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th Congress, which ended March 4, 1861, by Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson, in the Senate, and by Thives. Before the war, and during the war, Mr. Sumner was chairman of the Committee on Foreign Aff the President will not even now consent. Mr. Sumner thinks there was a crisis in the Cabinet lasom I have had long conversations, agree with Mr. Sumner fully as to any danger of an immediate attack. Mr. Seward thinks all danger is past. Mr. Sumner thinks Mr. Seward has never been aware of the s we shall have to fight after that date. Mr. Sumner thinks Congress would be now sitting in Indehe war, as in the Mexican war. After leaving Mr. Sumner, I called on General Scott. He is avowedly telegraphed at once, after my interview with Mr. Sumner, General Scott, and Colonel Keyes, to Mr. Alrto. On Thursday morning (yesterday), I saw Mr. Sumner, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Burlingame, Mr. Adams, and d that in reality he is no more hopeful than Mr. Sumner. I will repeat his remark to you on my retu[3 more...]
ee companies, with headquarters in Worcester. They were in line, ready to proceed, at five o'clock that afternoon. The battalion was addressed by Hon. Isaac Davis, Mayor of Worcester, and by Major Devens, in command. A prayer by Rev. Dr. Hill closed the ceremony. At half-past 10 that evening, they took the cars for New York, where they arrived early on the morning of the 21st. While there, they quartered in the armory of the New-York Seventh. During the day, they were visited by Hon. Charles Sumner, who made a short address. At eight o'clock, they embarked on board the transport Ariel for Annapolis, with a part of the Fifth Regiment, and arrived at Annapolis on the morning of the 24th, where they remained until the 2d of May, when they were ordered to Fort McHenry, in the harbor of Baltimore, which they reached by transport on the morning of the third. The field and staff of the Third Battalion of Rifles were, Charles Devens, Jr., major; John M. Goodhue, adjutant; James E. E
laves, and the North has responded. It is in the increasing education of our people, and in that moral sense which is fast gaining ground, that we are to accomplish this. No man can prevail against the North in the nineteenth century. It thinks. It can appreciate the argument. The South is the fourteenth century. Wat Tyler and Jack Cade loom up on the horizon. There the fagots still burn, and men are tortured for opinion. Baron and serf are names which form too flattering a picture. Sumner stamped them the barbarous States. The struggle now is, not of opinion, but of civilization. There can be but two things,—compromise or battle. The integrity of the North scorns the first; the general forbearance of nineteen States has preceded the other. The South opened with a cannon-shot, and Lincoln showed himself at the door. [Applause.] The war is not of aggression, but of self-defence; and Washington becomes the Thermopylae of liberty and justice. Rather than surrender it, cove
e obliged to leave Washington, the Governor has commissioned for the time, as Massachusetts agent, Mr. Charles H. Dalton, a gentleman of perfect integrity, and great business experience and ability, and he leaves Boston for Washington, this evening; and any business you have in hand, when obliged to leave, you will give to his charge. Your obedient servant, Henry Lee, Jr., Aide-de-camp. Charles R. Lowell, Jr., Esq., Washington, D. C. May 23, 1861.—The Governor telegraphs to Hon. Charles Sumner, at Washington, Why can't I send a brigadier in Butler's place? It is my wish, and is only just to General Peirce. Butler recommends him. He is sound, faithful, and ardent. Answer immediately. Permission was given, and General Peirce was appointed. On the same day, the Governor writes to Professor Rogers, thanking him for eight hundred military hats, contributed by the Thursday Evening Club; also, to Mrs. Jared Sparks, Cambridge, and the ladies with whom she is associated, for pr
rk. This letter he enclosed in another to Senator Sumner, with a request that he would read it, andand it to the Secretary of War, and that he, Mr. Sumner, would co-operate with him in his efforts toimmediate action upon this particular case. Mr. Sumner brought it before the Senate, and denounced enator, and an implied challenge to a duel. Mr. Sumner took no notice of either. But the matter di convention, however, was the speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, which, at the time, gave much offence g the views of the convention, the speech of Mr. Sumner was regarded with disfavor. Rev. James Freeing towards sustaining the position taken by Mr. Sumner; but they failed to receive the approval of on, it says,— It may not appear so to Mr. Sumner and his supporters, and it may be forgotten they could not affirm the policy advanced by Mr. Sumner, because they did not believe it wise then tecutive of Massachusetts. To this letter Mr. Sumner wrote, Jan. 10, 1862, I am authorized by the[3 more...]
, aide-de-camp to General Sedgwick, to show me the way. We had to take refuge at this general's headquarters. This gave me a chance of talking with him. He spoke most warmly of the Fifteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth, which are in his division, Sumner's corps. The officers he particularly commended were Hinks, whom he has repeatedly urged for a brigadier-generalship; Palfrey, who, he says, is a most excellent officer; and Major Paul Revere, who, he says, ought to have a regiment. General SumGeneral Sumner says that he has offered Revere the inspector-generalship of his staff. Revere hesitates, as he has made application for a position in one of the new regiments. The brigade commanded by General Devens included the Seventh and Tenth Massachusetts Regiments. The brigade was in Keyes's corps. These were next visited by Colonel Ritchie. The Seventh had been but little exposed in action, and was in magnificent condition. The colonel is held in high esteem. The lieutenant-colonel was reg
concluded with offering a resolution, the substance of which was, thanking Senators Sumner and Wilson for the faithful manner in which they had discharged their duties, and recommending Mr. Sumner for reelection to the Senate. Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, said that this was a war of ideas, of barbarism against civilization, involvi by Mr. Dana and Mr. Griffin were referred to the committee. A letter from Mr. Sumner was read, regretting his inability to accept an invitation to be present at tractical which does not directly tend to its final settlement. We infer that Mr. Sumner's mode of hamstringing the Rebellion was to declare freedom to the slaves, ann, complimentary to our Senators in Congress, and favoring the re-election of Mr. Sumner to the Senate by the Legislature to be elected in November. The fifth indors adopted, although considerable opposition was made to the one recommending Senator Sumner's re-election. The convention nominated Governor Andrew and the old Stat
ernor's files a number of letters written about this time to the President, Mr. Stanton, and Senator Sumner, urging the re-appointment of this officer, with especial reference to serving under General Ullman. One of these letters addressed to Mr. Sumner, dated Jan. 28, says,— Without a moment's delay, go to the President, and tell him for me that he ought to believe in the forgiveness of sind trenches before Vicksburg. On the eighteenth day of March, the Governor telegraphed to Senator Sumner,— I earnestly entreat your immediate attention to mine of Feb. 12, about war steamers.nment. A copy of this letter was sent to the Secretary of the Navy, Postmaster-General Blair, Mr. Sumner, and others. On the second day of May, the Secretary of the Navy acknowledged the receipt o cruise in the bay or on the coast. He approved of the Governor's suggestions, made through Senator Sumner, and promised it should have his immediate attention. It appears from a letter written by
Lee colored Cavalry letter of Secretary Stanton Confidentialletter on the exposed condition of the coast telegraph Communicationwith the forts letters to Senator Sumner exact condition of the defences letter of the Adjutant-General reports of General William Raymond Lee Colonel Ritchie sent to England Democratic State Cot through the wrist and heel early in the engagement, while leading the regiment to the assault on horseback. He had previously lost a leg in Virginia. Lieutenant-Colonel Sumner was wounded. Lieutenants Judd and Deming were killed while gallantly cheering on their men. Eleven of the eighteen officers with the regiment were woundhed with Fort Independence. Colonel Jones, United-States Army, was at this time in command of Fort Independence. On the same day, the Governor wrote to Senator Sumner,— If you and Wilson will only re-enforce my efforts, perhaps I might be permitted to organize our light batteries into a regiment. Though other States
nd the Governor Colonelwilliam F. Bartlett his promotion earnest letter to Mr. Sumner Troubles about recruiting complaints made a Convention held Letterof the and nights of pain. This letter the Governor forwarded the next day to Senator Sumner, with a request that he would present the book to Miss Anna Lowell, for the of our great, active war. We have also given the letter of the Governor to Senator Sumner, requesting him to give the scrap-book to the Amory-square Hospital, to be re thanks for this real labor of love. I have forwarded it, through the Hon. Charles Sumner, to Miss Anna Lowell (a sister of Colonel Charles R. Lowell, Second Ma refused by Secretary Stanton. On the 25th of April, the Governor wrote to Senator Sumner and forwarded him copies of the telegrams he had received, and those which ous services in the field. On the 10th of May, the Governor forwarded to Senator Sumner a letter which he had received from Colonel Hartwell, of the Fifty-fifth Re
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