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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Derry, Joseph T., 1841- (search)
Derry, Joseph T., 1841- Author; born in Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 13, 1841; graduated at Emory College in 1860; enlisted in the Oglethorpe Infantry in January, 1861, and with his company joined the Confederate army, March 18, 1861; served throughout the war, participating in the West Virginia, the Tennessee, and the Atlanta campaigns, being taken prisoner at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, June 27, 1864. Among his works are a School history of the United States; History of Georgia; and the volume on Georgia in the Confederate military history of which Gen. Clement A. Evans is editor.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
as captured in May, 1865 (see Davis, Jefferson). Within its borders was the famous Andersonville prison-pen (see Confederate prisons). In June, 1865, Seal of Georgia. a provisional governor was appointed for the State. A convention held at Milledgeville late in October repealed the ordinance of secession, declared the war debt void. amended the constitution so as to abolish slavery, and in November elected a governor, legislature, and members of Congress. Congress did not approve these meas, and worked night and day to precipitate his State into revolution. The vote at the election was from 25,000 to 30,000 less than usual, and there was a decided majority of the members elected against secession. The convention assembled at Milledgeville, the capital of the State, on Jan. 16. There were 295 members present, who chose Mr. Crawford to preside. With all the appliances brought to bear, with all the fierce, rushing, maddening events of the hour, said the writer of the day, the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-washington- (search)
The Raleigh (N. C.) Standard of the same date said: Our streets are alive with soldiers (North Carolina was then a professedly loyal State); and added, Washington City will be too hot to hold Abraham Lincoln and his government. North Carolina has said it, and she will do all she can to make good her declaration. The Eufaula (Ala.) Express said, on the 25th: Our policy at this time should be to seize the old Federal capital, and take old Lincoln and his cabinet prisoners of war. The Milledgeville (Ga.) Southern recorder said: The government of the Confederate States must possess the city of Washington. It is folly to think it can be used any longer as the headquarters of the Lincoln government, as no access can be had to it except by passing through Virginia and Maryland. The District of Columbia cannot remain under the jurisdiction of the United States Congress without humiliating Southern pride and disputing Southern rights. Both are essential to greatness of character, and bo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
e work of a soldier. You can destroy the enemy by retarding his march. Be firm! The representatives of Georgia in the Confederate Congress called upon their people to fly to arms. Remove your negroes, horses, cattle, and provisions from Sherman's army, they said, and burn what you cannot carry away. Burn all bridges and block up the roads in his route. Assail the invader in front, flank, and rear, by night and by day. Let him have no rest. And Governor Brown, before he fled from Milledgeville on the approach of the Nationals, issued a proclamation ordering a levy En masse of the whole white population of the State between the ages of sixteen and forty-five, and offering pardon to prisoners in the penitentiary if they would volunteer and prove themselves good soldiers. But the people did none of these things, and only about 100 convicts accepted the offer. All confidence in President Davis and the Confederate government had disappeared in Georgia, and a great portion of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephens, Alexander Hamilton -1883 (search)
winter of 1860-61 these popular leaders had strong contentions in public, Stephens always setting forth the beneficence and value of the Union, Toombs denouncing it as an oppressor and a hinderance to the progress of Georgia. In a speech at Milledgeville opposing secession. Stephens said, Some of our public men have failed in their aspirations. That is true, and from that comes a great part of our troubles. Toombs was present, and keenly felt this thrust at demagogues of every hue. When, to strife, dissension, disorder, and anarchy. It is against this tendency that the sober-minded, reflecting men everywhere should now be called upon to guard. Prior to the writing of this letter, and just after the delivery of his great Milledgeville speech, in which he expressed similar views, Mr. Stephens received from the then President-elect Lincoln a note asking for a revised copy of that speech. To this Mr. Stephens replied in a letter which concludes with these words: The country
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Uchee Indians, (search)
Uchee Indians, A diminutive nation, seated in the beautiful country, in Georgia, extending from the Savannah River at Augusta to Milledgeville and along the banks of the Oconee and the headwaters of the Ogeechee and Chattahoochee. They were once a powerful nation, and claimed to be the oldest on the continent. Their language was harsh, and unlike that of any other; and they had no tradition of their origin, or of their ever having occupied any other territory than the domain on which they were found. They have been driven beyond the Mississippi by the pressure of civilization, and have become partially absorbed by the Creeks. Their language is almost forgotten, and the Uchees are, practically, one of the extinct nations.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ed States......Nov. 14, 1805 First session of legislature at Milledgeville, the new capital......1807 Battle between Georgia volunteers long, commenced......1832 Anti-tariff convention meets at Milledgeville......Nov. 12, 1832 Imprisoned missionaries pardoned by Goverm Schley elected governor, recommends a State lunatic asylum at Milledgeville and geological survey......November, 1835 Treaty at New Echo850 State convention of delegates called by the executive at Milledgeville adopts the platform of 1850. Resolved, that the State of Georgtime.] Governor Brown and Georgia legislature, in session at Milledgeville, leave hurriedly for Augusta......Nov. 18, 1864 Fort McAllis Johnson......June 17, 1865 Convention of State Delegates at Milledgeville repeal ordinance of secession......Oct. 30, 1865 War debt destitution adopted......Nov. 7, 1865 Legislature assembled at Milledgeville adopts amendment to federal Constitution abolishing slavery....