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defeated by fifty Home Guards, of Flemingsburg, under the command of Lieut. Sadler and Sergeant Dudley. The rebels were discovered encamped on the premises of Colonel Davis, two miles from Hillsboro, when the Home Guards opened fire upon them. The engagement lasted about twenty minutes, resulting in a loss of eleven killed, twenty-nine wounded, and twenty-two prisoners of the rebels, and three killed and two wounded of the Home Guards.--(Doc. 71.) About five o'clock this afternoon Capt. Barney, of the New York Twenty-fourth regiment, advanced three miles beyond Falls Church, on the Leesburg (Va.) turnpike, with ten men, where he surprised a picket guard of Stewart's rebel cavalry, killing three and taking one prisoner, five horses and equipments, thirteen navy pistols, four sabres, one carbine and telescope. A white horse was killed which has been often seen by our pickets, and believed to belong to Capt. Powell, of Stewart's cavalry. The capture was made within half a mile o
settled. The New York Executive Committee, consisting of Messrs. Savage, O'Gorman, and Daly, have had several lengthy and interesting interviews with the President, Gen. McClellan, and senators and members of the House, all of whom favor it. The committee's interview with Gen. McClellan was especially gratifying. He spoke of the subject briefly, but warmly. The Military Committee in both houses have reported favorably on the subject, and a joint resolution which has passed the House, requesting the President to make an exchange, will pass the Senate tomorrow. In point of fact, an exchange has been practically going on, thirty prisoners having been sent from here yesterday to Fortress Monroe, while large numbers have been likewise released from Fort Warren. Richard O'Gorman, John Savage, Judge Daly, and Collector Barney were before the cabinet to-day, with reference to a general exchange of prisoners, and particularly with reference to Colonel Corcoran.--N. Y. Herald, December 11.
exacting in the choice of weapons. Pikes and scythes will do for exterminating your enemies, spades and shovels for protecting your firesides. To arms, fellow-citizens! Come to share with us our danger, our brilliant success, or our glorious death. --About noon to-day ten wagons sent out on a foraging expedition from Memphis, were attacked and captured in Nonconnah Bottom, by a party of one hundred and fifty rebel cavalry. Secretary chase transmitted to Congress to-day a report of Hiram Barney, Government cotton agent at New York, the footings of which showed that he had sold at public auction since the blockade commenced, three thousand three hundred and twenty-five bales of sea island and upland cotton, and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine bales of unginned cotton, valued at six hundred and ninety-six thousand five hundred and sixty-two dollars. The siege of Vicksburgh was commenced to-day by the Union mortar-boats, which threw a number of shells into the city
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 7 (search)
but there was plenty of time to smoke a cigar, for they didn't get along for an hour or two, and then the greatest posse of large bugs! First, on horseback, Generals Grant, Meigs (Quartermaster-General), Barnard, Eaton (Commissary-General), Barnes (Surgeon-General), Fessenden (with a Palmer leg). Then, in ambulances, Fessenden's papa, the Secretary of the Treasury, a sharp, keen, quiet-looking man; Hon. Secretary Stanton, who looks like his photographs, only more so; Hon. Sim. Draper and Mr. Barney, twin New York politicians. The former had a very large, long nose, and a very round and abrupt waistcoat, so that he resembled a good-natured pelican, just after a surfeit of sprats. General Meade received them with his usual high ceremony. He walked out of his tent, with his hands in his pockets, said, Hullo, how are you? and removed one hand, for the purpose of extending it to Grant, who lighted down from his horse, put his hands in his pockets, and sat down on a camp chair. The pe
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
n. Atlanta, capture of, 228. Atlanta, iron-clad, 161, 163. Avery, Martin P., 171. Ayres, Romeyn Beck, 234, 236, 242, 331. Babcock, Orville Elias, 161, 314. Bache, —, 204. Badajos, English at, 207. Badeau, Adam, 314. Baldwin, Briscoe G., 125. Barlow, Francis Channing, 109, 117, 135,157, 215, 216; described, 107, 158, 189; at Cold Harbor, 144; at Petersburg, 186. Barnard, Daniel P., 343. Barnard, George, 91n. Barnard, John Gross, 248, 290. Barnes, Joseph K., 248. Barney, Hiram, 249. Barrows, William Eliot, 350. Barstow, Simon Forrester, 7, 48, 64, 232, 289. Bartlett, Joseph Jackson, 72. Battle, a great, 101. Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 173n, 201, 222. Benham, Henry Washington, 23, 335; described, 241. Benson, —, 280. Bethesda Church, 140. Biddle, James Cornell, 24, 48, 69, 70, 122, 168, 204, 228, 249, 265, 289; on leave of absence, 59; camp commandant, 67; Meade and, 176; early hours, 239; excitement, 241; cigar incident, 249. Bingham
e have made great captures, but I am not able yet to form an idea of their extent. The urgency of McClellan, who discredited Pope's statements, alone induced Halleck to send Col. Kelton to the front for information. The return of that officer in the night of Sept. 1--2 revealed the truth, which brought terror to Washington. Without dwelling on the condition of alarm into which the War Department was now plunged, it is important to note that it continued certainly till Sept. 8, when Mr. Hiram Barney, Collector of the Port of New York, told Mr. Chase that Stanton and Wadsworth had advised him to leave for New York this evening, as communication with Baltimore might be cut off before to-morrow (Warden, p. 415). Secretary Welles says Stanton and Halleck were filled with apprehensions beyond others. They gave up the capital as lost, and issued orders to empty the arsenal preparatory to the occupation of Washington by the enemy. Early in the morning of Sept. 2 the President, accompa
oah Valley, 73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 81, 88, 94, 106, 146, 240, 241, 270, 294, 350, 368 ; Ball's Bluff, 183-188; Pope's campaign, 509 ; South Mountain, 574, 579; Washington, ‘62, 551, 622. Barber's Cross-roads, Va., 647. Barhamsville, Va. 319, 320, 324, 334. Barker, Capt., 320, 321. Barlow, Col., 596, 597. Barnard, Gen. J. G., at Washington, ‘61, 83, 124. In Peninsula, 246-248; Yorktown, 272, 274, 281, 289 ; Malvern, 433 ; Harrison's, 483. At Washington, ‘62, 518, 523, 525, 541. Barney, Hiram, advised to leave Washington, 542. Barry, Gen. W. F., 83, 113, 114, 116; at Yorktown, 279. Bartlett, Gen. W. F., 563, 600. Bayard, Gen. G. D., 647, 648. Baylor, Lieut. T. G., 132. Beauregard, Gen. P. G., in Virginia, 83-85, 88-90 ; in Peninsula, 387. Beckwith, Col. A., 130. Bell, Lieut.-Col. G., 130. Bell, Capt. W., 130. Benjamin, Capt., in Maryland, 576, 589, 609. Benson, Capt., 321, 370. Berdan, Col., 170. Berry, Gen. H. G., 379, 380. Beverly, W. Va, 58, 61, 64. <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
f his courage, their gratitude to God for his recovery from the assassin's blow. In no statesman's correspondence have there ever been such tributes from the heart. As many as two hundred and fifty approving letters came to Sumner within a month, and were placed among his files, from some of which extracts are given in notes to the speech. (Works, vol. v. pp. 146-174.) Among the writers were S. P. Chase, J. R. Giddings, Carl Schurz, George W. Julian, John Jay, William Curtis Noyes, Hiram Barney, Rev. Joseph P. Thompson, Gerrit Smith, Rev. George B. Cheever, Prof. Benjamin Silliman. J. Miller McKim, Frederick Douglass, John G. Whittier, Josiah Quincy (the elder), Rev. R. S. Storrs (the elder), Rev. John Pierpont, Rev. Henry M. Dexter, Prof. William S. Tyler, John A. Andrew, Francis W. Bird, Henry L. Pierce, Amasa Walker, Lydia Maria Child, Henry I. Bowditch, Neal Dow, and Chief-Justice John Appleton. The Legislature of Massachusetts, then in session, formally approved the speech
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
ston: My poor brother was at last released from his trials yesterday afternoon, and we shall bury him from my mother's house to-morrow at two o'clock precisely. You and Mrs. Waterston were always kind to him and to me. The funeral will be private; but I should be sorry if friends like you should not be informed of the time. If I could reach Mr. Josiah Quincy, I should let him know also. Of the five brothers, Charles alone remained; but his mother and his sister Julia were still living. Sumner was pressed to address political meetings during the autumn in New England and the West. A letter of great urgency, signed by Senators Preston King and Harris, Thurlow Weed, Governor Morgan, and Hiram Barney, besought him to give several addresses in the State of New York; he was asked to preside at the Republican State convention in Massachusetts. These requests were declined, and engagements to deliver a lecture were given up on account of the critical condition of his brother's health.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
6-349. Seward subscribed for copies from the funds of the state department, to be distributed for the information of the public and of Congress. Seward's Life, vol. III. p. 392. This was the first exposition of a vast territory now a part of our domain, and it set public opinion in favor of the purchase. Sumner applied the name of a promontory to the whole territory, and it was his choice which placed Alaska in the nomenclature of American States and Territories. Letter of Sumner to Hiram Barney, and of Mr. Hilgard to Sumner (Works, vol. XI. p. 348, note). It was Seward's decision, however, which determined the name (Seward's Life, vol. III. p. 369). The speech was widely distributed as a pamphlet in this country. It exceeded ordinary newspaper limits, but the Boston Journal printed it, making nineteen and a half columns. An edition was published in St. Petersburg, with an introduction which noted Sumner's constant interest in the emancipation of the serfs, as well as hi
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