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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
York World. The career of Maury, after he abandoned his flag and joined its enemies, was peculiarly dishonorable. Before he resigned, and while he was yet trusted and honored by his countrymen, he was perfidiously working to overthrow the Government. He went to Europe, and there used every means in his power, by the grossest misrepresentations, to injure the character of his Government. Finally, on the 25th of May, 1865, when the rebellion was crushed, he wrote a note at sea, to Rear-Admiral S. W. Godon, then at Havana, saying:--In peace, as in war. I follow the fortunes of my native State, Virginia: and expressed his willingness to accept a parol on the terms granted to General Lee. He went to Mexico; and, in the autumn of 1865, Maximilian appointed him Imperial Commissioner of Colonization, to promote immigration from the Southern States of our Republic. General Taliaferro, the commander of all the forces in southeastern Virginia, arrived at Norfolk with his staff on the eve