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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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han Athens crowded within her historic gates, when her sons, under Miltiades, won liberty for mankind on the field of Marathon,— more than Sparta contained, when she ruled Greece, and sent forth her devoted children, quickened by a mother's benediction, to return with their shields or on them,—more than Rome gathered on her seven hills, when, under her kings, she commenced that sovereign sway which afterwards embraced the whole earth,—more than London held, when, on the fields of Crecy and Agincourt, the English banner was borne victorious over the chivalrous hosts of France. Against this Territory, thus fortunate in position and population, a Crime has been committed which is without example in the records of the Past. Not in plundered provinces or in the cruelties of selfish governors will you find its parallel; and yet there is an ancient instance which may show, at least, the path of justice. In the terrible impeachment by which the Roman Orator has blasted through all time t<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
t all times in search for them. When they got them, it was equally difficult to feed them; and more than once brigades were disbanded to get horses, while their remnants fought dismounted. When Sheridan mustered a cavalry corps that reported over sixteen thousand for duty, finely mounted and equipped, with sabres, pistols, and repeating rifles, our troopers had to procure any kind of weapons they could, while their half-famished steeds reminded us of the poor jades of Henry the Fifth at Agincourt. The gum down roping from their pale, dead eyes, And in their pale, dull mouths the gimmal bit Lies foul with chewed grass, still and motionless; And their executors, the knavish crows, fly over them All impatient for the hour. It must be remembered Early's first chief of cavalry, General Robert Ransom, was compelled to retire from ill health, and that he also lost the valuable services of General Fitzhugh Lee by his wound at Winchester. That Rosser and Lomax, McCausland, and thei
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences. (search)
ed fields, the tinkling of the cow-bells in the distant pasture, all proclaimed that Peace was queen. And yet while the direful war has passed away, and the animosities and acerbities engendered by it are fast being buried in the grave of Oblivion — where is the gray-headed Confederate whose eve does not kindle at the remembrance of those four heroic years? Does he not feel like re-echoing the glowing words which the great dramatist puts in the mouth of Henry the Fifth the night before Agincourt, This story shall the goodman teach his son.— The that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbors, And say, To-morrow is Saint Crispin; Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say, These wounds I had on Crispin's day. And does not his heart burn while he tells with pride of the days when with unfaltering steps, though weary and hungry, but with the light of battle in his eye, he followed in the lead of those illustrious ca
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Major Andrew Reid Venable, Jr. [from Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch.] (search)
1864), Hampton, having ascertained through his scouts the exact location of the great corral for the supply cattle of the Army of the Potomac, determined to make a bold raid in Grant's rear, and, if possible, to lift (in Hieland phrase) the fat beeves there congregated, of which the Federals always had plenty, while at this time the chief food of the hungry Confederate was but half a ration of hard tack and rancid pork. For many months, indeed, Lee's veterans, like the English just before Agincourt, had been shrewdly out of beef, but Hampton knew that (as the Constable of France allowed of his adversaries on the eve of that historic day) give them great meals of beef, and iron and steel, they will eat like wolves and fight like devils. To penetrate so far to the enemy's rear seemed to many of the boldest a rash undertaking, but the actual cutting out of this immense herd (by official count, two thousand four hundred and eighty-six) was brilliantly accomplished under the very noses
ly for a moment; Buttrick, leaping into the air, and at the same timepartially turning round, cried aloud, as if with his country's voice, Fire, fellow-soldiers, for God's sake fire; and the cry, fire, fire, fire, ran from lip to lip. Two of the British fell; several were wounded. In two minutes, all was hushed. The British retreated in disorder towards their main body; the countrymen were left in possession of the bridge. This is the world renowned battle of Concord; more eventful than Agincourt or Blenheim. The Americans had acted from impulse, and stood astonished at what they had done. They made no Chap. XXVIII} 1775. April 19. pursuit and did no further harm, except that one wounded soldier, attempting to rise as if to escape, was struck on the head by a young man with a hatchet. The party at Barrett's might have been cut off, but was not molested. As the Sudbury company, commanded by the brave Nixon, passed near the South bridge, Josiah Haynes, then eighty years of ag
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 30., The Mayflower of the Pilgrims. (search)
its construction in all details; it was built from the lines and rigged from the sail plan of a ship contemporaneous with the Mayflower, and, it may fairly be assumed, represents such a ship as brought the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to the New England coasts. The Pilgrims' Mayflower, of 1620, was at one time an English warship. The name is one of the oldest ship names in the English navy, going back to 1415, when a vessel with that name carried some of the knights who fought in Agincourt across the channel. Her successor—the Mayflower of 1447—was the flagship of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. But the Mayflower of 1620 was an old Armada veteran long before she came across the Atlantic, and took a prominent part in that historic sea-fight in 1588, fighting alongside of Drake's Revenge and Hawkins' Victory. In the fight off Gravelines. when the Armada made a last desperate attempt to save itself from utter rout, the Mayflower's part was a prominent one. According to a recen
ferent kind of dropping from any they had anticipated. We should be glad to know how the Star likes this kind of dropping. The day on which this battle was fought had already become immortal in history. It was the anniversary of the battle of Trafal gar, (21st of October,) the most memorable sea-fight of modern times, that of Lepanto alone excepted. General Evans has given it an additional claim to be remembered. His achievement, though on a smaller scale, may rank with Cressy and Agincourt. The odds against which the two great English monarchs contended on those memorable occasions, were not so great as the odds against which Evans had to contend on Monday last. Nor was the victory of the latter less decided. He seems to have routed the enemy entirely — to have driven them headlong into the river — to have drowned large numbers — to have killed many, to have wounded many, and to have captured a number equalling the combined aggregate of killed, wounded and drowned — Even
shall gape for this."--Shakespeare. Among the many striking portraits which the great dramatist has drawn, there is none truer to nature than that of Ancient Pistol. His swagger, his bluster, his bold front, his cowardly heart, his rant, his fustian, his strange oaths, have in them something inimitably ludicrous. His braggadocio and big talk impose for some time even on the men of such an army as that which Henry V. led into France, and which won for him the ever-memorable field of Agincourt. At last, grown bold by long impunity, he ventures too far, and his exposure is complete. A Welsh gentleman of dauntless courage, but odd demeanor, becomes the subject of his insolence. He laughs at his broken English and derides his nation. The national plant — the leek — becomes the subject of his scurrilous impertinence. He finds that he has — to use an American phrase--"waked up the wrong passenger." The gentleman is a man who does not understand jesting, specially at the expense <
The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1863., [Electronic resource], Order for furloughs in the army or Northern Virginia. (search)
heir nation, and strained every nerve to repel the furious attacks of the enemy." The minor episodes of the war, in a hundred isolated stations, bore equal testimony to the heroic spirit and endurance of Englishmen. Whether successful, as at Lucknow, or crushed down by forty times their numbers, as at Cawnpore, they fought to the last ditch, and defied every adverse conjunction of numbers, position, or season. "Of numbers, indeed, there was no account, for the prayer of King Henry at Agincourt seemed to have been granted to them in this time of mortal peril, and a sense of reckoning was taken from them." We are not advocating the cause in which these miracles of heroism were displayed, but holding up the heroism itself as an example and incentive to the people of the Southern States. Admitting the cause to have been bad, what ought not Southern soldiers to accomplish in a good cause? The same blood warms their veins that has illustrated the glory and valor of the British
"cannon to right of them," "to left of them," "in front of them," are not rhymes at all. In the first stanza, as originally published, instead of "charge for the guns, he said," the line ran, "Take the guns! Nolan said." We suppose that as Nolan was only a subaltern, it was held, on second thought, that his name was not worthy of being preserved. Had he been a general, it might have been different, perhaps. Even the metre of Tennyson's lyric is not original. An English essay writer, in a volume just published in London by Stahan & Co., and entitled "Table Talk," quotes a verse from a ballad, "The Battalion of Agincourt," by Michael Drayton, and published in 1627, which shows from what source the form of "The Charge of the Light Brigade" was derived. It runs thus: "They now to fight are gone, Armor on armor shone, Drum now to drum did groan, To hear was wonder-- That with the cries they make, The very earth did shake, Trumpet to trumpet spake-- Thunder to thunder!"
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