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could look back upon service with the armies. There have been members of legislatures by the tens of thousands. War-time portraits of Federal soldiers who contributed to the photographic history half a century later Captain A. W. Greely, 1863; later Maj.-Gen., U. S. A.; chief, signal service (Signals; Telegraph). Private Geo. L. Kilmer in 1864, wearing the Veteran Stripe at 18 (Military editor). Private J. E. Gilman, lost an arm at Gettysburg; commander-in-chief G. A. R. 1910-11 (Grand Army of the Republic). Bvt. Brig.-Gen. T. F. Rodenbough, U. S. A., in 1865; wounded at Trevilian and Winchester; later Secretary, U. S. Military service institution (Cavalry editor). Capt. F. Y. Hedley in 1864, age 20; later editor and author of Marching through Georgia (School of the soldier, Marching and Foraging). Col. W. C. Church; later editor of the Army and Navy Journal and author of life of Ulysses S. Grant (Grant). T. S. C. Lowe, Military Balloonist in the Penin
9362, including about 450 missing. Heavy as were the losses during the year which preceded the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, they were less than the aggregate loss, including missing, of previous commanders of the Army of the Potomac in unsuccessful attempts to accomplish the same result in the same field. Grant's total of killed and wounded was 19,597 less than the average number killed and injured annually by the railroads of the United States during the four years ending 1910. Those who control the destiny of to-morrow are those who are the most apt in learning that, in great matters, it is Before Vicksburg The close-set mouth, squared shoulders and lowering brow in this photograph of Grant, taken in December, 1862, tell the story of the intensity of his purpose while he was advancing upon Vicksburg—only to be foiled by Van Dorn's raid on his line of communications at Holly Springs. His grim expression and determined jaw betokened no respite for the Conf
idence, varying between 25,000 and 50,000 from 1870 to 1880. During the decade between 1880 and 1890 it rose to its highest number of 409,--489. Since then it has decreased, through death, in very great part, until, at the national encampment of 1910, at Atlantic City, it had diminished to 213,901. Its posts exist throughout the length and breadth of the country, and even outside, and nearly every State has a department organization. Its influence is felt in every city, town, and village, annder of the Trans-Mississippi Department from the beginning—their rank being about equal—were made honorary commanders-in-chief for life, and General George W. Gordon, a member of Congress from Tennessee, was chosen as active commander-in-chief in 1910. Generals Gordon, Cabell, and Evans died in. 1911. Each had a military funeral in which U. S. Army officials took part. Within a score of years there had developed a close and cordial cooperation between the veterans and such representative So
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 22: the Mine (search)
's brigade, the 61st N. C. and the 17th S. C.; Johnson attacked on the right with the 23d S. C. and the remaining five companies of the 22d, all that could be promptly collected on that flank. This attack was easily successful. Mahone has stated that the number of prisoners taken in the crater was 1101, including two brigade commanders, Bartlett and Marshall. The tabular statement of the Medical Department gives the Federal casualties of the day as: killed, 419; wounded, 1679; missing, 1910; total, 4008. Elliott's brigade reported the loss by the explosion as:— TOTALAGG. In 18th S. C. 4 companies86About 300 were blown up, but a small percentage escaped alive. In 22d S. C. 5 companies170 In Pegram's battery out of 30 Present 22278 Including these, Johnson reports the casualties in his division (Elliott, Wise, Ransom, Gracie), as follows:— Killed, 165; wounded, 415; missing, 359; Total, 938. There are no returns for Mahone's and Hoke's divisions. Hoke's divisio
ide is intended for the river Seine transportation between Havre and Paris. Both ship and barge are fitted with the Tellier refrigerating apparatus, in which a low degree of temperature is imparted to an air-blast which passes around large plates cooled by the expanded vapor of methylated spirit. See ice-making, pages 1164-68, and Plate XXVI. Some of these refrigerating devices employ ice, and others cool the air by the expansion of previously condensed vapor. See also refrigerator, pages 1910, 1911. Refrigerating steamer. (transverse Section.) Refrigerating steamer. (longitudinal Section.) Steam′boat-ing. (Bookbinding.) Cutting simultaneously a pile of books which are as yet uncovered, that is, are out of boards. Steamboat-roll′ers. (Coal-mining.) The large coal-breaking rollers at the mines. The lump coal is dropped through holes in the platform into a hopper, thence between a pair of heavy rollers known as steamboat-rollers, as they give the first rough
ost of his boys were no longer with him led him to resign his commission and accept a position in the Chief Quarter-Master's department at New Orleans, where he remained till after the close of the war. After peace had been fully restored and the work of reconstruction had been begun, Captain Nims returned to Boston and bought back the little drug store he had left at the beginning of the war, where he remained for nearly a half century until at the age of ninety he retired from business, in 1910. After the return of peace the attention of the government was directed to Captain Nims' services and on March 13, 1865, by special enactment of the Senate he received the titles of Brevet Major—Brevet Lieutenant—Colonel—and Brevet Colonel, for gallant and meritorious service during the war, thus explaining the title Colonel Nims. After leaving the army, Colonel Nims took almost no part in military or political affairs—except in connection with Nims' Battery Association and for a short t
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
a delight to find the book quite reviving the old affection and the old associations of humor. The sense of personal nobleness about Sir Charles is renewed and also the wonderful and quite unique creation . . . of Miss Grandison. In 1908 and 1909, short newspaper and magazine articles kept him busy, and he began a record of the Higginson family. In the latter year the collection of papers called Carlyle's Laugh was published. Perhaps, he wrote, my last book, when nearly eighty-six. In 1910, he finished the editorship of the Higginson Genealogy, revised his Young Folks' History, and noted, May 13, Work almost at an end, perhaps for life. Still his pen never rested. He had, as he laughingly declared, got into the habit of living, and there were always thoughts to be uttered either about live issues or departed contemporaries. Various lectures and addresses were given during this year. The diaries again furnish the record:— Feb. 18, 1909. Evening—delightful and unexpe
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
(In Harper's Monthly, July.) First Steps in Literature. (In New England Magazine, Oct.) Emerson's Footnote Person [Alcott]. (In Putnam's Monthly and The Reader, Oct.) Charles Eliot Norton. (In Outlook, Oct. 31.) 1909 Carlyle's Laugh, and Other Surprises. Most of the sketches previously printed. Preface to A Mother's List of Books for Children, by Gertrude Wild Arnold. Old Newport Days. (In Outlook, Apr. 17.) The Future Life. (In Harper's Bazar, May.) Afterwards, 1910, in a book (with others) as In After Days. Edward Everett Hale. (In Outlook, June 19.) (Ed.) White Slaves in Africa. (In North American Review, July.) Preface. (Ed.) A Poem of the Olden Time, by his Aunt Nancy. Note by Higginson. Articles. (In Boston Evening Transcript.) 1910 (With others.) In After Days: Thoughts on the Future Life. Introduction. (In Austin's Peter Rugg, the Missing Man.) William J. Rolfe. (In Emerson College Magazine, Nov.) (Ed.) Descend
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 5: dialect writers (search)
of Uncle Remus (1904), Told by Uncle Remus (1905), Uncle Remus and Brer rabbit (1907), and Uncle Remus and the little boy (1910). There were also numerous stories of the War and of the Reconstruction period. A year before his death Harris founded negro folk-lore, says a recent negro writer, See Benjamin Griffith Brawley's The negro in literature and art (Atlanta, 1910), p. 5. have carried it across the line, so that it has had strong influence on the work of such Southern writers as Thomauth African Folk-Lore Journal, vol. I.; among the Bushmen of South Africa; James A. Honey's South African Folk-Tales (1910), p. 79. along the lower Congo; The sun, New York, 17 March, 1912. in West Central Africa; The times, New York, 24 Aug.,1904), p. 72. and among the Jatakas or Birth-Stories of Buddha. Indian fairy tales, selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs (1910), p. 251. As to the accuracy with which the Uncle Remus stories are reproduced, the author speaks as follows: Uncle R
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 6: the short story (search)
the supreme tests. He attempted too much, he skimmed over too much ground, he observed too much of the superficial and not enough of the real underlying heart of life. He was a facile sketcher of surfaces, a versatile entertainer, a craftsman rather than a critic of human life, an artist enamoured with his art rather than a creator who worked with the deeper materials of the human tragedy and comedy. The period closes with the work of William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry (1862-1910), whose sudden rise and enormous popularity are one of the romances of the history of the short story. Only the bare facts of his biography need detain us: his Southern origin, his limited education, his sixteen years in Texas, his unfortunate experience as a bank clerk, his flight to South America, his return after a few months to serve a sentence in the Ohio State prison, and finally his last years in New York City—as picturesque a life as may be found in the annals of literature. His s
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