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mostly done by stragglers, and there were strict orders issued against it by the Commanding Generals. The railroad had been put in good repair by the rebels from Meridian to Jackson, and from the latter place through Canton north to Grenada. It was by this road that the confederates at Meridian and Mobile got most of their supplies. The trains ran until the day before we arrived. We destroyed the road at different places all the way through to Meridian. The march from Brandon through Moreton to Hillsboro was devoid of interest, except an occasional skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, in which they invariably got the worst of it. This is in part owing to the fact that our cavalry always dismount in skirmishing with the enemy in the woods, which gives them the advantage of getting under cover and moving about with greater facility. The country through which we passed is sandy and barren, and the timber wholly pine. The inhabitants were scattered and belong to the poorer class, y
Robinson's brigade was in the rear, but is now on the ground, ready to take part in the action to-morrow, if the rebels see proper to accept the offer of battle; and they may be compelled to fight, whether they like it or not. The fight took place in a densely wooded and uneven country, known as the Piny Woods, and both cavalry and artillery found it difficult to operate. The force opposed to us was composed of the First and Second Louisiana; Fifth, Seventh, and Bray's Texas cavalry; Moreton's brigade; and one battery of artillery, numbering in all about three thousand men. Walker's division was camped here last night, but moved on to Pleasant Hill this morning. The rebels have now all fallen back toward Pleasant Hill, where it is thought they will make a stand. General Lee was on the field, and gave the direction of affairs in a manner that convinced all parties that he knew exactly what was to be done, and how to do it. He seems determined that the laurels won on other fi
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.30 (search)
t to Stanley's history in future years. He is gone who seem'd so great.-- Gone; but nothing can bereave him Of the force he made his own Being here, and we believe him Something far advanced in State, And that he wears a truer crown Than any wreath that man can weave him. I wished to find some great monolith, to mark Stanley's grave; a block of granite, fashioned by the ages, and coloured by time. Dartmoor was searched for me, by Mr. Edwards of the Art Memorial Company; he visited Moreton, Chagford Gidleigh, Wallabrook, Teigncombe, Castor, Hemstone, Thornworthy, etc., etc.; and, amid thousands of stones, none fulfilled all my requirements. The river stones were too round, those on the moor were too irregular, or too massive. Owners of moorland farms, and tenants, took the keenest interest in the search; and, at last, a great granite monolith was discovered on Frenchbeer farm; its length was twelve feet, the width four feet. The owner and tenant gave their consent to i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Crutchfield's artillery Brigade. (search)
Lieutenant E. P. Starr, Adjutant. Company A, Lieutenant W. H. King, Commanding: Killed—Lieutenant Wm. H. King; Sergeants R. Millen, W. H. Bennett; Privates Henry Crook, E. L. Gordon, J. W. Myddleton, John Vicars. Wounded—Lieutenant Fred A. Tupper; Sergeant Harry H. Woodbridge; Corporal H. Barrs; Privates James Belote, J. S. Gans, J. Hitchcock, B. Newbern, J. T. Smith, S. Syntis B. Green. Company B, Lieutenant Geo. D. Smith, Commanding: Killed—Sergeants Chase B. Postell, Sim Moreton; Privates E. L. Barie, Jas. C. Bryan. Wounded—Lieutenants Geo. D. Smith, Wm, D. Grant; Sergeant E. C. Wade; Privates Percy Elliott, F. Kreeger, J. Darracott, J. Douglass, J. N. Guerard, T. Kreeger, J. H. Polk, J. H. Butler. Company C, Captain Gilbert C. Rice Commanding: Killed—Captain G. C. Rice; Lieutenant George M. Turner; Sergeant George E. James; Privates B. Abney, Alfred O. Bowne, Jacob Gould, John H. McIntosh, Ed. A. Papy, B. J. Rouse; Corporal W. H. Rice. Wounded—Lie
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Micaiah Towgood. (search)
t up to thrones of power, while their titled and enribboned persecutors will sink into shame, and be glad to hide their faces in the deepest obscurity. After having gone through the usual preparatory studies in the academy at Taunton, under the direction of the Rev. Messrs. James and Grove, to whom the dissenters of that day, in the West of England especially, were indebted for many of their most eminent and distinguished ministers, he was invited, in 1722, to settle with a congregation at Moreton-Hampstead, in the county of Devon. In early life his habit appeared consumptive, and his friends anticipated that his mortal course would be but of short duration: but by a strict attention to diet and exercise, and the uniform regularity of his life, he so far strengthened his constitution as to be preserved in the enjoyment of health, and the means of usefulness, to a very advanced age. At this period, the controversy of which we have already given some account in the memoir of Mr. P
on. There, as they reached the summit, Putnam, Gridley, and Prescott laid out the ground and formed the plan for the historic earthwork or redoubt which the men with vigorous toil erected during the night on the spot where now Bunker Hill Monument stands. As the enemy saw early the next morning what had been done during the darkness, they began a lively fire at the fort from their ships on the river and from the opposite shore, while later they landed troops from Boston at Moulton's Point Moreton's or Morton's), the northeastern end of the peninsula, with the evident intent to march along the Mystic, and so, flank Prescott and his garrison at the redoubt. To intercept them, the provincials of the several states who had come upon the ground hastily made a barricade of a rail fence that stretched between the Mystic and Breed's Hill by stuffing it with new-mown grass that lay plentifully in the field near at hand, and here between the two points were lined, also, regiments, or parts o
September 3d, 1861, convening said body for the purpose of taking action on a bill empowering the President to make appointment in the Army and Navy, which had failed to be reported to him during the late session. Hon. Howell Cobb in the chair. The session was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Flynn,of Georgia. The roll being called, the following named members were ascertained to be present: From Alabama--Mr. Shorter. From Arkansas--Mr. Johnson. From Florida--Messrs. Moreton and Ward. From Georgia--Messrs. Howell Cobb and Thos. R. R. Cobb. From Louisiana--Mr. Declout. From Mississippi--Mr. Harris. From North Carolina--Mr. Craig. From South Carolina--Mr. Miles. From Texas--Messrs. Reagan, Hemphill, Waul, Oldham and Ochiltree. From Tennessee--Mr. Hughes. From Virginia--Messrs. Preston, Hunter, MacFarlan and Brockenbrough. The President declared a quorum present. On motion of Mr. Miles, a committee of three was
e wore through the streets and at Captain Farnsworth's quarters, where he was taken. Farnsworth said, that he went to church intending to arrest Mr. S., if he should offer any prayer for the Confederate States. Near him, in the same paw, sat Mr. Moreton, (the detective,) who then gave orders to Capt. F. to make the arrest, which was executed as above described. Mr. Moreton has declared that he was acting under authority from Washington. The scene in the church was such as may be imaMr. Moreton has declared that he was acting under authority from Washington. The scene in the church was such as may be imagined under such circumstances; gentlemen, were indignant and excited, and ladies gave utterance to their feelings of grief and indignation — but, of course, no serious effort was made to prevent the arrest Mr. Stewart was taken away and the congregation dispersed. It is proper to state that these proceedings were without the knowledge of Gen. Montgomery, the Military Governor of the city, and were strongly condemned by him when they came to his knowledge. He telegraphed to Washington for