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st party at the door, and escort him or her about the room, making polite introductions to each person in the room. How the gaunt and clumsy Abe went through this performance we shall probably never know. If his awkward movements gave rise to any amusement, his school-mates never revealed it. The books used at school were Webster's Spelling Book and the American Speller. All the scholars learned to cipher, and afterwards used Pike's Arithmetic. Mr. Lincoln told me in later years that Murray's English Reader was the best school-book ever put into the hands of an American youth. I conclude, therefore, he must have used that also. At Crawford's school Abe was credited with the authorship of several literary efforts — short dissertations in which he strove to correct some time-honored and wanton sport of the schoolboy. While in Indiana I met several persons who recalled a commendable and somewhat pretentious protest he wrote against cruelty to animals. The wholesome effects of
xcept at the risk of his reputation; but with Lincoln it gave him, in some mysterious way, a singularly firm hold on the people. Lincoln was particularly strong in Menard county, and while on the circuit there he met with William Engle and James Murray, two men who were noted also for their story-telling proclivities. I am not now asserting for the, country and the period what would at a later day be considered a very high standard of taste. Art had not such patrons as to-day, but the peo information that was afterwards broken up into smaller bits at the pioneer's fireside. A curious civilization indeed, but one through which every Western State distant from the great arterial river or seaboard has had to pass. When Lincoln, Murray, and Engle met, there was sure to be a crowd. All were more or less masters in their art. I have seen the little country tavern where these three were wont to meet after an adjournment of court, crowded almost to suffocation with an audience of
eph Lawrence, seaman, by a shot; William Brown, landsman, by a shell; Aug. Thomas, captain of the forecastle, by a shell. Total, three. On the Brooklyn — John Anderson, midshipman, struck and knocked overboard by a cannonshot; Wm. Lenahan, marine; Daniel McEmary, boy; Barry Sands, Quartermaster; Thos. White, captain of the maintop; Henry H. Roff, marine; Andrew Rourke, seaman; Dennis Leary, ordinary seaman; John Wade, seaman. Total, nine. On the Pensacola — Theodore Myers, seaman; James Murray, ordinary seaman; Thos. Gunnin, landsman; Nelson D. Downing, landsman. On the Richmond — John B. Brady, aged nineteen, Acting Master's Mate, born in Brownsville, N. Y., killed by a rifle-ball; W. M. Brady, ordinary seaman, aged twenty-three. Total, two. On the Iroquois — James Philipps, seaman; Alexander von Vredenburg, ordinary seaman; Maurice Murphy, ordinary seaman; Edwin R. Parcell, boy; Jacob Scheenteldt, marine; George W. Cole, Master's Mate. Total, six. On the Pinola
descended the St. Lawrence with six frigates and a powerful land force. The English. under General Murray, marched out of Quebec, and met him at Sillery, 3 miles above the city; and there was fought (April 4) one of the most sanguinary battles of the war. Murray was defeated. He lost about 1,000 men, and all his artillery, but succeeded in retreating to the city with the remainder of his army. Levi laid siege to Quebec, and Murray's condition was becoming critical, when an English squadron appeared (May 9) with reinforcements and provisions. Supposing it to be the whole British fleet, Levhnson, embarked at Oswego, went down Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence to Montreal, where he met Murray (Sept. 6), who had come up from Quebec with 4,000 men. The next day, Colonel Haviland arrived wiorder of the Lakes to the English. General Gage was made military governor of Montreal, and General Murray, with 4,000 men, garrisoned Quebec. The conquest of Canada was now completed, and by the Tr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Champlain, Lake, operations on (search)
e loss of the Americans in killed and wounded was twenty; that of the British almost 100. The captured sloops were refitted, and named, respectively, Finch and Chubb. They were engaged in the battle off Plattsburg the next year, when McDonough recaptured them. For a while the British were masters of Lake Champlain. This loss stimulated McDonough to greater exertions. By Aug. 6 he had fitted out and armed three sloops and six gunboats. At the close of July a British armament, under Col. J. Murray, attacked defenceless Plattsburg. It was composed of soldiers, sailors, and marines, conveyed in two The Royal savage. this engraving was made from a drawing in water-colors, of the Royal savage, found by the late Benson J. Lossing among the papers of General Schuyler, and gave the first positive information as to the design and appearance of the Uinion flag (q. V.), displayed by the Americans at Cambridge on Jan. 1, 1776. the drawing exhibited, in proper colors, the thirteen stri
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Mason and Slidell affair. See Trent, the; Mason, James Murray. Massachusetts, State of
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Murray, James 1712-1794 Governor of Canada; born in Scotland, about 1712; fourth son of Lord Elibank; entered the British army in 1751, and served with Wolfe in Europe and America, being brigadier-general in the expedition against Louisburg in 1758. Junior brigadier-general at the capture of Quebec (of which city he was made military governor), he held it against great odds when assailed by De Levi. He was made major-general in 1762, and the next year was again governor of Quebec. He was governor of Minorca in 1778; made a gallant but unsuccessful defence of the fortress there in 1781; and died in Sussex, England, June 8, 1794.
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United States, but Great Britain demanded from the government at Washington a formal apology and the immediate release of the prisoners, Lord John Russell instructing the minister, Lord Lyons, at Washington, Nov. 30, 1861, that unless a satisfactory answer were given within seven days he might, at his discretion, withdraw the legation and return to England. This despatch was received on Dec. 18; on the 19th Lord Lyons called on Mr. Seward, and in a personal interview an amicable adjustment was made possible by the moderation of both diplomats. On Dec. 26 Mr. Seward transmitted to Lord Lyons the reply of the United States, in which the illegality of the seizure was recognized, while the satisfaction of the United States government was expressed in the fact that a principle for which it had long contended was thus accepted by the British government. Mason and Slidell were at once released, and sailed for England Jan. 1, 1862. See Mason, James Murray; Slidell, John; Wilkes, Charles.
it turned down Canal street, and embarked on board the State of Georgia. The following is a list of the officers of the regiment: Staff.--Wm. H. Allen, Colonel; Garrett Dyckman, Lieutenant-Colonel; James M. Turner, Major; Walter Scott, Adjutant; J. Lawrence Hicks, M. D., Surgeon; John Howe, M. D., Surgeon's mate; Robt. S. Wormsley, Quartermaster. non-commissioned Staff.--Benjamin Page, Sergeant-Major; James C. Briscoe, Color-Sergeant; Robert B. Montgomery, Quartermaster-Sergeant; James Murray, Officers' Mess-Steward; John S. Brush, light General Guide; Richard J. Perry, Drum-Major; Richard Willis, Fife-Major. Co. A, Captain, Leon Barnard; First Lieutenant, John C. Campbell; Second Lieutenant, N. S. Marcemus. Co. B, Captain, James Clancy; First Lieutenant, George W. Duncan; Second Lieutenant, Wm. T. Allen. Co. C, Captain, Wm. L. Coles; First Lieutenant, James C. Shaw; Second Lieutenant, David E. Carpenter. Co. D, Captain, Henry M. Burleigh; First Lieutenant, Chas. Ingersoll;
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ding McIntosh's Batt. Roll of Ringgold Battery, 13th Va. Battalion of Artillery, 1st Corps. Bugler J. J. Wilkinson, one mule. Privates. James E. Lipscomb, one horse, Dan'l J. Davis, Thos. W. Barksdale, Philip S. Asby. The men and property of this battalion were captured on the 8th of April. [5 men.] (Signed) D. N. Walker, Capt Commanding Battalion. Roll of Graham's Battery Artillery, Va. Vols. 1st Lieut. Edwin M. Pollard. 2d Lieut. Thomas Shanks. Sergeant-Major James Murray. Corporal George W. Vaughan. Privates. Alexander Candle, Henry Channel, William E. Daniel, William A. Falconer, S. J. Savage, Hiram A. Seward, William J. Malone, William T. Taylor, Jr., William A. Griffin, James Griffin, F. B. Jones, John N. Johnson, John B. Wynn. John T. Willcox, John W. Watts, George W. Sutherland, J. W. Braddy. I certify that the above named officers and men are present this day. [2 officers, 19 men.] Edwin M. Pollard, 1st Lie
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