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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
7. Unionists in prison brutal order of Judah P. Benjamin, 38. Brownlow's defiance his release, isfied that their so-called attorney-general (Benjamin) had predicted wisely, that pacification throcordingly, on the 9th of November, 1861, Judah P. Benjamin, the Confederate Secretary of War, instrnia, had become his Secretary of State. Judah P. Benjamin, his law officer, was made Secretary of f the Confederates, he was introduced to Judah P. Benjamin, then Secretary of State, and visited hid signed successfully with the forged name of Benjamin. With these he furnished his spies with passmber 1861. Colonel Wood was able to write to Benjamin, at Richmond, The rebellion [resistance to Cory escort. The Secretary of War at Richmond (Benjamin) was asked for one. He would not give it hime lines, as an avowed enemy; Letter of J. P. Benjamin to Major-General Crittenden, Nov. 20th, 18ent of justice, at the head of which was Judah P. Benjamin, went out instructions that all persons,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
l system. The Government at Richmond (and especially Jefferson Davis and his Secretary of War, Benjamin) were severely censured for alleged neglect in making Roanoke Island and its approaches impregnmost gallant and brilliant actions of the War, and laid the blame, if any existed, on Huger and Benjamin, especially on the latter, who, it was said, had positively refused to put the Island in a Staty, had pressed upon the Government the importance of Roanoke Island to Norfolk. in a Report to Benjamin, on the 18th of that month, he said the canals and railroads connecting with Norfolk were uttersing into Pamlico Sound, to proceed immediately to Roanoke Island and defend it. The neglect of Benjamin was so notorious, that the Committee held him responsible. The public indignation was intense,th his usual haughty disregard of the opinions of others and the wishes of the people, promoted Benjamin to the position of Secretary of State. the insult was keenly felt, but the despotism of the co
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
vision of Porter's corps, protecting bridge No. 2. Farther down the stream, on the left, and not far from No. 3, Burnside's. corps was posted. Upon a ridge of the first line of hills east of Antietam, between the turnpike and Pry's house, and in front of Sumner and Hooker, batteries of 24-pounder Parrott guns, commanded by Captains Taft, Langner, and Von Kleizer, and Lieutenant Weaver, were planted. On the crest of the hill, above bridge No. 3, were batteries under Captain Weed and Lieutenant Benjamin. Franklin's corps and Couch's division were farther down in Pleasant Valley, near Brownsville, and Morrell's division of Porter's corps was approaching from Boonsborough, and Humphrey's from Frederick. A detachment of the Signal Corps, under Major Myer, had a station on Red Ridge, a spur of South Mountain, which overlooked the Signal-Station on Red Hills. entire field of operations, and from that point it performed very important service. Such was the general position of the con
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
as elected Speaker. On the following day the votes for President of the Confederacy were counted, and were found to be one hundred and nine in number, all of which were cast for Jefferson Davis. The votes were as follows:--Alabama, 11; Arkansas, 6; Florida, 4; Georgia, 12; Louisiana, 8; Mississippi 9; North Carolina, 12; South Carolina, 8; Tennessee, 13; Texas, 8; Virginia, 18. Three days afterward Feb. 22, 1862. he was inaugurated President for six years. He chose for his Cabinet Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, as Secretary of State ; George W. Randolph, of Virginia, Secretary of War ; S. R. Mallory, of Florida, Secretary of the Navy ; C. G. Memminger, of South Carolina, Secretary of the Treasury ; and Thomas H. Watts, of Alabama, Attorney-General. Randolph resigned in the autumn of 1862, when James A. Seddon, a wealthy citizen of Richmond, who figured conspicuously in the Peace Convention at Washington, See chapter X., volume I. was chosen to fill his place. James A. Se