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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 342 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 180 2 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 178 2 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 168 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 122 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 118 2 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 118 2 Browse Search
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune 106 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 102 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 97 3 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
ven the wisest men in the Cabinet, including Mr. Seward, did not at first realize the situation. ir system. On the 30th of November, 1861, Mr. Seward wrote to Mr. Adams, our minister to England,ted. Should these terms not be offered by Mr. Seward, you will propose them to him. This demae Government of the United States. Should Mr. Seward ask for delay in order that this grave and pussell was handed to the Secretary of State, Mr. Seward, by Lord Lyons. Our wily diplomatist and ptain Wilkes was altogether in the right. Mr. Seward, in reply to Lord Russell's first dispatch, ns for consideration. But admitting that Mr. Seward's inquiries are correct, he does not refer tr policy to pursue from the beginning. To Mr. Seward more than any one else were the people indebtter part of 1864. Whatever may have been Mr. Seward's opinions on the subject of the Trent matter hands. An attempt was made to show that Mr Seward had pursued a timid policy in opposition to
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
on to reinforce Sumter, the President and Secretary Seward sent one to reinforce Fort. Pickens and not dreaming any plan of relief feasible. Mr. Seward was anxious that the Administration should s that had been proposed. He had talked with Mr. Seward and Captain Meigs, and was so heartily interoper secrecy. There was no wavering then on Mr. Seward's part, there was not a particle of hesitatiompany him. Abraham Lincoln. Recommended, Wm. H. Seward. Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. Pensacola. Abraham Lincoln. Recommended, Wm. H. Seward. Washington City, April 1st, 1861. elles was much excited at what he considered Mr. Seward's interference with his affairs, and demandengside, and Lieut. Roe of the Navy delivered Mr. Seward's telegram. Lieut. Porter read it, and deorder was issued on the recommendation of Secretary Seward, detaching the Powhatan from the Sumter itary expedition of the war, originated with Mr. Seward; until it sailed the United States had decli[9 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
their cruising, even if their vessels escaped capture. The argument enforced by war vessels is better than diplomacy, which has not such support; and, although Mr. Seward had duly instructed all the diplomatic and consular representatives of the United States, these gentlemen could never satisfactorily answer tile question, Why dh tile inhabitants of the shore, yet every movement was reported to the Governor of Gibraltar as a violation of neutrality. The escape of the Sumter had put Secretary Seward on his mettle, and he made the strongest protests against her being received or recognized as a belligerent, and even went so far as to denounce her as a pir tried in vain to procure the release of his officer, for the United States Government had considerable prestige, and was every day growing more powerful. Mr. Secretary Seward was assuming a determined tone to which foreign powers were forced to listen. After much correspondence the unlucky paymaster was released from confinemen
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
e into the fate of those on board the burning vessel. The Alabama now continued on her way towards the Cape of Good Hope, capturing and destroying on the passage the ship Express, of Boston. On the 28th of July Semmes anchored in Saldanha Bay. not venturing to Cape Town until he had ascertained that the coast was clear of American vessels-of-war. Every ship that had touched at the Cape had brought intelligence of the wonderful doings of the Alabama, and Semmes in his journal remarks: Mr. Seward and Mr. Adams, Earl Russell and the London Times, have made the British pirate famous. At Saldanha Bay Semmes received every civility from the people, who appeared to be nearly as barbarous as the aboriginal owners of the soil whom they had dispossessed of their country. These Boers flocked on board the British pirate, and were mightily interested in all they saw. They knew that the ship and crew were British, and to this circumstance attributed all the success which had followed the c
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
rate of speed, perfect ventilation, impregnable, and with the enormous battery of four 15-inch guns, all combined in a vessel of the moderate rate of 1,560 tons, drawing only 12 feet of water. Others of the same type, with increased tonnage and of still higher speed, were also in the course of construction, and the Federal Government had, apparently, realized at last the importance of having a powerful Navy, by which alone it could maintain its position among the nations of the earth. Mr. Seward's earnest letters and Mr. Adams' strong protests may have had some influence upon the British Government in deciding them to carry out the terms of their Foreign Enlistment Act, but there was a stronger argument in the heavy ships and guns that the Federals were building so rapidly; and this will ever be the case as long as we maintain a properly equipped naval force to prevent any interference in our affairs by foreign Powers, and to enable us to assert ourselves whenever occasion may req
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
rranged, was put in perfect order. Cushing was then instructed to proceed at once to blow up the Albemarle. Commander W. H. Macomb, commanding in the Sounds of North Carolina, was ordered to give him all the assistance in his power, and, in case Cushing was successful, to attack and recover the town and defences of Plymouth. On the very morning appointed for Cushing to set out, an order came from the Navy Department directing Admiral Porter to investigate some charges preferred by Mr. Secretary Seward against Cushing for violating certain neutral rights while in command of a vessel on the Southern coast. Here was a dilemma; but the Admiral, after a brief investigation, decided that Cushing was free from blame, and the brave fellow, who dreaded a court-martial far more than he did the enemy, went Lieutenant (afterwards Commander) Wm. B. Cushing. on his way rejoicing, passed through the Dismal Swamp Canal, and on the 27th of October reported to Commander Macomb. That night Cu
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 54: capture of Richmond.--the destruction of the Confederate fleet in the James River, etc. (search)
ms to give you annoyance, sir, said the Admiral; would you prefer going to City Point, where we are more among friends than here? Yes, replied the President, let us go. I seem to be putting my foot into it here all the time. Bless my soul! how Seward would have preached and read Puffendorf, Vattel and Grotius to me, if he had been here when I gave Campbell permission to let the Legislature meet! I'd never have heard the last of it. Seward is a small compendium of international law himself, aSeward is a small compendium of international law himself, and laughs at my horse-sense, which I pride myself on, and yet I put my foot into that thing about Campbell with my eyes wide open. If I were you, Admiral, I don't think I would repeat that joke yet awhile. People might laugh at you for knowing so much more than the President. Several incorrect accounts of the President's visit to Richmond have from time to time appeared in print, for which reason we have inserted this narrative of Mr. Lincoln's proceedings. The President returned to Wash
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. (search)
to the Florida's career. The Federal Government at once disavowed Collins' action, and made ample apology, which the Government of Brazil accepted, only stipulating that the Florida and those captured in her should be sent back to Bahia Mr. Secretary Seward did all in his power to make amends for the mistake which had been committed, denouncing it as an unauthorized, unlawful and indefensible exercise of the naval force of the United States within a foreign country, in defiance of its established and duly recognized Government. The fact of Mr. Seward's disapproval was quite enough to make Mr. Secretary Welles give his sympathy to Commander Collins. and, although the Secretary did not express himself openly, there is little doubt that he would have been glad if all the Confederate cruisers could have been disposed of in the same manner. Collins' action, indeed, met with the popular approval, and it would have been a difficult matter to have convicted him had he been brought to t