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C. Julius Caesar, Commentaries on the Civil War (ed. William Duncan), CAESAR'S COMMENTARIES of THE CIVIL WAR. , chapter 5 (search)
Brutus sailed to meet them, with his fleet considerably increased; for besides the ships which Caesar had caused to be built at Aries, he had also joined to it six more, taken from the Marseillians, which he had refitted and rigged since the late action. Wherefore exhorting his men to despise an enemy, who had not been able to resist them when entire and unvanquished, he advanced against them full of resolution and confidence. It was easy to discern from Trebonius's camp, and the eminences around it, what passed in the town. All the youth that were left, the old men, the women, children, and even the guards upon the walls, extending their hands to heaven, or repairing to the temples, and prostrating themselves at the altars, besought the gods to grant them
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Tiberius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 4 (search)
to Caius Caesar, and commander of his fleet in the war of Alexandria, contributed greatly to its success. He was therefore made one of the high-priests in the room of Publius Scipio;A.U.C. 707 and was sent to settle some colonies in Gaul, and amongst the rest, those of Narbonne and Arles. These, and other towns in the south of France, became, and long continued, the chief seats of Roman civilization among the Gauls; which is marked by the magnificent remains of ancient art still to be seen. Aries, in particular, is a place of great interest. After the assassination of Caesar, however, when the rest of the senators, for fear of public disturbances, were for having the affair buried in oblivion, he proposed a resolution for rewarding those who had killed the tyrant. Having filled the office of praetor,A.U.C. 710 and at the end of the year a disturbance breaking out amongst the triumviri, he kept the badges of his office beyond the legal time; and following Lucius Antonius the consul,
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 1 (search)
, lying further to the west than Italy. there nearer to the sky That whelms the stars, was hard and arid grown By suns of winter. But when Titan neared The Ram, who, backward gazing on the stars, Bore perished Helle,Phrixus and Helle, the children of Nephele, were to be sacrificed to Zeus; but Nephele rescued them, and they rode away through the air on the Ram with the golden fleece. But Helle fell into the sea, which from her was named the Hellespont. (See Book IX., 1125.) The sun enters Aries about March 20. The Ram is pictured among the constellations with his head averse. and the hours were held In balance, and the days again prevailed, The earliest faded moon which in the vault Hung with uncertain horn, from eastern wind Received a fiery radiance; whose blast Forced Boreas back: and breaking on the mists Within his regions, to the Occident Drave all that shroud Arabia and the land Of Ganges; all that or by CaurusSee Book I., 464. borne Bedim the Orient sky, or rising suns Pe
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
ted of the following vessels: Malvern (a river or bay steamer), the flag-ship; New Ironsides, Brooklyn, Mohican, Tacony, Kansas, Unadilla, Huron, Pequot, Yantic, Maumee, Pawtuxet, Pontoosuc, Nyack. Ticonderoga, Shenandoah, Juniata, Powhatan, Susquehanna, Wabash, Colorado, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Mackinaw, Tuscarora, Vicksburg, St. Jago de Cuba, Fort Jackson, Osceola, Sassacus, Chippewa, Maratanza, R. R. Cuyler, Rhode Island, Monticello, Alabama, Montgomery, Keystone State, Queen City, Iosco, Aries, Howquah, Wilderness, Cherokee, A. D. Vance, Moccasin, Eolus, Gettysburg, Emma, Lillian, Nansemond, Tristram Shandy, Britannia, Governor Buckingham, Saugus, Monadnock, Canonicus, Mahopac. Total, 58. The last four were monitors. On the evening of the 15th, the transports, with the troops, arrived at the prescribed rendezvous, about twenty-five miles at sea, east of Fort Fisher. The ocean was perfectly calm, and remained so for three days, while the army was anxiously waiting for the nav
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
Mound City, Essex, Lexington, Ouachita, Gazelle, General Price, W. H. Brown, Juliet.   Cotton, 10 1/2 bales 2,397 28 534 28 1,863 00 do Oct. 12, 1864 Cimarron. Steamer Ceres 17,200 00 935 49 16,264 51 Washington Nov. 12, 1864 Violet, Aries, Connecticut, Maratanza, Mercedita, Montgomery.   Canoes, 25, and cargoes 929 40 249 93 679 47 do Feb. 15, 1865 Eureka, Yankee, Freeborn, Currituck, Commodore Read, Teazer, Fuchsia, Jacob Bell. Steamer Caledonia 13,353 00 1,149 28 11,903 72 Boston bales     32,037 76 Philadelphia Sept. 22, 1865 Gettysburg, Keystone State, $620 counsel fees   Cotton, 52 bales 23,552 53 1,826 58 21,725 95 do Sept. 29, 1865 R. R. Cuyler.   Cotton, 82 bales 57,210 33 2,984 68 54,225 65 do Sept. 29, 1865 Aries. ($500 counsel fee deducted from captor's share.)   Cotton, 45 bales 21,977 77 1,623 27 20,354 50 do Oct. 6, 1865 Santiago de Cuba Schooner Delight 600 00 251 65 348 25 New York July 21, 1863 New London, R. R Cuyler, Massachusetts. Brig
he sand-hills, which were high and near, and got her log-book, from which it appears that she is the Ranger; that she left Newcastle November eleventh, 1863, for Bermuda, where, after touching at Teneriffe, she arrived on the eighth of December; that she sailed from Bermuda January sixth, 1864, made our coast January tenth, about five miles north-east of Murrill's inlet, and landed her passengers. The next morning at daylight, intercepted by this ship, the Daylight, Governor Buckingham, and Aries, in her approach to Western bar, she was beached and fired by her crew as above mentioned. The attempts of the Governor Buckingham, aided by the Daylight and Aries, to extinguish the fire and haul the ranger off, were frustrated by the enemy's sharp-shooters, whose fire completety commanded her decks. This ship, drawing about twenty-four (24) feet, was taken in four and one half (4 1/2) fathoms of water in front of the wreck, and the other vessels stationed to cross-fire on the riflemen on
ary, 1865. January 11, 1865: Beverly, W. Va. Union, 34th Ohio and 8th Ohio Cav.; Confed., Gen. Breckinridge's command. Losses: Union, 5 killed, 20 wounded, 583 missing; Confed. No record found. January 12-15, 1865: Fort Fisher, N. C. Union, Portions of Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Corps and Admiral Porter's fleet; Same ships as Dec. 25th above, with the exception that the ships Nyack, Keystone State, and Quaker City were not present and the ships Montgomery, Cuyler, Aries, Eolus, Fort Donelson, and Republic had been added to the fleet; Confed., Same as Dec. 25th above. Losses: Union, 184 killed, 749 wounded; Confed., 400 killed and wounded, 2083 captured. January 25, 1865 to Feb. 9, 1865: Combahee River and River's bridge, Salkahatchie, S. C. Union, Fifteenth and Seventeenth Corps; Confed., Wade Hampton's Cav. Losses: Union, 138 killed and wounded; Confed. No record found. February, 1865. February 5-7, 1865: Dabney's Mills,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Americus Vespucius, 1451-1512 (search)
Major. We were then 500 leagues to the south of the port whence we had departed, and this was on the 3rd of April. On this day such a tempest arose on the sea that all our sails were blown away, and we ran under bare poles, with a heavy southerly gale and a tremendous sea, the air being very tempestuous. The gale was such that all the people in the fleet were much alarmed. The nights were very long, for the night we had on the 7th of April lasted fifteen hours, the sun being at the end of Aries, and in that region it was winter, as your Magnificence will be well aware. Sailing in this storm, on the 7th of April we came in sight of new land, along which we ran for nearly 20 leagues, and found it all a rocky coast, without any port or inhabitants. I believe this was because the cold was so great that no one in the fleet could endure it. Finding ourselves in such peril, and in such a storm that we could scarcely see one ship from another, owing to the greatness of the waves and the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
ver without blessing the day which turned my steps to that quiet place. So familiar is it to my mind that I can see clearly all its streets, buildings, and promenades, with the swans in the water. Would that I could enjoy a day there again with old friends, and another lecture of Taillandier! Yesterday Agassiz dined with me; we always talk of Martins. Pray tell him how grateful I am for his friendly thought of me. The railway journey from Montpellier to Marseilles, broken by a day at Aries, greatly wearied him. Between Marseilles and Toulon he had while in the diligence another attack of the angina pectoris,—the first he had experienced for more than three months. It came so sharply that he was on the point of asking the driver to stop; but he was shortly relieved, and went on. At Cannes he met Lord Brougham and Baron Bunsen, Bunsen made a long call on him, in which Sumner was struck by his learning and humanity.—both anticipating his arrival with most cordial notes of invi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A charge with Prince Rupert. (search)
es. It was rather consoling to cover some ignominious retreat with a new epigram on Cromwell's red nose, that irresistible member which kindled in its day as much wit as Bardolph's,--to hail it as Nose immortal, a beacon, a glow-worm, a bird of prey, -to make it stand as a personification of the rebel cause, till even the stately Montrose asked new-comers from England, How is Oliver's nose? It was very entertaining to christen the Solemn League and Covenant the constellation on the back of Aries, because most of the signers could only make their marks on the little bits (,f sheepskin circulated for that purpose. It was quite lively to rebaptize Rundway Down as Run-away-down, after a royal victory, and to remark how Hazlerig's regiment of lobsters turned to crabs, on that occasion, and crawled backwards. But all these pleasant follies became whips to scourge them, at last,--shifting suddenly into very grim earnest when the Royalists themselves took to running away, with truculent s
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