Chickahominy

Chickahominy

(chĭkəhŏm`ĭnē), river, c.90 mi (140 km) long, rising NW of Richmond, Va., and flowing SE to the James River. In the Civil War fighting was heavy along its banks.
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At the battle of Gaines's Mill, one of the fiercest conflicts of the Civil War, with a hundred guns in play, spectators a mile and a half away on the opposite side of the Chickahominy valley heard nothing of what they clearly saw.
show-mule & witch-cross door & "strong sweet prison" are part of what has come about, in the Black idiom, from advancing backward in a circle; from taking The Potomac cowbirdlike; and on The Chickahominy establishing the Negro, opportunely brought, to strengthen protest against tyranny (A-Q 16) Critical attention has focused on the 1941 version of these lines, where the negro serves as "inadvertent ally and / best enemy of / tyranny" (AG 42), the consensus being that he does so by the example of his own enslavement and eventual emancipation.
These sorts of considerations make the Hanson and Chickahominy quarries highly probable sources for the Titanic headstone material.
Stuart's Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan June 1862 is an in-depth study about Brigadier General Jeb Stuart's Great Chickahominy Raid, during the American Civil War.
Abbott spent his early years in Chickahominy, a working-class, heavily Italian-American neighborhood in Greenwich, Conn., where he lived in a six-family house across the street from a funeral parlor.
(39) See the 1614 Treaty with Chickahominy in Ralph Hamor, A True Discourse of the Present State of Virginia (London, 1615), 13-14.
Waller also planted daughter congregations for these former daughters of his church: Dover, Licking Hole (Smyrna); and Chickahominy (Winn's Church) in Hanover County and Exol Church in King and Queen County.
Instead, if he wished to utilize Chickahominy warriors, he was forced to hire them and pay for their services with copper.
McClellan complied with his superior's wishes, though in doing so he was compelled to put his army in an exceedingly problematic position astride the Chickahominy River with his right flank and rear vulnerable to a Confederate turning movement until McDowell arrived.