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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
ion of the Carter family, with the battery behind a house, his right covered by a grove, and his left sheltered by shrubbery along the road. It was half-past 10 before the head of Hunter's column, led by Burnside, came in sight of Evans. The division had rested half an hour at the ford, and, being well supplied with water, was quite refreshed. The Second Rhode Island, Colonel John Slocum, led. As they approached the open fields he threw out skirmishers, and very soon his regiment, with Marston's Second New Hampshire, and Martin's Seventy-first New York, with Griffin's battery, and Major Reynolds's Marine Artillery, of Rhode Island, opened the battle. Evans was soon so hard pressed that his line was beginning to waver, when General Bee, who had advanced with the detachments of his own and Bartow's Georgia brigade, and Imboden's battery, to the northern verge of the plateau, just described, perceiving the peril, hurried down the slope, crossed Young's Branch valley, and gave the C
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
important smuggling route then in operation; for, although Charleston and Mobile were considered important ports for smuggling supplies to the South, Hatteras Inlet was none the less so. For the purpose of capturing the defences of Hatteras Inlet a squadron under command of Commodore Stringham was fitted out. It consisted of the Minnesota, Captain Van Brunt, Wabash, Captain Mercer, Monticello, Commander J. P. Gillis, Susquehanna, Captain Chauncey, Pawnee, Commander Rowan, Cumberland, Captain Marston, and the Revenue Steamer Harriet Lane, Captain Faunce. Three transports accompanied the squadron The Adelaide, Commander Stellwagen, George Peabody, Lieut.-Commanding Lowry, and the Fanny, Lieut.-Commanding Crosby. They carried about 900 troops under command of Major-General B. F. Butler. On the 27th of August, 1861, the day after leaving Hampton Roads, the squadron The sounds of North Carolina. anchored off Hatteras Island, on the extreme southwestern point of which were Forts
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
at the ships as if at a target, should A. prow of steel: b. wooden Bulwark: h. Pilot House: dd. iron under water: c. propeller: the Merrimac. (from a sketch made the day before the fight.) he think proper to do so. Instead of making it a trial trip, as first intended, Buchanan determined to make it a day of triumph for the Confederate Navy. At this time there was at anchor in Hampton Roads, off Fortress Monroe, the Minnesota, of forty guns, Capt. Van Brunt; Roanoke, of forty guns, Capt. Marston; St. Lawrence, fifty guns, Capt. Purviance; and several army transports. Seven miles above, off Newport News, lay the Congress, fifty guns, and the Cumberland, thirty guns. Newport News was well fortified and garrisoned by a large Union force. It was a beautiful day, following a storm. The water was smooth and the vessels in the Roads swung lazily at their anchors. Boats hung to the swinging booms,washed clothes on the lines, nothing indicated that an enemy was expected, and no on
been flattered in your parental pride, would you not have yielded? This is what happened to Grant, and all his financial misfortunes flowed from hence. I listened, and could not deny that most probably I should have been flattered to my ruin, as Grant was. Grant's Memoirs are a mine of interesting things; I have but scratched the surface and presented a few samples. When I began, I did not know that the book had been reprinted in England; I find that it has, By Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., and that its circulation here, though trifling indeed compared to that in America, has been larger than I supposed. But certainly the book has not been read here anything like so much as it deserves. It contains a gallery of portraits, characters of generals who served in the war, for which alone the book, if it contained nothing else, would be well worth reading. But after all, its great value is in the character which, quite simply and unconsciously, it draws of Grant himself.
Second New Hampshire regiment.--Both Gen. Scott and the Brigade Commander Col. Burnside, have expressed the warmest appreciation of the extraordinary firmness and steadiness of this regiment while under galling fire and during the retreat. Col. Marston was severely wounded in the beginning of the engagement at Bull Run, and although gallantly returning to the field, the command devolved upon Lieut.-Col. Fiske. Col. Burnside himself relates, that, testing the resources of his brigade, he said to Col. Fiske: Will your men obey such and such an order? To which Col. Fiske replied: My men will obey any order. The following paragraph from the Washington National Republican shows how far this confidence was justified:-- the Second New Hampshire regiment.--During the late engagement, the Second New Hampshire Regiment behaved with the utmost gallantry. Arriving on the field the second regiment, they were instantly called upon to support the right of the Rhode Island battery, and
but detractions rude, Guided by faith and matchless fortitude, To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed.--Milton's Sonnet to Cromwell. Ho! sons of the Puritan! sons of the Roundhead! Leave your fields fallow, and fly to the war! The foe is advancing, the trumpet hath sounded-- To the rescue of freedom, truth, justice, and law! Hear His voice bid you on, Who spake unto Gideon: “Rend the curtains of Midian, From Heshbon to Dor!” From green-covered Chalgrave, from Naseby and Marston, Rich with the blood of the Earnest and True, The war-cry of Freedom, resounding, bath passed on The wings of two centuries, and come down to you: “Forward! to glory ye, Though the road gory be! Strong of arm! let your story be, And swift to pursue!” List! list! to the time-honored voices that loudly Speak from our Mother-land o'er the sad waves,-- From Hampden's dead lips, and from Cromwell's, who proudly Called freemen to palaces — tyrants to graves: “Sons of the Good and Pure
self served in the war of 1812, and was on duty at Marblehead when the ship Constitution was chased into port by two British seventy-four gun ships. His father, Mr. Simon Norton, who was born at Chester, N. H., 1760, enlisted when fifteen years of age, and served throughout the Revolutionary War. He was in the battles at Bunker's Hill and at Bennington, and went South under General Washington. In 1775 and 1776 he was in Breed's regiment, under Capt. Emerson, of Candia. Henry C., the youngest son, seventeen years old, was in the battle of Bull Run under Colonel Marston, of the New Hampshire Second, and was there wounded by a rifle ball. The ball tore away his hat band, and, glancing along the skull several inches, lodged there and was not extracted till he reached Washington, he walking the whole distance. The next morning the brave young soldier was ready for duty. Neither Mr. Norton nor his father ever received a pension. Such patriotism is worthy of record.--Boston Journal.
Or any flag the winds unroll. ”What price was Ellsworth's, young and brave? How weigh the gift that Lyon gave? Or count the cost of Winthrop's grave? ”Oh brother! if thine eye can see, Tell how and when the end shall be-- What hope remains for thee or me.“ Then Freedom sternly said: ”I shun No strife nor pang beneath the sun, When human rights are staked and won. ”I knelt with Ziska's hunted flock; I watched in Toussaint's cell of rock; I walked with Sydney to the block. ”The moor of Marston felt my tread; Through Jersey snows the march I led; My voice Magenta's charges sped. ”But now, through weary day and night, I watch a vague and aimless fight For leave to strike one blow aright. ”On either side my foe they own: One guards through love his ghastly throne, And one through fear to reverence grown. ”Why wait we longer, mocked, betrayed By open foes, or those afraid To speed thy coming through my aid? ”Why watch to see who win or fall?-- I shake the dust agains
Doc. 48.-expedition into Virginia. The expedition embarked from Point Lookout on the morning of the twelfth of January, 1864, under command of Brigadier-General Marston, accompanied by Adjutant-General Lawrence and other members of his staff. It consisted of three hundred infantry and one hundred and thirty men of the Secondntry rendered efficient service in constructing the wharf for their reembarkation, and the whole expedition was carried out according to the original plans of General Marston without any misunderstandings. Lieutenants Dickinson and Denney, of the Fifth cavalry, and William Everett, a citizen volunteer, who accompanied them, are ed for their bravery and valuable services. Commodore F. A. Parker, of the Potomac flotilla, and Lieutenant Provo, commanding the Anacostia, and now commanding the flotilla in the vicinity of Point Lookout, heartily cooperated with General Marston, and rendered most valuable aid in effecting the embarkation and reembarkation.
Olin moved the previous question, and under its operation the substitute of the Senate was agreed to. So the bill was passed, and approved by the President on the seventh of February, 1863. No. Xliii.--The Bill to promote the efficiency of the Commissary Department. In the House, on the eighth of January, 1863, Mr. Washburne, of Illinois, introduced a bill to promote the efficiency of the commissary department, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Marston, of New-Hampshire, on the fourth of February, reported it back with an amendment. The bill provided that there should be added to the subsistence department of the army, by regular promotions therein, one brigadier-general, who should be commissary-general of subsistence; one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, and two majors; the colonel and lieutenant-colonel to be assistant commissaries-general of subsistence; and that the vacancies in the above-mentioned grades should be filled by reg
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