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ndreds of honorable citizens of Columbia, conspicuous among whom were Dr. Goodwyn, its respected Mayor, and the Rev. Doctors A. Toomer Porter and P. J. Shand—to wit: That when, between 9 and 10 o'clock A. M. on the 17th, General Butler's last trhe endeavored to screen them from odium by declaring them mad and irresponsible from the effects of liquor. To the Rev. A. Toomer Porter, in the bright light of the burning city, and on the day following to Doctor Goodwyn, he said that, owing to thion made to General Hampton, to accident, or to cotton, says Doctor Goodwyn. See, in Appendix, extracts from the Rev. A. Toomer Porter's and Dr. Goodwyn's testimony, as given before the Investigation Committee. That allusion was an after-thought,s people now in their power, General Sherman, satiated at last with what he himself termed a horrible sight, The Rev. A. Toomer Porter's testimony. issued peremptory orders to turn out the guard and stop the burning and pillage then going on. In
ed to the Republican party and its leaders. The South knew that, had President Lincoln's life been spared, he would have ratified the treaty entered upon by the commanders of the two armies then in the field; for, as both General Sherman and Admiral Porter testify, he wanted peace on almost any terms, and his greatest desire was to get the men composing the Confederate armies back to their homes, at work on their farms and in their shops. General Sherman's Memoirs, vol. II., p. 326. See also Admiral Porter's Account of General Sherman's Interview with Mr. Lincoln, Ibid., pp. 328, 329. It was the overstrained, embittered zeal of the new Federal Administration—born of a double crime, murder and apostasy—that destroyed in its bud the work of peace and reunion, so ably and liberally prepared —to their honor be it said—by Generals Johnston and Sherman. Apparently, the Secretary of War did not understand the meaning of General Johnston's last despatch to him; or his views might hav
sence of Governor Orr, myself, and others. The substance of the conversation was that General Howard said, and reiterated it, that no one was authorized to say that the Federal troops did not burn Columbia, and he saw them doing so in numerous instances and in various localities in the town. The conversation was almost exclusively between General Hampton and General Howard, the other persons present saying but very little. Very truly yours, John S. Preston. Extract from the Rev. A. Toomer Porter's testimony before the Committee of citizens, appointed by authority of the South Carolina Legislature. * * * In the bright light of the burning city, General Sherman recognized me and remarked: This is a horrible sight! Yes, I replied, when you reflect that women and children are the victims. He said, Your Governor is responsible for this. How so? I replied. Who ever heard, he said, of an evacuated city being left a depot of liquor for an army to occupy? I found one hu
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 43: march through the Carolinas; the taking of Columbia (search)
nce in particular which I recall was the protection given to the house and family of the Rev. Dr. A. Toomer Porter, who had been a Confederate chaplain. Lieutenant McQueen, of Captain William Duncanes by one contrivance or another. He was so kind and considerate that he won the affection of Dr. Porter and all belonging to his household. Not long after we left Columbia, Captain Duncan, with h, owing to the excitement then existing in the country, his life was believed to be in peril. Dr. Porter chanced to hear of the wounded officer, and also of his weak condition and danger. The doctorr, and after we had heard of the surrender of Robert E. Lee's forces in Virginia. This act of Dr. Porter won my heart. After many years of suffering from his wound and a shortened leg, better medi succeeded in restoring McQueen to complete health and robust condition. I have since visited Dr. Porter in Charleston, S. C., and can testify to the noble work of his life in educating young men, es
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 45: March through the Carolinas; the Battle of Bentonville; Johnston's surrender (search)
nton; the right wing for a time along the Weldon road as far as Nahunta, and thence leftward to Pearce's Mill, and so northward to Warrenton. Schofield's army was to take a central route, passing by Whitley's Mill, and on to Rolesville, and thence to Warrenton; while Kilpatrick's cavalry, preceding my column, was to clear the way, watch the right flank, and get to Weldon as soon as practicable. The instant we had passed the Roanoke arrangements were made with supply vessels and with Admiral Porter of the navy, to change our depots from New Berne and Kinston to Winton and Murfreesboro. Sherman promised to be habitually with the center column. He demanded a report each night from all of us as to whether anything material had occurred during the day. We were filled with animation, and hastily putting things to rights, when, sometime during the day of April 6th, news reached us which changed the whole programme. The news was: General Robert E. Lee's troops of North Virginia were
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 55: first appropriation by congress for the bureau; the reconstruction Act, March 2, 1867; increase of educational work (search)
chools just started were supported by 30 per cent. added to the general tax. The excuse was that the general Government had freed the negroes and might now educate them; and taxes of all kinds put upon the whites were but a meager return to the State because of the loss of slave property. The colored schools in South Carolina, both those aided by the Bureau and private ones not formally reported, contained 20,000 pupils. Some of the most prominent South Carolinians, among them the Rev. A. Toomer Porter, D. D., had come forward to take a positive and earnest interest in the work of education for all the children of the State. The latter came to visit me at Washington, and together we succeeded in obtaining the use of the great Marine Hospital for the colored children. We together visited that building afterwards and found it filled with pupils called colored, but actually presenting the spectacle of all shades as to the hair, the eyes, and the skin. It was, indeed, an admixture of
Pierce, Ebenezer W., I, 140. Pine Top, Battle of, I, 563. Piper, Alexander, II, 548. Pleasonton, Alfred, I, 76, 272, 279, 280, 282, 285, 302, 312, 318, 350, 352, 356, 374, 379, 383, 384, 388, 389, 398, 445, 449. Pocataligo, S. C., II, 103. Polk, Leonidas, I, 602, 609, 518, 528, 533, 534, 539, 642, 643, 551, 663, 564, 678, 604; 11, 26. Pomeroy, S. C., II, 395, 397, 419. Pomphrey, Mr., I, 209. Pope, John, I, 256-266, 268, 269; II, 450. Porter, Andrew, , 155, 169. Porter, A. Toomer, II, 123, 124, 339. Porter, D. D., II, 154. Porter, Fitz John, I, 96, 172. 216, 217, 227, 228, 262, 264, 265, 272, 277, 289, 303, 305, 311, 312, 370. Porter, Horace, II, 567. Portland, Oregon, II, 468-484. Posey, Carnot, 1, 361, 369. Potter, Capt., II, 608. Potts, B. F., II, 9, 138. Prestman, Stephen W., I, 567. Prochet, Robert, II, 556. Quimby, George W., II, 83, 139. Radford, R. C. W., I, 147. Rains, G. J., I, 233. Ramysy, Douglas, I, 158. Rand
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
was printed after his death in the Boston Journal, Dec. 30, 1872. It brought also reproaches from old comrades. Mr. Blaine, Speaker of the House, addressed at once an open letter to Sumner, animadverting on his advice to colored citizens, and reminding him of the unnatural company he was keeping with former secessionists and confederates of Preston S. Brooks. Sumner promptly replied August 5; Works, vol. XV. pp. 196-201. The reply to Mr. Blaine brought an approving letter from Rev. A. Toomer Porter, of Charleston, S. C. Invitations to address the Southern people came to the senator. An interview between him and Southern delegates returning from the Democratic convention at Baltimore is given in the New York World, July 12. in a caustic vein, saying to Mr. Blaine at the outset, that, serving in the fellowship of men devoted to the Antislavery cause, he had not missed the Speaker until he hastened to report absence; and commenting on the reference to his old assailant, said:—
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Extracts from the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Pressley, of the Twenty-Fifth South Carolina Volunteers. (search)
. George H. Moffett. Quartermaster, J. Ellison Adger. Commissary, Daniel Dwight Barr. Surgeon, William C. Ravenel. Assistant Surgeon, J. M. Warren. Chaplain, A. Toomer Porter. Sergeant Major, Samuel W. Dibble. Quartermaster Sergeant, R. H. McDowell, Jr. Commissary Sergeant, M. J. Hirsch. Hospital Steward, M. J. D. Dantz volunteers. While we were here our new Chaplain, Rev. E. T. Winkler, D. D., who had been appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Rev. A. Toomer Porter, reported for duty. The regiment was peculiarly fortunate in securing his services to fill the vacant place. He was a man of the highest scholarly attain the comfort of the well, mollify the sufferings of the sick, and strengthen the faith of the dying which had characterized the administration of the office by Revs. Porter and Winkler. Our three chaplains were men of broad and catholic views. Their perfect freedom from bigotry procured them the esteem and confidence of the men
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Wee Nee volunteers of Williamsburg District, South Carolina, in the First (Hagood's) regiment. (search)
ght the enemy's pickets resumed their firing, and kept it up at intervals in our front all night. Dill's house, which had been occupied by the enemy, was set on fire by the pickets of the regiment on our right. The dwelling, which was still occupied by the enemy, was fired by setting fire to the out-buildings. During the night a trooper's horse got through our lines and went off towards the enemy's camp. June 15th, Sunday.—Battalion relieved, and spent a quiet day in camp. Rev. A. Toomer Porter is our chaplain. He is an Episcopalian minister, and the rector of the Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston. It had been said that he was a High Churchman in the extreme, but I found him a man of liberal views. He is zealous in the discharge of his duties, a very agreeable companion, untiring in his efforts to promote the comfort of the men, and very popular with them. Two services are held on Sunday when it is possible, and a meeting for prayer every night. His addresses
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