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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 168.-the burning of Hampton, Va. August 7-8, 1861. (search)
Doc. 168.-the burning of Hampton, Va. August 7-8, 1861. Statement of Mr. James Scofield. Mr. Scofield, a native of Darien, Conn., and a resident of Hampton, Virginia, for the past five years, carrying on a general variety of business in that village, was there at the firing of the place by the rebels. At about half-past 11 o'clock on Wednesday night the rebels arrived at Hampton, and completely surrounded the place. The poor inhabitants, at least all that were left, were sound asleep,om Norfolk under a flag of truce, reports that among the rebels there the story was told that Hampton was fired by the troops of General Butler.--Baltimore American, Aug. 12 N. Y. Tribune narrative. Fortress Monroe, old point comfort, August 8, 1861. Another and a fearful scene has been enacted in the drama of Rebellion. Last night the village of Hampton was laid in ashes by the rebels. Mr. Mahew, formerly of Bath, Maine, who went to Georgia to live, and was there pressed into the r
Doc. 171.-Zollicoffer's proclamation. August 8, 1861. To the People of East Tennessee: In assuming command of the military forces of this division, I cannot forbear an earnest appeal to all who have preferred the old Union no longer to resist the recent decisions at the ballot-box by overwhelming majorities of the people of Tennessee. The military authorities are not here to offend or injure the people, but to insure peace to their homes, by repelling invasion and preventing the introduction of the horrors of civil war. Treason to the State cannot, will not, be tolerated. But perfect freedom of the ballot-box has and will be accorded, and no man's rights, property, or privileges shall be disturbed. All who desire peace can have peace by quietly and harmlessly pursuing their lawful avocations. But Tennessee having taken her stand with her sister States of the South, her honor and safety require that no aid shall be given within her borders to the arms of the tyrant Lincol
Doc. 172.-the mob in Concord, N. H. Destruction of the office of the Democratic standard. A correspondent of the Boston Journal gives the following account of this affair: Concord, N. H., August 8, 1861. A very serious riot took place in this city this afternoon, which resulted in the total destruction of the printing office of the Democratic Standard. This paper has been too well known to require much comment in this connection. For the past few weeks it has reflected quite severely upon the character and conduct of our soldiers, until they could endure it no longer, and concluded to take the matter into their own hands. Early this afternoon several soldiers of the First regiment went to the printing office, and asked for some of the papers, with the intention of purchasing them, and it is reported that the publishers refused to sell them. The soldiers afterward went into the street and by some means procured several copies; these were read to an excited and incre
Doc. 172 1/2.-Confederate act, entitled an act respecting alien enemies. approved August 8, 1861. Section 1. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That, whenever there shall be war declared between the Confederate States and any foreign nation or Government, or any invasion or predatory incursion shall be perpetrated, attempted, or threatened against the territory of the Confederate States by any foreign nation or Government, and the President of the Confederate States shall make public proclamation of the event, or the same shall be proclaimed by act of Congress, all native citizens, denizens, or subjects, of the hostile nation or Government, being males of fourteen years of age and upwards, who shall be within the Confederate States, and not citizens thereof, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, or secured, and removed as alien enemies; Provided, that, during the existing war, citizens of the United States residing within the Confederate States,
Doc. 173.-Secretary Cameron's letter to General B. F. Butler. Washington, August 8, 1861. General:--The important question of the proper disposition to be made of fugitives from service in the States in insurrection against the Federal Government, to which you have again directed my attention, in your letter of July 20, has received my most attentive consideration. It is the desire of the President that all existing rights in all the State be fully respected and maintained. The war now prosecuted on the part of the Federal Government is a war for the Union, for the preservation of all the constitutional rights of the States and the citizens of the States in the Union; hence no question can arise as to fugitives from service within the States and Territories in which the authority of the Union is fully acknowledged. The ordinary forms of judicial proceedings must be respected by the military and civil authorities alike for the enforcement of legal forms. But in the States
Doc. 182.-proclamation by Jeff. Davis. Whereas, the Congress of the Confederate States of America did, by an act approved on the 8th day of August, 1861, entitled, An act respecting alien enemies, make provision that proclamation should be issued by the President in relation to alien enemies, and in conformity with the provisions of said act; Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, do issue this, my proclamation; and I do hereby warn and re President, [seal], Jefferson Davis. R. M. T. Hunter, Secretary of State. Regulations respecting alien enemies. The following regulations are hereby established respecting alien enemies, under the provisions of an act approved 8th August, 1861, entitled An act respecting alien enemies: See Document 172 1/2, p. 492. 1. Immediately after the expiration of the term of forty days from the date of the foregoing proclamation, it shall be the duty of the several District Attorney