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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Introduction (search)
a ready wit and great tact, made him a striking and telling personality, whether in the camp, a scientific meeting, or social gathering. Among his many activities, he served, from 1883 to 1885, as a member of the House of Representatives at Washington, being elected on an independent ticket from his Massachusetts district. As he was the only independent member then in Congress, he held there a position of unusual influence. At that time the Harvard Club of Washington celebrated its birth bWashington celebrated its birth by having a dinner. The first two speakers, a member of the cabinet and a senator, indulged in dry and inappropriate political harangues; and the event threatened to be un diner manque. The chairman next called on Lyman, who regretted that the previous proceedings had been tinged with a levity unworthy of so serious an occasion, proposed to do something solemn, sang a comic song, and saved the day. The Lyman family of New England is of old English stock. Its founder, one Richard Lyman, came
I. “Oh, mother, have you heard the news?” “Oh, father, is it true?” “Oh, brother, were I but a man” -- “Oh, husband, they shall rue!” Thus, passionately, asked the boy, And thus the sister spoke, And thus the dear wife to her mate, The words they could not choke. “The news! what news?” “Oh, bitter news — they've fired upon the Flag-- The Flag no foreign foe could blast, the traitors down would drag.” II. “The truest flag of liberty The world has ever seen-- The Stars that shone o'er Washington, And guided gallant Greene! The white and crimson Stripes which bode Success in peace and war, Are draggled, shorn, disgraced, and torn-- Insulted Star by Star. That Flag, whose symbol'd virtues are the pining nation's codes, The Flag of Jones at Whitehaven, of Reid at Fayal Roads. III. “Eh, neighbor, canst believe this thing?” The neighbor's eyes grew wild; Then o'er them crept a haze of shame, As o'er a sad, proud child; His face grew pale, he bit his lip, Until
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Contents of Thie first volume. (search)
39.Twiggs's Treason — Property stolen,35 40.Peace Convention at Washington,35 41.Corwin's Amendment to Constitution,36 42.President Lincolo Gov. Andrew, and Reply,80 71.N. Y. 7th Regiment--Departure for Washington,80 72.Massachusetts 8th Regiment — Officers, &c.,81 73.Fort Mouy Departments,155 106.N. Y. 71st Regiment, Letters from,156 107.Washington--Oath of Allegiance,158 108.Women of New York, Address to,158 1to Childs,186 133.Rebel Army at Pensacola,187 134.The Attack on Washington, Nat. Intelligencer,188 135.Maryland Commissioners' Report,190 Letter on the Virginia Election,254 171.Gen. Butler's Speech at Washington, May 16,254 172.Judge Sprague's Charge on Treason and Piracy,25588 111.Babes in the Wood, C. C., 88 112.To Ellsworth, J. W. F., Washington,89 113. Sons of Northern Sires, G. S. H., Boston,89 114.The Hol Rising of the North, Madison State Journal,123 158.The Bones of Washington, London Punch,127 159.Ode for 1861, H. H. Weld,133 160.The Nati
50; Doc. 165; anecdotes of P. 81; arrival at Washington, D. 53; enter Alexandria, D. 78 Ellswoter to his parents, Doc. 281; funeral of, at Washington, D. 80; notices of, P. 89; Doc. 165; Colonel banquet to, at Richmond, D. 13; indicted at Washington, D. 16; correspondence with Buchanan in refe Lincoln, Abraham, will be forced from Washington, D. 5; his life not worth a week's purchase,ount of his journey from Harrisburg, Pa., to Washington, Doc. 32; conspiracy to assassinate, Doc. 34, 92; flag presentation to, on the march, at Washington, P. 82; Sixth Regiment of Militia passed thr. 45 notices of, D. 46, 47, 83 how it got to Washington, Doc. 148 religious services at Washington, ple of, D. 37 1st and 2d Regiments arrive at Washington, D. 77; Doc. 271; troops of, at Grafton, Va.nt of Washington, D. 83; volunteers first at Washington, See preface; D. 61; troops leave Philadelph a cheerful tragedy, P. 2 The Bones of Washington, P. 127 The call for Volunteers, P. 53 [23 more...]
s been too long delayed. Time, moth, and rust have done their fatal work on many valuable materials; and some gentlemen, who felt a deep interest in their native town, have died without leaving any manuscript testimonies. When the history of New England shall be written, the true data will be drawn from the records of its towns. Now, therefore, in humble imitation of those States in our Union which have contributed each its block of granite, marble, or copper to the National Monument at Washington, I ask leave to offer Medford's historical contribution to the undecaying pyramidic monument which justice and genius will hereafter raise to the character and institutions of New England. The records of the first forty years are lost. I have reproduced them, as far as I could, from documents in the General Court relating to our earliest history; from several monuments of the first settlers, which are yet standing among us; from authentic traditions which were early recorded; and from