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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
290, 293. Wallace and Bruce, 423. Walton, Colonel, 227. Warren, General Gouverneur K., at Gettysburg, 283; mentioned, 316- 339. Washington Artillery, 214, 227, 230, 233; at Gettysburg, 290. Washington, Augustine, mentioned, 1. Washington, Colonel John A., 116, 117, 121, 122. Washington College, 403, 406, 407. Washington, General, George, mentioned, 1, 6, II, 169, 415. Washington, Lawrence, 1, 10, 11, 13, 26, 71, 80, 137. Washington and Lee University, 281, 413. Washington, Mrs., Mary, 26. Waterloo, battle of, 13. Waterloo Bridge, 182, 184, 186. Wellington, Duke of, mentioned, 171, 228, 247, 278; at Waterloo, 343, 420. Webb's brigade at Gettysburg, 295. Webster, Daniel, McClellan's horse, 211. Weed, General, killed at Gettysburg, 302. Weiseger, General, at Petersburg, 360. Weitzel, General, commands Eighteenth Corps, 365. Western armies, success of, 347. Westmoreland County, 146. Westover estate, Virginia, 164. West Point graduates, 24.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
llification in a convention held......March 16, 1833 John Randolph, of Virginia, dies in Philadelphia, aged sixty......May 24, 1833 President Jackson lays near Fredericksburg, Va., the corner-stone of a monument to Washington's mother, Mary Washington......May, 1833 President Jackson makes a tour of the Eastern States as far as Concord, N. H., returning to Washington......July 3, 1833 President removes W. J. Duane, Secretary of Treasury, for refusing to withdraw the deposits from thCharles Wilkes after a voyage of four years and over 90,000 miles, returns to New York......June 10, 1842 Dorr's Rebellion in Rhode Island, caused by the disagreement between the Charter and Suffrage parties......May–June, 1842 Statue of Washington, by Horatio Greenough, placed in the Capitol......1842 Charles Dickens visits the United States......1842 Earliest actual finding of gold in California in Los Angeles district......1842 Ashburton treaty with England for settling the bo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, Mary 1706-1659 (search)
Washington, Mary 1706-1659 Mother of George Washington. She is believed to have been a lineal descendant of John Ball, the medieval champion of the rights of mas. Mildred Gregory, god-mother. Early in April, 1743, Augustine Wash- Mary Washington (from an old print). ington rode several hours in a cold rainstorm, becamwidow and children; and directing that the proceeds of all the property of Mrs. Washington's children should be at her disposal until they had attained their majority. Mrs. Washington managed the estate with great judgment. The marriage of George Washington to Mrs. Custis made his mother very happy. The social position, the f for life not far from his mother, where she might enjoy his society and Mary Washington's signature. consult with him about her affairs, was a great comfort. Aa. The shaft rises from a pedestal 11 feet square, Monument in memory of Mary Washington at Fredericksburg, Va. and carries the following inscription: Mary, the Mo
tury I have lived among you, and during all that time I have received nothing but kindness at your hands. Here I have lived from youth until now I am an old man; here the most sacred ties of earth were assumed; here all my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. To you, dear friends, I owe all that I have, and all that I am. All the strange checkered past seems now to crowd upon my mind. To-day I leave you. I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God who assisted him shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same Omniscient Mind and Almighty Arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail — I shall succeed. Let us all pray that the God of our fathers may not forsake us now. To Him I commend you all. Permit me to. ask that with equal sincerity and faith you will invoke His wisdom and guidance for me. With these few words I must leave you, for how long I know not. Frien
fter, and was received by me in due time. Recognizing the importance of the call, I lost no time in answering the dispatch of Mr. Lincoln, and started at once on my journey to Washington, accompanied only by a trusty member of my force. Before leaving I left orders that should I fail to meet with Webster upon the way he should be directed to await my return in the city of Pittsburg. On my arrival at Perrysville I found that a mode of communication had been hurriedly established with Washington, by means of a boat which sailed down the Chesapeake Bay and landed their passengers at Annapolis, from which point the railroad travel to Washington was uninterrupted. Arriving at the capital I found a condition of affairs at once peculiar and embarrassing, and the city contained a strange admixture of humanity, both patriotic and dangerous. Here were gathered the rulers of the nation and those who were seeking its destruction. The streets were filled with soldiers, armed and eager f
olonel Porterfield dispatched several of his companies to burn the bridge on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The appearance of these troops was quickly brought to the notice of the Federal authorities at Washington. On the 24th day of May the Secretary of War and General Scott telegraphed this information to General McClellan, and inquired whether its influence could not be counteracted. General McClellan at once replied in the affirmative, and this was the sole order he received from Washington regarding a campaign in Virginia. On the 26th, the General ordered two regiments to cross the river at Wheeling, and two others at Parkersburg. They were to move forward simultaneously by the branch railroads from each of these points to their junction at Grafton. The burnt bridges were restored in their passage, and after a most brilliant strategic movement, Porterfield was completely surprised, and the rebels were forced to disperse, in utter rout and confusion. This complete suc
Webster Makes a journey to the South.-a secret organization.--the Knights of liberty. --Webster becomes a member.-a sudden Intrusion of the military.--the conspiracy broken up. In accordance with my instructions, Webster commenced his tour through southern Maryland, on Thursday, September 26th. He was accompanied by John Scully, who had been assisting him in his Baltimore operations, and they followed a line of travel which I laid out for them. Taking passage on the steamboat Mary Washington, they baffled the officers who stopped them by showing a pass issued by the Provost-Marshal of Baltimore, and were soon steaming down the Chesapeake toward Fair Haven, which was their pretended destination. Arriving at that point they went ashore, and proceeded to the village of Friendship. From there they worked their way south-west to Prince Frederick, then across the Big Patuxent to Bendict, from which place they proceeded to Charlotte Hall, and thence on foot to Leonardtown, a dis
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Ceremonies connected with the unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee, at Lee circle, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 1884. (search)
and the father of our hero, Light Horse Harry Lee, the Rupert of the Revolution, the friend of Washington, elected by Congress to deliver the eulogy of that illustrious man at his death, and who confear, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. Born in the same county with Washington, and thus bound to his memory by the ties of hereditary friendship, fate seems to have determie from every source. It gave him to wife Mary Randolph Custis, daughter of the adopted son of Washington, the nearest representative of his house, and a woman whose exalted virtues were derived by lineal inheritance from the wife of Washington. This marriage transferred his residence to beautiful Arlington, the repository of the Washington relics, where he lived surrounded by objects so freighteBorland. The statue having been completed, the board selected the anniversary of the birth of Washington, the 22d of February, 1884, as an appropriate occasion for the ceremonies of unveiling. Gre
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of J. C. C. Black, at the unveiling of the Hill statue, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1, 1886. (search)
t. When the feeling does chrystalize in enduring marble or granite in most cases it is after painful effort and long delay. Eighteen years elapsed after the laying of the corner-stone of the Bunker Hill monument, erected by the patriotism of New England, before its completion was celebrated. The statue of Chief Justice Marshall, appointed during the second administration, was unveiled within a very recent period. Immediately after his death, in 1799, Congress voted a marble monument to Washington. Half a century elapsed before the foundation was laid. After this, for seven and thirty years, it remained unfinished. Although intended to commemorate the life and character of him who was first in the hearts of his countrymen, and had just claims upon the treasury of the government, it stood as if insulting him whom it should have honored, symbol of nothing but the ingratitude of the country, prophecy of nothing but a broken Constitution, a divided people and a disrupted Union. Its
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
Troops which could march through an enemy's country without pillaging, and without insulting the people—troops which were never surprised and never yielded to panic, which could be handled as Lee manoeuvred the Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, must have had some discipline, or something which did marvellously well in the place of it. We were an army of Rebels it is said, and, as I have had to recall, our men did not object to the name. They recollected that Washington had fought under the same title. Indeed, they had been brought up to believe it true that rebellion to tyrants was obedience to God, whether the sentiment was an inspiration of Franklin's or not, and to think that it was as applicable to the tyranny of an unconstitutional Democracy as to that of a personal tyrant. Rebels we were called, and the records of the war are now labelled the Official records of the war of the Rebellion. But one would scarcely expect to find a strong religious fe
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