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but claims that they were strictly professional, and that there was nothing in them designed to reflect on the General Government or furnish intelligence prejudicial to its interests in the present rebellion.--N. Y. World, September 9. Joseph A. Wright, ex-Minister to Berlin, arrived at Indianapolis, Ind. He was greeted by a large crowd of citizens, and escorted to the State House square, where he was welcomed in a patriotic speech by Gen. Dumont. Mr. Wright said he did not come to talk abMr. Wright said he did not come to talk about parties or political platforms, when the institutions of his country were assailed. He had nothing to do with them. The Constitution must be preserved and this great rebellion would be put down. He would sustain Mr. Lincoln and the Administration in every effort to sustain the Government. He would never agree to a division of this country. We must be one people. He was for his country first, last, and all the time, and for the prosecution of the war to a successful termination, and for
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Ball's Bluff and the arrest of General Stone. (search)
of the War, appointed in December, 1861, during the second session of the 37th Congress, consisted of Senators Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio; Zachariah Chandler, of Michigan, and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee; and Representatives D. W. Gooch, of Massachusetts; John Covode, of Pennsylvania; George W. Julian, of Indiana, and M. F. Odell, of New York. On the appointment of Andrew Johnson as Military Governor of Tennessee, March 4th, 1862, his place on the committee was filled, temporarily, by Joseph A. Wright, of Indiana. Only six names appear in the report, submitted April 6th, 1863, with respect to the First Bull Run, Ball's Bluff, the Western Department of Missouri, and other subjects.--Editors. In a few days the missing link was supplied by a surprising occurrence. A refugee came into General W. W. Burns's lines from Leesburg, with a vague and utterly groundless story of mysterious flags of truce and of how much the Confederates thought of their friend Stone. General McClellan i
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
and four members of the House of Representatives, with instructions to inquire into the conduct of the war. The Committee consisted of B. F. Wade, Z. Chandler, and Andrew Johnson, of the Senate, and D. W. Gooch, John Covode, G. W. Julian, and M. F. Odell, of the House of Representatives. They constituted a permanent court of inquiry, with power to send for persons and papers. When Senator Johnson was appointed Military Governor of Tennessee, his place on the Committee was supplied by Joseph A. Wright, of Indiana. That blockade, so disgraceful to the Government, was continued until the Confederates voluntarily evacuated their position in front of Washington, in March following. As the Army of the Potomac rapidly increased in numbers and equipment in Virginia in front of Washington, it required more space than the narrow strip between the river and the advance posts of the Confederates, and early in September it was determined to acquire that space by pushing back the intruders. A
f tyranny follow in rapid succession, and follow with impunity. The free exercise of opinion is suppressed by the mid-night arrest, the fort and the dungeon. The freedom of the press is destroyed by Federal Marshals and lawless soldiers; and a genera reign of terror and of mob law brings about that sort of "order" that "reigned in Warsaw" during the dark night of absolutism which the Czar established in Poland. A returned minister of the United States, from the court of Prussia, (Joseph A. Wright) --from one of those courts which took part in the partition and enslavement of Poland, noterieasly the most despotic and barbarous act of modern times — comes home to assure his follow subjects of the Lincoln Dynasty, that "if they expect the sympathy of the Government of Europe," they must carry out the arbitrary measure instituted by the powered at Washington, and to repeat to them the last words of the Prussian King--"God grant that your people may be able to uphold the supremacy of
he cause of America, of Great Britain, and of humanity at large, to speak and act for the American Union. Ex-Governor Joseph A. Wright, of Indiana, is talked of as the successor of Jesse D. Bright in the United States Senate. Mr. Wright is a DemMr. Wright is a Democrat, and was at one time very strong in his partizan feelings. The old Whig papers used to say that Bright was never right and Wright was not bright. That Abolition agitator, Dr. Cheever, is busy all over the country at his diabolical work, aWright was not bright. That Abolition agitator, Dr. Cheever, is busy all over the country at his diabolical work, and flits about from New York to Harrisburg, and from Harrisburg to Washington, like an evil spirit. It reflects no credit upon Congress that Cheever is allowed to preach in the House of Representatives. He is one of the fanatics who have caused thikets of a German regiment, who, not understanding his English, levelled their pieces. He surrendered, and was sent to Gen. Wright, who sent him on board the Savannah. He acquainted the captain with the fact that the English steamer Warsaw was
Gov. Morton, of Indiana, has appointed ex-Governor Joseph A. Wright U. S. Senator, to fill the place of the Hon. Jesse D. Bright. Lucius M. Lamar has been appointed Col. of the 8th Georgia regiment, J. R. Towers, Lieutenant Colonel, and E. J. Magruder, Major. A report is current that Brigadier-General Dan Sickles has been shot by one of his soldiers. A dispatch from St. Louis says that Capt. Porter, of the Federal Navy, is rapidly recovering from his injuries. It is stated that Colonel Shaw, who commanded our forces at Roanoke Island, has been ordered to Richmond for an investigation. Dr. W. F. Lee, of Columbus, Ga., died on the 24th ultimo. The Northern papers report heavy disasters to shipping during the gale of the 24th. Two of the Yankees who escaped from the jail at Columbia, S. C., have been recaptured. The Confederate States Army Office is now in operation at the Mist in Daningtons, Gt.
, for wearing a secession apron. One was oursed and otherwise insulted for seeking from a tory Captain the recovery of a favorite animal stolen from her by his tory company. Her aged father (a native, too, of Ohio, but a patriot,) was seized and carried with jeers and scoffs by her door without permission to see her, though she was very sick and they resided in different counties. His life was only spared by her almost supernatural warnings of vengeance to the base and cowardly wretch, Capt. Wright. An Illinois Colonel shook his fist in the face of a refined young lady in Springfield, saying: "G — d d — n you! We have stolen your niggers and you can't help yourselves. " Exciting times in Petersburg. The Petersburg Express contains the following account of the adventures of Col. Corcoran and his companions, while spending a day in that city: The indignation of the community was deeply aroused on Friday last, by the appearance of several Yankee prisoners, who had arr
ue, as you have to believe it is true. Mr. Bingham--The statement which has received credence all over the land, is characterized by the gentleman as a falsehood. I know the fact, because it has been published in the newspapers, and I have never seen it contradicted. Mr. Diven was understood to say that that was because the gentleman read only one-sided newspapers. Mr. Vallandigham, (Opp.,) of Ohio, moved to lay the bill on the table. Not agreed to--43 against 87. Mr. Wright, (Union.,) of Pa., moved to adjourn. Disagreed to--27 against 95. The question for postponing the bill till the first Wednesday in March was disagreed to--51 against 73. The main question was ordered, when Mr. Johnson, (Opp.,) of Pa., moved to adjourn. Negatived--41 against 78. Mr. Bingham introduced an amendment, which was agreed to, prohibiting any person connected with the army and navy from returning fugitive slaves. Mr. Crittenden, (Union.,) of Ky., wi