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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 24 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 10 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 6 0 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 4 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 4 0 Browse Search
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hom were Santa Anna, Cos, Almonte, and others of note. General Houston was wounded in the ankle. The opinion of the army favored the execution of the butcher of the Alamo and of Fannin's men; and, surely, he had forfeited his right to mercy by these crimes and by the devastation of the land. It was thought more politic, as well as more humane, to spare his life; in consideration of which he agreed to a convention, by which Filisola and Gaona were to retire to San Antonio, and Urrea to Victoria. According to Filisola, such was the condition of his army, from the weather, starvation, dysentery, and demoralization, that, but for this convention, it would have fallen an easy prey to the victorious Texans. As it was, the Mexican army gladly retreated not only to the points stipulated, but beyond the Rio Grande; not, however, without a violation of the articles of the convention, by dismantling the Alamo. On the 14th of May the Government, by General Houston's advice, agreed to rel
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 11: the disbandment. (search)
ct of desire. The Government, however, thereupon sent me the later commission, which purported to be something worth receiving with responsive regard. Only the Congressional Medal of honor had been held sacred,--not to be bought or sold, or recklessly conferred. It was held to be the highest honor,--recognition of some act of conspicuous personal gallantry beyond what military duty required. Knowing what has happened with the cross of the Legion of honor in France, and how sacred the Victoria cross is held in England, we trust that no self-seeking plea nor political pressure shall avail to belittle the estimation of this sole-remaining seal of honor whose very meaning and worth is that it notes conduct in which manhood rises above self. May this award ever be for him who has won it, at the peril of life, in storm of battle, but let us not behold the sublime spectacle of vicarious suffering travestied by the imposition of vicarious honors. To resume the narrative, on the fir
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Political Intrigue — Buena Vista — movement against Vera Cruz-siege and capture of Vera Cruz (search)
ommand of the army, but Congress failed to accede to this proposition as well, and Scott remained in command: but every general appointed to serve under him was politically opposed to the chief, and several were personally hostile. General Scott reached Brazos Santiago or Point Isabel, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, late in December, 1846, and proceeded at once up the river to Camargo, where he had written General Taylor to meet him. Taylor, however, had gone to, or towards Tampico [to Victoria], for the purpose of establishing a post there. He had started on this march before he was aware of General Scott being in the country. Under these circumstances Scott had to issue his orders designating the troops to be withdrawn from Taylor, without the personal consultation he had expected to hold with his subordinate. General Taylor's victory at Buena Vista, February 22d, 23d, and 24th, 1847 [Santa Anna had fled by the 24th], with an army composed almost entirely of volunteers who
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
ed English influence over Frederick III, and it was feared, should she remain in Berlin, near Wilhelm II after he ascended the throne, she might exercise undue influence over him. Her aged mother, Queen Victoria, it was then thought, might abdicate in favor of her son, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII; and some alliance might be established between the rulers which would surrender to England power over Germany, which would be very distasteful. Bismarck had ever been a bitter enemy of Victoria from the time of her marriage to Frederick III, then Crown Prince of Germany. She was a brilliant woman, with all the sturdiness of character of her queenly mother, and was progressive in every sense of the word. She was very popular with the people because of her philanthropy and interest in everything which affected their welfare. She personally interested herself in every movement for their advancement and the development of the resources of the empire. It was said that it was at the
, the escaping Confederates from joining Maximilian. With this purpose in view, and not forgetting Grant's conviction that the French invasion of Mexico was linked with the rebellion, I asked for an increase of force to send troops into Texas--in fact, to concentrate at available points in the State an army strong enough to move against the invaders of Mexico if occasion demanded. The Fourth and Twenty-fifth army corps being ordered to report to me accordingly, I sent the Fourth Corps to Victoria and San Antonio, and the bulk of the Twenty-fifth to Brownsville. Then came the feeding and caring for all these troops — a difficult matter-for those at Victoria and San Antonio had to be provisioned overland from Indianola across the hog-wallow prairie, while the supplies for the forces at Brownsville and along the Rio Grande must come by way of Brazos Santiago, from which point I was obliged to construct, with the labor of the men, a railroad to Clarksville, a distance of about eighteen
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 77: the Wreck of the Pacific.—the Mississippi Valley Society. (search)
t bound to my husband by every tender tie, he promised to come as soon as he could. Just at this time one of my husband's crowning joys came through our brother, and sorrow's crown of sorrows settled on his head soon thereafter in the death of our well-beloved young hero, and pride in him and bitter grief contended in Mr. Davis's heart as long as he lived. On February 20th Captain Howell, who was temporarily out of employment, embarked on the Los Angeles with a number of passengers for Victoria. The evening of the 23d, during a stiff gale, the machinery of the steamer became unmanageable, and the ship commenced drifting. Seeing all the danger, Captain Howell asked for volunteers for desperate service, to relieve the ship. The second officer and four men stood forth and put off in a small boat under his command, and after two days and nights of strenuous effort, they reached Astoria, procured relief, and saved the ship. The passengers passed resolutions, one of which was: W
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Twelve little Dirty questions. (search)
have been many of them small, and one of them, at least, exceedingly dirty — to say nothing of piquant scandals in the neighboring diocese of Pennsylvania. To the Protestant Episcopal Church is unquestionably due the reverence of some of us and the respect of others; but Heaven knows there is nothing in its history, nothing in its present position which justifies this sublime scorn of political affairs which Dr. Hawks professes. In England, from the days of Henry VIII. to the days of Victoria, the Church has been quite as much a political as a religious body — its Bishops have been courtiers, and sometimes generals — it has been a political institution in Scotland and in Ireland — the reigning monarch has been its legal head — among its clergy have figured the keenest and most unscrupulous politicians, while for the last twenty-five years, though Land has been in his coffin for more than two centuries, this Church which never meddles with little questions, has been well-nigh
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
, Memphis, Powhatan, Flag. Schooner Maria 3,399 92 2,048 52 1,351 40 do Dec, 1, 1863 Santiago de Cuba. Brig Minna 2,340 11 1,381 10 959 01 do Nov. 20, 1863 Victoria. Schooner Maria Bishop 4,539 95 2,667 80 1,872 15 do Dec. 24, 1863 Courier. Schooner Mary Jane 1,731 39 1,033 74 697 65 do Dec. 9, 1863 Mount Vernon, State Neptune, cargo of 15,669 17 1,464 95 14,204 22 do Dec. 26, 1863 Housatonic, New Ironsides. Steamer Nicholai 1st 33,226 88 4,848 94 28,377 94 do Nov. 25, 1863 Victoria. Sloop (no name) 195 63 133 72 61 91 Washington Feb. 29, 1864 Eureka. Schooner New Year 15,906 18 1,776 22 14,129 96 Key West April 12, 1864 Sagamore. Sr Neptune 40,820 58 4,460 44 36,360 14 Key West Mar. 29, 1864 Lackawanna. Steamer Nassau 71,958 63 10,699 23 61,259 40 New York May 10, 1864 State of Georgia, Victoria. Schooner Nanjemoy 35 00   No proceeds Washington     Sloop Nellie 20,643 24 1,580 90 19,062 34 New York July 19, 1864 South Carolina. Steamer Nutfield
out success. He traveled in good part on foot, observing the strictest economy, and supporting himself by working at saddlery and harness-mending, from place to place, as circumstances required. Meantime, he had been compelled to remove his paper from Baltimore to Washington; and finally (in 1836), to Philadelphia, where it was entitled The National Inquirer, and at last merged into The Pennsylvania Freeman. His colonizing enterprise took him to Monclova, Comargo, Monterey, Matamoras, and Victoria, in Mexico, and consumed the better part of several years, closing in 1835. He also made a visit to the settlements in Canada, of fugitives from American Slavery, to inquire into the welfare of their inhabitants. On the 17th of May, 1838, at the burning by a mob of Pennsylvania Hall — built by Abolitionists, because they could be heard in no other — his little property, consisting mainly of papers, books, clothes, etc., which had been collected in one of the rooms of that Hall, with a vie
77; presidential candidacy in 1848, 117, 131. Van Dorm, General, at Vicksburg, 258, 463, 478; orders Breckenridge to attack Baton Rouge, 481. Van Lieu, Miss, letter to Butler, 640. Van Nostrand & Co., N. Y., 834. Van Vliet, Assistant Quartermaster-General, secures Butler's headquarters in New York, 750. Varina road, Butler's ride upon, 734-735; Butler's headquarters near, 738. Vernon, Mrs., 79. Vicksburg, military operations, 454, 464, 477, 480; reference to, 670. Victoria, Queen, reference to medal presented to Crimean soldiers, 742. Volunteer Militia, membership in, 123, 127; taught how to cook, 196; Butler appointed brigadier-general of, 126. Voorhees, Colonel, attacked, 649. W Wabash, The, of U. S. Navy, at Fort Fisher, 798. Wade, Hon., Benjamin, asks Butler's opinion on conduct of war, 325; result of Fort Fisher investigation reported through, 821. Wade, Senator, recommends Johnson to consult Butler, 915. Wade Hampton's Legion, position
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