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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 10 (search)
abandon Jacksonville. Once again, after the arrival of General Gillmore, we were sent up a Southern river. A night was chosen when the moon set late, so that we could reach our objective point a little before daybreak; thus concealing our approach, and giving us the whole day to work in. It was needed on the South Edisto, for we found across a bend of the river a solid structure of palings which it took the period of a whole tide to remove, and which, had not my lieutenant-colonel (C. T. Trowbridge) been an engineer officer, could not have been displaced at all. Even then only two out of our three small steamers could ascend the shallow stream; and of these, one soon grounded in the mud, and the other was disabled by a shore battery. The expedition — which should never have been sent without more accurate local reconnoissances — failed of its nominal end, which was the destruction of a railway bridge utterly beyond our reach. My own immediate object, which was recruiting, was a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
C. G., 91. Thompson, William, 198. Thoreau, Miss, 170. Thoreau, H. D., 25, 53, 78, 91, 92, 114, 169, 170, 181, 279, 360. Ticknor, George, 12, 15, 49, 189. Ticknor, W. D., 176. Ticknor & Fields, 183. Tidd, C. P., 228, 229. Todd, Francis, 127. Tolstoi, Count, Leo, 315. Torrey, H. W., 53 58 Tourgueneff (or Turgenev), I. S., 313, 314. Town and Country Club, the, 172. Transcendentalism, 69. Transcendentalists, the, 114. Trenck, Baron, 23. Trollope, Anthony, 287. Trowbridge, C. T., 262. Tubman, Harriet, 328. Tuckerman, Edward, 104. Tuckerman family, the, 75. Tukey, Marshal, 161. Turpin, Richard, 161. Tyndall, John, 272, 289. Underwood, F. H., 176, 178, 182. Ursuline Convent, Burning of the, 34. Usher, R. G., 158. Valentine, in Two gentlemen of Verona, quoted, 271. Vanderbilt, Commodore, 175. Van der Velde, Willem, 79. Van Tromp, Admiral, 103. Venable, Mr., 280. Very, Jones, 54. Village Blacksmith, the, 12. Virgil, 337. Vigilance