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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 34 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 4 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 4 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 3 1 Browse Search
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his own career, he continued: The days of Quixotism are past, and with them the chance for name and fame in all such enterprises as this. The age is materialistic, and he who goes about in search of windmills and giants is apt to be considered a fit candidate for Bedlam. The question, however, wears a moral aspect, which should be duly weighed and considered. Is there any material difference between the filibuster and the buccaneer? Tell me not of philanthropy as a plea. I say of it as Roland's wife said of liberty: Alas I how many crimes are committed in thy name! Besides, if you are pining for adventure, you will not have long to wait. Liberty and philanthropy are at work, and on a broader field than yours. Fanaticism will soon bring on a sectional collision between the States of the Union, in which every man will have to choose his side. When it comes there will be no lack of blows, and may God help the right! Then give up your present project, and wait. Go to Austin a
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., From the Rapidan to Frying-Pan in October, 1863. (search)
e permitted to fall back without molestation, and his command was to be present at the Buckland races. This comic episode will be briefly described, and the event related just as it occurred, without embellishment or exaggeration. General Kilpatrick, commanding the Federal cavalry, had been very much outraged, it would appear, at the hasty manner in which Stuart had compelled him to evacuate Culpeper; and he now felt an ardent desire, before the campaign ended, to give the great cavalier a Roland for his Oliver. With about 3,000 cavalry he accordingly crossed Bull Run, following upon Stuart's track as the latter fell back; and soon he had reached the little village of Bucklands, not far from New Baltimore. Stuart had disappeared; but these disappearances of Stuart, like those of Jackson, were always dangerous. In fact, a ruse was about to be practised upon General Kilpatrick, who was known to want caution, and this ruse was of the simplest description. Stuart had arranged that
re very decorative to their bonnets, and if one sometimes regretted that millinery should be a matter of private judgment, still, in their pretty homespun dresses they would have passed favorably in review with any ladies. All their accomplishments were pressed into the service of the soldiers. I remember going to one of the hospitals, to carry delicacies to the sick. Miss Emily V. Mason sat by one bed reading the prayers of the church to a man in extremis, while her gentle sister, Mrs. Roland, sat in another ward singing oldfashioned songs to her guitar as the dying boy would call for them, her eyes full of unshed tears, and her voice of melody. She was going blind and could not work, so she gave what she could. We had no artificial appliances at the beginning of the war to supplement the loss of any member of the body. There had been, happily, little need for such aids before the war, and these few had been bought at the North; but very soon the most perfect artificial
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 65: the separation and imprisonment of our party. (search)
did not yield it to him, though he offered to buy me another to replace it. It was relinquished, as anything else would have been to dispense with his presence. We were anchored out a mile or two in the harbor, and little tugs full of mockers, male and female, came out. They steamed around the ship, offering, when one of us met their view, such insults as were transmissible at a short distance. Some United States officers visited the ship, of whom I have no clear memory, except of the Roland Mrs. Clay gave them for the Oliver they offered. Two or three of them looked into my sister's state-room, with whom Mrs. Clay was sitting. She said, Gentlemen, do not look in here, it is a ladies' state-room. One of them threw the door open and said, There are no ladies here; to which Mrs. Clay responded, There certainly are no gentlemen there. They retired swearing out their wrath. The next day General Miles and some other officers came on board, and summoned Mrs. Clay and me. He wa
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Roland for Oliver. (search)
Roland for Oliver. no one will pretend that, for the purpose of philosophical discussion, personal recrimination is of any value. You are another, proves nothing but bad temper, and a worse cause. From this point of view Gen. Butler's retorts upon his transatlantic censors seem to be simply amusing. They remind us, as we read, of Satan, with a savor of his normal brimstone exuding, from every pore, creeping, tail and all, into some empty pulpit, and exhorting the congregation to abandon its sins. When lechers preach continence, when misers advocate liberality, when bullies set up for Chesterfields, when prize-fighters put on Quaker coats, when liars tender their corporal oath, it is the way of the world, a very wicked and uncharitable world, no doubt, to snicker and to sneer. It cannot be helped. It is only a simple resort to our natural defence against presumption and hypocrisy. It is no palliation, indeed, of our own wrongdoing, but it is a fair assertion of our right to
ion near Richmond, 724. Twenty-Seventh Massachusetts, 898. Twiggs, General, evacuates New Orleans, 370; Butler occupies house of, 424; reference to, 431; his swords, 523; true story of his sword, 568; Lincoln recommends giving swords to Butler, 878-879. Tyler, Ex-President, in peace convention, 167; influences President Buchanan, 218. U United States of Columbia concedes land, 904. Ursuline Convent, 110-123; bill for relief of sufferers at brought by Butler, 113. Usher, Col. Roland G., warden of State prison, Massachusetts, 974. V Van Buren, Martin, first political speech made in favor of, 77; presidential candidacy in 1848, 117, 131. Van Dorm, General, at Vicksburg, 258, 463, 478; orders Breckenridge to attack Baton Rouge, 481. Van Lieu, Miss, letter to Butler, 640. Van Nostrand & Co., N. Y., 834. Van Vliet, Assistant Quartermaster-General, secures Butler's headquarters in New York, 750. Varina road, Butler's ride upon, 734-735; Butler's headqu
36. the great bell Roland: suggested by the President's call for Volunteers. by Theodore Tilton. foe: And even timid hearts grew bold Whenever Roland tolled, And every hand a sword could hold;-- Fots then, Three hundred years ago! II. Toll! Roland, toll! Bell never yet was hung, Between whose ast, And let him stand confess'd! III. Toll! Roland, toll! --Not in St. Bavon's tower At midnight e sea!-- And here in broad, bright day! Toll! Roland, toll! For not by night awaits A brave foe at s breast Swell beneath plume and crest! Toll! Roland, toll! Till swords from scabbards leap! Toll! eep Less bitter than when brave men fall? Toll Roland, toll! Till cottager from cottage-wall Snatch n, Ere half of Freedom's work was done! Toll! Roland, toll! Till son, in memory of his sire, Once more shall load and fire! Toll! Roland, toll! Till volunteers find out the art Of aiming at a traitoe king is he Who keeps his people free. Toll! Roland, toll! This side the sea! No longer they, but [7 more...]
was thrown forward on the road to Culpeper Court-House. The remaining two brigades, those of Trimble and Hays, the latter under Colonel Forno, diverging to the right, took position on the western slope of Slaughter's Mountain. Jackson's own division, under Brigadier-General Wilder, was placed on the left of the road — Campbell's brigade, Lieutenant-Colonel Garnett commanding, being on the left; Taliaferro's parallel to the road, supporting the batteries; and Winder's own brigade, under Colonel Roland, in reserve. Lawton's brigade, having been detached by General Jackson to guard the train, was prevented from taking part in the engagement. The battle opened with a fierce fire of artillery, which continued for about two hours, during which Brigadier-General Charles S. Winder, while directing the movements of his batteries, received a wound, from the effects of which he expired in a few hours. I can add nothing to the well-deserved tribute paid to the courage, capacity, and conspicuo
Rodney C., b. June 24, 1840.  10Susan E., b. Oct. 24, 1841.  11Henry R., b. Apr. 4, 1843.  12Florence A., b. Sept. 12, 1844.  13Wilber A., b. May 9, 1846.  14Roland H., b. Sept. 24, 1847.  15Noah S., b. July 7, 1849.  16Edward A., b. May 25, 1851.  17Martha A., b. July 7, 1852.  18William C., b. Sept. 14, 1853; d. Sept. 2 37Nancy A., m. Charles Philbrick.  38Eleazer, b. Aug. 25, 1810.  39James M., b. Nov. 12, 1814.  40Leonard B. b. Mar. 3, 1817.  41Henry W., b. Nov., 1819.  42Roland G., b. Jan. 6, 1823. 31-32John G. Usher m. Mary C. George, of Haverhill, who was b. Mar. 21, 1803; and has--  32-43Helen M., b. Mar. 17, 1828. 31-38Eleazer Ush47Warren H., b. Aug. 18, 1848.  48John G., b. Aug. 27, 1853. 31-39James M. Usher m. Pamelia Pray, June 11, 1838, and has--  39-49James F., b. Oct. 1, 1839.  50Roland G., b. Sept. 11, 1843.  51Mary F., b. July 12, 1850. 31-40LEONARD B. Usher, b. Mar. 3, 1817; m., May 11, 1843, Lydia M. Jacobs, who was b. July 24,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
ggestions of the knightly leaders of the medieval ages, the recital of whose deeds flushed our cheeks in boyhood. He looks as Charlemagne may have done that summer morning in the good year of our Lord 778, when he heard of the chivalric death of Roland and his whole corps in the gloomy defiles of the Roncesvalles; or as Alfred the Great, of England, that beautiful May morning when leading his troops at Ethandune; or as William the Norman, when he galloped over the green sward of Hastings, through the soft October evening sunshine, leading to the final charge, his chivalry who had struck up the soulinspiring, three-centuried song of Roland. No-nor more stately was Robert Bruce on the eve of Bannockburn, when he struck down from the saddle Sir Henry de Bohun, than, at the battle of the Wilderness, was Robert Lee, in whose veins coursed the mingled blood of these four above-mentioned heroes of the middle ages. Recently, while collecting material for writing a biography of Major-Gener
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