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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 395 395 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 370 370 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 156 156 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 46 46 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 36 36 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 34 34 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 29 29 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 26 26 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 25 25 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 23 23 Browse Search
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ed indefinitely. Paper money, which was never to be sunk but by the concurring action of twelve or thirteen colonies at distant periods, was virtually irredeemable, and would surely depreciate with rapidity; yet the united colonies had no other available resource, when they rose against a king who easily commanded annually twenty millions of pounds sterling in solid money. There was no mode of obtaining munitions of war but by throwing open the ports and inviting commerce, especially with the French and Dutch colonies; yet the last act of congress, before its adjournment, was the renewal of the agreement, neither directly nor indirectly to export any merchandise or Chap. XLIII.} 1775. Aug. commodity whatever to Great Britain, Ireland, or to the British, or even to the foreign, West Indies. On the first day of August the congress adjourned for five weeks, leaving the insurgent country without a visible government, and no representative of its unity but Washington and the army.
ngton were more various and Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. burdensome than ever devolved upon a European cr, never hurried him beyond Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. his self-prescribed bounds. Congress had votunate messages were extended Chap XLIV.} 1775. Aug. even to New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania;e energy of his will, which Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. bore him on to do his duty with an irresistibleiend and father; but he was Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. not destined to take a further part in the war.ity of the continental con- Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. gress, and they formed the best corps in the cat day he warped off, carry- Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. ing away no spoils except the skiff, in which t retaliation, as he sent the Chap. XLIV.} 1775 Aug. British officers who were his prisoners into thwn the Boston liberty tree; Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. and when marauding expeditions returned with shthe army to the utmost; so had Mifflin, who in August had been appointed quarter-master general, fro
in, the governor of New Jersey, was ever on the alert to soothe, divide, or confuse the patriots, professed an equal regard for the rights of the people and the royal prerogatives, continued the usual sessions of the assembly, and where the authority of his office was diminished, confined himself to complaint, remonstrance or advice. But the self-organized popular government moved side by side with that of the king; the provincial congress which assembled in May, and again by adjournment in August, directed a general association, took cognizance of those who held back, assumed the regulation of the militia, apportioned a levy of ten thousand pounds, excused the Quakers from bearing arms, though not from contributing to relieve distress; and by providing for the Chap. XLV.} 1775. yearly election of its successors, severed from the colonial legislature the appointment of future delegates to the general congress. The new provincial congress, chosen with all the forms of law by the qua
. The ministers were of opinion that Gage, at an Aug. early day, ought to have occupied the heights of Dorthat he might depend upon a re- Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Aug. enforcement of regular troops, that it was hoped the, Colonel William Faucett, leaving England early in August, stopped at the Hague just long enough to confer wival of the news of the Chap. XLVII.} 1775. July and Aug. Charlestown battle, Rochford, the secretary of staterom St. Domingo by the climate, Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Aug. had returned by way of the English colonies, had, at Bonvouloir repaired to the Low Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Aug. Countries, and after some delay found at Antwerp an all her subjects was marked by Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Aug. mildness and incomparable grace; and she made almost; towards foreign powers he was Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Aug. free from rancor. It had been the policy of France and the Russian ministers never Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Aug. spoke of the strife but as likely to end in American
nners and events can alone Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. measure his own fairness, for no one else knows judgment; and yet the hu- Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. mane student of his race, in his searches into excess. It may take a di- Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. versity of names as it comes into flower respece of the parent land. The Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. moral world knows only one rule of right; but m the relations of kindred, Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. no one of them has written a line with gall. usurped all authority over Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. the country north of the Potomac, and designed unfolding the plan in the Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. house of commons just before Bute retired. T a parliamentary tax to be Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. collected in America on tea, glass, paper, and setts and to the people of Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. all the colonies, submission to the change seems and taxes for regulating Chap. Xlviii} 1775. Aug. trade, on condition of being relieved from ever[4 more...]
ope. November in America—1775. The zeal of Richard Penn appeared from his Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Aug. celerity. Four days after the petition to the king had been adopted by congress, he sailed from its bearer had the slightest influence, would not see him. The king and his Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Aug. cabinet, said Suffolk, are determined to listen to nothing from the illegal congress, to treat wihe people; the most perfeet success in reducing the American colonies to un- Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Aug. conditional submission, would have stained the glory of a nation whose great name was due to the ngland. There is reason, so ran its words, to apprehend that such rebellion Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Aug. hath been much promoted and encouraged by the traitorous correspondence, counsels, and comfort ofcertainty; Rochford even assures me once more, that it is determined to burn Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Aug. the town of Boston, and in the coming spring to transfer the seat of operations to New York. You
dgment, was elected its lieutenant colonel. Under the direction of Schuyler, boats were built Aug. at Ticonderoga as fast as possible; and his humanity brooked no delay in adopting measures for the hundred men formed the whole force that he could as yet lead beyond the bor- Chap. LI.} 1775. Aug. der, he feared that the naval strength of the enemy might prevent his getting down the Sorel rivend slavery, must be obeyed. On the sixth of August, from Albany, he advised Chap. LII.} 1775. Aug. that Tryon, whose secret designs he had penetrated, should be conducted out of the way of mischie to this letter, Schuyler left the negotiation with Indians to the other com- Chap. LII.} 1775. Aug. missioners at Albany, and set off for his army. Montgomery, wherever he came, looked to see AuAug. what could be done, and to devise the means of doing it; he had informed Schuyler that he should probably reach St. John's on the first day of September. Schuyler sent back no reply. Moving witho
Chapter 55: The royal governor of Virginia Invites the Serv-Ants and slaves to rise against their masters. November—December, 1775. The central colonies still sighed for reconciliation; Chap. LV.} 1775. Dec. the tories and the timid were waiting for commissioners; the credit of the continental paper money languished and declined; the general congress in December, while they answered the royal proclamation of August by threats of retaliation, and a scornful rejection of allegiance to parliament, professed allegiance to the king, and distinguished between their resistance to tyranny and rebellion; but all the while a steady current drifted the country towards independence. In New Jersey, the regular colonial assembly, which was still kept in existence, granted the usual annual support of the royal government. On the fifth of December they resolved themselves into a committee of the whole, to consider the draft of a separate address to the king; but as that mode of action