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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 6: the genius of Universal emancipation.1829-30. (search)
people of his color as widely as his means would permit. It seems singular that a production so original, able, and important, coming from such a source, should not have been promptly noticed in the Genius, even if critically and with exceptions; but it was not until the Richmond Whig had reported, with ridicule, the secret session of the Virginia Legislature to consider a message from Governor Giles on the subject, and the Savannah Georgian had announced similar action on the part of Governor Gilmer and the Georgia Legislature, that Garrison alluded to it in any way. After copying the two articles above referred to, he said: We have had this pamphlet on our table for some time past, G. U. E., Jan. 15, 1830, p. 147. and are not surprised at its effect upon our sensitive Southern brethren. It is written by a colored Bostonian, and breathes the most impassioned and determined spirit. We deprecate its circulation, though we cannot but wonder at the bravery and intelligence of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
glad to hear that your face is now set homewards. You will find great changes in Boston. The place is much improved since you have seen it; and yet I suspect it will seem to you smaller than it once did. Your European optics will not magnify things among us. Ever yours, C. S. To his brother George. Boston, March 1, 1844. my dear George,—I have but one moment for a scrawl to you. We are all stunned this morning by the intelligence of the death of Upshur, Secretary of State, and of Gilmer, Secretary of Navy, by the explosion of a Paixhan-gun on board of the Princeton. So this engine, formed for war, has killed its friends! I hope it may act to discourage further expenditure and experiment in such things. I would not vote a dollar for any engine of war. One war-steamer costs more than all the endowments of Harvard College. This comparison Sumner afterwards elaborated in his oration on the True Grandeur of Nations. Works, Vol. I. pp. 80-82. The fable of Aesop continues
was given similar duties in the valley of the Kanawha, and Col. C. Q. Tompkins, of Charleston, was assigned to command. Col. George Porterfield was directed to repair to Grafton and select positions for the troops in that section so as to cover the points liable to attack. The call for troops to assemble at Grafton was made on the counties of Braxton, Lewis, Harrison, Monongahela, Taylor, Barbour, Upshaw, Tucker, Mason, Randolph and Preston. The volunteers from Wood, Wirt, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Pleasant and Doddridge were to rendezvous at Parkersburg. Lieuts. J. G. Gittings and W. E. Kemble were ordered to report to Porterfield for duty. Col. Jubal A. Early was ordered to Lynchburg to organize and command the forces at that point, and Col. Thomas J. Jackson, who was at Harper's Ferry, was notified to watch the threatening movements of the enemy, to occupy and use the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio canal. Lieut.-Col. John Echols was placed in command
efatigable labors, and constant attention to execution of orders, in camp and field, and Gen. J. E. Johnston especially mentioned his valuable services during the battle of July 21st. He was promoted major, and appointed chief engineer of the army of Northern Virginia, under Johnston, and was commended for his skillful and devoted services both in his own profession and as a member of the general staff at Seven Pines. After General Lee came into command of the army, he was succeeded by Colonel Gilmer, and with promotion to colonel was given charge of the defensive works around Richmond. In command of the troops and defenses of Richmond in 1863-64, he participated in the operations against Kilpatrick's and Dahlgren's raid, and rendered valuable assistance to General Beauregard when the city was threatened by Butler. In August, 1864, he was promoted brigadier-general and assigned to his former position of chief engineer of the army of Northern Virginia. After the close of the war h
defiling across the Appomattox to its relief; and when, in the morning of the 16th, at 6 o'clock, Birney and Gibbon advanced their lines to reconnoitre, they found their old antagonist confronting them before the Avery House. During the forenoon, in the absence of Gen. Meade, Hancock was instructed to take command of all the forces in front of Petersburg and reconnoitre, with a view of finding a vulnerable point. This was done, and the hill occupied by the Hare House Spelled H-a-i-r on Gilmer's (Rebel) map. was decided upon by Gen. Meade, who had now arrived, as the best place to attack. The assault was made by the Second Corps at 6 P. M., and some ground gained, but with heavy loss. The enemy made several desperate but futile efforts to retake the lost ground. On our arrival at the City Point Railroad, late in the afternoon of the 15th, we heard from cavalry videttes our first intelligence concerning the capture of the outer works of Petersburg. The sun was just setting w
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 14: (search)
st secure the future. On the next day Gen. R. E. Lee addressed President Davis a letter stating that he had considered with some anxiety the situation in Georgia and Tennessee, and believed that there were grounds to apprehend that the enemy might penetrate Georgia and get possession of the depots of provisions and important manufactories. Alluding to the problem of permanently replacing General Bragg, he said only that if General Beauregard were considered suitable for the position, General Gilmer could take his place at Charleston. More force, he thought, should be sent into Georgia, and it could only be had, so far as he knew, in Mississippi, Mobile and the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Closing, he said: I think that every effort should be made to concentrate as large a force as possible under the best commander to insure the discomfiture of Grant's army. To do this and gain the great advantage that would accrue from it, the safety of points practically
On his arrival at Charleston he sent the following report, March 25th, to Gen. Samuel Cooper, at Richmond: . . . On February 7th Brigadier-General Finegan reported by telegraph that five gunboats and two transports of the enemy had made their appearance in the St. John's within 5 miles of Jacksonville; and on the next ay announced the arrival of eighteen vessels (gunboats and transports), the landing of the enemy in large force, and an immediate advance on the night of February 7th. General Gilmer was at once directed to put in motion and to report to General Finegan all the troops he had been previously ordered to hold in readiness for such an emergency. General Gardner, commanding in middle Florida, was telegraphed to send to the imperiled quarter, with all possible celerity, every soldier he could spare. Colquitt's brigade was ordered from James island to Savannah with a light battery. General Finegan was advised of what was done and instructed to do what he could with his me
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
557 Frick, Kilian: Vicksburg, Miss. 17 i, 611 Fuller, John W.: Atlanta, Ga. 38 III, 479-482 Fuller, W. G.: Ship Island, Miss. 41 IV, 777 Fullerton, Joseph S.: Dallas Line, Ga. 38 i, 866 Marietta, Ga. 38 i, 880 Garrard, Israel: Atlanta, Ga. 38 v, 536 Geary, John W.: Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 38 II, 139 Gibbon, John: North Anna River, Va. 36 III, 188 Gillmore, Quincy A.: Fort Sumter, S. C. 28 i, 25, 29, 597, 601, 603 Gilmer, Jeremy F.: Alabama River obstructions. 15, 1020 Gonzales, Ambrosio Jose: Edisto Island, S. C. 6, 279 James Island, S. C. 28 II, 408, 409 Granger, Gordon: Fort Blakely, Ala., Union works 49 i, 145 Franklin, Tenn 23 i, 225 Gray, A. B.: New Madrid, Mo., and Island no.10 8, 146, 147 Grose, William: Stone's River, Tenn. 20 i, 564 Hains, Peter C.: Fredericksburg, Va. 21, 1127 Hall, Norman J.: Gettysburg, Pa 27 i, 438, 439 Ha
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
99, 1 Gilliss, John R.: Cincinnati, Ohio, Covington and Newport, Ky. 103, 2 Gillmore, Quincy A.: Cape Fear River, N. C., 1864 76, 4 Charleston, S. C., 1863-64 4, 1 Charleston Harbor, S. C., view off North Channel 4, 1 Memphis, Tenn., and environs 114, 6 Morris Island, S. C., July 10-Sept, 7, 1863 38, 2; 44, 1, 2, 4 Fort Pickering, Memphis, Tenn. 114, 4 Fort Pulaski, Ga., April 10-11, 1862 5, 3, 4 Savannah, Ga., and vicinity 133, 3 Gilmer, Jeremy F.: Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield Counties, Va. 135, 3 Petersburg, Va., 1864 40, 1 Richmond and the Peninsula, Va., April, 1864 92, 1 Spotsylvania Court-House, Va., 1863 91, 1 South side of James River, Va., 1864 93, 1 Staunton to Winchester, Va 94, 2 Glover, John M.: Bayou Fourche, Ark., Sept. 10, 1863 25, 3 Glumer, J. Von: Atlanta Campaign, May 1-Sept. 8, 1864 57, 1 Gorlinski, Joseph: Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 5, 1862 24,
em up to Bailey's ferry, just out of reach of fire. The rebels had erected works on both sides of the river, and had a garrison in and around the two forts, of nearly twenty-eight hundred men, Two thousand seven hundred and thirty-four.—Tilghman's Re-port. under command of Brigadier-General Tilghman. The main fortification was on the eastern bank; it was a strong field-work, with bastioned front, defended by seventeen heavy guns, twelve of which bore on the river; See report of Colonel Gilmer, rebel engineer. General Tilghman's report says eleven guns; but the engineer is of course the more reliable authority in a matter of this sort. embrasures also had been formed, by placing sandbags on the parapets, between the guns; on the land front there was an intrenched camp, and still outside of this, an extended line of rifle-pits, located on commanding ground. The outworks covered the Dover road, by which alone communication could be had with Fort Donelson and the rest of the so
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