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ay thither, he had as a traveling companion Mrs. Greene, widow of the eminent Revolutionary general, Nathaniel Greene, who was returning with her children to Savannah, after spending the summer at thth being infirm on his arrival at Savannah, Mrs. Greene kindly invited him to the hospitalities of ing employed another teacher in his stead! Mrs. Greene hereupon urged him to make her house his hoer, and commenced the study accordingly. Mrs. Greene happened to be engaged in embroidering on a the fiber. These representations impelled Mrs. Greene to say: Gentlemen, apply to my young friendat time, be bought in the city of Savannah. Mrs. Greene and her next friend, Mr. Miller, whom she sthat its success was no longer doubtful. Mrs. Greene, too eager to realize and enjoy her friend' who had come to Georgia as the teacher of General Greene's children, and who, about this time, becar listened to the suggestions of his friend Mrs. Greene, and undertaken the invention of a machine,
g the South her rights--never imagining, at the outset, that this could be refused, or that Disunion would or could be really, conclusively effected. Thousands died fighting under the flag of treason whose hearts yearned toward the old banner, and whose aspiration for an ocean-bound republic --one which should be felt and respected as first among nations — could not be quenched even in their own life-blood. And, on the other hand, the flag rendered illustrious by the triumphs of Gates and Greene and Washington — of Harrison, Brown, Scott, Macomb, and Jackson — of Truxtun, Decatur, Hull, Perry, Porter, and McDonough — was throughout a tower of strength to the Unionists. In the hours darkened by shameful defeat and needless disaster, when the Republic seemed rocking and reeling on the very brink of destruction — when Europe almost unanimously pronounced the Union irretrievably lost, and condemned the infatuation that demanded persistence in an utterly hopeless contest — the hea
gainst our Annexation schemes, 169 to 171; controversy with regard to fugitive slaves, 175 to 177; the Holy Alliance, 267; proposes to guarantee Cuba to Spain, 270; 499; action with respect to Rebel privateers; precedents furnished by England in the War of 112, 60; Mason and Slidell, 606: extract from the Prince Regent's Manifesto of 1813; the Queen's Proclamation of 1861, 607; demands and receives the persons of Mason and Slidell, 608. Greble, Lt. John T., killed at Great Bethel, 531. Greene, Mrs. Gen., befriends Whitney, 60-61. Green, one of John Brown's men, 294; 298-9. Greenville, Tenn., Union Convention at, 483. Gregg, Col. Maxcy, at Vienna, Va., 533. Grier, Justice, 217; on Dred Scott, 257. grow, Galusha, of Pa., offers a bill for the admission of Kansas, 251; is a candidate for Speaker, 804; chosen Speaker at the Extra Session, 555. Gruber, Rev. Jacob, 109. Grundy, Felix, beaten by John Bell, 179. Guthrie, James, of Ky., in the Democratic Convention
l against themselves. Won't it be awful for us now to give up to the d — d Yankees? Cumberland Island, opposite Amelia Island, was once the property of General Nat. Greene, of Revolutionary fame, and is now in the hands of his descendants. It was donated by the State of Georgia to the General, for his distinguished services i, Gen. Wright has issued the following order: headquarters Third brigade, E. C., Fernandina, Fla., March 9, 1862. New-Deugeness, once the property of General Greene, of Revolutionary memory, and now the residence of a descendant, is represented without protection, and liable to plunder by evil-disposed persons of all partt, Brig.-Gen. Commanding. The following additional order was also issued: Douglas House, March 6, 1862. This property, belonging originally to Gen. Nathaniel Greene, a Revolutionary hero and a native of Rhode Island, is now,the property of his grandson, Mr. Nightingale. It is hereby ordered and enjoined upon all who m
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 82.-fight in Hampton roads, Va., March 8th and 9th, 1862. (search)
was struck near him. Three men were knocked down, of whom I was one; the other two had to be carried below, but I was not disabled at all, and the others recovered before the battle was over. Captain Worden stationed himself at the pilot-house, Greene fired the guns, and I turned the turret until the Captain was disabled and was relieved by Greene, when I managed the turret myself, Master Stodden having been one of the two stunned men. Captain Ericsson, I congratulate you upon your great suGreene, when I managed the turret myself, Master Stodden having been one of the two stunned men. Captain Ericsson, I congratulate you upon your great success. Thousands have this day blessed you. I have heard whole crews cheer you. Every man feels that you have saved this place to the nation by furnishing us with the means to whip an iron-clad frigate that was, until our arrival, having it all her own way with our most powerful vessels. I am, with much esteem, very truly yours, Alban C. Stimers. Captain J. Ericsson, No. 95 Franklin Street, New-York. Official reports to the rebel Congress, sent in March 13, 1862. President's mess
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 84 1/2.-naval operations in Florida. (search)
yond, to reconnoitre and capture river-steamers. This expedition was to be accompanied by the armed launches and cutters of the Wabash, under Lieuts. Irwin and Barnes, and by a light-draft transport with the Seventh New-Hampshire regiment. After arranging with Brig.-Gen. Wright on joint occupation of the Florida and Georgia coasts, including protection from injury the mansion and grounds of Dungeness, on Cumberland Island, originally the property of the Revolutionary hero and patriot, Gen. Greene, and still owned by his descendants, and leaving Commander Percival Drayton in charge of the naval force, I rejoined this ship waiting for me off Fernandina, and proceeded with her off St. John's, arriving there on the ninth. The gunboats had not yet been able to cross the bar, but expected to do so the next day, the Ellen only getting in that evening. As at Nassau, which was visited by Lieut. Commanding Stevens, on his way down, the forts seemed abandoned. There being no probabili
January 1, 1863.--At Port Royal there is a negro under Governor Saxton's tuition, one hundred and five years old, who has just learned his letters. He belonged at first to a Governor of South-Carolina, and was presented by him, when sixteen years old, to General Nathaniel Greene, of Revolution memory, and was his personal servant as long as he (the General) lived.
uyler, and Israel Putnam, major-generals; and Seth Pomeroy, Richard Montgomery, David Wooster, William Heath, Joseph Spencer, John Thomas, John Sullivan, and Nathaniel Greene, brigader-generals. Horatio Gates was appointed as adjutant-general. The pay of a major-general was fixed at $166 a month; of a brigadier-general, $125; ofion of horse and artillery to be one-third smaller. This would have given the army 60.000 men; but, in reality, it never counted more than half that number. General Greene was appointed quartermaster-general; Jeremiah Wadsworth, of Connecticut, commissary-general; Colonel Scammel, of New Hampshire, adjutant-general; and Baron deas definitely ratified. On the recommendation of Washington orders were issued for granting furloughs or discharges at the discretion of the commander-in-chief. Greene was authorized to grant furloughs for North Carolina troops; and the lines of Maryland and Pennsylvania serving under him were ordered to march for their respecti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 (search)
excite the contempt and scorn of the American soldiers. With great generosity Virginia had sent her best troops to assist the Carolinians in their attempt to throw off the yoke laid upon their necks by Cornwallis. To call these troops back from Greene's army, the British, at the close of 1780, sent Arnold into Virginia with a marauding party of British and Tories, about 1,600 in number, with seven armed vessels, to plunder. distress, and alarm the people of that State. In no other way could sey levies, who marched to Virginia for that purpose and to protect the State. A portion of the French fleet went from Rhode Island (March 8) to shut Arnold up in the Elizabeth River and assist in capturing him. Steuben, who was recruiting for Greene's army in Virginia, also watched him. The effort failed, for Arnold was vigilant and extremely cautious. He knew what would be his fate if caught. What would the Americans do with me, if they should catch me? Arnold inquired of a young prisone
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814 (search)
Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814 Military officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 10, 1740; was descended from one of the early Quaker settlers in western New Jersey, and when the war for independence broke out he assisted in raising a company of soldiers in Philadelphia. He was deputy quartermaster-general of Pennsylvania militia in 1776, and commissary of forage under General Greene. On the organization of the national government he was appointed United States marshal for Pennsylvania. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 14, 1814.
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