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Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 6 0 Browse Search
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H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 6 0 Browse Search
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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), I. First months (search)
heir great boots and weather-beaten slouched hats looked as if they could swallow him and not know it. Captain Boleslaski (such was his name) was selected probably for two reasons, in this military mission: 1st, because he could speak no word of English; and 2d, because he was very deaf. Notwithstanding which little drawbacks, he ran about very briskly, from morn to eve, and really saw a great deal. I roared French in his ear, till I nearly had the bronchitis, but succeeded in imparting to hiagraph is from a letter dated December 15. I lose my tent-mate, the phlegmatic countryman of Gustav Adolf and Charles XII. He could not get permission to remain on General Hunt's Staff and so will have the satisfaction of joining his cavalry regiment, which is hutted somewhere in the mud, near Culpeper! In his place I shall probably have Rosencrantz, another Swede, and for some time at Headquarters as A. D.C. He is a courteous man, an old campaigner, and very amusing with his broken English.
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), IV. Cold Harbor (search)
stages to General Wright near by. The good General was comfortably in the woods. I say comfortably, because everything is relative. I mean he had his tents pitched and had iced water, two important elements. He speaks no French--De Chanal no English--so they smiled sweetly at each other. Old D. C. ought to be ashamed of himself. He married an American wife, but, like a true Gaul, utterly refused to learn a word of English. It is ever a part of a Frenchman's religion to speak no language English. It is ever a part of a Frenchman's religion to speak no language but his own. Little grasshopper Guzman chirped away and made up for two. Then Colonel Kent rode out with us, as a matter of politeness (for I knew that part of the line as well as he), and we showed them how our men made breastworks of rails, logs, and earth; how they lived and cooked; and all sorts of things. After which I took them out towards the picket line and showed them the country, and a tract of dense, young pines, through which our men advanced in double lines — a feat which I can n
oss the Potomac were an exceedingly unkempt, loafing set of fellows, who handled their firelocks like pitchforks and spades, and I doubt if some of those who read or tried to read our papers could understand them, as they certainly did not speak English. The Americans possess excellent working materials, however, and I have had occasion repeatedly to remark the rapidity and skill with which they construct earthworks. At the Virginia side of the Long Bridge there is now a very strong tete de pst time, a body of infantry with sloped arms marching regularly and rapidly towards me. Their faces were not blackened by powder, and it was evident they had not been engaged. In reply to a question, a non-commissioned officer told me in broken English, We fell back to our lines. The attack did not quite succeed. This was assuring to one who had come through such a scene as I had been witnessing. I had ridden, I suppose, about three or three and a-half miles from the hill, though it is not
at New York, composed the following on the occasion of the departure of the Oneida (N. Y.) Regiment: Englynion. Glewion O ddynlon a ddaehth-- O'r diwedd, Ar du ein llywodraeth O, Oneida, fan odiaeth, Am ddynion nuoynion, a maeth. Hil Gomer hael gymerant-- Y bradwyr, A'u bradyr a ddifaut; Ergydiau o'u gynau, gant, I'r aig ein gallon rwygant. Jeff. Davis, O gyff diafol-- Ddu olyn, A ddaliaut yn rhwysgol; A blingant ei ben blwngol ; Dyna ffawd yr adyn ffol!. Which, being translated into English, reads thus: Welsh rally. Oneida is a hero a! d, Full of true braves; It marshals forth this gallant band, To save our nation from the hand Of base, secession, traitor knaves. The sons of ancient Britons come With wild hurrahs ; They join the host that guard our home, And crush the foes who madly roam To rob our fields and change our sheltering laws. Jeff. Davis, our most hateful foo, The Devil'ts son, These conquering forces will o'erthrow, And trample in the dust below-- A villain's end
The bravery of Beauregard, as shown in his late attack on the English (language,) set forth in an epigram, by Quilp: That Beauregard Has no regard For perils that others might flurry; Is shown to a fault, In his recent assault On the canons of Johnson and Murray. Boston Post.
ew years since a gentleman residing in Richmond, Va., gave a large dinner party to some distinguished men, among whom was Floyd, then a rising man, but whose personal appearance indicated neither mental nor physical superiority, he being a pursy, dark-complexioned man, with crispy, wiry hair. Among the distinguished guests were two Indian chiefs, returning from a visit to their Great father, the President — magnificent specimens of their race. Floyd, thinking to compliment them and make them at their ease, told them in a condescending manner, that he could boast of Indian blood in his veins, being a descendant of Pocahontas. One of the chiefs, drawing him-self up majestically and disdainfully, and with a look of contempt upon his noble countenance, said in broken English, Ugh! No! No! nigur! Nigur! The confusion and dismay of Floyd was complete, and it required all the boasted politeness of Richmond to keep the other guests from exploding with laughter.--Springfield Republican.
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
t contempt. But, unable to withstand our steady hammering, they at last coldly responded to our attentions. Shot skipped by us, shell exploded among us; but, with very unusual luck, we lost but few men . . . . The afternoon passed quickly away. One of the caissons, which belonged to a battery that was in action alongside of us, struck by a shell, blew up, and two men were blown up with it. A long bolt made by our English brothers did this work, and it added to my dislike of all things English. As the sun sank the infantry prepared to deliver the assault that we had been announcing as to be made. A staff officer rode up; we ceased firing. The smoke drifted off of the field. Utterly exhausted, I threw myself on the hot ground and watched the doomed men who were to try to carry the Confederate line. The charging cheer rang out loudly, the line of blue-clad soldiers rushed forward, the Confederate pickets emptied their rifles, jumped from their rifle-pits, and ran for their mai
812; dying declarations of, 820. Whelden, Lieutenant-Colonel, letter to regarding State aid, 309-310. Wickliffe, Governor, at Baton Rouge, 483. Wilson, Hon., Henry, visit from Annapolis, 207; objects to further recruiting, 295; as chairman of Senate Military Committee, 318; neglects to carry out President's recommendation, 879. Wilson's Wharf, afterward Fort Pocahantas, 627; seized and occupied, 640; attacked by Fitzhugh Lee, 669-670. Wilkes, Commander of San Jacinto, seized English steamer Trent, 314-317. Wilkes, George, Esq., removes misunderstanding between Grant and Butler, 853-854. Wilkeson, Frank, quoted attack on Petersburg, 703, 706, 712. Wilde, Brigadier-General, raid of, 618; seizes Fort Powhatan, 640; repulses attack on Fort Pocahontas, 670. Wilderness, battle of, reference to, 636; Grant's report of, 646-647; reference to, 705, 710. Williams, Gen., Thomas, commands troops against Fort Hatteras, 337; against Fort St. Philip, 368; in New Orlean
er to the Union meeting, New York, Doc. 92 Breckinridge, Rev. Dr., article of, in the Danville (Ky.) Review, opposing secession, D. 97 Breckinridge, J. C., protests against the war, D. 35 Brengle Guard, of Frederick, Md., D. 61 Breshwood, Capt., surrenders the cutter Robert McClellan, D. 16 Brown, George M., of Mobile, Ala., D. 13 Bridgeport, Conn., Union meeting at, D. 35 Briggs, G. N., Governor of Massachusetts, D. 83 Bright, Mr., remarks in English House of Commons, May 23, Doc. 303 Bronson, Greene C., Doc. 135 Brooklyn, N. Y., D. 15; Union meeting at, D. 42; war spirit in, D. 50; steam frigate, ordered to Charleston, S. C., D. 9; P. 10; Navy Yard, the threatened attack upon, P. 21; Heights Seminary, D. 50 Brooks, Sarah Warner, P. 45 Brooks, William M., of Ala., D. 12 Broome Co., (N. Y.,) volunteers, D. 67 Brown, —, Governor of Georgia, demands Augusta arsenal, D. 16; prohibits payment to Northern credi
They describe the Sumter as a very indifferent screw propeller of about five hundred tons. She is armed with four short thirty — two--pounder guns and one sixty — eight-pounder pivot-gun. She is amply provided with small arms, has abundance of ammunition, and abundance of provisions of kinds, as may be expected from her helping herself so plentifully from various sources. Her crew, when she entered Cadiz harbor, was ninety-nine, all told, mostly Irish, but with a slight intermixutre of English. The captains say, that the crew are very discontented, and that eleven deserted on entering a Spanish port. The marines on board are all Irish, and they add, that of forty-three prisoners on board on arrival at Cadiz, all the negroes, who formed a large proportion of them, were retained as a part of the crew of the Confederate steamer. As each of the captains relates circumstances somewhat different from the other, we shall take each in turn, and first of Capt. Hoxie. His vessel, the
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