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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Memorandum for Colonel Browne, Aide-de-camp. (search)
Memorandum for Colonel Browne, Aide-de-camp. Dalton, February 8, 1864. The effective total of the army (infantry and artillery), thirty-six thousand one hundred and eleven. At the end of December it was thirty-six thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, which, during the month, was reduced by the transfer of Quarles's and Baldwin's brigades (twenty-seven hundred). The present brigades of the army, therefore, were increased by nineteen hundred and eighty-five effectives during January. We have a few unarmed men in each brigade. About half are without bayonets. Many barefooted --the number of the latter increasing rapidly. Thirteen thousand three hundred pairs of shoes are now wanted for infantry and artillery. The artillery is not efficient, is unorganized, and there are not means of ascertaining if it has officers fit for colonels and lieutenant-colonels. Both these grades should be filled. I am endeavoring to improve the organization. About four hundred artillery
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
the rear. It is a long, dark room, having a long pine table, on which the food is placed in separate piles, either on a tin plate or on the uncovered, greasy table, at meal hours, twice a day. No knives nor forks, nor spoons are furnished. Captain Browne kindly brought my meals to me. The fare consists of a slice of baker's bread, very often stale, with weak coffee, for breakfast, and a slice of bread and piece of salt pork or salt beef, sometimes, alternating with boiled fresh beef and bean Irishman, surely forget the oppressions they pretend to lament in their native lands, while assisting our enemies to enslave and destroy ours. Consistency is a jewel they do not prize. Mercenary motives control them. February 8th With Captain Browne and Lieutenant Arrington, I left 22, and found somewhat better quarters in division 28. Here we have to climb over two bunks to the uppermost one. Putting my crutches on the bunks above as I ascend, I climb with difficulty, by means of my h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2.9 (search)
half. My hopes of release have revived. February 21st, 22d, 23d and 24th A movement has been on foot to stop the gambling and noise after ten o'clock, and many of the leading gamblers have approved the idea. Colonel Wm. J. Clark, Twenty-fourth North Carolina troops, has been elected chief of the division, and made a short speech, announcing that, by vote, it was agreed that all lights should be put out and quiet observed after the usual nine o'clock prayers. My friends Arrington and Browne aided me actively in canvassing in favor of this excellent change. Colonel Clark is an old army officer. Midshipman Howell, a relative of Mr. Davis, is an inmate of 28. Lieutenant E. H. Crawley, Twenty-sixth Georgia; Captain J. H. Field, Eighth Georgia; Lieutenant Q. D. Finley, Eighteenth Mississippi, and Adjutant Alex. S. Webb, of Forty-fourth North Carolina troops, are among the inmates also. The newspaper accounts of Sherman's march from Georgia through South Carolina are heartrendin
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3.19 (search)
llows, of Manchester, New Hampshire, writes he has sent me twenty-five dollars, but it has never been received. Such a handsome remittance would be a God-send to me now. I suppose the letter examiner pocketed it. March 17th and 18th. Captain Browne, Captain Hewlett, Lieutenant Arrington and I changed our quarters to Division 27, and are messing together. Twenty-seven is known as the Kentucky division, as most of its inmates are from that State and belonged to Morgan's cavalry, having bust across from my bunk. He is a tall, well built, plain spoken, honest fellow. He has been in prison over twenty months, but remains unterrified and resolute in his allegiance to the Confederacy. I enjoy his strong, expressive language much. Browne, Arrington and Fannin play chess nearly all day. I play it very indifferently, and prefer reading. Colonel R. C. Morgan, a younger brother of General John H. Morgan, Captain C. C. Corbett, a Georgian in the Fourteenth Kentucky cavalry, Lieutenan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
Book notices. Life of Alexander H. Stevens. By Richard Malcom Johnston and William Hard Browne. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. We are indebted to the publishers for a copy of this beautifully gotten up book, which, in paper, printing and binding, is in the usual style of the work of this famous house. The literary execution of the book is admirable. Mr. Johnston has been for years an intimate friend of Mr. Stephens, and has had some peculiar advantages in gathering material for a true picture of the inner life of the great commoner. Mr. Browne has added his fine literary taste and skill, and the book is one of deep interest — indeed, a charming specimen of biography. The extracts from Mr. Stephens' private letters, diaries and conversations, as well as from his public speeches, enhance the value of the book. Mr. Stephens' long public career, his unquestioned ability, and his high character give a certain degree of importance to his utterances. But each one mu
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, The colored regiments. (search)
l the men I could get without regard to regiments. Have two hundred men on the way; what shall I do with them The reply came simultaneously with your letter: Considering your telegraph and Wild's advice, another regiment may proceed, expecting it full in four weeks. Present want of troops will probably prevent my being opposed. I replied: I thank God for your telegram received this morning. You shall have the men in four weeks. Now all is right. The Surgeon-General had detailed one Dr. Browne for duty at Buffalo to examine Mr. Stearns's recruits, and if found fit for service by him there was presumably no need of a second examination. This, however, did not suit the medical examiner at Readville, who either from ill will or from some unknown motive, insisted on rejecting every sixth man sent there from the West. Thus there was entailed on Mr. Stearns an immense expense which he had no funds to meet, and he was obliged to make a private loan of ten thousand dollars without kn
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion, Miss Melvina Stevens, the East Tennessee heroine. (search)
too, did she escort the escaped prisoners past the most dangerous points of the rebel garrisons and outposts, doing this from the age of about fourteen, at the risk of her liberty and life, from no other motive than her ardent love for her country and its cause, and in spite of the flatteries and persuasions of the secessionists, who would gladly have won a maiden so gifted and so well educated to their cause. The correspondents of the Tribune and the Cincinnati Gazette-Messrs. Richardson, Browne, and Davis — were indebted to her guidance for their escape from the rebels. Into a ward of the whitewashed halls, Where the dead and dying lay, Wounded by bayonets, shells, and balls, Somebody's Darling was borne one day- Somebody's Darling, so young and so brave, Wearing yet on his pale, sweet face, Soon to be hid by the dust of the grave, The lingering light of his boyhood's grace. Matted and damp are the curls of gold, Kissing the snow of the fair young brow, Pale are the lips of d
minence over the evil spirits of their sex since the world began. It is true that these were not the characteristics of all Southern, disloyal women, but they were sufficiently common to make the rebel women of the south the objects of scorn among the people of enlightened nations. Many of these patriotic loyal women, of the mountainous districts, rendered valuable aid to our escaping soldiers, as well as to the Union scouts who were in many cases their own kinsmen. Messrs. Richardson and Browne, the Tribune correspondents so long imprisoned, have given due honor to one of this class, the nameless heroine as they call her, Miss Melvina Stevens, a young and beautiful girl who from the age of fourteen had guided escaping Union prisoners past the most dangerous of. the rebel garrisons and outposts, on the borders of North Carolina and East Tennessee, at the risk of her liberty and life, solely from her devotion to the national cause. The mountainous regions of East Tennessee, Norther
ributary to, 20. Brighton (Third Parish, Little Cambridge), 9, 16, 236; annexed to Boston, 9. See Third Parish. Broad Canal, 30, 31, 109, 110, 127. Broadway (Clark Road), 37. Broadway Common, 121, 138. Brooks, Phillips, 163, 255. Browne and Nichols school for boys, 212-214. Bryce, James, on American municipal government. 59. Buckingham, Joseph Tinker, 219. Buckley, Daniel A., founder of the Cambridge News, 222. Bunker Hill, the march to, 49. Burial-places, 5, 16; wresident Dunster and Edward Goffe, 188. Schoolmaster's salary in 1680, 10. Schools in 1800, 33; in 1845, 33. Schools, graded, 33. Schools, private: Professor Agassiz's, 209-211; Joshua Kendall's, 211, 212; Berkeley Street School, 212; Browne and Nichols, 212-214; Cambridge School for Girls, 214-217; FittingSchool for Boys and Girls, 217. Schools, public: Elijah Corlett's faire Grammar Schoole, 187; his reputation as a teacher, 188; his first schoolhouse, 188; Indian youths fitting
n alphabetical order. First Artillery battalion. (See First regiment.) First Cavalry battalion (merged into Ninth Cavalry): Beale, Richard L. T., major; Johnson, John E., lieutenant-colonel. First Cavalry battalion Local Defense Troops: Browne, William M., colonel. First regiment Partisan Rangers. (See Sixty-second mounted infantry.) First Cavalry regiment: Brien, L. Tiernan, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Carter, R. Welby, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Drake, James H., majoronel; Hubard, James L., lieutenant-colonel; Jones, A. C., major, lieutenant-colonel; Scott, William C., colonel. Forty-fifth Infantry battalion: Beckley, Henry M., lieutenantcol-onel; Woodson, Blake L., major. Forty-fifth Infantry regiment: Browne, William H., colonel; Davis, Alexander M., major; Ficklin, Benjamin F., lieutenantcol-onel; Harman, Edwin H., lieutenant-colonel; Heth, Henry, colonel; Peters, William E., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Sanders, William C., major; Werth, William H.
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