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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
xpired, but who patriotically went to the assistance of Rosecrans. Meanwhile, the troops in the central portion of the State were concentrated at the capital, Jefferson City, by General Brown, who was re-enforced by General Fisk with all available troops north of the Missouri River. The Union citizens in that region cordially co-operated with the military, and before Price turned his face in that direction, the capital was well fortified. The invader advanced by way of Potosi to the Meramec River, crossed it, and took post at Richwood's, within forty miles of St. Louis, when, after remaining a day or two, and evidently satisfied that an attempt to take that city would be very hazardous, he burned the bridge at Moselle, and then marched rapidly in the direction of Jefferson City, followed by General A. J. Smith and his entire command. Price burned bridges behind him, to impede his pursuers, and appeared before the Missouri capital on the 7th of October, just after Generals McNe
th the immense sacrifices that have been made, the Legislature will be disposed to view the case as one of equity, and render every aid in their power to preserve and make it more valuable than heretofore. I know of but one way in which the canal can be of much value to the public, and those who now hold an interest therein; viz., by changing a part of it from one public use to another. Discontinue the levels from the Charles River to Woburn upper locks, and from Billerica Mills to the Merrimac River; in the whole, a distance of over fourteen miles. The remaining part, from the Concord River to Woburn upper locks, may then be used as an aqueduct, similar to those in France and other European countries. From Woburn, the water may be conveyed in thirty-inch iron pipes, for the supply of the city of Boston, the towns of Charlestown, and East Cambridge. In another part of the Sketch, the author thus touches on that vexed subject,--indemnity for damages arising from the construction
ion of English society, 14; in 1724, 44 Virginia House of Burgesses, address of the, Jefferson 80 Virginians, the, Thackeray 45 Vision of Sir Launfal, the, Lowell 170, 172 Walden, Thoreau 131, 134, 135 Walley, Thomas, 41 Warner, C. D., 93 Washington, George, 64-65, 66, 77-78 Waterfowl, to a, Bryant 103, 106 Webster, Daniel, eulogy for Adams and Jefferson, 86-87; civic note in oratory of, 208; criticism of Clay, 210; his oratory, 211-15 Week on the Concord and Merrimac rivers, a, Thoreau 131 Wendell, Barrett, 6 West, The, in American literature, 237 et seq. Westchester farmer, the, Seabury 76 When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloomed, Whitman 201 When the Frost is on the Punkin, Riley 248 Whitaker, Alexander, 26-27, 38 Whitman, Walt, in 1826, 90; in New York, 108; life and writings, 196-205; died (1892), 255; typically American, 265; argues for American books, 266 Whittier, J. G., in 1826, 90; attitude towards Transcendentalism, 143; life
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
the, 176. M. Mabel Martin, 165. Macaulay, T. B., quoted, 7. McKim, J. Miller, describes Whittier, 54. Maine, 53. Martineau, Dr., James, 163. Massachusetts, 3, 41, 44, 45, 50, 83, 85, 94, 110. Massachusetts Colony, 84. Massachusetts Historical Society, 83, 86, 176. Mather, Cotton, his Magnalia, mentioned, 35. May, Rev. Samuel J., 52, 59-62; reads Declaration, 53; mobbed, 56,57. Mead, Edwin D., 163. Melrose Abbey, 174. memories, 147-149. Merrill, John, 42. Merrimac River, 4; valley of, 53, 155. Milton, John, 139, 152; G. W. Childs gives window as memorial of, 181; Whittier writes inscription for memorial window, 182; Dr. Farrar's letter about, 183. Minot, George, 30. Minot, Harriet. See Pitman. Minot, Hon., Stephen, 29. Montaigne, Michel de, 179. Mott, Lucretia, letter of, 71. Mt. Agamenticus, 173. Music Hall, Boston, 110. My birthday, 132-134. my namesake, 131, 132. My Playmate, 141. National Era, mentioned, 165, 171, 172. Neal
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Margaret Smith's Journal (search)
eremonies, and traditions, telling him that I was a stranger in these parts, and curious concerning such matters. So he did address himself to me very kindly, answering such questions as I ventured to put to him. And first, touching the Powahs, of whom I had heard much, he said they were manifestly witches, and such as had familiar spirits; but that, since the Gospel has been preached here, their power had in a great measure gone from them. My old friend, Passaconaway, the Chief of the Merrimac River Indians, said he, was, before his happy and marvellous conversion, a noted Powah and wizard. I once queried with him touching his sorceries, when he said he had done wickedly, and it was a marvel that the Lord spared his life, and did not strike him dead with his lightnings. And when I did press him to tell me how he did become a Powah, he said he liked not to speak of it, but would nevertheless tell me. His grandmother used to tell him many things concerning the good and bad sp
eclined this proposal, and was ordered to remove his clothes, which he did, except his drawers. The offending editor was tarred and feathered, and mounted on a pole, after the same manner that some of the Tories were served during the Revolution. He was first conveyed to the street in front of his office, where an American flag was procured, and he was made to greet the national ensign with cheers. Being a second time placed astride the pole, he was carried to the bridge over the Merrimac river, made to walk across to Bradford, again mounted and taken to the residence of George Johnson. This gentleman was absent, and Mr. Kimball was returned to Haverhill. He now expressed regret for his course against the Union, and was made to kneel down and swear that he would never again write against the free States, or publish articles in favor of secession or rebellion. These proceedings occupied considerable time, and the participants were so numerous and determined, that the loca
ouri. It is dated at St. Louis on the 1st instant: Scouts from Ironton report that a large force is advancing toward that place from the South, but it is not known whether they are rebel or Union troops. They are thought, however, to be General Mower's army. Great alarm existed at Franklin last night, and heavy firing was heard in the direction of Morello, twelve miles below. After the firing had ceased a fire was seen, indicating that the bridge at that point over the Merrimac river had been burned. There was but a small guard there. All the rolling stock of the Pacific railroad at Franklin was brought down to Allentown last night. The stock on the west branch of the road has been a good deal damaged, and it is believed there is a considerable force of rebel cavalry in the vicinity. No trouble has yet occurred on the Pacific railroad, except the removal of the rolling stock from Franklin, but fears are entertained that the rebels will attempt to dest