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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
ferson Davis (Miss.) Vice-President: Alexander H. Stephens (Ga.) I. Provisional organization. (Feb. 8, 1861.) Secretary of State: Robert Toombs (Ga.), Feb. 21, 1861 Secretary of State: R. M. T. Hunter, (Va.) July 24, 1861. Secretary of War: Leroy P. Walker (Ala.), Feb. 21, 1861 Secretary of War: Judah P. Benjamin Feb. 21, 1861 Secretary of War: Judah P. Benjamin (La.), Sept. 17, 1861. Secretary of the Navy: Stephen R. Mallory (Fla.), Feb. 25, 1861. Secretary of the Treasury: Charles G. Memminger (S. C.), Feb. 21, 1861. Attorney-General: Judah P. Benjamin, Feb. 25, 1861 Attorney-General: Thomas Bragg, (Ala.), Sept. 17, 1861. Postmaster-General: J. H. Reagan (Texas), March 6, Feb. 21, 1861. Attorney-General: Judah P. Benjamin, Feb. 25, 1861 Attorney-General: Thomas Bragg, (Ala.), Sept. 17, 1861. Postmaster-General: J. H. Reagan (Texas), March 6, 1861. Ii. Reorganization. (Feb. 22, 1862, to April, 1865.) Secretary of State: R. M. T. Hunter, July 24, 1861 Secretary of State: Judah P. Benjamin, March 17, 1862. Secretary of War: Judah P. Benjamin, Sept. 17, 1861 Secretary of War: George W. Randolph, March 17, 1862 Secretary of War: Gustavus W. Smith, acting,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
e integrity of the Union and the authority of the Government. Whether his task be self-imposed, or whether it be imposed upon him by others, he has stood forth, day by day, not to sustain the Constitution, the Union, and the enforcement of the laws; not to rebuke seditious words and treasonable acts; but to demand the incorporating into the organic law of the nation of irrepealable, degrading, and humiliating concessions to the dark spirit of slavery. Speech in the National Senate, February 21, 1861. It was plainly perceived that Jefferson Davis, one of the most cold, crafty, malignant, and thoroughly unscrupulous of the conspirators, had embodied the spirit of Crittenden's most vital propositions in a more compact and perspicuous form, in a resolution offered in the Senate on the 24th of December, 1860. saying, That it shag be declared, by amendment of the Constitution, that property in slaves, recognized as such by the local law of any of the States of the Union, shall stan
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
05. admonished him, because New York was deeply interested in the matter, that his great duty was to so conduct public affairs as to preserve the Union. New York, said the Seceder, is the child of the American Union. She has grown up under its maternal care, and been fostered by its maternal bounty, and we fear that if the Union dies, the present supremacy of New York will perish with it. The President elect assured him that he should endeavor to do his duty. On the following day, February 21, 1861. he passed on through New Jersey to Philadelphia, declaring at Trenton, on the way, to the assembled legislators of that State, that he was exceedingly anxious that the Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people should be perpetuated. I shall be most happy, he said, if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty and of this, his most chosen people, as the chosen instrument-also in the hands of the Almighty — for perpetuating the object of the great strug
treason to the Union--never to restrain or prevent it. XIII. The Southern leaders entered upon their great struggle with the Union under the impression — which, with the more sanguine, amounted to undoubting confidence — that they were to be largely aided by cooperation and diversion on the part of their Northern friends and allies. They did not, for a moment, suppose that the Free States were to be, even in appearance, a unit against their efforts. The New Orleans Picayune of February 21st, 1861, had a letter from its New York correspondent Antelope, dated the 13th, which, with reference to Mr. Lincoln's speech, two days earlier, at Indianapolis, said: Lincoln even goes so far as to intimate that hostile armies will march across the seceded States to carry out the darling project of recapture, and the enforcement of the laws, but he surely could not have counted the dreadful and sickening result when such a course wandered through his hot and frenzied brain. March hostil
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The organization of the Confederate Navy (search)
y had taken the seceding States would be forced by the urging voices of their leaders to make an appeal to arms. The South was immeasurably handicapped in more ways than one, but principally by its utter lack of any war-ships, Confederate Navy. The Confederacy was able to enter upon the seas early, with a naval force that had to be reckoned with, as a result of its enterprise in seizing the undefended Norfolk Navy-yard only nine days after Sumter was fired upon. As early as February 21, 1861, Jefferson Davis appointed Stephen Mallory as Secretary of the Confederate Navy. He resigned from the United States Senate, where he had represented his State, Florida, and before he joined the Confederate Cabinet the navy-yard in his home town, Pensacola, had been seized, January 10, 1861, by Florida and Alabama State troops. The Federal navy-yards in the South were neither so active nor so well equipped as those at the North. But Norfolk Navy-yard, one of the oldest and most exten
my and navy, and of the militia of the several States when called into actual service. Accordingly, in any consideration of the Confederate army, the part played by President Davis must be borne in mind; also the fact that he previously had seen service in the United States army and that he had been Secretary of War of the United States. As Secretaries of War in the Confederate States Government there were associated with President Davis, the following: LeRoy Pope Walker, of Alabama, February 21, 1861, to September 17, 1861; Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, September 17, 1861, to March 17, 1862; George W. Randolph, of Virginia, March 17, 1862, to November 17, 1862: Major-General Gustavus W. Smith, of Kentucky, November 17, 1862, to November 21, 1862; James A. Seddon, of Virginia, from November 21, 1862, to February 6, 1865; and Major-General John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, February 6, 1865, to the close of the war. Unlike the Union army there were generals, both regular and of
rious articles contracted for. The officer who was sent to Europe, Major Huse, found few serviceable arms upon the market; he succeeded, however, in making contracts for the manufacture of large quantities, being in advance of the agents sent from the Northern government for the same purpose. For further and more detailed information, reference is made to the monograph of the chief of ordnance. My letter of instructions to Captain Semmes was as follows: Montgomery, Alabama, February 21, 1861. dear sir: As agent of the Confederate States, you are authorized to proceed, as hereinafter set forth, to make purchases and contracts for machinery and munitions, or for the manufacture of arms and munitions of war. Of the proprietor of the — Powder Company, in —, you will probably be able to obtain cannonand musket-powder—the former to be of the coarsest grain; and also to engage with him for the establishment of a powder-mill at some point in the limits of our territory. T<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
harleston, lower the Federal flag, after a salute of thirty-two guns, and run up the Palmetto flag with a salute of one gun for South Carolina......Dec. 31, 1860 Fort Johnson, in Charleston Harbor, occupied by State troops......Jan. 2, 1861 Star of the West, with a small force of troops and supplies for Fort Sumter, being fired upon by batteries on Morris Island and Fort Moultrie, retires......Jan. 9, 1861 Charles G. Memminger appointed Confederate Secretary of the Treasury......Feb. 21, 1861 State convention called by the legislature, Dec. 17, 1860, revises the State constitution, which goes into effect without being submitted to the people for ratification......April 8, 1861 Governor Pickens's demand for the surrender of Fort Sumter being refused by Major Anderson, Jan. 11, and also by the Secretary of War, Feb. 6, the Civil War is opened by a shell fired from the howitzer battery on James Island at 4.30 A. M. Friday.......April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter evacuated by Ma
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Texas, 1861 (search)
1861 Feb. 1: Adoption Secession OrdinanceBy State. Feb. 16: Seizure of San Antonio ArsenalBy State Troops. Feb. 18: Surrender of U. S. Posts in TexasBy Gen. Twiggs. Feb. 21: Destruction of U. S. property at Brazos Santiago  Feb. 21: Abandonment of Camp CooperBy U. S. Troops. Feb. 26: Abandonment of Camp ColoradoBy U. S. Troops. March 6: Surrender of Fort Brown  March 7: Abandonment of Ringgold BarracksBy U. S. Troops. March 7: Abandonment of Camp VerdeBy U. S. Troops. March 9: AbandonFeb. 21: Abandonment of Camp CooperBy U. S. Troops. Feb. 26: Abandonment of Camp ColoradoBy U. S. Troops. March 6: Surrender of Fort Brown  March 7: Abandonment of Ringgold BarracksBy U. S. Troops. March 7: Abandonment of Camp VerdeBy U. S. Troops. March 9: Abandonment of Fort LancasterBy U. S. Troops. March 12: Abandonment of Fort McIntoshBy U. S. Troops. March 15: Abandonment of Camp WoodBy U. S. Troops. March 17: Abandonment of Camp HudsonBy U. S. Troops. March 19: Abandonment of Forks Clarke and IngeBy U. S. Troops. March 20: Abandonment of Forts Brown and DuncanBy U. S. Troops. March 28: Abadonment of Fort ChadbourneBy U. S. Troops. March 29: Abandonment of Fort MasonBy U. S. Troops. March 31: Abandonment of Fort BlissBy U. S. Troops. April
out at Gallop's Island, July 5, 1865. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 3, p. 83. Eliot, Thomas D., of the 1st Congressional district of Massachusetts; address in full to his constituents upon the slavery compromises. Boston Evening Journal, Feb. 21, 1861, p. 4, cols. 4-6. Elliot, E. B. Characteristics of American soldiers, as to height, weight, etc.; with statistics of 51,271 Massachusetts recruits. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 264. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Boston hymn, poem. AAug. 9, 1862, p. 4, col. 2. — Replies to letter of Dr. Henry I. Bowditch, asserting that the armies have an excellent ambulance system. Boston Evening Journal, Aug. 19, 1863, p. 2, col. 3; Aug. 17, p. 2, col. 3. — Speech in the Senate, Feb. 21, 1861, upon the slavery compromises. Abridged report. Boson Evening Journal, Feb. 23, 1861, p. 1, cols. 2-5. — – Text of. Boston Evening Journal, March 4, 1863, p. 4, cols. 3-5. — Speech on the act for enrolling and calling out the natio
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