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h the flag was defended. At a meeting of the cashiers of the Associated Banks of Baltimore, to-day, all the Banks being represented, the following resolution was unanimously adopted, namely: Resolved, That United States Demand Treasury Notes shall be received by the Associated Banks of Baltimore, on and after Saturday, the twenty-second inst., without limit, on deposit. This day a boat-fight took place at Mosquito Inlet, Florida, in which Lieut. Commanding T. A. Budd, and Acting Master Mather, together with three sailors of the United States Navy, were killed.--(Doc. 102.) The Norfolk Day Book of this day complains that drunkenness is frightfully on the increase in Virginia. It firmly denounces the officers and soldiers, but censures the civilians less harshly. Here is a portion of its remarks: whisky — whisky — whisky.--In the cars, at the shanties, at the groceries, in village taverns and city hotels — whisky. Officers with gold lace wound in astonishing i<
of the corps, that I should recommend Brigadier-Generals Hovey, Carr, and Osterhaus, for promotion; also, Colonels Slack, Stone, Kaigwin, Landrum, Lindsey, and Mudd. The skill, valor, and services of those officers entitle them to it. Not having received the reports of Generals Blair, Smith, and Quimby, I have been unable to furnish a more particular account of the operations of these commands. To the members of my staff I am largely indebted for zealous and valuable assistance. Colonel Mather, acting chief of staff of artillery and of ordnance; Colonel Mudd, Chief of Cavalry; Lieutenant-Colonel Pardee, acting Inspector-General; Lieutenant-Colonel Warmoth, Aid-de-camp; Lieutenant-Colonel Scates, A. A. General, and Major Butler, Provost-Marshal-all have been active and eminently useful in their respective spheres of duty. Lieutenant-Colonel Warmoth, while by my side, during the assault of the twenty-second ultimo, was severely wounded. Lieutenants Haine, Chief Engineer of t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Minor operations of the South Atlantic squadron under Du Pont. (search)
maintaining the blockade and in strengthening the extended line of maritime occupation, which now reached from Georgetown, in South Carolina, to Mosquito Inlet, in Florida. Small encounters were frequent, and important captures of blockade-runners were made from time to time, but nothing occurred in the nature of a sustained offensive movement. A boat reconnoissance in April from the Penguin and Henry Andrew, at Mosquito Inlet, resulted in the capture of the party and the death of Budd and Mather, the commanding officers of the two ships. A small flotilla occupied the St. John's River, and was constantly engaged in conflicts with guerrillas on the banks of the stream and its tributaries. In one of these encounters Lieutenant John G. Sproston, of the Seneca, an officer of high reputation for gallantry, was killed. The yacht America, the famous winner of the Queen's Cup, was found sunk in one of the neighboring creeks and was recovered. In the North and South Edisto Lieutenant Rhin
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
ich had been transhipped from the British port of Nassau. The boats were the Penguin, Lieutenant Budd, who commanded the expedition, and the Henry Andrew, Acting-master Mather. On their arrival, a small boat expedition, composed of forty-three men, under Budd and Mather, was organized for a visit to Musquito Lagoon. While retMather, was organized for a visit to Musquito Lagoon. While returning, the two commanders, who were in one boat, landed at an abandoned earthwork and dense grove of live oaks. There they were fired upon by the concealed foe. Budd and Mather, and three of the five men composing the boat's crew, were killed, and the remaining two were wounded and made prisoners. The other boats were fired upoMather, and three of the five men composing the boat's crew, were killed, and the remaining two were wounded and made prisoners. The other boats were fired upon when they came up, and their passengers suffered much; but under the cover of night they escaped. In this expedition the Nationals lost five killed and eleven wounded. Had it been entirely successful, all Florida might have been brought under the control of the National forces for a time, for there was panic everywhere in tha
William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves., Lecture VII: the institution of domestic slavery. (search)
out 1620, to the time the system may be considered as permanently established, makes a period of some hundred and fifty years. Among the eminent personages who appeared in Great Britain during this period, and did not fail to impress their genius and moral character upon the age in which they lived, we may mention, James I., Cromwell, and William III., Burnet, Tillotson, Barrow, South, with Bunyan and Milton; and also Newton and Locke. In the colonies, during this time, there lived Cotton Mather, Brainerd, Eliot, and Roger Williams; Winthrop, Sir it. Vane, and Samuel Adams, with Henry, Washington, and Franklin. These great men, and some of them eminently good men, stood connected with a numerous class of highly influential men, though inferior in position, and all together may be regarded as embodying and controlling public opinion in their day. Some of them were preeminently distinguished for their patriotic devotion to the rights of humanity. Many others were men of wide views
arrangement used by smugglers in recovering contraband articles sunk by them consisted of a cask having a plate of glass at the bottom. This end was plunged a few inches below the surface. Seal-hunters use the same contrivance. See patents: Mather, April 16, 1845; Day, April 16, 1850; Mather, July 5, 1864. Subma-rine Ther-mome-ter. (Nautical.) A chamber having valves above and below, and inclosing a thermometer, is lowered to the required depth, the water flowing upward through theMather, July 5, 1864. Subma-rine Ther-mome-ter. (Nautical.) A chamber having valves above and below, and inclosing a thermometer, is lowered to the required depth, the water flowing upward through the chamber as it descends. When the descent is checked, the valves close, and the chamber is hauled up, containing water from the depth reached. A registering-thermometer is now used. See Ther-Mometer. Subma-rine′ valve. A port or valve in the side of a vessel, opening beneath the surface of the water, for the purpose of protruding a torpedo, the muzzle of a gun to be fired under water, or some other offensive weapon. See submarine gun; torpedo. In the example (Fig. 6035), the val<
tate, Law's Serious .Call, and other works of that kind. These I looked over wistfully, day after day, without even a hope of getting something interesting out of them. The thought that father could read and understand things like these filled me with a vague awe, and I wondered if I would ever be old enough to know what it was all about. But there was one of my father's books that proved a mine of wealth to me. It was a happy hour when he brought home and set up in his bookcase Cotton Mather's Magnalia, in a new edition of two volumes. What wonderful stories those! Stories too about my own country. Stories that made me feel the very ground I trod on to be consecrated by some special dealing of God's Providence. In continuing these reminiscences Mrs. Stowe describes as follows her sensations upon first hearing the Declaration of Independence: I had never heard it before, and even now had but a vague idea of what was meant by some parts of it. Still I gathered enough
repeat large portions from memory long before the age at which boys in the country are usually able to read plain sentences. The first large book besides the Bible that I remember reading was Morse's History of New England, which I devoured with insatiable greediness, particularly those parts which relate to Indian wars and witchcraft. I was in the habit of applying to my grandmother for explanations, and she would relate to me, while I listened with breathless attention, long stories from Mather's Magnalia or (Mag-nilly, as she used to call it), a work which I earnestly longed to read, but of which I never got sight till after my twentieth year. Very early there fell into my hands an old school-book, called The art of speaking, containing numerous extracts from Milton and Shakespeare. There was little else in the book that interested me, but these extracts from the two great English poets, though there were many things in them that I did not well understand, I read again and agai
, on success of Uncle Tom's Cabin abroad, 189. Low, Sampson & Co. publish Dred, 269; their sales, 279. Lowell, J. R., Duchess of Sutherland's interesti n, 277; less known in England than he should be, 285; on Uncle Tom, 327; on Dickens and Thackeray, 327, 334; on The minister's Wooing, 330, 333; on idealism, 334; letter to H. B. S. from, on The minister's Wooing, 333. M. Macaulay, 233, 234. McClellan, Gen., his disobedience to the President's commands, 367. Magnalia, Cotton Mather's, a mine of wealth to H. B. S., 10; Prof. Stowe's interest in, 427. Maine law, curiosity about in England, 229. Mandarin, Mrs. Stowe at, 403; like Sorrento, 463; how her house was built, 469; her happy out-door life in, relieved from domestic care, 474; longings for home at, 492; freedmen's happy life in South, 506. Mann, Horace, makes a plea for slaves, 159. Martineau, Harriet, letter to H. B. S. from, 208. May, Georgiana, school and life-long friend of H. B. S., 31, 32; Mr
ter to occupy that spot and call it Middletown. Shepard remained in the New Town, and his presence there is believed to have shaped its destinies. For his vigilancy against heresies had been well proved in the Hutchinson controversy, and Cotton Mather tells us that it was with a respect unto this vigilancy, and the enlightening and powerful ministry of Mr. Shepard, that, when the foundation of a college was to be laid, Cambridge rather than any other place was pitched upon to be the seat of that happy seminary: out of which there proceeded many notable preachers, who were made such by their sitting under Mr. Shepard's ministry. Mather's Magnalia, III. v. 12. The founding of Harvard College was, of course, the cardinal event in the history of Cambridge. In October, 1636, the General Court agreed to give £ 400 toward the founding of a college; in November, 1637, it was ordered that the college should be placed in the New Town. And as wee were thinking and consulting how to effec
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