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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 44 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 44 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 30 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 20 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 16 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 16 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 4, 1862., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
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Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 8 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 0 Browse Search
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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
e continued reverses. Just at this time the Trent, a British mail and passenger steamer,—when insident's message and the correspondence on the Trent case, he indicated his purpose to address the , then must I despair. It is said that if the Trent question is adjusted, even on English terms, aeech. You already know the settlement of the Trent case. But will the British cabinet and the exod in England; and I fear that the case of the Trent was only the present opportunity for it, and teigns. The conversation was much of it on the Trent case. Speaking of the course of England, Sewalmost daily and most intimately ever since the Trent question has been under discussion. Pardon meble for maritime rights out of the unfortunate Trent affair. I shall do what I can. The attention ward that neither had committed himself on the Trent affair, and that it was absolutely an unauthoreditions. The debate on the seizure of the Trent was not continued in the Senate; and Sumner's [4 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
il 7:— I have passed an anxious and unhappy week; for all the signs are of war, more surely than in the time of the Trent. I have read Lord Russell's letters. They are bad and mischievous, and seem intended to provoke. I must believe that t try to tranquillize the sentiment; but I clearly see that as events now tend, all who talk peace will be powerless. The Trent affair was not in this age a casus belli; I never so regarded it, and was always convinced that it must be adjusted. Butesitates in conclusion; nor does the President. When I read those papers I was amazed and saddened. The danger from the Trent never to my mind was so menacing. There are various propositions for immediate action, all of which I have opposed with of neutrality,—a precipitate, unfriendly, and immoral concession; the menace of war on the occasion of the seizure of the Trent; the various unfounded complaints made against our government in official despatches; Russell's and Gladstone's prophecie
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
urlington, N. J., the priest stood all day at the polls to see that his people voted for McClellan. Sumner contributed two articles to a Boston journal on the seizure of the Florida, a Confederate war vessel, in the neutral waters of Brazil, by the United States steamer Wachusett. While not justifying the seizure, they were a reply in the nature of an argumentum ad hominem to British criticisms of the transaction, with a treatment of precedents similar to that which he had applied to the Trent case. Boston Advertiser, Nov. 29, 1864, Jan. 17, 1865; Works, vol. IX. pp. 141-173. Other writers who took his view in the discussion were Theophilus Parsons, George Bemis, and C. F. Dunbar; but on the other side were Goldwin Smith and Prof. Henry W. Torrey, —the latter writing with the signature of Privatus. Cobden, in the last letter but one which he wrote to Sumner, objected to his use of England's old doings as an excuse for your present shortcomings; and thought the vessel should h
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
and a disposition to peace. But knowing as I do the sentiment of leading politicians, I wish to get every pending question out of the way; I mean by this that it should be put in such train of settlement as to be taken out of the sphere of congressional action, if that be possible. Therefore, Lord Russell's letter repelling our claims must be reconsidered. A resolution calling upon the government to demand the settlement of our claims and to follow the British precedent in the case of the Trent, would pass the House of Representatives almost unanimously. But the House is not in session, and when I left Washington the President had no idea of calling it together. Sherman General W. T. Sherman, who was indignant at the way Stanton and Halleck had treated his convention with General J. E. Johnston. has one of his paroxysms arising from his excitable organization, and is ruining himself by wild talk. Seward wishes to stay in the Cabinet long enough to finish his work; but he is v
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
d set forth the dangers of keeping the controversy open, he had meanwhile been most assiduous in the Senate in maintaining pacific relations with Great Britain, and preventing measures likely to produce irritation,—as in his speech in 1862 on the Trent case; his opposition in 1863 to letters of marque and reprisal; his resistance in 1864 to the attempt to embroil us with that country on account of the St. Albans raid; his defeat of the attempt in 1866 to scale down the neutrality acts; his oppowhen it was under consideration at the special session of the Senate, April 13. This he did in a speech somewhat brief for him,—occupying, perhaps, an hour in delivery. Works, vol. XIII. pp. 53-93. He avoided matters of aggravation, like the Trent case and the St. Albans raid, and maintained a tone as conciliatory as his statement admitted. He showed the inadequacy of the convention; how it belittled the work to be done by its very form, in taking for a model the claims-convention of 1853