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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 32: the disappearance of ennui (search)
to keep him busy, but to make him more idle. When he is too rich for convenience already, he keeps at work not so much to make more money as for sheer love of the game. He stays near the city, and does not, like the Englishman, become a landed proprietor and buy an estate in the country a dozen miles from any other estate. As with the old, so with the young. The young clubmen of our cities are not simply swells, like their London prototypes; they must be bankers and speculators also. Pelham and Vivian Grey and the Count d'orsay have ceased to be prototypes; Barnes Newcome is the ideal. The American Van Bibber and Mr. Barnes of New York are merely far-off copies of him. To be sure, Thackeray says, I do not know what there was about this young gentleman which inspired every one of his own sex with a strong desire to kick him, but it is very certain that he was not kicked for yielding to ennui. As to the other sex, we have the assurance of the highest living authority that in N
en-population. sorrowful scenes. Burnside forces the passage of the Rappahannock. the Confederate position. Burnside's hope to surprise Gen. Lee. how disappointed. the Confederate line of battle. the attack on the Confederate right. young Pelham's gallantry. the Confederate right broken. the battle restored. interest of the field on the left. the attack on Marye's and Willis' hills. gallantry of the Federals. they make six attacks. a terrible scene of carnage. Burnside's army driveil from the valley, and there stood the Federal array, right, left, and centre, just on the point of moving. Dense masses appeared in front of A. P. Hill, stretching far up the river, in the direction of Fredericksburg. As they advanced, Maj. Pelham, of Stuart's horse artillery, who was stationed near the Port Royal road with one section, opened a rapid and well-directed enfilade fire, which arrested their progress. Four batteries immediately turned upon him, but he sustained their heavy
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 8: divers good causes 1890-1896; aet. 71-77 (search)
kingdom is worth praying for but thine. To Laura Oak Glen, August 2, 1895. Dearest Pidge, also Midge, ... I will condescend to inform you that I am well, that Flossy is very faithful in taking care of me, and that we are reading Bulwer's Pelham, the stupidest of novels. We are two thirds through with it, and how the author of Rienzi could have offered the public so dull a dish, even in his unripe youth, passes my understanding. You must not get too tired. Remember that no one will have mercy upon you unless you will have mercy upon yourself. We sit out a good deal, and enjoy our books, all but Pelham, our trees, birds, and butterflies. Affectionate Ma. September 30. My dearest Maud left me this morning for another long absence; she is to sail for Europe. She had forbidden me to see her off, but I could not obey her in this and sat with her at breakfast, and had a last kiss and greeting. My last words called after her were: Do not forget to say your prayers. May
, 1849 New England, Clinton street, kept by D. Long, 1834 Hotels New Marlboro, 736 Washington street, kept by P. A. Roberts, 1878 Park, Tremont and Boylston sts., kept by A. S. Allen, 1835 Parker's, School st., kept by Harvey D. Parker, 1855 Pavilion, Tremont street, kept by Mr. Coleman, 1839 Pantheon, 459 Washington street, kept by John Holton, 1838 Pavilion, 359 Hanover st., kept by J. L. Drew, 1856 Pelham, Tremont and Boylston streets, kept by Dr. Dix, 1857 Pelham, moved back 14 feet, to widen Tremont st., 1869 Pearl Street, Pearl and Milk streets, kept by P. Shepherd, 1836 Province, 165 Washington street, kept by Thos. White, 1834 Pond Street, Pond and Cross streets, kept by Billings & Glidden, 1834 Railroad, 63 Pond street, kept by A. Haskell, 1834 Revere, Bowdoin square, kept by Paran Stevens, 1844 St. James, Newton street, kept by B. J. Stetson, 1868 Traders', Union street, kept by John Bryant, 1851 Trimountain, 345 Hanover
ng enfilade, with solid shot, from the gallant Pelham's guns, placed on a swell south of the Massaponax, in advance of Jackson's right. This fire checked Meade's advance, but brought into action five Federal batteries, the weight of which forced Pelham to retire; but the rousing of this line of combat, hitherto concealed in the way, induced Franklin to turn Doubleday's division facing to the south, where it guarded his flank during the entire day. Recovering from Pelham's blow, shortly before mPelham's blow, shortly before midday, Meade again advanced, only to have his left shattered by Jackson's batteries, under Lindsey Walker, and his entire advance driven back before the Confederate infantry could fire a gun. Well satisfied with the condition of things on his right, after seeing the result of this first encounter Lee returned to his left. Sumner had begun his attack on Longstreet at II o'clock, at about the same time that Franklin began his on Jackson, opening it with rapid and continuous discharge of shot a
of Fredericksburg, Stuart's cavalry corps held the line of the Rappahannock up to the Blue ridge, with a considerable body in Culpeper, near the line of the Orange & Alexandria railroad, having its base of supplies at Gordonsville. Several times during the winter and early spring the Federal cavalry attacked the Confederates, who invariably drove them back. In an engagement, March 17th, at Kellysville, the first real battle between the horsemen of the opposing armies, the brave and beloved Pelham, commanding Stuart's horse artillery, was killed. While tented in his winter quarters back of Fredericksburg, Lee was considering a plan of campaign for the coming spring, having frequent consultations with Jackson and Stuart; and Jackson, in the Corbin lodge at Moss Neck, although busy all the time strengthening his corps and putting it in a high state of efficiency by drill and inspection, and by using every possible effort to have it clothed and fed, was also thinking about his favori
1861. Afterward, November 9, 1861, merged into Fifty-third regiment): Montague, Edgar B., major. Mosby's regiment Partisan Rangers: Chapman, William H., lieutenant-colonel; Mosby, John S., colonel; Richards, A. E., major. Morris' Independent Infantry battalion: Morris, Z. F., acting major. O'Ferrall's Cavalry battalion (merged into Twenty-third Cavalry): O'Ferrall, Charles T., major. Richmond Howitzers (also called Richmond battalion): Randolph, George W., major. State Line Artillery: Jackson, Thomas E., colonel. Stuart Horse Artillery battalion: Beckham, R. F., major; Pelham, John, major; Williams, S. C., lieutenant-colonel. Swann's Cavalry battalion: Swann, Thomas B., lieutenant-colonel. Tomlin's Infantry battalion (merged into Fifty-third Infantry): Tomlin, Harrison B., major. Waddill's Infantry battalion (Company A of this battalion went into Fifty-third Infantry): Waddill, George M., acting major. Wade's regiment Reserves: Wade, James M., colonel.
kson; and confronted and held in check the forces of Fitz John Porter on August 29th. At South Mountain he commanded the only cavalry at Crampton's gap, and with Pelham's artillery took a prominent part in the gallant fight. He participated in the battle of Sharpsburg, and subsequently for a time led Fitzhugh Lee's brigade during the fighting against Pleasanton. At the opening of the battle at Kelly's ford, he was upon court-martial duty, with Stuart and Pelham, but rode immediately to the front with those officers, and finding his regiment in the rear, charged with it upon the enemy who was crowding back the Confederate front, and drove him back some distance. The Federals, reaching a wood, dismounted and opened a heavy fire, in which Rosser fell severely wounded, and Pelham was killed while leading his regiment in another charge. Rosser was disabled until the Pennsylvania campaign, when he rode with Stuart around Hooker and Meade, and participated in the three days fight at
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 9: (search)
in November. The part which fell to the South Carolina commands in the battle of Fredericksburg will now be related. That allotted to Gregg's brigade is sad to relate, for it involved the death of the gallant commander. The first attack of the day was made on Walker's guns and A. P. Hill's division, on the extreme right. The enemy's batteries, from the plain and from the Stafford hills, had been raking Hill's front for hours. Stuart had held the Federal infantry advance in check, with Pelham's enfilade fire, as long as he could maintain his exposed position in front of Jackson's right, and had been forced to retire. At noon, the division of General Meade, supported on its right by that of General Gibbon and on its left by that of General Doubleday, advanced to the assault of the position at Hamilton's, held by A. P. Hill. Meade received the fire of McIntosh's and Pegram's, Crenshaw's and Latham's guns, which checked, then broke, and finally drove back his advance. Promptly re
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
In July, 1862, at the age of sixteen years, he enlisted as a private in the First regiment, Virginia infantry reserves, and after six months service was for a month attached to Brown's reconnaissance corps. He then became a member of the famous Pelham horse artillery, attached to Stuart's cavalry, and continued on duty to the close of hostilities with that part of the battery commanded by Capt. William M. McGregor, and later by Capt. Wilmer Brown. He participated in the battles of Brandy Stat more battles, it is believed, than any other flag ever passed in all the history of wars. When Hampton was promoted to brigadier-general of cavalry the company, then known as Hart's battery, Captain Lee having been promoted, was transferred to Pelham's battalion of Stuart's horse artillery. High rolled the tide of battle through the years And ever on its crest Hart's battery moved. While women, bowed in grief, shed bitter tears For many who by death their fealty proved To State and Cause. S
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