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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 4 4 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 4 4 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 4 4 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 4 4 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 4 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 4 Browse Search
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ity on July 21, 1865, for its students and graduates who had perished in the war. His ode, not very enthusiastically received that day, has made him the foremost poet of American patriotism. His later life was filled with varied activities. From 1877 to 1885 he represented this country at Madrid and London. He continued to publish poetry and prose that made him at his death in 1891 the most eminent man of letters in America. and Stedman's Gettysburg, though written some years after the eventDuring the war he served in the army until his health gave way, when he was sent as commissioner to Russia. In 1872 he was elected to Congress. Two years later, he was the best known Southerner in Washington because of his Eulogy of Sumner. From 1877 to 1885 he represented Mississippi in the Senate. In 1885 he became Secretary of the Interior under Cleveland, and in 1887 he was appointed to the Supreme Court, where he served with distinction. His death in 1893 called forth tributes to his no
s confiscated and occupied by Federal troops. The family heirlooms were removed, many of them eventually finding their way to the National Museum in Washington and others to their original abiding-place, Mount Vernon. The grounds became a national cemetery; the first person buried there being a Confederate soldier. In 1864 the estate was sold at auction for delinquent taxes for $26,100 to the National, Government. After the war General Lee made small effort to recover the property, but in 1877 George Washington Custis Lee, the heir under the law, established his title to the place and received therefor $150,000. Thus the resting-place of some 20,000 American soldiers passed permanently into the possession of the American nation. pleasure in pronouncing that impossible of occurrence which was destined soon to occur, and in committing themselves to readings of the book of fate in exact opposition to what the muse of history was wetting the pen to record. Volumes of unmerited abuse
h you this morning. He carried with him what he regarded as a specific remedy. . . . My ease, my health, my property, my life, I can give to the cause of my country. The heroism which could lay my wife and children on any sacrificial altar is not mine. Spare us, good Lord. Yet he was subjected to peculiar trials. During the war a four-year-old son fell from a balcony and was instantly killed. Only two of his children survived him—Margaret, who married J. A. Hayes of Denver, Colorado, in 1877, and Varina Anne Davis, favorably known as a writer, honored at many a veterans' reunion, and beloved throughout the South as Winnie, the Daughter of the Confederacy. Let us have peace The following significant sentences form part of the conclusion to General Grant's Personal memoirs: The war has made us a nation of great power and intelligence. We have but little to do to preserve peace, happiness and prosperity at home, and the respect of other nations. Our experience ought
diers 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 Pr1877-81. 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. Tnovels. Brevet Brigadier-General Stewart L. Woodford, Lieut.-Gov. Of New York, 1866-68; President electoral College, 1872; M. C., 1873-75; U. S. Dist. Atty., 1877-83; U. S. Minister to Spain, 1879-98. Brevet Brigadier-General James Grant Wilson, author of Addresses on Lincoln, Grant, Hull, Farragut, etc.; President, New Yo
spent several years abroad, returning to live in New Jersey, of which State he became governor in 1877. Aside from his military abilities, McClellan was a man of fine tastes in literature and art, ania and the Carolinas. After the close of the war he commanded the Nez Perce Indian expedition of 1877, the Bannock, and Piute campaigns, and from 1880 to 1882, was superintendent of the Military Acadrevetted major-general the following year. In the regular army he rose to the rank of colonel in 1877, and, in 1880, was retired from active service. He died in Baltimore, May 20, 1881. Fourth Ard the Detroit Post. He was senator from Missouri (1869-1875), and Secretary of the Interior from 1877 to 1881, and editor of the New York Evening Post from 1881 to 1884. He was an enthusiastic advocional Telegraph Company, and was president of the board of Police commissioners in New York City, 1877. After that, he practised civil engineering. He died in Philadelphia, February 28, 1903. Bri
he was relieved in November. With the rank of major-general, he took command of a division in Lee's Corps, Army of Tennessee, in March, 1865, and at the battle of Bentonville he led the corps itself. After the war, he became an editor, and from 1877 to 1884 was president of the Arkansas Industrial University. He died at Charlotte, North Carolina, September 25, 1889. Major-General Carter Littlepage Stevenson (U. S.M. A. 1838) was born near Fredericksburg, Virginia, September 21, 1817. 4, been appointed major-general. After the surrender at Greensboro, General Butler was paroled, May 1, 1865. Entering politics again after the war, General Butler met with rapid advancement, and was United States Senator from South Carolina from 1877 to 1889. At the outbreak of the Spanish War he was made a major-general of volunteers, May 28, 1898, and served until honorably discharged, April 15, 1899. He was a member of the commission appointed by President McKinley to arrange for the evac
ation. Its influence is felt in every city, town, and village, and it has earned the good — will and support of the entire American people. Among its leaders have been some of the most prominent men of the country. Its commanders-in-chief have been: B. F. Stephenson,Illinois,1866 S. A. Hurlbut,Illinois,1866-67 John A. Logan,Illinois,1868-70 Ambrose E. Burnside,Rhode Island,1871-72 Charles Devens,Massachusetts,1873-74 John F. Hartranft,Pennsylvania,1875-76 John C. Robinson,New York,1877-78 William Earnshaw,Ohio,1879 Louis Wagner,Pennsylvania,1880 George S. Merrill,Massachusetts,1881 Paul Van Dervoort,Nebraska,1882 Robert B. Beath,Pennsylvania,1883 John S. Kountz,Ohio,1884 S. S. Burdett,Dist. of Columbia,1885 Lucius Fairchild,Wisconsin,1886 John P. Rea,Minnesota,1887 William Warner,Missouri,1888 Russell A. Alger,Michigan,1889 Wheelock G. Veazey,Vermont,1890 John Palmer,New York,1891 A. G. Weissert,Wisconsin,1892 John G. B. Adams,Massachusetts,1893 Thomas G. La
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices, (search)
combined into a book of decided interest, and of considerable historic value as throwing light on the question of the Treatment of prisoners. Colonel Hundley did not find Northern prisons the palaces which they have been represented to be, and his narrative might have served a good purpose had we had it when preparing our numbers on the prison question. We can cordially recommend the book as worthy of an important place in our war literature. Southern Historical Society papers, for 1877. The marked favor with which this Monthly has been received during the first year of its existence, insures its success during the coming year, and strengthens our determination to make it still more worthy of public favor. While preserving its historic character, it will contain many articles of deep popular interest. The organ of the Southern Historical Society, and published and controlled by its Executive Committee, it will draw from the rich collection in our archives some rare
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
exceedingly anxious to make it as accurate and complete as possible, and we would esteem it a favor if any one detecting errors or omissions would write us the necessary corrections. Renew! Renew! renew! is now the watchword at this office. If any of our subscribers fail to receive this number of our papers, and should chance to see this paragraph in the copy of some more fortunate neighbor, let them know that the trouble probably is that they have failed to pay their subscription for 1877. We dislike very much to part company with any of our subscribers, but we must adhere to our terms, which are cash in advance. Agents are wanted to canvass every city, town, village and community for our papers, and to a reliable, efficient agent we can pay liberal commissions. But 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 re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Maryland troops in the Confederate service. (search)
a detachment from the Third Maryland artillery were in the expedition, and acted with courage and discipline when under fire. The Fourth Maryland ( Chesapeake ) Artillery was organized in the spring of 1862, under command of Captain William Brown, who was killed at Gettysburg, after which Captain Chew took command. They served in the Army of Northern Virginia, and took a prominent part in the gallant defence of Fort Gregg, near Petersburg, an account of which is published in the January (1877) number of the Society papers. Two-thirds of Breathed's battery were Marylanders. and it was generally spoken of as a Maryland command, but, as a gallant member of the battery says, they were glad to get any recruit whose nerves were steady and head level. From returns in the Adjutant-General's office, Richmond, in the early part of 1863, there had been mustered into the service in all the States from 19,000 to 21,000 citizens of Maryland. These facts were obtained from the office at t
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