Reminiscences of the War: Biography and Personal Sketches of All the Commanding Officiers of the Union Army

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Página 143 - As the officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies ) of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.
Página 51 - Recent events foreshadow a great change, and it becomes all men to choose. If Louisiana withdraws from the Federal Union, I prefer to maintain my allegiance to the old Constitution as long as a fragment of it survives; and my longsr stay here would be wrong in every sense of the word.
Página 52 - And furthermore, as President of the Board of Supervisors, I beg you to take immediate steps to relieve me as superintendent the moment the State determines to secede ; for on no earthly account will I do any act, or think any thought, hostile to or in defiance of the old Government of the United States.
Página 8 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Página 51 - Sir: As I occupy a quasi-military position under the laws of the State, I deem it proper to acquaint you that I accepted such position when Louisiana was a State in the Union, and when the motto of this seminary was inserted in marble over the main door: "By the liberality of the General Government of the United States. The Union — esto perpetua.
Página 51 - Constitution as long as a fragment of it survives, and my longer stay here would be wrong in every sense of the word. In that event, I beg you will send or appoint some authorized agent to take charge of the arms and munitions of war here belonging to the State, or direct me what disposition should be made of them.
Página 142 - As officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from women, calling themselves ladies, of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered hereafter, when any female shall, by mere gesture or movement, insult, or show contempt for any officers or soldiers of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman about town plying her vocation.
Página 22 - General Grant, I meet you in order to arrange terms for the capitulation of the city of Vicksburg and its garrison. "What terms do you demand ? ' " ' Unconditional surrender^ replied General Grant. " ' Unconditional surrender ! ' said Pemberton. ' Never, so long as I have a man left me.! I will fight rather.
Página 126 - At the close of the war he was placed in command of the Military Division of the Atlantic, which command he retained from July 1, 1865, to August 6, 1866.

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