The Honors of the Empire State in the War of the Rebellion

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A. Lovell & Company, 1889 - New York (State) - 410 pages

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Page 90 - Like some tall cliff that rears Its awful form, Swells from the vale and midway leaves the storm, Though round its base 'the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head, DEVICES USEFUL FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES (Abstract) BY PROF.
Page 57 - During the discussion which ensued, I suggested the practicability of uniting the Banks of the North by some organization that would combine them into an efficient and inseparable body, for the purpose of advancing the capital of the country upon government bonds in large amounts ; and, through their clearing-house facilities and other well-known expedients, to distribute them in smaller sums among the people in a manner that would secure active co-operation among the members in this special work,...
Page 61 - My friend, brag not yet of our American cousins! Their quantity of cotton, dollars, industry and resources, I believe to be almost unspeakable; but I can by no means worship the like of these.
Page 12 - Sir, unless you sprinkle blood in the face of the people of Alabama, they will be back in the old Union in less than ten days!
Page 89 - We had some shallow rifle-pits with barricades of rails from the fences. The Rebel line, stretching away miles to the left, in magnificent array, but strongest here - PICKETT's splendid division of LONGSTREET's corps in front, the best of AP HILL's veterans in support - came steadily, and as it seemed resistlessly, sweeping up. Our skirmishers retired slowly from the Emmitsburg road, holding their ground tenaciously to the last.
Page 115 - Whoe'er amidst the sons Of reason, valor, liberty, and virtue, Displays distinguished merit, is a noble Of nature's own creating.
Page 101 - In every scene of danger and of duty, — along the Atlantic and the Gulf; on the Tennessee, the Cumberland, the Mississippi, and the Rio Grande; under Dupont, Dahlgren, Foote. Farragut, and Porter, — the sons of Massachusetts have borne their part, and paid the debt of patriotism and valor.
Page 300 - New York volunteers,) the capture or destruction of the brave little band seemed inevitable. But the gunboats under your command — the pride of loyal men, and the terror of traitors — came promptly to the rescue. Your well-directed fire drove the enemy from the field, covered the landing of the 85th New York, sent to the relief of the garrison, and the repulse of the rebel army was complete.
Page 27 - Who shall estimate the effect of those latent forces enfolded in the spirit of a new-born child — forces that may date back centuries and find their origin in the life, and thought, and deeds of remote ancestors — forces, the germs of which, enveloped in the awful mystery of life, have been transmitted silently from generation to generation, and never perish!
Page 23 - With a generous frankness, which confers honor upon the stations which they fill, the chief executive officers of the national government and the distinguished commanding general of the army have been pleased to say that the safety of the national capital and the preservation of the archives of the government at a moment when both were seriously menaced, may fairly be attributed to the prompt and efficient action of the State and City of New- York, united with the vigorous efforts of the noble Commonwealth...

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