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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 26 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 26 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 26 2 Browse Search
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James Redpath, The Roving Editor: or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States. 22 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 20 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 20 4 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 18 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 18 0 Browse Search
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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 68: Hon. Hugh MacCULLOCHulloch's visit to Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe. (search)
o be inflicted upon the greatest criminals. I happened to know some of his personal friends in the West, and he had a great deal to talk about without saying much about himself. He seemed to be neither depressed in spirits nor soured in temper. He could not help saying something about the war, but he said nothing in the way of justification or defence. He had the bearing of a brave and high-bred gentleman, who, knowing that he would have been highly honored if the Southern States had achieved their independence, would not and could not demean himself as a criminal because they had not. The only anxiety he expressed was in regard to his trial, not as to the result, but the time. He thought the delay was unnecessary and unjust. He was kept in prison for two years before he was arraigned and released on bail; and, strangely enough, Horace Greeley and Gerritt Smith, the distinguished abolitionists, were among the signers of his bond. Men and Measures of Half a Century, page 408.
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 43: visit to New Orleans and admission to Fortress Monroe. (search)
eliminaries were arranged, and the name of Horace Greeley was suggested by me and accepted by Mr. Stand her husband vindicated. To this letter Mr. Greeley at once answered Mrs. Davis, and directed i, at Savannah. The morning of the next day Mr. Greeley came to my residence and placed Mrs. Davis' interested in behalf of Mr. Davis. I told Mr. Greeley that, unless our Government was willing to ost valuable man to lead for the defence by Mr. Greeley and Mr. Gerrit Smith. Public expectation liberated on bail, and one of them consulted Mr. Greeley as to the feasibility of procuring names ofnd Commodore Vanderbilt were selected, and Mr. Greeley, in case his name should be found necessary This failure to liberate Mr. Davis induced Mr. Greeley, and those friends who were acting with himarge made by its Board of Military Justice. Mr. Greeley hastened back to New York, and The Tribune w, and Mr. Augustus Schell, his friend. Mr. Greeley's enormous sacrifice to compel justice to b[6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The true story of the capture of Jefferson Davis. (search)
neration any disposition to traduce the character of a late President of the United States, held in high honor by a great many Americans — a President from whom General Wilson held his own commission — on account of a certain Scotch cap and cloak, which, according to the current accounts, he assumed, on the way to his own inauguration, as a means of escaping recognition by a band of real or imaginary conspirators, and in which he slipped through Baltimore undetected, and (in the words of Horace Greeley, who, nevertheless, approves the act,) clandestinely and like a hunted fugitive. Far be it from me, in retaliatory imitation of General Wilson, to sneer at this incident as the ignoble beginning of a bloodstained administration, which was to have a pitiful termination amidst the desecration of a day hallowed by the sanctity of eighteen centuries of Christian reverence. No Southern writer has spoken in such a strain of the departed Chief, although known to us while living only as the ch
ommand of Gen. Green Clay Smith, and a rebel cavalry regiment, under Col. Scott, resulting in the defeat and retreat of the latter on each occasion. A force of Gen. Stuart's rebel cavalry made a dash at Catlett's Station, Va., and destroyed or carried off a great quantity of sutler's and other stores, sacked the hospital, captured Gen. Pope's wagons with all his papers, etc., and then proceeded towards Warrenton.--(Doc. 188.) President Lincoln, in response to a letter written by Horace Greeley, stated that his paramount object was the restoration of the Union, and not the safety or destruction of slavery. If he could save the Union without freeing the slaves, he would do it; if he could save it by freeing all the slaves, he would do it; and if he could save it by freeing a portion and leaving others alone, he would do that.--See Supplement. The One Hundred and Seventeenth regiment, New York volunteers, Col. W. R. Pease, left Camp Huntington, near Rome, at noon to-day for
s; R. P. Armstead and John Thomas, Sixth United States volunteers. As they claimed to be Butler's pets, and it being understood that a great affection and fondness for each other existed between them and the officers captured from the recent sacking and plunder expedition, Major Turner very considerately ordered that they be placed in the cells occupied by their white co-patriots, each being accommodated with a sable boon companion. We are glad that our officials are inclined to carry out Greeley's idea of amalgamation of the races, so far as it affects the Yankee prisoners in our care. It will result in mutual good. The only party likely to be seriously affected, either in status or morals, is the negro. The Yankee cannot be degraded lower; the negro probably can be. Under the caption of A premium uniform, the Richmond newspapers published the following: Recently Mrs. White, of Selma, Alabama, went through the lines to Lexington, Kentucky, and being a sister (Todd) of Mrs.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.115 (search)
ate service above the rank of colonel in the army and that of lieutenant in the navy, and those who had been educated at the United States Military and Naval Academies. Amnesty was further extended by proclamations, on September 7th, 1867, and December 25th, 1868. In the first the military exceptions made in the amnesty of May 29th, 1865, were reduced to ex-Confederate officers above the rank of brigadier-general in the army, and of captain in the navy, and in the second all exceptions were removed and the pardon was unconditional and without the formality of any oath. Mr. Davis was imprisoned at Fort Monroe immediately after his arrest, and was indicted on the charge of treason, by a Grand Jury in the United States Court for the District of Virginia, at Norfolk, May 8th, 1866. On May 13th, 1867, he was released on a bail-bond of $100,000, signed by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Gerrit Smith, and Horace Greeley, and in December, 1868, a nolle prosequi was entered in the case.--editors.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
cognizant. The object was to devise a scheme of rebellion-at that time, in the event of the election of Colonel John C. Fremont, the Republican candidate for the Presidency. Wise afterward boasted that, had Fremont been elected, he should have marched, at the head of twenty thousand men, to Washington, taken possession of the Capitol, and prevented the inauguration of the President elect. Fremont's defeat postponed overt acts of treason by the conspirators.--The American Conflict: by Horace Greeley, i. 829. Senator Mason, writing to Jeff. Davis on the 30th of September, said :--I have a letter from Wise, of the 27th, full of spirit. He says the governments of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana have already agreed to the rendezvous at Raleigh, and others will — this in your most private ear. He says further, that he had officially requested you to exchange with Virginia, on fair terms of difference, percussion for flint muskets. I don't know the usage or power of the De
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
of the conspirators, for it would make the voice of three hundred thousand slaveholders as potential, politically, as that of twenty millions of non-slaveholders. It was advocated in Congress so late as January, 1863. His proposition, says a late writer, : was the fullest and most logical embodiment yet made of Mr. Calhoun's subtle device for enabling a minority to obstruct and baffle the majority under a political system preserving the forms of a republic. The American Conflict, by Horace Greeley, i, 384. Mr. Noell proposed to instruct the Committee to inquire and report as to the expediency of abolishing the office of President of the United States, and establishing, in lieu thereof, an Executive Council of three members, to be elected by districts composed of contiguous States, as nearly as possible, and each member to be invested with a veto power. He wished the Committee also to inquire whether the equilibrium between the Free-labor and Slave-labor States might not be re
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
it, by respecting the Federal authority down to the close of his Administration. He says the time of this mission was at the middle of December, and that General Cushing, having been informed that his being a representative of the Federal authority had cast a sudden mildew on his popularity in that stronghold of secession, remained there but five hours, when he returned to Washington, and his report was the theme of a stormy and protracted Cabinet meeting. See The American Conflict: by Horace Greeley, i.,409. I have the authority of a letter from General Cushing himself, dated 26th March, 1865, for saying, that the single and sole object of his visit (which was on the 20th of December) was to endeavor to counteract the mad scheme of secession. The visit was suggested or promoted by gentlemen at Washington of the very highest authority, North and South, including the President. At the very moment when General Cushing entered Charleston, the bells were beginning to ring, and salutes
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
They denounced coercion, and called upon the people to arm and drill, for a conflict was at hand. I do not care, said Wilson C. Carr, how many Federal troops are sent to Washington, they will soon find themselves surrounded by such an army from Virginia and Maryland that escape to their homes will be impossible; and when the seventy-five thousand who are intended to invade the South shall have polluted that soil with their touch, the South will exterminate and sweep them from the earth. Greeley's American Conflict, i. 462. These words were received with the wildest yells and huzzas, and the meeting finally broke up with three cheers for the South, and the same for President Davis. With such seditious teachings; with such words of encouragement to mob violence ringing in their ears, the populace of Baltimore went to their slumbers on that night of the 18th of April, when it was known that a portion of the seventy-five thousand to be slaughtered were on their way from New England
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