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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 16 (search)
tant adjutant-general and chief of staff; Maj. W. H. Sinclair, assistant adjutant-general; Surgeon Heard, medical director. Maj. Francis Mohrhardt, topographical engineer, has prepared for the engineer department a very complete set of maps of the marches and positions of the corps. Capt. W. H. Greenwood, corps inspector; Capt. J. W. Steele, aidede-cam'p; Lieut. L. L. Taylor, aide-de-camp; Captain Pearson, commissary of musters, acting aide-de-camp; Captain Foraker, Lieutenants Berry and Burton, signal officers, rendered good service as volunteer aides. Lieutenant-Colonel Remick, chief commissary, and Captain Schoeninger, chief quartermaster, deserve great credit for the efficiency with which their departments were managed. Captain Kaldenbaugh, provost-marshal, always had his department in the best of order. The Artillery Brigade was under the command of Capt. Lyman Bridges, Illinois Light Artillery. His report and that of battery commanders have been forwarded to the chi
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 82 (search)
n General Wood's front. July 10, corps moved to Powers' Ferry, eight miles above Vining's Station; First Division crossed the Chattahoochee River; the artillery was placed in position near Powers' Ferry. July 12, Generals Wood's and Newton's divisions crossed the river, and all the artillery but Battery M, First Illinois Light Artillery, was placed in position. July 18, corps marched to Buck Head in the advance. One section of Battery M, First Illinois Light Artillery, in command of Lieutenant Burton, was engaged in three skirmishes, with credit to the lieutenant commanding. July 19, the Sixth Ohio Light Battery and Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, engaged the enemy upon the Atlanta and Buck Head road, driving a battery from two positions. At sundown Battery A, First Ohio Light Artillery, and Battery M, First Illinois Light Artillery, were placed in position on the left of the Atlanta and Buck Head road. July 20, the Fifth Indiana Battery was engaged on the Roswell and
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 43: visit to New Orleans and admission to Fortress Monroe. (search)
mate. Very soon after my arrival there General Burton called with his cheerful, affectionate wifusband co-operated with her cordially. General Burton, as I accidentally learned, which statemenme with the families of the officers; but General Burton declined to offer me the indignity, and asMr. Davis, and the relief was great to us. General Burton received permission, if he thought it cons month or six weeks it was communicated to General Burton that if he thought it was safe to offer hiof the fort, he could do so. It was not in General Burton's kindly, generous nature to hesitate, wheod for service. The writ was served on General Burton, the commander of Fortress Monroe, by MarsD. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant-General. General Burton, in the interview with the Marshal, at firhad come for me, and Mr. Davis accompanied General Burton. When he reached the Spottswood Hotel, whe boat we bade an affectionate farewell to General Burton and to Captain Brewerton, with both of who[2 more...]
-tenths of those whom he knew — would like berry much to be free; but as for himself he allus had had good masters; he didn't see how he could better himself by being free. No — no — no — he didn't car about freedom, he didn't. He admitted, however, with ludicrously hasty expression of it, his willingness to accept freedom for himself if he were offered the boon. My friend, I said, will you tell me why you would take it if freedom would not better you as you call it? He was puzzled. Burton's acting never afforded me one-half so much amusement as I derived from watching the bewildered and cunning expression of this non-committal negro's eyes. Why, massa, he stuttered, I meaned that — a. If — I had to take my freedom — eh — if I'se ‘bleeged to, why, I'd — I'd--have to take it! I offered him my hat in token of my admiration of this truly resplendent feat of logic. Your answer is perfectly satisfactory, said I; I only beg pardon for having caused you to a
these distinctions and upturns the whole system of government when it converts the State militia into National forces, and claims to use and govern them as such. If, then, the Governors of the States, or of most of them, should see fit to respond to the President's requisitions as Gov. Caleb Strong, of Massachusetts, did to those of President Madison in 1813-14, and as Govs. Letcher, See Vol. I., pp. 459-60. The Democratic Governors were a unit. Ellis, Harris, Magoffin, Jackson, and Burton, did to President Lincoln's requisitions in 1861, the Federal authority may be successfully defied, and what Mr. Jefferson Davis terms the dissolution of a league secured. It were absurd to contend that judges who so held were opposed, either in principle or in sympathies, to the cause, or at least to the ethics, of Secession. The Constitution of the United States (Art. I., § 9) prescribes that The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when, in cases
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
Sonoma; three, under Colonel Stevenson, at Monterey; and three, under Lieutenant-Colonel Burton, at Santa Barbara. One day I was down at the headquarters at Larkin'ged about thirty miles a day, stopped one day at Santa Barbara, where I saw Colonel Burton, and so on by the usually traveled road to Monterey, reaching it in about falready been occupied by two companies of Stevenson's regiment, under Lieutenant-Colonel Burton, who had taken post at La Paz, and a small party of sailors was on shmiserable, wretched, dried — up peninsula. I remember the proclamation made by Burton and Captain Bailey, in taking possession, which was in the usual florid style. eld these places by detachments of sailors and marines till the end of the war. Burton also called for reenforcements, and Naglee's company was sent to him from Montee way by land by a courier from Lower California, sent from La Paz by Lieutenant-Colonel Burton. On its receipt, orders were at once made for the muster-out of all
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 2: early recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. (search)
at a contract had been entered into with parties in New York and New Orleans for a monthly line of steamers from those cities to California, via Panama. Lieutenant-Colonel Burton had come up from Lower California, and, as captain of the Third Artillery, he was assigned to command Company F, Third Artillery, at Monterey. Captain Wxed for the arrival of the mail-steamer was understood to be about January 1, 1849, but the day came and went without any tidings of her. Orders were given to Captain Burton to announce her arrival by firing a national salute, and each morning we listened for the guns from the fort. The month of January passed, and the greater pand Major Canby and wife had secured rooms at Alvarado's. Captain Kane was quartermaster, and had his family in the house of a man named Garner, near the redoubt. Burton and Company F were still at the fort; the four companies of the Second Infantry were quartered in the barracks, the same building in which we had had our headquar
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Contents of Thie first volume. (search)
' and Gen. Butler's Correspondence,144 94.Gov. Magoffin's (Kentucky) Proclamation,144 95.Gen. Cass' Speech at Detroit, April 24,145 96.Caleb Cushing's Speech, April 24,145 97.Gov. Letcher's Proclamation, April 24,146 98.Van Dorn's Capture of N. Y. Troops in Texas,146 99.Geo. Law's Letter,147 100.St. Louis Arsenal — How the Arms were Taken,147 101.N. Y. 7th Regiment--Its March,148 102.Gov. Letches's Proclamation, April 25,154 103.Gov. Ellis' (North Carolina) Proclamation,155 104.Gov. Burton's (Delaware) Proclamation,155 105.New Military Departments,155 106.N. Y. 71st Regiment, Letters from,156 107.Washington--Oath of Allegiance,158 108.Women of New York, Address to,158 109.Gov. Hicks' Message to Maryland Legislature,159 110.Blockade of Virginia and North Carolina,161 111.Edward Everett's Speech, Boston, April 27,161 112.Fort Pickens, Reinforcement of,162 113.N. Y. S. M. 5th Regiment,163 114.Vice-President Hamlin's Speech, New York, April 24,163 115.New Orleans, Re
The Bangor Whig says that during a drill of Capt. Burton's six-footers, at Oldtown, a few days ago, while marching upon a platform toward the river, where the platform ended, no order to halt being given, they kept on until ten had jumped into the river, and commenced swimming. Had not the order b)en given, tile whole company would have followed them, and probably kept on swimming to this day.----Boston Transcript, May 23.
en feet in width, divided into three spans. The main sustaining parts are one and one quarter inch wire ropes. The roadway is of wood and so ingeniously braced that detachments of cavalry ride over it at a charge, producing no more, or in fact not as much vibration as is induced under similar circumstances on a thorough truss-bridge. The Twenty-eighth regiment, Ohio volunteers, Col. Moor, Capt. Simmons's battery, and Capt. Schonberg's cavalry, marched and counter-marched across it some days since, for the purpose of trying its stability, The entire Twenty-eighth regiment was closely packed on one span and a half, two sections of Capt. Simmons's battery occupying another span at the same time. This immense load upon the bridge was borne at a halt and in motion, portions of it marching to the music of the band at cadence step, without producing the slightest evidence of weakness. The entire work was executed by Messrs. Stone, Quigley & Burton, bridge-builders of Philadelphia.
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