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except in cases of urgent necessity. The second order announces the desecration of Mount Vernon by the bands of armed rebels, and expresses the hope of the Commander-in-Chief that, should the operations of the war take the national troops in that direction, every possible respect will be paid to the sacred precincts.--(Doc. 144.) The Missouri State Convention to-day elected for the Provisional Government, Hamilton R. Gamble, for Governor; Willard P. Hale, Lieutenant-Governor; and Mordecai Oliver, Secretary of State. The opposition were excused from voting, protesting against the power of the Convention. In the afternoon the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor were sworn in and inaugurated. Each made a strong Union and patriotic speech, amid loud applause. After the presentation of an address to the people of the State by the Convention, it adjourned till the third Monday in December, unless sooner called together by the new Government, or demanded by the public safety.--(Doc.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
he enemies of the Government. The Convention declared the offices of Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, and Secretary of State, to be vacant, by a vote of fifty-six to twenty-five. They also declared the seats of the members of the General Assembly vacant, by a vote of fifty-two to twenty-eight. July 30, 1861. On the following day they proceeded to the election of officers for a provisional government, Hamilton R. Gamble, Provisional Governor; Willard P. Hall, Lteutenant-Governor; and Mordecai Oliver, Secretary of State. and a<*>ted the first Monday in November following as the time for the people to elect persons to fill the same offices. After transacting other necessary business, the Convention issued an Address to the people, in which the state of public affairs was clearly set forth, and the dangers to the State, in consequence of the hostile movements of the Secessionists within its borders and invaders from without, were as plainly portrayed. The treason of the Governor and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
he disposed his troops to meet him. Hamilton's division formed the right, Davies's the center, and McKean's the left; and a brigade of three regiments, under Colonel Oliver, with a section of artillery, was thrown well forward beyond Beauregard's old works, on the Chewalla road, along which it was ascertained the Confederates wertry, was illy informed concerning the northwesterly approaches to the town. Such was the position of Rosecrans's army for battle on the morning of the 3d. Colonel Oliver felt the pressure of the advancing force early that morning. Oct. 3. It was their vanguard, under General Mansfield Lovell, It consisted of the brigades oof the divisions of Maury and Hebert, with its right resting on the same road; and Armstrong's cavalry on the extreme left. which at about half-past 7 encountered Oliver, who was well posted on a hill, with orders to hold it so firmly that the strength of the foe might be developed. He was soon hard pressed, when General McArthur
this rule, Nathaniel P. Banks, Jr., of Massachusetts, received 103 votes to 100 for William Aiken, of South Carolina, and 11 scattering. It was thereupon resolved — Yeas 155, Nays 40--that Mr. Banks had been duly elected Speaker. The House, on the 19th of March, resolved — Yeas 101, Nays 93--to send a Special Committee to Kansas, to inquire into the anarchy by this time prevailing there. That Committee was composed of Messrs. William A. Howard, of Michigan, John Sherman, of Ohio, and Mordecai Oliver, of Missouri, who immediately proceeded to Kansas, and there spent several weeks in taking testimony; which the majority, on their return to Washington, summed up in an able and searching Report. Their conclusions were as follows: First: That each election in the Territory, held under the organic or alleged Territorial law, has been carried by organized invasions from the State of Missouri, by which the people of the Territory have been prevented from exercising the rights secured
nor, Secretary of State, with those of members of the Legislature, vacant by the treason of their occupants, and all the acts of said Executive and Legislature, in contravention of the Federal Constitution, and in hostility to the Union, null and void. They designated the first Monday of the November ensuing as a day of election, whereat the people should ratify or disapprove this decisive action ; and, meantime, elected Hamilton R. Gamble Governor, Willard P. Hall Lieut. Governor, and Mordecai Oliver Secretary of State. These officers were that day inaugurated, and the Convention, immediately thereupon, adjourned to the third Monday in December. Their action was ratified, of course, and the functionaries above named continued in their respective offices. These proceedings were met by a proclamation from the Rebel Lieut. Governor, Reynolds, styling himself acting Governor, dated New Madrid, July 31st; wherein he declares that he has been absent for two months,as a Commissioner of
n, 298-9; Congressional, 305. Brown, Mayor, of Baltimore, 461; harangues the mob, 464; sends envoys to the President; his correspondence with Gov. Andrew, 465-6; his interview with the President, 466. Brown, Milton, of Tenn., 171. Brown, Oliver, killed at Harper's Ferry, 292. Brown, Owen, son of John Brown, 288; escapes from Harper's Ferry, 299. Brown, Watson, killed at Harper's Ferry, 291. Brownell, Francis E., kills the murderer of Ellsworth, 533. Browning, O. H., of Ill.,epublican majority swelled in, 301; pledges assistance to the Kentucky Unionists, 495. Ohio Statesman, The, on the President's call, 457. O'Kane, Col., (Rebel,) surprises Camp Cole, 575. Oldham, Wm. S., sent by Davis to Arkansas, 486. Oliver, Mordecai, 241; chosen Secretary of State in Missouri, 576. Ord, Gen., commands, at Dranesville, 625-6. Ordinance of 1784, the, 39; 50. Ordinance of 1787, the, passage of, and an extract from, 40; 50; allusion to, 369. Ordinance of N
ed here to day from Gen. Sherman's front, their term having expired. Only thirty-five or forty of the men have re-enlisted. Mrs. Snead came through the Federal lines from the South without permission, and has been arrested and consigned to the Gratiot street prison. She is the wife of Col. Thomas L Snead, formerly chief of General Price's staff, and now a member of the rebel Congress. Governor Hall was married, at Jefferson City, yesterday, to Miss Olivia Oliver, daughter of Mordecai Oliver, Secretary of State. The 6th Minnesota infantry, Col. Hubbard, have arrived from Red river, en route to St. Paul, to be disbanded. Col. McFerran, commanding the 1st State militia cavalry, reports that a detachment of thirty- five men were going to Lexington, on the 19th, for rations, when one hundred guerillas attacked them, killed eight and wounded two. A few days previous a detachment of fourteen men of the same regiment, while scouting near Holden, on the Pacific Railroad,