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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
Roads, one can scarcely repress a smile in reading the Federal telegrams of that day. Welles's Scare. Secretary Welles of the United States Navy, reports Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War, as saying in a Cabinet meeting, called in consequence of the destruction of the Cumberland and Congress on March 8th: The Merrimac will changon her way to Washington, and not unlikely we shall have a shell or cannon-ball from one of her guns in the White House before we leave this room. On March 9th Mr. Stanton telegraphed the Governors of New York, Massachusetts and Maine to protect their harbors with large timber rafts— Rebellion Records, page 20, series 1, volume Irimac appearing again, paralyzes the movements of this army by whatever route is adopted.—Do., page 27. The climax of absurdity is, however, reached when Secretary-of-War Stanton, passing over the educated, intelligent and skilled corps of naval and army officers, telegraphs Mr. C. Vanderbilt, a private citizen of New York, the ow
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
ston was submitted to President Johnson and Mr. Stanton, it was rejected, with the insulting intimaements set aside by President Johnson and Edwin M. Stanton, then Secretary of War, in a mean and narrankly admitted this, and in a letter to Secretary Stanton, dated April 25, the day after receivinge consulting either President Johnson or Secretary Stanton. He wrote that very evening to General the following note from General Grant to General Stanton: headquarters armies of the United Sta. As a matter of prudence and necessity, Mr. Stanton telegraphed to General John A. Dix, then ine to quote one more authority in support of Mr. Stanton's view and in condemnation of General Shermerms were rejected by President Johnson and Mr. Stanton. But I do find in it an assurance from you to Secretary Stanton that you knew he would not permit General Sherman to be unjustly dealt with.ou could not have said this had you thought Mr. Stanton himself had already dealt unjustly by him, [4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
id the excitement attending a captured city, her son Willie was born. Cut off from her husband and subjected to the privations and annoyances incident to a subjugated community, her father insisted upon her coming with her children to his home in Providence; but, notwithstanding she was in a luxurious home, with all that parental love could do for her, she preferred to leave all these comforts to share with her husband the dangers and privations of the South. She vainly tried to persuade Stanton, Secretary of War, to let her and her three children with a nurse return to the South; finally he consented to let her go by flag of truce from Washington to City Point, but without a nurse, and as she was unable to manage three little ones, she left the youngest with his grandparents, and with two others bravely set out for Dixie. The generous outfit of every description which was prepared for the journey and which was carried to the place of embarkation was ruthlessly cast aside by the i