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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 1 Browse Search
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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 18 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 18 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 11 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
signs against the prisoners, was governed by the most humane considerations. Your question might, with much more point, be retorted by asking, why were Southern prisoners taken in the dead of winter with their thin clothing to Camp Douglas, Rock Island and Johnson's Island-icy regions of the North--where it is a notorious fact that many of them actually froze to death? As far as mortuary returns afford evidence of the general treatment of prisoners on both sides, the figures show nothing kindness of Judge Watson, to inspect. It was in the hands of the printer in Richmond when the memorable fire occured, at the time of its evacuation in April, 1865, and was unfortunately consumed in the great conflagration. But Camp Douglas, Rock Island, Johnson's Island, Elmira, Fort Delaware, and other Federal prisons, could they find a tongue, would tell a tale of horror that should forever silence all clamor about Libby Prison and Belle Isle and Andersonville. At Fort Delaware the misrul
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Colonel D. T. Chandler, (search)
is by no means exhausted, and we shall take up the subject again in our next issue. We propose to discuss still further the question of exchange, and then to pass to a consideration of the treatment of Confederate prisoners by the Federal authorities. We ask that any of our friends who have material illustrating any branch of this subject will forward it to us at once. We have a number of diaries of prison life by Confederates who did not find Elmira, Johnson's Island, Fort Delaware, Rock Island, Camp Douglas, Camp Chase, &c., quite so pleasant as Mr. Blaine's rose-colored picture of Northern prisons would make it appear. And we have also strong testimony from Federal soldiers and citizens of the North as to the truth of our version of the prison question. But we would be glad to receive further statements bearing on this. whole question, as we desire to prepare for the future historian the fullest possible material for the vindication of our slandered people. To those who
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
the time grew worse; were finally taken to Rock Island, where he had no blanket, was stinted in fuons were then read, and we were dismissed. Rock Island is in the Mississippi river, about fifteen ew Orleans, connected with the city of Rock Island, Illinois, on the East, and the city of Davenporsferred were officers originally brought to Rock Island, but afterwards sent to Johnson's Island orof the oil regions of Pennsylvania, came to Rock Island with authority from the President of the Un represented in the war by the prisoners of Rock Island. If the report be true, Judge Petty struck oil at Rock Island for 1,797 times $200, or $359,400. Until June 1st, 1864, no reasonable compl The wretched condition of the prisoners at Rock Island was well known to the citizens of Rock Islaion and suffering of the Rebel prisoners at Rock Island is a source of agony to every heart not absPioche, Nevada, one of the Federal guard at Rock Island, which is a strong confirmation of the abov[2 more...]
nd plans. anecdotes of him. quarrels about the site of Rock Island village. Black Hawk's conspiracy. Lieutenant Johnston'how, at such a time, with only three men, he passed from Rock Island to Chicago without molestation, and with only a single toundary of Illinois, with their most populous village at Rock Island. Other tribes of Algonquin or Dakota descent-Chippewnes River; and Black Hawk, chief of the Sac village near Rock Island. Each had risen to his position by courage and talents.ge of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers and Fort Armstrong at Rock Island, and the companies of the Sixth Regiment at Jefferson Baow water, and, going on board again next day, arrived at Rock Island on the 12th. April 13th.-Black Hawk's band was reported to join the Prophet; that his engagement was to give up Rock Island village; and that there was no engagement not to join th of the Mississippi, within a hundred and fifty miles of Rock Island, for which the British band contended, now supports an i
other remark; but the rebuke silenced Lieutenant--, and, vulgar as he was, he hung his, head in shame and confusion. I never knew a man who could give a rebuke with more crushing effect than Albert Sidney Johnston. His power of rebuke lay in his serenity and benignity. It was clearly seen that it was the sentiment, not the person, that was condemned. General Atkinson dropped down the river to Prairie du Chien, on August 3d; and, having delayed there until the 25th, proceeded to Rock Island. In consequence of the movement of cholera-infected troops from Chicago to that point the pestilence broke out there, and carried off a number of victims. Lieutenant Johnston was attacked, but recovered after severe suffering. Lying upon the floor, he was wrapped in heavy blankets, drenched with vinegar and salt, and then dosed with brandy and Cayenne pepper; the Faculty must decide whether he recovered in consequence or in spite of the treatment. The doctors yet disagree as to the mo
field friends Lincoln, even after his elevation to the Presidency, always had an eye out for his friends, as the following letters will abundantly prove: Executive mansion, Washington, April 20, 1864. Calvin Truesdale, Esq. Postmaster, Rock Island, Ill.: Thomas J. Pickett, late agent of the Quartermaster's Department for the Island of Rock Island, has been removed or suspended from that position on a charge of having sold timber and stone from the island for his private benefit. Mr. PiRock Island, has been removed or suspended from that position on a charge of having sold timber and stone from the island for his private benefit. Mr. Pickett is an old acquaintance and friend of mine, and I will thank you, if you will, to set a day or days and place on and at which to take testimony on the point. Notify Mr. Pickett and one J. B. Danforth (who as I understand makes the charge) to be present with their witnesses. Take the testimony in writing offered by both sides, and report it in ful to me. Please do this for me. Yours truly, A. Lincoln. The man Pickett was formerly the editor of a newspaper in northern Illinois, a
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 11: (search)
on by his own jocular disposition into forgetfulness of the passing of time. The newspaper correspondents-friends and foes-came and went at their pleasure. There was nothing going on that they were not permitted to know all about; hence they could not in conscience write anything disagreeable or indulge in criticism. Colonel Clark E. Carr, of Galesburg, Illinois; General T. O. Osborne, of Chicago; General Thomas Scott; General Berry; Colonel William L. Distin; Colonel Beardsley, of Rock Island; Judge R. S. Tuthill; Colonel E. S. McCook; Colonel R. N. Pearson; Colonel Rowett S. D. Phelps; Cadet Taylor; General Shaffer; Captain Isaac Clements; and a host of others were in and out continually, doing far more effective work in influencing voters than if they had adopted the methods that are said to have been in vogue in later years. It was a new feature in politics, and I can not refrain, egotistical as it may seem, from incorporating the report of one of the correspondents in the
,000 acres of land of unsurpassed fertility, extending from the upper end of Rock Island, from latitude 41° 15‘ to latitude 43° 15‘ on the Mississippi River. Mr.red, as if planted to embellish the scene. In the front of the landscape is Rock Island, on the southern point of which is Fort Armstrong. A slight stirring of law of the general, named St. Vrain, who was agent for the Sacs and Foxes at Rock Island, was murdered by the Indians, some forty miles east of Galena. The generalhad ordered six companies of United States troops from Jefferson Barracks to Rock Island, and four from Prairie du Chien, and did not deem any greater force necessary. On the 7th of June, 1831, General Gaines held a council on Rock Island. Black Hawk and his band, in full panoply of war, singing their war-songs, to show theaid, many years afterward: It was in consequence of the council held at Rock Island that Black Hawk went to the west side of the Mississippi. When, in 1832, he<
awk campaign occurred in 1832, and Colonel Taylor, with the greater part of his regiment, joined the army commanded by General Atkinson, and with it moved from Rock Island up the valley of Rock River, following after Black Hawk, who had gone to make a junction with the Pottowatomie band of the Prophet, a nephew of Black Hawk. efeated, dispersed, and the campaign ended. In the meantime General Scott, with troops from the east, took chief command and established his headquarters at Rock Island. Thither General Atkinson went with the regular troops, except that part of the First Infantry which constituted the garrison of Fort Crawford, with these Colsixty in number, were sent down to Jefferson Barracks under Lieutenant Davis's care, where they were heavily ironed. The cholera was prevailing at that time at Rock Island, and on the boat two of the captive Indians were seized with it, and suffered intensely. Lieutenant Davis did all he could for them, unavailingly. The suffere
represent to the imperial authorities the expediency of sending six or eight regiments of the line for the protection of the frontier. The Palmetto Guard, Marion Artillery, and German Artillery returned from Morris' Island to Charleston, S. C. Their brave and noble actions during the bombardment of Fort Sumter are not forgotten, we can assure them, but will ever live in grateful remembrance. --(Doc. 121.)--Charleston News, May 1. A United States Armory is to be established at Rock Island, Ill., in the place of the one destroyed at Harper's Ferry.--N. Y. Tribune, April 30. The Twenty-Eighth Regiment N. Y. S. M., composed of the best class of Germans, and commanded by Colonel Bennett, left Brooklyn, N. Y., for the seat of war. At 11 o'clock the last farewell w.as said; the Regiment formed, about 800 men, and headed by Meyers' Band and a corps of drummers and fifers, they marched through Myrtle avenue and Fulton street to Fulton Ferry, where they embarked on board the ferr
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