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hich they were deposited to await final and more public obsequies. On the route to the chapel the band played dirges, and the rapidly-gathered crowds uncovered as the procession moved past.--Boston Transcript, May 2. The Montgomery (Ala.) Weekly Post of this day, says:--There is no longer any doubt as to the position of General Scott. His general order of April 19 will satisfy the most skeptical. He will prove false to the mother which gave him birth. --(See Doc. 68, p. 78.) Lieut. Collier, of the United States marines, attached to the Minnesota, raised the American flag to-day on the steeple of the Old South Church at Boston, Mass. At noon the star-spangled banner was raised with great demonstration of enthusiasm from the post-office and custom-house at Baltimore, Md., by order of the newly-appointed officials. A large crowd assembled in front of the custom-house to witness the flag-raising. A new flag-staff was erected over the portico, and at precisely quarter to t
th Jeff Davis in relation to the defence of the city. The General Assembly resolved that the capital of the State should be defended to the last extremity. Governor Letcher issued a proclamation calling all the officers out of service, and others who were willing to unite in defending the capital, to meet at the City Hall that evening. The meeting was held amid great excitement and enthusiasm. The action of the Governor was warmly commended.--(Doc. 109.) In the Senate of Virginia Mr. Collier submitted a joint resolution declaring that slavery is the fundamental doctrine of Southern civilization.--(See Supplement.) A skirmish took place, nine miles east of Batesville, Arkansas, between a party of the Fifth Illinois cavalry, under Lieut. Smith, and a small force of the enemy. The rebels were repulsed, leaving in the hands of the Unionists, a major, a captain, and one private. The Union party lost none.--Missouri Democrat. Alexander H. Brown, Assistant Provost-Marsh
from obtaining possession of the town. The boys went in with a yell, and the battalions, severally commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Vimont, and Majors Bradley and Collier, succeeded in repulsing the enemy at every point, and for some three hours held the town against every odds brought to bear against it. After the enemy commenced old Murfreesboro road, which force was being constantly augmented by the arrival of fresh detachments. Having reported the state of affairs in that direction, Major Collier was ordered to take a force to the support of Gruelle, and hold the chain of hills on the left of camp at all hazards until nightfall. Shortly after Collier hCollier had taken his position, heavy volleys were heard immediately in front, and riderless horses and panic-stricken rebels emerged from the woods and made for the river in hot haste. They had been surprised and attacked on their flank and rear by the Fourth Kentucky, (Colonel Cooper,) Sixth Kentucky, (Colonel Watkins,) Ninth Pennsylvani
Doc. 167.-Virginia peace resolutions. In the Senate of Virginia, September ninth, 1863, Mr. Collier, of Petersburgh, submitted the following preamble and joint resolutions: Whereas, the Constitution of the Federal Union of the late United States was established by the sovereign, separate action of the nine States by which it was first formed, and the number of the United States was afterward, from time to time, enlarged by the admission of other States separately; and, whereas, that Constitution failed to incorporate or indicate any method by which any one or more of the States might peaceably retire from the obligations of Federal duty imposed by it on each and every other State in the Union; and, whereas, it is consistent with the republican creed, on which the whole complex system is founded, that a majority of the States might peacefully disannul the compact as to any party to it; and, whereas, a conjunction in the Federal relations of the United States did arise in 1
When the affair was ended, Captains Colquitt and Lamb both made speeches to the command, and complimented them on their gallant and soldierly bearing. Gen. Gwynn, who was present during a part of the engagement, also spoke in high terms of the bravery that the troops exhibited. As usual, in the battles that have thus far occurred during the present singular war, nobody was hurt. That is, nobody on our side, except one man who got a bruised shin from a spent fragment of a shell, and Col. Collier, aid to Gen. Gwynn, who, I learn, was rapped so severely over the knuckles by a flying splinter, as to damage his hand somewhat. These, I believe, are the only casualties, great or small, that occurred on our side. On the part of the enemy, the list, it is to be hoped, presents a bloodier appearance. Last night, four of the heaviest guns, and a force of nearly a thousand men, were moved down to the point. It was expected that warm work would occur there this morning, but up to the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 2: school days and early ventures (search)
by posting the ledgers of a business man in Haverhill. Through Garrison he was offered the editorship of a weekly temperance paper called The Philanthropist, in Boston, and wrote the following letter to his friend Thayer, asking his advice as to acceptance. It shows, better than anything else, his condition of mind at the period. Shad Parish, 28th of 11th mo., 1828. Friend A. W. Thayer,--I have been in a quandary ever since I left thee, whether I had better accept the offer of Friend Collier, or nail myself down to my seat,--for, verily, I could not be kept there otherwise,--and toil for the honourable and truly gratifying distinction of being considered a good cobbler. . . . No — no — friend, it won't do. Thee might as well catch a weasel asleep, or the Old Enemy of Mankind in a parsonage-house, as find me contented with that distinction. I have renounced college for the good reason that I have no disposition to humble myself to meanness for an education --crowding myself
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
Civil War, 90, 168, 176. Claflin, Mary B., 100, 159; her personal Recollections of John G. Whittier, quoted, 99, 101, 102, 110-112, 116, 117, 125, 126, 130, 136, 172. Claflin, Hon., William, 99. Clarkson, Thomas, 33. Clay, Henry, 42, 68, 69, 77; Whittier friendly to, 26; opposed to, 49. Clayton, Mr., 181. Coates, Lindley, 52. Coffin, Joshua, 18, 53; description of, 19. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 76,104; quoted, 77; his Christabel, mentioned, 162. Coleridge, Sara, 36. Collier, Mr., 32. Columbia College, 35. Concord, Mass., 111. Concord, N. H., 58, 61, 65. Congress, United States, 39, 40, 42, 43, 138. Country Brook, 6, 7, 11. Covington, Ky., 137. Cowper, William, his Lament for the Royal George, mentioned, 159. Crandall, Dr., Reuben, imprisoned, 48; death, 49. Cushing, Caleb, 40, 42, 69, 77; candidate for Congress, 41; elected, 43; defeated, 43, 44. D. Dana, R. H., 42. Danvers, Mass., 97, 180. Dartmouth College, 19. Declaration of Independence
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 22 (search)
my heat would say. In Canto VI, 1. 396, the Scottish boune has been changed to bound, and eight lines below, the old word barded has become barbed ; and these are but a few among many examples. When we turn to Shakespeare, we find less direct service of this kind required than in the minor authors; less need of the microscope. At any rate, the variations have all been thoroughly scrutinized, and no flagrant changes have come to light since the disastrous attempt in that direction of Mr. Collier in 1852. On the other hand, we come to a new class of variations, which it would have been well perhaps to have stated more clearly in the volumes where they occur; namely, the studied omissions, in Rolfe's edition, of all indecent words or phrases. There is much to be said for and against this process of Bowdlerizing, as it was formerly called; and those who recall the publication of the original Bowdler experiment in this line, half a century ago, and the seven editions which it went
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 15: mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord 1908-1910; aet. 89-91 (search)
e one. The stage of the Metropolitan Opera House was filled with dignitaries, delegates from other States, foreign diplomats in brilliant uniforms. The only woman among them was the little figure in white, to greet whom, as she came forward on her son's arm, the whole great assembly rose and stood. They remained standing while she read her poem in clear unfaltering tones; the applause that rang out showed that she had once more touched the heart of the public. This poem was printed in Collier's Weekly, unfortunately from a copy made before the last verse was finished to her mind. This distressed her. Let this be. A lesson! she said. Never print a poem or speech till it has been delivered; always give the eleventh hour its chance! This eleventh hour brought a very special chance; a few days before, the world had been electrified by the news of Peary's discovery of the North Pole: it was the general voice that cried through her lips,-- The Flag of Freedom crowns the Pole!
a planter, and his mother a daughter of Capt. Anthony Winston. By the death of his father, which occurred in his infancy, he was left to the sole care of his mother, a lady of great mental force. After a course of study at Clinton college, Tennessee, he prepared himself for the profession of law; was admitted to the bar in 1842, when he located in Gainesville. Being in the same year elected district solicitor, he held the office until 1851, when he removed to Pickens county. In 1853 Governor Collier appointed him to the same office to fill a vacancy. He was elected a judge of the circuit court in 1855, and held this position until January, 1858, when he removed to Cahaba. Upon the secession of Alabama he was sent as a commissioner to Mississippi. In the spring of 1861, he in company with Isham W. Garrott raised the Twentieth regiment of infantry, and at its organization Garrott was elected colonel and Pettus, major. On October 8th he was made lieutenant-colonel of the regiment
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