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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, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson. (search)
reeable to her; hence she kept them at a distance, while, her opinions on slavery and woman's rights being known, she was treated with reserve and suspicion in return. In November she made a speech in Westchester on the events of the war, which increased this state of feeling towards her, and culminated in her discharge from the Mint, in the Christmas holidays. This meeting was held just after the battle of Ball's Bluff. In summing up the record of this battle, after exonerating Stone and Baker, she said, History will record that this battle was lost, not through ignorance and incompetence, but through the treason of the commanding general, George B. McClellan, and time will vindicate the truth of my assertion. She was hissed all over the house, though some cried, Go on, Go on. She repeated this startling assertion three times, and each time was hissed. Years after, when McClellan was running against Lincoln in 1864, when she had achieved a world-wide reputation, she was sent by
Sunday School members Abbot, GardnerHotel Hamlet, Highland Avenue Abbott, Madeline 45 Munroe Street Abbott, Ida45 Munroe Street Adrian, Eleanor 32 Parker Street, Charlestown Adrian, Jennie 3 Parker Street, Charlestown Allen, Mrs. 10 Mt. Pleasant Court Allen, Ruby 10 Mt. Pleasant Court Andrews, Myra 172 Broadway Atwood, Mrs. Edith206 Pearl Street Atwood Marguerite206 Pearl Street Atwood, Mildred 46 Springfield Street Atwood, Renah46 Springfield Street Baker, Herbert 147 Cross Street Baldwin, Warren 82 Mt. Vernon Street Baldwin, Arthur82 Mt. Vernon Street Barrett, Mrs.19 Melvin Street Barrett, Alice19 Melvin Street Benner, Ruphena12 Munroe Street Bishop, William5 Pearl Street Bolton, William10 Crescent Street Bolton, Harry10 Crescent Street Bolton, Marion10 Crescent Street Briggs, Nellie185 Central Street Brown, Lyman H.42 Columbus Avenue Brown, Edward57 Columbus Avenue Bryant, Freddie7 Chester Avenue Bullard, Edward243-A Highland Avenue Bunker, Mari
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 28: day and night in the Tribune office. (search)
must be again in the office at nine, to distribute type and set up news for the evening edition of the paper. The second phalanx begins work at two, the third at five; and at seven the whole company must be at their posts; for, at seven, the business of the night begins in earnest. Printers will have their joke—as appears from this list. It is set in double columns, and as the number of men happened to be an uneven one, one name was obliged to occupy a line by itself, and it appears thus—Baker, (the teat-pig.) The following notice deserves attention from the word with which it begins: Gentlemen desiring to wash and soak their distributing matter will please use hereafter the metal galleys I had cast for the purpose, as it is ruinous to galleys having wooden sides to keep wet type in them locked up. Thos. N. Rooker. It took the world an unknown number of thousand years to arrive at that word Gen-Tlemen. Indeed, the world has not arrived at it; but there it is, in the composin
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Some Cambridge schools in the olden time. (search)
e phrase was in Addison's day. What sums we ciphered! For it pleased the fates To bind us close to slate pencils and slates, Adams' Arithmetic before our eyes. (He made it after he left Paradise. We cannot fancy that in scenes Elysian Adam and Eve knew ever Long Division.) Oft-times we stood in rows with aspect solemn, Convulsive adding up some figured column. Sad grew one heart I knew, and ever sadder, To find on every side a swifter adder. And when sometimes a sultry south wind blew, Our Baker found too hot his oven grew, Sent out his living things by two and two, As Noah from his ark was glad to do. There sat the boys and ciphered in the shade, And the soft air about their temples played. Busy and happy ones; all smoothly went, While with their tasks legitimate content, But from the narrow way the least deflection Is pretty sure of no remote detection. The square is drawn; its characters you know, Nine minor squares to fill with X or 0, And he says, “Tit, tat, too,” who gets a r
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
under Colonel Lee. Meantime, in the morning, General Stone had assigned to Colonel Baker the command of the right wing at Ball's Bluff, giving him a discretionary omall force on the Virginia side, or to re-enforce it from his own brigade. Colonel Baker determined on the latter course, and succeeded in ferrying over about a thoce towards Leesburg, was constantly being re-enforced by the fresh troops which Baker was bringing across the river, Evans ordered a general attack. The action cont though losing ground. In the midst of the contest the commanding officer, Colonel Baker, was killed; and shortly afterwards the line, receiving a severe fire on thurpose: it was neither a feint nor a serious attack. He seems to have left Colonel Baker in misunderstanding as to the co-operation of the force at Edward's Ferry; and the conduct of Colonel Baker,—a high-spirited and patriotic man, who had quitted his seat in the United States Senate to take the field,—was without military ski
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
68; absorbed into the Potomac army, 193. Auburn, Stuart bivouacks within Union lines at, 381; Caldwell attacked in rear at, 381. Austrian Aulic council and its Washington prototype, 96. Banks's (Department of the Shenandoah) position during McClellan's advance, 122; at Strasburg with 16,000 men, 122; fights at, and retreats from, Winchester to north bank of Potomac, 125; General, at battle of Cedar Mountain. 173. Badge system of the Potomac army, its origin and value, 268. Baker, Colonel, death at battle of Ball's Bluff, 77. Ball's Bluff, the battle of, 75. Barnard, General, on early ideas on quelling the rebellion, 29; on assaulting Yorktown, 110; on the passage of the Chickahominy, 130. Bethel, Butler, General, plan for capture of Big and Little, 31. Big Bethel, the affair of, 31. Birney, evidence on Meade's attack at Fredericksburg, 248. Blackburn's Ford, General Tyler's repulse at, 48. Blair, Postmaster-General, on advance via York River, 83.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1847. (search)
eon of the regiment, and Dr. Henry Bryant, Brigade Surgeon, established a brigade hospital, where he treated with great skill and fidelity a large number of sick, the measles having become an epidemic in the brigade. On the 20th of October, 1861, he joined a battalion ordered to Harrison's Island in the Potomac, preliminary to the battle of Ball's Bluff. When, about noon of the next day, the reconnoitring party which had crossed into Virginia on the night of the 20th, was by order of Colonel Baker reinforced, Dr. Revere accompanied a battalion of the Twentieth, under command of his brother, Major Revere, and reported for service on the Bluff, which was to be the scene of the contest. During the first three or four hours of the final action of that day, Dr. Revere had his post a few feet in rear of the line of battle, being at all times under the fire of the enemy. The only assistance which he had was from his hospital steward, with such remedies and appliances as the hospital
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1849. (search)
tainments; and he enjoyed such things himself, although not to excess. During his last winter vacation, he made a visit to Philadelphia and Washington, and in the latter place gained an acquaintance who seemed to fascinate him a good deal,—Colonel Baker, then in Congress, and subsequently killed at Ball's Bluff. Colonel Baker confided to the young man a project of taking a party of fifty or a hundred men to California, for two years service in the mines. Everett was delighted with the prosColonel Baker confided to the young man a project of taking a party of fifty or a hundred men to California, for two years service in the mines. Everett was delighted with the prospect of adventure involved in such an enterprise, and wrote home to his friends for aid and advice; but the project ultimately failed. He graduated in 1849, and at once found employment at engineering on the Boston Water-Works, under Mr. Chesborough. Soon afterwards, he obtained a leveller's place on the Cleveland, Columbus, and Ashtabula Railroad. He thus describes his first experience of out-door life:— February 3, 1850. Thank Heaven, I can support myself now; and if it is a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
n early hour, two companies were sent into Virginia as the covering force of a reconnoitring party which had preceded them. Major Revere, who had accompanied the battalion from camp in Maryland, was left on the island in command of the force held there in reserve, and rendered a most important service in dragging round, from its east side to that opposite the Virginia bank, a scow, which added materially to the means of transportation, and was of great value in subsequent operations. Colonel Baker, having been ordered to the command of the troops which had crossed into Virginia, and the supporting force which lay on the island and the adjacent Maryland shore, had, on assuming command, ordered the reserve of the Twentieth Regiment, among other troops, to reinforce the battalions in Virginia. Accordingly, about noon, Major Revere crossed the river. The battle of Ball's Bluff followed. The aggregate Union force present during the battle—not including the Nineteenth Massachusetts I
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
188, 189, 190, 202, 216, 273, 418, 444, 462. Andrews, G. L., Brig.-Gen., I. 85, 257;, 258, 264, 268, 269, 271, 272, 366; II. 89,187, 258. Andrews, S. H., Capt., I. 245. Andros, Edmund, Sir, I. 1. Annable, Rev. C. W., II. 356. Appleton, George, I. 417. Appleton, William, I. 417; II. 48. Arnold, Mrs., I. 417. Atkinson, W. P., I. 350; II. 172, 250;. Augur, C. C., Maj.-Gen., I. 112; II. 289, 290;. Austin, Samuel, Jr., I. 110. B. Bailey, G. H., Capt., I. 69. Baker, E. D., Col., 1. 118,151, 207. Balch, Francis V., II. 7,10. Bancroft, George, I. 29. Banks, N. P., Maj.-Gen., I. 25, 63;, 112,170, 194,197,198, 199, 200, 202, 260, 263, 274, 319. 366, 368, 421; II. 25, 50, 83;, 170, 257, 270, 288, 289, 290, 307, 358, 388. Bapst, John, Rev., II. 45, 46;. Barbour, P. P., II. 237. Barker, Augustus, Capt., Memoir, II. 357-362. Barker, Jacob, II. 357. Barker, Jeannette, II. 357. Barker, W. H., II. 357. Barlow, F. C., Maj.-Gen., I. 10
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