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Simmons, Drillard, Ducat, Barnett, Goddard, Rosecrans, Garfield, Porter, Bond, Thompson, Sheridan. War-time portraits of six soldiers whose military records assisted them to the Presidential Chair. Brig.-Gen. Andrew Johnson President, 1865-69. General Ulysses S. Grant, President, 1869-77. Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes President, 1877-81. Maj.-Gen. James A. Garfield President, March to September, 1881. Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Harrison President, 1889-93. Brevet Major Wil1869-77. Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes President, 1877-81. Maj.-Gen. James A. Garfield President, March to September, 1881. Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Harrison President, 1889-93. Brevet Major William McKinley, President, 1897-1901. many cases between fighters and non-combatants. This is true, even when the latter are represented in full army overcoats, with swords and the like, as was customary to some extent with postmasters, quartermasters, commissariat and hospital attendants. The features are distinctive of the men who have stood up under fire, and undergone the even severer ordeal of submission to a will working for the common good, involving the sacrifice of personal independ
Scottish ancestry stood him in good stead. He was a descendant of Matthew Grant, one of the settlers of Windsor, Connecticut, in 1635, and a man of much importance in the infant colony. His American ancestors were fighting stock. His great-grandfather, Noah Grant, held a military commission in the French and Indian War, and his grandfather, also named Noah, fought in the Revolution. Henry Ward Beecher summed up the causes of Grant's meteoric rise from store clerk in 1861, to president in 1869, as follows: Grant was available and lucky. his dominant trait was determination. comprehended the significance of his foe's weakness in the same respects. Grant had learned that if he did not run away his antagonists were likely to do so, and he had ascertained the potency of the formulas with which his name was associated: no terms except unconditional and immediate surrender, and I propose to move immediately upon your works. this met the temper of the time, impatient of strategy and
ed by his celebrated photograph on Traveler in September, 1866, on page 121 of Volume IX; by the two portraits of 1867 and 1869 on page 73; by the photograph with Johnston, taken in 1869, on page 341 of Volume I, and by the striking group photograph 1869, on page 341 of Volume I, and by the striking group photograph that forms the frontispiece to this volume. Robert E. Lee Lee at the height of his fame 1863 had just performed brilliant feats in the Valley of Virginia were not brought up in time. The next day's struggle resulted in a Pyrrhic victory forTell Hill he must come up. Lee in 1867 president of Washington college, later Washington and Lee university Lee in 1869 the year before his death at the age of sixty-three for which neither his years nor his temperament fitted him. His health, which had begun to be impaired in 1863, gradually failed him, and in 1869 grew somewhat alarming. In the spring of 1870, he took a trip South with little result, and then he went to some springs for the summer. He resumed his duties at the c
. He was governor of Rhode Island from 1866 to 1869, and senator from 1875 until his death, which o, and was retired with rank of major-general in 1869. He went on a secret diplomatic mission to South America in 1867, and was minister to Spain, 1869-1873. He was sheriff of New York County, in 189ited States Army. He resigned from the army in 1869, and was United States treasurer in New York city, 1869-1870. He died at Cold Spring, New York, July 17, 1901. Federal generals--no. 3 Df the war. He was twice minister to France (1866-69) and was governor of New York, 1873-75. He died President Grant's Secretary of the Interior in 1869. He was prominent in politics, finance, and thwas United States minister to San Salvador (1866-69), and member of Congress from 1874 until his deailitary science in the University of Minnesota, 1869-71. He retired as major-general in 1867, and a, as colonel, and was made brigadier-general in 1869. He commanded several departments in the West [1 more...]
ey tent. The outbreak of the Civil War found him on an Indian campaign in New Mexico, serving as a major of dragoons, but he accepted a commission as brigadier-general in the Confederate army and became commander of the Army of New Mexico. After his repulse at Glorieta, March 28, 1862, he was driven back into Texas. He continued his service at the head of various commands in Louisiana, south of the Red River. After the war he entered the service of the Khedive of Egypt, where he was, from 1869 to 1873, engaged in building coast and river defenses. He died at Fredericksburg, Virginia, August 23, 1886. Army of Louisiana At the beginning of the war, the Louisiana State troops, commanded by Major-General Braxton Bragg and later by Colonel P. O. Hebert, were sometimes designated the Army of Louisiana. Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hebert (U. S.M. A. 1840) was born in Bayou Goula, Herville Parish, Louisiana, November 12, 1818. He resigned from the army in 1845, reentering a
that kindly and cordial feeling which has been one of the characteristics of this army during its career in the service. General Sherman was elected president in 1869, and continued to hold the office for many years. After the war, many other veteran societies were formed, composed not only of officers but of enlisted men of ladelphia, January 15, 16, and 17, 1868, when General John A. Logan was elected commander-in-chief. At the Third National Encampment at Cincinnati, May 12 and 13, 1869, General Logan was reelected commander-in-chief. It appears from Adjutant-General Chipman's report at this encampment that, at the Philadelphia encampment in 1868ted that the aggregate number of departments was thirty-seven, and that the number of posts, reported and estimated, was 2050. At the encampment at Cincinnati, in 1869, the grade system of membership was adopted, establishing three grades of recruit, soldier, and veteran. This system met with serious opposition and was finally a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
ut our agents must make us frequent reports and prompt remittances. Subscribers are entitled to receive their papers just as soon as they pay for them, and we cannot, of course, send them until the agent reports the names to us. Contributions to our archives continue to come in, and our collection grows more and more valuable every day. Among others received we acknowledge now the following: From Mr. Yates Snowden, of Charleston, S. C.: The land we love for 1868, and two numbers for 1869; a number of war newspapers for 1861, 1862, 1863 and 1864; a number of valuable Confederate pamphlets. From A. Barron Holmes, Esq., of Charleston, S. C.: Caldwell's History of Gregg's (McGowan's) South Carolina brigade; Holmes' Phosphate Rocks of South Carolina ; Report of the Committee on the Destruction of Churches in the Diocese of South Carolina during the late War, presented to the Protestant Episcopal Convention, May, 1868. (This report shows that in the diocese of South Carolina th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
e in the Great Rebellion: A Sermon by Rev. T. H. Robinson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This production is valuable as a specimen of the barkings of the blood-hounds of Zion. Rifle and light infantry Tactics, an edition of Hardee published at Jackson, Mississippi, in 1861. From A. Barron Holmes, Esq., Charleston, South Carolina-Gregg's history of the old Cheraws; Gibbes' Documentary history of South Carolina, 1781-82; History of the South Carolina Jockey Club, by Dr. John B. Irving; The Pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina, by M. Tuomey and F. S. Holmes; The Post Pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina, by F. S. Holmes. (These copies of Profesor Holmes' great work are now out of print, as the drawings, lithographs, &c., were all confiscated in Philadelphia soon after the breaking out of the late war.) From Hon. James Lyons, Richmond--His letter to the President of the United States in July, 1869, in relation to his right to registration and voting in the Virginia election of 1869.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual meeting of Southern Historical Society, October 28th and 29th, 1878. (search)
er 29th, 1878. In greeting the members of our Society, assembled in annual meeting, and in presenting a report of our transactions during the year, your Committee feel satisfied that they bring a record of success and progress in the past and brightening prospects for the future, which will be gratifying to all lovers of the truth. But before presenting a report of our year's work, it may be well to give a brief sketch of the Origin and history of our Society. In the early part of 1869, General D. H. Maury suggested to a number of gentlemen in New Orleans, the propriety of organizing a Society for the purpose of collating, preserving and finally publishing such material as would vindicate the truth of Confederate history. After a number of conferences, the Southern Historical Society was formally organized on the 1st of May, 1869, by the following gentlemen: Generals Braxton Bragg, R. Taylor, Dabney H. Maury, C. M. Wilcox, J. S. Marmaduke, S. B. Buckner, G. T. Beauregard,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
y serious blunder in publishing as General Lee's report something patched up for a purpose after his death, and a grave suspicion is cast upon the authenticity of the reports we publish. But we think that even General Longstreet, had he done us the honor to read our introduction to the report (vol. II, pp. 33-34), would be compelled to admit the overwhelming proofs of the genuiness of this report. We have only space to repeat them very briefly : 1. The report was originally published in 1869--nearly two years before General Lee's death — by Mr. Wm. Swinton (author of the Army of the Potomac ) in the february number of the Historical Magazine, New York. 2. In April, 1869, General Lee told General Early that he had received the published copy of the report and that it was substantially correct. 3. Colonel Charles Marshall, General Lee's Military Secretary, stated that he had lent Mr. Swinton the original rough draft of the report from which a copy had been made for General Le
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