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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Autobiographical sketch. (search)
of 1847, a cold and fever, which eventuated in chronic rheumatism, with which I have ever since been afflicted. My condition became such that I received a leave of absence in the month of November, and returned to the States, on a visit to my friends in the Kanawha Valley. After improving a little I started back to Mexico, and on my way I had the luck to meet with that fate, which is very common to Americans who travel much, that is, I was on a steamboat which was blown up, the 8th of January, 1848, on the Ohio River, a few miles below the mouth of the Kanawha. I had a very narrow escape, as half of my state-room was carried off and some pieces of the boiler protruded through the floor, cutting and burning my feet when I jumped out of the berth. The explosion took place about 1.00 o'clock at night, when it was very dark and extremely cold, and before the passengers, who were not killed, could get ashore and obtain shelter, they were very much exposed; but, after getting over
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
a rock in the Hudson River, near Athens......April 7, 1845 Steamer Tuscaloosa, 10 miles above Mobile, bursts two boilers; about twenty killed and many injured......Jan. 28, 1847 Brig Carrick wrecked in a gale in the St. Lawrence; 170 emigrants perish......May 19, 1847 Steamer Talisman collides with the Tempest on the Ohio between Pittsburg and St. Louis; more than 100 lives lost......Nov. 19, 1847 Boilers of steamer Blue Ridge on the Ohio River explode; thirty lives lost......Jan. 8, 1848 Steamer Orville St. Johns burned near Montgomery, Ala.; thirty lives lost......March 7, 1850 Steamboat Henry Clay burned on the Hudson River; over seventy lives lost......July 27, 1852 Boiler of steamer Reindeer in the Hudson explodes; thirty-eight lives lost, twenty injured......Sept. 4, 1852 Steamer Reindeer bursts a flue at Cannelton, Ind., Ohio River; fifty killed or injured......March 14, 1854 Steamer Montreal, from Quebec to Montreal, burned; nearly 250 lives lost, mo
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 8: the Anti-Sabbath Convention.—1848. (search)
to ring the bell, but not to do any part of the preaching or evangelizing. You will understand, of course, that there was nothing like unkindness between us. We agreed to differ as to the measure, as far as we did, in the most catholic and merriest spirit. There will be fun at the Convention, I doubt not. The movement has made a great stir in the community, and especially among the devouter sort of Unitarians! Lib. 18.22. The Call for an Anti-Sabbath Convention in Boston had Ms. Jan. 8, 1848, Thos. McClintock to W. L. G. Ms. Jan. 10, 1848. begun to be sent out for signatures late in December, 1847. The author of it advised S. J. May that it had been drawn up with great care and deliberation, and sanctioned by a large committee of our best reformatory spirits; but Mr. May could not yield entire sympathy or allow his name to be appended. I am sorry, he responded on January Ms. to W. L. G. 15, 1848, you are going to have a Convention, because it will help rather than hinder
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
r in recent times. C. F. Adams joined with Sumner in defending Palfrey's refusal to unite with the Whig members in supporting Winthrop for Speaker. In a series of articles 1 Jan. 16, Dec. 15, 16, 18, 21, 1847: Jan. 5, 28, Feb. 1, 4, 5, 16, 18, 21, 1848. See also his letter in the Boston Whig, Nov. 20, 1847. S. C. Phillips, under the signature of A Massachusetts Whig, contributed a series of articles to the Whig, taking the same view as Adams and Sumner. Dec. 29, 30, 31, 1847; Jan. 6, 8, 13, 1848. in his journal, the Whig, he reviewed Winthrop's course concerning the war, pronouncing his vote for the war bill, and other votes, as the sanction of a national falsehood, as a sacrifice of the old pledges of Massachusetts, and as showing an ambiguous and trimming policy; took exceptions to his speech of Jan. 8, 1847, as feeble, irresolute, and unsatisfactory; deplored his grievous errors as a politician, and maintained that his arrangement of the committees showed the complete tri
the Red River campaign; in command of the 5th Brigade cavalry division, department of the Gulf. Mustered out of volunteer service, Nov. 26, 1864. Brevet Brig. General and Maj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Resigned, Mar. 20, 1865. Gordon, George Henry. Born at Charlestown, Mass., July 19, 1825. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846. Brevet Second Lieutenant, Mounted Rifles, July 1, 1846. Brevet First Lieutenant, Apr. 18, 1847. Second Lieutenant, Jan. 8, 1848. First Lieutenant, Aug. 30, 1853. Resigned, Oct. 31, 1854. Colonel, 2d Mass. Infantry, May 24, 1861. Guarding the upper Potomac, July to Dec., 1861, and Frederick, Md., Jan. to Mar., 1862. In operations in Shenandoah Valley under Maj. General Banks, Mar. to June, 1862; engaged in numerous skirmishes, combat of Winchester, Va., May 25, 1862. In northern Virginia campaign, June to Sept., 1862. Brig General, U. S. Volunteers, June 9, 1862. Engaged in the battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug.
ttsburg Capture, news received, great rejoicing, Apr. 11, 1862 Police a sanitary arrangement many years, 1786 A law passed providing for a department, May 15, 1838 Six-day patrol appointed under the new law, May 21, 1838 A detective force organized, 1846 A small force for night duty, appointed, Dec., 1846 A reserve force (specials) of 45 men, appointed, June 16, 1848 The force number thirty men, Jan. 1, 1850 Sensation, stolen property dug up in Public Garden, Jan. 8, 1848 Inquisitory meeting at Faneuil Hall, May 27, 1848 Detailed for duty at fires with overalls, June 30, 1851 Had a pic-nic at Framingham, July 17, 1851 Had a great sleigh ride to Quincy, Jan. 17, 1852 Several discharged on political grounds, Oct. 12, 1852 New law passed to unite Police and Watch departments, May 23, 1853 Harbor, established, with sail-boat and ten men, July 26, 1853 Several discharged on grounds of nationality, Jan. 24, 1854 Force numbered sixty me