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Browsing named entities in Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.). You can also browse the collection for 1861 AD or search for 1861 AD in all documents.

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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)
mer volume with the narrative of the first year of the war, having brought down our review of the campaigns which were being prosecuted in the East and West to within a few days of the anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Those campaigns were but the prelude to the far more extensive operations and sanguinary conflicts which we are about to relate. We shall begin by speaking of the army of the Potomac, of which we have described the slow formation during the autumn and winter of 1861, and of its first movements in the spring of 1862. Whilst the armies of the West have already overrun several States and fought great battles, the former has not yet had an opportunity to seek revenge from the conquerors of Bull Run. In the last chapters of the preceding volume the reader has seen the difficulties of every kind which embarrassed its movements, prevented it from taking the field at an earlier day, and jeopardized the success of the plan of operations so happily conceived by
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
erence of race and language, had always been unanimous in sustaining the cause of slavery since it had played the first part in the political affairs of the republic, nor had they been among the less zealous in raising the standard of secession in 1861. Many of them had fought bravely on the battle-field of Bull Run. Should the Confederacy ever be recognized and enjoy a tranquil independent existence—should it succeed in realizing the dream of that vast association known by the name of Knightsment in possession of the vessel, the Union sailors were obliged to abandon their prize, which they set on fire before leaving. Meanwhile, the project of an expedition against New Orleans, which had been determined upon at the close of the year 1861, and then relinquished, when a war with England seemed imminent, had been revived as soon as the question of the Trent prisoners was amicably settled. General Butler had been directed to raise the necessary troops for this expedition; and in orde
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
Potomac, and therefore useless, there is but one turnpike to be met in this country,—that which had already played so prominent a part in the battle of Bull Run in 1861, and which is known as the Warrenton turnpike; leaving Alexandria, it passes through Fairfax Court-house, whence a branch called the Little River Turnpike is detac eastern slope of the mountains. He determined to take position near the old battle-field of Bull Run, on the ground where McDowell had made his flank movement in 1861. He rested his left upon Bull Run near Sudeley Springs, as if he intended to menace Centreville, and extended his right to Groveton in the direction of Thoroughfaly as possible the means of regaining their strength and their courage. He brought back each corps into the old position it had occupied during the long winter of 1861-1862. Porter and Siegel took up their quarters at Hall's Hill, McDowell at Upton's Hill, Franklin and Heintzelman near Alexandria, Couch in the vicinity of the Ch
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
owever, becoming confounded with it. The State of California and the neighboring territories situated on the Pacific basin had furnished the Federal armies with a large number of gallant volunteers, but their geographical position kept them remote from the scene of war. The Confederates had been unable to extend the theatre of hostilities to the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The centre of the continent was occupied by those Indian tribes with whom the regular army was still at war in 1861; and if their number was greatly reduced, the experience they had acquired during their incessant conflicts partly compensated for this decrease. The civil war, which was absorbing the attention of their eternal enemies, afforded them an opportunity, not for reconquering the territory they had lost, but at least for satisfying their thirst for revenge, increasing the number of scalps suspended in their tents, and massacring the wives and children of the settlers who occupied the hunting-grou
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—Tennessee. (search)
gn that we must describe them in detail, to give a succinct narrative of the rapid and devastating inroads of this cavalry across regions into which the regular armies of the Confederacy could no longer penetrate; we will follow them without interruption till the close of the year 1862, resuming the recital of the battles which these regular armies had to fight at the same period in the next chapter. The two guerilla chiefs, who had distinguished themselves with a handful of adventurers in 1861, were now each at the head of nearly three thousand mounted men, all armed with rifles, who could fight both on foot and on horseback. They had, moreover, several batteries of light artillery. These two small corps were perfectly organized and in a condition to rely upon themselves. We have already seen them at work preparing the preliminaries of Bragg's offensive campaign into Kentucky by means of audacious expeditions. Forrest, whose soldiers had been sorely tried by the disaster of
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
was differently commented upon in the Federal armies, where all opinions were represented and freely expressed, without, however, at all interfering with discipline; but nearly all the commanders received it either with mistrust or regret. Before 1861 most of them had entertained sentiments opposed to the abolition of slavery; and, as they might be led into the midst of Southern communities by the war, they preferred not to present themselves before the latter as irreconcilable enemies of theirprehended, and McClellan devoted himself exclusively to its reorganization. But his inaction during the most favorable season for campaign purposes soon stirred up the impatient public, and reminded them of his temporizing policy at Washington in 1861, and in the beginning of the following year before Yorktown and on the Chickahominy. This impatience was fully shared by the Federal government. The difficult relations which had always existed between General McClellan and the Secretary of Wa
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
, had been considerably shortened at the end of 1861 by the completion of the Danville and Greensborline of the labors of Congress during the years 1861 and 1862. We have delayed presenting this sketnd the proposals he had invited during the year 1861, in order to provide for the armament and equip, had succeeded in balancing the budget of 1860-1861, which exhibited eighty-four million five hundrrted in considerable quantities during the year 1861. Its exports from the port of New York for the of Texas were admitted to seats in Congress in 1861, those of Virginia and Arkansas in May, those orruption from day to day. The laws passed in 1861 having authorized the executive power to issue onvert those that had been issued, December 1, 1861, into government bonds, and, on the other hand,exasperated, organized into bands at the end of 1861, and began a counter-revolution in the hope of the capitulation of Lexington, in the summer of 1861, having increased the number of Federal prisone[2 more...]