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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 7: Manassas. (search)
rming with heavy masses of Federal infantry. Jackson recalled Imboden's battery, which had entered It was then that this general rode up to Jackson, and with despairing bitterness exclaimed, General, they are beating us back! Then, said Jackson, calm and curt, we will give them the bayonet.r-tasked command, exclaimed to them, There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Rally behind the the critical success. For nearly four hours, Jackson had held the enemy at bay; and the precious sof the contested arena, and the battery which Jackson had twice taken. But the other troops which the stubborn and useful fighting was done by Jackson and his command. Other officers and other brave made surrender inevitable. In this sense Jackson may be said to have won the first Battle of Mf war to every coast and river of the South. Jackson had the mind to comprehend the inestimable vamore with so uncertain an instrument. But Jackson was more than the professional soldier. Leav[21 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 8: winter campaign in the Valley. 1861-62. (search)
he Valley. 1861-62. The appointment of General Jackson to the command of a separate district und field. About the middle of November, General Jackson, busying himself, while he awaited his rest the ice and freezing floods of winter. Jackson therefore marched to Martinsburg, December 10ed the generous hospitality of the citizens. Jackson, nevertheless, pressed on, and the third day,ich of the roads the main body had gone. General Jackson, accordingly, divided his forces, sendinged them, and the rashness and severity of General Jackson's rule. A petition for the recall of theion for a time, and immediately wrote to General Jackson, in terms alike honorable to his own magnst his intended retirement. To all these General Jackson made the same reply. To the Governor, hesumed his tasks. In this transaction, General Jackson gained one of his most important victorieartinsburg. A General of less genius than Jackson would have certainly resorted to laborious en[41 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 9: General view of the campaigns of 1862. (search)
y assumed connexion with each other. The movements in Virginia were related to those in the Great West, and the brilliant events in the district commanded by General Jackson had a vital influence upon the campaign in Virginia. In writing the military history of this great commander, two objects must be kept in view. One will were the results of his boldness only, with that inexplicable chance, which, to man's natural reason, appears good luck, and which a religious faith, like that of Jackson, terms Providence. But while the perpetual and essential influence of the divine power is asserted, which alone sustains the regular connexion of means with ends, it will be shown that these conceptions are erroneous; that General Jackson's campaigns were guided by the most profound and original applications of military science, as well as sustained by the vigor of their execution; and that they are an invaluable study for the leader of armies. The reader has now reached the commenceme
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
. L. Wallace. Ship Fear-not. Acting-Master, D. S. Murphy; Acting-Assistant Paymasters, T. E. Ryan and W. C. Cook; Acting-Ensign, M. H. Karlowski; Acting-Master's Mates, C. H. Blount and H. R. Rome. Ship Nightingale. Acting-Master, E. D. Bruner; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, John Flynn; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, H. D. Kimberly; Acting-Master's Mates, T. W. Stevens and Alonzo Gowdy. Ship Kittatinny. Acting-Master, I. D. Seyburn; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, A. Depue; Acting-Ensigns, Henry Jackson, G. H. Barry, N. J. Blasdell and W. H. De Grosse; Acting-Master's Mates, J. W. Brown, W. H. Sprague and F. A. Johnson. Ship Pampero. Acting-Masters, F. E. Ellis and A. H. Mitchell; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. W. Langley; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, E. S. Wheeler. Bark J. C. Kuhn. Acting-Master, John F. Hardin; Acting-Ensigns, J. P. Pearson and Alex. Hanson. Barkentine Horace Beals. Acting-Master, D. P. Heath; Acting-Master's Mate, Francis Keenan; Acting-Assista
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
to be paid when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. September 15th, The following resolutions prepared by a committee appointed at a previous meeting were read, and unanimously adopted:— Resolved, That in the death of Major Henry Jackson How, Liberty has lost a heroic champion, the country a gallant leader, and the town a chivalric, noble, and generous citizen. Resolved, That we, the citizens of Haverhill, in town-meeting assembled, tender to the family of the deceased Resolved, That Mr. James H. Carleton be a committee to request of the family of Major How his battle-sword as a legacy to the town, to be suspended over or near the speaker's desk, in the town hall, and to be labelled, The battle-sword of Major Henry Jackson How, who fell in front of Richmond while gloriously defending the Constitution and flag of his country. Resolved, That these resolutions be entered on the town records, and a copy of the same transmitted to the family of the deceased.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry. (search)
mand of the detachment, during the evacuation and for some time afterwards, devolved largely upon Major Sumner. General Washington, Dec. 4, 1783, immediately after taking leave of his officers at Fraunces' Tavern, passed through this battalion of light infantry, and received from it the last military salute of the Revolutionary army. One regiment, formed from the disbanded army, was continued in service at West Point a few months after the discharge of the rest. In this regiment, Colonel Henry Jackson was first in rank, Lieutenant-Colonel William Hull the second, Major Caleb Gibbs the third, and Major Sumner the fourth. On July 1, 1784, his military career finally closed. Major Sumner was about five feet and ten inches in height, rather stout in person, and walked rapidly, bending forward and seemingly intent on some errand. He was quick in observation, frank in his intercourse with men, and liable to be deceived. He adapted himself readily to society of various kinds, and w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
nths before his death, A few months after Major Sumner's death, his brother, Dr. Seth Sumner, was appointed guardian of the boy. he wrote from Savannah to his agent in Boston, expressing great pleasure at Charles's return to school, and providing carefully for his future expenses, so that no further interruption might occur in his studies. In this letter he wrote,— Should any thing take place that I should not make you regular remittances, I desire you to call on my friend, General Henry Jackson. I know he will advance thirty or fifty dollars at any time, after hearing the circumstances, rather than see Charles taken from school. Remittances are hard to be forwarded from this place, but not the less certain; and all advances made by any friend of mine on this score, I will repay with interest and gratitude. Give my love to Charles, and tell him I expect he will be a studious, good boy, and learn eloquence and manners, as well as wisdom and the languages, at the academy.
elham's Island in the town of Cambridge, with a good road from Pelham's Island aforesaid, in the most direct and practicable line, to the nearest part of the Cambridge road, and to take certain specified tolls for and during the term of forty years; and they were required to pay annually to Harvard College or University the sum of three hundred pounds during the said term of forty years. Mass. Spec. Laws, i. 361-364. The corporators were Francis Dana, Oliver Wendell, James Sullivan, Henry Jackson, Mungo Mackay, and William Wetmore. By a subsequent Act, June 30, 1792 (i. 394) the franchise was extended to seventy years, and the annuity to Harvard College was reduced to two hundred pounds. The franchise was further extended, Feb. 27, 1807 (IV. 76-81), to seventy years from the completion of Canal (or Craigie's) Bridge; and the proprietors of that bridge, by its charter then granted, were required to contribute one half of the annuity payable to Harvard College. On the 22d of March
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
red. I feel as if I had reached a halting-place in my life, as if it would close now with a roundness and completeness, not of achievement, but of being. Henry Jackson how Major 19th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 3, 1861; killed at Glendale, Va., June 30, 1862. Henry Jackson how was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Henry Jackson how was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, October 22, 1835. His parents were Phineas and Tryphena (Wheeler) How. He was fitted for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, where he maintained an honorable standing. His former instructor writes that, in a large class, he ranked among the very first in scholarship, having one of the highest parts assigned him asted his battle sword as a legacy to the town of Haverhill, to be suspended over the speaker's desk in the Town Hall, and to be labelled The battle sword of Major Henry Jackson How, who fell in front of Richmond while gloriously defending the Constitution and flag of his country. With the following clear analysis of his characte
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), Biographical (search)
fter the war he settled in Macon, where he engaged in business until 1877. He then moved to Orange county, Fla., in which State he has since resided, engaging in orange culture. In 1878 he married the second time Miss Adela Branham, daughter of Dr. Joel Branham. He at present (1898) resides at his orange grove near Kissimee, Osceola county, Fla. Brigadier-General Henry Rootes Jackson Brigadier-General Henry Rootes Jackson was born at Savannah, Ga., June 24, 1820. His father was Henry Jackson, youngest brother and adopted son of Gen. James Jackson, of revolutionary fame, and was one of the ablest professors at the State university, the presidency of which, being repeatedly tendered him, was as often declined. Henry R. Jackson was educated at Yale college and graduated there with high honors in 1839. He studied law and was admitted to the bar at Columbus, Ga., in 1840. He then settled at Savannah and began a remarkably successful career. In 1843 he was appointed United Sta
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