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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Thomas R. R. Cobb. (search)
gh's victory in Missouri came to-day. If it is not exaggerated I look upon it as the finishing stroke of this war. Richmond, January 12, 1862.—Stephens is openly opposing the administration and trying to build up an opposition party. January 14.—By appointment I spent two hours with the President to-day. He was very cordial. We did not speak of his West Point appointments, especially Harry Wayne. It made my blood boil when I heard that fellow had been made a Brigadier-General. January 17.—Wayne wrote the President a most insulting letter, refusing contemptuously his commission as Brigadier-General and berating him for not appointing him Major-General. I hear this confidentially and don't want you to speak of it out of the family. January 18.—The sudden death of Ex-President Tyler has caused an adjournment of Congress. He was a remarkable man and had filled every State and national office. The impression is gaining ground that the Burnside fleet is intended for Savan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
ass no man with a gun, and to arrest all who attempted to leave or enter camp with guns, without my written permission. I issued these orders because some of the men have already left with guns in search, I suspect, of hogs, cows or other things, belonging to citizens, that might be eaten. At night Lieutenant Karcher arrested eight men with guns and confined them in the guardhouse. As punishment I directed the prisoners to lay a causeway around the guard lines for the sentinels use. January 17. Marched Company F to Captain Pickens' headquarters and they were paid for November and December, and commutation for clothing from December 12, 1862, to December 12, 1863. The men felt rich with their depreciated money. How cheerful and jocular they are! January 21. Orders from General Lee to send applications for furloughs at rate of 12 to 100 men present. Tom Clower and Pierce Ware are the lucky ones. January 26. This has been a bright, pleasant day, a most memorable one in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical memorial of the Charlotte Cavalry. (search)
ers on picket and scout duty) in which this Company, as a whole or in part, participated during the War, with the casualties remembered. 1861. with Gen. R. S. Garnett in West Virginia. Laurel Hill, W. Va., July 7, 8 and 9. Kahler's Ford, W. Va., July 13. Carrick's Ford, W. Va., July 13. Swamp's Block House, W. Va., November—. Henry Chick killed and Isaac Friend wounded. 1862. with Gen. R. E. Lee in West Virginia. Dry Forks, W. Va., January 8. North Fork, W. Va., January 17. R. M. Friend wounded on scout. Hinkle's Gap, W. Va., February 4. Seneca Creek, W. Va., February—. North Mountain, W. Va., March 4. Samuel M. Gaines wounded. With Gen. Loring, Nicholas Court House, W. Va., July 26. Fayetteville, W. Va., September 10. Cotton Hill, W. Va., September 11. Montgomery's Ferry, W. Va., September 12. Charleston, W. Va., September 13. Buffalo, W. Va., September 27. Charleston, W. Va., October 6. Bulltown, W. Va., October 9. Ch
to Battery Buchanan, whither many of the garrison had fled, and here all who had not previously been captured were made prisoners, including Major-General Whiting and Colonel Lamb, the commandant of the fort, both severely wounded. Valuable material for the account of this assault has been obtained from a paper entitled Capture of Fort Fisher, by First Lieutenant George Simpson, 142d New York Volunteers, and acting aide-de-camp to General Curtis. During the nights of the 16th and 17th of January, the enemy blew up Fort Caswell, and abandoned, not only that fortification, but the extensive works on Smith's Island, thus placing in the national hands all the works erected to defend the mouth of Cape Fear river. One hundred and sixty-nine guns were captured, nearly all heavy artillery, two thousand stand of small arms, and full supplies of ammunition. One hundred and twelve commissioned officers and nineteen hundred and seventy-one enlisted men were taken prisoner. About seven hu
emorative of the Battle of Lexington, Rev. C. A. Staples, Lexington; April 27, Schools of Somerville in the Olden Time, Mary A. Haley; The Teaching of Local History in Our Schools, John S. Emerson. 1899-1900: November 15, The Old Middlesex Canal, L. L. Dame, Medford; December 6, John Mallett, Florence E. Carr; December 20, History of Tufts College, President E. H. Capen; The Possibilities of the Public Library, Sam Walter Foss; January 3, Somerville as I Have Known It, Mrs. Amelia Wood; January 17, Four Satirists of the Revolution, Howrard Dawson; History of Journalism in Somerville, Barbara Galpin; January 31, Battlefields of the Revolution, Elbridge S. Brooks; February 14, Reminiscences of Army Life in 1861-1864 Elias H. Marston; Work of the Engineer Corps in the Army of the Potomac Darwin C. Pavey; February 28, Somerville Soldiers in the Rebellion Colonel Edwin C. Bennett; Some Phases of Woman's National Work Mary E. Elliot; March 14, Ballads of the Revolution, Frank M. Hawes; r
n Shurtleff's Boston, p. 61), in speaking of the soil, climate and natural history of Boston and neighboring towns, says, We have plenty of rattlesnakes, but they have not yet come out. There are also a great many small snakes, three inches round, and long in proportion: they are to be seen seven or eight together. They flee from man, and it doth not seem that they harm any body. 1741 Some remarks found in Rev. Samuel Cooke's diary for January in this year are interesting: 1741, Jan. 17. Preached twice from Gen. 32:26. In the evening to a company of young men at the house of Dea. Cutter from Eccl. 11: 10—present: multis. 1741, Jan. 20.—Vesp. walked to Cambridge and visited Messrs. Marsh and Mayhew and Hon. Pres. and Rev. D. D. Wigglesworth, where I supped and slept with Rev. D. Porter. 21st, walked to Boston and beard Rev. D. D. Colman, from James 2:5; dined with Mr. Allen, visited Mr. Jennings, Thayer, Rev. D. Chauncey and D. Eliot, where I stopt. 22d. Dined with
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
e he could watch the Confederates and oppose their march. In the beginning of January he determined to prevent that march, and sent General Thomas from Louisville with one of the four divisions of the army of Kentucky to join Schopf and dislodge the Confederates from their positions on the Cumberland River. Thomas left his cantonments at Lebanon, where he formed the left wing of the army assembled on the road from Louisville to Bowling Green, and the heads of his column arrived on the 17th of January at Logan Cross-roads, an intersection only sixteen kilometres distant from Beach Grove. The road which leads from Somerset to Monticello becomes separated at this point from those running in a westerly direction towards Columbia and Jamestown (Kentucky). Thomas thus threatened to occupy the borders of the Cumberland below Mill Springs. It was by this river that Crittenden received part of his supplies, for the Cumberland Gap road was too long and too difficult to bring him the necess
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
this citadel has become the main object of all the efforts made by the Federal armies of the West. Every one feels that in losing the Mississippi and its communications with the States of the extreme West the Confederacy will be deprived of the conditions indispensable to its existence. Jefferson Davis, on visiting his native State, talks loudly of the necessity of defending Vicksburg at any cost, and the Union generals freely accept the challenge which he hurls at them. Since the 17th of January, the day when Grant joined the army of McClernand on his return from Arkansas, until the capture of Vicksburg, the military and naval operations were so closely connected that we have not deemed it practicable to divide their recital. We shall continue it here as far as the memorable July 4, 1863; after which we will resume the narrative of the struggle between Lee and the Army of the Potomac, which was interrupted after the battle of Chancellorsville. The four chapters composing th
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
of June to $158,576,400. At this period there were already in existence 134 national banks, which had deposited Federal bonds to the amount of $3,676,000. The other financial measures adopted by Congress can be easily enumerated. On the 17th of January, driven by necessity, it passed a resolution authorizing the President to issue notes to the amount of $100,000,000 to pay the arrears due to the soldiers. But it was only on the 3d of March, just as it was about to adjourn, that Congress v same law Congress authorized the creation of four hundred millions of Treasury notes bearing six per-cent. interest, payable in greenbacks at the expiration of three years—a reimbursement in view of which the issue authorized by the act of 17th of January was increased by fifty millions: it was hoped that these Treasury notes would be gradually converted into interest-bearing Federal bonds, their circulation being but an anticipated loan destined to be promptly funded. We have mentioned th
erica had been suggested by De Lery and Saint Just; L'Escarbot, 21. Memoire, &c. 104. when at length Francis I., a monarch who had invited Da Vinci and Cellini to transplant the fine arts into his kingdom, employed John Verrazzani, another Florentine, to explore the new regions, which had alike excited curi- 1523 osity and hope. It was by way of the isle of Madeira, that the Italian, parting from a fleet which had cruised successfully along the shores of Spain, sailed for Amer- 1524 Jan. 17. ica, See Verrazzani's letter to Francis I., from Dieppe, July 8, 1524, in Hakluyt, III. 357—364, or in N. Y. Hist. Coll. i. 45—60. It is also in Ramusio. Compare Charlevoix, N. F. i. 5—8. with a single caravel, resolute to make discovery of new countries. The Dolphin, though it had the Chap. I.} 1524 good hap of a fortunate name, was overtaken by as terrible a tempest, as mariners ever encountered; and fifty days elapsed before the continent appeared in view. At length, in the l<
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