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In the latter, Lincoln acted as the friend of Merryman, but in neither case was there any encountermont; and, on arriving there, we found that Dr. Merryman and Mr. Butler had passed us in the night, t notes passed on Monday morning, the 19th. Dr. Merryman handed me Mr. Lincoln's last note when by o got a little lame in going to Tremont, and Dr. Merryman invited me to take a seat in his buggy. I nsidering the private understanding between Dr. Merryman and myself, and it being known that Mr. ShiMissouri. Immediately after, I called upon Dr. Merryman and withdrew the pledge of honor between hing left before the proposition was made, as Dr. Merryman had himself informed me. The time and placethe next Friday, to settle their difficulty. Merryman made me his friend, and sent Whiteside a noter's House as desired, he would challenge him. Merryman replied in a note, that he denied Whitesime'sthinking it was the State of Louisiana. This Merryman hoots at, and is preparing his publication; w[16 more...]
d crew of the cutter, twenty in number, were kept below in irons until they were ready to set fire to her, when they were put into one of the cutter's boats with their irons on; but on being requested, the rebels threw the keys of the hand-cuffs on board the boat, and thus enabled the sailors to release themselves, and pull away from the cutter. The stores, flags, armament, etc., of the Tacony were on board the Archer. Among the flags was a burgee with.the name of Tacony upon it. Lieutenant Merryman, who was appointed to take command of the cutter, arrived here Friday evening. He went down in the Forest City to assist in the rescue of the vessel from the rebels. Company A, State guards, in twenty minutes time from receiving orders, were ready to go on board the tug. It was fortunate for the prisoners that they were landed at Fort Preble, for such was the indignation of our citizens that they would have been murdered had they been brought up to the city. When the rebel Li
iefly to state The state of my provinces, surly of late, Missouri and Maryland--one has the paw Of my Lyon upon her; and one has the law Called martial, proclaimed through her borders and cities; Both are crushed, a Big Thing, I make bold to say, it is. St. Louis is silent and Baltimore dumb, They hear but the monotone roll of my drum. In the latter vile sea-port I ordered Cadwallader To manacle Freedom, and though the crowd followed her, Locked up in McHenry, she's safe, it is plain, With Merryman, Habeas Corpus, and Kane. And as for that crabbed old dotart, Judge Taney, For much I would put him on board of the Pawnee, And make his decisions a little more curt; For the panic's fictitious, and nobody's hurt! And now I'll just say what I'd have you to do In order to put your new President through: First, four hundred millions is wanted by Chase, He cannot run longer the Government's face; And Cameron wants, for the use of old Scott, Some three hundred thousand more men than he's got.
ere's hope in the hills, There's life in the old land yet! Minions! we sleep, but we are not dead; We are crushed, we are scourged, we are scarred; We crouch--'tis to welcome the triumph tread Of the peerless Beauregard. Then woe to your vile, polluting horde When the Southern braves are met, There's faith in the victor's stainless sword, There is life in the old land yet! Bigots! ye quell not the valiant mind, With the clank of an iron chain, The spirit of freedom sings in the wind, O'er Merryman, Thomas, and Kane; And we, though we smite not, and not thralls, We are piling a gory debt; While down by McHenry's dungeon-walls, There's life in the old land yet! Our women have hung their harps away, And they scowl on your brutal bands, While the nimble poignard dares the day, In their dear defiant hands. They will strip their tresses to string our bows, Ere the Northern sun is set; There's faith in their unrelenting woes, There's life in the old land yet! There's life, though it throb
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.25 (search)
h Maine Volunteers, at Camp Lincoln, for men to be ready to embark in steamers at once. With great promptness he chartered the fine, large steamers Forest City and Chesapeake, and a small steam tug. The Chesapeake took on board fifty bales of cotton as barricades, two brass six-pounder guns, the greater portion of Seventh Regiment, Maine Volunteers, and fifty citizens volunteers, who had armed themselves and repaired on board. The Forest City took on board, besides her regular crew, Lieutenants Merryman and Richardson, of the United States Revenue Service, and fourteen seamen belonging to the Caleb Cushing, who happened to be ashore that night, three officers, and thirty-eight men, with one six-pounder and one twelve-pounder howitzer, and forty armed volunteer citizens. This formidable array was ready and under way in the incredibly short time of one hour. They stood out to sea in pursuit, the Forest City and tug some distance in advance. About fifteen miles off the coast they dis
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Cumberland Grays, Company D, Twenty-first Virginia Infantry. (search)
sville, and died since the war. Flippen, Allen, died in 1862. Flippen, William, died in 1861. Godsey, Daniel L., died since the war. Garnett, Robert K., killed at Gettysburg. Garnett, James S., lost a leg; since died. Hendrick, Merritt S., died in 1861. Hatcher, Joseph, died in 1862. Harris, Joseph N., died since the war. Jones, Levi, died since the war. King, George H., was the last man killed at Gettysburg in his company, a few yards from the enemy's line. Merryman, James, died soon after the war. Mahr, J. C. L., killed at Kernstown. Meador, Robert J., wounded at Gettysburg and died since. Meador, Mike, died since the war. Meador, John L., died in 1861. Parker, Thomas, died in 1861. Parker, Jerry, died since the war. Parker, I. A., died since the war. Price, John B., killed at Cedar Mountain. Snoddy, John S., died since the war. Shores, Thomas, died since the war. Wootton, John and A. W., died since the war. Number
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
n. The military occupation of the great city of Baltimore soon rendered a recourse to extreme measures necessary. The leaders who had temporarily drawn it into the secession movement thought only of revenging themselves for the bold stroke by which Butler had wrested it from them. The military power, which alone enforced respect for the Constitution in that city, could not fulfil its mission except by rendering it impossible for them to conspire any longer. On the 25th of May, 1861, Mr. Merryman, a member of the Maryland legislature, was arrested and shut up in Fort McHenry. An application was made before a judge to have him brought into court on habeas corpus. General Cadwalader, who was in command of the fort, refused to obey the summons of the judge to bring the prisoner before his court. The case was taken before Chief-justice Taney, of the Supreme Court of the United States. The latter, who was entirely devoted to the cause of the South, declared that the action of the B
eedom, the South has the following forcible comments, bold utterances, which prove that the spirit of liberty is not yet dead in Maryland: In the case of Mr. Merryman, in refusing to obey the writ of habeas corpus, or to permit the service of the process of the Court, General Cadwallader has capped the climax of official ou, is, without exception or qualification, the greatest outrage that has been, or can be, inflicted upon the rights of a citizen. Apart from the injury done to Mr. Merryman, who is thus illegally held and imprisoned, a fatal blow has been struck at the liberties of the people — the last, greatest, only bulwark of those liberties hf a citizen, for a breach of the plain letter of the Constitution, than for the commission of any other crime. Whatever may be the final result in the case of Mr. Merryman, either as regards that gentleman individually, or with respect to the vindication of the great principles of Right and Liberty which have been violated in his
ure one unarmed elderly gentleman. This did not allay the impatience of the officer, who knocked again several times. Mr. G. at last appeared. As he came into the street, several revolvers were drawn by the military. Mr. G. made no remark except as he entered the carriage, when he said quietly that it was certainly a great array for the capture of an old man of sixty-two years of age. On the arrival of these gentlemen at the Fort they were confined, together with Marshal Kane and Mr. Merryman, in three very small rooms. No attention was paid to their comfort, nor were they provided with or asked if they desired bed, bedding or food. They were visited during the day by Mayor Brown, Mr. Wallis, Mr. Pitts, and several friends.--Later in the day orders were sent by the gentlemen themselves to Mr. Jenkins, cabinet maker, to send them down the necessary bedding. There is every appearance of great uneasiness exhibited at the Fort. Chevaux-de-frise are being thrown up and activ
ld have been attended with bloody slaughter-- By degrees the Government gained the mastery, and now troops pass through daily.-- The Federalists have everything their own way — camps of soldiers all around the city and in the city, and cannon placed at the Battle Monument and in Exchange Place.-- The habeas corpus has been suspended over the protest of Chief Justice Taney and our fellow citizens held as prisoners in Fort McHenry, the modern Bastille, on mere suspicion, and defied a trial Capt. Merryman has been there for several weeks Our Board of Police Commissioners and Marshal Kane are also there. The best police in America has been disbanded by order of ex-Congressman, ex-Governor, Gen. Banks, who commands at the Fort. Gen. Kenly is our Provost Marshal, and the remains of the Club dynasty and men of such stamp who will take the oath of allegiance, are our police, supported by the hireling soldiers stationed in our streets.-- We have to go through a file of soldiers to go to the p