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The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1864., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Capital, National (search)
nificent dome, and are of peculiar historic value, as they perpetuate correct likenesses of the men whom Americans delight to honor. These paintings represent the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, and the Resignation of Washington's commission at Annapolis. To these have since been added others, of the same general size-namely, the Landing of Columbus, by John Vanderlyn; the Burial of De Soto, by George Powell; the Baptism of Pocahontas, by J. G. Chapman; the Embarkation of the Pilgrims, by Robert W. Weir; President Lincoln signing the emancipation proclamation, by Frank B. Carpenter, etc. The old Hall of Representatives is now used for a national Hall of Statuary, to which each State has been asked to contribute statues of two of its most distinguished citizens. The Capitol has already become the permanent depository of a large collection of grand paintings and statuary illustrative of the p
Burnside, who is being heavily reinforced by McClellan, advances through Culpeper and Orange. Most of our wounded in the fight of Saturday are now at Charlottesville and Lovingston, Nelson county. Some are also in the hospitals in Lynchburg. The following are the casualties in the Courtney Artillery (Capt. J. W. Latimer) in the battle of Cedar Run: Wounded--Lieut R. H. Vaughan, slightly in neck; Corporal A. J. Snead, in leg (since amputated); Corporal James Hamilton, in head; Corporal James Brooks, in foot; Private George Powell, in leg. These wounds, which were caused by artillery fire, are generally severe, but not considered dangerous. There were none killed in the company. An accident happened on the Central Railroad yesterday afternoon, about nine miles from Richmond. A box car, containing some soldiers on their way to Gordonsville, was turned over and dragged some distance along the track. Three or four persons were injured, but fortunately none were killed.
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1864., [Electronic resource], Yankee view of the question of putting Negroes in the army. (search)
pon the seats, jumped upon them and joined the more prominent leaders of the opposition in a volley of hissing and yelling that was perfectly indescribable. Mr. George Powell, who is generally known as 'the working man,' and usually takes part in meetings having similar objects in view to this one, advanced to the front of the plathe majority of the meeting, and a cry of 'Turn him out' was raised, which served to divert attention from the upper end of the hall to the point indicated, and Mr. Powell endeavored to avail himself of this diversion; but the utterance of the word 'Gentlemen' acted like a talisman, and the crowd, forgetting the unlucky wight who ever!' a sentiment which evoked the heartiest responses, cheer following cheer in quick succession, and increasing in intensity as the applause proceeded. "Mr. Powell still stood his ground, and, apparently losing his temper, said, 'Do you call yourselves men? There is no manliness about you.' [Derisive cheers and laughter.]