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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., With Slemmer in Pensacola Harbor. (search)
s right Fort Pickens on the western extremity of Santa Rosa Island, which is about forty miles in length, nearly parallel to the shore of the mainland, and separated from it by Pensacola Bay. On the mainland, directly opposite Fort Pickens, about a mile and a half from it and two miles north-east of Fort McRee, stands Fort Barrancas, and, now forming a part of it, the little old Spanish fort, San Carlos de Barrancas. About a mile and a half east of this is the village of Warrington, William Conway, the man who refused to haul down the Union flag at the Pensacola Navy Yard. From a sketch from life by William Waud. adjoining the Navy Yard, and seven miles farther up the bay is the town of Pensacola. Near Fort Barrancas, and between it and the Navy Yard, is the post of Barrancas Barracks, and there, in January, 1861, was stationed Company G, 1st United States Artillery, the sole force of the United States army in the harbor to guard and hold, as best it might, the property of the U
accepted the gift. They also offered to produce additional rifled cannon and projectiles at cost.--N. Y. Tribune, April 25. Beriah Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky, issued a proclamation calling upon the State to place herself in a state of defence; and convening the Legislature on the 6th day of May, to take such action as may be necessary for the general welfare.--(Doc. 94.) The Navy Department at Washington signified its approbation of the loyalty, spirit, and good conduct of William Conway, an aged seaman, doing duty as Quartermaster in the Warrington Navy Yard, Florida, at the time of its surrender, in promptly and indignantly refusing to obey, when ordered by Lieutenant F. B. Renshaw to haul down the national flag.--National Intelligencer, May 3. There was an immense Union meeting at Detroit, Michigan. General Cass presided and delivered a short but effective speech.--(Doc. 95.) Two thousand federal troops are stationed at Cairo, Illinois. Of these, says the C
65; Doc. 237; Second Rgt. of, D. 66, 70; Doc. 245; Third Regiment of, D. 77; Doc. 272; Fourth Regiment of, D. 100; Doc. 362 Conrad, C. M., D. 5 Conrad's Ferry, Md., skirmish at, D. 108 Constitution, school-ship, D. 40; escape of, D. 48 Contraband of war, constitution and constipation, P. 68 Contraband negroes, D. 80; General Ashley's account of, P. 110; General Butler's letter to General Scott on, Doc. 313; Secretary Cameron to Gen. Butler on, Doc. 314 Conway, William, seaman, loyalty of, approved by the Navy Department, D. 43 Cooke, Erastus, D. 32 Cooley, T. M., P. 73 Coombs, Leslie, letter of, P. 81 Cooper, S., Adj.-Gen. U. S.A., D. 18 Copland, Mary, verses by, P. 36 Corcoran, Michael, Colonel 69th Regt., N. Y. S., D. 53; captures secessionists, D. 95 69th Regt., N. Y. S. M., Doc. 142; lines addressed to, P. 34 Cornwell, H. S., verses by, P. 123 Corwin, Moses H., D. 36 Corwin, Thomas, his amendment to t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conway, William 1802-1865 (search)
Conway, William 1802-1865 Sailor; born in Camden, Me., in 1802; was on duty as quartermaster at the Pensacola navyyard when that place was seized by the Confederates, Jan. 12, 1861. When commanded to lower the United States flag, he exclaimed: I have served under that flag for forty years, and I won't do it. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
ing of peace at the expense of a separation from America. The city of London petitioned the King to put an end to the unnatural and unfortunate war ; and in Parliament a great change in sentiment was immediately visible. Late in February, General Conway moved an address to the King in favor of peace. A warm debate ensued. Lord North defended the royal policy, because it maintained British rights and was just. Good God! exclaimed Burke, are we yet to be told of the rights for which we wene rights! Valuable you should be, for we have paid dear in parting with you. O valuable rights! that have cost Britain thirteen provinces, four islands, 100,000 men, and more than £ 70,000,000 ($350,000,000) of money. At the beginning of March Conway's proposition was adopted. Lord North, who, under the inspiration of the King, had misled the nation for twelve years, was relieved from office, and he and his fellow-ministers were succeeded by friends of peace. The King stormed, but was compe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaratory act, the. (search)
unqualified terms, the sovereign authority of Great Britain over her colonies. This was intended as a salve for the national honor, necessary, as Pitt knew, to secure the repeal of the act. But Lord Camden, who was the principal supporter of the repeal bill in the Upper House, was opposed to the declaratory act, and vehemently declared that taxation and representation are inseparable. The declaratory act became a law, but it was distasteful to thinking Americans, for it involved the kernel of royal prerogative, which the colonists rejected. But it was overlooked. Pitt had the honor of the repeal. The London merchants lauded him as a benefactor, and there was a burst of gratitude towards him in America. New York voted a statue to Pitt and the King; Virginia voted a statue to the monarch; Maryland passed a similar vote, and ordered a portrait of Lord Camden; and the authorities of Boston ordered fulllength portraits of Barre and Conway, friends of the Americans, for Faneuil Hall.
f leaving her present place of residence, if she wished in future to avoid molestation. A number of men appeared to answer the charge of being persons of evil name, fame, and character, and suspicious persons having no visible means of supports. From the boarding house of James Sexton, on 17th street, between Broad and Marshall, the police brought up, besides the proprietor, John Quinn, Jos Knight, John Dresden, Jeff. Flannagan, Wm. Gordon, Francis McMahon, Rowland Corbin, Wm. Jones, Wm. Conway, Wm. Wathins, Wm. Riley, John McDonald, and Dennis O'Brien; and from the house of Jas. J. Cox, 9th street, below Main, (a few days since) John H Baldwin, William Conley, George Johnson, William Farrar, John Anderson, Simon Licbick. Robert Thompson, John Kelley, James Murdy, Pat. Keenan, George Dote, and William Breetlan.--None of the parties are citizens of Richmond, but came from different points of the Confederacy, either in the possession of the enemy, or threatened by him. All had thr