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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official correspondence of Governor Letcher, of Virginia. (search)
ive any suggestions you may be pleased to make. I remain, most respectfully yours, &c., John Letcher. Hon. Geo. W. Summers, Charleston, Kanawha County, Va. The two following letters from President Davis are of interest: Richmond, June 7, 1861. Dear Sir — I have the honor to acknowledge ours of yesterday, covering the letter of General Floyd and its enclosure, to wit: three captains' commissions, which had been regularly issued by you. Permit me to express my regret, that in the ld form a part of it. Enclosed please find a copy of the letter this day addressed to General Floyd, and believe me to be, Very respectfully, yours, &c., Jefferson Davis. To His Excellency John Letcher, Governor of Virginia. Richmond, June 7th, 1861. General John B. Floyd: Dear Sir--Governor Letcher has sent me yours of the 4th instant, covering the commissions of four captains, and a statement to the effect that those officers were duly commissioned and regularly in the service of th
ts; Kelly's Ford, Cold Harbor. notes.--Recruited mostly from the Kennebec lumbermen; the men were of a large, powerful type, their average weight in one company being 170 pounds. The regiment was organized at Augusta, arriving at Washington June 7, 1861. It fought at First Bull Run, and a year later was engaged in another bloody contest on the same field. During 1862 it served in Birney's Brigade of Kearny's Division; it was in that command at Fair Oaks, where it made a gallant and successf 49 Spotsylvania, Va. 17 Fredericksburg, Va. 14 Totopotomoy, Va. 2 Chancellorsville, Va. 13 Cold Harbor, Va. 5 Gettysburg, Pa. 10     Present, also, at Rich Mountain; Front Royal; Turkey Bend; North Anna. notes.--Mustered in, June 7, 1861,--the first in Indiana to muster in for three years. It was ordered into West Virginia, where it served until the spring of 1862, when it moved with Shields's Division up the Shenandoah Valley, and fought at Kernstown, losing there 4 killed, a
hey did at Manassas, the Federalists could not have been successful in any attack whatever. In order that the preparations at Manassas may be understood, and that Gen. Beauregard, of whose character I gave some hint at Charleston, may be known at home as regards his fitness for his work, above all as an officer of artillery and of skill in working it in field or in position, let me insert a description of the place and of the man from a Southern paper:-- Manassas Junction, Virginia, June 7, 1861. This place still continues the Headquarters of the army of the Potomac. There are many indications of an intended forward movement, the better to invite the enemy to an engagement, but the work of fortification still continues. By nature, the position is one of the strongest that could have been found in the whole State. About half-way between the eastern spur of the Blue Ridge and the Potomac, below Alexandria, it commands the whole country between so perfectly, that there is sca
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Craven, Thomas Tingley 1808-1887 (search)
Craven, Thomas Tingley 1808-1887 Naval officer; born in Washington, D. C., Dec. 30, 1808; entered the United States navy as midshipman in 1822, and was made captain June 7, 1861. A year later he became commodore. He materially assisted in the reduction of the forts on the Mississippi below New Orleans (May, 1862) and the destruction of the Confederate flotilla there. He had been lieutenant-commander of the flag-ship Vincennes in Wilkes's exploring expedition in 1838-42, and was instructor of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1851-55. In 1866 (Oct. 10) he was made a rear-admiral; in 1868-69 was in command of the North Pacific squadron; and in 1869 was retired. He died in Boston, Aug. 23, 1887.
Doc. 240.-proclamation by Gov. Hicks. State of Maryland, Executive Chamber, Frederick, Maryland, June 7, 1861. Whereas, Some of the arms and accoutrements belonging to the State have been placed beyond the control of the constituted authorities, as is believed for disloyal purposes, by persons connected with some of the military companies of the city of Baltimore, in violation of their duties as soldiers and as citizens; and whereas, a very large number of the arms and accoutrements of the State still remain in the hands of the various military companies of said city, some of whom are known to be disloyal to their country; and whereas, there are just grounds for apprehending that a portion of said arms and accoutrements are about to be carried beyond the limits of this State for hostile purposes, and others are about to be destroyed or concealed-- Now, therefore, I, Thomas Holliday Hicks, Governor of Maryland, by virtue of the power vested in me by the law of the State, d
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at various points in North Carolina till September. Mustered out September 5, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 146 Enlisted men by disease. Total 255. 14th Indiana Regiment Infantry. Organized at Terre Haute, Ind., for one year's service May, 1861. Reorganized for three years service and mustered in June 7, 1861. (1st three years Regiment organized in Indiana.) Moved to Indianapolis, Ind., June 24, thence to Clarksburg, W. Va., July 5. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to September, 1861. Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, W. Va., to December, 1861. 1st Brigade, Lander's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields'
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
Banks' Ford May 4. Deep Run Ravine June 5-13. Ordered home for muster out. Three years men transferred to 65th Regiment, New York Infantry. Duty in New York during draft riots July 13-15. Mustered out July 15, 1863, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 67. 37th New York Regiment Infantry--Irish Rifles. Organized at New York City and mustered in June 7, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 23. Attached to Hunter's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, August to October, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to June, 1863. Service. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. (Cos. H and I detached as garrison at Fort Washington A
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 1: no union with non-slaveholders!1861. (search)
airs from that distance. His replies to Dr. Guthrie of Edinburgh and the London Lib. 31.86, 98, 102. Herald of Peace were especially effective. But there was one man who needed no instruction on the points at issue. George Thompson was already preparing himself for the task of enlightening his fellow-countrymen, and enlisting their sympathies in behalf of the American Government in its struggle with slavery in arms. George Thompson to W. L. Garrison. Tynemouth, Northumberland, June 7, 1861. Lib. 31.102. My dear Garrison: Yours of the 21st ultimo has within the present hour reached me at this place, where I am staying for a few days, going almost daily into Newcastle to consult with my anti-slavery friends there on the progress of the cause in America, and the means we may legitimately employ to promote it. . . . I have been a deeply interested observer of late events on your side of the ocean, and have studied them with all the powers of reflection I can command. My t
, 1861, p. 2, col. 5. — – – Under occupation of Gen. Butler; account of places near, and events of date. Boston Evening Journal, May 31, 1861, p. 4, cols. 2, 3. — – – Edward L. Pierce, Co. L, 3d Regt. M. V. M., gives favorable statement of food and treatment of troops. Boston Evening Journal, June 1, 1861, p. 4, cols. 3, 4. — 1861. May. Gen. Butler's movements. Boston Evening Journal, June 4, 1861, p. 4, cols. 3, 4. — – June. Affairs of early June. Boston Evening Journal, June 7, 1861, p. 4, col. 5; June 10, p. 4, col. 4. — – – Food and treatment of Massachusetts troops, and of negroes; favorable account. Boston Evening Journal, June 10, 1861, p. 4, col. 4. — – – Newport News, Va.; food and clothing of 3d and 4th Regts. M. V. M.; special report to Gov. Andrew. Boston Evening Journal, June 15, 1861, p. 4, cols. 4, 5. — – – Graphic description of place and doings at date, signed Shawmut. Boston Evening Journal, June 19, 1861, p. 4
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Narrative of the service of Colonel Geo. A. Porterfield in Northwestern Virginia in 1861-1861, (search)
al Records): It is not intended to interfere with the peaceful use of the road, etc., etc. General Johnston states (Johnston's Narrative), page 28), in regard to seizing some of the rolling-stock of this road for use of the South: It would have been criminal as well as impolitic on our part to commit such an act of war against citizens of Maryland, when we were receiving aid from the State then and hoping for its accession to the Confederacy. General Lee writes to General J. E. Johnston, June 7, 1861: The evacuation of the latter (Harpers Ferry) would interrupt our communication with Maryland and injure our cause in that State. These extracts prove that the Confederacy hoped to hold the Baltimore & Ohio road at that early period, hence the delay in ordering and preparing for its destruction in time to effect it thoroughly. It was now charged that I had surrendered the road, and with it that part of the State to the United States troops. If my first orders had directed the destr
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