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Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
nly from conversation with the members, but from the reception given to a communication, written and verbal, from Luther J. Glenn, an accredited Commissioner from Georgia, and who was allowed to address the Convention on the subject of his mission on the first day of its session in St. Louis. March 4, 1861. In his written communicion was referred to a Committee, whereof John B. Henderson was chairman. That Committee reported on the 21st of March. They regretted that the Commissioner from Georgia, who invited Missouri to withdraw from the Union, had no plan of reconciliation to offer. The Committee reviewed the causes of difference between the North and tcontinued blessings to her people. The fourth resolution was a pointed rebuke for all disturbers of the peace of the Republic. This Convention, it said, exhorts Georgia and the other seceding States to desist from the revolutionary measures commenced by them, and unite their voice with ours in restoring peace. and cementing the
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 19
perceived that a great war was impending. The people contributed freely of their means, for fitting out troops and providing for their families. George B. McClellan, who had held the commission of captain by brevet after meritorious services in Mexico, but was now in civil service as superintendent of the Ohio and Mississippi Railway, was commissioned a major-general by the Governor, and appointed commander of all the forces of the State. Camps for rendezvous and instruction were speedily forilitia of the State were unorganized, and there was no Adjutant-General to whom he might turn for aid, for the incumbent of that office refused to act. At that time there was an energetic young lawyer residing at Crawfordsville, who had served in Mexico at the age of nineteen years, and was well versed in military affairs. In the State Senate, of which he had been a member, he had vainly urged the adoption of measures for organizing the militia of the State. Fond of military maneuvers, he had
Fort Warren (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
, apologies, and proclamations, at once and altogether! Away, parricide! Away, and do Simon Bolivar Buckner. penance forever!--be shriven or be slain — away! You have less palliation than Attila-less boldness, magnanimity, and nobleness than Coriolanus. You are the Benedict Arnold of the day! You are the Catiline of Kentucky! Go, thou miscreant! And when, in February, 1862, Buckner and many of the Kentucky State Guard were captured at Fort Donelson, and he was sent a prisoner to Fort Warren, many of those who were deceived by the belief that the Guard was the bulwark of the Commonwealth, demanded his delivery to the civil authorities of Kentucky, to be tried for treason against the State. It has been claimed that the position taken by the Conditional Unionists in Kentucky at that time, saved the State from drifting into secession. The President, estimating the importance of preserving the attachment of the Border Slave-labor States to the Union, at that crisis, and espec
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
the river a railway passes through the grounds. Connected with that wall at the railway, a battery was established. the demands of the Governor, and he began at once to work the machinery of revolution vigorously. The capture of the United States Arsenal at St. Louis, with its large supply of munitions of war, and the holding of that chief city of the State and of the Mississippi Valley, formed a capital feature in the plan of the conspirators. Already an unguarded Arsenal at Liberty, in Clay County, had been seized April 20, 1861. and garrisoned by the secessionists, under the direction of the Governor, and its contents distributed among the disloyal inhabitants of that region capable of bearing arms. The Arsenal at St. Louis could not be so easily taken. It was guarded by a garrison of between four and five hundred regular troops, under Captain Nathaniel Lyon, one of the bravest and best men in the Army, who had lately been appointed commandant of the post, in place of Maj
Camp Dennison, Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
of the Ohio and Mississippi Railway, was commissioned a major-general by the Governor, and appointed commander of all the forces of the State. Camps for rendezvous and instruction were speedily formed, one of the most important of which was Camp Dennison, on the line of the Cincinnati and Columbus Railway, and occupying a position on the pleasant slopes of the hills that skirt the Miami Valley, about eighteen miles from Cincinnati. So Ohio began to prepare for the struggle. The people of Indiana moved as promptly and vigorously as those of Ohio. In March, the vigilant Governor Morton, seeing the storm gathering, Camp Dennison. went to Washington and procured about five thousand second-class muskets. These and a few others formed all the means at his command for arming the State, when the President's call reached him on Monday, the 15th of April. The militia of the State were unorganized, and there was no Adjutant-General to whom he might turn for aid, for the incumbent of
West Point (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
Legislature to assemble in extraordinary session at Jefferson City on the 2d day of May, for the purpose, he said, of enacting such laws and adopting such measures as may be deemed necessary and proper for the more perfect organization and equipment of the militia of this State, and to raise the money and such other means as may be required to place the State in a proper attitude for defense. The Governor was acting under. the inspiration of a disloyal graduate of the Military Academy at West Point, named Daniel M. Frost, a native of New York, who was then bearing the commission of a brigadier-general of the Missouri militia, and was commander of the St. Louis District. So early as the 24th of January preceding, we find Frost giving the Governor assurances, in writing, of his treasonable purposes, and of the complicity with him of Major William Henry Bell, a native of North Carolina, who was then commander of the United States military post at St. Louis, and having in charge the Ars
Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
s reiterated, in substance, on the 14th of March, when that body, by vote, declared its high approval of President Lincoln's Inaugural Address. On the day when Fort Sumter was attacked, April 12, 1861. an act of the Legislature, providing for the enrollment of the militia of the State, became a law; likewise another, for the regun the rebellion broke out — a State that afterward sent about two hundred thousand troops to the field. It occurred on Tuesday morning succeeding the attack on Fort Sumter, and on the following Friday night April 19, 1861. Wallace reported to the Governor the sixty companies for the six regiments, complete, and in Camp Morton, adfair proposition the Unionists in the Convention agreed, and the vote on the question was unanimous. Taking advantage of the excitement caused by the attack on Fort Sumter, the President's call for troops, and the events at Baltimore, Governor Rector View at Cairo, on the Ohio River front, in 1861. (whose election had been
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
the total vote of the State was cast, the Unionists had a majority of over fifty thousand. They elected nine representatives, and the secessionists only one. That one was Henry C. Burnet, who afterward joined the Confederates. The Border State Convention was proposed by Virginians, and was held at Frankfort, Kentucky, on the 27th of May. It was a failure. There were no delegates present from Virginia, and only five beside those of Kentucky. Four of these were from Missouri and one from Tennessee. John J. Crittenden presided. The convention was as neutral as possible. It very properly deprecated civil war as. terrible and ruinous to every interest, and exhorted the people to hold fast to that sheet-anchor of republican liberty, the right of the majority, whose will has been constitutionally expressed, to govern. The wrongs of the South, and the sectionalism of the North, were spoken of as chief causes of the trouble at hand; but while it condemned the rebellion, it failed to exh
Jefferson City (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
in their election of delegates to the State Convention, which assembled at Jefferson City on the 28th of February. In that Convention there was Jefferson City in Jefferson City in 1861. not a single openly avowed disunionist, but there were a few secret ones and many Conditional Unionists. The Convention consisted of one hundred and. four mng April 22, 1865. the Legislature to assemble in extraordinary session at Jefferson City on the 2d day of May, for the purpose, he said, of enacting such laws and aure of Camp Jackson produced great consternation among the secessionists at Jefferson City, the capital of the State, where the Legislature was in session. A militarperemptorily refused compliance, and Jackson and his associates returned to Jefferson City that night. On the following day June 12, 1861. the Governor issued a protate. At the same time two important railway bridges between St. Louis and Jefferson City were burnt, and the telegraph wires were cut, under the direction of a son
Alleghany Mountains (United States) (search for this): chapter 19
ture of Camp Jackson, 468. General Harney, 469. an armistice agreed upon Generals Lyon and Price, 470. the militia of Missouri called out, 471. Cairo fortified and garrisoned its importance, 472. Secession Convention in Arkansas, 473. fraud and violence, 474. rebel emissaries among the Indians, 475. John Ross Indian loyalists overpowered, 476. Ross and the secessionists, 477. While thousands of the loyal people of New England and of the other Free-labor States eastward of the Alleghanies were hurrying to the field, and pouring out their wealth like water in support of the Government, those of the region westward of these lofty hills and northward of the Ohio River were equally patriotic and demonstrative. They had watched with the deepest interest the development of the conspiracy for the overthrow of the, Republic, and when the President's call for the militia of the country to arrest the treasonable movements reached them, they responded to it with alacrity by thousa
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