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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
rew, in accordance with a previous arrangement. They were followed by all the delegates from Mississippi, all but two from Louisiana, all from Florida and Texas, three from Arkansas, and all from Soeyond restoration. The event had been amply provided for in secret; and when D. C. Glenn, of Mississippi, in announcing the withdrawal of the delegates from that State, said, I tell Southern men her a Colonel Baldwin, of the New York commissioners, smarting under the lash of W. L. Barry, of Mississippi, who charged him with abusing the courtesy of the Convention by talking of the horrors of disthe 25th of June. In it all the States were represented, excepting Delaware, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Oregon. On the evening of the 23d, the Convention made a final adjournment. The Maryldency, when George B. Loring, of Massachusetts, arose and said: We have seen the statesmen of Mississippi coming into our own borders and fearlessly defending their principles, ay, and bringing the s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
the Georgia Legislature, 58. Secession in Mississippi, 59. Secession in Alabama and Florida, 60.spapers advocated it. The True Southron, of Mississippi, suggested the propriety of stimulating the 20th of November:--My allegiance is due to Mississippi Ten years before, this man, then engaged wrote to General Quitman, then Governor of Mississippi, on whom the mantle of Calhoun, as chief cos to the people of South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, urging upon them the importanrnors or legislatures thereof, that the State of Mississippi had called a Convention, to consider the conspirators), submitted to the people of Mississippi, before the close of November, 1860, a planacy. After reciting the ordinance by which Mississippi was created a State of the Union, and propo therefrom, the plan proposed that the State of Mississippi should consent to form a Federal Union he United States, so far as they applied to Mississippi, until the new Confederation should be orga[11 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
y. Wigfall, of Texas, said he could not understand it; and, at a later period, January 10, 1861. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, said in the Senate, that it had all the characteristics of a diplomatic paper, for diplomacy is said to abhor certain be conciliated nor comforted. I command the Eastern Department, which includes South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. You know me well. I have ever been a firm, decided, faithful, and devoted friend of my country. If I can aid the P was, that the Union could not be saved by eulogies upon it. Senators Alfred Iverson, of Georgia, Albert G. Brown, of Mississippi, and Louis T. Wigfall, of Texas, followed. They had been stirred with anger by stinging words from Senator Hale, of Nly of roaring lions As maids of thirteen do of puppy-dogs, did not seem to agree with the cautious, wily, and polished Mississippi Senator. Louis T. Wigfall. After declaring that State after State would soon leave the Union, and that, so far a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
and all by a refusal to vote. I do not vote, said Singleton, of Mississippi, because I have not been sent here to make any compromises or path Carolina delegation, and most of those from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. By this action, they virtually avowed their detere Dunn, of Indiana; Miles Taylor, of Louisiana; Reuben Davis, of Mississippi; William Kellogg, of Illinois; George S. Houston, of Alabama; F.inia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri. ter, of Virginia; Robert Toombs, of Georgia; Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi; H. M. Rice, of Minnesota; Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois; Benjir flight, John A. Elmore, of Alabama, and Charles E. Hooker, of Mississippi, were introduced to the Convention as commissioners from their r Calhoun; to Georgia, James L. Orr; to Florida, L. W. Spratt; to Mississippi, M. L. Bonham; to Louisiana, J. L. Manning; to Arkansas, A. C. S
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 5: events in Charleston and Charleston harbor in December, 1860.--the conspirators encouraged by the Government policy. (search)
citizens of South Carolina, and for the official correspondence on the subject, Hunter and Mason of Virginia, Davis of Mississippi, Saulsbury of Delaware, and others, vehemently opposed it, on the pretext that such action would tend to increase the plied from private or public sources. The Springfield contribution alone would arm all the militia-men of Alabama and Mississippi. A Virginia historian of the war makes a similar boast, and says :--Adding to these the number of arms distributed byachusetts, Tennessee, and Kentucky only in part; while Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kansas were, by order of the Secretary of War, supplied with their quotas for 1861 in advance, and Pennsylvania aodman columbiad. from the arsenal at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to the unfinished fort on Ship Island, off the coast of Mississippi; and seventy-one columbiads and seven 32-pounders to be sent from the same arsenal to the embryo fort at Galveston, wh
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
the part of the National Government, Fortress Monroe, the Navy Yard at Gosport, and the armory and arsenal at Harper's Ferry would be seized, and held for the purpose of opposing the Government. Already Judge A. H. Handy, a commissioner from Mississippi, had visited Maryland for the purpose of engaging that State in the Virginia scheme of seizing the National Capital, and preventing the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln. The conspirators were so confident of the success of their schemes, that one n the 1st of January, on the abstracted bonds, Bailey found himself in such a position that he was driven to a confession. Thompson, his employer, was then in North Carolina, on the business of conspiracy, as Commissioner of the Sovereign State of Mississippi. Bailey wrote a letter to him, antedated the 1st of December, disclosing the material facts of the case, and pleading, for himself, that his motive had been only to save the honor of Floyd, which was compromised by illegal advances. Th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
orth Carolina, 161. Secession movements in Mississippi, 162. Secession Convention, 163. blockaded in the following chronological order:--In Mississippi, on the 9th of January; in Florida, on the free indeed. Four years later, the State of Mississippi was marked in every direction by the da the old Union was forever broken, and that Mississippi was a free, sovereign, and independent Statge of Governor Pettus to the Legislature of Mississippi, January 15, 1861. Brown and Davis were meecession was passed. The Legislature of Mississippi levied an additional tax of fifty per cent.oops of Florida and Alabama, and a few from Mississippi, commanded by Colonel Lomax, of Florida, apooms of Reuben Davis, a Representative from Mississippi (one of the Committee of Thirty-three Se, namely, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas, and their pma.--To North Carolina, Isham W Garrett; to Mississippi, E. W. Pettus; to South Carolina, J. A. Elm[17 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
lic, the Governor of the State, Thomas H. Hicks, his age on the borders of threescore and ten, was a prudent, loyal man. When Judge Handy, the Commissioner from Mississippi, visited him officially, at the middle of December, 1860. and set forth the object of his mission, and the causes which justified secession, and desired him toent in regard to the whole question. The North should retire from its untenable position immediately. On the following day, Henry Dickinson, Commissioner from Mississippi, addressed them. He declared, with supporting arguments, that a State had a right to secede, and invited Delaware to join the Southern Confederacy about to be due to themselves, and the people of Delaware, to express their unqualified disapproval of the remedy for existing evils proposed by Mr. Dickinson, in behalf of Mississippi. This ended his mission. Delaware maintained that position during the war that ensued; and it is a notable fact, that it was the only Slave-labor State whose
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
Alfred Iverson, of Georgia; Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, of Louisiana; Jefferson Davis and Albert G. Brown, of Mississippi; John Hemphill and Lewis T. Wigfall, of Texas; and David L. Yulee and Stephen R. Mallory, of Florida.), who, at that tand others which the correspondent did not feel at liberty to divulge, were telegraphed to the conventions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. He said there was much discussion concerning the propriety of the members of Congress from seceding Stathe 12th of January, the conspirators commenced withdrawing from Congress. On that day the Representatives of the State of Mississippi sent in a communication to the Speaker, saying they had been informed of the secession of their State, and that, wr that action, they approved the measure. Two days afterward, January 14. Albert G. Brown, one of the, Senators from Mississippi, withdrew from active participation in the business of the Senate. His colleague, Jefferson Davis, did not take his l
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
nd represented the disloyal politicians of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. The following are the names of the delegates:-- er, S. F. Hale, David P. Lewis, Thomas Fearn, J. L. M. Curry, W. P. Chilton. Mississippi.--Willie P. Harris, Walker Brooke, A. M. Clayton, W. S. Barry, J. T. Harrison of a President and Vice-President of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, received six votes (the whole number) for President, and Alexander H. Stephostal Affairs.--Chilton, Hill, Boyce, Harrison, and Curry. Mr. Brooke, of Mississippi, was made Chairman of the Committee on Patents and Copyrights — an almost <* Messrs. Shorter, Morton, Bartow, Sparrow, Harris, and Miles. Mr. Brooke, of Mississippi, offered a resolution to instruct the Committee to report a design for a fla was dark and piercing. He was born in Kentucky, and was taken to reside in Mississippi in early boyhood. He was educated at the Military John H. Reagan. Ac
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