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and, as the cars backed up, the men broke ranks and jumped aboard, filling every crack and corner, and seeming to pile on top of each other. A berth there was utterly impracticable to any man with any of his senses in active operation. That squirming, dense mass of humanity was more than the oldest traveler could stand, and I gave up my place in the rush. Luckily, there was an express car along, and I found the agent. He was very busy; and eloquence worthy of Gough, or Cicero, or Charles Sumner got no satisfaction. Desperation suggested a masonic signal, with the neck of a black bottle protruding from my bag. The man of parcels melted and invoked terrible torments on the immortal part of him if he didn't let me g'long wi‘ the ‘spress, as he styled that means of locomotion. The accommodation was not princely-six feet by ten, cumbered with packages of all shapes and sizes and strongly flavored with bacon and pipe. Yet, not for gold or precious stones would I have exchanged
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
ckson, he expressed, however, his astonishment that they should have praised so highly his strategic skill in outmanueuvring Pope at Manassas, and Hooker at Chancellorsville, totally ignoring that in both cases the movements were planned and ordered by General Lee, for whom (Mr. Benjamin said) Jackson had the most childlike reverence. Mr. Benjamin complained of Mr. Russell of the Times for holding him up to fame as a gambler --a story which he understood Mr. Russell had learnt from Mr. Charles Sumner at Washington. But even supposing that this was really the case, Mr. Benjamin was of opinion that such a revelation of his private life was in extremely bad taste, after Mr. Russell had partaken of his (Mr. Benjamin's) hospitality at Montgomery. He said the Confederates were more amused than annoyed at the term rebel, which was so constantly applied to them; but he only wished mildly to remark, that in order to be a rebel, a person must rebel against some one who has a right to go
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Appendix D: the struggle for pay. (search)
at the last session, but failed to pass the House. It is hoped that next winter may remove this last vestige of the weary contest. To show how persistently and for how long a period these claims had to be urged on Congress, I reprint such of my own printed letters on the subject as are now in my possession. There are one or two of which I have no copies. It was especially in the Senate that it was so difficult to get justice done; and our thanks will always be especially due to Hon. Charles Sumner and Hon. Henry Wilson for their advocacy of our simple rights. The records of those sessions will show who advocated the fraud. To the Editor of the New York Tribune: Sir,--No one can overstate the intense anxiety with which the officers of colored regiments in this Department are awaiting action from Congress in regard to arrears of pay of their men. It is not a matter of dollars and cents only; it is a question of common honesty,--whether the United States Government has s
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
225 293. Sherman, W. T., Gen., 176, 263. Showalter, Lt.-Col., 124. Simmons, London, Corpl. 260. Small, Robert, Capt., 7, 65. Smith, Mr., 92. Sprague, A. B. R., Col., 2. Stafford, Col., 277. Stanton, E. M., Hon., 280. Steedman, Capt., 127. Stevens, Capt., 68. Stevens, Thaddeus, Hon., 287, 288. 231, Stickney, Judge, 41, 97, 107. Stockdale, W., Lt. 271. Stone, H. A., Lt., 271, 272. Strong, J. D., Lt.-Col., 65, 90,122,178, 181, 182, 269. 114, Stuard, E. S., Surg., 269. Sumner, Charles, Hon., 281. Sunderland, Col., 106. Sutton, Robert, Sergt., 41, 62, 70, 71, 75, 77, 82, 83, 86, 94, 198. Thibadeau, J. H., Capt., 270. Thompson, J. M., Capt., 270, 271 Tirrell, A. H., Lt., 272. Tonking, J. H., Capt., 270. Trowbridge, C. T., Lt.-Col., 65, 94,115, 168, 169, 172, 174, 175, 182, 237,243, 247, 258, 261, 265, 269, 270, 272, 274, 276, 286,292, 294, 9, 62, Trowbridge, J. A., Lt., 271. Tubman, Harriet, 11. 272. Twichell, J. F., Lt.-Col. 117, 122. ,270. Vendross, Robert,
ear approach of the dawn of another day. Mr. Sumner gave many of his superb dinners where delicapreservation the many occasions when, around Mr. Sumner's table, the most distinguished and culturedation of the historic houses once the homes of Sumner, Reverdy Johnson, and Hon. James A. Harlan, whal and Mrs. Butler, to have had the honor of Mr. Sumner's escort to the table, and shall ever recallll about what we had to eat. So charming was Mr. Sumner in conversation that the three hours we sat During his stay he was entertained by Charles Sumner and many other distinguished people, enjoybout the city at night with Captain Kelly, Charles Sumner, and Mr. Stanton. He was the guest of Sirthan there were then. Among the senators were Sumner, Wade, Chandler, Morton, Fessenden, Conkling, shed men of the nation. In the Senate Hamlin, Sumner, Conkling, Fenton, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Btion of what guests they desired to invite. Mr. Sumner's dinners, as I have already said, were famo[2 more...]
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
1872 Logan's services to Grant in Congress Hostility of Sumner and Schurz the credit Mobilier scandal entertainment of t Cincinnati, in June, 1872. The imbroglio between Charles Sumner and President Grant was especially bitter. Mr. SumnerMr. Sumner was one of the most learned men in the Senate. He was commanding in his personal appearance-tall and straight as an arrow.Whigs and Abolitionists. A person once told Grant that Sumner did not believe in the Bible. Grant replied: That is because he did not write it himself. Sumner had been elected to the Senate four times, first succeeding Daniel Webster, and hadt should have arisen. It was apparent to observers that Mr. Sumner's influence and powers were waning. He had brooded overful mental and physical vigor. Carl Schurz supported Mr. Sumner in his attacks upon President Grant and the administratiesident Wilson. As an outcome of the savage attacks of Sumner and Schurz on General Grant and the leaders of the regular
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 40: social relations and incidents of Cabinet life, 1853-57. (search)
g exemplar of the Christian charity that suffereth long and is kind. He left a history of his life and times which I hope his son will soon publish, for his reminiscences will be of rare value to the world of letters. Mr. Davis and he gravitated toward each other at once, and loved like David and Jonathan, until extreme old age, and my husband only tarried here a month after Mr. Mann, but did not know his friend had crossed over before him. One of the men of mark at this time was Mr. Charles Sumner. He was a handsome, unpleasing man, and an athlete whose physique proclaimed his physical strength. His conversation was studied but brilliant, his manner deferential only as a matter of social policy; consequently, he never inspired the women to whom he was attentive with the pleasant consciousness of possessing his regard or esteem. He was, until his fracas with Mr. Brooks, fond of talking to Southern women, and prepared himself with great care for these conversational pyrotechnic
May 11. A great Union demonstration took place in San Francisco, Cal. Nothing like it was ever seen there before. Business was totally suspended; all the men, women and children of the city were in the streets, and flags waved everywhere. Three stands for speakers were erected, and Senator Latham and McDougall, General Sumner, General Shields, and others addressed vast audiences. The spirit of all the addresses, as well as of the resolutions adopted, was: the Administration must be sustained in all its efforts to put down secession and preserve the Union complete. A procession marched through the principal streets, composed of thousands of men on horseback, in carriages and on foot, and embracing all the military and civic organizations of the city. All political parties joined in the demonstration.--Alta Californian, May 12. The Savannah Republican of to-day says: we have conversed with a gentleman who has just returned from the camp at Pensacola and brings the
rebels, Colonel McNeil, Assistant Provost-Marshal at St. Louis, Mo., issued a proclamation notifying the St. Louis Building and Savings Association that the sum of thirty-three thousand dollars, being part of an annuity paid the Cherokees by the Government of the United States, now on deposit in that institution, is, under the act of Congress, forfeited to the United States, and confiscated to their use and benefit. Governor Moore, of Alabama, issued a proclamation, calling attention to the habit of tradesmen and others of charging exorbitant prices for the necessaries of life, and reprimanding the act as wicked and unpatriotic.--The Alta Californian notices the receipt of orders by General Sumner to despatch at once to the east the entire force of regulars on the Pacific coast. This force numbers three thousand two hundred men. It will take a month to collect it from its scattered posts. Volunteer forces are to garrison the forts from which they have been withdrawn.-(Doc. 66.)
ators Gwin and Brent, and Calhoun Benham, the Attorney-General of the State of California, under the Administration of Mr. Buchanan, under arrest, by order of General Sumner, who also arrived, together with several companies of regular soldiers, and a considerable quantity of small-arms. The arrested persons took passage from Santh the intention of making their way to New Orleans from some of the West India Islands. Before arriving at Panama, however, they were placed under arrest by General Sumner. They were conveyed across the Isthmus under guard of the National troops, notwithstanding a protest on the part of the New Granadian authorities, who considered such a proceeding a violation of the neutrality. The force at the command of General Sumner was too formidable to be interfered with, or a forcible rescue would probably have been made. The prisoners were, unfortunately, allowed to destroy a quantity of documents while on board the Orizaba, by throwing them overboard.--New
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