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ion of the merits of this question; but it is proper to say that it was one of no concern to General A. S. Johnston. President Davis has frequently told the writer that the question of rank was never mentioned in his conversations with General A. S,rent party; but arm herself for the preservation of peace within her borders. It also passed laws for arming. Garrett Davis visited Washington, and engaged Mr. Lincoln to respect this neutrality. He not only avouched the fact of Lincoln's promise, but his own belief that it would be faithfully kept. Davis was highly respected in Kentucky as an honorable man, and his declaration carried great weight; but Mr. Lincoln subsequently denied and repudiated the arrangement. The same issuh of August, addressed letters to the Presidents of the rival sections, endeavoring to secure the promised neutrality. Mr. Davis expressed a willingness to leave Kentucky untrammeled, but Mr. Lincoln's reply intimated somewhat superciliously that t
Chapter 20: military situation in Kentucky. General Johnston's arrival in Nashville. personal reminiscences, the defense of Tennessee. General Johnston's resources and theory. letter to President Davis. the Confederate line. Zollicoffer and Buckner. Buckner seizes Bowling Green. Federal alarm. Confederate advance. General Johnston's proclamation. considerations determining the line. the theatre of War. strength of armies. Johnston conceals his weakness, his memoranda. Federal plans. Johnston's staff. The command intrusted to General Johnston was imperial in extent, his discretion as to military movements was unlimited, and his powers were as large as the theory of the Confederate Government permitted. He lacked nothing, except men and munitions of war, and the means of obtaining them. His army had to be enlisted, before it could be led. Subsistence could be obtained, it is true, through his commissaries; but the country was already drained of material o
Hampshire, offered a resolution calling upon the President to transmit to the Senate copies of all despatches which had passed between the Government and that of Great Britain relative to the seizure of Mason and Slidell. Mr. Sumner objected to its consideration. Mr. Hale advocated its passage in a speech of considerable length, in which he opposed the restitution of the rebel envoys, and advocated in preference a war with Great Britain. The resolution was laid over under the rule.--Mr. Garrett Davis, Senator from Kentucky, gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill confiscating every species of property of all persons who have had any connection with the rebellion, either in a civil military, or naval capacity.--Mr. Harlan, of Iowa, introduced a bill to establish a Provisional Government in all the seceded States. A fire broke out in the Government stables, near the Observatory, in Washington, D. C., and from one hundred and fifty to two hundred horses out of six hundre
f his watch and rifled his pockets. The Louisville Courier published the following account of this affair: Hopkinsville, Dec. 29. Yesterday (Saturday) evening a detachment of Colonel Forrest's cavalry met the enemy at Sacramento, nine miles from Rumsey, on Green River, and defeated them, after a sharp engagement of half an hour. The Yankees left ten dead on the field, and we took eighteen prisoners, most of them wounded. They had Captain Bacon and one lieutenant killed, and Captain Davis and one lieutenant wounded and our prisoners — their total loss being not less than fifty. Our loss is Captain Meriwether and one privato killed, and one private wounded. the enemy fled in confusion toward Rumsey.--(Doc. 241.) The Martinsburgh (Va.) Republican, of this date, has the following: We have heard of several attempts to destroy the dams along the Potomac, in Berkeley County, so as to blockade the canal, through which the Yankees receive large quantities of coal and pr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
engraving below. The fourth class, for the common soldiers, was two inches in diameter, and the same as the third in design and inscription. These medals were all of bronze. The President of the United States gave Major Anderson a more substantial evidence of appreciation, by honoring him with the rank and Obverse of the first and Second class medals. pay of a brigadier-general, May 14, 1861. precisely one month after his evacuation of Fort Sumter. At the earnest solicitation of Garrett Davis (Congressman) and other leading Kentuckians, he was then appointed to command in that State; but his terrible experience in Fort Sumter had prostrated his nervous system, and he was compelled to abandon active Fort Sumter medal.--Third and Fourth class. service. He was placed upon the retired list in the autumn of 1863, and the following year he was breveted a major-general. We shall hereafter meet his gallant officers in high rank, and in the performance of noble deeds, during the g
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
eorge Read Riddle, Willard Saulsbury. Illinois.--W. A. Richardson, Lyman Trumbull. Indiana.--Thomas A. Hendricks, Henry S. Lane. Iowa.--James W. Grimes, James Harlan. Kansas.--James H. Lane, Samuel C. Pomeroy. Kentucky.--Lazarus W. Powell, Garrett Davis. Maine.--Lot M. Morrill, William P. Fessenden. Maryland.--Reverdy Johnson, Thomas H. Hicks. Massachusetts.--Charles Sumner, Henry Wilson. Michigan.--Zachary Chandler, Jacob M. Howard. Minnesota.--Alexander Ramsay, M. S. Wilkinson. Missouri.g, Robert Mallory, Green Clay Smith, Brutus J. Clay, William H. Randall, William H. Wadsworth. Maine.--L. D. M. Sweat, Sidney Perham, James G. Blane, John H. Rice, Frederick A. Pike. Maryland.--John A. G. Cresswell, Edwin G. Webster, Henry Winter Davis, Francis Thomas, Benjamin G. Harris. Massachusetts.--Thomas D. Elliot, Oakes Ames, Alexander H. Rice, Samuel Hooper, John B. Alley, Daniel W. Gooche, George S. Boutwell, John D. Baldwin, William B. Washburn, Henry L. Dawes. Michigan.--Fernando C.
giments New York, by her loyal League, follows the example Rebel employment of negroes in War Beauregard and Jeff. Davis on Federal arming of Blacks the Confederate Congress punishes it with death President Lincoln threatens retaliation Garrett Davis, S. S. Cox & co. Denounce the arming of Blacks Adjt.-Gen. Thomas engages in the work his speech at Lake Providence Gen. Banks's order negro recruiting goes ahead efficiency of Black soldiers. the first fatal collision March 5, 1770he Interior, stating the fact, and saying that I did not care whom lie appointed, but I wanted that man removed. He was removed; and, within ten days, was with the enemy at Manassas. The Army Appropriation bill being before the Senate, Mr. Garrett Davis, of Ky., moved Jan. 28, 1863. to add: Provided, That no part of the sums appropriated by this act shall be disbursed for the pay, subsistence, or any other supplies, of any negro, free or slave, in the armed military service of the U
o invade the Confederate States, to seize all property as plunder, and to let the negroes go free. Our posterity, reading that history, will blush that such facts are on record. It was estimated on the floor of the House of Representatives that the aggregate amount of property within our limits subject to be acted upon by the provisions of this act would affect upward of six million people, and would deprive them of property of the value of nearly five thousand million dollars. Said Garrett Davis of Kentucky: Was there ever, in any country that God's sun ever beamed upon, a legislative measure involving such an amount of property and such numbers of propertyholders? But this is only one feature of the confiscation act which was applied to persons who were within the Confederate States, in such a position that the ordinary process of the United States courts could not be served upon them. They could be reached only by the armies. There was another feature equally flagran
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
Henry Clay31st to 32d1849 to 1852 David Meriwether32d1852 Archibald Dixon32d to 33d1852 to 1855 John B. Thompson33d1853 John J. Crittenden34th to 37th1855 to 1861 Lazarus W. Powell36th to 39th1859 to 1865 John C. Breckinridge37th1861 Garrett Davis37th to 42d1861 to 1872 James Guthrie39th to 40th1865 to 1868 Thomas C. McCreery40th1868 to 1871 Willis B. Machen42d1872 to 1873 John W. Stevenson42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Thomas C. McCreery43d to 46th1873 to 1879 James B. Beck45th to 51stshop) Polk, with a considerable force, seized the strong position at Columbus, under the pretext that National forces were preparing to occupy that place. The Confederate Secretary of War publicly telegraphed to Polk to withdraw his troops; President Davis privately telegraphed to him to hold on, saying, The end justifies the means. So Columbus was held and fortified by the Confederates. General Grant, then in command of the district at Cairo, took military possession of Paducah, in northern
power — because you are true to the old Constitution and the old flag of Washington — and you get arms to defend yourself, why, it irritates them, and they won't stand it. The Union men of Kentucky, seeing the condition of Union men in the seceded States, and seeing that they had to be hanged or be silent, and still wishing to be free as of yore, have lately purchased arms with which to defend themselves. This act is pronounced as a crime — a great crime. And how it irritates them. Garrett Davis received 1,200 stand of arms the other day, and a young gentleman of the secession persuasion became so irritated that he could not stand it at all; that the States' rights men would not submit to it — no, never. Well, said I, I would not put up with it if I were in your place. I tell you what I would do, I would go and take Garrett's guns away from him. But — he didn't. South Carolina was irritated at the presence of Major Anderson and fifty-five men at Fort Sumter, so irritated
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