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of things, have joined in the deception, and magnified the strength and resources of this country infinitely above their ability. Many of those, who adhere to our party, are so fond of pleasure, that they cannot think of making the necessary sacrifices to support the Revolution. There are many good and virtuous people to the southward; but they cannot animate the inhabitants in general, as you can to the northward.—Gordon's History of American Revolution, vol. IV. p. 87. Writing to Colonel Davies, under date of 23d May, 1781, he exposes the actual condition of the country:— The animosity between the Whigs and Tories of this State renders their situation truly deplorable. There is not a day passes but there are more or less who fall a sacrifice to this savage disposition. The Whigs seem determined to extirpate the Tories, and the Tories the Whigs. Some thousands have fallen in this way in this quarter, and the evil rages with more violence than ever. If a stop cannot be
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, The woman's rights movement and its champions in the United States. (search)
year, filled with brotherly love, we bethought ourselves how we could throw a bombshell into their midst, in the form of a resolution, to open their doors to the sisters outside, who had an equal interest with themselves in the subjects under consideration. In this way, we assailed, in turn, the temperance, educational, and church conventions, agricultural fairs, and halls of legislation. We persecuted the educational convention for a whole decade of years, to the infinite chagrin of Professors Davies, Buckley, and Hazeltine, whose feathers always ruffled the moment Miss Anthony, with her staid Quaker face and firm step, walked up the aisle, always taking a conspicuous seat, as if to say, Gentlemen, here I am again, to demand that you recognize as your equals, the hundreds of women before you,--teachers, who sit in these conventions, without a voice or vote in your proceedings. With the aid of such chivalrous men as Superintendents Randall and Rice, we at last triumphed; women wer
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
Edward H. Sothern, Otis Skinner, William Faversham, Henry Miller, Margaret Anglin, Maude Adams, James K. Hackett, Viola Allen,—all and many more came into prominence through the adoption of the star system—a system which was more firmly believed in by Charles Frohman than by his brother Daniel. But both of them began thus early to monopolize certain English dramatists, tying them up in futures, as Pinero was tied, and as, later, the English playwrights J. M. Barrie, Jones, Carton, Marshall, Davies, and their generation were signed up by Charles Frohman on his yearly trips to London for material. The theatre was run on principles more and more commercial, though both the Lyceum and the Empire in these days gave agreeable artistic productions. It is true that Daniel Frohman produced pieces by American playwrights like Belasco, De Mille, Marguerite Merrington (Captain Letterblair, 16 August, 1892), Fitch (An American Duchess, 20 November, 1893; The Moth and the flame, 1 April, 1898; T
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
285, 540 n., 542 Darwinism, 600 Das amerikanische Volk, 579 Das Buchlein vom Sabbath, 536 Das Cajutenbuch, 579 Das Krischkindel, 585 Das land der unbegrentzten Moglichkeiten, 579 Das land der Zukunft, 579 Das Mormonenmadchen, 581 Das Paradisische Wunderspiel, 574 Das Schandmal, 582 Das Vermadchtnis des Pedlars, 580 Daughters of men, 286 Davenport, Fanny, 271 David, Urbain, 596 David Copperfield, 268 David Harum, 95 Davidson, Thomas, 247, 247 n., 248 n. Davies, 279 Davis, C. H., 168 Davis, Jefferson, 182, 351 Davis, McFarland, 426 n. Davis, Owen, 287 Davis, Richard Harding, 94, 283, 288, 309 Davis, W. W. H., 132 Davy, Crockett. 275 Dawison, 587 Dawson, H. B., 179 Dawson, Thomas F., 157 Day, the, 601 Daye, Stephen, 533 Day is dying in the West, 500 Day of Doom, the, 391, 538 Days of forty-nine, the, 515 Dazey, C. T., 290 Dead master, the, 44 Dealtry, Wm., 438 Deane, Samuel, 430 Death of Eve, the, 63
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
orce was again encountered, ready to accept the gage of battle. Lee assumed a position in advance of the Chickahominy, covering the Virginia Central and Fredericksburg and Richmond railroads. His line of battle, as thus formed, faced northeastward. This front of opposition compelled dispositions to dislodge the Confederate force before essaying the passage of the Chickahominy. The cavalry was immediately pushed out on the Hanover road, and at a point known as Hawes' Shop, the brigades of Davies, Gregg, and Custer became warmly engaged, on the afternoon of the 28th, with the Confederate cavalry under Fitz Hugh Lee and Hampton. The troopers, as usual, dismounted, and for several hours fought with great obstinacy, and unusually large loss—Sheridan losing upwards of four hundred, and the Confederates nearly double that number. The combat ended, however, in Sheridan's retaining possession of this important junction of roads, which enabled the entire line of the army to be thrown forwa
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
avalry under General Sheridan, joined by the division now under General Davies, will move at the same time by the Weldon road and the Jerusaleve Forks, or White Oak road, and directed General Crook to send General Davies' brigade of his division to the support of General Devin. Gr body encountered a considerable opposition, he re-enforced it with Davies' brigade of Crook's division, while Crook, with his other two briga With his two brigades Crook held this body in check, and Devin and Davies moved upon and seized Five Forks, which at the moment was guarded bThey then effected a crossing higher up the creek, and falling upon Davies' brigade forced it back against the left flank of Devin's division,tempt to escape by that flank. On the morning of the 5th, Brigadier-General Davies, with a mounted force, advanced to Paine's Cross-roads, wh's brigades of the Second Cavalry Division were sent out to support Davies, and some heavy fighting ensued—the Confederates having sent a cons
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
rprise, 133; Sumner ordered to cross the Chickahominy to support Heintzelman, 136; Couch's force bisected by G. W. Smith, 136; Sumner reaches Couch in rear of, 137; Confederates finally driven back by Sumner, 138; the fighting next day skirmishing only, 139. Final campaign, 1865,565; Five Forks' battle—see Five Forks and Retreat. Fisher's Hill, Early's retreat to after battle of Winchester, 558; the battle of, 559. Five Forks, Sheridan's movement to wards, 591; captured by Devin and Davies, 591; Lee sends two divisions to, 592; Union cavalry driven to Dinwiddie Courthouse, 592; Lee's weakness discovered— Sheridan puts his whole force in motion, 594; Five Forks and Petersburg, 595; situation of the opposing forces, 595; Sheridan's feint on Lee's right, and attack on left on White Oak road, 596; the desperate position of the Confederates, 598; remnant of Lee's troops at, fled westward, 599; the battle over—see now Petersburg, 600. Fleetwood, cavalry action at, 313. Fort Gilme<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1848. (search)
egiment, was at the head of the column, and was just approaching some abatis through which the highway ran. Just then General Davies, the brigader commander, rode up and detached the rear squadron of the regiment in pursuit of some supposed scouts ord line, seeing nothing more to pursue. At this moment Lieutenant-Colonel Sargent rode hastily up, and said, Captain, General Davies orders that you— and at this moment a piece of a shell struck him in the shoulder, shattering it, and throwing him frwithin two hours of his fall. The event occurred on the 9th of December, 1864. It was afterwards ascertained that General Davies, when he heard the firing, had directed Lieutenant-Colonel Sargent to recall the advancing squadron, and that the latter, instead of sending an orderly, had gone himself. General Davies afterwards described the movement as a most gallant charge, contributing greatly to the success of the late movements. Certainly to fall thus, sword in hand and in the face of the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
, Capt., II. 16. Curtis, G. S., Col., I. 432, Cushing, Caleb, Hon., I. 21, 255;. Cushing, Edmund, Hon., I. 239. Cushing, Thomas, II. 264. Cushman, R., Elder, II. 275. Cushman, Samuel, Hon., II. 275. Custer, G. A., Maj.-Gen., I. 303. D. Dale, W. J., Dr., I. 228. Dalton, Mr., I. 286. Dana, David, Dr., I. 411, 412;. Dana, N. J. T., Maj.-Gen., I. 123, 213;, 217, 422, 423; II. 307. Dana, R. H., Jr., I 256, 264; II. 199. Davenport, Elizabeth G., I. 75 Davies, H. E., Major.-Gen., I. 135. Davis, C. A., Dr., I. 434. Davis, J., II. 78. Davis, J. S., Dr., I. 323, 324;. Dawson, Dr., II. 198. De Forest, O., Col., II. 357. Dehon, Arthur, Lieut., Memoir, II. 219-225. Also, I. 27; II. 250. Dehon, Caroline, II. 219. Dehon, Theodore, II. 219. Dehon, William, II. 219, 222;. Deniston, Mr., 1. 3. De Peyster, R. V., I. 229, 230;. Devens, Charles, Maj.-Gen., I. 441, 442;,444. Devereux, A. F., Col., II. 4, 35;, 155, 286.
ies of volunteers at Mathias Point, and had ordered a section of Walker's battery to the same place. On July 14th, Colonel Davies, with the Fifteenth New York, made a reconnaissance from Alexandria 7 miles out on the Fairfax road, 10 miles on the Richmond, or Telegraph road, and to Mt. Vernon. Only a small picket was met on the Richmond road. Some of Davies' command visited the house of Col. John A. Washington, near Mt. Vernon, and brought away plantation supplies, taking Colonel Washington's teams and negroes to haul them to camp. Davies sent back the teams and supplies, but kept the negroes to do team duty in his brigade. Col. D. S. Miles, his division commander, instructed Davies to respect private property, and send back the negrDavies to respect private property, and send back the negroes. On June 2d, Brig.-Gen. G. T. Beauregard took command of the Confederate troops on the Alexandria line. His main line of defense was behind Bull run, and his headquarters at Manassas Junction, 26 miles from Alexandria and the Potomac river.
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