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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
f Senators Davis and Wigfall, 81. Cotton proclaimed King, 82. the Cotton kingdom, 83. Wigfall's insolent ha power on earth dares to make war upon it. Cotton is King. Until lately the Bank of England was king; but she recent events, that Cotton is supreme? Cotton is King! shouted the great land and slave holders of the Guhe cotton-growers, in the event of war. Cotton is King! echoed back submissively the spindles of Old and Nty should be adored exclaimed:--I say that Cotton is King, and that he waves his scepter, not only over these ater, in another chamber. I tell you that Cotton is King! The production of cotton for commerce has hitherimpression on the public mind that Cotton really was King. Every census contradicted it, but the people in thn course of time, the bubble is bursted, And Corn is King, and Cotton is — worsted. How utterly fallaciousctations founded upon the assumption that Cotton was King, will be seen hereafter. It was plain to some of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
nd cull from the earth diamonds, and gems from the heavens, to deck the flag of the Southern Confederacy. With Cotton for King, there are seven States bound by a chain of sisterly love that will strengthen by time, as onward, right onward, they move These Commissioners were William L. Yancey, of Alabama; P. A. Rost<*> of Louisiana; A. Dudley Mann, of Virginia; and T. Butler King, of Georgia. Yancey was to operate in England, Rost in France, and Mann in Holland and Belgium. King seems to have King seems to have had a sort of roving commission. Yancey had more real ability and force of character than either of the others. He was not a statesman, but a demagogue, and lacked almost every requisite for a diplomatist. He could fill with wild passion an excitaeached a seat on the bench of the Supreme Court of that State. Mann was a dull statistician of very moderate ability; and King was an extensive farmer and slaveholder. These men so fitly represented their bad cause in Europe, that confidence in the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
and taken back to San Antonio, and the other reached Waite, with the order, on the 17th of February. Twiggs was cautious and had adroitly avoided committing himself to treason in writing. He always said to the impatient Commissioners :--I will give up every thing. But the time had now arrived when temporizing must end. He was ready to act; but he must have a decent excuse for his surrendering the force under his immediate command, which consisted of only two skeleton companies under Captains King and Smith. Other troops had been ordered away from San Antonio by Twiggs when the danger of revolution became pressing, and they might be called to put down insurrection. The excuse for Twiggs was readily found. Ben. McCulloch, the famous Texan Ranger, was stationed at Seguin, not far off. The Commissioners employed him to prepare and lead a sufficient military force to capture the National troops in San Antonio. He received directions to that effect on the 9th, February, 1861. an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
tates Artillery, and Majors Clarence S. Brown and James S. Wadsworth, New York State Artillery; Acting Inspector-General--Major William H. Wood, Seventeenth United States Infantry; Engineers-Major John G. Barnard and First Lieutenant Frederick F. Prime; Topographical Engineers--Captain Amiel W. Whipple, First Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot, and Second Lieutenant Haldimand S Putnam; Quartermaster's Department-Captain O. H. Tillinghast; Commissary of Subsistence-Horace F. Clark; Surgeon — William S; King; Assistant Surgeon--David L. Magruder. First Division.--General Tyler. Four brigades. The First Brigade, commanded by Colonel Erasmus D. Keyes, of the Eleventh United States Infantry, was composed of the First, Second, and Third Regiments of Connecticut Volunteers, the Fourth Maine Volunteers, Captain Varian's Now York Battery, and Company B of the Second United States Cavalry. The Second Brigade, under Brigadier-Genera, R. C. Schenck, consisted of the First and Second Ohio Volunteers, t