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among them ex-Governor King, Judge Ryland, and Wm. S. Selds. On Friday last, at the instance of the gentlemen above named, a flag of truce was sent us by rebels which resulted in a conference about a mile from the town, between Col. Reed and Captain Shelby on the rebel side, and Major Breckor, Captain Graham, and Lieutenant Brown on the Federal side. The rebels demanded the unconditional surrender of the fort, which was refused. During the invasion of the town by the rebels a good deal of s, and Captain Witherow taken prisoner after being severely wounded. On Friday all further attempts to reduce the place were abandoned. Col. Roul retreated with his command toward Independence, and Col. Reid went toward Fort Scott, leaving Captain Shelby with about six hundred at his old rendezvous, Taber Creek, eight miles east of Lexington, and a considerable secession force in the bottom between Lexington and Richmond. The forces thus left have cut off all mail communication. Col. Reid
ds. When Mrs. White and Mrs. Grover met us at the door of the house where their husbands lay nearly dying, the scene was most affecting. I shall remember it to my dying day. The few Union men left by persecution in Lexington trooped around us. We seized the ferry-boats, and this morning seized the steamboat Florence. Colonels White and Grover were placed on board, and in a few moments will start for home and safety. Lexington, for the last few days, has been in a terrible condition. Shelby and Martin, two cut-throats, have had their troops in town till their ignominious flight at our approach. A Mr. White, a wounded prisoner, was taken by Martin from his bed, shot in cold blood, and his body left on the road until eaten by the hogs. His wife rescued his remains. A scene of terror reigned; and but for our arrival, Colonels White and Grover would have met with a like fate. Thank God, the American flag is again floating over Lexington. We made thirty prisoners, recovered s
tment, without warrant, without accusation, but by the order of President Lincoln, was seized at midnight, in his own house, and in the midst of his family, was led through the streets of Louisville, as I am informed, with his hands crossed and pinioned before him — was carried out of the State and district, and now lies a prisoner in a fortress in New York harbor, a thousand miles away. Do you think that any free Legislature ever assembled in Kentucky since the days of Charles Scott and Isaac Shelby, until now, would have permitted such a spectacle to dishonor the State? No! fellow-citizens, the Legislature could not have been free! I would speak of these things with the simple solemnity which their magnitude demands, yet it is difficult to restrain the expression of a just indignation while we smart under such enormities. Mr. Lincoln has thousands of soldiers on our soil, nearly all from the North, and most of them foreigners, whom he employs as his instruments to do these thin
an — R. Browder, G. T. Edwards, W. M. Clark. City of Louisville — J. D. Pope, B. H. Hornsby, J. G. Gorsuch, W. Johnston, E. D. Ricketts, Blanton Duncan, Henry Gray, H. W. Bruce, R. McKee. Marshall — I. C. Gilbert. Marion — G. S. Miller. Meade — J. P. Walton, J. S. Taylor. Mercer — Philip B. Thompson. Muhlenburg — H. D. Lothrop, R. S. Russell. Nelson — J. D. Elliott, J. C. Wickliffe. Oldham--Mr. Miller, J. R. Gathright. Ohio--Dr. W. G. Mitchell, F. W. Forman. Scott — G. W. Johnson. Shelby--Colonel Jack Allen, J. F. Davis. Spencer — T. L. Burnett. Todd — James A. Russell, W. B. Harrison. Trigg — Mat. McKinney, H. C. Burnett. Washington — Pat. Symmes. Lyon — W. B. Machen, R. L. Cobb. McCracken — W. Bullitt. McLean--Rev. Joseph Gregory, J. S. Morton. Garrard — J. P. Burnside, G. R. Davis. On motion of Mr. J. C. Gilbert, the rules of the House of Representatives at Frankfort, as far as applicable to its proceedings, were adopted by the Conferen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Resources of the Confederacy in February, 1865. (search)
ement of the Danville and Piedmont Railroad shall be rendered efficient, and that we shall hold the southwestern counties of Virginia, and those in North Carolina lying adjacent. In that section of country arrangements have been instituted by Major Shelby, to send forward supplies to this army. This is especially important since the loss of East Tennessee, where operations had been set on foot of a most pomising character. I make no suggestions here as to the alternation of impressment and gia, as purchased by him along Savannah river, near Augusta, 80,000 bushels corn4,000,000 Reported by Major A. M. Allen, Columbus, Georgia:  On hand January 2d, 80,000 bushels corn4,000,000   Number of rations8,718,000   Note.--Major Isaac Shelby, Jr., in Southwest Virginia, reports his ability to procure 100,000 bushels corn and wheat in that section and East Tennessee, if money and transportation be provided. About 500,000 pounds of sugar and large quantities of rice, ordered fro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adair, John, 1759-1840 (search)
Adair, John, 1759-1840 Military officer; born in Chester county, S. C., in 1759. He served in the Continental army during the Revolution, and in the wars against the frontier Indians in 1791-93. He was United States Senator in Congress in 1805-6; and as volunteer aide to General Shelby at the battle of the Thames, in 1813, he showed much bravery and skill. He distinguished himself as commander of the Kentucky troops in the battle of New Orleans, in January, 1815. From 1820 to 1824 he was governor of Kentucky, having served in the legislature of that State; and from 1831 to 1833 was a Representative in Congress. He died in Harrodsburg, Ky., May 19, 1840.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
with ammunition, was blown up at City Point, James River, killing fifty persons, wounding 120, and destroying many buildings. —15. Commodore Craven, on the Niagara, seized the Confederate cruiser Georgia, near Lisbon.—18. The Confederate cruiser Tallahassee, after great depredations on the sea, gets into Halifax, N. S.; but, having secured some coal, was ordered out of the harbor and ran the blockade into Wilmington.—23. Nearly all the 5th Illinois Volunteers captured near Duval's Bluff by Shelby.—29. General Hunter superseded in command of the Department of western Virginia by General Crook.— Sept. 7. Confederates defeated at Reedyville, Tenn., by Colonel Jourdan, with about 250 Pennsylvania cavalry.—8. The Confederate General Price crossed the Arkansas River at Dardanelles, on his way to Missouri.—14. Governor Brown, by proclamation, withdrew the Georgia militia, 15,000 strong, from the Confederate army at Atlanta.—19. Confederate passengers seized the steamers Island Q
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crittenden, John Jordon 1787- (search)
Crittenden, John Jordon 1787- Statesman; born in Woodford county, Ky., Sept. 10, 1787; was aide-de-camp to Governor Shelby at the battle of the Thames; became a lawyer; entered the Kentucky legislature in 1816, and was speaker several years, and was first a member of the United States Senate in 1817-19. From 1835 to 1841 he was again in the Senate, when President Harrison called him to his cabinet as Attorney-General. He was again in the Senate from 1842 to 1848, when he was elected governor of his State, which post he held when President Fillmore appointed him Attorney-General in 1850. Mr. Crittenden was one of the most useful and trustworthy of the members of the national legislature, and was regarded as the patriarch of the Senate. In the session of 1860-61 he introduced the Crittenden compromise, which substantially proposed: 1. To re-establish the line fixed in the Missouri compromise (q. v.) as the boundary-line between free and slave territory; that Congress should b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
, July 5, 1864. The civil authority was restored Oct. 18, 1865. The legislature refused to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment. Population in 1890, 1,858,635; in 1900, 2,147,174. See United States, Kentucky, vol. IX. Governors. Name.Term. Isaac Shelby1792 to 1796 James Garrard1796 to 1804 Christopher Greenup1804 to 1808 Charles Scott1808 to 1812 Isaac Shelby1812 to 1816 George Madison1816 Gabriel Slaughter1816 to 1820 John Adair1820 to 1824 Joseph Desha1824 to 1828 Governors—CoIsaac Shelby1812 to 1816 George Madison1816 Gabriel Slaughter1816 to 1820 John Adair1820 to 1824 Joseph Desha1824 to 1828 Governors—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas Metcalfe1828 to 1832 John Breathitt1832 to 1834 J. T. Morehead1834 to 1836 James Clark1836 to 1837 C. A. Wickliffe1837 to 1840 Robert P. Letcher1840 to 1844 William Owsley1844 to 1848 John J. Crittenden1848 to 1850 John L. Helm1850 to 1851 Lazarus W. Powell1851 to 1855 Charles S. Morehead1855 to 1859 Beriah Magoffin1859 to 1861 J. F. Robinson1861 to 1863 Thomas E. Bramulette1863 to 1867 John L. Helm1867 John W. Stevenson1868 to 1871 Preston H. Leslie1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King's Mountain, battle on (search)
King's Mountain, battle on Maj. Patrick Ferguson was sent by Lord Cornwallis to embody the Tory militia among the mountains west of the Broad River. Many profligate men joined his standard, and he crossed the river at the Cherokee Ford, Oct. 1, 1780, and encamped among the hills of King's Mountain, near the line between North and South Carolina, with 1,500 men. Several corps of Whig militia, under Colonels Shelby, Sevier, Campbell, and others, united to oppose Ferguson, and on Oct. 7 they fell upon his camp among a cluster of high, wooded, gravelly hills of King's Mountain. A severe engagement ensued, and the British forces were totally defeated. Ferguson was slain, and 300 of his men were killed or wounded. The spoils of victory were 800 prisoners and 1,500 stand of arms. The loss of the Americans was twenty men. The event was to Cornwallis what the defeat of the British near Bennington was to Burgoyne. Among the prisoners were some of the most cruel Tories of the western
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