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family not very far off; but he had never called to see them, and never intended to go near them. He made another remark that shocked me so much that I determined to leave him to his fate. He told me that he had a brother, the property of a Mr. Pitcher, who lived in the town of Liberty. I mounted my horse and went there. I soon saw Pitcher. He was sitting in the public room of the hotel, with his feet against the dirty stove. His talk was of bullocks and blooded horses, with which, in aPitcher. He was sitting in the public room of the hotel, with his feet against the dirty stove. His talk was of bullocks and blooded horses, with which, in all their varieties — with their genealogical history, and the various faux pas of their different branches — and other interesting equestrian information, he was as familiar as the thorough bred cockney is with the scandal of the Green Room, or the bed-room mysteries of the leading houses of the British aristocracy. As I rode a splendid steed, I was soon, to all outward appearance, as deeply interested in horse-history as he was. From horses to slaves the transition was easy. He had come from
unded, and 74 missing. In 1864, the division was transferred to the Second Corps. In the battle of the Wilderness the regiment was badly cut up; 32 were killed, 136 wounded, and 3 missing. The Fourth Maine lost three Majors killed in action: Major Pitcher was killed at Fredericksburg; Major Whitcomb fell, mortally wounded, at Gettysburg, and Major Grey was killed at the Wilderness. The term of service of the regiment expired on the 15th of June, 1864, when it was ordered home for muster-out, ecome the grandest figure in the war. The recruits rendezvoused at Mattoon, where they were mustered into the State service, May 15, 1861, by Captain Grant, and on the 24th of June, the regiment was mustered into the United States service by Captain Pitcher, U. S. A., with U. S. Grant as colonel. Grant continued in command of his regiment until the 7th of August, when he was promoted, and entered on the career which was to culminate in grandeur at Appomattox. The regiment served in Missouri u
combining materials into mortar. See Mortarmill. Mortar-mill Mor′tar-mill. In the mortar-mill the sand, lime, and mortar are compounded together by rakes attached to the arms of a revolving wheel that moves round in a circular bed. In the examples given,— a is a large loam and mortar mill on the Chilian principle. b is a mortar-tempering machine turned by handcrank. c is a mortar-mill on the same truck with the steam-engine which rotates the edge-stones in the bed. Pitcher's mortar-mill Fig. 3231 shows a mortar-mill on a large scale, occupying several floors of a building. The lime is slaked in a revolving barrel A, and discharged into a settling-vat. From this the paste passes to the curing-vat R, and is pumped thence into the upper one of three mixing-cylinders B C D. These revolving cylinders are slightly tapering, and have teeth on their inner surfaces, which mix the materials and gradually forward the mortar to the discharge end. It passes from one
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 7: the Army of Virginia under General PopeBattle of Cedar Mountain. (search)
ne,--total enlisted men, 1,435; and Greene's brigade, which consisted of the 78th New York Volunteers, a battalion of the 1st District Volunteers, and McGilvray's 6th Maine battery,total enlisted men, 457: making the total for Augur's division actually on the field, 3,013. Greene's brigade reduced by detachments was thrown back on the extreme left, and held in support of a battery. This division in two lines, with its left extending in the direction of Cedar Mountain, was covered by Captain Pitcher's battalion of the 8th and 12th Regulars, with Knapp's battery near the centre of the line, McGilvray's on the extreme left, and Robinson's intermediate. In front the ground was open, with an occasional cornfield and clumps of underbrush, and gradually rising for nearly a mile. Generally along the whole line, with an unobstructed fire over the cornfields and plain, and themselves commanded by the mountain, were our batteries. McGilvray's, Robinson's, Gray's, Knapp's, and Muhlenberg
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 8: battle of Cedar Mountain (continued). (search)
igade) about four hundred yards, saying to General Roberts, Pope's chief-of-staff, that he thought he should attack their batteries before night, that he did not believe the enemy was in considerable force yet, that his men were in the best fighting condition, and that he believed he could carry the field. So far there had been no opposition to our advance, and this perhaps caused Banks to believe that he was frightening Jackson. A battalion from the Eighth and Twelfth Regulars, under Captain Pitcher, from Prince's brigade, had advanced through the corn to within thirty yards of the enemy's line, where, despite grape, canister, and musketry, they maintained their position until their commander and nearly all the company-officers were killed or disabled; until, indeed, the general advance of their brigade. Before five o'clock Banks had determined on a new aggressive movement. This was to attack the enemy with two regiments, one from the left and another from the right of his line o
in Roston, 700, 1880 Pickpockets One at Faneuil Hall arrested, beat and imprisoned, Nov. 8, 1802 Great show — up of about 50 at Tukey's office, Sep. 15, 1851 Pigeons flying, darken the air in Boston, Nov. 8, 1630 Pillory to punish criminals, stood in King street, 1676 A money clipper set in one hour, 1679 Pillory Pierpont and Story, for sinking a ship, set in one hour, Mar. 22, 1803 John Nichols, counterfeiter, the last occupant, one hour, Apr. 15, 1805 Pitcher, Molly the Lynn fortune teller died, aged 75 years, Apr. 13, 1813 Pinafore a burlesque play, has a great run, 1879 Piper, Thomas W. confesses his crimes in jail, May 7, 1876 Pittsburg Capture, news received, great rejoicing, Apr. 11, 1862 Police a sanitary arrangement many years, 1786 A law passed providing for a department, May 15, 1838 Six-day patrol appointed under the new law, May 21, 1838 A detective force organized, 1846 A small force for night d
Packets, 109 Palmleaf Hats, 109 Paper Ballots, 109 Paris Exhibition, 109 Parker Fraternity Hall, 109 Parker Hill Reservoir, 109 Park Hall, 109 Park Garden, 109 Park, Back Bay 109 Parkman, Dr., Geo. 109 Partington, Mrs. 109 Passports, 109 Patch, Sam 109 Paving, 110 Peace Treaty, 110 Peace Jubilees, 110 Pedestrian Lambert, 110 Peacocks, 110 Perry, Oliver H. 110 Physicians, 110 Pickpockets, 110 Pigeons, 110 Pillory, 110, 111 Pitcher, Molly 111 Pinafore, 111 Piper, Thomas W. 111 Pittsburg Capture, 111 Police, 111-113 Police Badges, 113 Police, Chief 113, 114 Police Captains, 114-116 Police Deputies, 116 Police Inspectors, 116 Police Superintendent, 116 Police Deputy Supt., 116 Police Station Houses, 117 Polls Taxable, 117 Poore, Ben. Perley 117 Pope's Day, 117 Population, 117, 118 Postmasters, 118, 119 Post Office, 119 Post, Penny 119 Potatoes, 119 Pounds, 1
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
h E. Johnston, 210; first President of the Southern Historical Society, 352. Patterson, Hon., Josiah, Address of, 191. Patton, Col. John M., 327. Patton, Gov. John M., 327. Patton, Dr., Wm. Fairlie, 326. Pegram's Battery, Capt. R. G., 20. Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, 35. Pegram. Col. Wm., his ardor and courage, 72. Petersburg, Va., Battles Around, in 1864, 41. Picheret, Rev. Father H. A., Impressive Prayer by, 295. Pike, Gen., Albert, Death of, 94. Pitcher, Gen. James A., 48. Pleasants. Lt.-Col. Henry 23. Point Lookout Prison Life, Address by Col. C. T. Loehr, 113; Account of, by Rev. J. B. Traywick, 431. Poindexter, Charles, 422. Polk, Gen., Leonidas, His Life at West Point, 371; death of, 380. Powell, Maj. W. H., His article, The Tragedy of the Crater, 23. Porter, Gen., Fitz John, on the Battle of Malvern Hill, 64 Prison Pens North, Hon. A. M. Keiley on, 333. Quintard, Rt. Rev. Chas. Todd, 192. Ragland House, The, 5.
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Narrative and legendary poems (search)
l manhood wrought, The lofty energies of thought, The fire of poesy, These have but frail and fading honors; thine Shall Time unto Eternity consign. Yea, and when thrones shall crumble down, And human pride and grandeur fall, The herald's line of long renown, The mitre and the kingly crown,— Perishing glories all! The pure devotion of thy generous heart Shall live in Heaven, of which it was a part. 1833. Extract from a New England legend. Originally a part of the author's 2 Mol Pitcher. How has New England's romance fled, Even as a vision of the morning! Its rites foredone, its guardians dead, Its priestesses, bereft of dread, Waking the veriest urchin's scorning! Gone like the Indian wizard's yell And fire-dance round the magic rock, Forgotten like the Druid's spell At moonrise by his holy oak! No more along the shadowy glen Glide the dim ghosts of murdered men; No more the unquiet churchyard dead Glimpse upward from their turfy bed, Startling the traveller, late and lo
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
ies in Lombard street, London. He is called Gentleman in a survey of the manor of Flockshrop in Hardingham. He is mentioned in the subsidy rolls of Henry VIII. Thomas, second son of John, inherited the homestead. Peter, son of Thomas, moved to Hingham in 1600 and married Susan Hawes. The parish register begins with his name, and the notation, He was one of the first Cushings to become Protestant. Matthew, son of Peter and Susan Hawes, married Nazareth of the famous family of Admiral Pitcher of England. For the first fifty years of his life he lived in Hardingham and Hingham. In 1638, however, he, with his wife and five children, sailed on the ship Diligent for America. There were one hundred and thirty-three passengers, among whom was Robert Peck, M. A., rector of the parish of Hingham, England. The occasion of their departure seemed to have been trouble in church matters. The rector, with the sympathy and aid of most of the emigrating party, had pulled down the rail
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