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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 168.-the burning of Hampton, Va. August 7-8, 1861. (search)
oonist reported to Gen. Butler that 10,000 men were marching upon Hampton, and in consequence of the report the town was hastily ordered to be evacuated. Two sections of the bridge were torn up by the retreating party. The town was burned to the ground on Wednesday night by the order of Gen. Magruder. The expedition for its destruction was composed of the Mecklenburg Cavalry, Captain Goode, Old Dominion Dragoons, Captain Phillips, York Rangers, Captain Sinclair, Warwick Beauregards, Captain Custis, and six companies of the Fourteenth Virginia regiment, the whole force being under the command of Col. James J. Hodges, of the Fourteenth. The town was most effectually fired. But a single house was left standing. The village church was intended to be spared, but caught fire accidentally, and was consumed to the ground. Many of the members of the companies were citizens of Hampton, and set fire to their own houses — among others, Captain Sinclair fired his own home. In the early
Chapter 22: White House the Chickahominy river bridges battle of Hanover Court House Porter's victory neglect at Washington McDowell's retention useless. White House was a very fine plantation belonging to Mrs. Gen. Lee. It was the residence of Mrs. Custis when she was married to Washington. The ceremony took place in St. Peter's Church, a lonely old building beautifully placed on a commanding hill. I observed within it a tablet commemorating a death which took place in 1690. Finding one's self alone within that historic building, it was a natural impulse to invoke the aid of God to enable me to serve the country as unselfishly and truly as did the great man who had often worshipped there. The residence at White House was not the original building of the time of Washington — that had been destroyed by fire; but the existing one was constructed on the same foundations. I neither occupied it myself nor permitted any others to do so, but placed a guard to
er pipe. When the wood is dry, tar is introduced into the generator, and the resulting fumes similarly forced into the chamber impregnate the wood. Apparatus for preserving wood. In Fig. 7339, steam and the products of combustion from the fire-chamber D are admitted into the chambers Y K2 containclamped into a pile of proper size, are introduced longitudinally within the cylinder, where they are to be dried and chemically treated. Apparatus for preserving wood. In Voorhees and Custis's apparatus (Fig 7341), the oleaginous or antiseptic vapors are generated in the chamber where the material to be treated is placed. This is surrounded by a coolair passage, provided with devices for controlling the ingress and egress of the air. Apparatus for Creosoting or Sulphatizing timber. A committee appointed by the Dutch Academy of Sciences to investigate means of protecting timber against the teredo, after a series of experiments, consisting in coating the wood with various s
nt of Missouri, was largely superiour in force to Price; but he appears to have been unable to concentrate or handle his troops, and the country was surprised to find Gen. Price moving almost without molestation through the large State of Missouri, doing incalculable mischief, and kindling the hopes of the Confederates with another campaign of wonders in this remote region of the war. From Pilot Knob Gen. Price moved north to the Missouri River, and continued up that river towards Kansas. Gen. Custis, commanding the Department of Kansas, immediately collected such forces as he could to repel the invasion; while four brigades of Federal cavalry, numbering about eight thousand men and eight rifled guns, were operating in Price's rear. On the 23d October, Gen. Price was brought to battle on the Big Blue, and defeated, Gens. Marmaduke and Cabell being taken prisoners, and the Confederates losing nearly all of their artillery. On the following day, Price was again attacked, near Fort Sco
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Tory row. (search)
at the army was short of ammunition, and it was of the greatest importance that the knowledge of this be kept from the invaders. Mrs. Washington arrived in Cambridge from her home in Virginia, Dec. 11, 1775, accompanied by her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Custis. They travelled with a chariot and four, with black postilions in scarlet and white liveries, a Virginian style of that period and one well befitting the rank of the wife of the commander-in-chief. After her arrival, many were thMrs. Custis. They travelled with a chariot and four, with black postilions in scarlet and white liveries, a Virginian style of that period and one well befitting the rank of the wife of the commander-in-chief. After her arrival, many were the entertainments furnished in the dining-room of the old Vassall house, to the most notable people of the time. The rooms most closely connected with their occupancy are the southeast room on the first floor, which General Washington used as his study; the room over this, which was the general's chamber; the northeast room, where he held councils of war with his subordinate officers; and the room on the left as one enters (the southwest), in which Mrs. Washington received her friends. This i
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
187, 402 note; letters to, II. 222, 225, 231, 277, 327, 457, 459, 461, 469, 485. Curtis, Harriet, I. 4. Curtis, Mrs. T. B., II. 76 note. Curtis, Rev., Philip, I. 3. Curtis, T. B., I. 316 note. Cushman, Miss, Charlotte, I. 357 note. Custis, Miss Nellie (Mrs. Peter), I. 38. Cuvier, Baron, I. 255. Czartoryski, Prince, II. 113. D Dahl, J. C. C., I. 482, 490. Dalbiack, Sir, Charles, II. 179. Dallas, G. M., II. 372. Dallas, Report, I. 30. Dalton, Mr., I. 422. Dana, 49, 68. Perkins, S. II., T. 68 and note, 121. Pertz, Dr., II. 313 and note, 332, 358, 359, 365. Pertz, Mrs., II. 359, 365. Peter, America Pinkney, T. 38; Britannia Wellington, 38; Columbia Washington, 38; Thomas, 38. Peter, Mrs. See Custis. Peters, of Merton, II. 168. Petrarch, letter on, I. 341-344. Philadelphia, visits, T. 15, 352, II. 222. Phillips, Jonathan, II. 300. Phillips, Professor J., I. 422, 437 and note, II. 176. Phillips, Thomas J., I. 443, II. 155.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of General Jackson (search)
thing in the defense of our beloved country. R. E. Lee, General. General Lee wrote Mrs. Lee from camp near Fredericksburg, May 11, 1863: In addition to the death of friends and officers consequent upon the late battle, you will see we have to mourn the loss of the good and great Jackson. Any victory would be dear at such a price. His remains go to Richmond to-day. I know not how to replace him, but God's will be done. I trust He will raise up some one in his place. To his son Custis he wrote: You will have heard the death of General Jackson. It is a terrible loss. I do not know how to replace him. Any victory would be dear at such a cost. But God's will be done. I have confined myself to speaking of Jackson, the Soldier, and have not spoken of him as the humble, active Christian, whose life in Lexington and in the army was a living epistle and read of all men. I cannot go into that now, except to say the negro Sunday school, which he taught with such devot
can alone to distribute his orders. I expected every moment, said one whose eye was on Washing ton, to see him fall. Craik, in Marshall's Life of Washington, II. 19. Nothing but the superin tending care of Providence could have saved him. An Indian chief—I suppose a Shawnee—singled him out with his rifle; and bade others of his warriors do the same. Two horses were killed under him; four balls penetrated his coat. Some potent Manitou guards his life, exclaimed the savage. Same to Mr. Custis, of Arlington. Death, wrote Washington, was levelling my companions on every side of me; but, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected. Washington to his brother, 18 July, 1755. To the public, said Davies, a learned divine, in the following month, I point out that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country. Who is Mr. Washington? asked Lord Halifax a few
te resulted as follows: yeas.--Messrs. Aston, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin Blow, Boggess, Boyd, branch, Brent, brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch, Jas. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Grant, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, MacFARLANDarland, Masessrs. Janney, (President,) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, branch, Brent, brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Flournoy, Forbes, French, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Grant, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, Hale, Addison Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, M. Johnson, P. C. Johns
Yeas.--Messrs. Blakey, Bolssean, Borst, Boulbin, Conn, Fisher, Graham, Harvie, Hunton, Isbeth, Leake, Macfarland, Millor, Morton, Orrick, Baldwin, Seawell, Slanghter, Speed, Strange, Thernton, Ro. H. Turner, Wise, and Woods--23. Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Aston, baldwin, Alfred Mr. Barbour, James Barbour, Taylor, Berlin, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Caperton, Carder, Chapman, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custis, Dent, Beskias, Dulany, Early, Echols, Forbes, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Grant, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, Aderson Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Bammond, Haymond, Hege, Holladay, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Sr., Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Eyes, Saunders, Sr., Robert E. Scolf, Sharp, Sheffey, Sillington, Southal
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