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e Confederates. Thus, with the approach of nightfall, closed the memorable battle of Antietam. For fourteen long hours more than one hundred thousand men, with five hundred pieces of artillery, had engaged in titanic combat. As the pall of battle smoke rose and cleared away, the scene presented was one to make the stoutest heart shudder. There lay upon the ground, scattered for three miles over the valleys and the hills or in the improvised hospitals, more than twenty thousand men. Horace Greeley was probably right in pronouncing this the bloodiest day in American history. Although tactically it was a drawn battle, Antietam was decisively in favor of the North inasmuch as it ended the first Confederate attempt at a Northern invasion. General Lee realized that his ulterior plans had been thwarted by this engagement and after a consultation with his corps commanders The mediator President Lincoln's Visit to the Camps at Antietam, October 8, 1862. Yearning for the speedy
Marshaling the Federal army Charles King, Brigadier-General, United State Volunteers Union men wore anxious faces early in the spring of 1861. For months the newspapers had been filled with accounts of the seizure of Government forts and arsenals all over the South. State after State had seceded, and the New York Tribune, edited by Horace Greeley, had bewildered the North and encouraged the South by declaring that if the latter desired to set up a governments of its own it had every moral right to do so. The little garrison of Fort Moultrie, in Charleston Harbor, threatened by a superior force and powerless against land attack, had spiked its guns on Christmas night, in 1860, and pulled away for Sumter, perched on its islet of rocks a mile from shore, hoisted the Stars and Stripes, and there, in spite of pitiful numbers, with a Southern-born soldier at its head, practically defied all South Carolina. The Star of the West had been loaded with soldiers and supplies at New Yor
and if one of their projects could be successfully accomplished there was no doubt, in the opinion of the Southern Government, that the war would be brought to a speedy conclusion. Negotiations looking toward peace were opened with men like Horace Greeley and Judge Black, but the correspondence with Greeley was made public, and the matter reached an untimely end. There existed in the Northern States an essentially military organization known as the Sons of Liberty, whose principle was that Greeley was made public, and the matter reached an untimely end. There existed in the Northern States an essentially military organization known as the Sons of Liberty, whose principle was that the States were sovereign and that there was no authority in the central Government to coerce a seceding State. It was estimated that the total membership of this society was fully three hundred thousand, of whom eighty-five thousand resided in Illinois, fifty thousand in Indiana, and forty thousand in Ohio. The feeling was general among the members that it would be useless to hold the coming presidential election, since Mr. Lincoln held the power and would undoubtedly be reelected. Therefor
Morgan's operator, whose skill, courage, and resourcefulness contributed largely to the success of his daring commander. Ellsworth was an expert in obtaining despatches, and especially in disseminating misleading information by bogus messages. In the East, an interloper from Lee's army tapped the War service over-military telegraph operators in Richmond, June, 1865 The cipher operators with the various armies were men of rare skill, unswerving integrity, and unfailing loyalty, General Greeley pronounces from personal knowledge. Caldwell, as chief operator, accompanied the Army of the Potomac on every march and in every siege, contributing also to the efficiency of the field telegraphers. Beckwith remained Grant's cipher operator to the end of the war. He it was who tapped a wire and reported the hiding-place of Wilkes Booth. The youngest boy operator, O'Brien, began by refusing a princely bribe to forge a telegraphic reprieve, and later won distinction with Butler on the
tice which, amid the excitement of the struggle between the sections Horace Greeley and Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis was captured near Irwinville, GeorgOf the many names attached to the document, the most conspicuous is that of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, who had been prominent throughout the war born of the conflict were still raging, some of them in an intensified form. Greeley displayed unusual courage in subscribing his name to the bond. It appears just, below Gerrit Smith's. Signatures to the Jefferson Davis bail-bond — Horace Greeley's comes third Greeley reading the tribune —now past—I may have been dispGreeley reading the tribune —now past—I may have been disposed to deny him. In this fiery zeal, and this earnest warfare against the wrong, as he viewed it, there entered no enduring personal animosity toward the men whose rict of Virginia, whereupon he was admitted to bail for $100,000, signed by Horace Greeley and fourteen others. When Davis was released he was greeted with deafen
Duke in his account of the battle of Shiloh, says— just as Breckinridge's division was going into action, we came upon the left of it where the Kentucky troops were formed. The bullets commenced to fly thick and fast around us and simultaneously the regiment nearest us struck up the favorite song of the Kentuckians— cheer, boys, cheer. the effect was inspiring beyond words. several versions of adapted words were sung to the melody of this song. One of the versions was dedicated to Horace Greeley and circulated throughout the north. The original cheer, boys, cheer, has, however, always remained closely identified with Southern sentiment. Cheer, boys, cheer! no more of idle sorrow; Courage! true hearts shall bear us on our way; Hope points before and shows a bright tomorrow, Let us forget the darkness of today: Then farewell, England, much as we may love thee, We'll dry the tears that we have shed before; We'll not weep to sail in search of fortune; Then farewell, England, fare
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.34 (search)
elming odds the fiercest defence of modern times. Nay, more, I believe that when the whole truth shall be told touching this eventful campaign, it will be shown that, at no time during the war, had the valor of this army and the skill of its leader been so near to compelling an honorable peace as in the days immediately succeeding Cold Harbor. Such is the testimony of Federal officers, high in rank, whose courage you admired in war and whose magnanimity you have appreciated in peace. Mr. Greeley, in his History of the Rebellion, says emphatically, these were the very darkest hours of our contest — those in which our loyal people most profoundly despaired of its successful issue. He embraces period from Cold Harbor to Crater, inclusive. Swinton, a shrewd observer and candid historian, says: So gloomy was the military outlook after the action on the Chickahominy, and to such a degree by consequence had the moral spring of the public mind become relaxed, that there was at this time
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.35 (search)
into the hearts of their patrons, their generous supporters and ofttried, old time friends. Dr.------preached an ordinary sermon, which received polite attention from the prisoners, and afterwards walked into the open ground, 100 feet square, where we were allowed to exercise half an hour each day at dinner time, and began to distribute tracts to the prisoners. He handed me one, at the head of which was a picture in colors of the old flag, that emblem of hate and oppression, called by Horace Greeley a flaunting lie. I rapidly glanced over its contents, and told the Dr. it was a political or war pamphlet, and preached the Union and the old flag, and either ignored or mentioned incidentally only the crucified Christ, and that such prominent political pictures on a so-called religious tract evinced more fanaticism and bigotry than true piety. What connection could there be between the stars and stripes and the pure religion of Jesus Christ? It was insulting, not only to us, but to t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Nation on our discussion of the prison question. (search)
anybody else, even to save my life. We brought out the proofs of all these facts. Moreover we published the letter of Chief-Justice George Shea, to the New York Tribune, giving an account of his investigation of this question in behalf of Mr. Horace Greeley and other gentlemen who were unwilling to go on Mr. Davis' bail bond until the charge against him of cruelty to prisoners was cleared up. Judge Shea went to Canada and had access to certain Confederate archives which had escaped capture, and he investigated all of the evidence which the Bureau of military justice had at Washington. The result was that he was not only convinced himself, but succeeded in convincing such men as Governor Andrew, Horace Greeley, Gerritt Smith, Vice-President Wilson and Thaddeus Stevens, that the charge against Mr. Davis of even connivance at cruelty to prisoners was utterly without foundation. The United States authorities did not dare to bring Mr. Davis to trial on this or on any other charge, sim
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An alleged proclamation of President Lincoln. (search)
opportunity to make their city the Venice of America; and some Californians thought a republic on the Pacific, with San Francisco for its commercial and political capital, would develop into mighty proportions before the end of the century. Horace Greeley had advocated in the Tribune peaceable separation and boldly proclaimed: Let the erring sisters go in peace. The Indianapolis Journal, in the West, inspired by an ambition to take a position, occupied the same ground. The Northern States sepowers of the General Government over property and places within their limits, and guaranteeing them peaceable possession of the same on conditions specified. This proclamation had the sanction of Mr. Wade, of Ohio, and was in accordance with Mr. Greeley's frequently expressed views. With the appearance of the proclamation was to be an editorial in the Washington and New York papers sustaining the action of the administration. This was also prepared and held ready for use when the occasion d
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