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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 1,294 1,294 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 299 299 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 86 86 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 62 62 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 45 45 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 25 25 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 25 25 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. 19 19 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 15 15 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 13 13 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
Governors; the rest of the States (excepting New England, where there was no chance for success) were to be brought into the same attitude through the Knights of the Golden Circle and the armed Peace Faction. The argument to be offered was, that, the Government having failed to suppress the rebellion, the Union was dissolved into its original elements, the States, and each of these. was left at perfect liberty to enter into new combinations.--Correspondent of the Chicago Tribune, August I, 1868. Lee failed, and the nation was saved. The grand scheme of a counter-revolution in favor of peace and the independence of the Confederate States, assumed the lesser proportions of a riot in New York City and outbreaks elsewhere, but its promoters were no less active in preparations for another opportunity. The riot in New York presented singular elements and phases. There were evidences of an organization in confusion, wildly led by perplexed leaders. When on Monday, the 13th of July, t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
, on College Hill, and was soon followed by a tremendous yell from the Confederates, as they rushed forward at the double-quick to storm the fort. The storming party consisted of three brigades of General McLaws's division — Wolford's, Cobb's, and Phillips's, all Georgians; General Humphreys's brigade of Mississippians, and a brigade composed of the remains of Anderson's and Bryant's, consisting of South Carolina and Georgia regiments. The leader of the Mississippi troops was the present (1868) Governor Humphreys, of Mississippi. These were picked men, the flower of Longstreet's army; and, in obedience to orders, one brigade pressed forward to the close assault, two brigades supporting it, while two others watched the National line, and kept up a continual fire. The tumult was awful for a few minutes, for it was composed of the yells of voices, the rattle of musketry, the thunder of cannon, and the screams of shells. The charging party moved swiftly forward to the abatis, which s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
itary leaders in Arkansas, he planned a raid into Missouri, having for its chief objective the capture or destruction of a large depot of National stores at Cape Girardeau, on the Mississippi River. With a force of about eight thousand men, in four brigades, known as Price's First Corps of the Trans-Mississippi Department, he pushed rapidly into Missouri, and following the general line of the St. Francis River, reached Fredericton, between Pilot Knob and Cape Girardeau, on the 22d of April. 1868. There he turned quickly to the southeast, and marched on Cape Girardeau; but General John McNeil, who, at Bloomfield, in Stoddard County, had heard of the raid and divined its object, beat him in a race for that point, and, with his twelve hundred followers, reached Cape Girardeau two days before Marmaduke's arrival. April 25. McNeil found there about five hundred men, mostly of the First Nebraska, under Lieutenant-Colonel Baumer, with four guns rudely mounted. The works were immediately s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
Probably there never was a battle in which so many bullets flew in a given space of time and distance. When the Battle of Spottsylvania Court-House. writer visited the scene of strife, two years afterward, June 7, 1866. full one-half of the trees of the wood, at a point where the fiercest struggle ensued, within the salient of the Confederate works, were dead, and nearly all the others were scarred from the effect of musket-balls. At the War Department, in the National Capital, may now 1868. be seen a portion of the trunk of a large oak-tree, which was cut in two by bullets alone. Its appearance is given in the annexed engraving. This oak stood inside of the Confederate intrenchments, near Spottsylvania Court-House. It was presented to the Secretary of War by the gallant General N. A. Miles, who commanded a brigade of Barlow's division of the Second Corps, in the battle on the 12th of May. This section of the tree is five feet six inches in height, and twenty-one inches in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
It had two wings, making the whole quite spacious. A building at the left of it, was occupied by General Rawlins, Grants' chief of staff; and one on the right was the quarters of General Barnard, the engineer-in-chief. Grant's house was presented by the Lieutenant-General, at the close of the war, to George H. Stuart, President of the U. S. Christian Commission, who caused it to be taken to Philadelphia. By permission of the City authorities he re-erected it in Fairmount Par, where it yet (1868) remains. elevated grounds of Dr. Eppes, near the junction of the Appomatox and the James, he established his Headquarters. When Grant determined to throw Meade's army to the south side of the James, he hastened to Butler's Headquarters for the purpose of arranging a plan of co-operation from Bermuda Hundred, against Petersburg, Petersburg is situated on the south bank of the Appomattox River, about ten miles from its mouth at City Point. That river is navigable to Petersburg for vesse
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
Vice-President of the Confederacy,who was arrested at about the same time, were sent to Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor, from which they were released on parole, a few months afterward. Davis was confined at Fortress Monroe, in a casemate — a comfortable prison — on Davis's Prison, Fortress Monroe a charge of being concerned in the murder of the President, and of treason, where he remained a long time, treated with the greatest kindness and consideration, and was finally admitted Septeber 1868. to bail, and went to Europe with his family and has never been brought to trial. Notwithstanding the downfall of the civil and military power of the Confederates eastward of the Mississippi, the Rebels west of it, under the command and the influence of General E. Kirby Smith, were disposed to continue the contest longer. That leader issued a general order, containing an address to his soldiers, on the 21st of April, in which, after saying, Great disasters have overtaken us; the Army of N
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
tes, in this matter, General Merideth says, in his letter of the 25th of August; 1868: Another cause of the suspension of the cartel was its constant violation by theg the Secretary of War. They were not satisfactory, and on the 13th of January 1868. the Senate reinstated Mr. Stanton, and General Grant retired from the War Depar President of all power to interfere in the matter. On the 21st of February, 1868. the President caused a new and more intense excitement throughout the country, entered a formal protest against the whole proceedings. On the 5th of March, 1868. the Senate was organized as a jury for the trial of the President. Chief-Justite of the interference of the Chief Magistrate; and at a little past midsummer, 1868. a Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which formed an important feature iidated, amounted to $8,287,788,329. At the end of the last fiscal year (June 80, 1868), the National Debt was $2,488,000,000, showing the remarkable fact, that in the
Curtis, 3.280. Fayetteville, N. C., arsenal at seized by State troops, 1.386; Sherman at, 3.497. Felton, S. M., his account of the first assassination plot (note), 3.565. Fernandina, occupation of by Nationals, 2.321. Ferrero, Gen., services of at Knoxville, 3.173. Finances, Confederate, schemes in relation to, 1.544; bad condition of in 1863 and 1864, 3.227, 228. Finances, national, condition of at the close of 1860, 1.115; toward the close of Buchanan's term, 1.297; and in 1868 and 1864, 3.226. Firing the Southern heart, 1.41. Fisher's Hill, battle of, 3.366. Five Forks, battle of, 3.542. Flag, national, General Dix's telegram in relation to, 1.185; shot away at Fort Sumter, 1.336; torn down in New Orleans after being raised by Farragut, 2.343; but raised again permanently, 2.344; raised again at Fort Sumter by Gen. Anderson, 3.465. Floating battery at Charleston, 1.312. Florida, secession movements in, 1.60; conventions in, 1.165; operations of Du