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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
Pennsylvania Regiment, Burnside's corps, was largely composed of Schuylkill coal miners, and its lieutenant colonel, Pleasants, had been a mining engineer. One hundred and thirty yards in front, on General Johnson's front, at the center of General Elliott's brigade, was a salient in the Confederate lines. It was a re-entrant commanded by a flank from either side; in its rear was a deep hollow. The mining men, with the instinct of their profession, conceived the idea of blowing it up. Burnsied in the one great desire to look into the hole; and then, when the Confederates on either side of the crater began to take in the situation and to fire from the traverses, there was an uncontrollable and natural desire to get in the hole. General Elliott, while forming his command on the higher ground in the rear of the crater, was severely wounded; but Colonel McMaster, who succeeded to the command, got part of his troops in the ravine in the rear, and their front fire, and the flank fire f
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
, 350. D'Erlon's First Corps, 421, 422. Devil's Den, Gettysburg, 274, 285. Devin, General Thomas C., 373. Dinwiddie Court House, 376. Disaster at Five Forks, 376. Dix, General John A., 109, 172. Doubleday, General, 209, 227. Douglas, Stephen A., 83. Drewry's Bluff on the James, 350. Dungeness, Cumberland Island, 14, 15, 410. Dutch Gap Canal, 361. Early, General, Jubal, notice of, 47; mentioned, 228, 266, 276; defeats Wallace, 351; in front of Washington, 351. Elliott's infantry brigade, 355; wounded at Petersburg, 358. Embargo Act, the, 81. Emory, General William H., 54, 352. Evans, Captain, mentioned, 235. Evelington Heights, 166. Everett, Washington, 84. Ewell, General Richard S., notice of, 47; mentioned, 109, 137, 143, 177, 188, 190; his character, 259; mentioned, 263, 265, 277, 299; in command of Richmond, 381; captured, 385. Fairfax Court House, 195. Fair Oaks, battle of, 146, 148. Falling Waters, 303, 304, 306. Ferrero, Ge
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
found that General Hardee was in company with General Polk and Bishop Elliott of Georgia, and also with Mr. Vallandigham. The latter (calledg a short time in the artillery, he had entered the church. Bishop Elliott, of Georgia, is a nice old man of venerable appearance and verya later period of the evening, they subsided into music. After Bishop Elliott had read prayers, I slept in the same room with General Hardee.r in his ambulance to Shelbyville, eight miles, in company with Bishop Elliott and Dr. Quintard. The road was abominable, and it was pouring present at a great open-air preaching at General Wood's camp. Bishop Elliott preached most admirably to a congregation composed of nearly 3,ble to exaggerate the respect paid by all ranks of this army to Bishop Elliott; and although most of the officers are Episcopalians, the majority of the soldiers are Methodists, Baptists, &c. Bishop Elliott afterwards explained to me that the reason most of the people had become diss
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
ved by General Hardee. The review being over, the troops were harangued by Bishop Elliott in an excellent address partly religious, partly patriotic. He was followe told me it was almost impossible for either side to stop the practice. Bishop Elliott, Dr. Quintard, and myself got back to General Polk's quarters at 6 P. M., whe Episcopal Church. The ceremony was performed in an impressive manner by Bishop Elliott, and the person baptized was no less than the commander-in-chief of the armthe Confederacy. I had intended to have left Shelbyville to-morrow with Bishop Elliott; but as I was informed that a reconnoissance in force was arranged for to-mpunity. The weather is now almost chilly. 3d June, 1863 (Wednesday). Bishop Elliott left for Savannah at 6 A. M., in a downpour of rain, which continued nearlyeople. At 2 P. M. I dined at the house of Mr. Carmichael, son-in-law to Bishop Elliott, who told me there were 2,000 volunteers in Augusta, regularly drilled and
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxii. (search)
ulllength portrait, painted while he was Governor, for the city of New York, Inman required but two or three sittings of an hour each, with an additional quarter of an hour for the standing figure. This drew out something from me in relation to Elliott's whole length of him, painted at the same period. My experience with Elliott, he rejoined, who was then in the beginning of his career, was a very different affair. He seemed to think me like Governor Crittenden's hen. Laughing at the recolElliott, he rejoined, who was then in the beginning of his career, was a very different affair. He seemed to think me like Governor Crittenden's hen. Laughing at the recollection, he lighted a cigar, and continued: One day the Governor was engaged with his Council, when his little boy, of five or six years, came into the chamber, and said, Father, the black hen is setting. Go away, my son, returned the Governor; I am very busy. The child disappeared, but soon returned, and putting his head in at the door, repeated the information. Well, well, replied the Governor, you must not bother me now; let her set. The door was shut, but soon afterward again cautiously
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
lay, Henry, 71. Colfax, Hon., Schuyler, 14, 85, 87, 172, 177, 195, 285. Concert, Marine Band, 143, 168. Creech, 68. Creeds, 190. Crittenden, General, 46. Cropsey, 168. Curtin, 82-84. Cushing, Lieutenant, 232. D. Dall, Mrs. C. H., 165. Defrees, 126. Deming, Hon. H. C., 190, 219. Demonstrate, 314. Derby, J. C., (N. Y.,) 290. Description of Picture, 27. Dole, Commissioner, 282. Douglas, Hon. Stephen A., 194, 237, 249,315. Douglass, Frederick, 204. E. Elliott, (Artist,) 69. Emancipation, 21, 73, 74, 77, 78, 86, 196, 197, 269, 307. Equestrian Statues, 71. Ewing, Hon., Thomas, 37. F. Fessenden, Hon. W. P., 182. Field, Rev. H. M., 135. Florida Expedition, 48. Ford. Hon. Thomas. 296. Forney. Colonel. 267. Forrek, Edwin, 114. Frank, Hon. A., 218. Freedmen, 196. Fremont, 47, 220, 221. G. Gamble, Governor, 242. Garfield, General, 240. Garrison, 167. Gilbert, Wall Street Assessor, 255. Goldsborough, Admiral, 240. G
mercy, will direct our Government and our army. March 4th, 1862. In statu quo as far as our armies are concerned. The Nashville, a Confederate steamer, that has been watched by eight Federal war vessels, came into port the other day, at Beaufort, North Carolina, after many hairbreadth escapes, bringing a rich burden. Ash-Wednesday, March 5, 1862. This morning Dr. Wilmer gave us a delightful sermon at St. Paul's. He will be consecrated to-morrow Bishop of Alabama. To-night Bishop Elliott of Georgia preached for us, on the power of thought for good or evil. I do admire him so much in every respect. March 6th, 1862. To-day we saw Bishop Wilmer consecrated-Bishop Meade presiding, Bishops Johns and Elliott assisting. The services were very imposing, but the congregation was grieved by the appearance of Bishop Meade; he is so feeble! As he came down the aisle, when the consecration services were about to commence, every eye was fixed on him; it seemed almost impossib
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 47 (search)
s assault were 4 commissioned officers and 35 enlisted men killed, and 11 commissioned officers and 165 enlisted men wounded. The Fortieth Indiana Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Learing commanding, suffered terribly, they being in advance. Captains Elliott and Kirkpatrick, Fortieth Indiana Volunteers, were two of the finest officers in the service. The last I saw of Captain Kirkpatrick he was in front of his command with drawn sword waving them forward. As he passed me he simply asked me where shall I strike the enemy's lines? Captain Elliott was not only fit to command a company or regiment, but was one of the most accomplished officers and gentlemen in the service. Lieutenant Sharp, Fortieth Indiana, and Captain Berkshire, Ninety-seventh Ohio Volunteers, were both killed while gallantly leading their companies in the charge. Nothing of importance occurred in my command until the night of the 2d of July, when the enemy evacuated their strong hold at Kenesaw, and retreated towa
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 182 (search)
a. m. received a note from Major-General Schofield, stating that his command was at Doctor Lee's house and his cavalry at Varnell's Station. This note was sent by him at 9.30 a. m., and at 11.20 a reply was sent to him, informing him of our position. At 1 a. m. received note from General McCook, dated Tunnel Hill road, giving his position, one brigade at Varnell's Station, the other on the left of General Newton, and asking whether he should unite his brigades. As General Thomas and General Elliott, chief of cavalry, were present, they replied, sending him instructions. As soon as Tunnel Hill was gained General Stanley was placed in position, his line extending along the summit of the hill, the right resting on the road that crosses the same, running from Ringgold to Dalton, and joining with the left.of Palmer's corps. Next in line was Wood's division, his right joining Stanley's left, and also extending along the summit of the ridge. Newton's division was massed in reserve in
in political policy after hearing the reasons on which his opinion was based, and was prone to suspect insincerity on the part of the dissenter. But, unless offered a rudeness he was habitually mild, though keenly, yet good-humoredly, satirical, pointing his arguments usually with some homely anecdotes which generally turned the laugh on his opponent. He had quite a collection of standard works, upon the formative period of our government, among which The Constitution, The Federalist, Elliott's debates, etc., filled a conspicuous place. These were read and almost committed to memory. The Resolutions of ‘98 and ‘99, were always quoted when the argument became hot, and no one questioned the authority cited. Once a witty man, fagged out by the weight of authority pressed upon him, objected to having every thing he said controverted by offensive books. The brothers considered the Constitution a sacred compact, by which a number of sovereigns agreed to hold their possessions in c
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