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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Biographical note. (search)
adelphia in 1876. The ruling powers in history, at the celebration of the beginnings of English settlement on the east shores. Among his Memorial Addresses were: The Two Souls: Self and Other Self; The concentric Personalities. The higher law, conditions on which it may override the actual. Personal and political responsibility. The old flag and the New nation ; The Expanding power of principles. The destruction of the Maine ; Salute to the New peace power. The General received from Pennsylvania University in 1866, the degree of Doctor of Laws, and from Bowdoin in 1869 the same degree. His death came on the 24th of February, 1914. His life had been well rounded out and his years were crowded with valuable service to his state and to his country. A gallant soldier, a great citizen, and a good man; the name of Joshua L. Chamberlain will through the years to come find place in the list of distinguished Americans. G. H. P. New York, April, 1915.
enteenth marched via Arkadelphia to Mulberry Fork, crossing at Hanley's mills; eighteenth, marched to and crossed Little Warrior, at Menters Ferry ; nineteenth, moved to Mount Pinson, fourteen miles north of Elyton; twentieth, moved via Trussville and Cedar Grove, and arrived at Talladega on the twenty-second. On the twenty-third moved to Munford's Station; twenty-fourth marched via Oxford and Davistown to Blue Ridge, on the Tallapoosa, from thence, on the twenty-fifth, via Arbacorhee and Bowdoin to Carrolton, Georgia; twenty-sixth, marched to and crossed the Chattahoochee; twenty-seventh, via Newman to Flat Shoals, on Flint river; twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth, via Barnesville and Forsyth to Macon. Georgia. During this march he skirmished with Jackson at Trion, whose force he estimated at five thousand; also with Wirt Adams, between Romulus and Northport, who had about two thousand eight hundred men. At Munford's Station, General Hill's brigade, with two pieces of artillery, was
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 2: preparation for college; Monmouth and Yarmouth Academies (search)
id they all drank and in his judgment drink helped them to their greatness. I answered that I did not care to be great and that I was already on a pledge to my mother and would not drink. I recall this instance only to show how I felt with regard to strong drink at that period of my life. Before we graduated from Bowdoin Arthur McArthur had so suffered from drink that he had hard work to secure his diploma. The eminence and worthiness of his father, who had graduated years before from Bowdoin, pleaded strongly for him. The entrance examination was held in what was then the medical college building, where Professor Cleveland gave his lectures on chemistry, mineralogy, and astronomy. Professor Boody, who taught composition and elocution and sometimes Latin in the college, met us young men at the hall door and took us into a grewsome sort of room where there were a few chairs and every sort of article from specimen boxes and chemical retorts to articulated skeletons. Here w
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 3: college days at Bowdoin; United States Military Academy (search)
one may imagine, weariness and apathy succeeded. I was glad enough to get home to my friends and have a short vacation. The good air, the good water, and the wholesome food at home soon restored me to my normal condition, and father took me to Bowdoin for the fall term, which at that time commenced during the last week in September. Soon after reaching Bowdoin, before I was fairly settled in my college room in the south end of North Hall, I met a young man, Peleg Sprague Perley, who had beould not repress her grief. From that time it was understood by everybody connected with our two families that we young people were betrothed. I left the stricken ones to return to my school and as soon as the term was completed went back to Bowdoin for a short time. Then, hard pressed as I was for means, I took my school in the winter. During the hardest part of that winter, when the snow was deep and a storm raging, my mother on one occasion worked her way on foot from our home to the
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 9: en route to the front; passage through Baltimore; arrival in Washington (search)
placed than I am now, because He has given me the warm hearts of as fine a regiment as America has produced. I then called for cheers for New York; for the Union; for the Constitution and the President of the United States. The response was given with tremendous effect, every man springing to his feet the instant the call was made. A few encouraging words were spoken by Rev. Roswell G. Hitchcock, then a leading divine in the city; after which Dexter Hawkins, Esq., a fellowgraduate of Bowdoin, and then a lawyer of New York, in the name of the Sons of Maine invited the commissioned officers to dine with them at the Astor House. The remainder of the regiment dined at the armory. Rev. L. C. Lockwood, on behalf of a generous lady and the Young Men's Christian Association of New York, presented to the regiment 250 Soldier's Scripture Text-books and 200 Patriotic Song-books. Those books often relieved the monotony of army service, and the songs enlivened tired groups around many
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry. (search)
had been for ever laid aside, was kindly remembered by his college. On June 13, 1777, it was voted that all the charges in Sumner's quarterly bills, since the end of the first quarter in the year 1775, be abated, as he has been engaged in the army ever since the commencement of the war, though he never appeared to give up his relation to the college. Again, July 7, 1785, two years after Independence was acknowledged, it was voted by the President and Fellows (present the President, Governor Bowdoin, Mr. Lowell, Dr. Harvard, Dr. Lathrop, and the Treasurer), that Major Job Sumner, who was admitted into the University A. D. 1774, and who entered the service of his country in the army, by leave from the late President, early in the contest between Great Britain and the United States of America, and who, during the war, behaved with reputation as a man and as an officer, be admitted to the degree of Master of Arts at the next commencement, and have his name inserted in the class to whi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 5: year after College.—September, 1830, to September, 1831.—Age, 19-20. (search)
ld carry me. I did not read along in course, but took shreds and patches from one page and another through the whole forty-five. How absurd to make us thus murder our own children! The whole dissertation ought to be read, for it cannot be properly judged except as a whole. The pedant of olden times, who offered a brick as a specimen of a house he had for sale, acted about as wisely as the Faculty in this particular, thus forcing us to slice off a few bits and offer them as the successful Bowdoin dissertations. . . . Just a week ago yesterday, I commenced Walker's Geometry, and have now got nearly half through. All those problems, theorems, &c., which were such stumbling-blocks to my Freshman-year career, unfold themselves as easily as possible now. You would sooner have thought, I suppose, that fire and water would have embraced than mathematics and myself; but, strange to tell, we are close friends now. I really get geometry with some pleasure. I usually devote four hours in the
ings in Franklin place, removed, (Tontine,) 1793 Portland to Charlestown st., unchanged, Travers street, 1807 Called Sudbury, Tremont square, Pemberton hill, 1814; Tremont row, 1850, Tremont row, 1654 School to Court (many names and changes), Pemberton square to Roxbury, 1836, Tremont street, 1654 Dock square to Mill Pond, north of Hanover, Green Dragon lane, 1708, Union street, 1828 Charter to Love lane; Ellitt's st., 1784, Unity street, 1795 East of Beacon hill, between Bowdoin and Somerset street, (Valley Acre,) 1777 North Russell to Bridge, to No. Grove; See Parkman street, Vine street, 1806 Beacon to Olive; East part Coventry, 1733, Walnut street, 1799 Washington to Elliot; Warren st,, 1795, Warrenton street, 1868 Temple place to Mason; built over, (Wash'n Gardens,) 1810 Roxbury to fortifications; many additions, 1824, Haymarket square to Dedham, 1879, Washington street, 1788 Cornhill to the Wharves, 1826, Water street, 1708 Cornhill to Sav
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 2: birth, childhood, and youth (search)
em were greatly given to miscellaneous reading; and both of them also spent a good deal of time in the woods of Brunswick, which were, and still are, beautiful. Longfellow pursued the appointed studies, read poetry, was fond of Irving, and also of books about the Indians, an experience which in later life yielded him advantage. It is just possible that these books may have revived in him a regret expressed in one of his early college letters that he had not gone to West Point instead of Bowdoin,—some opportunity of appointment to the military school, perhaps through his uncle, General Wadsworth, having possibly been declined in his behalf. From a manuscript letter not dated as to year, but written, apparently, while he was a freshman. It is curious indeed to reflect that had he made this different selection, he might have been known to fame simply as Major-General Longfellow. Hon. J. W. Bradbury, another classmate, describes Henry Longfellow as having a slight, erect figure
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 5: first visit to Europe (search)
Chapter 5: first visit to Europe Longfellow's college class (1825) numbered thirty-seven, and his rank in it at graduation was nominally fourth—though actually third, through the sudden death of a classmate just before Commencement. Soon after his graduation, an opportunity occurred to establish a professorship of modern languages in the college upon a fund given by Mrs. Bowdoin; and he, being then scarcely nineteen, and nominally a law student in his father's office, was sent to Europe to prepare himself for this chair, apparently on an allowance of six hundred dollars a year. The college tradition is that this appointment—which undoubtedly determined the literary tendencies of his whole life—was given to him in consequence of the impression made upon an examining committee by the manner in which he had translated one of Horace's odes. He accordingly sailed from New York for Europe on May 15, 1826, having stopped at Boston on the way, where he dined with Professor George Tick<
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