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ant were the recipients of much attention; you met them everywhere. General John A. Rawlins, General Dent, Mrs. Grant's brother, General Badeau later General Grant's biographer-General Comstock, Gene. E. B. Washburn, Mr. Halsey, of New Jersey, and General Grant's staff-Generals Rawlins, Babcock, Dent, Badeau, and Colonel Comstock. After exchanging greetings and pleasantries, General Grant wasand stood side by side while the committee was presented. Mrs. Grant and her venerable father, Mr. Dent, and Mrs. and Miss Matthews were not far from them. After the presentation, Governor Hawley, wers who were much engrossed with American affairs. In the reserved galleries were Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Dent, Mrs. Sharp, members of General Grant's staff, Mrs. Matthews, Schuyler Colfax's mother, and hi Among those occupying seats on the platform during the ceremonies were General and Mrs. Grant, Mr. Dent, Mrs. Grant's father; Secretaries Fish, Rawlins, Borie, Boutwell, and Cox; Postmaster-General
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
al hour of twelve o'clock. The Senate chamber was packed to suffocation. The diplomatic corps, in full court dress, presented an imposing appearance, while the galleries were filled to their utmost capacity. Mrs. Grant, her children, and father Colonel Dent, and Mrs. and Miss Matthews, mother and sister of Mr. Colfax, occupied front seats in the reserved galleries. The diplomatic gallery and that reserved for ladies looked brilliant with their complement of well-dressed beautiful women. Evene of any desire for the acquisition of territory. Upon the appointment of four of his staff to clerical duty in the White House there was another spasmodic outburst of clamor against the military. Generals Porter, Babcock, and Badeau and Colonel Dent were looked upon with much suspicion when it was announced that they were to be secretaries to the President. It was considered most unwise that applicants for appointments should be obliged to file their applications through the executives o
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 13: (search)
loral bell with long smilax ropes attached. At eleven o'clock Doctor Tiffany, of the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church, entered and took his position on the dais. The Marine Band played the wedding march and announced the approach of the bridal party. All eyes were turned to the entrance from the corridor. The bridegroom, Mr. Sartoris, and Lieutenant-Colonel Fred D. Grant approached, followed by Miss Edith Fish and Miss Frelinghuysen, Miss Sherman and Miss Porter, Miss Drexel and Miss Dent. Next came Mrs. Grant, attended on either side by her two sons, Ulysses and Jesse. The President and the bride brought up the rear, the bridesmaids separating so as to form a circle, the President and bride stepping on the platform where the bridegroom advanced to meet the bride. Miss Edith Fish stood on the other side as maid of honor, Mrs. Grant and her sons standing immediately behind them. Doctor Tiffany, a man of imposing appearance, who had a fine voice, pronounced impressively t
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
ral commanding) furnished me a squad of 3 cavalry, the only cavalry present, which I sent up the road to watch and announce any advance of the enemy. They soon returned, closely pursued by the enemy, who were moving rapidly down the road, and on approaching our position deployed and commenced a rapid and heavy fire. Our men remained quiet until the enemy approached within about 40 yards, when our skirmishers and the gun above referred to (which was skillfully and gallantly handled by Lieutenant Dent, of Robertson's battery) promptly and rapidly returned their fire, putting the enemy to flight, and, as we afterward ascertained, killing 5 and wounding 9 of their number. The difficulty of crossing (as the bridges were fired) as the enemy approached precluded pursuit, but without much delay Lieutenant Butler, of the Louisiana regulars, effected a crossing, with a small detail, and completed the destruction of the bridge. Toward evening I received an order from the general commandi
Chairman Military Committee, Frankfort, Ky. Gen. Joseph Hooker, commanding on the Upper Potomac, issued March 26, 1862. the following order: To brigade and regimental commanders of this division: Messrs. Nally, Gray, Dunnington, Dent, Adams, Speake, Price, Posey, and Cobey, citizens of Maryland, have negroes supposed to be with some of the regiments of this division: the Brigadier-General commanding directs that they be permitted to visit all the camps of his command, in searc for the loyalty of either slaveholders or slave-hunters, nor asked whether the persons claimed as fugitives had given important information, or rendered other service to the cause of the Union. In the same spirit, Gen. Buell's Provost-Marshal, Dent, at Louisville, Ky., issued an order to his (mounted) provost-guard to flog all Blacks, free or slave, whom they should find in the streets after dark; and for weeks the spectacle was exhibited, to the admiration of the thousands of active and pas
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
erous and considerate reply to my letter, in which he assured me that no operations in North Carolina were intended, and that it was his wish that with all the forces of the Army of the James that could be spared from other duty, and such additional troops as had been ordered to report to me at Fortress Monroe, I should seize upon City Point and act directly in concert with the Army of the Potomac, with Richmond as the objective point. See Appendix No. 19. On the 21st of April, Lieutenant-Colonel Dent, of General Grant's staff, came to Fortress Monroe as bearer of a letter and memorandum of instructions. See Appendix No. 20. Before his arrival Plymouth, which General Grant desired should be held at all hazards, had fallen; but everything else for which they provided had already been done. From my conversation with Grant and from his reiterated instructions that I was to intrench and fortify at City Point and Bermuda Hundred; that our new base was to be established there ; t
, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. [no. 20. Seepage 637.] Headquarters armies in the field. Culpepper Court-House, Va., April 19, 1864. Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler, Commanding Department of North Carolina and Virginia: General:--I send Lieutenant-Colonel Dent, of my staff, with this, not with the view of changing any instructions heretofore given, but more particularly to secure full co-operation between your command and that of General Meade. I will, as you understand, expect you to move frn your plans, that he may make as much preparation as possible. If it is possible to communicate with you after determining my exact line of march, I will do so. If you can possibly get scouts through to me, do it. Inform me by return of Colonel Dent your present situation and state of readiness for moving. Very truly, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. memorandum of instructions. Instruct the commanding officer at Plymouth to hold the place at all hazards,
n to Butler, 733; conducts Butler to Fort Harrison, 734-735; accompanies Butler to the opera, 761; reference to, 764; carries message to Porter, 791; tribute to, 899. Delta, New Orleans, as a Union journal, 895. Democratic National Convention, Charleston, 134; adjourned to Baltimore, 142-144; Chicago, 631; reference to, 713. Deming, Col., Henry, appointment of, 299-300; reference to, 386; insulted by New Orleans women, 417. Denegre, president New Orleans bank, anecdote of, 518. Dent, Lieutenant-Colonel, carries instructions to Fortress Monroe, 637. Department of Virginia and North Carolina, detailed to command of, 617. De Russey, Colonel, anecdote of, 249-251. Devens, Gen., Chas., consultation with at Annapolis, 210-211; in Fort McHenry, 231-232. Dimon, Col., Chas. A. R., enlists ex-confederates, 587. Dimick, Colonel, U. S. A., curious question put to, 173; reference to in Scott's order, 240. Dismal Swamp Canal, convict labor on, 847. Dix, General Jo
ifference between one week and the next. 2. (Music.) An instrument to indicate musical time. A metronome. Chro-nom′e-ter-es-cape′ment. The chronometer-escapement was invented by Berthoud, and improved by Harrison, Arnold, Earnshaw, and Dent. It is the most perfect, delicate, and satisfactory in its operation, of all the escapements. It is also kept more carefully, at least in marine chronometers, as the gimbal-joint hanging enables it to maintain a constant position relatively to t. Creeping-sheet.Gin. Cotton Crisper.Glossing. Crofting.Grounding-in. Cross-shearing machine.Habeck. Cut.Hackle. Cutting-engine.Hackling-machine. Damping-machine.Hair-rope picker. Dash-wheel.Hand-spinning machine. Decoloring-style.Hank. Dent.Harle. Devil.Harp. Discharger.Hatchel. Discharge-style.Hawser. Distaff.Hawser-laid. Doffer.Heck-box. Doffing-cylinder.Heckle. Doffing-knife.Heckling-machine. Doubler.Heddle. Doubling.Hemp. Doubling and twisting machine.Hemp-brake. Hook-
e stop-cocks are now closed, and the globe once more detached and weighed. The absolute specific gravity of the powder is obtained by multiplying the weight of the powder contained in the globe by the known specific gravity of mercury, and dividing the product by the product resulting from multiplying the difference between the weight of the globe when filled with mercury alone, and its weight when filled with mercury and powder, into the weight of the powder employed in the experiment. Dent. 1. (Weaving.) One of the splits of the reed, which is fixed in the swinging lathe, and whose office it is to beat the weft-thread up to the web. 2. A tooth of a gear-wheel. 3. (Carding.) The wire staple that forms the tooth of a card. See card. 4. A salient knob or tooth in the works of a lock. Den′tal Appa-ra′tus and Ap-pli′an-ces. See under the following heads: — Alveolar forceps.Burnisher. Amalgam manipulator.Cow-horn forceps. Anaesthetic refrigerator.Creosot
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