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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 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. 963 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 742 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 694 24 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 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. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 410 4 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
to political and social domination in the Republic. Disunion was openly and widely talked of in Virginia, as a necessary conservator of State supremacy, during Washington's first term as President of the United States, and became more and more a concrete political dogma. It was because of the prevalence of this dangerous and unpune. In the mean time some of the leading Southern Congressmen, among whom were Robert Toombs, of Georgia, and other conspirators, had issued an address from Washington City, urging that the Richmond Convention should refrain from all important action, and adjourn to Baltimore, and there, re-entering the regular Convention, if poseclined the nomination, when the National Committee substituted Herschel V. Johnson, of Georgia. The National Committee assembled at the National Hotel, in Washington City, on the 25th of June. In it all the States were represented, excepting Delaware, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Oregon. On the evening of the 23d, the Conv
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
ce, as we have observed, in Virginia, during Washington's Administration, that it drew from him his ation between himself and Mr. Calhoun, in Washington City, in the winter of 1812:--You in the Southched, at the head of twenty thousand men, to Washington, taken possession of the Capitol, and prevene of Representatives, in a public speech, at Washington, that President Buchanan was pledged to sece of the latter. From his official desk at Washington, Cobb wrote December 6, 1860. an inflammatof the Charleston Mercury, as follows:-- Washington, Nov. 1, 1860. dear Rhett: I received youd by day. He wrote from his official desk at Washington, as early as the 20th of November:--My allegin treasonable schemes, dating his letter at Washington, House of Representatives, September 2, 1850o-thirds of the clerks in the Departments at Washington had been taken from the Slave-labor States, ietor, of the United States Telegraph, at Washington City. At about the same time (1836), a novel [1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
d perplexing doubts and fears, and the Free-labor States were looking on in amazement at the madness of their colleagues, who were preparing to resist the power of the Constitution and laws of the land, the Thirty-Sixth Congress assembled at Washington City. It began its second and last session at the Capitol, on Monday, the 3d of December, 1860. It was on a bright and beautiful morning; and as the eye looked out from the western front of the Capitol upon the city below, the winding Potomac a 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 President to preserve the Union, I hope he will command my services. It will never do for him or you to leave Washington without every star in this Union in its place. Therefore, no time should be lost in adopting measures to defeat those who are conspiring against the Union. Hesitation or delay may be no less fatal to the Union than to the President, or your ow
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)
signing of the Ordinance, 106. Commissioners to Washington appointed, 109. addresses and Declaration, 109-1 had struck to the floor in the Senate Chamber at Washington with a bludgeon, with murderous intent (and who, e Convention; that Commissioners would be sent to Washington to treat on the terms of separation; that the demen from the Cotton-producing States, when he left Washington, was to take South Carolina out of the Union instantly. Now, Sir, he said, when the news reaches Washington that we have met here, that a panic arose about a ople, and that they had sources of information at Washington (the traitorous Secretary of War?) which made it onal Constitution; also, to send Commissioners to Washington to negotiate for the cession of the property of tms, and James L. Orr, Commissioners to proceed to Washington, to treat for the possession of the National proptrate of the nation, then sitting in the chair of Washington and Jackson; but their hearts were amazingly stre
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)
an three months later, he left his office at Washington, hastened to Montgomery, Alabama, the HeadquNotwithstanding the apathy, as it seemed, at Washington, and the assurances sent from there that the of the Charleston journals made pictorial Washington Light Infantry. by the insignias of variousers for meetings, day after day, such as the Washington Light Artillery, the Palmetto Guard, the Carad summoned Colonel Huger, of Charleston, to Washington, for the real purpose, no doubt, of arrangin, written by himself, II. 622. He went to Washington City on the 12th of December, and on the folloommissioners had been appointed to repair to Washington, to demand the surrender of the. forts in Chaction until their commissioners return from Washington; or, if assured by the nature of the debatesrs, and on that she journeyed comfortably to Washington. She was insensible when she arrived at Wilyal, at once reported themselves for duty at Washington. This was the beginning of the defection of[4 more...]
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)
hrough her representatives, will reappear in Washington, in a character that will test the virtue of the secessionists, told Joseph C. Lewis, of Washington, while under the half-finished dome of the Coo quick for him. Autograph letter, dated Washington, December 22, 1860. He then urged the seizurter by the garrison of Fort Moultrie reached Washington, and produced the greatest consternation amo Gerolt, and other foreign ministers then in Washington. That dream, however, assumed the charactertween the Commonwealth and the Government at Washington. They also furnished him with a copy of theed there but five hours, when he returned to Washington, and his report was the theme of a stormy anfor him to do at Charleston, and he left for Washington the next morning. His agency went no furthestrict of Columbia, and the concentration at Washington of a few companies of artillery, under the cthe authorities to cash any more drafts from Washington. This dishonest order plagued Governor Pi[22 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
opinion [at a conference of conspirators in Washington] that if we left here, force, loan, and volueston had already sent their resignations to Washington, and they were accepted before the Governmenors Mallory and Yulee, then in the Senate at Washington, commissioners to treat with the National Gobeen the chief manager, while at home and in Washington, of a system of subtle terrorism, by which a and inflammatory rumors, manufactured in Washington City for the especial occasion. To be candid,e recent campaign. The fault has been at Washington City; from that cesspool have emanated all theber, 1860. Toombs, who had lately arrived in Washington, telegraphed an address to the people of Geoof Toombs and others, at Fort Pulaski. Washington, ordered the seizure of the coast defenses mn, and other representatives of the State at Washington, the Governor sent military expeditions fromouisiana, was addressed, from the Capitol at Washington, To the Convention of the State of Louisiana[4 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)
c. In the day-dreams of the politicians, Washington City appeared as a deserted capital (for the soposition, and by the waning hope of seizing Washington, that they took measures to precipitate the ption. Governor Hicks died suddenly at Washington City, on the morning of the 13th of February, ary, February 13, 1861. he telegraphed from Washington:--There is no chance for Crittenden's proposelegates to the Peace Congress to meet at Washington City. Such was the attitude of Kentucky at thort of the Government, first in defending Washington City from seizure by the insurgents, within anof his staff (Lieutenant-Colonel Ritchie) to Washington, to consult with General Scott and other offand forward it to Congress. It was taken to Washington early in February, with forty thousand nameshis great name. A dinner was prepared at Washington City, on the birthday of Jefferson, professedlvisional Government should be established at Washington to receive the power of the outgoing Preside[4 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
the South, who formerly represented his State in the popular branch of Congress, and was then temporarily sojourning in Washington. National Intelligencer, January 9, 1861. He charged that a caucus was held on the preceding Saturday night Januaryges were sustained by an electrograph, which appeared in the Charleston Mercury on the 7th, January, 1861. dated at Washington City on the 6th. --The Senators, it said, from those of the Southern States which have called conventions of the peoptution, alterations which impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. Washington's Farewell Address to his Countrymen.--I most cheerfully accord to the Senator from Kentucky purity of motive and patrihe Senate Chamber were crowded with Benjamin's sympathizers, who then filled the public offices and society at large in Washington. They greeted the closing sentences of this speech with the wildest shouts and other vehement demonstrations, which Br
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
Assembling of the Peace Convention at Washington City, 235. Sincerity of the Virginia politicinference, assembled in Willard's Hall, in Washington City, a large room in a building originally ertes, that their body convened in the city of Washington on the 4th instant, and continued in session alluded to. The following is a copy:-- Washington, February 22, 1861. my dear Sir:--I foundthe parade. The day is the anniversary of Washington's birth — a festive occasion throughout the hich now link together the various parts. Washington's Farewell Address to his countrymen. One day when the Peace Convention assembled at Washington to deliberate upon plans for preserving the rchives of the Confederate Government, at Washington City. It was discussed that day and a part of rchives of the Confederate Government, at Washington City. The Committee finally made an elaborate of the President of the United States, at Washington City, being white, has always been better know[4 more...]
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