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tive in the United States Congress, to which position he was reflected. When war seemed almost inevitable, he was elected by the General Assembly of Tennessee as a commissioner to the Peace Congress, from which he returned dejected by its failure to accomplish any useful purpose. Governor Harris offered to appoint him a major-general; but he would only accept the place of brigadier, on account of his inexperience. These facts are taken from a spirited sketch in Ware's Valley Montily (April, 1876), by General Marcus J. Wright. It, however, fell to General Zollicoffer's lot to command a separate army. No man could have brought a more unselfish devotion or a braver heart to the task; but talents which might have rendered the highest services on another arena were here neutralized by want of adaptation to the particular work in hand. What he might have accomplished as a commander, under more favorable circumstances, it is hard to estimate. He certainly had, however, exceptiona
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
few failures have occurred through any fault of our office. But we beg that if subscribers fail to receive their numbers they will report to us promptly, that we may seek to rectify it, and not wait until the close of the year to make their complaints. Back numbers for 1876 we can furnish only in two bound volumes, which we mail at $2.00, $2.25 or $2.50 per volume, according to style of binding. A Confederate view of the treatment of prisoners (being our numbers for March and April, 1876, neatly bound), we can still mail for $1.25, $1.50 or 1.75, according to binding. And we again suggest that our friends would do a valuable work by placing this little volume (as well as our other publications) on the shelves of every public library in the land. Contributions to our archives are as acceptable as ever, and continue to come in from time to time. Since our last acknowledgment we have received among others the following: From W. H. H. Terrell, Adjutant-General of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Two witnesses on the treatment of prisoners --Hon. J. P. Benjamin and General B. F. Butler. (search)
Two witnesses on the treatment of prisoners --Hon. J. P. Benjamin and General B. F. Butler. In our numbers for March and April, 1876, we very fully discussed the question of Treatment and Exchange of Prisoners during the war. We think that we fully demonstrated that the charges made against the Confederate Government of deliberate cruelty to prisoners were false; that our Government was more humane than the Federal Government, and that the suffering on both sides might have been prevented by carrying out the terms of the cartel for the exchange of prisoners, for the failure of which the Federal authorities alone were responsible. Our statement of the question, and the documents, facts and figures which we gave, have never been answered, and we have had abundant testimony (not only from distinguished Confederates and intelligent foreigners, but also from candid men at the North whose opinions were all the other way before reading our discussion), that our argument is conclusiv
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The prison question again--Prof. Rufus B. Richardson on Andersonville. (search)
The prison question again--Prof. Rufus B. Richardson on Andersonville. When in March and April, 1876, we published our discussion of the Treatment of prisoners, we sent the numbers containing it to leading newspapers and magazines all over the North, wrote them a letter enclosing our summing up of the points we claimed to have established, and begged them to point out any errors we had fallen into, and to send me their replies. There were at the time a few flippant or spiteful hits at th his apologies for sufferings at Andersonville, he seems very skeptical as to the reality of much suffering, on the part of our prisoners at the north. Let any one interested turn to some of the narratives which we published in our number for April, 1876--such as those of Rev. Geo. W. Nelson, Hon. A. M. Keiley, Rev. Dr. I. W. K. Handy, Rev. Geo. W. Harris, Charles Wright, T. D. Henry, and others,--and see whether there is any striving to make out that the suffering was as great as somebody els
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
DennmarkKrag-Jorgensen980.3155 EnglandLee-Metford940.3038 FranceLebel940.3158 GermanyMannlicher900.3155 ItalyParravicino-Carcano860.2565 JapanMurata900.3158 PortugalKropatschek1040.3158 RussiaMouzin8130.305 SpainMauser8130.2765 Sweden and NorwayKrag-Jorgensen980 305 SwitzerlandSchmidt980.29612 TurkeyMauser890.3015 United States armyKrag-Jorgensen980.305 United States navyLee——0.2365 sociation now has a superb building on Broad Street, which was first opened to the public in April, 1876. Unwise management and alleged injustice to the younger artists who were studying in the New York Academy caused great dissatisfaction, and in the autumn of 1825 they held a meeting and organized a Society for Improvement in Drawing. This movement was made at the instigation of Samuel F. B. Morse, who was made president of the association. At a meeting of the association in January, 1826, Mr. Morse submitted a plan for the formation of what was called a National Academy of Design in th
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 18: Stratford-on-avon.—Warwick.—London.—Characters of judges and lawyers.—authors.—society.—January, 1839, to March, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
man who ever succeeded in dominating Macaulay. With his vigor and fervor, says the historian's biographer, his depth of knowledge and breadth of humor, his close reasoning illustrated by an expansive imagination, set off as these gifts were by the advantage, at that period of life so irresistible, of some experience of the world at home and abroad,—Austin was indeed a king among his fellows.—Trevelvan's Life of Lord Macaulay, Vol. I. Chap. II.; Vol. II. Chap. XIV.; Edinburgh Review, April, 1876, p. 548. The promises of Austin's youth were not fulfilled, though his professional success in a certain direction was remarkable. He became the leader of the Parliamentary bar in its most flourishing period,—that of great railway enterprises,—and his income, which was at its highest in 1847, has no parallel in the history of the profession. The fear of him brought him many briefs from clients, merely to prevent his appearance against them; and the story is told of his being asked,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Virginia, or Merrimac: her real projector. (search)
nds became apparent. The means at command in the Confederacy were not adequate to the complete development of the principle in sea-going ships. Plates of sufficient thickness to afford protection when placed vertically could not be made; but in 1874 it was applied in England. The following description of the Inflexible is from Chief-Engineer J. W. King's War Ships and Navies of the World. The Inflexible, which was commenced at Portsmouth dock-yard in February, 1874, and launched April, 1876, is a twin-screw, double-turret ship, with a central armored citadel. She was designed by Mr. Barnaby, the Director of Naval Construction at the Admiralty, and at a meeting of the Institution of Naval Architects in London, he describes the vessel in the following language: Imagine a floating castle 110 feet long and 75 feet wide, rising 10 feet out of water, and having above that again two round turrets planted diagonally at its opposite corners. Imagine this castle and its turret
used for the first time on Christmas day, 1870. It was not, however, formally dedicated until September, 1874, when it received the title of St. Malachy. Rev. Mr. Dougherty retained charge of the new parish until January 1st, 1873, when the Rev. J. M. Finotti was appointed to succeed him. Under his administration a parochial residence was purchased, and various improvements made in the church. He was assisted by Revs. J. B. Galvin and M. D. Murphy. Continued ill health obliged him in April, 1876, to resign his charge. Mr. Finotti, a native of Italy, was the author of a Bibliographic Catholica Americana, or a list of works written by Catholic Authors and published in the United States. See N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, XXVII. 438. The present pastor is Rev. M. Harkins, who is assisted by Rev. J. J. O'Brien. Obligation is expressed to Rev. Mr. Harkins, who kindly furnished this sketch. the Methodist Society.—About 1872, a Society of this denomination was formed, and has sin