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of whom had been left behind when I reached the field of battle. Dan was one of those horses that could trot all day long at a very rapids on this ride that he earned from the aides the title of that Devil Dan --a name which he justified on many another long and desperate ride before I gave up the command of the Army of the Potomac. Dan was the best horse I ever had; he never was ill for an hour, never fatigued,rode out to join the escort; as I passed through the abandoned works Dan, for the first time in his life, gave vent to his feelings by a serioyed a whole army to feed upon, concentrated all their energies upon Dan; but I have always more than suspected that, in his quiet way, Dan uDan understood the condition of affairs much better than the authorities at Washington, and merely wished to inform me in his own impressive mannesition, and that he, at least, had full confidence in his master. Dan and I never quarrelled, and the dear old fellow survived the war for
is second attack. We are getting on splendidly. I am quietly clearing out everything that could threaten my rear and communications, providing against the contingency of disaster, and so arranging as to make my whole force available in the approaching battle. The only fear is that Joe's heart may fail him . . . . New bridge, May 29, 8 P. M. . . . I rode some forty-odd miles yesterday, got wet, had nothing to eat all day, and returned to camp about two o'clock this morning, noble old Dan taking me through most splendidly. Found myself quite sick this morning — my old Mexican enemy. I had been fighting against it for several days with more or less success. But this morning I gave up and sent for the doctor, in whose hands I placed myself. . . . Feel a great deal better to-night; the pain gone and my head clearer. . . . Fitz did his work nobly, as I expected. I rode to his battle-field yesterday and several miles beyond it. The railroad bridge across the South Anna was burn
onal aims, 310; Blair's letter, 281, 310 ; responsibility for delay, 283 ; between too gulfs, 316 ; batteries planted, 286, 312, 314 ; naval operations, 291-294, 296 ; Cutting's letter, 313: plan of assault, 266, 287 ; city evacuated, 258, 317, 319, torpedoes in 326. 354 ; tribute to troops, 293, 304 ; Stanton's congratulations, 293, 295, 297; Campbell's arrest, 295 ; transports asked for, 297, indispensable 298--At Williamsburg, pursuit, 319-325 ; battle, 324-333 : goes to front, 327 ; Devil Dan, demoralization , 327, 328 ; order restored, 330, 352 ; tribute to Hancock, 331, 353; enemy's force, 332, 334 ; Franklin's advance, 334, transports 335 : treatment of wounded, results, 338, 354,--Movements, 341 ; new corps, cavalry deficient, 342; James river route, 343, 346, 349 reinforcements needed, 343, 344 actual force determination to fight, 344; McDowell coming, 345, 481, not coming 351; Stanton's order. 345, results, army divided 346 sickness, 349 ; McDowell subordinate, 350, 351, 38
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.8 (search)
his time! Well, I must see what can be done for you. Dan, he cried to a darkie indoors, when is Mr. Speake likt, you had better come along with me. Take the paper, Dan. We turned down the next street, and as we went al. My first day's employment consisted in assisting Dan and Samuel, the two negroes, in taking groceries on tind that I knew no lodging-house. In consulting with Dan, he said he knew a Mrs. Williams, who kept a nice, chthe office, awaiting orders. Previous to my arrival, Dan and Samuel had always found something to do at a distoffice, the indignation of everyone was very high. Dan and Samuel had been all this time in the upper lofts,emarkable change, and assumed a strange grey colour. Dan pretended to forget where he had placed his bucket; bsweet Malmsey wine! A constable was called in, and Dan and Samuel were marched off to the watch-house, to rely practised State-officials know how to administer. Dan, a few days later, was reinstated at the store; but S
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.10 (search)
e war. Notwithstanding the information gleaned from persons who gave themselves little trouble to satisfy a strange boy, it was not until young Dan Goree returned from Nashville College that I could assimilate properly all that I had heard. Young Dan was a boy of about my own age, and being the son of such a politician as Dr. Goree, was naturally much more advanced in political matters than I. He it was who, in friendly converse, acted as my Mentor, and gave me the first intelligent expositio, then every man and boy would have to proceed to the war and drive those wretched Abolitionists back to their homes, which would be an easy task, as one Southerner was better than ten of those Northern fellows, many of whom had never seen a gun! Dan thought that the boys of the South, armed with whips, would be quite sufficient to lick the thieving hounds! I need not pursue the theme, but it was from such a source that I obtained my elementary lessons in American Politics. From the time w
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.11 (search)
rtably. Dan Goree had brought his slave Mose, a faithful blackie, to wait upon him. The mess annexed his services as cook and tin-washer, and, in return, treated Dan with high consideration. Mose was remarkable for a cow-like propensity to kick backward, if we but pointed our fingers at him. Armstrong contributed to the generalhe did enough for the general welfare. Armstrong and Story were sergeants; and, of course, their Mightinesses were exempt from doing more than stooping to praise! Dan, being in the leading-strings of Story, was not permitted to roam; therefore, when it came to a consideration of ways and means for improving our diet, it devolved to interpose their authority, Tomasson's rudeness, which flared me up many a time, would, I am sure, have been followed by deplorable consequences. There was young Dan also; he was often in a wrangling mood, and by his over-insistent glorifications of Southern chivalry brought us within a hair's breadth of triggers. The tedium
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, Index (search)
2-16, 32-34. Furze Hill, 506-514. Galton, Sir, Francis, 286, 287. Garstin, Sir, William, on the importance of Stanley's discoveries, 404, 405. Genealogy, 3. Generalship, American, fault of, 178. Germany, in East Africa, 422. Ghost stories, 8, 9. Gladstone, W. E., Stanley's interview with, 419-421; as a speaker, 479, 480. Goff, Mr., 65. Gordon, General, Stanley's view of character of, 338, 526; massacre of, 353; Stanley on death of, 396, 397, 537, 538. Goree, Dr. and Dan, 160, 162, 165, 169, 170, 180. Grant, Colonel J. A., death of, 437, 438. Grant, U. S., on the battle of Shiloh, 203; Stanley's opinion of, 445. Greene, Conyngham, 494. Grey, Sir, George, letter of, on the Emin Relief Expedition, 378, 379; events of his life, 379; entertains Stanley at Auckland, 435; Stanley's opinion of, 436; letter of, to Stanley, 436, 437; letter of, to Mrs. Stanley on Stanley's defeat in the Parliament election, 442, 443; on place of Stanley's burial, 515, 516.
General McClellan's horses While General McClellan was in command of the Army of the Potomac, in 1862, he had a number of war-horses. The favorite of them all was Daniel Webster, soon called by the members of the general's staff that devil Dan, because of his speed with which the staff officers had great difficulty in keeping pace. During the battle of the Antietam the great horse carried the commander safely through the day. Daniel Webster was a dark bay about seventeen hands high, him. with more than ordinary horse-sense. He was a fast walker, an important requisite in a commander's charger, but a disagreeable quality for the staff officers whose horses were kept at a slow trot. After McClellan retired to private life, Dan became the family horse at Orange, N. J., where he died at the age of twenty-three. McClellan said: No soldier ever had a better horse than I had in Daniel Webster. McClellan also had a charger named Burns, a fiery black, named after an army f
t, but, mounted on the shoulders of a grown comrade, he continued to beat his drum as the company charged to victory, and at the end of the day's fighting he rode to Camp sitting in front on the general's horse, sound asleep. The drummer-boy was the inspiration of many a soldierly deed and ballad both North and South. The little chaps in the photograph are not as long as the guns of their comrades. A drummer in full dress Drummer–boys off duty—playing cards in camp, winter of 1862 Dan, of the Fifty-second Ohio; Edward, of the Second Indiana Cavalry; and gallant Bob, of the Ninth Ohio, named brigadier-general before he was killed in August, 1862. With the close of the second twelve months of the war came the first of the little crop of boy generals, as they were called, nearly all of them young graduates of West Point. The first of the boy generals was Adelbert Ames, of the class of 1861, colonel of the Twentieth Maine, closely followed by Judson Kilpatrick, colonel of
r For to keep it while he gone. Dar's wine and cider in de kitchin, Ana de darkeys dey hab some, I spec it will be all fiscated When de Lincum sojers come. De massa run, ha, ha! De darkey stay, ho, ho! It mus' be now de kingdum comina, Ana de yar ob jubilo. De oberseer he makes us trubble, Ana he dribe us rouna a spell, We lock him up in de smoke-house cellar, Wid de key flung in de well. De whip am lost, de hana — cuff broke, But de massy hab his pay; He big ana ole enough for to know better Dan to went ana run away. De massa run, ha, ha! De darkey stay, ho, ho! It mus' be now de kingdum comina, Ana de yar ob jubilo. Henry Clay Work. Negro teamsters near Butler's signal tower, Bermuda hundred, 1864 The history and nature of contraband of war, so expressively illustrated by this photograph, are thus explained by George Haven Putnam: Early in the war, General Benjamin F. Butler invented the term contraband, which came to be accepted as the most convenient classification for t
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