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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