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is altogether impracticable. If the South were only one State, it might work; but as it is, if one Southern State objected to emancipation, it would nullify the whole thing; for you are aware the people of Virginia cannot vote slavery out of South Carolina, nor the people of South Carolina vote it out of Virginia. But three-fourths of the States can amend the Constitution. Let it be done in that way — in any way, so that it be done by the people. I am not a statesman or a politician, and ISouth Carolina vote it out of Virginia. But three-fourths of the States can amend the Constitution. Let it be done in that way — in any way, so that it be done by the people. I am not a statesman or a politician, and I do not know just how such a plan could be carried out;. but you get the idea — that the people shall decide the question. That the majority shall decide it, you mean. We seceded to rid ourselves of the rule of the majority, and this would subject us to it again. But the majority must rule finally, either with bullets or ballots. I am not so sure of that. Neither current events nor history shows that the majority rules, or ever did rule. The contrary, I think, is true. Why, <
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 19. the siege of Suffolk, Virginia. (search)
th of February, Lieutenant-General Longstreet was detached from Lee's army, and placed in command of the Department of Virginia, with headquarters at Petersburg; of his corps fifteen thousand were on the Blackwater, and fifteen thousand between Petersburg and the river, near the railway. This distribution enabled him to concentrate in twenty-four hours within a few miles of Suffolk, and looked threatening. Reports were circulated and letters written to the effect that Longstreet was in South Carolina and Tennessee, with all his forces, with the view of throwing me off my guard. My information was reliable, and I fully advised the department of the presence of this force, and on the fourteenth of March, Getty's division, Ninth corps, reported for duty. Early in April deserters reported troops moving to the Blackwater, that many bridges were being constructed, and that a pontoon train had arrived from Petersburg. On the sixth I was advised that General Foster was in great need
hing down the road to relieve their comrades, when a few bullets whistling through their ranks laid two or three low, and so sadly demoralized the balance that they took to the woods in great disorder. In half an hour after a superior force came down boldly, bent upon dislodging the impudent Yanks from their picket post, but at last accounts our troops were settling the dispute with leaden messengers, and the prospects of Massachusetts and Connecticut yielding to the insolent demands of South Carolina and Mississippi were not very encouraging. We still hold the position, and it is a very favorable one, commanding a fine view of the rebel line. near Atlanta, Georgia, August 2, 1864. The campaign is running to its fourth month, with scarcely a day but a large part of the command is under fire. Our losses in killed or wounded are already over a thousand, but this is no fair proportion of the losses of our army, as the fates have, as usual, put us in warm places. Will the people
orce you already have will be added about ten thousand men from South Carolina, under Major-General Gillmore, who will command them in person. as it did, Beauregard to collect his loose forces in North and South Carolina and bring them to the defence of those places. On the sixteentproposed, without delay, to break up the railroads in North and South Carolina, and join the armies operating against Richmond as soon as he cition, under General Stoneman, from East Tennessee to penetrate South Carolina well down toward Columbia, to destroy the railroads and militart on this expedition (and Sherman having passed out of the State of South Carolina), on the twenty-seventh of February I directed General Tho days since in a speech that one-half of it had been brought to South Carolina to oppose Sherman.) This being true, or even if it is not true,tgomery, and Sherman with a large army eating out the vitals of South Carolina, is all that will be wanted to leave nothing for the rebellion
his own city of Columbia, not with a malicious intent, or as the manifestations of a silly Roman stoicism, but from folly and want of sense, in filling it with lint, cotton, and tinder. Our officers and men on duty worked well to extinguish the flames; but others not on duty, including the officers who had long been imprisoned there, rescued by us, may have assisted in spreading the fire after it had once begun, and may have indulged in unconcealed joy to see the ruin of the capital of South Carolina. During the eighteenth and nineteenth, the arsenal, railroad depots machine shops, foundries, and other buildings were properly destroyed by detailed working parties, and the railroad track torn up and destroyed down to Kingsville and the Wateree bridge, and up in the direction of Winnsboro. At the same time the left wing and cavalry had crossed the Saluda and Broad rivers, breaking up the railroad about Alston, and as high up as the bridge across Broad river on the Spartanburg road,
, October 4, 1864. Ladies and gentlemen of the metropolis of South Carolina: Your Mayor has welcomed me to your home. I receive his greetiit which to us, our fathers of the Revolution shed their blood, South Carolina, who has stood for thirty years in the vanguard, should give hiel heartily grateful for the welcome received at your hands. South Carolina has struggled nobly in the war, and suffered many .sacrifices. ng from the prompt performance of duty than the gallant sons of South Carolina, whose blood has so generously flowed on the many battle-fieldsUnion. Such, I am glad to know, do not flourish on the soil of South Carolina. Such cannot be the sentiments of any man in the Confederate Srs will be sustained by the thought that when they are no more, South Carolina will still retain that honor with which she commenced the war, rtal John C. Calhoun. Among those to whom we are indebted in South Carolina, I have not yet alluded to that peculiar claim of gratitude whi
by them. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Ebn. Swift, Surgeon, United States Army, Medical Director. Surgeon Adolf Majer, U. S. V. Hilton head, South Carolina, April 3-4, 1864. Surgeon Ebn. Swift, U. S. A., Medical Director: sir: Having mentioned in my report of the battle of Olustee, that I telegraphed Surgeon Sdred. There were, to my knowledge, only three amputations. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Dr. Adolf Majer, Surgeon U. S. V. Hilton head, S. C., April 8, 1864. sir: In your communication to me of this date, you say: Should I have received a written order, instruction or direction, its execution would hasir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Ebn. Swift, Surgeon, U. S. A., Medical Director To Surgeon Adolf Majer, Surgeon, U. S. V., (present.) Hilton head, S. C., April 8, 1864. sir: The charge of the ambulances is, if I am correct, by Army Regulations, given to the Quartermaster Department, and I would, however I might
lation. In other words, his resolution declared that they did not need the assistance of negro troops. When the President proposed to put forty thousand negroes in the field — when the member from Tennessee favored it — when the member from South Carolina said he had not made up his mind about it — the question could no longer be evaded. It must be met. The question had been raised at the end of a campaign the most successful that had ever been vouchsafed the Confederate arms. If our armylmighty. Emancipation would be the destruction of our social and political system. God forbid that this Trojan horse should be introduced among us. The negro, said Mr. Chambers, will not fight. All history shows this. Mr. Simpson, of South Carolina (sotto voce)--The Yankees make them fight. Mr. Lester, of Georgia--Not much. Mr. Marshall, of Kentucky--Fill them with whiskey, and they will fight. It is not denied that the negro will fight, but will he fight well enough to resist <
Doc. 72. destruction of the Harriet A. Weed. Hilton head, S. C., May 14, 1864. The steamer Harriet A. Weed, having in tow a schooner, left Jacksonville at about eight o'clock A. M. on Monday, the ninth. When opposite the mouth of Cedar creek, a point halfway between the town and St. John's bar, she ran upon two torpedoes, which exploded simultaneously, resulting in the complete destruction of the vessel. She was literally blown to atoms. The following are the names of the lost: C. L. Bell, Assistant Engineer; William Harding, Thomas Johnson, A. Brown, Stephen Wilkins. The following is a list of the saved: Captain Gaskill, commander of the vessel; Mr. Gaskill, Mate; D. H. Pettingill, Chief-Engineer; Captain J. R. Smith, Thomas Collins, William Morris, Robert Spagg, J. Smith, Frank Collins, Fred. Hamilton, Richard Whittaker, Henry Coldback, D. Jenkins, Jacob Norcott, Jos. Home, A. Brown, Jr., and twenty soldiers of the Third U. S. colored regiment. Of the saved
ceed in penetrating so far. He met the rebels in still stronger force, but, obtaining a good position, sent back word that he thought he could hold it. The rest of the battery was sent out, and firing ceased soon after. The wounds of the men hurt the day before were caused by rifle balls; to-day wounds caused by shells were plentiful. General Beauregard was in command of the rebel forces, said to number about twenty thousand, with which he came up from Weldon. Prisoners belonging to South Carolina and Virginia regiments, and to the Washington battery, were captured. Meanwhile, General Brook, commanding First division, Eighteenth corps, with three brigades, marched down the road leading to the Petersburg and Richmond road. He soon encountered the enemy in force and a severe fight ensued, lasting with intervals up to six o'clock P. M. These movements were made to cover a third, which had for its object the cutting of the R. & P. R. R. For this purpose the brigade of the Tenth corp
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