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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
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Browsing named entities in Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones). You can also browse the collection for George Washington or search for George Washington in all documents.

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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
animals. Genealogy is now admitted to be one of the chief supports of history. An American-born genealogist, the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, in recognition of the value of his labors, had conferred on him by two continents the degrees most highly regarded in each—Ll. D., from Columbia College, America, and D. C. L. from Oxford, England. He was my friend and correspondent for years. He wrote me some tine before his death: I cannot die content until I have settled the ancestry of George Washington. Alas! this satisfaction was reserved for another—Henry F. Waters. Young gentlemen, I may suggest to you an allurement in genealogy. It appears to be the acme of the desire of the American woman of the present day to fix her title as a Colonial Dame or a Daughter of the American Revolution. Assist her by your talents, and your happiness may be fixed for life. I should not doubt but that the best interests of Alliance would thus be solved. In striking confirmation of the old sa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
ates navy-yard who attended the church took offence at the window, and an indignation meeting was held in the navy-yard, resulting in the vacation of five pews and withdrawal of their occupants from attendance on the services. They reported to Washington that this Southern congregation had, by a tribute of respect to its dead, outraged their honor and insulted their manly pride, and announced their grievance to the military authorities in immediate command. Accordingly, the major in command wredit be it said), is that there was no truth contained in the word invasion. If this is not used correctly in this inscription, then all our lexicographers have erred in defining it, and we should not be at all surprised to see an order from Washington requiring all dictionaries containing this word to be burned, and no more permitted to be published with it therein. According to all acknowledged authority the word was correctly used. It was an invasion—whether right or wrong we have in goo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The First North Carolina Volunteers and the battle of Bethel. (search)
ested by the participation of some of the companies in the conflict. The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry was formed in 1793 under the administration of Washington; and it was but fit that it should bear a prominent part in achieving the first decisive triumph on Virginia soil defending the grave of Washington, whom, when Washington, whom, when in life, it was organized to protect from the assaults of Citizen Genet, of France. The Lafayette Light Infantry, of the same town, was organized a few years ago to perpetuate the memory of Lafayette; and it was but fit that it should flesh its maiden sword and achieve its first triumph at Yorktown, the field in which the noble La Volunteers: It is with mingled feelings of pride and pleasure that I find myself addressing a North Carolina regiment upon the soil of Virginia—the home of Washington—and that, too, near the battle-field of Yorktown, where in the days of the Revolution the clarion voice of the Father of his Country was heard, leading our nobl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Nineteenth of January. (search)
and with boots withdrawn to hush his steps, he walked the floor all night when the choice of flags confronted him. His home-life, his manhood and his patriotism prevailed and he still held that duty was the sublimest word of his language. But Colonel Lee's capacity was not generally known because the opportunity had not come. Had it never come he would only have been known as Colonel Lee, a distinguished engineer of the United States army. When it did come, he showed the self-command of Washington and Wellington, and will live with them their equals in history. He showed the power of quick combination and dash of Napoleon without his ambition, the steady endurance and personal popularity of Caesar without the suspicion of turning ambitious arms against his country and his home. He showed the genius of Alexander without his desire of conquest, for he fought only to defend the right. He showed all the piety of Havelock, while like the patriot Cincinnatus, he at length sheathed his
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jefferson Davis. (search)
John W. Daniel, makes in this connection the following not uninteresting remark. John Hampden and Oliver Cromwell had once engaged passage for America, and George Washington was about to become a midshipman in the British navy. Had not circumstances changed these plans, Hampden and Cromwell might have become great names in American history. And suppose Admiral George Washington, under the colors of King George III, had been pursuing the Count D'Estaing, whose French fleet hemmed Cornwallis in at Yorktown—who knows how the story of the great Revolution might have been written! Had Jefferson Davis gone to Illinois and Lincoln to Mississippi, what differen a republican administration could directly or even indirectly interfere in its slave affairs? The South would in this matter be just as safe as in the time of Washington. Or what he wrote on the 4th of May, 1861: I have not the intention of attacking the institution of slavery; I have no legal right, and certainly no inclinatio
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
enterprise of, 137; regard of and provision for education, 137; early physicians and lawyers among them, 140, 148; libraries of, 142; luxuries of, 143; early dramatic performances among the, 143. Virginia Company, The, Its pious and enlightened designs, 127. Virginia Historical Society, The, 125. Virginia Military Institute, Its staff, 1848-1861, 273. Virginian, The Colonial, An address by R. A. Brock, 125. Walker, General, R. Lindsay, 314. Warren, General G. K., 112. Washington, George, Ancestry of, 134. Wilderness, Battle of the, 122. William and Mary College, 127, 143. Williamson, Chief Engineer W. P, C. S. N., 4. Wilson, U. S A., General, 51. Wines used by the Virginia Colonists, 143. Wingfield, D. D., Rev. John Henry, 207. Wingfield, D. D, Rt. Rev. J. H. D. 209, 249. Witchcraft in Virginia, 131. Withers, Colonel R. E., 206. Women of the South, Their fortitude and sacrifices, 331, 381. Wood, Commander, J. Taylor, 93. Wright, General Mar