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, whom we may callas he would say for euphony --Will Wyatt; the most perfect specimen of the genus man-about-toe omniscient Styles were fast friends, and a card to Wyatt, signed Fondly thine own, S. S., had done the busine all nobby now--À diner! The dinner and music at Wyatt's were not warlike-and particularly was the wine notheard of F, of course. We hang by the old company. Wyatt has just refused a captaincy of engineers to stick aer service? Peut-être for the present, responded Wyatt-Don't misunderstand us; we're not riding at windmilletermined to enforce obedience. God forbid! and Wyatt spoke more solemnly than I ever heard him before. Bt here after the war, and drink to the New Nation in Wyatt's sherry! said Lieutenant Y. It's better than the w Not a pleasant summer jaunt we're to have, old man, Wyatt said when he bade me good-bye. I've been to that coe glass that Nature hourly holds up to his view. Wyatt was right when he said there was nothing doing socia
ck for a short holiday; almost every one bringing his laurels and his commission. My friend, Wyatt, had kept his laughing promise, and showed me a captain's bars. General Breckinridge had found old man! was his comment--Virtue must be rewarded-merit, like water, will find its level. Captain Wyatt, A. A. G.-demnition neat, eh? Now, I'll be here a month, and we must do something in the s used — up man, like you — not Paris nor yet Washington, but they'll show you our people. And Wyatt was right. The people of Richmond had at first held up their hands in holy horror at the mere mGradually these influences worked — the younger and gayer people indulged in the danceable teas, Wyatt spoke of, after their sewingcircles. Imperceptibly the sewing was left for other times; and by ial welcome and most whole-souled hospitality. Stupid party last night-too full, criticised Wyatt, as he lounged in my room one morning. You seemed bored, old man, though I saw you with Nell H.<
nswer, egad, sir! 'twill go up like a rocket! Up, sir! egad! clean out of sight! I candidly answered that I could not see the end of the inflation. I do, Styles growled-Repudiation! Well, that's no end of a nobby thing! cried Will Wyatt, who was always bored about anything more serious than the last book, or charging a battery. Cheerful that, for a fellow's little pile to go up like a rocket, and he not even to get the stick. He can have the smoke, however, answered Styles md under the pinched and pallid features of starvation, tottered to me one day to beg work. It is life or death for me and four young children, she said. We have eaten nothing to-day; and all last week we lived on three pints of rice! Will Wyatt, who was near, made a generous offer of relief. Tears sprang into the woman's eyes as she answered, You mean kindness, major; but I have never asked charity yet. My husband is at the front; and I only ask a right — to be allowed to work for my c
s single — that comprised the best intellects and prettiest accomplishments of the Capital. Many of the ladies were Will Wyatt's easy goers; ever tolerant, genial and genuine at the symposia of the Mosaics, as they showed behind their chevaux-de-frgood fortune happened to provide better material for the delighting muffin-match, or the entrancing waffle-worry, as Will Wyatt described those festal procedures — the intimates who chanced in town were bidden; or, hearing of it, came to the feast oe, even while he bore both heroically in the flesh; his two hundred and sixty pounds of it! Once, Styles Staple and Will Wyatt met him, inspecting troops in a West Virginia town; and they received a long lecture, à la Brillat Savarin, on enormities I have seen those things, but I never knew how they were done! I shall dream of this, egad! for weeks. Fact, sir, Wyatt added, and I've a theory that no nation deserves its liberties that stews its steaks. Can't gain them, sir! How can men
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate Army. (search)
rov. Army), Lieut.-Col. W. P. Shooter; 12th S. C., Col. John L. Miller; 13th S. C., Col. B. T. Brockman; 14th S. C., Col. Joseph N. Brown; 1st S. C. (Orr's) Rifles, Lieut.-Col. G. McD. Miller. Thomas's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Edward L. Thomas: 14th Ga.,----; 35th Ga.,----; 45th Ga.,----; 49th Ga., Lieut.-Col. J. T. Jordan. artillery, Col. R. Lindsay Walker. Poague's Battalion, Lieut.-Col. William T, Poague Richards's (Miss.) Battery; Utterback's (Va.) Battery; Williams's (N. C.) Battery; Wyatt's (Va.) Battery. McIntosh's Battalion, Lieut.-Col. D. G. McIntosh: Clutter's (Va.) Battery; Donald's (Va.) Battery; Hurt's (Ala.) Battery; Price's (Va.) Battery. Pegram's Battalion, Lieut.-Col. W. J. Pegram: Brander's (Va.) Battery; Cayce's (Va.) Battery; Ellett's (Va.) Battery; Marye's (Va.) Battery; Zimmerman's (S. C.), Battery. Cutts's Battalion, Col. A. S. Cutts: Patterson's (Ga.) Battery; Ross's (Ga.) Battery; Wingfield's (Ga.) Battery. Richardson's Battalion, Lieut.-Col. Charles Ri
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
this theory, but furnishes a better. In 1619 Governor Yeardley established a representative government in Virginia, with simple machinery, and laid the political foundations of that State. This government was strengthened by his successor, Governor Wyatt, under whom were proper civil officers. In instructions to Wyatt occurs the following sentence:--George Sandis is appointed Treasurer, and he is to put into execution all orders of Court about staple commodities; to the Marshal, Sir William Wyatt occurs the following sentence:--George Sandis is appointed Treasurer, and he is to put into execution all orders of Court about staple commodities; to the Marshal, Sir William Newce, the same. This settles the point that there was a leading man in Virginia at that time named Newce--Captain Nuse, as Captain Smith wrote the name. A writer in the Historical Magazine (iii. 347) says, that on earlier maps of Virginia, which he has seen, he finds the point called Newport Neuse, which, he argues, is only another way of spelling Newce, and that the name given is a compound of the name of the celebrated navigator and the Virginia marshal, namely, Newport-Newce. This compo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
The burial party at work there had their tents pitched in the grove about Willis's Church (delineated on page 429). We passed down the Quaker road through an almost level country, broken by ravines and water-courses for a mile or two, in the track of the fugitive Army of the Potomac, and at about one o'clock reached the beautiful open fields of Malvern Hills, where we had a pleasant reception at the old mansion — the Headquarters of McClellan (see picture on page 429)--by the family of Mr. Wyatt, the occupant. In a deep shaded ravine, on the southeastern slope of the hill, where a copious stream of pure spring water flows out of a bank composed of a mass of perfect sea-shells and coral, There were immense escalop and ordinary sized oyster-shells closely imbedded, with small ammonites and clam shells. The coral was white, and in perfect preservation. This layer of marine shells and the spring are more than a hundred feet above the James River. Such layers occur throughout th
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 8 (search)
and then go to sleep in a cornfield, with a drifting sleet coming down on you all night? This is what twenty-five thousand men did, for more than one night, on that expedition. This is what our poor slovenly ragamuffins can do; and this it is to be a good soldier. The Rebels are still tougher, if anything. Being still in love with the new picket line, which has been established in our rear, I again went down what is called the Church road, until I struck the. infantry pickets, near a Colonel Wyatt's house. This once was a well-to-do establishment. The house is large and a huge cornfield testifies that he (or our cavalry) had gathered a good harvest that very year. There were the usual outbuildings of a well-to-do southern farmer: little log barns, negro huts, and odd things that might be large hencoops or small pigstyes. The Virginians have a great passion for putting up a great lot of diminutive structures as a kind of foil to the main building, which, on the contrary, they
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
nd was appointed to start on Wednesday, November 24th, and meantime Major-General S. A. Hurlbut, having reported for duty, was assigned to the command of Memphis, with four regiments of infantry one battery of artillery, two companies of Thielman's cavalry and the certain prospect of soon receiving a number of new regiments, known to be en route. I marched out of Memphis punctually with three small divisions, taking different roads till we approached the Tallahatchie, when we converged on Wyatt to cross the river, there a bold, deep stream, with a newly-constructed fort behind. I had Grierson's Sixth Illinois Cavalry with me, and with it opened communication with General Grant when we were abreast of Holly Springs. We reached Wyatt on the 2d day of December without the least opposition, and there learned that Pemberton's whole army had fallen back to the Yalabusha, near Grenada, in a great measure by reason of the exaggerated reports concerning the Helena force, which had reached
nd camped for the night three miles south of Byhalia, Mississippi, making twenty-five miles. Twelfth, marched toward Waterford, one battalion making a feint on Wyatt, where Forrest was in position with artillery. We passed through Waterford, and camped three miles south-east of the railroad. We destroyed a considerable portioie River at New-Albany, without interruption. The attention of the enemy, who was in small force on the south bank of the river, had been successfully diverted to Wyatt, a point west, by the presence there of a brigade of infantry, under Colonel McMillen, and by the march in that direction of the advanced troops of the cavalry, anatchie. A brigade of infantry, temporarily attached to the expedition, under command of Colonel McMillen, was sent forward and threatened Panola, and afterward to Wyatt, for a similar purpose. The move was successful. The infantry attracted the attention and the forces of the enemy to these points, when General Smith swung his c
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