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t to that point. Shortly after the arrival of General White at Lenoirs, General Burnside arrived on a train from Knoxville to command in person the movement of the troops. A countermarch to Loudon was immediately ordered. A reliable spy had brought information that the rebels were constructing a pontoon at Loudon, and doing nothing at Huff's Ferry. This he knew--had seen it with his own eyes. Reliable spies are infallible. The Holy City never had within its sacred precincts an Otho or Pius, whose high conceptions of morality taught them the invaluable worth of truth more surely than the ordeal through which they had to pass taught the loyal East-Tennesseeans, and they whose names lead all the rest are the reliable spies and scouts. One thousand five hundred soldiers, who had carried water from the river opposite Loudon for three weeks, and up to the time reliable spy had seen the bridge, and a part of them from the very spot where the bridge touched the north side of the river
Doc. 174.-Jefferson Davis and Pope Pius IX. Richmond, September 23, 1863. Very venerable sovereign Pontiff: The letters which you have written to the clergy of New-Orleans and New-York have been communicated to me, and I have read with emotion the deep grief therein expressed for the ruin and devastation caused by the war which is now being waged by the United States against the States and people which have selected me as their President, and your orders to your clergy to exhort the people to peace and charity. I am deeply sensible of the Christian charity which has impelled you to this reiterated appeal to the clergy. It is for this reason that I fell it my duty to express personally, and in the name of the Confederate States, our gratitude for such sentiments of Christian good feeling and love, and to assure your Holiness that the People, threatened even on their own hearths with the most cruel oppression and terrible carnage, are desirous now, as they have always been,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
ntly, and Great Britain to appear as little prominent as possible.--Dispatch of Lord Lyons to Lord John, Russell, November 17, 1862. and the emissaries of the conspirators were specially active in Europe, the British ministry, restrained by the good Queen, steadily refused to take decided action in the matter. Only the Pope of Rome, of all the rulers of the earth, acting as a temporal prince, officially recognized Jefferson Davis as the head of a real Government. In the autumn of 1862, Pope Pius the Ninth addressed a letter to the Archbishops of New York and New Orleans, enjoining them to employ their prayers and influence for the restoration of peace. These were published, and on the 23d of September, 1863, Jefferson Davis, in his official capacity, addressed a letter to The Most Venerable Chief of the Holy See, and Sovereign Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, thanking him, in his own name and that of the Confederate States, for his Christian charity and love, declaring that
ck, 3.101; services of in Missouri, 3.278-3.280. Plymouth, N. C., siege of by Confederates under Hoke, 3.470; battle of, 3.471. Pocotaligo, Gen. Brannan's expedition to, 3.189. Point of Rocks, skirmish at, 2.135. Politicians. Southern, virulence of, 1.37. Polk, Gen. L., notice of, 1.539; death of (note), 3.378. Pope, Gen. John, operations of in Missouri, 2.181,182; campaign of the Army of Virginia under, 2.442-2.463; unwillingness of McClellan to support (note), 2.462. Pope Pius IX., the Confederacy recognized by, 3.47. Porter, Admiral David D., operations of against the forts below New Orleans, 2.331; at the siege of Vicksburg, 2.621; force under in the Red River expedition, 3.253; difficulties of in descending the Red River from Grand Ecore, 3.266. Porter, Gen., at Bull Run, 1.596, 606; at the battle of Gaines's Farm, 2.422. Port Gibson, battle of, 2.604. Port Hudson, Farragut's attempt to pass the batteries at, 2.598; investment of by Gen. Banks, 2.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
rching westward across Northern Africa 1,000 miles, with transportation consisting of 190 camels, on April 27, 1805, captured the Tripolitan seaport town of Derne. They fought their way successfully towards the capital, their followers continually increasing, when, to the mortification of Eaton and the extinguishment of the hopes of Caramelli, they found that Tobias Lear, the American consul-general, had made a treaty of peace (June 4, 1805) with the terrified ruler of Tripoli. So ended the war. The ruler of Tunis was yet insolent, but his pride was suddenly humbled by the appearance of a squadron of thirteen vessels under Commodore Rodgers, who succeeded Barron, and he sent an ambassador to the United States. The Barbary States now all feared the power of the Americans. and commerce in the Mediterranean Sea was relieved of great peril. Pope Pius VII. declared that the Americans had done more for Christendom against the North African pirates than all the powers of Europe united.
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 2: a Roman winter--1878-1879; aet. 59-60 (search)
e little Prince of Naples, The present King, Victor Emanuel III. her son; the Queen of Portugal, her sister-in-law; and Prince of Portugal, son of the latter. The King entered soon after twohe took the oath standing bareheaded, then signed some record of it. The oath was then administered to Prince Amadeo and Prince de Carignan, then in alphabetical order to the Senate and afterwards to the Deputies. A month later, Pio Nono laid down the burden of his years. She says of this:-- Pope Pius IX had reigned too long to be deeply mourned by his spiritual subjects, one of whom remarked in answer to condolence, I should think he had lived long enough! The winter passed swift as a dream, though not without anxieties. Roman fever was then the bane of American travellers, and while she herself suffered only from a slight indisposition, Maud was seriously ill. There was no time for her Journal, but some of the impressions of that memorable season are recorded in verse. Sea, sky
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 24 (search)
nia Military Institute in 1873. His last work was a Preliminary Report on the Physical Survey of Virginia (setting forth in an attractive manner her great resources of the field, forest and mine, to induce immigrants to come and settle up her waste places). In grateful recognition of the past services conferred by Maury upon navigation and science, gold medals were struck in his honor by Prussia, Austria, Holland, Sweden and Norway. Spain, France, Sardinia, the Republic of Bremen, and Pope Pius IX presented him with a set of all the medals struck during the pontificate. England and Belgium also offered medals. Denmark, Portugal, Russia, France, Belgium and Mexico presented decorations and orders of knighthood, which last he declined (being an officer of the United States Navy). He had, besides, about twenty diplomas from as many foreign scientific societies, but from the United States nothing, except his pay as a commander in the navy. The Czar of Russia offered him a prince
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
tion of the American slave States on a level with that of the mediaeval chivalric period, he should nevertheless not be allowed to overlook the fact that the bishop who became a general had earlier turned from military life to become a priest. Thus, if he resembled the bishops of feudal times in his old age, he was in youth as complete a symbol of modern tendencies as the Pope whose name has been cited. In fact, he was more—for the physical reasons which affected the choice of a career for Pius would in Polk's case have prevented him from taking orders. His life as a rector was interrupted by ill-health, and everything went to show that his physical well-being required activity out of doors. In putting aside the ambitions of a soldier he not only did violence to his own preferences, but to a family tradition which was exceptionally strong, both his father and grandfather having served with distinction in the war of independence. The present generation of Americans can perhaps har
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Very complete roll [from the Richmond, A., Dispatch, September 16th, 1900.] (search)
charged at Harper's Ferry, May, 1861. Resides at Jadwyn, Shenandoah county, Va. Cooper, John E. L.—Surrendered at Fort Steadman, March 25, 1865, and discharged from Point Lookout prison June 24, 1865. Resides at Mt. Jackson, Va. Campbell, William H. H.—Same remarks as last above, except that he resides at Owen's Mills, Md. Clower, Samuel V. R.—One time Sergeant-Major of the Regiment. Died at Woodstock, Va., June 17, 1898. Caton, Edward—Died in hospital during the war. Combs, Pius—Discharged at Gordonsville, Va., August 1, 1862. Resides at New Market, Va. Clowes, George—Resides at Grafton, W. Va. Clinedinst, Augustine—Surrendered at Fisher's Hill and at Warrenton Junction. In prison at Fort McHenry one month and at Point Lookout seventeen months. Transferred to 7th Virginia Cavalry. Resides at Moorefield Junction, W. Va. Dinges, John W.—Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, and died May 6, 1863. Dewer, Joshua—Transferred for Company A, 10t
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 7: marriage: tour in Europe (search)
he mentioned as one of the boasts of Rome the fact that she possessed la maggiore basilica del mondo, the largest basilica in the world. The Church of St. Peter, like that of Santa Maria Maggiore, is indeed modeled after the design of the basilicas or courts of justice of ancient Rome, and Italians are apt to speak of it as la basilica di san Pietro. To another monsignore, Baggs by name, and Bishop of Pella, we owed our presentation to Pope Gregory Sixteenth, the immediate predecessor of Pope Pius Ninth. Our cousin the consul, George W. Greene, went with us to the reception accorded us. Papal etiquette was not rigorous in those days. It only required that we should make three genuflections, simply bows, as we approached the spot where the Pope stood, and three more in retiring, as from a royal presence, without turning our backs. Monsignore Baggs, after presenting my husband, said to him, Dr. Howe, you should tell his Holiness about the little blind girl [Laura Bridgman] whom yo
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