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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 290 290 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 32 32 Browse Search
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Preface. During the summer of 1881 I was a sojourner for a few weeks at a popular hotel in the White Mountains. Among the two hundred or more guests who were enjoying its retirement and good cheer were from twelve to twenty lads, varying in age from ten to fifteen years. When tea had been disposed of, and darkness had put an end to their daily romp and hurrah without, they were wont to take in charge a gentleman from Chicago, formerly a gallant soldier in the Army of the Cumberland, and in a quiet corner of the spacious hotel parlor, or a remote part of the piazza, would listen with eager attention as he related chapters of his personal experience in the Civil War. Less than two days elapsed before they pried out of the writer the acknowledgment that he too had served Uncle Sam; and immediately followed up this bit of information by requesting me to alternate evenings with the veteran from the West in entertaining them with stories of the war as I saw it. I assented to the p
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
e fall of New Orleans, public indignation compelled a change, and he was made Secretary of State. A man of great fertility of mind and resource and of facile character, he was the factotum of the President, performed his bidding in various ways, and gave him the benefit of his brains in furtherance of the views of Mr. Davis. Mr. Davis's reasons for the selection of the members of the first Cabinet are given in his Rise and fall of the Confederate Government ( New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1881), Vol. I., pp. 241-3, in these words: After being inaugurated, I proceeded to the formation of my Cabinet, that is, the heads of the executive departments authorized by the laws of the Provisional Congress. The unanimity existing among our people made this a much easier and more agreeable task than where the rivalries in the party of an executive have to be consulted and accommodated, often at the expense of the highest capacity and fitness. Unencumbered by any other consideration than
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Responsibilities of the first Bull Run. (search)
he liked.-editors. Still he retained me in Quaker gun found in the Confederate works at Manassas. From a photograph. important positions, although his official letters were harsh. In 1864, however, he degraded me to the utmost of his power by summarily removing me from a high command. Believing that he was prompted to this act by animosity, and not by dispassionate opinion, I undertake to prove this animosity by many extracts from his Rise and fall of the Confederacy (D. Appleton & Co.: 1881), and my comments thereon. Mr. Davis recites ( Rise and fall, I., p. 307) the law securing to officers who might leave the United States Army to enter that of the Confederacy the same relative rank in the latter which they had in the former, provided their resignations had been offered in the six months next following the 14th of March, and then adds: The provisions hereof are in the view entertained that the army was of the States, not of the Government, and was to secure to officers
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 8.25 (search)
an steel, irresistible human will. They reached the hospital, burst open the door, without shot or shout, until they encountered the enemy within, whom they hurled out and sent flying down the hill. The Union force held the building an hour or two, when they were again dislodged. In regard to the capture of the hospital by the Confederates, and to its recapture by the Union forces, we find the following in the History of Lafayette county, Missouri (St. Louis: Missouri Historical Company, 1881), a work which, in its treatment of the siege of Lexington, exhibits impartiality and a painstaking research, the more valuable by reason of the meagerness of the official reports of the engagement: This hospital matter has been much animadverted upon by partisan writers on both sides. Colonel Mulligan assumed that the Confederates were guilty of a breach of civilized warfare in firing on a hospital; and, consequently, when his men retook the building, having this belief firmly fixed in thei
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Shiloh reviewed. (search)
t by assuming that Sherman's command was on the road leading to the landing east of McArthur's headquarters, and nearly at right angles with Wallace,--a supposition which is strengthened by the condition indicated in Sherman's revised map, that Birge's sharp-shooters were on his right — not entirely in his front, as they would have been if his front had been on the River road. It is also sustained by General Buckland's statement in the Journal of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee for 1881, p. 82. About dark, he says, General Wallace's division commenced arriving, and formed to the right of my brigade. Buckland states in his report and in the Journal that he lay on the road. If he had been on the River road, Wallace would have come in contact with him, and when he formed in line would have been entirely in his front — not in rear or on his right. Buckland seems to know nothing about Birge's sharp-shooters. The probable explanation is that when he came along the road from th
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 80: General Joseph E. Johnston and the Confederate treasure. (search)
on what he did say. That he did know that he was being interviewed by a representative of the Press, as he afterward acknowledged, the following letter from Colonel Frank Burr will show. Philadelphia, August 20, 1885. Honorable Jefferson Davis. Dear Sir: Your kind note of a recent date received, and I take great pleasure in furnishing you the following statement of facts in relation to my interview with General Joseph E. Johnston, published in the Philadelphia Press of some years ago (1881), to which you refer: Some month or six weeks before that publication was made I was on my way South, and on the train met General Johnston. When we reached Richmond we both took the same omnibus for the Exchange Hotel. Later in the day I met him in the hotel, and we entered into conversation after dinner about general matters. I said to him I should very much like to get fi-om him a good story of his surrender to Sherman, not the humdrum details that appeared in the books, but such a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.43 (search)
my? I voted not to attack, and all the others voted substantially the same way; and on the third question, How long shall we wait? I voted, Until Lee moved. The answers to this last question showed the only material variation in the opinion of the members. When the voting was over General Meade said quietly, but decidedly, Such then is the decision ; and certainly he said nothing which produced a doubt in my mind as to his being perfectly in accord with the members of the council. In 1881 (eighteen years after the battle) I was shown in Philadelphia, by General Meade's son [Colonel George Meade], a paper found amongst General Meade's effects after his death. It was folded, and on the outside of one end was written, in his well-known handwriting, in ink, Minutes of council, July 2d, ‘63. On opening it, the following was found written in pencil in a handwriting [General Daniel Butterfield's] unknown to me: Minutes of Council, July 2d, 1863. Page 1, Questions asked: 1.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The defense of Fort Fisher. (search)
shell thrown against them in the two bombardments that not a magazine or bomb-proof was injured, and after the land armament, with palisades and torpedoes, had been destroyed, no assault would have been practicable in the presence of Bragg's force, had it been under a competent officer. In Vol. X., p. 346, of the Southern historical Society papers may be found a letter from General Braxton Bragg to his brother, dated Wilmington, five days after the fall of Fort Fisher (first published in 1881); also an article by Colonel Lamb, controverting most of General Bragg's statements. General Bragg says (more emphatically but substantially as in his official report): Two hours before hearing of the certain fall of the fort, I felt as confident as ever man did of successfully defending it. . . . No human power could have prevented the enemy from landing, covered as he was by a fleet of ships carrying 600 heavy guns. Anywhere beyond the range of our heavy guns on the fort our land forc
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, Bibliography. (search)
I. With General Sheridan in Lee's last campaign. By a staff officer [F. C. Newhall]. (Philadelphia, 1866: J. B. Lippincott Company.) The most vivid story of the cavalry battles yet told. III.* personal history of Ulysses S. Grant. By Albert D. Richardson. (Hartford, Conn., 1868: American Publishing Company.) Full of anecdote and interest. On the whole, better than either its contemporaries or its followers. IV. Military history of Ulysses S. Grant. By Adam Badeau. (New York, 1868-81: D. Appleton & Co.) A pompous third-rate production, and untrustworthy. V. The Virginia campaign of ‘64 and ‘65. By Andrew A. Humphreys. (New York, 1883: Charles Scribner's Sons.) The admirable temper and ability of this book place it far above any military narrative thus far written in this country. VI. * personal Memoirs of U. S Grant. Two volumes. (New York, 1885-86: Charles L. Webster & Co.; Century Company, 1895.) This great book has been already spoken of in the text. With it <
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
aid as to what was the currency in which it was payable. Why? Because up to that time there was never any currency known to the Government of the United States other than coin. Therefore the seven-thirties of 1861 and the six-twenties payable in 1881, with all the debt prior to the war, were, in letter and in spirit, payable in coin. Because Congress in issuing them was dealing with a condition of things and a currency then existing, and therefore the 1881 sixes are payable, according to the 1881 sixes are payable, according to the fair spirit of the contract, in coin. Therefore I enunciate, as my first proposition, and one that I shall endeavor to enforce on the House and the country; that every dollar of indebtment of the United States which is contracted by the acts of Congress making it payable in coin shall be paid in coin although it takes the last dollar to pay it; but every debt contracted not payable in coin shall be paid in the lawful money of the United States, such as you paid your soldiers with and such as yo
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