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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1854. (search)
ent of Washington, with Headquarters at Vienna, Virginia. For many months he was occupied in resisting the incursions of Mosby. This was a post of danger, and one in which he rendered important service to the country. But he constantly desired an opportunity of acting on a larger and more glorious field. I have often said, writes General Mosby, that, of all the Federal commanders opposed to me, I had the highest respect for Colonel Lowell, both as an officer and a gentleman. In the spriropriety. I was sorry enough the other day that my brigade should have had a part in the hanging and shooting of some of Mosby's men. October 10. I don't think I now care at all about being a Brigadier-General. I am perfectly satisfied to s he heard without. He expressed pleasure at the triumphant issue of the fight, and at Colonel Gansevoort's victory over Mosby, news of which was brought in that day. As dawn approached, it was evident that his spirit was gradually freeing itself f
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
lf. To this same friend he expressed his regret that his wound should take him from the field when there was so much need of men. He never lost his spirits, and amused his wounded comrades around him by making wry faces at them. On Wednesday, May 11th, about three P. M., he left Fredericksburg in an ambulance for Belle Plain, some eight miles distant. At two o'clock the next morning they had only reached White Oak Church, a distance of about five miles. Here the ambulance was attacked by Mosby's guerillas. Henry was sitting on the front seat with the driver; Captain Mali and Captain Perkins of his regiment were inside, being very severely wounded. The order was given by the guerillas to get out and unhitch the horses. Before those who were able could obey, they were fired into. Henry then asked Captain Mali for his pistol; but before he received it he was shot through the body from behind, the ball entering between the shoulder-blades, passing just above the heart, and coming
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
osing him to be, as he professed, a Union man. With one exception they declared themselves to be Mosby's men. Thus ended a short life, just on the verge of manhood. Arthur went to the war entirelone hundred and fifty men, principally raw recruits from New York regiments, to go in pursuit of Mosby, and remain out three days. Goodwin was put second in command. Eight only of the men were from vening of the third day, as they were returning to camp, they fell in with about five hundred of Mosby's men, and the disastrous encounter took place which cost my brother's life, and scattered the wfrom his horse in an exhausted condition, and the next day was taken to camp. I did not see Mosby's artillery, but I understand that he had with him two pieces. Tidings of his condition reac associations. He said, however, that, if he had only had his own company, he might have driven Mosby, after all, and that it might just as well have been the other way, but he accused no one. In m
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
and happiness saw him begin to rally at once, convalescing so rapidly that in a fortnight he could set out for the North. He went by low stages to Lenox, Massachusetts, suffering no drawback. His health was rapidly restored, and he rejoined his regiment in the same year, November 16, 1862, at Fort Scott, Virginia, near Washington. On the 9th of March, 1863, Captain Barker was taken prisoner with Brigadier-General E. H. Stoughton, they having. been surprised in their-beds at midnight by Mosby, near Fairfax Court-House. The General and his staff were betrayed into the hands of the Philistines by Miss Antonia J. Ford,—Honorary Aid-de-Camp to the Rebel General Stuart; she had planned the capture with Rebel officers. When near Centreville, on his way to Richmond, Captain Barker made a desperate effort to escape. He was on a strange horse, without saddle, and surrounded by fifteen or twenty Rebel cavalrymen; but, watching his opportunity, he suddenly wheeled,—in the effort unhorsin
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
II. 156. Merrill, Samuel, Col., I. 126. Merritt, C. M., Capt., II. 35. Miles, N. A., Brig.-Gen., I. 111. Miller, Adam, Lieut., I. 322. Mills, Anna C. L., II. 133. Mills, C. H., II. 133. MillS, C. J., Brev. Maj., Memoir, II. 133-141. Montgomery, James, Col., II. 194, 463;. Moore, A. B., Col., II. 240. Moore, S. W., II. 229. Morgan, E. D., Gov., I. 11, 91;. Morgan, J., II. 241. Morris, Josephine M., I. 90. Morse, C. F., Lieut.-Col., II. 273, 274;. Mosby, J. S., Col. (Rebel service), 1.291,300, 303; II. 302. 329, 359. Motley, J. L., I. 6, 7;. Mott, G., Maj.-Gen., I. 430. Mudge, Caroline A., II. 142. Mudge, C. R., Lieut.-Col., Memoir, II. 142-152. Also, II. 83, 106;,122, 251,258. Mudge, E. R., II. 142. Mulligan, J. A., Col., I. 160. Murphy, Private, II. 427. Myer, Maj., II. 252. N. Nelson, Col., I. 67. Newcomb, E. M. Lieut., Memoir, II. 153-157. Also, II. 7. Newcomb, J. J., II. 153. Newcomb, Mary S., I