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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1849. (search)
Springfield, Massachusetts, in October, 1820, and remained with the same parish until his death, which took place in 1847. He was well known as a preacher, essayist, naturalist, and poet, and was universally respected for the pure and elevated character of his daily life. Those who remember the Springfield of forty years ago speak of Mrs. Peabody as lovely in person and manners, full of energy and public spirit, and taking a leading part in all schemes for doing good. Their eldest son, Howard, died in infancy. The rest of the family consisted of one daughter and four sons, of whom Everett was the oldest. He was born in Springfield, June 13, 1830. There is little to be told about his childhood. He was a tall, athletic boy, fond of out-door sports, and excelling in them. He was particularly skilful as a swimmer. Once, while swimming across the Connecticut, at Springfield, he was taken with the cramp when half-way across. One of his schoolmates swam out to him with a plank, b
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1851. (search)
shell have exploded, or have passed screeching by without exploding, over ground covered with troops, wagons, and horses; result, one or two horses wounded, and a few darkies and camp-followers (perhaps a few soldiers) badly scared. . . . . General Howard, who lost his arm on Sunday, is a very interesting man,—scarcely older than I am,—and the only army officer I have met who could properly be designated by the appellation of a consistent Christian ; brave as the bravest, honestly and unaffectedly believing that his life is in God's hands, and that it is, to speak more expressively than elegantly, none of his business whether he lives or dies, provided he is doing his duty. Army officers who swear as habitually as Howard prays speak of him with great affection and esteem. These few extracts from his letters can only serve to show what he was as a patriot, how clear and sound and good his judgment, and how well, even in the beginning of the war, and in some of the darkest times
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1857. (search)
rd, Esq., of Boston, for whom he always expressed great affection and esteem. That the regard was reciprocated by this teacher is apparent from the following tribute from his pen. Mr. Bradford writes: I think I appreciate the character of Howard. I know his noble and endearing qualities, his warm and kind impulses; his affectionate, true, frank, generous heart; his clear, discriminating, well-balanced intellect; his energy of purpose, decision and straightforwardness in will and action;the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment. While he was recruiting for his company in Northfield, Massachusetts, he received the following letter from his brother Wilder:— Pleasant Hill Camp, near Darnestown, September 6, 1861. dear Howard,—Advice is cheap. When lost, it goes to the moon, according to the old superstition, and does no harm. Hear mine. General Fremont is on his way to Memphis. As sure as sunrise, he will go there. Go with him. Now is the opportunity for adventu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
tinsburg, Virginia, under the command of Major-General Patterson. They were afterwards stationed for more than a month at Harper's Ferry, and subsequently at Darnestown. At the latter place, on September 12, 1861, Lieutenant Robeson, with Lieutenant Howard, having been selected for the purpose from four officers of the regiment by examination, was detached for signal duty, and ordered to the signal camp at Georgetown, D. C. He wrote home on September 14th:— Since I wrote to you I have bar Army. I do not know how I shall like it yet, but that will not make much difference, as I cannot help myself. We have to go through a pretty severe examination before we are admitted. There were four officers examined from our regiment, and Howard and myself were admitted. The examination was mainly in spelling and etymology, neither of which are particularly my forte, as you know, but somehow or other I slipped in. Every one says it is a good thing for us; and then, if we do well, we sha
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
about nine miles from Headquarters. He was last seen by a picket as he was returning, and for a long time he was supposed to have been captured by guerillas; but all inquiries were unavailing. After fifteen months his friends received certain information of his fate. Captain Rennie of the Seventy-third Ohio reported that on the 11th of September, 1863, he was going with an orderly on horseback from Bristow Station, where Lieutenant Parker's regiment was, to Catlett's Station, to join General Howard as an Aid. The road runs close to a railroad, here and there crossing and recrossing till it reaches a stream called Kettle Run. There the road is on the right of the railroad. The crossing was bad, so that Captain Rennie took another road leading off into higher land. This route returns the traveller soon to the main road, but takes a circuit of half a mile or more, going up a hill and through a piece of woods. On the other side of this wood, just before the main road is regained,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
0. Dwight, Charles, Lieut., I. 367, 368;. Dwight, Edmund, II. 133. Dwight, Elizabeth A., 1. 252, 358. Dwight, Howard, Capt., Memoir, 1. 358-369. Dwight, John, I. 252. Dwight, S., II. 374. Dwight, Wilder, Major, Memoir, I. 252-272 How, H. J., Major, Memoir, I. 30, 37;. Also, I. 406; II. 4, 6;, 9. How, Phineas, II. 30. How, Tryphena, II. 30. Howard, O. H., Capt., II. 251, 252;. Howard, O. O., Maj.-Gen., I. 174; II. 301. Hoyt, Chancellor, I. 418. Huger, B., MaHoward, O. O., Maj.-Gen., I. 174; II. 301. Hoyt, Chancellor, I. 418. Huger, B., Maj.-Gen. (Rebel service), I. 213. Hume, L. J., Lieut., I. 340. Humphreys, A. A., Maj.-Gen., I. 14; II. 140. Humphreys, C. A., Chaplain, II. 116, 117;, 159, 329. Huney, John, I. 95. Hunter, David, Maj.-Gen., I. 296, 373;. Hutchinson Flizabeth P., I. 179. Peabody, Everett, Col., Memoir, I. 150-166. Also, I. 406. Peabody, Frank, I. 165. Peabody, Howard, I. 150. Peabody, Mary, II. 172. Peabody, Oliver, Judge, I. 150. Peabody, W. B. O., Rev., I. 150. Peirce, B.,