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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 22 4 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 20 0 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 6 4 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Robert E. Park, Macon, Georgia, late Captain Twelfth Alabama regiment, Confederate States army. (search)
was killed. Here Tom Irvine, of Oxford, Georgia, one of my earliest schoolfellows, and a very intelligent and promising youth, was also slain. We passed through Burkettsville and stopped near Jefferson. The sun was very hot indeed to-day, and marching very uncomfortable. The mountain scenery in this section is very beautiful. July 9th Marched through and beyond Frederick City, but neither saw nor heard anything of the mythical Barbara Freitchie, concerning whom the abolition poet, Whittier, wrote in such an untruthful and silly strain. We found the enemy, under General Lew. Wallace, posted on the heights near Monocacy river. Our sharpshooters engaged them, and Private Smith, of Company D, was killed. General Gordon attacked the enemy with his division and routed them completely, killing a large number. Colonel John Hill Lamar, of Sixtieth Georgia, who had but six months before married the charming Mrs. C------, of Orange county, Virginia, was killed. There is a report th
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Stonewall Jackson and his men. (search)
ar, I recall attention to the beautiful legend of Barbara Fritchie. There are few things among Whittier's poems more touching than this story of the war. It is as tender as the ballad of Maud Muller-and about as true. It seems like iconoclasm to break the poetic image which Mr. Whittier has carved, and if he had not thrown his chippings over Jackson's grave, I would not care to look beyond the bthrough the town. He did not pass the house of Barbara Fritchie; nothing like the fiction of Mr. Whittier ever occurred, and Stonewall Jackson and that historic old lady never saw each other I understand Mr. Whittier has said that if the story, as he told it, is not true, it will go down to posterity as such, until it gets beyond the reach of correction. Exegi monumentum--pardonable loyalty, quebe suggested with diffidence, that the name of Stonewall Jackson will live as long as that of Mr. Whittier and his poems, and history will teach the poet's children that the Army of Virginia did hot m
still, they bore witness; but it needed the rough and cruel friction of the war to bring it to the surface. What the southron felt he spoke; and out of the bitterness of his trial the poetry of the South was born. It leaped at one bound from the overcharged brain of our people-full statured in its stern defiance mailed in the triple panoply of truth. There was endless poetry written in the North on the war; and much of it came from the pens of men as eminent as Longfellow, Bryant, Whittier and Holmes. But they wrote far away from the scenes they spoke of-comfortably housed and perfectly secure. The men of the North wrote with their pens, while the men of the South wrote with their hearts! A singular commentary upon this has been given us by Mr. Richard Grant White-himself a member of the committee. In April, 1861, a committee of thirteen New Yorkers-comprising such names as Julian Verplanck, Moses Grinnell, John A. Dix and Geo. Wm. Curtis-offered a reward of five hundr
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
ourself, and the whole North entertains the same feeling. The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of human lives, and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed. Seriously hoping that all our difficulties may be settled without the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, etc., U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General. General R. E. Lee. Humphreys sent it forward by Colonel Whittier, his adjutant general, who met Colonel Marshall, of Lee's staff, by whom he was conducted to the general. To this note Lee replied: April 9, 1865. General: I received your note of this morning on the picket line whither I had come to meet you and ascertain definitely what terms were embraced in your proposal of yesterday with reference to the surrender of the army. I now ask an interview in accordance with the offer contained in your letter of yesterday for that purpose. R. E
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
tysburg, 295. Webster, Daniel, McClellan's horse, 211. Weed, General, killed at Gettysburg, 302. Weiseger, General, at Petersburg, 360. Weitzel, General, commands Eighteenth Corps, 365. Western armies, success of, 347. Westmoreland County, 146. Westover estate, Virginia, 164. West Point graduates, 24. Whisky Insurrection, 10. White House, 164, 167. White Oak Swamp, 153, 162. White, Professor, 281. White, William, of Lexington, 406. Whiting, General W. H. C., 155. Whittier, Colonel, of Humphreys's staff, 391. Wickham family, the, 305. Wigfall, Senator, of Texas, 332. Wilcox's brigade at Gettysburg, 279-297. Wilderness, battles of the, 329. Wilderness tavern, 247, 329. William and Mary College, 33. William the Conqueror, 2, 141, 278. Williams, General, Seth, 262, 389, 390. Windsor Forest estate, 18. Windsor, General, Charles, 180. Wirtz, Captain, trial of, 407. Wise, General Henry A., 76, xno, 113, 117, 118, 119, 123, 347. Wither
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The historical basis of Whittier's <persName n="Frietchie,,Barbara,,," id="n0044.0081.00618.13102" reg="default:Frietchie,Barbara,,," authname="frietchie,barbara"><foreName full="yes">Barbara</foreName> <surname full="yes">Frietchie</surname></persName>. (search)
The historical basis of Whittier's Barbara Frietchie. by George O. Seilheimer. Condensed from a contribution to the Philadelphia Times fwas told again and again, and it was never lost in the telling. Mr. Whittier received his first knowledge of it from Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southwo who is a resident of Washington. When Mrs. Southworth wrote to Mr. Whittier concerning Barbara, she inclosed a newspaper slip reciting the cf Barbara Frietchie's action when Lee entered Frederick. When Mr. Whittier wrote the poem Writing to the editor of The century on the 10th of June, 1886, Mr. Whittier said: The poem Barbara Frietchie was written in good faith. The story was no invention of mine. It came to meo pride of authorship to interfere with my allegiance to truth. Mr. Whittier, writing March 7th, 1888, informs us further that he also receivh a height that they nearly wrecked the old home of the heroine of Whittier's poem. Union hospital in a barn near Antietam Creek. After a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Stonewall Jackson in Maryland. (search)
my might or might not withdraw from Martinsburg. I did not then know of General Lee's order. The troops being on the march, the general and staff rode rapidly out of town and took the head of the column. Just a few words here in regard to Mr. Whittier's touching poem, Barbara Frietchie. An old woman, by that now immortal name, did live in Frederick in those days, but she never saw General Jackson, and General Jackson never saw Barbara Frietchie. I was with him every minute of the time he was in that city,--he was there only twice,--and nothing like the scene so graphically described by the poet ever happened. Mr. Whittier must have been misinformed as to the incident. [See p. 619.--Editors.] On the march that day, the captain of the cavalry advance, just ahead; had instructions to let no civilian go to the front, and we entered each village we passed before the inhabitants knew of our coming. In Middletown two very pretty girls, with ribbons of red, white, and blue floatin
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
gh beyond any people I ever saw, except the townsmen of Signor Fra Diavolo. They grew rougher and rougher. These looked brown and athletic, but had the most matted hair, tangled beards, and slouched hats, and the most astounding carpets, horse-sheets and transmogrified shelter-tents for blankets, that you ever imagined. One grim gentleman, of forbidding aspect, had tempered his ferocity by a black, broad-brimmed straw hat, such as country ministers sometimes wear — a head-dress which, as Whittier remarked, rather forced the season! Singularly enough, the train just then came up and the President and General Grant, followed by a small party, rode over to the Headquarters. I have just now a despatch from General Parke to show you, said General Meade. Ah, quoth the ready Abraham, pointing to the parade-ground of the Provost-Marshal, there is the best despatch you can show me from General Parke! The President is, I think, the ugliest man I ever put my eyes on; there is also an expres
on Tuesday morning and went cheerfully through our fatiguing service in Virginia. I need hardly say that I did not know it in time to tell them to stay in quarters and get the rest they had so richly earned. Also, Capt. Bartlett reported that during our absence the men were all begging to cross the river and join us. Capt. Bartlett, in his report, speaks of getting some seventy men across the river in a boat that held five. I may add, what his modesty left unwritten, that he sent Lieut. Whittier, of Company A, across early to take charge of the men as they reached the Maryland shore, and that he and Lieut. Abbott of his company, and Capt. Tremlett of Company A, crossed at the last trip. We gratefully acknowledge your kindness in sending to us at this time Col. Lee of your staff, Assistant-Quartermaster Lee and Dr Russell. I have had much conference with Col. Lee, the results of which and of his own observation, I leave him to communicate to you. I have learned that we ha
knew nothing then of the effect of this gunboat cannonading, which was vigorously kept up till nearly morning, and it only served to remind us the more vividly of the day's disasters, of the fact that half a mile off lay a victorious enemy, commanded by the most dashing of their generals, and of the question one scarcely dared ask himself: What to-morrow? We were defeated, our dead and dying were around us, days could hardly sum up our losses. And then there came up that grand refrain of Whittier's — written after Manassas, I believe, but on that night, apparently far more applicable to this greater than Manassas--Under the cloud and through the sea. Sons of the Saints who faced their Jordan flood, In fierce Atlantic's unretreating wave-- Who by the Red Sea of their glorious blood Reached to the Freedom that your blood shall save! O countrymen! God's day is not yet done! He leaveth not his people utterly! Count it a covenant, that he leads us on Beneath the clouds and through th
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