r ought to satisfy the South.
We are satisfied the honor, safety, and independence of the Southern people require the organization of a Southern confederacy--a result to be obtained only by separate State secession — that the primary object of each slaveholding State ought to be its speedy and absolute separation from a Union with hostile States.
(Signed by: Representatives Pugh, Clopton, Moore, Curry, and Stallworth, of Alabama; Senator Iverson and Representatives Underwood, Gartrell, Jackson, Jones, and Crawford, of Georgia; Representative Hawkins of Florida; Represent- ative Hindman, of Arkansas; Senators Jefferson Davis and A. G. Brown, and Representatives Barksdale, Singleton, and Reuben Davis, of Mississippi; Representatives Craige and Ruffin, of North Carolina; Senators Slidell and Benjamin, and Representative Landrum, of Louisiana; Senators Wigfall and Hemphill, and Representative Reagan, of Texas; Representatives Bon- ham, Miles, McQueen, and Ashmore, of South Carolina.)
I don't know, was the only response he could obtain; but the demon of a hellish purpose lurked under the answer.
He mounted to the roof with one or two companions, cut the halyards, and started down with the treasonable emblem on his arm. The stairs were narrow and windingthey could descend only in single file — a soldier preceded and followed him. As he reached the third step above the landing on the second floor, a side door flew open, and the owner of the house, a man named Jackson, who had been lurking there in concealment like a tiger for his prey, sprang out, and levelling a double-barrelled shotgun, discharged it full in the Colonel's breast — the fatal charge driving almost into his very heart a gold presentation badge inscribed Non nobis sed pro patria.
Ellsworth fell forward in death without even a groan; but the murder did not go unavenged, for in that same instant his assassin also expired by the double effect of a musket-charge and a bayonet-thrust from El
ng, as in other States, a prime object of Governor Jackson and his co-conspirators.
They had in Janover the arsenal was by no means wasted.
Governor Jackson was determined to establish by force whatile the Washington authorities, receiving Governcr Jackson's insulting refusal to furnish troops, hal policy were not chosen with wisdom.
Governor Jackson had at once proceeded to organize the mil in a role of mere idle lookers-on, while Governor Jackson's Missouri militia should without hinderaof the whole State outside of St. Louis.
Governor Jackson and General Price made such prompt use ofg upon these irreconcilable propositions, Governor Jackson and General Price hastened back to Jefferised the Union flag over the State House. Governor Jackson and his Secretary of State precipitately from Boonville on plea of illness; while Governor Jackson, who viewed the battle from a convenient e of Boonville ends the administration of Governor Jackson-he had long before forfeited his honor an[2 more...]
ning the true state of affairs.
This hill south of Young's Branch was a higher and stronger position than that from which Evans and Bee had been driven.
Its crest ran in a westerly curve from the Robinson house, near the Warrenton turnpike, past the Henry house near the Sudley road, both being within the southeastern angle of the intersection.
The two roads cross in the valley at Young's Branch, and from their crossing ascend gently to the east, west, north, and south.
On this crest, Jackson, with the ready instinct of combat, formed a new line.
His five regiments and two batteries, stretched from the Robinson to the Henry houses, formed a solid-looking protection, behind which some of the flying rebels gathered courage and rallied in little driblets.
Bee's five regiments had shrunk to about four companies, and the remaining fugitives were moving in hopeless panic down the Sudley road toward Manassas, spreading direful tidings of disaster.
Jackson's line was rendered yet str