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ast blood of the war. While the battle of Bethel is recorded in the foregoing pages as the first decided fight of the War between the States, it may leave erroneous impression not to note the date of first blood really shed in action on southern soil. In the report of the Adjutantgen-eral of the State of Virginia for 1866, occurs this entry: J. Q. Marr, graduated July 4. 1846. Lawyer, Member of the Virginia Convention. Entered infantry service as Captain of Virginia Volunteers, April 1, 1861. Killed at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia, May 13, 1861. First blood of the war. Naturally, many conflicting statements as to the last effective shot of the long struggle were made and received as true. The most reliable would appear to be the followingt reproduced from a paper printed by the boys of Mr. Denson's school, in the village of Pittsboro, N. C., in 1866: The accomplished author of that series of interesting papers, The last ninety days of the war in North Carolina, pub
had reached at least a partial decision in the memorandum he gave Fox to prepare ships for the Sumter expedition. It must therefore have been a great surprise to the President when, on April I, Secretary of State Seward handed him a memorandum setting forth a number of most extraordinary propositions. For a full enumeration of the items the reader must carefully study the entire document, which is printed below in a foot-note Some thoughts for the President's consideration, April 1, 1861. First. We are at the end of a month's administration, and yet without a policy, either domestic or foreign. Second. This, however, is not culpable, and it has even been unavoidable. The presence of the Senate, with the need to meet applications for patronage, have prevented attention to other and more grave matters. Third. But further delay to adopt and prosecute our policies for both domestic and foreign affairs would not only bring scandal on the administration, but dan
April 1. No entry for April 1, 1861.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
r in which Pensacola was held by the Confederates from April 1st, 1861 to May 9th, 1862, offers one of the most curious commehem. They were as follows: Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. Lieut. D. D. Porter will take command of the steam. Recommended, Wm. H. Seward. Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. Lieut. D. D. Porter, U. S. Navy: Sir: You will proln. Recommended, Wm. H. Seward. Washington City, April 1st, 1861. Sir: Circumstances render it necessary to place in expedition under Col. Brown. Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. To The Commandant of The Navy Yard, New York: SirAbraham Lincoln. Washington, Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. All officers in the Army and Navy to whom this ordlanding of these troops was dated March 12, 1861. On April 1, 1861, Captain Adams, in a letter addressed to the Secretary he hands of the Confederates. And the date of writing (April 1, 1861), was the very day President Lincoln started on foot th
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 6: Louisiana. 1859-1861. (search)
olved, further, That, in accepting the resignation of Colonel Sherman as Superintendent of the State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, we tender to him assurances of our high personal regard, and our sincere regret at the occurrence of causes that render it necessary to part with so esteemed and valued a friend, as well as co-laborer in the cause of education. Powhatan Clarke, Secretary to the Board. A copy of the resolution of the Academic Board, passed at their session of April 1, 1861: Resolved, That in the resignation of the late superintendent, Colonel W. T. Sherman, the Academic Board deem it not improper to express their deep conviction of the loss the institution has sustained in being thus deprived of an able head. They cannot fail to appreciate the manliness of character which has always marked the actions of Colonel Sherman. While he is personally endeared to many of them as a friend, they consider it their high pleasure to tender to him in this resoluti
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 7: Missouri. April and May, 1861. (search)
a year. Mrs. Sherman and I gathered our family and effects together, started for St. Louis March 27th, where we rented of Mr. Lucas the house on Locust Street, between Tenth and Eleventh, and occupied it on the 1st of April. Charles Ewing and John Hunter had formed a law-partnership in St. Louis, and agreed to board with us, taking rooms on the third floor In the latter part of March, I was duly elected president of the Fifth Street Railroad, and entered on the discharge of my duties April 1, 1861. We had a central office on the corner of Fifth and Locust, and also another up at the stables in Bremen. The road was well stocked and in full operation, and all I had to do was to watch the economical administration of existing affairs, which I endeavored to do with fidelity and zeal, But the whole air was full of wars and rumors of wars. The struggle was going on politically for the border States. Even in Missouri, which was a slave State, it was manifest that the Governor of the
infield Scott. G. V. Fox, Esq. Executive Mansion, Washington, April 1, 1861. Lieutenant D. D. Porter will take command of the steamer Pom Lincoln. Recommended. William H. Seward. Executive Mansion, April 1, 1861. Lieutenant D. D. Porter, United States Navy: sir: You will Recommended. William H. Seward. Washington, Executive Mansion, April 1, 1861. all officers of the army and navy to whom this order may beuly your friend, A. Lincoln. Telegram. Washington, D. C., April 1, 1861. Received at Brooklyn 4.10 P. M. To Commodore S. L. Breese, Navdeon Welles, Secretary Navy. Telegram. Washington, D. C., April 1, 1861. Received at Brooklyn 6.50 P. M. To the Commandant of the Navy to-morrow. Abraham Lincoln. Telegram. Washington, D. C., April 1, 1861. Received at Brooklyn 6.50 P. M. To Commandant Navy — Yard: n Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Telegram. dated Brooklyn, April 1, 1861. Secretary of the Navy: The Powhatan, after landing her stor
of such volunteers as die or may be killed in service, a bounty of one hundred dollars, should not be construed to apply to any widow of any soldier dying or killed in service who may have wilfully, maliciously, and without just provocation, deserted her husband before he entered such service. On motion of Mr. Dunn, of Indiana, the bill was so amended as to provide, that the laws heretofore passed relating to the pay of the volunteers and militia called into the service since the first day of April, 1861, should be so construed as to allow payment to such volunteers and militia to commence as follows: to the enlisted men from the date of their individual enrolment or enlistment, and to the non-commissioned officers from the date at which they were mustered into service, the date of their entering upon actual service in the field, or the date of the organization of their respective companies or regiments, in the manner prescribed by the general orders of the War Department, whichever
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff. (search)
ch is confirmed by act of Congress......March 28, 1854 Free-trade policy declared in the platform of the Democratic party at Cincinnati......June 6, 1856 Tariff act passed lowering the average duty to about 20 per cent.......March 3, 1857 Republican Convention at Chicago adopts a protective-tariff platform......May 17, 1860 Tariff bill, raising the tariff of 1857 about one-third, introduced in the House by Mr. Morrill, passed and approved, March 2, 1861; goes into effect......April 1, 1861 Amended tariff act raising duties passed......Aug. 5, 1861 Act passed increasing tariff on tea, coffee, and sugar......Dec. 24, 1861 Act passed raising tariff duties temporarily ......July 14, 1862 Act passed to prevent and punish frauds upon the revenue, etc., which provides that all invoices of goods be made in triplicate, one to be given the person producing them, a second filed in the office of the consular officer nearest the place of shipment, and the third transmitted
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Eighth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), 3 months, 9 months and 100 days service. (search)
––––––––– 9 months,— Officers,––––––––––––– Enlisted men,–––22––12––29 100 days,— Officers,––––––––––––– Enlisted men,––––1–––1––24 Died as prisoners,— 3 months,— Officers,––––––––––––– Enlisted men,––––––––––––– 9 months,— Officers,––––––––––––– Enlisted men,––––––––––––– 100 days,— Officers,––––––––––––– Enlisted men,––––––––––––– Orders for the mustering of the 8th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, were received April 15, 1861, and the regiment left the State April 18, one company from the 7th Infantry, M. V. M., and one from the 1st Battalion Infantry being added to its numbers. In command of Col. Timothy Munroe it proceeded to Washington by way of Annapolis, four days being spent at the latter place,
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