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Chapter 44: Subjugation of the Northern States humiliating spectacle of New York Ringing of a little Bell seizure and imprisonment of citizens paper safeguards of liberty other safeguards suspension of the writ of habeas corpus absolutely forbidden with one exception abundant Protective provisions in New York, but all failed case of Pierce Butler arrest of Secretary Cameron the President Assumes Responsibiliy for the crime no Heed given to writ issued by the Court the governor passive words of Justice Nelson prison Overflowing how relieved oath required of Applicants for relief oath declined by some-order forbidding employment of counsel by prisoners victims in almost every Northern state defeat at the elections result suit for damages commenced Congress Interferes to protect the guilty state courts subjugated Congress Violates the Constitution what was New York? writ suspended throughout the United States correspondence between General Dix and go
e fort was cresent-shaped, the parapet eight feet in height and four feet across the top, surrounded by a ditch six feet deep and twelve feet in width. About this time General Forrest arrived and soon ordered his forces to move up. The brigade of Bell, on the northeast, advanced until it gained a position in which the men were sheltered by the conformation of the ground, which was intersected by a ravine. The other brigade, under McCulloch, carried the entrenchments on the highest part of the , along which they all passed up. The answer from the fort was a positive refusal to surrender. Three companies on the left were now placed in an old rifle pit and almost in the rear of the fort, and on the right a portion of Barton's regiment of Bell's brigade was also under the bluff and in the rear of the fort. On the signal, the works were carried without a halt. As the troops poured into the fortification the enemy retreated toward the river, arms in hand and firing back, and their col
449. Baxter, Governor of Arkansas, 642. Beale, General, 512. Beaufort (tug), 165, 166. Beauregard, Gen. P. G. T., 29, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, 59, 177, 345,429, 430, 431,432,479, 480, 481, 485, 491,530, 533, 534, 536, 575, 586. Report on first day of battle of Shiloh, 48-50, 53. Retreat to Tupelo, 60. Surrender of Command, 60-61. Letter from Davis concerning Hood's campaign into Tennessee, 482. Conference with Davis in Greensboro, N. C., 576-79. Bell, General, 458, 459. Belmont, Mo., Battle of, 14. Benjamin, Judah P., 516, 589. Extract of letter to J. E. Johnston concerning Fort Donelson, 32-33. Bennet, General, 626-27. Benton (gunboat), 203. Bentonville, N. C., Battle of, 540. Berwick's Bay, Battle of, 350-51. Bethel Church, Battle of, 14. Big Black, Battle of, 343-44, 346. Bill of Rights, 620. Blair, Major, 350-51. Francis P., 522. Attempt to negotiate peace, 517-21. Blockade (U. S.) of Confederate ports, 314, 3
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 5: Seven Pines or fair Oaks (search)
ction was about 2200. The aggregate number present at camp was, however, 2587. The 6th Ala. lost nearly 60 per cent of its aggregate force. Some of its men were drowned after having been wounded, as they fought at times in a swamp in which the water was from six inches to two feet in depth. The right company of the 6th Alabama was thrown back at right angles to the line of battle by Col. Gordon, to protect his rear, and engaged the enemy at such close quarters that its brave commander, Capt. Bell, after having fallen wounded mortally, was able to use his revolver with effect upon the enemy. The company fought with great heroism. Its loss was 21 killed and 23 wounded out of a total of 55 (80 per cent). It remains to say a few words of the movements of the unengaged troops on the Williamsburg and Charles City roads. Longstreet at 3.30 P. M. placed Wilcox in charge of his own, Pryor's, and Colston's brigades, and ordered him to follow and support Huger. Soon after this order wa
direction of the enemy's fleet. As a matter of course, our guns awakened the echoes of the coast, far and near, announcing very distinctly to the Federal Admiral— Bell, a Southern man, who had gone over to the enemy — that the ship which he had sent out to chase the strange sail, had a fight on her hands. He immediately, as we arcumstances of the disaster are as follows: — Upon the afternoon of the 11th inst., at half-past 2 o'clock, while at anchor in company with the fleet under Commodore Bell, off Galveston, Texas, I was ordered by signal from the United States flag-ship Brooklyn, to chase a sail to the southward and eastward. I got under way immeboat, which had been lowered for the purpose of boarding me, pulled in vigorously for the shore, as soon as it saw the action commence, and landed safely; and Admiral Bell, with his three steamers, passed on either side of the scene of action—the steamers having been scattered in the pursuit, to cover as much space as possible,
d to push through the breach and carry Cemetery Hill. They moved across the open space between the Federal and Confederate lines into, out of, and beyond the crater; but at this point they broke under the fierce artillery and musketry fire there concentrated upon them; and, after having been partially reorganized, broke again, now fleeing in wild disorder into and out of the crater, back to General Burnside's rearmost lines, within the Federal intrenchments. They carried back, on their way, Bell's brigade, General Ord's report, dated August 3d, 1864, in Conduct of the War (1865), p. 102. of Turner's division, which, having been pushed across from Burnside's lines by Ord to support their assault, was then attempting to press forward from the right of the crater. Such was the concentration of fire upon their front and flanks that the Federals were unable to develop and form their column of attack, and this was their last attempt to charge. Meanwhile the struggle had continued f
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
ner. $50. Battis, John 25, sin.; seaman; Boston. 17 Jly 63; 20 Aug 65. —– Bell, Charles H. Corpl. 20, sin.; laborer; Albany, N. Y. 29 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Bell, Henry 22, sin.; laborer; Binghampton, N. Y. 29 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Union, N. Y. Bell, Samuel. Corpl. 26, sin.; hostler; New York. 22 Oct 63; 20 Aug 6Bell, Samuel. Corpl. 26, sin.; hostler; New York. 22 Oct 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Bond, Frederick L. Corpl. 22, sin.; laborer; Binghampton, N. Y. 29 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Binghampton, N. Y. Bond, Willi. Asberry, Joseph 22, sin.; farmer; Oberlin, O. 12 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Bell, Charles 19, sin.; servant; Boston. 9 Sept. 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Boston. Benn Beatty, Jones. 20, sin.; laborer; Lanesville, O. 28 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Bell, Nathaniel 23, mar.; laborer; Carlisle, Pa. 22 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Bell, Bell, William 21, sin.; brickmaker; Carlisle, Pa. 22 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Betenbough, Andrew H. 23, mar.; carpenter; Hamilton, O. 13 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Newberry,
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Dr. W. T. G. Morton (search)
agony since whom, science has control of pain Doctor Morton was a self-made man, but not a rough diamond,--rather one of Nature's gentlemen. The pleasant urbanity of his manner was so conspicuous that no person of sensibility could approach him without being impressed by it. His was a character such as those who live by academic rules would be more likely to misjudge than to comprehend. The semi-centennial of painless surgery was celebrated, in 1896, in Boston, New York, London, and other cities, and the credit of its discovery was universally awarded to William T. G. Morton. About the same time it happened that the Massachusetts State House was reconstructed, and William Endicott, as Commissioner, and a near relative of Robert Rantoul, had Morton's name emblazoned in the Hall of Fame with those of Franklin, Morse, and Bell. This may be said to have decided the controversy; but, like many another benefactor of mankind, Doctor Morton's reward on earth was a crown of thorns.
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: Exodus. (search)
Gosh! massa's in a bad fix — hog no killed — corn no gathered — nigger run away: laws-a-me! what'll massa do? Jim, who was driving an ox team, supposed to belong to the estate, asked one of the liberators, How far is it to Canada? Twenty-five hundred miles. Twenty-five hundred! Laws-a-massa! Twenty-five hundred miles! No get dar 'fore spring! cried Jim, as, raising his heavy whip and bringing it down on the ox's back, he shouted impatiently--Whoa-la, Buck, get up dar-g'lang, Bell! A little boy of the party grasped his father by the leg and asked: Hows ye feel, fadder, when you's free? These incidents were related by Kagi. These liberated slaves constituted four families: one man, his wife, and two children; a widowed mother, two daughters, and a son; a young man, a boy, and a woman who had been separated from her husband. They were taken by one party several miles into Kansas, and there they remained for two or three weeks. A fight or two. Captain <
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
reaching had been done in the brigade up to that time. Many Christian soldiers and other good-disposed men told me that I could do no good in preaching to soldiers, but all seemed glad to welcome me among them. I was acquainted with a large number of the regiment before the war. The first Sabbath after I got there I preached twice, and from that time until I left them, I had a large attendance upon worship, and as good order in my congregations as I ever had at home. About that time the Rev. Mr. Bell, of Greenville, Alabama, visited the Eighth, which had no chaplain. He and I preached daily for two weeks. He baptized a Mr. Lee, of Marion, Alabama, the first profession that I saw in the army; though there were many men in the brigade who were Christians before they went to the army, and who maintained their religion. The chaplains of the brigade soon returned. We built arbors, and preached regularly to large and attentive congregations—on through the spring this continued—only in
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