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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 16 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
themselves, as the Border States, he believed, would be the battleground. Ex-Congressman Felix R. Zollicoffer declared that Tennessee was already involved in war, and said, We cannot stand neutral and see our Southern brothers butchered. On the 1st of May the Legislature authorized the Governor to enter into a military league with the Confederate States, by which the whole military rule of the Commonwealth should be subjected to the will of Davis. He appointed Gustavus A. Henry, Archibald O. W. Totten, and Washington Barrow as commissioners for the purpose. They and Mr. Hilliard negotiated a treaty, and on the 7th May. the Governor announced to the Legislature the conclusion of the business, and submitted to it a copy of the Convention. By it Davis and his confederates were authorized to exercise absolute military control in Tennessee until that Commonwealth should become a member of the Confederacy by ratifying its permanent constitution. The vote on the treaty in the Senate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
owered to raise 50,000 volunteers for the defence of the State, and, if necessary, to call out the whole available military strength of the commonweath, to be under the absolute immediate control of the governor. He was also authorized to issue bonds of the State for $5,000,000, to bear an annual interest of 8 per cent. Pursuant to the act of the legislature authorizing the governor to take measures to annex that State to the Confederacy, the governor appointed Gustavus A. Henry, Archibald O. W. Totten, and Washington Barrow, commissioners for the purpose. They negotiated a treaty with the agent of the Confederate States, Henry W. Hilliard, and on the 7th a copy of the treaty was submitted to the legislature. By the treaty the authorities of Tennessee were to turn over to the Confederate States all the public property, naval stores, and munitions of war of which she might then be in possession, acquired from the United States, on the same terms and in the same manner as the othe
: By virtue of the authority of your joint resolution, adopted on the 1st day of May, instant, I appointed Gustavus A. Henry, of the county of Montgomery, Archibald O. W. Totten, of the county of Madison, and Washington Barrow, of the county of Davidson, Commissioners, on the part of Tennessee, to enter into a military league with year aforesaid, in duplicate originals. Henry W. Hilliard, [Seal.] Commissioner for the Confederate States of America. Gustavus A. Henry, [Seal.] A. O. W. Totten, [Seal.] Washington Barrow, [Seal.] Commissioners on the part of Tennessee. Joint resolution ratifying the league. Whereas, A military league, offensive and defensive, was formed on this the 7th of May, 1861, by and between A. O. W. Totten, Gustavus A. Henry, and Washington Barrow, Commissioners on the part of the State of Tennessee, and H. W. Hilliard, Commissioner on the part of the Confederate States of America, subject to the confirmation of the two governments: B
is hardly superior to many more than his equal number. Arriving at the brow of the ascent, Capt. Totten opened the engagement by throwing a few 9-pounder explosives into their ranks, while the infavate life, and on the field of battle. Forward on the extreme right; Give them another shot, Capt. Totten, echoed above the roar of musketry clear and distinct, from the lips of the general, who led r a mile below Camp Vest. This but increased the panic among the invincible () traitors, and Capt. Totten had but to give them a few rounds before their heels were again in requisition, and Captain C sent them his compliments from the old howitzer's mouth, which, with a couple of shots from Captain Totten, and a volley from Lothrop's detachment of rifles, scattered the now thoroughly alarmed enemnds several hundred muskets were seized at the armory, where flint locks were being altered. Capt. Totten says he fired about 100 rounds of ball, shell, and canister. The following companies of Co