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rs, sent an army to deprive the blacks of the freedom which they had used so well. It was the attempt to restore slavery that produced all the bloody horrors of St. Domingo. Emancipation produced the most blessed effects. In June, 1794, Victor Hugo, a French republican general, retook the island of Guadaloupe from the British, and immediately proclaimed freedom to all the slaves. They were thirty-five thousand in number, and the whites thirteen thousand. No disaster whatever occurred from the humane action of Hugo. On the 10th of October, 1811, the Chilian Congress decreed that every child born after that date, should be free. Likewise, the congress of Columbia emancipated all slaves who had borne arms in defence of the Republic, and provided for the emancipation, in eighteen years, of the whole slave population, amounting to nine hundred thousand beings. September, 1829, saw immediate liberty granted by the government of Mexico to every slave in the realm. Now, i
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 7 (search)
of the plot, and evincing a greater curiosity to find how the hero and the heroine were going to be extricated from the entangled dilemma into which they had been plunged by the unsympathetic author than to learn the result of the surrounding battle. One of his peculiarities was that he took it for granted that all the people he met were perfectly familiar with his line of literature, and he talked about nothing but the merits of the latest novel. For the last week he had been devouring Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. It was an English translation, for the officer had no knowledge of French. As he was passing a house in rear of the angle he saw a young lady seated on the porch, and, stopping his horse, bowed to her with all the grace of a Chesterfield, and endeavored to engage her in conversation. Before he had gone far he took occasion to remark: By the way, have you seen Lees Miserables? anglicizing the pronunciation. Her black eyes snapped with indignation as she tartly repli
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 19: Spottsylvania (search)
great distress, but the fire becoming really heavy, I threw saddle and bridle across my shoulder and toddled into the works on foot. My recollection is that when the attack had been repulsed I went back to see if Mickey was dead, or if I could do anything for him, but that he had disappeared; that I could not track him far and soon gave it up, concluding I would never see him again. I certainly laid down that night one of Lee's Miserables, as we used to term ourselves, after reading Victor Hugo's great novel — a soldier edition of his works in Confederate sheep's wool paper having been distributed largely throughout the army the preceding winter. Judge of my surprise and delight at learning, early in the morning, that Mickey had in some mysterious way found our headquarter wagon and was being cared for there, and that he did not seem to be contemplating immediate death, but on the contrary had drunk copiously and eaten sparingly, as was a Confederate artillery horse's duty to d
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
105-106, 188; troops of, 41, 168-69, 192, 208-10, 219 Hill, Daniel Harvey, 65-67, 69-72, 91, 158, 204 Hoge, Moses Drury, 318 Hoge, William James, 139 Hoke, Robert Frederick, 158, 270, 274-75, 287 Hollywood Cemetery, 42 Holmes, Theophilus Hunter, 101-102, 107 Hood's Brigade. See--Texas Brigade Hooker, Joseph, 18, 163-66, 174, 178- 80, 191-92, 227-28, 304, 306, 339 Horse supply, 86, 199-200, 210-11, 234-35. Houston, George Smith, 28-29. Huger, Benjamin, 101, 107 Hugo, Victor, 252 Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb, 64, 115, 261, 292 Hunter, David, 308 Hunter, James, 255 Hunter, John, Jr., 195-96. Hunton, Eppa, 62 I'm a good old Rebel, 18 The impending crisis of the South, 26 Irishmen, 160, 212-14, 229-30. Iuka, Miss., 117 Jackson, Mary Anna Morrison (Mrs. Thomas J.), 160-61. Jackson, Thomas Jonathan: description of and anecdotes concerning, 97-101, 105-106, 121-24, 159-62, 190, 351, 362; mentioned, 18, 21-22, 65-66, 72, 74, 89, 92-93, 110,
ready furnished you with brief accounts of these battles as they have transpired — such as could be hastily prepared when prostrated by fatigue produced by physical exertion and the loss of sleep, and laboring under the depressing effect of a relapse from the wildest excitement and while seated on the wet grass or under a dripping tree — valuable time, in which companions sought repose. But how describe fifteen battles in sixteen days? To do the subject justice would require the pen of a Victor Hugo and as much time as was consumed in the preparation of Les Miserables. Surrounded as I am at this moment by all the paraphernalia of actual war, deadly contest still raging within hearing, ay, within full sight of my temporary abode, fully expecting the enemy to force me upon the road at any moment, should our arms meet with but a temporary and even the slightest reverse — it is impossible to describe with that minuteness of detail desirable, the scenes of strife that have passed under my<
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
llions, que se seraient comptes avec nous les admirateurs de Lincoln, et les partisans des opinions auxquelles il voua sa vie, et que sa mort a consacrees. Veuillez agreer, Madame, l'hommage de notre profond respect. Les membres du Comite: Etienne Arago, Ch. L. Chassin. L. Greppo, Laurent Pichat, Eng. Despois, L. Kneip, C. Thomas Albert, J. Michelet, Jules Barni, T. Delord, V. Chauffour, E. Littre, V. Schoelcher, V. Joigneaux, V<*> Mangin, Edgar Quinet, Louis Blanc, Eugene Pelletan, Victor Hugo. Translation. Paris, October 13, 1866. Madam:-- We have been charged with the duty of presenting to you the medal in honor of the great and honest man whose name you bear, and which 40,000 French citizens have caused to be struck, with a desire to express their sympathy for the American Union, in the person of one of its most illustrious and purest representatives. If France possessed the liberty enjoyed by republican America, we would number with us not merely thousands, but
r one moment misled or confused by the Confederates' pretensions as to reserved rights and constitutional liberty. Their instinct at once recognized their deadly foe through all his specious disguises. Men who had, as conspirators and revolutionists, been tenanting by turns the dungeons and dodging the gibbets of Divine right from boyhood, repudiated with loathing any affiliation with this rebellion; and no word of cheer ever reached the ears of its master-spirits from Kossuth, Mazzini, Victor Hugo, Ledru Rollin, Louis Blanc, Garibaldi, or any other of those who, defying the vengeance of despots, have consecrated their lives and sacrificed personal enjoyment to the championship of the Rights of Man. III. The Confederates had vastly the advantage in the familiarity of their people with the use of arms, A Southern gentleman, writing from Augusta, Ga., in February, 1861, said: Nine-tenths of our youth go constantly armed; and the common use of deadly weapons is quite disrega
ts strongly urged him to the same dishonor. But he never hesitated an instant, and uniformly justified the coalition, and openly defended it in every presence and to the most unwilling ears. In his personal relations the same traits are observable. He is quite too ready, I have sometimes thought, to forgive (he never forgets) injuries, but his memory never fails as to his friends. The basis of Napoleon's character, says Gourgand, was a pleasant humor. And a man who jests, continues Victor Hugo, at important junctures, is on familiar terms with events. A pleasant humor and a lively wit, and their constant exercise, are the possession and the habit of General Butler. Everybody has his anecdote of him. Let me refer to one anecdote of him in this respect, and that shall suffice for the hundreds that I might recall. The General was a member of our House of Representatives one year when his party was in a hopeless and impotent minority, except on such occasions as he contrived
0. Homans, Charles E., locomotive, 202. Hotel Chamberlain, Washington, Mahone's letter to Lacy written at, 881. Hood, General, reference to, 655; and Batte's battalions of Virginia militia, 679. Hopping, Nicholas, teacher, anecdote of, 56. Howard, Gen. O. O., graduate of West Point, 58. Howe, Elias, reference to, 1007. Hudson Bay Company, 1001. Hudson, Chaplain, attacks Butler in New York Evening Post, 833; reports to Butler, 833-835; arrested, 835; released, 836. Hugo, Victor, quoted, 997. Humphreys, Maj.-Gen. A. A., reference to book published by, 738, 741. Hunton, Brig.-Gen., Eppa, reference to, 620. I Ingalls, General, ordered to furnish transportation for Roanoke expedition, 783; Butler incurs enmity of, 832. Interchangeable Bonds, proposition in regard to, 956, 957. Ipswich Bay, Butler's summer home near, 919. Ironsides, The, of U. S. Navy, at Fort Fisher, 798. Isham, Governor, reference to, 765. Isthmus of Darien, Butler's sche
be otherwise, as the converging fire of the enemy was plainly crushing. When the enemy charged upon our men they met their masters, and were invariably beaten back, terribly damaged. But their bellowing batteries, the smoke of which rushed from nearly every clump of pines — batteries opened out here and there, as occasion offered, as if the country were literally full of them — and the swarm of sharp-shooters, secure in rifle-pits and behind a stone wall, and in a sunken road, like that Victor Hugo finds on the field of Waterloo, were too much for the naked valor of our infantry. No troops in the world would have won a victory if placed in the position ours were. Few armies, however renowned, would have stood as well as ours did. It can hardly be in human nature for men to show more valor, or generals to manifest less judgment, than were perceptible on our side that day. It was with a deep sense of relief that I saw the sun go down, and felt that in a little while darkness woul
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