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ley, took care not to return. The Secretary of State, Almon W. Babbitt, having offended Brigham Young, started across the Plains, but was murdered on the road by Indians who spoke good English ; or, in other words, by Mormons. Brigham's comment was: There was Almon W. Babbitt. He undertook to quarrel with me, and soon after was killed by the Indians. He lived like a fool, and died like a fool. This unrelenting vindictiveness of Brigham seems the worst feature of his character. Judge Styles was a Mormon who had outgrown his faith; and, having offended the Saints by his decision of a question of jurisdiction adversely to their wishes, he was set upon, insulted, and threatened by the Mormon bar. His records and books were stolen, and, as he supposed, burned; though, in fact, they were hidden for subsequent use by Clawson, Brigham's son-in-law and confidential clerk. Styles escaped to complain at Washington City; but his intimate friend, a lawyer named Williams, was murdered.
'ard and jumped off, while he waited to keep the things in sight till I came back. So he was in pawn, too, egad! said the colonel. Thasso, ol‘ cock! hiccoughed Spring Chicken. And when I got the money and we went up town, we met the cussed decoy again, and we were fools enough to go again-- Williz molley-damniz-hic-eyes! interpolated the other. -- And we got broke again-and this fellow that hollowed Muggins looked like the decoy, but he wasn't. That's the whole truth, Mr. Styles. Mussput-hic-fi dollus on-jack? remarked Spring Chicken. See yer, Styse-o'boy, damfattolman-con'l is! and he curled from the lounge to the floor and slept peacefully. My young friend, remarked Styles gravely to the middie, as we tucked the insensible Spring Chicken into his berth-If you want to gamble, you'll do it-so I don't advise you. But these amphibious beasts are dangerous; so in future play with gentlemen and let them alone. And, my boy, said the colonel, enunciating hi
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
race this afternoon. We heard the volley just as we left in the cars for Shelbyville. His crime was desertion to the enemy; and as the prisoner's brigade was at Tullahoma (twenty miles off), he was executed without ceremony by the provost-guard. Spies are hung every now and then; but General Bragg told me it was almost impossible for either side to stop the practice. Bishop Elliott, Dr. Quintard, and myself got back to General Polk's quarters at 6 P. M., where I was introduced to a Colonel Styles, who was formerly United States minister at Vienna. In the evening I made the acquaintance of General Wheeler, Van Dorn's successor in the command of the cavalry of this army, which is over 24,000 strong. He is a very little man, only twenty-six years of age, and was dressed in a coat much too big for him. He made his reputation by protecting the retreat of the army through Kentucky last year. He was a graduate of West Point, and seems a remarkably zealous officer, besides being ver
service in my State. I find Colonel Duffield here. Will you give me orders and define our relative positions I Whatever you order I will carry out. Let me hear from you. I will write you fully. J. T. Boyle, Brigadier-General. headquarters, May 31, 1862. Major F. F. Flint, Louisville: You have fifteen officers at the barracks. So many cannot be spared for that purpose. You were ordered some time since to send Lieutenant Amann First Ohio Artillery, to his company. Send him and Lieutenant Styles and Lieutenants McRoberts and Ford, Forty-first Ohio, and Marks, Fortieth Indiana, if they are fit for duty. If not fit, send surgeon's certificates in their cases. You are ordered to arrest and return to their regiments all officers or soldiers of this command found absent without authority from these headquarters, and it is made your duty to find out such. Let this order be made known to Colonel Duffield, that he may direct the provost-marshal to assist in this duty. Report all
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
wing engagements, including the battle of Cold Harbor. Subsequently he was in command of a battalion of three batteries on the Petersburg lines until the explosion of the Crater, when he was desperately wounded, causing his disability until February, 1865. On returning to duty he was assigned to the command of heavy artillery at Chapin's Bluff until the evacuation. On the retreat he marched in command of his artillery force as infantry, 500 strong, until ordered to turn over his men to Major Styles and assist Colonel Hardaway with his command of light artillery, with which he was surrendered at Appomattox. While in command at Chapin's Bluff he was recommended for promotion by General Lee, but never received his commission. After the close of hostilities he was variously employed, mainly in farming, until 1877, when he was appointed treasurer of Richland county, an office to which he was re-elected three times. During the administration of President Cleveland and for several mont
The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Acts passed by the Confederate Congress. (search)
United Presbyterian Church. Saturday was spent chiefly in hearing from the members accounts of the state of religion in the different Presbyteries. In the afternoon the report of the Board of Missions was read, containing an interesting letter from Rev. M. D. Kalepothakes, a missionary in Athens, Greece, under the care of the Synod. This morning the proposition to modify the name of the Synod was postponed to next year. A report of the Committee on Church Extension announced that the Rev. Dr. Styles had been appointed an evangelist to labor in the churches of the Synod. The directors of the Theological Seminary made their annual report, stating that about $72,000 were in hand, in subscriptions and cash, for the establishment of this institution, but that it was not thought best, at this time, to undertake a permanent establishment of the Seminary. The directors, however, were empowered to make some temporary arrangement for instructing a Theological class. The Synod held a nig
on is governed in her policy towards this and every other country. We think it would be easy to demonstrate that position, but can see no good which would arise from such a discussion. Our sole object is to show that, acting upon the law of self-preservation, she would be compelled ultimately to side with the Southern States. The writer refers to her abolition of slavery in the West Indies as an example of conduct not prompted by interest. If he will look at the masterly argument of Rev. Dr. Styles, before the Buffalo Presbyterian Convention, on the slavery subject, he will see that the abolition of slavery in the West Indies was urged on this precise ground; that it was argued that the reduction in the prices of articles produced by free labor would more than compensate for the expenditure of emancipation--twenty millions sterling — and that of that debt, to this day, nothing has been paid but the interest. We may say, however, that the writer in the Whig cannot go farther i
ed the captain of the Secession company (Capt. Shrieves) and two privates. They saw them fall from their horses and picked up and dragged off into the woods by their companions. Col. Stone is at Darrington with the Ninth New York Regiment, four miles above Seneca Mills. His command was fired upon by this same cavalry company yesterday evening, and two of the enemy's balls were picked up. They were the long range Minnie musket balls. During the skirmish Major Wall, Col. Everett and Col. Styles, of the New York Ninth Regiment, took muskets and entered into the fun with no little zest. The enemy burnt a bridge some two miles from Seneca, which crosses a branch of the Potomac, over which the Federal forces must cross if they advance across the river. A party of some thirty or more of the enemy are throwing up an earth work on a high hill opposite Seneca Mills, and the Federal troops, with a glass, can see them working at it. P. S.--A gentleman who rode down the tow-path of
The Daily Dispatch: April 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Evaluation of Fernandina--Col. Edward Hopkins's report. (search)
s have in sight, bore down near the bar, and anchored. It became evident that an attack would be made on Monday, the 3d. Our position was critical. As the enemy had full view of my quarters, it was necessary that the usual camp quiet should prevail. It was not until half-past 6 o'clock P. M. that I issued the order to break camp and transport everything to the railroad depot. This was effected by two o'clock the next morning. At an early hour in the night I received a dispatch from Colonel Styles, saying that from nineteen to twenty-one of the enemy's gunboats were in St. Andrew's Sourd, of which fact Colonel McBlair. was duly notified. In consequence of this information he very properly placed his command on route for the city, where they arrived about half-past 1 o'clock A. M. At one in the morning of Monday, I repaired to town, and at half-past 2 o'clock A. M., ordered all the troops, three companies of the 4th Florida regiment excepted, to take up the line of march to
y their-forced levies, but believes that undisciplined members endanger an army which they apparently reinforce, as was the case at Newbern, when the few North Carolina militia threw the whole rebel forces into a panic. Gen Burnside sees some signs of loyalty in the old North State, but is not so sanguine of its early return to the Union, voluntarily as are some of the newspapers correspondents. Churches seized for hospitals. Four of the churches in Washington — Trinity the Rev. Dr. Styles, Rector; Epiphany, Dr. Hale; Ascension, Dr. Style, Rector; Epiphany, Dr. Hale; As pension, Dr. Pinkney, all Episcopal, and one Presbyterian church--have been taken possession of by the Government for hospitals. Three at least, of the four have the reputation of being semi rebel. Rumor says that this movement was used by recent imaginary disasters in the Shenandoah Valley; but, in fact, it was determined upon some time ago A dispatch from Fremont says all is quiet in the Shenand
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