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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 4: up the St. John's. (search)
ng we had yet seen in that region, as were the neatness and thrift everywhere visible. It had been built up by Northern enterprise, and much of the property was owned by loyal men. It had been a great resort for invalids, though the Rebels had burned the large hotel which once accommodated them. Mills had also been burned; but the dwelling-houses were almost all in good condition. The quarters for the men were admirable; and I took official possession of the handsome brick house of Colonel Sunderland, the established Headquarters through every occupation, whose accommodating flag-staff had literally and repeatedly changed its colors. The seceded Colonel, reputed author of the State ordinance of Secession, was a New-Yorker by birth, and we found his law-card, issued when in practice in Easton, Washington County, New York. He certainly had good taste in planning the inside of a house, though time had impaired its condition. There was a neat office with ample bookcases and no books
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
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, Corp., 265. 28. Walker, G.
mpire but for revenge on the other, in pursuit of which object every other consideration had been lost sight of by the North, and he insisted that Great Britain had a perfect right to endeavor to put a stop to such a state of things. Mr. S. Fitzgerald moved the adjournment of the debate, when-- Lord Palmerston rose and said he hoped, after the length to which the debate had gone, that the House would be disposed to come to a decision to-night on the motion of the honorable member for Sunderland. The subject they had been debating was one of the highest importance, and one also of the most delicate character — and he could not think that the postponement of the conclusion of the debate could be attended with any beneficial result, either one way or the other. There could be but one wish on the part of every man in the country with respect to the war in America, and that was that it should end. He might doubt whether any end which could be satisfactory, or which could lead to an
the obvious remark that General McClellan should be judged by what was known then, and not by what we know now, it may be stated that there is nothing to justify the assertion that the rebel army retreated in disorganization and dismay, and that when General Barnard says, we know it could have been followed into Richmond, he claims the authority of omniscience. The reasons why the enemy were not pursued are amply and satisfactorily stated in General McClellan's Report. The Grape-vine and Sunderland bridges had been carried away. The approaches to New and Mechanicsville bridges, higher up the stream, were overflowed; and both of them were enfiladed by batteries of the enemy. To have advanced upon Richmond, the troops must have been marched from various points on the left banks of the Chickahominy to Bottom's Bridge, and over the Williamsburg road to Fair Oaks, upwards of twenty miles,--a march which, as the roads then were, could not have been made in less than two days. In short, a
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.26 (search)
, who is who? By all means, come, he said, gaily; and, as it was drawing near noon, we entered the House, and we took our seats near old Sir John Mowbray. I was fairly placed for observation, and sufficiently distant from the Radicals. Who is that gentleman opposite to me, next to John Ellis, second in support of Speaker Gully yesterday? -- That is Farquharson, of Aberdeen. That light-haired young man is Allen, of Newcastle. The gentleman on the upper bench is Sir E. Gourley, of Sunderland; and the one opposite, on the other bench, is Herbert Gladstone. But it is unnecessary to go further, you will understand his method. He pointed out quite two-score of people, with some distinctive remark about each. It was two or three minutes past twelve. A hush fell on the House, the doors were thrown open, and in walked Black Rod, Captain Butler, straight to the Bar, but daintily, as though he were treading consecrated ground. He delivered his message to the Speaker, who sat bare
ected together horizontally and vertically by cast-iron braces, formed with dovetails and forelocks. The ribs are covered with cast-iron plates, and the railing to the sides was of iron. Dimensions of some of the principal Cast-Iron Bridges. Date.Place.River.No. of Spans.Span. Feet.Rise. Feet.Weight. Tons.Architect. 1779CoalbrookdaleSevern1100.545378 5 English tons of 2,240 pounds.Darby & Wilkinson. 1795BuildwasSevern113027173.9 English tons of 2,240 pounds.Telford. 1796SunderlandWear.124030260 English tons of 2,240 pounds.Wilson. 1818Southwark c, Fig. 2701. Thames3240 And two side arches of 210 feet span each.245,308 English tons of 2,240 pounds.Rennie. 1836 Carrousel Scine318715.5Poloncean. 1859TarasconRhone204 416.6 1854St. PetersburgNeva15013.8 New BlackfriarsThames5185 And four spans of 155, 175, 175, 155 feet; roadway and sidewalk, 75 feet wide.17 Georgetown Aqueduct Two cast-iron pipes having a water-way of 42 inches, arched in form, car
ffering was a broken column of violets and white azaleas, placed there by the hands of a colored girl. She had been rendered lame by being thrust from the cars of a railroad, whose charter Mr. Sumner, after hearing the girl's story, by a resolution in the Senate caused to be revoked. In the presence of the president and his cabinet, the members of Congress, the Judiciary, foreign legations, and a large concourse of reverent citizens, the Congressional chaplains--the Rev. Drs. Butler and Sunderland — appropriately performed the solemn services. At the close of the benediction, the president of the Senate, rising, said, The funeral services having ended, the Senate of the United States intrusts the remains of Charles Sumner to the sergeant-at-arms and the committee The Congressional Committee consisted of Messrs. Henry A. Anthony of Rhode Island, Carl Schurz of Missouri, Aaron A. Sargent of California, John P. Stockton of New Jersey, Richard J. Oglesby of Illinois, and Thomas C.
ting him just before he went last to the field and entered upon his fatal expedition. It was at one of Speaker Colfax's receptions where we had a long and agreeable conversation with him, and had the pleasure of introducing quite a number of our friends, and I know that his gentleness and modest deportment, joined to that moral heroism that seemed to pervade his whole spirit, will not soon be forgotten by those who conversed with him. Some who heard the elaborate and wonderful sermon of Dr. Sunderland on his death, but who had never met him, were ready to say that the character drawn by the Doctor was that of a very remarkable young man. To some of these it was my privilege to say that the picture drawn of him was a true one. My wife has often referred to his conversation at Colfax's. His whole soul seemed to be patriotically absorbed in the struggle of his country. His conversation with every one, however commenced, would soon be turned to the great conflict in which our beloved co
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 15: Random Shots. (search)
the World's Convention, in this regard, was not of a sort to entitle them to point with any special pride in after years; and, as a matter of fact, not one of them would have probably cared to have their success alluded to in any sketch of their lives for the perusal of posterity. Garrison and his associates were the recipients of the most cordial and flattering attention from the English Abolitionists. He was quite lionized, in fact, at breakfasts, fetes, and soirees. The Duchess of Sunderland paid him marked attention and desired his portrait, which was done for Her Grace by the celebrated artist, Benjamin Robert Haydon, who executed besides a large painting of the convention, in which he grouped the most distinguished members with reference to the seats actually occupied by them during its sessions. Of course to leave Garrison out of such a picture would almost seem like the play of Hamlet with Hamlet omitted, a blunder which the artist was by no means disposed to make. Garr
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 7: Franklin County. (search)
their health and comfort. Money was raised for this purpose. Another meeting was held during the year, at which the town voted to pay bounties to men who had enlisted for nine months service, and were credited to the quota of the town, although they were in excess of the number of volunteers required of the town. Several other meetings were held during the years 1864 and 1865, to consider matters connected with recruiting and the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers. Sunderland, according to a return made by the selectmen in 1866, furnished fifty-nine men for the war. The real number, however, must have been about eighty-five, as it filled its quota upon every call made by the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of eight over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twelve thousand four hundred and ninety dollars and fi
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