Wednesday, December 14, 2011
John Minor Botts, Civil War.
Death: Jan. 8, 1869, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.
United States Representative from Virginia, 1839-1843 and 1847-1849; delegate to the Convention of Southern Loyalists, 1866.
Burial: Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.
His head stone reads.
I Know no North, no South, no East, no West; I only known my country, my whole country and nothing but my country.
John Minor Botts in the Civil War.
April 9, 1862. - A court of inquiry ordered in the case of Honorable John Minor Botts, of Virginia, arrested as a suspect by the Confederate authorities.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,
Near Fort Buffalo, Va., October 4, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report my return to this point this evening. I telegraphed the substance of what I had to report this morning from Catlett's Station. I omitted to say that one wood since Kershaw's division left Culpeper Court-House for Gordonsville,a nd a few days since left Gordonsville to join Early. It was his division which attacked us before near Culpeper Court-House. It had just come down from the Valley there the day previous to my arrival, and was on its way to join Lee at Richmond. I have this information from the Honorable John Minor Botts, at Brandy Station.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. M. LAZELLE, Colonel Sixteenth New York Vol. Cavalry, Comdg. Cavalry Brigade.