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New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 7
t becoming tranquil after the excitement caused by the Trent affair, when its attention was keenly fixed on another expedition to the coast of North Carolina, already alluded to. The land and naval armaments of which it was composed were assembled in Hampton Roads early in January, 1862, ready for departure, after a preparation of only two months. 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 regiment
Manteo (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
neral McClellan, Feb'y 10th, 1862; of Generals Foster, Reno, and Parke; of Commodore Goldsborough to Secretary Welles, Feb'y 9th, 1862; of Commander Lynch to R. S. Mallory, Feb'y 7th, 1862; and accounts by other officers and eye-witnesses on both sides. it disappointed the prophets of evil at home and abroad, and spread consternation throughout the Confederacy. There, on Roanoke Island, where the first germ of a privileged aristocracy had been planted in America, there, in the year 1587, Manteo, a native chief, who had been kind to colonists sent to that coast by Sir Walter Raleigh, was, by that baronet's command, and with the approval of Queen Elizabeth, invested with the title of Lord of Roanoke, the first and last peerage created in America. Nearly a hundred years later, an attempt was made to found in North Carolina an aristocratic Government, with the nominal appendages of royalty, it being designed to have orders of nobility and other privileged classes in exact imitation of
Nags Head (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
njamin Huger, of South Carolina, whose Headquarters were at Norfolk. Owing to the illness of .General Wise, who was at Nag's head, on a narrow strip of sand lying between Roanoke Sound and the sea, that stretches down from the main far above, Colonetery on Shallowbag Bay, captured about two hundred Confederates, who were seeking a chance to escape from the Island to Nag's head. Among these was Captain O. Jennings Wise, son of the General in command, and editor of one of the bitterest of the red while fighting gallantly. his father, who, as we have observed, was ill, had remained with a part of the Legion at Nag's head. The wounded son had been placed in a boat to be sent to his camp, when it was fired upon, and compelled to return. Hthe killed. The number of his prisoners amounted to about three thousand. Many of the troops on the Island escaped to Nag's head, and thence, accompanied by General Wise and the remainder of his Legion, they fled up the coast toward Norfolk. on
France (France) (search for this): chapter 7
owerful Courts of Europe, namely, Great Britain and France. For these missions, James Murray Mason See pag match for the most wily employee of the Emperor of France, honest or dishonest. These men were duly commissiled. In 1798, when Great Britain was at war with France, The rule of 1756 was again put into active operatisels laden with goods, the produce of any colony of France, or carrying provisions or supplies for such colonyexciting the envy of the British. To that commerce France had then opened all her West India ports. The orde John Bright. England, and Count de Gasparin in France, See note 4, page 569, volume I. stood forth conls. Knowing that the Governments of great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal had acknowledged the Confederaential note to Count Mercier, the representative of France at Washington, a desire Count Mercier. that the cindependence of the so-called Confederate States by France and England, however much their respective Governme
Provincetown (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
tofore, exhausting not only all forms of peaceful discussion, but also the arbitrament of war itself, for more than half a century alienated the two countries from each other, and perplexed with fears and apprehensions all other nations. the Secretary then announced that the four persons confined at Fort Warren would be cheerfully liberated, and requested Lord Lyons to indicate the time and place for receiving them. The latter ordered the British gun-boat Rinaldo to proceed to Provincetown, Massachusetts, for that purpose, where, on the 1st of January, 1862, the prisoners were delivered to the protection of the British flag. They awere conveyed First to Bermuda, and then to St. Thomas, where they embarked for England, and arrived at Southampton on the 29th of the same month. when the captives could no longer serve a political purpose for the ruling class in great Britain, they sank into their proper insignificance, and, as a General rule, Mason was treated with courteous conte
Redstone Point (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
otilla joined in the fight, but was soon driven beyond the range of the National guns, with the Curlew, its largest steamer, so badly disabled, that it began to sink, and was soon afterward beached, under cover of the guns of Fort Forrest, on Redstone Point. Lynch, who was a man of very moderate ability and courage, was disheartened. He wrote to Mallory that he should endeavor to get the guns from the Curlew, and with the squadron proceed to Elizabeth City, from which he would send an expresits walls, when Goldsborough signalled to his fleet, the Fort is ours. this was followed by the most joyous cheers. In the mean time the Confederate steamer Curlew, which, as we have observed, had been beached under the guns of a battery on Redstone Point, on the main, had been fired by the insurgents, together with the barracks at that place, and the remainder of the flotilla had fled up Albemarle Sound. So ended, in triumph for the National cause, the conflict known as the battle of Roanoke
Bull Run, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
battle of Roanoke Island, 171. capture of the Island and the Confederate Army, 173. Elizabeth City taken, 174. Medals of honor bestowed, 175. the Nationals control Albemarle Sound, 176. appeals to the North Carolinians, 177. spirit of the loyal and the disloyal, 178. For the space of nearly two months after the disaster at Ball's Bluff, the public ear was daily teased with the unsatisfactory report, All is quiet on the Potomac! The roads leading toward the Confederate camps, near Bull's Run, were never in better condition. The weather was perfect in serenity. The entire autumn in Virginia was unusually magnificent in all its features. Much of the time, until near Christmas,. the atmosphere was very much like that of the soft Indian summer time. Regiment after regiment was rapidly swelling the ranks of the Army of the Potomac to the number of two hundred thousand men, thoroughly equipped and fairly disciplined; while at no time did any reliable report make that of the Conf
Holland (Netherlands) (search for this): chapter 7
bited from carrying naval stores, but were seized, and their cargoes used for the benefit of the English war-marine. From that time until the present, Great Britain has steadily adhered to The rule of 1756, excepting in a few instances, when it suited her interests to make a temporary change in her policy. So injuriously did this Rule, practically enforced, operate upon the commerce of the world for England's benefit, that in 1780 the northern powers of Europe-Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Holland-formed a treaty of alliance, called the Armed neutrality, to resist the pretensions and evil practices of Great Britain. The doctrine of the league was that of Frederick, but much enlarged. Armaments were prepared to sustain the doctrine, but Great Britain's naval strength was too great, and the effort failed. In 1798, when Great Britain was at war with France, The rule of 1756 was again put into active operation. By an order in Council, it was directed that all vessels laden with goo
s a battle near Drainsville, 151. feeling in Europe in favor of the conspirators expression of letain, 152. departure of Mason and Slidell for Europe as Embassadors of the Confederate States, 153.st the Government, had sent representatives to Europe, for the purpose of obtaining from foreign powers among the ruling and privileged classes of Europe, and especially in Great Britain. There was aconspirators were not such as the diplomats of Europe could feel a profound respect for; See pagetheir cause at the two most powerful Courts of Europe, namely, Great Britain and France. For these s benefit, that in 1780 the northern powers of Europe-Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Holland-formed a g its recognition as a nation by the powers of Europe. Yet all Englishmen were not so ungenerous e large number of passengers on board bound to Europe, who would be put to great inconvenience in nong able to join the steamer from St. Thomas to Europe, decided him to allow them to proceed. this w[6 more...]
America (Netherlands) (search for this): chapter 7
e I. stood forth conspicuously as the representatives of the true democracy in America, and for their beneficent labors they now receive the benedictions of the goode 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 les 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 ause. It was so unexpected and discouraging to them and their sympathizers in America and great Britain, who hoped for and confidently expected A. War between the te Island, where the first germ of a privileged aristocracy had been planted in America, there, in the year 1587, Manteo, a native chief, who had been kind to coloested with the title of Lord of Roanoke, the first and last peerage created in America. Nearly a hundred years later, an attempt was made to found in North Carolina
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