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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
h our agency. . . . . I warn Southern gentlemen that if this war is to continue, there will be a time when my friend from New York [Mr. Diven] will see it declared by this free nation that every bondsman in the South-belonging to a rebel, recollect; I confine it to them-shall be called upon to aid us in war against their masters, and to restore this Union. Congressional Globe, Aug. 2, 1861; History of the Anti-slavery Measuzres of the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, by Senator Henry Wilson, chapter I. The bill was recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, and on the following day Aug. 8, 1861. it was reported back with Trumbull's amendment so modified as to include only those slaves whose labor for insurrectionary purposes was employed in any military or naval service against the Government and authority of the United States. With the amendment so modified, the bill was passed by a vote of 60 against 48. When it was returned to the Senate, it was concurred in,,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
ld enter the State, until it should be seen that Kentucky forces could not expel them; and then, before troops should be marched into its borders, timely notice of such intended movement should be given to the Governor; also, that, in case United States troops were compelled to enter Kentucky to expel Confederate troops, the moment that work should be accomplished the National forces should be withdrawn. McClellan promptly denied ever making any such agreement with Buckner. Letter to Captain Wilson, of the United States Navy, June 26, 1861. Yet Magoffin insisted upon acting as if such an agreement had been actually entered into by the National Government; and Governor Harris, of Tennessee, to whom Buckner was directed by Magoffin to make an oral report of his conference With McClellan, determined to aid Kentucky in preserving that neutrality, because it promised his own State the best protection against the power of the Government troops. Autograph letter of Isham G. Harris to G
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
03. expedition to Huntersville operations on the Seacoast, 104. burning of Hampton by Magruder General Wool at Fortress Monroe, 105. expedition to Hatteras Inlet, 107. captures of the forts and Hatteras Island Butler commissioned to raise troops in New England, 108. naval operations near Cape Hatteras perils of the Nationals on Hatteras Island, 109. Hawkins's proclamation attempt to establish a loyal civil Government in Eastern North Carolina, 110. stirring events near Pensacola Wilson's Zouaves on Santa Rosa Island attacked, 111. battle on Santa Rosa Island, and repulse of the Confederates the Confedeates before Fort Pickens, 112. attack by Fort Pickens and War-vessels on the Confederate works folly of Hollins on the Mississippi, 113. naval engagement at Southwest Pass incompetency of Hrollins, 114. In the autumn of 1861, the Confederates made a severe struggle for the possession of West Virginia. They hoped, by the employment of other commanders than those who
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
eturn fugitive slaves. On the 4th of December following he introduced a bill, making it a penal offense for any officer or private of the army or navy to capture or return, or aid in the capture or return, of fugitive slaves. On the same day, Mr. Wilson of Massachusetts gave notice in the Senate of his intention to introduce a bill for a, similar purpose. Perceiving the general lack of knowledge of the laws of war, particularly as touching the subject of the, slaves of the country, Dr. Franhe province of this work to record in detail the legislation upon this important subject. A comprehensive view, in succinct detail, of measures concerning this subject, may be found in a volume entitled Anti-Slavery Measures in Congress, by Henry Wilson, of the National Senate. Suffice it here to say, that measures, having a tendency to the great act of final emancipation, offered more as necessary means for suppressing the rebellion than as acts of justice and righteousness, were pressed wit
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
selected for the purpose were the Benton, Captain Green; Lafayette, Captain Walke; Price, Captain Woodworth; Louisville, Commander Owen; Carondelet, Lieutenant Murphy; Pittsburg, Lieutenant Hoel; Tuscumbia, Lieutenant Shirk; and Mound City, Lieutenant Wilson. All of these were iron-clad excepting the Price. They were laden with supplies for the army below, and were well fortified against missiles from the batteries by various overlayings, such as iron chains, timbers, and bales of cotton and h division toward Edwards's Station, and McClernand and Osterhaus were directed to follow immediately, while McPherson was ordered to keep up communication with McClernand on another road. In order to prevent any miscarriage, Grant sent Lieutenant-Colonel Wilson, of his staff, to McClernand, to explain the situation, and urge him to move promptly. Then the Commander-in-Chief hastened to the front, to have a personal direction of the movements there. Pemberton, who appears to have been a rat
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
se of 1866, and a new and appropriate one erected on its based, which will forever defy the destructive hand. It is an immense iron cannon, of.very nearly the proportions of the marble obelisk, and is surmounted by a huge shell, which takes the place of the sphere. It ended by Grant promising to send Pemberton a proposition in writing before night, and both agreeing that hostilities should cease while the subject was under discussion. Toward evening Grant sent General Logan and Lieutenant-Colonel Wilson, of his staff, with a letter to Pemberton, in which he proposed that, Monument at Vicksburg. on the acceptance of his terms, he should march in one division as a guard and take possession the next morning at eight o'clock; that as soon as paroles could be prepared and signed, the vanquished should march out of the National lines, the officers taking with them their regimental clothing — the staff, field, and cavalry officers one horse each, and the rank and file to be allowed to