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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 25: Potpourri (search)
ent the departure oi a comrade who was known to have received such a letter. Officers of courts-martial, compelled by sense of duty to order the execution as a deserter of a man absent without leave under such circumstances, have confessed to me that they shuddered, as if accessories before the fact to murder. Some years ago, cowering under a great rock on the edge of the Aletsch glacier, in an Alpine thunder-storm, with Prof. (Sir John) Tyndall, Lady Tyndall, and my brotherin-law, Professor Newton, of Yale University, I related a story which was told me by Dr. Hunter McGuire and other eye-witnesses, of Jackson's agonized suffering, yet refusal to interfere with a death sentence imposed by a court-martial, under circumstances such as I have described. Lady Tyndall shuddered and averted her face; but her husband, perceiving that she did so, said with emphasis: My dear, awful as it was, Jackson was right; then, turning to me, he added, Mr. Stiles, God never made a greater or
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
Prince Joseph Charles Paul, 59 Napoleon I, 18, 164, 167, 337-39, 346-48. National Tribune, 346 Naval Battalion, 329, 333 Negroes: mentioned, 39, 77, 99, 340; in Northern army, 316-17; proposals for employment of as Confederate infantry, 19-20. Nesbit, Col., 221 New Haven, Conn., 25, 36-39, 44, 152, 174-75, 200, 355 New Kent Court House, Va., 87-88. New Orleans, La., 185, 248 New York, N. Y., 25, 33-36, 44, 49, 92, 354 New York Journal of Commerce, 37-38. Newton, Hubert Anson, 351 Nicknames for generals, 18 Night blindness, 348-49. North Anna Campaign, 266-69. North Carolina Infantry: 5th Regiment, 80 Lincoln, Abraham: his April 1861 call --for troops, 31, 145, 189; mentioned, 163-64, 180, 192, 206, 287 Logan, John Alexander, 26, 28 Longstreet, James: mentioned, 106- 107, 122-24, 188, 231, 272, 274, 340; troops of, 41, 59, 127, 192, 219; wounded at Wilderness, 246-48. Louisa Court House, Va., 90 Louisiana Guard Artillery, 197 L
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newton, Hubert Anson 1830- (search)
Newton, Hubert Anson 1830- Astronomer; born in Sherburne, N. Y., March 19, 1830; graduated at Yale College in 1850; took post-graduate course in higher mathematics; became instructor in Yale in 1853; and was Professor of Mathematics there from 1855 till his death, Aug. 30, 1896. He achieved a high reputation by his discoveries respecting the laws of comets and meteorids and their connection. In 1833 Professor Olmsted announced the hypothesis that the meteors were part of a line of bodies revolving around the sun in a fixed orbit. To the development of this theory Professor Newton gave the greater part of his life. Of fifty-six publications up to 1893, twenty-nine treat of this and closely allied subjects. He also published papers on life insurance and statistics on the metric systems; articles on meteors in the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Johnson's universal Cyclopaedia; definitions in astronomy and mathematics in the International dictionary, etc. For many years he was an e