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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian, Feb. 3, to March 6, 1864 [from the New Orleans, la., Picayune, July 27, 1904.] (search)
6th and 7th of February, and pressed out towards Brandon on the road to Meridian, arriving at Brandon on February 7th, at Morton February 7th, and at Meridian February 14th at 3 P. M., the Confederate infantry and cavalry gradually falling back before him. General Lee made a dash at some wagons near Decatur. The enemy was founeral Sherman's line of march, as he proposed to evacuate Meridian and march with his infantry towards Demopolis, Ala. The enemy arrived at Meridian at 3 P. M., February 14th, the Confederate cavalry retiring towards Marion station. On this date (February 14th) General Polk issued an order placing Major-General Stephen D. Lee in coFebruary 14th) General Polk issued an order placing Major-General Stephen D. Lee in command of all the cavalry west of Alabama. That officer at once put himself in rapid communication with General Forrest, who was then concentrating his command near Starkville, Miss., to check the large cavalry force which had left Collerville, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and was rapidly moving southward in the directio
is juncture he inaugurated still another campaign. Thomas's command was now very much depleted. Stoneman had been ordered to South Carolina, and Grierson, with three thousand cavalry, to Vicksburg; A. J. Smith was sent to Canby, and Schofield to the Atlantic coast; and all the furloughed veterans, recruits, and convalescent troops of Sherman's army had been forwarded to Savannah; nevertheless, Grant was anxious to employ offensively whatever force was still left in Tennessee. On the 14th of February, he said to Thomas: Canby is preparing a movement from Mobile bay against Mobile and the interior of Alabama. His force will consist of about twenty thousand men, besides A. J. Smith's command. The cavalry you have sent to Canby will be debarked at Vicksburg. It, with the available cavalry already in that section, will move from there eastwardly in co-operation. Hood's army has been terribly reduced by the severe punishment you gave it in Tennessee, by desertion consequent upon that
John S. Emerson. 1899-1900: November 15, The Old Middlesex Canal, L. L. Dame, Medford; December 6, John Mallett, Florence E. Carr; December 20, History of Tufts College, President E. H. Capen; The Possibilities of the Public Library, Sam Walter Foss; January 3, Somerville as I Have Known It, Mrs. Amelia Wood; January 17, Four Satirists of the Revolution, Howrard Dawson; History of Journalism in Somerville, Barbara Galpin; January 31, Battlefields of the Revolution, Elbridge S. Brooks; February 14, Reminiscences of Army Life in 1861-1864 Elias H. Marston; Work of the Engineer Corps in the Army of the Potomac Darwin C. Pavey; February 28, Somerville Soldiers in the Rebellion Colonel Edwin C. Bennett; Some Phases of Woman's National Work Mary E. Elliot; March 14, Ballads of the Revolution, Frank M. Hawes; readings, Emma Prichard Hadley; March 28, Governor Winthrop and His Mansion on the Mistick, Charles D. Elliot; April 11, banquet; April 25, Colonial Architecture George F. Loring; M
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Margaret Smith's Journal (search)
, Uncle Rawson says she will, he thinks, be adjudged a witch, as there be many witnesses from Newbury to testify against her. Aunt sent the old creature some warm blankets and other necessaries, which she stood much in need of, and Rebecca and I altered one of aunt's old gowns for her to wear, as she bath nothing seemly of her own. Mr. Richardson, her minister, hath visited her twice since she hath been in jail; but he saith she is hardened in her sin, and will confess nothing thereof. February 14. The famous Mr. John Eliot, having business with my uncle, spent the last night with us, a truly worthy man, who, by reason of his great labors among the heathen Indians, may be called the chiefest of our apostles. He brought with him a young Indian lad, the son of a man of some note among his people, very bright and comely, and handsomely apparelled after the fashion of his tribe. This lad hath a ready wit, readeth and writeth, and hath some understanding of Scripture; indeed, he d
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
in the two camps, but especially on the battleground, where many of the wounded, lying between the two hostile camps, had not been removed before night. On the following morning nothing but frozen corpses were found. But on that morning (February 14th) the sound of cannon upon the river made the soldier forget the sufferings of that terrible night, for it brought the certain news of the presence of the fleet, which had arrived the evening previous. In fact, while Foote with one of his gun With a view of protecting the laborers, he determined to dislodge the Confederate brigade of Carson from the Blooming Gap passes, above the Cacapon valley, whence they could come down at any time and interrupt their work. He arrived on the 14th of February, at daybreak, with five hundred horsemen, at a little village situated at the foot of the passes, where he hoped to surprise a detachment of the enemy. The latter, being warned in time, had retired towards the mountain. Lander followed the
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
few hours in the day, at high tide, they would have found themselves blockaded in a river belonging to the enemy, the banks of which could conceal hidden dangers; but he took them through the adjoining passes of Venus Point and placed them across these channels. In this manner their guns had complete command of the river; at low water the gun-boats gradually settled in the mud, and thus formed immovable citadels. Commodore Tatnall came to attack them in this difficult position on the 14th of February; but the Federals, supported by four batteries of field-artillery that had recently been landed on the island, compelled him to retire. Other dangers menaced the Union forces. They had constructed some slight stockades at a point where Wright's River becomes separated from the Savannah, in order to stop the fire-ships which the enemy might launch against them; but they could not prevent him from planting torpedoes along the course of the river itself. This is the first time that w
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
cause, passed under the guns of Vicksburg on the 13th without experiencing any serious damage, and at once continued her course toward Red River, where the Queen of the West had preceded her. But these two ships, which, sailing together, would have had nothing to fear, were not destined to meet. Ellet, after exploring a portion of the Atchafalaya, continues to ascend the Red River, actuated by the hope of fighting the Webb, which Porter has especially directed him to destroy. On the 14th of February he surprises one of the steamers employed by the Confederate government in the transportation service, the Era No. 5: he has taken possession of her and placed some of his men on board as a crew. But as neither himself nor his men are acquainted with the very difficult navigation of Red River, he has most imprudently ordered the pilot of the Era to direct the course of the Queen of the West. After proceeding for a short distance the smoke of several steamers engaged in getting up stea
Rev. D. E. Chapin, from 1868 to 1870. Rev. L. J. Hall, from 1870 to 1872. Rev. Jesse Wagner, from 1872 to 1875. Rev. W. A. Braman, from 1875 to 1876. Rev. W. W. Colburn, from 1876 to the present time. The First Baptist Church in Waltham was constituted with twenty-four members November 4, 1852, and the Sunday-school was organized November 29th. The vestry of the present house of worship was occupied for the first time January 1, 1856, and the house itself was dedicated February 14th, following. The church has had the following pastors in the order in which they are named:—Revs. M. L. Bickford, E. B. Eddy, A. M. Bacon, W. H. Shedd, W. C. Barrows, and F. D. Bland; the last mentioned being the present pastor. The present membership of the church numbers two hundred and thirty-three. Rev. Father Strain was the first resident pastor of a Catholic Church in Waltham, about thirty-three years ago. He remained here two years and was followed by Rev. Patrick Flood, w
Onondaga. The deputies of the Senecas, the Cayugas, and the Onondagas, assembled to the sound of the bell that had belonged to the Aug. 12. chapel of the Jesuits; and the resolve of the council was, peace. But he could influence only the upper nations. The Mohawks would not be appeased; Montreal was not safe—one ecclesiastic was killed 1662. near its gates; a new organization of the colony was needed, or it would come to an end. The company of the hundred associates resolved, 1663. Feb. 14. therefore, to resign the colony to the king; and immediately, under the auspices of Colbert, it was conceded to the new company of the West Indies. A powerful appeal was made, in favor of Canada, to the king; the company of Jesuits publicly invited him to assume its defence, and become their champion against the Iroquois. After various efforts at fit appointments, the year 1665 saw the colony of New France protected by a royal regiment, with the aged but indefatigable Tracy as viceroy;
year, to extend the boundaries of Georgia once more to the St. John's, and immediately, in December, urged upon the province of South Carolina the reduc- Oglethorpe, in Harris, II 339 tion of the Spaniards at St. Augustine. As soon as the sea is free, he adds, they will send a large body of troops from Cuba. His own intrepidity would brook no delay, and, in the first week of 1740, he entered Florida. Dear Mr. Oglethorpe, wrote the Moravian ministers, is now exposed to much danger; 1740. Feb. 14. for the Spaniards wish nothing more than to destroy his health and life. He does not spare himself, but, in the common soldier's dress, he engages in the most perilous actions. Since the new year, he has captured Bolzius and Gronau, in Urlsperger i. 2555. two small fortified places of the Spaniards, which were the outposts of St. Augustine, and now waits only for more Indians and more soldiers to attack that important fortress itself. In March, Oglethorpe hurried to Charleston, to en
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