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eral Griffin that no military or political significance was intended in the honors proposed; that the ashes of a great man, a soldier, a Texan, were on the way to their last resting-place, and that it was unrighteous to forbid the people to lament for their dead. It was pointed out to him that a soldier, who fell under his flag, was entitled to the honors of war. Federal officers had received them at the hands of the Confederates while the flames of civil war burned fiercest. Wainwright and Lea were so buried in Galveston. Colonel Baylor stated that he buried Colonel Mudd and Colonel Bassett with the honors of war. It was argued that a decent respect for chivalric usages could do no harm. General Thomas Green, an heroic soldier of the South, had been interred with these tokens of respect at Austin, without derogation to the Federal authority. Such arguments were in vain. General Griffin was inexorable. He affected to mistrust the statements that only a personal significance sho
came pouring down the road, flanking us on the right and left, yelling like a set of demons. Colonel Butler was ordered to take the rear and contest to the last every foot of ground, giving way only as overpowering necessity compelled him to The ambulances were ordered to fall back to the brigade, under the protection of company L, Lieutenant Elliott. Companies F, Lieutenant Greer; M, Lieutenant Clegg; B, Captain Leuson; A, Captain Stretch--were ordered to take the right. Companies K,, Captain Lea; E, Lieutenant Meneaugh, were ordered to the left. The fighting was becoming general all along the lines, but our men stood bravely up to the work, and reluctantly did they fall back. Colonel Graham, still clinging to the vague belief that Colonel Foster would be awakened from his sleep by the roaring of the artillery, drink another cup of the milk of human kindness, and conclude to come to our relief, ordered a charge. Colonel Butler, with companies H, Captain Souper; G, Lieutenant Ar
dezvous at Henderson and Bethel Stations, on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. 2. Lea's and Browder's regiments Tennessee Volunteers and stragglers and unattached menst Tennessee, Colonel Browder.19th Louisiana, Colonel Hodge. 52d Tennessee, Colonel Lea.9th Texas, Colonel Maxey. 1st Alabama Cavalry, Colonel Clanton.Gibson's (Gettanooga: Don't send train or troops. I am satisfied from examinations of Major Lea and myself that the enemy has taken the back track. I will go to the tunneout 180, with two days cooked rations, under a field officer, accompanied by Major Lea, chief engineer, and had the party on the road by day Sunday morning, the ord enemy the major-general commanding directs me to say to you that he has sent Major Lea to report to you. He will assist you in arranging such a system of defense asin. Perhaps the Governor of Georgia may be able to render you assistance. Major Lea will report to these headquarters so soon as you can dispense with his servic
him? No, sah. Was your father a slave? Yes, sah, and my moder too. Was your mother ever sold? No, sah, my mother neber was sold; she was raised dere and died dere. How many children had she? I can't say ‘xactly, replied the slave, let me count jist how many she had. He commenced with his thumb to count the number of his brothers and sisters on his fingers. Maria, he said, dat's my sister dat I got a letter from home, the other day; Alice — shes dead — dat's two; Lea — I never seen her — she's dead — dat's three; I've had three sisters. Wash, dat's one; Hannibal, dat's two; Major and Jackson, dat's — let me, me — aint it four, sah? Yes. Den, I've dree sisters and four broders — dat's — dat's a ---- He could not finish the sentence. The intricate problem was beyond his arithmetical ken. Yes, he continued, in reply to my questions, sometimes slaves has got two names, and sometimes only one. My fader belonged to a widow woman, na
ction of the enemy's fleet. Colonel Bagby, of Sibley's brigade, also commanded the volunteers from his regiment for the naval expedition, in which every officer and every man won for himself imperishable renown. J. Bankhead Magruder, Major-General. The conduct of Commander Renshaw toward the inhabitants of Galveston had been marked by moderation and propriety, and the closing act of his life was one of manly courage and fidelity to the flag he bore. Commander Wainright and Lieutenant-commanding Lea, who fell valiantly defending their ship, were buried in the cemetery with the honors of war: thus was evinced that instinctive respect which true warriors always feel for their peers. The surviving officers were paroled. It would be a pleasing task, if space allowed, to notice the many instances of gallantry in this affair, as daring as they were novel, but want of space compels me to refer the reader to the full accounts which have been published of the cavalry charge upon a
al, 131, 361, 451, 452-53, 454, 563, 564, 565. Keyes, General, 72, 105, 106. Kilpatrick, General, 423, 426, 539. Raid on Richmond, 424. King, Preston, 417. Kingsbury, Lieutenant, 54. Kirkland, General, 435. Kollock, Dr., 605. L Lafayette, Marquis de, 404. Laird, Messrs., account of building of the Alabama, 208-10. Lamb, Colonel, 548. Lane, General, 297. James H., 417. Law, General, 284, 285, 361. Lawton, Gen. A. R., 110, 133-34, 265, 272, 281,284, 285,550, 569. Lea, Lieutenant, 198. Lee. Captain, 82. Charles, 426. Edmund I., 448. Gen. Fitzhugh, 271, 279, 281, 284, 300, 302, 449, 544, 556, 558, 563. Gen. G. W. C., 85, 424, 426, 562, 563-65. Gen. Robert E., 84, 99, 101, 103, 106, 120, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 269, 270, 276, 278, 279, 283, 284, 285, 287, 298, 300, 307, 309, 310, 358, 365, 366, 371, 373,, 375, 377, 378, 379, 423, 425, 427, 428, 432,433, 436, 437, 439, 441, Lee, Gen. Robert E. 445, 488, 513, 520-21, 526, 534-36, 565, 568, 569, 570, 573
lellan, McNeilly, Payne, Peters, Stanton, Thompson, Wood, and Speaker Stovall. Nays.--Messrs. Boyd, Bradford, Hildreth, Nash, Richardson, and Stokes. Absent and not voting--Messrs. Bumpass, Mickley, Newman, Stokely, and Trimble. The following is the vote in the House: Yeas.--Messrs. Baker of Perry, Baker of Weakley, Bayless, Bicknell, Bledsoe, Cheatham, Cowden, Davidson, Davis, Dudley, Ewing, Farley, Farrelly, Ford, Frazie, Gantt, Guy, Havron, Hart, Ingram, Jones, Kenner, Kennedy, Lea, Lockhart, Martin, Mayfield, McCabe, Morphies, Nail, Hickett, Porter, Richardson, Roberts, Shield, Smith, Sewel, Trevitt, Vaughn, Whitmore, Woods, and Speaker Whitthorne. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Brazelton, Butler, Caldwell, Gorman, Greene, Morris, Norman, Russell, Senter, Strewsbury, White of Davidson, Williams of Knox, Wisener, and Woodard. Absent and not voting--Messrs. Barksdale, Beaty, Bennett, Britton, Critz, Doak, East, Gillespie, Harris, Hebb, Johnson, Kincaid of Anderson, Kinc
At Humboldt, for 5,000 men about 3 weeks. At Jackson, for 900 infantry about 3 weeks. At Jackson, for 400 cavalry about 3 weeks. At Corinth, for 15,000 men for 4 weeks. At Henderson, for 800 men for 2 weeks. At Iuka, for 2,500 men for 2 weeks. At Grand Junction, for 10,000 men for 4 weeks. The regiment now at Trenton to be ordered forthwith, by General Polk, to Fort Pillow, via Memphis. Captain Robertson's cavalry to remain at Henderson; the remainder of troops now there, viz., Lea's and Browder's regiments, and stragglers collected, to be ordered by General Polk to report to General Ruggles at Corinth, forthwith. The 7th Mississippi regiment, now at Jackson, Tennessee, to be ordered by Bragg to Henderson. Organization. Three or more regiments, or about twenty-five hundred effective men, to a brigade. Two brigades to a division. To each brigade one battery of six guns, either four smooth-bore and two howitzers, or four rifles and two howitzers, or six rif
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 4: Longfellow (search)
I do not wish to return without competent knowledge of German; and all that I can do to acquire it shall be done. The time is short, but I hope to turn it to good advantage. It is to be noticed that in this same letter he declines with some indignation the suggestion of the Bowdoin College Faculty to change his professorship to a tutorship. It was a change suggested only because of their want of funds, but he emphasized his refusal. It is interesting to know that he wrote to Carey and Lea, the Philadelphia publishers, giving a list of New England sketches which he had planned, but only one of which ever appeared, including studies of the Indians, of the White Mountains, and of Acadie. His mind thus seems to have worked curiously in line with Hawthorne as to themes; and this, like his selection of a theme for his Commencement Oration, shows that Margaret Fuller was too hasty in imputing to him an exotic quality, from the accident that his first prose books were on foreign sub
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
Bartlett, Robert, 55, 62. Beck, Charles, 17. Belcher, Andrew, 19. Bell, Dr. L. V., 113. Biglow, Mrs., house of, 5. Boardman, Andrew, 9. Bowen, Prof., Francis, 44, 46, 47, 53, 174. Brattle, Gen., William, 150. Bremer, Fredrika, 147. Briggs, C. F., 160, 172, 175, 195. Brown, John, 177. Brown, Dr., Thomas, 59. Browne, Sir, Thomas, 186. Browning, Robert, 132, 195, 196. Bryant, W. C., 35. Burns, Anthony, 177. Burroughs, Stephen, 30. Byron, Lord, 46. Cabot, J. E., 68. Carey & Lea, publishers, 118. Carlyle, Thomas, 53, 140. Carter, Robert, 46, 47, 67, 69. Channing, Prof. E. T., 14, 15, 44. Channing, Prof., Edward, 15. Channing, Rev. W. E., 116. Channing, W. E., (of Concord), 58, 64. Channing, W. H., 15, 57, 64, 104, 167. Channing, Dr., Walter, 84. Chateaubriand, Vicomte, 191. Chatterton, Thomas, 114. Chauncey, Pres., Charles, 7, 8, 9. Cheever, Rev. G. B., 94, 113. Cheney, S. W., 169, 170. Chester, Capt., John, 20. Child, F. J., 183. Clarke, Rev. J.
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