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pline. It behooves the people of Tennessee, at least to awake to the impending danger. The twelve months system of volunteering will not save us. The hordes of Lincoln have volunteered for the war to subjugate. Will we not enlist for the same length of time to defend ourselves and our homes? Dr. Luther V. Bell, Medical Director to Gen. Hooker's division, in the National Army, died a camp, near Budd's Ferry, Md., this evening. Dr. Bell was a distinguished physician, a native of New Hampshire, and enjoyed a prominent European as well as national reputation. His family connections, as well as himself, filled many of the most honorable and important positions in the records of his native State. Subsequently he removed to Massachusetts, and took charge of the McLean Asylum for the Insane, at Somerville, in which position he won the attention and applause of eminent European physicians, as well as those of his more immediate surroundings. For several years he was also Presiden
annock River, Va. They were surprised in their beds. The information which led to their capture was volunteered by a loyal black, who guided the Jerseymen through the rebel picket line. The prisoners declared that they were of the party who killed Lieut. Decker, near Falmouth. They were intelligent men of a company formed in John Brown times, to which none but gentle men were elected. --N. Y. Tribune, April 29. The United States war steamer Sacramento was launched at the Portsmouth, (N. H.) Navy-Yard to-day. She is the finest and largest war vessel ever built at Portsmouth.--Boston Transcript, April 29. Five companies of National cavalry had a skirmish with the enemy's cavalry two miles in advance of Monterey, Tenn. Monterey is a small post-village of McNairy County, situated near the boundary line of Mississippi but a short distance from Corinth. The county has an area estimated at five hundred and seventy square miles, and occupies I art of the table-land between t
ln complimented First Lieut. D. C. Constable, commanding the revenue steamer E. A. Stevens, by handing him personally a commission as captain in the revenue cutter service, in recognition of his gallantry in leading with his steamer the attacking forces in their ascent of the James River and bombardment of Fort Darling.--Second Lieutenant J. Wall Wilson was also promoted to a first lieutenancy for gallant bearing during the same action. Nathaniel S. Berry was inaugurated Governor of New Hampshire, at Concord, in the presence of both branches of the Legislature and a large concourse of citizens. In his message, alluding to National affairs, the Governor says there can be but one result to the struggle in which we are engaged — submission to the first principles of the government inaugurated and established by our fathers. The base rebellious spirit which designed to reverse the free and humane policy of our fathers, must fail. The fearful lesson we have had in the conflict with
isville and Frankfort Railroad, about sixty miles east of Louisville, Ky. A War meeting was held at the halfway house, on the Philadelphia and Trenton turnpike, between the villages of Andalusia and Eddington, Pa., for the special purpose of encouraging recruiting to a company of loyal Virginians. Patriotic resolutions were adopted and speeches made urging the necessity of immediately putting forth all our energies to sustain our dear-bought liberties. The Governors of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island held a session at Providence, R. I., with a delegation of the New York National War Committee. Jeff Davis issued a proclamation setting apart Thursday, the eighteenth inst., as a day of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the great mercies vouchsafed to our people, and more especially for the triumph of our arms at Richmond and Mannassas. The rebel war steamer Oreto ran the blockade into the harbor of Mobile, this day. The correspondent o
June 4. Joseph A. Gilmore was inaugurated Governor of New Hampshire. In his message he stated that over eighteen thousand troops had been furnished for the war, and continued: In such a contest as that in which we are now involved, I am unable to discriminate between the support of the Government and the support of the National Administration. It is no time now to speculate upon the causes of the rebellion. The only facts which we need are that it exists, and that it is our duty to put it down. It was a remark made to me, by a former Governor of this State, the late venerable Isaac Hill, in which I fully concur, that a man who will not stand by his Government is a coward and a traitor. Prince Gortchakoff, in a dispatch to Mr. Clay, the American Minister at St. Petersburgh, after expressing the satisfaction of the Emperor at the reply of Secretary Seward to the proposal of France to join the diplomatic intervention in favor of Poland, remarks: Such facts draw closer the
provided at our first lodge good beef-soup, coffee, and fresh bread, for over three thousand slightly wounded soldiers whose injuries did not prevent them from walking to this point, while we sheltered each night about fifty more serious cases, which had been brought down by ambulance, and whose wounds required the attention of a surgeon. We were fortunate in having during these days the volunteer aid of Dr. Hooper, from Boston, who devoted himself to this latter work. Mr. Clark, from New-Hampshire, Mr. Hawkins, from Media, Pa., and Mr. Shippen, from Pittsburgh, also lent their assistance, and all these gentlemen materially aided us at this and at the second lodge until it was fully organized. With the transfer of our material to town, the irregular organization was changed to a permanent working basis. Dr. W. F. Cheney, who arrived on the tenth, was placed in charge of the camp. He brought with him seven assistants, Messrs. Latz, Cooley, McGuinness, Chesebro, Blakeley, Sherwi
ough the town. The heavy growth of trees between Mr. Pope's house and the Episcopal church saved the latter structure. They fired the Methodist church under the very altar; but it burnt so slowly that it was discovered, and put out. The cavalry had now arrived. Earle's light battery, after a drive of thirteen miles, had also reported for duty. The Abolitionists having effected their purpose now withdrew, embarked on their transports, and were conveyed out of sight. But one casualty occurred on our side. Sergeant Mew, of company E, Eleventh South-Carolina infantry, was struck by a fragment of a shell (which, by the way, the Yankee gunboats used very freely) in the right side; the wound is not dangerous, however. The invaders, who were principally a New-Hampshire regiment, are not known to have been punished in any way. As we said in reference to the affair on the Combahee, the success of a marauding expedition of this character is certainly a very mortifying circumstance.
, bridges, and timber-cutting, must be seen to be appreciated. Nevertheless, these troops exhibited to the last no other feeling than that of the most praiseworthy patience, courage, and devotion to duty. Every able-bodied man in this division was employed every day, and not unfrequently at night either on picket or fatigue duty. Repeatedly also, the pickets themselves were compelled to handle the pick and shovel. An amusing incident is related in this connection. A soldier in a New-Hampshire regiment, while wearily digging during the small hours of the morning, was heard to remark to his neighbor: I say, Bill! I hope Old Peck will die two weeks before I do. Why so? queried his friend. Because he'll have hell so strongly fortified that I can't get in, was the irreverent reply. An inspection of the defences of the Nansemond at the close of the siege, would have convinced an observer that if the river Styx is ever made equally difficult to cross, the soldier's remark
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Notes on the Union and Confederate armies. (search)
96,363 26,672 Iowa 75,797 5 440 76,242 13,001 Kansas 18,069   2,080 20,149 2,630 Kentucky 51,743 314 23,703 75,760 10,774 Louisiana 5,224     5,224 945 Maine 64,973 5,030 104 70,107 9,398 Maryland 33,995 3,925 8,718 46,638 2,982 Massachusetts 122,781 19,983 3,966 146,730 13,942 Michigan 85,479 498 1,387 87,364 14,753 Minnesota 23,913 3 104 24,020 2,584 Mississippi 545     545 78 Missouri 100,616 151 8,344 109,111 13,885 Nebraska 3,157     3,157 239 Nevada 1,080     1,080 33 New Hampshire 32,930 882 125 33,937 4,882 New Jersey 67,500 8,129 1,185 76,814 5,754 New Mexico 6,561     6,561 277 New York 409,561 35,164 4,125 448,850 46,534 North Carolina 3,156     3,156 360 Ohio 304,814 3,274 5,092 313,180 35,475 Oregon 1,810     1,810 45 Pennsylvania 315,017 14,307 8,612 337,936 33,183 Rhode Island 19,521 1,878 1,837 23,236 1,321 Tennessee 31,092     31,092 6,777 Texas 1,965     1,965 141 Vermont 32,549 619 120 33,288 5,224 Virginia         42 Washi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
, Chairman of the National Constitutional Union Committee called the Convention to order, and on his nomination, Washington Hunt, once Governor of the State of New York, and distinguished for talent, culture, and great urbanity of manner, was chosen temporary president of the Convention. Credentials of delegates were called for, when it was found that almost one-third of all the States were unrepresented. The States not represented were California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Oregon, South Carolina, and Wisconsin--ten in all. Toward evening, after a recess, Governor Hunt was elected permanent President. When the subject of a platform was proposed, Leslie Coombs, of Kentucky, an ardent follower and admirer of Henry Clay, took the floor, and put the Convention in the best of humor by a characteristic little speech. He declared that he had constructed three platforms: one for the harmonious Democracy, who had agreed so beautifully, at Charle
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