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Union. Judge Woodward concluded his address to this non-partisan Union meeting after this fashion: Have I not a right to say that a Government which was all-sufficient for the country fifty years ago, when soil and climate and State sovereignty were trusted to regulate the spread of Slavery, is insufficient to-day, when every upstart politician can stir the people to mutiny against the domestic institutions of our Southern neighbors — when the ribald jests of seditious editors like Greeley and Beecher can sway legislatures and popular votes against the handiwork of Washington or Madison — when the scurrilous libels of such a book as Helper's become a favorite campaign document, and are accepted by thousands as law and gospel both — when jealousy and hate have extinguished all our fraternal feelings for those who were born our brethren, and who have done us no harm? Mr. Charles E. Lex (who had voted for Lincoln) made an apologetic and deprecatory speech, wherein he said: <
country,and restore harmony and peace; and that is a total abandonment of the dogmas of Lincoln, and the adoption of another and opposite object- the recognition of the equality of all the States in the territories of the United States, and the strict enforcement of all the laws protecting and securing slave property under the Constitution. This principle is recognized in the proposition of Senator Crittenden; and when the madness and violence of such men as John Sherman, Ben. Wade, and Horace Greeley shall be humbled, and when wise and patriotic statesmen shall be looked for and found as guides and counselors for the peace of the nation, then may we rejoice in the prospect of restoring our country to that prosperity and happiness which we had before the spirit of Abolitionism and of hate blasted this fair heritage of our fathers. Let the entire South to the border, including Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, and Missouri, take a bold, dignified, and patriotic position, and demand as a r
illiams Col. Anthony Gen. Hanter overruled by the President Gen. McClellan on the negro Horace Greeley to Lincoln the response do, to the Chicago Clergymen Lincoln's first Proclamation of Free entreat you to render a hearty and unequivocal obedience to the law of the land. Yours, Horace Greeley. The President — very unexpectedly — replied to this appeal by telegraph: in order, douo which lie thus obliquely responded: Executive Mansion, Washington, Aug. 22, 1862. Hon. Horace Greeley: dear Sir: I have just read yours of the 19th instant, addressed to myself through Thers called on or wrote to the President about this time, urging him to action in the spirit of Mr. Greeley's letter. He heard all with courtesy, suggesting objections that were not intended for conclounded, and the Rebels seized the Blacks who went along to help, and sent them into Slavery, Horace Greeley slid in his paler that the Government would probably do nothing about it. What could I do?
n between the belligerents were made during this gloomy period. One of these originated with certain Confederates then in Canada, one of whom wrote July 5, 1864. to the author of this work, averring that Messrs. Clement C. Clay, of Alabama, James P. Holcombe, of Virginia, and Geo. N. Sanders (the writer) would proceed to Washington in the interest of Peace, if full protection were accorded them. Being otherwise confidentially assured that the two former had full powers from Richmond, Mr. Greeley forwarded the application to President Lincoln, urging that it be responded to, and suggesting certain terms of reunion and peace which he judged might be advantageously proffered to the Rebels, whether they should be accepted or rejected. The facts that an important election was then pending in North Carolina, wherein William W. Holden was an avowed anti-Davis and virtual reunion candidate for Governor, and that his triumph would be a staggering blow to the Confederacy, were urged as af
to surrender, 743-4; visits Sherman at Raleigh, 753; issues general order congratulating the troops on the end of the Rebellion, 758. great Run, Va., Sigel fights Rebels at, 179. Greathouse, Brig.-Gen. Lucien, killed near Atlanta, 631. Greeley, Horace, writes to the President on Slavery in the War, 251; at Niagara Falls, 664-5. Green river, Ky., railroad communication reopened to, 270. Green, Col., wounded at Fort Wagner, 477. Green, Gen., wounded at Wauhatchie, 435. Greens army, 131; sends Franklin to McClellan, 132 visits McDowell, 136; reenforces McClellan, 149; letter to McClellan, 152; 158; visits the army, 169; his letter to McClellan, 192; as to the Slave-Trade, 240; as to slave contrabands, 243; reply to H. Greeley's letter, 249; reply to Emancipationists, 251; his proclamations of Freedom, 253; proposes aid to emancipation, 259; on slave colonization, 2.57; as to recognition of Hayti and Liberia, 265; on the Habeas Corpus, 490 to 492; to the Ohio Democra
sion foreseen: an incident voting for Jefferson Davis reply to criticism Horace Greeley as a secessionist the Baltimore convention squatter sovereignty delegatemembered that I voted for him in June, 1860. If I had happened to vote for Horace Greeley, who was afterwards Democratic candidate for the presidency, my loyalty to tion to the integrity of the Union. What, then, were the doctrines held by Horace Greeley on this subject during the year 1860, both before and after the actual seceeveral other Southern States? I will quote from the Tribune editorials of Mr. Greeley some statements which will enlighten the people of the country as to the stahe Union. It is needless, perhaps, for me to say that I did not believe in Horace Greeley's statesmanship or teachings in 1860, nor before or after. I shall not quo1860, with intent to preserve the Union and ward off that very secession which Greeley long afterwards justified, advised, and did all that he could to incite. Ne
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
guns served to meet the enemy's guns at the time of the attack on Big Bethel, that encounter would have resulted in an entirely different way and in perfectly certain victory for the United States troops. There was a point nine miles from the fort and on the road leading from Hampton to Yorktown, which I learned the rebels intended to entrench and hold, because they expected a move towards Richmond to be made very soon. The insane cry of On to Richmond had been continually sounded by Mr. Greeley and his coadjutors. After carefully reconnoitring the position, I concluded upon an attack. A creek crossed the road close by the church known as the Bethel. The bridge over this creek was attempted to be commanded by a slight fortification some half a cannon-shot distance beyond. Col. D. H. Hill, of North Carolina, held it with five hundred men. Our negro scouts reported them two thousand in number, and they really thought there were as many as that, for a negro scout had to be a v
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
gment should be made, General Smith informing him that the enemy had been reinforced during the evening, and requesting him to relieve his troops (Smith's) in the front line of the captured works. This relief was completed by 11 o'clock. Horace Greeley says, The American Conflict, p. 585. after stating the fact of the attack by Smith, and his success: Fatalities multiplied. Hancock, with two divisions forming the van of the Army of the Potomac, came up just after nightfall, and, waiut 7.30 and Field's at about 9.30 o'clock. They are being placed in position. All apparently quiet this morning. General Lee has just arrived. G. T. Beauregard, Major-General. Military Operations of General Beauregard, Vol. II., p. 236 Mr. Greeley further says:-- And now, though the night was clear and the moon nearly full, Smith rested until morning, after the old but not good fashion of 1861-1862. Quoting further from Captain McCabe :-- Southern Historical Society Papers, Vo
to, 872; Halleck's report of, 872; McClellan's orders, 873. Grant, Gen. U. S., Halleck's order, 873; thinks Butler hostile to him, 873-874; in Personal Memoirs, 874-875; carries instructions to Sherman, 876; orders Meade to Burkville, 876; on Davenport's report, 900; believes Lee must surrender, 901; in Personal Memoirs, 902; reference to, 903; Sherman's report to, 913; as president, 925; the Alabama claims in, the administration, 966. Grant, Mrs., 854, 860. Grant, Colonel, 860. Greeley, Horace, reference to, 140; concedes right of secession, 141-142; cry of on to Richmond, 267, 289; quoted upon attack on Petersburg, 702-703. green, Brig.-Gen. John A., reference to in New York election troubles, 754, 757. Greenback, constitutional Money, 954-956. Greble's battery at Big Bethel, 269, 272. Greyhound, Butler's headquarters boat, 683. Griffin, John Quincy Adams, relates incidents of Butler, 996-997; upon Butler's character, 996-998. Grigg's Texas Brigade, positio
but a week later Lincoln annulled the proclamation. Hunter, however, raised a storm by organizing a regiment of fugitive slaves. It was only before Cedar Mountain — to be precise, on July 22, 1862--that all National commanders were ordered to employ as many Negroes as could be used advantageously for military and naval purposes, paying them for their labor and keeping a record as to their ownership as a basis on which compensation could be made in proper cases. Ten days after the battle, Greeley published his famous letter to Lincoln, The Prayer of Twenty millions. On September 22, 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, and on January 1, 1863, the final proclamation was made that Negroes would be received into the military and naval service of the United States Corps. This picture was taken about the time Greeley's letter was published — less than two weeks after the battle of Cedar Mountain had been fought. and human blood was poured out like water. But the odds wer
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