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n Col. Piatt until they met on the Kanawha, on their return. Col. Piatt's command immediately proceeded thence to Boone Court House, and encamped that night one mile beyond. The next day, after proceeding some sixteen miles, they came up with the advance guard of the enemy, consisting of cavalry, when a brisk fire was exchanged, the cavalry retreating. After the retreat of cavalry the battalion was immediately put in order of battle. The advance guard of fifteen men was led forward by Adjt. Clarke, proceeding along the road. Scouts were sent out on either side of the road to meet and repulse the sharpshooters of the enemy. The force proceeded in this order for about two miles, meeting the pickets of the enemy, exchanging shots with them incessantly, and driving them back with increased confusion at each charge. Being unable to ascertain the position of the rebels, the entire force halted for a few moments, and Colonel Piatt rode in advance and took observations with his glas
Co. J-Privates Archelam Snigo, slightly, in hand; Wm. Barlo, slightly; N. C. Lovett, slightly; Isaac Kirk, slightly; James Break, slightly, in leg. Co. K--Privates Sheppard Lewis, supposed mortally; Harlem Page, severely; Andrew Hutchinson, slightly. Missing.--Co. A--Private John Richards. Co. D--Private Wm. H. Brown. Co. I--Private Lorenzo Shackler. Co. K--Privates Marcus L. Decker, John H. Briscoe. Thirty-Second Ohio regiment.--Killed.--Co. G--Private Samuel H. Prior. Co. I--Private William Clarke. Wounded.--Co. F--Privates Abraham Lessy, seriously; John Clarke, seriously. Co. G--Privates Robert J. Hamilton, seriously; Harper Brosens, seriously. Co. H--Private Chas. Prior, seriously. Co. K--Private Thomas B. Hess, seriously. Co. B--Private Isaac Hamilton, slightly. Co. F--First Lieutenant Charles C. Brant, slightly; Private Will Sharpe, slightly. Co. G--Private James White, slightly. Thirteenth Indiana regiment.--Killed.--Co. B--Private William Day. Co. K--Second Lieu
herbourg, France, June 19, 1864. We, the seamen and others, lately belonging to the steamer Alabama, and captured in the action between that vessel and the United States steamer Kearsarge, off this port, on the nineteenth day of June, 1864, now prisoners of war, do hereby solemnly pledge our sacred word of honor not to engage in arms against, or otherwise employ ourselves against, the interest of the Government of the United States of America, until we shall be regularly exchanged. William Clarke, seaman; William McKenzie, cockswain; James Broderick, cockswain; William Forrestall, quartermaster; John Emery, ordinary seaman; William Wilson, cockswain; Edward Rawes, master-at-arms; Henry Tucker, officers' cook; David Leggett, seaman; Frank Currian, first-class fireman; Henry Godson, ordinary seaman; Samuel Henry, seaman; John Horrigan, first-class fireman; Edgar Tripp, ordinary seaman; David Williams, ordinary seaman; Richard Parkinson, officers' steward; William Barnes, quarter-gu
asualties occurred. In the afternoon it was relieved by the Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke. On several occasions, from the twenty-fifth to the twenty-ninth, the regis. I have before reported its conduct on the first inst. The Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke, relieved Colonel Ramseur's regiment in the afternoon, and was pushed forwaried veterans. To all the field officers I owe my thanks, particularly to Colonels Clarke and Rutledge, Ramseur and Ransom. Very respectfully, your obedient servd of the following named regiments, all from North Carolina: Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke; Twenty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; Twenty-sixth, Colonel Vance; Thirty-fifth,d, if only a regiment. The message was so pressing that I at once directed Colonel Clarke to go, with his regiment, and report to General Magruder, and, at the same en occupying was at right angles to that upon which the battle was raging;) Colonel Clarke's regiment had already gone; Colonel Rutledge next followed; then Colonel R
easant Hill. Lee's advance was accompanied by severe skirmishing. On the seventh instant, General Lee drove the enemy through Pleasant Hill, and encamped on a stream about eight miles beyond, toward Mansfield: after an obstinate skirmish, Colonel Clarke, an Aid-de-camp of the commanding General, joined me on the sixth instant, and visited General Lee on the seventh. General Ransom's command arrived at Pleasant Hill about two o'clock P. M. on the seventh, and General Emory's about five P. he column during the day, making the road so bad, that General Emory's train, after most strenuous exertions, could not be brought in until late on the morning of the eighth instant. On the evening of the seventh instant, I was informed by Colonel Clarke, that General Lee was anxious to have a brigade of infantry sent out to his assistance. I declined to send the brigade, for reasons which I considered good. The commanding General arrived at my camp on the evening of the seventh instant.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lewis, Meriwether (search)
provided, he had the benefit of daily communication with Mr. Andrew Ellicot, whose experience in astronomical observation, and practice of it in the woods, enabled him to apprise Captain Lewis of the wants and difficulties he would encounter, and of the substitutes and resources offered by a woodland and uninhabited country. Deeming it necessary he should have some person with him of known competence to the direction of the enterprise, in the event of accident to himself, he proposed William Clarke, brother of Gen. George Rogers Clarke, who was approved, and, with that view, received a commission of captain. In April, 1803, a draft of his instructions were sent to Captain Lewis, and on June 20 they were signed in the following form: To Meriwether Lewis, Esq., captain of the 1st Regiment of Infantry of the United States of America: Your situation as secretary of the President of the United States has made you acquainted with the objects of my confidential message of Jan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
oving their defences, as well as to reserve fire upon the enemy's approch until they could aim with deadly precision and at a close range. This was all done before I had seen Colonel Coleman, and well do I remember the words of gallant old Mr. William Clarke, who remarked when I returned to the defences on the south side of the river that I seemed to be satisfied that we should hold the place against all odds, as I had by the disposition of our forces abandoned all idea of retreat and intended nemy under the command of Captain Marshall. A gallant Virginian. Colonel Flournoy was a gentleman sans peur et sans reproche, and as he, by special invitation, on two occasions (once at his own house and once at the house of his neighbor, Mr. Clarke), soon after this engagement met me and assisted in entertaining me as a compliment for the most gallant defence, as he pleased to term it, made of Staunton river bridge, his home and household goods, I cannot think for a moment Colonel Flourno
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 9: second visit to Europe (search)
eminds me of a familiar couplet:— And what they could not eat that night The queen next morning fried. Among the friends of that winter were Sarah and William Clarke, sister and brother of the Rev. James Freeman Clarke. It was in their company that Margaret Fuller made the journey recorded in her Summer on the Lakes. Both were devoted to her memory. I afterwards learned that William Clarke considered her the good genius of his life, her counsel and encouragement having come to his aid in a season of melancholy depression and self-depreciation. Miss Clarke was characterized by an exquisite refinement of feeling and of manner. She was also an aMiss Clarke was characterized by an exquisite refinement of feeling and of manner. She was also an artist of considerable merit. This was the first of many winters passed by her in Rome. I will further mention only a dinner given by American residents in Rome on Washington's birthday, at which I was present. Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, the well-known writer, was also one of the guests. She had composed for the occasion a poem, of
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
pel, 247; his marriage, 249; always supported by Gov. Andrew, 261; goes to Washington in 1861, 269; visits hospitals, 270; his opinion of Abraham Lincoln, 272; opposes Weiss at the Radical Club, 284; upholds the Christian tone of that organization, 286; his tribute to Margaret Fuller, 301; attends Mrs. Howe's parlor lectures, 306; in the woman suffrage movement, 375, 382. Clarke, Mrs. J. F., her character, 250. Clarke, Sarah, 202; at the coronation of King Umberto at Rome, 424. Clarke, William, 202. Claudius, Matthias, works of, 59; his Wandsbecker Bote, 62. Clay, Henry, advocates the Missouri Compromise, 22. Clough, Miss Anne J., 335. Clough, Arthur Hugh, visits the Howes, 184; his manner and appearance, 185; his repartee, 187. Cobbe, Frances Power, 332. Cogswell, Dr., Joseph Green, principal of the Round Hill School 43; teaches Mrs. Howe German, 44, 59, 206; resides at the Astor mansion, 75; anecdotes of, 76; introduces the Wards to Washington Allston, 429.
they were overwhelmed by numbers. One white man was killed, and five were taken prisoners; of the Miamis, fourteen were killed; the king of the Piankeshaws, the great chief of the whole confederacy, was taken captive, and, after the manner of savages, was sacrificed and eaten. Lieut. Gov. Dinwiddie to Lords of Trade, Dec., 1752. Message from the Twightwees to the Gov. of Pennsylvania. Indian Treaties, 19. Mitchell's Contest in America, 221, where the date is 1751, instead of 1752. Dr. Wm. Clarke's Observations, 9. When William Trent, the messenger of Virginia, proceeded from the council-fires at Logstown to the village of Picqua, he found it deserted, and the French colors flying over the ruins. Mr. Trent's Report and Journal. Board of Trade Papers. Having substituted the English flag, he returned to the Shawnee town, at the mouth of the Scioto, where the messengers of the allied tribes met for condolence and concert in revenge. Brothers, said the Delawares to the Mia
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