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up, and adjourned, leaving Kansas still a Territory: so that, though every way qualified for and entitled to admission, she was remanded into territorial vassalage by the very men who had been so eager to admit her, two years before, when her population and every other element of strength and stability were considerably less. She was thus denied a voice in the election for President in 1860. At the next session of Congress, however, her application was renewed; and on the same day January 21, 1861. that Messrs. Jefferson Davis, Clement C. Clay, Fitzpatrick, Mallory, and others, abandoned their seats and the Capitol to take part in the Southern Rebellion, a bill admitting her as a Free State under the Wyandot Constitution was called up by Gov. Seward, and passed the Senate: Yeas 36; Nays 16. One week later, on motion of Mr. Grow, of Pennsylvania, it was taken up in the House, out of regular order, by 119 to 42, and passed. And thus, on the very threshold of our great struggle —
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
0 miles below the city. The Mount Vernon arsenal was captured by four Confederate companies commanded by Captain Leadbetter, of the United States Engineer Corps, and a native of Maine. At dawn (Jan. 4, 1861) they surprised Captain Reno, who was in command of the arsenal, and the Alabama Confederates thus obtained 15,000 stands of arms. 150, 000 pounds of gunpowder, some cannon, and a large quantity of munitions of war. The Alabama Senators and Representatives withdrew from Congress Jan. 21, 1861. On March 13, a State convention ratified the constitution adopted by the Confederate Congress. The authorities of the State seized the national property within its borders, and sent troops to Florida to assist in capturing Fort Pickens and other public works there. Alabama sent a commissioner to Washington as an ambassador, but he was not received. During the war that ensued. Alabama bore her share of the burden, and her cities and plantations suffered from the ravages of the confl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ith the garrison of eighty-one men, under Lieutenant Slemmer; refused......Jan. 12, 1861 Fort Taylor, Key West, garrisoned by United States troops......Jan. 14, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Georgia adopted in convention, 208 to 89......Jan. 19, 1861 United States Senators Clement C. Clay, of Alabama, Thomas L. Clingman, of North Carolina, Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, Stephen R. Mallory and David L. Yulee, of Florida, withdraw from the Senate with speeches of defiance......Jan. 21, 1861 United States arsenal at Augusta, Ga., seized by Georgia troops......Jan. 24, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Louisiana adopted in convention, 113 to 17......Jan. 26, 1861 Alfred Iverson, of Georgia, withdraws from the Senate in a speech of defiance......Jan. 28, 1861 Kansas admitted as the thirty-fourth State......Jan. 29, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Texas adopted in convention, 166 to 7......Feb. 1, 1861 Peace conference held at Washington, D. C., at the request of
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
government for 100 days July, 1864. Left State for Baltimore, Md., July 28, 1864. Camp at Mankin's Woods and garrison duty at Forts McHenry, Marshall, Carroll and other points in and about the Defenses of Baltimore till November. Attached to 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. Ordered home November 6. Mustered out November 16, 1864. Lost by disease 9 Enlisted men. 6th Massachusetts Regiment Infantry (Militia). 3 months. Service. Tendered services to government January 21, 1861. Moved from Lowell to Boston in response to call of the President April 15, 1861. Left Boston for Washington, D. C., April 17 via New York and Philadelphia and to Baltimore April 19. Attacked in streets of Baltimore April 19. Reached Washington April 19 and camp in Capitol Buildings. Moved to Relay House May 5 and to Baltimore May 13, returning to Relay House May 16. Guard railroad till June 13. Duty at Baltimore and Relay House till July 29. Relieved from duty J
ten from his seat in the United States Senate. Fort Barancas and McRae, with the navy yard, were at once surrendered by the naval commandant; but Lieut. Slemmers, not approving such a course, secretly crossed over to Fort Pickens, as Major Anderson did from Moultrie to Sumter, and there stationed himself, while the ingenuity and enterprise of the government at Washington were to be taxed for his reinforcement. The scene of secession was now to be transferred to Washington. On the 21st of January, 1861, an impressive and memorable event occurred in the Senate of the United States. On that day, resignations of certain distinguished Senators were announced, in consequence of the secession of their States. Even the Republican Senators treated the occasion with respect; the chamber was pervaded by an air of solemnity; and the galleries were crowded by a vast concourse of spectators, the intelligent of whom recognized in the scene transpiring before their eyes the ceremony of the first
Mass., May 13, 1811], 2.271. Lee, Luther, Rev. [b. Schoharie, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1800], defence of Birney, 2.304, Third Party activity, 343, 437, at Chardon St. Convention, 425, 427. Lee, Samuel, 2.210. Leggett, Samuel, 1.192. Leggett, William [1802-1838], 1.493 Le Moyne, Francis Julius, Dr. [b. Washington, Pa., Sept. 4, 1798; d. there, Oct. 14, 1879], declines nomination for Vice-President, 2.319, 320. Lethem, Matthew, 2.398. Lewis, Alonzo [b. Lynn, Mass., Aug. 28, 1794; d. Jan. 21, 1861], poet and teacher, 1.273; part in founding New Eng. A. S. Soc., 278; helps edit Lib., 283.—Portrait in collected Poems, Boston, 1882. Lewis, Evan [b. Radnor, Pa., August 19, 1782; d. Philadelphia, Mar. 25, 1834], prize A. S. essay, 1.306; delegate Nat. A. S. Convention, 392, committeeman, 397. Lewis, Sidney Ann (Gilpin) [b. Wilmington, Del., Feb. 28, 1795; d. Philadelphia, Mar. 23, 1882], 1.398. Liberator, prospectus, 1.199, title fixed, 217, inception and material progress, 4
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 1: no union with non-slaveholders!1861. (search)
red it to be the duty of every free State in the Union to suppress any incendiary publications, especially of the newspaper press, against slavery, and to punish their authors. Speech of Thomas Corwin in the U. S. House of Representatives, Jan. 21, 1861; Appendix to Congressional Globe, 36th Congress, 2d session, pp. 73, 74. See, also, the comments of Owen Lovejoy in his fearless speech two days later (ibid., p. 85). Andrew G. Curtin, the Mss. E. W. Capron and E. H. Irish to J. M. McKim, JRochester; one thing in the spring, and another in the autumn. . . . He blows hot and cold; he speaks with two voices; he backs and fills; he utters a brave threat, and then seems to shrink back from the echo of his own voice (Boston Courier, Jan. 21, 1861; Lib. 31: 20). Even while commenting severely on the cowardice and recreancy of the Republican leaders whom we have named, Mr. Garrison vindicated them and their party against the false accusations hurled at them and the abolitionists ali
great civil war in a becoming manner. The 6th Mass. Infantry, which has been called with propriety the State's one historic regiment, now demands a special consideration. This organization had the undying honor of being the first regiment to reach Washington, fully organized and equipped, at the call of the President. It was brought together at Lowell on the 16th of April, the morning after the proclamation was issued, the officers of the regiment having previously held a meeting on Jan. 21, 1861, at the suggestion of Gen. B. F. Butler, and offered its services to the government. As gathered, the regiment included four companies from Lowell, two from Lawrence, one from Groton, one from Acton and one from Worcester. In Boston, which was reached at 1 P. M., there were added a Boston company and a Stoneham company, making eleven in all, or about seven hundred men. These men were among the very first fruits of the enlistment, entering the service without a bounty; in many cases who
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Sixth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), 3 months, 9 months and 100 days service. (search)
,—Enlisted men,–––––3––––1-––4 9 months,— Officers,–2–––––––––––2 Enlisted men,––366331111––25 Totals,–––––––––––––27 100 days,—Enlisted men,–––1–1–1–211–7 Casualties by Engagements. 1861. April 19, Baltimore, Md.,–––––3––––1––4 1862. Dec. 12, Tanner's Ford, Va.,–1-–––––––––––1 1863. Jan. 30, Deserted House, Va.,–1–4–––1–––––6 May 15, Carsville, Va.,––––2––––1–––3 The services of the 6th Infantry, M. V. M., were tendered to the State of Massachusetts by its officers Jan. 21, 1861, and on the 15th of April, 1861, the regiment was called into service by Governor Andrew. Its members were residents of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk and Worcester counties, its colonel being Edward F. Jones of Pepperell. The regiment left Boston for Washington via New York and Philadelphia, April 17, 1861, bein
on Evening Journal, April 20, 1861, p. 4, col. 2. —Speech, The Union is a failure, Jan. 20, 1861, in Music Hall. Wendell Phillips. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 21, 1861, p. 1, cols. 4, 5. —War claims; general statement; one-half column. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 7, p. 728. —Woman gives description of battle at Kinstonton Evening Journal, Jan. 19, 1861, p. 4, col. 2. —Rolls called to throw out members who could not go out of the State if required. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 21, 1861, p. 4, col. 4. —Reports of debate about preparing for war; Senate of Massachusetts. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 21, 1861, p. 1, col. 5; Jan. 22, p. 1, col.Jan. 21, 1861, p. 1, col. 5; Jan. 22, p. 1, col. 5. —Companies meet in Braintree, Salem, Charlestown, Marblehead and Boston, to revise their rolls, with a view to readiness to go out of the State. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 26, 1861, p. 4, col. 2. —Favorable response to Gen. Order No. 4, requiring revision of rolls, with a view to readiness in going out of the St
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