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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 95 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 54 0 Browse Search
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. 49 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 44 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 35 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 34 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 22 2 Browse Search
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this evening at Wilmington, the Mayor presiding. The following resolution was adopted unanimously: Resolved, That we censure and condemn the course of Senator Bayard, in the United States Senate, for not advocating a compromise between the North and South, and that we feel confident that his course has placed us in a false position before the world; that we repudiate his teachings, as having an Anti-Union tendency, and are unworthy of a patriot and Delawarian.--Times, April 17. Governor Letcher, of Virginia, in reply to the call of the President of the United States, refuses to furnish troops for the support of the Federal Government. In his letter to Secretary Cameron, he remarks: I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the southern States, and a requisition made upon me for such an object — an object, in my judgment, not within the p
de by Wilson C. N. Carr, William Burns, president of the National Volunteer Association, and others.--Baltimore Clipper, April 19. The main entrance to the harbor of Norfolk, Va., was obstructed by the sinking of small boats by order of Governor Letcher.--Baltimore Clipper, April 19. Governor Letcher, of Virginia, issued a proclamation, in which the independence of the Confederate States is recognized, and all armed volunteers, regiments, or companies, are commanded to hold themselves Governor Letcher, of Virginia, issued a proclamation, in which the independence of the Confederate States is recognized, and all armed volunteers, regiments, or companies, are commanded to hold themselves in readiness for immediate orders, and to prepare for efficient service.--(Doc. 59.) A meeting, composed of all parties, was held at Middletown, Orange county, N. Y. Speeches were made, and great enthusiasm prevailed.--Tribune, April 20. The Virginia State Convention passed the ordinance to repeal the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the State of Virginia, and to resume all the rights and powers granted under said authorities. --(Doc. 60.) Furthe
feared it would fall into the hands of the Secessionists. Ropes were suspended by lamp-posts last night, by unknown persons, labelled Death to traitors. Some assaults have been made on persons who have expressed sympathy with the Secessionists.--Philadelphia Press. Lieutenant Jones, United States army, in command at Harper's Ferry with forty-three men, destroyed the arsenal at that place and retreated. He was advised that a force of 2,500 men had been ordered to take his post by Governor Letcher; and he put piles of powder in straw in all the buildings, and quietly waited the approach of the enemy. When his picket guard gave the alarm that 600 Virginians were approaching by the Winchester road, the men were run out of the arsenal and the combustibles fired. The people fired upon the soldiers, killing two, and rushed into the arsenal. All the works, munitions of war, and 15,000 stand of arms were destroyed.--(Doc. 62.)--Times, April 21. 1. The Capitol. 2. Arsenal.
randywine bridges and all on the road between Susquehanna and Philadelphia are guarded, and workmen have been sent to repair the bridges destroyed on the Northern Central road.--Phila. Enquirer. Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania issued a proclamation calling a meeting of the State Legislature for the 30th of April, to take into consideration and adopt such measures as the present emergencies may demand. --(Doc. 75.)--Philadelphia Press. A letter was received at Philadelphia from Governor Letcher, of Virginia, offering $30,000 to the patentee of the bullet mould. The reply was no money can purchase it against the country. --Evening Post. An enthusiastic Union meeting was held at Middletown, Orange County, N. Y., this evening. The assemblage was presided over by Moses H. Corwin, a veteran of the war of 1812, and speeches were made by 0. C. McQuoid, A. H. Byington, Charles H. Van Wyck and others. Mr. Van Wyck announced the fact of his having enlisted for the war, and with
. Y. City.--N. Y. Times, April 23. Gen. Thomas Jones, under instructions received from Governor Rector, seized at Napoleon, Arkansas, a large quantity of Government military supplies, consisting of one hundred and forty thousand ball cartridges, one hundred Maynard rifles, two hundred cavalry saddles, and five hundred sabres.--Memphis Argus, April 25. A meeting was held in Clarksburg, Harrison county, Virginia. Resolutions were adopted censuring severely the course pursued by Governor Letcher and the Eastern Virginians. Eleven delegates were appointed to meet delegates from other northwestern counties, to meet at Wheeling, May 13th, to determine what course should be pursued in the present emergency. Reports thus far received speak encouragingly of the Union sentiment in Western Virginia.--National Intelligencer, April 29. The Twenty-fifth Regiment of New York Militia arrived at New York from Albany. The regiment numbers over five hundred men, and is commanded by Col
troops are stationed at Cairo, Illinois. Of these, says the Charleston Courier of the 30th April, fully three hundred are supposed to be negroes, and the remainder have been picked up from the gutters of Chicago, and among the Dutch. A force of one thousand firm-hearted Southern men would drive them from the place, if the attack was properly made. The members of the Brown High School at Newburyport, Mass., raised the American flag near their school building in the presence of a large concourse of citizens. Patriotic speeches were made by Caleb Cushing and others.--(Doc. 96.) John Letcher, governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation authorizing the release of all private vessels and property seized by the State except the steamships Jamestown and Yorktown; advising the people to return to their usual avocations, promising them protection, and appealing to them not to interfere with peaceable, unoffending citizens who preserve the peace and conform to our laws. --(Doc. 97.)
n. Gen. Butler has taken possession of the heights opposite Annapolis, and commanding that city. The Maryland Legislature met to-day at Frederick. Gen. Butler says that if it passes an ordinance of secession, he will arrest the entire body!--N. Y. Times, April 27. The New York Seventh Regiment arrived at Washington, marched up Pennsylvania avenue to the President's house, and thence to the War Department. They were warmly applauded and hailed with great joy.--(Doc. 101). Governor Letcher of Virginia issued a proclamation, with accompanying documents, announcing the transfer of that State to the government of the Southern Confederacy, in advance of any expression of opinion by the people on the ordinance of secession passed on the 17th of April.--(Doc. 102.) A great Union meeting was held at Castleton, Vt. Over ten thousand persons were present. Speeches were made by P. W. Hyde, C. M. Willard, Willard Child, and others. Great enthusiasm prevailed. Forty-one men e
na the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of arming and equipping the quota of volunteers from Indiana.--N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, April 27. A number of residents of Virginia passed through Chambersburg, Pa., en route for the North. Many of them have left every thing behind, and are obliged to depend upon the charities of the people to continue their journey. All who come from as far south as Richmond, could get out of the State only by a special permit from Governor Letcher. Their statements show that a reign of terror exists in the interior of Virginia. The mob everywhere appropriate to their own use whatever they may fancy; farmers are stopped on the road, their horses taken from them under the plea that they are for the defence of the South; granaries are searched, and every thing convertible for food for either man or beast carried off. This has been practiced to such an extent that along the northern border of Virginia a reaction is taking place, an
d camp.--N. Y. Tribune, May 1. Daniel Fish, charged with selling guns to the South, was examined before the U. S. Commissioner and discharged.--N. Y. Herald, May 1. The First Battalion of the Third Alabama Regiment left Montgomery this morning for Virginia.--Col. Kershaw and staff, with Captains Richardson, Hasles, and McMannus' companies of South Carolina troops arrived at Richmond, Va., this evening at 5 o'clock.--Charleston Mercury, May 1. General Harney is released by Governor Letcher of Virginia. The Washington City Councils passed a series of resolutions, expressing the strongest devotion to the Union, and thanking the citizen soldiery of the North now there, for coming forward so promptly at the call of the Government.--N. Y. Times, May 1. The Toronto (Canada) Globe of to-day, in a long article on American affairs, says that the North, by their impatience with reference to President Lincoln's policy, ignore the stupendous and delicate task he has before hi
South Carolinians. At the conclusion of Dr. Bethune's remarks the Starspangled Banner was sung, all the audience rising to their feet and joining in the chorus. Col. Baker and Capt. Jones also made short addresses.--The World, May 4. Governor Letcher published a proclamation, saying that the sovereignty of the Commonwealth of Virginia having been denied, her territorial rights assailed, her soil threatened with invasion by the authorities of Washington, and every artifice employed which flame the people of the Northern States against her, it therefore becomes the solemn duty of every citizen of Virginia to prepare for the impending conflict. To this end, and for these purposes, and with a determination to repel invasion, Governor Letcher authorizes the Commanding General of the military forces to call out, and cause to be mustered into service from time to time, as the public exigencies may require, such additional number of volunteers as he may deem necessary.--(Doc. 129.)
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