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Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life 58 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 46 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 40 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 30 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 18 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 18 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 16 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 16 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 14 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Halleck Assumes Command in the Field-The Advance upon Corinth-Occupation of Corinth- The Army Separated (search)
th had already been evacuated and the National troops marched on and took possession without opposition. Everything had been destroyed or carried away. The Confederate commander had instructed his soldiers to cheer on the arrival of every train to create the impression among the Yankees that reinforcements were arriving. There was not a sick or wounded man left by the Confederates, nor stores of any kind. Some ammunition had been blown up — not removed-but the trophies of war were a few Quaker guns, logs of about the diameter of ordinary cannon, mounted on wheels of wagons and pointed in the most threatening manner towards us. The possession of Corinth by the National troops was of strategic importance, but the victory was barren in every other particular. It was nearly bloodless. It is a question whether the morale of the Confederate troops engaged at Corinth was not improved by the immunity with which they were permitted to remove all public property and then withdraw them
Parthenia Antoinette Hague, A blockaded family: Life in southern Alabama during the war, Chapter 4: (search)
with walnut hulls, and made them light or dark brown, as we wished. Then we ripped up our tarlatan partydresses of red, white, blue, or buff, some all gold and silver bespangled, to trim hats with. Neighbor would divide with neighbor the tarlatan for trimming purposes, and some would go quite a distance for only enough to trim a hat. For the plumes of our hats or bonnets the feathers of the old drake answered admirably, and were often plucked, as many will remember, for that very purpose. Quaker or Shaker bonnets were also woven by the women of Alabama out of the bulrushes that grew very tall in marshy places. These rushes were placed in the opening of the threads of warp by hand, and were woven the same as if the shuttle had passed them through. Those the width of the warp were always used. The bonnets were cut in shape and lined with tarlatan. The skirt of the Shaker was made of single sleyed cloth, as we called it. In common woven heavy cloth two threads of warp were pass
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lvi. (search)
mething, the other day, that convinced me that, however deficient he may be in the head, he is all right in the heart. I was up at the White House, having called to see the President on business. I was shown into the office of his private secretary, and told that Mr. Lincoln was busy just then, but would be disengaged in a short time. While waiting, I heard a very earnest prayer being uttered in a loud female voice in the adjoining room. I inquired what it meant, and was told that an old Quaker lady, a friend of the President's, had called that afternoon and taken tea at the White House, and that she was then praying with Mr. Lincoln. After the lapse of a few minutes the prayer ceased, and the President, accompanied by a Quakeress not less than eighty years old, entered the room where I was sitting. I made up my mind then, gentlemen, that Mr. Lincoln was not a bad man; and I don't think it will be easy to efface the impression that the scene I witnessed and the voice I heard made
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Sherman's attack at the tunnel. (search)
relief, deceived and captured all but one. In half an hour we were up the opposite bank and creeping along through the thickets — a spade in one hand and a rifle in the other. What might happen any moment, we knew not. Where was the picket that had escaped? Why was not the whole rebel camp alarmed and upon us? Daylight came; but it found us two thousand strong, intrenched with rifle-pits a mile in length. What a sight for Bragg! Hand about, we worked and digged like beavers. An old Quaker came down to expostulate with us for ruining his farm by such digging. The scene was ludicrous, and the boys gave a derisive little cheer for Broad-brim. The noise drew upon us the shells from a hidden battery, and cost us two wounded men. It very nearly cost our friend his life, as an exploding shell left a hole within a yard of him, twice as broad as his big hat. Still we dug on at our rifle-pits. Other regiments were ferried across. By noon the pontoon-bridge was down behind us, an
571. Proclamation of Jefferson Davis authorizing privateering, 1.371. Proclamation of President Lincoln calling for troops, 1.336; the Louisville Journal on, 1.339; the disloyal press on, 1.341; boastings of the loyal press, 1.342; effect of in New Orleans, 1.347. Pryor, Roger A., speech of in Charleston, 1. 316. Pulaski, repulse of Forrest at by Rousseau, 3.416. Pulpit and Press, subserviency of in the South, 1.38. Putnam, Col. H. S., killed at Fort Wagner, 3.205. Q. Quaker guns at Munson's Hill, 2.186. Quakers at the battle of Gettysburg (note), 3.79. Quantrell, his Lawrence Massacre, 3.215; his massacre of Gen. Blunt's escort, 3.217. Queen of the West, ram, capture of, 2.589. R. Ransom, den., at battle of Sabine Cross-Roads, 3.258. Rapid Anna, Stonewall Jackson on the, 2.447. Rappahannock, operations of Pope on the, 2.451. Rappahannock Station, battle of, 3.107. Raymond, battle of, 2.606. Reams's Station, battle of, 3.356. Reb
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Roland for Oliver. (search)
nother, proves nothing but bad temper, and a worse cause. From this point of view Gen. Butler's retorts upon his transatlantic censors seem to be simply amusing. They remind us, as we read, of Satan, with a savor of his normal brimstone exuding, from every pore, creeping, tail and all, into some empty pulpit, and exhorting the congregation to abandon its sins. When lechers preach continence, when misers advocate liberality, when bullies set up for Chesterfields, when prize-fighters put on Quaker coats, when liars tender their corporal oath, it is the way of the world, a very wicked and uncharitable world, no doubt, to snicker and to sneer. It cannot be helped. It is only a simple resort to our natural defence against presumption and hypocrisy. It is no palliation, indeed, of our own wrongdoing, but it is a fair assertion of our right to be rebuked by honest lips, and to be smitten by clean hands. By recrimination the woman taken in adultery escaped not only a cruel but a legal
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. Plans for running the batteries. the fleet underway. the batteries open fire. the transport Henry Clay sunk. a Grand scene. the batteries run. the fleet anchors below the city. McClernand confronted with Quaker guns. Grant pushes on to Grand Gulf. the Price in front of the batteries. insubordination of McClernand. Grand Gulf described. the gunboats commence the attack. the fight fiercely contested. the Benton's wheel disabled. damages to the vessels. the gun-boats tie up at hard times. burying the dead. the attack renewed. the Confederates stand to their guns. so-called history. Grant's brightest chapter. attack on Haines' Bluff. Captain Walke captures sharpshooters. Grand Gulf captured. Porter confers with Farragut. up the Red River. Fort Derussy partially destroyed. capture of Alexandria. General Banks takes possession up the Black Rive
ith his lot as any man need be. But the impression made on his mind by his experiences of Slavery in Wheeling could not be shaken off nor resisted. In the year 1815, when twenty-six years of age, he organized an anti-Slavery association known as the Union humane Society, whereof the first meeting was held at his own house, and consisted of but five or six persons. Within a few months, its numbers were swelled to four or five hundred, and included the best and most prominent citizens of Belmont and the adjacent counties. Lundy wrote an appeal to philanthropists on the subject of Slavery, which was first printed on the 4th of January, 1816, being his twenty-seventh birthday. Short and simple as it was, it contained the germ of the entire anti-Slavery movement. A weekly journal entitled The Philanthropist was soon after started at Mount Pleasant by Charles Osborne; and Lundy, at the editor's invitation, contributed to its columns, mainly by selections. In a few months, he was ur
and Slavery. We have seen that the Revolutionary era and the Revolutionary spirit of our country were profoundly hostile to Slavery, and that they were not content with mere protests against an evil which positive efforts, determined acts, were required to remove. Before the Revolution, in deed, a religious opposition to Slavery, whereof the society of Christian Friends or Quakers were the pioneers, had been developed both in the mother country and in her colonies. George Fox, the first Quaker, bore earnest testimony, so early as 1671, on the occasion of his visit to Barbadoes, against the prevalent cruelty and inhumanity with which negro slaves were then treated in that island, and urged their gradual emancipation. His letter implies that some of his disciples were slaveholders. Yet it was not till 1727 that the yearly meeting of the whole society in London declared the importing of negroes from their native country and relations, by Friends, not a commendable or allowable prac
36. come list, my boys, enlist. Hurrah! the boys are moving — the fife and drum speak war; A Quaker's son is captain, and numbers up his score, And harvest past, right well we know, he'll drill his eighty more. For it must be done, the people say; It must be done, and now's the day; It must be done, and this the way-- Come list, my boys, enlist. The fields stand rough in stubble, the wheat is under roof; What are you made of, country boys? come, give your mother proof: Your comrades fight, and cowards you if you shall stand aloof. For it must be done, the people say, etc. Up, change the rake for rifle — the companies recruit; Come, out with arms all brawn, and learn the secret how to shoot; Your sisters, in the cider-time, will gather in the fruit. For it must be done, the people say, etc. Good tidings for the telegraph, swift let the message run; Old Chester sends her greeting proud along to Washington; Each farm-house pours it treasures free, and consecrates a son. For
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