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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 5 (search)
no wedding supper in the village was complete. But the accomplishment she took the greatest pride in, was her gift for writing poetry --which confined itself, however, to the innocent practice of composing acrostics on the names of her friends. The deprecating, yet self-conscious air with which these very original productions were slipped into our hands on birthdays and other anniversaries, was only less amusing than the verses themselves. She had no children, but a little pet negro named Simon, the son of a favorite maid who had died, filled a large place in her affections and used to bulldoze her as completely as if she had been the mother of a dozen unruly boys of her own. We rather rejoiced in her emancipation when the foolish lad deserted her for the delights of freedom, soon after the close of the war, but the kind-hearted old lady never ceased to mourn over his ingratitude. She was a great beauty in her youth, and to the day of her death, in 1866, retained a coquettish rega
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, V. In the dust and ashes of defeat (may 6-June 1, 1865). (search)
e left out like children, because there wasn't room for us at table. We were so delighted at being spared the responsibility of getting up a dinner ourselves, that we easily relieved the old lady's fear of giving offense by leaving us out, especially as she sent us a lot of good things from her feast. We had taken advantage of the opportunity to spare our poverty-stricken larder, and were making ourselves merry over a wretched dinner of ham and cornfield peas, when Charity said: Here comes Simon with a waiter from Miszzz Brown. The table looked so bare and doleful that Mett made us laugh by ordering Charity, before we sat down, to toll the dinner bell, and Cousin Liza, as she took her seat, folded her hands and droned in a camp-meeting tone: For Oh! I feel an aching void That ham and peas can never fill. I never laughed more in my life, and the arrival of Aunt Sallie's generous contribution did not detract from our good spirits. We had just finished eating and got into ou
he service; but, unfortunately, has not a field officer worth a damn. Robt. E. Lee was the great man of the rebel army in West Virginia. The boys all talked about Lee, and told how they would pink him if opportunity offered. But Simon Bolivar Buckner is the man here on whom they all threaten to fall violently. There are certainly a hundred soldiers in the Third, each one of whom swears every day that he would whip Simon Bolivar Buckner quicker than a wink if he dared present himself. Simon is in danger. Had the third sergeants in my school to-night. Am getting to be a pretty good teacher. January, 10 General Mitchell gave the officers a very interesting lecture this evening. He is indefatigable. The whole division has become a school. Had five lieutenants before me. Lesson: grand guards and other outposts. January, 11 The General summoned the officers of his division about him and went through the form of sending out advanced guard, posting picket, grand
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Holding Kentucky for the Union. (search)
order, which they called Camp Boone, and recruits began to gather there early in July. Buckner resigned from the State Guard a few days after the battle--of Bull Run and soon took his way southward. During the neutrality period it would appear that the Union authorities were in doubt as to which side General Buckner would espouse, since on August 17th, 1861, President Lincoln wrote to the Secretary of War: Unless there be reason to the contrary, not known to me, make out a commission for Simon [B.] Buckner, of Kentucky, as a brigadier-general of volunteers. It is to be put into the hands of General Anderson, and delivered to General Buckner or not, at the discretion of General Anderson. Of course it is to remain a secret unless and until the commission is delivered. This letter bears the indorsement, this day made.--editors. His example was followed by most of the higher officers, and the State Guard began rapidly to disintegrate: It was no uncommon sight in Louisville, shortly
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 13: Conclusion. (search)
that Convention, including Sergeant Prince Rivers; and he and Sergeant Henry Hayne are still members of the State Legislature. Both in that State and in Florida the former members of the regiment are generally prospering, so far as I can hear. The increased self-respect of army life fitted them to do the duties of civil life. It is not in nature that the jealousy of race should die out in this generation, but I trust they will not see the fulfilment of Corporal Simon Crum's prediction. Simon was one of the shrewdest old fellows in the regiment, and he said to me once, as he was jogging out of Beaufort behind me, on the Shell Road, I'se goin‘ to leave de Souf, Cunnel, when de war is over. I'se made up my mind dat dese yer Secesh will neber be cibilized in my time. The only member of the regiment whom I have seen since leaving it is a young man, Cyrus Wiggins, who was brought off from the main-land in a dug-out, in broad day, before the very eyes of the rebel pickets, by Capta
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
was busy all the time with matters which then seemed important, and which I now realize were vital and were a training which has been of incalculable value to me during the years since those eventful political times. On May 22, after obtaining a suitable wardrobe, on the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. J. Donald Cameron, I accompanied them to Harrisburg, to make a visit as I went to join my husband in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Cameron were then staying in the home of Senator Cameron's father, Hon. Simon Cameron, at their quaint old home, formerly that of Governor Harris of Pennsylvania. It was situated almost on the edge of the west shore of the Susquehanna River. Governor Harris's grave, enclosed by an iron fence, is located on a plot between the entrance to the Cameron mansion and the river, and can be seen by travellers on the Pennsylvania road as they approach the west end of the bridge over the river. Mrs. Cameron, Sr., and her venerable husband had lived at Willard's at the same
, capture of by Gen. Banks, 3.223. Bruinburg, Grant crosses the Mississippi at, 2.603. Buchanan, Commodore, McKean, death of, at the battle of the Bayou Teche, 2.597. Buchanan, President, James, conspirators in the cabinet of, 1.43; his message of Dec. 30, 1860, 1.64; his indecision, 1. 73, 283; distrusted by the Southern conspirators, 1.143; painful position of, 1.146; changes in his cabinet, 1.146; his message of Jan. 8, 1861, 1.218; disruption of his cabinet, 2.527. Buckner, Gen. Simon B., left in command of Fort Donelson by Floyd and Pillow, 2.219; terms of surrender offered to by Grant, 2.220. Buell, Gen., Don Carlos, in command of the Department of the Ohio, 2.179; operations of, in Kentucky, 2.190-2.195; leaves Nashville to join Grant at Savannah, 2.264; at the battle of Shiloh, 2.280; his movements against Bragg in Kentucky, 2.508; relieved by Rosecrans, 2.511, 523. Buford, Gen., his dash on Stuart at Brandy Station, 3.100. Bull's Gap, Gen. Gillem defeated
ast Annual Message, 367 to 371; 408; sends Cushing to Charleston, 409; 411; 414; 428; vote cast for him in Kentucky, 492; letter to Jeff. Davis, 511. Buckingham, Gov., of Conn., is reflected, 326. Buckner, Aylett, of Ky., 194. Buckner, Gen. Simon B., organizes State Guard; Louisville Journal curses him, 494; 496; 509; 609. Buffalo, N. Y., the Free-Soil Convention at, 191; its Platform, 192. Buford, Col., of Ala., his arrival in Kansas, 243; besieges Lawrence, 243. Bull Run, baty in, 204-6; admitted as a State, 208; fugitive-slave case in, 218; 301; withdraws from Dem. Convention, 318. Caln meeting, Abolition petition from, 144. Cambreleng, C. C., 109. Cameron, Col. James, killed at Bull Run, 545. Cameron, Gen. Simon, in the Chicago Convention, 321; a member of President Lincoln's Cabinet, 428; 449; visits Gen. Fremont in Missouri, 590; his visit to Sherman in Kentucky. 615; endeavors to postpone the attack at Bull Run, 618. Campbell, Judge John A., his
plies, 304. Buchanan, Admiral Franklin, commands ram Manassas, 116; severely wounded at Mobile, 653. Buchanan, Gen. J. T., at Gaines's Mill, 166. Buchanan, Gen., commands a brigade at Malvern Hill, 165; at Gainesville, 187. Buckner, Gen. Simon B., 48; repulsed at Fort Donelson, 49; surrenders, 50; at Chickamauga, 415; abandons East Tennessee, 429; surrenders, 758. Buell, Gen. D. C., commands Department of the Ohio, 51; moves on Bowling Green, 51; occupies Nashville. 54; joins GraC. Cabell, Gen., repulse of, at Fayetteville, 448; routed by Gen. Brown at Booneville, 453; captured by Pleasanton's force in Missouri, 561. Caldwell, Brig.-Gen., at Antietam, 208. Camden, Arkansas, Steele marches to, 552. Cameron, Gen. Simon, retires from War Department, 81; 108; in relation to Slaves, 239; 243. Campbell's Station, East Tenn., fight at, 431. Canby, Gen. E. R. S., organizes militia in New Mexico, 21; at Fort Craig, 22-3; Valverde. 22; holds New Mexico, 25; in
aid, he was going to send home and have mounted, and that he intended to drink a brandy-punch out of it the day he was married. Frederick Scholes, of the city of Brooklyn, N. Y., testified that he proceeded to the battle-field of Bull Run, on the fourth of this month, (April,) to find the place where he supposed his brother's body was buried. Mr. Scholes, who is a man of unquestioned character, by his testimony fully confirms the statements of other witnesses. He met a free negro, named Simon or Simons, who stated that it was a common thing for the rebel soldiers to exhibit the bones of the Yankees. I found, he says, in the bushes in the neighborhood, a part of a Zouave uniform, with the sleeve sticking out of the grave, and a portion of the pantaloons. Attempting to pull it up, I saw the two ends of the grave were still unopened, but the middle had been prised up, pulling up the extremities of the uniform at some places, the sleeves of the shirt in another, and a portion of th
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