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ere given for miles around. They gave themselves up to feasting, dancing, and merrymaking, troops of them staying all night at one house and the next day going to another, until they had finished their round of festivities. New Year's Day, Washington's Birthday, Training Day, Fourth of July, or Independence Day, as it was sometimes called, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas were each observed universally and with prodigality of preparation and earnestness. New Year's Day was celebrated gen in the evening. The custom of making ceremonious calls on New Year's Day did not obtain in this country until later years. Usually the evening was taken up with social affairs as a finale to the festivities of the preceding holiday week. Washington's Birthday had its annual celebration by banquets, which were great events. Eloquent and patriotic speeches were made in response to the toasts. Thrilling stories were told of Washington and the battles of the Revolutionary War. A grand ball
sent to boarding-school in Kentucky the sisters and the slaves girlish escapades vacation employments graduation marriage at seventeen to prosecuting Attorney Logan, twelve years my senior the wedding removal to Benton early housekeeping--fair week expert equestriennes birth of my two eldest children and death of my first born. The Mexican War of 1847-8 afforded many an opportunity to prove their patriotism and give vent to their adventurous inclinations. Communication with Washington was very limited, but when it was found that volunteers were called for, as war had been declared with Mexico, astonishing numbers rushed into the towns to try to get on the rolls. I can just remember seeing my father borne aloft above the heads of the men who elected him captain of the company. He had enlisted to serve three years, or until peace was declared. He had been sheriff of the county, and probably was the most popular man in Williamson County. The moment he announced his int
the thirty-seventh congress the journey to Washington Railway travel in 1859 installed at Brown' he began to arrange his affairs to go on to Washington to be sworn in March 4, 1859. We went to Ma would be passable, I waited until I reached Washington to obtain what I should require further. lroad, to the national capital. Going to Washington in those days was a very different affair frast stopping-place for meals before reaching Washington. Hungry and weary, we all responded with avd honey and hurry to the train. Reaching Washington in the early evening, we had scarcely descend abetting revolution. He then departed for Washington, promising them his faithful devotion to thend fault-finding with what was being done in Washington, to interpret the meaning of every move Nort. Senator Douglas had died very suddenly in Washington, and Mr. Logan was left almost alone to face the State, and the Secretary of War, at Washington, D. C. Consequently and fortunately, I had but [9 more...]
for the fateful effect of the attacks of scandal-mongers upon General Grant, charging him with intemperance and incapacity to command the dauntless army, which was subsequently a part of the invincible Army of the Tennessee. The authorities at Washington were so impressed by these reports, supposed to come from loyal, honest persons, that, wishing to protect the army which had scored the first victories for the Union, they placed General Halleck in command, and designated General Grant as seco evacuate on the 25th of May, but General Halleck would have no suggestions from Grant or Logan, and waited his own time to find, when he issued his celebrated order of attack of May 30, no enemy on his front. Soon after Halleck was called to Washington and Grant, untrammelled by a martinet, began his campaign in pursuit of the wily enemy. Our gallant army continued the chase, stopping ever and anon to fight a battle and scale fortifications, or rout the enemy. After Corinth came the tryi
McPherson's monument in McPherson Square in Washington in 1876, his graphic description of McPherso. Suffice it to say, that the authorities at Washington deemed it expedient to transfer Major-Genera to the command of the Freedman's Bureau, in Washington, and restore General Logan to the command ofor General Logan's tribute to him. Washington, D. C., Sunday, February 11, 1883. General John A. Logan, U. S. Senate, Washington, D. C. Dear General:-- This is a rainy Sunday, a good day to17th Corps, and actually remained so long in Washington that we had got to Big Shanty before he overed commander. United States Senate, Washington, D. C., Sunday, Feb. 18, 1883. General W. T. Shd General 0. O. Howard to the authorities at Washington as successor to General McPherson in commandheadquarters, Army of the United States, Washington, D. C., Feb. 20th, 1883. General John A. Logan, roads, through Georgia and the Carolinas to Washington, stopping now and again to dislodge the Conf[2 more...]
Tennessee Grand review of the Union Army at Washington return home of the Volunteers birth of Joh General Grant, therefore, bade him come to Washington, where he arrived on the 23d of December, 18was the situation when General Logan reached Washington, December 3, 1864, en route to join the Fiftinue in their march through the Carolinas to Washington. From incessant rains the whole country now they had nothing to do but to push on to Washington and behold a united country. While rejoiith the rebellion, they feared the worst. In Washington no such gloom had ever been known. Such alexandria, Virginia. All the country around Washington was occupied by troops. The Army of the Pot law. During the winter he was called to Washington to attend to some business affairs of his owd Hotel, which had been the leading hotel of Washington during the war. It was of fearful and wonder Early in December General Logan went to Washington to attend to some matters before the departm[4 more...]
ks. He established national headquarters in Washington, and drew around him an able staff. GeneRepublic erected a monument to his memory in Washington. In their stupendous work of succoring trvey & Marr, then on F Street in the city of Washington, while a Baltimore undertaker, who had perfo and soldiers employed in the departments in Washington at that time. He formed battalions and placickly. February I, 1868, Dickens came to Washington to give readings from his own inimitable wri than those presented in these latter days. Washington was favored by the engagements of Adelina Pa list of the distinguished diplomats then in Washington. This was Mr. Seward's last appearance at a officers of both branches of the service in Washington who had but recently been relieved from actal home. The most refined people came to Washington every winter, because of the opportunity to nt-General's Office, 446 Fourteenth St., Washington, D. C., May 5, 1868. I. The 30th day of May,[5 more...]
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
dent, and there being so many ex-soldiers in Washington at that time from all parts of the country, t number of officers of the army and navy in Washington, some on duty and some on leave of absence. tion permitting officers on duty or leave in Washington to wear citizens' dress. When the Navy and amily was General Robert E. Lee, who came to Washington to visit his wife's kinswoman, Mrs. Kennon, , hospitals, and charitable institutions in Washington received donations from Mrs. Grant, while thved on such a commission, was in session in Washington during that winter. The usual official stat occupied one of the most beautiful homes in Washington, on H Street between Fourteenth and Fifteentte in her youth, and found, when she came to Washington, there was nothing new for her to learn, excntroduce changes in the mode of etiquette in Washington. She tried to conform to all the rules laid as brilliant a winter as ever was passed in Washington. I can not think that it is an imagination [2 more...]
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 11: (search)
f the capital to Saint Louis improvement of Washington a result of this movement Reducing the armycredit for the transformation of the city of Washington from a slow-going Southern city of magnificeapital to the West might have succeeded, and Washington would never have attained its great beauty a and filled up the deep chasms that had made Washington unattractive and impracticable. Pennsylvaniin authority in the Territorial government. Washington had been fortunate in having secured years benthusiastically in their scheme to beautify Washington, and in a few years they had accomplished suction of the earlier commissioners in making Washington the immovable capital of this great country.y from Chicago, were continually arriving in Washington. A majority of them hastened to find us andnkind. In November, 1871, we returned to Washington and removed to No. 8 Grant Place, to a housethe veil in the Convent of the Visitation at Washington; the distinguished Spanish minister and his [13 more...]
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
e most charming women that have ever been in Washington. I was especially fond of Mrs. Schurz, who master of the United States army, on duty at Washington. Among the social features of their entertahe summer, General Logan going directly from Washington to the convention in Philadelphia, where, af army and navy, and citizens and visitors in Washington to assist her at these receptions. The reciile they were en route, and they arrived in Washington to find inhospitable temperature and few prehey left a number behind in the hospitals of Washington, while others were borne to the hospital on lmbold, of patent-medicine fame, was then in Washington with a famous four-in-hand mouse-colored teaoniously. The great crowd which had come to Washington for the inaugural ceremonies left the city al the metropolitan newspapers had bureaus in Washington, presided over by a coterie of men who were hed house on Capitol Hill when I returned to Washington, in November previous, for the session of Co[4 more...]
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