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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 2: (search)
ell communicated with General Grant upon the subject of a move up the Tennessee or Cumberland. In fact, as he was subordinate to General Halleck, they would not have written him directly. On the 6th of January, 1862, General Grant, then in command at Cairo, telegraphed to General Halleck for permission to visit St. Louis, for the purpose of obtaining authority from General Halleck to move against Forts Henry and Donelson. At first, leave to visit headquarters was refused; but on the 22d of January it was granted, and on the 23d Grant started for St. Louis, called on Halleck, and suggested a move on Fort Henry. According to Badeau, who wrote by authority, when Grant attempted to broach the subject, Halleck silenced him so quickly and sharply that Grant said no more on the matter, and went back to Cairo with the idea that his commander thought him guilty of proposing a great military blunder. Grant, however, had been quietly engaged for three weeks in preparing for this move, ha
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XX (search)
e invited to a private interview, no invitation came, and none was sought. My letters from Paris to Mr. Seward, to General Grant, and to Señor Romero, reported the progress made, and the nature of the situation as it then appeared to me. On January 22 I was present at a dinner given by Prince Napoleon in the Palais Royal. Every shade of political opinion in Paris was represented among the guests. Political discussion seemed to be entirely unrestrained, with one exception, when a remark which savored of disloyalty to the empire was rebuked by the prince. In the Emperor's address to the French legislature on January 22, his future policy in respect to Mexico had been hinted at in the words: [Our expedition] touche á son terme. The declared purpose of speedily terminating the intervention in Mexico having been applauded by all, the prince inquired pointedly of me whether, in my opinion, the Emperor's declaration would be satisfactory to the United States, and received the unrese
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
in the Union. They were in favor of a convention of the free-labor and slave-labor border States to decide upon just compromises, and declared their willingness to support the national government, unless the incoming President should attempt to coerce a State or States. The legislature, which assembled about the same time, was asked by the governor to declare, by resolution, the unconditional disapprobation of the people of the State of the employment of force against seceding States. On Jan. 22 the legislature accordingly resolved that the Kentuckians, united with their brethren of the South, would resist any invasion of the soil of that section at all hazards and to the last extremity. This action was taken because the legislatures of several free-labor States had offered troops for the use of the national government in enforcing the laws in seceding States. They decided against calling a convention, and appointed delegates to the Peace Congress. On April 18 a great Union
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
He saw and corresponded frequently with the general, and often discussed with him his own private situation, and the effect that various meliorations in the army might produce. Having sent for his wife to the camp, the general preserved in his deportment the noble composure which belongs to a strong and virtuous mind. I have not sought for this place, said he to M. de Lafayette: if I am displeasing to the nation, I will retire; but until then I will oppose all intrigues. (1778.) The 22d of January Congress resolved that Canada should be entered, and the choice fell upon M. de Lafayette. The generals Conway and Stark were placed under him. Hoping to intoxicate and govern so young a commander, the war office, without consulting the commander-in-chief, wrote to him to go and await his further instructions at Albany. But, after having won over by his arguments the committee which Congress had sent to the camp, M. de Lafayette hastened to Yorktown, and declared there that he required
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), River Raisin, Mich. (search)
River Raisin, Mich. Is remarkable in history as the place of a massacre on Jan. 23. 1813. General Winchester, with about 800 Americans, was encamped on that river, and at dawn, on Jan. 22, General Proctor, with 1,500 British and Indians, fell upon them. After a severe action Winchester surrendered, under promise of protection from the Indians. But Proctor marched off, leaving no guard for the Americans. His Indians returned, and killed and scalped a large number of them. The American loss was over 300 killed (mostly after the fight), and the rest were made prisoners. The British lost 24 killed and 158 wounded.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rporating the American Historical Association......Jan. 4, 1889 Upper Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls torn from its cables and blown into the river during a gale......Jan. 10, 1889 Substitute for the Mills tariff bill passes the Senate, Jan. 22; is debated in the House and referred to committee on ways and means......Jan. 26, 1889 John M. Clayton, Republican candidate for Congress from second district, Arkansas, assassinated at Plummersville, Ark.......Jan. 29, 1889 New executiby 177 to 76; not voting, ninety-eight......Feb. 7, 1894 Federal election laws repeal bill passes the Senate by 39 to 28, Feb. 7; approved......Feb. 8, 1894 Wheeler H. Peckham, of New York, nominated associate justice of the Supreme Court, Jan. 22; nomination rejected by the Senate, through the influence of Senator Hill, of New York, by 41 to 32......Feb. 16, 1894 Senator E. D. White, of Louisiana, nominated as associate justice and confirmed......Feb. 19, 1894 Bland silver bill pas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, (search)
with 100 or 200 emigrants, reach Puget Sound......1853 Henry L. Yesler builds Puget Sound's first steam saw-mill at Seattle......1853 I. I. Stevens, appointed governor of the Territory, arrives at Olympia, Nov. 26, and organizes the government......Nov. 28, 1853 First federal court held in Washington at Cowlitz Landing by Judge Monroe......Jan. 2, 1854 Treaty at Point Elliott, near the mouth of Snohomish River, with 2,500 Indians, agreeing upon a reservation on the Lummi River, Jan. 22, and later with the tribes farther north, selecting a reservation about the head of Hood Canal......January, 1854 Capital fixed at Olympia by act of legislature......1854 Gold discovered near Fort Colville......1855 Treaty with the Nez Perces, Cayuses, Walla Wallas, and Yakimas at Waiilatpu, by commissioners from Governor Stevens......June 11, 1855 Indian war begins; Indians attack eighty-four soldiers under Maj. G. O. Haller, sent from Fort Dalles, Oct. 3, for the Yakima countr
g our trust in God, and our own firm hearts and strong arms, we will vindicate and defend the rights we claim. In the course of my long career, I have met with a great variety of men here, and there have been points of collision between us. Whatever of offence there has been to me, I leave here. I carry no hostile feelings away. Whatever of offence I have given, which has not been redressed, I am willing to say to Senators in this hour of parting, I offer you my apology for any thing I may have done in the Senate; and I go thus released from obligation, remembering no injury I have received, and having discharged what I deem the duty of man, to offer the only reparation at this hour for every injury I have ever inflicted. [As the Senators from Florida, Alabama and Mississippi were about to retire from the Senate, all the Democratic Senators crowded around them and shook hands with them. Messrs. Hale and Cameron were the only Republican Senators that did so.]--Herald, Jan. 22.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Arkansas Volunteers. (search)
roud's Store December 23. Buffalo River December 25. Searcy County December 31. Operations in Northwest Arkansas, Newton, Searcy, Izzard and Carroll Counties, against guerrillas January 16-February 15, 1864. Clear Creek and Tomahawk January 22. Bailey's Crooked Creek January 23. Rolling Prairie and near Burrowsville January 23. Crooked Creek February 5. White River February 7. Expedition against Freeman's Forces February 12-20. Black's Mills February 17. Carrolltr 26. Waldron December 29. King's River January 10, 1864. Operations against Guerrillas in Northwest Arkansas, in Newton, Searcy, Izzard and Carroll Counties, January 16-February 15. Lewisburg January 17. Clear Creek and Tomahawk January 22. Bailey's or Crooked Creek January 23 (Co. C ). Crooked Creek February 5. Tomahaw Gap February 9. Expedition from Rolling Prairie to Batesville February 19-April 4. Scouts from Yellville to Buffalo River March 13-26. Oil Trou
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Connecticut Volunteers. (search)
Monett's Bluff, Cane River Crossing April 28. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Duty at Morganza till July 3. Veterans on furlough July and August. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and Winchester till January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, and duty there till March 8. At Morehead City and New Berne, N. C., till May. Duty at Savannah, Augusta, Athens, Gainesville and District of Allatoona, Ga., till April, 1866. Mustered out at Fort Pulaski, Ga., April 25, 1866. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 157 Enlisted men by disease. Total 204. 14th Connecticut Regiment Infantry. Organized at Hartford August 23, 1862. Left State for Washington,
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