Jefferson Davis and "Stonewall" Jackson. (Thomas Jonathan Jackson): The Life and Public Services of Each, with the Military Career and Death of the Latter

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Страница 174 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Страница 7 - March 6, 1820,) which, being inconsistent with the principle of non-intervention by Congress with slavery in the States and Territories — as recognized by the legislation of 1850, commonly called the Compromise Measures — is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their...
Страница 267 - All quiet along the Potomac to-night, Where the soldiers lie peacefully dreaming ; Their tents, in the rays of the clear autumn moon. Or the light of the watch-fires are gleaming.
Страница 267 - Tis nothing : a private or two now and then Will not count in the news of the battle ; Not an officer lost — only one of the men Moaning out all alone the death-rattle.
Страница 8 - Then, senators, we recur to the compact which binds us together; we recur to the principles upon which our government was founded; and when you deny them, and when you deny to us the right to withdraw from a government which, thus perverted, threatens to be destructive of our rights, we but tread in the path of our fathers when we proclaim our independence, and take the hazard.
Страница 13 - It is known to Senators who have served with me here that I have for many years advocated, as an essential attribute of State sovereignty, the right of a State to secede from the Union.
Страница 256 - I am not here to make a speech, but simply to say farewell. I first met you at Harper's Ferry in the commencement of this war, and I cannot take leave of you without giving expression to my admiration of your conduct from that day to this — whether on the march, the bivouac, the tented field, or on the bloody Plains of Manassas, where you gained the welldeserved reputation of having decided the fate of the battle.
Страница 246 - He's in the saddle now. Fall in, Steady the whole brigade! Hill's at the ford, cut off; we'll win His way out, ball and blade. What matter if our shoes are worn? What matter if our feet are torn? Quick step! We're with him before morn — That's Stonewall Jackson's way.
Страница 9 - In the course of my service here, associated at different times with a great variety of Senators, I see now around me some with whom I have served long ; there have been points of collision ; but whatever of offense there has been to me, I leave here ; I carry with me no hostile remembrance.

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