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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) 230 0 Browse Search
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States to be belligerents, but closed their ports against the admission of prizes captured by either belligerent. It is worthy of notice that the United States government (though it had previously declined) at this time notified the English and French governments that it was now willing to adhere to all the conditions of the Paris Congress of 1856, provided the clause abolishing privateers might apply to the Confederate States. The offer, with the proviso, was honorably declined by both France and England. In the matter of the exchange of prisoners, which became important in consequence of these retaliatory measures, and the number taken by our troops at Manassas, the people of the Northern states were the victims of incessant mortification and distress through the vacillating and cruel conduct of their government. It based all its immense military movements on the theory that the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed and the execution ther
man, and the fortunes of a country hang, as in a balance, on the achievements of a single army. To take an example far from us, in time and place, when Turenne had, after months of successful manoeuvring, finally forced his enemy into a position which gave assurance of victory, and had marshaled his forces for a decisive battle, he was, when making a preliminary reconnaissance, killed by a chance shot; then his successor, instead of attacking, retreated, and all which the one had gained for France, the other lost. To take another example, not quite so conclusive, it was epigrammatically said by Lieutenant Kingsbury, when writing of the battle of Buena Vista, that if the last shot, fired at the close of the second day's conflict, had killed General Taylor, the next morning's sun would have risen upon the strange spectacle of two armies in full retreat from each other, the field for which they had fought being in the possession of neither. What material consequences would have flow
rance of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest crimes. Nor was this declaration of the want of power or disposition to interfere with our social system confined to a state of peace. Both before and after the actual commencement of hostilities, the Executive of the United States repeated in formal official communications to the cabinets of Great Britain and France, that it was utterly without constitutional power to do the act which it subsequently committed, and that in no possible event, whether the secession of these states resulted in the establishment of a separate Confederacy or in the restoration of the Union, was there any authority by virtue of which it could either restore a disaffected state to the Union by force of arms, or make any change in any of its institutions. I refer especially for the verification of this assertion to the dispatc
sovereignty of Brazil had been violated; dismissed the consul at Bahia, who had advised the offense; and sent the commander of the Wachusett before a court-martial. M. Bernard's Neutrality of Great Britain During the American Civil War. The commander of the Wachusett experienced no annoyance, and was soon made an admiral. The Georgia was the next Confederate cruiser that Captain Bullock succeeded in sending forth. She was of five hundred sixty tons, and fitted out on the coast of France. Her commander, W. L. Maury, Confederate States Navy, cruised in the North and South Atlantic with partial success. The capacity of the vessel in speed and other essentials was entirely inadequate to the service for which she was designed. She proceeded as far as the Cape of Good Hope, and returned, after having captured seven ships and two barks. Then she was laid up and sold. The Shenandoah, once the Sea King, was purchased by Captain Bullock and placed under the command of Lieutena
cts of the Confederate government demonstrated. After the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, the government of France, owing to the temporary inferiority of her naval force, openly and deliberately equipped privateers in our ports. These nt. Some of these will be presented. In the war of the American Revolution, Dr. Franklin and Silas Deane were sent to France as commissioners to look after the interests of the colonies. In the years 1776 and 1777 they became extensively connect crew enlisted there, but in the port of a neutral. This vessel was finally seized under some treaty obligations between France and England. The commissioners immediately fitted out another cruiser, and still another. It was also affirmed that thed States to Brazil during the struggle with Spain for independence; the ships sold to Russia during her war with England, France, and Turkey; the arms and munitions of war manufactured at New Haven, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island, sold and
f Great Britain to a friendly state. The severity of the distress thus alluded to was such, both in Great Britain and France, as to produce an intervention of the governments of those countries to alleviate it. Instead, however, of adopting thoseident has given respectful consideration to the desire informally expressed to me by the Governments of Great Britain and France for some further relaxation of the blockade in favor of that trade. They are not rejected, but are yet held under consieave the initiative in all actions touching the contest on this continent to the two powers just named [Great Britain and France], who were recognized to have the largest interest involved. By the preceding extracts the demands of the governments of Great Britain and France for increased facilities by which to obtain a greater supply of cotton are evident; at the same time the determination of the government of the United States to fulfill those demands is apparent, although it placed itself un
nations: following the example of England and France different conditions of the belligerents injavorable to our enemies mediation proposed by France to Great Britain, and Russian letter of Frenchlations. The governments of Great Britain and France accordingly signified their determination to cd it as a belligerent power, Great Britain and France made informal proposals, about the same time, sans had been subjected to most cruel trials. France and the maritime powers had, during the strugger of Foreign Affairs to the representative of France at Washington. In this communication he said:n to the joint officers of the good offices of France, Russia, and Great Britain. It has alreadys, therefore, placed it in the power of either France or England to obstruct at pleasure the recognif the same character which had been adopted by France would probably prove a death-blow to Southern agents to England, and that others would go to France, to purchase arms; this fact was communicated [3 more...]
e trembling females thanked God for their deliverance. All this time, about one hundred mounted men were looking on, refusing to raise a hand to help us; laughing at the idea that no efforts of ours could save the house from the flames. My trials, however, were not yet over. I had already suffered much in a pecuniary point of view. I had been collecting a library on natural history during a long life. The most valuable of these books had been presented by various societies in England, France, Germany, Russia, etc., who had honored me with membership, and they or the authors presented me with these works, which had never been for sale, and could not be purchased. My herbarium, the labor of myself and the ladies of my house for many years, was also among these books. I had left them as a legacy to the library of the Newbury College, and concluded to send them at once. They were detained in Columbia, and there the torch was applied, and all were burned. The stealing and burning
ette, 403, 405, 406, 408, 413. Magruder, 76, 77. McAllister, 484. McHenry, 391, 392, 406. Morgan, 172-73, 176, 218. Pemberton, 332. Pillow, evacuation, 62; capture by General Forrest, 458-59. Powell, 173. Pulaski, 65. Randolph, evacuation, 62. St. Philip, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185. Steadman, 552; Gordon's report on attack, 552-55. Stevens, 446. Sumter, 63, 171, 352, 533-34. Walker, 63. Warren, 406, 421. Fortress Monroe, 7, 8, 67, 68, 82, 87, 128, 134, 420, 497. France, attempted arbitration, 318-20. Franklin, General, 73, 78, 79, 275, 286, 456. Benjamin, 229. Tenn., Battle of, 488-89. Frazier, General I. W., 356-57. Frazier's Farm, Battle of, 124-25. Fredericksburg, Battle of, 294-300, 306-07. Freedmen's bureau, 616, 620. Fremont, Gen. John C., 15, 90, 91-92, 93, 94, 96,97, 114, 496. Fremont, Gen. John C., Proclamation in Missouri confiscating private property, 8. French, General, 307. Fry, General, 426. G Gaines, Dr., 115.