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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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dical and surgical appliances, extra hospital clothing and bedding, and various other articles not issued by Government, and employs additional nurses and dressers. 3. The Commission prints and circulates among the volunteers (both officers and men) rules to be observed in regard to sanitary points, and advice as to the means of preserving health while in the field. It is in the daily receipt of stores of various kinds, clothing, bedding, &c., which are distributed from its office in Washington. Funds are required to meet the expenses of their transportation and storage. For means to carry out these objects the Commission relies wholly on the liberality of the community. It does not apply to Government for funds, because its moral influence and power of usefulness would be destroyed by any real or supposed connection with political agencies; and also, because it could not expect to obtain from Government means sufficient for the work it has undertaken. Geo. T. Strong, Tre
taken at Fort Hatteras discloses the fact that the commanding officers there have been three months standing in the same relation to the general staff of the army, as, it is notorious, several of our general officers have stood to the staff in Washington Lieut. Sharpe, another prisoner, is a citizen of Norfolk. He, like Mr. Barron, wore the United States naval uniform. Other than these, I believe that none of the prisoners have ever been officers of the regular army or navy establishment, thoed strength of our coast defences amounted to. What does the entrance of the Yankees into our waters amount to? It amounts to this: The whole of the eastern part of the State is now exposed to the ravages of the merciless vandals. Newbern, Washington, Plymouth, Edenton, Hertford, Elizabeth City, are all now exposed, besides the whole of the adjacent country. The strength of the Yankee forces already landed is not definitely known. It is supposed to be about eight thousand men. Our State
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 11. intelligence to the enemy. (search)
Doc. 11. intelligence to the enemy. war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, August 26, 1861. By the fifty-seventh article of the act of Congress entitled An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States, approved April 10, 1806, holding correspondence with or giving intelligence to the enemy, either directly or indirectly, is made punishable by death, or such other punishment as shall be ordered by the sentence of a court-martial. Public safety requires strict enforcement of this article. It is therefore ordered that all correspondence and communication, verbally or by writing, printing, or telegraphing, respecting operations of the army, or military movements on land or water, or respecting the troops, camps, arsenals, intrenchments, or military affairs, within the several military districts, by which intelligence shall be, directly or indirectly, given to the enemy, without the authority and sanction of the Ge
arnest desire to avert from their peaceful homes the horrors of war, I urge the removal from the limits of Kentucky of the military force now organized and in camp within the State. If such action as is hereby urged be promptly taken, I firmly believe the peace of the people of Kentucky will be preserved, and the horrors of a bloody war will be averted from a people now peaceful and tranquil. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, B. Magoffin. Reply of the President. Washington, August 24, 1861. To his Excellency B. Magoffin, Governor of the State of Kentucky: sir: Your letter of the 19th instant, in which you urge the removal from the limits of Kentucky of the military force now organized and in camp, within that State, is received. I may not possess full and precisely accurate knowledge upon this subject: but I believe it is true that there is a military force in camp within Kentucky, acting by authority of the United States, which force is not very large
laimed by the most despotic ruler in Europe — a usurpation which nothing could justify or excuse; a usurpation which outlaws the contemptible tyrant who thus would reduce to a slavery worse and more abject than that which prevails on Southern plantations the white free men of a sovereign State; a usurpation which, authorized, sanctioned, and approved as it is by the President, must open the eyes of the people of the entire country and the whole world to the designs of the Administration at Washington to crush out the last vestige of free government here, and establish in its stead an absolutism more despotic and as irresponsible as that of Turkey. We have said that there is no difficulty in the discussion raised by the question of martial law, considered as an abstract proposition. It is only the practical relations of the subject which present legitimate points of dispute, and this arises from the very nature of the circumstances which give to martial law at once its origin and so
s occasioned by it, were the people of the United States in a better condition to sustain a great contest than now. Under these favoring circumstances and for these grand objects, I shall, in pursuance of the act of Congress, cause books of subscription to be opened as speedily as practicable in the several cities and principal towns of the United States, in order that all citizens who desire to subscribe to the loan may have the opportunity of doing so. Meanwhile those who prefer that course can remit any sum which they may desire to invest in the loan to the Treasurer of the United States at Washington, or to either of the Assistant Treasurers at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or St. Louis, or to the Depositary at Cincinnati, whose certificates will entitle the holders to Treasury notes on the terms already stated. The patriotism of the people, it is not to be doubted, will promptly respond to the liberal wisdom of their representatives. S. P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury.
rd the departing stranger. When some fifteen miles from Washington we had a fine view of Fort Washington, with its vigilanter portion of the bluff. About twenty-five miles from Washington, and in the vicinity of Crane Island, the river is very s masks in a natural way. When thirty-five miles from Washington we passed a portion of the Potomac flotilla of the Unitein sight of Acquia Creek, which is forty-five miles from Washington. In approaching this place, the Virginia shore, which rally served as a ferry-boat to convey passengers between Washington and the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad, is now linwithout further interruption. When seventy miles from Washington and twenty miles from Acquia Creek we got abreast of Matssed the Government transport City of New York, bound to Washington with supplies. As we approached Blackstone lighthouse, ninety miles from Washington, we came in sight of a large number of trading vessels, heading up stream, and in all instances
of a new inspiration. And whatever misfortune, if misfortune should come, might befall our flag or our arms, either at Washington, or Baltimore, or Philadelphia, or New York, we of New England will rally behind the Berkshire Hill and make the Switzehe rampart of our liberties. (Cries of Bravo, and tremendous cheering.) But neither in New York, nor Philadelphia, nor Washington, will our armies suffer defeat. We went down to Bull Run, as I had the honor to remark in conversation with a gentlemaed, and ably commanded, the men knowing who their commanders are. And we will not be content much longer with defending Washington under the walls of the Capitol nor on the banks of the Potomac. (Applause.) Washington shall be defended at CharlestonWashington shall be defended at Charleston, South Carolina; at Savannah, Georgia; at the city of New Orleans, and all the way up the Mississippi. (Great applause.) The Union men of the South shall be liberated by the arms of the men of the North and the West; and all men capable of bearing
om Manassas, and have a strong position. Report frequently, so that when they are pushed, Gorman can come up on their flank. Yours respectfully and truly, Charles P. Stone, Brigadier-General Commanding. Lieutenant Adams' report. Washington, Oct. 28, 1861. General Barry, Chief of Artillery: sir: Agreeably to your instructions, I give below a correct report of the circumstances connected with the recent battle near Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861. The left section of Battery . I shall endeavor to write at greater length by the next mail. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Lieut.-Col. Corn. 20th Reg. Mass. Vol General McClellan's order. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Washington, October 25, 1861. The Major-General commanding the Army of the Potomac desires to offer his thanks, and to express his admiration of their conduct, to the officers and men of the detachments of the Fifteenth and Twentieth Massachusetts, Fir
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
ion, Port Royal, S. C., Nov. 8, 1861. To the Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.: sir: I have the honor to report that the force under my command embar T. W. Sherman, Brigadier-General Commanding. Adjutant-General U. S. A., Washington, D. C. Commodore Dupont's reports. flag-ship Wabash, off Hilton head, Prt Royal harbor, November 6, 1861. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington: sir: The Government having determined to seize and occupy one or more imprt Royal harbor, Nov. 8, 1861. The Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington: sir: I have the honor to inform you that yesterday I attacked the batteri Atlantic Squadron. Letter of the Secretary of war. Navy Department, Washington, Nov. 16. sir: It is with no ordinary emotion that I tender to you and youhe Pocahontas. The subjoined private letter was addressed to his father in Washington, by a non-commissioned officer on board the United States steamer Pocahontas,
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