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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
f the Confederacy, and having around its margin the words, Confederate States of America, 22D Feb., 1862, with the following motto: Deo Vindice, --God, the protector, defender, deliverer, or ruler. This was adopted by both Houses, and then it was proposed to send some one through the lines to New York, to procure an engraving of the same on brass and steel. This was objected to, and the commission was finally given to an engraver in England. The writer was informed by Mr. Davis, of Wilmington, N. C., the Confederate Attorney-General, that the engraving was not completed in time for use. It had just arrived at Richmond when the evacuation of that city occurred, in April, 1865, and no impression from it was ever made. That pretended Government never had an insignia of sovereignty. None of its officers ever bore a commission with its seal; and the writer was informed that many officers of high rank in the Confederate army never received a commission. Proposed Confederate State se
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
e thus received hospitality from the Confederates in the capacity of a destitute stranger. They do not in anyway receive him officially, and it does not suit the policy of either party to be identified with one another. He told the generals that if Grant was severely beaten in Mississippi by Johnston, he did not think the war could be continued on its present great scale. --Three Months in the Southern States, page 137. Disappointed and disgusted, he soon left their society, escaped from Wilmington, and sailed to Nassau in a blockaderunner, and finally found his way to Canada, where he enjoyed congenial society among his refugee friends from the Confederate States, with whom he was in sympathy. Meanwhile, the Democratic Convention of Ohio had nominated him for Governor. The arrest of Vallandigham produced intense excitement throughout the country, and its wisdom and lawfulness were questioned by a few of the friends of the Government. When the news of his conviction and sentence
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
ied by two wooden gun-boats of Tattnall's Mosquito Fleet, which were intended to tow up to Savannah the captured monitors. After the battle, the Atlanta was to proceed to sea, and destroy or disperse the blockading squadrons off Charleston and Wilmington. She was provided with instruments, and with stores of every kind for a long cruise, especially of choice liquors. No one among the Confederates doubted her invincibility. The gun-boats that accompanied her were crowded with people from Savaar. The Atlanta made another of the list of Confederate iron-clads which the Nationals had recently captured or destroyed. In that brief space of fifteen minutes, the glowing visions of ruin to the National Navy, the raising of the blockade of Wilmington, Charleston, and Mobile, and the speedy recognition of the Confederacy as a nation by Great Britain and France, which the Conspirators and their friends had indulged when contemplating the Atlanta, faded away. Instead of raiding up the Atlanti
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
ue was $1,854,958. soon after the destruction of the Alabama, measures were taken for further diminishing the aid continually given to the Confederates through British vessels, by closing against the blockade-runners the ports of Mobile and Wilmington, the only ones now remaining open to them. These, having double entrances, made it difficult for blockading squadrons to prevent the swift, light-draft vessels used for running the blockade, see page 812, volume II. from slipping in with vabeen made in his gigantic task of conquering a free people. Then he tried to assure the Congress with. the old story, which nobody believed, that the Government would soon be exhausted of men and money. Not the fall of Richmond, he said, nor Wilmington, nor Charleston, nor Savannah, nor Mobile, nor all combined, can save the enemy from the constant and exhaustive drain of blood and treasure which must continue until he shall discover that no peace is attainable unless. based on the recogniti
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
forts of the Government to close the port of Wilmington, on the Cape Fear River, against blockade-rue sea, almost thirty miles below the city of Wilmington. These defenses consisted of Fort Fisher,it out. Mr. Kidder's plan was as follows: Wilmington is thirty miles from the sea, by the Cape Feat Masonboroa Inlet, and marched directly on Wilmington. It was known that there were no defenses b navy could enter the river, and the port of Wilmington would be sealed. General Butler was furthermy at Petersburg and sent for the defense of Wilmington, and that two, brigades were then within twoufficient measures to meet and frustrate it. Wilmington was denuded of troops and the army was waitimond, Petersburg, Weldon, and Goldsboroa, to Wilmington, on the Cape Fear River, where, in the famillanded at Fort Anderson, fifteen miles below Wilmington, and visited the ruins of Brunswick Church, lume II. Early the following morning I left Wilmington, and journeyed into the interior by railway,[19 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
the Fort. 489. preparations for attacking Wilmington, 490. a large force at Fort Fisher, 491. cithville and Reeves's Point, and fled toward Wilmington. The triumph of the army and navy was now cer, about half-way between Fort. Fisher and Wilmington, and had cast up a line of intrenchments acr Schofield to move on Goldsboroa either from Wilmington (if he should capture it), or from New Bernehe Brunswick River to Eagle Island, opposite Wilmington, on Confederate pontoons, near the site of t The Confederates had lost in the defense of Wilmington, after Schofield began his march upon it, abart would permit, the Confederates abandoned Wilmington, and on the following morning Feb. 22. Scofal Schofield the same day. Before leaving Wilmington, Schofield prepared a dispatch, in cipher, feived the cipher dispatch from Schofield, at Wilmington, already mentioned. See note 1, page 493. ascending the Cape Fear River, arrived from Wilmington, with intelligence of what had occurred ther[15 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
Valley, from Harper's Ferry to Staunton, and bearing the honors of a major-general in the regular Army. see page 372. Grant held the besieging forces in comparative quiet during the winter of 1864-65, their chief business being to keep Lee from moving, while Sherman, Thomas, and Canby were making their important conquests in accordance with the comprehensive plan of campaign of the General-in-chief. To this business those forces were specially directed, when the operations against Wilmington, and Sherman's approach to the coast and his March through the Carolinas, were going on, for it was well known that the Conspirators were contemplating a transfer of both the Confederate Government and Lee's Army to the cotton States, where that of Johnston and all the other forces might be concentrated. No doubt this would have been ordered by Davis before it was evidently too late, had not the politicians of Virginia clamored loudly against the abandonment of that State, and the almost
ss, battle of the, 3.298-3.303; visit of the author to the battle-field of the, 3.811. Wilkes, Captain, Charles, his seizure of Mason and Slidell on the Trent, 2.154; his action approved by the Secretary of the Navy and by Congress, 2.156; President Lincoln's opinion, 2.156; English press on the conduct of, 2.158. William Aikin, revenue cutter, surrendered to Charleston insurgents, 1.138. Williamsburg, battle of, 2.379. Williams, Gen., killed at battle of Baton Rouge, 2.529. Wilmington, military and naval operations against, 3.473-3.480, 484-492. Wilson, Gen., his expedition through Alabama and into Georgia, 3.514-3.521. Wilson's Creek, Mo., battle of, 2.49. Winan's Steam Gun, i. 440. Winchester, skirmish at between troops of Jackson and Shields, 2.369; battle at, and Banks's retreat from, 2.393; Gen. Milroy compelled to evacuate by Ewell, 3.51; battle of, 3.365; defeat of Gen. Crook by Early near, 3.348. Winder, Gen. John H., Confederate commissary-genera