Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, Volume 2

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Capitol city Press, 1911
 

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Page 216 - South to return to their allegiance, consistent with honor; we will guarantee them every right, every consideration demanded by the Constitution, and by that fraternal regard which must prevail in a common country ; but we can never voluntarily consent to the breaking up of the Union of these States, or the destruction of the...
Page 226 - He was for a number of years a member of the board of police or the board of supervisors of the county.
Page 479 - As he had no base of supplies until the road could be completed back to Nashville, the first matter to consider after protecting his men was the getting in of food and forage from the surrounding country. He had his men and teams bring in all the grain they could find, or all they needed, and all the cattle for beef, and such other food as could be found. Millers were detailed from the ranks to run the mills along the line of the army. When these were not near enough to the troops for protection...
Page 479 - The rebuilding of this road would give us two roads as far as Stevenson over which to supply the army. From Bridgeport, a short distance farther east, the river supplements the road. General Dodge, besides being a most capable soldier, was an experienced railroad builder. He had no tools to work with except those of the pioneers — axes, picks, and spades. With these he was able to intrench his men and protect them against surprises by small parties of the enemy. As he had no base of supplies until...
Page 207 - FOR GALLANT AND MERITORIOUS CONDUCT IN THE BATTLES OF CONTRERAS AND CHERUBUSCO, MEX.) Sep.
Page 479 - Blacksmith shops with all the iron and steel found in them were moved up in like manner. Blacksmiths were detailed and set to work making the tools necessary in railroad and bridge building. Axemen were put to work getting out timber for bridges and cutting fuel for locomotives when the road should be completed.
Page 23 - In 1820, Capt. Partridge resigned his position in this survey, for the purpose of carrying into practical effect a plan of education, which had occupied much of his attention since 1810, and which in its main features was, doubtless, suggested by his experience at Hanover, and West Point, and was calculated to supply certain deficiencies which he and others had already noticed in our American colleges and higher seminaries of learning. His views both of the deficiencies and their remedies were set...
Page 430 - ... masses if decisions gave disappointment. The then recent adoption of the code had displaced the ancient familiar practice and thrown much labor on the court in settling the new procedure. New and important questions sprang up in the period of rapid development during and following the war; and the growth of the State largely increased the labors of the court. Chief Justice Dixon and his illustrious associates in that formative period worked with noble diligence for the welfare of the State. 'Looking...
Page 25 - ... by anodynes, but from the prostration and the cause, which proved on a post-mortem examination to be an aneurism near the base of the spine, and which had been exhausting his vitality for years — he never rallied, and on the 17th of January, 1854, he breathed his last — widely and deeply mourned by troops of friends, who loved and admired him as their teacher, or looked up to him as the best expounder of principles of military science and education, and of national defense.
Page 23 - ... the refusal of the Legislature of Connecticut in 1828, to grant to the institution at Middletown, the usual privileges and powers of a college. In 1833, 1834, 1837, and 1839, Capt. Partridge was elected representative from the town of Norwich, to the Legislature of Vermont, and in that capacity labored to give efficiency to the military system of the State. In 1834, he secured for certain petitioners a charter for the Norwich University, in which the Trustees are required " to provide for a constant...

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