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latter place to Liverpool, preparatory to joining the Alabama. It was thus we missed each other; and the Alabama was on the wing so soon afterward, that it was impossible for him to catch her. He served in the Georgia, a while, under Captain William Lewis Maury, and, when that ship was laid up and sold, he returned to the Confederate States, and rendered gallant and efficient service, in the last days of the war, in doing what was possible for the defence of Wilmington, against the overwhelmito which they cannot enter in pursuit of it, to the cooler waters in which they delight to gambol. The Gulf Stream is the great food-carrier for the extra-tropical whales of the northern hemisphere. An intelligent sea-captain, writing to Superintendent Maury of the National Observatory, some years before the war, informed him, that in the Gulf Stream, off the coast of Florida, he fell in with such a school of young sea-nettles, as had never before been heard of. The sea was literally covered
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.47 (search)
anklin, and dozens of others. The stories General Maury loved to tell of incidents connected with art of which they became past masters. Generals Maury, A. P. Hill, and Birket D. Fry were standiHe replied: Cadet Jackson, of Virginia. General Maury always spoke of McClellan as man, student,was especially true among the cadets, and Lieutenant Maury was delighted with the prospect of fightieral orders. On the 17th of April, 1847, Lieutenant Maury had his arm shattered by a ball at the baound they had lost much happiness. While Lieutenant Maury was on duty at West Point he had opportunWhen ordered away from Carlisle, in 1860, Lieutenant Maury was promoted to the rank of captain and a the fall of Fort Sumter months before. Captain Maury seized the telegrams and rushed out of theend of General Maury's, was one of these. General Maury often spoke regretfully of the failure of or Letcher held an important post for him. General Maury has stated that Thomas carried to New York[30 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), In the Confederate service. (search)
remarked to the writer recently, that had General Maury achieved in the East the things which he a place in history. General Johnston and General Maury were old army comrades and warmest friendss to his army. He claimed to outrank Lee. General Maury was much embarrassed by the view which Genought, the downfall of the Confederacy. General Maury's request for a different post was answereDorn's army and trains. In April, 1863, General Maury was ordered to take command of the Departmh of May, he and his army were paroled. General Maury in Civil Life—Teacher—Minister to Columbiatraining or inclination for business life, General Maury went to work with a will. Being a graduatsucceeded. But teaching was not at all to General Maury's tastes, and when offered a lucrative posat labor riots in Baltimore and Pittsburg, General Maury called a meeting in Richmond for the purporeturn from the United States of Colombia, General Maury had resided with relatives in this city an[20 more...]<