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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 63 1 Browse Search
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 61 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
. The Confederate Congress, at Montgomery, adjourn to meet at Richmond, July 20.—26. New Orleans blockaded by sloop-of-war Brooklyn.— 27. The ports of Mobile and Savannah blockaded.—June 1. The postal system in the Confederacy put into operation.—10. Forty-eight locomotives, valued at $400,000, belonging to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, were destroyed by the Confederates at Martinsburg, Va.—July 11. The United States Senate expelled from that body James M. Mason, R. M. T. Hunter, T. L. Clingman, Thomas Bragg, Louis T. Wigfall, J. A. Hemphill, Charles B. Mitchell, W. K. Sebastian, and A. O. P. Nicholson, charged with treasonable acts.—25. The governor of New York called for 25,000 more troops.—Aug. 16. Several newspapers in New York presented by the grand jury for hostility to the government.—19. Secretary of State ordered that all persons leaving or entering the United States shall possess a passport. Major Berrett, of Washington, D. C., arrested on a charge of trea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clingman, Thomas Lanier 1812-1897 (search)
Clingman, Thomas Lanier 1812-1897 Legislator; born in Huntsville, N. C., July 27, 1812; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1832; settled in Asheville, N. C.; United States Senator from 1858 till 1861, when he resigned, with other members from the Southern States. He joined the Confederate army, and was made a br joined the Confederate army, and was made a brigadier-general in May, 1862. In 1855 he located the highest point of the Black Mountain, which has since been known as Clingman's Peak ; and he also discovered the highest point of the Smoky Mountain in 1858, now known as Clingman's dome. He died in Morgantown, N. C., Nov. 3, 1897. joined the Confederate army, and was made a brigadier-general in May, 1862. In 1855 he located the highest point of the Black Mountain, which has since been known as Clingman's Peak ; and he also discovered the highest point of the Smoky Mountain in 1858, now known as Clingman's dome. He died in Morgantown, N. C., Nov. 3, 1897.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
House of Representatives open declarations of disunion sentiments were made at the beginning. In the Senate, also, Senator Clingman boldly avowed the intention of the slave-labor States to revolt. I tell those gentlemen [his political opponents] idebaters were hanging up by the trees in that country. The venerable Senator Crittenden, of Kentucky, arose and rebuked Clingman, and said: I rise here to express the hope, and that alone, that the bad example of the gentleman will not be followed. speakers seemed to emulate each other in the utterance of seditious words. Senator Hale replied with stinging words to Clingman's remarks, which aroused the anger of the Southern members. He had said, The plain, true way is to look this thing in t. At an early day the Senate expelled the following ten Senators: James M. Mason and R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia; Thomas L. Clingman and Thomas Bragg, of North Carolina; James Chestnut, Jr., of South Carolina; A. O. P. Nicholson, of Tennessee; W. K
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
h1813 to 1815 Nathaniel Macon14th to 20th1815 to 1828 Montford Stokes14th to 18th1816 to 1823 John Branch18th to 21st1823 to 1829 James Iredell20th to 22d1828 to 1831 Bedford Brown21st to 26th1829 to 1840 Willie P. Mangum22d to 24th1831 to 1836 Robert Strange24th to 26th1836 to 1840 William A. Graham26th to 28th1840 to 1843 Willie P. Mangum26thto 33d1840 to 1854 William H. Haywood28th to 29th1843 to 1846 George E. Badger29th to 34th1846 to 1855 David S. Reid33d to 36th1854 to 1859 Asa Biggs34th to 35th1855 to 1858 Thomas L. Clingman35th to 36th1858 to 1861 Thomas Bragg36th1859 to 1861 37th, 38th, and 39th Congresses vacant. Joseph C. Abbott40th to 42d1868 to 1872 John Pool40th to 43d1868 to 1873 Matt. W. Ransom42d to 54th1872 to 1875 Augustus S. Merrimon43d to 46th1873 to 1879 Zebulon B. Vance46th to 53d1879 to 1894 Thomas J. Jarvis53d to 54th1894 to 1895 J. C. Pritchard54th to —1895 to — Marion Butler54th to 56th1895 to 1901 F. M. Simmons57th to —190
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rdinance of secession of Alabama adopted in convention, 61 to 39......Jan. 11, 1861 Florida demands the surrender of Fort Pickens, at the entrance of Pensacola Bay, Florida, with the garrison of eighty-one men, under Lieutenant Slemmer; refused......Jan. 12, 1861 Fort Taylor, Key West, garrisoned by United States troops......Jan. 14, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Georgia adopted in convention, 208 to 89......Jan. 19, 1861 United States Senators Clement C. Clay, of Alabama, Thomas L. Clingman, of North Carolina, Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, Stephen R. Mallory and David L. Yulee, of Florida, withdraw from the Senate with speeches of defiance......Jan. 21, 1861 United States arsenal at Augusta, Ga., seized by Georgia troops......Jan. 24, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Louisiana adopted in convention, 113 to 17......Jan. 26, 1861 Alfred Iverson, of Georgia, withdraws from the Senate in a speech of defiance......Jan. 28, 1861 Kansas admitted as the thirty-fourt
troops, as being enlisted for the longer term, the numbers one to ten were assigned, and the Volunteers were required to add ten to their original numbers. Hence, of course, the First volunteers became the Eleventh; the Second, the Twelfth; and the last of these under the first organization, the Fourteenth, became the Twenty-fourth. Following these, the regiments went up in numerical order, and by the close of 1861, or early in 1862, the following had organized: The Twenty-fifth, Col. T. L. Clingman; Twenty-sixth, Col. Z. B. Vance; Twenty-seventh, Col. G. B. Singletary; Twenty-eighth, Col. J. H. Lane; Twenty-ninth, Col. R. B. Vance; Thirtieth, Col. F. M. Parker; Thirty-first, Col. J. V. Jordan; Thirty-second, Col. E. C. Brabble; Thirty-third, Col. L. O'B. Branch; Thirty-fourth, Col. C. Leventhorpe; Thirty-fifth, Col. James Sinclair; Thirty-sixth (artillery), Col. William Lamb; Thirty-seventh, Col. C. C. Lee; Thirty-eighth, Col. W. J. Hoke; Thirty-ninth, Col. D. Coleman; Fortieth
main object being to burn the railroad bridge there. At and near the bridge were stationed General Clingman, with the Eighth, Fifty-first and Fifty-second North Carolina regiments, under Cols. H. M. t-Colonel Devane, arrived on the field during the engagement and reported to its brigadier, General Clingman, in time to take part in the afternoon action. When General Foster reached a point near ces opened. The two regiments were unable to hold their own, broke, were reformed again by General Clingman, and then driven back to the county bridge. As these regiments were in retreat, Lieut. Geo men to reach him with their rifles, set fire to the bridge. Gen. G. W. Smith reported that as Clingman's regiments fell black, Gen. N. G. Evans arrived on the field with his South Carolina brigade, d with great coolness, and showed a soldier's aptitude for finding and striking his enemy. General Clingman said of the determined manner in which Fuller fought his solitary gun: Lieutenant Fuller wi
North Carolina cavalry in Virginia infantry engagements around Rappahannock Station fights at Kelly's ford, Bristoe and Payne's Farm. On the 16th of July, Clingman's brigade, consisting of the following North Carolina regiments, the Eighth, Colonel Shaw; the Thirty-first, Lieut.-Col. C. W. Knight; the Fifty-first, Colonel M. . It was a veritable target practice between the sharpshooters every day, and any careless or reckless exposure meant work for the ambulance corps. All of General Clingman's regiments took their regular tours of duty at Wagner. On the 28th of August, an infantry assault on the rifle-pits in front of Wagner was bravely met anNorth Carolina and Fifty-fourth Georgia regiments, who constituted the advance pickets and reserve. Circumstances in North Carolina were such that, in November, Clingman's men gladly received orders to leave tire island and return to their native State. The brigade loss during its service in South Carolina was: killed, 76; wound
enty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; Thirty-fifth, Colonel Jones; Forty-ninth, Colonel McAfee, and Fifty-sixth, Colonel Faison; Clingman's North Carolina brigade—the Eighth, Colonel Shaw; Thirty-first, Colonel Jordan; Fifty-first, Colonel McKethan, and Sixterry. General Pickett, with Hoke's brigade, three regiments of Corse's brigade, the Eighth and Fifty-first regiments of Clingman's brigade, and ten pieces of artillery, advanced on New Bern by the Dover road. General Pickett, in his official repouary 1st, drove in the enemy's outpost at Batchelder's creek. The brigade of Hoke, three regiments of Corse, and two of Clingman, crossed the creek and advanced toward the town. The batteries from the Federal works opened upon them, but no assaultlose. In the engagement at Batchelder's creek, Col. H. M. Shaw, of the Eighth North Carolina regiment, was killed. General Clingman said of him that he was equally remarkable for his attention to all the duties of his position, and his courage on t
onel Murchison; Fifty-seventh, Colonel Godwin; First North Carolina battalion, Colonel Wharton; Clingman's brigade, composed of these regiments—Eighth, Colonel Whitson; Thirty-first, Colonel Jordan; Fghting continuous, Generals Terry and Turner struggling tenaciously to hold their ground. General Clingman's and General Corse's brigades were sent to Johnson's right. A spirited attack by them faieneral Daniel's death. General Hoke, to whom a permanent division, composed of Martin's and Clingman's North Carolina brigades and Colquitt's and Hagood's brigades, had been assigned, also reporteinted a major-general for his distinguished services as above, Hoke with his division, of which Clingman's brigade was part, helped to win the victory of Drewry's Bluff. Transferred to the north bankr. Hurried again to the southern side of the James, they reached the works defending Petersburg just in time to save the cty on the memorable attack, June 17, 1864. Memorial Address on Clingman.
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