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so posted on a neighboring and very convenient ridge and so served as to add death and terror to the terrific assaults. As his left was enveloped, Smith brought Hall's brigade, helped by Potts's, to better shelter, but lost 250 men and two field guns captured at the extreme point. It was hard maneuvering in such a storm! Nole. But there was hardly time to turn around. The attack swept in from the opposite quarter. Behind the main line of trenches, and also across the refused part, Hall's brigade was formed to face the foe, partly covered. Potts's brave men made a second line behind Hall's, without cover, and were ready to protect his left flank Hall's, without cover, and were ready to protect his left flank or to support him directly. I have never known better conduct in battle. Again the Confederates were repulsed with heavy loss or flew to the trees for shelter against the unceasing rifle shots. Again, within five minutes, the Confederates from the rear, the first repelled, animated by their officers, came bounding on. Over t
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 58: beginning of Howard University (search)
ces which required negotiation and settlement. At last, Mr. Smith deducted on this account two thousand dollars ($2,000) and the settled price became one hundred and fortyseven thousand five hundred dollars ($147,500). General Whittlesey and Mr. R. M. Hall were constituted our land agents with power to advertise and convey. The trustees authorized them to make surveys and maps, and instructed them to sell all the lots over and above the University Reservation. Later, in his report to our bohe same. Thus the treasurer now had ample means to meet the first payment. July 2d of this same year the executive committee of Howard University wrote to the board: The number of lots sold is 245, and their average value, as estimated by Mr. R. M. Hall, their agent, is six hundred dollars ($600) each, and the total value one hundred and forty-seven thousand dollars ($147,000), so that the university treasury was fairly well supplied, as the deferred payments from lots, from time to time, ca
er, Richard T., II, 486. Gregg, David B., I, 434. Gregory, C. H., II, 348. Gregory, E. M., II, 217, 218. Gresham, W. Q., I, 609,611; II, 11. Griffin, Charles, 11, 342, 343. Griffith, James J., I, 442, 443. Griswoldville, Battle of, 11, 71-75. Grose, William, I, 572, 581. Grosvenor, Prof., II, 512. Hale, John P., I, 386. Haley, William D., I, 119. Hall, Daniel, I, 386, 409, 411-413. Hall, George A., II, 445. Hall, Norman J., I, 322-324, 342, 436. Hall, R. M., II, 399, 401. Hall, Sarah, I, 37. Hall, William, II, 9. Hall, William, II, 386. Halleck, H. W., I, 189, 266, 257, 260, 266, 267, 273, 308, 313, 315, 319, 379, 382, 384, 389, 390, 392, 393, 450, 452, 490; II, 42, 49, 51, 158, 167, 169, 173, 206. Halloway, Laura C., II, 524, 536. Halpin, Artist, II, 128. Hamilton, Schuyler, I, 172. Hamlin, Cyrus, II, 511. Hamlin, Hannibal, I, 446. Hammond, E. P., II, 469. Hammond, John F., I, 105, 249. Hampson, J. B., I,