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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XVI, Chapter 14 (search)
14.117.8). Cp. Beloch, Griechische Geschichte (2), 3.2.25 and 12. He was war reporter to Alexander. wrote the history of the events in the Hellenic world in ten books and closed with the capture of the shrine and the impious act of Philomelus the Phocian. DiyllusMuch uncertainty reigns as to the number and arrangement of the books of his history. The usual reading of the editors here, 27, conflicts with 26 in Book 21.5. Beloch (op. cit. 3.2.26) believes 27 in this passage correct and 26 in Book 21.5 a scribal error. Rühl in Neue Jahrbücher für Philologie, 137 (1888), 123 ff. thinks Diyllus wrote a history in three parts, sunta/ceis of 27 books, nine in each part, beginning with the Sacred War and ending with the death of Cassander. the Athenian began his history with the pillaging of the shrine and wrote twenty-six books, in which he included all the events which occurred in this period both in Greece and in Sicily.
M. W. MacCallum, Shakespeare's Roman Plays and their Background, Introduction, chapter 3 (search)
he auncient writers. A worke first compiled in the Indian tongue, and afterwards reduced into diuers other languages: and now lastly Englished out of Italian by Thomas North. This formidable announcement is a little misleading, for the book proves to be a collection of the so-called Fables of Bidpai, and though the lessons are not lacking, the main value as well as the main charm lies in the vigour and picturesqueness of the little stories.A charming reprint was edited by Mr. Joseph Jacobs in 1888. Thus in both his prentice works North betrays the same general bias. They are both concerned with the practical and applied philosophy of life, and both convey it through the medium of fiction: in so far they are alike. But they are unlike, in so far as the relative interest of the two factors is reversed, and the accent is shifted from the one to the other. In the Diall the narrative is almost in abeyance, and the pages are filled with long-drawn arguments and admonitions. In th
ment. foreign relations. energetic policy toward Mexico. letter from General Johnston on the situation. attempt to create a diversion by encouragement to the Federalists. the opposition organized under General Houston. Cherokee War. General Houston's resistance to it. vindication of the good faith of the Texan Government. settlement of the Cherokees in Texas. the colonists no party to it. perfidious policy of Mexico in the matter. Colonization act of 1825. Indian irruption of 1832-88. remonstrances. solemn Declaration of the Consultation. Houston's treaty with Indians. its Nullity. Houston's failure to get it ratified. his relations with the Indians. bad faith of the Indians. their conduct in the Revolution. kept down by the presence of United States forces. Yoakum's testimony. secret alliance with Mexico. continued hostilities. plan for a General revolt of the Indians. their butcheries. General Johnston organizes troops. General Edward Burleson. Flores ki
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
journey the manifestations of regard of the people which had characterized our outward trip were repeated, the crowds crying: We'll have you for the Presidency in 1888. It made General Logan very happy to know that his record was so handsomely indorsed by the masses, whom he loved dearly, and I have no hesitancy in saying that tich had characterized the contest he had made for advancement. When callers would say to him, Well, now, general, take good care of yourself, we shall need you in 1888, he would say to me privately, It is all right. I am entirely satisfied, and it will be no matter which way things go in 1888. In the fall, at the solicitation1888. In the fall, at the solicitation of friends, he accepted a number of invitations to different cities. We came to Washington for the assembling of Congress on the first of December, but the general had taken a cold and was not at all well, suffering acutely from rheumatism. In 1883 he had been to Hot Springs, Arkansas, and had received great benefit there. I
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
rd of their numbers the day before); that the column would have to march a mile under concentrating battery fire, and a thousand yards under long-range musketry; that the conditions were different from those in the days of Napoleon, when field batteries had a range of six hundred yards and musketry about sixty yards. He said the distance was not more than fourteen hundred yards. General Meade's estimate was a mile or a mile and a half (Captain Long, the guide of the field of Gettysburg in 1888, stated that it was a trifle over a mile). He then concluded that the divisions of McLaws and Hood could remain on the defensive line; that he would reinforce by divisions of the Third Corps and Pickett's brigades, and stated the point to which the march should be directed. I asked the strength of the column. He stated fifteen thousand. Opinion was then expressed that the fifteen thousand men who could make successful assault over that field had never been arrayed for battle; but he was i
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Bragg's invasion of Kentucky. (search)
. Of Henry Clay's grandchildren, I recall three who espoused the Federal cause, and four who joined the Southern army. Vice-President Breckinridge and three sons adhered to the South, while his two distinguished cousins, the eminent Presbyterian divines, were uncompromising in their devotion to the Union. The elder, and perhaps more famous of these cousins, Dr. Robert J. Breckinridge, had two sons in the Confederate and two in the Federal army; one of whom (Colonel J. C. Breckinridge, now [1888] of the regular army), in the fierce battle at Atlanta, July 22d, 1864, became a prisoner to his brother, W. C. P. Breckinridge, the present member of Congress, who made as brilliant a record as a soldier as he has since made as a statesman. They passed the night following that sanguinary battle with as much warmth of fraternal affection as though visiting each other from neigh-boring armies engaged in the same cause.--J. W. Wherever daring courage, rare intelligence, extraordinary fertility
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.42 (search)
bilant over it, for they know that if he takes command everything will go right. I have been told recently by the commander of a Fifth Corps battery that during the forced march of the preceding night the same report ran through that corps, excited great enthusiasm amongst the men, and renewed their vigor. It was probably from this corps — just arrived — that the report had spread along the line. Lieutenant O. S. Barrett, in a pamphlet sketch of the Old Fourth Michigan infantry [Detroit, 1888], relates a similar occurrence in the Second Corps. He says: We arrived at Hanover, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of July 1st. . . . An aide-de-camp came riding along, saying, Boys, keep up good courage, McClellan is in command of the army again. Instantly the space above was filled with the hats and caps of the gratified soldiers. . . . I knew this was untrue myself, but it served its purpose, as intended.--editors. On my return to headquarters from this inspection General Mead
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.63 (search)
a variety of sources, many of which I cannot doubt, the most deplorable accounts reach this department of the disorder, confusion, and demoralization everywhere prevalent both with the armies and people of that State. The commanding general [Holmes] seems, while esteemed for his virtues, to have lost the confidence and attachment of all; and the next in command, General Hindman, who is admitted to have shown energy and ability, has rendered him- Helena, Arkansas, from a photograph made in 1888. self by alleged acts of violence and tyranny perfectly odious. The consequences as depicted are fearful. The army is stated to have dwindled by desertion, sickness, and death from 40,000 or 50,000 men to some 15,000 or 18,000, who are disaffected and helpless, and are threatened with positive starvation from deficiency of mere necessaries. The people are represented as in a state of consternation, multitudes suffering for means of subsistence, and yet exposed from gangs of lawless maraude
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
ey opened a devastating fire of artillery. This was the state of affairs when Sheridan arrived. Stopping at Winchester over night on the 18th, on his way from Washington, General Sheridan heard the noise of the battle the following morning, and hurried to the field. His coming restored confidence. A cheer from the cavalry, which awakened the echoes of the valley, greeted him and spread the good news of his coming over the field. In his Personal memoirs (New York: C. L. Webster & Co., 1888), Vol. II., General Sheridan says that toward 6 A. M. of October 19th word was brought to him (at Winchester) of the artillery firing at Cedar Creek. Between half-past 8 and 9 o'clock, while he was riding along the main street of Winchester, toward Cedar Creek, the demeanor of the people who showed themselves at the windows convinced him that the citizens had received secret information from the battle-field, and were in raptures over some good news. The narrative continues: For a sh
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 11.81 (search)
forces. Although the result of the fighting of the 15th had demonstrated that 2200 Confederates successfully withheld nearly a whole day the repeated assaults of at least 18,000 Federals, If the strength of Smith's corps as given by Genera] Badeau (Vol. II., Chap. XX., p. 354) be the correct one, and not my own computation of 22,000.-G. T. B. [More probably 18,000.--editors.] it followed, none the less, that Hancock's corps, being now in our front, with fully 28,000 A later estimate (1888), based on official returns, places Hancock's corps at 20,000.--editors. men,--which raised the enemy's force against Petersburg to a grand total of 46,000, More probably 38,000.--editors.--our chance of resistance, the next morning and in the course of the next day, even after the advent of Hoke's division, was by far too uncertain to be counted on, unless strong additional reenforcements could reach us in time. Without awaiting an answer from the authorities at Richmond to my urgent r
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