Maddoxs Civil War

General Lee writes about three Maddoxes

Headquarters Army of NorthernVirginia
April 23, 1863
General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General,
Richmond VA

General:  I have received your letters of the 20th and 21st instant.  With regard to Mr. Maddox, to whom the former relates, it mabe well for you to know that there are tree persons of this name.  One, George Frederick Maddox, a planter and lawyer from Saint Mary's County, Maryland, is the one probably to whom you refer.  Major Griswold, provost-marshal in Richmond, will know him, perhaps.  I have heard that he was engaged in the contraband trade, and he may be sincere in the proposition which he has made.  I know nothing of his wife.

The second, Alfred Maddox, originally from Fauquier, some time a clerk in a dry goods store in Baltimore, so far as I know, unmarried, is also engaged in the contraband trade.  He is a tall, large man, with black hair and moustache; stoops a little in the shoulders.

Third, H. Clay Maddox, a doctor of medicine in Richmond, brother of Alfred, was formerly sent out of the lines of this army by General Johnston.  I would place but little reliance in his statement.

As regards the reported movement of General Hooker toward Richmond, I know of no direct route which he can take shorter than the line which we now occupy, and should he attempt such a movement when the army is able to operate, I think he will find it very difficult to reach his destination.
I am very much obliged to you for the measures you have taken to re-enforce the cavalry of this army, which I consider to be a measure of great necessity.  I have written to General Longstreet to ascertain what regiments could be spared from North Carolina, and have requested him to order them on.

Thanking you for the information conveyed to me, and for your promptness in attending to the wants of this army, I remain, general, very sincerely, yours,
 R. E. LEE,

Maine Mattocks - Union Medal of Honor Winner

 Rank and organization: Major, 17th Maine Inf. Action: At Sailors Creek, Va, 6 Apr 1865. Entered service at: Portland, Maine. Born: 1840, Danville, Vt. Issued: 29 March 1899. Citation: Displayed extraordinary gallantry in leading a charge of his regiment which resulted in the capture of a large number of prisoners and a stand of colors.   MAJ Mattocks is buried in Evergreen cemetary in Portland, Maine.  DOD Medal of Honor site...
--submitted by, John Wesley Gordon, Descendant of Alexander Gordon and Mary Lysson, Researching Gordon and Maddox in York Co. Maine and So. NH.  Link to his website...


Risking Life over love for Rose Maddox

Philip Turner had three sons, John, Duncan, and Joshua.  John Turner went to Baltimore to study medicine, and later became one of St. Mary's counties noble doctors.  Duncan Turner joined the Confederate army and fought for the South during the Civil War.  Several times during the war he was granted leave, and came home to Bachelor's Hope "Which was next to Green Springs" to see his sweetheart, Rose Maddox.  Each time he returned the Yankee soldiers somehow learned about it and went there to try and capture him.  Although they searched the place thoroughly they never found him, because he always hid in the top of a large cedar tree.  He sat there laughing at them while they searched and stuck pitch forged into the hay, and set fire to the straw Rick.  They even peered down into the well, where the family silverware was hidden, but found neither Duncan nor the silver.  When they left they looted the place, taking poultry and stock with them.

I have often wondered whether there is any connection with these incidents and the bones found in a shallow grave in one of the barns, in 1932.  They were discovered by a Truman Slingluff and Eugene Morgan one-day while digging a pit in the floor of the barn for a new tobacco prize.  Morgan said that the two men, in his opinion, had been buried there at least 60 or 70 years.  Could these be the remains of Yankee soldiers who became over-zealous in there searching and looting at Bachelors Hope? No one knows the answer, and it will probably always remain an unsolved mystery.

--from the book(YESTERDAY IN OLD ST MARY'S COUNTY)BY ROBRRT E.T.POGUE, contributed by Larry Maddox of Liberty, MO

Pinckney Green Maddox and his brother, Daniel Maddox, served in Battery D, Ninth Georgia Battalion, Light Artillery. The unit was sent out to guard "government stores" but Pinckney Green was "dispatched" to the 24th Georgia Infantry. His brother Harrison was also a member of the 24th but they never met while in the 24th.  Pinckney was captured near Farmville VA, escaped, walked home to Georgia. I have the account he wrote himself after the war, his record from Gwinnett County, GA, statements from his commanding officer etc. --   Eula Lee Maddox Blowers