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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
ft, Minty appears near Kingston on the west side of Clinch River. On the right, Reynolds detaches Wilder's brigade of mounted infantry and sends it on the same route with Wagner, ordering that it should promptly occupy the heights which, running across Tennessee, command the city of Chattanooga. All these movements are accomplished without delay; but Wilder, whose men are mounted and who has the shortest road to travel, reaches first the position that has been assigned to him. On the 21st of August, Chattanooga lies at his feet. He is separated from it only by an abrupt declivity and the tortuous course of the river. He immediately announces his presence by throwing a few shells into the town. Bragg was hardly expecting to see the enemy appear so near to his depots and headquarters. The commotion was great, and, the firing becoming more and more accurate, there soon ensued a general panic. The depots of supplies, and, above all, of ammunition, which were within range of the en
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
ample of civil war, and where the two parties have not ceased to be in arms. In order to strike a blow that may spread terror among the Unionists of this entire region, he has selected the small town of Lawrence, one of the centres of the Abolition party and the residence of Senator Lane. This town, situated on the banks of the Kansas River, was then undefended and without a garrison. By a night-march Quantrell escapes the Federal troops which are pursuing him, and reaches the town on August 21st at daybreak with three hundred men. These latter, who have not been preceded by any alarm, gallop through the still, deserted streets, take possession of all the outlets, and kill without mercy all the inhabitants who, summoned by the uproar, come singly out of their houses. For some hours the unfortunate town is a scene of murder and pillage worthy of the darkest days of the Middle Ages. The guerillas, penetrating into the houses, slaughter indiscriminately the men they meet, notwithst
me; the frank and true-hearted De Ruyter checked himself in the career of victory, and turned to the relief of his rival. Oh, there comes grandfather to the rescue, shouted Tromp in an ecstasy; I never will desert him so long as I breathe. The issue of the day was uncertain. In the second battle, the advantage was with the June 14. Dutch. About three weeks after the conquest of New Netherland, the last and most terrible conflict took place near the Helder. The enthusiasm of the Dutch Aug. 21. mariners dared almost infinite deeds of valor; the noise of the artillery boomed along the low coast of Holland; the churches on the shore were thronged with suppliants, begging victory for the right cause and their country. The contest raged, and was exhausted, and was again renewed with unexampled fury. But victory was with De Ruyter and the younger Tromp, the guardians of their country. The British fleet retreated, and was pursued; the coasts of Holland were protected. For more th
and Chap. XIX.} for their personal safety. The last object was effected; the first, which would have been the forerunner of freedom, was defeated. Neither did philanthropy achieve permanent benefits for the Indian. Treaties of peace were renewed with the men of the wilderness from the Potomac to Oswego, and the trade with them was subjected to regulations; but they could not be won to the faith or the habits of civilized life. These measures were adopted amidst the fruitless 1701. Aug. 21. wranglings between the delegates from Delaware and those from Pennsylvania. At last, the news was received that the English parliament was about to render all their strifes and all their hopes nugatory by the general abrogation of every colonial charter. An assembly was summoned instantly; and, when it came Aug. 22. together, the proprietary, eager to return to England to defend the common rights of himself and his province, urged the perfecting of their frame of government. Sept. 15.
ining five in Boston. The sheet at first used was but of the foolscap size; and but one, or even but a half of one, was issued weekly. The papers sought support rather by modestly telling the news of the day, than by engaging in conflicts; they had no political theories to enforce, no revolutions in faith to hasten. In Boston, indeed, where the pulpit had marshaled Quakers and witches to the gallows, one newspaper, the New England Courant, the fourth American periodical, was estab- 1721 Aug. 21. lished, as an organ of independent opinion, by James Franklin. Its temporary success was advanced by Benjamin, his brother and apprentice, a boy of fifteen, who wrote pieces for its humble columns, worked in composing the types, as well as in printing off the sheets, and himself, as carrier, distributed the papers to the customers. The little sheet satirized hypocrisy, and spoke of religious knaves as of all knaves the worst. This was described as tending to abuse the ministers of relig
small ditch and a rotten palisade of seven or eight feet high. The garrison was but of thirty men, most of them scarcely provided with muskets. There Shirley, with an effective force of little less than two thousand men, was to welcome the victor of the Ohio. But the news of Braddock's defeat overtook and disheartened the party. The boatmen on the Mohawk were intractable; at the carrying place there were not sledges enough to bear the military stores over the morasses. On the twenty-first of August, Shirley reached Oswego. Weeks passed in building boats; on the eighteenth of September, six hundred men were to embark on Lake Ontario, when a storm prevented; afterwards head winds raged; then a tempest made navigation difficult; then sickness prevailed; then the Indians deserted; and then the season gave him an excuse for retreating. So, on the twenty-fourth of October, having constructed a new fort at Oswego, and placed Mercer in command, with a garrison of seven hundred men, h
eeches of Grenville on the inconvenience of sacrificing his ministry. Grenville's Diary, 19 August, Grenville Papers, II. 193. I chap. VIII.} 1763. Aug. have fully considered upon your long discourse on the Friday said he to his minister on Sunday the twentyfirst; by your advice I mean to conduct myself. It is necessary to restrain the licentiousness of the times; if I suffer force to be put upon me by the opposition, the mob will try to govern me next; Geo. Grenville's Diary, Sunday, 21 August, in Grenville Papers, II. 193. and he decided to stand by the ministry. But, just at that moment, news came that Egremont was dying of a stroke of apoplexy. The place of secretary now seemed to await Pitt's acceptance. Your majesty has three options, said Grenville and Halifax; to strengthen the hands of the present ministry, or to mingle them with a coalition, or to throw the government entirely into the hands of Pitt and his friends. To the last, said the king, I never will con
n as the deliberations at Philadelphia would permit, Richard Caswell, a delegate to the general congress, hastened home to recommend and promote a convention, and to quicken the daring spirit of his constituents. He had with reluctance admitted the necessity of American resistance; but having once Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. chosen his part, he advocated the most resolute conduct, and even censured the Newbern committee for to allowing the governor to escape. On Monday, the twenty-first of August, the people of North Carolina assembled at Hillsborough in a congress, composed of more than one hundred and eighty members. A spirit of moderation controlled and guided their zeal; Caswell proposed Samuel Johnston as president, and he was unanimously elected. In a vituperative, incoherent, interminable proclamation, Martin had warned the people against the convention, as tending to unnatural rebellion; that body, in reply, voted his proclamation a false and seditious libel, and or
leason and Rogers died, and the rest looking with hollow eyes into one another's faces, gave parting messages for dear ones at home, fearing that a few days more would bring mental or physical death. Deliverance came soon enough to allow Benjamin Ellis and Augustus Tufts to come home to die. One by one these prisoners have dropped out of life since the war, and now Capt. Hutchins, J. Henry Eames and Milton F. Roberts are the only ones who can tell that dreadful tale of living death. On August 21, the Confederates tried for the last time to recover Weldon Railroad. At Hatcher's Run, October 29, Sergt. Edwin B. Hatch of the Light Guard was killed. During December, 1864, five men were transferred from Co. C, to other posts of duty. At that time the regiment was so depleted that the State colors were sent home, there not being enough men to protect two flags. February 3, 2d Lieut. Wm. McDevitt of Woburn was transferred from Co. K and placed in command of the remnant of Co. C, and
The Daily Dispatch: August 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], List of wounded men in General Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. (search)
gia--thigh, severe. Pickens J J, 2d Mississippi, G — leg broken, very severe. points Jno J Staunton Artillery--arm, severe. Pocle Jno, 13th Mississippi, G — knees, not severe. Powell Lewis, 7th Virginia--back, severe. Powell a, 7th Virginia--knee. Ramsay J R, 8th Georgia, company K--left thigh, not very severe. Ramsay John, 8th Virginia, K — wound in thigh. Ramsay John R. 17th Mississippi--slight wound of body. Ranson B H 4th S Carolina — left arm, died August 21. Redmond James, 6th N Carolina — leg broken, severe. Reville J H, 13th Mississippi--slight flesh wound. Rhodes, J W H L — arm, not severe. Richardson H G, 4th Alabama, H — shoulder, severe. Robbins, Lieut 4th Alabama--leg, slight. Ross Daniel, corporal 1st Louisiana Battalion, E — knee, not severe. Rutledge G R, 27th Virginia--shoulder. Sergeant W, 27th Virginia, company E--arm, slight. Strickler Cyrus, 4th Virginia, I — died July 27th. Saun
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