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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
marsh called the Dismal Swamp. The impenetrable bogs of this swamp encircle with a thick belt the black and infectious waters of Lake Drummond, the accursed spot of the Indian legends, the horrors of which Thomas Moore has sung in one of his most poetical ballads, and extends as far as the vicinity of the inland sea of North Carolina. Suffolk thus commands an isthmus which connects Norfolk with the mainland. Hence the importance of this position, which Peck hastened to occupy on the 22d of September with the nine thousand men of his division, and which he began at once to fortify. The Confederates allowed him to proceed without interruption until the month of January, 1863. At this period they began to take notice of the scope he had given to these works, and, fearing lest he might make them the basis of incursions against their railways, they watched him a little closer. General Pryor came with one brigade to station himself on the Blackwater River, and on the 26th he advanced
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
the legislative power with the abolition policy which he had adopted. Up to this period the acts of Congress had no object in view except the treatment of slaves coming from the States at war with the Union. The Presidential proclamation of September 22d also aimed at this class of slaves exclusively: these various acts and proclamations were simply war-measures justified by the insurrectionary condition of certain States, but utterly inapplicable to the Union collectively. We have mentionn response to the threats of the opposition that, mixing up, like the latter—most unfortunately for the army— civil affairs with military matters, he had deprived McClellan of his command. We have seen that the emancipation announced on the 22d of September was proclaimed on the 1st of January, 1863. The leaders of the Democratic party found themselves, in the mean while, in the situation, painful for sincere patriots, of all oppositions which lay aside their arms in times of war. The disast