Your search returned 257 results in 57 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery., Speech of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, at Columbus Ohio, September, 1859. (search)
t it is not entirely safe, when one is misrepresented under his very nose, to allow the misrepresentation to go uncontradicted. I therefore propose, here at the outset, not only to say that this is a misrepresentation, but to show conclusively that it is so ; and you will bear with me while I read a couple of extracts from that very memorable debate with Judge Douglas last year, to which this newspaper refers. In the first pitched battle which Senator Douglas and myself had, at the town of Ottawa, I used the language which I will now read. Having been previously reading an extract, I continued as follows : Now, gentlemen, I dont want to read at any greater length, but this is the true complexion of all I have ever said in regard to the institution of slavery and the black race. This is the whole of it, and any thing that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro, is but a specious and fantastic arrangement of words, by which a man can p
ustly that a d-d hawk-billed Yankee is here besetting me at every turn I take, saying that Robert Kenzie never received the $80 to which he was entitled. In July, 1851, he wrote a facetious message to one of his clients, saying: I have news from Ottawa that we win our case. As the Dutch justice said when he married folks, Now where ish my hundred tollars. The following unpublished letter in possession of C. F. Gunther, Esq., Chicago, Ills., shows how he proposed to fill a vacancy in the off and acted in the law office has been graphically and, I must confess, truthfully told by a gentleman now in New York, who was for several years a student in our office. I beg to quote a few lines from him: My brother met Mr. Lincoln in Ottawa, Ill., John H. Littlefleld, Brooklyn Eagle, October 16, 1887. one day, and said to him: I have a brother whom I would very much like to have enter your office as a student. All right! was his reply; send him down and we will take a look at him.
oid meeting the enthusiastic champion of Abolitionism. Go home at once, I said. Take Bob with you and drive somewhere into the country and stay till this thing is over. Whether my admonition and reasoning moved him or not I do not know, but it only remains to state that under pretence of having business in Tazewell county he drove out of town in his buggy, and did not return till the apostles of Abolitionism had separated and gone to their homes. See Lincoln's Speech, Joint Debate, Ottawa, Ills., Aug. 20, 1858. I have always believed this little arrangement — it would dignify it too much to call it a plan — saved Lincoln. If he had endorsed the resolutions passed at the meeting, or spoken simply in favor of freedom that night, he would have been identified with all the rancor and extremes of Abolitionism. If, on the contrary, he had been invited to join them, and then had refused to take a position as advanced as theirs, he would have lost their support. In either event he wa
applied to the uses and purposes for which it was given. Sincerely yours, A. Campbell. The places and dates were, Ottawa, August 21; Freeport, August 27; Jonesboro, September 15; Charleston, September 18, Galesburg, October 7; Quincy, Octobe 15. I agree to your suggestion, wrote Douglas, that we shall alternately open and close the discussion. I will speak at Ottawa one hour, you can reply, occupying an hour and a half, and I will then follow for half an hour. At Freeport you shall opossed swords here yesterday. The fire flew some, and I am glad to know I am yet alive. --Lincoln to J. O. Cunningham, Ottawa, Ill., August 22, 1858, Ms. It is unnecessary and not in keeping with the purpose of this work to reproduce here the spe unnecessary, I presume, to insert here the seven questions which Douglas propounded to Lincoln at their first meeting at Ottawa, nor the historic four which Lincoln asked at Freeport. It only remains to say that in answering Lincoln at Freeport, D
ln had a long interview to arrange about the famous joint discussions, Lincoln promising to advise Douglas as to time and places. They would necessarily have to begin at the close of the appointments already made by Douglas, which were to end at Ottawa, August 21, 1858. At each of those places the demonstrations were unparalleled by anything ever known in the State, each place trying to outdo the other in the magnificence of its processions, decorations, and the enthusiasm with which the peowed a clean shirt in which to appear, as he had filled his carpetbag with documents, more important than clean clothes. August 21 was an eventful day in Illinois as the opening of the memorable joint discussion between Douglas and Lincoln at Ottawa, one of the oldest towns in the State and then the home of many distinguished people. From daylight till three o'clock the people came in every conceivable conveyance. Badges, banners, streamers, and flags were seen everywhere; even the horses
nts in the oratorical contest needs particular mention. Northern Illinois, peopled mostly from free States, and southern Illinois, peopled mostly from slave States, were radically opposed in sentiment on the slavery question; even the old Whigs of central Illinois had to a large extent joined the Democratic party, because of their ineradicable prejudice against what they stigmatized as abolitionism. To take advantage of this prejudice, Douglas, in his opening speech in the first debate at Ottawa in northern Illinois, propounded to Lincoln a series of questions designed to commit him to strong antislavery doctrines. He wanted to know whether Mr. Lincoln stood pledged to the repeal of the fugitive-slave law; against the admission of any more slave States; to the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia; to the prohibition of the slave trade between different States; to prohibit slavery in all the Territories; to oppose the acquisition of any new territory unless slavery were
etween them, Colonel Spencer encountered a force of from one thousand to one thousand three hundred, under General Ferguson, in the south-east corner of Tishomingo County, Mississippi, and wa, quite roughly handled. Colonel Spencer formed a square of three lines of battle. As one position after another was outflanked, and the regiment becoming disordered and surrounded, he led it into the woods, where the rebels were held in check until night, when it broke up into squads, the men being all intimately acquainted with the country, and coming out the best way they could. Captains Chanler, Pulo, and Stemberg, of Joliet, Ill., were killed; also, Lieutenant Perry, of company I, First Alabama cavalry. Lieutenant Swift, of Ottawa, was mortally wounded, and about ten privates were killed. The rebel loss was more severe, as they rushed in large numbers upon the Nationals, who were under cover. The Union forces under Colonel Wolford, were captured at Philadelphia, Tenn.--(Doc. 203.)
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
gers, a passenger with Dupont, on his way to his own ship, the Flag, accompanied by General Wright, made a reconnoissance in force of the Confederate works in the Ottawa, supported by the Curlew, Seneca, and Smith. The forts on both shores opened upon them, as they desired they should, and an engagement of about three-quarters of et practice, too fast to count. that their fire became sensibly weaker and weaker, until their guns ceased altogether to reply. At a quarter past one P. M., the Ottawa signalled that the fort was abandoned. Fort Beauregard was also silent and abandoned. The garrisons of both had fled for their lives. According to the officioosaw. There he was met by Commander Rogers, with launches, and his troops were embarked on large fiat boats, at an early hour in the morning. Jan. 1, 1862. The Ottawa, Pembina, and Hale soon afterward entered the Coosaw, and at Adams's plantation, about three miles below the Ferry, the land Port Royal Ferry before the attack.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
outside, went down to the main entrance to Fernandina harbor. There he was detained until the next morning. Meanwhile Drayton had sent Lieutenant White, of the Ottawa, to hoist the National flag over Fort Clinch. This The Union Generals. was the first of the old National forts which was repossessed by the Government. Th of the Cedar Keys and Fernandina Railway, that crossed from the island to the main on trestle-work. A train was just starting on the arrival of Drayton. In the Ottawa he pursued it about two miles, firing several shots at the locomotive, but without doing much damage. near the fort, and also from the village of St. Mary's, a shed by guerrillas. On the appearance of Stevens's flotilla, the corporate authorities of the town, with S. L. Burritt at their head, went on board his vessel (the Ottawa) and formally surrendered the place. The Fourth New Hampshire, Colonel Whipple, landed and took possession, and it was hailed with joy by the Union people who re
, Tenn. 46 Chattahoochie River, Ga. 2 Hoover's Gap, Tenn. 1 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 22 Elk River, Tenn. 1 Utoy Creek, Ga. 6 Chickamauga, Ga. 16 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 3 Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 7 Jonesboro, Ga. 2 Resaca, Ga. 4 Winnsboro, S. C. 1 Dallas, Ga. 1 Bentonville, N. C. 1 Kenesaw, Ga. 3     Present, also, at Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; Tunnel Hill, Ga.; New Hope Church, Ga.; Savannah, Ga.; The Carolinas. notes.--Recruited in La Salle County, and organized at Ottawa, Ill., in August, 1862. The regiment proceeded immediately to Louisville, Ky., where it was uniformed and armed, after which it was assigned to Dumont's Division of Buell's Army. After participating in the Kentucky campaign of that fall, it was stationed at Hartsville, Tenn., where it was attacked, December 6, 1862, by a Confederate brigade under General Morgan. At that time the garrison at Hartsville consisted of three regiments, two companies of cavalry, and a section of light artillery.
1 2 3 4 5 6