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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
flag of truce came to her commander, Lieutenant Law, with a demand for a surrender of the fleet. Law refused, and time was given to communicate with Renshaw, on the Westfield. He, too, rejected the proposal, ordered the National vessels and troops to escape, and, as he could not get his own ship off, he resolved to blow it up, and with officers and crew escape to two of the transports. The firing of the magazine was done prematurely by a drunkard, it was said, and Commodore Renshaw, Lieutenant Zimmerman, Engineer Green, and about a dozen of the crew, perished by the explosion. Nearly as many officers and men were killed in the Commodore's gig, lying by the side of the Westfield. In the mean time, while flags of truce were flying on the vessels and on shore, the Massachusetts troops, with artillery (which they had not) bearing upon them, were treacherously summoned to surrender by General R. Scurry. Richardson Scurry was a native of Tennessee, and was a representative in Congre
s demanded and complied with. of our fleet! Law repelled the suggestion, yet accompanied the Rebel officer to Renshaw on the Westfield, who rejected the proposal; ordering our vessels afloat to get out of harm's way so soon as might be, while he, despairing of getting the Westfield off, would blow her up, and escape with his crew on the transports Saxon and Boardman, lying near him. lie did blow her up, accordingly; but the explosion must have been premature, since Renshaw himself, with Lt. Zimmerman, Engineer Green, and ten or fifteen of his crew, perished with her. Magruder, in his official report, unqualifiedly asserts that he had given Renshaw tree hours' truce, and that the latter had agreed to surrender--which is so irreconcilable with established facts that I can only credit it on the assumption that they had acted in concert throughout. An eye-witness states that all had left her but Renshaw himself when she was fired (it was said by a drunkard) and blew up, killing eight
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.16 (search)
ry caprice. I thank Heaven for it, for if he be half as hot-blooded and impulsive as I am, surely his life will be short; but necessity has ordained that my strength and youth should be directed by others, and in a different sphere; and the more tasks I receive, the happier is my life. I want work, close, absorbing, and congenial work, only so that there will be no time for regrets, and vain desires, and morbid thoughts. In the interval, books come handy. I have picked up Helvetius and Zimmerman, in Alexandria, and, though there is much wisdom in them, they are ill-suited to young men with a craze for action. And now he is back at headquarters in London, and gets his orders for Spain; and there he spends six months, March to September, 1869, describing various scenes of the revolution, and the general aspect of the country, in a graphic record. These letters are among the best of his descriptive writings. The Spanish scenery and people; the stirring events; the barricades and
August 12, 1856. Immediately beneath the perforated board through whose openings the air enters, is a thin sliding board with corresponding apertures. By means of a handle the operator adjusts the position of the board so as to vary the strength of the tones by regulating the quantity of air admitted to the reeds. Double keys close the apertures of the base reeds, the smaller keys covering holes through the larger ones, by which arrangement an entire octave of base notes is produced. Zimmerman, July 10, 1866, has certain distinguishing keys between the consecutive octaves, which give the same tone in either inflating or compressing the wind-chest. Pries's accordeon. pries, June 21, 1864. The accordeon is so constructed as to admit of its being played in any key, to accompany an orchestra; this is accomplished by arranging double keyboards, one on each side of the instrument, which admit the additional number of keys, conveniently arranged for the additional reeds necessar
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, Final Chapter: the faithful but less conspicuous laborers. (search)
ge, Mrs. S. R. Ward, Mrs. Washington King, Mrs. Wyllys King, Miss Fales, since deceased. The following were among the noble women at Springfield, Ill., who were most devoted in their labors for the soldier in forwarding sanitary supplies, in visiting the hospitals in and near Springfield, in sustaining the Soldiers' Home in that city, and in aiding the families of soldiers. Mrs. Lucretia Jane Tilton, Miss Catharine Tilton, Mrs. Lucretia P. Wood, Mrs. P. C. Latham, Mrs. M. E. Halbert, Mrs. Zimmerman, Mrs. J. D. B. Salter, Mrs. John Ives, Mrs. Mary Engleman, Mrs. Paul Selby, Mrs. S. H. Melvin, Mrs. Stoneberger, Mrs. Schaums, Mrs. E. Curtiss, Mrs. L. Snell, Mrs. J. Nutt and Mrs. J. P. Reynolds. Mrs. R. H. Bennison, of Quincy, Ill., was also a faithful hospital visitor and friend of the soldier. Mrs. Dr. Ely, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, efficient in every good work throughout the war, and at its close the active promoter and superintendent of a Home for Soldiers' Orphans, near Davenport, I
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
ar. 25, ‘64; 22; pris. from June 22, ‘64, to Apr. 8, ‘65; disch. July 29, ‘65. York, Alfred J., priv., (D), Feb. 10, ‘62; 19; disch. disa. Oct. 24, ‘62; see A 4th Cav. Young, Chas. F., priv., (—), Apr. 4, ‘64; 28; N. F.R. Young, John, priv., (—), Aug. 1, ‘63; 23; sub. P. G. Ward; N. F.R. Young, Joseph A., priv., (K), Oct. 29, ‘62; 36; transf. from 1st Co. S. S.; disch. Sept. 2, ‘64 as of 1st Co. S. S. (per disch. paper) probably did not serve in 19th. Young, Wm., priv., (D), July 25, ‘61; 28; died of w'nds July 7, ‘63, Fredericksburg, Va. Young, Wm., corp., (A), July 26, ‘61; 33; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; disch. disa. Mar. 19, ‘63. Younger, Morris Bell, priv., (—), Aug. 12, ‘61; 19; see Co. G 17 Mass.; did not serve in 19th. Younger, Stephen J., priv., (H), Dec. 1, ‘61; 18; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; re-en. Dec. 21, ‘63; M. O. June 30, ‘65. Zeh, Christian, priv., (E), Feb. 18, ‘65; 38; M. O. June 30, ‘65. Zimmerman, Frederick,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
n they are now. Books were scarce, and there were no large libraries rich with the spoils of learning. But a taste for reading and a love of knowledge were generally diffused, and there were few homes of those in comfortable circumstances where there was not at least a closetful of good books. These were carefully, almost reverently, read; and such reading was productive of sound intellectual growth. Johnson was the favorite author in prose, and Pope in verse. Hervey's Meditations and Zimmerman on Solitude were popular books, and the glittering monotony of Darwin found admirers and imitators. Few were rich, and none were very poor. The largest estates were not more than what would now be deemed a modest competence. Political independence and popular government were of too recent a date to have wholly effaced the social customs of a colonial period. A certain line of distinction was drawn between men, according to their wealth and station. Magistrates, men in authority, the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reunion of the Virginia division army of Northern Virginia Association (search)
officers were elected by acclamation, as follows: General William H. F. Lee, President. General Bradley T. Johnson, First Vice-President. Executive Committee: Major W. K. Martin, Colonel William H. Palmer, Major Robert Stiles, Sergeant George L. Christian, and Major Thomas Brander. Treasurer, Robert S. Bosher. Secretary, Carlton McCarthy. Chaplain, Rev. Dr. J. Wm. Jones. The banquet. After the exercises in the hall were over, the Association repaired to Sanger Hall, where Zimmerman had spread an elegant banquet. After the good things had been fully discussed, General Lee called the company to order, and the Toast-Master (Judge George L. Christian), read the following toasts, which were responded to by those whose names are annexed: 1. The Army of Northern Virginia: That noble body of men, with unconquerable leaders, the lustre of whose deeds grows brighter with each revolving year. General J. A. Early. 2. The Infantry of the Army of Northern Virginia: They
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An incomplete roster of the Botetourt Battery. (search)
aker's Creek. Druming J. Fagan, J. S. Fink, G. Fink, J. Finney, N. Finney, W. Fulniher, R. Givens, J. Haney, O. Hollins, J. Hooke, G. Houts, J. Hunter, A. Irvin, J. Kenell, R. Lemon, P. Linkenhoger, G. Lypes, D. Killed at Baker's Creek. Lypes, J. Livingston, A. B. Livingston, C. McCartney, W. Markham, J. Matthews, James. Dead. Miller, M. S. Mitchell, J. Moreley, G. R. Moeleck, J. Murset, J. Newall, R. Nofsinger, C. New, J. N. Nowell, G. Obenchain, F. Obenchain, J. Killed. Painter, F. Plecker, Adam H., gunner. Rady, P. Ribble, L. Richardson, D. Richardson, M. Robertson, P. Robertson, S. Shank,—— Smith, J. J., gunner. Stennet, H. Stennet, R. Thomas, W. Walkup, A. Ware, G. Watson,—— White, C., color-bearer. White, G. Woltze, F. Zimmerman, J. A. H. Plecker includes in his list, Wm. Mayo and Albert Anderson, negro se
, and seven of his men were killed instantly. I can only learn the names of five at present, as the official reports are not made: P. Fogan, T. Bowles, H. Straul, J. McCauley, and P. Welch, and eighteen missing, including Captain Challenor, Col. H. Dougherty, badly wounded, and Capt. Abbott, company C, and Lieut. Fraleck, supposed to be killed; B. Phillips, Sergeant Welch, Joseph Adams, and M. Hartnor, wounded. There is at least seventy-five wounded now in the hospital, and one named Zimmerman died this morning on the boat. Major McClurken, of the 21st, was badly wounded, and fell from his horse while gallantly encouraging his men, and missing.--Capt. Markle, of company B, 20th regiment, was instantly killed while receiving an order from Col. Fouke, his last words, "Colonel, I am killed," and died instantly, being shot in the head. Lieut. Fouke, seeing him fall, rushed to him, but could not save his remains, but under a heavy fire he saved his sword and revolver. Lieu
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