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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 1,765 1 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 495 1 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 410 0 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 I. 405 1 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 1: organization of the Navy Department.--blockade-runners, etc. (search)
Some there were who — rebels at heart and purpose — after holding for several years previous to the war high positions in the administration preceding that of Mr. Lincoln, had done all they could to dispose of the Navy, so that it could not be used in the event of trouble between the North and the South. The object was to destroupposed by those unfamiliar with the events of the times, that the rebellion was the result of measures forced upon the South just previous to the election of Abraham Lincoln, and that in his election they saw the death blow to the hopes they had cherished for extending slavery into new states and territories. If any one supposes are of honors and emoluments, and had gained from the North compliance with urgent demands, which often passed the bounds of proper concession. From the time Mr. Lincoln became President, all the Southern ports were in the possession of Secessionists: they were sealed against our large ships, and open to blockade runners, which
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
. Hamilton's floating battery. Major Anderson. Sumter returns the fire. unequal contest. tardy attempts to relieve Sumter. indignant people. Anderson's gallant fight, and surrender to the secessionists. effect of the surrender of Sumter. Lincoln's position toward Virginia. Gen. Scott and the Virginians. Commodore McCauley. secrets of the Navy Department made known by disloyal officers. conspirators at work. a plot to seize Norfolk Navy Yard. the Navy Department powerless. Commodoce from 1861 to 1865, and it is to be hoped that by each one contributing his mite, in the course of time a true history will be written. The best of efforts will be made in this history to make it a true if not an interesting one. When President Lincoln entered upon the duties of his office, his position towards Virginia differed somewhat from that which he assumed towards the States farther South. It was deemed desirable that the Administration should do nothing to wound the sensitive fe
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. Determination of Lincoln to regain possession of the Southern ports and harbors. a board of eminent civilians and naval officers convened. the Sounds of North Carolina their defences, etc. Hatteras Inlet. a squadron fitted out to capture Hatteras Inlet. vessels composing the squadron and their commanders. Commodore Stringham. the squadron leaves Hampton Roads. tJudah. It was evident to any one who had studied the subject, that the United States Government could make no headway against the Confederates while the seaports and their defences remained in the hands of the latter. From the beginning President Lincoln had boldly avowed his purpose to regain possession of all the Southern ports and harbors. A board of eminent civilians and naval officers had been convened by the Navy Department to consider the whole subject, and report upon the best me
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
nfederate commissioners, Mason and Slidell. The government had not only to allay the excitement existing throughout the country, but it had to defend itself against the opposition party; which was ever ready to seize upon any weak point in Mr. Lincoln's administration, bring it before the people, and endeavor to weaken the government by their cries of incapacity. It was finally decided by the administration that the long settled policy of this country was to resist the right of search up to be taken before an Admiralty Court and condemned without evidence, let the ship go. Contraband of war makes the vessel liable, be it in carrying a regiment of soldiers or munitions of war. This is the view of the case taken by the President (Lincoln), and with that wisdom which never failed him he decided to give up the prisoners, and save the nation from a war in which it was not at that time in a condition to embark. The President did not want to go back on the principles for which the U
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
those outrages, by the perpetration of which the leaders of the rebellion hoped to exasperate their deluded followers. While this expedition was on its way through the narrow inlets, Flag-officer Dupont proceeded by sea to the main entrance of the harbor. On entering Fernandina Harbor, Commander Drayton sent an officer to hoist a white flag on Fort Clinch, the first of the national forts on which the ensign of the Union had resumed its proper place since the first proclamation of President Lincoln was issued. A few scattering musket shots were fired by the enemy and that was all the defence made by them. A railway train left the town as the gun-boat arrived. Commander Drayton in the Ottawa gave chase to it along the river and fired several shells at the locomotive, it is said, with some damage to the train. Commander C. R. P. Rodgers pushed ahead with the steam launches and captured the steamer Darlington containing military stores, and fortunately secured and held the d
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 9: operations of Admiral Dupont's squadron in the sounds of South Carolina. (search)
tion. This might appear like treachery on the part of the blacks, but it was only for fear of further punishment that they pretended an interest in the cause of their masters. That strange infatuation which possessed some of the cabinet of Mr. Lincoln, that by the Constitution the negroes were the goods and chattels of the South and could not be liberated until that clause in the Constitution was annulled, did much towards bringing desolation upon these poor people, who having formed some i Constitution. The Cabinet would not for a time approach this subject, for some of its members still adhered to the delusion that the South would never come back into the Union if the subject of slavery was tampered with in any way. If Abraham Lincoln's emancipation act had been promulgated the day Sumter was fired upon, the liberated slaves would have flocked to the North, and thus have deprived the Southerners of that factor in the war (the slave labor) which built their forts, hauled t
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
Before even Fort Sumter was fired on President Lincoln saw the importance of our holding Fort Pken to insure their success. Thus, when President Lincoln came into office he found himself face t. (signed) Gideon Welles. On April 1st President Lincoln wrote an order to put the Powhatan in co from the Fort Sumter relief expedition. Mr. Lincoln had been installed in the Presidential offict the officers who are to accompany him. Abraham Lincoln. Recommended, Wm. H. Seward. Execut the Government towards you, I remain, Abraham Lincoln. Captain Samuel Mercer, U. S. N. A true cartment the fact that she is fitting out. Abraham Lincoln. Washington, Executive Mansion, Aprd co-operating with him as he may desire. Abraham Lincoln. A true copy. M. C. Meigs, Chief Engineerdmit of. Give up the ship, Seward, said Mr. Lincoln, we will get another. And Mr. Seward conseofficer, and when Gen. Scott (subsequent to Mr. Lincoln's inauguration) sent an order to land the c[6 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
lant fight. the Hartford attacked by fire rafts. brave words of Farragut. the ram Manassas attacks the Hartford and Brooklyn. the little Itasca. graphic scenes. Farragut on his way to New Orleans. the ram Manassas destroyed. the Chalmette batteries. forts Jackson and St. Philip capitulate. Flag of truce violated. explosion of the Louisiana. Miscellaneous incidents. Farragut before New Orleans. congratulatory letters of Hon. Gideon Welles. On the 12th of November. 1861, President Lincoln ordered that a naval expedition should be fitted out for the capture of New Orleans. Captain David G. Farragut was detailed for the command of this expedition, with the title of Flag-officer. and efficient mortar flotilla was fitted out under Com. David D. Porter, and attached to the force. Besides the mortar vessels, there were in the flotilla seven steamers to manage the former in the swift current of the Mississippi, and to aid them with their fire in case of necessity. Farrag
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
at the breaking out of the rebellion. Secretary Welles, his character and ability. Commodores Stringham and Paulding connected with the Navy Department to assist Secretary Welles. Paulding drives the secessionists out of the Department. President Lincoln selects Mr. G. V. Fox as assistant to Secretary Welles. preparations of the Confederate leaders. Confederate iron-clads. policy of the United States government in building ships and mounting guns. Slowness of the government in taking inh a thing had never occurred in the Navy! That was argument enough, without mentioning that it would have been a reflection upon the older officers. It was for this reason that Mr. G. V. Fox, late a lieutenant in the Navy, was selected by President Lincoln as naval adviser, and finally appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy. It was not until Mr. Fox was appointed that due attention was paid to the building of iron-clads and other vessels appropriate for coast and river service, and it was
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
tors. misrepresentations of the attack on Charleston. General Ripley's instructions for repelling the federal attack on Charleston. correspondence between President Lincoln and Admiral Dupont, and between Mr. Secretary Welles and Admiral Dupont. Admiral Dupont retires to Port Royal. combined attack of Army and Navy on Buffingt Island. If has begun it, drive him out. I do not herein order you to renew the general attack. That is to depend upon your own discretion or a further order. A. Lincoln. Admiral Dupont. Executive Mansion, Washington, April 14, 1863. This is intended to clear up an apparent inconsistency between the recent order to confurther orders from here; of course, this is not intended to force you to leave unduly exposed Hilton Head, or other near points in your charge. Yours truly, A. Lincoln. General Hunter and Admiral Dupont. P. S.--Whoever receives this first, please send a copy to the other immediately. A. L. Commander (now Rear-Admiral)
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