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Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
which Stephens arrived in Richmond), said:--The capture of Washington City is perfectly within the power of Virginia and Maryland, if Virginia will only make the proper effort by her constituted authorities . . . . There never was half the unanimity shington; and the Goldsborough Tribune of the 24th said, speaking of the grand movement of Virginia and a rumored one in Maryland:--It makes good the words of Secretary Walker at Montgomery, in regard to the Federal metropolis. It transfers the linenger as the Headquarters of the Lincoln Government, as no access can be had to it except by passing through Virginia and Maryland. The District of Columbia cannot remain under the jurisdiction of the United States Congress without humiliating Southeis 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
Galveston (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
f January, the day on which the insurgents at Pensacola demanded, a second time, the surrender of Fort Pickens, See page 171. the steamer Galveston, from New Orleans, bearing a military force for the purpose of capturing the forts near Key West, appeared in sight. At the same time the United States transport Joseph Whitney was there; and a company of artillery, under Major Arnold, was disembarking from her at Fort Jefferson, then in command of Captain Meigs. This apparition caused the Galveston to put about and disappear. Forts Taylor and Jefferson were now in a condition to resist the attacks of ten thousand men. Various plans of the secessionists to capture these forts were partially executed, but no serious attack was ever attempted afterward. See statement of Surgeon Delavan Bloodgood, in the Companion to the Rebellion Record, Document 4. Mr. Bloodgood was in service on the Mohawk at that time. Let us now consider the siege of Fort Pickens. From the 18th of January
Pensacola (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ort Pickens, 365. Lieutenant Worden sent to Pensacola, 366. a loyal spy, 367. Fort Pickens re-en January, the day on which the insurgents at Pensacola demanded, a second time, the surrender of Fosequence of a telegraphic dispatch sent from Pensacola on the 28th, January, 1861. by Senator Malltenant Slemmer and the naval commmanders off Pensacola, in which instructions were given for the Brgents were greatly augmented in numbers near Pensacola, and were mounting guns in Fort McRee, and c expedition, a few years before. morning for Pensacola, by way of Atlanta, in Georgia. He observedions of war were being pushed forward toward Pensacola, and he thought it likely that he might be ahe same that conveyed Lieutenant Worden from Pensacola to Warrington) and escalade the fort at an hin the afternoon, April 12, 1861. landed at Pensacola, and at nine in the evening left there in a hese there were about five hundred troops at Pensacola, all Louisianians, under Colonel Bradford. G[3 more...]
Havana, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
one of the garrison, and published in Harper's Weekly in 1861. preparations were made to throw Captain Brannan's company into Fort Taylor, and strengthen both fortresses against all enemies A little stratagem was necessary; so the Mohawk, which had been lingering near Key West, weighed anchor and departed, professedly on a cruise in search of slave-ships. This was to lull into slumber the vigilance of the secessionists, who were uneasy and wide awake when the Mohawk was there. She went to Havana on the 16th, November, 1860. where her officers boarded two of the steamers of lines connecting Key West with both New Orleans and Charleston, and requested to be reported as after slavers. . As soon as they were gone she weighed anchor, and on Sunday morning, the 18th, returned to Key West. The Wyandotte, Captain Stanley, was there, and had taken position so that her battery would command the bridge that connected Fort Taylor with the island. While the inhabitants of Key West were in t
resence of the prophecy of his so-called Secretary of War at Montgomery, and the action of Stephens, his lieutenant, while on his way to Richmond, and while there in assisting the Virginia conspirators in carrying out their scheme for seizing the Capital, the arch-traitor, with hypocrisy the most supremely impudent, declared in a speech at the opening of his so-called Congress, on the 29th of April, that his policy was peaceful and defensive, not belligerent and aggressive. Speaking more to Europe than to the Confederacy, he said:--We protest solemnly, in the face of mankind, that we desire peace at any sacrifice, save that of honor. . . . In independence we seek no conquest, no aggrandizement, no cession of any kind from the States with which we have lately confederated. All we ask is to be let alone--those who never held power over us should not now attempt our subjugation by arms. This we will, we must resist to the direst extremity. On the very next day April 30, 1861. Stephen
Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
issued a similar order in relation to Fort Pickens. Supplies and munitions for this purpose had been prepared in ample quantity, in a manner to excite the least attention, and between the 6th and 9th of April the chartered steamers Atlantic and Illinois and the steam frigate Powhatan departed from New York for the Gulf of Mexico with troops and supplies. See page 808. In the mean time the Government had dispatched Lieutenant John L. Worden of the Navy (the gallant commander of the first Moni the mean time, made no complaint, asked for no parole, and only once communicated with the chief conspirators. He then simply asked for the reasons why he was in prison. A few days after the re-enforcement of Fort Pickens, the Atlantic and Illinois arrived with several hundred troops, under the command of Colonel Harvey Brown, with an ample quantity of supplies and munitions of war. These Were taken into Fort Pickens, and within ten days after the arrival of Worden, there were about nine h
Florida (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. The Florida forts, 361. Affairs at Key West, 362. the secessionists watched forts Jefferson and Taylor re-enforced, 363. siege of Fort Pickens hesitation of the Government, 364. orders tSlemmer and a small garrison there, besieged by insurgents, who were continually increasing in number. See page 172. We have also observed that the Governor 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 Thisut 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 whate
Warrington, Fla. (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ry, it was announced that the insurgents had actually seized the Navy Yard at Warrington, and Forts Barrancas and MCRee, and were menacing Fort Pickens, he consented in the case of the Hungarian, Martin Kostza), had charge of the Navy Yard at Warrington. On the day of Lieutenant Worden's arrival there, Captain Adams had dined wiicer was sent with him to the General's Headquarters at the Naval Hospital at Warrington (whither they had been conveyed in a small steamer), where he arrived at ten That officer had been kept acquainted with affairs in the insurgent camp at Warrington by Richard Wilcox, a loyal watchman at the Navy Yard, who addressed him over er in a steamboat (the same that conveyed Lieutenant Worden from Pensacola to Warrington) and escalade the fort at an hour when the sergeant and his confederates woulnd its way into the fort. In that paper was a letter from a correspondent at Warrington, in which the intended attack on Fort Pickens was mentioned. Slemmer prepare
St. Louis (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
e 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 Fort Pickens was performed as follows:--Early in the evening the marines of the Scbine and St. Louis, under Lieutenant Cash, were sent on board the Brooklyn, Captain Walker, when she weighed anchor and ran in as near to Fort Pickens as possible. Launches were lowered, and marines, with Captain Vogdes's artillerymen, immediately embarked, The d into the harbor, and under the guns of Forts McRee and Barrancas, unobserved. The whole expedition was in charge of Commander Charles H. Poor, assisted by Lieutenants Smith, of the Brooklyn, Lew and Newman, of the Sabine, and Belknap, of the St. Louis. The insurgents, in endeavoring to conceal their own movements, had assisted in obscuring those of the squadron, by extinguishing the lamp of the light-house. In the thick darkness, the expedition struck the designated landing-place with great
Vicksburg (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
3th 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 Second Regiment o
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