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January 23. No entry for January 23, 1861.
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)
ome time employed as a special telegraph news reporter for a few Southern newspapers, including one in Charleston. My business has been to send them, when occasion required it, important commercial intelligence and general news items of interest. Hence, in the discharge of my duty as a telegraph reporter, I did send an account of the sailing of the Star of the West. If that was treason, all I have to say in conclusion is, make the most of it. Alexander Jones. Herald office, New York, January 23, 1861. and by Thompson, one of the conspirators in Buchanan's Cabinet, who was afterward an accomplice in deeds exceeding in depravity of conception the darkest in the annals of crime. Some spy had revealed the secret to this man, and he, while yet in the pay of the Government, betrayed it to its enemies. As I was writing my resignation, he said, I sent a dispatch to Judge Longstreet that the Star of the West was coming with re-enforcements. Speech at Oxford, Mississippi. He also gave a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
in an address in Boston, on the Political lessons of the hour, declared himself to be a disunion man, and was glad to see South Carolina and other Slave-labor States had practically initiated a disunion movement. He hoped that all the Slave-labor States would leave the Union, and not stand upon the order of their going, but go at once. He denounced the compromise spirit manifested by Mr. Seward and Charles Francis Adams, with much severity of language.--Springfield (Mass.) Republican, January 23, 1861. and Lieutenant-General Scott, who knew what were the horrors Winfield Scott in 1865. of war, seems to have contemplated this alternative without dread. In a letter addressed to Governor Seward, on the day preceding Mr. Lincoln's inauguration, March 3, 1861. he suggested a limitation of the President's field of action in the premises to four measures, namely:--1st, to adopt the Crittenden Compromise; 2d, to collect duties outside of the ports of seceding States, or blockade them; 3
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 6: Louisiana. 1859-1861. (search)
stand in need of this money (five hundred dollars); otherwise I would abandon it. I will not ask you to put the Board of Supervisors to the trouble of meeting, unless you can get a quorum at Baton Rouge. With great respect, your friend, W. T. Sherman. By course of mail, I received the following answer from Governor Moore, the original of which I still possess. It is all in General Bragg's handwriting, with which I am familiar: Executive office, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 23, 1861. my dear sir: It is with the deepest regret I acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 18th inst. In the pressure of official business, I can now only request you to transfer to Prof. Smith the arms, munitions, and funds in your hands, whenever you conclude to withdraw from the position you have filled with so much distinction. You cannot regret more than I do the necessity which deprives us of your services, and you will bear with you the respect, confidence, and admiration
n; and I am convinced that the happiest result which can be attained is, that both he and the authorities of South Carolina shall remain on their present amicable footing, neither party being bound by any obligations whatever, except the high Christian and moral duty to keep the peace, and to avoid all causes of mutual irritation. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Holt, Secretary of War ad interim. letter of Senators of seceding States to Hon. I. W. Hayne Washington, January 23, 1861. Hon. Isaac W. Hayne. Sir: In answer to your letter of the 17th inst. we have now to inform you that, after communicating with the President, we have received a letter signed by the Secretary of War, and addressed to Messrs. Fitzpatrick, Mallory, and Slidell, on the subject of our proposition, which letter we now inclose to you. Although its terms are not as satisfactory as we could have desired, in relation to the ulterior purposes of the Executive, we have no hesitation in expressi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
r; 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 proclamation forbids the people of Georgia to pay Northern creditors......April 26, 1861 Admiral Dupont, U. S. N., takes Tybee Island......November, 1861 Draft of troops made in Savannah, at call of Pre
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
hich we fought and won this last great battle, and their triumph and our humiliation will be complete. No one was firmer in this crisis than S. P. Chase, already elected again to the Senate, and just completing his second term as governor of Ohio. His phrase, Inauguration first, adjustment afterwards, became a watchword of uncompromising Republicans; and in that spirit he acted in the Peace Conference, where he dissented from the majority of the Ohio delegation. He wrote to Sumner, Jan. 23, 1861, deploring Seward's speech, He had by letter (Jan. 11, 1861) endeavored to dissuade Seward from making a compromise speech. Schuckers's Life of S. P. Chase, p. 202. and ending, My faith is fixed; no compromise now, and no proposition of adjustment until the executive department of the government is ours. And three days later he wrote again:— The surrender will not save the Union; firmness, decision, moderation, will,—if anything will. If my voice could be heard in the Senate
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
s to Brown to surrender. Returning to Texas, he was in command of the department in 1860 and early in 1861, while the Southern States were passing ordinances of secession, and with sincere pain observed the progress of dissolution. Writing January 23, 1861, he said that the South had been aggrieved by the acts of the North, and that he felt the aggression and was willing to take every proper step for redress. But he anticipated no greater calamity than a dissolution of the Union and would saable wounds in the course of the assault. Subsequently he superintended the construction and repair of fortresses for the defense of New Orleans and Mobile, and other important engineering duties, with promotion to captain in 1853, until on January 23, 1861, he was appointed superintendent of the United States military academy. This position and his rank in the army he resigned February 20, 1861, and on March 1st he entered the Confederate service with the rank of brigadier-general. Placed i
Chapter 1: The campaign of 1860 the political clubs Hurrah for the Confederacy result of the election sentiment is Unified Governor Moore's proclamation meeting of the legislature. The National Democratic convention met at Charleston, April 29, 1860—the Louisiana Constitutional convention, January 23, 1861. Between these conventions Secession, as the inevitable result, of acute dissension in the old camps, was already standing with stalwart sponsors at the baptismal font of nations. Its time for action was not ripe. It stood on guard, awaiting the summons with brave eyes sweeping the front. The answer of Louisiana to the conflict of convention nominations was prompt. This promptness was specially marked in her chief city in the sharpened activity of politicians and in the enthusiasm of rank and file. From its older days the native population of New Orleans, inspired by its French and Spanish blood, instinct in imagination, has lent itself readily to the pi
From the adjutant-general's office came another report, exhibiting the actual condition of Louisiana in regard to arms and ammunition: Cavalry pistols 6,000, sabers 3,000, muskets for cavalry 3,000, artillery 500, muskets and rifles 15,000, guns 48, ammunition to amount of $35,000. Combined, these reports make an official confession of a State's weakness. The convention, which was to decide whether Louisiana would go out of the Union or remain in it, was to meet in Baton Rouge on January 23, 1861. Secession was a burning question before it became the absorbing topic. Among those who addressed the senate, of which he was a distinguished member, was Hon. Randell Hunt. His text was the convention soon to meet, on which he spoke in able warning against precipitate action. After Mr. Hunt's address the senate, with the house of representatives, adjourned on December 12th sine die. The two houses had done the work for which the crisis needed them. Before the adjournment they had p
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