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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 5 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 5 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 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 I. 1 1 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
on, become ominously silent, while the organs of the conspirators were loudly boastful of a majority in the Convention favorable to secession. The hearts of the genuine Unionists of the old State were saddened by gloomy forebodings, for they knew that their friends in that Convention were continually browbeaten by the truculent secessionists, and that the people were hourly deceived by the most astounding falsehoods put forth by the conspirators. The Commissioners sent to Washington April 4, 1861. obtained a formal audience with the President on the 13th, April. almost at the very time when, in their State capital, the bells were ringing, Confederate flags were flying, and one hundred guns were thundering, in attestation of the joy of the secessionists because of the attack on Fort Sumter. A telegraphic correspondent at Charleston had said the day before:--That ball fired at Sumter by Edmund Ruffin will do more for the cause of secession in Virginia than volumes of stump speech
itution, thus legalizing slaveholding as well as slavehunting on their soil. Among those who were understood to urge such adhesion were Gov. Seymour, of New York, Judge Woodward and Francis W. Hughes, For many years, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee. of Pennsylvania, Rodman M. Price, Formerly Representative in Congress from California; since, Democratic Governor of New Jersey. Gov. Price's letter to L. W. Burnett, Esq., of Newark, N. J., appeared in The Newark Mercury of April 4, 1861. lie says: If we find that to remain with the North, separated from those who have, heretofore, consumed our manufactures, and given employment to a large portion of our labor, deprived of that reciprocity of trade which we have hitherto enjoyed, our Commerce will cease, European competition will be invited to Southern markets, our people be compelled to seek employment else-where, our State becoming depopulated and impoverished, thereby affecting our agricultural interest, which ha
Captain Robert H. Sturgess, it lost 30 killed, 91 wounded, and 3 missing, out of 474 engaged. After the Siege of Corinth, May, 1862, the Eighth shared in Grant's Tennessee and Mississippi campaigns, prior to the investment of Vicksburg. During the Vicksburg campaign it was in Stevenson's (3d) Brigade, Logan's Division, Seventeenth Corps. At the battle of Raymond it lost 8 killed and 19 wounded; at Champion's Hill, 2 killed, 7 wounded, and 3 missing; and in the assault on Vicksburg, May 22, 4 killed and 19 wounded. The regiment remained in Mississippi during 1864, reenlisting in the meantime, and going home on its veteran furlough. On January 1, 1865, it left Memphis for New Orleans, proceeding thence, in March, to Mobile, where it was prominently engaged in the siege of that place. In the successful assault on Fort Blakely, April 9, 1865, it lost 10 killed and 54 wounded; its colors were the first on the enemy's works, the color-sergeant falling dead in the charge. In June, 186
d States Navy. A true copy. M. C. Meigs, Captain of Engineers, Chief Engineer of Expedition of Colonel Brown. War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Wednesday, April 4, 1861. sir: By direction of the War Department, you will charter such vessels as Captain G. V. Fox, the bearer of this, may designate, for such times and wiL. Thomas, Adjutant-General. Colonel D. D. Tompkins, Assistant Quartermaster-General, New-York, N. Y. Confidential. Headquarters of the army, Washington, April 4, 1861. sir: This letter will be handed to you by Captain G. V. Fox, ex-officer of the navy, and a gentleman of high standing, as well as possessed of extraordinarlonel Tompkins and Major Thornton. Respectfully yours, Winfield Scott. Lieutenant-Colonel R. L. Scott, Aid-de-Camp, etc., etc. War Department, Washington, April 4, 1861. sir: It having been decided to succor Fort Sumter, you have been selected for this important duty. Accordingly, you will take charge of the transports in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McLean, John 1785-1861 (search)
McLean, John 1785-1861 Jurist; born in Morris county, N. J., March 11, 1785. His father removed first to Virginia, then to Kentucky, and in 1799 settled in Warren county, O. John labored on a farm until he was sixteen years old, receiving a scanty education; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1807, and was a member of Congress from 1813 to 1816. He was a supporter of Madison's administration, and from 1816 to 1822 was a judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio. In 1822 he was made commissioner of the general land-office, and in 1823 Postmaster-General. In 1830 he became a justice of the United States Supreme Court, and was always known as an advocate for the freedom of the slaves. In the Dred Scott case (q. v.), Judge McLean dissented from the opinion of Chief-Justice Taney. He died in Cincinnati, O., April 4, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norfolk, destruction of (search)
e at least 2,000 pieces of heavy cannon fit for service, 300 of which were new Dahlgren guns. It was estimated that the aggregate value of the property there was between $9,000,000 and $10,000,000. Besides this, several war-vessels were afloat there. The Buchanan administration, to avoid irritating the Virginia politicians, had left all of this public property to exposure or destruction. Even the new administration of President Lincoln was for a time very circumspect. When directing (April 4, 1861) Commodore McCauley to put the shipping and public property in condition to be moved and placed beyond danger should it become necessary, he was warned to take no steps that would give needless alarm. Meanwhile, the Virginia Confederates had proposed to seize or destroy all this property. As early as the night of April 16, two light boats of 80 tons each were sunk in the channel of the Elizabeth River, below Norfolk, to prevent the government vessels leaving the stream. The governme
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
.....Dec. 17, 1860 Population of the Territory, 107,204......1860 Last territorial legislature meets at Lecompton, Jan. 7, and adjourns to Lawrence......Jan. 8, 1861 Act to admit Kansas under Wyandotte constitution passes Senate, Jan. 21; House, Jan. 28; approved......Jan. 29, 1861 Governor Robinson assumes office......Feb. 9, 1861 Meeting of the first State legislature at Topeka......March 26, 1861 James H. Lane and Samuel C. Pomeroy elected United States Senators......April 4, 1861 Steamboat New Sam Gaty arrives at Leavenworth from St. Louis, under Confederate flag. The captain is compelled by the people to substitute the stars and stripes......April 18, 1861 First Confederate flag captured by Kansas troops at Iatan, Mo., brought into Leavenworth......June 3, 1861 Organization of the 1st Kansas at Fort Leavenworth......June 4, 1861 First daily overland mail coach arrives at St. Joseph, Mo., seventeen days from Sacramento......July 18, 1861 Battle of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
s......Oct. 18, 1859 He is hung at Charleston, Va.......Dec. 2, 1859 Governor Letcher calls an extra session of the legislature, which orders a convention......Jan. 13, 1861 Convention rejects an ordinance of secession, 89 to 45......April 4, 1861 It chooses three commissioners to ask of the President his policy towards the Confederate States......April 4, 1861 First shot at Fort Sumter from Stevens's battery, fired by Edmund Ruffin, of Virginia, at his earnest request......AprilApril 4, 1861 First shot at Fort Sumter from Stevens's battery, fired by Edmund Ruffin, of Virginia, at his earnest request......April 12, 1861 Virginian commissioners present their credentials to the President......April 13, 1861 President answers the commissioners, refusing to acknowledge the Confederate States......April 15, 1861 Governor Letcher refuses to furnish troops at the call of the President......April 16, 1861 Virginia State convention passes a secession ordinance, 88 to 55, subject to a vote of the people......April 17, 1861 Governor Letcher by proclamation recognizes the Confederacy......April 17
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Monument to General Robert E. Lee. (search)
manent disruption of the Union. The records of the convention abound with evidence of the devotion of the great body of its members to the Union, and of their earnest efforts to avert a resort to force as a means of preserving it. As late as April 4, 1861, the convention refused to submit an ordinance of secession to the people for their approval by a vote of 45 for to 80 against the proposition. On the 6th of April the convention rejected a resolution declaring that Virginia considered that onvention in February, the people ratified an ordinance of secession on the 24th of June by a vote of 104,019 to 47,238, as announced by the Governor. In the Virginia convention, which had refused to adopt an ordinance of secession on the 4th of April, 1861, by a vote of 89 to 45, and which as late as the 11th of April had refused to adopt a conditional declaration in favor of secession, on the 17th of April an ordinance of secession was adopted by a vote of 88 to 55, and the majority vote was
Virginia State Convention.Forty-third day. Thursday, April 4, 1861. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church. Equality of taxation. Mr. Stuart,of Doddridge, resumed the floor, and continued his remarks upon the pending resolutions of Mr. Willey, of Monongalia. He did not desire to detain the Convention by any prolonged discussion of the question, for he was now ready himself to vote upon any subject before the body. He reiterated the position that his people were not Submissionists: they were ready to defend any interest of the State, even though they had been oppressed by the East quite as much as by the Northern agitators. He then went on to give specifications, charging that the course of legislation had been unjust to a large section of the State; and showing that while it was claimed that it was for the interest of the West to protect slave property in the East, because it paid a large port
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