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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 21 (search)
ity and happiness. He has changed his position to-day. He now stands between us and the sun of our safety and prosperity, and you and I are together on the same platform,--the same plank, -our object to save the institutions which our fathers planted. Save them in the service of justice, in the service of peace, in the service of liberty; and in that service demand of the government at Washington that they shall mature and announce a purpose. That flag lowered at Sumter, that flight at Ball Run, will rankle in the heart of the republic for centuries. Nothing will ever medicine that wound but the government announcing to the world that it knows well whence came its trouble, and is determined to effect its cure, and, consecrating the banner to liberty, to plant it on the shores of the Gulf. [Applause.] I say in the service of the negro; but I do. not forget the white man, the eight millions of poor whites, thinking themselves our enemies, but who are really our friends. Their int
In a trotting match on Long Island, July 25th, Ethan Allen won the first heat and Flora Temple the second, and the race, owing to Ethan and mate running away with their driver, Flora trotted this heat in 2 20½. Among the Hessians killed in the late battle was Col. Wm. D. Kennedy, brother of the New York Superintendent of Police. There is a rumor in Alexandria that David Funsten, Esq., was shot in the battle at Ball Run. No volunteers will hereafter be received into the Hessian service who cannot speak the English language. Gen. McClellan arrived in Washington last Friday. The Irish census shows a decrease of 11 per cent, in the last 10 years. Gen. Wool wants a high command. He is in New York, awaiting orders. Lord John Russell is to be created a Peer.
P-r-e-d-i-g-f-o-u-s !!! Old Bennety says: "We do not believe the Emperor of the French will take any step hostile or injurious to us, unless the English Government leads the way. Should England enter into any such dangerous career, she will rue the day that her rulers have committed her to a deadly struggle with this young giant Republic." The Lord have mercy upon us! England rue the day when she enters into a struggle with the "Bull Runners!" Possibly she might, if the question were of a quarter race or a race against time, for the English are a plethoric generation. But they have innumerable packs of greyhounds, and though they may not get near enough to shoot a Yankee, they can catch any number of prisoners with these animals. Let not Bennett trust too much to Yankee fleetness. Let him not be led astray by the pedestrian feats of Ball Run.
Syester, who has gone to Richmond to try to obtain the release of Mr. Eyster, of Chambersburg, who was made a prisoner whilst on a visit to his friends at Winchester, will be well compensated if he should succeed. He received in hand $500 to bear his expenses, and has the guarantee of $5,000 more, if he accomplishes the object of his visit. Mr. Syester will also endeavor to recover the body of Lieut. Col. Thomas, nephew of Ex Governor Thomas, of this State, who was killed in the battle of Ball Run. Release of the brig Solperino. The brig Solferino, of Baltimore, which was seized on the charge of attempting to run the blockade at Charleston, having come from Rio de Janeiro for that port, has been released. She was taken to New York, where she was subjected to tedious delays, but the charge against her could not be sustained. She was ordered to pay the expenses of the court, some $900. The body of Gen. Lyon. A meeting of the citizens of Eastford, Conn., was held on
Gen. Beauregard's account of the combat of Ball Run. We lay this paper before our readers this morning. Nothing can be clearer or more forcible than the style in which the General conveys his thoughts. In every respect, this is a model for all future dispatches, it is so intelligible, so impartial, so truthful, so unpretending, and so comprehensive. If the distinguished author should think proper to write a narrative of the war, it will take rank with CÆsar's Commentaries. The public will devour the present report with the utmost avidity; it will be read with admiration abroad, and will command respect even among the Yankees. But its "success"--to use the booksellers' phrase — will be small in comparison with the forthcoming description of the "battle." All those who are desirous to possess a narrative of this campaign, at once clear comprehensive, and elegant, should preserve Beauregard's reports as they come out.--They will be invaluable to the future historian. It wi
From the way things are going on in Lincoln a dominions we suppose it will soon be fine and imprisonment to say "Ball Run," and a hanging matter to mention the Fairfax Races.
The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New York Herald upon the Situation. (search)
l do if they will afford us the opportunity." Afford you the opportunity ! Why, their advanced positions are in two miles of Arlington Heights. Their skirmishers drive yours like whipped curs before them whenever they dare to come in their way. You lie in your works like ground-hogs, rooting in the earth for safety ! Afford you an opportunity ! Why, you miserable slave of a Baboon, the Confederate colors are in sight of the Capital at Washington ! Come out if you dare from your dens, and see whether you cannot get an opportunity. When our men drive you from the next height, do not run into shelter like the genuine heroes of Ball Run, but support your advanced guard with your whole force. Send on your man McClellan, if you really mean for him to advance. Cease swaggering and lying, and turn to fighting, if you do not wish to retain among the nations the reputation which you earned at Bull Run — that of the most arrant poltroons that ever hid a lily liver under a bullying exterior.
ries over a determined and gallant for, is of course more honorable than to vanquish an irresolute and cowardly enemy. What glory is there in putting Chinese to rout? We never hear much English laudation of the conduct of their troops in China. If one English regiment pate to frighten thousand Chinamen, it is taken as a matter of course, and the soldiers themselves would blush if they were complimented for their services. When we praise our Southern soldiers for the victories at Bethel, Ball Run, Manaces, Springfield, Lexington. Ganley, Cheat Mountain our praise is only insult if we assert that it was only a three of cowards whom they defeated. Whilst it is obvious to every one that the Yankees are not as military a people as the people of the South--and we do not believe, with the exception of the French, there is each a nation of soldiers anywhere on the face of the earth as the Southern people — whilst their conduct at every other particular of this war has been a as rasca
resident in such language as this: "Why should we not strike the enemy in that point in which he was weakest, and do a signal act of justice while we loved the country? Politicians were afraid that by such a course they would lose in the border States, and, influenced by this consideration, the President had committed the sad and grave mistake of modifying the proclamation of Gen. Fremont--an act which had filled local hearts with a grief scarcely second to that which the disaster at Ball Run had occasioned." This same meek gentleman advises "not only the crushing of rebellion, but the crushing of the cockatrice from whose eggs the serpent of rebellion had been hatched:" in other words, he advises the utter destruction of slavery by the armies of the North. He denounces "the mean business of returning fugitive slaves," and boasts that he had never glorified the Union and the Constitution — believing to mean Union with slavery, and the other to be full of defects." He the
far from having been crushed, had increased in strength, and was daily waxing greater. Hence old Scott determined to take "a hasty plate of soup" in Richmond on the 4th of July. But, upon second thought, he changed his mind and put off the grand catastrophe until the 21st. Then the "Grand Army" was to move in force and bear down all before it. Accordingly, it set out upon that day, having been engaged for some days previously in marshalling its forces, crossing the river; and fighting at Ball Run. It left few troops behind it, either in Washington or Alexandria. Old Scott, after he was whipped, fled, like the egregious old scoundrel he is, by saying that he was not ready when he under took to whip the rebels on the 21st. The face is, that he was ready, as far as he over could be ready. He sent over all his force. Only two hundred men were left to guard the bridge over the Potomac. How the "rebels" used the Grand Army is matter of history. There never was such a road, consider
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