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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
y little expected—--Gregg's brigade of South Carolinians stood in the way. It appears that the advancing Federals were mistaken for a body of Confederate troops, and Gregg would not allow his men to open on them. When their true character was revealed, the brigade poured a withering fire into the faces of Meade's men; and, at that moment, Early's division—one of the two divisions of Jackson's second line—swept forward at the double-quick, and instantly turned the tide. I learn from Colonel Marshall of the staff of General Lee, that General Gregg was killed on the military road while beating down the muskets of his men to prevent them firing into what he supposed was a body of Confederate troops. Exposed to fire on both flanks, Meade was forced to draw back, losing severely in the process; and the disaster would have been much greater had not supports been at hand. General Franklin, giving a liberal interpretation to Burnside's prescription of one division at least for the column <
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
might be accomplished directly by the expeditionary force, than on the effect he supposed this menace to Washington would have on the army beleaguering Petersburg. He reasoned that as General Grant was a man who believed in overwhelming numbers, he would find himself, after the detachment of a sufficient force to meet the column of invasion, so reduced in strength that he would remove his remaining corps altogether from Petersburg. I derive this statement of General Lee's views from Colonel Marshall, of the staff of the Confederate commander. The siege would thus be raised and Richmond relieved. But Lee's reasoning was falsified by the fact. The opportune arrival of the Nineteenth Corps from New Orleans enabled Grant to provide a sufficient force to meet Early by the detachment of a single corps, the loss of which had no sensible influence on operations against Petersburg. There is little doubt that at an earlier period of the war the result would have been very different and
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
lse that is official, uncomfortable, and unfit for the purposes for which it is used. They sat—I thought inconveniently— at the upper end; but, as they were all dressed in flowing black robes, and were fully powdered, they looked dignified. Judge Marshall is such as I described him to you in Richmond; Judge Washington is a little, sharp-faced gentleman, with only one eye, and a profusion of snuff distributed over his face; and Judge Duval very like the late Vice-President. The Court was opened at half past 11, and Judge Livingston and Judge Marshall read written opinions on two causes. After a few moments' pause, they proceeded to a case in which Dexter, Pinkney, and Emmett were counsel. It was a high treat, I assure you, to hear these three lawyers in one cause. Pinkney opened it as junior counsel to Emmett; and it was some time before I was so far reconciled to his manner as to be able to attend properly to his argument. His person, dress, and style of speaking are so diffe
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
t of the United States, 29, 30, 34, 53, 110, 346, 347, 409. Madison, Mrs., 29, 30, 346, 347. Madraso, Jose de, 186 and note. Madrid, visits, 185, 186-220; described, 190– 214. Malaga, 233, 234. Malaga, Bishop, 234, 235. Malibran, Madame, 407, 413. Maltby, Mr., 58, 413. Malthus, T. R., 290. Manning, Mr., 61. Marchetti, Count and Countess, 166. Mareuil, Baron de, 350. Marialva, Marques de, 180, 246, 263. Marina, Fr. M., 197. Marron, P. H. . 130. Mars, Mlle., 126. Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, 33, 38. Martens, Professor, 77. Martinetti, Count and Countess, 166, 167. Mason, James M., death of, 456. Mason, Jeremiah, 123 and note, 395, 396. Mason, William Powell, 12, 316 note. Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, G T. officer of, 379 note. Massachusetts Farm School for Boys, G. T. Treasurer of, 879 note. Massachusetts General Hospital, G. T. Trustee of, 379 note, 384. Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Comp
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
Chapter 24: 1867 to 1870. letters to Sir E. Head, Hon. E. Twisleton, Sir Walter Trevelyan, the King of Saxony, G. T. Curtis, General Thayer. To Sir Edmund Head, London. Boston, February 21, 1867. my dear Head,—I am surprised to find that I sent you no answer about the meaning of El moron in the ballad of Blanca sois, Señora Mia. To be sure, I had no doubt but that it meant the horse, as soon as you gave me the suggestion of Mrs. Marshall, and I rather think that we ought both of us to feel a little mortified that we needed the lady's hint. And, to be sure, further I can say in reply to your question, that I do not remember any other case in which the name of the color is put for the horse, although I will bet a penny I ought to recollect cases in which pardo, bayo, etc., are so used. But is not Sancho's ass just as good as any horse in the world, and just as classical, and is he not called el rucio fifty times in Don Quixote? And now I am in the way of
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
nchester, (Seventh) Duke and Duchess of, II. 381. Manning, Mr., I. 61. Manzoni, Alessandro, II. 44, 45, 95, 96, 97. Manzoni, Madame, II. 44. Marchetti, Count and Countess, I. 166. Mareuil, Baron de, I. 350. Marialva, Marques de, I 180, 246, 263. Marie Amelie, Queen of the French, II. 121, 135. Marie Louise, Empress, II. 6. Marina, Fr. M., I. 197. Mariotti, Luigi, pseud. Antonio Gallenga, II. 339. Marron, P. H., I. 130. Marryat, II. 168. Mars, Mile., I. 126. Marshall, Chief Justice U. S., I. 33, 38. Martens, Professor, I. 77. Martin, Aime, II. 118. Martinetti, Count, I. 166. Martinetti, Countess, L 166, 167, II. 47, 114, 120, 126. Mason, James J., death of, I. 456. Mason, Jeremiah, 1. 123 and note, 395, 396, II. 196, 208, 209, 210, 211. Mason, Robert Means, II. 445 note. Mason, William Powell, I. 12, 316 note. Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, G. T. officer of, I. 379 note. Massachusetts Farm School for Boys, G.
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Wordsworth. (search)
t. One of the most delightful fancies of the Genevese humorist, Toepffer. is the poet Albert, who, having had his portrait drawn by a highly idealizing hand, does his best afterwards to look like it. Many of Wordsworth's later poems seem like rather unsuccessful efforts to resemble his former self. They would never, as Sir John Harrington says of poetry, keep a child from play and an old man from the chimney-corner. In the Preface to his translation of the Orlando Furioso. Chief Justice Marshall once blandly interrupted a junior counsel who was arguing certain obvious points of law at needless length, by saying, Brother Jones, there are some things which a Supreme Court of the United States sitting in equity may be presumed to know. Wordsworth has this fault of enforcing and restating obvious points till the reader feels as if his own intelligence were somewhat underrated. He is over-conscientious in giving us full measure, and once profoundly absorbed in the sound of his
ing Mulligan's position. Men rolled them forward with hooks, while from the cover they afforded riflemen kept up a steady fire which was constantly advancing. The enemy had not reckoned on any such mode of attack, and at two o'clock in the afternoon a white flag was displayed in token of surrender, and the Federal forces laid down their arms and gave themselves up as prisoners of war. The results of this victory to the Missourians were 3,500 prisoners—among them were Colonels Mulligan, Marshall, Peabody, White, Grover, Major Van Horn and 118 other commissioned officers—five field-pieces, two mortars, more than 3,000 stand of arms, a large number of sabers, pistols, cavalry horses, equipments, wagons, teams, ammunition, commissary and quartermaster stores and other property. In addition to these things, General Price came into possession of the great seal of the State, of public records and nearly a million dollars which had been taken from the bank at Lexington by General Fremon
ldly into the stream. Then Hunter's men opened upon them a deadly fire, and in a few minutes the stream was full of floundering men and horses who could neither advance nor retreat, and a steady and effective fire was kept up upon them. How many were killed and wounded or drowned was never known, but the impetuosity of Brown's pursuit was suddenly checked, for at the cross. ing of Blackwater, the same day, his attack was confined to the use of artillery at long range. Before he reached Marshall the next day, Shelby learned that General Ewing was in his front with at least 4,000 men. The supreme struggle was at hand. Brown's force was thundering on his rear, and Ewing's force was not two miles away, ready to block his path or close on him if he stopped an hour to fight Brown. He destroyed the bridge across Salt Fork, and left Shanks with 300 men to dispute the passage and hold Brown, while he, with the remainder of the command, made a desperate effort to break through Ewing's lin
ir homes. And in a postscript he said, referring to the infantry: Since writing the above I have information that the Missouri and a portion of the Arkansas troops still retain their organization. In fact, the Missouri and Arkansas infantry refused to cross the river at Shreveport lest they should be surrendered. After it had been agreed by Shelby and his supporters that the Confederates would not surrender but should concentrate on the Brazos and continue the war, Shelby went back to Marshall and put himself at the head of his division to return to Shreveport. But before he got there, the army was formally surrendered. Shelby then determined to go to Mexico. Confusion reigned supreme. The army had been surrendered. There was neither civil nor military authority to hold the lawless elements in check. His men had the choice to go with him or return to their homes. About 500 went with him. But there was no relaxation of discipline. As he passed through the State he protec
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