man he ever saw. Such a compliment from one himself brave almost to a fault and habitually sparing of praise needs no remark. General Daniel's services at Gettysburg, as well as on the bloody field where he fell, were of the most distinguished character. General Walker was wounded in an attempt to stem the attack on his division early on May 12.
My staff during this campaign consisted of Lieut. Col. A. S. Pendleton and Maj. Campbell Brown, assistant adjutants-general; Col. A. Smead (colonel of artillery), assistant inspector-general; Maj. B. H. Greene, engineer; Lieut. Thomas T. Turner, aide-de-camp: Lieut. Col. William Allan, chief of ordnance; Surg. Hunter McGuire, medical director; Majs. John D. Rogers and A.M. Garber, quartermasters (Major Harman having been transferred just before the campaign opened); Maj. W. J. Hawks and Capt. J. J. Lock, commissaries of subsistence. All except Majors Brown. Greene, and Rogers and Lieutenant Turner, had been of the staff of Lieutenant-General Jackson. That officer should be held hardly more remarkable for his brilliant campaigns than for the judgment he almost invariably showed in his selections of men. It would be difficult, without personal knowledge, to appreciate Colonel Pendleton's great gallantry; his coolness and clearness of judgment under' every trial; his soldier-like and cheerful performance of every duty, On one occasion I expressed a wish to recommend him to a vacant brigade, but he declined, thinking his services more valuable on the staff. Major Hawks deserves the highest praise I can give him for his ability and zeal, so impressing me that I have often wished he could have a command in the line if it were possible to fill his place on the staff. It is but simple justice to say that the quiet and efficient manner in which Surgeon McGuire performed the duties of his important department left nothing to be desired, while Colonel Allan's abilities were recognized at headquarters by both compliments and promotion. Major Brown had been with me from the first battle of Manassas, and on nearly every field had been intrusted with important duties. On no occasion did I have reason to regret my confidence in his coolness, judgment, and discretion. I also wished to recommend him for promotion to a Tennessee brigade, but he declined. Probably no officer had more distinguished himself by repeated acts of personal bravery and dash than Lieut. T. T. Turner, or with so slight personal advancement. Up to the time when he was wounded at Spotsylvania Court-House, he had constantly been foremost wherever opportunities presented themselves. Lieuts. Harper Carroll and John Taliaferro, acting aides-de-camp, had horses shot under them on May 12, and displayed much personal gallantry.
My total loss at the Wilderness was 1,250 killed and wounded. The burial parties from two divisions reported interring over 1,100 of the enemy. The third and largest made no report. When we moved probably one-third or more were still unburied of those who were within reach of our lines. At Spotsylvania, though the enemy held the ground for a week, we found on regaining it many of their dead still unburied, while the numerous graves showed their loss to have been immense. It must have exceeded ours in the proportion of at least 6 to 1, taking all the engagements together.


Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


R. S. EWELL,
Lieutenant-General.


P. S.--Accompanying will be found copies of subordinate reports. None were received from General Rodes up to the time of his death.


R. S. E.


Ewell, Richard S.


Gettysburg, 5th Va. Infantry, Report of Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, [?], 1863 1863-XX-XX
Spotsylvania Court House, 5th Va. Infantry, Report of Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, March 20, 1865 1865-03-20
Gettysburg, Staunton Artillery, Report of Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, [?], 1863 1863-XX-XX
Wilderness, 5th Va. Infantry, Report of Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, March 20, 1865 1865-03-20
Gettysburg, 52nd Va. Infantry, Report of Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, [?], 1863 1863-XX-XX
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                      |                     |_____________________________________
                      |                                                           
 _Thomas EWELL _______|
| (1785 - 1826) m 1807|
|                     |                      _____________________________________
|                     |                     |                                     
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |_____________________________________
|                                                                                 
|
|--Richard Stoddert EWELL C.S.A.
|  (1817 - 1872)
|                                            _Thomas STODDERT ____________________+
|                                           | (1712 - ....)                       
|                      _Benjamin STODDERT __|
|                     | (1751 - 1813) m 1781|
|                     |                     |_Janet DONALDSON ____________________
|                     |                       (1712 - ....)                       
|_Elizabeth STODDERT _|
  (1785 - ....) m 1807|
                      |                      _Christopher LOWNDES "the Immigrant"_
                      |                     | (1713 - 1785) m 1747                
                      |_Rebecca LOWNDES ____|
                        (1757 - 1802) m 1781|
                                            |_Elizabeth TASKER ___________________+
                                              (1725 - 1789) m 1747                

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George W. HATCHER

Jun 1857 - ____

ID Number: I70215

  • RESIDENCE: E. Feliciana Parish, LA
  • BIRTH: Jun 1857, E. Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2685]
Father: Hiram Madison HATCHER
Mother: Mary Jane ROURK


Notes


1860 East Feliciana Parish, LA census Page: Jackson PO, p 9-10 G W Hatcher, age 3, bn LA;
Marriage 1 Emma ? b: NOV 1850 in LA.
Children:
2 Thomas M Hatcher b: MAR 1883
2 Clara M Hatcher b: AUG 1885
2 Edna Hatcher b: MAR 1887
2 Lee Hatcher b: JUN 1894
2 Henry C Hatcher b: MAY 1896


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                                                      |                                   
                          _George Washington HATCHER _|
                         | (1802 - 1850) m 1827       |
                         |                            |___________________________________
                         |                                                                
 _Hiram Madison HATCHER _|
| (1830 - 1865) m 1856   |
|                        |                             ___________________________________
|                        |                            |                                   
|                        |_Nancy Ann DREHER __________|
|                          (1809 - 1886) m 1827       |
|                                                     |___________________________________
|                                                                                         
|
|--George W. HATCHER 
|  (1857 - ....)
|                                                      ___________________________________
|                                                     |                                   
|                         _Wesley ROURK ______________|
|                        | (1820 - ....)              |
|                        |                            |___________________________________
|                        |                                                                
|_Mary Jane ROURK _______|
  (1841 - 1883) m 1856   |
                         |                             _John R. BRASHEAR _________________+
                         |                            | (1795 - ....) m 1820              
                         |_Ann BRASHEAR ______________|
                           (1825 - 1859)              |
                                                      |_Sarah Martha Jane "Jane" MCCANTS _+
                                                        (1800 - ....) m 1820              

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James MURPHY

ABT 1850 - ____

ID Number: I45011

  • RESIDENCE: E. Feliciana Parish, LA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1850
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1627]

Family 1 : Ann Elizabeth DIXON

Notes


4 Clarence Murphy
4 James Murphy

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Elizabeth J. PACKER

ABT 1830 - ____

ID Number: I68669

  • RESIDENCE: SC
  • BIRTH: ABT 1830
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1575]

Family 1 : James Wesley BROWNLEE
  1.  Georgianah Stroble BROWNLEE

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Mary "Polly" TAYLOR

21 Sep 1781 - 9 Dec 1856

ID Number: I72585

  • RESIDENCE: Orange Co. VA and Oldham and Ohio Co. KY
  • BIRTH: 21 Sep 1781, Rapidian, Orange Co. Virginia
  • DEATH: 9 Dec 1856
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2881]
Father: Edmund TAYLOR
Mother: Sarah STUBBS


Family 1 : Richard "Black Dick" TAYLOR Jr.
  1.  Edmund TAYLOR
  2.  George TAYLOR
  3. +Edmund Haynes TAYLOR
  4.  Sarah Frances TAYLOR
  5.  John Eastin TAYLOR
  6.  George Colby TAYLOR
  7.  Mary Wallace TAYLOR
  8.  Richard Davis TAYLOR
  9.  William Henry Harrison TAYLOR
  10.  Elizabeth Pendleton TAYLOR
  11.  Myrna Madison TAYLOR
  12.  Matilda Catherine TAYLOR
  13.  Edmonia Louisa TAYLOR
  14.  Martha Christy TAYLOR
  15.  Caroline Virginia TAYLOR

Notes


2 Mary 'Polly' Taylor b: 21 SEP 1781 d: 9 DEC 1856 + Richard 'Black Dick' Jr. Taylor b: 2 DEC 1777 d: 9 OCT 1835

                                             _James TAYLOR II_____+
                                            | (1675 - 1730) m 1699
                       _George TAYLOR ______|
                      | (1711 - 1792) m 1738|
                      |                     |_Martha THOMPSON ____+
                      |                       (1679 - 1762) m 1699
 _Edmund TAYLOR ______|
| (1744 - 1786) m 1769|
|                     |                      _Jonathan GIBSON Sr._+
|                     |                     | (1660 - 1729) m 1698
|                     |_Rachel GIBSON ______|
|                       (1717 - 1761) m 1738|
|                                           |_Elizabeth THORNTON _+
|                                             (1674 - 1732) m 1698
|
|--Mary "Polly" TAYLOR 
|  (1781 - 1856)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Sarah STUBBS _______|
  (1746 - ....) m 1769|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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William VANDERFORD

ABT 1685 - 1745

ID Number: I95360

  • RESIDENCE: Queen Anne Co. MD
  • BIRTH: ABT 1685, Queen Anne Co. Maryland
  • DEATH: 1745, St. Lukes Parish, Queen Anne Co. Maryland
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS
Father: George Paul Van Der Voort VANDERFORD
Mother: Elenor HOLLINGSWORTH


Family 1 : Rebecca COUNTISS
  1. +Minta or Alaminta or Araminta VANDERFORD

Notes


Father: George Paul VANDERFOORT b. 18 Oct 1656 in New Amsterdam, NY
Mother: Elenor Hollingsworth


Children:
William Vanderford
Mary Vanderford
Milliston Vanderford
John Vanderford
Rachel Vanderford
Minta Vanderford
James Vanderford b. About 1736 in Queen Anne, Maryland


                                                                                         __
                                                                                        |  
                                         _Micheil Pauluszen VANDERVOORT "the Immigrant"_|
                                        | (1605 - 1692) m 1640                          |
                                        |                                               |__
                                        |                                                  
 _George Paul Van Der Voort VANDERFORD _|
| (1656 - 1715)                         |
|                                       |                                                __
|                                       |                                               |  
|                                       |_Marritie Joris "Maria" RAPALJE _______________|
|                                         (1627 - 1690) m 1640                          |
|                                                                                       |__
|                                                                                          
|
|--William VANDERFORD 
|  (1685 - 1745)
|                                                                                        __
|                                                                                       |  
|                                        _______________________________________________|
|                                       |                                               |
|                                       |                                               |__
|                                       |                                                  
|_Elenor HOLLINGSWORTH _________________|
  (1660 - ....)                         |
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                                        |                                               |  
                                        |_______________________________________________|
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