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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Habeas corpus, (search)
the Constitution provides that the privilege of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it ; but does not specify what department of the government may suspend it. A series of contests on this subject began with the Civil War and continued throughout, both as to the legality of suspension and the jurisdiction. The writ of habeas corpus was first suspended by President Lincoln between Washington and Philadelphia, April 27, 1861, in instructions to General Scott (it had been suspended by State authority in Rhode Island for a brief time during Dorr's rebellion). See Dorr, Thomas Wilson. President suspends the writ in Key West, Tortugas, and Santa Rosa May 10, 1861 Further extensionJuly 2, 1861 Chief-Justice Taney issues a writ of Habeas corpus May 27, to Gen. Geo. Cadwallader on appeal by John Merryman, of Baltimore, then confined in Fort McHenry [On the general's refusal to obey the writ Taney attemp
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Runyon, Theodore 1822-1896 (search)
Runyon, Theodore 1822-1896 Diplomatist; born in Somerville, N. J., Oct. 25, 1822; graduated at Yale College in 1842; admitted to the bar in Newark, N. J., in 1846; appointed brigadier-general of State militia in 1856, and subsequently was promoted major-general of the National Guard of New Jersey. On April 27, 1861, he started for Washington, D. C., in command of the 1st Brigade of New Jersey Volunteers; on May 6 reached the national capital, then in a state of great excitement because of an expected invasion, with 3,000 men; on the 10th he took possession of exposed parts of the city, and on the 24th was ordered to occupy and fortify the approaches to the city, especially those converging at the Long Bridge. The first fortifications erected for the defence of the national capital were given the name of Fort Runyon. When the National army met its first defeat and was fleeing in a panic towards Washington, with the Confederates in close pursuit, General Runyon closed all the a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
Feb. 4, 1861 Gov. John W. Ellis, in a telegram replying to the request for troops from the United States Secretary of War, says: You can get no troops from North Carolina ......April 15, 1861 Forts Caswell and Johnston seized by Confederates......April 16, 1861 United States branch mint at Charlotte seized by State......April 20, 1861 Arsenal at Fayetteville surrendered to the Confederates......April 22, 1861 Blockade of ports of Virginia and North Carolina proclaimed......April 27, 1861 State convention passes secession ordinance, revises State constitution, and ratifies the constitution of the Confederate States......May 20, 1861 Battle of Hatteras Inlet, forts Hatteras and Clark taken by Federals under General Butler and Commodore Stringham......Aug. 29, 1861 Union movement, soon after suppressed, begun by a convention in Hyde county, which declares independence of the State government, Oct. 12. A convention is called, which elects M. N. Taylor provisional g