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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
f Senators Davis and Wigfall, 81. Cotton proclaimed King, 82. the Cotton kingdom, 83. Wigfall's insolent ha power on earth dares to make war upon it. Cotton is King. Until lately the Bank of England was king; but she recent events, that Cotton is supreme? Cotton is King! shouted the great land and slave holders of the Guhe cotton-growers, in the event of war. Cotton is King! echoed back submissively the spindles of Old and Nty should be adored exclaimed:--I say that Cotton is King, and that he waves his scepter, not only over these ater, in another chamber. I tell you that Cotton is King! The production of cotton for commerce has hitherimpression on the public mind that Cotton really was King. Every census contradicted it, but the people in thn course of time, the bubble is bursted, And Corn is King, and Cotton is — worsted. How utterly fallaciousctations founded upon the assumption that Cotton was King, will be seen hereafter. It was plain to some of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
nd cull from the earth diamonds, and gems from the heavens, to deck the flag of the Southern Confederacy. With Cotton for King, there are seven States bound by a chain of sisterly love that will strengthen by time, as onward, right onward, they move These Commissioners were William L. Yancey, of Alabama; P. A. Rost<*> of Louisiana; A. Dudley Mann, of Virginia; and T. Butler King, of Georgia. Yancey was to operate in England, Rost in France, and Mann in Holland and Belgium. King seems to have King seems to have had a sort of roving commission. Yancey had more real ability and force of character than either of the others. He was not a statesman, but a demagogue, and lacked almost every requisite for a diplomatist. He could fill with wild passion an excitaeached a seat on the bench of the Supreme Court of that State. Mann was a dull statistician of very moderate ability; and King was an extensive farmer and slaveholder. These men so fitly represented their bad cause in Europe, that confidence in the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
and taken back to San Antonio, and the other reached Waite, with the order, on the 17th of February. Twiggs was cautious and had adroitly avoided committing himself to treason in writing. He always said to the impatient Commissioners :--I will give up every thing. But the time had now arrived when temporizing must end. He was ready to act; but he must have a decent excuse for his surrendering the force under his immediate command, which consisted of only two skeleton companies under Captains King and Smith. Other troops had been ordered away from San Antonio by Twiggs when the danger of revolution became pressing, and they might be called to put down insurrection. The excuse for Twiggs was readily found. Ben. McCulloch, the famous Texan Ranger, was stationed at Seguin, not far off. The Commissioners employed him to prepare and lead a sufficient military force to capture the National troops in San Antonio. He received directions to that effect on the 9th, February, 1861. an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
tates Artillery, and Majors Clarence S. Brown and James S. Wadsworth, New York State Artillery; Acting Inspector-General--Major William H. Wood, Seventeenth United States Infantry; Engineers-Major John G. Barnard and First Lieutenant Frederick F. Prime; Topographical Engineers--Captain Amiel W. Whipple, First Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot, and Second Lieutenant Haldimand S Putnam; Quartermaster's Department-Captain O. H. Tillinghast; Commissary of Subsistence-Horace F. Clark; Surgeon — William S; King; Assistant Surgeon--David L. Magruder. First Division.--General Tyler. Four brigades. The First Brigade, commanded by Colonel Erasmus D. Keyes, of the Eleventh United States Infantry, was composed of the First, Second, and Third Regiments of Connecticut Volunteers, the Fourth Maine Volunteers, Captain Varian's Now York Battery, and Company B of the Second United States Cavalry. The Second Brigade, under Brigadier-Genera, R. C. Schenck, consisted of the First and Second Ohio Volunteers, t
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 2: early recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. (search)
ho got only his monthly pay of eight dollars a month, and twenty cents a day for extra duty, nailing on weather-boards and shingles, alongside a citizen who was paid sixteen dollars a day. This was a real injustice, made the soldiers discontented, and it was hardly to be wondered at that so many deserted While the mass of people were busy at gold and in mammoth speculations, a set of busy politicians were at work to secure the prizes of civil government. Gwin and Fremont were there, and T. Butler King, of Georgia, had come out from the East, scheming for office. He staid with us at Sonoma, and was generally regarded as the Government candidate for United States Senator. General Riley as Governor, and Captain Halleck as Secretary of State, had issued a proclamation for the election of a convention to frame a State constitution. In due time the elections were held, and the convention was assembled at Monterey. Dr. Semple was elected president; and Gwin, Sutter, Halleck, Butler King,
9. what shall be done for Jeff Davis? Weave him a mantle of burning shame! Stamp on his forehead that dreadful name Which deeds like his inscribe in blood; A Traitor to man! a Traitor to God! Plait him a crown, of the flower that comes In the ashes that lie o'er buried homes I Let his sceptre be, the smoking brand Which his fiat sent throughout the land! Let his paeans be the bitter cries From millions of anguished hearts that rise, Both day and night to that listening ear, Which ever stoops their plaints to hear. 'Mid the ruin dire, his hands have wrought, Let him find the throne, he long has sought; While starving crowds, in hoarse notes ring, Not Cotton, but grim old Death, is King! New-York, May 29, 1862. M. A. --New-York Express.
A patriotic Parson.--A New-Hampshire paper publishes a letter from Lieut.-Col. Billings, Third New-Hampshire volunteers. This officer was formerly pastor of a Unitarian church in Concord, New-Hampshire, and first entered the service as chaplain. His former profession would seem to imply some Christian foundation of character and some of the sentiments and feelings of a gentleman. Whether he is entitled to such a charitable construction may be judged about by the following extract from his letter: I was authorized to order the evacuation of St. Simon's Island, Georgia, and took off ex-slaves, horses, cattle, rice, corn, etc., leaving nothing of value. The splendid mansion once occupied by that ex-U. S. Senator and arch-rebel T. Butler King, is on this island, and we stripped it of every thing. I write this letter on his writing-desk, which, with his piano, were presented to me on my return. --N. Y. World, Jan. 22.
eneath. Perfume of shrubs, plants, trees, and grass filled the air, vying with the fresher and more invigorating sweetness from marsh and sea. One could almost see and hear the growth of plant and cane, as the life-giving sun warmed the sap, burst the blossom, and drew the tendril skyward. Gigantic ferns covered the shadier places, while the pools and swamps were beautiful with lilies. There were a number of deserted plantations on the island, the most notable of which were those of T. Butler King, James E. Couper, and Pierce Butler. The latter was the husband of Fanny Kemble, and his place the one of which she wrote in her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, in 1838-39. All these places were neglected and abandoned, except by a few old negroes. Historically, St. Simon's Island was noted ground. Near the camp of the Fifty-fourth were the tabby walls of Frederica, founded by Governor Oglethorpe in 1736, of which John Wesley was the minister. In the centre of the
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. (search)
There arrived from Long Island, Mass., on the 20th, some one hundred and twelve recruits for the regiment, which served to fill the ranks nearly to the maximum. With a single exception they were all volunteers. By this date the Fifty-fourth was well clothed, fully equipped, and prepared for any service. The colder weather, although it brought some discomfort, served to lessen the number of sick. Food was better and more varied. Quartermaster Ritchie, assisted by Sergeant Barquet and Private King, secured bricks from the old lighthouse and constructed an oven which furnished soft bread. It had a capacity of two hundred loaves each baking. Troops had been moving from various posts to Hilton Head during January, and on the 27th our brigade was ordered to embark as soon as transportation was provided. During the afternoon of the 28th everything but the tents was loaded upon two steamers assigned to the Fifty-fourth. As darkness fell, camp was struck; but as the vessels could no
m the regiment when Colonel Hartwell ordered a charge in double column. Twice forced to fall back by the enemy's fire, their brave colonel giving the command, Follow your colors! and himself leading on horseback, the Fifty-fifth turned the bend, rushed up the road, and in the face of a deadly fire advanced to the creek. But it was fruitless, for the pitiless shot and shell so decimated the ranks that the survivors retired after losing over one hundred men in five minutes, including Color Sergeant King, killed, and Sergeant-Major Trotter, Sergeant Shorter, and Sergeant Mitchell, wounded. Colonel Hartwell, wounded and pinned to the ground by his dead horse, was rescued and dragged to the wood by the gallant Lieut. Thomas F. Ellsworth of his regiment. Captains Crane and Boynton were both killed after displaying fearless gallantry. The One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New York supported this charge by an advance, but after the repulse retired also. On the right the Twenty-fifth Ohio
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