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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)
s The Taylor building, had made preparations to take his life. Before he left home, threats had found their way to the public ear that he would never reach Washington alive. On the first The Taylor building. this is from a sketch made in December, 1864. the front is of brown freestone. It is no. 66 Fayette Street. In this building, as we shall observe hereafter, the meetings of the Baltimore conspirators were held, to arrange for the attack on the Massachusetts troops, on the 19th of April, 1861. day of his journey an attempt was made to throw the railway train in which he was conveyed from the track; and just as he was about leaving Cincinnati, a hand-grenade was found secreted in the car in which he was to travel. These and other suspicious circumstances had led to a thorough investigation, under the direction of a sagacious police detective. It resulted in the discovery of the conspiracy at Baltimore, and the revelation of the fact, that a small number of assassins, led
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
s. We intended to travel eastward through East Tennessee and Virginia to Richmond, and homeward by way of Washington and Baltimore. The car in which we left our place of detention was full of passengers, many of them from the North, and all of them excited by the news in the Memphis pagers of that morning. The telegraphic dispatches from the East were alarming and distressing, and the tone of the papers containing them was exultant and defiant. It was asserted that on the day before, April 19, 1861. eight hundred Massachusetts troops had been captured, and more than one hundred killed, while trying to pass through Baltimore. The annunciation was accompanied by a rude wood-cut, made for the occasion, representing the National flag tattered and humbled beneath the secession banner, that was waving over a cannon discharging. At about the same time, according to an informant of the Philadelphia North American (May 9, 1861), the National flag was more flagrantly dishonored in Memphi
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)
declaring that he should immediately employ a competent force to blockade all the ports of States claimed as belonging to the Southern Confederacy; and also, that if any person, under the pretended authority of such States, or under any other pretense, should molest a vessel of the United States, or the persons or cargo on board of her, such persons should be held amenable to the 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 sections, recognizing the existence of war between the United States and the Confederate States; and concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize goods. Acts and Resolutions of the Second Session of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States, page 22. The preamble declared that
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
troops from the North gave absolute present security to the Government. The massacre in the streets of Baltimore, April 19, 1861. and the dangers that threatened the isolated Capital, produced the most intense anxiety and excitement throughout thon in which the liberties of the American people were secured, moistened the green sward at Lexington; now, on the 19th of April, 1861, the blood of the citizen soldiery of Massachusetts was the first that was shed in defense of those liberties endaniction was pronounced by the Rev. F. Hinckley, Unitarian. Over the rostrum were displayed the words:--April 19, 1775; April 19, 1861. and then the two bodies were laid in a vault in the Lowell Cemetery. A little more than four years afterward, the r of the National Capital, and fell mortally wounded in the attack on their Regiment while passing through Baltimore, April 19th, 1861. the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Lowell dedicate this Monument to their memory. April 19, 1865
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 18: the Capital secured.--Maryland secessionists Subdued.--contributions by the people. (search)
th Regiment reached the Capital early in the afternoon of the 25th, where they were heartily welcomed by the loyal people. They were the first troops that arrived at the seat of Government after the sad tragedy in Baltimore six days befere, April 19, 1861. and they were hailed as the harbingers of positive safety for the Capital. Although they were wearied and footsore, they marched up Pennsylvania Avenue with the firm and united step which always characterized their parade marches in Broadwa and where your court has been held, was entirely under the control of revolutionary authorities. Within that period United States soldiers, while committing no offense, had been perfidiously attacked and inhumanly murdered in your streets; April 19, 1861. no punishment had been awarded, and, I believe, no arrests had been made for these atrocious crimes; In the Maryland Legislature, S. T. Wallis moved--That the measures adopted and conduct pursued by the authorities of the City of Baltimor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
is it, said the Governor.--Have you objections to giving me one of them after they are raised? inquired Wallace.--None at all; you shall have one of them, was the answer. This brief conversation gives an idea of the absolute want of preparation for war on the part of Indiana when the rebellion broke out — a State that afterward sent about two hundred thousand troops to the field. It occurred on Tuesday morning succeeding the attack on Fort Sumter, and on the following Friday night April 19, 1861. Wallace reported to the Governor the sixty companies for the six regiments, complete, and in Camp Morton, adjoining Indianapolis. He reported, in addition, more than eighty surplus companies, organized and ready to move. With the report he sent in his resignation, and a request for permission to go out and organize his own regiment. It was given, and within the next twenty-four hours he reported the Eleventh Regiment Indiana Volunteers (Zouaves), which did admirable service in Wester