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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1,057 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 114 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 106 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 72 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 70 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 67 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 60 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 58 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 56 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 54 2 Browse Search
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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Inaugural glories. (search)
if they are bent upon moral murder?--upon an assassination by worrying? Is Mr. Buchanan to be drawn like a badger?--to be hunted like a fox? to be pestered, perplexed, harassed into his sepulchre? Are they in league with Mr. Breckinridge to take off the President? If not, let them raise the siege and withdraw their eager forces? His Excellency is an old man. He may bear his years bravely, but we should remember the proverbial ounce which breaks the camel's spine at lest. We hear from Washington that the President is showing marks of senility, and that the friends are really uneasy about his health. If this be so, it should require no Hippocrates to inform them that the best treatment of the illustrious patient will be found in their immediate departure for the rural districts. They can leave behind them their petitions — the certificates of their virtues, the affidavits of their capacities, the evidence of the gross incompetency of their rivals; and Mr. Buchanan with such aid c
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The Foresight of Mr. Fielder. (search)
n a pamphlet which he has put out, and for which he charges the incredibly small sum of fifty cents, utters a similar wish. Mr. Herbert Fielder admits that Gen. Washington, in a certain document usually called The farewell Address, strongly deprecated the dissolution of the Union. In the course of his disquisition, Mr. Fielder be made, says Mr. Fielder, that would be the result. Unfortunately it is not violently probable that the experiment will ever be made. The second advent of Washington, in spite of Mr. Fielder's invocation, is not an event which will occur this week or next. We shall wait some time, if we wait for Washington to come down to hWashington to come down to help us; and Washington himself might object to such a mission. However, in the absence of this illustrious ghost, Mr. Fielder undertakes the patriotic duty of enlightening this great nation. He proves to a demonstration that the Southern States are down-trodden, bleeding and bound — completely under the thumbs or toes of the Nor
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Wise Convalescent. (search)
vis has transported his forces — horses foot-soldiers and artillery, to Virginia, to menace, and if he can, to capture the Federal Capital, and when we meet him nothing daunted, he tells the Virginians that we have invaded their State! There is an incoherence about this which can hardly be referred to the utmost possible saturation in whisky. We should have permitted the unmolested concentration of one or two hundred thousand men upon this sacred soil of Virginia — we should have allowed Washington. to fell an easy prey to the Confederate Army--we should have gone on considering a hostile State as neutral, while she was forging weapons for our destruction; but as we did not do this, as we saw fit to meet the enemy upon his own soil before he could by his presence pollute ours, we are invaders, we are mercenaries, we are assassins, we are incendiaries. Why do not the fire-eaters of Virginia, instead of complaining, thank us for giving them so large a provision of their favorite diet
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Concerning Shirts. (search)
s the amiable Cowper has it-our sires had none. There was a time when man struggled through his dark destiny in a linen shirt. There have been great men who still cut a considerable figure in history, who knew not the blessing of a cotton shirt. It is reasonable to suppose that Solomon in all his glory never enjoyed that comfort, Alexander the Great triumphed in a steel shirt, and tippled in a silk one. Julius Caesar — poor man!--went in wool. We have some reason for supposing that Gen. Washington himself always wore linen. But the difficulty is that once having worn a cotton shirt, mankind must continue to wear one, or cease to exist, No more fig-leaves now! No more purple and fine linen! No more leathern conveniences! We may, indeed, fancy that ours will be the privilege, pitiable at the best, of going shirtless if we please, buttoning our coats to the chin, after a shabby genteel fashion. Not a bit of it. The eve of the Destroying Angel will pierce through broadcloth, a
ven Thousand Dollars--a most shameful imitation of the rascally doings at Washington under the old detestable rule. It further complains, that all the doings of the Congress which should restore the Revolters to supreme political freedom, are kept profound secrets from the Southern people — debates, decisions, and all! It is only known that the Emperor — we beg pardon — the President Davis vetoed more bills of the Provisional Congress than all the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Andrew Jackson included. He is, therefore, very properly styled a Despot. So the Southern Confederacy, in its enthusiastic pursuit of liberty, has secured, by the confession of The Mercury, a Congress which merely registers the Edicts of a Tyrant! Pray, was this worth the crime of which the Rebels have been guilty, and the sufferings to which they have been subjected? Poor little fishes! why don't yon come back to the old frying-pan? Then there is another trouble, which is, <
will be speedily abandoned. The subterfuge of the South, that we are inciting the Blacks to insurrection, with all its traditional horrors, is the sheerest and falsest nonsense. By all the laws of war, we have a perfect right to employ the Slaves against their Masters — Caius Marius did it, and he was esteemed a tolerable soldier in his day ; and Napoleon, at St. Helena, regretted he did not do it in Russia ; the English did it during our Revolutionary War; but we have never read that Washington threatened to hang English prisoners upon that account. The general who should refuse the services of half, or more than half, of the population of a country which he was endeavoring to subjugate, would not deserve a court-martial merely, because he would deserve to be shot without one. It is all very well for this Charleston editor, in the security of his sanctum, to howl for hempen vengeance; but Davis, who sorely needs the good opinion of the world, which may not prove very apt at