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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1843. (search)
nited States. He was in favor of a settlement; but, in the language of Honorable Charles Sumner, Nothing is ever settled that is not settled right. Let us stand right ourselves, and then we can demand right from others. He urged the Republicans to stand by the election of Lincoln and Hamlin. . . . . He was opposed to compromise,— even to the admission of New Mexico,--because it would be in violation of our platform, and at variance with the opinions of such honored statesmen as Webster and Clay, and because it interdicted the spirit of the Gospel. He at once began to visit the camps for religious exhortation; was soon elected chaplain of the Sixteenth Massachusetts Infantry, and was commissioned as such, August 1, 1861. In his letter of resignation, he thus stated to his parish his motives:— The moral and religious welfare of our patriotic soldiery cannot be neglected, save to the demoralization and permanent spiritual injury of those who are perilling their all in our co
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
er light How much there is that ought to woo Our minds to truth, our hearts to right, In these fair scenes we travel through. In College he was a faithful though not a brilliant student. He had always looked forward to the profession of the law, and all his studies tended to prepare him for that. The study of Cicero's pleadings, so tiresome to many, he heartily enjoyed; and his favorite reading was in such works as Brougham's Statesmen, Campbell's Chancellors, Sheil's Irish Bar, Burke, Clay, and Webster. In the Presidential election of 1860 he showed an interest in public affairs which was made more intense during the last Sophomore term by the actual commencement of civil war. He then took an active part in College drill and in guard duty. In July, 1861, he had been unanimously elected the first editor of the Harvard Magazine for his Junior year; and his last vacation was spent in preparation for his duties, and in a pleasant service with other students in making surveys up
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
. 146. Chandler, P. W., Hon., I. 327, 329;. Channing, W. H., Rev., I. 45, 47;. Chapin, Edward, Private, Memoir, II. 425-432. Chapin, Nicholas, II. 425. Chapin, Samuel, II. 425. Chapman, Jonathan, I. 29. Chase, C. C., II. 77. Chesborough, Mr., I. 152. Child, F. J., Prof., I. 432; II. 397. Choate, C. F., II. 199. Choate, R., Lieut., II. 186. Christ, Col., I. 100. Clark, D., Hon., I. 90. Clarke, J. F., Rev., I. 72; II. 13,14. Clarke, J. J., I. 380. Clay, Henry, Hon., I. 82. Codman, O., II. 262. Cogswell, J. G., I. 29. Cogswell, Wm., Col., I. 412, 413;; II. 85,146, 147, 148, 448, 449. Colcock, Col. (Rebel service), II. 381. Cooke, J. P., Prof., II. 209, 277;, 281, 375. Copeland, R. M., Maj., I. 319, 321;. Cotting, B. E., Dr., I. 133. Couch, D. N., Maj.-Gen., I. 214, 426;, 427. Coulter, Col., II. 222. Cozzens, F. S., I. 94. Cradlebaugh, J., Colonel, II. 438. Crane, E., Maj.-Gen., II. 374. Crane, Peter, Ma