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High Point, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
gnificient orator, an able and profound lawyer, and a far-seeing and sagacious statesman. First North Carolina Infantry of Confederate States Army. Roster of its commissioned officers. The following papers, the Roster and the song Twenty-eighth Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, are kindly furnished by General James H. Lane, of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Auburn, Alabama. General Lane writes: As soon as the Twenty-eighth North Carolina Volunteers had organized at High Point, it was ordered to Wilmington. Although I had only two acquaintances in the regiment, I was unanimously elected Colonel, a compliment that took me completely by surprise. I was at the time Lieutenant-Colonel of the First North Carolina Volunteers, stationed at Camp Fayetteville, near Yorktown. On reaching Wilmington I found a regiment amply making up in patriotic ardor what it lacked in military knowledge. The camp was full of this Dixie song printed on slips of paper, and everybody in
Chicago (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
tline and grand, but mild and undefined, proportions, liken him to a huge mass of granite, torn, in some convulsion of nature, from a mountain's side, which any effort of the chisel would only disfigure, and which no instrument in the sculptor's studio could grasp or comprehend. In 1855, during the rage of Know-Nothingism, he declared his opposition to the American Party, and stated the grounds of his objection, at Versailles, in one of his most forcible speeches. In 1856 he removed to Chicago. He complained that there was not room in Kentucky—that he had always been crowded. He determined to fix his home by the bright waters of the lake, in the young and rising city of the West. But his stay was not long. He returned to Kentucky in August of the same year that he had left it, in order to manage a law-suit of great importance. While in Lexington his friends, understanding that he was opposed to the election of Buchanan to the presidency, literally forced him to take the stum
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. XVIII. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1890. The battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864. An Address delivered before the A. P. Hill Camp of Confederate Veterans, of Petersburg, Va., in that city, on the 24th of June, 1890. by Comrade George S. Bernard. comrades: It was my fortune as a member of the Petersburg Riflemen, Company E, Twelfth Virginia Infantry, General William Mahone's brigade, to take part in the memorable engagement known as The Battle of the Crater, and it is now proposed to give some account of the action—to tell a war story from the standpoint of a high private in the rear rank, supplementing information within my personal knowledge with some material drawn from other sources believed to be reliable—this being necessary to a proper understanding of what will be told. On Saturday morning, the 30th of July, 1864, when the mine under the angle in the Confederate's works around Petersburg, known as Elliott's sailent,
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
, by a majority of nearly three hundred. Early in the spring of this year he made his home in Louisville, with the earnest purpose to confine himself exclusively to his profession, for he was, to usehis accustomed ardor. He was successful in his candidature, and twice represented the city of Louisville in the legislature of Kentucky. In 1837 he made the race for Congress against Mr. Graves, the conceal the bitterness of his feelings. As he said, the iron entered into his soul. He left Louisville immediately and returned to his old home in Versailles. During the ensuing year he announced i Railroad. He opposed the measure with all his fiery earnestness, contending for the city of Louisville as the terminus, heaping coals of fire, as he said, upon her ungrateful head for the manner in He was once a candidate against General James S. Pilcher, at one time mayor of the city of Louisville. The general made a long and telling speech, for it was full of good stories if not good lang
Oxford (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
e reached. At the command forward every man is expected to rise and move forward at a double quick and with a yell. Every man is expected to do his duty. This short address, delivered under the gravest of circumstances, was impressive in the extreme, and well calculated to nerve up the men to do their best work. The words and manner of the speaker sank deep in my memory. How Captain Jones came to deliver this address is explained in a letter written by him to General Mahone from Oxford, Miss., under date of January 3, 1877: On getting my regiment in position in the ravine your courier delivered me a message to report to you at the right of the brigade. I went immediately, walking in front of the brigade, and found all of the other regimental commanders before you when I arrived. At that moment you gave the order to have the Georgia brigade moved up rapidly to its position on the right of the Virginia brigade, and then turning to the officers you delivered a stirring addr
Gulf of Mexico (search for this): chapter 1
ay a majority of , 5000, and Governor William Owsley, when he defeated Butler, a majority of 1,300. Marshall was beaten by Davis, 700 votes. During the canvass he gave a full and graphic history of the Congress of which he was a member, and vindicated his vote for James K. Polk on national grounds. He declared that, under similar circumstances, he would have voted against General Washington himself, and that the territory between the Sabine and the Rio Grande, and stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean, was worth more to the United States than four year's administration of the government by any man who ever had been or ever would be born. In 1846 Mr. Marshall raised a troop of cavalry, was chosen captain, and served in that capacity in Mexico for twelve months. He made a gallant soldier, but, without fault of his, lost the opportunity of taking part in the battle of Buena Vista. After the war he returned to his native State. A convention was soon after called
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
tion to the helpless Confederate would serve to protect him against other incoming Confederates. In the absence of evidence as to his identity, it cannot be positively affirmed that this old fellow was not the ex-preacher referred to by Lieutenant Bowley in his address before the California commandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States in the following paragraph: Among the sergeants of my company was one, John H. Offer, by name, who had been a preacher on the eastern shore of Maryland. He exerted great influence over the men, and he deemed the occasion a fitting one to offer some remarks, and, assuming his Sunday voice, he began: Now, men, dis am gwine to be a gret fight—de gretest we seen yet; gret things is 'pending on dis fight; if we takes Petersburg, mos' likely we'll take Richmond, and 'stroy Lee's army ana close de wah. Eb'ry man had orter liff up his soul in pra'r for a strong heart. Oh, 'member de pore colored people ober dere in bondage; oh, 'member dat
Jessamine (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
oclaim to the living and to the resurrected dead that time shall be no more, I have no doubt, sir, that some infernal fool from Buffalo will start up and cry out, Louder, Gabriel, louder! Marshall went on with his speech, but there were no more cries of louder. But the jokes and stories in which he figures are innumerable. During the political campaigns, and often at the bar, they are told and re-told down to the present day. He was once defending a man charged with murder in Jessamine County, Kentucky, Judge Lusk presiding. The testimony against the prisoner was strong, and Marshall struggled hard on the cross-examination, but to little purpose, for the old judge was inflexible in his determination to rule out all the improper testimony offered on the part of the defence. At last he worked himself into a high state of excitement, and remarked that Jesus Christ was convicted upon just such rulings of the court that tried him. Clerk, said the judge, enter a fine of ten dollars
Frankfort (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
of William Pinkney and Rufus King, in one blended superiority. Thomas Francis Marshall was born in the city of Frankfort, Kentucky, on the 7th day of June, 1800; the same year in which his illustrious uncle, John Marshall, was appointed by Preside on the floor of the House in a series of letters addressed to the Commonwealth, a newspaper published in the city of Frankfort. In 1841, when forty years of age, he was elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress of the United States from the Ashlandhe State arrayed themselves against its adoption. Among these was Mr. Marshall. As editor of a newspaper published at Frankfort, called the Old Guard, he came into the battle champing like a war steed, his whole armor on, impatient to measure strehis health. He was attacked by a violent fit of pneumonia, cough, spitting blood, etc., and was confined to his bed in Frankfort during the whole of the ensuing winter. One of Mr. Marshall's most finished orations was the eulogy on the life and
Prince Georges (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
n depth, and aptly called a crater, from its resemblance to the mouth of a volcano, Mahone's brigade was occupying the breastworks on the Willcox farm, immediately south of our city—say about a point which would be reached by a prolongation of Adams street. The site of the Crater, as is well known probably to all now present, is east of the Jerusalem plankroad and about half a mile southeast from Blandford Cemetery, being located a short distance beyond our city limits, in the county of Prince George, on the farm of Mr. T. R. Griffith. Some time during the night preceding the explosion, our brigade received orders to be ready to move at a moment's warning, which, of course, indicated that something was expected requiring a movement of the command. It was well understood that the enemy were mining somewhere on our line, but exactly at what point was not known. A counter-mine was made by the Confederates several hundred yards to the right of the Crater, near the point at which t
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