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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 7: the return of the Army. (search)
eance. Large quantities of goods, military and merchandise, had been stored there, it was said; many citizens had gathered there for safety against the marauders of a demoralized army; a young ladies' seminary, we were told, serving especially as a sort of sanctuary for the tender and sensitive, which they thought would b6 respected even in those turbulent times. How could we be sure that change of century had made men different from what they were when Tilly at Magdeburg, Cromwell at Wexford, or Wellington at San Sebastian had been powerless to restrain dire passions, excited by far less cause? How could we be sure that lessons and thoughts of home, the habit of well formed character, and the discipline of the field would be sufficient to hold within the bounds of patience men who saw that most innocent and noble-hearted man, their best-beloved, the stricken victim of infernal outrage? I knew my men thoroughly, high-minded and self-controlled; but what if now this blackest cr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barry, John, 1745-1803 (search)
Barry, John, 1745-1803 Naval officer; born in Tacumshane, Wexford co., Ireland, in 1745. He went to sea while he was very young, became the commander of a ship, and gained considerable wealth. In February, 1776, he was appointed by Congress to command the Lexington, fourteen guns, which, after a sharp action, captured the tender Edward. This was the first John Barry. vessel captured by a commissioned officer of the United States navy. Barry was transferred to the frigate Effingham; and in the Delaware, at the head of four boats, he captured an English schooner, Commodore Barry's monument. in 1777, without the loss of a man. He was publicly thanked by Washington. When Howe took Philadelphia, late in 1777, Barry took the Effingham Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. up the Delaware with the hope the Delaware with the hope of saving her, but she was burned by the British. Howe had offered him a large bribe if he would deliver the ship to him at Philadelphia, but it was scornful
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McClure, Sir Robert John Le Mesurier 1807-1873 (search)
McClure, Sir Robert John Le Mesurier 1807-1873 Arctic explorer; born in Wexford, Ireland, Jan. 28, 1807. In 1850-54 he explored the polar seas north of America in the ship Investigator, and was the first to discover the long-sought northwest ocean passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific waters. For this discovery he was knighted and presented with $20,000. He died in London. England, Oct. 14, 1873.
Hellania, Arabia, to Muscat, Arabia486 1860*Muscat, Arabia, to Kurrachee, India481 1860*Barcelona, Spain, to Mahon, Minorca1981,400 1860*Minorca to Majorca35250 1860*Iviza to Majorca74500 1860St. Antonio to Iviza76450 1861Corfu to Otranto, Italy, about901,000 1861*Malta to Tripoli, Africa230335 1861*Tripoli, Africa, to Bengazi, Africa508420 1861*Bengazi, Africa, to Alexandria, Egypt59380 1861Dieppe, France, to Newhaven, England8025 1861*Toulon, France, to Corsica1951,550 1862Wexford, Ireland, to Aberman, Wales6350 1862Lowestoft, Eng., to Zandvoort, Holland12527 Date.FromLength in Miles.Greatest Depth in Fathoms. 1863*Cagliari, Sardinia, to Sicily2111,025 1864*Cartagena, Spain, to Oran, Africa1301,420 1864Gwadur, India, to Elphinstone Inlet, India357437 1864Mussendom, Persia, to Bushire, Persia39397 1864Bushire, Persia, to Fao, Persia15419 1864Gwadur, India, to Kurrachee, India246670 1864Otranto, Italy, to Aviano, Turkey50347 1865*Bona, Africa, to Sicily270250
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 22: 1848! (search)
said to be well supplied with provisions. It was a glorious place for our noble Smith O'Brien to select. It is said he has sixty thousand men around him, with a considerable supply of arms, ammunition, and cannon. In ‘98, the rebels could not be taken from Slievenamon until they chose to come out themselves. A lady who came to town yesterday, and who had passed the scene of battle, said that for three miles the stench arising from the dead men and horses was almost suffocating. Wexford was quite peaceable till recently—but the government in its madness proclaimed it, and now it is in arms to assist the cause. Now that we are fairly and spiritedly at it, are we not worthy of help? What are you doing for us? People of America, Ireland stretches her hand to you for assistance. Do not let us be disappointed. B. For a day or two, the Irish and the friends of Ireland exulted; but when the truth became known, their note was sadly changed, and the Tribune was widely accus
1,571 feet in length. The expense of the work was £ 17,000. It has since been superseded by stone causeways projecting from the opposite banks of the river, of the respective lengths of one hundred and eighty-eight and six hundred and fifty feet, connected by a length of timber structure seven hundred and thirty-three feet long. A quarter mile higher up has been erected a modern bridge. A picture of the old bridge is preserved by the bridge commissioners' seal. At New Ross, County Wexford, the Barrow river, after the destruction of an old bridge in 1634, was crossed by a ferry until the fame of Cox as a bridge builder reached the town, when a company was incorporated by act of Parliament and £ 11,200 raised by shares and a bridge of American oak constructed by Cox. Its length was five hundred and eight feet and its breadth forty feet; it had a drawbridge and connected New Ross with Rosshercon. While in Ireland, Mr. Cox's family resided in Medford, and we find him taxed fo
him as builder of Charlestown Bridge. I was, therefore, somewhat surprised when former Mayor Rantoul of Salem stated before the Essex Institute, of which he was the president, in an article on the Essex Bridge at its centennial, that the builders made terms with Lemuel Cox, an eminent English engineer, to build the bridge. A few years later I read on Waterford Bridge, in Ireland, that it was built by Mr. Lemuel Cox, a native of Boston, in America, Architect; and visiting at the same time Wexford, New Ross, and Londonderry, I learned of his work there. In recent years, in investigating, I found that he was not only with a claim for fame for his work in bridge building, but also for inventions, among them for his introduction of textile machinery, previous to the arrival of Samuel Slater, to whom the credit has been accorded in the histories of textile industries. Traditions, after the lapse of a century, still show his type of character and tell of his life in Ireland and dome
The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Viscount Monck, the New Governor-General of Canada. (search)
Viscount Monck, the New Governor-General of Canada. --Our advices from London by the Africa, inform us that Lord Monck is about to succeed Sir Edmund Head as Governor General of Canada, and that the English Government is to dispatch an army reinforcement of twenty-two thousand five hundred men to that province during the present month. Charles Stanley Monck, Viscount and Baron Monck, of Ballytramon, Wexford, in the peerage of Ireland, is the eldest son of the fourth Lord Monck, and was born on the 10th of October, 1819. He is now, consequently, forty-two years of age. Lord Monck succeeded to the estates of his father and the peerage on the 20th of April, 1849. On the 22d of July, 1844, he was married to his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Louise Mary, the fourth daughter of the Earl of Rathdowne, who has borne him three children, named, respectively, Henry Power Charles Stanley, Frances Mary and Elizabeth Louise Mary Monck. Lord Monck is descended from a very ancient family, so