hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 20 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 26 results in 9 document sections:

through prisoners, that the enemy lost five men wounded; and there was one horse captured by us. Hostilities having ceased for a while, and Colonel Monroe arriving, it was concluded to send a detachment for each of the two guns outside of the fort. Colonel Monroe commanded one of the detachments in person, and Mr. Thos. Buford, of Woodford county, the other. This work they accomplished. These guns were covered by a fire from the fort; had they not been, the presence of mind of young Frank Gray in bringing away the friction primers would have prevented the enemy from using them against us. Too much credit cannot be awarded to Sergeant Johnson, of the Second Maryland; Captain San. Goins, of this place; Mr. Albert Bayliss, of Shelby; and Mr. J. B. Gibson, of Cincinnati, the latter an old Kentucky Military Institute cadet; and also Captain Fletcher, U. S. A., and Mr. Schwitzker, for their bravery and efficiency in handling the guns in the fort. This defence would have been cr
as, or at least we be able to join to Smith's our mounted forces at Rolla. Every hour's delay of the enemy in the Meramec valley brought Mower nearer, and increased our chance of striking him, as it did the security of Jefferson City. On the second the enemy was reported massing in the vicinity of Union, on the road either to Jefferson City or Rolla, and General Smith was ordered to Franklin. But as the enemy's movements appeared to tend westward, on the third General Smith was advanced to Gray's Summit, and General Pike moved to Franklin. On the fourth General Smith pushed his cavalry toward the Gasconade, advanced his infantry to Union, followed up by General Pike's militia. On the fifth Price's command took Herman, burned the Gasconade bridge, and was crossing that stream at the old State road ford. General Smith followed him. General Mower reported his arrival at Girardeau, out of supplies, his teams worn down, part of his cavalry dismounted, and many horses unshod. Transpor
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
leave this wretched hut. We went on at a moderate walk, foundered twice in the snow and mud, and at last broke the pole, when two miles from the nearest house. So Gray and I mounted one of the leaders and rode on, fording three brooks, one of them pretty deep. It was after three when we reached an inn, and soon sat down to our bhey say here, set off without a mouthful of food. We went two miles, half on foot, and then stuck fast in the mud; and, after wasting our little strength in vain, Gray and I again mounted one of the horses, took a wrong track, went a mile before we discovered our mistake, at twelve reached the tavern only four miles from where we and, after an hour's delay, make our way to the opposite bank as we could. There, from a hill, we saw two saddle-horses and a tandem chaise coming to our relief; Gray and I took the horses, thinking a horse for each a luxury indeed. We soon reached this place, having in fifty-six hours had but one proper meal! We are in very g
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 7: (search)
d, 1854. One of the persons who was kindest to me in Geneva was M. de Bonstetten, of an old Bernese family much valued in Switzerland, whose correspondence with Gray the poet has been published, and who seemed to bring me into relations with the times of Gray and those of Madame de Stael, to whose family I owed my introduction Gray and those of Madame de Stael, to whose family I owed my introduction to him. He was seventy-two years old at this time, but very fond of society, and mingled much with it. His appearance was very venerable, but, for his age, his vivacity was remarkable. Among his kindnesses to me, he drove me one afternoon to see M. Huber at his country-place, where he lived through the year, and which was pretafter dark, and then M. de Bonstetten took me to his own house, where I sat with him till a late hour, talking of his early life in Berne and his acquaintance with Gray. Journal. September 22.—I left the city of Calvin, Bonnet, Rousseau, and Mad. de Stael this morning at eight o'clock, with my friend Brooks, who makes with
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 14: (search)
ious measure, but not so elaborately irregular as the versification of Kehama, though the same principle is adopted of addressing the metre to the ear rather than to the eye. . . . . We sat up very late, and talked a great deal upon all sorts of subjects, especially America, Spain, and Portugal, for these, and particularly the last, are his favorite topics and studies. The next morning he carried me to see the principal beauties of the neighborhood, and, among other things, the point where Gray stood when he enjoyed the prospect described in one of his letters, and the island in the lake, from which our Franklin, who was then staying at the house of a gentleman here, made his first experiment of pouring oil on troubled waters. .. . . . Southey was pleasant during the walk and still more so at dinner and in the evening, talking with great rapidity; for the quickness of his mind expresses itself in the fluency of his utterance, and yet he is ready upon almost any subject that can be
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 16: (search)
ration on the occasion. His fresh impressions of this memorable discourse, and of the effect it produced, are given in the following letter. An account of this discourse, by Mr. Ticknor, appears in another form in the reminiscences he furnished to Mr. Curtis for his Life of Webster. See that work, Vol. I. p. 192. Plymouth, Thursday Evening, December 21. . . . . We set off this morning at half past 8 precisely. Our own party consisted of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Davis, Miss Russell, Frank Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Webster, Miss Stockton, Miss Mason, and myself; but in the course of the forenoon we overtook fifty or sixty persons more, most of them of our acquaintance, and at the dining-house found Colonel Perkins, Mrs. S. G. Perkins, and Susan. The dinner was very merry, . . . . in the afternoon ride Mr. Webster became extremely interested, and I enjoyed myself as much as anybody. At last we reached the hill that opened the Bay of Plymouth upon us, and it seemed in a moment as if I
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
u will be on the floor again pretty soon, for we feel, when we take up the Intelligencer and find you are not in the bill of fare, very much as the boys of Paris did in the Revolution, on those days when nobody's head was to be cut off, and they went home crying out, Point de fete aujourd'hui. I wish I could tell you something from here that would interest you. But my shop is a small one, and no great assortment in it. The College is going on very well, as far as changes are concerned. Frank Gray is elected into the Corporation, and will no doubt be approved by the Overseers next Thursday. This is a good change . . . . Further we will tell you when you attend the meeting of the Overseers next June, and ask what has been done. For you promised last winter to ask the question, and I hope you will not cease to ask it until all has been done that ought to be . . . . We are making quite a movement about libraries, lecture-rooms, Athenaeum, etc. I have a project, which may or may no
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 23: (search)
Saxon Minister in St. Petersburg in 1810-12, and knew Mr. Adams very well, to whose son Charles he was godfather. December 6.—We dined one day at half past 1 o'clock at Count Bose's, Mr. Ticknor says elsewhere: Count Bose has been in the diplomatic service of Saxony, and was for some time Grand Marshal of the Court, but now lives chiefly on a large estate of his wife's, in Lithuania. She was a Countess Lowenstein, and at St. Petersburg, in 1810-11,. . . . knew Alexander Everett and Frank Gray very well, and seemed to remember them very distinctly. She talks French and English very well, is an agreeable person, and certainly has a good deal of talent. that being half an hour later than the King's dinner-hour. Everything was in the German style; five or six courses, but not long continued. The gentlemen rose with the ladies. We had Lohrmann, the astronomer, Carus, the King's physician,—a very pleasant man, whom I knew before,—and a Swiss baron. The conversation was chiefly i<
th regard to the horse said to belong to the Confederate States, he was sent on for examination before the Hustings Court. [This is a case that has been before the courts for several weeks past, the evidence in which has already been published.] Reuben, slave of Thomas Branch, was charged with stealing a teapot, valued at $100, and a ham of bacon, worth $50, all the property of Emma Cummings. Owing to the absence of important witnesses, the case was continued till this morning. Frank Gray, a free negro, charged with living in the city with Goochland papers, was dismissed on the ground that he would leave the city for his native county as soon as possible. James Dunn, a while boy, recently escaped from the poor-house, was brought forward on the charge of stealing iron from the Petersburg railroad depot. The offence was fully proved; but the Recorder, in consideration of Mr. youth, and a promise that he would go where he belongs and sin no more, released him. Rober