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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The causes of the war [from the Sunday News, Charleston, S. C., November 28, 1897.] (search)
d the commissioners had no occasion to deliver their message. In this connection it may be well to remember that John Quincy Adams always maintained that the Hartford Convention was a treasonable convention, as it gave aid and comfort to the enemies of the country in time of war. While President of the United States Mr. Adams wrote: That project, I repeat (secession) had gone to the length of fixing upon a military leader for its execution. The journal of the Hartford Convention conclon law and common sense. If it was law and common sense in 1804, why was it not law and common sense in 1861? John Quincy Adams, in a speech made in 1839, said: It would be far better for the disunited States to part in friendship from each other than to be held together by constraint. In the House of Representatives (1842) Mr. Adams presented a petition from Haverhill, Mass., praying that Congress will immediately adopt measures to peaceably dissolve the Union of these States: First,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.46 (search)
len was the accomplished Brigadier-General Ben Hardin Helm. The line advanced beyond the Chattanooga road, and captured a battery of Napoleon guns in position. Adams' Brigade, in the meantime, had met but slight resistance, but also captured a battery, which was turned on the enemy. Seeing that the Federal line was practically, facing southward, with Slocum's Louisiana Battery in his front. Advancing along and to eastward of the road, he developed the enemy's left strongly intrenched. Adams, on the right, encountered the enemy fronting his approach, but he broke through them by the impetuosity of his attack, but found a second and stronger line, at least three brigades, supported by artillery, behind them. The next instant the Confederates were thrown back in confusion, leaving the gallant and intrepid Adams, severely wounded, in the hands of the enemy. The situation was serious but Slocum threw his battery into favorable position and opened with grape and canister, fight
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian, Feb. 3, to March 6, 1864 [from the New Orleans, la., Picayune, July 27, 1904.] (search)
s. General Stephen D. Lee, with four brigades of cavalry, Stark's, Adams' and Ross', composing Jackson's Divison, and General S. W. Fergusonforce in the open country and steadily driving back the brigades of Adams and Stark in their front, their troops being in full view. The daemy's infantry deployed was moving forward gradually, pressing back Adams' Brigade, dismounting and fighting them in a swamp. While thus engr and flank, and on their lead horses. The moment was critical, as Adams was almost too hotly engaged to withdraw on short notice. The two loss of the noble leader and many of his followers. The dash saved Adams' Brigade, which was retired mounted, and moved over Baker's creek. General Lee also crossed with two brigades of Jackson's Division (Adams' and Stark's) and with Ferguson's Brigade, which was sent to get incover the retreat of General Loring's two divisions. Jackson, with Adams' and Stark's Brigades, was ordered to operate on the flank and rear
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Index. Adams, Charles Francis, 114. Alabama, Losses inflicted by the cruiser, 115. Allen, Governor H. W., 366; Proposed to arm the slaves, 370. Allen, Colonel James W., 174. Appomattox Courthouse, Details of the surrender, at 355; the flag of truce, 369; stands of arms surendered, at 363. Armistead, killed, General L. A., 34. Ashe, Captain S. A., 320. Assumption Bill, The, 15. Baldwin, Colonel John B., 175. Banks, Defeat of General, 252. Bate, General W. B., 132. Beall, Captain John Yates, Execution of, 124, 131. Beauregard, General G. T., 123. Belmont, Battle of, 125. Benjamin, J. P., 107; after the war in England, 170; his estimate of Gladstone and D'Israeli, 171. Bentonville, Battle of, 295. Berkeley, Colonel Edmund, 223. Bethel, Battle of, 289. Beverley, Road to, 10. Blockading, Confederate, insufficient, 111; private, 114. Bloody Angle, The, 200. Booth, J. W., Why he shot Lincoln, 99. Bragg, General Braxton,