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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 II. 53 3 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 12 0 Browse Search
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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. 4 0 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 23 (search)
te, said Ingalls; I always believed old Vancouver could furnish talent enough to supply both the civil and military branches of the government. Well, you may not have been surprised, but I was, remarked the senator. I said to the members of our committee one day: When I came here from the wilds of Oregon as senator of the United States I could n't realize it; I felt that it was a greater honor than to have been a Roman senator; I could n't help wondering how I ever got here. Well, said Preston King of New York, now that you have been here a couple of weeks, and have got the hang of the school-house, how do you feel about it? My answer was, Well, since I've had time to look round and size things up, my wonder now is, how in thunder the rest of you fellows ever got here. Upon this, as upon one or two other occasions, some stories were attempted which were too broad to suit the taste of the general-in-chief, but they were effectually suppressed. He believed that stories, like dia
y be formed out of said territory north of said Missouri Compromise line, Slavery or involuntary servitude (except for crime) shall be prohibited. The amendment of Mr. Brown was adopted by Yeas 118 to Nays 101--the Yeas consisting of 114 Democrats and 4 Southern Whigs (as yes)--Milton Brown, of Tennessee; James Dellet, of Alabama; Duncan L. Clinch and Alexander Stephens, of Georgia. The Nays were 78 Whigs and 23 Democrats (from Free States), among them, Hannibal Hamlin, John P. Hale, Preston King, George Rathbun, and Jacob Brinckerhoff — since known as Republicans. The joint resolve, as thus amended, passed the House by Yeas 120 to Nays 98--the division being substantially as before. In the Senate, this resolve was taken up for action, February 24th; and, on the 27th, Mr. Foster (Whig), of Tennessee, proposed the following: And provided further, That, in fixing the terms and conditions of such admission, it shall be expressly stipulated and declared; that the State of Texa
ld adopt it, and that the vast and, as yet. nearly unpeopled regions about to be acquired from Mexico would thus be added to the already spacious dominions of the Slave Power. There was a hasty consultation, in default of time or opportunity for one more deliberate, among those Democratic members from Free States who felt that the extreme limit of justifiable or tolerable concession to Slavery had already been reached; wherein Messrs. Hamlin, of Maine, George Rathbun, Martin Grover and Preston King, of New York, David Wilmot, of Pennsylvania, Jacob Brinckerhoff and James J. Faran, of Ohio, McClelland, of Michigan, and others, took part; as the result of which, Mr. Wilmot moved to add to the first section of the bill the following: Provided, That, as an express and fundamental condition to the acquisition of any territory from the Republic of Mexico by the United States, by virtue of any treaty that may be negotiated between them, and to the use by the Executive of the moneys her
une 18. to the War Department that he had information from deserters that troops had left Richmond to reenforce Jackson, and that they were probably not less than 10,000 men. To this the President responded, that he had similar information from Gen. King at Fredericksburg; and added: If this is true, it is as good as a reenforcemnent to you. McClellan on that day telegraphed to the President: A general engagement may take place at any hour. An advance by us involves a battle more or less o McClellan's dispatch announcing this capture, and asking information of Jackson's position and movements, Secretary Stanton replied June 25. as follows: We have no definite information as to the numbers or position of Jackson's force. Gen. King yesterday reported a deserter's statement, that Jackson's force was, nine days ago, 40,000 men. Some reports place 10,000 Rebels under Jackson at Gordonsville; others that his force is at Port Republic, Harrisonburg, and Luray. Fremont yesterd
ngstreet hurrying to his rescue Jackson worsts King two days battle of Gainesville and Groveton, o July 29. for the field, Pope had ordered Gen. King, at Fredericksburg, to push forward detachmeructions to preserve his communications with Gen. King at Fredericksburg, ordered August 8. a co Sulphur Springs; McDowell, with Ricketts's and King's divisions, at Warrenton; Heintzelman behind hd Jackson sure. Sending orders to McDowell and King to hold their ground at all hazards, and directance to the desired concentration; McDowell and King having got out of the way during the night, retble. Pope, apprised, just before morning, of King's abandonment of the Gainesville road, had sentusly. Fitz-John Porter, with his own corps and King's division, was to move from Manassas upon the t line, rolling it up on his center and right. King's division was sent into the fight about sunsetunadvisable; so he ordered Porter, supported by King, to advance down the Warrenton turnpike and att[4 more...]
eased at noon, and for two hours only the roar of cannon was heard; the combatants on either side awaiting the arrival of reenforcements. Hitherto, only Reno's division on our side, and Hill's on that of the Rebels, had been engaged. But, at 2 P. M., Hooker's corps came up on our side, and took the old Hagerstown road, leading away from the turnpike on our right, with intent to flank and crush the Rebel left. At 3 P. M., our line of battle was formed, with Ricketts's division on the right; King's, commanded by Hatch, in the center, with its right resting on the turnpike, and Reno's on the left; and a general advance commenced, under a heavy fire of artillery. Meantime, Hill had sent pressing messages to Longstreet, at Hagerstown, for help; and two brigades had already arrived; as Longstreet himself, with seven more brigades, did very soon afterward; raising the Rebel force in action thereafter to some 25,000 or 30,000 men. Longstreet, ranking Hill, of course took command; little
o amend it as to send out of the country all persons freed thereby; which was ardently supported by Mr. Saulsbury, of Del. Mr. Doolittle (Repub.), of Wise., favored colonizing the freedmen, but moved to add with their own consent; which prevailed — Yeas 23; Nays 16--and Mr. Davis's proposition, as thus amended, was lost by a tie vote--19 to 19; and the emancipating bill-after having been ably supported by Messrs. Wilmot, of Pa., Hale, of N. H., Pomeroy, of Kansas (against paying the masters), King, of N. Y., Wilson, of Mass., Harlan, of Iowa, Wilkinson, of Minn., Sumner, of Mass., Fessenden, of Maine, Browning, of Ill., and Morrill, of Maine, and further opposed by Messrs. Wright (Union), of Ind., Willey, of West Va. (who wished the question of Emancipation submitted to a popular vote of the District), Kennedy, of Md., McDougall, of Cal., and Bayard, of Del.--was passed : April 3. Yeas 29 ; Nays 14-as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Anthony, Browning, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Dixon, Do
roled, and crossed thence to Hanover Station on the Central, which was fractured, and considerable Confederate property destroyed. Davis then pushed down to within seven miles of Richmond, where he bivouacked that night, and set his face next morning toward Williamsburg on the Peninsula; but was stopped and turned aside by a Rebel force at Tunstall's Station, near White House; moving thence northward until he fell in with Kilpatrick near King and Queen Court House, and escaped with him to Gen. King's outpost at Gloucester Point. Stoneman, with Gregg and Buford, turned back May 5. from Yanceyville, recrossing the Rapidan at Raccoon ford, and the Rappahannock at Kelly's ford. May 8. Attempts were made to represent Stoneman's movement as successful, when it was in fact one of the most conspicuous failures of the war, though it might and should have been far otherwise. His force, if held well together, was sufficient to have severed for at least a week all connection by rail
t of communicating intelligence among themselves; it will run several hundreds of miles in a week or fortnight. They say their only security is this: that all the King's friends and tools of government have large plantations, and property in negroes; so that the slaves of the Tories would be lost, as well as those of the Whigs. asurrection, &c., Mr. Grimes, of Iowa, moved July 9. that henceforth there shall be no exemption from Military duty because of color. On the suggestion of Mr. Preston King, of N. Y., this proposition was so amended as to authorize the President to accept persons of African descent, for the purpose of constructing intrenchments,foregone. Far otherwise. In discussing the first bill that came before the Senate involving directly the policy of arming negroes to fight for the Union, Mr. Preston King--who very rarely spoke, and never with bitterness — said: I have done talking in such a manner as to avoid giving offense to our enemies in this matter.
he had purposely misled him away from Richmond rather than toward that city. Dahlgren now pushed down the north bank of the James to the fortifications of Richmond, which he charged at dark, March 2. passing the outer works; but was repulsed with loss — of course, by far superior numbers — at the inner lines. He then, with the remnant of his forces, made a circuit around the city by Hungary to Hanovertown ferry; and, finding that Kilpatrick had been driven off eastward, struck thence for King and Queen C. H.; but was stopped, just after crossing the Mattapony at Dabney's ferry, by a body of local militia, at whose first fire lie fell dead, pierced by five balls. His command was here scattered, each seeking to reach our lines as he best might; and some of them made their way to Kilpatrick; but at least 100 of them were picked up as prisoners. Col. Dahlgren's body was treated with ignominy ; it being asserted that papers were found on it evidencing a plot to liberate our prisone
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