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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 3 1 Browse Search
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e went in an old omnibus he played on a boy's harp all the way to the depot. I used to attend the Danville court, and while there, usually roomed with Lincoln and Davis. We stopped at McCormick's hotel, an old-fashioned frame country tavern. Jurors, counsel, prisoners, everybody ate at a long table. The judge, Lincoln, and I had the ladies' parlor fitted up with two beds. Lincoln, Swett, McWilliams, of Bloomington, Voorhees, of Covington, Ind., O. L. Davis, Drake, Ward Lamon, Lawrence, Beckwith, and 0. F. Harmon, of Danville, Whiteman, of Iroquois County, and Chandler, of Williamsport, Ind., constituted the bar. Lincoln, Davis, Swett, I, and others who came from the western part of the state would drive from Urbana. The distance was thirty-six miles. We sang and exchanged stories all the way. We had no hesitation in stopping at a farm-house and ordering them to kill and cook a chicken for dinner. By dark we reached Danville. Lamon would have whiskey in his office for the drinki
e month of June, fifteen of whom were children, and five of the fifteen were only twelve months old, or under. At Camps Springdale and Rucker we have sheltered the people in tents, there being no houses near the grounds to be cultivated to be occupied. At Camp Todd we have used the log huts put up for the accommodation of General Casey's encampment. These houses have capacity of holding not less than one thousand people, and are in a good degree of preservation. At Camps Wadsworth and Beckwith the people occupy two of the farms abandoned by the rebel owners. We have constructed quarters for the Superintendent of Freedmen and an office for the same, a store-room for Commissary Department, and another for agricultural implements, and a forage house and quarters and an office for the Surgeon. Also, we have hauled down a large supply of poles from abandoned camps on Minor's Hill and vicinity, which we purpose for quarters for freedmen at an early day. This work has been well d
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
ral; Captain Dayton, aid-de-camp, and Captain Nichols, aid-de-camp. Attached to his Headquarters, says Brevet-Major G. W. Nichols, in his Story of the Great March, but not technically members of his staff, were the chiefs of the separate departments for the Military Division of the Mississippi. These were General Barry, chief of artillery; Lieutenant-Colonel Ewing, inspector-general; Captain Poe, chief of engineers; Captain Baylor, chief of ordnance; Dr. Moore, chief medical director; Colonel Beckwith, chief of the commissary department; and Captain Bachtal, chief of the signal corps. The army had moved, with twenty days provision of bread, forty days of beef, coffees, and sugar, and three of forage in their wagons, with instructions to each subordinate commander to live off the country, and save the supplies of the train for an expected time of need, when the army should reach the less productive region near the sea-coast. This they were enabled to do, for the hill country thro
unition; while the Illinois cavalry, composing a sixth of our forces, had only their pistols to fight with. Great numbers of the horses that had been brought within our intrenchments had been killed by the Rebel cannon, creating a stench which was scarcely tolerable. The Rebels made four charges without success; but finally, at 2 P. M., Friday, the 20th, they pushed up a movable breastwork of hemp-bales, two deep, along a line of forty yards in length, to within ten rods of our works. Maj. Beckwith, of the Home Guards--8th Missouri, whose Colonel (White) had been killed during that day's fighting — raised a white flag, and the defense was over. Col. Mulligan, in his official account of the siege, says: At 9 A. M., of the 18th, the drums beat to arms, and the terrible struggle commenced. The enemy's force had been increased te 28,000 men and 13 pieces of artillery. They came on as one dark, moving mass; men armed to the teeth, as far as the eye could reach — men, men, men w
Mo., 247; in the Chicago Convention, 321; in President Lincoln's Cabinet, 423. Baton Rouge, La., Arsenal seized at, 412; 490. Bayard, James A., (father,) 107. Bayard, James A., (son,) 315; presides at the Seceders' Convention, 317, on Secession, 350; 437; 562. Beaufort, S. C., captured by Federals, 605. Beauregard, Gen. G. P. T., 442; demands the surrender of Fort Sumter, 443; proclamation by, 534; commands the Rebels at Bull Run, 539; his official report, 541 to 546; 551. Beckwith, Major, at Lexington, Mo., 588. Bedford, Pa., fugitive-slave arrests near, 216. Bee, Gen., (Rebel,) killed at Bull Run, 543; 545. Bell, John, his election to Congress, in 1827, aided by negro votes, 179; 207; nominated for President, 319; 325; 482; vote cast for him in Ky., 492. Bell, Joshua F., of Ky., 338. Belmont, Mo., battle of, 594 to 597; The Chicago Journal's report, 595-6; other reports, etc., 597. Bendix, Col., (Union,) 529; 530. Benham, Gen., 525; on Floyd's r
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
ia to Richmond by roads to the left of the one indicated for General Howard, viz., by Oxford, Boydton, and Nottoway Court-House. These armies will turn in, at this point, the contents of their ordnance-trains, and use the wagons for extra forage and provisions. These columns will be conducted slowly and in the best of order, and aim to be at Richmond, ready to resume the march, by the middle of May. 4. The chief quartermaster and commissary of the military division, Generals Easton and Beckwith, after making proper dispositions of their departments here, will proceed to Richmond and make suitable preparations to receive those columns, and provide them for the further journey. Before the Confederate army came to Greensboroa, much of the provisions in depot there had been consumed or wasted by fugitives from the Army of Virginia; still, enough was left for the subsistence of the troops until the end of April. In making the last agreement with General Sherman, I relied upon the
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 33. capture of Lexington, Missouri. (search)
and sure enough they had a flag up. Our hearts were full of hope; but the field was an awful bloody one--men, horses, and mules lying torn and mangled; still we were full of hope. But just then the word came that the first flag was raised by Major Beckwith, in command of the few Home Guards who were stationed at that part of the works. Confusion and panic began among the men. All fled to the rear. I say all, but I do not mean all, for there were two parts of companies of the brigade that stoo to rally them, but many swore they could do no good now. I saw that surrender was to be the result, and as the thought flashed over my mind, my eyes filled with tears. Yet I am proud that the dishonor does not rest upon the brigade — that Major Beckwith did the mischief; although eventually we must surrender, for their forces number twenty-eight thousand men and twenty pieces of cannon. They seemed to rise right out of the ground, and in twenty minutes every possible spot of ground was cove
Edmonsonton pike. Commissioned officers reported for duty: Colonel Leander Stem; Lieut.-Col. M. T. Wooster; Major J. M. Kirby; Adjt. Leonard P. Smith ; First Surgeon T. M. Cook; Assistant Surgeon Caswell; Second Lieut. Fox, company A; First Lieutenant Beckwith, company B; Captain B. B. McDonald, and Second Lieut. Biddle, company C ; Second Lieut. Latimer, company D ; First Lieut. Parcher and Second Lieut. Lord, company E; First Lieut. Asa B. Hillyer, company F; Capt. John Messer, and First Librigade a short distance to the rear, and rested till near three o'clock in the afternoon. At this time there were present Capt. McDonald, Capt. Messer, Capt. Barnes, Adjt. Smith, Lieut. Fox, Lieut. Latimer, Lieutenant Neff, Lieut. Parcher, Lieut. Beckwith, all of whom performed their whole duty nobly during the entire day. We were moved from here to a position in front, west of the railroad, which we occupied till Friday afternoon, January second, about four o'clock, when we were taken on dou
ontaining a charge of powder and a fulminate. p is the Swiss federal bullet. p p, the Swiss Wurstemberger bullet. q and q are views of the Jacob's bullet and shell. r and r are views of the Peter's ball, having an interior tige; one view shows it distended and battered. s is the Belgian bullet. t, Pritchell's bullet. u, Mangeot's bullet. v v, Austrian bullets. w w, Deane and Adams's bullets, with tails. x, English bullet, with wad. y, Sardinian bullet. z, Beckwith's bullet. a a, steel-pointed bullet. b b, the Charrin bullet, with zinc or steel point. c c, c c, Tamissier's steel-pointed bullet; one view showing it intact, and the other after compression in the grooves of the rifle. d d, the Saxon bullet. e e, the Baden modification of the Minie, with tinned iron cup. f f, Wilkinson's bullet. g g, Whitworth's hexagonal bullet. h h, Lancaster's bullet. i i, Mefford's sub-caliber bullet, with spiral grooves on the shoulder to
. 8, 1870. 103,050KeableMay 17, 1870. 109,705YoungNov. 29, 1870. 117,101NeckerJuly 18, 1871. 124,808GoodesMar. 19, 1872. 125,301JohnsonApr. 2, 1872. 126,921BeckwithMay 21, 1872. 133,351BeckwithNov. 26, 1872. 137,618O'NeilApr. 8, 1873. 138,996DavisMay 20, 1873. 146,721TaylorJan. 20, 1874. 1. (d.) Rotating Loop-Taker. 1BeckwithNov. 26, 1872. 137,618O'NeilApr. 8, 1873. 138,996DavisMay 20, 1873. 146,721TaylorJan. 20, 1874. 1. (d.) Rotating Loop-Taker. 17,427GibbsJune 2, 1857. 18,915LazelleDec. 22, 1857. 20,686JohnsonJune 22, 1858. (Reissue.)573GibbsJuly 13, 1858. 21,089SmithAug. 3, 1858. 21,100Wheeler et al.Aug. 3, 1858. 21,129GibbsAug. 10, 1858. 22,007AveryNov. 9, 1858. 28,851GibbsJune 26, 1860. 29,268HicksJuly 24, 1860. 33,439MarbleOct. 8, 1861. 38,931McCurdyJunBallouJan. 19, 1875. class D. — feeding. 1. Needle. No.Name.Date. 18,732ChaseDec. 1, 1857. 58,614DavisOct. 9, 1866. 125,774WeeksApr. 16, 1872. 146,505BeckwithJan. 20, 1874. 2. Wheel or Band. 11,680ShawSept. 12, 1854. 12,856Chilcott et al.Jan. 12, 1855. 13,065SingerMar. 15, 1855. 16,518AlexanderFeb. 3, 1857. 17,82<
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