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Lancaster (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 7
spicuously as the representatives of the true democracy in America, and for their beneficent labors they now receive the benedictions of the good in all lands. There were other men in Great Britain who had an intelligent conception of the machinery of our Government, and who could not be deceived by the sophistries of the disciples of Calhoun into a belief that the armed enemies of the Republic were any less rebels against sovereign authority than would. a like band of insurgents be in Lancashire, or any county of England, arrayed against the Crown. They well understood that if the American insurgents,. whose fathers helped to form the Republic which they were trying to destroy, and who had perfect equality in public affairs with the whole nation, could be justified in rebelling against it, the Irish people--a conquered nation, and made a part of Great Britain against their will — had the fullest warrant for rebelling against their English conquerors at any and at all times. Amon
Dublin (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
n we find the names of John Stuart Mill, Professors Goldwin Smith and J. E. Cairnes, Rev. Baptist Noel, Henry Vincent, Layard, the eminent Eastern traveler, the eloquent young O'Donoughue, The O'Donoughue, as he was called, was of one of the most ancient families in Ireland. He was less. than thirty years of age at that time, of great beauty in form and feature, polished in manners, eloquent in speech, of proven courage, and a man of the people in his instincts. In the great Rotunda in Dublin, this man boldly declared to an audience of 5,000 persons, after the reception of the news of the Trent affair, that if war should come, Ireland would be found on the side of America. This declaration was received with the most vehement applause. and others less conspicuous; while Lord Brougham, who for sixty years was an opponent of slavery, and was known to be thoroughly conversant with the structure of our Government, and an admirer of its practical workings, following the lead of the spi
Edenton (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
curing the control of Albemarle Sound and the adjacent country, as well as the waters through which communication was held with Norfolk. To this end, Rowan W. F. Lynch. sent Lieutenant A. Maury, with a part of his fleet, to take possession of Edenton, near the western end of the Sound. This was easily done on the day after the capture of Elizabeth City, Feb. 12, 1862. a body of flying artillery stationed there having left it precipitately without firing a shot. Maury destroyed a schooner otank, for the purpose of disabling it. They found Confederates engaged in the same work, who fled on the approach of the Nationals. The latter sunk two schooners in the Canal and departed. Finally, on the 19th, the combined fleet set out from Edenton on a reconnaissance, which extended up the Chowan River as far as Winton (which was partially destroyed), and the Roanoke to Plymouth. The Perry, bearing Colonel Hawkins and a company of his Zouaves, received a volley of musketry from the high
Key West (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
subject of neutrals, as expounded by British authority, excepting the failure of Captain Wilkes to exercise the right of capture in the manner allowed and recognized by the law of nations. Here the Secretary frankly admitted that there had been a fatal irregularity. To meet the requirements of law, Wilkes should have been less generous and humane. in his dispatch to the Secretary of the Navy, Captain Wilkes said it was his determination to take possession of the Trent, and send her to Key West as a prize, for resisting the search, and carrying those Ambassadors, whom he considered as the embodiment of dispatches; but the reduced number of his officers and crew, and the large number of passengers on board bound to Europe, who would be put to great inconvenience in not being able to join the steamer from St. Thomas to Europe, decided him to allow them to proceed. this weak point in the proceedings was noticed by the Secretary of the Navy, both in his congratulatory letter to Cap
New Castle, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
s of 1862, he said, the fate of the American Government will be sealed if January passes without some great victory. the most absurd stories concerning the temper of the American Government, calculated to inflame the public mind and excite a warlike spirit, were put forth, such as the following, paraded conspicuously in the columns of the London times: during the visit of the Prince of Wales to America, Mr. Seward took advantage of an entertainment to the Prince to tell the Duke of Newcastle he was likely to occupy a high office; that when he did so it would become his duty to insult England, and he should insult her accordingly. in the mean time, Earl Russell's demand was communicated to the Government at Washington. It produced much indignation in the public mind, and there was a General disposition to give a flat refusal. The legality of Captain Wilkes's act was not doubted by experts in international law. British precedents were all in favor of it; and even a writer i
Accomack (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
him over to. Greer. He then returned for Slidell, who gave him to understand that a good deal of force would be required to make him go. The passengers gathered around in great commotion, making contemptuous remarks, with, threats of violence, and one cried out, Shoot him! The wife and daughter of Slidell joined in vehement protests, and the latter struck Fairfax in the face, according to the testimony of Capt. Williams, who told the story of this cabin scene in an after-dinner speech at Plymouth. Some of the public papers, he said, have described her as having slapped Mr. Fairfax's face. [Here his audience cried out, Served him right if she did, and Bravo. ] She did strike Mr. Fairfax, he continued, and the audience gave cheers in her honor. But she did not do it. with the vulgarity of gesture which has been attributed to her. Miss Slidell was with her father in the cabin, with her arm encircling his neck, and she wished to be taken to prison with her father. (Hear, hear.) Mr
Atlantic Ocean (search for this): chapter 7
Over a hundred steam and sailing vessels, consisting of gun-boats, transports, and tugs, and about sixteen thousand troops, mostly recruited in New England, composed the expedition. General Ambrose Everett Burnside, an Indianian by birth, a West Point graduate, 1847. and a resident of Rhode Island when Louis M. Goldsborough. the war broke out, was appointed the commander-in-chief and the naval operations were intrusted to flag-officer Louis M. Goldsborough, then the commander of the North Atlantic naval squadron. the military force which, like Butler's, see page 106. had been gathered at Annapolis, was composed of fifteen regiments and a battalion of infantry, a battery of artillery, and a large number of gunners for the armed vessels, who were able, to render service on land if required. The whole force was divided into three brigades, commanded respectively by Generals John G. Foster, of Fort Sumter fame, Jesse L. Reno, and John G. Parke. the first brigade (Foster's)
Pamlico Sound (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ough's fleet now met with a similar fate off tempestuous Cape Hatteras. Its destination was Pamlico Sound, which was to be reached through Hatteras Inlet. The voyage had been lengthened by a heavy erilous passage, and in making full preparations for moving forward over the still waters of Pamlico Sound. General Burnside (whose Headquarters were on the S. R. Spaulding) with his officers and ing. With the logic furnished by the nature of the coasts and Ambrose E. Burnside. waters of Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, and the points in their vicinity which it was evident the Nationals inten Thirty miles from Hatteras Inlet, would be the first object of attack. It is situated between Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, with a narrow channel on each side, called respectively Roanoke Sound andNorfolk. He was answered by a peremptory order, when Burnside's expedition was passing into Pamlico Sound, to proceed immediately to Roanoke Island and defend it. The neglect of Benjamin was so noto
Stuart (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ed two sounds — Albemarle and Currituck; eight rivers — the North, West, Pasquotank, Perquimmons, little, Chowan, Roanoke. And Alligator; four canals — the Albemarle and Chesapeake, Dismal Swamp, North-West, and Suffolk; two railways — the Petersburg and Norfolk, and seaboard and Roanoke. At the same time it guarded four-fifths of the supplies for Norfolk. Its fall, Wise said, gave lodgment to the Nationals in a safe harbor from storms, and a command of the seaboard from Oregon Inlet to Cape Henry, at the entrance of Chesapeake Bay. it should have been defended, he said, at the expense of Twenty thousand men, and many millions of dollars. the conquest was complete, and Burnside, taking up his quarters at a house near Fort Bartow, prepared at once for other aggressive movements on Burnside's Headquarters. the coast. In his report, he generously said, I owe every thing to Generals Foster, Reno, and Parke, and sadly gave the names of Colonel Charles S. Russell and Lieutenant-Co
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 7
statesmen of the time of George III. called Washington and Franklin by that name. Lord Stanley, whughter of Corcoran, the eminent banker of Washington City. The Theodore touched first at Nassau, Nn was Abraham Lincoln. The author was in Washington city when the news reached there of the capturr), to Lord Lyons, the British Ambassador at Washington, authorizing his Lordship to demand from thernment, your lordship is instructed to leave Washington, with all the members of your legation, brinmes (see page 858, volume L), was then in Washington City, and remained there for some time. He ha to the censor of the press and telegraph at Washington, to suppress all communication concerning thdemand was communicated to the Government at Washington. It produced much indignation in the publicthe flame of discord between the Cabinets of Washington and London. In England, Liverpool was the funt Mercier, the representative of France at Washington, a desire Count Mercier. that the captives[2 more...]
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