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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 45: exchange of prisoners and Andersonville. (search)
. That the policy of humanity to prisoners was the fixed purpose of the Confederate Government, is evidenced by the treatment accorded to them as long as our necessities enabled us to minister to their comfort. In the second year of the war the Herald's correspondent wrote from Harrison's Landing, July 22, 1862 : Several surgeons, left behind in care of our sick and wounded men in the hospitals, have arrived here, and report quite favorably their treatment by the Rebels. Father Hagan, Chaplain of the Excelsior Regiment, Sickles's brigade, visited the hospitals and found our wounded men receiving the same attention as their own. All the sick in Richmond-our prisoners with the others — are suffering from scarcity of medicines, and the Confederates complain bitterly of the action of our Government in declaring medicines contraband of war. Quinine is worth sixty dollars an ounce in Richmond, in New York five dollars or less. Who, then, took the initiative? Did not th
mp, two miles from Centreville.--Washington Star, Dec. 3. A sharp engagement between the U. S. gunboats Hetzel, Seymour, White Head, Shawshene, and the rebel steamer Patrick Henry, took place about five miles above Newport News, Va. The bombardment lasted about two hours, commencing at five o'clock in the morning. The rebel steamer kept close to the shore, where a powerful battery assisted it materially.--(Doc. 209.) In the convention of Western Virginia, in session at Wheeling, Mr. Hagan, of Boone County, offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Fundamental and General Provisions: Whereas Negro Slavery is the origin and foundation of our National troubles, and the cause of the terrible rebellion in our midst, that is seeking to overthrow our Government; and whereas Slavery is incompatible with the Word of God, detrimental to the interests of a free people, as well as wrong to the slaves themselves; therefore, Resolved, That this Conven
ines. She was taken December 25th, off Cape Fear, by the gunboat Fernandina, while attempting to run the blockade at Wilmington, N. C., and ordered to New York. She was formerly a Charleston pilot-boat.--Baltimore American, January 7. The Richmond Dispatch, of this date, says: The fortification of Richmond, Va., on the Manchester side of James River, is progressing at a very satisfactory rate, under the capable superintendence of Mr. William A. Mason, who has been appointed one of Captain Hagan's deputies in carrying out the designs of the government. So far as we are capable of judging, all of the defensive works on both sides of the river have been or are being put with a single eye to the amount of resistance which they may be capable of making to the inroads of the enemy, should he ever, at any time hereafter, make his appearance in this section of country. As the reader is probably aware, companies are now being formed in this city to man the fortifications. When the
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Stonewall Jackson's intentions at Harper's Ferry. (search)
ed the designated points Saturday night, but were not in position for offensive action until September 14th. Now, when the army was moving to the positions assigned by Special orders no. 191, it was a matter of common knowledge that McClellan's advance was in contact with our rear. Hampton had a sharp affair in the streets of Frederick late on the 12th. Fitz Lee, hanging on to the advance, located McClellan and reported his presence to Stuart, who held the mountain pass over Catoctin at Hagan's. During the 13th Stuart delayed the advance of the Federal infantry through Middletown Valley by sturdily defending the practicable points on the National road. On the 14th, when, according to General Walker, Jackson, then a day late, proposed to give the commander of Harper's Ferry twenty-four hours delay, and General Walker, in order to prevent that delay, drew the fire of the Federal guns on him on Loudoun Heights, Franklin's corps attacked Crampton's Gap about noon, and after a shar
. Alas for human expectations! The officers and men behaved in a manner worthy of the General's highest commendation, and the firing done by the section under direction of Capt. Rosser and Lieut. Slocum (all the time under fire from the enemy's battery) certainly, for accuracy and effect, challenges comparison with any ever made. Valuable assistance was rendered me, as usual, by Chaplain Ball; and Messrs. Hairston and Burks, citizens, attached to my staff, were conspicuous in daring. Corporal Hagan and Bugler Weed are entitled to special mention for good conduct and valuable service. Our loss was not a scratch to man or horse. We have no means of knowing the enemy's, except that it must have been heavy, from the effects of the shots. We found in all four dead and mortally wounded, and captured four. Of course, they carried off all they could. Your attention is specially called to the enclosed, which was delivered to me at Lewinsville, and to my endorsement. I send a sketch a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yancey, William Lowndes 1814- (search)
lands in the Territory belong to the general government, as trustee for the States. What is called the eminent domain, is vested in the United States for the purposes of temporary government alone. When the Territory becomes a State, the new State succeeds at once to the rights of eminent domain—and nothing remains to the United States but the public lands. These principles are not new. They have been declared to be correct by the Supreme Court of the United States, in Pollard's Lessee v. Hagan et al., 3 Howard's Rep. In that case the court say: We think a proper examination of this subject will show that the United States never held any municipal sovereignty, jurisdiction, or right of soil, in and to the Territory of which Alabama or any of the new States were framed, except for temporary purposes, and to execute the trusts created by the acts of the Virginia and Georgia legislatures, and the deeds of the cession executed by them to the United States, and the trusts created
er provided with conveyors and operated by gear-wheels. The pulverized ore is placed in the center of the oven, and carried by the conveyor to the discharge-hole near the outside. Rotary-table furnace. Desulphurizing-furnace. Detached escapement. Another form is that in which the ore is placed on movable plates, and, when heated to redness, is drawn out of the furnace by the chains, and dumped into water. When removed from water, it is crushed before passing to the cupola. In Hagan's process, superheated steam is introduced into the furnace and decomposed, the hydrogen flame attacking the sulphur, arsenic, and antimony. De-tached′ es-cape′ment. The detached escapement was invented by Mudge in the seventeenth century. Earnshaw's detached escapement has two vibrations of the balance for each impulse, resembling the duplex in this respect. A is the main pallet projecting from the balance-arbor, concentric with which is another small pallet, called the lifting-pa
air. r′, English rail and chair, 1840. s′, Samuel's cast-iron sleeper. t′, Barlow's rail (English). u′, tubular socketed rail. v′, Seaton's saddle-rail. w′, elastic rail. x′, Pierce's rail, on high standard. y′, Greave's pot-sleeper. z′, Reynold's continuous bearing. a′, Stephenson's chair and rail. b′, Adams's rail. c′, Button's rail, with steel top. d′, Brooks's steel-capped rail. e′, Lewis's rail. f′, Hanmer and Grim's steel-topped rail. g′, Hagan's rail h′, Chamber's rail, on elastic webs. i′, Robinson's double rail. j′, Pierce's rail. k′, Peckham's rail. l′, Perkins's rail. m′, Shephard's steel-top rail. n′, Day and Mercer's rail. o′, Dwight's rail. p′, Zahn's rail. q′, Johnston's rail. r′, Stephens and Jenkins's rail. s′, Sanborn's tubular rail. t′, Sanborn's rail. u′, Angle's L-rail on continuous sleeper. v′, Dean and Coleman's st
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 10: the Maryland Line. (search)
lace. He was convinced that a simultaneous charge by Colonel Dunn at one end and by himself at the other would result in the capture of the town and all the troops in it. It was crammed with a wagon train escaping from Harper's Ferry, whence Gordon, of Early's command, had driven them. Just as he got in motion for this attack, Maj.-Gen. Robert Ransom, commanding Early's cavalry, came up, and being informed of what was proposed, countermanded it and ordered Johnson back to the mountain at Hagan's on the top of it. He said that General Johnson was too enthusiastic and sanguine to get home, and that he would be cut to pieces. That night General Early gave General Johnson his orders, just received from General Lee by Robert E. Lee, his son. General Lee had singular tenacity and persistency of mind. He had formed the plan the preceding winter to send Johnson and the Maryland Line across the Potomac in boats to release the prisoners at Point Lookout. That plan had been frustrated by
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 21: (search)
s, Brig.-Gen. A. G. Blanchard; batteries of Capts. M. Rickenbaker, Charles Daniell, W. L. DePass, W. K. Bachman; Capt. J. D. Kay's reserve cavalry, and several Georgia commands. Robertson's brigade-Second, Third and Fourth militia, Col. A. D. Goodwyn; batteries of Capts. H. M. Stuart, F. C. Schulz, F. W. Wagener, J. R. Mathewes, C. E. Kanapaux, G. H. Walter; Stono scouts, Capt. J. B. L. Walpole; Wilkins' cavalry company reserves. Wheeler's cavalry corps included the brigades of Anderson, Hagan and Crews, in Allen's division; of Dibrell, Ashby and Harrison, in Humes' division; and of Ferguson, Lewis and Hannon, in Iverson's division. Brig.-Gen. J. H. Trapier's brigade, detached, was composed of Ward's battalion reserves, Capt. L. A. Grice; Capt. J. J. Steele's cavalry company, and the artillery companies of Capts. F. Melchers and Mayham Ward. Brig.-Gen. J. K. Jackson's brigade, also detached, included the First foreign battalion, Lieut.-Col. J. G. Tucker; Fourteenth militia,
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