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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-third regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
of the regiment re-enlisted, and in January returned to Massachusetts for furlough. The regiment moved to Portsmouth in January, 1864, engaging under command of Colonel Elwell in an expedition to Smithfield in April. As part of Heckman's Red Star Brigade, and serving with General Butler's forces at Bermuda Hundred, it was present at the engagement at Walthal Junction and active at Arrowfield Church; it took part early in the morning of May 16 at Drewry's Bluff, with great loss; Lieutenant-Colonel Chambers was mortally wounded, Captain Raymond taking command of the regiment. It formed part of the forces sent to join the Army of the Potomac, and, reaching Cold Harbor June 1, took active part in the operations there, moving afterward to Petersburg, and taking part in the siege. On September 4 it was ordered to New Berne and stationed on the south side of the Trent River. On September 26 those of the regiment whose term of service had expired were ordered to Massachusetts for muster
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Spenser (search)
or Magistrates and Warner's Albion's England,—and not long after it came the Polyolbion of Drayton and the Civil Wars of Daniel. This was the period of the saurians in English poetry, interminable poems, book after book and canto after canto, like far-stretching vertebrae, that at first sight would seem to have rendered earth unfit for the habitation of man. They most of them sleep well now, as once they made their readers sleep, and their huge remains lie embedded in the deep morasses of Chambers and Anderson. We wonder at the length of face and general atrabilious look that mark the portraits of the men of that generation, but it is no marvel when even their relaxations were such downright hard work. Fathers when their day on earth was up must have folded down the leaf and left the task to be finished by their sons,—a dreary inheritance. Yet both Drayton and Daniel are fine poets, though both of them in their most elaborate works made shipwreck of their genius on the shoal of a
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 1: Maryland in its Origin, progress, and Eventual relations to the Confederate movement. (search)
ould weather the storm, and that the tornado could be stilled by resolving and asserting that the wind was not blowing. As soon as the conference convention reassembled on the 12th of March in Baltimore, the party of action asserted itself. Judge Chambers, ex-United States senator and ex-judge of the court of appeals, was made president, and a committee on resolutions appointed. The majority of the committee reported a set of resolutions of generalities—devotion to the Union, and opposition tnion, and would remit to each State its original sovereign right to provide for its own safety and welfare, in any manner it decided to pursue. These resolutions would have been passed, but they met such violent opposition from the old men ( Judge Chambers declared he would leave the chair and the convention if they were passed) that their author left the conference in disgust and returned home, where he promptly organized a military company for home defense and to resist invasion by foreign tr
Ninth Virginia (U. S. A.), reported that he was awakened by a shot, and saw the street full of rebel cavalry, dressed in gray uniforms, yelling at the top of their voices. He went out of the back window and into the woods, and found on his subsequent return that all his comrades had been gobbled except those who were as lucky as himself. In Wyoming county, near where Floyd was stationed, in Tazewell, a daring cavalry raid was made by Captains Straton and Witcher, joining the companies of Chambers and Beckley at Horse Pen, and several skirmishes were fought, in which brave men fell, Straton and Witcher both being reported dangerously wounded. Early in August, General Cox was still at Flat Top mountain and Brook at Meadow Bluff, on opposite sides of the junction of the New and Greenbrier, before which lay Colonel Hayes near Pack's ferry, maintaining the communications of the two commands. Before him, about the Narrows, was General Loring with the Confederate forces. On August 6th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fortification and siege of Port Hudson—Compiled by the Association of defenders of Port Hudson; M. J. Smith, President; James Freret, Secretary. (search)
day, May 27th), the enemy had been making active demonstrations against Colonel Johnson's position. Sharpshooters had become so annoying as to seriously interfere with the construction of the heavy earth worths necessary for the defence of this most exposed position. On the extreme left, commanded by Colonel Shelby, the enemy had not been idle while making his approaches in the direction of the mill. On Monday, the 25th of May, he advanced in heavy force through the plantations of Captain Chambers, Mr. Flowers, and Mrs. Houston, halting at Sandy creek, where they began the construction of a pontoon bridge. By Tuesday night, the 26th, it was completed, and everything ready for an advance in that direction. We had, at that time, learned that the enemy's extreme right was composed of negro troops. The total casualties on the left wing, up to this time, amounted to about forty killed, wounded and missing. The left slept on their arms on Tuesday night, the 26th of May. During
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.37 (search)
native (Madison) County, State of Mississippi, to make record, as well as comparison of the boys who volunteered from that county, and I tender my thanks to the Canton Picket and Canton Times for kindly aiding in the matter. It will be noted that six entered the service at fifteen, twenty-nine at sixteen, and five at seventeen years of age. It is almost certain the list is incomplete, but I am only able to give the following: Richard Courtney, fifteen; Landon C. Cheek, fifteen; Mat Chambers, fifteen; W. L. McKee, fifteen; Joseph Tucker, fifteen; Charles Vanhouten, fifteen; Leon Bailey, sixteen; A. B. Coleman, sixteen; Horace Coleman, sixteen; W. F. Dancy, sixteen; Addison Dancy, sixteen; James Dancy, sixteen; James Dinkins, sixteen; W. Scott Field, sixteen; Wesley Drane, sixteen; Richard Denson, sixteen; David Galtney, sixteen; J. M. Grafton, sixteen; W, H. Howcott, sixteen; J. P. Hickman, sixteen; Charles Handy, sixteen; Junius Mahoon, sixteen; Robert M. Mosby, sixteen; H. D.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
major, corps of cavalry, May, 1861; lieutenant-colonel, Ninth Virginia Cavalry, December, 1861; colonel, Ninth Virginia Cavalry, March, 1862; brigadier-general, September 15, 1862; major-general, April 23, 1864; died at Ravensworth, Fairfax county, Va., October 15, 1891. Regiments, Virginia Cavalry, and Second Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, and McGregor's Battery of Artillery, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Army of Northern Virginia; division in June, 1864, composed of the cavalry brigades of Chambers, Barringer and Roberts, and two batteries of artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. R. D. Lilley, major Twenty-fifth Virginia Regiment Infantry, January 28, 1863; lieutenant-Colonel, Twenty-fifth Virginia Regiment Infantry, August 27, 1863; brigadier-general, May 31, 1864; died at Staunton, Va., November 12, 1886. Commands—Brigade composed of the Thirteenth, Forty-ninth, Twenty-fifth, Fifty-second and Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiments (formerly Pegram's brigade); Ramseur's Division, Earl
e First Congregational Society, the bodies of her mother Sybil Chadwick, and aunt Creasey Kent; also the body of herself [and servant Sylvia Bracy]. This conveyance, never recorded, was voluntarily surrendered to Benjamin Cutter, administrator of Ephraim Cutter's estate, the bodies severally deposited in said tomb having been removed to another built by Miss Chadwick for herself in the same grounds. Chamberlin, Mehitable, and William Butterfield, m. 1 May, 1740. See Butterfield (2). Chambers, William, s. of John of Boston—born here—bap. 8 June, 1740. Champney, Daniel, Jr., m. Hannah Emmons, 22 Sept. 1746. Nathan of Camb. and Elizabeth Osborn, of Charlestown this Pet., m. 23 June, 1760. (See Paige, 508; Wyman, 200) Chandler, Daniel, and Susanna Downing, of Lexington, m. 19 May, 1817. Cheever, William, s. of William of Boston, b. July, bap. 2 Aug. 1752. Childs, Amos, who d. 25 Jan. 1819, a. 41, had w. Sally, adm. to the ch. and baptized 11 Apr. 1819, and chil. So<
Cannon, 347 Capell, 201, 210 Capen, 201, 227, 286 Carleton or Carlton, 172, 176 Carlisle, 141, 201, 278 Carnes, 136, 201 Carrigan, 342 Carroll, 201, 300, 339, 344, 345 Carter, 38, 94, 95, 172, 173, 189, 201, 202,212, 268, 279, 318, 327 Carteret and DeCarteret, 22, 27, 38, 167, 168, 199, 202, 203, 279, 318 Carthew, 16, 16 Cassidy, 348 Ceiley, 166 Center, 68 Chadwick, 149,184, 203 Chaffin, 344, 346 Chamberlain and Chamberlin, 9,199, 103,229 Chambers, 203 Champney, 20, 203, 236, 279 Chandler, 145, 203, 234 Charles Edward, 60 Chase, 140, 171 Chauncey, 31 Cheever, 203, 217 Chick, 348 Child and Childs, 108, 203, 204, 236, 244, 276, 284, 336 Chisholm, 340 Chrissen, 28, 204 Churchill, 204, 251 Churchman, 348 Claffey, 348 Clancy, 344, 346 Clap, 24 Clark and Clarke, 58, 60, 86, 107, 124, 140, 164, 166, 171, 177, 184, 196, 197, 204, 224, 240, 241, 272, 280, 298, 314, 315, 341, 343, 360 Clay, 20
Parliament of England cannot extend their jurisdiction beyond their constituents. Advancing the powers of the Parliament of England, by breaking the rights of the Parliaments of America, may in time have its effects. If this writer succeeds, said Bernard, a civil war must ensue; Bernard to Shelburne, 24 August, 1767. and the prediction was well founded, for the King, on his part, was irrevocably bent on giving effect to the new system. Minute Book, XXXVIII. 459. Whitehall Treasury Chambers, 27 August, 1767. The Act suspending the legislative functions of New-York increased the discontent. The danger of the example was understood; and while patriots of Boston encouraged one another to justify themselves in the eye of the present and of coming generations, Sui Imperator, in Boston Gazette, 648, 3, 1; 31 August, 1767. Chap. XXX.} 1767. Aug. they added, Our strength consists in union. Let us, above all, be of one heart and one mind.—Call on our sister Colonies to join
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