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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
rapid. Yesterday, for instance, I was in my white linen coat and shirt all the afternoon, and the thermometer in my tent, with the walls raised and a fine breeze blowing through it, stood at eighty-nine degrees. I could not bear the blanket at night, but about twelve o'clock a norther came roaring down the valley of the Clear Fork and made all my blankets necessary. This morning fires and overcoats are in fashion again. A general courtmartial has been convened here for the trial of Lieutenant Eagle, Second Cavalry. I am president of the court, I am sorry to say. Colonel Bainbridge, Major Thomas, Major Van Horn, Major Paul, Captain King, and others are members. I have pitched a couple of tents by the side of mine for the Major and Mrs. Thomas, for she has accompanied him again, and they are to take their meals with me. The major can fare as I do, but I fear she will fare badly, for my man Kumer is both awkward and unskilled. I can, however, give them plenty of bread and beef, bu
finement, courtesy, and chivalry. Of their keen susceptibility the mayor informed Commodore Farragut in his correspondence with that officer. When the needy barbarians of the upper plains of Asia descended upon the classic fields of Italy, their atrocities were such as shocked the common sense of humanity; if any one shall inquire minutely into the conduct of Butler and his followers at New Orleans, he will find there a history yet more revolting. Soon thereafter, on May 17, 1862, Captain Eagle, United States Navy, commanding the naval forces before Galveston, summoned it to surrender, to prevent the effusion of blood and the destruction of property which would result from the bombardment of the town, adding that the land and naval forces would appear in a few days. The reply was that, when the land and naval forces made their appearance, the demand would be answered. The harbor and town of Galveston were not prepared to resist a bombardment, and, under the advice of General
Thomas, 200. Dowling, Lt. R. W., 199-200, 201. Drayton, General, 133, 134. Judge William Henry, 629. Drewry's Bluff, 84, 86. Repulse of Federals, 85. Battle, 429-32. Duke, General Basil, 580. Duncan, General J. K., 178, 182, 183, 184, 186, 188. Extract from report on Mississippi River invasion, 181. Address to soldiers of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip, 183. Dunovant, Colonel, 429-30. Du Ponts Admiral, 64, 65, 174. Duryea, General, 88. Duvall, Judge, Alvin, 398. E Eagle, Captain, 196. Early, Gen. Jubal E., 69, 70, 72, 131, 266, 268, 273, 281, 282, 296, 301, 306, 307. Early, Gen. Jubal E. 309, 310, 434, 439, 441, 445. Extract from narrative on evacuation of Norfolk, 76. Extract from report of operations before Williamsburg, 76-78. Description of Colonel Ward, 79-82. Extract from letter to J. E. Johnston concerning Drayton's brigade, 134. Campaign in Shenandoah Valley, 445-55. Account of burning of Chambersburg, 447-49. Description of Gen. Hunter's ret
dering. A hobble. The devices are principally modes for shortening their step and thus reducing their speed, as well as lessening their inducement to stray, owing to the inconvenience of motion and unaccustomed restraint. a is one intended for training. The pads are strapped around the pastern and above the knee respectively, and are connected to each other by a rubber band rove through a staple on the upper pad, and regulated as to length by the buckles on the lower pad. b is Captain Eagle's hopple, in which the coupling-strap ring moves in staples in the fetlock straps, and does not tend to rotate the latter and thus gall the limb. c has coupling-loops which divide the abrasive motion between them. d has a strap which slips through the ring instead of turning the leg-band. Hopples. Hop-pole. (Husbandry.) A training-pole for hops. It consists of little but a simple sapling or trunk of one of the lighter trees, the wood depending upon the means and kinds
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Poems of Nature (search)
om the Spring hath gone, For whom the flowers no longer blow, Who standest blighted and forlorn, Like Autumn waiting for the snow; No hope is thine of sunnier hours, Thy Winter shall no more depart; No Spring revive thy wasted flowers, Nor Summer warm thy frozen heart. 1849. On receiving an eagle's quill from lake Superior. all day the darkness and the cold Upon my heart have lain, Like shadows on the winter sky, Like frost upon the pane; But now my torpid fancy wakes, And, on thy Eagle's plume, Rides forth, like Sindbad on his bird, Or witch upon her broom! Below me roar the rocking pines, Before me spreads the lake Whose long and solemn-sounding waves Against the sunset break. I hear the wild Rice-Eater thresh The grain he has not sown; I see, with flashing scythe of fire, The prairie harvest mown! I hear the far-off voyager's horn; I see the Yankee's trail,— His foot on every mountain-pass, On every stream his sail. By forest, lake, and waterfall, I see his pedler sh
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Appendix (search)
rt. The Huskers. The Drovers. Daniel Wheeler. My Soul and I. To my Sister. The Wife of Manoah to her Husband. The Angel of Patience. What the Voice said. A Dream of Summer. My Thanks. Randolph of Roanoke. Proem. 1848The Slaves of Martinique. The Curse of the Charter Breakers. The Wish of To-Day. Paean. The Poor Voter on Election Day. The Crisis. The Reward. The Holy Land. Worship. The Peace Convention at Brussels. 1849Calef in Boston. To Pius IX. On Receiving an Eagle's Quill from Lake Superior. Kathleen. Our State. To Fredrika Bremer. The Men of Old. The Christian Tourists. The Lakeside. Autumn Thoughts. The Legend of St. Mark. 1850The Well of Loch Maree. Ichabod. In the Evil Day. Elliott. The Hill-Top. To Avis Keene. A Sabbath Scene. Derne. Lines on the Portrait of a Celebrated Publisher. All's Well. 1851Remembrance. The Chapel of the Hermits. The Prisoners of Naples. To my Old Schoolmaster. Invocation. Wordsworth. In Peace. Ko
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Index of Titles (search)
haught, the Deacon, i. 304. Neall, Daniel, III. 123. New Exodus, The, III. 348. New Hampshire, III. 101. New Wife and the Old, The, i. 75. New Year, The, III. 63. Night and Death, IV. 328. Norsemen, The, i. 37. Norembega, i. 285. Norumbega Hall, IV. 222. Ocean, IV. 337. Official Piety, III. 168. Old Burying-Ground, The, II. 48. On a Fly-Leaf of Longfellow's Poems, IV. 409. On a Prayer-Book, III. 210. One of the Signers, IV. 224. On Receiving an Eagle's Quill from Lake Superior, II. 21. On the Big Horn, III. 371. Oriental Maxims, II. 329. Our Autocrat, IV. 142. Our Country, III. 367. Our Master, II. 272. Our River, IV. 175. Our State. III. 333. Outdoor Reception, An, IV. 294. Over-Heart, The, II. 249. Overruled, II. 311. Ouverture, Toussaint La, III. 11. Paean, III. 146. Pageant, The, II. 61. Palatine, The, IV. 274. Palestine, II. 196. Palm-Tree, The, II. 52. Panorama, The, III. 193.
dience of orders. His positive orders were, first to engage, General Johnston, and, that being impossible, he was then ordered to get between General Johnston's force and Manassas; it both were impossible, he was then directed to harass Johnston's rear; and, failing in that, he was ordered to repair to Washington and form a junction with General McDowell about the point of time that Johnston joined Beauregard at Manassas. Washington, August 3.--Letters have been received here from Commodore Eagle, who was ordered to bring home the Hong Kong fleet, (which was under the command of Commodore Stribbling, of South Carolina,) stating that the fleet was not there, but it was supposed it was not far off. Secretary Cameron goes to Pennsylvania to recruit his health. Thomas A. Scott will act in Secretary Cameron's place. The special correspondent to the New York Herald says that it has been observed for some days past that the Confederate engineers have been making observations
n their coast. The floating battery said to have been towed from Norfolk down to Sewell's Point exists only in imagination. From Fort Pickens. The United States gun-boat Wyandotte Commander Baldwin, arrived at New York on Wednesday, from Fort Pickens, which port she left on the 23d of August, touching at Key West, and leaving that port on the 29th. Left at Fort Pickens United States ship Colorado, Flag Officer Mervin. Left at Key West United States ships Santee, Captain Eagle; Keystone State, Capt. Scott; Crusader, Captain Craven--all well. Commander Baldwin reports the health or the troops at Fort Pickens good. The Secession troops have had a general stampede; large numbers of them had deserted and gone home. Major Mordecai and the Confederates. We learn from Philadelphia that Major Mordecai, late in command of the Watervliet Arsenal, publishes a card denying any complicity in furnishing the Confederates with drawings of a machine for expandin
Demand for the surrender of Galveston. Augusta, June 10. --The Houston (Texas) Telegraph, of the 17th, contains a demand made on the 7th of May, from Capt. Eagle, of the United States frigate Santee, for the surrender of Galveston, saying that in a few days a Federal naval and land force would appear before the city. Gen. Hebert was instructed by Col. Cook to say that he would reply when the naval and land forces appear. The foreign Consuls, on the 22d of May, communicated with the frigate Santee, with a view of during upon some point to be respected in the bombardment, as a reduce for foreign subjects. Eagle replied, that it was not in his power to give any assurance of security, as he could not tell where the sleet would fall.
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