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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), The Mercedita: air — the battle of Bull run. (search)
The Mercedita: air — the battle of Bull run. Come all you loyal seamen, a song I'll sing to you, It's of a gallant steamer, now on the ocean's blue; Her name's the Mercedita, rigged as a barquentine, A bully ship and a bully crew as ever yet was seen. Stellwagen is our captain, his knowledge none can doubt, The prizes we have taken have shown that he's about; And there's Lieutenant Abbot, beloved by us all, Then Wilder, Gover, Baldwin, we hope they ne'er will fall. The next is Mr. Dwyer, no braver man can be; And then comes Doctor Mason, no kinder man he; Then Steine and Rogers, they come next, both good men and brave; A better group of officers ne'er crossed the ocean wave. The engineers are all the same, just what we seamen like; There's Doig, Martin, and Munger, who always keep us right. Another name I'll give you now, none bolder or more sound, It's Rockefeller puts us through when we are homeward bound. The gallant Mercedita, with all her gallant crew, She hoists her flag up to
n, Probable Vices of362 Franklin on British Policy366 Fast Day, Mr. Davis's377 Gregory, M. P.163 Greenville, Lord, on Emancipation329 Goethe on the Future of America808 Greatness, Historical856 Hamilton, Alexander, on the Union297 Hawks, Dr., his Twelve Questions305 Independence, Declaration of139 Independence, Southern Association for265 Ireland, The Case of294 Johnson, Reverdy42 Johnson, Dr., his Favorite Toast329 Lord, President3, 319 Lawrence, Abbot25 Ludovico, Father54 Lincoln, Abraham181, 384 Letcher, Governor340 Mason, John Y13, 24 Mitchel, John20, 50 Matthews, of Virginia, on Education92 Montgomery, The Muddle at181 Morse, Samuel and Sidney186 Meredith, J. W., his Private Battery141 McMahon, T. W., his Pamphlet214 Monroe, Mayor, of New Orleans234 Malcolm, Dr., on Slavery248 Maryland, The Union Party in260 Mallory, Secretary280 McClellan, General, as a Pacificator370 Mercury, The Charle
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 22: the Mine (search)
ments of Hancock. the explosion on the 30th. the crater. failure of the Federal assault. Our first days in the Petersburg trenches were exceedingly busy ones. From June 19 to 24, a daily entry in my note-book was severe sharpshooting and artillery practice without intermission day or night. Our whole time was spent in improving our lines and getting our batteries protected and with good communications. Never until in this campaign had the enemy used mortar fire in the field, but now Abbot's reserve artillery regiment of 1700 men brought into use 60 mortars ranging from 24-Pr. Coehorns to 10-inch Sea-coast, which caused us great annoyance, as we had to keep our trenches fully manned and had no protection against the dropping shells. Fortunately, I had ordered some mortars constructed in Richmond about two weeks before, and they began to arrive on June 24, and were at once brought into use. They were only 12-pounders, but were light and convenient, and at close ranges enabled
onor of the Department over which he presided. And what think you, reader, was the excuse? It is a curiosity. Admiral Dupont reported the case thus to Mr. Welles:—* * * Unable to use his [Stellwagen's] guns, and being at the mercy of the enemy, which was lying alongside, on his starboard quarter, all further resistance was deemed hopeless by Captain Stellwagen, and he surrendered. The crew and officers were paroled, though nothing was said about the ship; the executive officer, Lieutenant-Commander Abbot, having gone on board the enemy's ship, and made the arrangements. Mr. Welles, thus prompted by Admiral Dupont, adopted the exceedingly brilliant idea, that as nothing had been said about the ship— that is, as the ship had not been paroled, she might, like every other unparoled prisoner, walk off with herself, and make her escape! But to say nothing of the odd idea of paroling a ship, these honorable casuists overlooked the small circumstance that the ship could not make her esc
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The lost arts (1838). (search)
gem in it, which he looked through, and watched the swordplay of the gladiators,--men who killed each other to amuse the people,--more clearly than with the naked eye. So Nero had an opera-glass. So Mauritius the Sicilian stood on the promontory of his island, and could sweep over the entire sea to the coast of Africa with his nauscopite, which is a word derived from two Greek words, meaning to see a ship. Evidently Mauritius, who was a pirate, had a marine telescope. You may visit Dr. Abbot's museum, where you will see the ring of Cheops. Bunsen puts him five hundred years before Christ. The signet of the ring is about the size of a quarter of a dollar, and the engraving is invisible without the aid of glasses. No mall was ever shown into the cabinets of gems in Italy without being furnished with a microscope to look at them. It would be idle for him to look at them without one. He could n't appreciate the delicate lines and the expression of the faces. If you go to Pa
Sunday School members Abbot, GardnerHotel Hamlet, Highland Avenue Abbott, Madeline 45 Munroe Street Abbott, Ida45 Munroe Street Adrian, Eleanor 32 Parker Street, Charlestown Adrian, Jennie 3 Parker Street, Charlestown Allen, Mrs. 10 Mt. Pleasant Court Allen, Ruby 10 Mt. Pleasant Court Andrews, Myra 172 Broadway Atwood, Mrs. Edith206 Pearl Street Atwood Marguerite206 Pearl Street Atwood, Mildred 46 Springfield Street Atwood, Renah46 Springfield Street Baker, Herbert 147 Cross Street Baldwin, Warren 82 Mt. Vernon Street Baldwin, Arthur82 Mt. Vernon Street Barrett, Mrs.19 Melvin Street Barrett, Alice19 Melvin Street Benner, Ruphena12 Munroe Street Bishop, William5 Pearl Street Bolton, William10 Crescent Street Bolton, Harry10 Crescent Street Bolton, Marion10 Crescent Street Briggs, Nellie185 Central Street Brown, Lyman H.42 Columbus Avenue Brown, Edward57 Columbus Avenue Bryant, Freddie7 Chester Avenue Bullard, Edward243-A Highland Avenue Bunker, Mari
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 4: (search)
ime disabled her. Stellwagen, the commander of the Mercedita, in response to a demand from the ram, surrendered, and sent Abbot, his first lieutenant, on board, who gave his parole for the officers and crew. The ram now abandoned the Mercedita, atreating assailants. After the engagement was over, a question arose as to what was the status of the Mercedita. When Abbot went on board the ram, he gave his parole, as already mentioned, in the name of the captain, for the officers and crew. The agreement was verbal, and Abbot's report stated that he had given his word that the officers and crew would not take up arms against the Confederate States unless regularly exchanged. It does not appear that Abbot had authority to make this enAbbot had authority to make this engagement, but no steps were taken by the captain to repudiate it. Possibly there was no opportunity to take any steps. In his report, Stellwagen simply says: He proceeded aboard, and according to their demand, gave his parole on behalf of himself a
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
Authorities. Embracing the Names of Commanding officers and Senior Engineer officers Responsible for the maps and sketches, with the Names of Assistants Employed in their preparation. (the Bold-Faced numbers Refer to the plates and the lighter figures to the maps or sketches.) Abbot, Henry L.: Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861 3, 1; 5, 7 Grand Lake Region, La., Feb. 3, 1863 23, 8 New Orleans, La. 90, 1 Projectiles, Virginia Campaign, 1864 106, 2; 107, 6 White House to Harrison's Landing, Va. 19, 1 Williamsburg to White House, Va. 19, 3 Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4, 1862 14, 1; 15, 1; 19, 2 Yorktown to Williamsburg, Va. 18, 2 Adams, I. H.: Richmond, Va. 89, 2 Alexander, S.: Chancellorsville Campaign, April 27-May 6, 1863 39, 3 Allen, Charles J: Fort Morgan, Ala., Aug. 9-22, 1864 63, 1 Spanish Fort, Ala., March 27-April 8, 1865 79, 7 Allis, Solon M.: New Berne, N. C. 67, 3; 131, 2 Anderson, A
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Shiloh. (search)
my, and, by great efforts, succeeded in keeping the men in rank and the brigade in line. I saw the necessity for this, as some other troops had come up, and were becoming virtually disorganized, officers, as well as men, leaving the ranks and mixing among the prisoners and scattering the captured camps. While in this position some cavalry rode up from our rear and passed between the Nineteenth Alabama and the Second Texas and took position between the prisoners and Pittsburg landing. Abbot's Battle Fields of ‘61, page 257, says: After a short delay, Bragg availed himself of the opportunity to attack the Hornet's Nest by the flank. The movement was attended with complete success. Generals Wallace and Prentiss showed themselves worthy of the trust reposed in them by Grant and fought stubbornly until the former was shot down with a mortal wound, and the latter, with 3,000 men, was surrounded and captured by an overwhelming force of Confederates. Generals Bragg an
till January of the following year. Thus an interval of more than three months from the last executions gave the public mind security and freedom; and, though Phipps still conferred the place of chiefjudge on Stoughton, yet jurors, representing the public mind, acted independently. When the court met at Salem, six women of 1693. Jan. Andover, at once renouncing their confessions, treated the witchcraft but as something so called, the bewildered but as seemingly afflicted. A memorial of Abbot's Andover, 164 like tenor came from the inhabitants of Andover. Of the presentments the grand jury dismissed more than half, and, if it found bills against twenty-six, the trials did but show the feebleness of the testimony on which others had been condemned. The same testimony was produced, and there, at Salem, with Stoughton on the bench, verdicts of acquittal followed: Error expired amidst its worshippers. Three had, for special reasons, been convicted: one was a wife, whose testimon
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