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North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ond Enquirer on the 13th of April, than that President Davis will soon march an army through North Carolina and Virginia to Washington, and it called upon Virginians who wished to join the Southern ar capture Washington City, at all and every human hazard. On the same day Governor Ellis, of North Carolina, ordered a regiment of State troops to march for Washington; and the Goldsborough Tribune of The Raleigh Standard of the same date said:--Our streets are alive with soldiers (although North Carolina was a professedly loyal State of the Union), and added, Washington City will be too hot to hold Abraham Lincoln and his Government. North Carolina has said it, and she will do all she can to make good her declaration. The Wilmington (N. C.) Journal said:--When North Carolina regiments go tN. C.) Journal said:--When North Carolina regiments go to Washington, and they will go, they will stand side by side with their brethren of the South. The Eufaula (Alabama) Express said, on the 25th: April, 1861.--Our policy at this time should be to se
China (China) (search for this): chapter 15
sing of the people in the Free-labor States, intelligence of which came flashing significantly every moment over the telegraph, with all the appalling aspect of the lightning before a summer storm. Two days after the President's Proclamation was promulgated, Davis issued, from Montgomery, April 17, 1861. an intended countervailing one. On the day before (16th), the Montgomery Daily Advertiser said, under the head of Fine pickings for privateers, that the spring fleet of tea-ships from China are arriving quite freely at New York, and mentioned one of those whose cargo was valued at a million and a half of dollars. In the preamble he declared that the President had announced the intention of invading the Confederacy with an armed force for the purpose of capturing its fortresses, and thereby subverting its independence, and subjecting the free people thereof to the dominion of a foreign power. He said it had become the duty of the government to repel the threatened invasion, and
Santa Rosa Island (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
t, and resolute young men. They can never be conquered or even defeated. They may be destroyed, but not annihilated. When the Lincolnites subdue the country or the people which they have undertaken to subjugate, as long as we have such men to fight our battles, the spoils of their victory will be a blasted and desolated country, and an extinct people. Re-enforcements continued to be sent to Fort Pickens from the North, and a considerable squadron lay outside in the Gulf. In June, Santa Rosa Island, on which Fort Pickens stands, was made lively by the encampment there of the Sixth New York Regiment of Volunteers, known as Wilson's Zouaves. They left New York on the 13th of June, on which day they were presented with a beautiful silk banner by the Ladies' Soldiers' Relief Association. The insurgents were also re-enforced; but nothing of great importance occurred in the vicinity of Fort Pickens during the ensuing summer. Wilson's Zouaves. The attack on Fort Sumter, the re-
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
Sixteenth Regiment of Infantry; and because of brave conduct subsequently in Tennessee, he was raised to the rank of brigadier-general. The Chamber of Commerce of acy, in a speech at Nashville, on the 23d of April, in which he declared that Tennessee was virtually out of the Union, and urged the people of his State to prepare ame time working with all his might in the manipulation of machinery to array Tennessee, as a State, against the National Government. In this he was aided by an addcline joining either party; for in so doing they would at once terminate her [Tennessee's] grand mission of peacemaker between the States of the South and the Generang of the State with the blood of her own people. Address to the People of Tennessee: by Neil S. Brown, Russell Houston, E. H. Ewing, C. Johnstone, John Bell, R. vernor of Kentucky was less courageous and more cautious than his neighbor of Tennessee, but not less a practical enemy of the Union. To confirm him in disloyalty,
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
, we must resist to the direst extremity. On the very next day April 30, 1861. Stephens, the so-called Vice-President, said in a speech at Atlanta, in Georgia:--A general opinion prevails that Washington City is. soon to be attacked. On this subject I can only say, our object is peace. We wish no aggressions on any one's rights, and will make none. But if Maryland secedes, the District of Columbia will fall to her by reversionary right — the same as Sumter to South Carolina, Pulaski to Georgia, and Pickens to Florida. When we have the right, we will demand the surrender of Washington, just as we did in the other cases, and will enforce our demands at every hazard and at whatever cost. The burglar, using the same convenient logic, might, say to the householder about to be plundered by him, after having made the intended victim's near neighbor an accomplice, and with his aid had forced his way into the dwelling: Your plate, and your money, and your jewelry fall to my accomplice a
Cuba, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
e utmost, if he should attempt to take possession of and occupy Fort Taylor. The disaffected were so numerous that Brannan was compelled to act with the greatest circumspection. At one time it seemed impossible for him to be of any practical service to his country, so completely was he in the power of the secessionists, civil and military. At that time the United States steamer Mohawk, Captain T. A. Craven, was cruising for slave-ships in the vicinity of the Florida Keys and the coast of Cuba; and at about the time of Mr. Lincoln's election, November 6, 1860. Captain (afterward Quartermaster-General) M. C. Meigs arrived, to take charge of the works at the Tortugas. He went by land, and was satisfied from what he heard on the way that an attempt would be made by the secessionists to seize the forts at the Keys, for their possession would be an immense advantage to the conspirators in the event of war. It was determined to defeat their designs, and to this end Captain Meigs wor
Fort Jefferson (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
Affairs at Key West, 362. the secessionists watched forts Jefferson and Taylor re-enforced, 363. siege of Fort Pickens hernor of Florida had made secret preparations to seize Forts Jefferson and Taylor before the politicians of his State had passed an Ordinance of Secession. Fort Jefferson This fort covers an area of about thirteen acres, or nearly the whole of tey West, not far distant from the other. The walls of Fort Jefferson were finished, as to hight, and the lower tier of ports was completed, in the. Fort Jefferson in 1861. autumn of 1860; but the upper embrasures were entirely open; temporary saylor in 1861. this Fort is near Key West, and, with Fort Jefferson, commands the northern entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.lery, under Major Arnold, was disembarking from her at Fort Jefferson, then in command of Captain Meigs. This apparition cae Galveston to put about and disappear. Forts Taylor and Jefferson were now in a condition to resist the attacks of ten thou
Cleveland (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
nquirer on the 13th of April, than that President Davis will soon march an army through North Carolina and Virginia to Washington, and it called upon Virginians who wished to join the Southern army, to organize at once. The first-fruits of Virginia secession, said the New Orleans Picayune South Carolina Light Infantry. of the 18th, will be the removal of Lincoln and his Cabinet, and whatever he can carry away, to the safer neighborhood of Harrisburg or Cincinnati — perhaps to Buffalo or Cleveland. The Vicksburg (Mississippi) Whig of the 20th said:--Major Ben. McCulloch has organized a force of five thousand men to seize the Federal Capital the instant the first blood is spilled. On the evening of the same day, when news of bloodshed in Baltimore was received in Montgomery, bonfires were built in front of the Exchange Hotel, and from its balcony Roger A. Pryor said, in a speech to the multitude, that he was in favor of an immediate march upon Washington. At the departure of the S
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
trate the designs of the insurgents, but friends instead of enemies visited him the following night. The loyal Wilcox tried to escape to the North. He reached Norfolk, where he was pressed into the Confederate service, in which he remained, at that place, until it was taken possession of in May, 1862. The re-enforcement of the 11th of November following, when he was paroled and ordered to report at Richmond, where Davis and his associates were then holding court. Cooper sent him to Norfolk, whence he was forwarded to the flag-ship of Admiral Goldsborough, in Hampton Roads, November 18, 1861. when Lieutenant Sharpe, of the insurgent navy, was exchanby an injunction of secrecy, they set on foot, doubtless under directions from Montgomery, expeditions for the capture of Harper's Ferry and of the Navy Yard near Norfolk, preparatory to an attempt to seize Washington City. A few days afterward, Alexander H. Stephens arrived in Richmond, to urge the Convention to violate its own
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
n Ordinance of Secession was passed on Wednesday, the 17th, by a vote of eighty-eight against fifty-five. It was similar in form and substance to that of the South Carolina politicians and those of other States, excepting that it was only to take effect when it should be ratified by a majority of the votes of the people, to be caestruction of the Republic, and the erection of a confederation composed wholly of Slave-labor States, according to the plan foreshadowed in the banner of the South Carolina Secession Convention, See page 106. was the cherished design of Jefferson Davis and his confederates. Yet in the face of this testimony — in the presence ons on any one's rights, and will make none. But if Maryland secedes, the District of Columbia will fall to her by reversionary right — the same as Sumter to South Carolina, Pulaski to Georgia, and Pickens to Florida. When we have the right, we will demand the surrender of Washington, just as we did in the other cases, and will
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