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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Going to the front: recollections of a private — I. (search)
xecuted. In consequence, several of the mob fell, and the soldiers again advanced hastily. The mayor of Baltimore placed himself at the head of the column beside Captain Follansbee, and proceeded with them a short distance. . . . The Hon. George William Brown, then mayor of Baltimore, in his volume entitled Baltimore and the 19th of April, 1861, thus describes the march of the soldiers after he joined the column: They were firing wildly, sometimes backward, over their shoulders. So rapid and obliged to remain at the President street station, from which point it was sent back the same day in the direction of Philadelphia. The same night, by order of the Board of Police Commissioners, with the concurrence of Governor Hicks and Mayor Brown, the railways from the north were obstructed, so that the 8th Massachusetts, with General B. F. Butler, and the 7th New York were compelled to go to Annapolis by water and march thence to Washington.-editors. And yet when I read Governor John
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Baltimore riots. (search)
he Mayor of Baltimore, at the time, was George William Brown, now Chief Judge of the Supreme Bench oI think I may say, with perfect truth, that Mayor Brown and the Chief of Police, notwithstanding there about to enter the city was received by Mayor Brown about ten o'clock. Mr. Brown at once repairMr. Brown at once repaired to the office of the Police Commissioners, but found that the Marshal of Police had already gone the scene. What followed is best given in Mayor Brown's own words: On arriving at the heareat respect, your obedient servant, George Wm. Brown, Mayor. To His Excellency, Abraham Linco follows: Washington, April 20th, 1861. To Mayor Brown, Baltimore: We have seen the President a. In response to the general sentiment, Mayor Brown, on Saturday morning, issued the following:the office of the Marshal of Police. George Wm. Brown, Mayor. The promptness and heartine feared: camp at Relay, Saturday, P. M. To Mayor Brown: Sir:--I represent General Butler at thi[4 more...]
igands.--Times, April 21. The people of Oswego and Rochester, N. Y., Toledo, Dayton, and Zanesville, Ohio, subscribed large sums of money for the support of the volunteers and their families; at the latter place, large property holders agreed to give rent free to volunteers during their absence.--Albany Journal. General Scott telegraphed to Senator Crittenden of Kentucky, as follows: I have not changed; have no thought of changing; always A Union man. --(Doc. 78.) George William Brown, mayor of Baltimore, Md., had a consultation with the President of the United States, in reference to the passage of northern troops through Baltimore. On his return from Washington, the Mayor submitted to the people a statement as to his interview with the President.--(Doc. 79.) The Worcester third battalion of Rifles, arrived at New York. They are commanded by Major Charles Devens, and number 266 men, officered as follows: Company A, Worcester City Guard, Capt. A. B. R. Sprag
April 20. Governor Brown of Georgia issued a proclamation prohibiting the payment of all debts to Northern creditors till the end of hostilities, and directing the payment of money into the State Treasury, to be refunded to depositors with interest at the end of the war.--Montgomery Weekly Post, May 1. The enthusiasm of the people at the West in rallying for the defence of the Union, far exceeds the expectations of the most sanguine Republicans. Throughout the entire Northwest thereWestchester county, N. Y., this afternoon, on the occasion of raising the flag, was addressed by Senator Hall, John Jay, Rev. M. Bogg, of the Episcopal Church, Rev. Mr. Ferris, Dr. Woodcock, Dr. Shores, Mr. Hart, Captain of the Bedford company, Mr. Brown, of the Croton Falls Company, and others.--N. Y. Times, April 27. John W. Ellis, governor of North Carolina, issued a proclamation calling an extra session of the General Assembly of the State, and deprecating the proclamation of President
teer organization throughout the Territory. He has supplied companies with arms and equipments, and seems determined to place Nebraska in the best possible condition of defence.--N. Y. Tribune, May 2. The remains of the three Massachusetts soldiers who were killed in Baltimore, arrived at Boston in charge of private D. S. Wright, of the Sixth regiment, who was detailed by Col. Jones for the duty. The bodies were taken from the receiving tomb in Baltimore, under the supervision of Mayor Brown, and left Tuesday morning last. The fact was not generally known, but a large crowd gathered at the depot. Gov. Andrew and staff, the executive council, with the divisionary corps of cadets as an escort, were present to receive the bodies. The coffins were covered with national flags, as were the hearses which bore them to Stone Chapel, under which they were deposited to await final and more public obsequies. On the route to the chapel the band played dirges, and the rapidly-gathere
ubsequent rank of promotion is as follows: Second lieutenant, March, 1814; transferred August 14, 1814, to artillery arm; returned same year in the re-organization of the army; adjutant, 1816; first lieutenant, March 18; aide-de-camp to Major-General Brown, 1816; transferred to First artillery, May, 1821; Third artillery, August, 1821; captain, August 25; resigned his commission in the army, December 31, 1828. He afterward filled the post of Adjutant-General of the State of New York, Secretupon the Federal Metropolis. The conspirators had no idea that the Government would prove more prompt and efficient in their measures of defence, than they in theirs of attack. President Lincoln's letter to Governor Hicks of Maryland and Mayor Brown of Baltimore, dated on the day after the attack upon the Massachusetts troops, (April 19,) is published in full in the newspapers of to-day.--(Doc. 138.) The Police Commissioners of St. Louis, Mo., formally demanded of Capt. Lyon, the off
notices of, D. 52, 53, 72, 106; address to the Mass. legislature, D. 70; correspondence with Mayor Brown of Baltimore, Doc. 80; letter to Gen. Butler, April 25 Doc. 256 Andrews, Lt.--Col., of Brooks, William M., of Ala., D. 12 Broome Co., (N. Y.,) volunteers, D. 67 Brown, —, Governor of Georgia, demands Augusta arsenal, D. 16; prohibits payment to Northern creditors, D. 45 Brown, General, at Ft. Pickens, D. 77 Brown, Major-General, 1812, D. 59 Brown, George William, Mayor of Baltimore, D. 37; proclamation of April 18, Doc. 77; correspondence with Governor ss of his proclamations, Doc. 64; proclamation of, announcing the blockade, D. 82; Doc. 78; George Wm. Brown's statement in regard to, Doc. 123; letter from George Law to, Doc. 147; proclamation block of, blockaded, D. 83; American flag degraded at, P. 70 Savannah Republican criticizes Governor Brown, of Ga., D. 72 Sawyer's rifled cannon, experiment at the Rip Raps, Va., D. 104 S
ignity, honor, and welfare of the State of South Carolina. We must keep the wheels of the Government going. The Constitution of the United States is not entirely abrogated by the Ordinance. What is legal tender in the payment of debts? Is it not gold and silver of the United States? In the case of clearing and entry of vessels, we are very liable to have the same confiscated. Mr. Carroll--The present revenue would be continued till an act of the Legislature authorized otherwise. Mr. Brown--There is no longer communication with the Government from which we are just separated. Mr. Dunkin--The spirit of the ordinance must be temporarily sustained till we treat with the General Government. Mr. Gregg--The President of the United States has thrown down the gauntlet in his Message. He has said that it was his duty to collect the revenue, and that he would do it. On one side the Federal Government claims the right and declares its intention to execute the power of collecting
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Proclamation of the Mayor of Baltimore. (search)
oclamation, and will earnestly co-operate with his efforts to maintain peace and order in the city of Baltimore. And I cannot withhold my expression of satisfaction at his resolution that no troops shall be sent from Maryland to the soil of any other State. The great questions at issue must, in the last resort, be settled by the people of the city and State for themselves at the ballot box, and an opportunity for a free expression of their opinions will speedily be afforded at the approaching Congressional election. If the counsels of the Governor shall be heeded we may rest secure in the confidence that the storm of civil war which now threatens the country will at least pass over our beloved State and leave it unharmed; but if they shall be disregarded, a fearful and fratricidal strife may at once burst forth in our midst. Under such circumstances, can any good citizen doubt for a moment, the course which duty and honor alike require him to pursue? Geo. Wm. Brown, Mayor.
loodshed will not rest upon me. With great respect, your obedient servant, Geo. Wm. Brown, Mayor. To His Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States: I have been in Baltimore since Tuesday evening, and co-operated with Mayor Brown in his untiring efforts to allay and prevent the excitement and suppress the fend. To His Excellency President Lincoln. Despatch from the President. Mayor Brown received a despatch from President Lincoln this morning, stating that no morthe peace. They will be enough. Respectfully: tho. H. Hicks, Governor. Geo. Wm. Brown, Mayor. The following correspondence then took place between the governhe troops now here be sent back to the borders of Maryland. Respectfully, Geo. Wm. Brown. Thos. H. Hicks. By order of the Board of Police. Chas. Howard, President.ltimore, April 19. To his Excellency, Thomas H. Hicks, Governor; His Honor, Geo. W. Brown, Mayor of Baltimore, and Chas. Howard, Esq., President of the Board of Poli
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