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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
dismounted at Arlington next forenoon in a soaking rain, after 32 hours in the saddle, his disastrous campaign of 6 days was closed. The first martial effervescence of the country was over. The three-months men went home, and the three-months chapter of the war ended with the South triumphant and confident; the North disappointed but determined. The scene in Washington after the battle has been graphically described by Walt Whitman, from whose Specimen days and collect (Philadelphia: Rees, Welch & Co.) we make these extracts: The defeated troops commenced pouring into Washington over the Long Bridge at daylight on Monday, 22d--day drizzling all through with rain. The Saturday and Sunday of the battle (20th, 21st) had been parched and hot to an extreme — the dust, the grime and smoke, in layers, sweated in, follow'd by other layers again sweated in, absorb'd by those excited souls — their clothes all saturated with the clay-powder filling the air — stirr'd up everywhere on<
ever know a colored person who said he preferred slavery? Oh, yes, mass'r, said the slave, I's knowed plenty dat would say so to white folks; kase if the boss knowed we wanted to be freemen, he would kick and knock us ‘bout, and maybe kill us. Dey of'en does kill dem on de plantations. Murder will out. Did you ever see a slave killed on a plantation? He replied that he did once see a girl killed on a plantation in Georgia. He said that he heard his boss, a person of the name of Rees, tell his overseer to take some slaves down to Brother Holmes in (I think) Gainsborough county — or from Gainsborough to Hancock county--for I have forgotten which of them the old man named first--and, said the brute, with what niggers I have got there and these, I think I can raise a crop. If you kill two niggers and four horses and don't raise a crop, I'll not blame you; but if you don't, and still don't raise a crop, I'll think you have n't drove them at all. The monster added--You needn
round Richmond. His wound disabling him, he was appointed a clerk in the Post-Office Department. On the day of the raid he assumed command of the battalion as senior Captain, Major Henly being sick. In addition to the names already published by us, we have heard of the following wounded in the late fights: Of Henly's battalion--privates D. T. Carter, S. McLain, R. B. Green, and Gray Deswell. Of the Armory battalion--Lieutenant Truehart, slightly in shoulder; private Jones, mortally; private Rees, badly in the neck. Among the local troops, we understand our total loss to be: Killed, three; mortally wounded, two; wounded, twelve; missing, five. The injury sustained by this road from the raiders is slight, and only such as to prevent the running of the trains for a few days. In the neighborhood of the Chickahominy they destroyed the trestle-work over the Brook, and some fifteen feet of what is known as the dry trestling on the other side of the Chickahominy. At Beaver Dam they
number in confinement was always large. The ground upon which the prisoners were placed was several feet below the level of high water, which was kept out by means of dikes. The poorly constructed barracks in the shape of a T Libby: the first reproduction of a photograph showing this most famous of all prisons while in Confederate hands The negative of this war-time photograph of Libby Prison was destroyed in the Richmond conflagration of 1865. Positives from this negative, taken by Rees of Richmond inside the Confederate lines during the war, were never sold. Its publication in this history is its first appearance. Remarkable also is the fact that the central figure in the group of three in the foreground is Major Thomas P. Turner, commandant of Libby Prison and of Belle Isle. Major Turner was prominent in prison work almost from the beginning to the end of the war. He excited the enmity of a number of his prisoners, and it was expected that he would be tried after the sur
kled to the person and slides on both ropes, the descent being checked by the divergence of the ropes. Fire-escapes. Of forms of tackle, one is the single whip, the person sitting in a sling at one end and veering out the fall through his hands. In another form the person sits in a sling suspended from the bight of a rope, and lowers himself by allowing the rope to veer through the holes of a block, like a euphroe. It is a tackle with dead-eyes instead of sheaves. It is mentioned in Rees's Encyclopedia. The Edinburgh (Scotland) fire brigade is furnished with cross-bows and three-ounce leaden bullets to which are attached fine cords 130 feet long. The bullet is fired over the house, and persons in the rear of the building pull at the cord to raise a stronger one from which a chain or ladder or escape is suspended. The men are regularly trained to the exercise. Of carriage-escapes four types may be cited, but room cannot be spared for a treatise. They may be called th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 3: Holmes (search)
the locust grove in the churchyard would swing its orient flowers long after the two church spires had crumbled, although now, alas! the grove has long since disappeared, and the steeples remain. All this had been a part of Dr. Holmes's boyhood, as of mine, and he like me had also tumbled about in a library, namely, his own father's, though fourteen years earlier. There was an inexhaustible set of volumes in it, placed near the floor as if for children to reach — the delightful quartos of Rees' Cyclopaedia, whose numerous plates of baboons and paroquets were to us of endless interest. If perchance their attraction waned, there was always the resource of building fortresses on the floor with the kindly quartos and playing the battle of Bunker Hill behind them, using for ammunition the store of winter apples then kept in barrels within the closet of every faithful and studious clergyman. How dear this study was to Holmes himself may be seen in this letter, written after I had desc
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
m Vaughan's, the brother of Mr. Benjamin Vaughan, of Hallowell, and of Mr. John Vaughan, of Philadelphia, and as actively kind and benevolent as either of them. Dr. Rees, the editor of the Cyclopaedia, was there, and, though now past seventy, and oppressed with the hydrothorax, he still retains so much of the vigor and vivacity oery amusing. He was present, and gave us a lively account of Dilly's famous dinner, when Wilkes won his way, as Boswell says, by his wit and good-humor, but, as Dr. Rees says, by the grossest flattery, to Dr. Johnson's heart. Dr. Rees said, that long before Johnson's death it was understood that Boswell was to be his biographer,Dr. Rees said, that long before Johnson's death it was understood that Boswell was to be his biographer, and that he always courted Boswell more than anybody else, that he might be sure of the point of view in which he was to be exhibited to posterity. Boswell, in his turn, ruined his fortune and alienated the affections of his wife, by living so much of his time—at considerable expense—in London, that he might be near his subject
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
nd Mrs., 425. Q Quebec, visits, 386. Quetelet, M., 450. Quincy, lion. Josiah, 339, 345, 368. Quincy, Mrs. J., 345. R Raczynski, Count, 495, 501. Ralston, Mr., 278 note. Rancliffe, Baroness, 458, 459. Randall, Miss, 312 and note. Randohr, 175. Randolph, Colonel, 35. Randolph, John, of Roanoke, 15, 16, 27, 381. Randolph, Mrs., 35, 348. Randolph, T. J. and Ellen, 35, 37, 348. Rauch, Christian, 495. Recamier, Mad., 137, 304. Recke, Frau von der, 474. Rees, Dr., 55. Regina, Duke de, 446. Reichenbach, H. T. L., 475, 482. Reid, Mrs., 415 and note. Retzsch, Moritz, 466, 474, 476, 484, 490. Reynolds, Dr., Edward, 154. Richelieu, Due de, 143, 145, 253, 262. Richmond, Va., visits, 12, 33. Riemer, Professor, 115, 116. Rigaud, Professor, 422. Rilliet, Mad., 152. Rivas, Duchess de, 207. Rivas, Duke de, 225, 227. Robinson, Henry Crabbe, 411. Robinson, Professor, 422. Rocca, M. de, 138. Rochefoucauld, Due de la, 256. Rockingham, Marqu
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
olonel, I. 35. Randolph, John, of Roanoke, I. 15, 16, 27, 381. Randolph, Mrs., I. 35, 348. Randolph, T. J. and Ellen, I. 35, 37, 348. Ranke, Professor, II. 332. Rauch, Christian, I. 495, II. 341, 412 and note. Rauzan, Due de, II. 128. Rauzan, Duchesse de, II. 125, 130, 137, 348, 355, 356. Rawlinson, Colonel (Sir H.), II. 375, 378. Raymond, Rev. Dr., II. 145. Raynouard, I. 252, II. 487. Recamier, Madame, I. 137, 304. Recke, Frau von der, I. 474. Reed, II. 181. Rees, Dr , I. 55. Reeve, Henry, II. 369. Regina, Duke de, I. 446. Reichenbach, H T. L., I. 475, 482. Reid, Mrs., I. 415 and note. Remusat, C. F. M., Count de, II. 131, 137. Retzsch, Moritz, I. 466, 474, 476, 484, 490. Reumont, Baron Alfred von, II. 315, 339. Reviews and minor writings, list of, II. 507. Reynolds, Dr., Edward, I. 154. Rich, Obadiah, it. 245 and note, 249. Richardson, it. 306. Richelieu, Due de, T. 143, 144, 145, 253, 262. Richmond, Virginia, visits,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Medical history of the Confederate States Army and Navy (search)
ug store, 829 Market street. After the committee was appointed, Dr. Jones, read his report to General John B. Gordon, Commander United Confederate Veterans. Dr. J. E. Reeves delivered a short address, in which he complimented Dr. Jones very highly on the manner and thoroughness of his report, and in conclusion offered a motion to appoint a committee to draft suitable resolutions in regard to Dr. Jones' report. The following gentlemen composed the committee: Drs. Drake, Holtzclaw, Hope, Rees and Howard. A recess of a few minutes allowed the committee time to retire and draft resolutions. The following are the resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: whereas, We have been honored by the presence of Dr. Joseph Jones, Surgeon-General of the United Confederate Veterans; and whereas, We have heard his able report to the illustrious General John B. Gordon, Commanding-General of the United Confederate Veterans, whose presence will also grace this reunion occasion; therefor
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