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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 272 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 122 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. 100 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 90 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 84 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 82 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 II. 82 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 74 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion 70 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 70 0 Browse Search
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that the free white population of the State will be adopted as the basis of representation in the popular branch of the Legislature — indeed, it cannot be popular without it; but perhaps the Senate may be apportioned according to federal numbers, in which three-fifths of the slaves are counted. If the latter may stand as a peace-offering to the departing power of the old lights, we would let them have it — in a few years, under a liberal Constitution, the free population of middle and western Virginia will be so increased, that the power in the Senate, derived from slaves, will not be injuriously felt. And then will the tacticians, who have kept Virginia back half a century, compared with New York and Pennsylvania, disappear, and give place to practical men-then will roads and canals be made, domestic manufactures encouraged, and a free and virtuous and laborious people give wealth and power and security to the commonwealth — the old families, as they are called — persons much part
o the State. throughout both Eastern and South-Western Virginia. Even Alexandria — always, hitherto, strongly returns therefrom had been received! North-Western Virginia, including more than a third of the geographics which they regard as she does. But the west-Western Virginia--there is the rub! Only 60,000 slaves to 494,ounts the Valley (Shenandoah,) as a portion of Western Virginia. When I consider this fact, and the kind of arr. Garnett had clearly and truly foreseen that Western Virginia must necessarily constitute a formidable obstahe forty-two counties which now compose the State of West Virginia, had, in 1860, a free population of 349,642l, and well nigh a geographical, impossibility. West Virginia--but more especially that long, narrow strip, stld have consented to surrender their brethren of West Virginia to their common foes, they could not have relinqting to their own ultimate disruption and ruin. West Virginia was thus the true key-stone of the Union arch.
f antecedent opinion where — on these were designed to operate. Let him but consider that, throughout thirteen of the fifteen Slave States, no journal of any note or influence had for many years been issued which was not an ardent champion and eulogist of Slavery — that no man could be chosen to Congress from any district in those thirteen States, and none from more than two districts of the entire fifteen, who was not a facile and eager instrument of the Slave Power, even though (as in West Virginia) their inhabitants well understood that Slavery was to them a blight and a curse — that every prominent and powerful religious organization throughout the South was sternly pro-Slavery, its preachers making more account in their prelections of Ham and Onesimus than of Isaiah and John the Baptist — and he will be certain to render a judgment less hasty and more just. There were probably not a hundred white churches south of the Potomac and Ohio which would have received an avowed Abolit
g out the militia of the State to repel West Virginia. apprehended invasion from the Government, and other Rebel States. The people of West Virginia, thus summoned, in the name of their Statel demand that Secession be repudiated, and West Virginia severed from the Old Dominion. This Conve Secession. The Government, assured that Western Virginia was overwhelmingly for the Union, doubtle have completely annihilated the enemy in Western Virginia. Our loss is about thirteen killed, anf that valley, and, indeed, of nearly all Western Virginia--being Unionists — complained that the Red out the campaign in the southern part of West Virginia. In the north-east, Gen. Kelly, who helns, and munitions. By this spirited dash, West Virginia was nearly cleared of armed Rebels. Genent. Here closed the campaign of 1861 in Western Virginia, with scarcely a Rebel uniform or picket rier, &c.--which geographically pertain to West Virginia, have, either voluntarily or under duress,[10 more...]
probability, that an aristocratic conspiracy of thirty years standing, culminating in a rebellion based on an artificial property valued at Four Thousand Millions of Dollars, and wielding the resources of ten or twelve States, having nearly ten millions of people, was to be put down in sixty or ninety days by some process equivalent to reading the Riot Act to an excited mob, and sending a squad of police to disperse it. Hence, the many prisoners of war taken with arms in their hands, in West Virginia and Missouri, had, up to this time, been quite commonly permitted to go at large on taking an oath For the first year of the war, no regular list of prisoners taken by us — not even of those paroled — was kept at the War Department; hence, we fell deplorably behind in our account current with the Rebels. of fidelity to the Constitution — a process which, in their view, was about as significant and imposing as taking a glass of cider. The Government had only to call for any number of <
Congress in 1860; and these renounced their seats by open and active adhesion to the Southern Confederacy. In the Senate, the four States first named were fully represented; while Andrew Johnson was present from Tennessee, making 44 in all. Western Virginia had chosen three members at the regular State election in April, while another had been elected by a light vote, either then or subsequently, from the district lying along the Potomac, above and below Harper's Ferry. Of Representatives, 157which passed the Ordinance of Secession had assumed power to annul or suspend the law which provides that a regular election shall be held, and Members of Congress semi-annually chosen thereat, on the fourth Thursday of May; but the people of West Virginia had treated this action of the Convention as a nullity, not having been ratified by a popular vote, as the law calling the Convention required; and had elected in its despite. Congress approved and sustained this action, and Messrs. Carlile
command until the last day of October, he was practically superseded forthwith by the formation of a new military department of Washington and of north-eastern Virginia, which Gen. George B. McClellan was summoned, by telegraph, from that of Western Virginia to preside over. This change was officially announced on the 25th of July; on which day Gen. McClellan arrived at Philadelphia, and there received a most enthusiastic ovation. He proceeded next morning to Washington. Gen. McClellan founwn's regiment at Chicamicomico had resulted in more loss to them than to us. Du Pont's triumph at Port Royal had dealt a damaging blow to our foes, and inflicted signal injury on the original plotters of treason, without loss to our side. In West Virginia, the campaign was closing with the prestige of success and superiority gilding our standards, and with at least nine-tenths of the whole region securely in our hands. In Missouri, Gen. Fremont-though vehemently reproached for not advancing a
., for Vice-President, 247. Dorsey, Mr., of W. Va., favors new State, 519. Dorsheimer, Major, ed at Harper's Ferry, 292. Kanawha: see West Virginia. Kane, Judge John I., letter to from PoSecession Convention, 345. Kelley, Col., of W. Va., in command of Camp Carlile, Ohio, 520; crosseRebel forces in Virginia, 518, commands in West Virginia, 525-6. Leeman, Wm. H., killed at Harpe to 517; his Message on the proceedings in West Virginia, etc., 519. Lewinsville, Va., reoccupiele of, 187. Palsley, Daniel, Lt.-Gov. of W. Virginia, 519. Panama, the Congress at, 267-8. Nashville, 603. Tyler, Col., routed in West Virginia, 525. Tyler, Gen., at Bull Run, 539; 54ion, 479; M. R. H. Garnett on Virginia and West Virginia, 479-80; sends no delegates to the Kentucksident's Message with regard to, 557. See West Virginia, Norfolk, Bethel, Bull Run, etc. voyageown, 293; 294; 329; commands the Rebels in West Virginia, 522; 524; outranked by Floyd, etc., 525. [4 more...]