Biographical Genealogies of the Virginia-Kentucky Floyd Families: With Notes of Some Collateral Branches

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Williams and Wilkins Company, 1912 - Electronic books - 113 pages
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Page 29 - Floyd Died with a, great deal of Composure, before his death he Said to me, "I am going away I want you to write me a letter.
Page 85 - ... Biver having fallen yesterday into the hands of the enemy, and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River not being tenable, preparation should at once be made for the removal of this army to Nashville in rear of the Cumberland River." And Gen. Johnston's biographer states that "Gen. Johnston presuming that Grant would follow up his success at Fort Henry by an immediate attack on Donelson, took his measures on the supposition that Donelson was no longer tenable and already virtually lost.
Page 85 - The slight resistance at Fort Henry indicates that the best open earthworks are not reliable to meet successfully a vigorous attack of ironclad gunboats, and, although now supported by a considerable force, I think the gunboats of the enemy will probably take Fort Donelson without the necessity of employing their land force in cooperation, as seems to have been done at Fort Henry.
Page 31 - This shaft marks the burial place of Sergeant Charles Floyd, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He died In his country's service and was buried near this spot August 20, 1804. Graves of such men are pilgrim shrines: shrines to no class or creed confined. Erected AD 1900, by the Floyd Memorial Association, aided by the United States and the State of Iowa.
Page 85 - And the authorities demonstrated very early and very em phatically what they thought of the relative conduct of Generals Wise and Floyd, by the following order, viz. : War Dept., CSA Richmond, September 20, 1861. "Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise, Gauley River via Lewisburg, Va. Sir: You are instructed to turn over all the troops heretofore immediately under your command to Gen. Floyd and report yourself in person to the Adjutant General in this City, with the least delay. In making the transfer to Gen....
Page 88 - The Tennessee troops were naturally most influenced by the considerations which affected the citizens, but all shared the feeling. Some wept at the thought of abandoning the city to a fate which they esteemed as dreadful as utter destruction, and many, infuriated, loudly advocated burning it to the ground that the enemy might have nothing of it but its ashes.
Page 29 - Mile below a Small river to which we Gave his name, he was buried with the Honors of War much lamented, a Seeder post with the (1) Name Serg'.
Page 101 - ... composed of five Senators, five Representatives, and five Justices of the Supreme Court, the decision of this commission to be final unless set aside by a concurrent vote of the two Houses of Congress.
Page 86 - ... with nine guns, making seventy-nine in all. So that each of the heavy iron-clads had a number of guns equal to all in the fort in number and much superior in weight and calibre. At half-past ten at night on 12th February, Gen. Johnston telegraphed to Gen. Floyd, as follows : ' ' My information from Donelson is that a battle will be fought in the morning. Leave a small force at Clarksville and take remainder, if possible, to Donelson to-night.
Page 58 - Arms: Argent, on a cross gules, five mullets, or, Crest: Out of a Ducal coronet, a demi-lion. Motto: 'Loyal au Mort.' A motto commonly used by this branch of the Adams family (The Northern branch) is, 'Aspire, Persevere and Indulge Not'; still another is 'Sub Cruce Veritas.

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