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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 2.-fight at Port Royal, S. C. January 1, 1862. (search)
bowelled. On our retreat, we took him along, poor fellow, but he cannot live; he will die before morning, and yet has his senses. We know only what we saw, and should say three hundred rebels were killed outright, and the havoc and slaughter in the woods, caused by the bursting of those shells, God only knows. The rebels themselves will know at roll-call. The name of the wounded rebel brought in is Vallandigham, and related to the man of the same name from Ohio, a representative at Washington, who made such rabid secession speeches last winter. The negroes came out to meet us with their God bless my massa, Jesus be praised, and their poor limbs shook with joy and gladness, while the big tears coursed down their faces. They carried out the statements made by their masters, that their negroes would fight for them, beginning in the following order, to wit: while we were halting, previous to the advance, they rushed into the house, and pulled out feather beds, mattresses, beddi
to the Constitution, declares that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. President Lincoln, and his Cabinet, have wilfully disregarded the spirit of this article. Numerous instances could be cited to prove that the solemnities of an oath have not restrained them in their efforts to abridge the freedom of speech, and to muzzle the press. The numberless arrests made by them in Western and Eastern Virginia, in Kentucky, in Missouri, in Maryland, in Washington City, and also in the free States, when nothing more was charged against the parties arrested, than the declaration of their opinion, in condemnation of the policy of President Lincoln and his Cabinet, show that freedom of speech is not tolerated by them. The notorious fact that papers have been suppressed in New-York, Philadelphia, and elsewhere, by the exercise of Executive power, fully attests a scandalous usurpation for the destruction of the independence of the press. The President,
vation of the Union. Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the chairman of this meeting, to proceed to Washington and to present these resolutions to his Excellency, the President of the United States, and that copies of the same be d Solger and Sigismund Kaufmann, after which the meeting adjourned. The Committee, named in the resolutions, went to Washington on the 20th January, 1862, and on their return made the following report: report of the Committee. Washington, JWashington, Jan. 23, 1862. To R. A. Witthaus, Esq.: We deem it our duty to make you, as President of the Sigel Mass Meeting, the following report of our mission: Your letters to Hon. F. A. Conkling, and to the other honorable members of Congress, had the de, by handing the following report to the various daily papers. With sentiments of profound esteem, Frederick Kapp. Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 1862. The undersigned Committee, appointed by the Sigel Mass Meetings held on the sixteenth and
under Colonel Mahlon D. Manson, so gallantly distinguished themselves. In behalf of the people, he returns heartfelt thanks to the gallant officers and brave men of that regiment, for their alacrity, courage, and brave exertions in sustaining the fair fame of our arms, and especially the proud name of Indiana volunteers. By order of the Commander-in-chief, Laz. Noble, Adjutant-General of Indiana. President Lincoln's order. Headquarters of the army, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, Jan. 22, 1862. The following orders, received from the War Department, are published to the army: war Department, Jan. 22, 1862. The President, Commander-in-chief of the army and navy, has received information of a brilliant victory achieved by the United States forces over a large body of armed traitors and rebels at Mill Springs, in the State of Kentucky. He returns thanks to the gallant officers and soldiers who won that victory; and when the official reports shall be re
Doc. 19.-Secretary Seward's order. Department of State, Washington, January 25, 1862. To Ward H. Lamon, Marshal of the District of Columbia: Sir: The President of the United States being satisfied that the following instructions contravene no law in force in this District, and that they can be executed without awaiting for legislation by Congress, I am directed by him to convey them to you: As Marshal of the District of Columbia you will not receive into custody any persons claimed to be held to service or labor within the District or elsewhere, and not charged with any crime or misdemeanor, unless upon arrest or commitment, pursuant to law, as fugitives from such service or labor; and you will not retain any such fugitives in custody beyond a period of thirty days from their arrest and commitment, unless by special order of competent civil authority. You will forthwith cause publication to be made of this order, and at the expiration of ten days therefrom you will app
1861, Mr. Wilkinson, of Minnesota, introduced into the Senate of the United States, the following resolution: Whereas, Hon. Jesse D. Bright, heretofore, on the first day of March, 1861, wrote a letter, of which the following is a copy: Washington, March 1, 1861. my dear sir: Allow me to introduce, to your acquaintance, my friend Thomas B. Lincoln, of Texas. He visits your capital mainly to dispose of what he regards a great improvement in firearms. I recommend him to your favorableto my friends. For my enemies I care not. Sincerely yours, Jesse D. bright. J. Fitch, Madison, Ind. The other letter, addressed to a loyal gentleman who was, at one time, Superintendent of the Capitol Extension, is as follows: Washington, June 27, 1860. dear sir: I take pleasure in introducing to you an old and valued friend, Mr. Thomas B. Lincoln. He has a proposition to make you connected with a kind of machine he understands you are using in the public improvements under
ad under fire, far more than realized my expectations. Fort henry was defended, with the most determined gallantry, by Gen. Tilghman, worthy of a better cause, who, from his own account, went into the action with eleven guns of heavy calibre bearing upon our boats, which he fought until seven of the number were dismantled, or otherwise rendered useless. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. H. Foote, Flag Officer. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy, Washington. The killed and wounded on board the Cincinnati. United States Flag-steamer Cincinnati, February 6, 1862. sir: I have the honor to report that the casualties on board this vessel, during the bombardment of Fort Henry, from the effects of the enemy's fire, were: Killed, one; wounded, nine; total, ten. Respectfully, R. N. Stembel, Commander, United States Navy. To A. H. Foote, Commanding Naval Forces Western Waters: sir: As Capt. Porter is unable to write, he has advised
od that positive information of the destination of the expedition to this point has been communicated to the enemy from Washington. It is difficult to form, even at this place, and in this stage of our progress, any reliable opinion as to our destinntic blockading squadron. Subjoined is the organization of the naval squadron: Flag-Officer, L. M. Goldsborough, of Washington, Commander-in-chief. Chief of the Staff, Commander A. L. Case, of Newburgh, N. Y. Staff Medical Officer, Assistanunboat, Acting Master S. Reynolds. Lieutenant, E. L. Haines, of Philadelphia. Chief Engineer, Chas. A. Norris, of Washington. Assistants, Chas. R. Joyce and A. J. Hopkins, of Washington. Acting Purser, T. Thornton. Steam gunboat Stars Washington. Acting Purser, T. Thornton. Steam gunboat Stars and Stripes, Lieut. Commanding R. Worden. Steam gunboat Valley City, Lieut. Commanding J. C. Chaplin. Steam Gunboat Underwriter, Lieut. Commanding W. V. Jeffers. Steam gunboat Hetzel, Lieut. Commanding H. K. Davenport. Steam gunboat Delaw
Doc. 30.-battle of Roanoke Island. Official report of Gen. Burnside. headquarters Department of North-Carolina, Roanoke Island, February 10, 1862. To Major-General Geo. B. McClellan, Commanding United States Army, Washington: General: I have the honor to report that a combined attack upon this island was commenced on the morning of the seventh, by the naval and military forces of this expedition, which has resulted in the capture of six forts, forty guns, over two thousand prisoneras wounded by a bullet in the leg, lying within the breastwork. He said he arrived at Roanoke Island the night before, with the battalion of the Wise Legion, commanded by Col. Frank Anderson. His regiment had been stationed at Fort Hill, near Washington, until ordered to North-Carolina. His estimate of the forces on the Island was three thousand two hundred rebels. The body of Capt. Robert Coles, of the Second regiment, Wise Legion, was also found inside the stormed work. A bullet passed
Doc. 36.-fight at Blooming Gap, Va. Gen. Lander's official report. Washington, Saturday, February 15. the following news was received here to-day: Pawpaw, Va., Friday, February 14--8 P. M. Major-Gen. G. B. McClellan: The railroad was opened to Hancock this morning, also the telegraph. We had an important forced reconnoissance last night, which was completed to-day. We broke up the rebel nest at Blooming Gap. We ran down and captured seventeen commissioned officers, amalry had been checked. O'Brien was shot through the breast by a rebel whilst out scouting. F. W. Lander, Brigadier-General. The following official recognition of the services of Gen. Lander, was made by President Lincoln. war Department, Washington, February 17. To Brig.-Gen. F. W. Lander: The President directs me to say that he has observed with pleasure, the activity and enterprise manifested by yourself and the officers and soldiers of your command. You have shown how much maybe do
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