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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, V. In the dust and ashes of defeat (may 6-June 1, 1865). (search)
is is no worse than the suppression of Union papers at the beginning of the war by Secession violence. But I think the sporadic acts of excited mobs don't carry the same weight of responsibility, and are not nearly so dangerous to the liberties of a country, as the encroachments of an established government. The hardest to bear of all the humiliations yet put upon us, is the sight of Andy Johnson's proclamation offering rewards for the arrest of Jefferson Davis, Clement C. Clay, and Beverly Tucker, under pretense that they were implicated in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It is printed in huge letters on handbills and posted in every public place in town — a flaming insult to every man, woman, and child in the village, as if they believed there was a traitor among us so base as to betray the victims of their malice, even if we knew where they were. If they had posted one of their lying accusations on our street gate, I would tear it down with my own hands, even if they s
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 44 (search)
Xliii. October, 1864 Attempt to retake Fort Harrison. a false alarm. dispatches from Gen. Lee. impressments. Gen. Butler's generosity. matters in and about the city. Beverly Tucker's contract with a New York firm for supplies. October 1 Raining and cold. Horrible for the troops in the trenches! The battle, yesterday (on this side of the river), was an attempt of Gen. Lee to retake Fort Harrison, near Chaffin's Bluff, which failed, after two essays. Gen. Lee deemed i Texas). He says he is able-bodied and ought to be in the army. Mr. Wilson sends in certificates of two men who were present, contradicting the judge's statement of the language used by Mr. W. The Secretary has not yet acted in the case. Beverly Tucker is in Canada, and has made a contract for the Confederate States Government with----& Co., of New York, to deliver bacon for cotton, pound for pound. It was made by authority of the Secretary of War, certified to by Hon. C. C. Clay and J. T
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
ere the mad politicians that composed it of positive success, that they caused a medal to be struck with this inscription:--John C. Calhoun, first President of the Southern Confederacy! Their wicked scheme failed, and Calhoun and his followers went deliberately at work to excite the bitterest sectional strife, by the publication, in the name of Duff Green, as editor and proprietor, of the United States Telegraph, at Washington City. At about the same time (1836), a novel was written by Beverly Tucker, of Virginia, called The Partisan Leader, in which the doctrine of State Supremacy and the most insidious sectionalism were inculcated in the seductive form of a tale, calculated, as it was intended, to corrupt the patriotism of the Southern people, and prepare them for revolution. This was printed by Duff Green, the manager of Calhoun's organ, and widely circulated in the South. Finally, Southern rights Associations were formed, having for their object the dissolution of the Union.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
On the following morning another blow was given to National vessels. The Confederates at Charleston had been informed that the two larger ships of the blockading fleet lying off the bar (Powhatan and Canandaigua) had gone to Port Royal to coal, so two Confederate armored gun-boats, of the rain class (Palmetto State, Captain Ingraham, Duncan N. Ingraham, formerly a useful officer of the National Navy, who had abandoned his flag and given his services to the Conspirators. and Chicora, Captain Tucker), went out before day-light Jan. 31. and in a shrouding haze, to strike the weaker National vessels then watching the harbor entrances. Softly they stole over the bar, when the Palmetto State, acting as a ram, struck the Mercidita, Captain Stellwagen, with full force, amidships, and at the same time fired a 7-inch rifled shell into her side, that went crashing through her machinery, releasing steam that scalded many men, and so completely disabling her that she could neither fight nor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
for the Presidency, which had been appointed for the 4th of July, until the 29th of August, when it was to assemble in the city of Chicago. Meanwhile, there was a notable gathering of emissaries and friends of the Conspirators at the Clifton House, on the Canada side of Niagara Falls, The chief agents of the Conspirators in Canada, were George N. Sanders, (see page 340, volume I.), Jacob Thompson (see page 45, volume I.), Clement C. Clay (see page 229, volume I.), J. P. Holcombe, and Beverly Tucker. partly for the purpose of co-operating with the leaders of the Peace Faction, in shaping the future policy of the Opposition which was to be announced at that Convention. Also, for carrying out a scheme for exciting hostile feelings between the United States and Great Britain through operations in Canada; They proceeded to organize plundering raids into the border States. One of these, composed of nearly thirty well-armed Confederates, crossed the border into Vermont, Oct. 19. pen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
orrors in the National Capital. According to a proclamation by his successor (Andrew Johnson), there was evidence in the Bureau of Military Justice, that there had been a conspiracy formed by Jefferson Davis, Jacob Thompson, Clement C. Clay, Beverly Tucker, George N. Saunders, William C. Cleary, and other rebels and traitors against the Government of the United States, harbored in Canada, to assassinate the President, and the Secretary of State, Mr. Seward; See President Johnson's Proclamatihim and by W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State, a reward of one hundred thousand dollars was offered for the arrest of Jefferson Davis; twenty-five thousand dollars apiece for the arrest of Jacob Thompson, C. C. Clay, George N. Saunders, and Beverly Tucker; and ten thousand dollars for the arrest of William C. Cleary, late clerk of C. C. Clay. and circumstances seemed to warrant the charge that they had intended the same fate for other members of the Cabinet, General Grant, and several leading
captured. The Com. McDonough went to her assistance; but arrived too late, and could do nothing. Several months thereafter, the Rebels attempted to run the Isaac Smith out of Charleston harbor; when she was sunk June 7. by the gunboat Wissahickon. The morning after their capture of the Smith was signalized by the Charleston Rebels by a far bolder and more significant exploit. At 4 A. M., favored by a thick haze, their iron-clads Palmetto State, Capt. D. N. Ingraham, and Chlicora, Com'r Tucker, with three steamboats as tenders, stole upon our blockading fleet, lying off the bar, while the Powhatan and the Canandaigua, our two largest men of war, were at Port Royal, coaling; and, first nearing the Mercedita, Capt. Stellwagen, the Palmetto State ran into her amidships with full force, and fired into her side at close range a 7-inch shell, which passed through her condenser and steam-drum, blowing a hole through her farther side, scalding several of her men, and completely disabli
, agonized, frantic yell for retaliation, that, for the moment, could only be braved at the cost of great personal obloquy and sacrifice; and the appearance of an official proclamation, May 2. signed by the new President, and counter-signed by William Hunter, as acting Secretary of State, charging that the appalling crime of Booth and his associates had been incited, concerted, and procured by and between Jefferson Davis, late of Richmond, Va., and Jacob Thompson, Clement C. Clay, Beverly Tucker, George N. Sanders, W. C. Cleary, and other Rebels and traitors against the Government of the United States, harbored in Canada, and offering a reward of $100,000 for the arrest of Davis, and of $25,000 to $10,000 each for the other persons thus denounced, was widely hailed as justifying the suspicions already current, and rendering the Confede-rates as a body morally guilty of the murder of Mr. Lincoln, and justly liable therefor to condign punishment. Gen. Lee had only assumed to s
7; killed at Champion Hills, 309. Todd, Geo., operates as a guerrilla, 447. Toombs, Gen. Robert, wounded at Antietam, 208-10. Topping, Lt.-Col., 71st Indiana, killed, 315. tower, Gen., in the battle of Gainesville, 187. Tribune office, of New York, assailed by draft rioters, 504. Trimble, Brig.-Gen. J. R., at Malvern Hill, 166; takes Manassas Junction, 180; at second Bull Run, 189; wounded at Gettysburg, 389. Trumbull, Hon. Lyman, on freeing the slaves of Rebels, 263. Tucker, Capt., raids from Charleston, 465. Tunstall's Station, scene of operations, 159. Turner's Gap, Franklin drives Cobb from, 196. Tuscumbia, Ala., captured by Mitchel, 285. Tuttle, Gen., at Vicksburg, 311. Twiggs, Gen., treason of, 17; dismissal of, from Confederate service, 85. Tyler, Gen. (Rebel), killed at Fort Tyler, 720. Tyndale's brigade, at Wauhatchie, 436. U. Underwood, Col., 33d Mass., wounded at Wauhatchie, 435. Union National Convention in 1864, 658.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Secession of Southern States. (search)
take our stand among the nations; and it behooves every true Carolinian to stand by his arms, and to keep the halls of our legislature pure from foreign intruders. When, in the autumn of 1832, the famous nullification ordinance was passed, so positive were the politicians of South Carolina that the-dissolution of the Union was nigh, that they caused a medal to be struck with this inscription, John C. Calhoun, First President of the Southern Confederacy. In 1836 a novel was written by Beverly Tucker, of Virginia, called The partisan, leader, in which the doctrine of State supremacy and sectional feeling was inculcated in the seductive form of a romance, which was widely circulated at the South, and made the people familiar with the idea of secession as a great good for that section. Southern rights associations were founded, having Scene at a seceders' convention. for their object the dissolution of the Union. These were active at the time of the excitement about the admission
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