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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 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. 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 2 2 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 2 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 2 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 2 2 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 2 2 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 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 2 2 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 2 2 Browse Search
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— several of them drawings a foot more water than there was on the bar at that point. While he was getting them over, the Eastport, which had gone eight miles farther down, was sunk ; and several days' hard work were required to stop her leaks, pump her out, and get her afloat again. By this time, Banks had concluded to continue his retreat to Alexandria and below — the return of Smith's force to the other side of the Mississippi being imperatively required — and six days were consumed April 21-G. after the Eastport was afloat in arduous efforts to get her to Alexandria, she running fast aground eight times by the way. At last-Banks's army being now 60 miles ahead, the Eastport having been divested of her guns to induce her to float, and only three of the lighter gunboats left to convoy her — she went hard aground again, when scarcely thirty miles below Grand Ecore, and could not be got afloat; whereon Porter reluctantly gave the order for her destruction--Lt. Com'g Phelps being
tion; but their hesitating utterances had been drowned in the general burst of gladness and thanks-giving over the virtual collapse of the Rebellion. That other Rebel chiefs — now that their ablest commander and most formidable army had surrendered — should exact and secure better terms than were accorded to Lee, was not imagined, even prior to Lincoln's assassination: after that hideous crime, the bare suggestion of such concession seemed intolerable. Hence, when his agreement reached April 21. Washington, it was — in strict accordance with the views and feelings of the great body of those who had heartily sustained the Government through the War — rejected by the new President and his Cabinet, with the hearty concurrence of Gen. Grant, for reasons unofficially, but by authority, set forth as follows: 1st. It was an exercise of authority not vested in Gen. Sherman, and, on its face, shows that both he and Johnston knew that Gen. Sherman had no authority to enter into any su
. The regiment embarked, September 16, 1862, for Fort Monroe, proceeding from there to Suffolk, Va., where it sustained a severe loss by disease. In June, 1863--then in Foster's Brigade of Getty's Division — the regiment marched up the Peninsula on a campaign memorable for the heat and long, rapid marches. In August, 1863, it went to Folly Island, S. C., taking part in the operations about Charleston Harbor; then, on February 23, 1864, sailed for Florida, encamping at Jacksonville until April 21st, when the Division embarked for the battle-fields of Virginia. Arriving at Yorktown, it was assigned to Drake's (2d) Brigade, Ames's (3d) Division, Tenth Corps, Army of the James, and soon after sailed up the James River to Bermuda Hundred, where it disembarked on the 6th of May. Lieutenant-Colonel Carpienter, a very popular officer, was mortally wounded at Drewry's Bluff (May 16th), and Colonel Drake, who was in command of the brigade, was killed at Cold Harbor, where, in an assault, the
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
General Grant a generous and considerate reply to my letter, in which he assured me that no operations in North Carolina were intended, and that it was his wish that with all the forces of the Army of the James that could be spared from other duty, and such additional troops as had been ordered to report to me at Fortress Monroe, I should seize upon City Point and act directly in concert with the Army of the Potomac, with Richmond as the objective point. See Appendix No. 19. On the 21st of April, Lieutenant-Colonel Dent, of General Grant's staff, came to Fortress Monroe as bearer of a letter and memorandum of instructions. See Appendix No. 20. Before his arrival Plymouth, which General Grant desired should be held at all hazards, had fallen; but everything else for which they provided had already been done. From my conversation with Grant and from his reiterated instructions that I was to intrench and fortify at City Point and Bermuda Hundred; that our new base was to be e
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
ssissippi, in the field, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 25, 1865. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, present. General: I had the honor to receive your letter of April 21st, with inclosures, yesterday, and was well pleased that you came along, as you must have observed that I held the military control so as to adapt it to any phasehe field, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 25, 1865. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Washington. dear sir: I have been furnished a copy of your letter of April 21st to General Grant, signifying your disapproval of the terms on which General Johnston proposed to disarm and disperse the insurgents, on condition of amnesty, eten instructed my own subordinates to disobey my lawful orders. General Halleck, who had so long been in Washington as the chief of staff, had been sent on the 21st of April to Richmond, to command the armies of the Potomac and James, in place of General Grant, who had transferred his headquarters to the national capital, and he (G
April 21.--A rumor having reached Virginia to the effect that Lieut.-Gen. Scott was about to resign his commission as General-in-Chief of the United States Army, Judge Robinson, an old personal friend and classmate of his, came to Washington, from Richmond, to offer him a commission as Commander-in-Chief of the forces of the Confederate States. On learning the purport of Judge R.'s errand, Gen. Scott interrupted him with a declaration that if he went any further in making such a proposition to him, he (Judge R.) would not be permitted to get back to Richmond; adding, that having sworn to support the Constitution of the United States, he realized all the honorable obligations of that oath, and should of course observe them.--N. Y. Times, April 25.
A deputation of sixteen Virginians and eight Marylanders visited the President on the 21st of April, and demanded a cessation of hostilities until after the session of Congress. Mr: Lincoln of course declined the proposition. One of the deputation said that 75,000 Marylanders would contest the passage of troops over her soil; to which the President replied, that he presumed there was room enough on her soil to bury 75,000 men.--V. Y. Times, April 27.
New Orleans, April 25.--In the ranks of the Louisville Blues, now at Montgomery, from Barbour County, is the Rev. Alexander McLenan, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who, with his two sons, have enlisted with the company for the term of twelve months, in the service of the Confederate States. In a speech made by him at Clayton, on their way to Columbus, he remarked that our cause was honored of God, and He would crown it with success. Mr. McLenan is upwards of sixty years of age, and the greater part of his manhood has been dedicated to the service of the ministry. Equality and justice to the South is a motto to which he has always been religiously devoted.--Columbus Sun, April 21.
Adventure of Commissary Patton.--On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the New York Seventh Regiment, with important despatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkenburgh. They took separate seats in the cars, and held no communication with each other. They arrived safely at the Junction, but had no sooner stepped upon the platform, than some merchant, with whom Mr. Patton had done business, stepped up and said, Hallo, Patton, what are you, a National Guard, doing here? Mr. Patton endeavored to silence him, but not until too late, as a spy, who had followed the party, overheard the salutation. Mr. Patton walked over the fields to the Annapolis train, but, being unable to ascertain when the train would leave, he went to the hotel, in front of which a militia company was drilling. In a few moments thereafter, he saw, to his astonishment, the train start o
s a letter to Gen. Scott, D. 52; to be burned, D. 55; Buena Vista volunteers of, D. 57; Confederate prizes arrive at, D. 73; troops at Baltimore, D. 74; submarine boat at, D. 72; Doc. 258 Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, D. 37 Philippi, Va., battle of, D. 91; the results of the capture at, P. 114; official report of battle at, Doc. 333; an account of the battle, at Doc. 335 Phillips, Wendell, address on the Political Lessons of the Hour, D. 15; his discourse of April 21, Doc. 125 Phoenix Iron Works, New Orleans, D. 57 Pickens, —, Gov., proclaims S. C. an independent State, D. 5; authorizes seizure of forts, D. 7; notices of, D. 8, 20, 22; Sanctions the attack on the Star of the West, D. 13; notice of, D. 14; repudiates Northern debts, D. 94; reply of, to Major Anderson, in reference to the Star of the West, Doc. 19 Pickens Cadets, of Charleston, S. C., D. 17 Pierce, E. W., Gen., appointed Brigadier-General, D. 83; Doc. 356; at Great
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