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Potomac, and issued general orders to that effect from his headquarters at Falmouth, Va.--Major-Generals W. B. Franklin and E. V. Sumner relinquished their commands in the army of the Potomac.--At Vicksburgh Miss., the gunboat Chillicothe was engaged in shelling the lower rebel batteries, without provoking a return fire. Early this morning a party of rebels in ambush, commanded by a lieutenant of the Second South-Carolina infantry, attacked a scouting-party of twenty-one men from Colonel De Cesnola's cavalry brigade near Morrisville, Va., killing a scout named Michael A. Fagan, company C, Fourth New York cavalry, and wounding another scout named Dixon, of the Ninth New York cavalry.--New York Times, February 1. The bark Golden Rule, Captain Whitebury, belonging to the Panama Railroad Company, was captured by the privateer Alabama, fifty miles south of St. Domingo. The Alabama sent a boat's crew on board the ship, and the captain was asked if his cargo belonged to neutral o
ely moved through to the westerly edge of the town. The First Maine, Colonel Douty, was sent off to a point half a mile to the left, and the Fourth New-York, Colonel Cesnola, to the right, to support a section of Andrews's battery placed on a rise of ground north of the Snicker's Gap road. The enemy at this time occupied the hill when General Kilpatrick ordered the First Maine, Colonel Douty, First Massachusetts, Lieutenant-Colonel Curtis, and a battalion of the Fourth New-York, under Colonel Cesnola, to charge up the road. There was a little hesitancy at first, when General Kilpatrick, accompanied by Colonel Douty, of the First Maine, and Captain Costar,thing before them. This virtually ended the fight. The rebels, after a little more skirmishing, fell back, and our forces to-night occupy their position. Colonel Cesnola was under arrest at the commencement of the action, but set such a gallant example to his men, by leading the first charge without his sword, that, upon retur
on upon them, and I inferred that they were perhaps gipsies or Esquimaux or Chinese. Mr. Seward's policy of making ours a people's war, as he expressed it, by drumming up officers from all parts of the world, sometimes produced strange results and brought us rare specimens of the class vulgarly known as hard cases. Most of the officers thus obtained had left their own armies for the armies' good, although there were admirable and honorable exceptions, such as Stahl, Willich, Rosencranz, Cesnola, and some others. Few were of the slightest use to us, and I think the reason why the German regiments so seldom turned out well was that their officers were so often men without character. Soon after Gen. Scott retired I received a letter from the Hungarian Klapka informing me that he had been approached by some of Mr. Seward's agents to get him into our army, and saying that he thought it best to come to a direct understanding with myself as to terms, etc. He said that he would requir
Station, 427 ; Malvern, 436 ; Antietam, 595, 596, 598. Cameron, Sec., supports McClellan, 105, 152 ; arrest of Maryland legislature, 146 ; resigns, 153. Campbell, Col., 295, 341. Casey, Gen. S., 81. In Peninsula, 96, 113, 257; Yorktown, 264, 278, 300; Williamsburg, 320, 324, 326, 332 ; in pursuit, 341, 352, 354 ; Fair Oaks, 363, 377, 382, 398. Pope's campaign, 510, 512, 525. Centralization doctrine, 31 ; results, 32. Centreville, Va., 75, 95,231, 233, 511, 515 519,525,526. Cesnola, Gen., 143. Chain bridge, Va., 68, 79, 80, 90, 95, 513, 515, 516-520, 524, 525, 531, 536. Chambliss, Capt., 372. Charlestown, W. Vs., 193-195. 621-624. Chartres, Duc de, 145. Chase, Sec., attitude toward McClellan, 157, 159, 203, 479, 480; extracts from diary, 159, 160 ; urges McClellan's removal, 489 ; erroneous statement, 533 ; report of cabinet meeting, 544. Cheat Mountain, Va., 63. Chickahominy river, Va., 123, 241, 337, 340-343, 346-351, 354, 355, 358, 362-368, 376-379, 382, 3
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Captain Irving and the steamer Convoy --supplies for prisoners. (search)
tiplied to such an extent, that, at the instance of the Federal authorities, General Neal Dow, then a prisoner at the Libby, was appointed to take charge of them and distribute them. General Dowe having proved very inefficient in this matter, and having availed himself of his parole to do things which were against the word of honor which he had given, I notified the Federal authorities on the 16th November, 1863, that Colonel A. Von Schrader, Inspector-General of Fourteenth Army Corps, Colonel Cesnola, Fourth New York Cavalry, and Lieutenant-Colonel I. F. Boyd, Quartermaster Twentieth Army Corps, had been appointed as members of the Board to superintend the distribution of supplies, of which there was then a large supply on hand. These officers were given such a parole as would enable them to discharge the duty with efficiency, with full liberty to report their proceedings to their own government. While this state of affairs was in existence, it was ascertained that false and unjus
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
for it being passed up by hand along the line for several hundred yards. The country was so flat that at few points could the line be safely approached from the rear. A better horseshoe connection around the gap between Kershaw and Hoke was built to replace the temporary one of the night before; and our intrenchments everywhere got all the work we were able to put upon them, but were still quite imperfect. Grant received to-day a reenforcement of 3000 infantry and 2000 cavalry under Gen. Cesnola, from Port Royal. They were sent to join Wilson's cavalry upon our left, and were ordered to join in the attack upon Early next morning in flank and rear, while Warren and Burnside attacked in front. No long description of this carefully planned battle is necessary. Of course, it came off punctually to the minute. For among Grant's great and rare qualities was his ability to make his battles keep their schedule times. One may almost say also, Of course, we repulsed him everywhere.
and fancy of the artists of the times Ere Romulus and Remus. From Egypt or Phoenicia the Greeks received the art of engraving, where it had considerably advanced in the time of Homer. Among other uses which are allied to chasing and inlaying, it was employed in delineating maps on metallic plates. Specimens of Etrurian art are also of great antiquity, and we prudently do not enter the arena to settle the questions of precedence so lately revived by the wonderful discoveries of General Di Cesnola, in Cyprus. In the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus were stored 3,000 brass plates on which the laws of Rome were engraved. The ancient engraving was much of it complete enough for printing, but was generally intended for impressions in plastic material, clay, wax, and what not. (See seal.) It is, however, believed that parchment, linen, silk, and papyrus were sometimes impressed by the surface of the seal, previously blackened by ink or pigment. Other than this, the first we know
ce famous for its glass-works. (Hence our demijohn.) Others were covered with rushes like the Florentine flask. Others were partially covered with leather. d is a bottle with a partial leathern cover. e is a glass damagan. f is a glass bottle encased in papyrus. Remains of painted glass have been discovered in the ruins of Assyrian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan cities. In the magnificent collection, happily housed in New York, discovered and disinterred by General di Cesnola at Golgoi and Idalium, island of Cyprus, are nearly 2,000 specimens of Greek and Phoenician glass. The effect of decay or some rearrangement of the particles during the thousands of years of burial has rendered these articles dazzlingly iridescent. The boundless array of objects, reflecting from broad or curved surfaces tints positively outside of all experience, confuse the most accurate observation. Broad dishes, marbled with hues like those of incandescence; pots and jars and b
deservedly praised. But Eubulus says: Cnidian pots, Sicilian platters, and Megarian jars. Perhaps no other art has done so much as the ceramic to preserve to us the appearance and habits of the peoples of the past. What with domestic, decorative, and funereal urns and lachrymatories, there are but few nations, it would seem, but have left traces to help us to some conception of their tastes and their capacities. The Metropolitan Museum of New York has a great collection, made by General Di Cesnola, United States Consul at Cyprus See the following works: Marryat's History of pottery and porcelain, London, 1857; Burty's Chefs-d'oeuvre of the Industrial Arts, Appleton & Co., 1869; Life of Josiah Wedgwood, London, 1865. The earthenware of the Greeks and Romans was unglazed, but they covered their pottery with wax, tallow, bitumen, and perhaps other articles, to render them impervious to water, wine, etc. The Romans used molds for ornamenting clay vessels and for making figures of
the latter. One of them is the figure of a man washing or kneading dough, and has joints at the hips and arms, so that the block in the hand is caused to reciprocate on the inclined plane as the figure is moved by the string. The other figure represents a crocodile having its upper jaw hinged, as in nature. The game of thimblerig occurs in a painting, and the illustration is from the work of Professor Rosellini. Egyptian toys (Museum of Leyden). Toys have been disinterred by General di Cesnola from the tombs of Golgoi and Idalium in Cyprus, — painted dolls of clay modeled with the fingers; mounted cavaliers armed with shields, or horses attached four abreast to cars. One, a horse a foot in length, rolling on movable wheels, was found in a diminutive grave, older probably than Hector and Andromache. The toys of the Roman children were of various kinds; some found at Pesaro were little leaden gods and goddesses, with altars and sacrificial instruments (Lararium puerile). T
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