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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 4: up the St. John's. (search)
wall of his bedroom, and carried off his mosquito curtain in its transit. Little knew we how soon these small entertainments would be over. Colonel Montgomery had gone up the river with his two companies, perhaps to remain permanently; and I was soon to follow. On Friday, March 27th, I wrote home: The Burnside has gone to Beaufort for rations, and the John Adams to Fernandina for coal; we expect both back by Sunday, and on Monday I hope to get the regiment off to a point farther up,-- Magnolia, thirty-five miles, or Pilatka, seventy-five,--either of which would be a good post for us. General Hunter is expected every day,; and it is strange he has not come. The very next day came an official order recalling the whole expedition, and for the third time evacuating Jacksonville. A council of military and naval officers was at once called (though there was but one thing to-be done), and the latter were even more disappointed and amazed than the former. This was especially the c
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
3 48 do Oct. 14, 1863 Huntsville. Schooner Carmita 2,426 98 498 92 1,928 06 do Oct. 17, 1863 Magnolia.   Cargo of 9 boats and sloop Queen of the Fleet 3,105 79 574 83 2,530 96 Washington Nov. 20ze list.)   Cotton, 12 bales; 8 barrels turpentine 3,766 83 507 58 3,259 25 do Aug. 25, 1865 Magnolia.   Cotton, 4 bales     46 40 New Orleans Sept. 1, 1865 Cayuga.   Cotton, 42 bales and 11 56 833 92 do Oct. 15, 1863 Sagamore. Sloop Flying Fish 627 50 222 55 404 95 do Oct. 21, 1863 Magnolia. Schooner Fannie Lee 19,940 54 Liberated, $4,213.22.4,213 22 13,541 88 Philadelphia 16, 1862 Resolute. Steamer Memphis 543,495 15 32,581 08 510,914 07 New York Nov. 10, 1863 Magnolia.   Merchandise, cargo of Waiting for prize lists of the Coeur de Lion and Dan Smith. 250 stone State, Nansemond. Steamer Matagorda 389,367 35 5,798 52 353,568 83 Boston Dec. 3, 1864 Magnolia. Steamer Mayflower 20,114 22 1,831 01 18,283 21 Key West Feb. 2, 1865 Union. Schooner Mar
to come to this point. The Tenth Connecticut (eight companies) is to remain at St. Augustine, two companies to go to Picolalia. I shall not occupy Pilatka or Magnolia at this moment; when I do, portions of the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts will be sent from Jacksonville. The Fifty-fifth Massachusetts will remain here for the prstructions, which were for the present to hold Baldwin and the St. Mary's south prong as your outposts to the westward of Jacksonville, and to occupy Pilatka and Magnolia on the St. John's. Your prospect distinctly and avowedly ignores these operations, and substitutes a plan which not only involves your command in a distant moged between us, at a present interview, that the places to be permanently held for the present would be the south prong of the St. Mary's, Baldwin, Jacksonville, Magnolia, and Pilatka, and that Henry's mounted forces should be kept moving as circumstances might justify or require. This is my plan of present operations. A raid to
fall, and supplies would then have to be hauled from Simmsport. The country would supply scarcely anything. General Taylor was left in command of the cavalry, and Polignac's division to watch and pursue the enemy. Parsons, Churchill, and Walker arrived at Shreveport on the sixteenth April, en route for Camden. Walker moved on the right via Minden, Parsons in the centre via Benton, and Churchill on the left, following Red River thirty-five miles up, and then turning to the right, passing Magnolia. Walker's division was halted twenty miles beyond Minden on reception from General Taylor that the enemy was intrenching at Natchitoches, and had thrown two pontoon bridges across Red River at Grand Ecore, the steamboat landing at that place. In this position, forty-eight miles from Shreveport, one hundred and fifteen from Natchitoches, and sixty-six from Camden, General Walker was in good attitude to meet any movement of Banks's in the direction of Washita or Shreveport, or any movement
qual to the value of one hundred tons.Sprague & James'sSprague & JamesR. D. ShepherdBoston100 113 BrigAmericaGeorge Fuller'sGeorge FullerParker & StevensBoston170 114 BrigCongressGeorge Fuller'sGeorge FullerWilliam GoddardBoston270 1151825ShipMagnoliaT. Magoun'sT. MagounGeo. G. Jones & T. MagounBoston & Medford395 116 BrigAgnesT. Magoun'sT. MagounJohn A. BaconBoston206 117 ShipTrescottT. Magoun'sT. MagounNathaniel GoddardBoston335 118 BrigElizaS. Lapham's------RogersJonathan BartlettBostoncetown105 309 Sch.JosephineGeorge Fuller'sGeorge FullerJoseph AtkinsProvincetown122 310 ShipSophia WalkerSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorWalker & BrotherBoston343 311 BarkMarySprague & James'sFoster & TaylorNathaniel FrancisBoston270 312 ShipMagnoliaSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorWilliam HammondMarblehead660 313 BrigHenricoSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorH. PaneProvincetown142 314 BarkWagramSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorWilliam HammondMarblehead242 315 BarkAzoffJ. Stetson'sJ. Stet
nd Tennessee campaigns was several times in command of the corps itself. After the battle of Nashville, the corps was moved to North Carolina, where Major-General Cox served in various capacities, and finally as head of the corps from April to June, 1865. In 1866, he resigned from the volunteer service. From 1866 to 1868, he was governor of Ohio, and President Grant's Secretary of the Interior in 1869. He was prominent in politics, finance, and the law until his death, which occurred at Magnolia, Massachusetts, August 4, 1900. Federal generals no. 8 Maine Jonathan P. Cilley, gallant Cavalry leader. Seldon Connor, Colonel of the 19th regiment. Joshua L. Chamberlain, active at Round Top. L. G. Estes, promoted at the close of the War. Cyrus Hamlin, Colonel of the 80th U. S. Colored Infantry. James D. Fessenden, brevetted for meritorious service. Francis Fessenden, active in the Red River campaign. George L. Beal, brevetted for conspicuous gallantry.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of John C. Mitchel, of Ireland, killed whilst in command of Fort Sumter. (search)
the last words of this gallant young officer, the eldest son of the Irish patriot. It is nineteen years since his brave heart grew still, and his comrades laid him in the beautiful magnolia cemetary near Charleston, where the old moss draped oaks guard his resting place. The stranger may stand and look across the broad waters of the harbor to the grim and silent fortress where he breathed his last, and listen to the tall pines as they whisper a requiem over its commander, who lies in his low and blood-stained grave. Every year, on the 10th of May, which is the anniversary of (Stonewall) Jackson's death, the old and the young of Charleston go with tender and solemn love to lay floral memorials upon the mounds that cover those who died for them; and of all the hallowed spots at Magnolia, none is so well known, or is ever heaped so high with roses, as the Irish officer's grave, which, for fourteen years, was utterly unmarked, save by this touching tribute of honor to his memory.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State flowers. (search)
c school scholars of the respective States: AlabamaGolden Rod CaliforniaCalifornia Poppy ColoradoPurple Columbine DelawarePeach Blossom IdahoSyringia IowaWild Rose Louisiana Adopted by State legislature, not by public school scholars.Magnolia Maine Adopted by State legislature, not by pub lic school scholars.Pine Cone MichiganApple Blossom MinnesotaLady Slipper MississippiMagnolia MontanaBitter Root NebraskaGolden Rod New Jersey, State treeSugar Maple New York, Rose; StateMagnolia MontanaBitter Root NebraskaGolden Rod New Jersey, State treeSugar Maple New York, Rose; State treeMaple North DakotaWild Rose Oklahoma Territory Adopted by State legislature, not by public school scholars.Mistletoe OregonOregon Grape Rhode IslandViolet TexasGolden Rod UtahSego Lily Vermont Adopted by State legislature, not by public school scholars.Red Clover Washington Adopted by the women's clubs of the State.Rhododendron In other States the scholars or State legislatures have not yet taken action. In Illinois in the vote on the leading State flower by the pupils
s operate at a time. The engines are of 12 to 20 horse-power each. The gang or balance plow (Fig. 5708) is capable of turning four or six furrows, and a double-engine steam-plow will break up 20 to 25 acres per day, requiring six men to attend the plows and engines. 400 sets of these machines have been made and sent to the Pasha of Egypt, yet there are but few in this country, —one in New Jersey, and some in Louisiana and in the West. They are in use in Cuba and South America. The Magnolia sugar plantation, in Louisiana, has one set of the Fowler steam-plow of 14 horse-power, and one of 20 horse-power. When breaking up, the mold-board is set to plow to a depth of from 15 to 20 inches, and when using the subsoiler cultivating between the cane rows to the depth of from 20 to 24 inches. 2. The roundabout system of Howard may use a portable engine of any approved construction, in connection with a windlass for holding the rope. A snatch-block is anchored at each point where
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Florida, 1864 (search)
). UNITED STATES--82d and 86th Colored Infantry (Detachments). Sept. 23: Affair, Euchee Anna C. HFLORIDA--1st Cavalry (Detachment). MAINE--2d Cavalry (Detachment). UNITED STATES--82d and 86th Colored Infantry (Detachments). Sept. 23: Skirmish, MagnoliaMASSACHUSETTS--4th Cavalry (Battalion). Sept. 27: Action, MariannaFLORIDA--1st Cavalry (Detachment). MAINE--2d Cavalry (Detachment). UNITED STATES--82d and 86th Colored Infantry (Detachments). Union loss, 32 wounded. Sept. 28: Skirmish, VernonFns in West FloridaFLORIDA--1st Battery Light Arty. (Section). MAINE--2d Cavalry. Oct. 21: Skirmish, Bryant's PlantationUNITED STATES--3d Colored Infantry. Oct. 24: Skirmish, Gum SwampMASSACHUSETTS--4th Cavalry (2 Cos.). Oct. 24: Skirmish near MagnoliaMASSACHUSETTS--4th Cavalry (2 Cos.). Oct. 25-28: Exp. up Blackwater BayFLORIDA--1st Cavalry (Detachment). IOWA--19th Infantry (Detachment). MAINE--2d Cavalry (Detachment). UNITED STATES--25th, 82d and 86th Colored Infantry (Detachments). Oct. 2
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