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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
ed out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 18, 1865. Regiment lost during service 62 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 223. 15th Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Freeport, Ill., and mustered in May 24, 1861. Ordered to Alton, Ill., June 1, 1861, and duty there till July 15, 1861. Moved to St. Charles, Mo., thence to Hannibal, Jefferson Barracks and Rolla, Mo., July 15-August 7. Advance toward Columbus Augusd in for 100 days June 16, 1864. Moved to Columbus, Ky., and Garrison duty in that District till October. Mustered out October 10, 1864. Regiment lost by disease during service 21. 142nd Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Freeport, Ill., and mustered in for 100 days June 18, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., June 21-24. Attached to R. R. District, Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, and assigned to duty on Memphis & Charleston R. R. at White's Station till Octobe
earching the dictionary, is known to every student of his life. Part of his singular discrimination in the use of language is due to his legal training, but his style was never professionalized. Neither did it have anything of that frontier glibness and banality which was the curse of popular oratory in the West and South. Words were weapons in the hands of this self-taught fighter for ideas: he kept their edges sharp, and could if necessary use them with deadly accuracy. He framed the Freeport dilemma for the unwary feet of Douglas as cunningly as a fox-hunter lays his trap. Gentlemen, he had said of an earlier effort, Judge Douglas informed you that this speech of mine was probably carefully prepared. I admit that it was. The story, too, was a weapon of attack and defense for this master fabulist. Sometimes it was a readier mode of argument than any syllogism; sometimes it gave him, like the traditional diplomatist's pinch of snuff, an excuse for pausing while he studied his
Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois a city of 12,000 pop., at the junction of the Galena Division with the Illinois Central Railroad, 50 miles from Galena. An active business place, located in a farming district.
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The tent on the Beach (search)
ling up the bay From gray sea-fog, from icy drift, From peril and from pain, The home-bound fisher greets thy lights, O hundred-harbored Maine! But many a keel shall seaward turn, And many a sail outstand. When, tall and white, the Dead Ship looms Against the dusk of land. She rounds the headland's bristling pines; She threads the isle-set bay; No spur of breeze can speed her on, Nor ebb of tide delay. Old men still walk the Isle of Orr Who tell her date and name, Old shipwrights sit in Freeport yards Who hewed her oaken frame. What weary doom of baffled quest, Thou sad sea-ghost, is thine? What makes thee in the haunts of home A wonder and a sign? No foot is on thy silent deck, Upon thy helm no hand; No ripple hath the soundless wind That smites thee from the land! For never comes the ship to port, Howe'er the breeze may be; Just when she nears the waiting shore She drifts again to sea. No tack of sail, nor turn of helm, Nor sheer of veering side; Stern-fore she drives to sea an
Fire. --The livery stable of S. F. Taylor, at Freeport, III., was destroyed by fire Monday morning. Ten valuable horses were burnt.--Loss $25,000 to $30,000. No insurance.
tch a glance of the exciting tragedy being played to the shouting actors in our neighboring city. The greatest crowds were gathered in front of the ferry and at Freeport. Gen. Maravajal's headquarters, on his first entry into the city of Matamoras, were made at a frame house just opposite the Freeport ferry. At that point harily in expectation of an order to charge. Gen. Caravajal, in his first entry into the city, hailed some of our citizens on the Texas side of the river, at Freeport, and informed them that he intended to rake the town or dis in the attempt — that he had an adequate force already in action, and that he had fourteen hundred frsailants back towards the river. In this contest the defenders of the town presaged their sally by throwing a few bombshells into Caravajal's quarters, opposite Freeport; and having created something of a confusion among the Rojas, they made the successful sally. The contester approached so near the river that their death-dealin
ed they ran up to the house, where they found no person but a negro woman. Of her they demanded the keys. She told them her mistress was out visiting, and had carried away the keys. They immediately commenced breaking open the locks, and took all the meat from the meat house, and killed and carried away two hogs they found in a pen, carried away a boat, sail, and some bed clothing and wearing apparel. On Tuesday they came up again in a large steamer and tug. The large steamer stopped at Freeport, and the tug went nearly to Turk's Ferry, where they went ashore, and one of the men stole a piece of meat from one of Dr. Nicolson's negro women. They went down again in the afternoon, and about two and a half miles below my house they were fired on by artillery from Matthews. One of the steamers was struck three times. and the other twice. Two of our men were slightly wounded. After being fired on, they continued on out of the river, and I believe have not been in since. Prior to th
have dates from New Orleans to the 16th inst. Major-Gen. Herron had arrived at Brownsville, Texas, to take command of the "Army of the Frontier," on the Rio Grande, and Major-Gen. Dana had left to take command of the coast expedition. Governor Serna, of the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, having levied various sums of money upon American residents of the State, was compelled to refund by Gen. Dana, who, in order to enforce his demands took possession of the ferry-boats at Brownsville and Freeport, and had his forces drawn up with two days rations. Governor Serna immediately made restitution. The gunboat Kennebec, on the 7th Inst., captured the schooner John Scott, which had run the blockade off Mobile. She had on board 110 bales of cotton and some turpentine. In her efforts to get away forty bales of cotton were thrown overboard. During December the Kennebec captured two schooners and one steamer, with over eight hundred bales of cotton, forty prisoners, and a dog. The
el raiding party, was discovered about four o'clock on Saturday afternoon by the Baltimore, slowly hugging the shore in the Plankatank river; but on reaching the mouth of the Plankatank river; but on reaching the mouth of the Plankatank she increased her speed and traveled up the stream. One of the Union gunboats, the Tulip, was immediately dispatched after her, but she escaped, as the Tulip, on account of the shallow water, was not able to follow her. The Titan was taken to a place called Freeport, where she was burned by the rebels on Monday morning, after her machinery was removed. The goods were received at this place on Monday, and some of the captors were about to have an auction sale; but the gunboat making her appearance, the goods were hastily removed Inland. The Grand Result of the Sherman expedition. A telegram from Cincinnati, dated the 9th, gives the following account of Sherman's disastrous failure. It is intended to quiet the North under this unexpected disas
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