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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 409 409 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16 16 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 15 15 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 15 15 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 14 14 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 13 13 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 13 13 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 13 13 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 11 11 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 10 10 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4. You can also browse the collection for August 21st or search for August 21st in all documents.

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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
Administration, or any friend of mine, had ever done? I know you say that the United States, under military necessity, and to soften the rigors of war, had recognized the representatives of rebel slavery as belligerents. Belligerents to a certain extent! But this cannot justify England in an act which opened work-shops and ports, and unleashed ships to be employed in the support of rebel slavery. Morally the act is utterly indefensible, and history will so write it down. To Lieber, August 21:— The true policy of the Administration is as plain as noonday. No path was ever clearer; and how they could get away from it is astonishing. (1) Refer the whole question of reconstruction to Congress, where it belongs. What right has the President to reorganize States(2) Meanwhile, by good government through military officers, to lead public opinion in the right direction. (3) To obey the existing laws of Congress, which expressly exclude from public service any person who has su
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ng, Sumner attended in Boston the municipal banquet given to his old Free-Soil coadjutor, Anson Burlingame, who was now the head of an imperial embassy from China,—a festivity remarkable for the distinction of its guests. Sumner had carried the treaty with China unanimously in the Senate, and had recently taken the lead in a formal reception to the Chinese embassy by that body. In his remarks at the dinner the senator compared the romantic career of Burlingame with that of Marco Polo. August 21; Works, vol. XII. pp. 502-509. Before completing his mission, Burlingame died at St. Petersburg, Feb. 23, 1870. Our government afterwards sought and obtained a modification of the treaty, sending a special commission to China for the purpose. To Bemis, September 22, from Washington:— There seems to be a new and favorable turn. Seward is sanguine, and Johnson writes that he shall settle everything. Nothing just yet, but everything very soon. The naturalization treaty comes fi