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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 115 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 24 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 15 1 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 14 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 11 1 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 7 3 Browse Search
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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
azen, now Mrs. George Dewey, Mrs. John B. Henderson, wife of ex-Senator Henderson of Missouri, one of the most remarkable women of her time, Miss Taylor, Mrs. Beale, wife of General Beale, Mrs. Hill, wife of Senator Hill of Colorado, Miss Edith Harlan, Miss Schurz, Mrs. Schofield, wife of General Schofield, Mrs. Lord, Mrs. Shellabarger, wife of Judge Shellabarger, Mrs. Waite, wife of Chief Justice Waite, and Miss Waite, Mrs. Don Cameron, Mrs. Dahlgren, Mrs. and Miss Blaine, Mrs. Jewett, Mrs. John Davis, Olivia Briggs, Mary Clemmer Ames, the daughters of Senator Frelinghuysen, Mrs. Vinnie Ream Hoxie, and many of the wives of high officials, who were women of decided ability and rare accomplishments. Under President Arthur foreign relations were conducted by Secretary Frelinghuysen in a friendly spirit. President Arthur favored reform in the civil service, but vetoed the Chinese bill and the bill making appropriations for rivers and harbors. The President convened the Senate on Oc
. Then there was John Bell, of Tennessee, and honest John Davis, of Massachusetts-kindly dignified gentlemen; James M. Mnder man of a tall ungainly figure. He was the friend of Mr. Davis's boyhood; King, of Alabama, a man as elegant as he was sound and sincere; General Dodge, under whom Mr. Davis had served in the West; he was straight, active, prompt, and had a certdbury, of Maine; Colonel Dix, of New York, another one of Mr. Davis's old friends, who looked very reserved and soldierly amoice in the House, he was mourned by all who knew him. Mr. Davis left Washington without unnecessary delay and travelled pes caught up with Duncan's battery going down to Mexico. Mr. Davis got out of the stage, and had a few moments' eager conver harbinger of war. During the greater part of the journey Mr. Davis studied a little pocket edition of military tactics, and, there was blood upon that hand. When we reached home, Colonel Davis set about arranging his plantation affairs so as to be
the consequences to civil and religious liberty which would flow from the exercise of sovereignty by them over the country of which they may take possession? Mr. Davis then showed the fallacy of the theory that the inviolability of the law, as it exists at the period of acquisition of new territory, could convey the power to exf property which shall be admitted into any particular Territory. This was the earliest formal announcement of principles, in reference to this subject, which Mr. Davis maintained with unwavering consistency during every subsequent phase of the territorial controversies. Mr. Davis in this debate, also, for the first time in Mr. Davis in this debate, also, for the first time in Congress, discussed the burning question of negro slavery. He said: It has been usual for Southern men to decline any discussion about the institution of domestic slavery, in the midst of which they have grown up, and of which they may be supposed to know something, however vituperative and unfounded the accusation made agai
se plays take all the soreness out of me. Mr. Davis and he were never congenial in their tastes;way to the extreme end of the room, and when Mr. Davis came in they talked in whispers for some time, and eventually Mr. Davis rose, evidently declining some offer, saying, I deem it inconsistent windness. He introduced himself as Major Lee. Mr. Davis came in at once, and the handsome stranger aernment to accept it. He came to advise with Mr. Davis and to say this. Less than two months aftanford E. Chaille, M. D. Very little of Mr. Davis's time was devoted to the claims of society.apital were charmingly entertained, invited Mr. Davis and me to meet her. He told me in confidence, Mrs. Webster, Mrs. Gales, Commodore Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, of Massachusetts, and SenaMrs. John Davis, of Massachusetts, and Senator Green, of Rhode Island, with his gray-haired, charming wife, were present. Then and there c and sat down silently, and in a few minutes Mr. Davis came and took him off to the smokers, where [1 more...]
tion to virtue than to the rights of man. Mr. Davis immediately rose and replied to this insincesade. I refer to this minor incident of Mr. Davis's record because it has been misrepresented h people, with whose cause, on the contrary, Mr. Davis always sympathized warmly. He thought tempe In the course of the debate that followed, Mr. Davis replied to Mr. Hale, of New Hampshire. I qupted to keep her troops during that War. Mr. Davis was eminently conservative as well of the rim to which it was modified and extended. Mr. Davis took his own course, allying himself of neceited debate followed Senator Hale's motion. Mr. Davis took part. He said: I rise merely to masetts who addressed the Senate this morning (John Davis), very pointedly described the right of peti abate this as a great and growing evil. Mr. Davis's alert activity in the performance of the d that could be enacted for that purpose. Mr. Davis records an interesting incident of his own l[3 more...]
rritory. In a speech on this resolution, Mr. Davis said: But, sir, we are all called onanized meeting of their leading men, of whom Mr. Davis was one. But the reverse would be the ca The manifesto of the South was signed by Mr. Davis and thirty-nine other members of the House a man could do this infamy. Shame, shame! Mr. Davis and several other senators tried to save Mr.s of pottage. In a debate in the Senate, Mr. Davis saidin answer to Mr. Foote's announcement thJackson, Miss. There we remained a week for Mr. Davis to make preliminary arrangements for the proch he had been deprived. Among these was Mr. Davis, who, in reviewing the exciting contest whicffected tied up, and wearing goggle-glasses, Mr. Davis left home to begin his canvass three weeks buence of the rumor; yet the result stated by Mr. Davis was attained. The following letter, kindA. Pearce, of Kent County, Md., will explain Mr. Davis's views after he resigned his position in th[11 more...]
and plum blossoms. Sometimes a calf was missing, and then my husband went to hunt the alligator that had probably taken it. Once he had a very remarkable success in punishing one that had killed two calves. The negroes found its hole, and Mr. Davis put a long cane down it until the creature seized it in its mouth. He then put the gun on a line with the cane and shot the alligator in the mouth. He was an immense animal, and a post-mortem examination justified the killing, for the last ca, and that quickly. In the midst of these pursuits, while daily congratulating ourselves on being at home, there to remain quietly, with our hearts filled by the joy of possessing our first child, a son, born June 30, 1853, and called after Mr. Davis's father, Samuel Emory Davis, Mr. Pierce wrote, urging my husband to enter his Cabinet. My entreaties, added to Mr. Davis's unwillingness to embark again in a political life, induced him to decline; but upon Mr. Pierce urging him to go, if onl
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
, William Walker, Joseph Wall, Edmund Walsh, Henry R. Walter, Herman Will, Thomas Wishnowski, Casper Wutterpel, Cornelius Baker, Thomas Carroll, Patrick Clancy, John Davis, James Digdam, George Fielding, Edward Gallway, James Gibbons, James Hays, Daniel Hough, John Irwin, James McDonald, Samuel Miller, John Newport, George Pincharere highly promoted during the war. Major Anderson was commissioned a brevet Major-General; Captains Foster and Doubleday were raised to full Major-Generals; Lieutenants Davis, Seymour, and Hall, were commissioned Brigadiers; and Surgeon Crawford received the same appointment. Lieutenant Snyder died in November following, and Lieucatapetl, in Mexico, the highest mountain in North America, has been frequently mentioned. Captain Foster was severely wounded at Molino del Rey, in Mexico; Lieutenant Davis was in the battle of Buena Vista; and Lieutenant Talbot had crossed the Rocky Mountains with Fremont's first expedition. enjoyed undisturbed repose. Not one
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
or six wounded. an extraordinary example of heroism was exhibited during this engagement by John Davis, a Finlander, who was a gunner's mate on board the Valley City. a shell entered that vessel, and, exploding in the magazine, set fire to some wood-work. Davis was there, and, seeing the imminent danger to the vessel and all on board, because of an open barrel of gunpowder from which he had bsented him with a medal of honor, on which are inscribed the following words: personal valor — John Davis, gunner's mate, U. S. S. Valley City, Albemarle Sound, February 10th, 1862. such Medals were le number of gallant men in subordinate stations, for acts of special bravery before the enemy. Davis was the first recipient. the act of Congress authorized the Secretary to cause two hundred of James Buck,) Oscar E. Peck, Thomas Gehegan, Edward Farrel, Peter Williams, Benjamin Sevearer, John Davis, Charles Kenyon, Jeremiah Regan, Alexander Hood, John Kelley, Daniel Lakin, John Williams, Joh
his cabinet, 1.258; sketch of, 1.259; character of contrasted with that of Lincoln, 1.275; leaves Montgomery for Richmond, 1.547; remarkable speech of at Richmond, 1.548; caprice and obstinacy of, 2.21; his message to the first Congress at Richmond, 2.32; his reorganized cabinet, 2.34; elected President of the Confederacy for six years, 2.567; his cabinet, 2.567; on the fall of Atlanta and Confederate finances, 3.454; flight of from Danville, 3.576; capture and imprisonment of, 3.578. Davis, John, heroism displayed by on board the Valley City, 2.175. Decatur, siege of by Hood, 3.417. Declaration of Independence of South Carolina, 1.111. Deep Bottom, lodgment effected at by Gen. Foster, 3.340; movement from against Richmond, 3.351, 353. Defenders of Fort Sumter, names of (note), 1.329. Delaware, loyal sentiment of the people of, 1.198. Devens, Gen., at the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.29. Dinwiddie Court-House, Sheridan at, 3.539. Dismal Swamp Canal, expedi
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