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of a fight; some, indeed, who were really sick had to be forced out of the ranks, so anxious were all to do their duty, and render service in our common cause. About this time I received the following letter from a friend in Missouri, descriptive of the battle of Carthage, and the uprising of the people in that State. It is inserted here as an authentic account of the incidents leading to the engagement, and of the rout of the Federal troops: Cowskin Prairie, McDonald Co., Missouri, July 8, 1861. Dear Tom: I suppose the heading of this letter will surprise you, for I am no longer in my comfortable office in the good city of St. Louis, but one of Price's rebels, camped in this out-of-the-way place, near the Indian nation. As you desire to know every thing regarding our movements, I will narrate things as they occurred since I last saw you. When the Border States found that a coercive policy was determined upon, Missouri was one of the first to oppose it. We had no arms, but w
e messenger was not enabled to carry back with him any very encouraging tidings. One object may have been to occupy the attention of our authorities and delay matters for a few days, so as to allow time for aid from Manassas to Johnston at Winchester.--(Doc. 73.) The following official order appeared today: Henceforward the telegraph will convey no despatches concerning the operations of the Army not permitted by the Commanding General. Winfield Scott. Department of War, July 8, 1861. The above order is confirmed. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. The Second Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, Col. George H. Gordon, left Boston for the seat of war at Martinsburg. The regiment consists of one thousand and fifty men. They wear the regulation black felt hat, turned up at the side. Their coats are made of serviceable blue cloth and their pants of blue flannel. Since the men first went into camp at West Roxbury, they have been put through the most rigid disci
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Confederate invasion of New Mexico and Arizona. (search)
na, the seat of government being at Mesilla, and the authority of governor being assumed by himself. August 2d, Fort Stanton, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin S. Roberts, 3d U. S. Cavalry, was abandoned, all the public stores that could not be carried away being destroyed. During the month of September Baylor sent several small parties northerly toward Fort Craig, who had a number of skirmishes with the Union troops, in which the latter were usually worsted. On the 8th of July, 1861, the Confederate Government at Richmond authorized General H. H. Sibley (who had formerly been a major in the army, and had recently served in New Mexico) to proceed to Texas and organize a brigade of troops for the conquest of New Mexico. On the 18th of November Sibley was ready to move from San Antonio, Texas. His brigade consisted of Colonel John R. Baylor's regiment of Texas Mounted Rifles (then in New Mexico), Reily's 4th Regiment, Green's 5th, and Steele's 7th Regiment of Texas
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
ves into a corps called The Maryland Guard, had shown their faith by offering their services to the Confederacy. These enthusiastic young men, blinded by their own zeal, assured the conspirators that the sympathies of a greater portion of the people of their State were with them. This was confirmed by the arrival of a costly Confederate banner for the corps, wrought by women of Baltimore, and sent clandestinely to them by a sister secessionist. This was publicly presented to the Guard July 8, 1861. on Capitol Square, in front of the monument there erected in honor of Washington and the founders of Virginia. The Richmond Despatch of June 10 thus announced the event:--Mrs. Augustus McLaughlin, the wife of one of the officers of the late United States Navy, who brought the flag from Baltimore, concealed as only a lady knows how, was present, and received the compliments of a large number of ladies and gentlemen who surrounded her upon the steps of the monument. --Moore's Rebellion
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 24: the called session of Congress.--foreign relations.--benevolent organizations.--the opposing armies. (search)
ith the prestige thus obtained, secure for the Confederacy the recognition of its independence by foreign governments. This real danger was before the mind of the people and their representatives, and intensified the cry of Forward to Richmond! while the earlier troops had yet some time to serve. That cry found a sympathetic response in the Army and in Congress; and at the middle of July, the General-in-chief gave orders for a forward movement upon the foe at Manassas. An earlier day July 8, 1861. had been fixed upon for the beginning of the movement, but the new regiments came in so slowly that it was not deemed safe to break camp before the 15th. Lieutenant-General Scott was too infirm to take command of the Army in the field. He was afflicted with dropsy and vertigo; and for four months he had not been able to mount a horse. He chose Brigadier-General Irvin McDowell for that responsible position. That officer was a native of Ohio; a graduate 1834. of the Military Academy
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
, consisted of the Eighth and Twenty-ninth New York Volunteers, the New York Garibaldi Guard, and the Twenty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers. The Second Brigade was commanded by Colonel Thomas A. Davies, of the New York Volunteers, and was composed of the Sixteenth, Eighteenth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second New York Volunteers, and a light battery with Company G of the Second United States Artillery. The foregoing was compiled from the General Orders of the Commander-in-chief, dated 8th of July, 1861. commanded respectively by Brigadier-Generals Daniel Tyler and Theodore Runyon, and Colonels David Hunter, Samuel P. Heintzelman, and Dixon S. Miles. The Confederate force against which this army was to move was distributed along Bull's Run, This is an inconsiderable stream, which rises in the range of hills known as Bull's Run Mountains. See map on page 586. It empties into the Occoquan River about twelve miles from the Potomac. from Union Mill, where the Orange and Alexandria Ra
Doc. 74.-the capture of the French lady, July 8, 1861. Lieut. Thos. H. Carmichael, of the Middle District Police, and Mr. John Horner, of Baltimore, captured yesterday afternoon no less an important personage than Captain Thomas, of St. Mary's County, alias the French lady, whose exploit in seizing the steamer St. Nicholas a short time since, while in the Patuxent Piver, was so boastingly proclaimed by the Secession journals as a brilliant exploit. The particulars of the affair, as narrated by a passenger on board the steamer Mary Washington, were as follows: Lieutenant Carmichael, with Mr. Horner, left Baltimore on Sunday morning in a small sloop for Fair Haven, on Herring Bay, near the lower portion of Anne Arundel County, for the purpose of arresting a certain Neale Green, a noted barber doing business on Pratt street, near Frederick, who is charged with being a participant in the assault on the Massachusetts Regiment on the 19th of April, and with other offences. Owing to h
Doc. 97.-the advance into Virginia. July 16, 1861. General McDowell's army. the subjoined General Order gives the organization of the Staff and of the several divisions of the army under Brigadier-General McDowell, now advancing into Virginia from the lines opposite Washington. General orders no. 13. Headquarters, Department N. E. Virginia, Washington, July 8, 1861. Until otherwise ordered, the following will be the organization of the troops in this Department: staff of the Department Commander. Adjutant--General's Department.--Captain James B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General. Aides-de-Camp.--First-Lieutenant H. W. Kingsbury, 5th Artillery; Major Clarence S. Brown, N. Y. State Militia; Major James S. Wordsworth, N. Y. State Militia. Acting Inspector-General.--Major W. H. Wood, 17th Infantry. Engineers.--Major J. G. Barnard; First-Lieutenant F. E. Prime. Topographical Engineers.--Captain A. W. Whipple; First-Lieutenant Henry L. Abbott; Second-Lieutenant H
ution, as the promptness with which the sum of five million dollars was advanced to the Secretary of the Treasury in New York on Tuesday last, in response to a call for that sum — on such liberal terms, too, in the face of the great loan of two hundred and fifty millions about to be authorized by Congress. It was after business hours on Monday, the 8th inst., that Secretary Chase sent the following telegraphic despatch to the Assistant Treasurer at New York:-- Treasury Department, July 8, 1861. John J. Cisco, New York, will issue six per cent. Treasury Notes at sixty days, to amount of five million dollars for five millions in coin. Please make arrangements forthwith. S. P. Chase. The despatch was received the following morning, and Mr. Cisco immediately called a meeting of the leading Bank officers and started a subscription, and before the close of business hours of the same day, the following despatches were sent to the Secretary, and reached Washington before he ha
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
, 1863. Finegan, Joseph, April 5, 1862. Finley, Jesse J., Nov. 16, 1863. Floyd, John B., May 23, 1861. Forney, John H., Mar. 10, 1862. Frazer, John W., May 19, 1863. Frost, Daniel M., Mar. 3, 1862. Gano, Rich. M., Mar. 17, 1865. Gardner, Wm. M., Nov. 14, 1861. Garland, Sam., Jr. , May 2, 1862. Garnett, Rich. B., Nov. 14, 1861. Garnett, Robt. S., June 6, 1861. Garrott, I. W., May 28, 1863. Gartrell, Lucius J., Aug. 22, 1864. Gary, Martin W., May 19, 1864. Gatlin, Richard C., July 8, 1861. Gholson, S. J., May 6, 1864. Gist, States R., Mar. 20, 1862. Gladden, A. H., Sept. 30, 1861. Godwin, Arch. C., Aug. 5, 1864. Gordon, James B., Sept. 28, 1863. Govan, Dan'l C., Dec. 29, 1863. Confederate generals no. 24 Virginia David A. Weisinger, defender of the Petersburg Crater. Gabriel C. Wharton, in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. Philip St. G. Cocke, First defender of Virginia, in 1861. Patrick T. Moore, in command of Reserves defending Richmond. Edwi
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