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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)
attered army, and to make the soldiers fight with the idea that they were contending with cruel savages, who deserved no quarter. The raising of the black flag could not have been more wicked in intent. Davis's address, countersigned by Judah P. Benjamin, was dated August 1, 1863. The allusion in the closing sentence of the above paragraph is explained by the fact that, on the 4th of July, when Davis felt confident that Lee was victorious at Gettysburg, instead of preparing to fly before ach men who yearn for liberty will, in after years, with bowed heads and reverently, resort, as Christian pilgrims, to the shrines of the Holy Land. Compare this last sentence with a paragraph on page 232, volume I. of this work, in which Judah P. Benjamin, the first Confederate Secretary of War, eulogized the friends of the Conspirators, in the Free-labor States. His speech may be found in the Congreesional Globe, January, 1861. His hearers on that dismal day shouted applause, but the sons
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)
fuse a storming party. The armament of the fort consisted of four 20-pounder Parrott guns, forming the battery of Lieutenant Benjamin, Burnside's chief of artillery; four light 12-pounders, forming Buckley's battery, and two three-inch guns. AllGeneral Ferrero, the skillful commander of the fort, were playing fearfully on the, Confederates, under the direction of Benjamin. Yet the assailants pressed on, gained the ditch, and attempted to scale the parapet. One officer (Colonel McElroy) aca Operations in Tennessee, Georgia and Northern Alabama. dozen bullets, rolled, with his flag, into the ditch, which Benjamin's guns in the salient swept with a murderous enfilading fire. That hero actually took shells in his hand, ignited the ft Charleston and the commander of the British ship Petrel there, hastened to attest the truth of the proclamation. Judah P. Benjamin, the Confederate Secretary of State, issued a circular to the foreign consuls in the Confederacy, reiterating the m
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
edge. The men engaged in the errand were Colonel J. F. Jaques, of the Seventy-third Illinois, and J. R. Gilmore, a civilian, of New York. They were allowed to pass through the Union lines, and at Richmond they obtained an interview, first with Benjamin, Secretary of State, and then with Jefferson Davis. They held a free talk with the latter, who said, after declaring that he had tried to avert the war, Now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his childreof holding out to the negro, as an inducement for him to give faithful service, even as a laborer in the army, a promise of his emancipation at the end of the war. This, says a Rebel War Clerk's Diary (II. 326), is supposed to be an idea of Mr. Benjamin, for foreign effect. It is added, the press is mostly opposed to the President's project of employing 40,000 slaves in the army, under promise of emancipation. It was tried in Richmond, and failed, for the negroes would not trust the Confed
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
r impossible all attempts at successful. negotiation. --War of the Rebellion, &c., by Henry S. Foote. But the speech of Benjamin The Union Generals. George W. Childs Pobilisher 628 & 630 Chestnut St. Philadhlphia on that occasion was calculatedd answer, and that he must abandon Richmond if not soon re-enforced. let the negroes volunteer and be emancipated, said Benjamin, it is the only way to save the slave-women and children. see a Rebel War Clerk's Diary, II., 415. speaking of BenjaBenjamin, the Diarist says:--no doubt he is for a desperate stroke for independence, being out of the pale of mercy; but his moral integrity is impugned by the representatives from Louisiana, who believe he has taken bribes for passports, &c., to the injuailed. a Confederate staff officer, who accompanied the Government in its flight that night, says that, at that time, Benjamin, Secretary of State, being a Jew, was not at church, but was enjoying his pipe and solitude. Mallory, Secretary of the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
ot too much, many got nothing; and dust-hunters picked up a good deal the following day — a good deal that was trampled under foot during the contemptible scramble. --History, &c. by C. E. L. Stuart. the remainder of the Cabinet, excepting Reagan, deserted the President. Mallory, the Secretary of the Navy, doubting whether his official services would be needed on the Gulf, fled, with the notorious Wigfall, by railway, to La Grange, where he found his family, and was subsequently arrested. Benjamin, the Secretary of State, mysteriously disappeared, after making ample provision for his own comfort. He afterward solved the enigma by showing his person in England. Of all the ministers, only Reagan remained faithful to the person of the chief. Up to this time, Davis's wife and children, and Mrs. Davis's sister, Miss Howell, had accompanied the fugitive Government from Danville. Now, for prudential reasons, this family took another, but nearly parallel route, in the flight toward the
82,. 585; his plan of attack, i 590; re-enforced by Johnson, 1.591, and by E. Kirby Smith, 1.602; his defense of Island No.10, 2.241-2.246; his evacuation of Corinth, 2.293. Bell, John, nomination of for the Presidency, 1.30. Belle Isle, sufferings of Union prisoners in, 3.597. Belligerent rights accorded to the Confederates, 1.544, 567. Belmont, battle at, 2.87. Benham, Gen., his unsuccessful pursuit of Floyd, 2.102; in command at the battle of Secessionville, 3.187. Benjamin, Judah P., last speech of in the Senate, 1.232. Bentonsville, battle of, 3.500. Bentonville, Skirmish at, 2.253. Bermuda Hundred, occupation of by Gen. Butler, 3.318; Butler bottled up at, 3.323. Berry, Gen. H. G., at the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.30. Big Bethel, rebel position at, 1.596; battle at, 1.507;: public disappointment at the result, 1.510; visit to the battle-ground of, 1.513. Big Black River, battle of the, 2.612. Big Blue Creek, battle at, 3.279. Big Tybe