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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
he coast, along El Paso Road. On reaching Middle Texas, Colonel Reese found all the supplies necessary for the subsistence of his troops in the hands of the insurgents; and at the ranche of Mr. Adams, near San Lucas Springs, twenty miles west from San Antonio, on the Castroville Road, he was confronted by Van Dorn, who had full fifteen hundred men and two splendid batteries of 12-pounders, one of them under Captain Edgar, the traitor who seized the Alamo. See page 267. Van Dorn sent Captains Wilcox and Major to demand an unconditional surrender. Reese refused, until he should be convinced that Van Dorn had a sufficient force to sustain his demand. Van Dorn allowed him to send an officer (Lieutenant Bliss) to observe the insurgent strength. The report convinced Reese that his force was greatly outnumbered, and he surrendered unconditionally, May 9, 1861. giving his word of honor that he would report at Van Dorn's camp, on the Leon, at six o'clock that evening. The little col
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
own to Lieutenant Slemmer. That officer had been kept acquainted with affairs in the insurgent camp at Warrington by Richard Wilcox, a loyal watchman at the Navy Yard, who addressed him over the signature of A friend to the Union. During the siege,ed to send a flag of truce to the yard every day. The bearer was carefully conducted from his boat to the yard and back. Wilcox was generally on hand to perform that duty, and used these opportunities to communicate with Slemmer. On the 10th of Aprfrom Pensacola to Warrington) and escalade the fort at an hour when the sergeant and his confederates would be on guard. Wilcox informed Slemmer of the fact, and his testimony was confirmed by a Pensacola newspaper Pensacola Observer. Its correspattack on Fort Pickens, observing the (ominous appearance of affairs there prudently remained on shore. Statement of Mr. Wilcox. A correspondent of the Charleston Mercury, writing on the 18th, said that the firing alarmed the insurgents. An atta
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
een encamped on the east branch of the Potomac, near the Navy Yard, were embarked on two schooners and taken to Alexandria; while the first Michigan Regiment, Colonel Wilcox, accompanied by a detachment of United States cavalry commanded by Major Stoneman, and two pieces of Sherman's Battery Sherman's Battery, which, as we haveown. Ellsworth, ignorant of any negotiations, advanced to the center of the city, and took possession of it in the name of his Government, while the column under Wilcox marched through different streets to the Station of the Orange and Alexandria Railway, and seized it, Ellsworth Zouaves. with much rolling stock. They there c afterward, May 27. he was succeeded by General McDowell, of the regular Army, who was appointed to the command of all the National forces then in Virginia. Colonel Wilcox, who was in command at Alexandria, was succeeded by Colonel Charles P. Stone, who, as we have observed, had been in charge of the troops for the protection of
Wheeler, Gen., attempts to recapture Fort Donelson, 3.116; destructive raid of on Rosecrans's communications, 3.150. Wheeling, Union convention at, 1.489. White House, Va., McClellan's Headquarters at, 2.386; destruction of, 2.425. White Oak Swamp Bridge, battle at, 2.429. White River, capture of Confederate posts on, 2.582. White Sulphur Springs, cavalry fight near, 3.112. Wigfall, Senator, treasonable speeches of in the Senate, 1.81, 84.; at Fort Sumter, 1.327. Wilcox, Richard, a loyal spy at Pensacola, 1.367. Wilderness, battle of the, 3.298-3.303; visit of the author to the battle-field of the, 3.811. Wilkes, Captain, Charles, his seizure of Mason and Slidell on the Trent, 2.154; his action approved by the Secretary of the Navy and by Congress, 2.156; President Lincoln's opinion, 2.156; English press on the conduct of, 2.158. William Aikin, revenue cutter, surrendered to Charleston insurgents, 1.138. Williamsburg, battle of, 2.379. Williams,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pickens, Fort (search)
d arranged with a sergeant of the garrison to betray the fort on the night of April 11, for which service he was to be rewarded with a large sum of money and a commission in the Confederate army. He had seduced a few of his companions into complicity in his scheme. A company of 1,000 Confederates were to cross over in a steamboat and escalade the fort when the sergeant and his companions would be on guard. The plot was revealed to Slemmer by a loyal man in the Confederate camp named Richard Wilcox, and the catastrophe was averted by the timely reinforcement of the fort by marines and artillerymen under Captain Vogdes. A few days afterwards the Atlantic and Illinois arrived with several hundred troops under the command of Col. Henry Brown, with ample supplies of food and munitions of war; and Lieutenant Slemmer and his almost exhausted little garrison were sent to Fort Hamilton, New York, to rest. By May 1 there was a formidable force of insurgents menacing Fort Pickens, numberin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Mountain, battle of (search)
by the troops of Anderson, supported by Rhodes and Ripley. These held the position for a long time, but finally gave way, and Cox gained the crest of the mountain. It was now noon. Very soon the battle assumed far greater proportions, for two of Longstreet's brigades came to the aid of Hill. These were soon followed by Longstreet himself with seven brigades, making the Confederate force defending the Gap and the two crests about 30,000 strong. First the divisions of National troops of Wilcox, Rodman, and Sturgis came up, followed soon after by Hooker's troops, and a little later a general battle-line was formed Battle of South Mountain. with Ricketts's, Reno's, and King's divisions. At 4 P. M. fighting was general all along the line, and at many points the ground was contested inch by inch. General Hatch, who commanded King's division, was wounded, when General Doubleday took his command, his own passing to the care of General Wainwright, who was soon disabled. At dusk Ho
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawaii, (search)
roclaimed and a constitution adopted......July 4, 1894 [Sanford B. Dole, elected president for the term 1894-1900.] Ex-Queen Liliuokalani renounces her right to the throne of Hawaii......June 30, 1895 Treaty between the United States and Hawaii providing for annexation......June 16, 1897 [Ratified by Hawaii, Sept. 14, 1897.] President Dole, of Hawaii, arrives in Washington as the guest of the United States......Jan. 26, 1898 Joint resolution for annexation of Hawaii passed......June 17, 1898 President McKinley approves the joint resolution annexing the Hawaiian Islands......July 7, 1898 Transfer of sovereignty......Aug. 12, 1898 Prince Kaiulani dies at Honolulu......March 6, 1899 Act providing a government for the Territory of Hawaii, to take effect June 14, 1900, approved......April 30, 1900 Governor Dole inaugurated......June 14, 1900 Wilcox elected Territorial representative in the United States House of Representatives......November, 1900 Idaho