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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Xxiv. March, 1863 (search)
ave no army news. Mr. Richard Smith issued the first number of The Sentinel yesterday morning. Thus we have five daily morning papers, all on half sheets. The Sentinel has a biography of the President, and may aspire to be the organ. John Mitchel, the Irishman, who was sentenced to a penal colony for disturbances in Ireland, some years ago, is now the leading editor of the Enquirer. He came hither from the North recently. His compatriot, Meagher, once lived in the South and advocated our institutions. He now commands a Federal brigade. What Mitchel will do finally, who knows? My friend R. Tyler, probably, had something to do with bringing him here. As a politician, however, he must know there is no Irish element in the Confederate States. I am sorry this Irish editor has been imported. The resignation of Gen. Toombs is making some sensation il certain circles. He was among the foremost leaders of the rebellion. He was Secretary of State, and voluntarily resigned
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXV. April, 1863 (search)
ast Saturday. He says Senators, on the most urgent public business, are subjected to the necessity of writing their names on a slate, and then awaiting the pleasure of some lackey for permission to enter the Secretary's office. He was quite severe in his remarks, and moved a call on the President for certain information he desired. The Sentinel abuses Congress for differing with the President in regard to the retention of diplomatic agents in London, etc. And the Enquirer, edited by John Mitchel, the fugitive Irishman, opens its batteries on the Sentinel. So we go. April 14 We have nothing additional from Gen. Wise's expedition against Williamsburg; but it was deprecated by our people here, whose families and negroes have been left in that vicinity. They argue that we cannot hold the town, or any portion of the Peninsula in the neighborhood; and when the troops retire, the enemy will subject the women and children to more rigorous treatment, and take all the slaves. We
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
nother blue day in the calendar. Nothing from Lee, or Johnston, or Bragg; and no news is generally bad news. But from Charleston we learn that the enemy are established on Morris Island, having taken a dozen of our guns and howitzers in the sand hills at the lower end; and that the monitors had passed the bar, and doubtless an engagement by land and by water is imminent, if indeed it has not already taken place. Many regard Charleston as lost. I do not. Again the Enquirer, edited by Mitchel, the Irishman, is urging the President to seize arbitrary power; but the Examiner combats the project defiantly. Mr. Secretary Seddon, who usually wears a sallow and cadaverous look, which, coupled with his emaciation, makes him resemble an exhumed corpse after a month's interment, looks to-day like a galvanized corpse which had been buried two months. The circles round his eyes are absolutely black! And yet he was pacing briskly backward and forward between the President's office and
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 45 (search)
f public worship. Gov. Allen, of Louisiana. letter from Gen. Beauregard. departure for Europe. Congress assembles. quarrel between Gens. Kemper and Preston. Gen. Forrest doing wonders. Tennessee. Gen. Johnston on his Georgia campaign. John Mitchel and Senator Foote. progress of Sherman. from Gov. Brown, of Georgia. capture of Gen. Pryor. November 1 Bright and frosty morning. All quiet. No confirmation of Early's defeat; and the nightfeat of Mahone puts the people in betterlerkship was at the disposal of my son Thomas; but Thomas is clerk in the conscription service, getting rations, etc. etc., better than the $4000 per annum. But still that dream may be realized. He is the son of President Tyler. deceased. John Mitchel is now editor of the Examiner, and challenged Mr. Foote yesterday-the note was borne by Mr. Swan, of Tennessee, Mr. Foote's colleague. Mr. Foote would not receive it; and Mr. S. took offense and assaulted Mr. F. in his own house, when Mrs. F.
enacted by Philip of Spain in the Low Countries, were worse. The unfortunate have always been deserted and betrayed; but did ever man have less to complain of when he had lost power to serve? The critics are noisy-perhaps they hope to enhance their wares by loud crying. The multitudes are silent, why should they speak to save him who hears best the words most secretly uttered? My own heart tells me the sympathy exists, that the prayers from the family hearth have not been hushed. John Mitchel has been released. He was permitted to take leave of me through the grates, and he offered to write to you. I have not seen our friend Clay for some time, not having been out to walk lately on account of a series of boils, or a carbuncle with a succession of points, which rose in my right armpit, and has prevented me from putting on my coat since the day I last wrote to you. I believe the disease is now at an end, and but for the rain I would have gone out to-day. I will comply with yo
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Mr. Mitchel's Desires. (search)
Mr. Mitchel's Desires. A mysterious philosopher of Massachusetts somewhere has remarked, that consistency is the vice of this aphorism is to be accepted, then we may suppose Mr. John Mitchel's intellect to be of gigantic proportions, and his brall the erratic men of a race notoriously erratic, Patriot Mitchel has turned the most bewildering flip-flaps. As a politica — n you, and for all our chattels, too, was the reply. Mr. Mitchel may succeed in convincing the Slaveholders, who are sadlful. They may insist upon the rule that half's fair. Mr. Mitchel, if we may judge by his prospectus, has entered upon hisold humbug. In pursuance of our advice, we think that Mr. Mitchel had better say nothing more of the reopening of the Afriand for the same commodity? We hope we shall not offend Mr. Mitchel's Hibernian sensibilities by the question, but how wouldeople to throw off the yoke; but when an Irish patriot, as Mitchel professes to have been, argues that the black man is not f
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Mr. Mitchel's commercial views. (search)
Mr. Mitchel's commercial views. among the most consistent philosophers at present engaged in the support awe must certainly rank that illustrious patriot, John Mitchel, the Irishman, who is at present grinding in the of humanity, will be enraptured to learn that Mr. John Mitchel has reached the lowest depths of mental degradWhen a man honestly believes — and, of course, Mr. John Mitchel is honest — in manstealing and man-selling, itlie! responded the indignant histrion. But Mr. John Mitchel does not so answer, when his frankly avowal meg a good word in her defense. We say plainly to John Mitchel, that he does the slave-holder gross injustice. understand their own business quite as well as Mr. John Mitchel understands it; and if they are satisfied thatxpected to engage in it simply to gratify him. Mr. Mitchel propounds a theory of negro-importation in a gay,who has a lot of fine cheap fellows for sale, and Mr. Mitchel proposes, in his light way, to patronize the king
Greenville, Lord, on Emancipation329 Goethe on the Future of America808 Greatness, Historical856 Hamilton, Alexander, on the Union297 Hawks, Dr., his Twelve Questions305 Independence, Declaration of139 Independence, Southern Association for265 Ireland, The Case of294 Johnson, Reverdy42 Johnson, Dr., his Favorite Toast329 Lord, President3, 319 Lawrence, Abbot25 Ludovico, Father54 Lincoln, Abraham181, 384 Letcher, Governor340 Mason, John Y13, 24 Mitchel, John20, 50 Matthews, of Virginia, on Education92 Montgomery, The Muddle at181 Morse, Samuel and Sidney186 Meredith, J. W., his Private Battery141 McMahon, T. W., his Pamphlet214 Monroe, Mayor, of New Orleans234 Malcolm, Dr., on Slavery248 Maryland, The Union Party in260 Mallory, Secretary280 McClellan, General, as a Pacificator370 Mercury, The Charleston399 Netherlands, Deacon17 North, Southern Notions of the144 Olivieri, The Abbe, on Negro Educati
sses also. A Fugitive poem. I wish to conclude this record of my second trip with an anti-slavery poem, written by my noble and gifted friend, William North, during the contest on the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, at the time when John Mitchel, of unhappy memory, gave utterance to his longings for a plantation in Alabama, well stocked with fine fat negroes. It is indelibly associated in my memory with the recollections of my long journey; for often, when alone, I repeated it aloud lars and of cents, Prayer to the Prince of Darkness, From a craven army's tents. II. Let an Irish renegado, Born a slave of slavish race, Bend before the Southern Baal, In his mantle of disgrace: He who turned his back on honor, Alluding to Mitchel's alleged breaking of his parole of honor. Well may cringe to slavers grim, Well may volunteer to rivet Fetters on the negro's limb. III. But the poet has no pity On the human beast of prey, Freely speaks he, though the heavens And the earth
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chickamauga-letter from Captain W. N. Polk. (search)
views expressed to General Bragg, which we have alluded to, that the bulk of the enemy's forces were massed under Thomas, opposite the Confederate right. On September 20th the forces under Rosecrans consisted of-- McCook's Corps (Twentieth) Taken from morning report, September 20, ‘63, a copy of which was kindly furnished by General M. J. Wright.10,640 Thomas's Corps (Fourteenth)14,524 Crittenden's Corps (Twenty-first)13,539 Granger's Reserve (Steadman's Division)5,171 Cavalry (Mitchel's Corps)9,676   Forming a total of53,550 The Federal line had 170 pieces of artillery. The disposition made by the Confederate Generals were as follows: Both wings were to occupy substantially the lines held at the close of the day's engagement. The left wing some five or six hundred yards from the State road, and about parallel to it. The right wing was to the right and rear, about twelve hundred yards from the road. The general direction of its line being also parallel
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