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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 48 (search)
d-by to Sherman! February 7 A snow four inches in depth on the ground, and snowing. Last night Governor Smith, President Davis, Senator Oldham (Texas), Rev. Mr. Duncan, Methodist preacher, and a Yankee Baptist preacher, named Doggell, or Burroughs, I believe, addressed a large meeting in the African Church, on the subject of the Peace Mission, and the ultimatum of the United States authorities. The speakers were very patriotic and much applauded. President-Davis (whose health is so feellowing easy communication between Richmond and the enemy, begun by Mr. Benjamin, and continued by his successors! It will ruin us, and would destroy any cause. Next, our papers will announce the fall of Wilmington. Three preachers-Hloge, Burroughs, and Edwards — have sent in a proposition to the President, to take the stump and obtain subscriptions of rations for the troops. The President marks it special, and refers it to the Secretary for attention and advice. Humbugged to the end!
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XI. (search)
h dates? Every time this morning that I have had occasion to write the day of the month, the thought has come up, This was General Harrison's birthday. One of the cases brought forward at this time I recollect distinctly. The man's name was Burroughs; he had been a notorious spy; convicted and sentenced to death, a strong effort had been made in his behalf by powerful friends. It was an aggravated case, but an impression had evidently been made upon the President by the strength and pertinacity of the appeal. As Judge Holt opened the record, he stated that a short time previous Burroughs had attempted to escape from confinement, and was shot dead in the act by the sentinel on guard. With an expression of relief, Mr. Lincoln rejoined, I ought to be obliged to him for taking his fate into his own hands; he has saved me a deal of trouble. During a brief absence of the President, Judge Holt told me that the atrocities of some of the criminals condemned, surpassed belief. A gu
f no casualties. Some of the shells have exploded, and pieces of the contents been picked up, which, on examination, have been found to be a number of small square slugs, held together by a composition of sulphur, and designed to scatter at the time of explosion. The following special order was issued by General Butler, at Fortress Monroe: That Mrs. Jennie Graves, of Norfolk, having a husband in the rebel States, and having taken the oath of allegiance on the second instant, as she says, to save her property; and also having declared her sympathies are with the South still, and that she hopes they will be successful, be sent through the lines and landed at City Point, so that she may be where her hopes and sympathies are. --Major Burroughs, the guerrilla chief, was shot by the guard at Fortress Monroe, Va., while attempting to escape from the pest-house where he was under treatment for the small-pox.--hospital buildings at Camp Winder, near Richmond, Va., were destroyed by fire.
iterature, as a power, does not begin before Lessing; if Germany had possessed a great literature for six centuries, with names in it like Dante, Montaigne, Shakespeare, probably Dr. Hermann Grimm would not have thought it necessary to call Goethe the greatest poet that has ever lived. But the Americans in the rage for comparison-making beat the world. Whatever excellence is mentioned, America must, if possible, be brought in to balance or surpass it. That fine and delicate naturalist, Mr. Burroughs, mentions trout, and instantly he adds: British trout, by the way, are not so beautiful as our own; they are less brilliantly marked and have much coarser scales, there is no gold or vermilion in their colouring. Here superiority is claimed; if there is not superiority there must be at least balance. Therefore in literature we have the American Walter Scott, the American Wordsworth ; nay, I see advertised The Primer of American Literature. Imagine the face of Philip or Alexander at hea
naged their respective departments to my entire satisfaction. My adjutant, Lieutenant T. Henderson Smith, carried and executed my orders, under all circumstances, with coolness and judgment. My especial thanks are also due to .C. S. Cadet Joseph C. Haskell, of South Carolina, who volunteered me his services, and rendered me indispensable assistance in the supervision of so extensive a command. I beg leave to recommend him to the War Department for promotion. Lieutenants Gillen, Wilson, Burroughs, Terrill, and Woolfolk, are mentioned in high terms by their captains, as are also Sergeant Cisco, of Moody's, and Private England, of Woolfolk's battery. The latter, unfortunately, was killed. I was personally impressed with the bearing of Lieutenant J. Donnell Smith, of Jordan's battery, commanding a section in the attack on the evening of the thirteenth. Corporal Lockwood, of his company, a most gallant soldier, whom I also noticed particularly, was wounded, I fear mortally, in the ni
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, VII: Henry David Thoreau (search)
s to this day the great obstacle to the acceptance of Thoreau's writings in England. It is to be remembered, however, that Thoreau was not wholly of English but partly of French origin, and was, it might be added, of a sort of moral-Oriental, or Puritan Pagan temperament. With a literary feeling even stronger than his feeling for nature,--the proof of this being that he could not, like many men, enjoy nature in silence,--he put his observations always on the level of literature, while Mr. Burroughs, for instance, remains more upon the level of journalism. It is to be doubted whether any author under such circumstances would have been received favorably in England; just as the poems of Emily Dickinson, which have shafts of profound scrutiny that often suggest Thoreau, had an extraordinary success at home, but fell hopelessly dead in England, so that the second volume was never even published. Lowell speaks of Thoreau as indolent ; but this is, as has been said, like speaking of
May 12, 1862 Bruce, Sir Robt died at the Tremont House, Sep. 19, 1867 Bulfinch, Charles was Selectman in Boston the last 22 years, Mar. 8, 1818 Bunker Hill Monument Corner-stone laid, June 17, 1825 Procession numbering 25000, Sep. 10, 1840 Cap-stone laid, July 23, 1842 Completed, great celebration, June 17, 1843 Burnside, Gen given a public reception in Boston, Jan. 22, 1864 Burrill, Charles claims $300,000 for filling military quota, Apr. 4, 1866 Burroughs, Stephen a noted character in Boston, June 5, 1838 Burgoyne, John and army, prisoners of war at Winter Hill, Nov. 5, 1777 Leave Charlestown for Canada, prisoners exchanged, July 9, 1778 Burns, Nellie a kidnapped child sensation, Apr. 8, 1870 Burial Grounds King's Chapel, first interments, June 5, 1630 Several tombs built there, 1738 Burial Grounds King's Chapel. It was said burials were four deep, 1739 Walls built next Tremont street, Oct., 1829 Cop
mes G 14 Black Maria, 14 Blockade, 15 Booth, Junius Brutus 15 Booth, John Wilkes 15 Boston, 15 Board of Trade, 16 Bonaparte, Jerome 16 Boston Stone, 16 Boylston, Zebdiel 16 Boylston, John 16 Branded, 16 Bread, 16 Bristol Bill, 17 Brigham, Peter Bent 17 Bridges, 17-19 British Soldiers, 19 Brown, John 20 Brownlow, Gov 20 Bruce, Sir Robt 20 Bulfinch, Charles 20 Bunker Hill Monument, 20 Burnside, Gen 20 Burrill, Charles 20 Burroughs, Stephen 20 Burgoyne, John 20 Burns, Nellie 20 Burial Grounds, 20 Butler, Gen. B. F. 21 C. Cages for Criminals, 22 Cahill, Thomas 22 California, 22 Canadian Rebellion, 22 Canals, 22 Can-Can, 22 Carriages, Supt. of 22 Cards and Dice, 22 Cards, Hand 22 Carr, Sir Robert 23 Carnival of Authors, 23 Carson, Kit 23 Cass, Lewis, Gen 23 Cathedral, Catholic 23 Cavalry, 23 Cemeteries, 23 Century, 23 Celebrations, 23 Centennials, 24
jor, lieutenant-colonel; Hill, Ambrose P., colonel; Sherrard, John B., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Walker, James A., lieutenant-colonel, colonel. Fourteenth Cavalry battalion (Chesapeake battalion. Transferred to Fifteenth Cavalry): Burroughs, Edgar, major. Fourteenth Cavalry regiment: Bailey, Robert Augustus, lieutenant-colonel; Cochran, James, colonel; Eakle, Frank B., major; Gibson, John A., lieutenant-colonel; Jackson, George, major; Thorburn, Charles E., colonel. FourteeWilliam H., colonel Fifteenth Cavalry battalion (Northern Neck Rangers. Transferred to Fifteenth Cavalry): Critcher, John, major. Fifteenth Cavalry regiment (consolidated with Fifth regiment, November 8, 1864): Ball, William B., colonel; Burroughs, Edgar, major; Collins, Charles Read, major, colonel; Critcher, John, lieutenant-colonel. Fifteenth Infantry regiment: August, Thomas P., colonel; Clarke, Charles H., major; Crenshaw, James R., lieutenant-colonel; Morrison, Emmet M., major,
d he gave it a splendid training for the stern warfare which was to follow. He was also elected colonel of the Forty-third regiment, but declined, and was tendered the colonelship of the Second cavalry, which he refused in favor of Col. Sol Williams. After rendering valuable service in the organization of North Carolina troops, he went into the Seven Days campaign before Richmond in command as senior colonel of a brigade composed of the Forty-third, Fiftieth and Forty-fifth infantry, and Burroughs' battalion of cavalry. He behaved gallantly under fire at Malvern Hill and narrowly escaped injury, his horse being killed under him. Early in September he was commissioned brigadiergen-eral, and the Thirty-second, Forty-third, Forty-fifth, Fifty-third regiments and Second battalion were put under his command. With this brigade he remained near Drewry's bluff until December, 1862, when he was ordered to North Carolina to meet the Federal invasion. Just before the Pennsylvania campaign h
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