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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 112 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 32 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 30 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 26 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 6 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 6 0 Browse Search
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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
o Stanton's detractor, 246; the German lieutenant, 246; General Grant's whiskey, 247; no personal vices, 247; serenade speeches, 248; his own war minister, 249; illustration from Euclid 249; pigeonhearted 250; minneboohoo, 251; Hannibal's wars, 253; reports of committees 253; Brigadier-Generals 254, 260 twelve hundred thousand rebels in the field, 255; Assessor Gilbert, 255; on canes, 256; hogshead illustration., 256; on Missouri Compromise, 257; Statute of Limitations 257; Blondin crossing Niagara, 257; reply to attacks, 255; Chicago Democratic platform, 259; death of John Morgan, 259; case of Franklin W. Smith, 259; royal blood, 261; reading the Bible, 262; thinking of a man down South, 263; presentiment of death, 263; the wards of the nation, 264; Lincoln and Stanton, 265; as a flat-boatman, 267; Louisiana negro, 268; Stonewall Jackson, 268; reply to Kentuckians, 269; letter to General Wadsworth, 270; extract from speech in Congress, 271; browsing around, 272; the negro porter, 27
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
Having determined to attack Bragg's works, Colonel Brown invited flagofficer McKean, who was in command of the little blockading squadron there (composed of the Niagara, Richmond, and Montgomery), to join him. McKean prepared to do so, and at a little before ten o'clock, on the morning of the 22d of November, 1861. the heavy guns of Fort Pickens opened upon some transports at the Navy Yard. This was the signal for McKean to act. The Niagara was run in as near Fort McRee as the depth of water would allow, accompanied by the Richmond, Captain Ellison. The latter became instantly engaged in a hot contest with the fort and the water battery, and was soon joined in the fight by the Niagara. The guns of Fort Pickens were also brought to bear upon Fort McRee; and at noon the artillery of the former and of Battery Scott, and also of the two vessels, were playing upon the devoted fortress and the surrounding batteries. The guns of McRee were all speedily silenced but one. Those of Barra
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 6: military Polity—The means of national defence best suited to the character and condition of a country, with a brief account of those adopted by the several European powers. (search)
England militia to march beyond the lines of their own states, and of the New-York militia to cross the Niagara and secure a victory already won; or the disgraceful flight of the Southern militia from the field of Bladensburg. But there is another side to this picture. If our militia have frequently failed to maintain. their ground when drawn up in the open field, we can point with pride to their brave and successful defence of Charleston, Mobile, New Orleans, Fort McHenry, Stonington, Niagara, Plattsburg, in proof of what may be accomplished by militia in connection with fortifications. These examples from our history must fully demonstrate the great value of a militia when properly employed as a defence against invasion, and ought to silence the sneers of those who would abolish this arm of defence as utterly use-less. In the open field militia cannot in general be manoeuvred to advantage; whereas, in the defence of fortified places, their superior intelligence and activity
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 8: our northern frontier defences.—Brief description of the fortifications on the frontier, and an analysis of our northern campaigns. (search)
nct armies. The first, consisting of near two thousand men, marched to the attack of Fort Du Quesne, but was met and totally defeated by one-half that number of French and Indians. The second division, of fifteen hundred, proceeded to attack Fort Niagara by way of Oswego, but returned without success. The third, of three thousand seven hundred men, met and defeated Dieskau's army of twelve hundred regulars and six hundred Canadians and Indians, in the open field, but did not attempt to drive sion acted, as has just been stated, in concert with the naval force against Louisburg. In 1759, the western division of the English army, consisting of a strong body of Indians, and five thousand troops, wasted the whole season in reducing Fort Niagara, which was garrisoned by only six hundred men. The central column of thirteen thousand men was sufficiently successful to enable it to winter at Crown Point. The eastern division of eight thousand men under Wolfe ascended the St. Lawrence wit
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
. 1,401 83 220 09 1,181 74 do Oct. 24, 1862 St. Lawrence.   Goods, lot of Waiting for prize list of the George Mangham. 696 04 202 63 493 41 Washington   George Mangham.   Goods, lot of. 197 46 116 50 80 96 do Oct. 13, 1865 Dan Smith. Schooner Gold Leaf 205 00 86 12 118 88 do Jan. 11, 1864 Jacob Bell.   Goods and money, lot of 288 65 170 45 118 20 do Oct. 17, 1862 Western World. Ship General Parkhill 9,803 85 $222.26 awarded to claimants. 222 66 7,188 76 Philadelphia   Niagara. 2,392 43 Schooner George G. Baker 6,840 60 2,050 75 4,789 85 do Feb. 17, 1863 Union. Schooner Guide. 20,407 67 1,549 53 18,858 14 do Nov. 6, 1862 Huron. Schooner Glide 22,980 84 1,609 21 21,371 63 do Oct. 14, 1864 Marblehead, Passaic, Arago, Caswell. Schooner Garonne 3,130 70 1,079 44 2,051 26 New York Mar. 11, 1863 Santee. Schooner Gipsy. 9,162 97 1,397 23 7,765 74 do Aug. 20, 1863 New London, Massachusetts. Schooner Granite City 68,829 81 4 253 44 64,576 37 do Nov. 2
4. Newport News, reached by Porter's corps, 171. Newton, Gen., at Gaines's Mill, 156; is relieved, 564. New York City, fired by emissaries, 611. New York Riots of 1863, account of, 503-7. New York. State Election of 1862, 484. Niagara, U. S. frigate, takes the Georgia, 646. Niagara, Peace overtures at, 665. Norfolk, Va., capture of, 127-8. North Anna river, Grant advances to the, 577. North Carolina, Burnside's operations in, 73-81. O. O'Brien, Col., killeNiagara, Peace overtures at, 665. Norfolk, Va., capture of, 127-8. North Anna river, Grant advances to the, 577. North Carolina, Burnside's operations in, 73-81. O. O'Brien, Col., killed in New York by rioters, 506. O'Connor, Col., 2d Wise., killed at second Bull Run, 189. Ohio, Gen. Buell commands the Army of the, 212. Ohio, Morgan's raid into, 405; Ohio Democracy vs. President Lincoln, 493. Oliver, Col., at the siege of Corinth, 225. Olustee, Fla., Gen. T. Seymour defeated at. 531. Opdycke, Gen., his heroism at Franklin, 682. Opequan, Va., Sheridan's victory at, 606. Ord, Gen. Edward O. C., at Iuka, 223; at Vicksburg, 315; at Petersburg, 784. orde
Doc. 150.-a Naval engagement. August 1, 1861. From a gentleman of the highest respectability — who was an eye-witness of the fight — we have the particulars of an engagement which occurred on last Friday at Horn Island Pass, between a Federal steam-frigate, supposed to be the Niagara, and the little Confederate privateer, J. O. Nixon. The Nixon, wishing to avail herself of the fair wind, left Pascagoula Bay last Friday morning, intending to go Yankee hunting on the deep blue sea. When about twelve miles from Horn Island Pass, she discovered a large Federal steamer ahead, attempting to cut her off. The Nixon tacked, and stood in again for the Pass, and reached the bar about a mile ahead of the Federalist. The latter then opened fire on her at that distance; the Nixon immediately responded, and the exchange of shots was carried on for about twenty minutes. In the mean time the little Lake steamer Arrow came up, and when within range of the Federalist, let slip some of her
inly planned To leave their country great and free? Their sleeping ashes, from below, Send up the thrilling murmur, No! Knit they the gentle ties which long These sister States were proud to wear, And forged the kindly links so strong, For idle hands in sport to tear-- For scornful hands aside to throw? No! by our fathers' memory, No! Our humming marts, our iron ways, Our wind-tossed woods on mountain crest, The hoarse Atlantic, with his bays, The call, broad Ocean of the West, And Mississippi's torrent-flow, And loud Niagara, answer, No! Not yet the hour is nigh, when they Who deep in Eld's dim twilight sit, Earth's ancient kings, shall rise and say, “Proud country, welcome to the pit! So soon art thou, like us, brought low?” No! sullen group of shadows, No! For now, behold, the arm that gave The victory in our fathers' day, Strong, as of old, to guard and save-- That mighty arm which none can stay-- On clouds above, and fields below, Writes, in men's sight, the answer,
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 3: Missouri, Louisiana, and California. 1850-1855. (search)
he 1st day of May, 1850, I was married to Miss Ellen Boyle Ewing, daughter of the Hon. Thomas Ewing, Secretary of the Interior. The marriage ceremony was attended by a large and distinguished company, embracing Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, T. H. Benton, President Taylor, and all his cabinet. This occurred at the house of Mr. Ewing, the same now owned and occupied by Mr. F. P. Blair, senior, on Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite the War Department. We made a wedding-tour to Baltimore, New York, Niagara, and Ohio, and returned to Washington by the 1st of July. General Taylor participated in the celebration of the Fourth of July, a very hot day, by hearing a long speech from the Hon. Henry S. Foote, at the base of the Washington Monument. Returning from the celebration much heated and fatigued, he partook too freely of his favorite iced milk with cherries, and during that night was seized with a severe colic, which by morning had quite prostrated him. It was said that he sent for his son-i
111. our men are marching on. by George W. Bungay. The day our fathers waited for is dawning on us now; I see the mantle falling on the prophet at the plough; I hear the trumpet ringing where the victors strike he blow-- Our men are marching on. Niagara shouts the chorus of the rivers to the sea; Each wave swells like the bosom that is panting to be free; The stars are lit in heaven for the nation's jubilee-- Our men are marching on. Sweet promises are written on the soft leaves of the flowers; The birds of spring are jubilant within their leafy towers; A rainbow has been woven in the shuttle of the showers-- Our men are marching on. God bless our gallant President, and grant him length of days; Let all the people crown him with fame's unfading lays, And generations yet unborn perpetuate his praise-- Our men are marching on.
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