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The Daily Dispatch: may 31, 1861., [Electronic resource] 24 24 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 18 18 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 17 17 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 13 13 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 5 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 4 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 4 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 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 4 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. 3 3 Browse Search
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, ruddy complexion, with grey hair, heavy grey moustaches, grey eye, slow of speech and motion, evidently slow of thought, and sits his horse uneasily. Like most of our generals, his uniform is much worn, and far from imposing, so that few would take him for a major-general. He is brave to a fault, but that does not compensate for the want of a quick, penetrating intellect, and rapidity of movement. When the Norfolk Navy Yard (Virginia) was destroyed and evacuated by the Federals, April twentieth, 1861, he was appointed commander of that post, and elaborately fortified it with hundreds of guns found there, bidding defiance to all the vast armaments fitting out at Fortress Monroe. He evacuated the place in April, 1862, according to orders, and served, as we have shown, at Seven pines, and during the week's campaign before Richmond. The army has spoken bitterly of his slowness, and he was removed from active operations, and appointed Chief of Ordnance. He entered the old service a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Going to the front: recollections of a private — I. (search)
erican citizen, one of the orators who stood at the door, glowing with enthusiasm and patriotism, and shaking hands effusively with those who enlisted, said to me: Did you enlist? No, I said. Did you? No; they won't take me. I have got a game leg and a widowed mother to take care of. I remember another enthusiast who was eager to enlist others. He declared that the family of no man who went to the front should suffer. After Arrival of the seventh New York at Annapolis, April 20, 1861, on the way to Washington. From a sketch made at the time. the war he was prominent among those who at town-meeting voted to refund the money to such as had expended it to procure substitutes. He has, moreover, been fierce and uncompromising toward the ex-Confederates since the war. From the first I did not believe the trouble would blow over in sixty days ; Mr. Seward, speaking in New York two days after the secession of South Carolina, said: Sixty days more suns will give you
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Baltimore riots. (search)
knowledge, is thoroughly dispassionate, and, of all men, one of the least likely to over-state a case. The response to this letter was conveyed through a dispatch from the committee sent to Washington by the Mayor, as follows: Washington, April 20th, 1861. To Mayor Brown, Baltimore: We have seen the President and General Scott. We have from the former a letter to the Mayor and Governor, declaring that no troops shall be brought through Baltimore if, in a military point of view, and withoud on one point, viz., that the passage of troops through Baltimore should not be permitted under any consideration. In response to the general sentiment, Mayor Brown, on Saturday morning, issued the following: Mayor's Office, Baltimore, April 20th, 1861. All the citizens having arms suitable for the defense of the city, and which they are willing to contribute for the purpose, are requested to deposit them at the office of the Marshal of Police. George Wm. Brown, Mayor. The pro
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
iew with his old commander, General Scott. On the 20th the die was cast; his Rubicon was crossed, for the resignation Arlington, Washington City P. O., April 20, 1861. Honorable Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. Sir: I have the honor to tender the resignation of my commission as colonel of the first regiment of cavalry. f his position at that time, though familiar to the public, is given here as the best expression of his feelings upon so momentous a subject: Arlington, Va., April 20, 1861. General: Since my interview with you on the 18th inst. I have felt that I ought no longer to retain my commission in the army. I therefore tender my resi He wrote still a third letter, upon this eventful day, to his brother, Sydney Smith Lee, at that time a commander in the United States Navy: Arlington, Va., April 20, 1861. my dear brother Smith: The question which was the subject of my earnest consultation with you on the 18th inst. has in my own mind been decided. After t
New York.--Tribune, April 22. Union meetings were held at Schenectady, Hudson, Utica, Waverley, and Dunkirk, N. Y; Stockbridge. Mass.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Springfield and Chicago, Ill. During the proceedings at Chicago, at the suggestion of Judge Mannierre, the whole audience raised their right hands and took the oath of allegiance to the Union, repeating the oath after the Judge.--Detroit Free Press. A Southern merchant writes to a correspondent in New York: ---, Tenn., April 20, 1861. Gentlemen: Our note to you for $187 12100, due to-day, has not been paid. We deeply regret the necessity that impels us to say, that during the existence of this war we are determined to pay no notes due our northern friends.--Evening Post. The St. Nicholas, a steamer plying between Washington and Baltimore, was seized at the former place this morning for prudential purposes.--National Intelligencer. Hiram Sibley, President of the Western Union, and T. R. Walker, Presid
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
at his home in Kentucky, anxiously inquired of him whether there was any truth in the story, and instantly received the following dispatch:-- Washington, April 20, 1861. Hon. J. J. Crittenden:--I have not resigned. I have not thought of resigning. Always a Union man. Winfield Scott. Commenting on this answer, a Virg5. had spoken out for the Union in a monster meeting of men of all political and religious creeds, gathered around the statue of Washington, at Union Square, April 20, 1861. where all party feeling was kept in abeyance, and only one sentiment — the Union shall be preserved — was the burden of all the oratory. That New York mee The great work of his life has been rejected, and the banner by which his labors were consecrated has been trampled in the Union Square, New Yorl, on the 20th of April, 1861. dust. If the inanimate bronze, in which the sculptor has shaped his image, could be changed for the living form which led the armies of the Revolution to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
the canal, crossed the hills, and, wading streams and swamps, reached Hagerstown at about seven o'clock in the morning. There he procured vehicles to convey his command to Chambersburg, Report of Lieutenant Jones to the Secretary of War, April 20, 1861. Communication of D. H. Strother (well known by the title of Port Crayon to the readers of Harper's Magazine) in Harper's Weekly. Mr. Strother was an eye-witness of the scenes described, and made some graphic sketches of the conflagration. aa joined to the Southern Confederacy. That banner was everywhere displayed over public and private buildings, and a Union pledge was circulated throughout the city, and signed by thousands without distinction of party. The Governor called April 20, 1861. an extraordinary session of the Legislature to meet at Harrisburg on the 30th; but, before that time, thousands of Pennsylvanians were enrolled in the great Union Army. The Secretary of War (Mr. Cameron), immediately after issuing his call
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
be torn from my body before I will raise it to strike a sister State. Baltimore Clipper, April 20, 1861. The meeting adjourned, but the populace were not quiet. They paraded the streets, utteas waving from the Headquarters of the conspirators on Fayette Street. Baltimore Clipper, April 20, 1861. On that day Mr. Wales, the editor of the Clipper, spoke out boldly and ably in denunciatiosecessionists to rally to his standard. Many came, and with them he hastened to Baltimore, April 20, 1861. and made his Headquarters in the house No. 34 Holliday Street, opposite Kane's office in th The following is a copy of Colonel Lee's letter to General Scott:-- Arlington House, April 20, 1861. General:--Since my interview with you on the 18th inst., I have felt that I ought not lo determined to push forward troops as fast as possible. General Wool at once issued orders April 20, 1861. to Colonel Tompkins, the United States Quartermaster at New York, to furnish all needful tr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 18: the Capital secured.--Maryland secessionists Subdued.--contributions by the people. (search)
success will justify me. If I fail, purity of intention will excuse want of judgment, or rashness. Report of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, December 31, 1861, page 22. Butler left Philadelphia at eleven o'clock in the morning, April 20, 1861. and when near the Susquehanna his troops were ordered from the cars, placed in battle order, and marched toward the ferry, in expectation of a fight. Rumor had been untrue. There were no insurgents in arms at Perryville or Havre de Grace; t. Colonel Lefferts had become convinced that he could not pass through Baltimore, so he chartered this steamer at Philadelphia with the intention of going to Washington by way of the Potomac. They embarked at four o'clock in the afternoon. April 20, 1861. Only a few officers were intrusted with the secret; the men had no knowledge of their route. Quietly they passed down the Delaware to the ocean, on a beautiful April evening, and entered the waters of Virginia between its great Capes, Charl
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
he grounds. Connected with that wall at the railway, a battery was established. the demands of the Governor, and he began at once to work the machinery of revolution vigorously. The capture of the United States Arsenal at St. Louis, with its large supply of munitions of war, and the holding of that chief city of the State and of the Mississippi Valley, formed a capital feature in the plan of the conspirators. Already an unguarded Arsenal at Liberty, in Clay County, had been seized April 20, 1861. and garrisoned by the secessionists, under the direction of the Governor, and its contents distributed among the disloyal inhabitants of that region capable of bearing arms. The Arsenal at St. Louis could not be so easily taken. It was guarded by a garrison of between four and five hundred regular troops, under Captain Nathaniel Lyon, one of the bravest and best men in the Army, who had lately been appointed commandant of the post, in place of Major Bell. Lyon caused earthworks to be
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