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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 691 691 Browse Search
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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 218 218 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 74 74 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 54 54 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 49 49 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1828. (search)
let. He was extremely temperate in eating and drinking, and despised all the epicureanism of the table. He was now in the flower of his age. His figure was tall, well-proportioned, and firmly knit. The glance of his gray eye was keen and determined. His Roman features were well rounded, and his hair, which had become prematurely white, added to the nobility of his expression. Such is an imperfect outline sketch of the man and of his home in Geneseo, as they appeared in the autumn of 1860, when the great conspiracy, which had for many years been plotting at the South to destroy the national government, proceeded from seditious language to treasonable acts, and finally dared to inaugurate civil war. James Wadsworth took at once the most open, manly, and decided stand on the side of the Union. From that moment till the day of his death he postponed all private affairs to public duties, and devoted his time, his thoughts, his wealth, and all the power which his position gave him
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1833 (search)
hs at least had seen the father and heard him speak. The scene before them recalled him. To the mind's eye, that majestic form and grand countenance seemed standing by the side of his son, and in the mind's ear they heard again the deep music of that voice which had so often charmed and instructed them. And there was yet another reason for the strong feeling that was awakened. Colonel Webster had been for some years identified with the great party which had been defeated in the election of 1860, and he had been removed from a lucrative office by the administration of President Lincoln. But none the less zealously did he come forward in aid of his country in her hour of peril and distress, and the value of his example was appreciated and felt. The enthusiasm of the meeting was not a transient flame, but a steady fire. The next day a committee of one hundred persons was organized to co-operate with Colonel Webster in forming and providing for his regiment, and among them were som
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1834 (search)
lymouth, which left for China before that ceremony took place. During this cruise he was promoted to a surgeoncy, his commission being dated April 5th, 1854. On his arrival at home, after being a few months in the receiving-ship at Boston, he was ordered to the Home Squadron in the Cyane, and visited Newfoundland and other places on the northeast coast of America. In 1859 he was again in the Gulf of Mexico, exposed to the bad influence which the climate now had upon his constitution. In 1860, at Philadelphia, and again in 1861, at the Brooklyn Navy-Yard, he was a member of the Board to examine Surgeons for admittance to the Navy. In 1861 this service was very fatiguing, owing to the great increase of the medical corps required by the civil war. The Board sat for many hours daily during several months; and when he returned to the receiving-ship at Boston, where he was then stationed, he was much exhausted. Anxious, however, to perform his duty, and probably not aware of his own
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1849. (search)
d an occasional attendance on the Legislature, as lobby-member, which he found less agreeable than instructive. His worldly prospects were bright. I should not be surprised, he wrote, if in two or three years each of us (there are three) should have an annual income of $20,000 or $25,000 from the road. His health and strength were in admirable condition; he described himself as strong as an ox, and with vitality enough for a dozen of our young men of Boston. When, in the following summer (1860), he made his long-desired two months visit at home, I noticed that, wherever we went, his commanding physique always attracted attention. He was six feet and one inch in height, and weighed two hundred and forty pounds. His motions were slow and steady, and his manners quiet and grave. Such were his conditon and prospects at the outbreak of the Rebellion. The following letter is the first record of his views upon the subject. St. Joseph, March 24, 1861. I received yours thi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
r slow, sought a more promising field for the exercise of his talents at Detroit, Michigan. There he remained but a year, and in 1857 removed to Grand Rapids, in the same State, where he continued to practise his profession till the winter of 1859-60, when he again changed his residence to Davenport, Iowa. He was there appointed Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, and held this office till his removal to Quincy, Illinois, where he was living at the time of his enlistment in the Union army, Augsary practice know how hearty were the gratitude and affection of those who had experienced his skill and forethought. Though too hard a worker to have much leisure for writing, he found time to prepare a report on small-pox during an epidemic in 1860, which gained him no little credit, and was published for distribution by vote of the Legislature of Massachusetts. His culture, however, was by no means limited to his profession. Foreign travel, and a high appreciation of art and literature, l
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1854. (search)
his disease, he never ceased to be conscious of his weakness, as one feels the aching of an old wound. In the autumn of 1860 Lowell was requested to take charge of the Mt. Savage Iron Works, an important establishment at Cumberland, Maryland. He e again his chosen work seemed to lie before him. But going now into a Border State at the moment of the great election of 1860, and remaining there during the following five months, Lowell could not fail to find himself brought into more positive re(though not approving of his course of action), he attended the meeting in commemoration of his death, held in Boston, in 1860, where he remained through the day, despite the insults of an excited mob, and showed then and on subsequent like occasionduty, to be done as a matter of course. A lady who was with him very often at a bowling club, during the winter of 1859-60, describes James as One of the men whom women instinctively trust; there was such a reserved force and gentleness per
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1857. (search)
ce of his duties as a man of business in Memphis, he showed the same energy, ability, and fidelity for which, as a soldier, he was afterwards distinguished. His life was made; as he expressed it, one of turmoil and trouble, during the winter of 1860-61, by the beginnings of rebellion in Tennessee, the State of which, as he said, he had become by residence, voting, and everything else that could make him so, a citizen. I have had my eyes, he writes, suddenly opened to the fact that we are notst occupying this position, and afterwards in the office of Messrs. J. J. Clarke and Lemuel Shaw, he studied law. He passed the usual examination and was admitted to the Suffolk Bar on the very day when he left home as a soldier. In the summer of 1860, to recruit his health, he went with a small party on an excursion which was to have been continued for several months in the Southwest. An unusual drought in that part of the country compelled him to give up the plan when only partially executed
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1858. (search)
have made an admirable judge. After some study of the introductory books at home, he entered the Cambridge Law School in 1860. The events of the winter of 1860-61 occupied much of his thoughts. He regarded with warm indignation the expedients pro1860-61 occupied much of his thoughts. He regarded with warm indignation the expedients proposed to save the Union by the sacrifice of liberty, and seeing a more excellent way, began to drill diligently that he might be ready to do his part. When Sumter fell, his brother Charles went straight to Washington, and applied for a lieutenancy idates were Bell and Everett, but he would have voted for Mr. Seward, had he been the Republican nominee. In the spring of 1860, he attacked Blackstone again, though not very earnestly, and found no book more interesting. But lighter reading, as of in body. As his engagement approached an end, he sighed for Northern air and a more ambitious career. In the summer of 1860, accordingly, he returned North, and accepted, in September, an assistant professorship in the Academic Department of Wash
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
warmed, at the same time not forgetting the necessity of relieving hunger. In 1860 he was elected a member of the Salem Light Infantry, and entered with his charach was to be attained, in his judgment, by the success of the Republican party in 1860. He conscientiously objected to the acts of that hardy old hero, John Brown, asess. During his absence his father died; and when Mason returned to Boston in 1860, he found his prospects in business suddenly obscured. His duty was now to remacerity with which he had devoted himself to his work. In the month of February (1860) his health failed, in consequence of his severe personal discipline, the deprivour fathers, as thou wert to them, so be to us! We can do no more. Early in 1860 he had joined the Independent Company of Cadets; and on the day after the attack of his fellow-citizens. He took especial interest in the political campaign of 1860, espousing the cause of Mr. Lincoln. The day after the President's first call
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1860. (search)
1860. Edward Gardner Abbott. Captain 2d Mass. Vols. (Infantry), May 24, 1861; Brevet Majohad supported Mr. Douglas for the Presidency in 1860; and Edward, though not old enough to vote, entsually early age, and graduated in the Class of 1860. While in College he gave a good deal of time s, and was a good boxer, rower, and walker. In 1860 he entered the law office of Charles F. Blake, wishes and his own ambition. When the Class of 1860 departed from Harvard's halls to make good the ed his studies, and graduated with his Class in 1860. Before graduation, however, he sailed for Eurlege, and entered as Freshman with the Class of 1860. During the first of his four years course, hithe year 1856, with the class that graduated in 1860, and remained there till the end of the Freshmaiter at his office in Boston, until the fall of 1860, when he entered the Law School at Cambridge, aC., July 18, 1863. during the years 1859 and 1860 there might have been seen daily on the Staten [1 more...]
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