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372), and was credited by Plato to the Egyptians, among whom it was known in the twelfth dynasty, say 2000 B. C. The Athenians erected a statue to Aristonicus on account of his skill in ball-playing. Foot-ball is very much in vogue among the American Indians, large parties of whom participate in the sport. Its practice among the Indians of the Plains is well described in Catlin's North American Indians. Tennis was played in England in the sixteenth century. The tennis-court at St. James's was erected in 1676. This game was for many years a favorite amusement with the nobility of England and France. The invention of billiards is ascribed to Delvigne, 1571. We find cricket first mentioned in 1719. Croquet was introduced into England from Germany in 1830; its popularity in America hardly dates back more than a decade. 2. (Projectiles.) A missile to be projected from a fire-arm, c. g. a bullet or cannon-ball. These are made of lead for small-arms, and of east-ir
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1864 (search)
ry. Union loss, 2 killed. June 3-5: Scout from Sedalia to BlackwaterMISSOURI--4th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "B"). June 5-9: Scout from Warrensburg to North Blackwater RiverMISSOURI--1st State Militia Cavalry (Co. "I"). June 10: Affair near Saint JamesMISSOURI--3d State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). June 5-12: Scout from Forsyth through Ozark and Douglass CountiesMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "I"). June 7: Affair, SykestownMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). June 7 8-19: Scout on the OsageCOLORADO--2d Cavalry (Cos. "I" and "L"). June 9: Affair near BreckenridgeMISSOURI--65th Enrolled Militia (Detachment). June 9-14: Scout from Cassville to Cross Hollows, Ark.ARKANSAS--2d Cavalry. June 10: Affair near Saint JamesMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry. (Detachment). June 10-15: Scout from Sedalia to Renick's FarmMISSOURI--4th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). June 11: Skirmish, RidgeleyKANSAS--16th Cavalry (Co. "E"). Union loss, 1 killed, 2 wounded. Tot
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
n's Ferry, Ark., November 29-30. Halcom Island February 2, 1864 (Detachment). Cape Girardeau February 5. Near Charleston February 15 (Detachment). Near Bloomfield April 1. Scout from Bloomfield May 6. Sykestown June 7. Near St. James June 10. Expedition from New Madrid to Carruthersville July 5-10 (Detachment). Bloomfield July 14. Operations in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas July 18-August 6. Scatterville, Ark., July 28 (Detachment). Osceola, Ark.,rom Pilot Knob to Arkansas line; and skirmishes March 16-25 (Detachment). Oregon County March 19. Wayne County April 26. Scout from Patterson May 6-11 (Co. A ). Randolph County May 8. Cherokee Bay, Ark., May 8 (Co. A ). Near St. James June 10. Scout from Patterson to Buffalo July 8-12 (Detachment). Operations in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas July 18-August 6. Scatterville, Ark., July 28 (Detachment). Osceola August 2. Elkchute August 4. Near Roc
Colonel Beveridge, Seventeenth Illinois cavalry, with five hundred men of his command, came to our rescue from General McNeil, at Rolla. Strong cavalry pickets were at once posted on four roads occupied by the enemy north of our encampment, and were pushed out more than a mile. At midnight, leaving an hundred men to occupy Harrison and reinforce the pickets if necessary, and to destroy the few stores left in the train unissued, I withdrew my command and marched for Rolla. On arriving at St. James, twelve miles from Rolla, at noon Sunday, the infantry were sent to that post by railroad. Next day I turned over my infantry and cavalry, worn out with toil and watching, to General McNeil, to garrison Rolla — where-upon he marched with his cavalry and that of General Sanborn, and my battery, to the defense of Jefferson City. Tuesday I got an escort of forty men, and passing in the rear of the enemy, reached St. Louis, with the members of my staff, Wednesday night. Our loss at Pilot
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 28: Philadelphia. (search)
t Fairmont Park, containing three thousand five hundred acres, and lying along the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Creek, is a wonder of the earth. Think of a park in which Hyde Park, with its four hundred acres (the Ring, the Serpentine, and the Ladies' Mile) would be lost! Central Park, New York, is more than double the size of Hyde Park, yet Central Park would lie in a mere corner of Fairmont Park. All the seven London Parks thrown into one-Victoria, Greenwich, Finsbury, Battersea, St. James's, Hyde, and Regent's-would not make one Fairmont Park. Nor is the loveliness of Fairmont Park less striking than the size. Neither the Prater in Vienna, nor Las Delicias in Seville, nor the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, though bright and varied, can compare in physical beauty with Fairmont. The drive along the Guadalquiver on a summer evening is delicious; and the views of Sevres and St. Cloud are always charming; but the Schuylkill is a more picturesque river than either the Guadalquiv
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Roster of chaplains, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
of the Second Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. J. B. Solomon, of Leigh Street Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge, of the Second Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. T. V. Moore, of the First Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. C. H. Read, of Grace Street Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. J. A. Duncan, Rev. Dr. D. S. Doggett, and Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, of the Methodist Churches; and of the Episcopal Churches, Rev. Dr. C. Minnigerode, of St. Paul's; Rev. Dr. G. W. Woodbridge, of Monumental; Rev. Dr. Peterskin, of St. James'; and Rev. Dr. T. G. Dashiells, of St. Mark's. Among other post-chaplains in the State who did efficient service, I recall the names of Rev. Dr. Geo. B. Taylor, at Staunton; Rev. J. C. Hiden, at the University of Virginia; Rev. Dr. W. F. Broaddus, at Charlottesville; Rev. J. L. Johnson, at Lynchburg; Rev. Geo. W. Hyde, at Huguenot Springs; Rev. Dr. D. B. Ewing, Gordonsville; Rev. A. D. McVeigh, Farmville; and Rev. C. C. Chaplin, at Danville. I very much regret my inability to procure
for suppressing said rebellion, do on this first day of January, 1863, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk and Portsmouth) and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued. An
and the house was used for military purposes, though an occasional service was held. In 1790 the house was restored, and it has since been enlarged and adorned. The longest ministry was that of Rev. Nicholas Hoppin, from 1839 to 1874. He stands worthily in this long pastorate with his friends, Dr. Albro and Dr. Newell. The parish of St. Peter's Church was organized in 1842. Its first house of worship was on Prospect Street. In 1867 the new church on Massachusetts Avenue was opened. St. James's Parish, in North Cambridge, was organized in 1866. A mission of the Protestant Episcopal Church had been sustained in that part of the city for eighteen months, under the charge of the Rev. Andrew Croswell. He was followed by Rev. W. H. Fultz and Rev. T. S. Tyng. In 1878 Rev. Edward Abbott took charge of the parish, and has remained its rector. In 1889 a fine stone church was completed. The parish has enjoyed an increasing prosperity in its enlarged work. There are other Episcopal
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
whom was the Prince Royal of Prussia, a very handsome blonde soldierly German, in beautiful white uniform. With them rode many others of high rank. . . . The mounted bugle corps wears the picturesque uniform of Charles ii's day—black velvet caps and heavy gold lace coats. All around the open square the houses were covered with people, and all uncovered at God save the Queen. Of course there were showers but nobody minded that. After review the Gen. said our only chance for the music at St. James' Palace will be to keep close by these fellows —so he, Henry and I marched rapidly between the ranks of the magnificent guards, keeping close to an officer he knew and just clearing the edge of the crowd, who pressed close to us. It was deliciously amusing to me—the audacity of the thing—Gen. H. striding on, out of uniform, but of distinguished bearing, then I behind him, and Henry H. behind me trying to look as if we had a right there which sometimes the mob at our side seemed seriously
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Victoria, Queen of England. (search)
a single individual that the realm of England could be governed unless it could find a person to play sovereign on certain days of the year, in the show-rooms of St. James' Palace. America had not yet taught the world the art of nominating, electing, and deposing chief magistrates. There had once been kings in England, and the shbeautiful concert, at which we had to stand till two o'clock. The next day the king's birthday was kept. We went, in the middle of the day, to a drawing-room at St. James' Palace, at which about three thousand, eight hundred people passed before the king and queen, and the other high dignitaries, to offer their congratulations. Ts a portrait of Prince Albert, and she says in her journal, It seemed to give me courage at the council. On the 11th of February, 1840, at the royal chapel of St. James, in London, in the presence of all that was most distinguished and splendid in the life of Great Britain, the marriage was solemnized. The queen, as brides gene
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