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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 8 (search)
to see the negroes pass on their way to hear the New England apostle, Dr. French, give his lecture, I tried to keep him from feeling that he was losing anything, by pretending that I would much rather stay inside and listen to the music. But all the time I was craning my neck, to see what was going on. The negroes looked very funny in their holiday attire, going to hear the Frenchman, as they call this missionary from the Freedman's Bureau, expound to them the gospel according to Phillips, Garrison & Co. The meeting was held in Mr. Barnett's grove, much against his will, it is said, but he didn't think it wise to refuse, and the negroes flocked there by thousands. I could hardly have believed there were so many in the county. The Yankees tried to get father's grove for their precious conventicle, but to my delight he refused, on the ground that he didn't want his grass trampled on, . . . [Ms. mutilated; two pages missing.] We have great fears of a negro garrison being sent her
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing land forces at Charleston, S. C. (search)
bbott; 100th N. Y., Col. George B. Dandy; 62d Ohio, Col. Francis B. Pond; 67th Ohio, Col. Alvin C. Voris. Artillery, Lieut.-Col. Richard W. Jackson and Capt. Loomis L. Langdon (in charge of siege-batteries): C, 3d R. I., Capt. Charles R. Brayton; E, 3d U. S., Lieut. John R. Myrick. Total Union loss: killed, 246; wounded, 880; captured or missing, 389 = 1515. The strength of the assaulting column (exclusive of Stevenson's brigade, held in reserve) is estimated at 5000. Confederate. Garrison, Brig.-Gen. William B. Taliaferro: 32d Ga., Col. George P. Harrison, Jr.; 31st N. C., Lieut.-Col. C. W. Knight; 51st N. C., Col. Hector McKethan; Charleston (S. C.) Battalion, Lieut.-Col. P. C. Gaillard (w); 7th S. C. Battalion, Maj. J. H. Rion. Artillery, Lieut.-Col. J. C. Simkins (k): 63d Ga. (2 co's), Capts. J. T. Buckner and W. J. Dixon; 1st S. C. (2 co's), Capts. W. T. Tatom (k) and Warren Adams; S. C. Battery, Capt. W. L. De Pass. Total Confederate loss: killed and wounded, 174.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The struggle for Atlanta. (search)
and the men around me to renewed exertions, assuring them that Sherman would soon be there with reenforcements. The gallant fellows struggled to keep their heads above the ditch and parapet, had the advantage of the enemy, and maintained it with such success that they [the Confederates] were driven from every position, and finally fled in confusion, leaving the dead and wounded and our little garrison in possession of the field. . . . Corse's entire loss, officially reported, was: Garrison. Killed. Wounded. Missing. Total. Officers 6 23 6 35 Men 136 330 206 672   Total 142 353 212 707 General Sherman, in his Memoirs, says: We crossed the Chattahoochee River during the 3d and 4th of October, rendezvoused at the old battle-field of Smyrna Camp, and the next day reached Marietta and Kenesaw. The telegraph wires had been cut above Marietta, and learning that heavy masses of infantry, artillery, and cavalry had been seen from Kenesaw (marching north), I
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 14: field-engineering.—Field Fortifications.—Military Communications.—Military Bridges.—Sapping, Mining, and the attack and defence of a fortified place (search)
lel, having to contain the guards of the trenches, and being of less development than the two preceding, is made much wider. The second parallel now contains the reserve, and the first parallel becomes the depot of materials Demi-parallels (G) are frequently established between the second and third, to be occupied by detachments of guards. The operations of defence during this period are so directed as to harass the workmen in the trenches and retard the advance of the works of attack. Garrison pieces of long range and large howitzers are brought for-ward on the salients of the bastions and demi-lunes of attack, so as to fire in ricochet along the capitals on which the boyaux must be pushed: light and fire-balls are thrown out as soon as it becomes dark, to light up the ground occupied by the besiegers, thus exposing them to the fire of the work and to the attacks of the sortie parties. These parties are composed of light troops who charge the guards and compel the workmen to aba
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Union for the Union. (search)
m?--that they would survive the bombardment of Fort Sumter?--that they would at last turn upon the Constitution, which they had professed to adore, and be ready to surrender the Union which they had pretended to reverence? Brooks & Co. are like Garrison, without Garrison's virtues and good conscience. We thought the Senate chamber purged of plantation insolence, and the well-weaponed Saulsbury starts up to convince us of our mistake — Saulsbury the Disunionist. We can imagine some rebellionGarrison's virtues and good conscience. We thought the Senate chamber purged of plantation insolence, and the well-weaponed Saulsbury starts up to convince us of our mistake — Saulsbury the Disunionist. We can imagine some rebellions Abraham — the Patriarch of Slavery, as Voltaire was the Patriarch of Infidelity — we see him reading his Northern newspaper, and grinning gloriously over his grog, as he peruses the Pro-Slavery journal! Nobody will mark more keenly than the Confederate observer, the opposition to the Administration which has been gathered by the concretion of all the dusty particles of a commercial self-interest. Why should n't he be chippery? He has newspapers printed for him without cost to his own flacc
ily display, to quiet the apprehensions of the traffickers in humanity, by announcing their fixed determination never, under any circumstances, to interfere with the infernal institutions where it already exists. Ah! gentlemen! if such be your creed, God send us another Democratic President! The best friend of the slave, I have often thought, is his worst enemy. Legree hastens the day of emancipation more rapidly than St. Clair. Atchison has done more for the slave by his brutality than Garrison by his humanity. I hope to see the day when the Republican party will glory in its hostility to slavery everywhere and always. Until then, its mission must be fulfilled by individual effort and underground transit companies. Yet that there are advantages in a national creed I saw, and thus stated, after reading a speech by Senator Douglas, in which he used in substance the expression. here attributed to him: Douglas. The Dropsied Dwarf of Illinois, By brother sneaks called “Little G
es, under a penalty, within a reasonable time, to remove the future increase out of the country. His speech is devoted to the discussion of this proposition, and in it he takes the most ultra positions. The Virginia slaveholder out-Garrisons Garrison. He even introduces the golden rule as an argument! In the opening paragraph, he says: It will be recollected, sir, that when the memorial from Charles City, was presented by the gentleman from Hanover, and when its reference was opposed, mere name, but personality. That I desire to avoid. Alabama, as the reader most probably is aware, is preeminently the Assassin State; for it has still on the pages of its statute book a law authorizing the payment of $5,000 for the head of Mr. Garrison, dead or alive. The results of my journey are thus recorded in a letter from Montgomery: Contentment of slaves in Alabama. I have spoken with hundreds of slaves in Alabama, but never yet met one contented with his position under the p
w month in Virginny, and you'll soon see it done hundords of times. I have seen it done repeatedly — in Virginia, and many other Slave States. I must add one remark of this negro, which is a sign of the times. Talking of the Northerners in this section, he said: Some on ‘em, maybe, is agin slavery; but dey's on de light side. What do you mean by that? I asked. Why, de Constitution is in de oder scale agin us, and de Northern folks here's too light agin it. This theory — Garrison's Ethiopianized — was probably gathered from some Only Wise politician's speech, or allusions to the Federal Constitution. Iv. Fairfax county. Fairfax Court House a white slave his story Northern Renegades price of Inanimate real estate Free and slave labor a Virginian on Yankees system of farming amalgamation hordes of Abolitionists, perhaps, in Virginia, at A farmer's House in Fairfax county, May 18.--Fairfax Court House, from which I dated my last letter, is a vi
im that, as he was now here, he might as well see the worst of the anti-slavery phase of Northern fanaticism, as the fashionable phrase is, and proposed to visit Garrison. The planter consented, and so they turned their steps to the Liberator office, where they found Garrison, Wendell Phillips, and Fred. Douglass, and there they Garrison, Wendell Phillips, and Fred. Douglass, and there they enjoyed a precious season of conversation. Would it not have been a sight worth seeing — that conclave in the Liberator office, with Garrison, Whittier, Phillips, Douglass, and the Alabama planter, in the foreground? The planter went to his home a wiser, and perhaps a sadder man, than he came, and protested that all he could do,Garrison, Whittier, Phillips, Douglass, and the Alabama planter, in the foreground? The planter went to his home a wiser, and perhaps a sadder man, than he came, and protested that all he could do, while mourning for the condition of the country, was to pray over it. Would that more of the Southern people might come and see for themselves how basely the North has been belied!--Salem Register, Aug. 29.
ire? Suppose all men were Christians, and existed To do just what the Christian rules require? Then our Constitution had not been resisted By Northern State laws! Then no frantic ire Had e'er inflamed the Southern men, to tear From Sumter's walls our banner floating there. For what has brought our land to this condition-- So feeble now, and late so hale and hearty? Not Christianity, but sinful superstition, Inspiring a politico-religious party Yelept Republican, but really Abolition! When Garrison, its founder, took his start, he Scarce could have hoped his English Yankee notion So soon would end in war's insane commotion. But he had chosen well his field of labor! He knew the puritanic inclination To regulate the doings of one's neighbor By one's own bigotry, for his salvation! And now for ferule they do wield the sabre, Since schooled has been the later generation To hate, to execrate, and to contemn Their countrymen, who ne'er had injured them! Yes — well he chose! And well the
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