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urately discriminates the Counties wherein Slavery and Secession did, from those wherein they did not, at any time, predominate, yet three or four Counties — Monroe, Greenbrier, &c.--which geographically pertain to West Virginia, have, either voluntarily or under duress, adhered to Old Virginia and the Rebellion. note.--The originally proposed State of Kanawha included within her boundaries only the Counties of Virginia lying north and west of, but not including, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Green. brier, and Pocahontas--thirty-nine in all, with a total population in 1860 of 280,691, whereof 6,894 were slaves. The Constitution of West Virginia expressly included the five counties above named, making the total population 315,969, of whom 10,147 were slaves. It further provided that the counties of Pendleton, Hardy, Hampshire, Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan, might also be embraced within the new State, provided their people should, by vote, express their desire to be — wh
right and center, including the regular infantry and cavalry, still stood its ground and sternly faced the foe. Maj. Barry, our Chief of Artillery in the battle, in his official report, after noticing the loss of ten of his guns at the close, through the flight of their supporting infantry, says: The army having retired upon Centerville, I was ordered by Gen. McDowell in person, to p<*>st the artillery in position to cover the retreat. The batteries of Hunt, Ayres, Tidball, Edwards, Green, and the New-York 8th regiment, (the latter served by volunteers from Wilcox's brigade,) 20 pieces in all, were at once placed in position; and thus remained until 12 o'clock P. M., when, orders having been received to retire upon the Potomac, the batteries were put in march, and, covered by Richardson's brigade, retired in good order and without haste, and, early next morning, reoccupied their former camps on the Potomac. Col. J. B. Richardson, commanding the 4th brigade of Tyler's divis
directed and expected to move so rapidly as possible. On the 13th, two regiments were ordered from St. Louis to Jefferson City, and two others from that point to Lexington. Fremont, pressed on every side, thus responded by telegraph, on the 15th, to the requisition upon him for five regiments for Washington City: Reliable information from the vicinity of Price's column shows his present force to be 11,000 at Warrensburg and 4,000 at Georgetown, with pickets extending toward Syracuse. Green is making for Booneville, with a probable force of 3,000. Withdrawal of force from this part of Missouri risks the State; from Paducah, loses Western Kentucky. As the best, have ordered two regiments from this city, two front Kentucky, and will make up the remainder from the new force being raised by the Governor of Illinois. The Rebels of north-eastern Missouri--reported at 4,500--led by Cols. Boyd and Patton, marched from St. Joseph, on the 12th, toward Lexington, where they doubtles
o, by the Puritans, 30. Academies, etc., number of, by the 8th Census, 23. Adams, Charles Francis, nominated for Vice-President by the Freesoilers, 191. Adams, ex-Gove., one of South Carolina's Commissioners to Washington, 411. Adams, Green, of Kentucky, 194. Adams, John, allusion to, 33; 35; 42; letter from, to Robt. G. Evans, 51; letter to Jefferson on the Missouri Restriction, 80; becomes President in 1797, 88; his Treaty with the Indians in 1798, 102. Adams, John Quincy, hfrom the Prince Regent's Manifesto of 1813; the Queen's Proclamation of 1861, 607; demands and receives the persons of Mason and Slidell, 608. Greble, Lt. John T., killed at Great Bethel, 531. Greene, Mrs. Gen., befriends Whitney, 60-61. Green, one of John Brown's men, 294; 298-9. Greenville, Tenn., Union Convention at, 483. Gregg, Col. Maxcy, at Vienna, Va., 533. Grier, Justice, 217; on Dred Scott, 257. grow, Galusha, of Pa., offers a bill for the admission of Kansas, 251;
ire in crinkling chains, The iron drops on Sumter falling. III. Shall our good swords in scabbards rust, Our flag, dishonored, trail in dust, When rebels seek our subjugation? Perish the thought! our blades are drawn, Thick as the summer blades of corn, Swift to defend our bleeding nation. IV. The breach in Sumter's battered walls, With black lips to the nation calls, To rise, from inland to the borders. Our flag of stars, by traitors' slaves Trod in the dust, in triumph waves With stripes for cowards and marauders. V. Oh, clang the old bell in the tower, That spoke for Freedom in the hour “That tried the souls” of bravest mortals. Let patriots rock old Faneuil Hall, And mantles on our heroes fall, From those who climbed Fame's starry portals VI. We have a chief whose battle soars Were won beneath the Stripes and Stars, Whose name will live in song and story. Green are the laurels he has won-- Our Scott stands next to Washington Upon the radiant scroll of glory. --N. Y. Trib
yd, proceeded to the grove. The fine band of the Michigan Regiment was engaged for the occasion, and they filled the surrounding woods with Hail, Columbia, and Yankee Doodle. There were long tables erected; there were cold meats, pastry, fruit, oranges, strawberries and cream, nuts, raisins, tea and punch, but no other spirituous liquors. After the feast came the patriotism — speeches and sentiments from Captains Boyd and Swan, Z. K. Pangborn, J. M. Stone, of Charlestown, Col. Lawrence, Col. Green, Hon. J. M. S. Williams, of Cambridge, and many other gentlemen; and then the boys all joined in singing an ode for Bunker Hill, written for the occasion by George H. Dow, Esq. :-- “for Bunker Hill.” air--“America.” Though many miles away From home and friends, to-day, We're cheerful still; For, brothers side by side We stand, in manly pride, Beneath the shadow wide Of Bunker Hill. The memory of that spot, Ne'er by one man forgot, Protects us here! We feel an influence, lent From it
ississippi Volunteers. Few more noble examples of patriotism than this are recorded even in the pages of Revolutionary heroism. Mr. Weller was anxious to have gone off with the company from Hernando when it left for Pensacola, about six weeks since, but having been located here in some sort by the Bishop of the Diocese, lie disliked to leave his church without the sacred sanction of his permission. No opportunity offered for him to obtain this until a short time ago; and when he told Bishop Green that the promptings of his heart were constantly calling him by day and night to defend his country upon the battle-field, that Rev. Prelate told him to go, and God's blessing go with him — that he (the Bishop) already had two sons in the field, and that he himself would be there if occasion called for his services. Mr. Weller goes not as a hired chaplain or salaried officer of any sort, but with his rifle in his hand and his knapsack on his back, to do the duty and the whole duty of a
adiers. Up, up, ye gallant freemen! Hear, hear the traitors call: “We'll plant our flag at Washington, Float it o'er Faneuil Hall!” “never!” from out a million throat Leaps ready answer true; Huzza! huzza! huzza! huzza! For the Stripes and Starry blue! The sun, in rising, touches The spire on Bunker Hill, And on the Heights of Dorchester At eve lies calm and still, And as of old, beneath their shades Beat loyal hearts and true; Huzza! huzza! huzza! huzza! For the Stripes and Starry blue! Green lie the plains of Lexington, Watered with patriot gore; Sires of such sons as lately fell In traitorous Baltimore; And hearts like theirs by thousands come, And freedom's vow renew; Huzza! huzza! huzza! huzza! For the Stripes and Starry blue! Our faith, and love, and patience, Have long been sorely tried; “Let us alone,” the haughty South With insolence have cried; And while they cry, the murderous shot O'er gallant Sumter flew; Huzza! huzza! huzza! huzza! For the Stripes and Starry
44. A war hymn. by Theodore Tilton. Thou who ordainest, for the land's salvation, Famine and fire, and sword and lamentation, Now unto Thee we lift our supplication-- God save the Nation! By the great sign, foretold, of thy appearing-- Coming in clouds, while mortal men stand fearing-- Show us, amid this smoke of battle clearing, Thy chariot nearing! By the brave blood that floweth like a river, Hurl thou a thunderbolt from out thy quiver! Break thou the strong gates! Every fetter shiver! Smite and deliver! Slay thou our foes, or turn them to derision, Till, through the blood-red Valley of Decision, Peace on our fields shine, like a prophet's vision, Green and elysian!
ton, who had been sent for. By three o'clock the following morning, sixty marines, under the immediate command of Lieutenant Green, but directed by Colonel Robert E. Lee, reached the Ferry by cars from the capital. Colonel Lee ordered his detail th astonishment and awe, expecting to see Colonel Lee shot down as other leaders had been. But not a shot was fired. Lieut. Green was ordered to demand a surrender. He knocked at the door of the engine-house, and John Brown asked: Who goes there? Lieut. Green, United States Marines, who, by authority of Colonel Lee, demands an immediate surrender. I refuse it, said Brown, unless I, with my men, am allowed to cross the bridge into Maryland, unmolested, after which you can take us prisoners if you can. Lee refused to allow this, and ordered Lieut. Green to renew his demand for immediate and unconditional surrender. John Brown refused these terms, and four of the marines; who had got tremendous sledge-hammers from the works, began batte
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