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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 6 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 3 Browse Search
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 2 2 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 1 1 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 1 1 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 5: events in Charleston and Charleston harbor in December, 1860.--the conspirators encouraged by the Government policy. (search)
s of the Slave-labor States. He laid before the President facts showing their nakedness (the Secretary of War having denuded the whole Atlantic coast of troops, and sent them to Texas, and the Territories north of it), and that they Meagher Guard. were completely at the mercy of insurgents. On the 31st of October he asked permission to admonish the commanders of Southern forts to be on the alert against surprise or sudden assault; but even this was not given by the President before January 3, 1861, when it was too late. See Memoir of Lieutenant-General Scott, Ll. D., written by himself, II. 622. He went to Washington City on the 12th of December, and on the following day begged the Secretary of War to re-enforce the Southern forts. The Secretary did not coincide in his views. He then asked Floyd to procure for him an early interview with the President. That interview occurred on the 15th, when the subject of secession and the strengthening of the forts was freely discussed.
the Convention Assembled at Montgomery, January 7th. passed an Ordinance of Secession, January 11, 1861. by a vote of 61 to 39, it was claimed that the minority, being mainly from the Northern counties, where the free population is proportionally far more numerous than among the great plantations of the South, represented more freemen than did the majority. Florida, through her Legislature, voted December 1, 1860. to call a Convention. That Convention met at Tallahassee, January 3, 1861. and passed January 10th. an Ordinance of Secession: Yeas 62; Nays 7. Several delegates elected expressly as Unionists voted for Secession. Mississippi assembled her Legislature, on the call of Gov. John J. Pettus, at Jackson; and a Convention was thereby called to meet at the same place, January 7th; and a Secession Ordinance was passed by it two days thereafter: Yeas 84; Nays 15. Mississippi having, next to South Carolina, the largest proportional Slave population of any State
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
By this new treaty the Creeks retained all their lands in Alabama, which had been ceded by a former treaty. On the recommendation of Senator Toombs and others at Washington, in the winter of 1860-61, the governor of Georgia (Joseph Brown) ordered the seizure of the United States coast defences on the border of the State before the secession convention met. Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, and Fort Jackson, near the city of Savannah, were seized on Jan. 3, 1861. On the same day the National arsenal at Savannah was taken possession of by Confederates, and 700 State troops, by the orders and in the presence of the governor, took possession of the arsenal at Augusta, Jan. 24, when the National troops there were sent to New York. In the arsenal were 22.000 muskets and rifles, some cannon, and a large amount of munitions of war. The forts were without garrisons, and each was in charge of only two or three men. Late in November, 1861, Commodore D
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forts Morgan and Gaines, seizure of (search)
Forts Morgan and Gaines, seizure of On the night of Jan. 3, 1861, Col. J. B. Todd, under orders of Governor Moore, embarked on a steamboat, with four companies of Confederate volunteers, for Fort Morgan, at the entrance to Mobile Harbor, about 30 miles below the city. They reached the fort at about 3 A. M. the next-day. The garrison made no resistance, and cheered the flag of Alabama when it was put in the place of that of the United States. At 5 A. M. the fort was in the hands of the Confederates. One of the captors wrote: We found here about 5,000 shot and shell; and we are ready to receive any distinguished strangers the government may see fit to send on a visit to us. Fort Gaines, on Dauphin Island, opposite Fort Morgan, shared the fate of the latter. That morning, Jan. 4, the United States revenue cutter Lewis Cass was surrendered to the collector of the port of Mobile (q. v.). See Bowyer, Fort.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
ut I want you to stay with the major. Hart looked inquiringly towards his Margaret, and replied, I will go, madam. But, Margaret, said Mrs. Anderson, what do you say? Indade, ma'am, it's Margaret's sorry she can't do as much for you as Pater can, was the reply. When will you go, Hart? asked Mrs. Anderson. To-night, madam, if you wish. To-morrow night at six o'clock I will be ready, said Mrs. Anderson. In spite of the remonstrances of her physician, the devoted wife left New York on Jan. 3, 1861, for Charleston, accompanied by Peter Hart in the character of a servant, ready at all times to do her bidding. None but her physician knew her destination. They travelled without intermission, and arrived at Charleston late on Saturday night. She had neither eaten, drunk, nor slept during the journey, for she was absorbed with the subject of her errand. From Wilmington to Charleston she was the only woman on the train. Therein, and at the hotel in Charleston, she continually heard h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
. H., aged 104 1/2......Dec. 27, 1860 Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by South Carolina State troops......Dec. 27, 1860 United States arsenal, with 75,000 stands of arms, seized by South Carolina State troops at Charleston......Dec. 30, 1860 Edward D. Baker, of Oregon, answers the plea of Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, in the Senate for the right of secession......Jan. 2, 1861 Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Ga., seized by Georgia State troops......Jan. 3, 1861 United States arsenal seized at Mount Vernon, Ala., by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 4, 1861 Forts Morgan and Gaines, at the entrance of Mobile Bay, seized by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 5, 1861 Fernando Wood, mayor of New York, recommends secession to the common council......Jan. 6, 1861 United States arsenal at Apalachicola, Fla., seized by the Florida State troops......Jan. 6, 1861 Fort Marion and Fort St. Augustine, Fla., seized by Florida State troops....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
feree......Jan. 15, 1848 John Middleton Clayton, of Delaware, negotiates the Clayton-Bulwer treaty with the British government......April, 1850 A new constitution framed and submitted to the people, but rejected......Oct. 11, 1853 Amendment to constitution changing day of State elections......Jan. 30, 1855 Henry Dickinson, commissioner from Mississippi, invites the State to join the Confederacy; proposition rejected unanimously by the House and by a majority of the Senate......Jan. 3, 1861 Delaware declares for the Union......April 15, 1861 Delaware added to the Military Department of Washington......April 19, 1861 Governor Burton calls for volunteers for United States army, and obtains a regiment of about 775 three-months' men. (Subsequently two regiments of about 1,000 each were enlisted for the war)......April 23, 1861 A peace convention at Dover resolves against the war and for a peaceable recognition of the Confederacy......June 27, 1861 Delaware raises
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
swick on Blythe Island......Jan. 28, 1857 Howell Cobb appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 6, 1857 Governor Brown vetoes bill suspending forfeiture proceedings against banks for one year; the banks in Augusta and elsewhere resume specie payment......May 1, 1858 Georgia schooner-yacht Wanderer seized in New York on suspicion of being a slavetrader, but released.......June 16, 1858 Governor Brown seizes forts Pulaski and Jackson sixteen days before Georgia secedes......Jan. 3, 1861 Ordinance of secession passed (yeas, 208; nays, 89)......Jan. 19, 1861 [Alexander H. Stephens and Herschel V. Johnson vote nay.] Members of Congress from Georgia withdraw......Jan. 23, 1861 Iverson withdraws from the Senate......Jan. 28, 1861 Mint at Dahlonega seized by Confederate authorities of Georgia......Feb. 28, 1861 Georgia adopts Confederate constitution......March 16, 1861 Georgia adopts a State constitution......March 23, 1861 Governor Brown by proclama
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Georgia, 1861 (search)
1861 Jan. 3: Seizure of Fort PulaskiBy State Troops. Jan. 19: Adoption of Secession OrdinanceBy State. Jan. 24: Seizure of Augusta ArsenalBy State Troops. Jan. 26: Seizure of Oglethorpe Bks., Savannah and Fort JacksonBy State Troops.
successful and popular. He had met public expectation on every point. Many important measures had been passed during his term; and, upon retiring from office, he deemed it proper to present to the Legislature a statement of the condition of public affairs, with such considerations as his experience might suggest; and enforced this departure from the course pursued by his predecessors in the gubernatorial office, with many cogent reasons. He delivered his valedictory address on the 3d of January, 1861, in which he gave a review of the legislation, and a statement of the finances of the State for the three years during which he had been the chief executive officer. It is my purpose to speak upon but two of the topics discussed in the address, which have a direct bearing on the war which was so soon to open, and in which Governor Banks was to take a prominent part, as a major-general in the Union army. The Legislature of 1858 had passed what was known as an act for the protectio
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