hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 68 68 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 7 7 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 5 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 5 5 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 Browse Search
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.) 3 3 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 161 results in 89 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 ...
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Confederate States Navy. (search)
harbor, had been compelled to surrender to the Southern forces. Soon news came that Lincoln had called for 75,000 men to march upon the States which had swung loose from the Federal Union. The youth of the South sprung to arms in obedience to the call of their President, and everywhere the fife and drum were heard. It was, indeed, hard for me to keep from volunteering for the army, but I remembered that the South had but few sailors and would need them all on the water. On the 1st day of May, 1861, I reported, in obedience to an order from the Secretary of the Navy, to Captain Rosseau, of the Confederate States navy, at New Orleans for duty on the Confederate steamer McRae. I was directed by Captain Rosseau to go over to Algiers and report to Lieutenant T. B. Huger, the commander of the steamer. I found Lieutenant Huger an agreeable gentleman, and felt that he was just the man I would like to serve under. He directed me to take charge of the sailing master's department, and
Johnston is at the Ferry with a small force guarding the passage; for if General Patterson and his forty thousand men pour across from Maryland and Pennsylvania into the Shenandoah Valley, they can march on this place by the flank, while Scott moves down from Washington in our front. 'Tis fully sixty miles, however, from the Ferry here, and if we hadn't so many traitors and spies around at all points, night and day, our boys wouldn't be obliged to guard the Gap yonder this cold night, (May first, 1861.) The troops were nearly all from the far South, which accounted for their chilliness. Giving the guard a drink of brandy, we became friendly in a short time, and he continued: Yonder black streak you see rising from the south south-west, running north, and turning off due east, is the timber around Bull Run; 'tis about three or four miles distant from here to any point, and the high grounds you observe rising abruptly beyond the stream — the table-land I mean, northward-and shelv
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The First cavalry. (search)
overnment threw cold water upon the cavalry movement, and plainly intimated that it could manage the rebels without that arm. Nothing discouraged, Young America persisted in sounding Boots and saddles, and many young men were found anxious to have a tilt with the chivalry on the sacred soil on horseback. Very soon, the government began to think that a regiment of volunteer cavalry might be of some service, and, accordingly, the following circular was issued: War Department, Washington, May 1st, 1861. to the Governors of the several States, and all whom it May concern: I have authorized Colonel Carl Schurz to raise and organize a volunteer regiment of cavalry. For the purpose of rendering it as efficient as possible, he is instructed to enlist principally such men as have served in the same arm before. The government will provide the regiment with arms, but cannot provide the horses and accoutrements. For these necessaries we rely upon the patriotism of the States and the citi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
the obnoxious sheet displayed the American flag. The Mayor hoisted it over the building, and the crowd dispersed. The people said Amen! and no city in the Union has a brighter record of patriotism and benevolence than Philadelphia. New Jersey was also aroused. Burlington, Trenton, Princeton, Brunswick, Rahway, Elizabethtown, Newark, and Jersey City, through which we passed, were alive with enthusiasm. And when we had crossed the Hudson River, and entered the great city of New York, May 1, 1861. with its almost a million of inhabitants, it seemed as if we were in a vast military camp. The streets were swarming with soldiers. Among the stately trees at the Battery, at its lower extremity, white tents were standing. Before its iron gates sentinels were passing. Rude barracks, filled with men, were covering portions of the City Hall Park; and heavy cannon were arranged in line near the fountain, surrounded by hundreds of soldiers, many of them in the gay costume of the Zouave.
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)
ways characterized their parade marches in Broadway, and halted only when they arrived at the front of the White House, whither they went to pay homage to the President, whom they had come to protect and support. Their discipline and fine appearance were a marvel, and loyal crowds followed them to the President's house, and filled the air with vociferous cheering. This is the almost universal testimony. There is one dissenting voice. In a letter to the author, dated Arlington House, May 1, 1861, the writer says:--I was in Washington the day the Seventh Regiment arrived, the one most entitled perhaps to a warm reception here, and their march through the city resembled a funeral procession. Not a single cheer was raised from even a small boy among the motley crowd that followed them, and the countenances of the citizens were dark and sad. I saw tears in the eyes of several. When the regiment reached the President's house, there was some cheering from men hired for the purpose, I
f dividing and destroying their country, there is no name whereon will rest a deeper, darker stigma than that of John Bell. Conservatism having thus bound itself hand and foot, and cast its fettered and helpless form at the feet of rampant, aggressive treason, the result was inevitable. An emissary from the Confederate traitors, in the person of Henry W. Hilliard, Formerly a Whig member of Congress. of Alabama, forthwith appeared upon the scene. The Legislature secretly adopted May 1, 1861. a resolve that the Governor might or should appoint three Commissioners on the part of Tennessee to enter into a military league with the authorities of the Confederate States, and with the authorities of such other slaveholding States as may wish to enter into it; having in view the protection and defense of the entire South against the war which is now being carried on against it. The Governor appointed as such Commissioners Messrs. Gustavus A. Henry, Archibald O. W. Totten, and Washi
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
e fall of Atlanta) at Gaylesville, just before we started for Savannah. During the whole month of April the preparations for active war were going on with extreme vigor, and my letter-book shows an active correspondence with Generals Grant, Halleck, Thomas, McPherson, and Schofield on thousands of matters of detail and arrangement, most of which are embraced in my testimony before the Committee on the Conduct of the War, vol. i., Appendix. When the time for action approached, viz., May 1, 1861, the actual armies prepared to move into Georgia resulted as follows, present for battle: Army of the Cumberland, Major-General Thomas.  Men. Infantry54,568 Artillery2,377 Cavalry3,828   Aggregate60,773 Number of field-guns, 130.  Army of the Tennessee, Major-General McPherson.  Men. Infantry22,437 Artillery1,404 Cavalry624   Aggregate24,465 Guns, 96.  Army of the Ohio, Major-General Schofield.  Men. Infantry11,183 Artillery679 Cavalry1,697   Aggregate13,559 Gun
e the cannon's fearful boom, And shot and shell from o'er the waves, May plough the rose's bed for graves. And we, whose dear ones cluster there, We mothers, who have let them go-- Our all, perhaps — how shall we bear That which another week may show? The love which made our lives all gone, Our hearts left desolate and lone! Country!--what to me that name, Should I in vain demand my son? Glory!--what a nation's fame? Home!--home without thee, I have none. Ah, stay — this Southern land not mine? The land that e'en in death is thine! A country's laurel wreath for thee, A hero's grave--my own! my own! And neither land nor home for me, Because a mother's hope is gone? Traitor I am! God's laws command, That, next to Heaven, our native land! And I will not retract — ah, no!-- What, in my pride of home, I said, That “I would give my son to go Where'er our hero Ruler led!” The mother's heart may burst, but still Make it, O God, to know Thy will! New Orleans, May 1, 1861. --N.
essful attempt was made on his part to secure the assent of the British government to a course of action more consonant with the dictates of public law and with the demands of justice toward us. The partiality of Her Majesty's government in favor of our enemies has been further evinced in the marked difference of its conduct on the subject of the purchase of supplies by the two belligerents. This difference has been conspicuous since the very commencement of the war. As early as the first May, 1861, the British Minister in Washington was informed by the Secretary of State of the United States that he had sent agents to England, and that others would go to France, to purchase arms, and this fact was communicated to the British Foreign Office, which interposed no objection. Yet, in October of the same year, Earl Russell entertained the complaint of the United States Minister in London, that the confederate States were importing contraband of war from the island of Nassau, directed i
d from the collection-district of New-York, and assigned to duty under the Navy Department, you are hereby instructed to proceed to within ten miles due east from and off Charleston lighthouse, where you will report to Captain Mercer, of the Powhatan, for duty, on the morning of the eleventh instant; and should he not be there, you will wait a reasonable time for his arrival. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Washington, D. C., May 1, 1861. Captain G. V. Fox: my dear sir: I sincerely regret that the failure of the late attempt to provision Fort Sumter should be the source of any annoyance to you. The practicability of your plan was not, in fact, brought to a test. By reason of a gale well known in advance to be possible, and not improbable, the tugs, an essential part of the plan, never reached the ground, while, by an accident, for which you were in no wise responsible, and possibly I, to some extent, was, you wer
1 2 3 4 5 6 ...