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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1,057 5 Browse Search
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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 106 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 72 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 70 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 67 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 60 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. 58 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 56 0 Browse Search
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destroyed a quantity of arms. General Duryea, at Catlett's Station, becoming alarmed on hearing of the withdrawal of Geary, took his three New York regiments, leaving a Pennsylvania one behind, hastened back to Centreville, and telegraphed to Washington for aid. He left a large quantity of army stores. The alarm spread to Washington, and the Secretary of War, Stanton, issued a call to the governors of the loyal states for militia to defend that city. The following is the dispatch sent to tdescribable panic in the cities of the Northern states on Sunday the 25th, and two or three days afterward. The governor of New York on Sunday night telegraphed to Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and other cities, as follows: Orders from Washington render it necessary to send to that city all the available militia force. What can you do? E. D. Morgan. Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania issued the following order: (General order, no. 23.) headquarters of Pennsylvania militia, Ha
eated toward Fortress Monroe. With one gun and some dismounted men General Stuart drove off a gunboat which lay near the White House, and rescued a large amount of property, including more than ten thousand stand of small arms, partially burned. General Stuart describes his march down the enemy's line of communication with the York River as one in which he was but feebly resisted. He says: We advanced until, coming in view of the White House (a former plantation residence of General George Washington), at a distance of a quarter of a mile, a large gunboat was discovered lying at the landing. . . . I was convinced that a few bold sharpshooters could compel the gunboat to leave. I accordingly ordered down about seventy-five, partly of the First and Fourth Virginia Cavalry, and partly of the Jeff Davis Legion, armed with the rifled carbines. They advanced on this monster so terrible to our fancy, and a body of sharpshooters was sent ashore from the boat to meet them. . . . To sa
day, our enemies denominated a pirate, that the case claims at my hands a somewhat extended notice. The senior Mr. Laird was a member of the British Parliament, and, because of the complaints made by the United States government, and the abuse heaped upon him by the Northern newspapers, he made a speech in the House of Commons, in which he stated that, in 1861, he was applied to to build vessels for the Northern government, first, by personal application, and subsequently by letter from Washington, asking him, on the part of the United States Navy Department, to give the terms on which he would build an iron-plated ship, to be finished complete, with guns and everything appertaining. Mr. Laird continued: On the 14th of August I received another letter from the same gentleman, from which the following is an extract: I have this morning a note from the Assistant-Secretary of the Navy, in which he says, I hope your friends will tender for the two iron-plated steamers. Mr. Laird the
e appeal to Europe not to help the so-called pirates Seeks iron-plated vessels in England statement of Lord Russell duty of neutrals position taken by President Washington letter of Jefferson contracts sought by United States government Adams asserts British neutrality violated reply of Lord Russell rejoinder of Seward c disregard of international law upon some of the most important points of neutral obligation. To these demands Jefferson, then Secretary of State under President Washington, thus replied on September 3, 1793: We are bound by our treaties with three of the belligerent nations, by all the means in our power, to protect and d It will be observed that the justice of restitution, or compensation, for captures made on the high seas and brought into our ports, is only admitted by President Washington upon one condition, which is expressed in these words: If done by vessels which had been armed within them. The terms of the contract which the government
nt was subsequently put under the direction of the Secretary of War, and continued at intervals until the close of the war. In the brief period between July 1 and October 19, 1861, the Secretary of State made such diligent use of his little bell that one hundred seventy-five of the most respectable citizens of the country were consigned to imprisonment in this Fort Lafayette, a strong fortress in the lower part of the harbor of New York. A decent regard for the memory of the friend of Washington, and for the services rendered to the colonies in their struggle for independence, might have led Seward to select for such base use some other place than that which bore the honored name of Lafayette. The American citizen has always, like the ancient Roman, felt that this personal liberty was secure. He supposed himself to be surrounded with numerous paper safeguards which, together with the love of justice and respect for law common to his fellow citizens, would be sufficient for his
ivision would turn upon a corps and drive it; General Fitzhugh Lee, the worthy successor of the immortal Stuart, with a brigade of our emaciated cavalry, would drive a division of their pursuers. These scenes were repeatedly enacted during the long march from Petersburg to Appomattox Courthouse, and have been so vividly and fully described by others that I will pass to the closing event. Lee had never contemplated surrender. He had, long before, in language similar to that employed by Washington during the Revolution, expressed to me the belief that in the mountains of Virginia he could carry on the war for twenty years, and, in directing his march toward Lynchburg, it may well be that as an alternative he hoped to reach those mountains and, with the advantage which the topography would give, yet to baffle the hosts which were following him. On the evening of the 8th General Lee decided, after conference with his corps commanders, that he would advance the next morning beyond Appo
left without a morsel to eat. Furniture and bedding had been cut to pieces, and old men and women and children robbed of all the clothing they had, except that on their backs. Ladies' trunks had been rifled, and their dresses torn to pieces in mere wantonness. Even the negro girls had lost their little finery. At Lexington he had burned the Military Institute with all its contents, including its library and scientific apparatus. Washington College had been plundered, and the statue of Washington stolen. The residence of ex-Governor Letcher at that place had been burned by orders, and but a few minutes given Mrs. Letcher and her family to leave the house. In the county a most excellent Christian gentleman, a Mr. Creigh, had been hung, because, on a former occasion, he had killed a straggling and marauding Federal soldier while in the act of insulting and outraging the ladies of his family. Memoir of the Last Year of the War, by Lieutenant General Early. A letter dated Charle
wright, Commander, 198. Walker, Colonel, 297. Gen. David S., 632. Gen. J. G., 43, 270, 281, 282, 285, 286, 349, 576. Gen. W. H. T., 359-60, 361, 438, 455, 456. Death, 475. Wallace, Gen., Lew, 52, 57, 446, 496. Waller, General, 277. Walshe, Matthew, 200. Walthall, General E. C., 18, 491. Walton, Col. I. B., 282. War Between the States. Growth, 14. Ward, Col. George T., 72, 131. Description given by Gen. Early, 79-82. Warley, Lieutenant, 186. Warren, General, 439. Washington, Gen., George, 128, 226. Watson, Dr. James L., 613. Waul, —, 347. Webb, Lt. W. A., 165, 172. Webb (ram). Capture of the Indianola, 202-03. Weber, Gen., Max, 82. Webster, Colonel, 50. Weehawken (ironclad), 172. Wells, Gov. of La., 638-39. Wesley, John, 201. West Virginia. Formation, 255-57. Admission to U. S., 256. Westfield (gunboat), 196, 197. Westover, 130, 261, 269, 270. Wharton, General, 37, 450, 452, 453, 454. Wheaton, —, 227. Excerpt from his book on internation