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exercise of this power in the future. Respectfully yours, James B. Steadman. and others placed to watch me that Wells was wholly unworthy. I appointed Mr. Thomas J. Durant as Wells's successor, but he declining, I then appointed Mr. Benjamin F. Flanders, who, after I had sent a staff-officer to forcibly eject Wells in case of necessity, took possession of the Governor's office. Wells having vacated, Governor Flanders began immediately the exercise of his duties in sympathy with the vieGovernor Flanders began immediately the exercise of his duties in sympathy with the views of Congress, and I then notified General Grant that I thought he need have no further apprehension about the condition of affairs in Louisiana, as my appointee was a man of such integrity and ability that I already felt relieved of half my labor. I also stated in the same despatch that nothing would answer in Louisiana but a bold and firm course, and that in taking such a one I felt that I was strongly supported; a statement that was then correct, for up to this period the better classes we
thens King George of Greece Victor Emmanuel Bedeviled with cares of State deer shooting a Military dinner return to Versailles Germans entering Paris criticism on the Franco Prussian war conclusion. On reaching Brussels, one of the first things to do was to pay my respects to the King of Belgium, which I did, accompanied by our Minister, Mr. Russell Jones. Later I dined with the King and Queen. meeting at the dinner many notable people, among them the Count and Countess of Flanders. A day or two in Brussels sufficed to mature our plans for spending the time up to the approximate date of our return to Paris; and deciding to visit eastern Europe, we made Vienna our first objective, going there by way of Dresden. At Vienna our Minister, Mr. John Jay, took charge of us-Forsyth was still with me-and the few days' sojourn was full of interest. The Emperor being absent from the capital, we missed seeing him; but the Prime Minister, Count von Beust, was very polite to h
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
e did so, and he appointed a commission to take charge of it. This commission consisted of Major J. M. Bell, Lieutenant-colonel J. B. Kinsman, and Captain Fuller, of the Seventy-fifth New York Volunteers, the latter being made provost-marshal of the district. By that commission the negroes were employed and subsisted, and the crops were saved. Two Congressional districts in Louisiana were now recovered, and in December the loyal citizens of New Orleans elected to seats in Congress Benjamin F. Flanders and Michael Hahn, the number of Union votes in the city exceeding by a thousand the number of votes cast for secession. General Butler was superseded in the command of the Department of the Gulf late in the autumn Nov 9. by General Banks. The latter arrived at New Orleans on the 14th of December, and was received by the commanding general with great courtesy. Banks formally assumed his new duties on the 16th, and on the 24th, Butler, after issuing an admirable farewell address t
neral order no. 28 execution of Mumford Farragut and Gen. Williams ascend the river to Vicksburg baffled there Breckinridge attacks Baton Rouge Williams killed Rebels repulsed ram Arkansas destroyed Weitzel reduces the Lafourche country Flanders and Hahn chosen to Congress Butler superseded by Banks Butler's parting address Jeff. Davis dissatisfied with his policy. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, having, after the capture Aug. 29, 1861. See Vol. I., pp. 599-600. of Fort Hatteras, reaid, and subsisted, the crops saved, and a large sum turned over to the support of our armies, while the number of White loyalists in Lafourche was rapidly and largely increased. Two Congressional districts having thus been recovered, Messrs. Benjamin F. Flanders and Michael Hahn were elected Early in December. therefrom to the Federal House of Representatives: the former receiving 2,370 votes, to 173 for others, and the latter 2,581, which was 144 more than were cast against him. The voting
ited States government assertions of Thaddeus Stevens east Virginia government. But to resume our narration: on December 3d, in compliance with an order of the military governor, Shepley, a so-called election was held for members of the United States Congress in the first and second state districts, each composed of about half the city of New Orleans and portions of the surrounding parishes. Those who had taken the oath of allegiance were allowed to vote. In the first district, Benjamin F. Flanders received 2,370 votes, and all others 273. In the second district, Michael Hahn received 2,799 votes, and all others 2,318. These persons presented themselves at Washington, and resolutions to admit them to seats were reported by the Committee on Elections in the House of Representatives. It was urged that the military governor had conformed in every particular to the constitution and laws of Louisiana, so that the election had every essential of a regular election in a time of most
for the confinement of those whom the usurper designated as state prisoners. Still further to relieve the fullness of the prisons, two men, John A. Dix of the army and Edwards Pierrepont of civil life, were sent to investigate the cases of the prisoners, and release some who were willing to take an oath of allegiance. Next it was made a condition precedent to an investigation that the said oath should be taken by the prisoner. As an instance, this proposal was made to two persons named Flanders, citizens of the interior of New York. The oath was as follows: I do solemnly swear that I will support, protect, and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, allegiance, and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution, or law of any State Convention, or Legislature, to the contrary notwithstanding; and, further, that I do this with a full determination, pledge, and purpose, without
, 371,372, 373, 375, 378, 433, 434, 435, 437, 438, 439, 550, 552, 562, 563, 564, 573. Burning of tobacco in Richmond, 565-66. F Farragut, Commodore, 173, 180, 187, 333. Action concerning New Orleans, 194-95. Farrand, Commodore, 85, 591. Featherston, General, 131. Ferguson, General, 332. Fishing Creek, Battle of, 17-19. Crittenden's account, 16-17. Fitch, General G. N., 499, 500. Fitzgerald, David, 200. Patrick, 200. Five Forks, Battle of 556. Fizer, Colonel, 296. Flanders, Messrs, 407. Benjamin F., 248, 639. Flemming, James, 200. Flood, John, 201. Florida, reconstruction, 632-33. (ship), 237. Preparation, 217-18. Escape from Mobile harbor, 218-19. Activities, 219. Capture and destruction, 220-21. Floyd, General, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36. Foote, Commodore, 21, 24-25. Ford, Major, 424. Forney, General, 340. Forno, Colonel, 273. Forrest, General, Nathan Bedford, 28, 356, 359, 360,361,458,459, 462, 472, 473, 474, 480, 482, 485, 486, 489,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Berkeley, Sir William, (search)
s to receive the cavaliers (many of them of the gentry, nobility, and clergy of the realm) who fled in horror from the wrath of republicans. They brought refinement in manners and intellectual culture to Virginia, and strengthened the loyalty of the colonists. When the King was slain they recognized his exiled son as their sovereign, and Berkeley proclaimed him King of Virginia. Sir William administered the government tinder a commission sent by Charles from his place of exile (Breda, in Flanders). Virginia was the last territory belonging to England that submitted to the government of the republicans on the downfall of monarchy. This persistent attachment to the Stuarts offended the republican Parliament, and they sent Sir George Ayscue with a strong fleet, early in the spring of 1652, to reduce the Virginians to submission. The fleet bore commissioners authorized to use harsh or conciliatory measures — to make a compromise, or to declare the freedom of the slaves of the royal
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Braddock, Edward, 1695- (search)
Braddock, Edward, 1695- Military officer; born in Perthshire, Scotland, about 1695; entered the army as ensign in the Cold-stream Guards; served in the wars in Flanders; received a commission as brigadier-general in 1746, and major-general in March, 1754. He arrived in Virginia in February, 1755, and, placed in command of an expedition against Fort Duquesne, began his march from Will's Creek (Cumberland, Md.), June 10, with about 2,000 men, regulars and provincials. Anxious to reach his destination before Fort Duquesne should receive reinforcements, he made forced marches with 1,200 men, leaving Colonel Dunbar, his second in command, to follow with the remainder and the wagon-train. On the morning of July 9 the little army forded the Monongahela River, and advanced in solid platoons along the southern shores of that stream. Washington saw the perilous arrangement of the troops after the fashion of European tactics, and he ventured to advise Braddock to disperse his army in op
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893 (search)
try was abandoned, and the troops were received with joy by the negroes. All industrial operations there were paralyzed, and General Butler, as a state policy and for humane purposes, confiscated the entire property of the district, appointed a commission to take charge of it, and set the negroes to work, by which they were subsisted and the crops saved. Two congressional districts in Louisiana were thus repossessed, and the loyal citizens of New Orleans elected to seats in Congress Benjamin F. Flanders and Michael Hahn. In December, 1862, General Butler was succeeded by Gen. N. P. Banks (q. v.). in command of the Department of the Gulf. Late in 1863, he was placed in command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, and his force was designated the Army of the James. After an unsuccessful expedition against Fort Fisher, in December, 1864, General Butler retired to his residence in Massachusetts. He was elected to Congress in 1866, and was one of the principal managers of
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