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urces of pretty active minds were exhausted in an endeavor to make his position as uncomfortable as possible and useless to ourselves. His unfortunate name was a source of continual attack, and gave occasion to the most unpremeditated and irritating pun I ever heard at school or elsewhere. One morning a classmate, who may not wish me to give his name, had a pretty severe tiff with the master in which both lost their tempers. Immediately afterwards the first class was called up to read in Pierpont's reader. The order of exercises was that each man, as we called ourselves, should read a paragraph and then give the definition of the principal words therein. To the classmate of whom I have spoken a portion of Collins' Ode to the Passions was given. It contained the phrase, Eyes with fine frenzy rolling. The teacher: Give the definition of frenzy. Pupil: Hopping mad, sir. No further definition was asked of that scholar. At the Lowell High School I finished my fitting for college
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
aptured two companies of rebel cavalry, being the outposts of Richmond. The force was gallantly led by Col. Robert West. The army being much in need of recruits, and Eastern Virginia claiming to be a fully organized loyal State, by permission of the President an enrolment of all the able-bodied loyal citizens of Virginia within my command was ordered for the purposes of a draft, when one should be called for in the other loyal States. This order was vigorously protested against by Governor Pierpont, and this was all the assistance the United States ever received from the loyal government of Virginia in defending the State. My predecessors in command had endeavored to recruit a regiment of loyal Virginians, but after many months of energetic trial, both by them and by myself, the attempt was abandoned. A company and a half was all the recruits that State would furnish to the Union, and these were employed in defending the lighthouses and protecting the loyal inhabitants from the
. Phelps, General J. W., occupies Hampton, 252; detailed to Newport News, 254; should have commanded at Big Bethel, 268; opponent of slavery, 305; unwarrantable action of, at Ship Island, 355-356; his ships towed up the Mississippi, 370; collision with, on the negro question, 488-489; at New Orleans, 896; differs with Butler on the slavery question, 896-897. Phillips, Wendell, on contraband theory, 259. Pickett, Major-General, attack upon New Berne and Beaufort, N. C., 618. Pierpont, Governor, protests against draft, 618. Pierce, General, at Big Bethel, 172, 268, 270, 275, 292. Pierce, President, appoints Butler visitor at West Point, 127; makes Davis Secretary of War, 140; persuades law partner not to enlist, 303-304: reference to, 982; son killed, 1020; asks Butler to defend railroad, 1021; the suit, 1021-1026. Pierce, Mrs., the piety of, 1021. Pierce, Henry B., reminds Butler of Fast Day proclamation, 970. Plymouth, N. C., occupied by Union forces, 617; ca