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l Johnston arrives here, to place him in a position at once which will relieve him from the slightest imputation. Therefore, my dear Albert, do not think of resigning. Remember your dear brother's love for the Union, his exalted patriotism, and his many virtues. You are his representative now, and will remain by our beloved flag.... God bless you, my dear brother, and direct you in the right way! your sister. The following was General Johnston's reply: Los Angeles, California, June 1, 1861. My dear sister: I received your kind and affectionate letter of April 15th, last evening. The resignation of my commission in the army was forwarded from San Francisco, for the acceptance of the President, on the 10th of April, by the Pony Express. It should have reached Washington on the 25th of April, the day on which General Sumner, under the orders of the Secretary of War, relieved me from the command of the Pacific Department. I was directed in that order to repair to Washingt
re, the assault upon Butler near Bermuda Hundred, and the mighty struggles at Petersburg, will not enter into this sketch at all. I beg to conduct the reader back to the summer of the year 186 , and to the plains of Manassas, where I first saw Beauregard. My object is to describe the personal traits and peculiarities of the great Creole as he then appeared to the Virginians, among whom he came for the first time. He superseded Bonham in command of the forces at Manassas about the first of June, 1861, and the South Carolinians said one day, Old Bory's come! Soon the Virginia troops had an opportunity of seeing this Old Bory, who seemed so popular with the Palmettese. He did not appear with any of the pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war. No flag was unfurled before him; no glittering staff officers were seen galloping to and fro; for some days the very presence of the man of Sumter was merely rumour. Then the troops began to take notice of a quiet-looking individual in
g as best they may, finding that the liberty of the hoary-headed fathers of patriotic sons is at stake, and others are in peril for opinion's sake. It is too provoking to think of such men as Dr.-- and Dr. being obliged to hide themselves in their houses, until their wives, by address and strategy, obtain passes to get them out of town! Now they go with large and helpless families, they know not whither. Many have passed whom I did not know. What is to become of us all? Chantilly, June 1, 1861. We came here (the house of our friend Mrs. S.) this morning, after some hours of feverish excitement. About three o'clock in the night we were aroused by a volley of musketry not far from our windows. Every human being in the house sprang up at once. We soon saw by the moonlight a body of cavalry moving up the street, and as they passed below our window (we were in the upper end of the village) we distinctly heard the commander's order, Halt. They again proceeded a few paces, turn
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
egan again, and for nearly an hour they poured volleys of heavy shot on the flotilla like hail, but only wounding one man. Unable to reply at that distance with effect, Ward withdrew his vessels, but resumed the conflict on the following day, June 1, 1861. in company with the sloop-of-war Pawnee, of eight guns, Captain S. C. Rowan. For more than five hours, a continuous storm of shot and shell assaulted the works on shore. This cannonade and bombardment were briskly responded to by the insurghulled four times, and nine shots in all struck her; and yet, neither on board of this vessel nor of those of Ward's flotilla was a single person killed or seriously injured. report of Commander Ward to the Secretary of the Navy, May 31 and June 1, 1861. report of Commander Rowan to Secretary Welles, June 2, 1861. during the engagement, the large passenger and freight House near the landing was destroyed by fire. at about this time, another aggressive movement was made by the United State
weeks since I saw him, if he can be induced to accept the property of his mother and sister, even if retained by order of your Excellency. In his previous life he has been upright and honorable, and never was known to appropriate the possessions of others; and I feel sure this generous attempt to supply him with the means of subsistence will be most indignantly rejected. If this is not the case, he has indeed degenerated. Respectfully, Mas. H. M. Bradford. U. S. Ship Ohio, Boston, June 1, 1861. To his Excellency Gov. Letcher--Sir: I have received from my wife copies of her correspondence with you. I had myself written several letters to former friends in Norfolk in relation to the property, but declined making any application to the State authorities; yet when informed by my wife that she had done so, I did not doubt that immediate restoration would be ordered ; for, while I have seen enough to destroy all confidence in the integrity and honor, personal and official, with fe
43. war song. Dedicated to the Massachusetts regiments. by W. W. Story. To the Editor of the N. Y. Tribune. Sir: Will you give a place in your columns to this song? As I am too far away to shoulder a musket, let me at least sead my voice over the water with a cheer for Liberty and the North. W. W. story. Rome, June 1, 1861. Up with the Flag of the Stripes and the Stars! Gather together from plough and from loom! Hark to the signal!--the music of wars Sounding for tyrants and traitors their doom. March, march, march, march! Brothers unite — rouse in your might, For Justice and Freedom, for God and the Right! Down with the foe to the land and the laws! Marching together our country to save, God shall be with us to strengthen our cause, Nerving the heart and the hand of the brave. March, march, march, march! Brothers unite — rouse in your might, For Justice and Freedom, for God and the Right! Flag of the Free! under thee we will fight, Shoulder to shoulder, our face to the fo
icy, and the motives which guided it. To this course no exception can be taken, inasmuch as our attention has been invited to those sources of information by their official publication. In May, 1861, the Government of her Britannic Majesty informed our enemies that it had not allowed any other than an immediate position on the part of the Southern States, and assured them that the sympathies of this country (Great Britain) were rather with the North than with the South. On the first day of June, 1861, the British government interdicted the use of its ports to armed ships and privateers, both of the United States and the so-called confederate States, with their prizes. The Secretary of State of the United States fully appreciated the character and motive of this interdiction, when he observed to Lord Lyons, who communicated it: That this measure, and that of the same character which had been adopted by France, would probably prove a death-blow to Southern privateering. On the
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
see one of the powerful Confederate batteries at Fort McRee, which fired on Pickens from across the channel. The threatened Fort: Fort Pickens, guarding the entrance to Pensacola Bay, 1861. Artillery at Fort Pickens. June, 1861. June 1, 1861: Fairfax C. H., Va. Union, Co. B 2d U. S. Cav. Confed., Va. Vols. Losses: Union 1 killed, 4 wounded. Confed. 1 killed, 14 wounded. June 3, 1861: Philippi, W. Va. Union, 1st W. Va., 14th and 16th Ohio, 7th and 9th Ind. Ced in St. Louis in 1858, and in May, 1861, raised the Union Third Missouri Infantry and became its colonel. Under Lyon he helped to capture Camp Jackson, St. Louis, where General Frost was drilling a small body of volunteer state militia. On June 1, 1861, the command of the Federal Department of the West was given to Lyon, who had been made brigadier-general, and Governor Jackson, calling for fifty thousand troops to repel the invasion of the State left the capital for Booneville, June 14th.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the war. (search)
d in the affair of the next morning. In this state of things, the enemy having determined on a scout, I have concluded to let Lieutenant Tompkins, commanding, speak for himself by publishing his official report: camp Union, Virginia, June 1, 1861. Sir,--I have the honor to report, pursuant to verbal instructions received from the Colonel-Commanding, that I left this camp on the evening of 31st of May in command of a detachment of Company B, Second Cavalry, consisting of fifty men, wwounded in the foot. (The concluding paragraph of Lieutenant Tompkins's official report is omitted as unnecessary.) The following report by General McDowell, commanding, had been previously made to the Adjutant-General: Arlington, June 1, 1861-12 M. Sir,--The following facts have just been reported to me by the Orderly-Sergeant of Company B, Second Cavalry, commanded by Lieutenant Tompkins, the commanding officer being too unwell to report in person. It appears that Company B, S
being rapidly filled when the attack was made on Fort Sumter. The shipments then ceased. Niter was contemporaneously sought for in north Alabama and Tennessee. Between four and five hundred tons of sulphur were obtained in New Orleans, at which place it had been imported for use in the manufacture of sugar. Preparations for the construction of a large powder mill were promptly commenced by the government, and two small private mills in East Tennessee were supervised and improved. On June 1, 1861, there was probably two hundred and fifty thousand pounds only, chiefly of cannon powder, and about as much niter, which had been imported by Georgia. There were the two powder mills above mentioned, but we had no experience in making powder, or in extracting niter from natural deposits, or in obtaining it by artificial beds. For the supply of arms an agent was sent to Europe, who made contracts to the extent of nearly half a million dollars. Some small arms had been obtained from the
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