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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conduct of the War, (search)
Conduct of the War, Committee on Tue. On Dec. 9, 1861, the Senate, by a vote of 33 yeas to 3 nays, adopted a resolution providing for the appointing of a joint committee of three from the Senate and four from the House to inquire into the conduct of the war, the committee to have power to send for persons and papers, and to sit through that session of Congress. The House concurred in the resolution on the following day, and on the 17th and 19th the committee was appointed, consisting of Senators Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio; Zachariah Chandler, of Michigan, and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee; and Representatives Daniel W. Gooch, of Massachusetts; John Covode, of Pennsylvania; George W. Julian, of Indiana, and Moses F. Odell, of New York. On Dec. 20 the committee held its first session and chose Senator Wade as chairman. This committee became an important factor in the early movements of the National army and navy. During its existence there were frequently complaints from officer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
.....Dec. 2, 1861 President Lincoln's first annual message to Congress......Dec. 3, 1861 John C. Breckinridge, Kentucky, expelled from the Senate......Dec. 4, 1861 [He had remained in the Senate until the end of the previous session.] Senate resolves that a joint committee of three members from the Senate and four from the House be appointed to inquire into the conduct of the war, with power to send for persons and papers, and to sit during the session (33 yeas to 3 nays)......Dec. 9, 1861 House concurs......Dec. 10, 1861 This committee consists of Senators Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio; Zachariah Chandler, of Michigan; and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, Dec. 17; and Congressmen Daniel W. Gooch, of Massachusetts; John Covode, of Pennsylvania; George W. Julian, of Indiana; and Moses F. Odell, war Democrat, of New York.. Dec. 19, 1861 Committee convenes; Mr. Wade, chairman......Dec. 20, 1861 Affair at Dranesville, Va......Dec. 20, 1861 Government suspends specie payme
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ernon, London, and Richmond. Kentucky Infantry under Col. Theodore T. Garrard unsuccessfully attacked by Confederates under Brig.-Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer......Oct. 4, 1861 Sovereignty convention in session at Russellville for three days. Over 200, representing sixty-five counties, adopt an ordinance of secession, choose Col. George W. Johnson provisional governor, with Bowling Green the new seat of government......Nov. 18, 1861 Confederate Congress admits Kentucky as a State......Dec. 9, 1861 Self-styled legislative council of Kentucky assembles within the Confederate lines and elects ten delegates to the Confederate Congress at Richmond......Dec. 14, 1861 At Middle Creek, Floyd county, Col. James A. Garfield routs the Confederates under Col. Humphrey Marshall......Jan. 10, 1862 Battle of Mill Springs, Pulaski county; Maj.-Gen. George B. Crittenden and Brigadier-General Zollicoffer attack the approaching Federals under Maj.-Gen. George H. Thomas; General Zollicoffer