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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xvii. (search)
lence ensued, that he had to turn us all outof-doors? The day following, by special permission of Mr. Lincoln, I was present at the regular Cabinet meeting. Judge Bates came in first, and, taking a package out of his pocket, said, You may not be aware, Mr. President, that you have a formidable rival in the field. I received ths the name], of Philadelphia. The bill then went on to enumerate the qualifications of the candidate, which were of a stunning order; and the whole was signed George Bates, which the Attorney-General said might be a relative of his, for aught he knew. This decidedly original document was pinned up in a conspicuous place in the c Interior; he is of good family and excellent character. Usher, was the reply, I would not appoint the Angel Gabriel a paymaster, if he was only twenty-one. Judge Bates, who was to have a sitting after the adjournments, here beckoned to me, signifying that he was ready for the appointment. And so ended my brief glimpse of a ca
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxi. (search)
Xxi. Judge Bates, the Attorney-General, was one day very severe upon the modern ideal school of art, as applied to historic characters and events. He instanced in sculpture, Greenough's Washington, in the Capitol grounds, which, he said, was a very good illustration of the heathen idea of Jupiter Tonans, but was the farthest possible remove from any American's conception of the Father of his Country. Powell's painting in the Rotunda, De Soto discovering the Mississippi, and Mills's equeabstract argument. Mr. Lincoln, he added, comes very near being a perfect man, according to my ideal of manhood. He lacks but one thing. Looking up from my palette, I asked, musingly, if this was official dignity as President. No, replied Judge Bates, that is of little consequence. His deficiency is in the element of will. I have sometimes told him, for instance, that he was unfit to be intrusted with the pardoning power. Why, if a man comes to him with a touching story, his judgment is
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxviii. (search)
ral members of the Cabinet to this policy. He replied, Nothing more than I have stated to you. Mr. Blair thought we should lose the fall elections, and opposed it on that ground only. I have understood, said I, that Secretary Smith was not in favor of your action. Mr. Blair told me that, when the meeting closed, he and the Secretary of the Interior went away together, and that the latter said to him, if the President carried out that policy, he might count on losing Indiana, sure! He never said anything of the kind to me, returned the President. And what is Mr. Blair's opinion now? I asked. Oh, was the prompt reply, he proved right in regard to the fall elections, but he is satisfied that we have since gained more than we lost. I have been told, I added, that Judge Bates doubted the constitutionality of the proclamation. He never expressed such an opinion in my hearing, replied Mr. Lincoln. No member of the Cabinet ever dissented from the policy, in any conversation with me.
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Liii. (search)
Liii. The opinion of the Attorney-General, Judge Bates, as to the safety of Mr. Lincoln's being intrusted with the pardoning power, was founded upon an intimate knowledge of the man. A nature of such tenderness and humanity would have been in danger of erring on what many would call the weak side, had it not been balanced by an unusual degree of strong practical good sense and judgment. The Secretary of War, and generals in command, were frequently much annoyed at being overruled,--the discipline and efficiency of the service being thereby, as they considered, greatly endangered. But there was no going back of the simple signature, A. Lincoln, attached to proclamation or reprieve. My friend Kellogg, representative from Essex County, New York, received a despatch one evening from the army, to the effect that a young townsman, who had been induced to enlist through his instrumentality, had, for a serious misdemeanor, been convicted by a court-martial, and was to be shot t
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
for manslaughter, a powerful appeal was made in his behalf, as he had previously borne an excellent character. Giving the facts a hearing, Mr. Lincoln responded:-- Well, gentlemen, leave your papers, and I will have the Attorney-General, Judge Bates, look them over, and we will see what can be done. Being both of us pigeon-hearted fellows, the chances are that, if there is any ground whatever for interference, the scoundrel will get off! Attorney-General Bates was once remonstrating Attorney-General Bates was once remonstrating with the President against the appointment to a judicial position of considerable importance of a western man, who, though once on the bench, was of indifferent reputation as a lawyer. Well now, Judge, returned Mr. Lincoln, I think you are rather too hard on--. Besides that, I must tell you, he did me a good turn long ago. When I took to the law, I was going to court one morning, with some ten or twelve miles of bad road before me, when — overtook me in his wagon. Hallo, Lincoln! said he;
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
Index. A. Adams, J. Q., 211. Alley, Hon. J. B., 119. All-noise Story. 212. Amnesty Proclamation, 98. Andersonville, 177. Apparition, 164. Arnold, Hon. I. N., 150, 237, 302. Ashley, Hon. Mr., 151. Ashmun, Hon., George, 284-286. Assassination, 63. B. Baker, G. E., 127. Baldwin, Judge, (Cal.,) 245. Baltimore Convention, 162. Barrett, Hon. J. H., 86, 254. Bateman, Newton, 192. Bates, Attorney-General, 55. Battle, Fair Oaks, 139. Beecher, Henry Ward, 135, 230. Bellows, Rev. Dr., 81, 274. Bible Presentation, 199. Bingham, Hon. John A., 234. Blair, Hon. M., 21, 46, 88. Booth, Edwin, 49. Bowen, H. C., 221. Brady, M. B., 46. Braine, Lieutenant, 94. Brooks, Noah, 63, 165, 188, 235. Bulletin, (San Francisco,) 223. Burnside, 81. C. Cabinet Meeting, 55. Cameron, Secretary, 136-138, 253. Cannon, Colonel L. B., 115. Cass, General, 271. Chase, 21, 84, 85, 86, 88-90, 180, 218, 223; letter to Stanton, 180. Cheever, Rev. Dr., 14
he adjoining buildings, where they now have an extensive plant. In 1889 the business was incorporated under its present name, with a capital of fifty thousand dollars. The company consists of George W. Seaverns president, with Frank H. and Walter G. Seaverns as directors. The Seaverns actions have been placed in more than two hundred and fifty thousand pianos, and are used by many of the leading piano manufacturers in the United States. The standard action Co. David A. Barber, George Bates, and Willis Mabry began the manufacture of pianoforte actions under the above firm name January 1, 1889. In 1890 Horace T. Skelton was admitted an equal partner; the firm has remained unchanged since that date. The product of the house is sold all over the Union where pianos are made. The volume of business has increased rapidly, and there are at present one hundred employees on the pay list. The present capacity is seventy-five hundred actions per year. The factory is located on the
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), chapter 11 (search)
orge K. Shellman. Second-Lieutenant, Chas. W. Blair, Geo. M. E. Shearer, W. H. B. Dorsey, John F. Groshon. Sergeants, John T. Smith, George Tyler, D. Windsor Kessler, W. H. Pope. Corporals, Francis T. Bender, Wm. Ritter, Perry Mc-Dowell, James Abbott. Musician, Alex J. Hubbard. Company B—Captain, Chas. C. Edelin. FirstLieuten-ant, James Mullen. Second-Lieutenant, Thomas Costello, Jos. Griffin. First-Sergeant, Peter Boyle. Sergeants, George Moog, Daniel Dougherty, Jas. Lemates. Corporals, George Bates, Wm. Haffey, Dennis O'Brien, George Probest, Musician, Joseph Smith. Company C—Captain, Robert C. Smith, E. R. Dorsey. First-Lieutenant, Septimus H. Stewart. SecondLieu-tenant, Wm. P. Thomas. First-Sergeant, Wm. Smyth. Sergeants, Sterling Murray, John B. Berryman, John H. Uhlhorn. Corporals, Chas. A. Arnold, John O'Loughlin, Frank S. Price, Henry C. Scott. Musician, Hosea Pitt. Company D—Captain, James R. Herbert. First-Lieutenant, Geo. W. Booth. Second-Lieutenant, Wm. Key Ho<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Black Eagle Company. (search)
d lieutenant; exempted from service 1862. Cocke, Edmund R., fourth captain; wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Weymouth, John E,, first lieutenant; wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863; dead. Austin, Cornelius, second lieutenant; killed at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Cocke, William F., third lieutenant; killed at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Dobbs, Henry J., color sergeant; promoted lieutenant; wounded at Frazer's Farm, Va., 1st July, 1862. Non-commissioned officers and privates. Bagby, Bates, killed near Petersburg, Va., 1865. Barker, Charles, exempted from service, 1861; dead. Barker, Jesse, color sergeant; killed at Sharpsburg, Md., 1862. Barker, Joce, exempted from service, 1862. Barker,, John, killed at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Bootwright, James, killed on picket post near Richmond, Va., 1862. Boston, Solon A., color sergeant, killed at Williamsburg, Va., May 1st, 1862. Bragg, William, exempted from service, 1862. Bryant, Richard A., died in service, 18
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Color Episode of the one hundred and Forty-Ninth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
rst day's fight at Gettysburg, was detached with his colors and guards to deceive the enemy and draw away from the regiment a destructive enfilading battery fire. He was never recalled; and his heroic efforts to save his colors against hopeless odds, after the brigade was flanked out of its position, and his escape practically cut off, stands unparalleled in the history of that great battle. Preface. Justice to as gallant a little band of soldiers as ever faced the enemy, demands that Bates' history, and the official reports of Lt. Col. Dwight and Lt. Col. Huidekoper, in their reference to the colors of the 149th, P. V., at Gettysburg, be thoroughly investigated and subjected to the lime light of facts, in order that the cloud, which, through the false claims of others, obscures the heroism displayed by the bearers and guards of those colors, may be finally dispelled, and the desperate fight of these Lebanon County boys to retrieve the errors of their superiors and save their
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