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s widows, wives, and children in the city of Nashville, who have been reduced to poverty and wretchedness in consequence of their husbands, sons, and fathers having been forced into the armies of this unholy and nefarious rebellion. The Michigan Twenty-sixth infantry, Colonel J. S. Farrar, numbering nine hundred and three men, this day left Jackson, Mich., for the seat of war in Virginia.--A fight took place at South-West Creek, N. C., between a detachment of the expeditionary forces, under General Foster, and a body of rebel troops, in which the latter were routed with the loss of a number of prisoners, a six-pounder gun, caisson, etc.--(Doc. 73.) A fleet of small boats, under the command of Captain Murray, left Newbern, N. C., to attack the rebel works on the river at Kinston; but owing to the lowness of the water, only one boat — under Colonel Manchester, marine artillery--was brought into action, and the works being found too strong, she was obliged to retire.--(Doc. 73
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
tain Berry. This flotilla left Newbern on the evening of the 12th of December. The Allison, Port Royal, Ocean Wave and Wilson were in the advance, under Colonel Manchester of the Marine Artillery, with orders to push ahead and reconnoitre, and in case of an attack, or the discovery of the enemy's batteries, to fall back on the heavier vessels. Colonel Manchester, in charge of the military expedition, anchored his steamers for the night and made preparations to ascend the Neuse River. At daylight next morning he got underway and with great difficulty forced his way up to within two miles of Kinston, meeting with but slight opposition from the gueriliver, owing to the falling water, and half the night was spent in hauling over the steamers that had grounded in the mud. After proceeding about five miles, Colonel Manchester heard of a force concentrating about a mile below, with the intention of disputing his passage. The North State was sent ahead to ascertain the enemy's pos
Doc. 181.-reconnoissance to Swansboro, N. C. Newbern progress narrative. Newbern, N. C., August 21, 1862. A reconnoissance in force to the town of Swansboro set out from Newbern on Wednesday, thirteenth August, under the command of Col. Stevenson, commanding Second brigade, First division. It consisted of a portion of the Twenty-fourth regiment Massachusetts volunteers, under Lieut.-Col. Osborn, a detachment of the marine artillery, under Lieut.-Colonel Manchester, and a company of the Third New-York artillery. On that day the transports Pilot Boy, Ocean Queen, Massasoit, Wilson, and Union--carrying a portion of the troops — proceeded through Core Sound to Beaufort, where they were joined by the others, who had come down by rail. Thursday was passed in providing the vessels with coal and water, and on Friday the expedition proceeded on its route. The Union, together with the Wilson and the launches of the marine artillery, went by way of Bogue Sound, while the ot
d Morrison's battery, it was a disastrous failure. With a strong cavalry rear-guard, I then started on my return by the direct road, took and transported my sick and wounded men from Whitehall and Kinston, bringing them all safely to this point. On the thirteenth, a fleet of small boats left Newbern, under Commander Murray, United States navy, to attack the works on the river at Kinston; but, owing to the lowness of the water in the river, only one small boat — the Allison, under Colonel Manchester, marine artillery--was brought into action. The works being too strong, she, after a gallant resistance, was obliged to retire. In conclusion, I take great pleasure in reporting on the conduct of the officers and men under my command. It was most excellent, and maintained fully their high reputation. Gen.Wessells's brigade, of General Peck's division, behaved like veterans, and reflected by their drill, and discipline, and steadiness under fire, the qualities of their commanding
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Kirby Smith's Kentucky campaign. (search)
arges are preferred, no prominent officers relieved of command, it is fair to infer that there has been no treachery, no gross negligence nor disobedience of orders, no flagrant breach of duty. General Smith had withdrawn his forces from their position in front of Covington, with the view to cooperate with General Bragg, when, on the 24th of September, he received information that the Federal General, Morgan, had evacuated Cumberland Gap on the 17th instant, and was seeking an outlet by Manchester and West Liberty to the Little Sandy. Brigadier-General Morgan was at once dispatched to Irvine, with a regiment of cavalry, with orders to get in the enemy's front, and destroying supplies and felling timber along his line of march, retard his progress as much as possible. At the same time General Heth was ordered to Mount Sterling, whither General Smith proceeded the next day. There he learned that Morgan had made his escape, having passed West Liberty. From the declarations of many
ible that the British government could consent from pecuniary motives to look with complacency on the progress of a rebellion whose only strength was gained by treachery, and which was avowedly prosecuted for the maintenance of a system which England herself had taught the world to regard with abhorrence. In thus believing, we were confirmed by the tone of the English press when the insurrection first began, one of the ablest representatives of which indignantly declared in substance that Manchester and Birmingham would be the first to reject as an insult the idea that they were to be moved from their position by pecuniary appeals, and that if any British cabinet should sacrifice the antislavery principles of the nation to the question of cotton, England would lose, and deservedly lose, her place at the council table of Europe. The exclamation of Lord John Russell, in reply to a question as to the position of England, For God's sake let us keep out of it, was followed by what is te
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
aid to Speaker Colfax that he ought to have it, adding, Tell him [Sumner] from me to hand it over. This was the President's last pleasantry before going to the play on the fatal night. Boston Journal, April 15; New York Tribune, April 17. They returned to the boat, where they remained till morning. This was Sumner's first and only visit to Richmond; and it gave him an opportunity to see Crawford's statue of Washington, in which he had been greatly interested. The night was weird, with Manchester still burning, and the flames visible from the boat, but Richmond lying in darkness. The next morning (Friday) the party returned to City Point, and (the President joining them) they went to Petersburg, going and returning by rail, and on Saturday visited the tent hospitals at City Point, where the President shook hands with five thousand sick and wounded soldiers, saying to Sumner that his arm was not tired. Works, vol. IX. p. 410; New York Tribune, April 11; Boston Journal, April 1
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
made a beginning; I mean, with its translation. Early in the afternoon I made a similar visit to Tieck, and looked over his collection of books and manuscripts in old English literature, and especially the old English drama. Few Englishmen have so fine a library in this department as he has; fewer still have a knowledge in it at all to be compared to his. Many of his notions are very bold; as, for instance, that the Fair Emm A Pleasant Comedie of Faire Em, the Miller's Daughter of Manchester, with the Love of William the Conqueror. Acted by the Lord Strange his Servants. 4to. 1631. is by Shakespeare. He told me to-day that he thinks Milton superintended the edition of Shakespeare to which his sonnet is prefixed, because the changes and emendations made in it, upon the first folio, are poetical and plainly made by a poet. It would be a beautiful circumstance if it could be proved true. When Tieck was in England, in 1817, he bought a great many curious books, and even had
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union, Company D. (search)
, m; tailor. Aug. 19, 1862. Died Sept. 2, 1863, Port Hudson. Neal S. Dickey, Sergt. Deering, N. H., Cr. Roxbury, 23, s; laborer. March 10, 1864. m. O. Sept. 28, 1865. Patrick J. Dillon, Sergt. W. Brookfield, 21, m; teamster. Feb. 26, 1864. Disch. Sept. 22, 1865. Prior serv. James Fitzpatrick, Sergt. Lancaster, Pa.. 28, soldier. May 27, 1862. Disch. May 17, 1865. Charles T. Hill, Sergt. Boston, 19, s; clerk. Aug. 19. 1862. Disch, May 20, 1865. Edward P. Hooper, Sergt. Manchester, 19, s; farmer. Dec. 31, 1863. Disch. Aug. 8, 1865. Charles F. Lufkin, Sergt. Boston, 35, s; sailor. Oct. 23, 1862. Died April 23, 1864. James Murphy, Jr., Sergt. S. Boston, 23, m; teamster. March 11, 1864. M. O. Sept 28, 1865. James Prince, Sergt. Roxbury, 20, s; gilder. Aug. 18, 1862. Disch. May 20, 1865. Albert Richardson, Sergt. Boston, 27; s; wood turner. Aug. 11, 1862. Disch. May 20, 1865. Cyrus E. Ross, Sergt. Boston, 24, s; mechanic. Sept. 22, 1864. D
e much earlier. He finished last Friday and is now with us, practically a senior two months in advance of his class. We will sail earlier therefore, most likely on the 17th of May, and by the America line of steamers from Phila. I wish you would explain this matter to Judge Pierrepont, and present my kindest regards to him and Mrs. Pierrepont. Yours faithfully, U. S. Grant. Gen. A. Badeau. Letter no. Eighteen. In June, 1877, General Grant arrived at Liverpool and proceeded by Manchester to London. From this time I was constantly with him. The month of June and part of July were passed principally in London. I have already described the dinners of the Queen and the Prince of Wales, and told of the Court Ball, and the Reception at the house of the United States Minister. Besides this, dinners were offered him by the Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lorne, the Prime Minister, Lord Beaconsfield, by the Dukes of Devonshire and Wellington, the Marquis of Ripon, the Earls o
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