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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Resume of military operations in Missouri and Arkansas, 1864-65. (search)
nd joined the troops engaged in the defense of St. Louis and of Jefferson City. On hearing the explosion of the magazine, Price suspected thes, and then changed his line of march and moved westward toward Jefferson City, the State capital. While Price's plans were not definitely known, his movements indicated that he would endeavor to take Jefferson City. But Rosecrans determined not to allow the State capital to fall itral and north Missouri, were also directed to bring forward to Jefferson City all the State militia that could be spared from their respectivoon as information was received that Price had been driven from Jefferson City and was moving westward, Curtis and Blunt took the field in persible, so that Rosecrans's forces in pursuit from St. Louis and Jefferson City, under Generals Alfred Pleasonton General Pleasonton, who wary division of Rosecrans's army was marching day and night from Jefferson City to overtake the invading force. On the 22d, just as Curtis's t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
action on the subject of secession should be submitted to the vote of the people. The election resulted in the choice of a large majority of Union delegates Claiborne F. Jackson. by a heavy majority of the popular vote. They assembled at Jefferson City on the 28th of February. Their proceedings will be considered hereafter. Adjoining Missouri on the south, and lying between it and Louisiana, is Arkansas, a rapidly growing Cotton-producing State. The people were mostly of the planting cllification had lately been put forth as an orthodox dogma of the Democratic creed, and the movements of Calhoun and his political friends were looked upon with suspicion. At this dinner. it was soon apparent that the object was, not to honor Jefferson's memory, but to commence treasonable work with the sanction of his name and deeds. Jackson perceived this plainly, and offered as a toast, Our Federal Union: it must be preserved. Calhoun immediately arose and offered the following:--The Uni
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
in their election of delegates to the State Convention, which assembled at Jefferson City on the 28th of February. In that Convention there was Jefferson City in Jefferson City in 1861. not a single openly avowed disunionist, but there were a few secret ones and many Conditional Unionists. The Convention consisted of one hundred and. four mng April 22, 1865. the Legislature to assemble in extraordinary session at Jefferson City on the 2d day of May, for the purpose, he said, of enacting such laws and aure of Camp Jackson produced great consternation among the secessionists at Jefferson City, the capital of the State, where the Legislature was in session. A militarperemptorily refused compliance, and Jackson and his associates returned to Jefferson City that night. On the following day June 12, 1861. the Governor issued a protate. At the same time two important railway bridges between St. Louis and Jefferson City were burnt, and the telegraph wires were cut, under the direction of a son
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
proposed the fairest terms for conciliation, but they were rejected, and that now nothing was left for him to do but to resist invasion by force of arms. At Jefferson City, the capital of the State, he raised the standard of revolt, with General Sterling Price as military commander. General Lyon promptly took up the gauntlet by way of the railroad, destroying the bridges behind them, and, turning northward, took post a few miles below Booneville, on the Missouri, forty miles from Jefferson City. Lyon followed them the next day, June 16. leaving Colonel Boernstein, with three companies of his regiment, to hold the capital. Contrary to the expectaticouraged by the aspect of affairs favorable to the maintenance of the National authority in the Commonwealth, the State Convention was called to reassemble at Jefferson City on the 22d of July. General Lyon remained at Booneville about a fortnight, making preparations for a vigorous campaign against gathering insurgents in the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
the loyal civil authorities of Missouri were making efforts to keep the State from the vortex of secession. The popular Convention, which had taken a stand in favor of the Union, as we have observed, See page 462, volume I. reassembled at Jefferson City on the 22d of July, and proceeded to reorganize civil government for the State, which had been broken up by the flight of the Executive and other officers, and the dispersion of the legislators, many of whom were in the ranks of the enemies ossued a proclamation, in which he declared that martial law was thereby established throughout Missouri, and that the lines of the Army of Occupation in that State extended, for the present, from Leavenworth, in Kansas, by way of the posts of Jefferson City, Rolla, and Ironton, to Cape Girardeau on the Mississippi River. He declared that all persons within those lines taken with arms in their hands should be tried by court-martial, and, if found guilty, should be shot; M. Jeff. Thompson, alr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
nhabitants of Missouri, Aug. 28. dated at Jefferson City, the capital of the State, in which he spoSeptember, after a march of nine days from Jefferson City, and, being the senior officer, he assumedourier, sent with supplications for aid to Jefferson City, was captured on the way. On the 10th hSunshine, on this errand. The distance to Jefferson City from Lexington is 160 miles. Forty miles bvis, commanding nearly ten thousand men at Jefferson City, and keeping a vigilant eye upon the Confetwo thousand strong, and those of Davis at Jefferson City, in giving all needed relief to Mulligan. t Lexington, and march in the direction of Jefferson City or establish himself somewhere on the Missrd, and on the 28th of September he was at Jefferson City, the State capital, where he adopted vigorte Senator Benton of Missouri, was then at Jefferson City. Her husband had long been in the habit oific Railway, about thirty miles south of Jefferson City. The interview of the officials was court[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
, guarding from the swarming guerrillas the greater depots, such as Springfield, Pilot Knob, Jefferson City, Rolla, and St. Louis, and the railway bridges. These were concentrated as quickly as possi Meanwhile, the troops in the central portion of the State were concentrated at the capital, Jefferson City, by General Brown, who was re-enforced by General Fisk with all available troops north of thery hazardous, he burned the bridge at Moselle, and then marched rapidly in the direction of Jefferson City, followed by General A. J. Smith and his entire command. Price burned bridges behind him, his whole army, leaving the capital untouched by his guns. General Pleasanton arrived at Jefferson City on the day after Price left it, assumed chief command, and sent General Sandborn with his cai on steamers, while the cavalry, fifteen hundred strong, under General Winslow. marched to Jefferson City by land. Price was now moving toward Kansas, with a heavy force, in pursuit. The Nationa
oclaims martial law in St. Louis, 2.62; his confiscation and emancipation proclamation, 2.64; modifies it by order of the President, 2.65; why he did not re-enforce Mulligan at Lexington, 2.70; moves with a large force against Price, 2.71; at Jefferson City, 2.78; his pursuit of Price, 2.79; at Springfield, 2.81; superseded by Hunter, 2.83; ovation to at St. Louis, 2.84; assigned to the Mountain Department, II 359; with Blenker's division, 2.371; at Strasburg, 2.395. French, Gen., at the batt, 3.31. Jacksonville, abandoned by the Confederates, 2.321. James Island, defeat of Gen. Benham at, 3.187; Gen. Terry's movement against, 3.201; battle on, 3.203. James River, crossed by the Army of the Potomac under Grant, 3.333. Jefferson City, proceedings of the loyal convention at, 2.55; threatened by Price in 1864, 3.278. Jeffersonton, defeat of Gregg at, 3.103. Jenkins, Gen., raid of to Chambersburg and Hagerstown, 3.53. Jenkinson's Ferry, Ark., battle of, 3.272. Jo
Their situation, too, when sick, in the family of a good farmer, where every member is anxious to do them kind offices, where they are visited by all the neighbors, who bring them little rarities which their sickly appetites may crave, and who take by rotation the nightly watch over them, when their condition requires it, is, without comparison, better than in a general hospital, where the sick, the dying and the dead, are crammed together in the same rooms, and often in the same beds. --Jefferson's Notes on Virginia, p. 196. The illusion that the times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages. Yet a passionately earnest assertion, which many of us have heard from the lips of the old men of thirty to fifty years ago, that the days of their youth were sweeter and happier than those we have known, will doubtless justify us in believing that they were by no means intolerable. It is not to assume that the men by whose valor and virtue American indep
IV. Slavery under the Confederation. Jefferson's proposal of Restriction Nathan Dane's do. As the public burdens were constantly swelled, and the debts of the several States increased, by the magnitude and duration of our Revolutionary struggle, the sale of yet unsettled lands, especially in the vast and fertile West, began to be regarded as a principal resource for the ultimate discharge of these constantly augmenting liabilities: and it became a matter of just complaint and uneasiness on the part of those States--Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, and South Carolina--which had no chartered claim to such lands much beyond the limits of their then actual settlements, that their partners in the efforts, responsibilities, and sacrifices of the common struggle were likely to reap a peculiar and disproportionate advantage from its success. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, each claimed, under their several charters, a right of a
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