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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
on both sides broke out into roars of laughter, and all danger of a collision was averted. Meanwhile Governor Andrew, aided by the two Massachusetts senators, Sumner and Wilson, was doing everything he could to move the President and Secretary Cameron to interfere with my authority to make enlistments. The governor wrote mostilson much, because he had been a Whig, a Know-Nothing, and a Free-Soiler, according to the changes of parties, and did not take Abolitionism much to heart; but Mr. Sumner did everything he could do to disturb me and to serve Andrew. Sumner had plenty of leisure for this sort of thing. Although he was in the Senate for more thSumner had plenty of leisure for this sort of thing. Although he was in the Senate for more than a quarter of a century, ten lines of laws upon the statute books of the United States drawn by him are yet to be found. There was one thing that affected my recruiting favorably, more than all Governor Andrew's performances did unfavorably. On the 7th of November, 1861, Commodore Wilkes, with the San Jacinto, captured the
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 12: administration of finances, politics, and justice.--recall. (search)
e opinion of the President and Mr. Stanton of my action in New Orleans, and of the reason of my recall, I beg leave to append the two following letters of the Hon. Charles Sumner:-- Senate chamber, 5th Dec., 1862. Dear General:--The President says that you shall not be forgotten, --these were his words to me. General Halleof Marlboro was once used in France to frighten children,--more than a century ago. You have taken his place. Believe me, my dear sir, Faithfully yours, Charles Sumner. Senate chamber, 8th Jan., 1863. Dear General:--Mr. Stanton assured me last evening that had he known your real position with regard to the proclamation hep you in the public service and to gratify you, as you had deserved well of the country. I do not know that you will care to hear these things, but trust that you will appreciate the sympathy and friendly interest which dictates this communication. Believe me, dear General, Very faithfully yours, Charles Sumner.
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
ident. This rather adds to my embarrassment, because if I should be put in command under such circumstances the cry would be that I told tales in order to get for myself a command. At that time I did not know, as I now do from the correspondence between McClellan and Halleck, that theretofore there had been fault found with General Grant, so that upon Halleck's grave accusations, McClellan had ordered the removal of Grant from command, and his arrest by Halleck. I had learned from Senator Sumner that the President had said he hoped to return me to New Orleans very soon. That was the only Fac-Simile of President Lincoln's letter. thing I desired, and I was almost encouraged to think it might happen. Therefore I said to the President:-- I will go down and serve you on the Mississippi as well as I can in making observations, and will faithfully report everything there: as well as I know how, if it shall be understood between us, Mr. President, that when I get through that
rder assigning Banks to New Orleans, 530; interview upon return from New Orleans, 534; his enmity toward Butler due to Seward, 537; action in Mumford matter, 542; Sumner writes regarding, 552; accusations against Grant, 568; disapproves Butler's Prison retaliation scheme, 585; report quoted, 627; sends to Butler for troops, 666, 858; commands Butler's course at New Orleans, 386-387; writes Halleck regarding Vicksburg, 456; Stanton, E. M., letter from Halleck refusing Farragut aid, 457; Sumner's letters, 522; interview with, upon return from New Orleans,533; relations with McClellan, 573, 576; approves prison retaliation plan, 585; proposal regarding ex86-987. Sturdivant's Battery, reference to, 679. Sturgis, Captain, tribute to, 344. Suffolk, demonstration upon, 621; General Kautz moves from, 640. Sumner, Charles, how elected Senator, 116, 117, 131; letters to Butler concerning New Orleans removal, 552. Sutter vs. the United States, 1007. Swayne, Judge, reference
ents was made abundantly evident by one of the most notable orations ever delivered in the House of Representatives. Charles Sumner, it will be remembered, had been foremost among the leaders in the negro legislation of Congress. Yet it was on the death of Charles Sumner that L. Q. C. Lamar, congressman from Mississippi, melted the members Lucius Q C. Lamar in 1879 Taken only five years after his Eulogy of Sumner, this photograph preserves the noble features of Lamar as he stood beforeSumner, this photograph preserves the noble features of Lamar as he stood before the House of Representatives in 1874. He was born in Georgia in 1825, studied at Emory College in that State, graduating at twenty; and soon began the practice of law. In a few years he moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where he became a professor of m872 he was elected to Congress. Two years later, he was the best known Southerner in Washington because of his Eulogy of Sumner. From 1877 to 1885 he represented Mississippi in the Senate. In 1885 he became Secretary of the Interior under Cleveland
at to-day Mississippi regrets the death of Charles Sumner, and sincerely unites in paying honors to the world; and which have made the name of Charles Sumner an integral part of our nation's glory. Tate and her sister States of the South. Charles Sumner was born with an instinctive love of freedtten by that people so long as the name of Charles Sumner lives in the memory of man. But, while it d national, is taken by Lamar in his Eulogy of Sumner. Charles Sumner at the time of his death had fCharles Sumner at the time of his death had for a generation been prominent in anti-slavery agitation. His oration in 1845 on The true grandeur , and beat him over the head with a cane until Sumner fell senseless to the floor, receiving spinal uries from which he never entirely recovered. Sumner, when able some years later to return to his s of bitter resentments remain unrepaired! Charles Sumner, in life, believed that all occasion for s in public debate, but in the abandon Charles Sumner—the portrait by Brady The single-minded[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Antietam, battle of. (search)
stone bridges. On the right of the National line were the corps of Hooker and Sumner. In the advance, and near the Antietam, General Richardson's division of SumneSumner's corps was posted. On a line with this was Sykes's (regular) division of Porter's corps. Farther down the stream was Burnside's corps. In front of Sumner and HoSumner and Hooker were batteries of 24-pounder Parrott guns. Franklin's corps and Couch's division were farther down the valley, and the divisions of Morrell and Humphrey, of Porleft, commanded by Stonewall Jackson, who was soon reinforced by General Hood. Sumner was directed to send over Mansfield's corps during the night, and to hold his obegan to waver, when Hooker, in the van, was wounded and taken from the field. Sumner sent Sedgwick to the support of Crawford, and Gordon and Richardson and French isions of French and Richardson had been busy. The former received orders from Sumner to press on and make a diversion in favor of the right. Richardson's division,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooks, Preston Smith, 1819- (search)
rough the Mexican War, and afterwards engaged in planting. He was elected to Congress as a State-Rights Democrat in 1853, and held his seat till his death, in Washington, D. C., Jan. 27, 1857. On May 22, 1856, he made a murderous assault on Charles Sumner, who had remained in his seat in the Senate Chamber attending to some unfinished business after the adjournment of the Senate for the day. Mr. Sumner became insensible from the attack, and is said to have suffered more or less from it till hiMr. Sumner became insensible from the attack, and is said to have suffered more or less from it till his death. When the fact of the assault became known, the House of Representatives directed an investigation, and its committee reported in favor of expelling Mr. Brooks. Subsequently, however, when the resolution came up for final action it was defeated through lack of the required two-thirds vote. Soon afterwards Representative Anson Burlingame (q. v.), of Massachusetts, challenged Mr. Brooks to fight a duel in consequence of words used in a debate in the House, but Mr. Brooks failed to appe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carlin, William Passmore 1829- (search)
Carlin, William Passmore 1829- Military officer; born in Greene county, Ill., Nov. 24, 1829; was graduated at West Point in 1850, and was in the Sioux expeditions under General Harney in 1855. and under General Sumner against the Cheyennes in 1857. He was in the Utah expedition in 1858; and did efficient service in Missouri for the Union in the early part of the Civil War, where he commanded a district until March, 1862. He commanded a brigade under Generals Steele and Pope, which bore a prominent part in the battle of Stone River (q. v.). In the operations in northern Georgia late in 1863, and in the Atlanta campaign the next year, he was very active. In the famous march to the sea he commanded a division in the 14th Corps; and was with Sherman in his progress through the Carolinas, fighting at Bentonville. He was brevetted major-general, U. S. A. in 1893; and was retired Nov. 24 of that year.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chantilly, battle of (search)
Chantilly, battle of On the morning after the second battle at Bull Run Pope was joined at Centreville by the corps of Franklin and Sumner. The next day (Sept. 1, 1862), Lee, not disposed to make a direct attack upon the Nationals, sent Jackson on another flanking movement, the latter taking with him his own and Ewell's division. With instructions to assail and turn Pope's right, he crossed Bull Run at Sudley Ford, and,. after a while, turning to the right, turned down the Little River pike, and marched towards Fairfax Court-house. Pope had prepared to meet this movement. Heintzelman and Hooker were ordered to different points, and just before sunset Reno met Jackson's advance (Ewell and Hill) near Chantilly. A cold and drenching rain was falling, but it did not prevent an immediate engagement. Very soon McDowell, Hooker, and Kearny came to Reno's assistance. A very severe battle raged for some time, when Gen. Isaac J. Stevens, leading Reno's second division in person, was
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