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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
occupied a strong position on the east and northeast of the fortifications, from which an effective cannonade was opened at nine o'clock, and kept up by Bledsoe's Battery, commanded by Captain Emmit McDonald, and another directed by Captain C. Clark, of St. Louis. General Parsons took a position southwest of the works, from which his battery, under Captain Guibor, poured a steady fire upon the garrison. Near Rains, the division of Colonel Congreve Jackson was posted as a reserve; and near Parsons, a part of General Steen's division performed the same service, whilst sharpshooters were sent forward to harass and fatigue the be-leaguered troops, who were not allowed a moment's repose. General Harris (who, as we have seen, See page 55. came down from Northeastern Missouri and joined Price at Lexington) and General McBride, scorning all rules of Christian warfare, stormed a bluff on which was situated the house of Colonel Anderson, and then used as a hospital, capturing it with it
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Townsend, George Alfred 1841- (search)
Townsend, George Alfred 1841- Journalist; born in Georgetown, Del., Jan. 30, 1841; educated in Philadelphia, Pa.; entered journalism in 1860; was war correspondent for the New York World in 1864-65. and was connected with other well-known papers, including the New York Herald, Chicago Tribune, the Cincinnati Enquirer, etc., under the pen-name of Gath. He is the author of Life of Garibaldi; Real life of Abraham Lincoln; The New world compared with the old; Washington outside and inside; Mormon trials at Salt Lake; Washington Rebuilded; Tales of the Chesapeake; Life of Levi P. Morton; Tales of Gapland, etc.
metal when the mold or bed is full, and turns it in another direction to other molds or beds. Gath′er. 1. (Vehicle.) The inclination forward of an axle journal, or spindle, usually one tenth d, and bound. 3. (Needlework.) To draw into plaits or folds by means of a thread or cord. Gath′er-er. (Sewing-machine.) A device which brings the cloth together in folds or plaits, so as ory's Sewing-machine attachments, Washington, 1872. The ruffler acts upon the same principle. Gath′er-ing. 1. (Bookbinding.) The selection and arranging of a set of sheets according to signat form a book. See gather. 2. (Carpentry.) An assemblage of beams supporting a scuttle. Gath′er-ing-board. (Bookbinding.) A horseshoe-shaped table on which signatures are laid to be gat each other consecutively, knocking up and depositing the complete book on an adjoining table. Gath′er-ing-hoop. One used by coopers to draw in the ends of the staves so as to allow the h
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
eld Republican, March 17, 1874, by Miss A. L. Dawes (Haigha); Philadelphia Press, Sept. 5, 1871, by Mrs. A. L. Howard; New York Independent, June 1, 1871, and March 26, 1874, and Outlines of Men, Women, and Things, pp. 43-45, by Mrs. M C. Ames; New York World, Dec. 11. 1869: Boston Journal, March 23, 1874, by B. P. Poore; Boston Commonwealth, April 4.1868, by C. W. Slack: San Francisco Post, March 24, 1874, by R. J. Hinton; Chicago Tribune, March 20, 1871, and March. 1874, by G. A. Townsend (Gath); New York Tribune, April 5, 1891, by Mrs. Janet Chase Hoyt; Chaplin's Life of Sumner, pp. 471-479. In one corner, the one farthest from his chamber, was his desk, above which, on a shelf, were kept five books,—Harvey's Shakespeare and Hazlitt's Select British Poets (both bought with college prize-money), Roget's Thesaurus, fickey's Constitution, and the Rules and Usages of the Senate. On his desk, always littered with papers, lay a Bible, the gift of Mr. Seward's daughter. This book, as
The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Fifth Virginia Regiment in the battle of Manassas. (search)
nything but a thorough conviction of their own superior strength. If they believe themselves fully able to vanquish the South with as great ease as they pretend, they would scarcely be looking for "sympathy" to all points of the compass. Sympathy is not worth much, either among individuals or nations, unless it shows itself in active co-operation.--This the North is not likely to secure either in the shape of money or arms, from any nation under the sun. It is pitiful to see this Goliah of Gath, running hither and thither to get some one to assist him in whipping David.--The South, on the other hand, expects nothing of foreign nations but what their own interests require. She does not ask them to fight her battles; she has proved over and over again that the world does not contain a superior fighting population to her own; all she asks of the world is, "hands off and fair play." --She is independent of the world for the supply of all her wants — a little world in herself, and all s
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arms of precision in Inexperienced hand. (search)
tenant, private Daily stepped forward from the ranks, and, in the most grave and solemn manner, said that the Company had requested him to present to Lt. Willis a sword, and having unbuckled it from his own person, he drew from his pocket a paper, which read thus: "Sir, this magnificent sword which I have the honor to present you, has been procured by this company at a great price. Its keen edge has spilled the blood of many a braw man. It is, sir, the same sword that was worn by Goliath of Gath, and with which the youthful hero, David, severed the Giant's head from his body. At the destruction of Jerusalem it was buried amid the ruins of that great city, and found many centuries afterward by an English traveler, who sold it to Richard the Third, and was used by him in the great fight, where he cried--'A horse, a horse; a kingdom for a horse.' The next time we hear of it, it had fallen into the hands of the family of Cornwallis, and when his lordship of revolution times was about to
Federal chivalry, to pine and almost perish for the want of "air, exercise and spiritual consolation." It is an ancient saying, "Put a beggar on horseback, and he'll ride to the devil," and a more illustrious example of the truth of the problem was never seen or heard of than this same Corcoran. Who is the man? Who is this fellow that gives himself more airs than Prince Albert, (whom Corcoran refused to honor by calling out his regiment when the Prince visited New York?) Tell it not in Gath — he is an ex-policemen of Ireland, the lowest and most servile tool that the British Government employs for its meanest work in that or any other of its dominions. He came to New York, and improved his condition by setting up a dram-shop, which was liberally patronized by the neighborhood politicians.--This is the fellow who now figures as Colonel, and who makes more noise in the papers than any and all of the gentlemen of the regular service who have been taken prisoners. It must be the m
istress says a word they are informed on with all possibility and exaggeration, and the one is and the other insulted. What fools it middling officers disclaim interfere with our institutions, what every man in the has full leave to do his utmost for our destruction? Oh, the lying, the treachery, the machinations which surround us — only the scrutiny and the right of the judgment day will fully reveal them! And have we nothing to fight for? Don't keep what I say a secret-- "tell it in Gath and in the street of Asketon;" for surely if the fathers, and husbands, and brothers, who have gone out from among us know all these things, they would never stop fighting until they redeemed every inch of this precious soil, and taken vengeance wherewith to satisfy their souls besides. Surely, one man could then be brave enough to "chase a thousand." And what do you think they tell the servants wherever the white family is away and the servants remain? Why this "Your master will never re
The next spring. The Yankee journals boast that they will give the rebels a final quietus in the spring. Their preparations are to be on a gigantic seale. They proclaim that they are piling up stores and other necessaries for Grant's army almost as high as Lookout Mountain. Goliath, of Gath, was not more confident of smashing to atoms the ruddy stripling that disputed his progress than the backers of Grant are of his annihilating the rebellion in the spring campaign. We are not disposed to underrate the magnitude of the solemn crisis which is at hand. A colossal danger threatens us, but we must meet it like men. We must emulate the Yankees in the foresight, the calculation, the system, the untiring labor of preparation for the decisive hour. If we do this, if we leave nothing to chance, if we are as circumspect and prudent as we are brave and determined, then with the blessing of God, the huge struggle of next spring will break the backbone of this war and inflict a fa
Their Trust. The notes of busy preparation resound through the Yankee camps, and their journals teem with boasts of the prowess of their veterans and the greatness of their leaders. It is all "Gen. Grant," and not one word of any higher power. An allusion to a superintending Providence would be treated as a piece of silly cant. Goliath, of Gath, was not more boastful and self-reliant. Let them beware. There is a greater than Goliath, who rules the armies of heaven and of earth.