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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
aw the perils which a single. State, cut loose from her moorings during a terrible storm of passion, would have to encounter, and pleaded eloquently for the exercise of reason and prudence. They were as zealous as their colleagues for ultimate secession, but regarded the co-operation of at least the other Cotton-growing States as essential to success. If the State, in her sovereign capacity, determines that secession will produce the co-operation which we have so earnestly sought, said Mr. McGowan, of Abbeville, then it shall have my hearty approbation. . . . If South Carolina, in Convention assembled, deliberately secedes-separate and alone, and, without hope of co-operation, decides to cut loose from her moorings, surrounded as she is by Southern sisters in like circumstances — I will be one of her crew, and, in common with every true son of hers, will endeavor, with all the power that God has given me, to Spread all her canvas to the breeze, Set every threadbare sail, And give h
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
on. She crossed the bar at Sandy Hook at nine o'clock the same evening, and proceeded to sea under her commander, Captain John McGowan. In consequence of the reception of a letter from Major Anderson, stating that he regarded himself secure in hilonel J. L. Branch. The National flag was flying over the Star of the West at the time, and, as soon as possible, Captain McGowan displayed a large American ensign at the fore. Of course the assailants had no respect for these emblems of the Unir of the West. Hemmed in, and exposed to a cannonade without power to offer resistance (for his vessel was unarmed), Captain McGowan perceived that his ship and all on board of her were in imminent peril of capture or destruction; so he turned her ban-ward, after seventeen shots had been fired at her, put to sea, and returned to New York on the 12th. Report of Captain McGowan, January 12, 1861. Major Stevens, a tall, black-eyed, black-bearded young man of thirty-five years, was exceedingly