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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garland, Augustus Hill -1899 (search)
Garland, Augustus Hill -1899 Born in Tipton county, Tenn., June 11, 1832; was admitted to the bar of Arkansas in 1853, to which State his parents had removed when he was a child. He opposed the secession of his State, but accepted the same and was sent as delegate to the Provisional Congress at Montgomery, Ala., in 1861. He was also elected to the first Confederate Congress, and afterwards to the Confederate Senate. In 1867 he was elected United States Senator, but was not allowed to take his seat; in 1876 was again elected in place of Powell Clayton, and was admitted. He remained in the Senate until March, 1885, when he resigned to take the post of Attorney-General of the United States, offered him by President Cleveland. He resumed practice in 1889, and died in court, in Washington, D. C., Jan. 26, 1899.
of cotton along the Mississippi river, to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy, and apprehensions were entertained that Vicksburg might soon be attacked by the Federals. Some troops were sent there, and fortifications were begun under Capt. D. B. Harris, chief of engineers. Colonel Autry was at this time military commander at Vicksburg. Capt. Ed. A. Porter reported from Holly Springs, June 6th, that, acting under orders, he had caused to be burned in Fayette, Shelby and Tipton counties, Tenn., and Marshall and De Soto counties, Miss., upwards of 30,000 bales of cotton, meeting with little opposition from the planters, who were generally ready to make this sacrifice for the good of the country. Col. N. B. Forrest was also directed to perform this work of patriotic destruction south of the Tennessee river. On June 20th, General Braxton Bragg succeeded Beauregard in permanent command of Department No. 2, including all of Mississippi, and the work of reorganization o
The Daily Dispatch: February 21, 1862., [Electronic resource], The destruction of C to prevent their occupation by the enemy. (search)
eared and took the cash. Mr. Boyce, of S. C., presented the annexed resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Rules: Resolved, That in addition to the usual standing committees, a committee be appointed to be entitled a Committee on Public Defence to whom shall be referred the following subjects: The procuring of arms, ammunition, and munitions of war, the increase of the army, and the conduct of the war. Mr. Curris of Tenn., presented a memorial of citizens of Tipton county, Tenn., with reference to the suspension of the Sunday mail. Laid upon the table without reading. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., submitted the following resolution, and moved its adoption: Resolved, That whatever propriety there may have been in the original adoption of what is known as the defensive policy in connection with the prosecution of the pending war for Southern independence, recent events have already demonstrated the expediency of abandoning that policy henceforth and forever,
Fatal affray. --On the 1st inst., an affray occurred in Tipton county, Tennessee, between Hon. A. W. Smith, Probate Judge, and Mr. Isaac Bledsoe, resulting in the death of the latter. It originated from joking each other about taking the Lincoln oath, both having been in the Federal lines. They were old and highly respected citizens.