Mahone, William, 1826-1895

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Confederate Army officer, railroad administrator, politician.

From the description of Papers, 1853-1895; (bulk 1876-1892). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371607

Politician and senator, leader in "Readjuster" movement to readjust state debt.

From the description of Letter : Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539121

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

From the guide to the James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Confederate general.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Petersburg, to "Dear Statham", 1881 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606938

Mahone, educated as an engineer, served as a general in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. After the Civil War, he was active in Virginia politics as a U.S. Senator and leader of the Virginia Republican Party.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1895. (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 42644638

Mrs. Darling was born in New Hampshire in 1840, a descendant of Henry Adams who settled in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1636. She married Col. Edward Irving Darling, 22 years her senior, in 1860, and went with him to live at his Louisiana home. He died of wounds received in battle, December 2, 1863. Her only son was Edward Erving Darling, a minor musician-composer, who died July 13, 1894. Mrs. Darling suffered from repeated attacks of malarial fever and, after 1876, from deafness. Her years of widowhood were spent in writing Mrs. Darling's Letters, or Memoirs of the Civil War A Social Diplomat and other books.

From 1889 to 1896 her major interests and efforts were devoted to the founding of women's patriotic societies. Mrs. Darling's obsession for organizing and ruling patriotic societies, and her willingness to abandon one when her opinion or desires were thwarted, is illustrated by the rapid succession with which the societies followed each other: Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) founded October 11, 1890; Daughters of the Revolution (D.R.) founded June 18, 1891; Daughters of the United States of the War of 1812, founded January 8, 1892; founded because of disagreement over policies of the D. A. R., policies adopted over the protest of Mrs. Darling. This collection is composed almost entirely of letters written to her during these years of controversy. There are some delightful, pithy and well-written letters in the group.

From the guide to the Flora Adams Darling Papers, 1862-1908, (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

  • 1826, Dec. 1: Born Monroe, Southhampton Co., Va.
  • 1847: Graduated from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.
  • 1850: Became Assistant Engineer of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad
  • 1852: Became Chief Engineer, Fredericksburg and Valley Plank Road Company
  • 1855: Married Otelia Butler
  • 1861: Became President and Chief Engineer of the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad
  • 1861: Commissioned Brigadier General in the Confederate Army
  • 1863: Elected to the Virginia State Senate
  • 1864: Commanded unit known as "Mahone's Brigade" at the Battle of the Petersburg Crater
  • 1865: Simultaneously became President of both the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad and the South Side Railroad
  • 1870: Created the privately owned Atlantic, Mississippi, and Ohio Railroad (AMandO)
  • 1877: Defeated in seeking the Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nomination
  • 1879: Organized and assumed leadership of the Readjuster Party in Virginia
  • 1880: Elected to the United States Senate and pledged his allegiance to the Republican Party
  • 1882: Became Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • 1886: Ran unsuccessfully for reelection to the United States Senate
  • 1889: Ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Virginia on the Republican ticket
  • 1895, Oct. 8: Died in Washington, D.C. Buried in Petersburg, Va., where the Daughters of the Confederacy erected a monument to him

From the guide to the William Mahone Papers, 1853-1895, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Massey, John E. (John Edward), 1819-1901. Letter to William Mahone [manuscript], 1881 April 13. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mahone, William, 1826-1895. William Mahone letter to H[enry?] L[aurens?] Hopkins [manuscript], 1861 March 5. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Shearin, J. Connell, Mrs. Speech and photographs relating to Nat Turner's Insurrection [manuscript], circa 1900-1941. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Adams, Stephen, 1835-. Papers of the Barbour family [manuscript], 1793-1941. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887. James Barron Hope Papers II. William & Mary Libraries
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referencedIn Longstreet, James, 1821-1904. James Longstreet papers, 1875-1904 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Turner, W. R. Map showing roads used by General Lee in his retreat from Richmond and Petersburg and General Grant's advance on Appomattox. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Harrison Holt Riddleberger Papers, 1872-1902. Special Collections, College of William and Mary
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creatorOf Mahone, William, 1826-1895. Letter of William Mahone, Petersburg, Va. to Robert P. Kennedy, Bellafontaine, Ohio [manuscript] 1886 November 13. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf William Mahone Papers, 1853-1895 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Taylor, R., Confederate officer. R. Taylor letter, 1862 March 13. University of Alabama
referencedIn S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, 1835-1908, (bulk 1875-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Mahone, William, 1826-1895. Autograph letter signed : Petersburg, to "Dear Statham", 1881 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Confederate States of America. Confederate States of America collection, 1861-1865. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf McDowell, James, 1770-1835. Papers of James McDowell [manuscript], 1752-1878. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers, 1792-1935 [bulk, 1865-1870]. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
referencedIn Wise, John S. (John Sergeant), 1846-1913. Papers of the Hine family [manuscript], 1845-1927. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bocock, Thomas S., 1815-1891. Papers of Bocock and of the Bocock, Thornhill Christian, Stephens, Flood, Patteson, and Diuguid families of Buckingham and Appomattox counties, 1760-1897. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Darling, Flora Adams, 1840-1910. Papers, 1862-1908, 1890-1908. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1782-1944. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Baugh, Leonidas, 1816-1884. Correspondence of Leonidas Baugh of Abingdon, Va., printer of the Abingdon Democrat [manuscript] 1820-1895. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rosser, Thomas Lafayette, 1836-1910. Papers of Thomas L. Rosser and the Rosser, Gordon and Winston families, 1774-1983 (bulk 1843-1942). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mahone, William, 1826-1895. Papers, 1853-1895; (bulk 1876-1892). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke, R. T. W. (Richard Thomas Walker), 1853-1926. The recollections of Richard Thomas Walker, jr., 1899-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Barbee, David Rankin, 1874-1958. Papers of the Kean family [manuscript], 1859-1951. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Withers, Robert Enoch, 1821-1907,. Papers of Williams family [manuscript] 1773 (1825-1903) 1934. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Tyler family. Papers (part 1), 1723-1961 (bulk 1845-1930). Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Johnson, Bradley T. (Bradley Tyler), 1829-1903. Papers, 1881-1899. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Confederate States of America collection, 1861-1865 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
referencedIn Flagg, S. Griswold. S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Southworth, Harrison, fl. 1861-1920. Scrapbooks compiled by Harrison Southworth, 1880-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Riddleberger, Harrison Holt, 1844-1890. Papers, 1874-1902. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Confederate States of America. Confederate States of America collection, 1861-1865. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Photographs of Matthew Arnold and William Mahone, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Owen, Henry T. Papers, 1822-1929. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lane, James Henry, 1833-1907. Papers, 1854-1907. Auburn University.
creatorOf Mahone, William, 1826-1895. Papers, 1890-1895. Auburn University.
referencedIn Borland Family Papers, 1771-1940. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Berkeley, Anne Poe, 1856-1938,. Papers of the Berkeley family [manuscript], 1788-1962 (bulk 1861-1932). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Photographs of Matthew Arnold and William Mahone [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gilliam, J. W. Papers of J.W. Gilliam, 1812-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Shearin, J. Connell, Mrs. Speech concerning Nat Turner's insurrection, 1941. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Flora Adams Darling Papers, 1862-1908 Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Mahone, William, 1826-1895. Letter : Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30. Library of Virginia
referencedIn McDonald, Alexander, d.1897. Letter to Grover Cleveland [manuscript], 1887 August 22. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harvie, Lewis Edwin, 1809-1887. Letters, 1876-1885. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Brown, Alexander, 1843-1906,. Papers of the Rives, Sears and Rhinelander families [manuscript], 1829-1923. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mahone, William, 1826-1895,. Papers of the McGill-Mahone families [manuscript] 1820-1874. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Confederate States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. corporateBody
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associatedWith Flagg, S. Griswold. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Virginia
United States
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
United States
Subject
Presidents--Election--1888
Railroads
Patriotic societies
Elections
Railroads--Employees--Medical care
African American railroad employees--History
Presidents--Election--1884
Political Campaigns
Political parties
General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812
Dueling--Virginia
Debts, Public
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Centennial celebrations, etc
Free African Americans
Patronage, Political
Voting
Daughters of the American Revolution
American poetry--19th century
Occupation
Poets, American--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1826-12-01

Death 1895-10-08

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