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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
elight, and which might very appropriately find a place in our libraries, or on our centre tables. This is the second number of the Review, and if its able art criticisms, beautiful engravings, and valuable information about art and artists are to be taken as an earnest of what future numbers are to be, we can most cordially commend it as a valuable auxiliary, which at the same time pleases and cultivates the taste of our people. The Magazine of American history, edited by John Austin Stevens, Esq., and published by A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, has been for several years one of our most valued exchanges. The December number contains interesting papers on The battle of Buena Vista, The case of Major Andre, The seventy-six stone house at Tappan, Arnold the Traitor and Andre the sufferer — correspondence between Josiah Quincy, Jared Sparks and Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, and other articles of interest and value. We cannot agree to all that the distinguished editor writes
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Richard Kirkland, the humane hero of Fredericksburg. (search)
rmish occupied the whole day, fatal to many who heedlessly exposed themselves, even for a moment. The ground between the lines was bridged with the wounded, dead and dying Federals, victims of the many desperate and gallant assaults of that column of 30,000 brave men hurled vainly against that impregnable position. All that day those wounded men rent the air with their groans and their agonizing cries of Water! Water! In the afternoon the General sat in the north room, up stairs, of Mrs. Stevens' house, in front of the road, surveying the field, when Kirkland came up. With an expression of indignant remonstrance pervading his person, his manner and the tone of his voice, he said, General! I can't stand this. What is the matter, Sergeant? asked the General. He replied, All night and all day I have heard those poor people crying for water, and I can stand it no longer. I come to ask permission to go and give them water. The General regarded him for a moment with feeling
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
son, I sent forward the brigades of Branch and Brockenbrough to feel and engage the enemy. This battle commenced under the most unfavorable circumstances, a heavy, blinding rain-storm directly in the faces of the men. These two brigades gallantly engaged the enemy, Branch being exposed to a very heavy fire in front and in his flank. Gregg, Pender, Thomas and Archer were successively thrown in The enemy obstinately contested the ground, and it was not until the Federal Generals Kearney and Stevens had fallen in front of Thomas' brigade, that they were driven from the ground. They did not, however, retire far until later during the night, when they entirely disappeared. The brunt of this fight was borne by Branch, Gregg and Pender. * * * * Harper's Ferry--Saturday, the 13th, arrived at Harper's Ferry, my division being in advance. On Saturday afternoon, the necessary signals from the Loudoun and Maryland heights notified us that all was ready. I was ordered by General Jackson
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of Vicksburg in 1862--the battle of Baton Rouge. (search)
ome four miles above Baton Rouge, a serious break occurred in her machinery and her engine refused to work. Finding her drifting helplessly, her commander, Lieutenant Stevens, moved her to the shore and every e fort was made to repair the damage, but without success. In the meanwhile negroes had conveyed word to the enemy her whary of War, described her destruction in language so graphic that I quote it here: On the cautious approach of the enemy, who kept at a respectful distance, Lieutenant Stevens landed the crew, cut her from her moorings, fired her with his own hands, and turned her adrift down the river. With every gun shotted, our flag floating fes reached them, and when her last shot was fired the explosion of the magazine ended the brief but glorious career of the Arkansas. It was beautiful, said Lieutenant Stevens, while tears stood in his eyes, to see her when abandoned by commander and crew and dedicated to sacrifice, fighting the battle on her own hook. About a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hardee and the Military operations around Atlanta. (search)
, for I suppose his orders were simply to prevent the enemy from overlapping or turning his flank. . . . . . I know that General Hardee expressed his impatience at the delay, and his annoyance at the repeated movements to the right. The advance to the attack was in echelon of divisions from the right; but the troops of Hardee's corps which first struck the works, formidable in character and circular in shape, were repulsed and driven back with considerable loss, including the gallant General Stevens, who fell while leading his troops to the assault. This repulse was to be regretted, both in itself and for its reaction upon Stewart, who had achieved partial success further to the left. But General Hood shows that the forces of Thomas on the ground were fifty thousand strong (187). General Sherman shows that Thomas had, on the 19th, crossed Peach-tree creek in line of battle, building bridges for nearly every division as deployed, and was now in position with at least two of his co
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations before Charleston in May and July, 1862. (search)
main body of our troops. Enemy ascertained from prisoners to be in strong force at Legare's, under command of Brigadier-General Stevens. Heavy bombardment all day by gunboats of our troops in line of battle to resist enemy's advance from Legare'scommand, General Mercer having been ordered to take command at Savannah. Picket guard this evening, under Colonel C. H. Stevens, Twenty-fourth regiment South Carolina Volunteers, skirmished with the enemy at the Presbyterian church; enemy left one wo men wounded on our side. June 16. Attack of the enemy at daylight on the earth-work at Secessionville; Brigadier-General Stevens in command of assaulting column of six regiments--Eighth Michigan, Seventh Connecticut, Twenty-eighth Massachusptain Reid, Lieutenant Humbert, and others, and supported by the brave Colonel Gaillard and the infantry. Colonel C. H. Stevens and Colonel Simonton showed promptitude and skill, repulsing the flank movement on our right. Enemy's fire from gunboat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sons of the Revolution. (search)
Sons of the Revolution. The society of the Sons of the Revolution was originated in New York in 1875 by John Austin Stevens, in conjunction with other patriotic gentlemen of Revolutionary ancestry. The New York society was instituted Feb. 22, 1876; reorganized Dec. 3, 1883, and incorporated May 3, 1884, to keep alive among ourselves and our descendants the patriotic spirit of the men who, in military, naval, or civil service, by their acts or counsel, achieved American independence; to collect and secure for preservation the manuscript rolls, records, and other documents relating to the War of the Revolution, and to promote intercourse and good feeling among its members now and hereafter. Eligibility to membership is confined to male descendants, above the age of twenty-one years, from an ancestor who as either a military, naval, or marine officer, soldier, sailor, or marine, or official in the service of any one of the thirteen original colonies or States, or of the national
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, John Austin 1827- (search)
Stevens, John Austin 1827- Author; born in New York City, Jan. 21, 1827; graduated at Harvard College in 1846; became librarian of the New York Historical Society. He founded the Magazine of American history, of which he was editor for many years, and was the originator and first president of the Society of Sons of the Revolution. His publications include The expedition of Lafayette against Arnold; The Burgoyne campaign; Progress of New York in a century; The French in Rhode Island; Life of Albert Gallatin, etc.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
Trumbull, Wilson, and W. D. Kelley as supporting the principles of the party rather than Mr. Lincoln. Greeley thought Mr. Lincoln already beaten, and that another ticket was necessary to save the cause from utter overthrow, naming three generals from whom a choice might be made,—Grant, Sherman, and Butler. Among others active in the movement were Richard Smith, the veteran editor, and Whitelaw Reid, both of Cincinnati. A large number of letters of public men written at the time to John Austin Stevens, and published in the New York Sun, June 30, 1889, throw light on the movement. Republican conferences were held in the city of New York for the purpose of making a change: one at D. D. Field's house, August 14, where representative men were present,—Greeley, Parke Godwin of the Evening Post, William Curtis Noyes, Henry Winter Davis, Dr. Lieber, Lieber wrote Sumner, September 16, that he wished Lincoln could know that the people were to vote not for him but against McClellan. a
f a scourge and our commerce of an incendiary foe. "Should, nevertheless, the Government of the United States, after inquiry, feel it to be an incumbent duty to make amend to the sovereignty of Brazil for an unintentional wrong, the members of this Chamber of Commerce will subordinate all other feelings to an honorable acquiescence in so just a purpose. "The report is signed by A. A. Low Alexander W. Bradford, John C. Green, Denning Duer, M. H. Grinnell, C. H. Marshall and John Austin Stevens, Jr." At the close of the reading there was loud applause. It was moved that a copy of the report be sent to each of the signers of the Bahia communication. Denning Duer objected. He thought the Chamber should take no further notice of the factors of British pirates.--[Applause.] Other gentlemen thought a reply was due, but the Chamber decided not to send copies to Bahia. Miscellaneous. Major Douglas Frazar, of the Thirteenth New York cavalry, who was in command of