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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16,340 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 3,098 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 2,132 0 Browse Search
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Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 1,668 0 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1,386 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 1,340 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 1,170 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 1,092 0 Browse Search
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land. The letter was ordered to be read. The Chair next announced the members of several special committees ordered yesterday to be raised. The most important is the committee of seven, appointed to confer with the authorities of the Confederate States, on the general subject of the relations existing between them and the State of Virginia James Bigbock is the chairman of this important committee. The other special committees filled by the Chair have in charge matters connected with the , it was, by general consent recommitted to the same committee. Mr. Holcomer off red a resolution providing for a committee of five to consider and report on the propriety of an immediate adoption by Virginia of the Constitution of the Confederate States. Carried, as was also a resolution requesting the Governor to communicate the number and grades of officers appointed by him in the Provisional Army of Virginia up to the time that our military operations were transferred to the Confederat
Richmond Zouaves. --The members of this company are now domiciled at the Central Fair Grounds, having been mustered into the service of the Confederate States last week.--There are some sixty-four members in camp. We write the above as an introduction to a remark we have been requested to make in reference to those members who having put down their names have not yet reported for duty. Capt. McConnell, of the Zouaves, tells us that all of his men who do not appear at the camp by 4 o'clock this evening will be arrested wherever found and carried thither.
at the head of a company of "Irish Zouaves, " now in course of discipline, and raised for the avowed purpose of aiding the hereditary foemen of our race in the United States to conquer and subjugate the South While deeply deploring this, your fatal life-error, I am far from assuming to dictate, or even to question, the full right oa purely sectional organization, have elevated to the Presidency a man pledged to carry into effect their opinions — a man who had previously declared that the United States could not exist as a nation hall slave and half breed — I mean Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois. And you have become the volunteer soldier of this pack. You dril decision of the Supreme Court in the famous case of Dred Scott, and reviled, in the coarsest form of bitting agate, the Chief Justice thereof.--They shot down United States Marshals, or Deputy Marshals, charge of their sworn duty, and they Congressional enactments by thus obstructing "the enforcement of the laws" They ignored th
er, Engineer, 80; Craig, head of the Ordnance Department, 76; Ripley, Ordnance, 70; Sumner, 65; Lawson, Surgeon General, 80; Larned, Paymaster General, 70; Gibson, Commissary General; Churchill, Inspector General; and Thomas, Adjutant General, are old men, having entered the army in the beginning of the present century — Gibson in 1808, and Churchill in 1812. On the other hand, remarks the Columbia Guardian, we find in the Army of the Confederate State Davis, Commander-in-Chief, a young man comparatively, and full of energy, vigor and fire; Beauregard, only between 40 and 50, in the full vigor of health; Lee, about 54 or 55; Bragg, active, vigorous and efficient, with others that might be named did we know their precise ages. In the physique of our officers, and in the materiel of their command, the Confederate States have a decided advantage over the enemy. But above all these they have the higher advantage and the favor of the Almighty, in the fact that their cause is just.
The oath. --Butler compels every one, who happens to get within the walls of Fortress Monroe, to take an oath of "true faith and allegiance to the United States of America." --Two gentlemen of Baltimore, who were in the neighborhood on a fishing excursion, were seized by a party of soldiers, sent after them by General Butler, and after being treated with every insolence and indignity because they refused to sign a most outrageous instrument tendered them, were sent to the guardhouse. They finally consented to sign, "under compulsion and with a mental reservation," as they distinctly stated.
in safety. He gave the order to charge on the battery, when the fearful havoc of his troops took place. [Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun.] Old Point Comfort, June 11. The first battle between the contending forces of the United States and the Confederate States has taken place, resulting in the defeat of the former. At midnight on Sunday about nineteen hundred men advanced from Newport News-point and three thousand from Old Point Comfort, with an arrangement to meet near Confederate States has taken place, resulting in the defeat of the former. At midnight on Sunday about nineteen hundred men advanced from Newport News-point and three thousand from Old Point Comfort, with an arrangement to meet near Newmarket Bridge, where they would conjoin under the command of Brig. Gen. Pierce, of Mass., for the purpose of checking the incursions of a corps of Virginia dragoons who had arranged the pickets in the vicinity of Hampton. A part of the troops from Newport Newspoint mistaking the Federal troops for the Southern forces, at about three o'clock in the morning, opened fire on them, and killed several, besides wounding quite a number. This revealed their approach to the Confederates, and the
ch the Virginians might come and assail the capital in the rear. A large Confederate States force are said to be stationed in the neighborhood of the fords mentionedy issued by the Secretary of War to muster the same into the service of the United States for three years or during the war. The services of the Boston Irish brJune 12.--The New Orleans Picayune of the 9th, received here, says that two United States transports, one supposed to be the Empire City, were reported to have arrivlicity of every movement would be productive of no public benefit. The United States transport Vanderbilt is fitted out from New York with United States troops,on of the Government to the actual necessity of affording protection to the United States mercantile fleet in the Mediterranean. But there are many other points als to have gone to Europe with letters of marque from the Government of the Confederate States in their pockets, to equip privateers against American commerce. This Go
Southern privateers in Europe. --A letter in the Boston Advertiser from an officer of the United States steamer Richmond, dated at Genca, May 21, brings the following important intelligence: It is currently reported here that several parties are only waiting our departure from the Mediterranean to fit out privateers.--These vessels would cruise about, just outside the Straits of Gibraltar and intercept and capture all vessels either in or outward bound. Immense injury might be done to our commerce in this way, for our trade with all the countries whose shores are washed by these waters is very large, and its only outlet is through the narrow Strait of Gibraltar.
rn journals raise a prodigious shout; but we have reliable information which assures us that their joy will be short lived. We have good reason for stating that not only England, but France alse, are decidedly favorable to the cause of the Confederate States: Lord John Russell announced in Parliament that the Government had determined to prohibit privateers from bringing prizes into any British port, and that France intended adhering to its law which prohibits privateers from remaining in ar which has just begun. We have the authority of the Opinione Nationale for saying that the greater part of the French press, including the Moniteur, the Government organ, have rather sneered at the Government of the Northern section of the United States, and incline towards the Southern Confederacy. The cause assigned for this feeling by the Opinione is that the Southern Confederacy has succeeded in "guiling" the European governments with the commercial inducements it holds out to them. Be
e general, and the fire apparatus had made its appearance, the destructive element had gotten such headway that it was found impossible to stay the ravages of the flames, and all the upper wood work of the boat was burned down to the water's edge, when the hull sunk into the river. The fire was, no doubt, the work of design. The boat had been lately only used occasionally for the transportation of men and army stores, and in that capacity was doing an immense amount of service to the Confederate States. The Same spread so rapidly that several persons who were sleeping on the boat made very narrow escapes from drowning; one gentleman escaped in nearly a nude state. During the excitement a negro man fell from the wharf into the river and was drowned. His body was not recovered. The boat had arrived from down the river about eight o'clock, and anchored at her wharf a short distance this side of the Sugar Refinery. There is a bare possibility of the calamity having been the result o
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