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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 189 189 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 38 38 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.) 23 23 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 16 16 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 9 9 Browse Search
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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 8 8 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 7 7 Browse Search
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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XII, Chapter 25 (search)
might say, of the state. It was furthermore stipulated in the agreement that when tribunes had served their year of office they should see that an equal number of tribunes were appointed in their place, and that if they failed to do this they should be burned aliveDiodorus is the only authority for this law, which probably derives from the story of the burning to death of nine tribunes (Valerius Maximus 6.3.2; Dio Cassius fr. 22).; also, in case the tribunes could not agree among themselves, the will of the interceding tribune must not be prevented.Some such a provision as this may be hidden in to\n a)na\ me/son kei/menon. See Eduard Meyer, "Untersuchungen über Diodors römische Geschichte," Rhein. Museum, 37 (1882), 610-627, especially pp. 618 ff., where he discusses the defective tradition which Diodorus has followed in the legislation described above. Such then, we find, was the conclusion of the civil discord in Rome
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Forcing Fox's Gap and Turner's Gap. (search)
field faster than ours, and made a most The Washington monument on South Mountain. From photographs. This monument, to the memory of George Washington, was first erected by the citizens of Boonsboro' and vicinity in 1827. It stands on the summit, a mile and a half north of Turner's Gap [see map, p. 568]. Originally it was twenty feet high. In its tumble-down condition, as seen on the right of the picture, it served as one of the Union signal stations during the battle of Antietam. In 1882 the monument was rebuilt, as seen on the left of the picture, by the Odd Fellows of Boonsboro‘. The present height of the tower, including the observatory, is forty feet. Editors. determined effort to push us back from the ridge we held. I sent two regiments of Willcox's to extend my left, which was in danger of beings turned. Their strongest attack fell upon the angle of Willcox's command, and for a little while there was some confusion there, due to the raking artillery fire which came f
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
Bell for the Presidency, 30. Republican Convention, 31. nomination of Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency, 32. the four parties, 33. the contest, and election of Lincoln, 34. In the spring of the year 1861, a civil war was kindled in the United States of America, which has neither a pattern in character nor a precedent in causes recorded in the history of mankind. It appears in the annals of the race as a mighty phenomenon, but not an inexplicable one. Gazers upon it at this moment, 1882. when its awfully grand and mysterious proportions rather fill the mind with wonder than excite the reason, look for the half-hidden springs of its existence in different directions among the obscurities of theory. There is a general agreement, however, that the terrible war was clearly the fruit of a conspiracy against the nationality of the Republic, and an attempt, in defiance of the laws of Divine Equity, to establish an Empire upon a basis of injustice and a denial of the dearest rights
cD. McCOOK, Major-General, Commanding. [Inclosure.]headquarters Department of East Tennessee, August 6, 1862. Maj. Gen. D. C. Buell, Commanding U. S. Forces, Middle Tennessee: General: The inclosed papers were some time since captured on the person of one of Major-General Mitchel's couriers. I have the honor to request that they be forwarded to Washington City for the information of the War Department. See pp. 290-295. These documents were not forwarded to the War Department until 1882. I remain, general, most respectfully, your obedient servant, E. Kirby Smith, Major-General, Comdg. Confederate Forces, Dept. East Tenn. [sub-inclosures.]Huntsville, Ala., May 4, 1862. Samuel Sharp, Esq.: dear sir: I am down here in Dixie a good ways at present. Our division has got 125 miles of railroad in possession at this time. Huntsville is a fine town. I think it is about as nice a place here as can be found. It is not very large, perhaps 5,000 inhabitants. Our divisi
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
andidate against me, so that I was not elected, although I received a very large number of votes. In 1879, I was again candidate for governor, having the nomination of the Democratic party. The Hunker Democrats ran a bolting candidate, and I was again defeated, but held substantially the same vote that I had received the year before. In 1880 I supported the nomination of General Hancock for President, the first Democratic candidate I had supported for President since the war began. In 1882 I came to the conclusion to try the question of my being governor of Massachusetts directly and fully against the Republican party, although they had the prestige of just electing a president and had the administration. The hunkers of the Democratic party, having found their utter inability to carry any votes worth counting, did not run a bolting candidate, and I received my nomination from the party with great unanimity. I canvassed the State again and was elected governor by a plurality o
our fire had equalled our expectations so as to justify an assault during the first day's firing, I am very sure that Capt. Smith would have run by the batteries in broad daylight, without awaiting the cover of darkness. I have no doubt whatever that at the latest the dawn of the second day would have seen the gunboats in the rear of the defences, and the assault delivered with entire success and without any heavy loss on our side. Gen. Johnston told me in Washington, during the winter of 1882 and 1883, that one of his strong objections to holding Yorktown was his apprehension that the gunboats would force the batteries at night and thus render the position untenable. Other Confederate general officers serving there have told me that in their opinion, at the time, the gunboats could easily have effected this on any dark night. Early in the morning of the 4th of May it was found that the enemy had during the night evacuated all his positions, very wisely preferring to avoid the
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.20 (search)
sea, and bargained with the natives for a great strip on the north bank of the river. So, for this region, Stanley secured the south bank. At last, greatly to his encouragement and help, came a re-enforcement of the good Zanzibaris. Early in 1882, he planted a fine station, named Leopoldville, in honour of the monarch whom Stanley heartily admired, and relied on. On this settlement, when he had finished it to his mind, Stanley looked with special pride and complacency: the block-house, imph we find nought in it but innocence, we fondly imagine that we see the germs of a future great genius,--perhaps a legislator, a savant, warrior, or a poet. Soon after, a violent fever so disabled him that he was obliged to return to Europe, in 1882. He made his report to the Comite de l'association Internationale du Congo, which had assumed the authority and duties of the Comite daEtude. He showed them that he had accomplished all, and more than all, his original commission aimed at, and u
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.22 (search)
The Zambesi is known, and the Victoria Falls are marked. Lakes Victoria Nyanza and Nyassa appear with solid boundaries. Tanganyika, however, is still uncertain, the Albert Nyanza with its broken lines testifies to the doubts of the geographer, and the Albert Edward does not appear at all; and beyond the line of the lakes, and north of the tenth degree of south latitude, the blank of the interior is still as conspicuous, and almost as unrelieved, as it was two-and-twenty years earlier. By 1882, there is a great change. The name of Stanley has begun to be written indelibly upon the surface of the Continent. The vague truncated Congo, or Zaire is the Livingstone River, flowing in its bold horseshoe through the heart of the formerly unexplored region, with Stanley Falls just before the river takes its first great spring westward, and Stanley Pool a thousand miles lower down, where, after a long southerly course, the mighty stream makes its final plunge to the sea. Tributary rivers,
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.28 (search)
r to tide over an idle hour. They mechanically smile, and do not mind languidly applauding when someone warns them it is time to do so. In my remarks at the close of Sir Alfred Lyall's lecture, I took the opportunity of comparing the French doings at the end of the eighteenth century with those at the end of the nineteenth century, and predicted that when the French appeared on the White Nile, England would have to speak in no uncertain voice to France, or all our toils and expense, since 1882, in Egypt and the Soudan, would have to be considered wasted. My earnest words roused our friends a little; then Lord Brassey, a typical Gladstonite, thinking I might lead them over to France, instanter, poured cold water upon the heat and said, You know it is only Mr. Stanley's way; he is always combative! Poor, dear old England! How she is bothered with sentimentalists and cranks! South Africa is almost lost, because no Englishman in office dares to say Stop! That is England's. Y
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The most daring feat — passing the forts at New Orleans (search)
e falling shot. She survived to run the batteries at Vicksburg with Farragut. She exchanged a few shells with Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay while on blockade duty there, August 30, 1862. The Hartford after passing the forts a second time: the altered appearance of the famous ship on her voyage of peace The photographic chronicling of the most daring deed would remain incomplete without this presentment of the gallant Hartford as she paused at Baton Rouge on a second and peaceful visit in 1882. The rule against the inclusion of any but war-time scenes in this photographic history has therefore been suspended in favor of this striking photograph — previously unpublished like the others. The people of New Orleans who remembered the Hartford in 1862 would hardly have recognized her when, twenty years afterward, she once more steamed up the river and dropped her anchor off the levee. Her appearance, it is seen, was greatly changed; her engines had been altered and she was a much fas
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