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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
mbering 2800 men, with a field-battery, to join the defenders of that point, while Jackson proceeded to take position upon Bull Run, between Cocke and Bonham. But, warned by the distant rattling of musketry and subsequently by Evans himself, Bee and Bartow change their direction, and arrive in time to assist the latter just when his soldiers are beginning to fall back before Burnside, who was supported on his left by a battalion of regular troops from Porter's brigade, and on his right by Griffin's regular battery of artillery. Bee, forming his line with admirable judgment, soon changes the aspect of the combat and checks the Federals, who are already attacking Evans's positions. The battle was at its height; there were many killed and wounded on both sides. Hunter was among the first to be. struck down; and the loss of a considerable number of superior officers, who were obliged to expose themselves in order to urge their troops forward, caused trouble and hesitation in the Fe
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
ng on this side. A little before daylight McCall left the position of Beaver-dam, which he had so well defended the day before. The brigades of Martindale and Griffin of Morell's division, which had come the previous evening to take position alongside of him, but had not been in action, remained to cover his retreat. The Confehis division were thus disposed: Butterfield on the left, in the flat lands adjoining the river; Martindale in the centre, occupying the edge of the Powhite wood; Griffin on the right, deployed across the forest of which this wood is only the extremity, and resting upon New Cold Harbor. The position of the last was a difficult one, upon which he was to join Jackson. About one o'clock the heads of column of A. P. Hill, who was following the Cold Harbor road, encountered the first line of Griffin's brigade at the entrance of the wood occupied by the Federals, whose fire, supported by numerous cannon, brought them to a full stop. Hill's artillery planted i
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
ations, and knowing his opponent to be short of provisions, he had every interest in compelling the latter to attack him in defensive positions. But he had no idea of retiring, and this the Federals were soon to find out. After feeling the enemy for some time, Pope decided at last to make a vigorous charge on the centre. McDowell, who had the chief command on that side, launched Porter's corps against Jackson's right. This corps, weakened, it was said, by the absence of the brigade of Griffin, whom Pope accuses of having left the battle-field at daybreak to retire to Centreville, numbered, nevertheless, still seven or eight thousand men, all veterans of the preceding campaign, led by two experienced officers, Generals Sykes and Morrell. They charged with impetuosity; but the open space they had to cross was enfiladed by the hill on which Colonel Lee had planted his eight batteries, and, from the height of this natural bastion, they flanked the entire portion of Jackson's line w
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
de, Hancock; 2d Brigade, Brooks; 3d Brigade, Davidson. 6th corps, F. Porter; 19,960 men strong. 1st Division, Morrell. 1st Brigade, Martindale; 2d Brigade, Griffin; 3d Brigade, Butterfield. 2d Division,Sykes. 1st Brigade (regular), Major Russell; 2d Brigade, Warren. Independent Division, McCall; 9514 men. (Pennsylvncock; 2d Brigade, Brooks; 3d Brigade, Davidson. 6th corps, F. Porter. 1st Division, Morrell. 1st Brigade, Martindale; 2d Brigade, Butterfield; 3d Brigade, Griffin. 2d Division, Sykes. 1st Brigade, Warren; 2d Brigade (regular), Buchanan. Independent Division, Reynolds. (Pennsylvania Reserves.) 1st Brigade, ......;ouch. 1st Brigade,......; 2d Brigade, ...... 7th independent corps, Porter; 12,030 men strong. 1st Division, Morrell. 1st Brigade, Martindale; 2d Brigade, Griffin; 3d Brigade, Butterfield. 2d Division, Sykes. 1st Brigade (regular), Captain Dyer; 2d Brigade, Warren. Humphrey's Division (joined the Army September 18th)
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 9 (search)
6th corps, W. F. Smith. Division, Newton. Brigade, ......; brigade, ......; brigade,...... Division, Brook. Brigade, ......; brigade, ......; brigade,...... Division, Howe. Vinton's brigade; brigade, .....; brigade...... Grand division of the centre, Major-general Hooker. 39,984 men, 100 guns. 5th corps, Butterfield. Division, Sykes. Brigade,.....; brigade, ......; brigade, ...... Division, Humphreys. Brigade, ......; brigade,......; brigade,...... Division, Griffin. Brigade, ......; brigade, ......; brigade, ...... 3d corps, Stoneman. Division, Sickles. Brigade, ......; brigade, ......; brigade, ...... Division, Birney. Ward's brigade, Berry's brigade; brigade, ..... Division, Whipple. Carroll's brigade; brigade,......; brigade, ...... Cavalry, Pleasonton's Division. Brigade,...; brigade, .... Bayard's Division. Brigade, ......; brigade, ..... Reserve Artillery, Hunt. Confederate army. Commander-in-chief, General R. E. Lee.
s. Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 3 Dec. 1773; Compare too Hutchinson to Mauduit, 7 Dec. 1773. The spirit of the people rose with the emergency. Two more tea-ships which arrived were directed to anchor by the side of the Dartmouth at Griffin's wharf, that one guard might serve for all. The peopie of Roxbury on the third of December, voted that Chap. L.} 1773. Dec. they were bound by duty to themselves and posterity to join with Boston and other sister towns, to preserve inviolate e instant a shout was heard at the porch; the warwhoop resounded; a body of men, forty or fifty J. D. Whitworth's Deposition. in number, disguised as Indians, passed by the door; and encouraged by Samuel Adams, Hancock and others, repaired to Griffin's wharf, posted guards to prevent the intrusion of spies, took possession of the Chap. L.} 1773. Dec. three tea-ships, and in about three hours, three hundred and forty chests of tea, being the whole quantity that had been imported, were empti
rodigious, prodigious! I mention these things to you because you want to hear all the talk that is passing. General Warren was the hero of The Rebels. It was received with the same favor that Hobomok had called forth, but some of the Calvinists took umbrage at the allusions to Dr. Byles. Of this she wrote to her sister: The Calvinists, you know, have a fist always doubled up for a combat. They expect to find the Thirty-Nine Articles supported as manfully in a modern novel as in Dr. Griffin's sermon. I do not think it worth while to battle with them or their doctrines. As mankind advance in the steady march of free and rational principles their absurd tenets will die away, together with image worship, pilgrimages to Mecca, and holy alliances. Indeed, their present extraordinary zeal is but the convulsive spasm of approaching dissolution. In 1825 she again wrote to her sister: Evenings in New England has been out several weeks, and meets with much more unqualified appro
a, was being made or experimented with and machinery installed for that purpose. And so closed the history and usefulness of this old mill privilege, first established on the grant to Rev. Zechariah Symmes by his son William as a fulling mill. During that last winter the writer worked in the old mill with his father, who was present and witnessed the destruction of the dam by explosion of powder. Perhaps, at the present writing, the only living witness of the somewhat dramatic scene is Mr. Griffin, the old retired gate-tender at West Medford, better known as Faithful Mike. (This digression may, as a matter of history, be added to page 395 of Brooks' History of Medford.) Today, extending from the parkway, there may be seen in excellent preservation the embankments of the canal, and at their end, beneath the water, the lower courses of the aqueduct masonry, a reminder of the canal's prosperous days. These mark the channel of the Aberjona as it was prior to the raising of the lak
Our Illustrations. Our frontispiece, taken in 1881, shows the old railway station at the street crossing, and the rear end of Mystic Hall, with its studio annex and conical sky-light. The dwellings of the agent and flagman were removed to Canal street crossing, the latter becoming that of Faithful Mike Griffin. The belfry and clock tell of the Congregational Church, where is now the fire station. The new station of stone is a substantial one, but not in use when the view was taken. Its floor was lower than the tracks, and the octagonal tower, with bell-shaped roof, was an afterthought, added to relieve the somewhat squat appearance. Later, a locomotive vane was placed on it. This building is the subject of a booklet, A Novel Cabinet, giving a geological list of its stones. The buildings across High street were moved from Holton street in 1877, enlarged, and made into stores and tenements, one always a pharmacy, the other till recently a market. Note the cross-over a
City Council. --A regular monthly meeting of the Council was held yesterday. Present--Messrs. Saunders, Anderson, Denton. Griffin, Scott, Graitan, Crutchfield, Burr, Hill, Haskins, Richardson. Absent — Glazebrook, Roddey, Talbott, and Greaner. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Col. Haskins, from the Commissioners of Streets, reported in favor of giving William Ready the contract for indexing and numbering the streets, in accordance with the plan of the City Engineer. Mr. Scott opposed the report, first, because he did not know that the Council had the right to compel citizens to put numbers on their houses — and, second, because a citizen of Richmond, who desired to propose for the work, had been denied the privilege of doing so. Mr. Denton thought Mr. Ready was entitled to the contract, and that the Council should give it to him, if it had the right to require citizens to number their houses. After further discussion, on motion o
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