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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 14: the peace crusade 1870-1872; aet. 51-53 (search)
final move of a general Congress promoted. Please take hold a little now and help me. I have wings but no feet nor hands — rather, only a voice, vox et praeterea nihil. The next step was to call together those persons supposedly interested in such a movement. In December, 1870, it was announced that a meeting for the purpose of considering and arranging the steps necessary to be taken for calling a World's Congress of Women in behalf of International Peace would be held in Union League Hall, Madison Avenue and Twentysixth Street, New York, on Friday, December 23. The announcement, which sets forth the need for and objects of such a congress, is signed by Julia Ward Howe, William Cullen Bryant, and Mary F. Davis. The meeting was an important one: there were addresses by Lucretia Mott, Octavius Frothingham, and Alfred Love, the Peace prophet of Philadelphia; letters from John Stuart Mill, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Howard Furness, who adjures peacelovers to labor for t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1858. (search)
s were reaching colonelships and brigadier-generalships without having been through a half of his service. But it had no attraction for him. With no lack of ambition, he would yet have served always in his subordinate position, rather than have been the commanding officer of any other regiment. Burnside's brief but bloody campaign followed. In the memorable attempt to carry the heights beyond Fredericksburg, the first thing necessary was to throw pontoon-bridges across the Rappahannock. Hall's brigade, consisting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Massachusetts and Seventh Michigan, volunteered, as General Couch reports, as a forlorn hope, for a perilous scheme now resolved upon. They were three of those five regiments of Sedgwick's division who had routed the enemy at Fair Oaks. This brigade was sent down the steep bank unsupported, and at its foot they sustained for fifteen or twenty minutes the enemy's cutting fire, while open boats could be prepared and pushed into the stream.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1860. (search)
ances of his death, says:— His loss comes nearer to me and pains me more than any that has ever fallen on us. He was in many respects the foremost man among us, and in capacity and cultivation had few equals. He was a natural leader, and his courage was equal to any man's; and these qualities made him especially valuable as an officer and companion. In a letter to his Lieutenant-Colonel, then absent from injuries, Colonel Bradlee writes:— No death among us has touched me like Hall's. He was the most gallant man I ever saw, and a splendid fellow in all respects. His conduct in this affair came as fully to the heroic as anything I can imagine. The Rebel officers whom we met under a flag of truce to recover our dead said, He was a very gallant fellow. They had noticed him before he fell, and promised to get his sword and return it to me, as a mark of respect for his bravery. The following testimony comes from the most intimate of his associates in arms:— Dur<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
Virginia T., I. 138. Grover, C., Brig.-Gen., I. 68. Guild, Dr., II. 221. Gurowski, Adam, Count, I. 12. Guthrie, James, Hon., I. 153. H. Hack, C. A., I. 346. Hack, Daniel, Memoir, I. 346-348. Hack, Sarah, I. 346. Hale, E. E., Rev., I. 42. Hale, Major (Rebel service), I. 443. Hall, Colonel, I. 426; II. 454. Hall, E. H., Rev., I. 234. Hall, Elizabeth, II. 124. Hall, H. W., Adjutant, Memoir, II. 124-132. Also, II. 116, 117;. Hall, N., II. 124. Hall, N. J., II. 309, 312;. Hallowell, Col., I. 65; II. 189, 210;, 214, 251, 365. Hamilton; C. S., Brig.-Gen., II. 227. Hamlin, H. (Vice-President U. S.), I. 7, 76;. Hancock, John, II. 49. Hancock, W. S., Maj.-Gen., I. 16, 17;, 91,344, 429, 430; II. 101, 428;, 454. Hand, D. W., Dr., I. 123. Hardee, W. J., Maj.-Gen. (Rebel service), II. 271. Harding, Chester, Jr., I. 158. Hardy, A., II. 159, 160;. Harney, W. S., Brig.-Gen., I. 158,159. Harrington, H. F., Rev., I. 42; I