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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 7: he wanders. (search)
keep him three days. In three days she had changed her opinion; and to this hour the good lady cannot bring herself to speak otherwise than kindly of him, though she is a stanch daughter of turbulent Erie, and must say, that certain articles which appeared in the Tribune during the war did really seem too bad from one who had been himself an Eriean. But then, he gave no more trouble in the house than if he had'nt been in it. Erie, famous in the Last War but one, as the port whence Commodore Perry sailed out to victory—Erie, famous in the last war of all, as the place where the men, except a traitorous thirteen, and the women, except their faithful wives, all rose as on man against the Railway Trains, saying, in the tone which is generally described as not to be misunderstood : Thus far shalt thou go without stopping for refreshment, and no farther, and achieved as Break of Gauge men, the distinction accorded in another land to the Break oa Day boys—Erie, which boasts of nine tho
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1834 (search)
, a visit to San Francisco was too expensive to be often undertaken; and Congress, too, evidently disapproved of such visits, and refused to increase the pay of the officers on that station. This monotonous course of life was at last ended by his being ordered to the Falmouth, in which vessel he visited Oregon and Vancouver's Island, and finally returned to the Atlantic States in February, 1852. In the following August he joined at Norfolk the steamer Powhatan, which made a part of Commodore Perry's famous Japan expedition. Doctor Wheelwright was not present at the signing of the treaty between the United States and Japan, for he was ordered to the Plymouth, which left for China before that ceremony took place. During this cruise he was promoted to a surgeoncy, his commission being dated April 5th, 1854. On his arrival at home, after being a few months in the receiving-ship at Boston, he was ordered to the Home Squadron in the Cyane, and visited Newfoundland and other places o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1848. (search)
ife and child. But if summoned, he adds, I shall obey without faltering, conscientiously believing such to be my duty as a husband, a father, and a man. The opportunity was at hand. For several years he had been the commander of a militia company (Company D of the Sixty-eighth Regiment New York State Militia). He had put his wonted zeal into the work of drilling and disciplining this little corps, till it had become the crack company in that part of the State; and at the inauguration of Perry's statue, where a number of such associations had been brought together, it had received marked applause. Perhaps it is not too much to say that to his labor, in this respect, was due, in good measure, the promptness with which the citizens of the town met the call for soldiers at the outbreak of the Rebellion. In January, 1861, he offered the services of the company to the Governor in case of emergency. It had just then fallen in numbers to twenty-eight, but was immediately filled to the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
Salem, Massachusetts. Having enjoyed the benefit of a State scholarship, he considered himself bound to engage for a time in the occupation of teaching, and had indeed previously written to his friends: I hope to show by my life as a teacher, and in any other profession in which I may engage, that I can appreciate the kindness and indulgence of my father at its true value. As, however, no opening immediately offered itself, he began the study of law in November, 1859, in the office of Messrs. Perry and Endicott in Salem. It is pleasant to his friends to look back on the enjoyment which this last period of peaceful life afforded him, and the generous kindness which he received from the legal gentlemen above named. At the same time he enjoyed his home and home comforts most thoroughly, and the sound of his cheerful voice and of his springing, joyous step was like sweetest music there. He seemed to be overflowing with joy, and the desire to impart this feeling to others was not wan
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
dy, 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. 235. Phillips, Wendell, I. 61. Pickett, G. E, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel service), I. 96; II. 454, 455;. Pierce, E. W., Col., I. 100. Plaisted, H. M., Col., II. 40. Pleasanton, A., Maj.-Gen., II. 70. Plumb, Rev. Mr., II. 231. Pope, John, Maj.-Gen , I. 26, 124;, 218, 244, 267, 425; II. 50, 94;, 128, 134, 169, 217, 259, 309. Porter,
Iron, laid in Howard street, Dec., 1852 Laid in Court, near Washington street, August, 1853 Asphalt, laid in front United States Court House, Tremont street, Nov., 1867 Laid in Columbus avenue, Dec., 1877 Peace Treaty with England, proclaimed in Boston, Apr. 1, 1783 Celebrated in Boston, Feb. 19, 1815 Jubilee, see Jubilees, 1869 and 1872 Pedestrian Lambert wins a great walking match, Oct. 8, 1857 Peacocks put in the Deer Park on the Common, May 23, 1864 Perry, Oliver H. of Lake Erie fame, visited Boston, May 10, 1814 Physicians practising in Roston, 33, 1800 Physicians practising in Roston, 50, 1820 Physicians practising in Roston, 200, 1840 Physicians practising in Roston, 500, 1860 Physicians practising in Roston, 700, 1880 Pickpockets One at Faneuil Hall arrested, beat and imprisoned, Nov. 8, 1802 Great show — up of about 50 at Tukey's office, Sep. 15, 1851 Pigeons flying, darken the air in Bosto
Outang, 109 Ox, Roast 109 P. Paine, Thomas 109 Paine Hall, 109 Paine, Robert Treat 109 Packets, 109 Palmleaf Hats, 109 Paper Ballots, 109 Paris Exhibition, 109 Parker Fraternity Hall, 109 Parker Hill Reservoir, 109 Park Hall, 109 Park Garden, 109 Park, Back Bay 109 Parkman, Dr., Geo. 109 Partington, Mrs. 109 Passports, 109 Patch, Sam 109 Paving, 110 Peace Treaty, 110 Peace Jubilees, 110 Pedestrian Lambert, 110 Peacocks, 110 Perry, Oliver H. 110 Physicians, 110 Pickpockets, 110 Pigeons, 110 Pillory, 110, 111 Pitcher, Molly 111 Pinafore, 111 Piper, Thomas W. 111 Pittsburg Capture, 111 Police, 111-113 Police Badges, 113 Police, Chief 113, 114 Police Captains, 114-116 Police Deputies, 116 Police Inspectors, 116 Police Superintendent, 116 Police Deputy Supt., 116 Police Station Houses, 117 Polls Taxable, 117 Poore, Ben. Perley 117 Pope's Day, 117 Population, 1
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
ed lieutenant, January 13, 1825, and master-commander September 8, 1841. In 1845 he was detailed by Secretary Bancroft to locate and organize the United States naval academy at Annapolis, and he served as its first superintendent until 1847. During the Mexican war he commanded the Germantown and cooperated with General Scott in landing of troops at Vera Cruz, and was conspicuous in the capture of San Juan da Ulloa. As commander of the flagship Susquehanna he was a prominent participant in Perry's expedition to Japan, in 1852 to 1855. In the latter year he was commissioned captain, and in 1859 he was placed in command of the Washington navy yard. On April 22, 186, following the affair of the 19th at Baltimore, he tendered his resignation, but it subsequently appearing that Maryland would not secede, he asked that he might recall the same, which was refused. He entered the Confederate navy September 5, 1861, as a captain, and was first assigned to duty as chief of orders and deta
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Appendix A. (search)
s. 1Steam-tenderAnacostiaWashington. — 42 Available, but not in commission. No. of vessels.Class.Name.Station. 1Ship-of-the-lineVermontBoston. 5Sailing-frigatesPotomacNew York. BrandywineNew York. St. LawrencePhiladelphia. RaritanNorfolk. Santee Kittery. 9Sailing-sloopsSavannahNew York. PlymouthNorfolk. JamestownPhiladelphia GermantownNorfolk. VincennesBoston. DecaturSan Francisco. MarionPortsmouth, N. H. DalePortsmouth, N. H. PrebleBoston. 3BrigsBainbridgeBoston . PerryNew York. DolphinNorfolk. 5Screw-frigatesRoanokeNew York. ColoradoBoston. MerrimacNorfolk. MinnesotaBoston. WabashNew York. 1Screw — sloop (1st class)PensacolaNorfolk. 1Side-wheel steamerMississippiBoston. 1Side-wheel steamer (3d class.)Water WitchPhiladelphia. 1Steam-tenderJohn HancockSan Francisco. — 27 Unserviceable 9Ships-of-the-linePennsylvaniaReceiving ship, Norfolk. ColumbusIn ordinary, Norfolk. OhioReceiving ship, Boston, North Carolina. Receiving ship, New York. D<
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter VIII Hatteras InletRoanoke Island. (search)
K. Davenport; Underwriter, Lieutenant-Commanding Wm. N. Jeffers; Delaware, Lieutenant-Commanding S. P. Quackenbush; Commodore Perry, Lieutenant-Commanding C. W. Flusser; Valley City, Lieutenant-Commanding J. C. Chaplin; Commodore Barney, Acting-Lies pennant was on board the Dela ware, Commander Quackenbush, and was followed by the Louisiana, Hetzel, Underwriter, Commodore Perry, Valley City, Morse, Seymour, Whitehead, Lockwood, Ceres, Shawsheen, Brincker, and Putnam. As this force passed in's Report. At daylight of the 10th, the flotilla weighed anchor and formed in the order prescribed, the Underwriter, Perry, Morse, and Delaware in advance, with the Ceres on their right flank. The remainder of the force, led in order by the Lmy. Commander Rowan, in the Delaware, returned to Elizabeth City at five P. M. of the 18th, and ordered the Louisiana, Perry, Morse, Lockwood, and Whitehead to follow. Going up Croatan Sound, he found the Barney at anchor as prearranged; another
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