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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 13 13 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 9 9 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 7 7 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 7 7 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 4 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 4 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 16, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 4 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 4 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 4 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 Browse Search
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General Assembly of VirginiaExtra session.Senate. Thursday May 15th, 1862 Johnson, of Bedford, in fire Chair. A message from the House was received, and announcing its concurrence in joint restitution in relation to Board of Manufacturers; and the passage of Senate bills to pay a certain coupon, No. 4; au act concerning Treasury notes; an act delaying the standard of a cord measure. A message was received from the House, announcing that it had passed a bill extending the time for the examination and return of the books of the Commissioner of the Revenue. The resolution was concurred in. On motion of Mr. Quessessary, the following resolution from the House was taken up and Concurred in: Resolved, with the consent of the Senate. That the injunction of secrecy be removed from the proceedings in relation to the defence of the capital of the State, and of the Confederate States. Mr. Collier submitted the following joint resolutions, which lie over:
House of Delegates. Thursday, May 15, 1862. The House met at 10 A. M. and was called to order by the Speaker. Secret session. On motion, the House resolved itself into secret session. The House, in secret session, took into consideration the subject of adjournment. The injunction of secrecy was removed, and it was stared that the House refused to adjourn. Impressment laws, Mr. Mallory (the House having re-opened) offered a resolution that a committee be appointed to take into consideration a change in the impressment laws of the Commonwealth. Committee--Messrs. Mallory, Hunter, Magruder, Green, and Newton. Mr. Rives desired to take up a bill concerning certain appropriations for the city of Petersburg. It having been considered in secret session the doors were closed. Injunction of secrecy. The house adopted a resolution removing the injunction of secrecy from the following resolution and report: Defences of Richmond. The
relieved one public mind of its anxiety and excitement: Drury's Bluff, 1 o'clock P. M. We have just fired the Galana, and the other gunboats have retired down the river. Our loss is four killed and eight wounded. Our troops are in high spirits, and confident of success. The Galena was on fire when she retired, followed by the Monitor. Later in the day still, the Navy Department received the following official communication: [official.] Drury's Bluff, 11 A. M, May 15, 1862. Sir: --We have engaged the enemy's five gunboats for two and a half hours. We fired the Galena, (Iron-clad.) She has withdrawn, going down the river, accompanied by the three wooden vessels. Our loss in killed and wounded small. Respectfully, your obedient servant, E. Farrand. Hon. S. R. Mallory,Secretary of the Navy. This was all that was received until near nightfall, when we learned from a gentlemen who left the batteries late in the afternoon, that the
e subject to the orders of the Governor for local defence, under regulations to be hereafter prescribed. Prompt and efficient action is absolutely necessary. We have a gallant army in the field, upon whom we fully and confidently rely; but no effort should be spared which can contribute to the noble object. The Capital of Virginia must not be a surrendered. Virginians must rally to the rescuer. Given under my hand and under the Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 15th day of May, 1862. and in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher. By the Governor: Geo. W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. The meeting was organized by the appointment of Captain J. B. Danforth as Chairman, and Wm. P. Munford as Secretary. At the request of the master, the Rev. Dr. Woodbridge offered a fervent prayer. Col. Thos as H. Ellis then read the proclamation of the Governor, and submitted a series of resolutions, which were slightly modified