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Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 40 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 23 1 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 23 1 Browse Search
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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 3 1 Browse Search
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in a moment the convictions and the associations of a lifetime. In Virginia alone was there any official exhibition of sympathy with South Carolina in her self-invoked peril; and she sent a commissioner Benjamin Watkins Leigh. to that State rather to indicate her fraternal regard than to proffer any substantial assistance. There was some windy talk of opposing by force the passage of a Federal army southward through the Old Dominion on an errand of subjugation; and her Governor, John Floyd, father of the late John B. Floyd, Mr. Buchanan's Secretary of War. in his annual Message, said something implying such a purpose. Ex-Governor Troup, of Georgia, and a few other doctrinaires of the extreme State Rights school, muttered some words of sympathy with the Nullifiers, about to be crushed under the iron heel of Federal power — some vague protest against Consolidation; but that was all. Had it become necessary to call for volunteers to assert and maintain the National authority o
Southern States, can you suffer these islands (Cuba and Porto Rico) to pass into the hands of buccaneers drunk with their new-born liberty? If our interest and our safety shall require us to say to these new republics, Cuba and Porto Rico must remain as they are, we are free to say it, and, by the blessing of God, and the strength of our arms, to enforce the declaration; and let me say to gentlemen, these high considerations do require it. The vital interests of the South demand it. Mr. John Floyd, of Virginia, said [in the House] So far as I can see, in all its bearings, it [the Panama Congress] looks to the conquest of Cuba and Porto Rico; or, at all events, of tearing them from the crown of Spain. The interests, if not safety, of our own country, would rather require us to interpose to prevent such an event; and I would rather take up arms to prevent than to accelerate such an occurrence. Mr. Josiah S. Johnston, of Louisiana, a friend of the Administration, parried the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Auttose, battle of. (search)
er, 1813, the Creek country was invaded by troops from Georgia. A cry for help from the settlers along the Creeks had come to the ears of the Georgians, when Gen. John Floyd, at the head of 950 militia of that State and 450 friendly Indians, guided by Mordecai, a Jew trader, entered the region of the hostiles from the east. Cross made the barbarians believe no white man could set foot and live. It was on the left bank of the Tallapoosa, about 20 miles above its confluence with the Coosa. Floyd encamped unobserved near the town on the evening of Nov. 28, and at dawn he appeared before the village with his troops arrayed for battle in three columns. He aln number, were burned, and the smitten and dismayed barbarians were hunted and butchered with fiendish cruelty. It was estimated that fully 200 of the Indians were murdered. Floyd lost eleven men killed and fifty-four wounded. He had marched 120 miles, laid waste the town, and destroyed the inhabitants in the space of seven days.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buchanan, James, (search)
c. 27, 1860. news of the occupation of Fort Sumter by Maj. Robert Anderson (q. v.) reached Washington. The cabinet assembled at noon. They had a stormy session. Floyd demanded of the President an order for Anderson's return to Fort Moultrie. urging that the President, if he should withhold it, would violate the solemn pledges oted the first act of war, and he felt relieved from his pledges. He peremptorily refused to order the withdrawal of Anderson from Sumter, and on the following day Floyd resigned the seals of Secretary of War and fled to Richmond. In his letter of resignation he said. respecting the secretaryship, I can no longer hold office, undr my convictions of patriotism, nor with honor, subjected as I am to a violation of solemn pledges. Joseph Holt (q. v.), of Kentucky, a thoroughly loyal man, took Floyd's place, and a load of anxiety was lifted from the minds of the loyal people of the republic. The disruption of Buchanan's cabinet went on. Attorney-General Black
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floyd, John 1770-1837 (search)
Floyd, John 1770-1837 Statesman; born in Jefferson county, Va., in 1770; member of Congress in 1817-29; governor of Virginia in 1829-34; received the electoral vote of South Carolina in the Presidential election of 1832. He died in Sweet Springs, Va., Aug. 16, 1837.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
in Van BurenN. Y.Rep9 Henry ClayKyRep2 1828. Andrew Jackson For foot-note references see page 291.TennDem647,231138,134178John C. Calhoun For foot-note references see page 291.S. C.Dem171 John Q. AdamsMass.Nat. R.509,09783Richard RushPaNat. R.83 William SmithS. C.Dem7 1832. Andrew Jackson For foot-note references see page 291.TennDem687,502157,313219Martin Van Buren For foot-note references see page 291.N. Y.Dem189 Henry ClayKyNat R.530,18949John SergeantPaNat. R.49 John FloydVaInd.33,10811Henry LeeMass.Ind.11 William Wirt (c)MdAnti-M.7Amos Ellmaker (c)PaAnti-M.7 William WilkinsPaDem30 1836. Martin Van Buren For foot-note references see page 291.N. Y.Dem761,54924,893170R. M. Johnson (d) For foot-note references see page 291.KyDem147 W. H. HarrisonO.Whig73Francis GrangerN. Y.Whig77 Hugh L. WhiteTennWhig26John TylerVaWhig47 Daniel WebsterMass.Whig736,65614William SmithAlaDem23 Willie P. MangumN. C.Whig11 1840. W. H. Harrison For foot-note refere
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818- (search)
k on the city of Mexico. He resigned in 1853, and was appointed governor of Washington Territory and placed in charge of the survey of a route for a North Pacific railway, establishing its practicability. Governor Stevens was a delegate to Congress from Washington Territory from 1857 till 1861. A leading Democrat, he was in the convention at Charleston and Baltimore in 1860, and supported Breckinridge for the Presidency; but when the secession movements began he advised Buchanan to dismiss Floyd and Thompson, and supported the government nobly with his sword in the Civil War that ensued, entering the military service as colonel of the 79th New York Highlanders. He was active under Sherman in the Port Royal expedition in 1862; was afterwards attached to Pope's command, leading a division; and in the battle at Chantilly fell while bearing aloft the colors of one of his regiments and cheering on his men, Sept. 1, 1862. He had been promoted major-general of volunteers, July 4, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
major was denounced in the State convention, in the legislature, in public and private assemblies, as a traitor to the South, because lie was a native of a slave-labor State. The Confederates in Charleston and Washington were filled with rage. Floyd declared the solemn pledges of the government had been violated by Anderson, and he demanded of the President permission to withdraw the garrison from Charleston Harbor. The President refused; a disruption of the cabinet followed. Floyd fled; aFloyd fled; and Anderson received (Dec. 31) from Secretary of War Holt —a Kentuckian like himself—an assurance of his approval of what he had done. Earlier than this words of approval had reached Anderson. From the legislature of Nebraska, 2,000 miles away, a telegram said to him, A happy New year! Other greetings from the outside world came speedily; and a poet in a parody on the old Scotch song of John Anderson, my Jo, made Miss Columbia sing: Bob Anderson, my beau, Bob, when we were first aquent,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
Robert Brooke1794 to 1796 James Wood1796 to 1799 James Monroe1799 to 1802 John Page1802 to 1805 William H. Cabell1805 to 1808 John Tyler1808 to 1811 James Monroe1811 George W. Smith1811 to 1812 Governors under the Continental Congress and the Constitution—Continued. Name.Term. James Barbour1812 to 1814 Wilson C. Nicholas1814 to 1816 James P. Preston1816 to 1819 Thomas M. Randolph1819 to 1822 James Pleasants1822 to 1825 John Tyler1825 to 1826 William B. Giles1826 to 1829 John Floyd1829 to 1833 Littleton W. Tazewell1833 to 1836 Wyndham Robertson1836 to 1837 David Campbell1837 to 1840 Thomas W. Gilmer1840 to 1841 John Rutherford1841 to 1842 John M. Gregory1842 to 1843 James McDowell1843 to 1846 William Smith1846 to 1849 John B. Floyd1849 to 1851 John Johnson1851 to 1852 Joseph Johnson1852 to 1856 Henry A. Wise1856 to 1860 John Letcher1860 to 1864 William Smith1864 to 1865 Francis A. Pierpont1865 to 1867 Henry A. Wells1867 to 1869 Gilbert C. Walker1869
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Suffolk County. (search)
1860, 544; in 1865, 634. Valuation in 1860, $450,000; in 1865, $406,239. The selectmen in 1861 were John Belcher, David Floyd, Richard Shackford; in 1862 and 1863, John Belcher, Richard Shackford, David P. Matthews; in 1864, A. Richardson, Sylvanus Payne, P. P. Floyd; in 1865, John Belcher, Sylvanus Payne, William H. Long. The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Warren Belcher; in 1864 and 1865, E. Floyd. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was E. Floyd; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, John Floyd. Winthrop furnished seventy-two men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand seven hundred and seventy-four dollars ($10,774.00). The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $00; in 1862, $182.3
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