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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
in sympathy. Meanwhile, the Democratic Convention of Ohio had nominated him for Governor. The arrest of Vallandigham produced intense excitement throughout the country, and its wisdom and lawfulness were questioned by a few of the friends of the Government. When the news of his conviction and sentence was proclaimed throughout the land by the telegraph, Democratic politicians held meetings in several cities to express dissatisfaction with such proceedings. One of these, in the city of Albany, May 15, 1863. New York (to which the Governor of the State, Horatio Seymour, addressed an impassioned letter Mr. Seymour was an able public officer and an average statesman, with an irreproachable private character, and wide influence in society. He was one of the most conspicuous and uncompromising members of the Peace Faction; and was in full sympathy with the Conspirators concerning the doctrine of supreme State sovereignty, on which, if true, they justly founded their claim to the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
ssed through his head. No braver or more beloved soldier and citizen than he gave his life for his country during the war. Colonel Benedict, then in the prime of life, was a ripe scholar, an able lawyer, and a greatly esteemed citizen of Albany, New York. He entered the service of the Republic at the beginning of the rebellion, and served it faithfully until his death; and in whatever position he was placed, he was found ever equal to all demands upon him. While in McClellan's army, under Hances made unnecessary. His death produced most profound sorrow in the army, and in his native State, where he was widely known and appreciated. The newspapers teemed with eulogies of him, and he was honored with a public funeral in the city of Albany. While the left was overpowered and pushed back, and the Confederates succeeded in getting temporary possession of four guns on that flank, Emory's right stood firm, until, enveloped on three sides by superior force, it was crowded back a lit
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
rratt. Michael O'Laughlin, Samuel A. Mudd, and Samuel Arnold were sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor, for life. Edward Spangler was sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor for six years. The President's body was taken to the Executive Mansion, and embalmed; and in the East room See page 425, volume I. of that mansion, funeral services were held on Wednesday, the 19th of April. Then the body was taken, in solemn procession, by way of Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Albany, and thence westward, to his private home, in Springfield, Illinois, and buried. It everywhere received tokens of the people's love and grief. Funeral honors were displayed in many cities of the land, and the nation was really in mourning and tears. But the Republic survived the shock which might have toppled down, in other lands, an empire or a dynasty. By a seeming oversight in the managers of the assassin scheme, Andrew Johnson, the Vice-President, was not included in their list of vi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
The Commission appealed to the people, and the met by a most liberal response. Supplies and money flowed in in sufficient volume to meet all its demands. All over the country, men, women, and children, singly and collectively, were working for it and contributing. to it. Fairs were held in. large cities, which turned immense sums of money into its treasury. Fairs for the benefit of soldiers and their families were held in Lowell, Chicago twice, Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Brooklyn, Albany, Cleveland, Poughkeepsie, New York, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Dubuque, St. Paul, St. Louis, and Baltimore, in the order here named. In a single fair, in the city of New York, the net receipts, over the expenses, were $1,181,500. In other places the receipts were in equal proportion to the population. In the little city of Poughkeepsie, on the Hudson, whose population was then about 16.000, the net profits of the fair were over $16,000. Branches were established; agents were employed; corps
Index. A. Acquia Creek, attack on rebel batteries at, 1.486. Adams, Charles Francis, proposition to amend the Constitution offered by, 1.234. Alabama, secession movements in, 1.59; secession convention in, 1.172; march of Gen. Mitchel into, 2.266; military operations to the fall of Mobile, 3.506-3.514; Gen. Wilson's march through, 3.514. Alabama, Confederate cruiser, escape of from a British port, 2.569; details of her conflict with and destruction by the Kearsarge, 3.435. Albany, Democratic convention at, 1.207. Albemarle, ram, at the siege of Plymouth, 3.470; fight of with the Sassacus, 3.471; destruction of by Lieut. Cushing, 3.472. Albemarle Sound, naval operations in, 2.176; Gen. Reno's expedition on, 2.314. Alexandria, occupation of by Union troops, 1.482. Alexandria, La., occupation of by National troops, 3.254; abandonment of by Gen. Banks's forces, 3.268. Allatoona Pass, battle of, 3.397. Allegheny Summit, battle at, 2.103. Ambulances, P