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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 22: the War on the Potomac and in Western Virginia. (search)
n. The former, in general orders, Dated Hagerstown, June 80, 1861. commended their example to his troops; and the latter thanked them for their noble services, and said to Colonel Wallace: June 28.--I more than ever regret that you are not under my command. I have urged General Scott to send up the Pennsylvania regiments. I begin to doubt whether the Eleventh Indiana needs re-enforcements. Letter from General McClellan to Colonel Wallace, dated Grafton, June 28, 1861. On the 8th of July, by order of General Patterson, Wallace's regiment broke camp at Cumberland, and joined the forces under their chief at Martinsburg; and they were engaged on duty in that vicinity until after the battle of Bull's Run, July 21. notwithstanding the term of their three months enlistment had expired. For his eminent services in this. three months campaign, Wallace was rewarded with the commission of a brigadier. Whilst the Baltimore and Ohio Railway--the great line of communication with
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
ockading Squadron, and the prize was sent to New York in charge of Master's Mate McCook. She was the first vessel bearing the Confederate flag that was captured, and the event produced much gratification among the loyal people. The captain and crew of the Savannah were imprisoned as pirates, and were afterward tried October, 1861. as such, in New York, under the proclamation of the President of the 19th of April. See page 872. In the mean time, Jefferson Davis had addressed a letter July 8. to the President, in which he threatened to deal with prisoners in his hands precisely as the commander and crew of the Savannah should be dealt with. He prepared to carry out that threat by holding Colonel Michael Corcoran, of the Sixty-ninth New York (Irish) Regiment, who was captured near Bull's Run, and others, as hostages, to suffer death if that penalty should be inflicted on the prisoners of the Savannah. Corcoran was treated with great harshness He was handcuffed and placed in a