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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 2 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 0 Browse Search
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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 7: Manassas. (search)
e whole energies of the military authorities were directed to guarding the other side, to prevent their brave soldiers from running away. Nor was the capital city in a more hopeful condition. Confusion and uncertainty reigned there; nothing was needed but a few cannon-shots upon the southern bank, to turn their alarm also into a panic rout. Now, then, said the more reflecting, was the time for vigorous audacity. Now, a Napoleonic genius, were he present, would make this victory another Jena, in its splendid fruits; and, before the enemy recovered from his staggering blow, would concentrate, into one effort, the labors and successes of a whole campaign. He would fiercely press upon the disorganized masses; he would thunder at the gates of Washington; and, replenishing his exhausted equipments with the mighty spoils, would rush blazing, like the lightning that shineth from the one part under heaven to the other, through the affrighted North, until the usurper was crippled, humble
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Appendix C: (search)
Appendix C: Literary honors. 1816.Mineralogical Society of Jena. 1818.Royal Academy of History, Madrid. 1821.American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston. 1821.American Academy of Languages and Belles-Lettres, Boston. 1825.Columbian Institute, Washington, D. C. 1828.American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia 1832.Royal Patriotic Society, Havana. 1833.Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. 1845.American Ethnological Society, New York. 1850.Doctor of Laws, Harvard College, Massachusetts. 1850.Doctor of Laws, Brown University, Rhode Island. 1850.Society of Antiquaries, of London. 1850.Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. 1857.Institute of Science, Letters, and Arts, of Lombardy. 1858.Doctor of Laws, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. 1858.Historical Society of Tennessee, Nashville. 1864.Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1866.Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, Philadelphia. 1866.Doctor Literarum Humaniorum, Regents of the University o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Honey Hill. (search)
The battle of Honey Hill. By Colonel C. C. Jones, Jr. Address before the survivors' Association of Augusta, Georgia, April 27th, 1885. Friends and Comrades: Since our last annual convocation two members of the Confederate Cabinet have died. On the 7th of May, 1884, within the quiet walls of his apartments in the Avenue Jena, in Paris; the Hon. Judah P. Benjamin, full of years and of honors, entered upon his final rest. With a lucidity of intellect, a capacity for labor, and an ability quite remarkable, he had, during the existence of the Confederate Government, occupied in turn the offices of Attorney-General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State. The struggle ended, he repaired to England, where, claiming the privileges of a natural born British subject, he was admitted to the bar and rose rapidly to the highest eminence capable of attainment by a practitioner in the most august courts of that realm. His success was most phenomenal. When he laid aside his gown
blaze of fire-works, crackers and military enthusiasm. Our American Chinese stick closely to the Oriental pattern.--Nothing can exceed their exultation at having captured two little forts on a sand bank in North Carolina, manned by five or six hundred men, with a naval force of one hundred guns and a land force of ,500 men. Picayune Butler becomes forthwith one of the greatest Generals of the age, and old Wool announces his exploits in tones that would become a victory such as Austerlitz or Jena. Success is a novelty to them, even on the most limited scale. Can such a people hope to hold Arlington Heights and Washington, and Maryland, when our Generals choose to advance ? They cannot. Their General is well aware that they cannot stead the Such of the sold He is busy preparing the means to keep them at long law. He dare set depend on their manhood. He knows that they will never dress bayonets with our men, and hence his enormous accumulation of artillery, which, after all his lab
distance from home, the climate, the rugged resistance of the Russians, the difficulty of procuring supplies — and other causes might be enumerated. Charles XII, one century before, failed quite as badly as Napoleon did in 1812, and his army was little more than one- tenth part as large as that of the latter. Decisive battles are usually fought by a very small proportion of the entire force. At Austerlitz the French numbered 80,000 men, while the strength of the Empire was 651,000. At Jena, 126,000 French only were engaged. At Friedland 80,000 French decided the fate of the war. although there were in Poland nearly 300,000 French soldiers, while the strength of the Empire was double that figure, and more. At Wagram, 150,000 or 160,000 men fought, while Napoleon had certainly at least 800,000 men under arms on the whole. So difficult is the problem of concentration, even in the hands of the greatest genius. The Allies overwhelmed Napoleon at last by the enormous forces t