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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 7 (search)
e confined to his bed. Thanks, however, to the medical skill of Assistant Surgeon Milhau, of his staff, and the considerate attention of many of the citizens, the attack was warded off, and he returned safely to his home in Philadelphia. In June of the same year, whilst at West Point, New York, where he had gone to command the escort at the funeral of Lieutenant-General Scott, General Meade received notice from both State and War Departments that the Fenians were again collecting on the Niagara frontier, and was instructed to take measures to prevent the carrying out of their purposed invasion of Canada. This second threatened invasion of the soil of a neighboring and friendly power was a much more serious affair than the one at Eastport had been, and called for the exercise of the utmost judgment so to conduct matters that, while preventing any breach of the neutrality laws, all risk of collision of our own forces with the Fenians should, if possible, be avoided. The governme
ires each, every wire being calculated to bear a strain of 1,648 lbs., or 12,000 tons in all. Niagara suspension-bridge, from the top of the bank on the Canadian side. The upper cables are brout. New York and Brooklyn.East River, New York.New York and Brooklyn.1,600In progressRoebling. Niagara (upper)NiagaraNiagara Falls1,2501869 CincinnatiOhioCincinnati1,057Roebling. WheelingOhioWheelNiagaraNiagara Falls1,2501869 CincinnatiOhioCincinnati1,057Roebling. WheelingOhioWheeling1,0101848Ellet. FribourgSarineFribourg870631834Chaley. NiagaraNiagaraNiagara River821.4751848Roebling. CliftonAvonSomersetshire, England7021864 Charing CrossThamesLondon, England676.5501845I. NiagaraNiagaraNiagara River821.4751848Roebling. CliftonAvonSomersetshire, England7021864 Charing CrossThamesLondon, England676.5501845I. K. Brunel. DanubePesth666451850Clarke. La Roche BernardVilaineLa Roche Bernard, France650.4501846Leblanc. NashvilleCumberlandNashville, Tenn650Foster. MenaiMenai StraitsWales570431826Telford. UnNiagaraNiagara River821.4751848Roebling. CliftonAvonSomersetshire, England7021864 Charing CrossThamesLondon, England676.5501845I. K. Brunel. DanubePesth666451850Clarke. La Roche BernardVilaineLa Roche Bernard, France650.4501846Leblanc. NashvilleCumberlandNashville, Tenn650Foster. MenaiMenai StraitsWales570431826Telford. UnionTweedGreat Britain449301820Sir S. Brown. MontroseEsteScotland432421829Sir. S. Brown. HammersmithThamesLondon, England422.2529.51824Tierney Clarke. Albert 3 spans; 150, 400, 150.ThamesChelse
and weighed 5 3/4 tons per mile. In 1853 a cable of 1 conducting wire was laid between England and Holland, 120 miles, weighing 1 3/4 tons per mile. This cable worked for 12 years. From 1853 to 1858, 37 cables were laid down, having a total length of 3,700 miles; of which 16 are still working, 13 worked for periods varying from a week to five years, and the remaining 8 were total failures. An unsuccessful attempt to lay a telegraph-cable between Ireland and Newfoundland was made by the Niagara and Agamemnon in 1857. In the succeeding year these vessels joined their cables in mid-ocean, and successfully completed the work. On the 16th of August, a message and reply were transmitted between Queen Victoria and President Buchanan. After 23 days, 400 messages having been transmitted, it was found to have lost its conducting power. The name of Cyrus W. Field is indissolubly associated with the subatlantic cable enterprise. The cable of 1858 consisted of a Conductor. A coppe
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
ry (7th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia). Organized at Boxford. Moved to New York November 19-20, 1862, thence sailed for New Orleans, La. (Cos. A, E and K ), on Steamer Jersey Blue, December 11. Transferred to Guerrilla at Hilton Head, S. C., and arrived at New Orleans January 20, 1863. Company I sailed on Steamer New Brunswick December 1, arriving at Baton Rouge, La., December 16, and temporarily attached to 30th Massachusetts. Companies B, C, D, F, G and H sailed on Steamer Niagara December 13, but returned to Philadelphia, Pa., December 16. Again sailed from Philadelphia January 9, 1863, on Ship Jenny Lind, arriving at Fortress Monroe, Va., January 13, where Companies B, D and H were transferred to Ship Monticello, and arrived at New Orleans January 27, but were detained at Quarantine till April, joining Regiment at Baton Rouge April 2. Companies C, F and G arrived at New Orleans February 9 and at Baton Rouge February 14. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Divisio
that negroes were black, used it as an irrefragible argument to all that could be said, and at last began to deduce from it that they might just as well be slaves as anything else, and so he proceeded till all the philanthropy of our friend was roused, and he sprung up all lively and oratorical and gesticulatory and indignant to my heart's content. I like to see a quiet man that can be roused. In the same letter she gives her impressions of Niagara, as follows:-- I have seen it (Niagara) and yet live. Oh, where is your soul? Never mind, though. Let me tell, if I can, what is unutterable. Elisabeth, it is not like anything; it did not look like anything I expected; it did not look like a waterfall. I did not once think whether it was high or low; whether it roared or did n't roar; whether it equaled my expectations or not. My mind whirled off, it seemed to me, in a new, strange world. It seemed unearthly, like the strange, dim images in the Revelation. I thought of t
as any of, 494. Moral aim in novel-writing, J. R. Lowell on, 333. Mourning veil, the, 327. Mystique La, on spiritualism, 412. N. Naples and Vesuvius, 302. National era, its history, 157; work for, 186. Negroes, petition from, presented by J. Q. Adams, 510. New England, Mrs. Stowe's knowledge of, 332; in The minister's Wooing, 333; life pictured in Oldtown folks, 444. New London, fatigue of reading at, 496. Newport, tiresome journey to, on reading tour, 497. Niagara, impressions of, 75. Normal school for colored teachers, 203. North American Review onUncle Tom's Cabin, 254. North versus South, England on, 388, 391. Norton, C. E., Ruskin on the proper home of, 354. O. Observer, New York, denunciation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, 168, 172. Oldtown Fireside stories, 438; strange spiritual experiences of Prof. Stowe, 438; Sam Lawson a real character, 439; relief after finishing, 489; date of in chronological list, 491; in Whittier's poem
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
Is this the whole fruit of ages of toil, sacrifice, and thought,--those cunning fingers, the overflowing lap, labor vocal on every hillside, and commerce whitening every sea,--all the dower of one haughty, overbearing race? The zeal of the Puritan, the faith of the Quaker, a century of Colonial health, and then this large civilization, does it result only in a workshop,--fops melted in baths and perfumes, and men grim with toil? Raze out, then, the Eagle from our banner, and paint instead Niagara used as a cotton-mill! O no I! not such the picture my glad heart sees when I look forward. Once plant deep in the nation's heart the love of right, let there grow out of it the firm purpose of duty, and then from the higher plane of Christian man. hood we can put aside on the right hand and the left these narrow, childish, and mercenary considerations. Leave to the soft Campanian His baths and his perfumes; Leave to the sordid race of Tyre Their dyeing-vats and looms; Leave to the sons
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Welcome to George Thompson (1840). (search)
ery in peace till you got a new race to people these shores. The blood which has cleared the forest, tortured the earth of its secrets, made the ocean its vassal, and subjected every other race it has met, will never volunteer its own industry to forge gags for its own lips. You, therefore, who look forward to slavery and peace, make ready to sweep clean the continent, and see that Webster, Foot, and Dickinson be the Shem, Ham, and Japlet of the Ark you shall prepare. [Cheers.] The Carpathian Mountains may serve to shelter tyrants; the slope of Germany may bear up a race more familiar with the Greek text than the Greek phalanx; the wave of Russian rule may sweep so far westward, for aught I know, as to fill with miniature tyrants again the robber castles of the Rhine,--but this I do know: God has piled our Rocky Mountains as ramparts for freedom; He has scooped the valley of the Mississippi as the cradle of free States, and poured Niagara as the anthem of free men. [Loud cheers.]
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To Mrs. Nathaniel Silsbee. (search)
en so many flowers in her writings, that I will never take money of her. It brought the tears to my eyes. I wish I was good. I ought to be, everybody is so kind to me. The fourth pleasant incident was the entrance of J. L., the cantatrice, and a very sweet warbler she is. I did not forget your birthday, she said, and she placed on my head a crimson wreath and sang and played for me Ole's favorite melody: Near the lake where droops the willow, which he has introduced beautifully in his Niagara, swelling upon the wind instruments as if borne on the wings of angels. Meeting with so much unexpected kindness filled me with universal benevolence. I ran right off and gave a large portion of my violets to my friend, Mrs. F. G. S., who is here under Dr. Elliott's care and blind for the present, and the fragrance refreshed her though she could not see the beautiful tint. Then I ran in another direction and carried my little music-box, and another portion of my violets, to a poor man
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
m and I was so like him. . . . The two sights in Rochester are Neander's Library and the falls; I spent a good while in the former, which really transports you into the life of a German professor. But the falls were yet better; half as high as Niagara, they fall into a curving basin formed by the high banks, regular as the walks of some castle. Looking across from the summit of the bank the white foamy water waves away on its fall, while behind it the whole surface of the rock is one great oo, especially since my arrest. All my A. S. [anti-slavery] lectures were successful (extempore, of course). . . . A man came up and said, Well, I should think they would have indicted you! -which I thought a great compliment. Cataract House, Niagara Skaneateles is a small, beautiful village, on the lake; there I stayed in a fine great house with a rich English family of Quakers (I always happen among Quakers). The old lady, a widow, touched me to the heart by constantly referring to my d
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