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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)
amilton, at the entrance to New York Bay; and never was a curse by bell, book, and candle, more sincerely uttered, than were those that fell from the compressed lips of these betrayed soldiers. These troops were the first who left Texas. They came from posts on the line of the Rio Point Isabel, Texas, in 1861. Grande, and embarked in the Daniel Webster at Point Isabel, a place of much note in the history of the war with Mexico. 1846-1848. They arrived at Fort Hamilton on the 30th of March, 1861. At five o'clock on the evening of the 16th, February, 1861. the little band of National troops in San Antonio marched sullenly out of the city, to the tune of The red, white, and Blue, and encamped at San Pedro February, Springs, two miles from the Plaza, there to remain until the arrival of Colonel Waite. They were followed by a crowd of sorrowing citizens. The tears of strong men were mingled with those of delicate women, when they saw the old flag disappear; and sullen gloom
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
onsisting of only a single company of artillery, under Captain Vogdes, ninety in number, were taken from Fortress Monroe, whose garrison was already too weak to be safe against an attack by Virginians, while at the same time General Fort McRee and Confederate Battery opposite Fort Pickens. Scott held three hundred troops in readiness for the purpose, at Fort Hamilton, in New York harbor, where they were not needed. Statement of Lieutenant-General Scott, dated at Washington City, March 30, 1861, and published in the National Intelligencer, October 21, 1862. On the 24th of January, the National war-steamer Brooklyn left Fortress Monroe for Fort Pickens, with Captain Vogdes and ten artillerymen, and provisions and military stores. It was also determined to employ three or four small steamers, then in the Coast-Survey service, for the same purpose, under the command of Captain J. H. Ward of the Navy, Statement of General Scott, above cited. who was an early martyr in the c
ided movement toward the adoption of these guns in 1859, simultaneously The biggest gun of all — the 20-inch monster for which no target would serve A photograph of the only 20-inch gun made during the war. It weighed 117,000 pounds. On March 30, 1861, a 15-inch Columbiad was heralded in Harper's Weekly as the biggest gun in the world, but three years later this was exceeded. In 1844 Lieutenant (later Brigadier-General) Thomas Jefferson Rodman of the Ordnance Department commenced a seriesf the Ordnance Corps. Its dimensions are as follows: total length190 inches. length of calibre of bore156 inches. length of ellipsoidal chamber9 inches. total length of bore165 inches. maximum exterior diameter.48 inches. news of March 30, 1861. with their introduction into the foreign services. Prior to that time, artillerists and inventors had directed their attention to the production of a projectile on the expanding system. This method of making the projectile take the rifli
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shaw, Lemuel 1781-1861 (search)
Shaw, Lemuel 1781-1861 Jurist; born in Barnstable, Mass., Jan. 9, 1781; graduated at Harvard College in 1800; became editor of the Boston Gazette; admitted to the bar in New Hampshire in 1804; was a member of the State legislature in 1811-16 and 1819; of the State Senate in 1821-22 and 1828-29; and chief-justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1830-60. He was a noted jurist and published many orations, addresses, and judicial charges. He died in Boston, Mass., March 30, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Daniel Appleton 1776-1861 (search)
White, Daniel Appleton 1776-1861 Jurist; born in Methuen (now Lawrence), Mass., June 7, 1776; graduated at Harvard College in 1797; admitted to the bar in 1804; member of the legislature of Massachusetts in 1810-15; and was judge of probate of Essex county, Mass., for thirty-eight years. He was the author of Eulogy on George Washington; View of the Court of probate in Massachusetts; New England Congregationalism in its origin and purity, etc. He died in Salem, Mass., March 30, 1861.
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), List of officers of the Confederate States Marine corps, January 1, 1864. (search)
, 1861.With Army of Tennessee. CaptainGeorge HolmesMaine FloridaMarch 29, 1861.March 29, 1861.Drewry's Bluff. CaptainR. T. ThomVirginia AlabamaMarch 25, 1861.March 25, 1861.With Army at Mobile. CaptainA. C. Van BenthuysenLouisiana LouisianaMarch 30, 1861.March 30, 1861.  CaptainJ. E. MeiereConnecticut MarylandMay 8, 1861.Dec. 5, 1861.Mobile, Alabama. CaptainThomas S. WilsonTennessee MissouriJan. 24, 1862.Oct. 10, 1862.Drewry's Bluff. First LieutenantC. L. SayreAlabama AlabamaMarch 29, 1861March 30, 1861.  CaptainJ. E. MeiereConnecticut MarylandMay 8, 1861.Dec. 5, 1861.Mobile, Alabama. CaptainThomas S. WilsonTennessee MissouriJan. 24, 1862.Oct. 10, 1862.Drewry's Bluff. First LieutenantC. L. SayreAlabama AlabamaMarch 29, 1861.March 29, 1861.With Army at Mobile. First LieutenantB. K. HowellMississippi LouisianaMarch 29, 1861.March 29, 1861.Steamer Alabama. First LieutenantR. H. HendersonD. C. VirginiaApril 16, 1861.April 16, 1861.Drewry's Bluff. First LieutenantDavid G. RaneyFlorida FloridaApril 22, 1861.Nov. 22, 1861.Mobile, Alabama. First LieutenantJ. R. Y. FendallD. C. MississippiJune 15, 1861.Dec. 5, 1861.Mobile, Alabama. First LieutenantT. P. GwynnWisconsin VirginiaSept. 20, 1861.Feb. 15, 1862.Drewry's Bluf
Chairman Williams delivers town's property to City Government, May 1, 1822 Sewell, Samuel Chief Justice of the Province, died, aged 78, Jan. 1, 1730 Sewerage, improved to Moon Island. Projected by City Government, Aug. 9, 1877 Workmen building at the South End, 1878 In favorable progress, 1880 Shaw, Lemuel candidate for Selectman, defeated, Mar. 11, 1811 Chosen a Selectman for Boston, Mar. 8, 1819 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, died, Mar. 30, 1861 Shaking down a thieves' pastime on Negro Hill, 1808 Revived in jilt shops in Ann street, 1850 Shay's war for resisting the collection of taxes, Sept., 1786 Captured soldiers brought to Boston, Jan. 24, 1787 Sherman, Gen. Wm. T. paid a visit to Boston, July 13, 1866 Sheridan, Gen. Phil. H. paid Boston a visit, Oct. 7, 1867 Ships Sailing, of 30 tons, launched at Boston, July 4, 1631 Lyon, arrived with provisions, Nov. 11, 1631 Fourteen arrived during
ny action had yet been taken on the first Crittenden Compromise, that General Scott deemed it proper to renew his former recommendation to garrison the nine Southern fortifications. This appears from his report to President Lincoln, of the 30th March, 1861, entitled Southern Forts; a Summary, &c., of which we shall often hereafter have occasion to speak. It is scarcely a lack of charity to infer that General Scott knew at the time when he made this recommendation (on the 15th December) that ited Virginia and the other border States, then so intent on remaining in the Union, and might have driven them at once into hostile action. And now it becomes our painful duty to examine the report of General Scott to President Lincoln of 30th March, 1861. This was first published at the General's instance, eighteen months after its date, in the National Intelligencer of the 21st October, 1862. It cannot be denied that the report throughout is an indiscriminate censure of President Buchanan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Georgia Infantry. (search)
ered 1-13, inclusive, the Editor has been favored by Dr. Francis T. Willis, now of Richmond, Va., late of Georgia. They are from among papers left by his lamented son, Colonel Edward Willis, Twelfth Georgia Infantry. This gallant and accomplished young officer was born August 10th, 1840, in Washington, Ga.; entered West Point Military Academy in June, 1857; left there to accept a commission as second lieutenant in the First Georgia State Infantry, February 1st, 1861; was appointed March 30th, 1861, second lieutenant Confederate States Army, and assigned to duty as recruiting officer at Fort Pulaski; he subsequently served, with zeal and efficiency, as adjutant of the Twelfth Georgia regiment of infantry; as Captain and Chief of Staff to General Edward Johnson; as Acting Chief of Artillery on the Staff of General Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson, and, finally, as Colonel Commandant of the Twelfth Georgia Infantry. His ability and judgment commanded confidence, respect, and reg
96.——Warren. Thomas Mason for six months. A large, powerful man; a great wrestler. Settled as minister of Deerfield, 1799. Fall 1796, 1797. Leonard Woods of Princeton, for six months. Joined the church under Dr. Osgood. President Andover Theological Seminary. Died there Aug., 1854, aged 81. 1798, 1799. David A. White of Methuen, to Aug., 1799. Afterward Latin tutor in Harvard College nearly four years, State senator, member of Congress, judge of Probate, Essex Co. Died Mar. 30, 1861, aged 84. 1800 to 1802. Abner Rogers of Hampstead, N. H. Afterward proctor in Harvard College, then a highly respectable lawyer in Charlestown. Died there Feb. 23, 1814. 1802. Daniel Kimball of Bradford. Afterward minister in Hingham, then principal of Academy in Needham. 1802. Peter Nourse, six months. Afterward librarian of Harvard College, then minister in——. Aug., 1803, Aug., 1805. Daniel Swan of Medford. Studied medicine with Gen'l Brooks, afterward physi
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