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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 13: looking toward sunset 1903-1905; aet. 84-86 (search)
. The little blind 'cellist was remarkable. May 2. Dreamed last night that I was dead and kept saying, I found it out immediately, to those around me..... May 28. My prayer for the new year of my life beginning to-day is, that in some work that I shall undertake I may help to make clear the goodness of God to some who need This was Mr. S. H. Butcher, the well-known Greek scholar. She enjoyed his visit greatly, and they talked high and disposedly of things classical and modern. May 28. My meeting of Women Ministers. They gathered very slowly and I feared that it would prove a failure, but soon we had a good number. Mary Graves helped me very very dear. My dear ones of the household bestirred themselves to send flowers, according to my wishes, to the children's Hospital and to Charles Street jail. May 28.... a great box of my birthday flowers ornamented the pulpit of the church. They were to be distributed afterwards to the Sunday-School children, some to the Pr
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-fifth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
egiment moved to Newport News, Va.; while there 432 men re-enlisted, and in February, 1864, returned to Massachusetts on furlough; those who remained being temporarily assigned to the 139th N. Y. Infantry, and stationed at Williamsburg. The command was reunited at Portsmouth, Va., March 26, and, forming part of General Heckman's Red Star Brigade, 18th Army Corps, moved to Bermuda Hundred, was engaged at Walthall Junction and Arrowfield Church, and met with loss at Drewry's Bluff May 16. On May 28 the regiment moved to join the Army of the Potomac, and arrived at Cold Harbor on the afternoon of June 1, going at once into action; it took part in all the movements of the succeeding days, losing heavily on June 3. Moving with the army to Petersburg, it took part in the assaults of June 15 and 18, and remained afterward on duty in the trenches until August 25. It was ordered to North Carolina September 4, and stationed near New Berne. Those whose term of service had expired left for Ma
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
ergency of battle. Materials for three bridges These bridges were the New Bridge and two other bridges, the one half a mile above and the other half a mile below. to be used in the passage of the right wing were indeed prepared, and by the 28th of May So far as engineering preparations were concerned, the army could have been thrown over as early as the 28th of May, Sumner uniting his corps with those of Heintzelman and Keyes, and taking the enemy's position at New Bridge in flank and rear28th of May, Sumner uniting his corps with those of Heintzelman and Keyes, and taking the enemy's position at New Bridge in flank and rear. Thus attacked, the enemy could have made no formidable resistance to the passage of our right wing. Barnard: Report of Engineer Operations, p. 21. these bridges were all ready to be laid. But, meantime, they were not laid, and the two wings were suffered to remain separated by the Chickahominy, and without adequate means of communication. The Chickahominy rises in the highlands northwest of Richmond, and enveloping it on the north and east, empties into the James many miles below that c
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
that the Richmond leaders, in resolving to push the aggression into Pennsylvania, took counsel not so much from prudence as from the clamors of the Hotspurs of the South, who, fretting at the defensive attitude held by Lee during the past twelve months, now burned to see the theatre of war transferred to Northern soil. The vague flying rumors and the significant intimations of the Southern press had given Hooker reason to anticipate some hostile movement on the part of Lee, and on the 28th of May he communicated this conviction to Washington. You may rest assured, said he, that important, movements are being made. . . . I am in doubt as to the direction he [Lee] will take, but probably the one of last year, however desperate it may appear.—Dispatch from Hooker to Secretary Stanton. The close of May found the army ready to launch on this seductive but fatal adventure. II. manoeuvres to disengage Hooker. In execution of this project the first object with Lee was to disenga
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
ixteen thousand men, under General W. F. Smith, made up of four divisions taken from the Tenth and Eighteenth corps, was embarked on transports in the James River, and after passing down the James, and ascending the York and Pamunkey, debarked at White House on the following day. Here General Smith received orders from the headquarters of General Grant to move his command to New Castle, on the south side of the Pamunkey. General Smith's Report: Order from General Grant, dated Hanovertown May 28th. It will be observed that a movement on that point must throw Smith completely out of position in relation to the Army of the Potomac, then fronting the Chickahominy —a fact that was sufficiently evident to that officer on his arrival there, on the night of the 31st, after a long and fatiguing march. It was not, however, till the following morning that he learned from an officer of General Grant's staff that his orders had been wrongly worded—that instead of New Castle it was New Cold Harb
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
e cavalry fighting was. I let them come up to within a hundred yards, and then gave them a volley which dropped a lot of them, and away they went, except one battalion, which dismounted and deployed on foot. I took a horse and two rifles. . . . . We are entirely isolated here, and have not had a mail or newspaper for a week, or a change of clothes or a blanket for more than two. On May 26th the Second Massachusetts crossed the Potomac on pontoons and arrived at Frederick, Maryland, on May 28th. Here General Meade took command of the army. The Second became engaged in the battle of Gettysburg on July 2d. Captain Robeson was fatally wounded on the morning of Friday, July 3d, the last day of the battle. From an early hour on that morning his company (Company E) had been posted as skirmishers in advance of the regiment, and had been lying concealed behind stones and logs in an open field. One of his men was shot in the leg while they were thus posted, and several times cried out
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
for a man of letters; and added with a kind of decision which showed he had thought of the subject, and received a good deal of information about it, that there is more intellectual activity in Germany now than in any other country in the world. In conversation such as this three hours passed very quickly away, and when we separated, I left him in the persuasion that his character is such as his books would represent it,—simple and enthusiastic, and his knowledge very various and minute. May 28.—I dined to day again at Mad. de Stael's. There were few persons there, but she likes to have somebody every day, for society is necessary to her. To-day, however, she was less well, and saw none of us. At another time I should have regretted this; but today I should have been sorry to have left the party for any reason, since, beside the Duc de Laval, and M. Barante, whom I already knew, there were Chateaubriand and Mad. Recamier, two persons whom I was as curious to see as any two persons
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 25: (search)
n. The conversation was, of course, chiefly in Humboldt's hands, who talks with incredible volubility both in French and English, and seems to talk equally well upon all subjects; always, however, I suspect, with a little indulgence of sarcasm towards individuals he does not approve. He was very amusing to-day, and very instructive too; for knowledge, facts, hints, seem to crowd and struggle for utterance the moment he opens his mouth. I am sorry to think we shall hardly see him again. May 28.—The morning was occupied in visiting to take leave, and in making preparations for our departure to-morrow. I dined with M. Ancillon, who had a little more the air of a minister to-day than when I saw him on two former occasions. Mr. Wheaton dined there; Count Raczynski; Baron Miltitz, formerly Prussian Minister at Constantinople; Brassier, the present Secretary of Legation at Paris; De Bresson, a member of the French Chamber of Deputies; and two or three others whom I did not know. The
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
sibility when speaking of his last visit to Scott, which he said he was obliged to shorten in order to keep an appointment with other friends, and then added—as if the thought had just rushed upon him, and filled his eyes with tears,—and they too are dead. It was some time before he could command himself enough to speak again. While we were at dinner Senior came in, and stayed with us very agreeably, having come to ask us to dine with them some day before we go; but we have none left. May 28.—. . . . On our return home we had visits from the Misses Luxmoore To whom Mr. and Mrs. Ticknor had made a visit in Wales in 1835. and their brother, the Dean of St. Asaph, . . . . who have taken a house for a few weeks to enjoy London, and from the pretty Mrs. Milman, whose kind and urgent invitations to dinner we were really sorry to refuse. After they were gone we went to visit Lady Mulgrave, who is just arrived from Ireland . . . . . She is fair, fat, and forty, I should think; but <
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