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y the failure of, 1.243. Peace Convention proposed by the Virginia legislature. 1.194. Peace Convention at Washington, 1.235; John Tyler's address to, 1.237; propositions offered in, 1.238, 239. Peace Faction, opposition of to the government, 3.83; the war prolonged by, 3.91. Peace Party, factious opposition of, 2.18. Peace proposition of S. S. Cox, of Ohio, 2.29. Pea Ridge, battle of, 2.256. Peck, Gen. John J., his defense of Suffolk against Longstreet, 3.41-3.44. Peirce, Gen., charged with an expedition against Big and Little Bethel, 1.504; later services of, 1.511. Pelicaus flag, blessed by Father Hubert, 1.184. 635 Pemberton, Gen., in command of Confederates at Vicksburg, 2.578; his surrender of Vicksburg, 2.628. Pensacola, preparations to seize the forts at, 1.166; navy-yard at surrendered to the State authorities, 1.169; military operations in the vicinity of, 2.111-2.113 Pennsylvania, attitude of in relation to secession, 1.209; action of the
commanded in both battles in Maryland, says that all did their duty in his regiment, and he cannot discriminate. The following officers and men, of Garland's brigade, are specially commended for their good conduct: Colonels D. R. McRae, Iverson, and Christie ; Lieutenant-Colonels Johnston and Ruffin. The latter was wounded three times at South Mountain, and exhibited the highest qualities of the officer and soldier. Captains Garret, Robinson, Brookfield, Adjutant J. M. Taylor, and Lieutenant Peirce, of the Fifth; Captain Atwell, (killed,) and Lieutenant Caldwell, of the Twentieth, conducted themselves with soldier-like gallantry. Lieutenants King, Ray, Malone, Duguid, Felton, and Sutten, Sergeants Riddick, Ingram, Pearce, Johnson, and Dennis, privates Hays, Ellis, Campbell, Hillard, and Rinsart, of the same regiment, are highly commended by their regimental commanders. Sergeant A. W. Fullenwider, John W. Glenn, C. W. Bennet, and privates E. F. Howell, and W. C. Watkins, of the
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The scholar in a republic (1881). (search)
ch general knowledge of what mankind has agreed to consider proved and settled, that we know where to reach for the weapon when we need it. I have often thought the motto prefixed to his college library catalogue by the father of the late Professor Peirce,--Professor Peirce, the largest natural genius, the man of the deepest reach and firmest grasp and widest sympathy, that God has given to Harvard in our day, whose presence made you the loftiest peak and farthest outpost of more than mere scProfessor Peirce, the largest natural genius, the man of the deepest reach and firmest grasp and widest sympathy, that God has given to Harvard in our day, whose presence made you the loftiest peak and farthest outpost of more than mere scientific thought, the magnet who, with his twin Agassiz, made Harvard for forty years the intellectual Mecca of forty States,--his father's catalogue bore for a motto, Scire ubi aliquid invenias magna pars eruditionis est; and that always seemed to me to gauge very nearly all we acquired at college, except facility in the use of our powers. Our influence in the community does not really spring from superior attainments, but from this thorough training of faculties, and more even, perhaps, from
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
eat men, framed with an autograph below--Addison with a note to a friend to meet him at the Fountain Tavern; Pope, with a receipt for a subscription to the Iliad; Dickens, Tennyson, Scott, Washington, etc., each with an original note or manuscript below. An original drawing of Keats by Severn, his artist friend, in whose arms he died; given to Fields by Severn, as was also a lovely little oil painting of Ariel on the bat's back. Two superb photographs, of a wild, grand face, more like Professor Peirce than any one, with high, powerful brow, long face, masses of tangled hair, and full black beard; they might be a gipsy or a wandering painter or Paganini, or anything weird — and they are Tennyson. The next letter refers to a rising young author in whom Mr. Higginson took great interest: Do you remember a Newburyport girl named Harriet Prescott [Mrs. Spofford] who writes me immense letters and whom I think a wonderful genius? She has just sent to the Atlantic a story, under
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
character of the country. The Confederate infantry passed close to Crawford's skirmishers, and followed a path through the woods until they were near Hancock's position, when they deployed, and, about four P. M., suddenly fell upon Mott's division of Hancock's corps. Most of the troops were disposed so as to meet an attack from quite a different direction, so that the outburst of the enemy was on their rear, and the presence of the Confederates was first announced by volleys of musketry. Peirce's brigade of Mott's division at this point gave way, one section of artillery was captured, and affairs appeared as critical as can well be conceived. Hancock immediately ordered Egan to change front, and move to resist the adverse mass; but that officer, with true soldierly instinct, had already done that of his own motion, and was moving rapidly to attack the force in his rear. It is probable that the Confederates did not precisely comprehend the situation, for on emerging into the open
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
in reading Dante with Professor Lowell, and have spent many pleasant evenings with him over the pages of the Divina Commedia. Of my devotion to mathematics, I have also given a painful proof by continuing alone the study of that science with Professor Peirce, all the other members of the Mathematical Divison having relinquished the study at the close of the Junior year. The idea of coming to college has been familiar to me ever since I was quite young. During the last part of my attendancetion was difficult to him, yet he excelled in it; and a certain delight in overcoming obstacles seems to have induced him to give what he calls a painful proof of his devotion to mathematics by continuing alone the study of that science with Professor Peirce during his Senior year. His proficiency in this department was attested by his taking the Gray Prize, of two hundred and fifty dollars, for proficiency in mathematics during that year. As a friend he was faithful and true, cordial with h
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
avorite study with avidity and with signal success, acquiring with his theoretical knowledge skill in the manipulations of the laboratory. He distinguished himself also as a mathematical scholar, taking the advanced mathematical course with Professor Peirce during his Junior and Senior years. At the close of his Senior year he received the Gray prize for proficiency in mathematics,—a prize the awarding of which depended on a prolonged and thorough examination. In addition to this he received, could not easily have been greater. His letters show that he felt nothing connected with the military service so painfully as his separation from books and the means and opportunities of a higher culture. He had been a favorite pupil of Professors Peirce and Cooke, and they both now sought his services in their respective departments; the former nominating him to a vacant tutorship in mathematics, the latter requesting his appointment as assistant instructor in chemistry. A letter was writ
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
rd, I. 415. Patten, H. L., Maj., Memoir, I. 415-433. Also, L 395, 399, 406. Patten, Maria F., I. 415. Patterson, F. E., Brig.-Gen., II. 83, 251;. Patterson, George, Rev., I. 147, 148;. 159. Peabody, A. P., Rev. Dr., II 319, 389. Peabody, Elizabeth P., I. 179. Peabody, Everett, Col., Memoir, I. 150-166. Also, I. 406. Peabody, Frank, I. 165. Peabody, Howard, I. 150. Peabody, Mary, II. 172. Peabody, Oliver, Judge, I. 150. Peabody, W. B. O., Rev., I. 150. Peirce, B., Prof., II. 208, 213;, 277, 281. Perkins, C. E., I. 287. Perkins, Catherine C., I. 370. Perkins, J. A., Lieut., Memoir, 370-878. Also, I. 40. Perkins, Sarah, I. 350. Perkins, S. G., Lieut., Memoir, I. 349-357. Also, II 186, 455. Perkins, S. H., I. 349. Perkins, William, I. 370. Perkins W. F., Capt., II. 19. Perry, Com., I. 34; II. 2. Pettigru, J. G., Maj.-Gen. (Rebel service), I. 122, 231;; II. 308. Phelps, Francis, I. 189. Phillips, C. A., Capt, II.
and went into town, usually on horseback, to what is now City square, for the necessities they did not raise on their lands. No butchers', milk, fish, grocers', or coal teams made regular daily calls at those remote homesteads. How marked the change to-day! Solomon Phipps, the emigrant, died while his son, afterward the register, was in college. His grave can be shown in the old cemetery in Charlestown. It is in the front row, northwest of the gate, among his neighbors, Greene, Ryall, Peirce, Adams, Kettell, and Bunker, of which the most recent date is 1702. The hard-slate headstone, inscribed 1671, is of a texture likely to last for ages. Samuel Phipps, the son, was graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1671, the last class under President Chauncy, and the only one in twenty consecutive years to consist of more than ten members. The illustrious member of the class was Samuel Sewall, the judge, who was on the bench at the witchcraft trials, whose diary, long since in
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
of this operation, he remained in person at Fortress Monroe, and entrusted its execution to General Peirce, who took with him twenty-five hundred men and two field-pieces. This little band was dividd. On hearing that Magruder was waiting for him at Big Bethel, a short distance from that spot, Peirce went out to attack him. But the mistake that had just occurred had shaken the confidence of his s, ably handled by Lieutenant Greble, a young regular officer, keep up the fight alone. At last Peirce attempts a serious attack, and divides his little band into three detachments. A portion of thet has mistaken one of its own companies for a body of the enemy's troops threatening to turn it. Peirce, at the head of his reserves, boldly crosses the swamp on his extreme right, but in vain; the Coick, whose name, already mentioned, will frequently occur during the narrative of the war. While Peirce's soldiers were rapidly falling back upon Fortress Monroe, Magruder felt but little disposed to
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