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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 47 1 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 28 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 10 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 8 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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ormation of the country about Newbern; how many cars and locomotives are available to us on the road; whether there is good navigation from Beaufort, N. C., via Pamlico Sound, up Neuse River, etc. I want Admiral Porter to know that I expect to be ready to move about the fifteenth; that I have one head of column across Savannah River at this point, will soon have another at Port Royal Ferry, and expect to make another crossing at Sister's Ferry. I still adhere to my plan, submitted to General Grant, and only await provisions and forage. . . . . I am, with respect, etc., W. T. Sherman, Major-General. flag-steamer Harvest Moon, Port Royal Harbor, Jan. 22, 1865. Despatch No. 83. Hon. Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy: Sir: The Department is already advised by my previous letters, and no doubt more fully by intelligence from the War Department, of the precise object of General Sherman's operation. To assist in this, a diversion is to be made upon Charleston, though Gener
tter to Mr. Lincoln above quoted, I wrote to General William F. Barry, General McClellan's chief of artillery during the Peninsula campaign, requesting him to refer to his reports and to inform me how many guns he had reported lost by my division at Gaines's Mills, and received the following reply: Washington, March 10, 1864. My dear General: Your note of seventh instant is just received, and finds me on the eve of departure for the South-west, whither I am ordered for duty with General Grant's armies. I regret extremely that my papers relating to the Peninsula campaign are all packed up, and have been sent away, and that I have no better reference than my memory to enable me to answer your queries. I can, however, state in general terms that the guns lost by field batteries belonging to your division were but a very small portion of the whole number lost at Gaines's Mills. Faithfully yours, William F. Barry. With respect to the guns lost at Nelson's farm or New-Mar
ive fire into our ranks, of grape-shot, canister, and small arms. We were again ordered to retire, and did so in good order, and left the field after dark. Both officers and men acted gallantly during the entire engagement. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Wm. C. F. Brooks, Captain, commanding Twentieth Regiment Mississippi Volunteers. Report of Colonel Millian. headquarters Fifteenth regiment Georgia volunteers, camp McIntosh, July 26, 1862. Lieutenant Robert Grant, Assistant Adjutant-General: sir: I have the honor to submit, through you, to the Brigadier-General commanding, the following official report of the operations of this regiment in the recent actions before Richmond: On the twenty-sixth June, the regiment, (Colonel William M. McIntosh in command,) by order of Brigadier-General Toombs, occupied the intrenchments on the north side of theNine-mile road, near Price's house, and remained in that position until about six o'clock P. M
extraordinary efforts on that occasion. Every difficulty was met by increased energy and exertion, and every increased danger with a higher courage and devotion to duty. During the combat on the river, they were all constantly engaged in arduous and dangerous duties. In the final conflict, Captain Troup was on the left of my line, Captain DuBose on my right; Cadet Lamar accompanied me personally, and Captain Hill, of the First Georgia regulars, (assigned to me for special duty,) and Lieutenant Grant, were actively executing my orders in carrying orders and bringing up troops. It happened to my Aid, Captain J. R. Troup, on three occasions during the day, while in the performance of his ordinary duties, to pass troops which had broken and left their positions, on all of which occasions he rallied them with great skill and energy, succeeded on one occasion in leading them back into position, and on another inspired them with his own courage and enthusiasm, and led them successfully i
Gabaudau, his secretary, informing me that General Grant would send twenty thousand men by the firs any portion of my troops and artillery to General Grant, without leaving my trains, and six thousarce that we had anticipated receiving from General Grant, promised in the several communications tof that portion of the official despatch of General Grant relating to the surrender of Vicksburg, ang the winter. I was also informed that Major-General Grant and Major-General Steele had been writt the President, and subsequently from Lieutenant-General Grant, were not to be abandoned,) at New Orions in regard to this expedition. Lieutenant-General Grant, in a despatch dated the fifteenth of which had been evacuated by order of Lieutenant-General Grant, dated March thirty-first, arrived atk, dated April thirtieth, as follows: Lieutenant-General Grant directs that orders heretofore given e gunboat Signal, with despatches for Lieutenant-General Grant, Admiral Farragut, General Sherman, a[10 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Robert 1852- (search)
Grant, Robert 1852- Author; born in Boston, Mass., Jan. 24, 1852; graduated at Harvard College in 1873; later began law practice in his native city. He is the author of Yankee Doodle; The oldest school in America, etc.
met Macaulay before, but being seated between him and Dean Milman, I must confess I was a little embarrassed at times, because I wanted to hear what they were both saying at the same time. However, by the use of the faculty by which you play a piano with both hands, I got on very comfortably. There were several other persons of note present at this breakfast, whose conversation I had not an opportunity of hearing, as they sat at a distance from me. There was Lord Glenelg, brother of Sir Robert Grant, governor of Bombay, whose beautiful hymns have rendered him familiar in America. The favorite one, commencing When gathering clouds around I view, was from his pen. The historian Hallam was also present, and I think it very likely there may have been other celebrities whom I did not know. I am always finding out, a day or two after, that I have been with somebody very remarkable and did not know it at the time. Under date of May 18th she writes to her sister Mary:--
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIII: Oldport Days (search)
s a real success, they say, and I repeat it because I am prone to humility about speaking and put all my conceit into my writing. It seemed rather an ordeal to speak before Congressmen and Washington people, they have such a surfeit of it; and Gen. Grant had taken a special interest in the lecture and made his friends buy tickets. Again from Ann Arbor, Michigan, he wrote: To-day I have been in some of the classes—one most tumultuous class of 350 law students who were in ecstasies over a l. All honor to the great scientific investigations which are to so many the only path out of crushing opposition; but let us recognize also that science is not all, and that help and strength may still come from a region unexplored by science. Grant that its experiences and lights are as yet unsystematic, unmeasured, occasional; and that few lives can be kept always at their high level, yet it is something to know what that level is. He was fond of quoting Emerson's saying, Better that t
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
and tinsel compared to that. His position as chairman of the Harvard Visiting Committee on English Literature he resigned in 1903, having served on this and other Visiting Committees for sixty-odd years. In the latter part of that year he wrote in the journal, I always keep on my desk Sunset and evening Star [Tennyson's Crossing the Bar ], and am ready for whatever comes. On the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1903, a reception was given to him by the Boston Authors' Club, when Judge Robert Grant read his inspiring verses written for the occasion, and afterwards printed in the Atlantic Monthly, beginning:— Preacher of a liberal creed, Pioneer in Freedom's cause; Ever prompt to take the lead In behalf of saner laws, Still your speech persuasive flows As the brooks of Helicon. You have earned a fair repose, Thomas Wentworth Higginson! This poem Colonel Higginson called one of the greatest laurels I ever won. He thus alluded in his diary to the celebration:— Dec. 21. Eveni
y Higginson at Boston Public Library, 284. Galton, Francis, and Higginson, 328. Garrison, William Lloyd, favors disunion, 181; estimate of, 202. Geary, Gov., 172, 174; account of, 176. Gladstone, W. E., Higginson meets, 324. Grant, Judge, Robert, poem for Col. Higginson's birthday, 391. Grant, Gen. U. S., 264. Greeley, Horace, at Syracuse, 133. Greene, Henry Copley, 374. Greene, W. B., influence of, 72. Hale, Edward Everett, 399; and Higginson, 24, 83; account of, 261; Grant, Gen. U. S., 264. Greeley, Horace, at Syracuse, 133. Greene, Henry Copley, 374. Greene, W. B., influence of, 72. Hale, Edward Everett, 399; and Higginson, 24, 83; account of, 261; festival for, 387. Hamilton, Sir, William, described, 339. Hardy, Thomas, Higginson meets, 352, 353. Harris, Dr., Thaddeus William, 24, 28. Harvard University, Stephen Higginson, steward of, 8; class of 1841, 23, 24; dress regulations, 25; early account of, 29, 30; exhibition at, 33, 34; Higginson represents, at Winchester, Eng., 360-62. Harvard Memorial Biographies, 263, 409, 410; working on, 275. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, at Concord, 51. Hayes, President, and wife visit Newport
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