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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
ormation, because the negroes were uniformly loyal to the National cause. During the four months that Mr. Colyer was in New Berne, he and his assistants cared for and kept from want and suffering over eight hundred people. He opened evening schools for the education of the colored people, in which over eight hundred of the most eager; pupils were nightly seen, some of General Foster's New England soldiers acting as teachers. But this promising, benevolent work was suddenly stopped by Edward Stanley, who had been appointed May. by the Colyer's Headquarters. President military governor of North Carolina, and whose policy was that of a large class of Unionists in border slave-labor States, namely, to preserve slavery, and, if possible, the Union. The closing of the schools was the first administrative act of the new governor, in conformity with the barbarous laws of North Carolina, which made it, he said, a criminal offense to teach the blacks to read. He also returned fugit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colyer, Vincent 1825- (search)
he applied himself to painting in New York. When the Civil War broke out he originated the United States Christian Commission. He accompanied General Burnside on the expedition to North Carolina for the purpose of ministering to the needs of the colored people. After the capture of Newbern, he was placed in charge of the helpless inhabitants. He there opened evening schools for the colored people and carried on other benevolent enterprises till May, 1862, when his work was stopped by Edward Stanley, who was appointed by the President military governor of North Carolina, and who declared that the laws of the State made it a criminal offence to teach the blacks to read. At the conclusion of the war Mr. Colyer settled in Darien, Conn. His Vincent Colyer. paintings include Johnson Straits, British Columbia; Pueblo; Passing showers; Home of the Yackamas, Oregon; Darien shore, Connecticut; Rainy day on Connecticut shore; Spring flowers; French waiter; and Winter on Connecticut shore
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corinth, operations at (search)
arly in the morning the Confederate advance, under Colonel Lovell, encountered Oliver. The latter being hard pressed, General McArthur was sent to his support, but both were pushed back. To these both McKean and Davies sent help. Very soon afterwards the Confederates made a desperate charge, drove the Nationals, and captured two guns. The Confederates had resolved to capture Corinth, with its immense stores. They now pressed heavily on the National centre. Davies was pushed back, when Stanley sent Colonel Mower with a brigade to his assistance; and Hamilton was pressing through a thick mire on Lovell's left, when darkness fell, and the struggle ceased. The Confederates enveloped Rosecrans's front, and rested on their arms. Van Dorn believed he would have possession of Corinth before sunrise. He had sent a shout of triumph to Richmond by telegraph. The battle was resumed before the dawn. Both parties had prepared for it. The National Plan of battle at Corinth. batteries a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dug Springs, battle at. (search)
l force to guard Springfield. At Dug Springs, 19 miles southwest of Springfield, in a broken, oblong valley, they encountered a large Confederate force under General Rains. While the National vanguard of infantry and cavalry, under Steele and Stanley, were leading, they were unexpectedly attacked by Confederate infantry, who suddenly emerged from the woods. A sudden charge of twenty-five of Stanley's horsemen scattered the Confederates in every direction. The charge was fearful, and the slStanley's horsemen scattered the Confederates in every direction. The charge was fearful, and the slaughter was dreadful. Are these men or devils, they fight so? asked some of the wounded. Confederate cavalry now appeared emerging from the woods, when some of Lyon's cannon, managed by Captain Totten, threw shells that frightened the horses, and the Confederates were scattered. They then withdrew, leaving the valley in the possession of the Nationals. Lyon's loss was eight men killed and thirty wounded; that of Rains was about forty killed and as many wounded.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Franklin, battle of. (search)
divisions under A. J. Smith, coming from Missouri, had not arrived, and Schofield fell back, first to Columbia, and then to Franklin, not far below Nashville, General Stanley saving his train from seizure by Forrest after a sharp fight with the guerilla chief. At Franklin, Schofield disposed his troops in a curved line south and w 10,000 strong. Their sudden appearance was almost a surprise. Schofield was at Fort Granger, and the battle, on the part of the Nationals, was conducted by General Stanley. By a furious charge Hood hurled back the Union advance in utter confusion upon the main line, when that, too, began to crumble. A strong position on a hille intrenchments. All now seemed lost to the Nationals, who, as their antagonists were preparing to follow up their victory, seemed about to break and fly, when Stanley rode forward and ordered Opdyke to advance with his brigade. Swiftly they charged the Confederate columns and drove them back. Conrad, close by, gave assistanc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Island number10. (search)
o General McCall, and leaving the troops on the Kentucky and Tennessee shores in charge of General McCown, he, with a considerable number of his best soldiers, departed for Corinth to check a formidable movement of National troops through middle Tennessee towards Northern Alabama. The vigorous operations of Pope after he passed through the wonderful canal hastened the crisis. McCall and his troops, in their efforts to escape from the island, were intercepted by Pope's forces under Generals Stanley, Hamilton, and Paine; and on April 8, 1862, Island The Carondelet. Number Ten, with the troops, batteries, and supports on the main, was surrendered. Over 7,000 men became prisoners of war; and the spoils of victory were 123 cannon and mortars, 7,000 small-arms, many hundred horses and mules, four steamboats afloat, and a very large amount of ammunition. The fall of Island Number10 was a calamity to the Confederates which they never retrieved. It caused widespread alarm in the Mis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iuka Springs, battle near (search)
Iuka, a little village celebrated for its fine mineral springs, about 15 miles east of Corinth, where a large amount of stores had been gathered. There, with Stanley's division, he encamped at Clear Creek, 7 miles east of Corinth, and, at the same time, Price moved northward from Tupelo with about Iuka Springs, 1862. 12,000n the morning of Sept. 18. Ord, with 5,000 men, advanced to Burnsville, followed by General Ross with more, while Rosecrans moved with the separated divisions of Stanley and C. S. Hamilton, about 9,000 strong, during a drenching rain, to San Jacinto, 20 miles southward of Iuka. On the next morning, Sept. 19, they pushed on towardent to assist Rosecrans, had been watching the movements of Confederates who were making feints on Corinth. Expecting to renew the battle at Iuka in the morning, Stanley pressed forward for the purpose, but found that Price had fled southward under cover of the darkness, leaving behind the captured guns of the 11th Ohio Battery.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jonesboro, battle of. (search)
Jonesboro, battle of. Sherman began his flanking when he raised the siege of Atlanta (q. v.), on the night of Aug. 25, 1864. General Slocum, with the 20th Corps, proceeded to the protection of the sick, wounded, and stores near the Chattahoochee, and Howard and the rest of the army moved for the West Point Railway. General Stanley's corps was on the extreme left, and the armies of Howard, Thomas, and Schofield pressed forward so secretly that Hood was not informed of the movement until the Nationals were destroying that road. This was done, Aug. 28, for 12 miles, and the next day they struck the Macon road. Schofield reached the road at Rough-and-Ready Station, 10 miles from Atlanta. Thomas struck it at Couch's; and Howard, crossing the Flint River half a mile from Jonesboro, approached it at that point. There he was met by one-half of Hood's army, under Hardee. With the remainder Hood was holding the defences of Atlanta, but he was too weak to attempt to strike Schofield.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
State offices......Nov. 18, 1861 Joint naval and military expedition against North Carolina under Flag-officer L. M. Goldsborough and General Burnside sails from Hampton Roads, January, 1862; engages in the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, and occupies Elizabeth City......Feb. 11, 1862 General Burnside defeats Confederate General Branch, and occupies Newbern. Federal loss, 100 killed, 500 wounded......March 14, 1862 Fort Macon surrenders to the Federals......April 26, 1862 Edward Stanley, commissioned by President Lincoln temporary governor of that part of North Carolina still under Federal control, arrives at Newbern......May 26, 1862 Battles at Kingston, Dec. 14, White Hall, Dec. 16, and Goldsboro......Dec. 17, 1862 The James City lands settled by negroes......1862 [After the war claimed by James A. Bryan, to whom they were awarded by the Supreme Court. Militia had to be called out to put him in possession—negroes sign leases for three years as a compromise.
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874., Section Eighth: the war of the Rebellion. (search)
speech against rendition of fugitives the battle-flag Resolution Sumner endorsed by Gen. Scott answer to how will all this end? an American Slave Empire Gov. Stanley closes Colored Schools Sumner calls for information Sumner's confidence in Lincoln Mr. Lincoln's character drawn Mr. Lincoln's written opinion Sumner on o Xxxvii. Instead of a matter of surprise that the good Abraham Lincoln sometimes lost his patience, I always wondered that he kept it at all. As soon as Mr. Edward Stanley reached his post as Provisional Governor of North Carolina, he made a striking display of his power by ordering the Colored Schools recently established by Your criticism of the President is hasty. I am confident, if you knew him as I do, you would not make it. I am happy to let you know that he has no sympathy with Stanley in his absurd wickedness, in closing the schools; nor, again, in his other act of turning our camps into hunting-ground for slaves. He repudiates both, positivel
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