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France (France) (search for this): chapter 27
art of the Sophomore year, so that it was only by the utmost perseverance that he kept up with his Class, and literally fought disease away. Unable to study more than an hour at a time, and that as the result of the most careful regimen, and at times confined to his bed by severe sickness, he yet resolutely prosecuted his studies, and graduated with his Class in 1860. Before graduation, however, he sailed for Europe, and spent the summer and autumn in travelling on foot through England and France, in the hope of regaining health. Returning in November, of the same year, with strength partially restored, he entered his father's counting-room, and engaged in active business, with the hope of soon commencing a course of preparation for the Christian ministry. In this position he remained till the ensuing summer, when the call for more men roused him, and he felt that he could no longer tarry. He enlisted in the ranks of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteers at its organization
Farmington (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
mp, in the march, on the field, I never knew him, however great the provocation, use a profane or passionate or hasty word towards a soldier, while at the same time he stood high as a disciplinarian. Though fresh from the retirement of the student, and accustomed to the refinements of social life, he at once, by his noble sincerity and disinterested honesty, won the admiration and respect and love of those unpolished but brave men from the Western farms, who fought with him at New Madrid, Farmington, and Stone River, and wept at his supposed loss at Chickamauga. A rough, swearing teamster, of his regiment, in telling one of his capture and probable death, said, with tears, I would n't have cared much if it had been any other man. His good nature and original humor made his society universally desirable; and many a wet bivouac, dreary tent, and ill supplied table were made endurable by the sunshine of his disposition. He flinched from no duty, no hardship, no responsibility, no dan
Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
Napoleon's mother, illuminated his windows, and painted on them, Vive Napoldeon III. Then the Republicans got together and broke all his windows. I suppose you know that Louis Napoleon has had seven million votes, and will soon be crowned Emperor. He has liberated Abd-el- Kader and has sent him to Brousse, on condition that he would go no more into Algiers. He, Abd-el-Kader, is so grateful that he has asked leave to vote for Napoleon. Do you like St. Peter's as well as the Cathedral at Milan? Neuchatel, August 7, 1853. I've just been eating a little bit of boiled dog, and it was n't at all bad, only a little tough. I suppose he was rather old. A puppy would be better. Have you heard anything about the new slave law in Illinois? I think it is much worse than that of 1850. Have you read the Key to uncle Tom's Cabin? It is a collection of all the facts she drew her story from. I've been reading Uncle Tom's Cabin, again lately, and always like it better than before,
Stone River (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
he regiment, which had also been tendered him. From Decatur the regiment passed to Nashville, engaging, in the division under Sheridan, in the battle of Stone River, the advance to Chattanooga, and the battle of Chickamauga. On the field of Stone River, writes a fellow-officer there present, when a part of the command was exposed to a deadly rain of bullets while not actively engaged themselves, some one called out to take shelter behind a building near by. Hall instantly checked the i the refinements of social life, he at once, by his noble sincerity and disinterested honesty, won the admiration and respect and love of those unpolished but brave men from the Western farms, who fought with him at New Madrid, Farmington, and Stone River, and wept at his supposed loss at Chickamauga. A rough, swearing teamster, of his regiment, in telling one of his capture and probable death, said, with tears, I would n't have cared much if it had been any other man. His good nature and or
Department de Ville de Paris (France) (search for this): chapter 27
loss of the Arctic,β€”it must have been horrible! I thought how we should feel if father had been in her. Do you understand why some people have so much to suffer during their lives, and others are always happy? I mean the relatives, more than the people themselves who were lost. It must be dreadful to be expecting your friends and instead of them, to get news that they are dead! What a moment it must have been for those on board just before the vessel went down! Previous to a visit to Paris, to pass Christmas, he writes:β€” Will you please take particular notice in the streets, and see if chaps (I can't say young men, and boys won't do at all) of my age wear hats or caps? If hats are the fashion, I shall come with a leather hat-box like father's! After going to a fancy ball in female attire, he writes, February, 1855:β€” It's really true that everybody at the ball thought I was a lady until I spoke in my own voice; then it was very funny to see their astonishment.<
Fort Warren (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
arstow was one of the first applicants for a commission, and was (September 2, 1861) appointed Second Lieutenant in Company C, then commanded by his friend Captain Robert H. Stevenson, afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel of the regiment. During the recruiting season Lieutenant Barstow was chiefly in the western portion of the State, where he had lived and studied, and whence he brought many good men into the ranks of the regiment. After his company was filled, it was sent with three others to Fort Warren to guard prisoners of war. There it remained until the early days of December, when, with the rest of the regiment, it took the field, and was encamped at Annapolis with the other regiments of what was afterwards known as the Burnside Expedition. While the Twenty-fourth was at Annapolis, Barstow's old friend Lieutenant Tom Robeson of the Second Massachusetts, then an officer of the Signal Corps, was sent thither for the purpose of instructing certain officers of the Burnside expedition
Lincoln Centre (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
, South Carolina, I think) told me that Haygood had carried out his threat. I am sure I was the last Union man that saw the remains of the brave Colonel. George Weston. Private 44th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), September 12, 1862; Second Lieutenant 18th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), March 4, 1863; died at Boston, January 5, 1864, of a wound received at Rappahannock Station, Va., November 7, 1863. George Weston, the youngest child of Calvin and Eliza Ann (Fiske) Weston, was born in Lincoln, Massachusetts, on the 27th of October, 1839. His childhood and youth were passed in his native town, and at its High School he began to fit for college, in the year 1852. For the six months immediately preceding the college examination, however, he pursued his studies at Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts, and was admitted to the Freshman Class in the summer of 1856. In college his few intimates soon learned to appreciate the quiet strength of his character, and counted upon his nati
Hannover (Lower Saxony, Germany) (search for this): chapter 27
. There are fine casts of most of the celebrated statues in the world there. I recognized a great many old acquaintances, and had a real good time looking at them. Every time I receive a letter from you, I want more to go home. I am tired of Hanover, and of living here alone; and now that you are settled, it would be just as well for me to go; and I suppose it would be better to have a master who knows just what is needed to enter Harvard. January 30, 1856. Last Sunday was Mozart's e spring as possible. I shall certainly do so; for I want very much to be with you again. Though I know a great many people here, I never get confidential with any, and I have no one to talk to as I can to you. The first of April I shall leave Hanover, and shall arrive in America about the 1st of May, and shall be very glad indeed to go to Cambridge. He reached Boston in May, just at the beginning of the Presidential campaign of 1856, in which he took a strong interest, although too youn
Brookline (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
ays of a most generous, devoted, and tender-hearted man. Warren Dutton Russell. Second Lieutenant 18th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 20, 1861; first Lieutenant, July 16, 1862; killed at Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862. Warren Dutton Russell was the son of James Dutton and Ellen (Hooper) Russell. His father graduated at Harvard College in the Class of 1829, and was admitted to the Suffolk Bar, but never actively prosecuted his profession. He died at his residence in Longwood, Brookline, a few months before Warren entered the military service. The mother of Lieutenant Russell was the daughter of William Hooper, Esq., of Marblehead. She was a person of most noble and beautiful qualities, and in a singular degree combined the finest and most attractive womanly graces with great fortitude and elevation of mind. At the age of thirty-one, when Warren was eight years old, she died, leaving two daughters, who still survive, and two sons, Warren and Francis, who both gave thei
Nantucket (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
and our army than this remarkable officer. He had been in so many bloody battles, and so often stood unharmed, hour after hour, in the midst of his brave men as they fell in heaps, that it seemed as if there were really ground for hoping that he was reserved to render his country the same rare services on a large scale that he had long been rendering on a comparatively small one. His company was always the pride of the regiment. Composed of brave and intelligent men, mostly natives of Nantucket and Cape Cod, commanded at first by the brilliant soldier whom our people now admire as Brevet Major-General Bartlett, with Brevet Major-General Macy and Major Abbott as his lieutenants, it constantly bore the highest reputation, and rendered the most gallant and efficient service. It gave to the regiment from its ranks the lamented Alley and four excellent officers besides. The soldiers were worthy of their officers, and the officers were worthy of their men. Major Abbott was long in
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