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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, John Blake -1859 (search)
White, John Blake -1859 Artist; born near Eutaw Springs, S. C., Sept. 2, 1781; studied art abroad in 1800-4; returned to the United States and began work in Boston, but not attaining anticipated success went to Charleston, S. C., where he was admitted to the bar. He achieved success in the law and was many times a member of the South Carolina legislature. His paintings include Battle of Eutaw Springs; Battle of Fort Moultrie; Battle of New Orleans; Marion inviting the British officer to dinner; and Mrs. Motte presenting the arrows. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1847. His publications include Triumph of liberty, or Louisiana preserved, and several dramas. He died in Charleston, S. C., Aug. 24, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Otho Holland 1749- (search)
tal camp at Cambridge; and in 1776 was appointed major of a new rifle regiment, which formed part of the garrison of Fort Washington, New York, when it was captured. He gallantly opposed the Hessian column, but was wounded and made prisoner. Being soon exchanged, he was made colonel of the 6th Maryland Regiment, with which he accompanied De Kalb to South Carolina; and when Gates took command of the Southern Army Colonel Williams was made adjutant-general. In the battle near Camden he gained great distinction for coolness and bravery, and performed efficient service during Greene's famous retreat, as commander of a light corps that formed the rear-guard. At the battle at Guilford Court-house he was Greene's second in command; and by a brilliant charge which Williams made at Eutaw Springs he decided the victory for the Americans. In May, 1782, he was made a brigadier-general, and was appointed collector of customs for Maryland, which office he held until his death, July 16, 1794.
here the Star-spangled Banner first successfully rolled back the tide of British power and aggression. No man can think of that sacred emblem trailing in blood through the snows of Valley Forge, or across the frozen Delaware, or amid the swamps of Carolina, and not weep that the patriotism of the Jaspers, the Sumters, and the Marions, no longer burns upon their native altars; and so through the long and dark hours of that dreary struggle — the gallant defence of Moultrie, at Cowpens and Eutaw Springs — at a time which tried men's souls, when the strong became weak, the hopeful despondent, the bold grew timid, and the tattered ensign seemed but a funereal pall or winding-sheet to envelop the nakedness of a forlorn cause, until it covered, a. with a brilliant mantle of glory and redemption, the new-born republic at Yorktown — that sacred flag was upborne on many a hard-fought field, and carried in triumph through many an unequal contest. Although not yet in the prime of manhood, I hav<
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
nnah, Ga., January 11-13. Duty at Forts Jackson, Bartow and Battery Lee till February 1. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., thence to Beaufort, S. C., February 1. Expedition up South Edisto River February 1-6. Moved to Stono Inlet February 6. Expedition to James Island February 9-10. Expedition to Bull's Bay February 11-15. Moved to Mount Pleasant February 19-20. Expedition to Santee River February 21-March 10. Duty at and near Charleston till May 7. Expedition to Eutaw Springs April 6-12. Moved to Sumpterville May 7-8, thence to Orangeburg May 19, and Provost duty there till August. Mustered out August 29, 1865. Discharged at Boston, Mass., September 23, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 64 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 128 Enlisted men by disease. Total 197. 56th Massachusetts Regiment Infantry. Organized at Readville December 26, 1863, to February 24, 1864. Left State for Annapolis, Md., Mar
toward Manchester about three miles, burning a long covered railroad-bridge, four cars, two hundred bales of cotton, a gin-house, and a mill filled with corn. Our regiment, from its bivouac in the town, sent details which destroyed three locomotives, fifteen cars, and the large and thoroughly equipped railroad machine-shop in the place. Gen. A. S. Hartwell with the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, Fifty-fourth New York, and two guns of the Third New York Artillery, from Charleston, reached Eutaw Springs on April 10, by way of Monk's Corner and Pineville, to co-operate with General Potter. An effort was made to open communication from there by Maj. William Nutt, Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, with two companies of his regiment, which was unsuccessful, for Potter was thirty miles distant. Hartwell's force returned to Charleston on the 12th, with over one thousand negroes and many wagons and draught animals. Potter resumed the march April 11, leaving the Twentyfifth Ohio as a covering for
1864, 210. John's Island, July 7, 1864, 212. Bloody Bridge, July 9, 1884, 214. Honey Hill, Nov. 30, 1864, 241. Devaux's Neck, Dec. 6, 1864, 256. Devaux's Neck, Dec. 7, 1864, 257. Devaux's Neck, Dec. 9, 1864, 259. Eppes' Bridge, April 7, 1865, 292. Dingle's Mill, April 9, 1865, 294. Round Hill, April 15, 1865, 299. Boykin's Mills, April 18, 1865, 301. Big Rafting Creek, April 19, 1865, 305. Statesburg, April 19, 1865, 306. Eppes' Bridge, S. C., 292. Escort, steamer, 109. Eutaw Springs, S. C., 295. Evacuation of Morris Island, 123. Evans, John W., 173. Examining Board for officers, 311. Exchange of prisoners, 107, 218, 221, 233. Executive document, 96. Explosion in Sumter, 141. F. F Company, 20, 38, 40, 54, 75, 90, 91, 135, 145, 148, 150, 155, 164, 176, 183, 192, 198, 200, 202, 204, 234, 283, 284, 286, 291, 296, 301, 302, 309, 310, 311, 312, 315, 316, 317. Fenollosa, Manuel, 15. Fernandina and Cedar Keys Railroad, 155. Ferris, T. C., 135. Fessende
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 9: the beginnings of verse, 1610-1808 (search)
s, such as The wild Honeysuckle, the Caty-did, and On the Sleep of plants, are the first to give lyrical expression to American nature. Their simplicity and restraint suggest Collins and Gray, but they are not imitative, and it is probable that Freneau is more original in even the style of his lyrics than has generally been acknowledged. To a man of ninety would at once be lighted upon as an imitation of Wordsworth had it not actually anticipated the Lyrical ballads. The elegiac lyric Eutaw springs, which Scott pronounced the best thing of its kind in the language, may have been suggested by Collins, but is still strongly original. However this may be, Freneau seems to merit all that his latest editor claims for him as a pioneer in the lyric of the sea. On the death of Captain Nicholas Biddle (1779) has much of Campbell's spirit and power; The Paul Jones and Captain Barney's victory over the General monk deserve more than the mere credit given to the pioneer, for they are intrinsi
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
nter's evening, an, 160 Ephemera, the, 101, 110 Errata, 309 Espion turc, la, 233 Essay concerning human understanding, 93, 334 Essay on the freedom of will in God and the creature, 70 n. Essay upon projects, 93 Essay upon the Microscope, 161 Essays (Emerson), 352 Essays (Montaigne), 12 Essays Biographical and critical (Tuckerman), 244 Essays on the Constitution, 148 n. Essays to do good, 93 Eulogium on Major-General Joseph Warren, 168 Eutaw, 315, 316 Eutaw springs, 183 Evangeline, 212 Evans, Nathaniel, 122, 123, 176, 177 Evening Post, the, 261, 279 Everett, Alexander, 249 Everett, David, 236 Everett, Edward, 208, 249, 332 Exact epitome of the four Monarchies, 154 Examination into the leading principles of the Federal Constitution, an, 148 Examination of Franklin, 139 Examination of the Constitution, an, 148 Excursion, the, 213 Exercise . . . to the memory of . . .George II, an, 216 Expedition to the Rocky Mountains,
h Mass. Infantry, Mar. 16, 1863; mustered, Mar. 30, 1863, Lieut. Colonel, 55th Mass. Infantry, May 30, 1863; mustered, June 19, 1863. Engaged at the siege of Charleston, S. C., and in Florida; skirmishes on James and John's Islands in front of Charleston, and battle of Honey Hill. Colonel, Nov. 3, 1864. Brevet Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Dec 30, 1864. Commanded a brigade of Colored Troops in South Carolina till the close of the war. Engaged in skirmishes at Bull's Bay, S. C., and Eutaw Springs. Mustered out, Apr. 30, 1866. Hartwell, Charles A. Born in Massachusetts. First Lieutenant, 11th U. S. Infantry, Aug. 5, 1861. Colonel, 77th U. S. Colored Infantry, Dec. 8, 1863. Transferred to 10th U. S. Colored Artillery, Oct. 1, 1865. Mustered out of volunteer service, Feb. 22, 1867. Captain, 11th U. S. Infantry, Oct. 4, 1866. Unassigned, Apr. 14, 1869. Assigned to 8th U. S. Cavalry, Dec. 15, 1870. Brevet Captain, June 27, 1862. Brevet Major, June 14, 1863. Brevet Lieut.
ade his home at Augusta, Ga., and subsequently removed to South Carolina. From 1877 to 1880 he was connected with the quartermaster's department, United States army, at Charleston. He died at Aiken, S. C., August 6, 1881. Major-General Stephen Dodson Ramseur Major-General Stephen Dodson Ramseur was born May 31 , 1837, at Lincolnton, N. C., son of Jacob A. and Lucy M. Ramseur. Among his ancestors was John Wilfong, a revolutionary hero, who fought valiantly at King's Mountain and Eutaw Springs. He was educated at the United States military academy, with graduation in 1860, and was promoted to lieutenant in the Fourth artillery. His brief service in the United States army was rendered at Fortress Monroe and Washington, D. C., and was ended by his resignation April 6, 1861, to enter the service of the Confederate States government. He was offered the command of the Ellis light artillery, of Raleigh, was commissioned major of State troops, and was ordered to Smithfield, Va. He
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