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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 18 0 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 18 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 16 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 16 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 15 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 14 0 Browse Search
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James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 13 1 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
rate general, was an infamous character. He was a lieutenant-colonel of the artillery in the National Army, and, according to a late writer, professed loyalty until he was ready to abandon his flag. Mr. Lincoln, he said to the President, at the White House, at the.middle of April, every one else may desert you, but I never will. The President thanked him, and two days afterward, having done all in his power to corrupt the troops in Washington City, he fled and joined the insurgents. See Greeley's American Conflict, i. 506. (who had abandoned his flag), bold, active, and vigilant. Their principal rendezvous was Yorktown, which they were fortifying, and from which they came down the Peninsula, to impress the slaves of men who had fled from their farms into service on the military works, to force Union residents into their ranks, and on some occasions to attack the Union pickets. J. Bankhead Magruder. Major Winthrop, Butler's aid and military secretary, whose whole soul was al
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
tate Legislature with abject submission to every demand o Federal despotism, and woeful neglect of every right of the Kentucky citizens. It is well suggested that Mr. Breckinridge, in his exodus from Kentucky, perpetrated a serious blunder; Greeley's American Conflict, i. 615. for, had he, like other friends of the South, remained in Congress, he might have served the cause of the conspirators more efficiently. He was an able and adroit politician and legislator, but was an indifferent sorteenth Tennessee, and Major Butler, of the Eleventh Louisiana. Wright was a Democratic Congressman, and an intimate friend of Colonel Philip B. Fouke, of the. Illinois Volunteers. When they parted at the close of the session of 1860-61, says Mr. Greeley, (American Conflict, i. 597), Wright said to his friend, Phil, I expect the next time we meet it will be on the battle-field. Their next meeting was in this bloody struggle. The gun-boats had performed most efficient service in engaging th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
nts, he issued an order for the victorious army to fall back still farther General McClellan's Report, page 140. to Harrison's Landing, a point on the James a few miles below, and then returned to the Galena. Dr. Grieson's Diary, cited in Greeley's American Conflict, II. 167. This order produced consternation and the greatest dissatisfaction, for it seemed like snatching the palm of victory from the hand just opened to receive it. Even Fitz-John Porter's devotion to his chief was temporarily shaken by this order, which elicited his Bost indignant protest. --Greeley's American Conflict, note 43, page 167. General Kearney said, in the presence of several officers--I, Philip Kearney, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for X retreat. We ought, instead of retreating, to follow up the enemy and take Richmond; and in full view of all the responsibilities of such a declaration, I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason. --
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
iew of all the testimony, and especially of that given in McClellan's Report, it does not seem to be a harsh judgment to believe that the commander of the Army of the Potomac and his friends were willing to see Pope defeated. Pope's appointment to the command, and his address to his Army on opening the campaign (see page 446), says a careful writer, had been understood by them as reflecting on the strategy of the Peninsula campaign; and this was their mode of resenting the indignity. --see Greeley's American conflict, II. 192. by order of General Halleck, the broken and demoralized Army was withdrawn within the fortifications around Washington the next day, Sept. 2, 1862. when it was allowed a brief rest. Pope now repeated with greater earnestness his request, made before he took the field, to be relieved of the command of the Army of Virginia, and allowed to return to the West, and it was granted. The Army of Virginia disappeared as a separate organization, and became a part
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
k, hoping the wiser men among the insurgents might heed the threats contained in the muttering thunders of Congress, in which were concentrated the tremendous energies of the people against these cherished interests. This hesitancy produced great disquietude in the public mind. The more impatient of the loyal people began to accuse the President of not only faint-heartedness, but whole-heartedness in the cause of freedom, and charged him with remissness of duty. On the 9th of August Horace Greeley addressed an able letter to the President on the subject, through his journal, the New York Tribune, to which Mr. Lincoln made a reply, it giving him a good opportunity to define his position. In that reply he declared it to be his paramount object to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing a slave, I would do it, he said. If I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and l
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
he Union. To do this, a letter was addressed July 5, 1864. to Horace Greeley, of New York, from the Clifton House, Canada, by George N. Sandtection should be guarantied to them. This letter was sent by Mr. Greeley to the President, together with a Plan of adjustment This plng to seem heedless of any proposition for peace, and he deputed Mr. Greeley to bring to him any person or persons professing to have any pro for him or them, each way. Considerable correspondence ensued. Mr. Greeley went to Niagara Falls. Then there was, on the part of Davis's aan end to the unofficial negotiations by sending instructions to Mr. Greeley, explicitly prescribing what kind of a proposition he would recely resolved never to accept voluntarily; At about the time of Mr. Greeley's unofficial mission to Niagara, two other citizens were on a seher places in the most incendiary and revolutionary language. Mr. Greeley, in his American Conflict, II. 667, gives specimens of speeches
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
der of Richmond to the National troops, 549. the Repossesion of the Confederate capital, 550. rejoicings at Washington, and among the loyal people, 551. At the opening of the spring of 1865, the Rebellion was so shorn of its inherent strength and props that it was ready to fall. The last effort to win peace by other means than by conquering it, had been tried in vain. That effort was a notable one, as the outline here given will show. We have seen how futile were the missions of Mr. Greeley to Niagara, and of Messrs. Jaques and Gillmore to Richmond, the previous summer, in the interest of peace. See page 446, and note 2, page 447. A few months later, Francis P. Blair, senior, a venerable politician of Maryland, who had given his support to the administration, and who was personally acquainted with the principal actors in the rebellion, then in Richmond, conceived the idea that he might bring about reconciliation and peace by means of his private influence. So he asked th
hiloh, 2.261-2.283; operations of against Vicksburg, 2.583-2.591, 608-614; 615-628; appointed to the Military Division of the Mississippi, 3.144; at Chattanooga, 3.151; operations of from Chattanooga till the battle of Ringgold, III, 159-170; appointed general-in-chief of all the National armies, 3.234. Great Britain, relations with in 1861, 1.567; sympathy with the conspirators in, 2.152; Mason sent as ambassador to, 2.153. Greble, Lieut. J. T., death of at Big Bethel, 1. 508. Greeley, Horace, unofficial negotiations of with conspirators in Canada, 3.446. Green River, Morgan repulsed at by Col. Moore, 3.92. Grierson, Col. B. H., raid of from La Grange to Baton Rouge, 2.601; expedition of from Memphis, 3.415. Grover, Gen., at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631. Groveton, battle of, 2.456. Guerrillas in Missouri, II. 63. Gun Town, battle near, 3.247. Guthrie, Mr., amendments to the Constitution proposed by, 1.238; his report to the Washington Peace Congress,
tribune debate Parson Brownlow's great joke Greeley and the counter-jumpers Sartorial descriptiownlow's pulpit pistols a Southern opinion of Greeley the Tribune's correspondent an honorary deletrangers in this way: You've heerd of Horace Greeley? They had, in every case, heard of thatitation to that effect. These estimates of Mr. Greeley were seldom offensive to his friends on theless brilliant breastpin: Did you ever see Horace Greeley, Mr. Zachariah Smith, and if you have, do ath, without form of law. The editor knew Greeley too. Greeley, upon the hull, was a clever felGreeley, upon the hull, was a clever fellow personally; but a d----d rascal, no two ways about it, politically. Worst man in the country: oint! He had bin to New York. Had called on Greeley, and had been told by him that he might examiHis impressions, therefore, were favorable to Greeley. As the Tennessee editor, with eyes half se Southern lions roar. Now, I said, since Greeley was so clever, it is no more than fair that y[1 more...]
w York.--Frederick W. Lord--1. Ohio.-Thomas Richey--1. Indiana.-Charles W. Cathcart, Thomas J. Henley, John L. Robinson, William W. Wick--4. Illinois.--Robert Smith--1. Messrs. Clark and H. Williams, of Maine, Birdsall and Maclay, of New York, Brodhead and Mann, of Pennsylvania; Pettit, of Indiana; Ficklin and McClernand, of Illinois, who voted with the South at the former session — now failed to vote. Mr. D. S. Jackson, of New York, who then voted with the South, had been succeeded by Mr. H. Greeley, who voted with the North. from Free States; Nays 80--all from the Slave States but the eight aforesaid. A further evidence of the altered feeling of the House was afforded, when, a few days thereafter, the following was, during the morning hour, moved by Mr. Daniel Gott, of New York: Whereas, the traffic now prosecuted in this metropolis of the Republic in human beings, as chattels, is contrary to natural justice, and the fundamental principles of our political system, is notorio
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