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commanders to interfere for the restoration of fugitives; the United States government had refused to agree to an exchange of prisoners, and suffered those we had captured to languish in captivity; it had falsely represented us in every court of Europe, to defeat our efforts to obtain a recognition from foreign powers; it had seized a portion of the members of the legislature of one state and confined them in a distant military prison, because they were thought merely to sympathize with us, thould be guilty of a breach of the law of his own country, he could not be treated as a pirate, and those who treated him as a pirate would be guilty of murder. The appearance of this little fleet on the ocean made it necessary for the powers of Europe immediately to define their position relative to the contending powers. Great Britain, adopting a position of neutrality, and recognizing both as belligerents, interdicted the armed ships and privateers of both from carrying prizes into the wate
ces to be victorious on the north side of the Chickahominy; meanwhile the small force on the entrenched line south of the Chickahominy should hold the left of the enemy in check. I pointed out to him that our force and entrenched line between that left flank and Richmond was too weak for a protracted resistance, and if McClellan was the man I took him for when I nominated him for promotion in a new regiment of cavalry, and subsequently selected him for one of the military commission sent to Europe during the War of the Crimea, as soon as he found that the bulk of our army was on the north side of the Chickahominy, he would not stop to try conclusions with it there, but would immediately move upon his objective point, the city of Richmond. If, on the other hand, he should behave like an engineer officer, and deem it his first duty to protect his line of communication, I thought the plan proposed was not only the best, but would be a success. Something of his old esprit de corps manif
lure of the proposition three hundred thousand more men called for declarations of the antislavery press the watchword adopted memorial of so-called Christians to the President reply of President Lincoln issue of the proclamation of emancipation the military necessity asserted the consummation verbally reached declarations by the United States government of what it intended to do true nature of the party Unveiled vindication of the sagacity of the Southern people declarations to European cabinets object of these declarations the boast of Mr. Lincoln calmly considered. The attention of the reader is now invited to a series of usurpations in which the President of the United States was the principal actor. On March 6, 1862, he began a direct and unconstitutional interference with slavery by sending a message to Congress recommending the adoption of a resolution which should declare that the United States ought to cooperate with any state which might adopt the gradual ab
s victims efforts made for its defense by the Navy Department construction of the Mississippi. New Orleans was the most important commercial port in the Confederacy, being the natural outlet of the Mississippi valley, as well to the ports of Europe as to those of Central and South America. It was the depot which, at an early period, had led to controversies with Spain, and its importance to the interior had been a main inducement to the purchase of Louisiana. It had become before 1861 the officers to New Orleans, with instructions to purchase steamers and fit them for war purposes. Officers were also sent to the North to purchase vessels suited to such uses, and in the ensuing May an agent was dispatched to Canada and another to Europe for like objects; in April, 1861, contracts were made with foundries at Richmond and New Orleans to make guns for the defense of New Orleans. On May 8, 1861, the Secretary of the Navy communicated at some length to the Committee on Naval Affairs
he hospitable port of Bahia. The Confederate was taken to Hampton Roads. Brazil instantly demanded her restoration intact to her late anchorage in Bahia. Lincoln was confronted by a protest from the different representatives of the courts of Europe, denouncing this extraordinary breach of national neutrality, which placed the government of the United States in a most unenviable position. Seward, with his usual diplomatic insincerity and Machiavellianism, characteristically prevaricated, whng been constructed as a passenger vessel, and mainly with reference to speed and the light draught suited to the navigation of the Southern harbors, she was quite too frail for war purposes and too slightly armed for combat. On her passage to Europe and back, she nevertheless destroyed two merchantmen. Nearing the harbor on her return voyage, she found it blockaded, and a heavy vessel lying close on her track. Her daring commander headed directly for the vessel, and ran so close under her
Chapter 31: Naval affairs, concluded excitement in the Northern States on the appearance of our cruisers failure of the enemy to protect their commerce appeal to Europe not to help the so-called pirates Seeks iron-plated vessels in England statement of Lord Russell duty of neutrals position taken by President Washington letter of Jefferson contracts sought by United States government Adams asserts British neutrality violated reply of Lord Russell rejoinder of Seward dutf the war, sought to contract for the construction of iron-plated vessels in the ports of England, which were to be delivered fully armed and equipped to her. To this it may be added that her armies were recruited from almost all the countries of Europe, down almost to the last month of the war; a portion of their arms were of foreign manufacture, as well as the munitions of war; a large number of the sailors of her fleets came from the seaports of Great Britain and Germany; in a word, whatever
Chapter 36: Efforts of the enemy to obtain our cotton demands of European manufacturers thousands of Operatives resorting to the poor rates complaint of her Majesty's Secretary of state letter of Seward promise to open all channels effectually to plunder us of a large portion of our crop of cotton, and secure its transportation to the manufacturers of Europe. The foreign necessity for our cotton is represented in these words of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affated. It has been stated elsewhere in these pages that it became apparent that by some understanding, express or tact, Europe had decided to leave the initiative in all actions touching the contest on this continent to the two powers just named [G of President Lincoln. It is scarcely credible that that government, at so early a day, foresaw the pressing demand from Europe for cotton which would ensue a year later. Yet it would seem that we must suppose such to have been its foresight, or el
ourse between nations our action mistake of European nations: following the example of England ands injury to the Confederacy by the policy of European powers relative to the blockade the Paris co remaining states of the Union, and threatened Europe with manifestations of its displeasure if it s manifest that the course of action adopted by Europe, while based on an apparent refusal to determiice was rendered to the Confederacy by neutral Europe, and undue advantage conferred on the aggressom our grasp by the combined action of neutral European powers, in favor of a power which professes oe official language), the five great powers of Europe, together with Sardinia and Turkey, adopted intently violated by the United States. Neutral Europe received our remonstrances, and submitted in ae the anxiety and sympathy of the Emperor; but Europe also had suffered in one of the principal branowers to the two great maritime nations of Western Europe, and that the governments of these two nat[16 more...]
. It had therefore taken him more than a month to reach the south side of the James. In his campaign he had sacrificed a hecatomb of men, a vast amount of artillery, small arms, munitions of war, and supplies, to reach a position to which McClellan had already demonstrated there was an easy and inexpensive route. It is true that the Confederate army had suffered severely, and though the loss was comparatively small to that of its opponents, it could not be repaired, as his might be, from the larger population and his facility for recruiting in Europe. To those who can approve the policy of attrition without reference to the number of lives it might cost, this may seem justifiable, but it can hardly be regarded as generalship, or be offered to military students as an example worthy of imitation. After an unsuccessful attempt, by a surprise, to capture Petersburg, General Grant concentrated his army south of the Appomattox River and commenced the operations to be related hereafter.
his general remarks; on the latter point, for the reason stated, the inequality of his responsibility and mine, I preferred to have no discussion. The only difficulty which he spoke of as insurmountable was that of existing engagements between European powers and the Confederate States. This point, when referred to a second time as the dreaded obstacle to a secret treaty which would terminate the war, was met by me with a statement that we had now no such complication, were free to act as to which occurred. This enabled Seward to give his own version of it in a dispatch to the United States Minister to the French government, which was calculated to create distrust of, if not hostility to, the Confederacy on the part of the power in Europe most effectively favoring our recognition. Why Lincoln changed his purpose and, instead of receiving the commissioners at Washington, met them at Hampton Roads, I cannot, of course, explain. Several causes may be conjecturally assigned. The
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