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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 10 10 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 4 4 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
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 3 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 27, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 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. 2 2 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 2 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 15.60 (search)
ctor, Confederate States. In June, 1861, I was ordered to Richmond by Secretary Mallory, and carried up with me a model of an iron-clad for harbor defense. Soon after my arrival I was informed by the secretary that I had been sent for to confer with Chief Engineer W. P. Williamson and Lieutenant J. M. Brooke in arranging an iron-clad. We went into Engineer Williamson's office, and held a consultation, the result of which was this report to the secretary: Navy Department, Richmond, June 25th, 1861. Sir: In obedience to your order, we have carefully examined and considered the various plans and propositions for constructing a shot-proof steam-battery, and respectfully report that in our opinion the steam-frigate Merrimac, which is in such condition from the effect of fire as to be useless for any other purpose without incurring a very heavy expense in her rebuilding, can be made an efficient vessel of that character, mounting 10 heavy guns, 2 pivot and 8 broadside guns of her o
rations of the Police law, and puts the officers and men off of duty for the present, leaving them subject, however, to the rules and regulations of the service as to their personal conduct and deportment, and to the orders which the Board might see fit hereafter to issue, when the illegal suspension of their functions should be removed.--Baltimore American, June 28. The following proclamation was received to-day at Washington: Headquarters army of Potomac, Manassas Junction, June 25, 1861. On and after Sunday, the 30th instant, no person whatsoever, with or without passports, (except from the War Department,) will be permitted to enter the lines occupied by the Army of the Potomac with intention to pass thence or thereafter into the United States or the lines of the enemy. Brig. Gen. Beauregard. Thos. Jordan, A. A. Adj't Gen. At Dover, Delaware, a meeting was held at which resolutions were adopted advocating the recognition of the Southern Confederacy, if a reco
gainst any of the inhabitants because of Union sentiments or conduct, will be dealt with, in their persons and property, according to the severest rules of military law. All persons giving information or aid to the public enemies will be arrested and kept in close custody; and all persons found bearing arms, unless of known loyalty, will be arrested and held for examination. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General U. S. A. Commanding. Headquarters Department of the Ohio, Grafton, Va., June 25, 1861. To the Soldiers of the Army of the West. You are here to support the Government of your country, and to protect the lives and liberties of your brethren, threatened by a rebellious and traitorous foe. No higher and nobler duty could devolve upon you; and I expect you to bring to its performance the highest and noblest qualities of soldiers,--discipline, courage, and mercy. I call upon the officers of every grade to enforce the strictest discipline; and I know that those of all grade
in the premises; it, therefore, becomes my duty as Governor of this Commonwealth, to call on the Government of the United States for aid to repress such rebellion and violence. I, therefore, earnestly request that you will furnish a military force to aid in suppressing the rebellion, and to protect the good people of this Commonwealth from domestic violence. I have the honor to be, with great respect, Your obedient servant, F. H. Pierpont, Governor. war Department, Washington, June 25, 1861. sir:--In reply to your application of the 21st instant, for the aid of the Federal Government to repel from Virginia the lawless invaders now perpetrating every species of outrage upon persons and property, throughout a large portion of the State, the President directs me to say that a large additional force will soon be sent to your relief. The full extent of the conspiracy against popular rights, which has culminated in the atrocities to which you refer, was not known when its o
Doc. 36.-fight at Carter's Creek, on the Rappahannock River, June 24. U. S. Steamer Monticello, Off Fortress Monroe, June 25, 1861. Dear sir: In accordance with your desire, I send you a short statement of our action at Carter's Creek, up the Rappahannock River, which took place yesterday P. M. Agreeably to orders received from Flag Officer Pendergrast, we were relieved at our station off Cape Henry by the Quaker City, and caine up and reported on Sunday morning. Was ordered away in the afternoon and anchored in Lynnhaven Bay. Yesterday morning we steered up the Chesapeake Bay, and about 2 P. M., were at the mouth of the Rappahannock. Hoping to capture the rebel steamer Virginia, plying on that river, we steamed a short distance with the Cumberland's launch in tow, armed with a 12-pound howitzer. Seeing nothing of importance, we turned round, and, at the request of our pilot, sent the launch on shore with our gig in tow, fully armed and equipped for any emergency, al
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 60 1/2.-Gen. Schenck's defence. (search)
Doc. 60 1/2.-Gen. Schenck's defence. camp Upton, Va., Tuesday, June 25, 1861. I find in the telegrams of the 22d inst., the following special despatch: A strict examination of the causes of the lamentable affair at Vienna, has resulted in the exculpation of the engineer of the train which took up the Ohio troops. The responsibility of the blunder which resulted so disastrously for our troops, rests upon Gen. Schenck. Now that you have published the above, will you do Gen. Schenck the justice to publish also this communication? I was at the time acting aid to Gen. Schenck, and at his side both upon and during the action, and have full knowledge, therefore, of every order given. The First Ohio Regiment were taken on a train furnished by Gen. McDowell, and pursuant to his orders. Six companies were left at different points along the line of the Loudon and Hampshire Railroad. The four remaining companies were to be stationed at Vienna. This same train had only the
ler of the Universe grant that the rulers of the two sections of our country may follow the example set by the patriotic actors in this scene. A detachment of the Federal troops were stationed on the northern bank of the river. On the opposite, or southern bank, were stationed a detachment of the Confederate troops, all within hailing distance, (the river not more than one-quarter of a mile wide at this point.) A challenge was proclaimed by some two or three of the Federal troops to meet the same number of the Confederate troops in the middle of the river, (which is fordable below the ferry,) shake hands and drink each other's health. The challenge was accepted, and divesting themselves of their arms and a portion of their clothing, they met, exchanged salutations and drank together in mutual friendship. These troops had been skirmishing across the river some six or eight days previous, with cannon, rifles, and musketry. Yours, &c., B. B. P. Sugarland forest, June 25, 1861.
. O Liberty! the sweetest blessing Bestowed on man by hand Divine! Shall we, such priceless boon possessing, To slavery's power thy rights resign, While friendly nations hither turning With pitying eyes behold our shame? No! we will keep undimmed thy flame Upon our country's altar burning. chorus — From wrong, &c. Who seeks our “Union's” stars to sever, Not unavenged the crime shall be; For 'neath its folds, glorious as ever, We'll boldly march to victory! We'll bear the flag of Freedom shining, Crowned with fresh laurels by the brave, Till every “star and stripe” shall wave With peace and liberty entwining. chorus — From wrong, &c. What though our bravest sons are falling, By treacherous brothers basely slain; Pale not our hearts at duty calling, But Freedom and the Truth maintain! And bards will celebrate in story The noble song of liberty, The heroic deeds which made us free, And starred anew our country's glory. chorus — From wrong, &c. Saxonville, mass., June 25,
Shenandoah valley, where he was killed in action at Winchester, September 19, 1864. Major-General George Edward Pickett (U. S.M. A. 1846) was born at Richmond, Virginia, June 28, 1828. He served in the Mexican War, receiving the brevet of first lieutenant for gallant service at Contreras and Churubusco, and also the brevet of lieutenant for distinguished service at Chapultepec. He served with the regular army in the Territory of Washington, and at various posts in the West until June 25, 1861, when he resigned. He was appointed a colonel in the Confederate army, on July 23, and on January 14, 1862, he was appointed as brigadier-general. He served in command of a brigade in Longstreet's division of General Joseph E. Johnston's Army, and on October 11 he was made major-general, commanding a division in the Army of Northern Virginia. General Pickett made a memorable charge against the Federal front at Cemetery Hill on the third day of Gettysburg, his division having reached th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Maryland line. (search)
Confederate service is now being prepared. Having a very great interest in this history, and yet being unable to learn anything about it, I beg to present the following facts for the benefit of the author. On page 251, vol. V, Southern Historical Society Papers, I mentioned that an effort was made to organize the Maryland line in the Confederate service in June, 1861, at Leesburg. This was some days previous to the complete organization of the First Maryland regiment, which occurred June 25th, 1861. I cannot find in Goldsborough's history of the Maryland line any definite action of that body in assuming that distinguished name, and judge that it was applied to the Maryland command under General Bradley T. Johnson, by courtesy. The following paper has never to my knowledge been published since it was issued in the printed circular from which I copy it: Leesburg, June 6th, 1861. At a meeting of citizens of Maryland, representing five counties and Baltimore city, held at th
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