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d fled to cooler climes, she toiled on. Some one, she said, must see to these poor wounded and fever-stricken men, and, as others could not or would not, it seemed to be her duty to do it. More than once her health seemed about to give way, but she held out, and did not leave the island till winter, when, she said, she had become so accustomed to the shriek of the shells from Gillmore's monster guns, that she could not sleep at first, when no longer lulled to slumber by their music. In January, 1864, she returned to the North, and after a brief visit to her friends in Massachusetts and New York, returned to Washington, and employed herself in preparation for the great campaign of the summer of 1864. Her great services were recognized by the Government, and she was assigned to a position of usefulness and responsibility in connection with the Army of the James, in which, with the liberal supplies at her command, she was able to accomplish perhaps as much for the soldiers' comfort d
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
n of facts and figures from files of religious newspapers, and hundreds of letters and narratives from chaplains, missionaries, and colporters, I make the following estimate of the number of men in the Army of Northern Virginia who professed faith in Christ during the four years of its existence. During the fall and winter of 1862-63, and spring of 1863, there were at least 1,500 professions. From August, 1863, to the 1st of January, 1864, at least 5,000 found peace in believing. From January, 1864, to the opening of the Wilderness campaign, at least 2,000 more were added to this number. And from May, 1864, to April, 1865, it is a low estimate to put the number of converts at 4,000. Add to these figures at least 2,500 who, during the war, found Jesus in the hospitals, at home, or in Northern prisons (for Christ was in the prisons, and there were some precious revivals at Point Lookout, Fort Delaware, Elmira, Johnson's Island, and other points), and we have a grand total of at l
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
ter and summer, in separate companies. I would sometimes attend these as a listener. I cannot estimate the number of tracts I distributed; one of our men (J. K. Hitner, Rockbridge Battery) always kept them on hand; so did I. One winter I had a library of books, which I gathered from different places, mostly religious; it comprised about fifty volumes. Upwards of one hundred religious papers were received a week; perhaps one hundred and fifty. Colonel J. T. Brown (our colonel until January, 1864,) was a sincerely pious member of the Episcopal Church; Colonel R. A. Hardaway, of the Methodist; Captains Smith and Dance, Lieutenants Blair, Read, Cunningham, Bagby, were active Christians. The gallant Colonel R. M. Stribbling experienced a change of heart, I hope, while major of our battalion; soon after he left us to take command of General Dearring's old battalion, he made a public profession of religion. Our officers, without a single exception, upheld my hands in every way possi
imate, and as I knew somebody must take care of the soldiers, I went. In January, 1864, Miss Barton returned to the North, and after spending four or five weeks i despaired of. She was unable to resume her labors until the latter part of January, 1864, and then she worked with a will for the half starved soldiers in the hospiovements in this campaign, we extract the following letter from the Report for January and February, 1864, of the Northwestern Sanitary Commission. From a mass ofences reading to the soldiers two years of labor return to Washington in January, 1864 she becomes one of the Hospital visitors of the Sanitary Commission ten honsolation, either by adding to the comforts of the body or the mind. In January, 1864, it became evident to Mrs. Barker that she could serve in the hospitals morespecially useful in writing letters for the soldiers. During the year from January 1864 to January 1865, she wrote no less than eleven hundred and seventy-four lett
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
0.82; in 1864, $3,600.00; in 1865, $2,200.00. Total amount, $13,396.27. The ladies of Sturbridge probably did as much for the soldiers as any in the Commonwealth according to their means and numbers. In 1863 the money value of the articles forwarded to the front was five hundred dollars, which may be regarded as an average of what they sent in the other years of the war. The net proceeds of one levee held by them was $252.96. The contributions in behalf of the Soldiers-Aid Society in January, 1864, amounted to $414.87. The labor expended by them in making under-garments, bandages, lint, &c., is not included in the estimated money value of the articles contributed. Sutton Incorporated June 21, 1715. Population in 1860, 2,676; in 1865, 2,363. Valuation in 1860, $1,046,341; in 1865, $1,141,588. The selectmen in 1861 were William R. Hill, Israel A. Dodge, Elijah Sibley, Ira Darling, Jonathan Sprague; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Israel A. Dodge, Joel Houghton, Sumner Putn
ed.150141 General Hospital.2271200 designation of companies in which the casualties occurred. DeathsDesertionsApprehensions Non-Commissioned Officers,000 Co. A.8510 B.578 C.51411 D.5147 E.572 F.6103 G.2156 H.4106 I.683 K.299 488965 At the close of the year there was a change in the staff of surgeons, assistant surgeon W. D. Knapp being dismissed by S. O. 534, War Dept., and Dr. Gustavus P. Pratt being mustered in to fill the vacancy. The regimental return for January, 1864, records the following changes and transfers: Colonel Arthur F. Devereux, on detached service in command 2nd Brigade 2nd Division 2nd Corps. Lieut. Col. Edmund Rice, in command of regiment. Co. A.Captain Isaac H. Boyd, on detached service S. O. 171, 2nd Corps, July 27, 1863. First Lieutenant William F. Rice, in command of company. Co. C.Capt. William L. Palmer, A. A.I. G., 2nd Div. 2nd Corps. First Lieut. William M. Curtis, acting adjutant. Second Lieut. Joseph W. Snellen, in
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
of the year. After four days, which he spent in studying the situation and in giving detailed instructions for the campaign against Longstreet, he left for Nashville. The entire journey, which took seven days, was made on horseback from Moundsville, through Cumberland Gap, Barboursville, London, and Frankfort, to Lexington. The journey from Lexington through Louisville to Nashville was made by rail. Grant's headquarters were established at the last-mentioned place about the middle of January, 1864, and remained there till he was called East to take general command of all the National armies. Immediately after the holidays Dana returned to the War Department, where he not only participated in the multifarious duties connected with the administration and maintenance of the army, but for the first time had an opportunity to observe and study the great secretary as he showed himself in the midst of his daily and nightly work. On January 11, 1864, he wrote to me from his desk in th
used over the fire. The men were locked up eighteen out of twenty-four hours, and only twenty at a time were allowed to pass out for the offices of nature. To the exposition made by the Richmond Congress of the humane endeavours of the Confederacy, with respect to prisoners of the war, there is yet an addition to be made. Impressed with the exaggerations of the newspapers on this subject, and desiring to secure the publication of the truth from time to time, Commissioner Ould, in January, 1864, wrote to Gen. Hitchcock the following letter: Confederate States of America, War Department. Major-General E. A. Hitchcock, Agent of Exchange; Sir: In view of the present difficulties attending the exchange and release of prisoners, I propose that all such on each side shall be attended by a proper number of their own surgeons, who under rules to be established, shall be permitted to take charge of their health and comfort. I also propose that these surgeons shall act as commissari
contributed by Mr. Lucius R. Paige. There are also important manuscripts by Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, and other authors. This room is also coming to be a museum of souvenirs and relics connected with local history, some of which are of much antiquarian or artistic interest. A large glass case has recently been added for the old regimental flag presented to the library by the 38th regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, to whom it was given by Cambridge women in January, 1864. Aside from the contributions to the Memorial Room, the library has had many valuable gifts in money and books from Cambridge people. In 1873 it received a thousand dollars by the will of Mr. Isaac Fay, and in 1889 two thousand dollars by that of Mr. Daniel P. Cummings. In 1889 also a fund of about nine thousand dollars for its increase was raised by a citizens' subscription. Among the more important gifts of books may be mentioned about five hundred volumes, chiefly historical, fr
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson. (search)
nce, the committee forgot their promises, and, to this hour, have never paid her one cent for her valuable services. Their excuse was, that the fund had been used up in paying other speakers. As if a dozen honorable men could not have raised something in an hour of victory to reward this brave and faithful girl. During the winters of 1863 and 1864, she received invitations, from the State Legislatures of Ohio and Pennsylvania, to speak in their capitals at Columbus and Harrisburg. In January, 1864, she made her first address in Washingtan. Though she now believed that her success as an orator was established, yet she hesitated long before accepting this invitation. To speak before the President, Chief Justice, Senators, Congressmen, Foreign Diplomats, all the dignitaries and honorables of the government, was one of the most trying ordeals in her experience. She had one of the largest and most brilliant audiences ever assembled in the capitol, and was fully equal to the occasion
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