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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., With Slemmer in Pensacola Harbor. (search)
r public property was most needed and could be carried, including, I remember, an old mule and cart (which afterward proved of great service to us), we were towed over to Pickens and landed there about 10 A. M. January 10th, 1861, the day that Florida seceded from the Union. Lieutenant Slemmer's family and mine were sent on board the storeship Supply, on which, a few days later, they sailed for New York. All our men This map shows the Union and Confederate batteries as they existed May 27, 1861. the shore batteries were constructed by the Confederates after Slemmer's crossing to Fort Pickens. Two other Union batteries near Fort Pickens--batteries Scott and Totten — were added after the date of this map. were compelled to leave behind more or less personal property, those who were married leaving their houses and families as they were. Under such circumstances, when so many inducements were held out for men to desert, and when so many men in higher places failed, it speaks well
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 24: the called session of Congress.--foreign relations.--benevolent organizations.--the opposing armies. (search)
15th. Lieutenant-General Scott was too infirm to take command of the Army in the field. He was afflicted with dropsy and vertigo; and for four months he had not been able to mount a horse. He chose Brigadier-General Irvin McDowell for that responsible position. That officer was a native of Ohio; a graduate 1834. of the Military Academy at West Point; an excellent soldier, who had seen service under General Wool, in Mexico, and was then in the prime of life. He had been appointed May 27, 1861. to the command of thy Department of Virginia, with his Headquarters at Arlington House, as we have observed; See page 485. and for several weeks he had been actively engaged in the reception of materials for, and the organization of, Irvin McDowell. what was afterward known as the Army of the Potomac. This work was but imperfectly accomplished, when public opinion bore upon the authorities with such fearful pressure, that the Army, such as it was, was moved forward, with McDowell
vited to a conference by Maj. Carey, commanding opposite; and accordingly met the Major (in whom he recognized an old political compatriot) a mile from the fort. Maj. Carey, as agent of his absent friend Mallory, demanded a return of those negroes; which Gen. Butler courteously but firmly declined; and, after due debate, the conference terminated fruitlessly. Very naturally, the transit of negroes from Slavery to Fortress Monroe was thenceforth almost continuous. Gen. Butler wrote May 27, 1861. forthwith to Lt.-Gen. Scott, soliciting advice and direction. In this letter, he said: Since I wrote my last, the question in regard to slave property is becoming one of very serious magnitude. The inhabitants of Virginia are using their negroes in the batteries, and are preparing to send their women and children south. The escapes from them are very numerous; and a squad has come in this morning, These fugitive slaves, at this rate, will soon prove more powerful in suffoca
Antietam, Md. 6 105 3 114 Fredericksburg, Va. 19 103 3 125 Fitz Hugh's Crossing, Va.   1   1 Chancellorsville, Va.   3 1 4 Gettysburg, Pa. 6 18 58 82 Mine Run, Va.   1 29 30 Wilderness, Va. 18 82 15 115 Spotsylvania, Va. 29 94 5 128 North Anna, Va. 1 4   5 Bethesda Church, Va. Cold Harbor, Va.   1   1   Totals 93 441 162 696 notes.--Originally the Ninth New York State Militia, of New York City. It volunteered as a regiment, and left New York May 27, 1861. During the first year of the war it served in Banks's Division, doing duty in Maryland, and along the Potomac, and in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry. Although known officially as the Eighty-third Volunteers, it preferred its old militia number, and always alluded to itself as the Ninth. During Pope's campaign, it served in Hartsuff's (3d) Brigade, Ricketts's (2d) Division, McDowell's Corps, and was hotly engaged at Manassas. It accompanied the First Corps through all the hard fighti
fancy, and has steadily increased since the days of his youth:-- Dear sir it having been proved to me by respectible testimony that you have mad use of treesonable expressions against the confederate states of america you are hearby commanded to leeve this town by the verry furst oppertunity or it will becum my duty to have you dealt with under the act of treeson you are also required to deliver up to the bearer of this communication all arms such as guns pistolls Durks Boue Knifes Swoards Cains & Co and in refusing at once to comply you will be compelled to submit to a proper search. J. M. C. Hunter, mayor. May 27 1861. Accompanying the above, was the following highly consolatory document: Mr. Dean-Sir: the undersined having herd that you have given utterance to treasonable language would say to you that to avoid the penalties of the law in such cases made and providen for trators to leave by the furst oppertunity for moar northern climbs. --N. Y. Express, June 15.
ou, But you'll find our courage true! For, by the Eternal God we swear To crush your rebel crew! We know our cause is holy; We will keep our powder dry; And fight, as did our noble sires, For Freedom-or we'll die! We march as loyal patriots! We are bound with iron bands! Our trust is in a righteous God! Our swords are in our hands! We march to conquer Treason; Our purpose is our might, And we do not fear the issue, For we know that we are Right. We bear the glorious Stars and Stripes, That never knew defeat; We'll drench with blood your Rebel Rag, And tread it 'neath our feet! We'll sweep this land from end to end; We'll burn from sea to sea; Till earth and heaven alike shall know America is free! And when at last we conquer, And the deadly strife is o'er, The Stars and Stripes shall light the skies, And float from shore to shore! And from Oregon to Texas, And from Florida to Maine, Shall peace and plenty crown the land, And truth and justice reign! Cambridgeport, May 27, 1861.
The Philadelphia Volunteer Refreshment Saloons.--It is an undeniable fact, that the Volunteer Refreshment Committee of Philadelphia, which was organized on the twenty-seventh day of May, 1861, has since that period done a vast deal of good, in furnishing food to the Union soldiers passing through that city, on their way to the seat of war, and in ministering to the wants of the sick and wounded. Many a soldier, weak for lack of food, or prostrated by disease, has undoubtedly blessed the liberality of the citizens of Philadelphia, while the recipient at this saloon, of their hospitality. It is an interesting fact in this connection, that a Schuylkill County regiment (the Sixth, Col. James Nagle) was the first entertained at Broad and Prime streets, by the citizens in that vicinity. To give some idea of what has been done at the saloon, since its organization, we might state that, up to December last, some five hundred sick and wounded had been cared for — many for weeks, at pri
a scarcity of provisions, and forcing many a poor man to go to his daily work without his accustomed meal. Mr. Bazilla S. Brown, seeing the willingness of all to contribute, felt the necessity of concentrating their efforts. He received as a donation from Savery & Co. a thirty-gallon boiler, and placed it in a yard near the S. W. corner of Washington and Swanson streets, where he erected a rough table, from which sandwiches and coffee were served out to the soldiers. On the twenty-seventh day of May, 1861, the Volunteer Refreshment Committee was organized. They procured the Boat-Shop, where they have since made additions for extending the tables, and ministering to the wants of the sick and wounded. Through the liberality of the citizens of Philadelphia, they have been enabled to furnish a meal to all who apply, having at present accommodation for four hundred and fifty at one time. Those in charge of the tables have become so expert that they can clear and re-set them in ten m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Big Bethel, battle at. (search)
disciplined regiment of Zouaves, under Col. Abraham Duryee, of New York City. Duryee was assigned to the command of the camp as acting brigadier-general. Butler conceived a plan of taking possession of the country between Suffolk and Petersburg and Norfolk, and so threatening the Weldon Railroad, the great highway between Vrgiinia and the Carolinas. But, lacking troops, he contented himself with taking possession of and fortifying the important strategic point of Newport News. He sent (May 27. 1861 ) Colonel Phelps thither in a steamer with a detachment to fortify that place. He was accompanied by Lieut. John Trout Greble, Map of the battle at Big Bethel an accomplished young graduate of West Point, whom he appointed master of ordnance, to superintend the construction of fortifications there which commanded the ship-channel of the James River and the mouth of the Nansemond. The forced inaction of the National troops at Fort Monroe, and the threatening aspect of affairs at Newpor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
taking down a Confederate flag......May 24, 1861 Slaves around Fortress Monroe entering the Federal lines are declared contrabrand by Gen. B. F. Butler......May 27, 1861 Occupation of Newport News by the Federals......May 27-29, 1861 Federal troops cross the Ohio at Wheeling and at Parkersburg.......May 27, 1861 OccupyMay 27-29, 1861 Federal troops cross the Ohio at Wheeling and at Parkersburg.......May 27, 1861 Occupy Grafton, W. Va......May 30, 1861 Affair at Philippi, Confederates retreat to Beverly......June 3, 1861 Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard proclaims to the people of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties that the Federals are warring for beauty and booty ......June 5, 1861 Virginia troops transferred to the Confederate goveMay 27, 1861 Occupy Grafton, W. Va......May 30, 1861 Affair at Philippi, Confederates retreat to Beverly......June 3, 1861 Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard proclaims to the people of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties that the Federals are warring for beauty and booty ......June 5, 1861 Virginia troops transferred to the Confederate government by the governor......June 8, 1861 Affair at Big Bethel, near Fortress Monroe......June 10, 1861 General Patterson crosses the Potomac at Williamsport......July 2, 1861 Affair at Rich Mountain, W. Va.; the Confederates under Col. George H. Pegram defeated by the Federals under General Rosecrans......July 11, 1861
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