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Preface 2; the photographic record as history George Haven Putnam, Adjutant and Brevet Major 176th New York Volunteer Infantry With the defenders of Washington in 1862; the sally-port at Fort Richardson History brought again into the present tense : Confederate earthworks before Atlanta, 1864 The value of The photographic record as history is emphasized in the contribution from Mr. George Haven Putnam on page 60. This photograph of a dramatic scene was taken on a July day aftMr. George Haven Putnam on page 60. This photograph of a dramatic scene was taken on a July day after the photographer's own heart — clear and sunny. The Fort is at the end of Peach Tree Street, Atlanta, to the north of the city. Sherman had just taken possession, and the man at the left is a cavalryman of his forces. The mire-caked wheels of the guns show that they have been dragged through miles and miles of muddy roads. The delays Sherman had met with in his advance on Atlanta resulting in constant and indecisive fighting without entrapping Johnston, had brought about a reaction at th
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
nd 27th Mass., 10th Conn., 9th, 51st, and 53d N. Y., 9th N. J., 51st Pa., 4th and 5th R. I., U. S. Gunboats Southfield, Delaware, Stars and Stripes, Louisiana, Hetzel, Commodore Perry, Underwriter, Valley City, Commodore Barney, Hunchback, Ceres, Putnam, Morse, Lockwood, Seymour, Granite, Brinker, Whitehead, Shawseen, Pickett, Pioneer, Hussar, Vidette, Chasseur. Confed., 2d, 7th, 8th, 17th, 19th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 31st, 33d, 35th, 37th, 46th, 59th N. C., Brem's, Latham's, Whitehurst's N. C. As: Union 35 killed, 200 wounded. Confed. 16 killed, 39 wounded, 2,527 taken prisoners. February 10, 1862: Elizabeth City, or Cobb's Point, N. C. Union, Gunboats Delaware, Underwriter, Louisiana, Seymour, Hetzel, Shawseen, Valley City, Putnam, Commodore Perry, Ceres, Morse, Whitehead, and Brinker. Confed., Mosquito fleet commanded by Commodore W. F. Lynch, and comprising the vessels engaged at Roanoke Island on the 8th, except the Curlew. Losses: Union 3 killed. February 1
must be accepted as truthful. They have come from every section, and there has been no selection to prove a theory. Many Confederate pictures, the very existence of which was unknown, have been unearthed and are here given to the world. Here are the prisoners, their prisons, and their guards, the hospitals, and the surgeons, the whole machinery of relief. The list of those who have given their time to answer the almost numberless questions of the author regarding both facts and their interpretation is so long that separate acknowledgment is impracticable. Especial thanks for courtesies are due, however, to George Haven Putnam, Esq., Doctor John A. Wyeth, and Thomas Sturgis, Esq., of New York, John Read, Esq., of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Doctor W. J. W. Kerr, of Corsicana, Texas, and the late Doctor Stanford E. Chaille, of New Orleans. None of these, however, may be held responsible for any sections not specifically quoted on his authority. Holland Thompson. July 4, 1911.
ing was as agreeable as possible under the circumstances, to all parties concerned. The prisoners, chiefly from New York regiments, behaved themselves like gentlemen and kept their quarters clean. The Cadets treated them as such, and picked up a few useful hints, such as the method of softening hard-tack to make it more edible. The Cadets were well drilled and kept strict discipline. and many a rural champion owes his title to the hours he spent playing checkers in a military prison. Major Putnam tells us that some of his companions in Libby Prison became so intensely interested in chess that they fainted from excitement, induced of course by their weakened condition, and that the senior officer present forbade further indulgence. Cards were used long after the corners disappeared and the number and shape of the spots upon their faces became more or less a matter of uncertainty. In some prisons there was a positive mania for making jewelry of gutta-percha buttons, though often
y right in a Southern bagnet prod Wid Sambo I'll divide! ‘I'll let Sambo be Murthered instead of myself’: colored infantry at Fort Lincoln, 1862 This picture possesses especial interest as the subject of the following comment by Major George Haven Putnam (a contributor to Volume I of this history) from his experience as a Federal officer in charge of colored troops: Late in the war, when the Confederacy was sadly in need of fresh supplies of men, the proposition was more than once brougm comina, Ana de yar ob jubilo. Henry Clay Work. Negro teamsters near Butler's signal tower, Bermuda hundred, 1864 The history and nature of contraband of war, so expressively illustrated by this photograph, are thus explained by George Haven Putnam: Early in the war, General Benjamin F. Butler invented the term contraband, which came to be accepted as the most convenient classification for the colored refugee who had made his way within the Federal lines and who, while no longer a sl
ticular operations. Each of the next six volumes, occupied as it is with a special phase of war-time activity—cavalry, artillery, prisons and hospitals, or the like Representative Civil War officers—successful also in later life George Haven Putnam, publisher and author, led in the move for international copyright. Harrison Gray Otis served as an editor in California more than 30 years, and fought again in the Spanish War. Henry Watterson, as editor of the Louisville Courier-JournalM. Dodge, Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific, built thousands of miles of railroads, opening up the Western empire. Brevet Lieut.-Colonel Harrison Gray Otis: twice wounded; Brig.-Gen. In Spanish War, Maj.-Gen. In Philippines. Brevet Major George Haven Putnam, 176th New York, prisoner at Libby and Danville in the winter of 1864-65. Chief of Scouts Henry Watterson, C. S. A., aide-de-camp to General Forrest, chief of Scouts under General Jcs. E. Johnston. Andrew Carnegie superintended
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 4: Irving (search)
Chapter 4: Irving Major George Haven Putnam, Litt.D. Early years. first voyage to Europe. Salmagundi. Diedrich Knickerbocker. England. Spain. the Spanish books. a Tour on the Prairies. a New publisher. later years. Irving's cosmopolitanism. a history of New York. the sketch Book. Bracebridge Hall. tales of a traveller. life of Columbus. the Conquest of Granada. legends of the Alhambra. life of Mahomet. life of Washington Washington Irving was born in William Street, New York City, 3 April, 1783. As this was the year in which the colonies finally achieved the independence for which they had been fighting for seven years, Irving may be regarded as the first author produced in the new republic. The writer recalls that he visited Sunnyside with his father a year or two before the death of Irving and heard him narrate, doubtless not for the first time, how, when he was a youngster a year old, his nurse had held him up in her arms while Washington was pas