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, and said to me: By the by, suppose you stay here until Hi-ampton comes along; I am going on with Fitz Lee. Tell Hampton to move on steadily on the road to Dover, and show him the way. With these words, the General rode away on the track of General Fitz Lee, and the present writer was left solus, to hold the position aasking if there .was any one there to direct him. This sound aroused me, and in a few moments I was riding with the brave cavalier at the head of his column toward Dover. Toward dawn General Hampton halted, and I asked if he was going to stop. Yes, for a little while — I am perishing for sleep. And with these words the Gene wrapped himself in his cape, and in a few minutes was fast asleep-his companion exactly imitating him. At daylight we reached the straggling little village of Dover, where more prisoners were paroled; thence proceeded through a fine country towards Carlisle; at Dillstown procured dinner from the landlord of the principal tave
se, and that military men would sooner die than respond to such a call. At Wilmington, N. C., the proclamation is received with perfect contempt and indignation. The Union men openly denounce the Administration. The greatest possible unanimity prevails. There was great rejoicing there Saturday on the reception of the news of the reduction of Fort Sumter.--Tribune, April 16. Large Union meetings were held at Detroit, Mich., Westchester and Pittsburgh, Pa., Lawrence, Mass., and Dover, N. H. At Pittsburgh the meeting was opened by the Mayor, who introduced the venerable William Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson was made President of the meeting. About twenty-five Vice-Presidents were also appointed. Resolutions were adopted, declaring undying fealty to the Union, approving the course of the Legislative and Executive branches of the State Government in responding to the call of the President, disregarding all partisan feeling, and pledging their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.48 (search)
oo strongly opposed to scientific fact to remain on record undisputed. In all of these cases, is it not probable that the varying density of the air had much more to do with this strange acoustic opacity than the wind? These statements call to mind the prevalent belief that fog, snow, hail, and rain, indeed, any conditions of the atmosphere that render it optically opaque, render it also acoustically opaque; which, up to the time of Mr. Tyndall's experiments in the English Channel, off Dover, had scarcely been questioned. His tests made in 1873-74 proved conclusively, as is now well known, that on clear days the air may be composed of differently heated masses, saturated in different degrees with aqueous vapors, which produce exactly the deadening effects described above. I submit as a case in point a similar effect, and its explanation as furnished by Mr. R. G. H. Kean to Professor Tyndall, and considered by the latter of sufficient value to find a place in his published wo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
began the career of a pirate. After committing many depredations, and destroying large and valuable merchant ships, she put into French ports, and then went to England where a pretended sale of her was made to a Liverpool merchant, who dispatched her to Lisbon, under the pretense that she had been chartered by the Portuguese Government. When twenty miles from Lisbon, she was captured by the United States steam-frigate Niagara, Captain Craven, who took her to England, and landed her crew at Dover. No one seemed willing to question the correctness of the transaction, and that was the last of the Georgia as a pirate ship. and the Alabama see picture of the Alabama, on page 571. had made her last cruise. It had been a long and prosperous one in the South Atlantic and Indian oceans, during which she had captured sixty-seven vessels, of which forty-five were destroyed. She returned to European waters early in the summer of 1864, and took refuge in the French harbor of Cherbourg. At
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
amps made miry by recent rains, had been very fatiguing, but the troops were in good spirits; and when the Fifteenth Connecticut and Twenty-seventh Massachusetts were ordered forward, under Colonel Upham, to seize the crossing of the creek on the Dover road, they marched with alacrity. Hoke watched the movement keenly. He had just been re-enforced by a remnant of Hood's army, under Cheatham, and feeling strong, he sent a force, under cover of the tangled swamp, around Upham's flank, to fall ued, with a loss of seven hundred men made prisoners. Elated by this success, Hoke advanced a larger force, and attempted to wedge it in between, and separate, the divisions of Generals Palmer and Carter, respectively, holding the railway and the Dover road. The Nationals were pressed back, but the timely arrival of Ruger's division interfered with Hoke's operations. The result was a moderate battle, with slight loss — a conflict not much more severe than Savage's Twelfth New York Cavalry had
. Delaware had, in 1858, chosen William Burton (Democrat) for Governor by 7,758 votes to 7,544 for his Opposition rival; Democracy in Delaware being almost exclusively based on Slavery, and having at length carried the State by its aid. The great body of the party, under the lead of Senator James A. Bayard, had supported Breckinridge, and were still in sympathy with his friends' view of Southern rights, but not to the extent of approving South Carolina remedies. Their Legislature met at Dover, January 2, 1861. Gov. Burton, in his Message, said: The cause of all the trouble is the persistent war of the Abolitionists upon more than two billions of property; a war waged from pulpits, rostrums, and schools, by press and people — all teaching that Slavery is a crime and a sin, until it has become the opinion of a portion of one section of the country. The only remedy for the evils now threatening is a radical change of public sentiment in regard to the whole question. The North
ermaster-Sergeant,----Perkins, of Concord; Sergeant-Major,----Gordon, of Manchester; Commissary-Sergeant,----Cook, of Claremont. The following are the officers of the several companies: Co. A, of Keene--Capt., Tileston A. Baker; 1st Lieut., Henry N. Metcalf; 2d Lieut., H. B. Titus. Co. B, of Concord--Capt., Samuel G. Griffin; 1st Lieut., Charles W. Walker; 2d Lieut., A. W. Colby. Co. C, of Manchester--Capt., James W. Carr; 1st Lieut., James H. Platt; 2d Lieut., S. O. Burnham. Co. D, of Dover--Capt., Hiram Rollins; 1st Lieut., Samuel P. Sayles; 2d Lieut., W. H. Parmenter. Co. E, of Concord-Capt., Leonard Brown; 1st Lieut., Wm. H. Smith; 2d Lieut., A. I. P. Thompson. Co. F, of Littleton--Capt., Thomas Snow; 1st Lieut., Joshua F. Littlefield; 2d Lieut., Harrison D. F. Young. Co. G, of Peter-borough-Capt., Ephraim Weston; 1st Lieut., Everts W. Farr; 2d Lieut., Sylvester Rogers. Co. H, of Great Falls--Capt., Ichabod Pearl; 1st Lieut., W. N. Patterson; 2d Lieut., William H. Prescott.
uddenly confronted by five rebels, who ordered them to halt! or we fire. The Granite boys saw their dilemma, but the foremost of them presented his musket, and answered, Halt you, or we fire! and, at the word, both discharged their pieces. The rebel fell, his assailant was unharmed. Seizing his companion's musket, he brought it to his shoulder, and said to the other, Fire! Both fired their guns at once, and two more rebels fell. The others fled. The leader's name was Hanford — from Dover, N. H. As the Maine troops were leaving the field of battle, a soldier stepped up to one of the officers of the 5th Regiment, and requested him to lend him a knife. The officer took out a common pocket-knife, and handed it to the soldier, who sat down at the side of the road, pulled up the leg of his trousers, and deliberately dug a musket-ball out of his leg, jumped up, and resumed his march. When the news of the repulse reached the camp meeting at Desplaines, Ill., Rev. Henry Cox, who w
el, of Miss., a homespun party at the house of, P. 25 Donelson, Andrew Jackson, P. 138 Dorchester, Mass., liberality of, D. 58 Dorr, J. C. R., P. 5 Doubleday, —, his battery, D. 92 Douglas, S. A., his opinion of the right of secession, P. 41; his remarks on the position of General Scott, Doc. 121; speech at Chicago, Ill., Doc. 298; speech before the Illinois Legislature, D. 45; death of, D. 91; dying words of P. 110 Dover, Delaware, meeting at, D. 103 Dover, N. H., Union meeting at, D. 25 Draper, Simeon, D. 52 Dr. Watts to Jonathan, P. 99 Duganne, A. J. H., P. 19 Dummer, C. H., D. 28 Dumont, E., report of the battle of Philippi, Va., Doc. 333 Duncombe T. (Eng.), D. 83; speech in the English House of Commons, May 23, Doc. 302 Dunkirk, N. Y., meeting at, D. 35 Duryea, A., Col., D. 77, 82; Doc. 271; at Hampton, Va., D. 80; proclamation to the people of Hampton, Va., Doc. 296; report of the battle at Great Beth
bone Picked up, at ploughing, by some grinning clown, Who quoth: “How great a graveyard to so small a town!” Hereafter come romances, for our themes Are prouder than the Trojans or the Gauls. We have our Davids, Jonathans, and Sauls, Whose deeds will cover folios and reams, Where every dusty rail-car screams and steams, Look out on battle-plains and monuments, And any surplus shillings, dimes, and pence, Keep for the urchin's hat you stumble over-- His grandsire fought at Pittsburgh and at Dover! Not yet, my heart! the thousands still contending Forbid the hope that half the world confesses; The eagle strains and gnaws his yielding jesses: A moment more he shall be heavenward wending, And all our stars in the same azure blending. Break, then, these sabres, strike the iron mail From every hull, and let these bristling marts Be gentle havens for the gentler arts, Where commerce sleeps beneath each whitening sail, And labor walks with love in every vale. Where gleam these tents let pa
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