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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 272 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 122 0 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. 100 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 90 0 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. 84 0 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 II. 82 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 82 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 74 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 70 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion 70 0 Browse Search
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ce the government of the United States refused to act as required by humanity and the usages of civilized warfare. At length, moved by the clamors of the relatives and friends of the prisoners we held, and by fears of retaliation, it covertly submitted to abandon its declared purpose, and to shut its eyes while the exchanges were made by various commanders under flags of truce. Thus some were exchanged in New York, Washington, Cairo, and Columbus, Kentucky, and by General McClellan in western Virginia and elsewhere. On the whole, the partial exchanges were inconsiderable and inconclusive as to the main question. The condition at the close of the year 1861, summarily stated, was that soldiers captured in battle were not protected by the usage of exchange, and citizens were arrested without due process of law, deported to distant states, and incarcerated without assigned cause. All this by persons acting under authority of the United States government, but in disregard of the United
ples in Virginia proceedings to create the state of West Virginia acts sustained by the United States governframed a so-called constitution for the new state of West Virginia, which was submitted to a vote of the peoplconsent and the draft of the new constitution of West Virginia above mentioned were ordered by this so-called lss entitled An act for the admission of the State of West Virginia into the Union, etc. The act recited as folid State of Virginia, to be known by the name of West Virginia . . . Again it recites: And whereas bothlution. The subsequent organization of the state of West Virginia and its separation from the state of Virginpeople. When the question of the admission of West Virginia was before the House of Representatives of the Uancis H. Pierpont, to emigrate, for the new State of West Virginia embraced the territory in which he was locarecognized the factitious organization, begun in West Virginia and then transplanted to Alexandria, as the true
battle of Sharpsburg our strength forces withdrawn casualties. The enemy having retired to the protection of the fortifications around Washington and Alexandria, Lee's army marched, on September 3d, toward Leesburg. The armies of Generals McClellan and Pope had now been brought back to the point from which they set out on the campaign of the spring and summer. The objects of those campaigns had been frustrated, and the hostile designs against the coast of North Carolina and in western Virginia thwarted by the withdrawal of the main body of the forces from those regions. Northeastern Virginia was freed from the presence of the invader. His forces had withdrawn to the entrenchments of Washington. Soon after the arrival of our army at Leesburg, information was received that the hostile troops which had occupied Winchester had retired to Harpers Ferry. The war was thus transferred from the interior to the frontier, and the supplies of rich and productive districts were made
ted States Secretary of War (Stanton), Grant had, on May 1, 1864, two days before he crossed the Rapidan, 120,380 men, and in the Ninth Army Corps 20,780, or an aggregate with which he marched against Lee of 141,160. To meet this vast force, Lee had on the Rapidan less than 50,000 men. By the same authority it appears that Grant had a reserve upon which he could draw of 137,672. Lee had practically no reserve, for he was compelled to make detachments from his army for the protection of West Virginia and other points, about equal to all the reenforcements which he received. In the Southern Historical Papers, Vol. VI, page 144, upon the very reliable authority of the editor, there appears the following statement: Grant says he lost, in the campaign from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, 39,000 men; but Swinton puts his loss at over 60,000, and a careful examination of the figures will show that his real loss was nearer 100,000. In other words, he lost about twice as many men as Le
, 1,500,000 rations bread and meat. In addition, there were considerable supplies of tea, coffee, and sugar carefully reserved for hospital issues chiefly. These returns did not include the subsistence collections by the field-trains of the Army of Northern Virginia, under orders from its own headquarters, nor the depot collections at Charlottesville, Staunton, and other points upon the Virginia Central Railroad, to meet requisitions from the Confederates operating in the Valley and western Virginia. South and west of Greensboro, North Carolina, the depot accumulations were reserved first to meet requisitions for the forces operating in the Carolinas, and the surplus for Virginia requisitions. . . . The report then refers to a conference between the Secretary of War (Breckinridge) and the general commanding (Lee) with the Quartermaster General (Lawton) and the Commissary General (St. John). After a general discussion of the wants of the army in clothing, forage, and subsistenc
and for his punishment has remained unsatisfied. The Government of the United States, after promising examination and explanation in relation to the charges made against General B. F. Butler, has, by its subsequent silence, after repeated efforts on my part to obtain some answer on the subject, not only admitted his guilt, but sanctioned it by acquiescence. . . . Recently I have received apparently authentic intelligence of another general by the name of Milroy, who has issued orders in West Virginia for the payment of money to him by the inhabitants, accompanied by the most savage threats of shooting every recusant, besides burning his house, and threatening similar atrocities against any of our citizens who shall fail to betray their country by giving him prompt notice of the approach of any of our forces. And this subject has also been submitted to the superior military authorities of the United States, with but faint hope that they will evince any disapprobation of the act. A
ition of slavery, 137-49. War power, 144-45. Recognition and admission of West Virginia, 256. Conflict with Andrew Johnson, 614-19; impeachment, 614. Appointment. Enforced ratification of emancipation amendment, 253, 254. Formation of West Virginia a violation, 255-58. Conynham, Capt., Gustavus, 230. Cooke, Colonel, 28lling states, 249-52. Oath of allegiance to U. S., 249-50. Recognition of West Virginia, 255. Assassination conspiracy, 417. First call for volunteers, 492-93. Pevens, Thaddeus. Remarks on Confiscation act, 6-7. Remarks on admission of West Virginia, 258. Col. W. H., 205, 424. Stevenson, Dr., 505. General, 336, 337, 340,n's activity in the Valley, 90-98. Seven Days Battle, 111-29. Formation of West Virginia, 255-57. Abolition of slavery by so-called government, 258. State governmwken (ironclad), 172. Wells, Gov. of La., 638-39. Wesley, John, 201. West Virginia. Formation, 255-57. Admission to U. S., 256. Westfield (gunboat), 196,