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Missouri counties was diminished from five hundred to fifty within a few weeks, mainly by removal for sale. The more moderate Free-State men earnestly disavowed all sympathy with Brown's doings over the border, or any acts of violence by Free-State men on their adversaries, not committed in necessary self-defense. Brown soon learned that he must leave Kansas, or remain there denounced and condemned by those who had hitherto been his friends. He resolved to leave, and started early in January, 1859, passing through Lawrence on his northward route. He had four white companions, three of whom afterward fought under him at Harper's Ferry, and three negroes, beside women and children. He was pursued by thirty pro-Slavery men from Lecompton so sharply that he was compelled to halt and prepare for a defense. He took possession of two deserted log-cabins in the wilderness, which his pursuers surrounded, at a respectful distance, and sent to Atchison and Lecompton for reenforcements. F
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
lliam R. Davie1798John Owen1828 Benjamin Williams1799Montford Stokes1830 James Turner1802David L. Swain1832 Nathaniel Alexander1805Richard Dobbs Spaight1835 Benjamin Williams1807 State governors (elected by the people). Edward B. Dudleyassumes officeJan. 1, 1837 John M. Moreheadassumes officeJan. 1841 William A. Grahamassumes officeJan. 1845 Charles Manlyassumes officeJan. 1849 David S. Reidassumes officeJan. 1851 Thomas Braggassumes officeJan. 1855 John W. Ellisassumes officeJan. 1859 State governors—Continued. Henry T. Clarkeacting1861 Zebulon B. Vanceassumes officeNov. 17, 1862 William W. Holdenprovisional governorJune 12, 1865 Jonathan Worthassumes officeDec. 15, 1865 William W. Holdenassumes officeJuly 4, 1868 Tod R. Caldwellassumes office1872 Curtis H. BrogdenactingJuly 17, 1874 Zebulon B. Vanceassumes office1877 Thomas J. Jarvisassumes officeJan. 18, 1881 Alfred M. Scalesassumes officeJan. 1885 Daniel G. Fowleassumes officeJan. 1889 Thomas M. Holta
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: Exodus. (search)
Chapter 4: Exodus. John Brown, in January, 1859, wrote a letter in relation to his invasion of Missouri, which, of course, should precede all other accounts of it. It became a celebrated document, and was known as: John Brown's parallels. Trading Post, Kansas, January, 1859. Gentlemen: You will greatly oblige a humble friend by allowing the use of your columns while I briefly state two parallels, in my poor way. Not one year ago, eleven quiet citizens of this neighborhood, January, 1859. Gentlemen: You will greatly oblige a humble friend by allowing the use of your columns while I briefly state two parallels, in my poor way. Not one year ago, eleven quiet citizens of this neighborhood, viz.: William Robertson, William Colpetzer, Amos Hall, Austin Hall, John Campbell, Asa Snyder, Thomas Stilwell, William Hairgrove, Asa Hairgrove, Patrick Ross, and B. L. Reed, were gathered up from their work and their homes by an armed force under one Hamilton, and without trial or opportunity to speak in their own defence, were formed into line, and all but one shot--five killed and five wounded. One fell unharmed, pretending to be dead. All were left for dead. The only crime charged agains
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
ct from the Southern Confederacy--and by a great disappointment. When you consider that such a man as Mr. Ripley firmly expected to see fighting in the streets of New York with the friends of the South there, and that the New York Mayor advocated annexation to the Southern Confederacy, the unanimous enthusiasm there is astonishing, compelling Bennett [of the New York Herald ] to turn his editorials to the Northern side, for personal safety. Nothing else has been so remarkable as this. January, 1859 Barnum has been lecturing here, and sent me a copy of his life with a very good, manly letter. He has heard of some criticisms of mine he thought unjust. . . I had met him at the W. W. Temperance Convention in New York. I have written him an equally frank reply, telling him that I admire some of his qualities and respect his pecuniary honesty and fidelity to engagements, and that I wish while priding himself on this, he could treat the public to a little truth also occasionally — t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
ith his cousin, John H. Reed, the firm of Reed and Hooper, for the management and agency of the Bay State Iron Company, a connection which lasted until his death. For mercantile life he was admirably adapted by character, by habit, and by inherited taste and ability. He soon became most favorably known among business men, and was on the high road to success. In October, 1857, he married Alice, the youngest daughter of Jonathan Mason, Esq. Their only child, Isabella Weyman, was born in January, 1859. A happier domestic life would be hard to find. Had it not been for the bodily disease which was constantly throwing its cloud over him, it would seem as if fortune had now left him nothing to desire. From the very commencement of the Rebellion, he had been anxious to bear his part in the war, but his feeble health and urgent business were obstacles hard to surmount. The responsibilities of this business were rendered more pressing than ever before, by the fact that the time and th
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
, having a pleasant home about two miles south of Easley. He is a member of Hawthorn camp, U. C. V. He was married December 20, 1866, to Miss Emma C. Briggs, and they have seven children, five sons and two daughters. Calhoun F. Boyd Calhoun F. Boyd was born in Newberry, S. C., September 15, 1841. His father was Maj. Hugh K. Boyd, of the State militia, and his mother was Louisa Bates. After the death of his father in 1851, he spent his boyhood on the farm of his guardian, and in January, 1859, entered Newberry college, where he remained for two weeks, leaving it to enter the Confederate service, in April, 1861, as a private in Company E, Third South Carolina regiment (Quitman Rifles). He was promoted to corporal in October, 1862, and to first sergeant in August, 1863. At the battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, he was shot through the body, captured and taken to Winchester, where he remained in hospital for a month. He was then taken to a Baltimore hospital, and thence
miles in length,) free and open to these vessels we make it trips each day buck and forth the men being at quarters, with the guns rain out, and the hot water on hand ready in case of an attack by boarding parties. In the same year, in the same vessel, and during our difficulties with the English in the Gulf of Mexico, our Commander had occasion to board the English steam-frigate Devastation, again were we at quarters with the indispensable hot water ready for service. Again in January, 1859, upon the Paraguay expedition, the same steamer, at that time the flag-ship, was the first vessel of the fleet that reached Assumption, the capital of Paraguay, in doing which it was necessary to pass the strong forts and batteries at Humniis. Not cognizant at the time that there was any difficulty to apprehend, everything was, however, cleared for action, and in its place and ready for use was the arrangements for throwing the hot water. In all these instances I had charge, under
The above statement does not embrace recruits or conscripts furnished by the State of Virginia, of which we have no returns. S. Cooper. Adjutant and Inspector General. To Col. S. B. French A. D. C., &c. Gen. Dimmock's report. Headq'rs Va. Ord. Dep't, Richmond, Oct. 6, 1863. Wm. H. Richardson, Adj't Gen'l: General — I have the honor to report, in answer to a call from the Legislature, through the Governor of the Commonwealth, as follows: Arms issued Between October 1st, 1859, and October 1st, 1863.--Cannon, pieces, 399; Muskets, 103,840; Rifles, 6,428; Carbines, 795; Musketoons, 446; Pistols, 4,438; Sabres, 7,863. Remaining on Hand in the Virginia Armory on the 1st October, 1863.--Brass 6-pdr cannon (mounted,) 5; brass 12-pdr howitzer, (not mounted,) 1; brass (mounted) mountain howitzer, 3; iron 12-pdr cannon, (mounted,) 8; iron 6-pdr cannon, (mounted,) 26; iron 4-pdr cannon, (mounted,) 13; iron 6-pdr cannon, (without limbers,) 5; iron 4-pdr rifled cannon,
meeting. If Mr. Young understood him to use the word "hostile" at all, he was sure there was some mistake. Dr. A. E. Peticolas was then called to the stand, when certain questions were propounded by Mr. Young with reference to the time and place where the duel between Mr. Elmore and Mr. Daniel was fought, and the result. Dr. Peticolas declined to make any answer to the interrogatories. Mr. Young then read from the acts passed by the Legislature of Virginia in the month of January, 1859, the clause relative to duciling, which says that "every person who may have been the bearer of a challenge or acceptance, or otherwise engaged or concerned in any duel actually fought, may be required, in any prosecution against any person but himself, for having fought, or sided or abetted in such duel, to testify as a witness in such prosecution; but any statement made by such person, as such witness, shall not be used him in any prosecution against himself," and again repeated the sa