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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
ness the deed. It seems as awful as the visible interposition of God. Neither Grant nor Thomas intended it. Their orders were to carry the rifle-pits along the base of the Ridge and capture their occupants, but when this was accomplished, the unaccountable spirit of the troops bore them bodily up those impracticable steels, over bristling rifle-pits on the crest, all thirty cannon enfilading every gully. The order to storm appears to have been given simultaneously by Generals Sheridan and Wood, because the men were not to be held back, dangerous as the attempt appeared to military prudence. Besides, the generals had caught the inspiration of the men, and were ready themselves to undertake impossibilities. As Dana was personally present with the generals in frequent conversations throughout the day, and finally rode with Grant and his staff to the top of the Ridge before the fighting was ended, there is every reason why this account should have contained the exact truth as it d
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
, 113, 152. Weed, Thurlow, 161. Weitzel. General, 357. Weldon and Lynchburg railroads, 330, 343. Welles, Secretary, 354. West Point and Macon railroads. 343. Westport, 132, 252, 343. West Roxbury, 31. Wheeler, Vice-President, 442. Whig party, division of, 127. Whiskey Ring, 425, 426, 435-437, 441, 442, 493. Whitney, Asa, 104. Whitney, William C., 475. Wilderness, 317, 328. Widow Glen's house, 260. Williams, General, Seth, 253. Wilmot Proviso, 98. Wilson, Bluford, 223, 435, 436. Wilson, Henry, 153. Wilson, J. H., 201, 207, 211, 220, 222, 224, 225, 229, 278, 279, 281, 283, 285-287, 294, 304-307, 342, 344, 345, 349, 355, 356, 361, 375, 377, 385, 405. Winchester, battle of, 344. Wood, General, 262, 264, 294. Woods, General, 246. Woodstock, 21, 22. Wordsworth, 56. Wright, Elizur, 59. Wright, General H. G., 319, 320. 322-324, 334. Wright & Company, George, 9. Y. Yates, Governor, 211. Yazoo Pass, 205, 207, 209, 215, 225, 230, 231.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 1: Cambridge and Newburyport (search)
lved upon it now; minor ones propose to follow; and even my friends feel grave when they look forward and fancy a gradual procession of staunch members retiring one by one, leaving at last a dozen come-outers in the gallery and one more in the pulpit. My (masculine) supporters are in a numerical minority and a woeful pecuniary minority, and there is a general opinion that Mr. Higginson ought to know the state of affairs. No one was, however, willing to take that office . . .. but kind old Mr. Wood (with a heart divided between General Taylor and me) came at last voluntarily and told the whole story; which, indeed, had been previously bursting upon us for a day or two. It was evident to me at once, on cross-examining him, that the case was hopeless; that the other storm had blown over, but this would not .... Well — the end of it is that instead of waiting longer to give my six-months notice, we have resolved to give it on the anniversary, a week from next Sunday... bid adieu t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter army life and camp drill (search)
is letter has not been preserved, but soon after the above was written, orders came from General Andrew to stop all recruiting and the proposed regiment was given up. These items are from the diary dated January 25, 1862: My last drill club disbanded last night, and so ends perhaps my special military training. First club formed under Captain Goodhue April 1 and lasted through April, till he left with Rifle Battalion. Then came our Rifle Club of which I was President, drilled by Wood in Lincoln House Block. This merged in the Old City Guard, so called (May 20), and began at beginning again. . . . We got some escort duty and outdoor drill and learned all the company movements and part of the manual. Read Hardee (vol. 1) slightly, with the actual exercises, and found all far easier than I expected.... No more drill through summer. September 21 to October 15, went to work on Hardee and got it up thoroughly, and renewed manual exercise and learned bayonet drill, a lit
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
childhood. I know, however, that you have filled up your time with profitable studies, so that you will be well prepared for a change. I should be pleased to know what your studies have been, and to what pursuits you have turned your attention; for, believe me, I shall watch your progress with deep interest, and, if by my counsel I may be instrumental in guiding your pursuits, it will be to me a source of unfeigned pleasure. What is there new in the fashionable world of Philadelphia? Mrs. Wood's illness cuts you off from one source of enjoyment. Boston and Philadelphia seem to have vied with each other to see which would excel in the praise of this vocalist. Everybody among us was stark mad, not excepting, perhaps, one of your friends. After this long letter, melancholic and thus saith the preacher as is its tone, I think the law of reciprocity will dictate to you a proper course. Let me not forget to thank you for the neat and well-braided watch-guard which you sent me.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
rope, he sought at Paris, March 23, 1857, first of all, his former teacher at 52 Rue St. Dominique, but could find no trace of him. who has been recommended from many quarters. I am to have lessons from him three times a week, in the evenings. I shall also continue with my instructress; so that, between them both, I shall be pretty well supplied with French. To-day is very cold, and several preceding days have been so likewise. I hardly expected such inclement weather when I left home. Wood is very dear; it is doled out like wax candles, and my landlord looks with absolute amazement upon the quantity which I use. Jan. 19 (Friday). The long gallery of the Louvre will close to-morrow, in order to prepare for the annual exhibition of the productions of modern artists, which takes place in it,—the new pictures being placed before the old. I went there to-day, to snatch a hasty view of these numerous specimens of art and genius. I felt cabined, cribbed, confined, from my ignoran
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 1: Europe revisited--1877; aet. 58 (search)
enry Irving came in late: A rather awkward man, whose performance of Hamlet was much talked of at that time. She met the Schliemanns often, and heard Mrs. Schliemann speak before the Royal Geographical Society, where she made a plea for the modern pronunciation of Greek. In order to help her husband in his work, Mrs. Schliemann told her, she had committed to memory long passages from Homer which proved of great use to him in his researches at Mycenae and Tiryns. May 27.... Met Mr. and Mrs. Wood-he has excavated the ruins at Ephesus, and has found the site of the Temple of Diana. His wife has helped him in his work, and having some practical experience in the use of remedies, she gave much relief to the sick men and women of the country. June 2. Westminster Abbey at 2 P. M.... I enjoyed the service, Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, Dean Stanley's sermon, and so on, very unusually. Edward Twisleton seemed to come back to me, and so did dear Chev, and a spiritual host of blessed
rial Conference, I, 390. Woman's Mission, I, 388; II, 84. Women Ministers, Association of, II, 178. Women's Educational and Industrial Union, II, 179, 200. Women's Hospital, I, 233. Women's Rest Tour Association, II, 188, 192. Wood, Mr., II, 5, 6. Wood, Mrs., II, 5, 6. Woolson, Mrs., II, 229. Words for the Hour, I, 135, 143, 233; II, 211. Wordsworth, Mary, I, 92, 93. Wordsworth, William, I, 85, 92; II, 296. World, London, II, 45. World, N. Y., II, 311. Wood, Mrs., II, 5, 6. Woolson, Mrs., II, 229. Words for the Hour, I, 135, 143, 233; II, 211. Wordsworth, Mary, I, 92, 93. Wordsworth, William, I, 85, 92; II, 296. World, London, II, 45. World, N. Y., II, 311. World's Own, I, 143, 144, 352. Wright, Silas, I, 98. Wyman, Lillie B. C., II, 187. Xenophon, I, 298; II, 7, 374. Yates, Edmund, II, 5, 8, 45. Yeats, W. B., II, 319. Youmans, E. L., I, 245. Youth's Companion, II, 66. Zahm, Father, II, 247. Zakrzewska, Dr., II, 302, 306. Zalinski, —, II, 15, 16. Zalinski, E. L. G., I, 346; II, 15. Zangwill, Israel, II, 331. Zola, Emile, II, 241. Zufii chiefs, II, 74, 75
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country, The life of birds (search)
And with some of our most familiar birds the variety of notes is so great as really to promise difficulties in the American department of the bird-lexicon. I have watched two Song-Sparrows, perched near each other, in whom the spy-glass could show not the slightest difference of marking, even in the characteristic stains upon the breast, who yet chanted to each other, for fifteen minutes, over and over, two elaborate songs which had nothing in common. I have observed a similar thing in two Wood-Sparrows, with their sweet, distinct, monotonous note; nor can I find it stated that the difference is sexual. Who can claim to have heard the whole song of the Robin? Taking shelter from a shower beneath an oak-tree, the other day, I caught a few of the notes which one of those cheery creatures, who love to sing in wet weather, tossed down to me through the drops. (Before noticing me,) (pausing in alarm, at my approach,) (broken presently by a thoughtful strain,) (then softer and more
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 22: (search)
Commons. Third Earl Spencer. He had arrived about an hour before us, and was still standing before the fire in his travelling-dress. He is about fifty-three years old, short, thick-set, with a dark red complexion, black hair, beginning to turn gray, a very ordinary, farmer-like style of dress, and no particularly vivacious expression of countenance. His manner was as quiet and simple as possible, perfectly willing to talk, but not seeming to have much to say. We were presented also to Mr. Wood, I believe a son-in-law of Lord Grey, and to Mr. Chaloner, a brother-in-law of Lord Fitzwilliam, who is here with his wife, a daughter of the late Lord Dundas, and a son and daughter. We found too the Dundases, whom we left here on Tuesday, and a Mr. Phillips, Thomas J. Phillips, Esq. a fine scholar-like young man, and Mr. Frederic Ponsonby, of the Besborough family. . . . . Lord Spencer, whom I sat near at dinner, was very agreeable. We talked about the hunting season, which is now
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