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, N. C. Hoke besieges Wessells in Plymouth the Rebel ram Albemarle disables our vessels Wessells surrenders the Albemarle fights our fleet off the mouth of the Roanoke is beaten off by them blown up by Lt. Cushing Plymouth retaken wild's raid into Camden county. the XXXVIIIth Congress having assembled, Dec. 7, 1863. and the House been organized by the friends of the Administration and the War — Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, Speaker, Vote: Colfax, 101; all others, 81. and Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, Clerk--President Lincoln transmitted next day his Annual Message, to which he appended a Proclamation of Amnesty, which he therewith issued, offering a free pardon, on condition of taking an oath to support the Federal Constitution and Union, and also abide by and faithfully support all acts of Congress passed during the existing Rebellion having reference to slaves, so long and so far as not modified by decision of the Supreme Court. Exceptions to this proffer
tal-ship was sunk and lost in getting up. As there was but 6 feet water in the channel at the fall, while our vessels drew from 7 1/2 to 10 feet, it is not surprising that 7 or 8 days March 26 to April 3. were spent in getting over those vessels that went higher. During the halt here, Gen. Warner, with four brigades of Smith's corps, surprised March 21 a Rebel post at Henderson's hill, 21 miles westward, capturing 4 guns, 250 men, and 200 horses. But embarrassments multiplied. Gen. McPherson, now in command at Vicksburg, called for the return of the marine brigade, 3,000 strong, of Smith's corps, to its special duty of guarding the Mississippi from raids; and it had to be sent. Then it was found necessary to make Alexandria a depot of supplies, Which could not be carried farther; and Gen. C. Grover's division of 3,000 more were left to garrison it. And, as no cooperation could be expected from Steele, Banks says, in his official report: The partial disintegration of
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
Hood assembles militia at, 319; Sherman's movement on, 333 McPherson, Edward, History of Reconstruction, cited, 411, 412 McPherson, MajMcPherson, Maj.-Gen. James B., S.'s room-mate at West Point, 13; Grant's predilection for, 109; proposed succession to tile command of the Army of tile Teneen Stanley and, 124,156,157,160,161,199; friendly relations with McPherson, 125,136-139; battle of Kolb's Farm, 132-136; question of relativng roads assigned to, 136, 139; question of relative rank between McPherson and, 137; personal regard for, relations with, and knowledge of cair, 138; helping classmates at West Point, 138; a night visit to McPherson's camp, 139; battle of Resaca, 140, 141; extension of his lines, 8, 316, 318, 321, 338-343; admiration for, and grief at death of, McPherson, 125, 146; controversy as to battle of Kolb's Farm, 133-136; on Hork in the observatory, 28, 29; S. ordered to secure arms at, 48; McPherson at, 125; Hood at, 138; J. E. B. Stuart at, 154; Thomas at, 189; S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McPherson, Edward 1830-1895 (search)
McPherson, Edward 1830-1895 Author; born in Gettysburg, Pa., July 31, 1830; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1848; became a lawyer, but abandoned this profession and took up journalism in Gettysburg; was a Republican Representative in Congress in 1859-63; clerk of the House in 1863-73, 1881-83, and 1889-91. His publications include Political history of the United States during the Great rebellion; The political history of the United States during reconstruction; and a Hand-book of politics. He died in Gettysburg, Pa., Dec. 14, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
y of War, resigns, being appointed Attorney-General......May 22, 1876 Peter Cooper's letter of acceptance......May 31, 1876 Edwards Pierrepont, Attorney-General, resigns......June 1, 1876 Site for observatory of Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara co., Cal., granted to the trustees of Lick Observatory by Congress......June 7, 1876 Ezra D. Winslow, the American forger, surrendered by Great Britain......June 15, 1876 Republican National Convention meets at Cincinnati, O., June 14. Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, permanent president. On the 16th nine nominations for President are made; votes necessary to a choice, 378; on the first ballot, Rutherford B. Hayes has 61; Jas. G. Blaine, 285; B. H. Bristow, 113; on the seventh ballot, Hayes, 384; Blaine, 351; Bristow, 21; for Vice-President, William A. Wheeler, of New York, unanimously elected on first ballot......June 16, 1876 B. H. Bristow, Secretary of the Treasury, resigns......June 20, 1876 Massacre of Gen. George A. Cus
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
nel Grierson with Federal troops makes a raid through the State from Tennessee to Louisiana, April 17–May 5; naval battle of Grand Gulf, April 29; McClernand defeats the Confederates at Port Gibson, May 1; Raymond occupied by Federals under General McPherson, May 12; McPherson occupies Jackson, May 14; Grant defeats Pemberton at Champion Hills, May 16, and at Big Black River, May 17; Vicksburg invested by forces under General Grant, May 18; Vicksburg surrendered, July 4; Jackson evacuated by GeMcPherson occupies Jackson, May 14; Grant defeats Pemberton at Champion Hills, May 16, and at Big Black River, May 17; Vicksburg invested by forces under General Grant, May 18; Vicksburg surrendered, July 4; Jackson evacuated by General Johnston, who had occupied it after the advance of the Federals on Vicksburg, and the city is occupied by General Sherman......July 16, 1863 Sherman's Meridan expedition leaves Vicksburg......Feb. 3, 1864 Forrest, Confederate, defeats Sturgis at Guntown......June 10, 1864 Upon the surrender of General Taylor to General Canby, Governor Clarke by proclamation recalls the State officers, with the archives, to Jackson, and convenes the legislature. He recommends a convention to re
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vicksburg, siege of (search)
s fleet of gunboats, was lying in the Mississippi, above Vicksburg and was preparing the way for a successful siege, which Grant began with Sherman on the right, McPherson in the centre, and Mcclernand on the left. Grant was holding a line about 20 miles in extent—from the Yazoo to the Mississippi at Warrenton. He prepared to st, sent word that he held two captured forts. Then another charge upon the works by a part of Sherman's troops occurred, but without success. The centre, under McPherson, met with no better success, and, with heavy losses, McClernand could not hold all that he had won. Porter had joined in the fray; but this second assault was un Pemberton, but could not. Grant proceeded to mine under some of the Confederate works to blow them up. One of these, known as Fort Hill Bastion, was in front of McPherson, and on the afternoon of June 25 it was exploded with terrible effect, making a great breach, at which a fierce struggle ensued. Three days later there was anot
The Federal Congress.Exciting Debate. In the Washington House of Representatives, on Friday last, the 12th, the following proceedings took place, in which it will be seen some little feeling was displayed between two of its members: Mr. Vallandigham offered a preamble and resolution, substantially as follows: Whereas, It is rumored that Messrs. Gilman Marston, of New Hampshire; James E. Kerrigan, of New York; Chas. J. Biddle, of Pennsylvania; Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, and Samuel E. Curtis, holding seats in this House, have been sworn into the military service under the authority of the United States; and whereas, James H. Campbell, of Pennsylvania, has also been admitted on the floor of this House, he holding a military commission: Therefore, be it. Resolved, That the Committee on Elections be instructed to inquire and report, without unnecessary delay, whether the gentlemen above named, or any of them, claiming seats here and at the same time holding mil
Wednesday, the 9th inst. We give a brief summary of the news: Proceeding in the Yankee Congress. In the Senate, Tuesday, Mr. Davis, of Ky., offered a resolution declaring that the refusal of the Confederates to exchange negro soldiers should not "prevent the exchange of other Union soldiers in rebel prisons on just terms." The resolution was, laid over. Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, gave notice of a bill to increase the bounty for volunteering. In the House of Representatives, Edward McPherson, of Ga., was elected Clerk over Emerson Etheridge, who received 69 votes. Adam Glossbrenner, of Pa., was elected Sergeant-at Arms. The committee appointed for the purpose reported that Lincoln would send in his message on Thursday. The credentials of Segar, Kitchen, and Chandler, members from Virginia, (not West Virginia,) were presented and referred. A joint resolution voting a medal to Gen. U. S. Grant, was unanimously passed. Mr. Cox, (Dem.,) of Ohio brought up the rebel treatme