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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
eneral Logan returned to the Senate striking victory after exciting campaign reception given to us by the legislature and citizens of Springfield membership of the Senate in 1879 the presidential campaign numerous candidates attack of Lowe, of Alabama, on General Logan his subsequent apology return of General Grant from his world-tour receptions at Galena and Chicago banquet of the Army of the Tennessee Grant a candidate for President opposition of Blaine and others the Fitz John Porter case and General Logan's part in it the Illinois convention of 1880 controlled by Logan Garfield's nomination at Chicago General Logan's loyal work in the following campaign. When we arrived home we found that General Logan's friends had been very busy in the matter of securing the members of the legislature who were favorable to his return to the United States Senate. We found also that the many letters which we had written from Washington in reply to inquiries from General Logan'
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 7: Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks. (search)
Chapter 7: Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks. A new line of defence positions of the confronting armies Fitz John Porter terrific storm on the eve of battle General Johnston's orders to Longstreet, Smith, and Huger lack of co-operation on the Confederate side, and ensuing confusion Fatalities among Confederate officers Kearny's action serious wounding of General Johnston at the close of the battle summary and analysis of losses. On the 9th of May the Confederate army was halted, its right near Long Bridge of the Chickahominy River; its left and cavalry extending towards the Pamunkey through New Kent Court-House. On the 11th the commander of the Confederate ram Virginia ( Merrimac ), finding the water of James River not sufficient to float her to the works near Richmond, scuttled and sank the ship where she lay. On the 15th the Federal navy attacked our works at Chapin's and Drury's Bluffs, but found them too strong for water batteries. That attack suggested to G
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 13: making ready for Manassas again. (search)
urprised by Jackson Pope's orders to Fitz John Porter. Under the retrograde of the Union army, Warrenton about three miles, on the turnpike; Porter's (Fifth) corps near Bealton, ordered to join Banks's, 5000; Reno's, 7000; Heintzelman's and Porter's corps, 18,000,--in all 54,500 men, with 4000e by the railroad for Bristoe Station, ordered Porter's Fifth Corps to remain at Warrenton Junction n unfinished railroad. The road upon which Porter marched was crowded during the night, so that ng's division, General Pope sent orders to General Porter directing movements for the 29th, informinthe orders of Kearny and Hooker, and directing Porter to move at daylight towards Centreville, for p by the Warrenton turnpike. Under the orders, Porter marched towards Centreville, and Reno towards s for his orders of the early morning that General Porter should push forward with his corps and KinI. part II. p. 518. This order was received by Porter at 9.30 A. M., Ibid., p. 520. but General McD[2 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 14: Second battle of Manassas (Bull Run). (search)
approach. It was the column of McDowell's and Porter's corps, marching under the joint order. Portresence or force. He afterwards drew off from Porter's column and marched by the Sudley Springs roan their left was favorable for tactics, but on Porter's front it was rough, and R. H. Anderson's divfive o'clock in the afternoon of the 29th, General Porter had in his front no considerable body of tpart II. p. 40. General Pope. After night, Porter's column marched by its right to follow the roagainst Jackson's front by the corps under General Porter, supported by King's division, Heintzelman a view of Jackson's field, I came in sight of Porter's battle, piling up against Jackson's right, cee for a division to be sent General Jackson. Porter's masses were in almost direct line from the pimmediately the wounded began to drop off from Porter's ranks; the number seemed to increase with evde was also put against us. This made time for Porter to gather his forces. His regulars of Sykes's[3 more...]
de, as was also the office of ruling elder. The earliest churches ordained the deacons; and church-membership was an indispensable qualification for the freedom of the colony and the right of franchise. In the choice of a minister, the church nominated; and then the society, without respect to church-membership, elected him on the republican principle of a majority-vote. Rev. Aaron Porter. This gentleman was born, July 19, 1689, in Hadley, Massachusetts. His great-grandfather was John Porter, of Windsor, Connecticut. His grandfather, son of John, was Samuel Porter, who was one of the first settlers of Hadley, in 1659, and died in 1689, leaving seven children. His father was Samuel Porter, Esq., eldest son of the above-named Samuel. He was born in 1660; married Joanna, daughter of Aaron Cook, Esq., of Hadley; was a gentleman of wealth and influence, extensively engaged in trade, and at one time High-Sheriff of the County. He died in the summer of 1722, aged sixty-two, leav
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXV (search)
Chapter XXV The death of General Hancock assigned to the Division of the Atlantic measures for Improving the sea coast defense General Fitz John Porter's restoration to the army President of the board appointed to review the action of the court martial General Grant's opinion Senator Logan's explanation of his hostile attitude toward General Porter. in the spring of 1886 we were again called to meet around the grave of one of the bravest and best of our companions. The General Porter. in the spring of 1886 we were again called to meet around the grave of one of the bravest and best of our companions. The almost incomparably gallant Hancock, the idol of his soldiers and of a very large part of the people, so perfectly stainless in life and character that even political contest could not fan the breath of slander, had suddenly passed away. We buried him with all honor at his home in Pennsylvania. Again it fell to my lot—the lot so common to the soldier—to step into the place in the ranks where my comrade had suddenly fallen. The Division of the Missouri was then larger in territory and much l
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
sary in February, 1865, the general informed Dr. Porter, and advised him to accompany the troops. D which followed, is graphically described in Dr. Porter's autobiography entitled, Led on, Step by Stm destruction Dr. Reynold's residence, where Dr. Porter's family was staying. He found Lieutenant Mohnston, in consideration of his services to Dr. Porter's family. General Johnston then attached thover the command on his departure, then told Dr. Porter that if President Davis' information was corhting, and began the retreat to Chapel hill. Dr. Porter was the companion of the old hero, sharing hhat he would now surrender at Hillsboro, and Dr. Porter was ordered to leave the army at once and ribeginning has grown to the present successful Porter military academy. In 1879, through the influes. In 1888 General Butler suggested that as Dr. Porter had spent so much money in the enterprise, iment is likely to be a perpetual monument to Dr. Porter's services for humanity. William H. Porte[1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
habitants be left at their own liberty to agree with and pay their minister as their circumstances will admit. Hening's Statutes, Volume III, page 478. In 1730, the German Protestants at Germanna, in Stafford county, were exempted from the payment of parish levies. Ibid, Volume IV, page 306. There is basis for the belief that the persecution of the Quakers was never inexorable, and that their religious meetings were allowed from the period of their first seating in the colony. In 1663 John Porter, a member of the House of Burgesses, from Lower Norfolk county, was arraigned before the House for being loving to the Quakers, and being at their meetings. He was also charged with being so far an Anabaptist as to be against the baptizing of children. Hening, Volume II, page 199. I recall among the treasures of the very interesting museum of this college a precious relic, a brick from the Chesterfield jail, a votive shrine of religious liberty, as the prison of Baptist apostles. Foote
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.42 (search)
ers, company B, 61st Alabama regiment. I. M. Porter, company K, 61st Alabama regiment. Robert McIntosh, company K, 12th Alabama regiment. J. B. Vial, company E, 5th Alabama regiment. James Spencer, company A, 5th Alabama regiment. A. J. Kehely, company C, 15th Alabama regiment. Thomas G. Leslie, company K, 10th Alabama regiment. B. R. Morgan, company A, 10th Alabama regiment. John J. Riley, company C, 5th Alabama regiment. William Mines, company F, 12th Alabama regiment. John Porter, 12th Alabama regiment. William Carraker, 15th Alabama regiment. J. W. Bridges, 13th Alabama regiment. T. S. Bryan, 13th Alabama regiment. A. J. Gibson, 6th Alabama regiment. Georgians. John Hackett, company E, 60th regiment. Thomas J. Wroten, company K, 21st regiment. Martin McNain, company I, 12th regiment. H. M. Thompson, company F, 53d regiment. J. M. Figgens, company G, 23d regiment. H. H. Reeves, company G, 31st regiment. A. Gamble, company K, 60th regiment.
1741, Jan. 20.—Vesp. walked to Cambridge and visited Messrs. Marsh and Mayhew and Hon. Pres. and Rev. D. D. Wigglesworth, where I supped and slept with Rev. D. Porter. 21st, walked to Boston and beard Rev. D. D. Colman, from James 2:5; dined with Mr. Allen, visited Mr. Jennings, Thayer, Rev. D. Chauncey and D. Eliot, where I sng Rev. Mr.; Rev. D. D.—Rev. Dr. Messrs. Mayhew and Marsh are probably—Joseph Mayhew, Tutor H. U. from 1739 to 1755; Thomas Marsh, Tutor H. U. from 1741 to 1766. Porter—Rev. John Porter grad. 1736, one year after S. C.; and Eliot—Andrew Eliot, perhaps, H. U. 1737, ord. Boston, 1742. Flynt—may be the grad. in 1733. Classes notRev. John Porter grad. 1736, one year after S. C.; and Eliot—Andrew Eliot, perhaps, H. U. 1737, ord. Boston, 1742. Flynt—may be the grad. in 1733. Classes not being very large, and all being required to go to prayers, and meeting together, and being naturally thrown together, much because of the difficulty of getting to Boston, and the small number of families in Cambridge for the students to associate with, there must have been a good deal of familiarity among all undergradua
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