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ened by sickness, stood its ground splendidly, as its long record of killed and wounded proves. Brigadier-General Hooker. Brigadier-General Joseph Hooker commands a division of the army of the Potomac, and has distinguished himself exceedingly at the battle of Fair Oaks and the other conflicts of the campaign in Virginia. He was born in Massachusetts, about the year 1817, and is consequently about 45 years of age. --He entered West Point in 1833, and graduated in the artillery in 1837. At the outbreak of the war with Mexico he accompanied Brigadier-General Hamer as aide-de-camp, and was brevetted Captain for gallant conduct in several conflicts at Monterey, in March, 1847, he was appointed Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank of Captain. At the National Bridge he distinguished himself, and was brevetted Major; and at Chapellepec, he again attracted attention by his gallant and meritorious conduct, and was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel. At the close of the war wi
A brother of Mrs. Lincoln in Congress. --J. S. B. Todd, who has been elected delegate in Congress from the new Territory of Dacotah, is a brother of Mrs. Lincoln, and a graduate of West Point in 1837. He resigned his position in the army a few years ago, and took up a residence in Dacotah, from which Territory he was appointed a Brigadier-General of volunteers on the 19th of September, 1861. He has been, most of the time, and we believe is now, in command in Northern Missouri. William Jayne, brother-in-law of Senator Trumbull, was the opposing Union candidate.
who are so unfortunate as to contract that loathsome disease, now becoming so prevalent in different portions of our Confederacy: The United States Consul at the Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil, has transmitted to the Department of State a very interesting communication from Dr. R. Landell, of Post Alegre, claiming the discovery of a cure for the small-pox. Dr. Landell states that the idea of using the remedy to be mentioned first occurred to him during a terrible epidemic of the disease in 1837; but that he first administered it in 1842, since which time his success, and that of his son, Dr. John Landell, and other colleagues in the treatment of small-pox, has been most flattering.--As the Secretary of State has communicated Dr. Landell's paper entire to the leading journal of the medical profession in the United States, (says the Washington Union, from which we copy) it is only necessary for our purpose to extract that portion of the paper which discloses the remedy and its proper
A French Waterloo General. --The Paris papers announce the death of Gen. Rulteire, at the age of seventy-six. The deceased General entered the army in 1807, and was severely wounded at Waterloo. In 1837 he was made a General of division. He was also created a Peer of France, and was Minister of War when Louis Napoleon was President of the Republic.
one hundred and twenty years ago, and he resided on the old homestead, which has been in possession of the family during all these years, an only sister maintaining the hospitalities of his house during his protracted absence in service. His grandfather, Gen. John Sedgwick, was an officer in the Revolutionary war, and transmitted an honored name to the distinguished Sedgwick families of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Gen. Sedgwick was born in 1811, and graduated at West Point in 1837. He was always warmly attached to the Litchfield home, and in all his active military life looked forward at the time he might retire to it in his declining years. Just before this rebellion broke out he had seriously contemplated such a retirant, and on the first exhibition of treason he told a relative that his hope had been to leave public life, but added that it could not be now, for his country needed his services. In private life Gen. Sedgwick was an unassuming, retiring man,
, 10--and its request rejected — ayes, 34; nays, 6. On the 25th of May, 1836, the House adopted — yeas, 182; nays, 9--a resolution declaring "that Congress possesses no constitutional authority to interfere in any way with the institution of slavery in any of the States of this confederacy"; another — yeas, 132; nays, 45--that Congress ought not to interfere with slavery in the District; and another — yeas, 117; nays, 68--directing all abolition petitions to be laid on the table. In 1837, Mr. Slade, of Vermont, moved the reference to a select committee of two, memorials praying the abolition of slavery in the District. Mr. Slade made a pertinacious effort to make the presentation of abolition petitions the ground of agitation and action against slavery in the Southern States. These petitions now began to pour in, in hundreds, and were signed by hundreds of thousands of persons. A most stormy scene ensued, which ended, finally, however, in the adoption of a resolution--135
r, E. Mme. de Flahaut; his proficiency in study was most remarkable, and his elegance of manner much noticed during his early life in society. He attended one of the military academies of Paris, and left it in 1832, after two years study as a sub-lieutenant.--He was stationed for some time at Fontainebleau, and served with some distinction in Algeria, where he was wounded. He was awarded the order of the Legion of Honor for saving the life of General Frezel. Queen Hortense, on her death, in 1837, bequeathed him 40,000 francs, and from that time he has been noted as a most successful speculator and financier. He made his first appearance as a speculator in the manufacture of beet-root sugar, and has since been connected with most French speculations. Previous to 1848, he was for eight years a member of the Chamber of Deputies, and in 1849 was elected to the Legislative Assembly. --The advent of Louis Napoleon brought him prominently before the public, and in the consummation of the
all in him that was familiar in the past. Inheriting a great fortune, he increased it largely by marriage, and from his profession at the bar had an income of forty or fifty thousand a year, and received a single free of sixty thousand dollars upon a claim on real estate in the lower part of the city. This wealth he scattered with princely generosity and royal profusion. He was a Lucullus at home, and his hospitalities aspired to all the magnificence of the ancient Roman noblemen. In 1837 he gave a single soiree that cost $25,000, and which exceeded in splendor anything ever before known here. The very floors over which the dancers moved were covered with scenic paintings, the work of the most accomplished artist then in New Orleans; and in the saloon where gaming tables were arranged stood two baskets--one filled with bank notes and the other with gold, for the use of those guests who were unfortunate with the fickle goddess. The dispenser of this gorgeous hospitality i
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