Biographical Sketches of Distingushed Officers of the Army and Navy

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L.R. Hamersly, 1905 - 383 pages

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Page 289 - New York Society for the- Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men.
Page 346 - Ohio, where he grew to manhood, and received his education in the public schools.
Page 262 - President was shot, but was promptly summoned, so that he was present and assisted with the operation, and took official charge of the case. Here he displayed in the highest degree those qualities which evidenced not only professional acquirements of an extensive range, but executive ability and diplomatic faculties of a remarkable character.
Page 66 - Order of the Loyal Legion. He has been junior and senior vice-commander of the New York commandery. He is a member of the Century Club and Union League Club of New York, the Army and Navy clubs of New York and Washington, a member of the Authors' Club and the Barnard Club, a "fellow in perpetuity'' of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a trustee of the Zoological Society of New York. The position and character of Colonel Church may be best indicated by the tributes paid to him at a dinner which his...
Page 10 - Monongahela, and took part in the siege of Port Hudson, in the fight below Donaldsonville and guerrilla fighting generally, until the river was clear. Promoted to ensign, February 22, 1862; detached from Monongahela...
Page 38 - The rebel gunboats Morgan, Gaines, and Selma were ahead; and the latter particularly annoyed us with a raking fire, which our guns could not return. At two minutes after eight o'clock I ordered the Metacomet to cast off and go in pursuit of the Selma.
Page 39 - Our little consort, the Metacomet, was also under my immediate eye during the whole action up to the moment I ordered her to cast off in pursuit of the Selma.
Page 96 - MUSSER. The clinical aspects of this case were so definite that when this man applied to the medical dispensary of the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment, early in April of this year, it was without difficulty that malignant disease was diagnosed. He was a farmer of good habits, 53 years old, and previously in good health. For the last six months he had suffered from "weakness of the stomach...
Page 94 - ARTHUR, maj. gen.— for coolness and conspicuous bravery in action in seizing the colors of his regiment at a critical moment and planting them on the captured works on the crest of Missionary Ridge, Tenn., November 26, 1863; while serving as 1st lieutenant and adjutant, 24th Wisconsin infantry.
Page 207 - He is what an athlete would call ' well put up '—powerful of shoulders and arms, with a large head and short neck. He stoops slightly and steps with a long, swift stride, rolling somewhat, seamanlike, in ' his walk. His face is one of great strength— large-featured, calm, studious, and now lean and bronzed from serving in the tropics. He rarely smiles, and ordinarily has very little to say, and that in a low, even voice; and yet, when in the mood, he tells a story with great spirit and with a...

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