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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
Richmond there is but a single line of railway, which, starting from the latter city, crosses the upper Chickahominy, then the Pamunky at White House, and terminates at West Point, where the latter river and the Mattapony both empty into the salt waters of York River. Such was the new ground upon which the army of the Potomac was about to fight. The transportation of this army was a difficult task, and was accomplished in a remarkable manner. The first vessels were chartered on the 27th of February; on the 17th of March the first soldier was embarked; and on the 6th of April, all the troops which had not been withdrawn from General McClellan's command were landed upon the peninsula. During this short period of time, four hundred ships, steamers, and sailing vessels, had been collected and taken to Alexandria, and had transported a distance of eighty leagues, 109,419 men, 14,502 animals, 44 batteries, with all the immense materiel which generally follows such an army, leaving not
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
, and which were to be awarded to the lowest bidders. It was only on the 19th of January that the new Secretary, Mr. Dix, succeeded in negotiating half of them, or five millions, at the exorbitant rate of 10.625 per cent. interest. On the 8th of February, 1861, both houses authorized a loan for the nominal amount of twenty-five millions at six per cent., the shares to be put up at auction and made redeemable within ten years, or twenty at the utmost; a portion of them were sold on the 27th of February, at between ninety and ninety-six cents on the dollar. Moreover, on the 2d of March, on the eve of adjournment, they empowered the government, after raising the tariffs of custom-house duties, to negotiate another loan of ten millions of similar bonds, with the privilege, if it was not all taken up, to supply the deficiency by treasury notes, with this restriction, however, that they were not to be put in circulation until the next fiscal year—that is to say, until after the 30th of Ju