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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Southern Historical Society Papers. (search)
of Frankfort. In 1841, when forty years of age, he was elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress of the United States from the Ashland district without opposition, and entered upon his congressional duties at the celebrated called session, under John Tyler, acting President. During his brief but brilliant career in Washington he spoke often and well. There are, however, but two of his congressional speeches fully reported. Disgusted with the manner in which his first speech was given to the pns, and was always sure to maintain them by a vehement and splendid eloquence. He contended that he was a Whig, and that the Whig party had departed from their long cherished and time-honored principles. He launched the shafts of his sarcasm at Tyler's administration, on the floor of the House, saying that when the history of the country was written that administration might be put in a parenthesis, and defined from Lindley Murray: A parenthesis is a clause of a sentence enclosed between blac
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
he enemy, or were unable to throw their projectiles beyond us. If the former was the case, their range was well estimated, for all their shot landed in or close by Tyler's battery, killing and wounding a few of his men. Fortunately members of our excellent signal-service corps were present as usual on such occassions; and the messa of their projectiles passed beyond my headquarters; and I have always believed and said, as has General Hunt, that the enemy mistook the explosions of shells from Tyler's siege-guns and Kusserow's thirty-two-pounder howitzers, which Hunt had carried forward, for shells from the gun-boats. General Fitz John Porter, Century Magazwere sure of victory. The attack was made upon our left and left center, and the brunt of it was borne by Porter's corps (including Hunt's reserve artillery and Tyler's heavy guns) and Couch's division, reinforced by the brigades of Sickles and Meagher. It was desperate, brave, and determined, but so destructive was the fire of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
llow, Major Charles S., his eulogy on Gen. R. E. Lee, 136. Stuart, Gen. J. E. B., 327, 390, 408. Tayleure, Sergeant W. W., 13. Taylor, Lieut. W. A. A.. 7 Temperance tempest, The, 41. The Truth of History, by Gen. James H. Lane, 71, 78. Thomas, Col. H. G., his article The colored Troops at Petersburg, 26. Thompson, Major, James. Death of. 283. Townsend Library, The, formed by Thomas T. Townsend, its purchase by Congress recommended. 382. Turner, Adjutant John R., 12. Tyler, Hon. Lyon G., 364. United Confederate Veterans, Second Anniversary of the organization of, 289. United States Naval Records office, 364. United States War Records office, 364. Valley of Virginia, Campaign in 1864, 80, 243. Vance, Gov. Z. B., 407. Venable, Col. Charles S.,4; his tribute to Gen. John R. Cooke, 325. Walker's Nicaragua Expedition, 287. Walker, Gen., R. Lindsay, Death of, 93. Walker, Dr., Thomas, The Kentucky pioneer, 288. Walthall, Hon. E. C.. Address on