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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 197 7 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 111 21 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 97 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 91 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 71 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 68 12 Browse Search
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death. 62 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 60 4 Browse Search
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) 57 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 56 26 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
ecession at the beginning of November; and in December, 1860, the conference of the Methodist Church, South, sitting at Montgomery, declared African slavery as it existed in the Southern States of the republic, a wise, beneficent, humane, and righteoation, 33,685. In the ten counties, some were for secession and some for co-operation. In the convention assembled at Montgomery, Jan. 7, 1861, every county in the State was represented. William Brooks was chosen president. There was a powerful itates, and formally invited the others to send delegates to meet those of Alabama, in general convention, on Feb. 4, at Montgomery, for consultation on the subject. The convention was not harmonious. Union men were not to be put down without a struonists assured the multitude that their constituents would support the ordinance. A Secession flag, which the women of Montgomery had presented to the convention, was raised over the capital. In Mobile, when the news reached that city, 101 guns wer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
proper for the representatives of seceded States to remain in Congress, in order to prevent the adoption of measures by the national government for its own security. They also advised, ordered, or directed the assembling of a convention at Montgomery, Ala., on Feb. 15. This can, said the writer, of course, only be done by the revolutionary conventions usurping the power of the people, and sending delegates over whom they will lose all control in the establishment of a provisional government, w established.—15. The legislature of Massachusetts offered to loan the United States government $7,000,000.—20. All mail-steamships on the coast, and running in connection with the Confederates, were stopped.—21. The Confederate Congress, at Montgomery, adjourn to meet at Richmond, July 20.—26. New Orleans blockaded by sloop-of-war Brooklyn.— 27. The ports of Mobile and Savannah blockaded.—June 1. The postal system in the Confederacy put into operation.—10. Forty-eight locomotives,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cobb, Howell 1815-1868 (search)
Cobb, Howell 1815-1868 Statesman; born in Cherry Hill, Jefferson co., Ga., Sept. 7, 1815; was a lawyer by profession, and was solicitor-general of the Western circuit of Georgia from 1837 to 1841; a member of Congress from 1843 to 1851; speaker of the 31st Congress; and governor of Georgia from 1851 to 1853. He was again elected to Congress in 1855, Howell Cobb. and was Secretary of the Treasury under President Buchanan from 1857 to 1860. He was a zealous promoter of the Confederate cause in 1860-61, and was chosen president of the convention at Montgomery, Ala., that organized the Confederate government Feb. 4, 1861. He became a brigadier-general in the Confederate army; and at the close of the war he opposed the reconstruction measures of the national government. He died in New York City, Oct. 9, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
nd Florida, which States had adopted ordinances of secession, assembled in Montgomery, Ala., to form a union. The sessions began in the Statehouse, with R. W. Barnwhich they had wrested from the United States. On March 11 the Congress at Montgomery adopted a permanent constitution for the Confederacy, and gave to the league t of the Constitution see article on Southern Confederacy. The congress at Montgomery discussed the subject of a national flag. One model, Confederate flag. frouch stripes. This flag was first displayed in public over the State-house at Montgomery, March 4, 1861. Jefferson Davis called the Confederate Congress to assemble at Montgomery on April 29, 1861. That body passed (May 9) an act of fifteen sections recognizing the existence of war between the United States and the Confedera, April 17. The government of the Confederate States was transferred from Montgomery to Richmond, and there the third session was opened at noon, July 20, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (search)
in New Orleans, La., Dec. 6, 1889. Mr. Davis was at his home, not far from Vicksburg, when apprised of his election as President of the Confederacy formed at Montgomery, February, 1861. He hastened to that city, and his journey was a continuous ovation. He made twenty-five speeches on the way. Members of the convention and the authorities of Montgomery met him eight miles from the city. He arrived at the Alabama capital at eight o'clock at night. Cannon thundered a welcome, and the shouts of a multitude greeted him. Formally received at the railway station, he made a speech, in which he briefly reviewed the position of the South, and said the time nder H. Stephens were sent to Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor. Inaugural Address>head> The following is the text of the inaugural address, delivered at Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 18, 1861: Gentlemen of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, Friends, and Fellow-Citizens,—Called to the difficult and responsible st
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
was accordingly maintained by the rebel emissaries in England, in the circles to which they found access, that the new American minister ought not, when he arrived, to be received as the envoy of the United States, inasmuch as before that time Washington would be captured, and the capital of the nation and the archives and muniments of the government would be in the possession of the Confederates. In full accordance also with this threat, it was declared by the rebel Secretary of War, at Montgomery, in the presence of his chief and of his colleagues, and of 5,000 hearers, while the tidings of the assault on Sumter were travelling over the wires on that fatal 12th of April, 1861, that before the end of May the flag which then flaunted the breeze, as he expressed it, would float over the dome of the Capitol at Washington. At the time this threat was made the rebellion was confined to the cotton-growing States, and it was well understood by them that the only hope of drawing any of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
ning in our places until the 4th of March, it is thought we can keep the hands of Mr. Buchanan tied, and disable the Republicans from effecting any legislation which will strengthen the hands of the incoming administration. Senators from other States wrote similar letters under their official franks. The convention was addressed by L. W. Spratt, of South Carolina, an eminent advocate for reopening the African slavetrade. Delegates were appointed to a general convention to assemble at Montgomery, Ala., and other measures were taken to secure the sovereignty of Florida. The legislature authorized the emission of treasury notes to the amount of $500,000, and defined the crime of treason against the State to be, in one form, the holding of office under the national government in case of actual collision between the State and government troops, punishable with death. The governor of the State (Perry) had previously made arrangements to seize the United States forts, navy-yard, and othe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garland, Augustus Hill -1899 (search)
Garland, Augustus Hill -1899 Born in Tipton county, Tenn., June 11, 1832; was admitted to the bar of Arkansas in 1853, to which State his parents had removed when he was a child. He opposed the secession of his State, but accepted the same and was sent as delegate to the Provisional Congress at Montgomery, Ala., in 1861. He was also elected to the first Confederate Congress, and afterwards to the Confederate Senate. In 1867 he was elected United States Senator, but was not allowed to take his seat; in 1876 was again elected in place of Powell Clayton, and was admitted. He remained in the Senate until March, 1885, when he resigned to take the post of Attorney-General of the United States, offered him by President Cleveland. He resumed practice in 1889, and died in court, in Washington, D. C., Jan. 26, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
its claims to the lands westward of the boundaries of its present limits. Finally difficulties arose between the State and the national government respecting the Cherokees, and on their removal to the country west of the Mississippi, in 1838, Georgia came into possession of all their lands. Immediately after the election of Mr. Lincoln in 1860, the politicians of Georgia took measures for accomplishing the secession of the State. Its delegates in the Confederate government organized at Montgomery. Ala.. were conspicuous. Alexander H. Stephens (q. v.) being made Vice-President of the Confederacy. The governor of Georgia ordered the seizure of the public property of the United States within the limits of his State, and war made havoc on its coasts and in the interior. Sherman swept through the State with a large army late in 1864, living off the country, and within its borders the President of the Confederacy was captured in May, 1865 (see Davis, Jefferson). Within its borders w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hazen, Moses 1733-1803 (search)
Hazen, Moses 1733-1803 Military officer; born in Haverhill, Mass., in 1733; served in the French and Indian War (q. v.); was in the attack on Louisburg in 1758; and with Wolfe at Quebec in 1759, where he distinguished himself. He fought bravely at Sillery in 1760, and was made a lieutenant. A half-pay British officer, he was residing near St. John, Canada, when the American Revolution broke out. He furnished supplies to Montgomery's troops, and afterwards became an efficient officer in the Continental army. His property was destroyed by the British. In June, 1781, he was made a brigadier-general. He and his two brothers emigrated to Vermont after the war. He died in Troy, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1803.
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