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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
ficer of the guard, and, deciding that it was not satisfactory, at twenty minutes past three o'clock in the morning, April 12, 1861. they addressed a note to Anderson, saying:--By authority of Brigadier-General Beauregard, commanding the provisional from performing their errand of mercy until it was too late. See page 809. The storm ceased before the dawn. April 12, 1861. Only a few vanishing clouds flecked the morning sky. The sun rose in splendor. Already the cannonade and bombardmenag was just falling, and a squadron in the distance. Above was the motto: None but the brave deserve the fair. Below: April 12th and 18th, 1861. A richly engraved border surrounded the whole. The engraving was by a German named Bornemann. which hs, in recognition of his gallant conduct in defending Fort Sumter against the attack of the rebels of South Carolina, April 12, 1861. The citizens of New York presented to him a beautiful gold medal, appropriately inscribed ; The gold medal was
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
nce, created by their sudden possession of immense power which they had wrested from the people, they coolly defied the National Government, whose reins of control they expected soon to hold. Already the so-called Secretary of War of the confederated conspirators (L. P. Walker) had revealed that expectation, in a speech from the balcony of the Exchange Hotel in Montgomery, in response to a serenade given to Davis and himself, on the evening of the day on which Fort Sumter was attacked. April 12, 1861. No man, he said, can tell when the war this day commenced During the war it was often asserted by the conspirators, and by the opponents of the war in the Free-labor States, that the conflict was commenced by the National Government. This authoritative declaration of the War Minister of the Confederacy--the war this day commenced--settles the question. will end; but I will prophesy that the flag which now flaunts the breeze here will float over the dome of the old Capitol at Washing
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)
Wyandotte, the flag-of-truce vessel lying inside the lower harbor. The wind was high, and the Wyandotte did not go outside until the next morning. At noon April 12, 1861. Worden's message was delivered to Captain Adams, and Fort Pickens was re-enforced that night. Statement of Lieutenant Worden to the author. Lieutenanticinity. Lieutenant Worden, in the mean time, had returned to Pensacola, and departed for home. He left the Sabine about three o'clock in the afternoon, April 12, 1861. landed at Pensacola, and at nine in the evening left there in a railway car for Montgomery, hoping to report at Washington on Monday night. He was disappointe laws of the United States for the prevention and punishment of piracy. Proclamation of President Lincoln, April 19, 1861. Davis had already summoned April 12, 1861. the so-called Congress of the Confederate States to meet at Montgomery on the 29th of April. That body, on the 6th of May, passed an Act with fifteen sectio
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
they responded to it with alacrity by thousands and tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands. The Legislature of Ohio, as we have observed, had spoken out early, See page 211. and pledged the. resources of the State to the maintenance of the authority of the National Government. This pledge was reiterated, in substance, on the 14th of March, when that body, by vote, declared its high approval of President Lincoln's Inaugural Address. On the day when Fort Sumter was attacked, April 12, 1861. an act of the Legislature, providing for the enrollment of the militia of the State, became a law; likewise another, for the regulation of troops to be mustered into the National service. Provision was also made for the defense of the State, whose peace was liable to disturbance by parties from the Slave-labor States of Virginia and Kentucky, between whom and Ohio was only the dividing line of a narrow river. Appropriations for war purposes were made on a liberal scale; and when the t