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Historic Days in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 1855-1865 ..., Volume 1
Isaac T. Nichols
No preview available - 2013
Abraham Lincoln action at Fredericksburg Army General Hospital Assembly Ayars Bateman battle Benjamin F Bowman H boys brave Bridgeton buried at National campaign Captain Charles cheers citizens Cohansey Colonel command Commerce street Company F comrades Confederate convention Cumberland County Cumberland Greys Daniel Davis Davis House Democratic Downe Township DuBois Edward election Elmer enlisted Fairfield Fairfield township field Fithian flag Flinn gallant George Gettysburg Henry honor Isaac James Jersey Regiment John Jonathan Joseph July killed in action Libby Prison Lieutenant M. E. Church majority March Maurice River Millville N. J. Reg National Cemetery Nixon nominated party patriotic Potter President prison Providence Ludlam received in action Republican resolutions Riley Robert Samuel Sawyer Senator Sergeant Sheppard Shiloh slavery soldiers speech Third New Jersey Thomas tion township Twenty-fourth U. S. Army Union Union Army victory Virginia Vols volunteers vote Washington William H William Painter Woodruff wounds received
Page 227 - O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses ? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream. 'Tis the star-spangled banner; oh, long may it wave O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!
Page 216 - If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to him ? Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge...
Page 132 - But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here; but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on.
Page 202 - If the people should, by whatever mode or means, make it an executive duty to reenslave such persons, another, and not I, must be their instrument to perform it. In stating a single condition of peace, I mean simply to say, that the war will cease on the part of the government whenever it shall have ceased on the part of those who began it.
Page 97 - Lord ; and, inasmuch as we know that by His divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people ? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven.
Page 109 - ... render the homage due to the Divine Majesty for the wonderful things he has done in the nation's behalf, and invoke the influence of his Holy Spirit to subdue the anger which has produced and so long sustained a needless and cruel rebellion...
Page 98 - But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves...
Page 54 - To the last man, so far as known, they have successfully resisted the traitorous efforts of those whose commands but an hour before they obeyed as absolute law. This is the patriotic instinct of plain people. They understand, without an argument, that the destroying the Government which was made by Washington means no good to them.