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h in God, and submission to his will, by her nearest friend: She died, and left to me This spot, this calm, and quiet scene; The memory of what has been, And never more will be. Next in this direction will be seen the monuments inscribed Cushing and Thayer. On the latter is an inscription in memory of Amasa Thayer, born in Braintree, March 26, 1764, died in Antigua, Oct. 18, 1813; and of Elizabeth, his widow, born in Boston, May 5, 1760, interred here May 23, 1834:-- They meet — the prayer is said, And the last rite man pays to man is paid: The plashing waters mark his resting place, And fold him round in one long, cold embrace; Bright bubbles for a moment sparkle o'er, Then break, to be, like him, beheld no more; Cushing. Thayer. Wyman and Howe. Edwin Buckinghan. Down, countless fathoms down, he sinks to sleep, With all the nameless shapes that haunt the deep. Rest, Loved One, rest-beneath the billow's swell, Where tongue ne'er spoke, where sunlight n
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
wned the ridge along the left and left centre, on which it was manifest the attack was to fall, with eighty guns—a number not as great as that of the enemy, but it was all that could be made effective in the more restricted space occupied by the army. In the cemetery were placed Dilger's, Bancroft's, Eakin's, Wheeler's, Hill's, and Taft's batteries, under Major Osborne. On the left of the cemetery the batteries of the Second Corps, under Captain Hazard—namely, those of Woodruff, Arnold, Cushing, Brown, and Rorty. Next on the left was Thomas's battery, and on his left Major McGilvray's command, consisting of Thompson's, Phillips', Hart's, Sterling's, Ranks', Dow's, and Ames' of the reserve artillery, to which was added Cooper's battery of the First Corps. On the extreme left, Gibbs' and Rittenhouse's (late Hazlitt's) batteries. As batteries expended their ammunition, they were replaced by batteries of the artillery reserve, sent forward by its efficient chief, Colonel R. O. Tyle
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The blockade and the cruisers. (search)
ut's fleet some annoyance. At Mobile the Tennessee, under the gallant Buchanan, fought almost single-handed the whole fleet, only to be captured after a heroic defence. At Savannah, the Atlanta was captured almost as soon as she appeared. Charleston was never able to make more than a raid or two. on the blockading force. The Albemarle maintained herself for six months in the waters of North Carolina, but she was blockaded in the Roanoke River, and was finally destroyed by the daring of Cushing. Finally the Merrimao, which was lost through our own shortcomings, had a brilliant but brief career in Hampton Roads. These isolated attempts comprised, together with the exploits of the cruisers, the sum of the naval operations on the Southern side; Viewed in the light of the difficulties to be met by the Confederate navy, they were little less than phenomenal. But as forming a standard of comparison for future wars, or for the strength of future enemies, they are hardly to be consi
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 4: (search)
d expedition was made in the following June. Cushing had received permission from Admiral Lee to aow a total wreck. Proceeding down the river, Cushing set his prisoners adrift in boats, without oa side. The cutter was nearly surrounded, and Cushing, turning in the only direction left open, fou him. It seemed now that the game was up; but Cushing's never-failing pluck stood by him. He made ae with the remaining boat. Late in October Cushing appeared with his launch in Albemarle Sound. midnight on the 27th. The party consisted of Cushing; three Acting-Master's Mates, Howarth, Gay, ar stood Gay; and Swan was on the right behind Cushing. The engineers and the firemen were at theireded on her way up the enemy's river. It was Cushing's intention, if he could get ashore unobserveorpedo was well under the Albemarle's bottom, Cushing detached it with a vigorous pull. Waiting un he saw that he could not bring the boat off, Cushing, after refusing to surrender, ordered the cre[16 more...]
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 6: (search)
he channel. By getting them in line, the blockade-runner could ascertain her position, and in a few moments, she would be under the guns of the fort. When the practice of blockade-running was reduced to a system, a signal-service was organized on shore, and signal officers and pilots were regularly detailed for each vessel. After the fall of Fort Fisher, and before the fact was known, the duties of the signal-service were assumed by the officers of the Monticello, under the direction of Cushing; and two well known blockade-runners, the Stag and the Charlotte, were helped in by range-lights from the shore, only to find themselves prizes when they were comfortably anchored in the river. Vessels passed so often between the squadron and the shore that special measures were taken to stop it. The endmost vessel was so placed as to leave a narrow passage. When the blockade-runner had passed, the blockader moved nearer and closed the entrance, at the same time sending up signal rocket
lins, Commander, Napoleon, captures the Florida, 189; his act disavowed, 189 et seq. Colorado, the, 121, 172 Confederate Government, naval policy of, 168 et seq.; its agents abroad, 182 Congress, the, 60 et seq.; taken, 64; burned, 65 Craven, Commodore, commands Potomac flotilla, 87 et seq. Crocker, Acting Master, commands expedition to Sabine River, 142 et seq. Crosman, Lieutenant, 124 et seq. Cumberland, the, 48, 52, 60 et seq.; sunk by the Merrimac, 63 et seq. Cushing, Captain, daring exploits of, 94 et seq., 101, 161 Cuyler, the, 122, 135, 139 Dahlgren, Admiral, 105 Downes, Commander, 117 et seq. Dupont, Admiral, 90, 105, 115 Ericsson, John, plans monitor, 55 Farragut, Admiral, 90, 123, 141, 145 et seq., 148, 150 Florida, blockade of, 124 et seq. Florida, the, fights the Massachusetts, 132; runs blockade of Mobile, 137 et seq., 184 et seq.; captured at Bahia, 187 Flusser, Lieutenant-Commander, 97; killed, 98 Fisher, Fort, 90 Fox, C
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
inth, Miss., Oct. 3-4, 1862 23, 9, 10 Cullum, George W.: Columbus, Ky., 1862 5, 2 Curtis, Samuel R.: Big Blue, Mo., Oct. 22, 1864 66, 2, 3 Charlot, Mo., Oct. 25, 1864 66, 5 Keetsville, Mo., to Fayetteville, Ark. 10, 2 Little Osage River, Kans., Oct. 25, 1864 66, 8 Newtonia, Mo., Oct. 28, 1864 66, 6 Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8, 1862 10, 3 Price's (Mo.) Expedition, Aug. 29-Dec. 2, 1864 66, 1 Westport, Mo., Oct. 23, 1864. 66, 2-4 Cushing, Alonzo H.: Antietam, Md., Sept. 16-17, 1862 28, 1 Czartoryski, C. A.: Mobile, Ala 107, 7, 8; 108, 2; 109, 2-7 Dager, John H.: Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3, 1863 95, 1 D'avignon, F.: Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 68, 3 Davis, C. E.: Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3, 1863 95, 1 Davis, S.: Meridian (Miss.) Expedition, Feb. 3.-March 6, 1864 51, 1 DeKrieger,—: Atlanta to Savannah, Ga., Nov. 15-Dec. 21, 1864 69, 5 Delafield, Richard: Richm
he Douglas members of the Charleston convention met in Baltimore, and the supporters of the majority report who had withdrawn at Charleston assembled at Richmond, afterward adjourning to meet at Baltimore. They were not, however, admitted to that convention, as the Douglas members excluded them from participation in its proceedings, seating in their stead new delegates who came pledged to support Mr. Douglas, who was nominated by this convention. Upon the exclusion of the old delegates, Mr. Cushing, the president of the convention and five others of the Massachusetts delegates, together with delegates from Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, California, Oregon and Arkansas, the only Democratic States, withdrew to join them. Having organized under the title of the National State Rights Democracy and adopted the now famous majority report from Charleston, John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, was nominated. Mr. Lincoln having been the choice of the Republican conve
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
Literary notices. Four years in the saddle. By Colonel Harry Gilmor. Price $1.50. The few remaining copies of the edition of the above work will be sold for the sole benefit of the author's children. To be had at Cushing & Bailey, 262 West Baltimore street; John B. Piet, 174 West Baltimore street; Baltimore News Company, Sun Iron Building; West & Johnston, Richmond, Va.; W. H. Moore Son, 475 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington; Page Courier, Luray, Page county, Va. This book has been too long before the public to need any commendation from us; but surely the fact that the few remaining copies will be sold for the benefit of the orphan children of the gallant soldier, will cause them to be bought up at once. 1861 vs. 1882. Co. Aytch, Maury's Grays, first Tenn. Reg't, or A side show of the Big show. By Sam. R. Wat-Kins, Columbia, Tenn. We say nothing as to its literary merits, or the taste of some things in it, but we do not hesitate to advise all who want a picture of the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
me of which was standing when she was started, and of iron that was hunted up here, there and everywhere. The Albemarle went down the sound, encountered a fleet of six vessels off Plymouth, sank one of them, the Southfield, drove the others away and aided the Confederates on land to recapture Plymouth. At another time the Albemarle fought a drawn battle against nine gunboats of the enemy. Eventually it was her fate to be destroyed in the night time by the almost superhuman daring of Lieutenant Cushing of the United States Navy. The Arkansas, with all her guns ablaze at the same time, three on each side, two forward and two aft, perhaps the only vessel that ever made a successful fire in four directions at once, ran through the whole fleet of Farragut and Davis and reached Vicksburg in safety. The Tennessee was built on the banks of the Alabama river at Selma, and who is there that does not know of her brave fight against Farragut's whole fleet after it had passed the fortification
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