Archive | Famous Confederates RSS feed for this section
Image

150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid this summer. Salineville, OH to take part in Morgan’s Raid tour

22 Apr

150th anniversary of Morgan's Raid this summer. Salineville, OH to take part in Morgan’s Raid tour

According to The Review, it was 150 years ago, this July, when Salineville played host to some 23,000 Union soldiers, and another 500 Confederate soldiers captured during what would become known as Morgan’s Raid.

The infamous raid has since become part of local lore and is still talked about “as though it happened yesterday” as John H. Barnet of the Carroll County Historical Society put it.

“Salineville played a big part in this” he said.

At Monday Village Council meeting, Barnet outlined events planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid. The events will take place on what was the last two days of Morgan’s Raid, July 27-28, around Salineville and across Columbiana, Carroll and Jefferson counties. Historical societies in these three counties will host a drive-it-yourself tour of Morgan’s route through Ohio. The tour will include seven stops along Morgan’s route starting in Wintersville and ending in Wellsville, where Morgan was taken after being captured near West Point. Barnet told council the driving tour will send motorists down state Route 164, bringing them into the village. Read more here: http://www.reviewonline.com/page/content.detail/id/566298/Village-to-take-part-in-Morgan-s-Raid-tour.html?nav=5008

Image

In 1884, Leroy Pope Walker defends Frank James who was acquitted of all charges.

18 Mar

Leroy Pope Walker defends Frank James

Huntsville’s Trial of the Century

On April 17, 1884, the trial began. Frank entered the courtroom accompanied by his wife, young son, and an all-star legal team headed by veteran Huntsville lawyer, Leroy Pope Walker who also happened to be the former Secretary of War for the Confederacy. Leroy Pope Walker saved his most brutal cross examination for the government’s star witness. Liddel was portrayed as a liar and career criminal, who was destroying the character and reputation of an upright man like Frank, so he could avoid going to the gallows for murder.

Governor Smith could see his case slipping away. He tried on redirect to reestablish some of Liddel’s credibility, but in the end it did no good. After a parade of witnesses by the defense who swore that they saw Frank in Nashville on the day of the robbery and a brilliant final summation by Leroy Pope Walker, the jury reached its verdict.

Frank James was acquitted of all charges. He walked out of that Huntsville courthouse a free man. He returned to Missouri and, for the most part, lived a quiet life. The James Gang was no more.

Read More from About.com: http://huntsville.about.com/od/people/ss/frankjames.htm

Chris Who Member 4 Gosford

Political Commentary of the Central Coast of NSW and the State of NSW

Treasure Gal Vintage

history nerd with vintage flair

Distracted By History

Researcher with a passion for history stumbles through rabbit holes of the ages to discover stories lost to time which need to be told.

Lost Galleon

Shipwreck, Treasure, Lost, Nautical, Maritime, Ancient, Mythical, Historic

John Manders' Blog

Saving Western Civ through kids' book illustration

Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition

Musings and chronicles on life, work, film, culture, politics, etc.

Where Did They Go?

My search for long lost relatives

Rearview Mirror

Music, Film, Art, History and more....

Elsa Holland

Historical Romance Writer: LUSH SENSUAL READS

World of Books

Exploring the vast world of books

78 RECORDS, CYLINDER RECORDS & VINTAGE PHONOGRAPHS

Information and Resources for Historic-Sound Enthusiasts

Notes For Bibliophiles

Blog of the Providence Public Library Special Collections

Found & Chosen - Vintage Art and Objects

<a href="https://plus.google.com/105648560872931646067" rel="publisher">Google+</a>

Camberley Historian

A companion blog to Camberley Observed and Around Camberley Observed

thepharmaphile

Pharmacy news and notes: 1q6h

Mah Jongg and Me

Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).

Brooke LeAnne Art

Art Blog: Artist and Photographer in Southern California

Prints, People and Progress

A blog about Prints and Printed Collectables from Jasper Jennings Antique Prints

The Antics Roadshow blog

Brief Descriptions of my Adventures, at Home and Abroad.

Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions

The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

Practically Historical

History is the Teacher of Life

Putnam & Speedwell

Vintage Furnishings, Fashion, Books and Curiosities

creartfuldodger

collage/mixed media artist

The Leather Library

Docendo Disco, Scribendo Cogito

The Northern Antiquarian

Of Stone Circles, Chambered Tombs, Prehistoric Rock Art, Cursus Monuments, Holy Wells

BIBLIO CURIO

acquiring, collecting, reading, adapting

Milliebot Reads

“But all lives are important, all people are important, because everyone is a book.” -Tanith Lee

Richard's Notes

Notes, photographs, and other collectible fragments

Elephant Zen

Meaning in Being. You be you.

Saves Lives Will Travel

Tampa-based Nurse, Saving Lives to Travel the World

Mixed Genes

Genealogy: the story of all our mixed genes!

The True Blue Federalist

On the Civil War, Federalism, and the Nature of American Sovereignty.

Footfalls and Forays

A photo journal of where I've been and what I'm doing

The Boardgaming Life

Online Boardgaming Magazine

The Paine Report

An Uncompromising Historical Take on The Politics of the American Empire

finding forgotten stories

educating enthusiasts through technology and sound researching skills

Find Yourself in Our Story

The People, the Places and the Stories of Williamson County, TN

FORD'S THEATRE | BLOG

Where Lincoln's Legacy Lives

civilwarreflections

Honoring the Battles, Soldiers, and Spirits

The Old Money Book

Living Better While Spending Less - Secrets of America's Upper Class

Wilson County Public Library Local History and Genealogy Blog

News about the collection, history, genealogy and upcoming events

The Cotton Boll Conspiracy

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah

Arts & Culture

Opinions and Reviews