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he jacket pocket of Wm. H. Taggart, knocking hats off, and splitting the gun-stocks of several others. Major Tanner's horse just then came through our ranks, knocking several down, among others myself, near where W. A. Coffman fell. When I next recovered, a party of our boys had commenced firing from the hill-side above us, and the pickets from the Twenty-sixth Indiana, previously thrown out above our boats without our knowledge, were returning the fire. We were thus between two fires. Some eight or ten of us thus situated struggled up the hill-side to get from between the two fires, when they ceased measurably, some one commanding to cease fire. When I was knocked down, Wm. H. Taggart rallied some ten or fifteen of our men on the hill-side, and kept up a fire till ordered to cease firing. Lieut. Adams, as was his place, was immediately in the rear of this squad. A number of our boys went it on their own hook, firing all their rounds. I am satisfied our boys will stand fire.
a warm friend of General McClellan, and chatting over matters which were of interest when we were political friends, he said to me: I suppose you are not aware that I witnessed a very remarkable scene between yourself and President Buchanan in the latter part of December, 1860, when I met you in Washington. I said I did not know that he had seen anything between Mr. Buchanan and myself. He answered that he had, and added: You told me that you intended to advise Buchanan to treat Barnwell, Adams, and Orr,--the commissioners appointed by South Carolina to present the ordinance of secession to the President,--as traitors guilty of an overt act of treason; and that another audience had been granted you by the President for Monday morning at ten o'clock for that purpose. I determined to be there; and going up soon after ten o'clock I got a sight of that interview and it impressed itself upon my mind very strongly, and I have told it many times since to different friends. Ah, I said, I
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 12: administration of finances, politics, and justice.--recall. (search)
ys, with interest, at the rate of six per cent. per annum, and trust that pledge will be made good, or I shall have to suffer the loss. I shall also obtain from Adams & Co. here $50,000 in Treasury notes, or thereabout, and by leaving the allotments unpaid here, but to be paid in New York, I shall be able to have the payment completed; but this only pays the March and April payment, leaving two months still due. May I ask, therefore, that my draft of $25,000 in favor of Adams & Co. be honored, and a future draft, not exceeding in all $50,000, be honored at sight? So that Adams & Co. can send forward remittances to the soldiers' wives, which have been useAdams & Co. can send forward remittances to the soldiers' wives, which have been used here to pay others, and that $50,000 in gold be sent me to repay that which I have borrowed. I would not let my soldiers go longer unpaid. It was injuring the credit of the government with our foes, and breeding sickness and discontent among my men. Trusting that this action will meet approval in the emergency, I am, Mo
cked up. It was marked, and Record was taken to the lock-up. Now Record was known to the district attorney, as he had escaped him once or twice, and he was very glad to get a clear case against him. The city marshal, the prosecuting officer, was so assured of the prosecution of the case, that when he learned that I had been retained by Record's wife for his defence, he said to me:-- Are you going to defend record? Yes. Well, if you get him off, I will throw up my commission. Mr. Adams, I said, I did not expect so large fees for trying this case, but for it I will do my best. Record was indicted for stealing from a building, and we went to trial. The fact that he took a key out of a door lock and ran away with it was proven beyond all question. While I was cross-examining a witness,--the man that lost the key,--an elderly member of our bar and friendly to me, said:-- Butler, why do you take such cases, when you know you are sure to be beaten? It's a custom I h
Index. A Abbott, Judge J. G., 50. Adams Express Co., 515, 517. Adams County Iowa Suit, 992-995. Adams, So. Carolina Commissioner of Secession, 156. Advertiser, Lowell, anecdote of, 999. Alabama claims, 962-967. Alley, Hon. John B., member of Congress, 919; succeeded by Butler, as member of Congress, 919. Almaden, quicksilver case, Halleck convicted of perjury in, 872. Allen, Hon. Stephen M., interviews on conduct of war, 580, 583. American Emigrant Aid Society, suit against, 992-995. Ames, Brig.-General, reference to, 651, 690, 816; despatch to, 652; in Roanoke expedition, 781; reference to, 862. Ames, Adelbert, son-in-law, 81; stationed at Perryville, 211. Ames, Butler, grandson, 81. Ames, Seth, studied Latin with, 52. Anderson's Corps, first to reinforce Petersburg, 703. Andersonville, great loss of life in prison, 609, 610; lack of water at, 611. Andover, Mass., President Pierce's son killed, 1020. Andre, tried by military co
n's humble camp They flashed in dazzling sheen. Rise! souls of martyred heroes, Rise from your troubled grave, And guard once more our Union, Our broken country save! Rise, Stark, from old New Hampshire, Rise, Lincoln, from the Bay, Rise Sumter from the rice fields, As on that glorious day. Again o'er broad savannahs Rise Marion's swart brigade, Whose fiery tramp, like whirlwind rush, Swept down the everglade. Why now sleeps Henry's patriot heart; Why Otis' tongue of flame; Hancock and Adams, live they yet, Or live they but in name? They cannot die! immortal truth Outlasts the shock of time, And fires the faithful human heart With energy sublime. They live! on every hill and plain, By every gleaming river, Where'er their glowing feet have trod, They live and live for ever. The mem'ry of the past shall raise Fresh altars to their name; And coming years, with reverent hand, Protect the sacred flame. We know no North, nor South, nor West; One Union binds us all; Its stars and
rthern hearts were weak, Or Southern courage cold, That shell and shot fell harming not A man on shore or hold. ”It was that all their ghosts who lived To love the realm they made, Came fleeting so athwart the fire, That shot and shell were stayed. Washington with his sad still face, Franklin with silver hair, Lincoln and Putnam, Allen, Gates, And gallant Wayne were there. ”With those who rose at Boston, At Philadelphia met; Whose grave eyes saw the Union's seal To their first charter set. Adams, and Jay, and Henry, Rutledge and Randolph, too-- And many a name their country's fame Hath sealed brave, wise, and true. ”An awful host — above the coast, About the fort, they bung; Sad faces pale, too proud to wail, But with sore anguish wrung. And Faith and Truth, and Love and Ruth, Hovered the battle o'er, Hind'ring the shot, that freight of death Between those brothers bore. ”And thus it happed, by God's good grace, And those good spirits' band, That Death forbore the leaguer'd pla
rden from the National Capital expressly to order the reinforcement of Fort Pickens. His despatches were addressed to Capt. Adams, of the Sabine. He arrived safely at Pensacola — at Warrington — at the Headquarters of Gen. Bragg, on the very day that Gen. Bragg, Commodore Ingraham of the Confederate Navy, and Capt. Adams of the Sabine, had dined together. Worden, fearing trouble, read his orders two or three times, committed them to memory, and tore them up. He told Bragg he was a courierral Bragg, replied the officer; my position in the United States service forbids it. But I have an understanding with Capt. Adams, said the General. I cannot help it, interrupted the Lieutenant; I merely asked to go on board that vessel, and if yohly, he thought Bragg would, on his return, let him outside the Southern line unmolested. He proposed to go on shore; Capt. Adams first objected, but finally acquiesced. The brave Worden shoved off in his little boat, and landed. A complete cha
t rag! The marines and other persons on the Columbia, becoming so annoyed at the constant repetition of these taunts, assailed the occupants of the small boats with the various missiles at their hands and drove them off. A short time after, Capt. Adams was ordered to appear at the office of the Captain of the Port, and answer to the charge made against persons on his vessel for assault, which the Captain promptly obeyed, attended by his entire force of marines, who were all clad in their holappear at the office of the Captain of the Port, and answer to the charge made against persons on his vessel for assault, which the Captain promptly obeyed, attended by his entire force of marines, who were all clad in their holiday suits. But it seems, after a proper explanation was made to the gentlemanly Captain of our port, and no one appearing against them, the parties were dismissed, and the good-natured Captain Adams invited them to partake of some refreshments.--Havana Herald, May 3.
l wrongs; they chose secession, and then fighting! But view the case reversed. Suppose the North Denied the rights, essential to existence; Suppose her people styled “barbarians,” and so forth; Their “chattels” stolen, with insane persistence? Suppose the Constitution of so little worth, That plain provisions met with mad resistance? Suppose the South a “higher law” thus claiming, To wound the North, and all her sons defaming? How long would Yankees bear such imposition? O shades of Otis, Adams, Warren! Ye Have left but craven sons, if such condition Could e'er be theirs, and borne all patiently! No! in their self-defence they'd take position, Stand on their rights! and swear fidelity To their own section; and defend it ever, Even if the strife the Union should dissever! For have not Yankees struggled for their right? Ask Concord, Lexington, Ticonderoga! Ask Bunker Hill, and many a lesser fight! Ask old Burgoyne, him “bagged” at Saratoga! Or ask the Indian files at nig
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