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s of an heroic nature. Polk believed that no calling gave the citizen exemption from the duty of defending his home and country. As a priest, he had always remembered that he was a gentleman and a soldier of Christ; as a soldier, he never forgot that, though consecrated to a mission of patriotism, he was first of all a Christian. It certainly does not become any preaching zealot, who served as a trumpeter calling others to the fray, to condemn or censure him who took up the sword. While Cornelius, the centurion, is accounted righteous, or Abraham is justified for rescuing Lot, the Southern people will hold dear the memory of the soldier-bishop. Henceforth, General Polk was the right arm of his commander. The currents of these two lives that had so nearly touched toward their sources, and afterward had parted so widely, moved thereafter with a common purpose to a common end. Their friendship was founded upon mutual esteem. When General Polk came from Europe, he brought with him a
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXV. February, 1864 (search)
e a snow storm to-day. The President is unfortunate with his servants, as the following from the Dispatch would seem: Another of President Davis's negroes run away. On Saturday night last the police were informed of the fact that Cornelius, a negro man in the employ of President Davis, had run away. Having received some clew of his whereabouts, they succeeded in finding him in a few hours after receiving the information of his escape, and lodged him in the upper station house. long journey, and a large sum of money he had stolen from his master. Some time after being locked up, he called to the keeper of the prison to give him some water, and as that gentleman incautiously opened the door of his cell to wait on him, Cornelius knocked him down and again made his escape. Mr. Peter Everett, the only watchman present, put off after him; but before running many steps stumbled and fell, injuring himself severely. February 16 A plan of invasion. Gen. Longstreet te
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xiii. (search)
hat position the lady's husband held in the Rebel service. Oh, said she, he was a captain. A captain! rejoined Mr. Lincoln, indeed!--rather too big a fish to set free simply upon his taking the oath. If he was an officer, it is proof positive that he has been a zealous rebel; I cannot release him. Here the lady's friend reiterated the assertion of his acquaintance with Mrs. Lincoln. Instantly the President's hand was upon the bell-rope. The usher in attendance answered the summons. Cornelius, take this man's name to Mrs. Lincoln, and ask her what she knows of him. The boy presently returned, with the reply that the Madam (as she was called by the servants) knew nothing of him whatever. The man said it was very strange. Well, it is just as I suspected, said the President. The party made one more attempt to enlist his sympathy, but without effect. It is of no use, was the reply; I cannot release him; and the trio withdrew, the lady in high displeasure. Next came a Metho
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
roots of huge trees, we lunched; and at the small house, not far off, where Major Myer had his signal-station during the battle, we were furnished with rich buttermilk by a fat old colored woman, who said she was skeered a‘ most to death by the roar of the storm of battle. After sketching the charming view southward from the grove in front of the mansion, we proceeded to explore the battle-ground on which the hottest of the fight occurred. The theater of that conflict was on the farms of Cornelius Crew, Dr. Turner, John W. West, E. H. Poindexter, James W. Binford, and L. H. Kemp. Crew's, near which the artillery of Porter and Couch was planted, had been a fine mansion, with pleasant grounds around it; but both mansion and grounds told the sad story of the desolation which had been brought to all that region by the scourge of war. Only two very aged women inhabited the shattered building, the garden was a waste, the shade-trees had disappeared, and only a single field was in prepara
l. His foot was amputated. During this time Drs. Foster, Swift, and Winston, of the Eighth New York; Dr. De Grant, Dr. Griswold, Dr. Buxton, and the doctor of the Fourth Maine; Dr. Stewart, of Minnesota; Harris, of Rhode Island, and four others whose names I did not learn, one of whom, I believe, was the surgeon of the West Point battery, were attending to the wounded of their respective regiments. Private Tyler, of the West Point battery, had his thigh amputated and died that night. Cornelius, Col. Martin's servant, who was wounded while assisting the colonel to dismount, also died. Mullen, Second Rhode Island, and two of the Seventy-first, whose names I do not know, were found dead next morning. Gen. Beauregard and Col. Barker came up about 7 1/2 o'clock that evening with 150 prisoners of different regiments, most of whom were Fire Zouaves. He stopped and inquired how our wounded were getting along, while the prisoners were driven towards the Junction by the cavalry. Dur
ts (No. 174).  204Mary Ann, m. Asa Tufts (No. 175).  205Charles, unm.   He m., 2d, Grace Barnicott, and had--  206 William Augustus, m.1st, Abigail Tufts. 2d, Susan Tufts.  207John.  208Hannah, m. Mr. Davis, of Billerica. 77-133HUTCHINSON Tufts, jun., m. Mary----, and had--  133-209Hutchinson, b. Feb. 10, 1797.  210Mary, b. Mar. 6, 1799; d. aged four days. 104-144Daniel Tufts, jun., who d. June 12, 1826, m. Rhoda Wyman, May 25, 1786, who d. March 17, 1816; and had--  144-211Cornelius, b. Aug. 12, 1786.  212Rhoda, b. Aug. 27, 1788.  213Ruth, b. Dec. 11, 1790.  214Tryphena, b. Feb. 6, 1793.  215Pamela Wyman, b. Mar. 23, 1796.  216Lucy, b. Aug. 28, 1799. 104-145GILBERT Tufts m. Mary Chickering, and had--  145-217Abby, m. Fred. Williams.  218Gilbert, m. Charlotte Fitz.  219Caroline, b. 1822; m. Dr. J. E. Bartlett, and d. 1851.  220Sarah Scholfield.  221Arthur Webster, m. Anna Hooker. 104-147NATHAN Tufts m. Sarah Miller, and had--  147-222Sarah El
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
mar.; teamster; New York. 15 Mch 65; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Price, Cornelius 25, sin.; farmer; Underhill, Vt. 7 Aug 63; killed 2d Jly 64 James Island S. C. —— Pruyn, Perman, George F. 27, mar.; farmer; Lenox. 27 Feby 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. —— Watson, Cornelius 31, mar.; preacher; Newburgh, N. Y. 7 May 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Whipple, Worer; Catskill, N. Y. 9 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Dead. Henson, Cornelius 22, sin.; laborer; New Bedford. 28 Feb 63; 8 Jly 65 Boston. Captd 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner; ex. 4ry Corpl. 18, sin.; laborer; Chatham Four Corners, N. Y. 9 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Weeden, Cornelius A. Corpl. 21, sin.; porter; Cambridge. 10 Jly 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Hyde Park. Williams, Cha Hamilton, Alfred 18; single; farmer; Yates Co. N. Y. 9 Apl 63; 20 Augt 65. $50. Harding, Cornelius 41; mar.; barber; Utica N. Y. 9 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Harris, Hill 26, mar.; farmer; Jac
nnapolis, Md. Grant, George. Private, Co. B; exchanged, March 4, 1865, at Goldsboro, N. C.; discharged, June 24, 1865, at Annapolis, Md. Gray, John. Private, Co. F; roster says: Captured, supposed died, and nothing further. Name in list of prisoners, June 13, 1864, at Charleston, S. C. Green, Alfred. Private, Co. B; exchanged, March 4, 1865, at Goldsboro, N. C.; returned to regiment, July 9, 1865. Hardy, Charles. Corporal, Co. B; died a prisoner, March 18, 1865. Henson, Cornelius. Private, Co. C; exchanged, March 4, 1865, at Goldsboro, N. C.; discharged, July 8, 1865, at Boston. Hill, William F. Private, Co. A; died a prisoner, Feb. 20, 1865, at Florence, S. C. Hurley, Nathaniel. Private, Co. E; died a prisoner, in Feb. 1865, at Florence, S. C. Kirk, Henry. Private, Co. H; wounded; exchanged, March 4, 1865, at Goldsboro, N. C.; discharged, July 27, 1865, at Annapolis, Md. Moshroe, George W. Private, Co. F; exchanged, March 4, 1865, at Goldsboro, N.
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
arm of the other. The young preacher, who had been very recently ordained by Bishop Paine, if I mistake not, while on furlough to his home in North Mississippi, said in dying, God has always been with me, and is with me now. Perry, his brother, was hopeful of recovery, and said to me, Pray for me specially that I may get well to support my poor widowed mother and sisters. But he was not afraid to die. He wished all his mother's family to live so that they should finally live in heaven. Cornelius and Perry Hardin were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in death they were not divided. We buried them side by side in their soldier blankets in a beautiful grove of oaks near where they left earth for heaven. I wrote their mother and sisters of their last hours and resting place, dreading to receive a reply. But when the missive came it breathed so much sweetness out of woe and faith and hope in God and the reunion in heaven that I thanked God that there are such noble mothers to
ed before the Saviour praying for his servant? How pure must have been his life, and how clear and strong his faith, to bring from our Lord that high commendation, Verily, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. We cannot forget that amidst the darkness and horror of the crucifixion conviction seized the heart of another Roman soldier, and while the Jews derided the suffering Christ, he exclaimed, Truly, this man was the son of God. It was in the house of Cornelius of the Italian band, a devout man, that feared God with all his house, who gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always, that the gospel message was opened to the heathen world. To this godly soldier an angel was sent to assure him that his prayers and his alms had come up for a memorial before God. On him, his family, and his devout soldiers, the Holy Ghost fell while Peter preached, and like as it was on the day of Pentecost, they spake with tongues and magnified God. Thus,
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