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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Mr. Lincoln and the force bill. (search)
ill do us, in Virginia, infinite harm. The disunionists, one and all, will clap their hands in very ecstacy, if the measure prevails. Already, some of the conservative friends in the convention have given way. Many, I fear, will follow. The States' rights sensibilities of our people are already wounded. If the bill passes, I verily believe that an ordinance of Secession will be passed in two days thereafter. For God's sake, for the country's sake, do not let it pass! Yours, truly, Jos. Segar. Hon. A. R. Boteler, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. The bill referred to in the foregoing letter had been reported to the House, on the 18th of February, from the Committee on Military Affairs, by its chairman, the Hon. Benjamin Stanton, of Ohio. It extended the provisions of the Act of 1795, for calling forth the militia, and those of the Act of 1807, for the employment of the land and naval forces of the United States, so as not only to place the latter — the regular arm
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
Leonard Myers, William P. Kelley, M. Russell Thayer, John D. Stiles, John M. Broomall, S. E. Ancona, Thaddeus Stevens, Myer Strouse, Philip Johnson, Charles Denison, H. W. Tracy, William H. Miller, Joseph Bailey, A. H. Coffroth, Archibald McAllister, James T. Hale, Glenni W. Scofield, Amos Myers, John L. Dawson, J. K. Moorhead, Thomas Williams, Jesse Lazear. Rhode Island.--Thomas A. Jenckes, Nathan F. Dixon. Vermont.--Frederick E. Woodbridge, Justin S. Morrill, Portus Baxter. Virginia.--Joseph Segar, L. H. Chandler, B. M. Kitchen. West Virginia.--Jacob B. Blair, William G. Brown, Killian V. Whaley. Wisconsin.--James S. Brown, Ithamar C. Sloan, Amasa Cobb, Charles A. Eldridge, Ezra Wheeler, Walter D. McIndoe. Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives. delegates from Territories. New Mexico.--Francisco Perea. Utah.--John F. Kinney. Washington.--George E. Cole. Nebraska.--S. G. Daily. Colorado.--Hiram P. Bennett. Nevada.--Gordon N. Mott. Dakota.--Contested seat.
Doc. 64: speech of Joseph Segar, delivered in the House of delegates of Virginia, march 30, 1861. Whereas, It has come to the knowledge of the Legislature that a large number of heavy guns, manufactured at Bellona foundry, near the capital of Virginia, under an order of the Ordnance Department at Washington, D. C., have been ordered to Fortress Monroe, where they can only be needed for the purpose of intimidation and menace to Virginia at present, and of actual hostilities in a certainurther instructed to employ all needful force to resist every and any attempt to remove the same beyond the reach and the control of the government of the State. The foregoing resolution, and others of like tenor, being under consideration, Mr. Segar said:-- I call you to witness, Mr. Speaker, that hitherto I have been strictly silent as to the great questions of federal import that have been discussed off and on during the session; but the extraordinary resolutions which have been sent
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 168.-the burning of Hampton, Va. August 7-8, 1861. (search)
property, and consequently among the greatest sufferers. They distributed themselves through the village, went to the residences of the few remaining white inhabitants, and warned them to prepare for the event that was at hand. No other reason was given than that they had orders to burn the village, and that it would be done. No time was given to remove furniture or other effects, and scarcely enough to allow the terrified people to dress and escape to the street. At the house of Mr. Joseph Segar, who was absent, a faithful colored servant undertook to remove some valuables, when he was warned by the rebel charged with the duty of setting fire to the dwelling to desist. The negro, instead of obeying, kept on, only remarking that the things must be got out. The rebel then told him if he did not stop he would shoot him. Can't help dat; massa's things must be got out, was the reply. The chivalrous rebel fired, but missed his aim. The negro fled, and is safe, having done all that
itors allowed to examine the whole fortification to their heart's content. On our return to the Hygeia Hotel, we found a most bountiful repast spread by Mr. Joseph Segar. Here, after eating and drinking freely, toasts were drunk, and speeches made by Governor Letcher. Wm. F. Gordon Jr., and several others. About 4 o'clos of respect and attention shown us during our visit to that Fort. Resolved, That our thanks are likewise due, and are hereby tendered, to Messrs, Willard and Segar, proprietors of the Hygeia Hotel, for their handsome collation prepared for us. Resolved, That the Secretary be requested to present copies of these resolutiothe President and officers of the Richmond and York River Railroad; to the officers of Fortress Monroe and the proprietors of the Hygeia Hotel, Messrs. Willard and Segar. Resolved, That the Secretary furnish copies of the proceedings and resolutions of this meeting to the Richmond Dispatch and other papers, for publication.
Communication cut off. Washington, April 21st. --The telegraphic wires between Washington and Baltimore are down — supposed to have been cut by the Baltimoreans, as the Administration at Washington have control of the office in that city. The report about the Federal fortifications at Arlington Heights and Hoover's Hill, are by the most available reliable authority denied. The bridges on the Washington and Baltimore Railroad are reported and believed to be destroyed --there is no communication between the two cities. Joseph Segar, Esq., a member of the Virginia Legislature, has just arrived in Washington from Richmond. He reports that the secession sentiment is unanimous and universal in the whole of Eastern Virginia.
Encroachments of the East. --The Norfolk Herald, of yesterday says: We learn that additional operations have been entered upon by the Federal forces at Fort Monroe, embracing the seizure of the farms of Jos. Segar, Judge Clopton, and indeed all the territory constituting the peninsula between Hampton and Min Creeks. It is said, further, that they have been making surveys preparatory to the creation of out works. A portion of the farms will probably be appropriated to the accommodation of horses, mules and cattle required for the use of the garrison.
en fought in or about Hampton, for many had heard the discharge of musketry and the enemy were seen through a glass — darkly, as it has turned out — from Sewell's Point, escaping for their life into the fort at Old Point. We were told that a battle had been fought, that 700 of the Baboon's hosts had been slam, 200 taken prisoners, and that the flag of the Confederacy, the glorious ensign of the South, now the beacon of liberty, was seen floating in proud and calm triumph at the farm of Mr. Joseph Segar. But this morning I have ascertained these flaunting of Madame Rumor to be the merest romancing, and that there is not a word of truth in the reports. No battle was or has been fought, and consequently none killed or wounded. The cause of the rumor is as started by a gentleman from Hampton. It seems a body of troops, companies of Zouaves, marched into Hampton Thursday or Friday, and marched back again, and the firing was simply the discharge of their arms after reaching their ca
"protect their property. " How did these citizens fare? Not a whit better than those who left. Indiscriminate plunder has been the rule and occasional exemption the exception. "To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world." Col. Carey S. Jones staid at home to protect his property, and yet the vandals not only stole his property before his eyes; but actually fired at him 6 or 7 shots, either with a view to kill him or scare him away, that they might plunder the more freely. Jos. Segar was at home when they encamped on his farm, and yet they not only pillaged his property in the way of poultry, pigs, &c., but tore down his fenced and out houses for fuel. Parker West was at home when they encamped on his premises at Newport News, yet his presence and that of his wife and daughters, did not prevent their stealing nearly, or quite every living thing on his farm. And when this gentleman complained to Col. Phelps of these depredations, all the satisfaction he could obtain w
20th, to a Northern paper, complains of very great injustice to a distinguished Virginian. The reader will be struck with the remarkable prophetic vision of this noted gentleman with reference to the "desolution which now overhangs his estate near Hampton," and which be so assiduously endeavored to avert! In consideration of the important services to the Federal Government stributed to him, that Government ought to assuage his grief at the impending desolation of the "farm near Hampton" and "Hygeia Hotel" by paying him the full value of both.--If Lincoln doesn't do this, he is indeed ruthless, and should be "damued to everlasting redemption!" "The numerous friends of Hon. Joseph Segar, at Old Point, are pained to see him charged by some Northern correspondents with joining the Secession ranks. The officers at Fortress Monroe know too well his sentiments to credit such reports, He has been universally respected by them for his strong Union views, and the desolation which now
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