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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 3: Missouri, Louisiana, and California. 1850-1855. (search)
Nisbet was the active partner, and James Reilly the teller. Already the bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. was established, and was engaged in selling bills of exchange, receiving deposits; and loaning money at three per cent. a month. Page, Bacon & Co., and Adams & Co., were in full blast across the street, in Parrott's new granite building, and other bankers were doing seemingly a prosperous business, among them Wells, Fargo & Co.; Drexel, Sather & Church; Burgoyne & Co.; James King of Wm.; Sanders & Brenham; Davidson & Co.; Palmer, Cook & Co., and others. Turner and I had rooms at Mrs. Ross's, and took our meals at restaurants down-town, mostly at a Frenchman's named Martin, on the southwest corner of Montgomery and California Streets. General Hitchcock, of the army, commanding the Department of California, usually messed with us; also a Captain Mason, and Lieutenant Whiting, of the Engineer Corps. We soon secured a small share of business, and became satisfied there was room for p
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
reenforce. General Burnside, and it was eminently proper that it should join in the stern-chase after Longstreet. On the morning of December 6th I rode from Marysville into Knoxville, and met General Burnside. General Granger arrived later in the day. We examined his lines of fortifications, which were a wonderful production for the short time allowed in their selection of ground and construction of work. It seemed to me that they were nearly impregnable. We examined the redoubt named Sanders, where, on the Sunday previous, three brigades of the enemy had assaulted and met a bloody repulse. Now, all was peaceful and quiet; but a few hours before, the deadly bullet sought its victim all round about that hilly barrier. The general explained to me fully and frankly what he had done, and what he proposed to do. He asked of me nothing but General Granger's command; and suggested, in view of the large force I had brought from Chattanooga, that I should return with due expedition t
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
ed him the dispatch announcing Mr. Lincoln's assassination, and watched him closely. The perspiration came out in large drops on his forehead, and he did not attempt to conceal his distress. He denounced the act as a disgrace to the age, and hoped I did not charge it to the Confederate Government. I told him I could not believe that he or General Lee, or the officers of the Confederate army, could possibly be privy to acts of assassination; but I would not say as much for Jeff. Davis, George Sanders, and men of that stripe. We talked about the effect of this act on the country at large and on the armies, and he realized that it made my situation extremely delicate. I explained to him that I had not yet revealed the news to my own personal staff or to the army, and that I dreaded the effect when made known in Raleigh. Mr. Lincoln was peculiarly endeared to the soldiers, and I feared that some foolish woman or man in Raleigh might say something or do something that would madden our
econstructing the revolted States, which they had succeeded in carrying through Congress on the 3d of July. The President had virtually vetoed this bill, on the ground, taken in his speech accepting the nomination, that the only legal form of abolishing slavery was by means of the Constitutional amendment, called for by the Baltimore resolutions. What, therefore, the radical spirits of the party had failed to accomplish, the action of the Confederate commissioners and the reputation of George Sanders for political intrigue, had succeeded in achieving. The National Convention of the Democratic party did not meet until after the appearance of this paper. It convened at Chicago on the 29th of August. Outside of the Convention there was a warm contest between the friends of Gen. McClellan and those who desired the nomination of a candidate less committed to the coercive policy, and less implicated in the war. This struggle did not turn upon a sufficiently tangible issue to give it
talking, one of whom said that a million of men can be concentrated on the South in less than three weeks, and, if the South does not accept the terms offered by the North, this army of a million of unemployed workmen will be precipitated upon Virginia and Maryland. I give this merely to show the feeling among the lower classes. Gov. Hicks is working up to a sense of the existing dangers. He will this week issue a proclamation for a special meeting of the Maryland Legislature. Geo. Sanders, formerly Consul to Liverpool, proposes that if the two sections can't come to terms, and the Crisis Committee break up, (of which there is little prospect, as I hear, this morning,) then let Congress authorize the Southern States to go out if they choose, taking with them all the forts and arsenals belonging to the United States, and holding them till the 4th of July, 1861, by which time it can be ascertained certainly what the real feeling of the Northern people may be with respect to g
The Daily Dispatch: February 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Potter investigating Commitee--the Yankees Overhauling Gen. Floyd--interesting particulars. (search)
against further sales. The consequence was his removal and the substitution of Lieut-Colonel Maynadier, under whom these immense sales were made to aid the cause of treason by a corrupt violation of law. The 20,000 last mentioned were sold to parties and to States in open or threatened rebellion against the Government, and the fact was as well known then that they were to be used against the Government of the United States as it is now. In the evidence of Belknap, he mentions George Sanders, a well-known traitor, as one of his advisers in the purchase of the 100,000 muskets. The whole conduct of Floyd leaves not a doubt that he believed he was making a sale to parties in the interest of the rebellion, and it were affectation to suppose that, in annulling the original agreement at the rate of $2.15, he was actuated by honorable or patriotic motives. The only rational explanation of his conduct in cancelling the contract, therefore, is to be found in the supposition that he
led, and great was the disappointment of the rebels at Richmond, London, and Paris. They now make a bolder stroke. They attempt the capture of Washington, while at the same time they are making the most strenuous efforts to regain possession of the whole of Virginia and Tennessee. and Louisiana, and to extend their over Kentucky, Missouri, and . Upon the ground of these successes they will again demand recognition, and they have already sent over to Europe dispatches by the hands of George Sanders and another emissary, to claim it in advance, by way of showing England and France that the anticipated victories were not the results of chance, but of design, and that whenever they chose to put forth their strength the game was sure, and the maintenance of Southern independence no longer a question admitting of a doubt. It is true that they failed in their calculations on the peninsula; and they will fail now in their calculations to take or burn Washington, to capture Baltimore, and
, being the correspondence of the Confederate authorities in Richmond with their diplomatic and financial agents abroad which have been recently intercepted by the United States Government. They are said to have been captured on the person of Maj. Sanders, who attempted to run the als at Charleston in a sailing vessel. There are several columns of letters, dated as far back as September last, addressed by the Hon. Judah P. Benjamin, the Confederate Secretary of State to the diplomatic agents --This arrangements marking the bearer of dispatches on 16 and 17, for fact, intercourse between us have been approved and will be continued as long as successful. The details will be exploited to you by the bearer of this dispatch (Mr. George Sanders) in person. The subject of a long based on cotton certificates has been fully considered, and you will receive herewith a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, informing you of the conclusions reached by us after much delib
hould think it not at all advisable to mix up our cause with their proceedings. If they can really, in any manner whatever, be of service to the establishment of peace, it must be solely on condition that they keep aloof from all correspondence, or association, or suspicion of correspondence or association, with any party in the Confederate States. The bare suspicion of collusion would destroy their usefulness at once. In that view of the case, we cannot see that the interference of Mr. George Sanders and his colleagues is calculated to produce anything short of unalloyed evil. It is humiliating — we had almost said degrading — in us to be crying out for peace. We are the party wronged; we are the party assailed; we are the party acting still, and always having acted, on the defensive. The highest authority known to the laws of our country has repeatedly declared that we are ready to make peace as soon as the enemy shall have ceased to make war upon us. What more can we do or