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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
of our patriotic and worthy citizens. The house occupied by General Grant on I Street had been given him by some friends when he was General of the Army. He was about to move into the executive mansion, many thought for a residence of eight years at least. His successor as General of the Army was the next most renowned soldier of the Union army, General W. T. Sherman. A committee composed of A. T. Stewart, Hamilton Fish, B. F. Field, W. H. Aspinwall, Judge Hilton, Solon Humphrey, and William Scott had been chosen by the subscribers to present this house and the furniture to General Sherman. They had negotiated with General Grant, and had arranged that Mr. Hoyt and General Butterfield should take General Sherman to General Grant's office at an appointed hour. When they all met, the committee handed General Grant sixty-five thousand dollars. He, in exchange, gave them the deeds, bills of sale, and documents, making an absolute conveyance to General Sherman of the property on I Str
pelican police officer under Colonel Kane, was searched, and the following articles, contraband of war, were discovered secreted between the floor and ceiling of the second story of his house, viz.: Two carbines, one Minie musket, three Colt's revolvers, engraved on the butts City Police, thirty rounds of cartridges, and several espantoons. The above-named articles were stored away snugly, with a bed made of chairs over them so as to escape detection. The pelican was taken charge of by officers Scott, Hooper, and Owens, and conveyed to Fort McHenry. The arms were taken charge of, and placed in the keeping of the proper authorities.--Baltimore Clipper, August 31. Massachusetts has again maintained her reputation for patriotic promptness. A week ago to-day Mr. Cameron's call appeared, asking for more men straightway; and now six regiments, which were in Massachusetts last Monday, and nearly, if not quite, all of them unprepared to march, are either on the line of the Potomac, or
ses and part of his camp utensils in the hands of the rebels. Col. Williams had no artillery. Gen. Hurlbut got as far as Hudson, Mo., from Brookfield, with two hundred and fifty men, to reinforce Williams. When he arrived there, Williams was at Clarence, on his retreat.--N. Y. Commercial, Sept. 10. This day the confederates fired from an eminence at Great Falls, on the Potomac, sixteen miles from Washington, upon a body of national troops on the Maryland side. Their rifled cannon, although perhaps a hundred times discharged, wounded only one of the men. The rebels then attempted to ford the river, by constructing a temporary bridge with planks, when they were repulsed by the sharp-shooters of the Pennsylvania Seventh, and a number of them killed. They then retired from view, carrying with them their battery.--N. Y. World, Sept. 9. Private William Scott, of company K, Third regiment of Vermont Volunteers, was sentenced to be shot for sleeping on his post.--Army Orders.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
n of General Smith of the Fourth Corps, who attacked the Confederates at Dam No. 1, on the Warwick April 16, 1862. between the mills of Lee a nd Winn. The movement was gallantly made, but failed. The vanguard of the Nationals (composed of four Vermont companies, who had waded the stream, waist deep, under cover of the cannon of Ayre's battery, and who were re-enforced by eight other companies) was driven back across the river Among the really brave men who fell at this time was private William Scott, of the Third Vermont, who, a few months army before, had been sentenced by McClellan to be shot for sleeping on his post. Secretary Cameron pardoned him, and no braver soldier was found in the ranks of the patriots. He was among the first who crossed the Warwick River in this movement. with the loss of a hundred men, and was poorly compensated by inflicting upon the foe the loss of seventy-five men. This repulse confirmed McClellan in his belief that an immense force of Confederat
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
Acting-Third-Assistants, R. H. Cornthwait, T. E. Wilson and J. F. Fraser. Cambridge--Third-rate. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, J. F. Nickels; Acting-Master, S. K. Luce; Acting-Ensigns, I. S. Bradbury and A. J. Iverson; Acting-Assistant-Surgeon, John Spare; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. J. Pratt; Acting-Master's Mate, F. U. Northup; Engineers: Acting First-Assistant, G. B. Orswell; Acting-Second-Assistants, W. W. Tunis and John Whittaker; Acting-Third-Assistant, S. D. Edwards; Acting-Gunner, Wm. Scott. Cherokee--Fourth-rate. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Wm. E. Dennison; Acting-Ensigns, T. F. DeLuce, John Parry, A. F. Parsons and C. B. Dickman; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, E. T. T. March; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. C Osterloh; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, A. W. Reynolds; Acting-Second-Assistants, F. H. Thurber and J. H. Potts; Acting-Third-Assistants John Gilmore and A. I. Sanborn. Howquah--Fourth-rate. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, J. W. Balch; Acting-Ensigns,
illed several rebels who aimed their pieces at the boy. His most intimate friend in the company, private Vance, had been killed in the rifle-pit. Whittemore, enraged with sorrow, burst into tears, and seizing the dead soldier's musket, stood over him, and threatened death to any one who should retreat; and then stooping down, he took cartridge after cartridge from his friend's box, and killed his man with every fire — raging with a divine fury the while. All will recall the case of private Wm. Scott of the Third Vermont, sentenced by McClellan last fall to be shot for sleeping on his post, while on the Potomac, and whom Simon Cameron, then Secretary of War, saved from his rigorous fate. Among the foremost across the creek, and the first to be killed yesterday was this very man — as brave a soldier as ever died on the field of battle. Among the phenomena of the fight was the condition of the uniform of Capt. Bennett, of company K, of the Third. It had eight bullet-holes in it.
The Norfolk Day Book, December 29, also says that General Scott has arrived in New-York, and that he left England at the request of the English authorities, and that England was about to declare war against the United States.
bove, the spectral gallows shone, And from his lips escaped a groan-- Secession! “Try not that game!” Abe Lincoln said, “Dark lower the thunders overhead; The mighty North has been defied.” But still that drunken voice replied-- Secession! “Oh! pause,” the Quaker said, “and think Before thee leaps from off the brink!” Contempt was in his drunken leer; And still he answered with a sneer-- Secession! “Beware the pine-tree's bristling branch! Beware the Northern Avalanche!” And that was Scott's restraining voice; But still this was the traitor's choice-- Secession! At close of war, as toward their homes Our troops as victors hurried on, And turned to God a thankful prayer, A voice whined through the startled air-- Secession! A traitor by a soldier keen, Suspended by the neck was seen, Still grasping in his hand of ice, That banner with this strange device-- Secession! There, to the mournful gibbet strung, Lifeless and horrible he hung; And from the sky there seeme
by a member of Co. G, First Massachusetts Regiment. I come from old Manassa, with a pocket full of fun-- I killed forty Yankees with a single-barreled gun; It don't make a niff-a-stifference to neither you or I, Big Yankee, Little Yankee, all run or die. I saw all the Yankees at Bull Run, They fought like the devil when the battle first begun. But it don't make a niff-a-stifference to neither you or I, They took to their heels, boys, and you ought to see 'em fly. I saw old Fuss and Feathers Scott, twenty miles away, His horses stuck up their ears, and you ought to hear 'em neigh, But it don't make a niff-a-stifference to neither you nor I, Old Scott fled like the devil, boys, root, hog, or die. I then saw a “Tiger,” from the old Crescent City, He cut down the Yankees without any pity-- Oh! it don't make a diff-a-bitterence to neither you nor I, We whipped the Yankee boys and made the boobies cry. I saw South-Carolina, the first in the cause, Shake the dirty Yankees till she broke al
The Halifax (N. S.) Colonist published the following veracious report: A rumor was current yesterday, said to have been set afloat by some of the passengers by the Asia, that Gen. Scott was the bearer of despatches from the Washington Government to the Emperor of the French, asking his aid in the suppression of the rebellion, and as a quid pro quo for his services, offering him the aid of the Federal Government in an attempt to invade Canada. Napoleon, on receiving the despatches, and learning their contents, immediately sent them to the British government. We give the rumor as we heard it, merely remarking, that there may be more in it than appears at first sight.
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