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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Mecklenburg (N. C.) Historical Society. (search)
outhern Review, I state, without investigating the truth of it, that Maryland furnished more of the naval heroes of the war of 1812 than did any other State in the Union. It is very certain that the South contributed more than her quota of land troops. Not only was the war popular at the South, but the laboring class being slaves, more of the citizen soldiery were able to take up arms. For the same reason, the supplies in the Revolution and in the war of 1812 came largely from the South. Botta's history shows how dependent the army under Washington was for supplies from Virginia and the South. In the Mexican war the commanders of both American armies were Virginians, one of whom became President and the other an unsuccessful candidate for the Presidency. Two-thirds of the volunteer troops for that war were from the South, and not a single Southern regiment ever behaved badly in action. Two-thirds of the first brevet appointments given for gallantry on the field were bestowed
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 8: our northern frontier defences.—Brief description of the fortifications on the frontier, and an analysis of our northern campaigns. (search)
heir works. Montreal, being but slightly fortified, was soon reduced, and with it fell the French empire erected in this country at infinite labor and expense. At the first outbreak of the American Revolution, it was so obviously important to get possession of the military works commanding the line of Lake Champlain, that expeditions for this purpose were simultaneously fitted out by Massachusetts and Connecticut. The garrisons of these works were taken by surprise. This conquest, says Botta, the able and elegant historian of the Revolution, was no doubt of high importance, but it would have had a much greater influence upon the course of the whole war, if these fortresses, which are the bulwarks of the colonies, had been defended in times following, with the same prudence and valor with which they had been acquired. In the campaign of 1775, an army of two thousand seven hundred and eighty-four effective men, with a reserve of one thousand at Albany, crossed the lake and appr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William and Mary, Fort (search)
ched with his company, and were used at the battle of Bunker Hill. This account is in some respects clearly inaccurate, and it is altogether incommensurate with the importance of the act. The assault was made, not on the 12th, but on the night of the 13th or 14th of December—for there is some conflict of authority on this point, and there is nothing to show that any act of treasonable hostility preceded it. Sparks, in his Life of Sullivan, gives practically the same details, and Bancroft, Botta, and Bryant make only an allusion to the event. In the course of several papers read before the Massachusetts Historical Society, defending Sullivan from aspersions of subsequent disloyalty to the American cause, Mr. Thomas C. Amory, of Boston, who is a grandnephew of the general, furnishes many additional and interesting particulars besides those already quoted; but none of these writers has correlated the facts of the attack, and the exceedingly momentous consequences that directly procee
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: sword in hand. (search)
mand of Captain Lawson Botts and Captain John Avis. Their forces were variously estimated from three hundred to five hundred strong, armed with Sharpe's rifles and revolvers. I detached the Jefferson Guards, under the command of Captain Rowan, and ordered them to cross the Potomac River in boats, about two miles above Harper's Ferry, and march down on the Maryland side, and take possession of the bridge, and permit no one to pass. This order was strictly executed. The command under Captain Botta was ordered to pass down the hill below Jefferson's Rock and take possession of the Shenandoah Bridge, to leave a strong guard at that point, and to march down to the Gait House, in rear of the Arsenal building, in which we supposed their men were lodged. Captain Avis's command was ordered to take possession of the houses directly in front of the Arsenal. Both of the above commands were promptly executed. By this movement we prevented any escape. The first attack was made by the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 20: Italy.—May to September, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
and has collected from all the principal libraries such manuscripts as will illustrate his subject. He is an admirer of Botta, and is anxious to talk with you about this historian; A friend of his has in press at Milan a collection of letters from Botta. He is of our own age, and is amiable and agreeable. He will return to Rome in the course of a few weeks, and I have given him a note of introduction to you. In Florence I passed one night at Madame Hambet's, in the Piazza Trinita (not the Macchiavelli, the Aminta of Tasso, the Pastor Fido of Guarini; and much of Monti, of Pindemonte, Parini, the histories of Botta, the Corbaccio and Fiammetta of Boccaccio, &c. Since I left Rome I have continued my studies; have read the Promessi Spos his writings are full of the most fervent morality, and the Promessi Sposi will do the preaching of myriads of sermons. Botta writes with the heart of a Roman of the Empire, who saw the republic decline, but longed to bring it back. As a writer
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
0; in 1819, 315, 316 and note; condition in 1839, Il 188, 203. Boston Provident Institution for Savings, G. T. Trustee of, I. 379 note. Boston Public Library, II. 284 and note, 299-320; G. T.'s peculiar views on, 300-303, 304, 306, 307, 316, 319, 320; building for, 308; G. T. goes to Europe for, 311-317; gifts of books to, 318 note, 319; President of Trustees, 320; interest in, 333, 388, 351, 381, 82, 400, 409, 446, 487 and note. Boswell, James, I. 53, 55 Boswell, junior, I. 58. Botta, C. G. ., 1. 164. Bottiger, K. A., I. 456, 457. Boucheron, II. 42. Bouverie, Hon. E., I. 148, 363. Bowditch, Dr., Nathaniel, I. 816, 871, 891, 405, II. 190, 464. Bowring, Dr. (Sir John), II. 66. Bradford, Charles Frederick, letter to, Il 467 and note. Brandes, C. A., I. 178, II. 325. Brandes, Dr., Karl, II. 813, 314, 331. Brassier, M., I. 501. Breme, Marquis de, I. 161, 164. Breton, General, II. 376. Bridgeman, Laura, II. 194, 195. Bright, H. A., II. 400. Br
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The private soldier of the C. S. Army, and as Exemplified by the Representation from North Carolina. (search)
s their chiefest vocation. It sustained a most unusually large proportion to all other engagements of the population. They were a pure bred people. Local influences gave a variety and coloring here and there. North Carolina, from earliest days of its tutelage, had been conservative. In the period immediately preceding the war of the Colonies against Great Britain, North Carolina behaved with much reserve. She positively refused for a time to adopt the Articles of Confederation, and Botta, who has written the most instructive history of the war of Independence, says: She was often excepted from the orders in council which the government of Great Britain denounced against the other colonies. In this particular North Carolina in sentiment shared the attitude of New York more nearly than any other colony. Unaffectedly modest, the State has lost beyond reparation in divers ways. She has but recently awakened under the importunities of her patriotic women to her combined duty
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 18: certain clubs (search)
uch care upon them, he found time to give to the world a metrical translation of Goethe's Faust and an English version of the Titan of Jean Paul Richter. Professor Davidson's lecture on Aristotle touched so deeply the chords of thought as to impel some of us to pursue the topic further. Dear Charles Brooks invited an adjourned meeting of the club to be held in his library. At this several learned men were present. Professor Boyesen spoke to us of the study of Aristotle in Germany; Professor Botta of its treatment in the universities of Italy. The laity asked many questions, and the fine library of our host afforded the books of reference needed for their enlightenment. The club proceedings here enumerated cover a period of more than thirty years. The world around us meanwhile had reached the height of fashionable success. An entertainment, magnificent for those days, was given, which was said to have cost ten thousand dollars. Samuel Powel prophesied that a collapse must fo
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
of Spain, 5, 202. Borsieri, an Italian patriot, 120. Boston, Mrs. Howe spends the summer of 1842-43 near, 81; her first years in, 144-187; its workers and thinkers, 150; high level of society in, 251. Boston Radical Club, 208; founded, 281; its essayists: subjects discussed, 282; John Weiss at, 283, 284; Athanase Coquerel at, 284-286; Mrs. Howe reads her paper on Polarity before, 311. Bostwick, Professor, his historicalcharts, 14. Bothie of Toper-na-Fuosich, Clough's, 184. Botta, Prof., speaks on Aristotle, 408. Boutwell, Gov. George S., attends Mrs. Howe's lecture in Washington, 309. Bowery Theatre, fire in, 16. Bowling Green, early recollections of, 4. Bowring, Sir, John, 331; speaks at woman's peace crusade meeting in London, 341. Boyesen, Prof. H. H., speaks on Aristotle, 408. Bracebridge, Charles N., 136; travels in Egypt with Florence Nightingale, 188. Bracebridge, Mrs. C. N., 136; her opinion of Florence Nightingale, 137; travels in Egypt wit
etreat. As the narrow road through which the enemy came on was bounded on each side by a morass, he swiftly formed two of the retreating regiments of Wayne's brigade, commanded by Stewart and Ramsay, in front of the pursuers and under their fire; and thus gained time to plant the troops that were advancing with him upon good ground. This being done, he again met Lee, who was doing nothing, like one in a private capacity; and, finding in him no disposition to retrieve his character, When Botta's admirable history of our war of independence was translated into English, John Brooks of Massachusetts, who, on the day at Monmouth, was Lee's aide-de-camp, and on the trial was one of his chief witnesses, very emphatically denied the statement, that Lee had done good service on the field after meeting with Washington. Remarks of John Brooks on the battle of Monmouth; written down by J. Welles. Compare Autograph Memoirs of Lafayette. Steuben: I found General Lee on horseback before a ho
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