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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 22 22 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 20 20 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
dmire! He did, indeed, seem to try hard to resist the storm for several weeks; and, during that time, told his countrymen some sober truths concerning the control of the National Alexander H. Stephens. Government by the Slave interest from its beginning; which should have made the cheeks of every conspirator crimson with shame, because of his mean defiance of every principle of honor and true manhood — his wickedness without excuse. In the State Convention of Georgia, early in January, 1861, Mr. Stephens said:--I must declare here, as I have often done before, and which has been repeated by the greatest and wisest of statesmen and patriots in this and other lands, that it is the best and freest Government, the most equal in its rights, the most just in its decisions, the most lenient in its measures, and the most inspiring in its principles to elevate the race of men, that the sun of heaven ever shone upon. Now, for you to attempt to overthrow such a Government as this, un
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
Unwilling to assist the Government in enforcing the laws, Thomas resigned, See his Letter of Resignation, January 11, 1861. and was succeeded by John A. Dix, a stanch patriot of New York. Thompson left the Interior Department on the 8th, January, 1861. and, like Floyd, hastened to his own State to assist in the work of rebellion. There was still another cause for excitement in Washington and throughout the country, during the eventful week we are considering. It was the arrival and actand his officers earnestly desired leave to fire. His peremptory instructions restrained him. He had not been attacked. Yet he was on the point of assuming the responsibility of giving the word to fire, because Map of Charleston harbor in January, 1861. the sovereignty of the nation was insulted by this dishonoring of its flag, when the vessel that bore it turned about and went to sea. This assault upon the Star of the West was an open act of war. The conspirators of South Carolina had s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
an independent empire on the borders of the Gulf; and early in January, 1861, they met in Convention to take the first step in the necessaryernment than they could be out of January, them. On the 14th, January, 1861. Yulee wrote to the Chairman of the Convention, from his desk i extreme right of the picture. On the morning of the 10th, January, 1861. the Wyandot carried over Slemmer's command. All night long, a duty, &c., for an attack was hourly expected. On the 12th, January, 1861. Captain Randolph, Major Marks, and Lieutenant Rutledge, all ienced preparations for assailing Fort Pickens, and on the 18th, January 1861. Chase again demanded its surrender, saying he was re-enforced, . So doubtful was the final result, that, so late as the 17th, January 1861. a dispatch was sent by telegraph to the Alabama delegation in Cparts of the State. Sixty of these irresponsible men, early in January, 1861, called a State Convention, to meet at Austin on the 28th of th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
o the Legislature, he insisted that Missouri should stand by its sister Slave-labor States in whatever course they might pursue at that crisis. He recommended the calling of a State Convention to consider Federal relations; and on the 16th, January, 1861. the Legislature responded by authorizing one, decreeing, however, that its action on the subject of secession should be submitted to the vote of the people. The election resulted in the choice of a large majority of Union delegates Claibocution of John Brown, See page 114. added intensity to the flame of passion — of hatred and disgust of New Englanders — in all the region below the Potomac and the Ohio, and far away to the Rio Grande. It was evident at the beginning of January, 1861, that the contagion of secession was spreading too rapidly, and was too malignant in its character, to be arrested either by moral suasion or by compromises and concessions. The time had arrived for courageous, conscientious, and manly actio
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
and other agencies at their command. They have instituted as thorough a military and civil despotism as ever cursed a maddened country. These charges were sustained by an electrograph, which appeared in the Charleston Mercury on the 7th, January, 1861. dated at Washington City on the 6th. --The Senators, it said, from those of the Southern States which have called conventions of the people, met in caucus last night, and adopted the following resolutions:-- Resolved, That we recommentions; the defiant attitude of the traitors in Congress, in speech and action; the revolutionary movements at Charleston; the startling picture of the perilous condition of the country, given in a Special Message of the President on the 8th, January, 1861. and the roar of the tornado of secession, then sweeping fearfully over the Gulf States, produced the most intense and painful excitement in the public mind. That Message of the 8th, under the circumstances, seemed like a cry of despair or a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
and between her own, and leaning her head against the brawny shoulder, whispered, with quivering lips, May God bless an' take care oa you, Thomas; I'll never cease to pray for you; but do your juty, do your juty, darlint. God forbid that my love should interfere with that. Her husband, Thomas Carroll, did his juty well when the hour for duty came, and carried a wounded face away from Fort Sumter. --Within Fort Sumter: by one of the Company, page 25. They had left the fort on the 25th, January, 1861. and embarked at Charleston. When the Marion neared Sumter, the whole garrison was seen on the top of the ramparts. While the ship was passing, they fired a gun and gave three hearty cheers, as a parting farewell to the beloved ones on board. The response was waving of handkerchiefs, and tears and sobs, and earnest prayers, both silent and audible. Late in March, rumors reached Governor Pickens that the garrison in Sumter would soon be transferred to some other post. It doubtless
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
eft Fortress Monroe for Fort Pickens, with Captain Vogdes and ten artillerymen, and provisions and military stores. It was also determined to employ three or four small steamers, then in the Coast-Survey service, for the same purpose, under the command of Captain J. H. Ward of the Navy, Statement of General Scott, above cited. who was an early martyr in the cause of his country. These movements were suspended in consequence of a telegraphic dispatch sent from Pensacola on the 28th, January, 1861. by Senator Mallory, to Senators Slidell, Hunter, and Bigler, in which was expressed an earnest desire for peace, and an assurance that no attack would be made on Fort Pickens if the then present status should be preserved. Reply of Ex-President Buchanan to General Scott's statement, dated Wheatland, October 28, 1862. This proposal was carefully considered, both with a view to the safety of the fort, and the effect which a collision might have upon the Peace Convention about to as
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
tions, and in hope; and why should they not be one in Government? Every son of the South, from the Potomac to the Rio Grande, should rally beneath the same banner. The conflict may be terrible, but the victory will be ours. It remains for you to say whether you will share our triumphs. Speech at Richmond, April 28, 1861, cited by Whitney in his History of the War for the Union, i. 402. Compare what Stephens said at Milledgeville, in November, 1860, and in the Georgia Convention, in January 1861, pages 54 to 57, inclusive. Stephens, as we have observed, was in Richmond for the purpose of negotiating a treaty for the admission of Virginia into the Southern Confederacy. The Convention appointed Ex-President John Tyler, William Ballard Preston, S. McD. Moore; James P. Holcombe, James C. Bruce, and Lewis E. Harvie, Commissioners to treat with him. They entered upon the business at once, and on the 24th of April agreed to and signed a Convention between the Commonwealth of Virgi