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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
willing to take issue, upon vital points of principle and policy, with the party which had carried the country triumphantly through the great Civil War, and had given him the second office in the Republic. So early as August, or about four months after his accession to the Presidency, Mr. Johnson manifested an unfriendly feeling toward the most earnest men of the Republican party, and who had been most zealous. supporters of the Government during the war. In a telegraphic dispatch to Mr. Sharkey, whom lie had appointed Provisional Governor of Mississippi, he recommended Aug. 15. the extension of the elective franchise to all persons of color in that State who could read the National Constitution, 00 possessed property valued at $250. This would affect but very few people of that class, who, in that State, were kept enslaved and poor by the laws. His sole motive for the recommendation, as appears in the dispatch, was expressed in these words: Do this, and as a consequence, the r
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 11: (search)
on reported., Col. Skidmore Harris among the captured and wounded. In a report of a later date, General Stevenson states that Colonel Harris was killed at the head of his regiment. Others commended for gallantry were Cols. Curtiss, Phillips, Henderson and Abda Johnson. The latter, though sick, was present and cheering his men, who were commanded by Lieut.-Col. Robert M. Young. Majs. Raleigh S. Camp, William H. Hulsey and M. S. Nall; Capts. Max VanD. Corput and J. W. Johnston, and Lieutenant Sharkey, of the artillery; and the staff officers, Capt. A. C. Thom, Lieut. T. B. Lyons, R. F. Patterson, W. Norcum and C. L. Thompson, were specially mentioned. Cumming's brigade was about 2,500 strong, and lost in killed 142, wounded 314, missing 539, total 995. Of the missing, General Cumming estimated that about 200 were killed or wounded. As they fell back fighting desperately against the flanking attacks of the enemy, Colonels McConnell and Watkins were severely wounded. Colonel Wa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sergeant Smith Prentiss and his career. (search)
s two-fold: that we may be supposed to have assigned to Prentiss a higher order of abilities than he possessed; and, in the second place, that we have presented for undistinguishing admiration, a character, some of the elements of which do not deserve to be admired or imitated—and, indeed, which are of most perilous example, especially to warm-blooded youth. As to the first objection, we feel sure that we are not mistaken, and even did we distrust our own judgment, we would be confirmed by Sharkey, Boyd, Williamson, Guion, Quitman, to say nothing of the commendations of Clay, Webster and Calhoun, the immortal three, whose opinions as to Prentiss' talents would be considered extravagant if they did not carry with them the imprimatur of their own great names. But we confess to the danger implied in the second suggestion. With all our admiration for Prentiss-much as his memory is endeared to us, however, the faults of his character and the irregularities of his life may be palliated b
erday upon the occasion of the presentation to his company of a flag of the new Confederacy by the ladies of this town. Judge Yerger is the judge of the District Court, and is second in point of character and ability to no man in the South. Judge Sharkey and Mr. Beene are equally known and esteemed in Mississippi, and as they, as well as the others enumerated in the letter alluded to are the leading spirits of the opposition, it is safe to say that their determination to oppose the reconstrucn any of these statements; nor is there, so far as I know, or have reason even to suspect, a syllable of truth in them as to either of the other gentlemen named by your misinformant. I have not exchanged one word, on any subject, with either Judge Sharkey or Judge Yerger, or Mr. Beene, since the secession of Mississippi; have not heard Gen. Partridge speak on the subject of politics since that time; and though in frequent intercourse with Mr. Lake, no allusion to the organization of a party or
ve police were detailed to hunt them up. This they succeeded in doing just in time to prevent their departure for the South. Some of the money, it is said, was collected from merchants in the city as balances due Southerners for cotton, tobacco, &c. The prisoners expressed decided dissatisfaction when informed that the fort would be their future quarters, but were compelled to succumb to the fortunes of war. The following is from a Philadelphia letter, dated Aug. 24: Deputy Marshal Sharkey arrested an inventor and mechanic, named Samuel Alken, to-day, the director of the Richmond (Va.) Armory. Alken was formerly a resident of Philadelphia, in the employ of Sloat & Co., sewing-machine manufacturers. The firm transgressed upon patent rights, and injunctions and judgments being obtained against them from every quarter, they moved to Richmond, taking with them upwards of a hundred Northern mechanics, and began to make cartridges and fire-arms for the Confederate Government.
d the so-called Confederate States," and report whether they, or any of them, are entitled to representation in either House of Congress. Notice was given of measures to give rights of all sorts to blacks in the District of Columbia, and to apportion representation in Congress according to the number of legal voters in each district. On Tuesday little was done in either House besides reading the annual message of the Executive. In the Senate, the credentials of Messrs. Alcorn and Sharkey, from Mississippi, were ordered to lie on the table for further action. In the House, a resolution was nearly unanimously adopted declaring that the public debt, with interest, should be promptly paid, and a committee of one from each State was ordered to prepare resolutions of Congressional respect for the late President. Wednesday, December 6.--In the Senate, the standing committees were announced. The chairmen of the principal are as follows:--Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sumner; Finance,
Washington Items. Mississippians pardoned. Washington, December 23. --The President to-day pardoned all Mississippians of the twenty-thousand-dollar class, and others, who have been endorsed by Messrs. Sharkey and Humphreys, and has ordered that the pardons be given over to a Mississippi agent. The income tax — internal revenue. It is said that a respectable minority, if not a majority, of the members of the Finance and Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House are in favor of the repeal of the income section of the tax law, and in lieu thereof imposition of a tax on sales, which, at one per cent., will produce a revenue of one hundred and twenty millions of dollars; out of receipts for rents, dividends upon stock, and other justly taxable emoluments, a similar rate of one per cent.; with the specific taxes upon spirituous, malt and vinous liquors, and upon tobacco in its various forms, a further additional sum may be realized, equal to the highest figure
The Government of Mississippi. Washington, December 26. --The President has relieved Governor Sharkey from the Provisional Government of Mississippi, and has recognized Governor Humphreys as the head of affairs in that State.
for the present. General Grant purchased and paid for his dwelling-house in Washington last month, for which he gave thirty thousand dollars. The statement that it was given him is untrue. Secretary McCulloch is not disposed to accept the offer of the banks of a temporary loan of one hundred million of dollars, and will probably adopt the usual mode of getting funds. Mr. Hooper, of the Ways and Means Committee, is in confidence with the Secretary in regard to the matter. Governor Sharkey, of Mississippi, has just arrived here. He reports favorably respecting the condition of affairs throughout the South. Unless the test oath is repealed, not more than four of the Southern representatives can be admitted to Congress. Two English detectives have arrived here for the purpose of procuring information of Fenian movements. The adjournment of the Legislature of Louisiana is said to have been hastened by the uncertainty which prevailed upon the whole subject of rest