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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
and the discovery passed into the possession of certain New Yorkers, who found the means for practicable application, and now steam is the goddess that enlightens the world. My father was a planter. From my early boyhood he conceived that he would send me to West Point for army service, but in my twelfth year he passed away during the cholera epidemic at Augusta. Mother moved to North Alabama with her children, whence in my sixteenth year I made application through a kinsman, Congressman Reuben Chapman, for appointment as cadet, received the coveted favor, and entered with the class that was admitted in 1838. As cadet I had more interest in the school of the soldier, horsemanship, sword exercise, and the outside game of foot-ball than in the academic courses. The studies were successfully passed, however, until the third year, when I failed in mechanics. When I came to the problem of the pulleys, it seemed to my mind that a soldier could not find use for such appliances, an
cted, as we are, not to waive this issue, the contingency, therefore, has arisen, when, in our opinion, it becomes our duty to withdraw from this Convention. We beg, Sir, to communicate this fact through you, and to assure the Convention that we do so in no spirit of anger, but under a sense of imperative obligation, properly appreciating its responsibilities and cheerfully submitting to its consequences. The Alabama delegation, which included ex-Gov. John A. Winston, Wm. L. Yancey, Reuben Chapman, ex-M. C., and other prominent citizens, thereupon withdrew from the Convention. Mr. Barry, of Mississippi, next announced the withdrawal of the entire Mississippi delegation. Mr. Glenn, of Mississippi, stated the grounds of such withdrawal, as follows: Sir, at Cincinnati we adopted a Platform on which we all agreed. Now answer me, ye men of the North, of the East, of the South, and of the West, what was the construction placed upon that Platform in different sections of the Uni
r, 575. Cartter, David K., in Chicago Convention, 321. Cass, Gen. Lewis, 164; opposes, as Minister at Paris, the Slave-Trade-suppression quintuple treaty, 177; 189; his opinion of the Wilmot Proviso, 190; nominated for President, 191; 222, 229; 232; 246; resigns his post at Washington, 411. Cass, the cutter, given up to Rebels, 413. Castle Pinckney, occupied by S. Carolina, 409. Catron, Judge, opinion in Dred Scott case, 258. Channing, Wm. E., 125; 142; to Webster, 353. Chapman, Reuben, in Dem. Convention, 314. Charleston, S. C., 58; rifling of the mails at, 128-9; reception accorded to Mr. Hoar at, 180 to 184; joy evinced at Lincoln's election at, 332; 336; incident at the Wistar Club at, 353-4; reception of Caleb Cushing at, etc., 409; surrender of the cutter Aiken at, 410 excitement during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, 447-8. See Fort Sumter. Charleston Courier, The, citation from, 129; 331-2; 337; announces the raising of troops in the North to defend
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
Governors of the State of Alabama. Wm. Wyatt BibbNov. 1819 to July, 1820 Thomas BibbJuly, 1820 to Nov. 1821 Israel PickensNov. 1821 to Nov. 1825 John MurphyNov. 1825 to Nov. 1829 Gabriel MooreNov. 1829 to Mar. 1831 Saml. B. MooreMar. 1831 to Nov. 1831 John GayleNov. 1831 to Nov. 1835 Clement C. ClayNov. 1835 to July, 1837 Hugh McVayJuly, 1837 to Nov. 1837 Arthur P. BagbyNov. 1837 to Nov. 1841 Benj. FitzpatrickNov. 1841 to Nov. 1845 Joshua L. MartinNov. 1845 to Nov. 1847 Reuben ChapmanNov. 1847 to Nov. 1849 Henry Watkins CollierNov. 1849 to Nov. 1853 John A. WinstonNov. 1853 to Nov. 1857 Andrew B. MooreNov. 1857 to Nov. 1861 John Gill ShorterNov. 1861 to Nov. 1863 Thomas H. WattsNov. 1863 to Apr. 1865 Interregnum of two months. Lewis E. ParsonsJune. 1865 to Dec. 1865 Robt. M. PattonDec. 1865 to July, 1868 Wm. H. SmithJuly, 1868 to Nov. 1870 Robt. B. LindsayNov. 1870 to Nov. 1872 David B. LewisNov. 1872 to Nov. 1874 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1874 to Nov. 1876 Ge
eated without any apparent reason. When our informants left, some dozen citizens of the town and thirty odd citizens of the county were confined. Among the prominent citizens who have thus suffered, we remember the names of Ex-Gov Clay, Ex-Gov. Reuben Chapman, D. Thomas Fearn, Geo P. Beirne, and Rev. J. G. Wilson--though nearly every man of any prominence has, at some time or other, experienced this petty despotism. Ex-Gov. City, who is over seventy years of age and infirm, was ruthlesslyht. At this announcement, a fellow in a hollow at a safe distance, not having the fear of King Abraham, or his august military representative, before his eyes cried out: "The h--11 you say." The threats have been practically disregarded. Ex-Governor Chapman was taken from his residence two miles from town, confined in town several days, and then returned home on parole, and is kept there under guard. He was an original and decided secessionist, but his special offence was, probably, that Gen