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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 1 1 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 1 1 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 1 1 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 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. 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 4, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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le of our small army was on the remote frontiers, where it had been continually employed for years in protecting the inhabitants and the emigrants on their way to the far west, against the attacks of hostile Indians. At no former period had its services been more necessary than throughout the year 1860, from the great number of these Indians continually threatening or waging war on our distant settlements. To employ the language of Mr. Benjamin Stanton, of Ohio, in his report of the 18th February, 1861, from the military committee to the House of Representatives: The regular army numbers only 18,000 men, when recruited to its maximum strength; and the whole of this force is required upon an extended frontier, for the protection of the border settlements against Indian depredations. Indeed, the whole of it had proved insufficient for this purpose. This is established by the reports of General Scott himself to the War Department. In these he urges the necessity of raising more troop
he world. It was easy to ascertain whether he had treacherously, or otherwise, sent any of these formidable weapons to the South. Had he done this, it would have been impossible to conceal the fact and escape detection. The size and ponderous weight of these cannon rendered it impracticable to remove them from the North to the South without the knowledge of many outside persons, in addition to those connected with the Ordnance Bureau. The committee reported on this subject on the 18th February, 1861. There was no evidence before them that any of these cannon had actually been transmitted to the South. Indeed, this was not even pretended. From their report, however, it does appear that Secretary Floyd had attempted to do this on one occasion a very short time before he left the department, but that he had failed in this attempt in consequence of a countermand of his order issued by Mr. Holt, his successor in the War Department. It requires but a few words to explain the whol
l public property in San Antonio to the commissioners. The United States troops were permitted to retain their clothing, etc., and were marched out that evening to encamp at San Pedro springs, about one mile from the city, there to remain until transportation was furnished to convey them to the coast. To carry out the agreement thus entered into, the following general order was issued by General Twiggs: General orders, no. 5. Headquarters Department of Texas, San Antonio, February 18, 1861. The State of Texas, having demanded through its commissioners the delivery of military posts and property within the limits of this command; and the commanding general, desiring to avoid even the possibility of a collision between the Federal and State troops, the posts will be evacuated by their garrisons, and these will take up, as soon as the necessary preparations can be made, their line of march out of Texas by way of the coast; marching out with their arms (the light batterie
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.7 (search)
coalition of the disjecta membra of an old one—cliques cabals and office greed. At Montgomery, other candidates were spoken of. Alexander H. Stephens was often mentioned; Toombs was talked of, and what was known as the South Carolina clique —in which were Louis T. Wigfall, Lawrence M. Keitt, William W. Boyce and others—advocated Howell Cobb, late of the Buchanan Cabinet. But Mr. Davis was unanimously chosen Provisional President and was inaugurated with wild acclaim, at the Capitol, on Feb. 18. 1861. When the permanent Government went into power, he was re-elected without opposition, and was inaugurated at the Washington statue, in the Richmond Capitol grounds, on Feb. 22, 1862. At this time, Mr. Davis was the idol of the people and almost equally of the army. This is no time and place—even did limits permit—to dissect the bickerings, jealousies and spites that fomented unjust judgment of this man and of his motive. Some of them are contentions that can never be settled; a
r, That the said Engineer shall first submit his plans, with the cost of executing the same, to the Governor for his approval, and it such plans be approved by him the same shall be executed. The bill, as amended, was adopted unanimously. Adjournment Proposed.--Mr. Thomas, of Henry, proposed the following joint resolution, which was laid over under the rules: Resolved, (the House of Delegates consenting,) That when the Senate adjourn on Monday next, it will be to the 18th of February, 1861 On motion, the Senate adjourned. House of delegates. Wednesday, Jan. 23d, 1861. The House was called to order at 12 o'clock M., by Speaker Crutchfield. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Willis, of the Baptist Church. A message from the Senate was read announcing the passage of sundry bills, some of which were taken up, read the requisite number of times, and passed, among them acts amending and re- enacting the act entitled an act to incorporate the Jackson Orphan Asyl
By Hector Davis, Auctioneer.Auction Sale of Negroes and Tobacco Factory Fixtures. --In pursuance of a certain deed of trust to me from C. W. Jones and C. H. Thorton, (late partners under the style of Jones & Thornton,) dated 2d day of February, 1860, I shall, on Monday, the 18th day of February, 1861, at the Auction Rooms of Hector Davis, at 11 o'clock, proceed to sell, at public auction, to the highest bidder, five slaves, three men and two women. Also, immediately afterwards, at the Factory, between Main and Cary, and 17th and 18th streets, lately occupied by said Jones & Thornton, all the Factory Fixtures, Furniture, and utensils used by said Jones & Thornton. Terms.--For the slaves, cash; for the fixtures, all sums under $100, cash; over $100, 4 months, interest added, for negotiable notes, satisfactorily endorsed. R. A. Lancaster. fe 14--dtd
Virginia State Convention.Fifth day. Monday, February 18, 1861. As early as 9 o'clock the ladies thronged the various entrances to the Institute building. and when the doors were opened a struggle look place of an exciting, but somewhat amusing character. After a good deal of compression, a little shrieking, and much laughing, the "advanced guard" of femininity poured into the Hall, and quickly filled the ladies' gallery. Hundreds of others continued to arrive completely blocking up the front passage, and through the lower hall. As many were admitted as could be accommodated with seats, and many more turned away from the Hall, some with sorrow and others with indignation. The rush of the "sovereign people" was not so great, because those who were minus tickets generally thought it useless to assemble where they were not invited. Notwithstanding all the precautions, however, there was considerable confusion in the lobby, which at one moment, seemed likely to result in k
General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.] Senate. Monday, Feb. 18, 1861. Bills Reported.--Mr. Paxton, from committee, reported a bill to incorporate the Elk River Railroad Company, and a bill to incorporate the National Railroad Company. Mr. Coghill reported a bill to amend the 9th section of an act passed March 24th, 1848, entitled an act to incorporate the Lynchburg and Tennessee Railroad Company. Mr. Newman, by leave, reported a bill to incorporate the Virginia Mineral Oil anle of ardent spirits to free negroes; by Mr. Critcher, of refunding to John F. Hughlett certain expenses incurred by him in the service of the Commonwealth. On motion of Mr. August, the Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. Monday, Feb. 18th, 1861. The House was called to order by Mr. Tomlin, of King William county. Prayer by Rev. George Jacobs, of the Hebrew Church, as follows: Almighty God. Sovereign of the Universe, whose throne is the heaven, whose footstool is
From Washington. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Washington, Feb. 18, 1861. The resolutions introduced in the Virginia Convention on Saturday are fine specimens of humor. Our Republican brethren have been very much amused by them, I should think. For sonorous and brassy resolves, two weeks after they can be of any account except as farcical commentaries on tame and feeble action, give me your Virginia against the world. President Davis' allusions to Southern gun powder, etc., rival Lincoln's jocose babbling about an artificial crisis. Good taste and discretion seem to have evacuated the American mind. That Southern people will fight — that they will carry the war into Africa if it is ever begun, nobody doubts; but gunpowder threats do not become a President. The scare occasioned here by the report that the Peace Congress had broken up in a row, or would soon do so, has subsided. A swindle of some sort will be hatched up. Emerson Etheridge, talking to
Sailed, Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, New York, mdze. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson. Steamer Virginia, Kelly, Philadelphia, mdze, and passengers, C. P. Cardozo Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore, mdze, and passengers, D. & W. Currie. City Point, Feb. 18, 1861. Arrived, Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore. Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, New York. Sailed, Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Richmond. Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, Richmond. Schr. Margaret, Hanson. Petersburg. Schr. Bergen, Cole, New York. City Point, Feb. 19.--Arrived below, ship Petrea, Sturgess, from Liverpool, with salt, hardware, dry goods, iron, &c., to Van-Lew, Taylor & Co., Dunn & Spencer, Clarkson, Anderson & Co., Chas. Palmer, and to order. Charleston, Feb. 16.--Cleared, schr Sea Witch, Norfolk. Baltimore, Feb. 18.--Cleared, schr. Golden Rule, Petersburg. Liverpool, Jan. 29.--Entered out ships Onward, Alexandria, Va; Se
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