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While rejoicing over this happy thought, they were startled by the overwhelming news of the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, which so exasperated the soldiery that, with the fury of madmen, they swore vengeance on every inhabitant of the South, and but for their devotion to General Logan they would have destroyed the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, and every soul within its precincts. Hearing of the wild grief and intense indignation of the men, General Logan mounted his well-known horse, Black Jack, and flew from one command to another, calling on the men to be worthy of their own heroic deeds and innocent of the blood of guiltless people, to remember that he who had been sacrificed would not that they should thus avenge his death, but let the laws they had upheld take charge of the guilty. Weeping like children, these brave men went to their quarters. A perfect pall hung over the whole army, which the good news of so soon being mustered out of the service was not able to dispel.
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 2: Introductory Sketches. (search)
Senate; Sherman and Stevens, Logan and Vallandigham, Pryor and Keitt, Bocock and Barksdale, and Smith, of Virginia, in the House. It became intensely interesting to me to observe the part some of these men played later in the great drama: Seward as the leading figure of Lincoln's Cabinet; Davis as President of the Southern Confederacy; Benjamin, Toombs, and Breckenridge as members of his Cabinet, the two latter also as generals whom I have more than once seen commanding troops in battle; Black Jack Logan,--hottest of all the hotspurs of the extreme Southern wing of the Democratic party in the House in 1860,--we all know where he was from 1861 to 1865; and glorious old Extra Billy Smith, soldier and governor by turns; Barksdale, who fell at Gettysburg, was my general, commanding the infantry brigade I knew and loved best of all in Lee's army and which often supported our guns; and poor Keitt! I saw him fall at Cold Harbor in 1864 and helped to rally his shattered command. The Rep
spondent of the Missouri Republican, a man publicly accused by his own towns-people of robbing the mail, who is known to have sacked a Free-State store at Palmyra, and to have committed numerous other highway robberies. But, although these facts were notorious, he obtained and still holds the appointment of Postmaster (at a point convenient for the surveillance of the interior of the Kansas mails), in order to compensate him for his disgraceful and overwhelming defeat by old John Brown at Black Jack. Mr. Stringfellow, the most ultra advocate of proslavery propagandism in the West, at the instance of the friends of the Administration, was elected to the Speakership of the House of Representatives; and the Rev. Tom Johnson, of the Shawnee Mission, who enjoys the unenviable notoriety of having first introduced negro slavery into Kansas proper — long before the Territory was opened — was elected by the same influence President of the Council. It is said that his sons are provided for,
26. Benning, Henry L., in Dem. Convention, 315. Benton, Col. Thomas, 106; 159; speech against the Annexation treaty. 164-5; his repugnance to Annexation overcome, 174; 207; on the Dred Scott decision, 253-9; allusion to, 488. Berrien, John M., of Ga., 268. Big Bethel, Va., battle of, 529 to 531. Big Springs, Kansas, Free-State meeting at, 240. Bing, Julius, at Bull Run, 547; 550. Bingham, John A., of Ohio, 570. Birney, James G., candidate for President, 167. Black Jack, Kansas, battle of, 244. Black, Jeremiah S., his opinion of Secession, 371-2; appointed Secretary of State, 411. Blair, Col. Frank P., 490; has an interview with Gen. Price, 491; his strictures on Gen. Scott, 543-9; 555; offers a resolve to expel John B. Clark, 562. Blair, Montgomery, in Lincoln's Cabinet, 428. Blakey, Geo. D., in Chicago Convention, 321. Blue Mills Landing, Mo., Union defeat at, 587. Bocock, Thos. S., of Va., 304-5. Bolivar Hights, captured by the Federa
On the twenty-fourth of April, before the break of day, The Hartford, being flag-ship, then a red light did display; The light was seen throughout the fleet, then up went cheer on cheer, The Union fleet got under weigh, and for the Forts did steer. As we went round the point of land that brought the Forts in sight, From rifled guns, with shot and shell, they soon commenced the fight; The Hartford she stood boldly up — the Brooklyn, where was she? But look right under Jackson's guns, its Black Jack there you'll see! The rebel shot flew thick and hot, the Brooklyn she was there; Tom Craven, he is on the poop — she's in his special care; Bold Lowry says, “We'll beat our foes and then we'll give three cheers;” Our first broadside like thunder roared, which banished all our fears. Courage! undaunted Brooklyn's crew, your hour is nigh at hand, Brave Lowry on the quarter-deck says by you he will stand, And if by chance the Brooklyn sinks between those Forts to-night, Our Flag shall be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
e of safety to persons and property, were induced to give up their arms to the sheriff. The invaders immediately entered the town, blew up and burned the hotel, destroyed two printing-offices, and plundered stores and houses. The free-labor party were furnished with arms from the free-labor States. Collisions occurred, and on May 26 a fight took place at Ossawatomie, in which the anti-slavery men were led by John Brown (q. v.), where five men were killed. There was another skirmish at Black Jack (June 2), which resulted in the capture of Captain Pots and thirty of his men. Emigrants from the freelabor States, on their way through Missouri, were turned back by armed parties. On Aug. 14, anti-slavery men captured a fort near Lecompton, occupied by Colonel Titus with a party of pro-slavery men, and made prisoners the commander and twenty of his men. On Aug. 25 the acting-governor (Woodin) declared the Territory in a state of rebellion. He and David R. Atchison, late United States S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
ed associate justice......Dec. 18, 1900 The Rock Island road enters northeastern New Mexico and inaugurates a period of great industrial development......March, 1901 George H. Wallace, territorial secretary, dies......April 13, 1901 James Wallace Raynolds appointed secretary of the Territory......April 20, 1901 Assault upon any railroad train, with intent to commit murder or any other felony, has, under the laws of New Mexico, been punishable by death since 1897. The notorious Black Jack Ketchum executed under this act at Clayton......May, 1901 Gov. M. A. Otero, appointed by President McKinley to succeed himself, is inaugurated for a second time amid brilliant ceremonies......June 22, 1901 New corporations filed with the territorial secretary represent $89,735,925, for the fiscal year ending......June 30, 1901 The coal and coke industry gives employment to 2,000 persons. Production of coal was 1,217,530 tons, valued at the mines at $1,606,174, and coke 21,361 to
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Elizur Wright (search)
er, and two or three years among boys counts for more than ten among grown people. In later life, however, Mr. Wright told an interesting anecdote of young Brown, which runs as follows: John was the best-behaved boy in the school, and for this reason the teacher selected him to occupy a vacant place beside the girls. Some other boys were jealous of this, and after calling Brown a milk-sop, attacked him with snowballs. John proved himself as good a fighter then as he did afterwards at Black Jack. He made two or three snow-balls, rushed in at close quarters, and fought with such energy that he finally drove all the boys before him. Elizur Wright may have taken note of this affair, and it served him when he entered Yale College in 1822. He had never heard of hazing, and when the Sophomores came to his room to tease him, he received them with true Western cordiality. He found out his mistake quickly enough, and at the first insult he rose in wrath and ordered them out with suc
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 6: H. Clay Pate. (search)
d to a page of history by the stern old Puritan, and then placed, as a curious study, in the cabinet of human imbecilities forevermore. By way of a contrast, if for no other reason, he deserves a separate chapter here — does H. Clay Pate, of Black Jack and Virginia. Pate, by birth a Virginian, first sought to find fame and fortune in the city of Cincinnati. He published a thin volume of collegiate sketches, and several pointless, bombastically written stories, which, we are told, was embeDragoons, with their prisoners, encamped on Middle Ottawa Creek, while Pate went on with his men to the Santa Fe road, near Hickory Point. On the evening of Saturday, the 31st of May, he encamped on the head of a small branch or ravine, called Black Jack, from the kind of timber growing there. As soon as Captain Pate had reached the ground that was destined to witness his failure as a military man, and, at the same time, with a humor almost puritanic in its grimness, to satisfy his longings
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 7: battle of Black Jack. (search)
inity were congregated in the house of Dr. Graham to hear preaching, the doctor himself being a prisoner in the camp at Black Jack. They could watch as well as pray, however. There were some twenty men present, and most of them, after the old Revol2d, glimmered in, they had returned to Prairie City, when two scouts brought the tidings that the enemy was encamped on Black Jack, some four or five miles off. A small party was left to. guard the four prisoners, and the remainder immediately took uad galloped off as soon as he caught the first glimpse of them. Pate found and fought. Captain Pate's position at Black Jack was a very strong one. It afforded shelter for his men, and, except by a force coming up the ravine or stream from theons: the latter instantly returning it. Volley after volley pealed through the air, and echoed through the ravine at Black Jack, away up to the dense timber of Hickory Point. Meanwhile, Captain Brown had hurried into the ravine on the right of
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