Encyclopedia of Virginia biography, under the editorial supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler (Google eBook)

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Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Lewis historical publishing company, 1915 - Virginia
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Page 211 - Protestant faith ; the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him by the University of...
Page 68 - To ask me to substitute you by some one in my judgment more fit to command, or who would possess more of the confidence of the army, or of the reflecting men of the country, is to demand an impossibility.
Page 255 - this incomparable young man," in the twenty-fourth year of his age. It was his lot to be tried in great events, and his fortune to be equal to the trial. In his boyhood he had nourished noble ambitions, in his young manhood he had won a fame greater than his modest nature ever dreamed of, and at last there was accorded to him on the field of battle the death counted sweet and honorable.
Page 364 - Wheeling, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 1850.
Page 67 - I devote myself to the service of my native State, in whose behalf alone will I ever again draw my sword.
Page 196 - Johnson in 1865; was a delegate to the Republican national conventions of 1868 and 1876, framing the platform of the former, and was judge of the fifth Indiana circuit court, 1867-69. In 1877 he was appointed secretary of the navy in President Hayes's cabinet, resigning in 1881 to become chairman of the American committee of the Panama Canal company. He is the author of : The Papacy and Civil Power...
Page 189 - University of New York, and of Physiology and Natural History in the College of the City of New York.
Page 68 - It is for you to decide your destiny, freely and without constraint. This army will respect your choice, whatever it may be, and while the Southern people will rejoice to welcome you to your natural position among them, they will only welcome you when you come of your own free will.
Page 32 - Whether shells planted in roads or parapets are contrary to the usages of war depends upon the purpose with which they are used. It is not admissible in civilized warfare to take life with no other object than the destruction of life. Hence it is inadmissible to shoot sentinels and pickets, because nothing is attained but the destruction of life.
Page 172 - He was a member of the board of visitors of the University of Virginia, 1828-29, and US minister to France by appointment of President Jackson, from April 18, 1829, to Sept.

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