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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 17: military character. (search)
, it was said, when Havelock died, thirteen years before Lee, at about the same age, that did not feel it to be a subject for private as well as public mourning ; and so the South felt toward Lee. It is stated that it was impossible to gauge the full measure of Moltke's potentialities as a strategist and organizer, but perhaps Lee with the same opportunities would have been equally as skillful and far-seeing. The success of the former and failure of the latter does not prevent comparison. Kossuth failed in Hungary, but the close of his long life has been strewn with flowers. Scotland may never become an independent country, but Scotchmen everywhere cherish with pride the fame of Wallace and Bruce. If given an opportunity, said General Scott, who commanded the army of the United States in 1861, Lee will prove himself the greatest captain of history. He had the swift intuition to discern the purpose of his opponent, and the power of rapid combination to oppose to it prompt resistan
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
es, General J. R., wounded, 212- 214. Jones, General W. E., mentioned, 219, 224, 241. Kautz's cavalry expedition, 364. Kearney, General, Philip, 34, 196. Kelly's Ford, 187. Kelton, General, 197. Keith, Rev., John, 26. Kemper, General, wounded at Gettysburg, 296. Kershaw's division in the Valley, 353- Kershaw, General, captured, 385. Keyes, General E. D., 140, 145. Kilpatrick's cavalry, 266, 270, 315; raid on Richmond, 323. King's division, 191, 192, 193. Kossuth, General, Louis, 423. Lacy House, 229. Lacy, Rev. Dr. B. T., 246. Lafayette, Marquis, 10. La Haye, Sainte, 420. Last cavalry engagement, 393. Latane, Captain, killed, 153. Lawton, General, 130. League of Gileadites, 75. Ledlie, General, 357, 358, 359- Lee, Algernon Sydney, 17. Lee, Anne Hill, 20. Lee, Annie, mentioned, 217, 235. Lee, Cassius F., 29, 30. Lee, Charles Carter, 13, 17. Lee, Charles, 7. Lee, Edmund I., 416. Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 6. Lee genealogy, 21. Lee
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Asboth, Alexander Sandor, 1811- (search)
Asboth, Alexander Sandor, 1811- Military officer; born in Hungary, Dec. 18, 1811. He had served in the Austrian army, and at the outbreak of the revolution of 1848 he entered the insurgent army of Hungary, struggling for Hungarian independence. He accompanied Kossuth in exile in Turkey. In the autumn of 1851 he came to the United States in the frigate Mississippi, and became a citizen. When the Civil War broke out in 1861 he offered his services to the government, and in July he went as chief of Fremont's staff to Missouri, where he was soon promoted to brigadier-general. He performed faithful services until wounded in the face and one arm, in Florida. in a battle on Sept. 27, 1864. For his services there he was brevetted a major-general in the spring of 1865. and in August following he resigned, and was appointed minister to the Argentine Republic. The wound in his face caused his death in Buenos Ayres, Jan. 21, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hulsemann letter, the. (search)
Hulsemann letter, the. During the Hungarian revolution President Taylor sent an agent to Hungary for the purpose of obtaining official information. The agent's report was not received until after the revolution had been crushed, but the Austrian charge at Washington, D. C., Mr. Hulsemann, in a highly offensive letter, complained of the action of the United States government in sending this representative. Daniel Webster, in his reply, Dec. 21, 1850, administered a very sharp rebuke, claiming the rights of the United States to recognize any de facto revolutionary government and to seek information in all proper ways in order to guide its action. The intense enthusiasm with which Kossuth was greeted in the United States led Mr. Hulsemann to return to Austria.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) 1746- (search)
ession of the Emperor Paul, who set him at liberty, and offered Kosciuszko his own sword. It was refused, the Polish patriot saying, I have no need of a sword, since I have no country to defend. In 1797 he visited the United States, where he was warmly welcoined, and received, in addition to a pension, a grant of land by Congress. He resided near Fontainebleau, in France; and when Bonaparte became Emperor, in 1806, he tried to enlist Kosciuszko in his schemes in relation to Poland. Kosciuszko refused to lend his services, except on condition of a guarantee of Polish freedom. He went to live in Solothurn. Switzerland, in 1816, where he was killed by a fall from his horse over a precipice, Oct. 15, 1817. The remains of this true nobleman of Poland lie beside those of Sobieski and Poniatowski in the cathedral church at Cracow. An elegant monument of white marble was erected to his memory at West Point by the cadet corps of 1828, at a cost of $5,000. Kossuth, Lajos (Louis)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
In 1851-52 he visited the United States and received a hearty welcome in Louis Kossuth. all the principal cities. Subsequently he resided in London and in Turin,urope, declined to lend aid, excepting the moral power of expressed sympathy. Kossuth called for private contributions in aid of the struggle of his people for indeat the National Hotel, at which W. R. King, president of the Senate, presided, Kossuth and Speaker Boyd being on his right hand, and Secretary Webster on his left. On that occasion Kossuth delivered one of his most effective speeches. Mr. Webster concluded his remarks with the following sentiment : Hungarian independence, Hungts uniform policy of neutrality in favor of Hungary. The cordial reception of Kossuth everywhere, and the magnetic power of his eloquence over every audience, were wonderful. A contemporary wrote: The circumstances attending the reception of Kossuth constituted one of the most extraordinary spectacles the New World had ever ye
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
vessel, then cruising in the Mediterranean, to convey to the United States Louis Kossuth and his associates in captivity, if they wish to emigrate to the United Sta67.] General Lopez's second expedition against Cuba......Aug. 3, 1851 Louis Kossuth and suite received on the United States war steamer Mississippi at the Dard1 Hudson River Railroad opened from New York to Albany......Oct. 8, 1851 Kossuth leaves the Mississippi at Gibraltar and embarks on the Madrid, an English passssembles......Dec. 1, 1851 Speaker of the House, Linn Boyd, of Kentucky. Kossuth arrives at New York from England......Dec. 5, 1851 Resolution of welcome to Louis Kossuth by Congress approved......Dec. 15, 1851 Henry Clay resigns his seat in the Senate (to take effect September, 1852)......Dec. 17, 1851 A fire in ibrary of Congress destroys 35,000 of its 55,000 volumes......Dec. 24, 1851 Kossuth arrives at Washington, D. C., on the invitation of Congress......Dec. 30, 1851
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
ress retrocedes the 36 square miles received from Virginia......July 9, 1846 Corner-stone of the Smithsonian Institution laid......May 1, 1847 Corner-stone of the Washington Monument laid......July 4, 1848 National Soldiers' Home, 2 miles north of Washington, established by act of Congress......March 3, 1851 Corner-stone of south extension of the Capitol laid......July 4, 1851 Principal room of the library of Congress burned, 35,000 volumes destroyed......Dec. 24, 1851 Louis Kossuth visits Washington......Dec. 31, 1851 First national agricultural convention, 151 members from twenty-two States, Marshall P. Wilder, of Massachusetts, president, meets at Washington......June 24, 1852 Congress appropriates $50,000 for an equestrian statue of Washington on public grounds near the Capitol......Jan. 25, 1853 Government hospital for the insane of the army and navy established near Uniontown, 1853; opened......1855 Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, fou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yankee Doodle, (search)
hat Upon a macaroni. A doodle is defined in the old English dictionaries as a sorry, trifling fellow, and this tune was applied to Cromwell in that sense by the Cavaliers. A macaroni was a knot in which the feather was fastened. In a satirical poem accompanying a caricature of William Pitt in 1766, in which he appears on stilts, the following verse occurs: Stamp Act! le diable! dat is de job, sir: Dat is de Stiltman's nob, sir, To be America's nabob, sir, Doodle, noodle, do. Kossuth, when in the United States, said that when Hungarians heard the tune they recognized it as an old national dance of their own. Did Yankee Doodle come from Central Asia with the great migrations? A secretary of the American legation at Madrid says a Spanish professor of music told him that Yankee Doodle resembled the ancient sword-dance of St. Sebastian. Did the Moors bring it into Spain many centuries ago? A Brunswick gentleman told Dr. Ritter, Professor of Music at Vassar College, th
tion of the dauntless John P. Hale and the indomitable Joshua R. Giddings, he stood almost alone in front of the gigantic force combined for the support of slavery; and, as the latter said, it took more courage to stand up in one's seat in Congress and say the right thing, than to walk up to the cannon's mouth. This courage Mr. Sumner had. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, he delivered his maiden speech on a resolution introduced by Senator H. S. Foote, tendering a welcome to the exiled patriot, Gov. Louis Kossuth, during which he used the celebrated expression, equality before the law. I would join in this welcome, not merely because it is essential to complete and crown the work of the last Congress, but because our guest deserves it at our hands. The distinction is great, I know; but it is not so great as his deserts. He deserves it as the early, constant, and incorruptible champion of the liberal cause in Hungary, who, yet while young, with unconscious power girded himself for the conte
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