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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
is much despised as a soldier, and is always called by the Confederates Mr. Commissary Banks, on account of the efficient manner in which he performed the duties of that office for Stonewall Jackson in Virginia. The officer who is supposed really to command the advancing Federals, is Weitzel; and he is acknowledged by all here to be an able man, a good soldier, and well acquainted with the country in which he is manoeuvring. 3d may, 1863 (Sunday). I paid a long visit this morning to Mr. Lynn the British Consul, who told me that he had great difficulty in communicating with the outer world, and had seen no British man-of-war since the Immortalite. At 1.30 I saw Pyron's regiment embark for Niblitt's Bluff to meet Banks. This corps is now dismounted cavalry, and the procession was a droll one. First came eight or ten instruments braying discordantly, then an enormous Confederate flag, followed by about four hundred men moving by fours-dressed in every variety of costume, and
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 15: resignation from the army.-marriage to Miss Taylor.-Cuban visit.-winter in Washington.-President van Buren.-return to Brierfield, 1837. (search)
e an officer of the United States Army, and if it was not, your bearing and walk proclaim you a soldier. Disclaimers were unavailing; so even this occupation was denied him. One day, sick at heart of espionage and irritated into extreme nervousness, he saw a ship making ready for sea, and suddenly decided to sail in her to New York, whither she was bound. From thence he went to Washington, and was so fortunate as to get in a congressional mess with Mr. Benton, General George Jones, Dr. Lynn, Franklin Pierce, and other prominent men of that day. Of this period General George Jones, of Iowa, wrote thus: It was in 1838, when I was the last delegate to Congress from the Michigan Territory, that Jefferson Davis reached Washington in the winter and immediately called to see me where I was staying, at Dawson's boarding-house, not more than a hundred yards northeast of the present Senate chamber. Among the prominent men staying at the same house were Senators Thomas H. Benton from Mi
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 2.-fight at Port Royal, S. C. January 1, 1862. (search)
The rebels, right in the heat of our heavy firing from the gunboats, sent a flag of truce, but only got far enough along a causeway, near the woods, to inform us, in a loud voice, that they wanted to get their wounded and dead; but the shells burst around them so thick and fast, that they were obliged to go back. As soon as the message was received by the General, he signalized, and the gunboats ceased, and he immediately sent Lieut. A. J. Holbrook, Aid-de-camp on Gen. Viele's staff, and Lieut. Lynn, of the Eighth Michigan, with a flag of truce; but to no purpose — the rebels were no where to be seen or heard. They penetrated the woods, and called at the top of their voices, but received no answer. These officers reported three men lying dead, most horribly mangled. One man had a leg blown off close to his body, and lay crosswise on the causeway; of another, nothing remained but his head and shoulders; one with a leg gone, and piece of shell through him. All along the causeway t
hn Sebastian, pilot, lost left arm; David Hiner, pilot, slightly; R. H. Smith, pilot, slightly; J. W. Holly, coal-heaver, lost right arm; J. J. Milford, seaman, severely; R. Williamson, seaman, severely; James Hughes, seaman, slightly; James Morris, seaman, slightly; Richard Carter, seaman, slightly; Fred. Cooper, seaman, slightly; Stephen Tracy, seaman, slightly. Killed belonging to detachment of Fourth Wisconsin regiment, detailed as sharp-shooters, on the United States gunboat Tyler--Capt. Lynn, company I, commanding detachment; F. Barton, company E; H. Randall, company B; L. Goodridge, company K; A. Palmer, company G; C. Shafer, company D. Wounded — C. Van Ormand, company F, seriously; Peter Tuey, company F, seriously; W. Kent, company G, slightly; Anson Ayres, company E, slightly; J. Doyle, company K, slightly. Total killed, eight; total wounded, sixteen. For the last half-hour of the engagement the after part of the ship was full of steam, from the port escape-pipe havi
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
d to pay the same. October 25th, A special committee was appointed to make preparations for the reception and entertainment of the veteran soldiers of the three years service, and of Companies D and F of the one hundred days service, belonging to Lynn, on their return from the war. 1865. February 27th, In honor of the Union victories at Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, and other places, the city marshal was directed to cause the church-bells of the city to be rung for one hour at sunrise, nbe more than the actual number credited, as at the end of the war the surplus was exactly two hundred and thirty over and above all demands. One hundred and three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by Lynn on account of the war, exclusive of State aid to soldiers' families, was one hundred and sixty-two thousand one hundred and seven dollars and ten cents ($162,107.10). This does not include a citizens' fund raised by private subscription for recru
way, its charter having been granted by the legislature and accepted by its people five days before the corresponding action was taken in Cambridge. A year later, Charlestown illustrated the general tendency by likewise becoming a city. Before this charter agitation of 1846, there had been no new cities in Massachusetts since the incorporation of Salem and Lowell in 1836. But following the example of Boston's three little neighbors, New Bedford became a city in 1847, Worcester in 1848, and Lynn in 1850. Then came Newburyport in 1851, Springfield in 1852, Lawrence in 1853, Fall River in 1854, and so the list has lengthened, year by year. With the exception of the three early ventures of Boston, Salem, and Lowell, the era of Massachusetts municipalities may be said to have begun in 1846. The rapid increase in the population and property of Cambridge in the years immediately preceding the adoption of the charter was the main reason for the change in its form of government. From
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 6: the schism.—1840. (search)
40, before a large and Lib. 10.46, 47. enthusiastic assembly gathered in quarterly meeting of the Essex County Anti-Slavery Society, Mr. Garrison shaped kindred resolutions more pointedly, affirming that the indifference or open hostility to anti-slavery principles and measures of most of the so-called religious sects, and a great majority of the clergy of the country, constitutes the main Obstruction to the progress of our cause. And for the special reproof of the Quaker community of which Lynn was the seat, he Life of J. and L. Mott, p. 141. offered, with the necessary exceptions in favor of individuals, the following: Resolved, That the Society of friends,—by shutting its Lib. 10.46. meeting-houses against the advocates of the slave, and by its unchristian attempts to restrain the freedom of such of its members as are abolitionists—has forfeited all claims to be regarded as an anti-slavery society, and practically identified itself with the corrupt pro-slavery sects of the l
has G. indicted, 391; letters from S. J. May, 417; defeated at polls, 422; tries Amistad captives, 2.326. Julien Hall, leased by Society of Free Inquirers, 1.212; opened to G., 212, 226, 482; Free Church meeting at, 481; shut to Free Church, 2.124. Junius, favorite author of G., 1.188. Kaufman, —, Mr., libel on G. Thompson, 2.4, 90. Keep, John, Rev. [b. Longmeadow, Mass., Apr. 20, 1781; d. Oberlin, O., Feb. 21, 1870], 2.377. Kelley, Abby [b. Pelham, Mass., Jan. 15, 1811], secretary Lynn A. S. Society, 2.174; speech at Penn. Hall, 216; put on committee at N. E. Convention, 220, at Peace Convention, 227, 228, at annual meeting Am. A. S. S. (1839), 297, (1840), 348, 355; delegate to World's Convention, 353; at Springfield Convention, 419; addresses Boston Fem. A. S. S., 420; calls Chardon St. Convention, 422; at R. I. A. S. S. anniversary, 429.— Letters to G., 2.159, 174.—See A. K. Foster. Kendall, Amos [1789-1869], approves purging the mails of A. S. documents, 1.488,<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 6 (search)
a people's movement, based on the simplest human instincts, and far stronger for a time in the factories and shoe-shops than in the pulpits or colleges. The factories were still largely worked by American operatives, and the shoe manufacture was carried on in little shops, where the neighbors met and settled affairs of state, as may be read in Mr. Rowland Robinson's delightful stories called Danvis Folks. Radicalism went with the smell of leather, and was especially active in such towns as Lynn and Abington, the centres of that trade. Even the least educated had recognized it in the form of the Second Advent delusion just then flourishing. All these influences combined to make the Come-Outer element very noticeable,--it being fearless, disinterested, and always self-asserting. It was abundant on Cape Cod, and the Cape Codders were a recognized subdivision at reform meetings. In such meetings or conventions these untaught disciples were often a source of obvious inconvenience: th
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 2: Boyhood.—1805-1818. (search)
heard frequently from her by letter, and Lloyd was able to write to her in reply. Her little notes to him were full of tender affection and earnest hope that he would be a good and dutiful boy. Already her health and strength were beginning to fail, after her arduous struggle to maintain herself and her children; and her inability now to do continuous work made it all the more imperative that they should learn trades that would enable them to become self-supporting. So Lloyd was brought to Lynn to learn shoemaking, and apprenticed to Gamaliel W. Oliver, an excellent man and a member of the Society of Friends, who lived on Market Street and had a modest workshop in the yard adjoining his house. There the little boy, who was only nine years old, and so small that his fellow-workmen called him not much bigger than a last, toiled for several months until he could make a tolerable shoe, to his great pride and delight. He was much too young and small for his task, however, and it soon
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