Fredricksburg Previously Overlooked Evidence re: the Angel of Marye's Heights

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....Over the years, the validity of the Kirkland story has been contemplated by historians, especially regarding the 17-year lapse between the date of Kirkland's heroics and its reporting. Even a story as inspiring as Kirkland's is subject to examination. Is it possible to determine if Richard Rowland Kirkland deserved the sobriquet of the "Angel of Marye's Heights"?

....another little-known narrative by William Preston Hix. His report, originally published in the Louisville (Ky.) Ledger and reprinted in Columbia, South Carolina's The Daily Phoenix, January 18, 1874, names Kirkland as the hero and predates both the previously cited accounts by six years...


Published today in Blue and Gray Education Society's E-newsletter, the Dispatch. I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The article was inspired by a thread here a while back, started by @War Horse . Thanks to @Buckeye Bill for allowing me the use of his image; @alan polk @bdtex @NH Civil War Gal James N. @Woods-walker for their feedback; and to @Zella for working her magic with the editing.

Link: https://t.e2ma.net/message/7vcz0c/rrqex9
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For those who might like to further explore the sources, I'm including the bibliography below:

“A Beautiful Work of Art.” The Daily Phoenix. (Columbia, SC), January 18, 1874. Originally appeared in Ledger (Louisville, KY).

Burkhardt, A. W. “From the Same Canteen.” Quoted in David E. Johnston. A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory. Huntington, WV: Standard Ptg. & Pub. Co., 1906.

C. McK. [pseud.] “The Nameless Confederate Private.” News and Courier (Charleston, SC), January 23, 1880. Reprinted in The Weekly Union Times (Union Court House, SC), January 30, 1880.

Compiled Military Service Record. C. E. [Clarence Eugene] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

---. E. M. [Edward Melville] Hix, Sergeant Major, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​
---. W. D. [Willis Dickie] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​
---. W. P. [William Preston] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​

Field, Ron. "Palmetto Faces: South Carolina at War; Portrait by a Photographer of Post-Destruction Columbia." Military Images, Autumn 2015.

Hagood, James Robert, and Johnson Hagood. Memoirs of the First South Carolina Regiment of Volunteer Infantry in the Confederate War for Independence from April 12, 1861 to April 10, 1865. Charleston, SC: n.p., 1944.

Kershaw, Joseph B. “No More ‘A Nameless Hero.’ ” News and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), January 29, 1880. Reprinted in The Anderson Intelligencer. (Anderson Court House, South Carolina), February 12, 1880.

Meyer, B. Q. Views of Rye. New York: B. Q. Meyer, 1917.

Schaffner, Michael. “Is the Richard Kirkland Story True?” Civil War Memory. December 22, 2009. http://cwmemory.com/2009/12/22/is-the-richard-kirkland-story-true/.

Teal, Harvey S. Partners with the Sun: South Carolina Photographers, 1840–1940. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Thomas A. Edison Papers Digital Edition. Rutgers University. http://edison.rutgers.edu/digital/.

Wyckoff, Mac. “A Guest Post from Mac Wyckoff: What We Really Know About Richard Kirkland, the Angel of Marye’s Heights: Part 1—Origins.” Mysteries & Conundrums: Exploring the Civil War-Era Landscape in the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Region. August 27, 2010. https://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/2010/...d-the-angel-of-maryes-heights-part-1-origins/.

---. “From Mac Wyckoff: Richard Kirkland, Part 2—Other Evidences.” Mysteries & Conundrums: Exploring the Civil War-Era Landscape in the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Region. August 29, 2010. https://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/from-mac-wyckoff-richard-kirkland-part-2-other-evidence/.
 
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Just so everyone knows.....the Michael K Shaffer who did a program for us a few weeks ago, and the Michael Schaffner, who is quoted in the article, are two different people.

Michael K. Shaffer is a well-respected academic historian from Georgia who teaches Civil War history at Kennesaw State University and at Emory. @mkshaffer

The Michael Schaffner quoted in the article, who did a guest blog on Kevin Levin's civilwarmemory website, is a reenactor and historian from Virginia, or perhaps DC. @Michael_Schaffner
 

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....Over the years, the validity of the Kirkland story has been contemplated by historians, especially regarding the 17-year lapse between the date of Kirkland's heroics and its reporting. Even a story as inspiring as Kirkland's is subject to examination. Is it possible to determine if Richard Rowland Kirkland deserved the sobriquet of the "Angel of Marye's Heights"?

....another little-known narrative by William Preston Hix. His report, originally published in the Louisville (Ky.) Ledger and reprinted in Columbia, South Carolina's The Daily Phoenix, January 18, 1874, names Kirkland as the hero and predates both the previously cited accounts by six years...


Published today in Blue and Gray Education Society's E-newsletter, the Dispatch. I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The article was inspired by a thread here a while back, started by @War Horse . Thanks to @Buckeye Bill for allowing me the use of his image; @alan polk @bdtex @NH Civil War Gal James N. @Woods-walker for their feedback; and to @Zella for working her magic with the editing.

Link: https://t.e2ma.net/message/7vcz0c/rrqex9
_____________________________________________________________________
For those who might like to further explore the sources, I'm including the bibliography below:

“A Beautiful Work of Art.” The Daily Phoenix. (Columbia, SC), January 18, 1874. Originally appeared in Ledger (Louisville, KY).

Burkhardt, A. W. “From the Same Canteen.” Quoted in David E. Johnston. A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory. Huntington, WV: Standard Ptg. & Pub. Co., 1906.

C. McK. [pseud.] “The Nameless Confederate Private.” News and Courier (Charleston, SC), January 23, 1880. Reprinted in The Weekly Union Times (Union Court House, SC), January 30, 1880.

Compiled Military Service Record. C. E. [Clarence Eugene] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

---. E. M. [Edward Melville] Hix, Sergeant Major, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​
---. W. D. [Willis Dickie] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​
---. W. P. [William Preston] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​

Field, Ron. "Palmetto Faces: South Carolina at War; Portrait by a Photographer of Post-Destruction Columbia." Military Images, Autumn 2015.

Hagood, James Robert, and Johnson Hagood. Memoirs of the First South Carolina Regiment of Volunteer Infantry in the Confederate War for Independence from April 12, 1861 to April 10, 1865. Charleston, SC: n.p., 1944.

Kershaw, Joseph B. “No More ‘A Nameless Hero.’ ” News and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), January 29, 1880. Reprinted in The Anderson Intelligencer. (Anderson Court House, South Carolina), February 12, 1880.

Meyer, B. Q. Views of Rye. New York: B. Q. Meyer, 1917.

Schaffner, Michael. “Is the Richard Kirkland Story True?” Civil War Memory. December 22, 2009. http://cwmemory.com/2009/12/22/is-the-richard-kirkland-story-true/.

Teal, Harvey S. Partners with the Sun: South Carolina Photographers, 1840–1940. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Thomas A. Edison Papers Digital Edition. Rutgers University. http://edison.rutgers.edu/digital/.

Wyckoff, Mac. “A Guest Post from Mac Wyckoff: What We Really Know About Richard Kirkland, the Angel of Marye’s Heights: Part 1—Origins.” Mysteries & Conundrums: Exploring the Civil War-Era Landscape in the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Region. August 27, 2010. https://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/2010/...d-the-angel-of-maryes-heights-part-1-origins/.

---. “From Mac Wyckoff: Richard Kirkland, Part 2—Other Evidences.” Mysteries & Conundrums: Exploring the Civil War-Era Landscape in the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Region. August 29, 2010. https://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/from-mac-wyckoff-richard-kirkland-part-2-other-evidence/.
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....Over the years, the validity of the Kirkland story has been contemplated by historians, especially regarding the 17-year lapse between the date of Kirkland's heroics and its reporting. Even a story as inspiring as Kirkland's is subject to examination. Is it possible to determine if Richard Rowland Kirkland deserved the sobriquet of the "Angel of Marye's Heights"?

....another little-known narrative by William Preston Hix. His report, originally published in the Louisville (Ky.) Ledger and reprinted in Columbia, South Carolina's The Daily Phoenix, January 18, 1874, names Kirkland as the hero and predates both the previously cited accounts by six years...


Published today in Blue and Gray Education Society's E-newsletter, the Dispatch. I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The article was inspired by a thread here a while back, started by @War Horse . Thanks to @Buckeye Bill for allowing me the use of his image; @alan polk @bdtex @NH Civil War Gal James N. @Woods-walker for their feedback; and to @Zella for working her magic with the editing.

Link: https://t.e2ma.net/message/7vcz0c/rrqex9
_____________________________________________________________________
For those who might like to further explore the sources, I'm including the bibliography below:

“A Beautiful Work of Art.” The Daily Phoenix. (Columbia, SC), January 18, 1874. Originally appeared in Ledger (Louisville, KY).

Burkhardt, A. W. “From the Same Canteen.” Quoted in David E. Johnston. A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory. Huntington, WV: Standard Ptg. & Pub. Co., 1906.

C. McK. [pseud.] “The Nameless Confederate Private.” News and Courier (Charleston, SC), January 23, 1880. Reprinted in The Weekly Union Times (Union Court House, SC), January 30, 1880.

Compiled Military Service Record. C. E. [Clarence Eugene] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

---. E. M. [Edward Melville] Hix, Sergeant Major, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​
---. W. D. [Willis Dickie] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​
---. W. P. [William Preston] Hix, Private, 3rd SC. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Fold3.com. n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M268. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.​

Field, Ron. "Palmetto Faces: South Carolina at War; Portrait by a Photographer of Post-Destruction Columbia." Military Images, Autumn 2015.

Hagood, James Robert, and Johnson Hagood. Memoirs of the First South Carolina Regiment of Volunteer Infantry in the Confederate War for Independence from April 12, 1861 to April 10, 1865. Charleston, SC: n.p., 1944.

Kershaw, Joseph B. “No More ‘A Nameless Hero.’ ” News and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), January 29, 1880. Reprinted in The Anderson Intelligencer. (Anderson Court House, South Carolina), February 12, 1880.

Meyer, B. Q. Views of Rye. New York: B. Q. Meyer, 1917.

Schaffner, Michael. “Is the Richard Kirkland Story True?” Civil War Memory. December 22, 2009. http://cwmemory.com/2009/12/22/is-the-richard-kirkland-story-true/.

Teal, Harvey S. Partners with the Sun: South Carolina Photographers, 1840–1940. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Thomas A. Edison Papers Digital Edition. Rutgers University. http://edison.rutgers.edu/digital/.

Wyckoff, Mac. “A Guest Post from Mac Wyckoff: What We Really Know About Richard Kirkland, the Angel of Marye’s Heights: Part 1—Origins.” Mysteries & Conundrums: Exploring the Civil War-Era Landscape in the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Region. August 27, 2010. https://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/2010/...d-the-angel-of-maryes-heights-part-1-origins/.

---. “From Mac Wyckoff: Richard Kirkland, Part 2—Other Evidences.” Mysteries & Conundrums: Exploring the Civil War-Era Landscape in the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Region. August 29, 2010. https://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/from-mac-wyckoff-richard-kirkland-part-2-other-evidence/.
Enjoyed it, good job!
 
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