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to ascertain that a young lawyer there named La Grange, also originally from the South, had been a friend of Taylor's-so much so, in fact, that La Grange had for the last six months regularly correstimation he had had of the Captain's crime. La Grange also said that as he had been very busy, he This was all that my son could secure, as La Grange, evidently suspecting that, in his surprise that he had made a pleasant impression upon La Grange, who appreciated the courtesy of the call unty and its environs. In leaving his office, La Grange hesitated a moment as if deciding the proprireturned to town evidently in high spirits. La Grange felt compelled to reciprocate as far as in have been sent from the hotel in Chicago from La Grange, who found Taylor's home, an unpretentious hd plausible fiction was invented, how he (as La Grange, of course), having taken a run from Louisvided horses so that they could get through to La Grange at all; but before retiring made all the inq[8 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 20: Italy.—May to September, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
ct sight, for whom he cared with singular delicacy. That was George W. Greene, who at Rome, thirty years before, had assisted him in his studies, strolled with him among ruins and on the Campagna, and was associated with the memories of happiest days,—a friend whom Sumner was ever afterward quick to serve. Greene, the grandson of Washington's most trusted general, was born in the same year with Sumner. As a youth of sixteen, and again three years later, he had been Lafayette's guest at La Grange. In 1827, he met casually at Marseilles a pilgrim scholar like himself,—Henry W. Longfellow; and the two journeyed together to Rome. No scholar was ever more generous and patient than Greene in helping others to follow paths already familiar to himself; and favors and associations in common studies were always freshly remembered by Sumner, even in the absorbing pursuits of public life. Professor Greene remembers well Sumner's habits at this time,—his prolonged studies, his bringing ea<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of honorable B. H. Hill before the Georgia branch of the Southern Historical Society at Atlanta, February 18th, 1874. (search)
ful, grave expression I can never forget: I have no ambition but to serve the Confederacy, and do all I can to win our independence. I am willing to serve in any capacity to which the authorities may assign me. I have done the best I could in the field, and have not succeeded as I could wish I am willing to yield my place to these best generals, and I will do my best for the cause editing a newspaper. Since making this address, I find that I repeated this same anecdote in the speech at La Grange in March, 1865. Jefferson Davis was as great in the cabinet as was Lee in the field. He was more resentful in temper, and more aggressive in his nature than Lee. His position, too, more exposed him to assaults from our own people. He had to make all appointments, and though often upon the recommendation of others, all the blame of mistake was charged to him, and mistakes were often charged by disappointed seekers and their friends which were not made. He also made recommendations f
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last battle of the late war. [from the times-democrat, September 8, 1895.] (search)
was followed by a second, which cut his crutch in two and precipitated him to the ground. He was tenderly borne to the foot of the flagstaff, where he died an hour later, beneath the flag he had sworn to protect with his life, which had been presented by the noble ladies of West Point and vicinity. The command of the fort then devolved upon Captain Gonzales, of Florida. He, too, soon received a death wound, but survived until Monday morning. Next in line was Colonel J. H. Fannin, of La Grange, Georgia, who, after seeing the ammunition was about exhausted, and the fearful odds against him, and the hopelessness of contending against 3,000 picked men inured to warfare, and thoroughly equipped with improved repeating carbines, raised the white flag at 6:30 o'clock, after a gallant stand of eight hours and a half in such an unequal conflict. Our losses were thirteen killed and twenty wounded, among the killed being Lieutenant McKnight, of Louisana, the author of many beautiful poems.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park, Twelfth Alabama Regiment. January 28th, 1863January 27th, 1864. (search)
to Columbia, S. C., 110 miles, $3.25. July 19. Half fare to Augusta, Ga., 143 miles, $3.25, half to Atlanta, 171 miles, $4.00, and full fare from Atlanta to La Grange, 71 miles, $3.50. Arrived at La Grange, my birthplace, 11 o'clock at night, and went to my sister's, Mrs. M. C. Huntley's. July 21. Anniversary of Battle of La Grange, my birthplace, 11 o'clock at night, and went to my sister's, Mrs. M. C. Huntley's. July 21. Anniversary of Battle of Manassas. Hired Tommy Davis to drive me to Greenville, going 20 miles in 6 1/2 hours. Had a joyful meeting with my mother and sister. July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Happy days at home, sweet home, with the dearest of mothers and best of sisters. My brothers came to see me. August 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Visited oldf Major Calhoun. August 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Went to Greenville. Last days at home. Shall I ever see it again? August 11. My sweet mother went with me to La Grange. How dear and good she is! Attended a great barbecue given to Confederate soldiers at home, and heard patriotic speeches from Senator Sparrow, of La., Senator
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
e of the men a half dozen razors, one of which I now daily use, and a number of red silk sashes, which evidently belonged to officers.. Also a number of of ambrotypes, which I saved, and, the first opportunity, expressed to my home-folks at La Grange, Georgia, near where my mother lived. I am sorry to relate that some of the letters, which were read aloud by the men after we returned to camp, were too obscene and improper to be written, and certainly should never have been preserved. We saw mal of Atlanta. It grieves us much. Atlanta is between us and our homes. It is only seventy miles from where my dearly loved mother and sisters live, and all mail communication with them is now cut off. It pains and distresses me to think that La Grange and Greenville, Ga., may be visited by raiding parties, and my relatives and friends annoyed and insulted by the cruel Yankees, as the noble and unconquered people of the Valley have been. Am daily expecting my commission as captain, as Capt
The devil's visit to "Old Abe."by Rev. E. P. Birch, of La Grange, Ga. Written on the occasion of Lincoln's Proclamation for Prayer and fasting after the battle of Manassas Revised and improved expressly for La Grange Reporter, by the author. Old Abe was sitting in his chair of State, With one foot on the mantle and one on the grate, Now smoking his pipe, and then scratching his spate; For he had heard some disastrous news of late, As fearful as death and as cruel as fate; In an old earthen leg on a table near by, Was a gallon of "Back eye, or " Choice "Old Eye," To cheer up his hopes, which were ready to die, Under whose potent charms old Abe would be able To lay all his grief, like a bill, "on the table," Or, shut up his wo-like a horse, in a stable. He sat in his chair, With a wo-begone air, Gazing at nothing with a meaningless stare, And looked like a wild beast just "ered" in his lair, His cheek-bones were high, and his visage was rough, Like a middling of
Judge Wm. Wegner, of La Grange, Ga., died at his residence at that place on the 27th ult., of asthma.
Six Yankee prisoners were recently taken near Tazewell, Tenn., by McLin's cavalry. Five of them were shot by the guard in attempting to escape; the other was carried to Knoxville. The La Grange (Ga.) Reporter, of August 8th, says that Gen. Bragg has placed that town under martial-law, and appointed J. E. Morgan, the Mayor, Provost Marshal.
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