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Saratoga, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
was supposed to be that of the insurgents. and ordered an attack. The Germans at once opened upon Townsend's column with musketry and one cannon. The other cannon was with Lieutenant Greble, who had pushed eagerly forward a mile or more in advance. For want of horses, one hundred men had drawn one of Greble's cannon from Newport-Newce, and two mules the other. With the latter, he was pressing on toward Duryee's column. Townsend's men shouted Boston lustily, while Bendix's men shouted Saratoga. The shots of the Germans were returned irregularly, when the assailed party, supposing they had fallen into an ambush of insurgents, retreated to the fork of the road, when the dreadful mistake was discovered. Townsend lost two men killed and several wounded in the affair. Captain Haggerty, the officer who forgot to give the order for the badges and the watchword, was greatly distressed by the consequences of his remissness, and exclaimed, How can I go back and look General Butler in th
Tunstall (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
ps at Fortress Monroe, and the threatening aspect of affairs at Newport-Newce, which Greble was rendering impregnable, made the armed insurgents on the Peninsula, who were commanded by Colonel J. Bankhead Magruder Magruder, who became a Confederate general, was an infamous character. He was a lieutenant-colonel of the artillery in the National Army, and, according to a late writer, professed loyalty until he was ready to abandon his flag. Mr. Lincoln, he said to the President, at the White House, at the.middle of April, every one else may desert you, but I never will. The President thanked him, and two days afterward, having done all in his power to corrupt the troops in Washington City, he fled and joined the insurgents. See Greeley's American Conflict, i. 506. (who had abandoned his flag), bold, active, and vigilant. Their principal rendezvous was Yorktown, which they were fortifying, and from which they came down the Peninsula, to impress the slaves of men who had fled from
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
nsion of the affair, on General Peirce; but, we are satisfied, after careful investigation, without justice. During the remainder of his three months service, when he held command at Hampton, he bore the load of odium with suffering that almost dethroned his reason, but with the dignity of conscious innocence. Then he entered the service for three years as a private soldier. He arose quickly to the position of a commander of a regiment, and performed signal service in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. In one of the severe battles fought on the Virginia Peninsula, which we shall consider hereafter, he was chosen by General Richardson to perform most perilous duty in front of a heavy battery of the foe, then hurling a hundred shot a minute. Whilst waving his sword, and shouting to his regiment, At the double-quick! Follow me! his right arm was torn from his shoulder by a 32-pound ball, that cut a man in two just behind him. Peirce was a gallant and faithful
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
tern Virginia. General Butler at Fortress Monroe, 498. movements of troops near Fortress Fortress Monroe, 500. slaves pronounced contraband of War Newport Newce fortified, 501. attack on Pig Poat part of Virginia. Butler arrived at Fortress Monroe on the morning of the 22d of May, and wasl redoubt for two guns was cast up at the Fortress Monroe end of Hampton Bridge, so as to command tthe Fifth New York Volunteers, arrived at Fortress Monroe, and was at once assigned to the command . The forced inaction of the troops at Fortress Monroe, and the threatening aspect of affairs at-Newce and Hampton, and confine Butler to Fortress Monroe. The latter resolved upon a countervailiving at midnight in two columns, one from Fortress Monroe and the other from Newport-Newce. Among s summer residence. On our return to Fortress Monroe in the evening, we received orders to go , nothing of great importance occurred at Fortress Monroe and its vicinity during the remainder of [17 more...]
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 21
receive from me, or the future President of the United States for the time being. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, this — day of----, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and in the eighty----year of the hmond, which the conspirators had chosen for their future and permanent Headquarters. The troops then in and around Washington City were barely sufficient to keep the hourly increasing host of the insurgents at Manassas in check; and the easiest anever will. The President thanked him, and two days afterward, having done all in his power to corrupt the troops in Washington City, he fled and joined the insurgents. See Greeley's American Conflict, i. 506. (who had abandoned his flag), bold, acn July 21, 1861. occurred, and blasted them. The General-in-chief drew upon him for so many troops for the defense of Washington that he was compelled to reduce the garrison at Newport-Newce, and to abandon Hampton. The latter movement greatly ala
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
regiment. and anticipations concerning its services had been raised which were never disappointed. A large majority of the members of this regiment became officers in the war that ensued; and every member of the Montgomery Guards-Wallace's original Zouave Company, who accompanied him on this tour of duty-received a commission. These commissions ranged from that of second lieutenant to major-general. It expected to accompany the Indiana and Ohio troops whom General McClellan sent to Western Virginia, but was ordered instead to Evansville, on the Ohio, in Southern Indiana, to act as a police force in preventing supplies and munitions of war being sent to the South, and to protect that region from threatened invasion. The regiment chafed in its comparatively inactive service, with an earnest desire for duty in the field, and it was delighted by an order issued on the 6th of June, by the General-in-chief, to proceed by rail to Cumberland, Maryland, and report to Major-General Patters
Winchester, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
, near the banks of the Potomac, until the next day. Its advent astonished all, and gave pleasure to the Unionists, for there was an insurgent force at Romney, only a day's march south from Cumberland, said to be twelve hundred strong; while at Winchester there was a much heavier one. General Morris, at Grafton, had warned Wallace of the proximity of these insurgents, and directed him to be watchful. Wallace believed that the best security for his troops and the safety of the railway was to pla This dash on the insurgents at Romney had a salutary effect. It inspirited the loyal people in that region, thrilled the whole country with joy, and, according to the Richmond newspapers, so alarmed Johnston by its boldness, and its menaces of his line of communication with Richmond, and Manassas (for he believed these troops to be the advance of a much larger force), that he forthwith evacuated Harper's Ferry, and moved up the Valley to a point nearer Winchester. Tail-piece — Knapsac
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 21
hed to each:-- the President of the United States. To all who shall see these presents, neral of Volunteers, in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the — day of----, eive from me, or the future President of the United States for the time being. Given under my hand, eighty----year of the Independence of the United States. By the President, Abraham Lincoln. Sin Bridge. Farther to the left is seen the United States Hospital building, with wharves in front; the first African who was sold as a slave in America first inhaled the fresh air of the New World,gro Slavery was begun on the domain of the United States. That master-stroke of policy was one of tlater--an epigram abolished slavery in the United States. Theodore Winthrop. Thoroughly conthe promontory of Newport-Newce, where the United States steamer Harriet Lane lay to protect them. ed States, and who aided the troops of the United States in their enterprise, thus obliged to flee [2 more...]
Terre Haute (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
Eleventh Indiana (Zouaves), Eleventh Indiana Regiment. commanded by Colonel Wallace, whose speedy organization of the first volunteer regiments of that State we have already observed. See page 456. That regiment, in material, deportment, drill, and discipline, was considered one of the best in the State. Its colors had been presented by the women of Indiana with imposing ceremonies, The presentation of colors took place in front of the State House at Indianapolis. The ladies of Terre Haute presented the National flag, and those of Indianapolis the regimental flag. Each presentation was accompanied by an address, to which Colonel Wallace responded. He then turned to his men, reminded them of the unmerited stain which Jefferson Davis had cast upon the military fame of Indianians in connection with the battle of Buena Vista, and exhorted them to remember that vile slander, and dedicate themselves specially to its revenge. He then bade them kneel, and, with uncovered heads a
Old Point Comfort (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
s. It was named in honor of President Monroe. Its walls, faced with heavy blocks of granite, are thirty-five feet in thickness, and casemated below. It is entirely surrounded by a deep moat filled with water; and the peninsula, known as old Point Comfort, on which it is constructed, is connected with the main by a narrow isthmus of sand, and by a Bridge in the direction of the village of Hampton. The picture is a bird's-eye view of the fort and its surroundings in 1861. beginning at the toprevailed in Virginia two hundred and forty years, was thus commenced. The peninsula on which Fortress Monroe stands was the first resting-place of the early emigrants to Virginia, after their long and perilous voyage, and was named by them Point Comfort. There the crew of a Dutch vessel, with negroes from Africa, landed in August, 1620, and a few days afterward sold twenty of their human cargo to the settlers at Jamestown. So negro Slavery was begun on the domain of the United States. That
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