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, where they had a heavy skirmish, while Hazen, with Criteenden's rear division, closed up on the advance; but, by this time, Negley's division, of Thomas's corps, advancing to Dug gap, Sept. 10. had found it decidedly held by the enemy, who could not be persuaded to leave. Baird's division came up next morning; but both together were far too light, and wisely fell back, after a smart skirmish, retreating down the cove. And now Crittenden, justly alarmed for his communications, made Sept. 12. a rapid flank march to Gordon's mill — Wilder, covering his rear, having to fight smartly at Sill's tan-yard by the way; while McCook, having completely flanked Bragg's position by a southward advance nearly to Alpine, far on Bragg's left, became satisfied that the Rebel army was not retreating, an that he was in very deep water: so he commenced, Sept. 13. by order, a very rapid movement to connect with Thomas, away on his left. In doing this, he was carried down into Lookout valley, t
canvass. Not so the successive victories of Sheridan in the Valley; which did not serve to elect Lincoln and Johnson--that had been already secured — but doubtless contributed to swell their popular and electoral majority. The Autumn Elections opened, as usual, with Vermont; Sept. 6. which gave a slight Republican gain on the vote of 1863 for Governor, Rep.Dem.  1863--Smith,29,613Redfield,11,962 1864--Smith,31,260Redfield,12,283 and on the whole ticket. Maine followed; Sept. 12. and here the Opposition claimed an encouraging gain: the vote being far less than that drawn out by the vehement contest of 1863, and the majority reduced in proportion Union.Dem.  1863--Cony,68,299Bradbury,50,583 1864--Cony,62,389Howard,46,476 Both parties then held their breath for the returns from the October elections: Pennsylvania and Indiana having for an age been held to indicate, by the results of those elections, the issue of the pending Presidential canvass. Indiana no
the corps formation of the Army of the Potomac was first created. By that order, five different corps were constituted, one of which, composed of the divisions of Williams and Shields, and commanded by General Banks, was designated as the Fifth. These divisions were then operating in the Shenandoah Valley. On the 26th of June, the President ordered that the troops of the Shenandoah Department, now under General Banks, shall constitute the Second Army Corps of the Army of Virginia. On September 12th, General Order 129, it was ordered that its designation be changed to that of the Twelfth Corps, and that General Joseph K. Mansfield be placed in command. In the meantime the corps had done considerable hard fighting under its former title. Shields' Division won a brilliant victory over Stonewall Jackson at Kernstown, Va., on the 23d of March, and Williams' Division fought well at Winchester, May 25th, while on Banks' retreat. The battle of Cedar Mountain was also fought by this co
s Run, Va. 1 Spotsylvania, Va. 40 Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865 2 Totopotomoy, Va. 2 Sutherland Station, Va. 2 Present, also, at Antietam; Mine Run; Wilderness; Po River; North Anna; Strawberry Plains; Ream's Station; White Oak Road; Sailor's Creek; Farmville; Appomattox. notes.--Six companies were recruited in Erie County; the others, in Western Pennsylvania. Colonel Brown had already served with distinction in the Eighty-third Pennsylvania. The regiment left the State September 12th, arriving five days later on the field at Antietam. While at Harper's Ferry it was assigned to Caldwell's (1st) Brigade, Hancock's (1st) Division, Second Corps. At Fredericksburg it took eight companies into action, two companies having been detailed on the skirmish line. The eight companies lost 34 killed, 152 wounded, and 43 missing; a total of 229 out of 505 in action; the missing ones were wounded or killed. Nine of the line officers lost their lives in this bloody assault, and C
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
Administration, but by giving him orders that caused the disastrous battle of Baker's Creek, on the 16th of May, and thus led to the siege and capture of Vicksburg. That idea is the foundation of Lieutenant-General Pemberton's defense, in his Report of the Operations previous to and during the Siege of Vicksburg. This report, dated August 2d, was transmitted to the War Department on the 25th, from Gainesville, Alabama, where the writer then was. This fact came to my knowledge on the 12th of September, and I immediately reminded the War Department that the report should have been made to me, General Pemberton's commander, during the operations to which it related, and requested that it should be transmitted to me. No reply was received. After waiting until the 6th of October, I repeated the request. On the 8th, the War Department promised that, as soon as the reports and sub-reports could be copied, I should be furnished. As these papers, when published, made a hundred and sevent
esseeans, and the proud old Commonwealth reduced to the condition of a conquered province of that political Pandemonium called the Southern Confederacy. Those who have read the history and know the spirit of her people can have no fears as to the result of this audacious assault upon her honor and independence. The Government here will give all possible support to the State at the earliest moment practicable. Very sincerely yours, J. Holt. Gen. James speed, Frankfort, Ky. Washington, Sept. 12. dear sir: The late act of Congress providing for the confiscation of the estates of persons in open rebellion against the Government was, as a necessary war measure, accepted and fully approved by the loyal men of the country. It limited the penalty of confiscation to property actually employed in the service of the rebellion with the knowledge and consent of its owners, and, instead of emancipating slaves thus employed, left their status to be determined either by the Courts of the Un
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 46. Fremont's Manumission deeds. (search)
ereof, this act is done at the Headquarters of the Western Department of the Army of the United States, in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, on the 12th day of September, A. D. 1861, as is evidenced by the Departmental seal hereto affixed by my order. J. C. Fremont, Major-General Commanding. Deed of Manumission. Wher whereof, this act is done at Headquarters of the Western Department of the Army of the United States, in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, on this 12th day of September, A. D. 1861, as is evidenced by the Departmental seal hereto affixed by my order. J. C. Fremont, Major-General Commanding. Done at the office of the Phereto affixed by my order. J. C. Fremont, Major-General Commanding. Done at the office of the Provost-marshal, in the City of St. Louis, this 12th day of September, A. D. 1861, at nine o'clock in the evening of said day. Witness my hand and seal of office hereto affixed. J. Mckinstry, Brigadier-General, Provost-Marshal.
rewing the road with dead and wounded, until compelled to give over the chase from exhaustion, the evening being very warm. Colonel Saunders, Colonel Patton, Colonel Childs, Colonel Cundiff, Colonel Wilfley, Major Gause, Adjutant Shackleford, and all other officers and men, as far as I know or could learn, behaved gallantly. D. R. Athchison. Missouri Republican account. the rebel forces under Boyd and Patton, numbering some four thousand five hundred, evacuated St. Joseph on the 12th Sept., and retreated in the direction of Lexington. On the succeeding Monday an expedition, under Lieut.-Col. Scott, left Cameron, on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, with orders to cooperate with Colonel Smith in the pursuit of the secession soldiers. The column of Lieut.-Col. Scott was composed of five hundred men of the Iowa Third regiment, a small detachment of Home Guards, and artillerists to work one gun — making five hundred and seventy men in the aggregate. Simultaneously with
0th of August. We hustled three hundred and fifty tons of coal on board, and sailed immediately in chase. On the 10th September we communicated with the American consul at Barbadoes, and learned by a mail (that day received) that the Sumter had sailed from Surinam on the 31st August for parts unknown. We remained only an hour at Barbadoes, and shaped our course for Demarara, to see if the Sumter had stopped there, or had turned a her track and gone back to the Caribbean Sea. On the 12th of September communicated with the light-boat at Demarara, and obtained no news of importance; struck out for Surinam, where we arrived on the morning of the 13th. Here we were informed that the Sumter had left that port on the 31st of August, having remained there ten days trying to get coal, which the Governor and merchants were very much opposed to giving. The Governor of Surinam ordered the Sumter to leave the port in twenty-four hours, but, as she was entirely out of coal, the captain refu
Doc. 130. speech of Reverdy Johnson, at a mass meeting of the Union citizens of Baltimore Co., at Calverton, Md., Nov. 4. Fellow-citizens of Baltimore County:--My failure to appear before you until the closing period of the canvass, I am sure, you will not attribute to any indifference to the momentous questions which it involves, or to a want of grateful sensibility for the honor of the nomination which your Union Convention, on the 12th of September, conferred upon me. Whilst these questions have almost engrossed my thoughts from their first appearance, that nomination advised me that those by whom it was made, and representing in that particular, as I supposed, your opinion, believed that I might be able to serve our State in her present exigency, and, by doing so constitutionally and loyally, assist the Government of the whole in its sworn duty to uphold its rightful authority by suppressing, through the use of all its delegated powers, the cruel, unprovoked rebellion which
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