Your search returned 200 results in 87 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands, Philip St. George Cooke (search)
Philip St. George Cooke Brigadier General  Cavalry Reserve, Stoneman's Cavalry Command., Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralMarch 13, 1861 to July 5, 1861. Cavalry Reserve, Army of the Potoma
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, The close of the War (search)
ents were more common formerly than they have been in recent years, for the good reason that the chances of detection were very much less. Some of the practical jokes were of a much too serious character. The college Bible was abstracted from the Chapel and sent to Yale; the communion wine was stolen; a paper bombshell was exploded behind a curtain in the Greek recitation-room; and Professor Pierce discovered one morning that all his black-boards had been painted white. All the copies of Cooke's Chemical Physics suddenly disappeared one afternoon, and next morning the best scholars in the Junior Class were obliged to say, Not prepared. A society called the Med. Fac. was chiefly responsible for these performances; but so secret was it in its membership and proceedings that neither the college faculty nor the great majority of the students really knew whether there was such a society in existence or not. A judge of the United States Circuit Court, who had belonged to it in his t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 2: old Cambridge in three literary epochs (search)
which Longfellow says in his diary (May 20, 1857): Dined in town with the new Magazine Club, discussing title, etc., with no result. He has already spoken of a previous meeting (May 5), when he dined in town with Emerson, Lowell, Motley, Holmes, Cabot, Underwood, and the publisher Phillips, to talk about the new magazine the last wishes to establish. It will no doubt be done; though I am not so eager about it as the rest. Journal and letters, II. pp. 298, 299. Compare Phillips's letter in Cooke's J. S. Dwight, p. 243. There were apparently but eight persons at this dinner, one-half of these being of Cambridge birth or residence, since Underwood had lately removed thither. Assuming that the meeting of May 20th was that of which Underwood speaks, we know that Longfellow, Underwood, and Felton were there, and probably Holmes and Lowell, so that this company also was half or almost half made up of Cantabrigians. At any rate, the two original editors, Lowell and Underwood, were Canta
th new courage follow behind the fresh brigades, ready to meet a new attack. The enemy seemed to be aware of the arrival of reinforcements; there was a brief exchange of shots, then a lull, as darkness settled upon the field. It is said that when the Federal line broke on the left, Porter had called into action all his artillery, and was effectively checking the Confederate advance, while at the same time withdrawing, under cover of the artillery fire, his infantry; when the horses of Gen. Cooke's cavalry, which had been attempting to charge the enemy, becoming unmanageable, wheeled about and galloped among the gunners, who, being without infantry support, and supposing a charge made upon them, the batteries were hastily withdrawn. This perhaps explains the scene of confusion which met the eyes of French's division and the Irish brigade, when they reached the field. During the night, the Federal forces were withdrawn to the right bank. The last of the rear-guard, crossing a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
s son-in-law, Colonel Cator, in the neighborhood of Lord Cranworth's; found him looking well in the face, but unable to use his legs; sat with him half an hour; It was his last meeting with Hallam, who died in the following January. took the train for London; dined at Reform Club with Mr. Parkes. September 22. Dined at Reform Club with Mr. Parkes, where I met Mr. Osborne, M. P., also Peter Cunningham and Charles Mackay. September 24. Went to Dulwich Gallery; left cards; dined with Mr. Cooke, a partner of John Murray and old friend of the late James Brown [the publisher, of Boston]. September 25. Left London in the train at 9.15 for Manchester; stopped at Palatine Hotel; went at once to the Exhibition. September 26. The whole day till night at the Exhibition; in the evening heard Mr. Russell, Dr. William H. Russell (1821—), correspondent of the London Times in the United States during the early part of the Civil War. of the London Times, lecture at Free Trade Hall on
married Jan. 22d, 1835, died June 13, 1835. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. The monuments of Howard, and of Cooke and Whitney, are among the last on this Avenue. We copy the inscription of the former, though long, as an interesting illustration of a class of family memorials of a similar description:-- We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changegus shows the familiar and ancient name of Cheever. The inscription reads thus:-- Bartholomew Cheever was born in Canterbury, County of Kent, England, in 1607; came to America 1637; died in 1693, aged 86. Mason. Howard. Whitney and Cooke. Warren Colburn. Pilgrim Father, one of a handful God hath multiplied into a nation! Richard, Bartholomew, Daniel, William Downs, Eleanor and Elizabeth, who now likewise rest from their labors, were of the generations who have risen up
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 9 (search)
ats or pinnace; but we could perceive no sign of them, nor any of the last falcons A kind of cannon. and small ordnance which were left with them at my departure from them. At our return from the creek, some of our sailors, meeting us, told us they had found where divers chests had been hidden, and long since digged up again, and broken up, and much of the goods in them spoiled and scattered about, but nothing left, of such things as the savages knew any use of, undefaced. Presently Captain Cooke and I went to the place, which was in the end of an old trench, made two years past by Captain Amadas, where we found five chests that had been carefully hidden of the planters, and of the same chests three were my own; and about the place many of my things spoiled and broken, and my books torn from the covers, the frames of some of my pictures and maps rotten, and spoiled with rain, and my armor almost eaten through with rust. This could be no other but the deed of the savages, our en
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, Index. (search)
and, unsuccessful, 201-228. Colonies, The lost, of Virginia, 75-200. Colonists in Virginia, Smith's description of, 234. Colony, Massachusetts Bay, 339-362. Plymouth, 225, 309-338. Popham, 223. Virginia (first), 186; (second) 189; Captain John Smith's, 229-263. Columbus, Christopher, Letters of, 19-39; appeal of in his old age, 5; and his companions, 17-52. Columbus, Diego, 51. Company, London, 222. Massachusetts Bay, 341. Plymouth, 222. West India, 303. Cooke, Captain, 198. Coppin, Master, 326. Corn, Indian, Profitableness of, 348. Couexis, King, 150. Croatoan, 192, 193, 197. Crol, S. J., 305. Cudruaigny, 110. D. Danusco, John, 136. Dare, Ananias, 194. Eleanor, 194. Virginia, 194, 200. Davies, James, 223. Captain Richard, 223. Captain Robert, 223, 224. De Costa, B. F., 9. De Soto, Ferdinando, 96, 119 140. Digby, 224. Domagaia, 105, 106, 109, 110. Donnacona, 105, 106, 107, 110. Dorantes, Andres, 77, 90. Drake, Sir
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
iles west of Chancellorsville. Turning, therefore, after a rapid reconnoitring glance, to one of his aids, he instantly said, Tell my column to cross that road Cooke's Life of Stonewall Jackson, p. 251. (meaning, thereby, the plankroad, so as to move up and strike the old turnpike). Reaching the turnpike about five o'clock, nless cavalry approached from the direction of the enemy. Life of General Jackson, by an Ex-Cadet (Richmond, 1864), p. 182. The same circumstance is detailed in Cooke: Life of Jackson, p. 253. Finishing his examination of the ground, he turned back with his staff to re-enter his own lines; but in the darkness, his troops, mistakJackson, his unconscious mind still busy with the mighty blow he was executing when wounded, breathed out his life in the order, A. P. Hill, prepare for action! Cooke: Life of Jackson, p. 270. Life of Jackson, by an Ex-Cadet, p. 190. During his illness, Jackson, speaking of the attack he had made, said with a glow of martial ard
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
ng his college course by delivering the oration second in rank at the Commencement, on National Character elevated by National Affliction,—which indicated the lively concern he even then felt in his country's highest interests, —Alden continued his studies during July and August, as was his wont even during his vacations, and returned to Cambridge in September to enter upon the duties of Proctor and Assistant in Chemistry. While he held that appointment, his time was spent in assisting Professor Cooke in the lecture-room, in hearing recitations, in the instruction of private pupils, and in personal scientific investigations. Although study was his life, and from his physical, mental, and moral constitution he was averse to war, still the holy cause of our country appealed to him with great power. If, however, he felt uneasy on this account in his position at Harvard, he concealed the fact from his friends until the last moment. Continuing faithful to every duty, as he had always
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...