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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.10 (search)
ming from that direction, while Garnett's men came in contact with the enemy behind the wall; then Armistead's men rushed across the wall and pursued the enemy, who abandoned the battery some 300 feet in rear of the wall. Then came a short lull in the battle, but firing was kept up and men fell to rise no more. About 150 Federals were captured at the angle and taken off the field. It was at this time that General Lewis A. Armistead was killed, having his left hand on one of the guns of Cushing's battery, and in his right hand he held his sword on which he had placed his hat. Thus a hero meets a hero's death. The line around the angle was being fast thinned out, and now was the time for reinforcements to push on the victory within our grasp, but none were there to aid Pickett's men in their struggle to hold the position for which they had fought so hard. The supporting line on Pickett's left struck the enemy's line further to our left, reaching there long before Pickett, th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.36 (search)
ll body of men, compact and solid as a wedge, moving swiftly to the left oblique, as if aiming to uncover Garnett's Brigade. They were Armistead's people, and as Kemper cantered down their front on his mettlesome sorrel they greeted him with a rousing cheer, which I know made his gallant heart leap for joy. At the same moment I saw a disorderly crowd of men breaking for the rear, and Pickett, with Stuart Symington, Ned Baird, and others, vainly trying to stop the rout. And now the guns of Cushing and Abbott double-stocked by General Gibbon's express order, reinforced the terrific fire of the infantry behind the stone fence, literally riddling the orchard on the left of the now famous Cordori house, through which my regiment and some of the others passed. Don't crowd, boys—pretty hot—perfectly Rediculous. While clearing this obstruction, and as we were getting into shape again, several things were impressed on my memory. First, the amusement it seemed to afford Orderly Waddy F
Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910, Address of F. M. Hawes at Memorial service October 31, 1909. (search)
ordingly, several of the boys arranged to have very long ones. Young Elliot committed to memory twenty pages of Scott's Marmion, and when his turn came, got as far, we will say, as the eighteenth, when the teacher asked how much longer he was going to speak, as there were several others to be heard from, and he did not wish to stay all night. There were no further objections to short selections after that. When in his teens, he belonged to several debating clubs, and was well versed in Cushing's Manual. At the age of sixteen, or thereabouts, he was Secretary of the Cambridge Library Association, most of whose members were men of mature years. He was connected with the Franklin Literary Association before he was twenty, and at one time was its secretary. A Shakespeare Club of four members used to vie with each other to see who could produce the greatest volume of sound, trying, as he used to say, to raise the roof with their oratory. From a lad Mr. Elliot was fond of using t
War, The, 71. Claremont, N. H., 20. Clay Pits and Free Baths, 61. Coburn, James M., 6. Colburn, Joshua O., 43. Cole, Caroline Adelaide, 21. Cole, Erastus E., 21. Columbus Avenue, 6. Company E, Thirty-ninth Regiment, 32. Concord Bridge, 2. Concord, Mass., 2. Concord, N. H., 9. Cooke, S. N., 45. Cook, Susanna Russell, 44, 46. Cotting, Martha E., 47. Craigie's Bridge, 60. Cross Street, 6, 20. Cross Street Universalist Church, 21. Culpeper, 32. Curtis, H. K., 45. Cushing's Manual, 74. Cutler, Martha, 4. Cutter, Emma M., 19. Cutter, Evelina, 18. Cutter House, 5. Cutter, Richard, 4. Damon, Rev., David, 46. Damon, Norwood P., 46. Dana Street, Cambridge, 56. Dartmouth, Mass., 23. Davis, Jefferson, 33. Davenport & Bridges, 19. Declaration of Independence, 77. Dedham, Mass., 47. Defence, Ship, 4. Delft Haven Colony of Pilgrim Fathers, 62. Department of the Gulf, 65. Department of Massachusetts, G. A. R., 64. Derby, Rebecca, 46.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
ry large number of sick and lame. Whilst he was preparing to undertake a more serious campaign against the Richmond and Wilmington line of railway, the operations of the naval force were of but little importance. On the 23d of November, Lieutenant Cushing, an enterprising officer, who signalized himself at a later period by one of the most brilliant and remarkable exploits of this war, penetrated into the New River with the steamer Ellis, between Wilmington and Fort Macon, and ascended this o run his ship aground upon the bar, and, after spending the night in vain efforts to extricate her, was obliged to abandon her. The crew and materiel were put on board one of the prizes, which sailed direct for Beaufort with a fair wind, while Cushing remained to the last on board his vessel, exposed to the enemy's shot. He finally set her on fire, and, taking one of the launches, reached Fort Macon safe and sound. On the same day three Federal steamers, leaving Yorktown, in Virginia, wit
itable nor just; but the power of taxing is the grand barrier of British liberty. If this is once broken down, all is lost. In a word, say they, representing truly the point of resistance at which America was that year ready to halt, a people may be free, and tolerably happy, without a particular branch of trade; but without the privilege of assessing their own taxes they can be neither. Letter of the House to Jasper the Memorial is declared to have Mauduit. At the same time, Otis, Cushing, Thacher, Gray, and Sheafe, as the committee for corresponding with the other colonies, sent a circular letter to them all, exposing the danger that menaced their most essential rights, and desiring their united assistance. Thus the legislature adopted the principles and the line of conduct which the town of Boston, at the im pulse of Samuel Adams, had recommended. In the Rights of the Colonists, by Otis, the Instructions of the town of Boston are printed; and been drawn up by Otis, and
sted series of resolves, prepared by him, to ascertain the just rights of the province, which the preamble said had been lately drawn into question by the British parliament. The answer of the house was regarded in England as the ravings of a parcel of wild enthusiasts: in America, nothing was so much admired through the whole course of the controversy; and John Adams, who recorded at the time the applause which it won, said also, that of all the politicians of Boston, including Otis and Cushing, Samuel Adams had the most thorough understanding of liberty and her resources in the temper and character of the people, though not in the law and the constitution; as well as the most habitual radical love of it, and the most correct, genteel, and artful pen. He is a man, he continued, of refined policy, steadfast integrity, exquisite humanity, genteel erudition, obliging, engaging manners, real as well as professed piety, and a universal good character, unless it should be admitted tha
number; on the third so many as thirty; and on the morning of Friday, the seventeenth of June, confident of having the per- Chap. IV.} 1774. June. fect control of the house, one hundred and twentynine being present, he locked the door, and proposed the measure he had matured. The time fixed for the congress was the first day of September, the place Philadelphia, where there was no army to interrupt its sessions. Bowdoin, who, however, proved unable to attend, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Cushing, and Robert Treat Paine were chosen delegates. To defray their expenses, a tax of five hundred pounds was apportioned on the province. The towns were charged to afford speedy and constant relief to Boston and Charlestown, whose fortitude was preserving the liberties of their country. Domestic manufactures were encouraged, and it was strongly recommended to discontinue the use of all goods imported from the East Indies and Great Britain, until the public grievances of America should be ra
elf given close attention to the appointments to office in Massa- Chap. V.} 1774. July. chusetts. He knew something of the political opinions even of the Boston ministers, not of Chauncy and Cooper only, but also of Pemberton, whom, as a friend to government, he esteemed a very good man, though a dissenter. The name of John Adams, who had only in June commenced his active public career, had not yet been heard in the palace which he was so soon to enter as the minister of a republic. Of Cushing, he estimated the importance too highly. Aware of the controlling power of Samuel Adams, he asked, What gives him his influence? and Hutchinson answered, A great pretended zeal for liberty, and a most inflexible natural temper. He was the first who asserted the independency of the colonies upon the supreme authority of the kingdom. For nearly two hours, the king continued inquiries respecting Massachusetts and other provinces, and was encouraged in the delusion that Boston would be left
sisted that congress had already been explicit enough; and apprehensive that they might get themselves upon dangerous ground, he rallied the bolder members in the hope to defeat the proposal; but in the absence of John Adams even his colleagues, Cushing and Paine, sided with Wilson, who carried the vote of Massachusetts as a part of his majority. Chap. LVI.} 1776. Jan. When Cushing's constituents heard of his pusillanimous wavering, they elected Elbridge Gerry to his place; at the moment, SamCushing's constituents heard of his pusillanimous wavering, they elected Elbridge Gerry to his place; at the moment, Samuel Adams repaired for sympathy and consolation to Franklin. In a free conversation, these two great sons of Boston agreed that confederation must be speedily brought on, even though the concurrence of all the colonies could not be obtained. If none of the rest will join, said Samuel Adams to Franklin, I will endeavor to unite the New England colonies in confederating. I approve your proposal, said Franklin, and if you succeed, I will cast in my lot among you. But even in New England the
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