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d backwards and forwards, rubbing his hands with delight The camp at Harper's Ferry is broken up. General Johnston knows why; I am sure that I do not. He is sending out parties of troops to drive off the Yankees, who are marauding about the neighbouring counties, but who are very careful to keep clear of the Ferry. The Second Regiment, containing some of our dear boys, has been lately very actively engaged in pursuit of these marauders, and we are kept constantly anxious about them. June 18th, 1861. We go to-day to dine with Bishop Meade. He wishes us to spend much of our time with him. He says he must have the refugees, as he calls us, at his house. Dear me, I am not yet prepared to think ourselves refugees, for I do hope to get home before long. How often do I think of it, as I left it! Not only blooming in its beauty, but the garden filled with vegetables, the strawberries turning on the vines, the young peach-orchard in full bloom; every thing teeming with comfort and
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., New Orleans before the capture. (search)
New Orleans before the capture. George W. Cable, Co. 1, 4th Mississippi Cavalry. The Confederate cruiser Sumter, Captain Semmes, leaving New Orleans, June 18, 1861. from a sketch made at the time. In the spring of 1862, we boys of Race, Orange, Magazine, Camp, Constance, Annunciation, Prytania, and other streets had no game. Nothing was in ; none of the old playground sports that commonly fill the school-boy's calendar. We were even tired of drilling. Not one of us between seven and seventeen but could beat the drum, knew every bugle-call, and could go through the manual of arms and the facings like a drill-sergeant. We were blase old soldiers — military critics. Who could tell us anything? I recall but one trivial admission of ignorance on the part of any lad. On a certain day of grand review, when the city's entire defensive force was marching through Canal street, there came along, among the endless variety of good and bad uniforms, a stately body of tall, stalwart
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Captain Wilkes's seizure of Mason and Slidell. (search)
e United States screw-sloop San Jacinto, of which Captain Charles Wilkes was commander and the writer was executive officer, on her return from the west coast of Africa, touched at the island of St. Thomas to coal ship. Here for the first time we learned of the presence in those waters of the Confederate cruiser Sumter (Captain Raphael Semmes). The Sumter, one of the first, if not the very first, of the regularly commissioned vessels of the Confederate navy, left New Orleans on the 18th of June, 1861 (see cut, p. 14), and, running the blockade, almost immediately began privateering operations. She was a screw steamer of 500 tons, and was armed with 5 guns — an 8-inch pivot, and 24-pound howitzers. She cruised for two months in the Caribbean Sea and along the coast of South America, receiving friendly treatment and coaling without hindrance in the neutral ports. During the succeeding two months she cruised in the Atlantic. On the night of the 23d of November, she ran out of the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
States Navy, June 26, 1861. Yet Magoffin insisted upon acting as if such an agreement had been actually entered into by the National Government; and Governor Harris, of Tennessee, to whom Buckner was directed by Magoffin to make an oral report of his conference With McClellan, determined to aid Kentucky in preserving that neutrality, because it promised his own State the best protection against the power of the Government troops. Autograph letter of Isham G. Harris to General Pillow, June 18, 1861. While Magoffin endeavored to enforce neutrality as against National troops, he seems to have given every encouragement to the secessionists that common prudence would allow. They were permitted to form themselves into military organizations and enter the service of Tennessee or of the Confederate States; Many young men joined the Tennessee troops under Pillow, and with his army were transferred to the Confederate service. So early as the middle of May, organizations for the pu
and at the twenty-first bridge on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, decided to attack it and to destroy the bridge, so as to interrupt the use of that important line of the enemy's communication. For this purpose he ordered Colonel John C. Vaughn of the Third Tennessee Volunteers to proceed with a detachment of two companies of his regiment and two companies of the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteers to the position where the enemy were reported to be posted. Colonel Vaughn reports that on June 18, 1861, at 8 P. M., he moved with his command as ordered, marched eighteen miles, and at 5 A. M. the next morning found the enemy on the north bank of the Potomac in some strength of infantry and with two pieces of artillery. He had no picket guards. After reconnaissance, the order to charge was given. It was necessary, in the execution of the order, to ford the river waist-deep, which Colonel Vaughn reports was gallantly executed in good order but with great enthusiasm. As we appeared in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
he Capitol......Jan. 25, 1853 Government hospital for the insane of the army and navy established near Uniontown, 1853; opened......1855 Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, founded by Amos Kendall, chartered by Congress......1857 Peace conference of five commissioners from each State assembles at Washington......Feb. 4, 1861 Balloon ascension for military purposes made at Washington, and first telegraph message from a balloon sent by Mr. Lowe to President Lincoln......June 18, 1861 Congress emancipates all slaves, to be valued by commissioners and paid for at a maximum of $300......April 16, 1862 Collegiate department of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, known as the National Deaf-Mute College, the only one in the world, publicly opened......June 28, 1864 Gen. Jubal Early, Confederate, attacks Fort Stevens, 6 miles north of Washington, and is repulsed......July 12, 1864 President Lincoln assassinated in Ford's Theatre, Washington......Apr
d and occupied by Texan troops......March 5, 1861 Gov. Sam Houston, opposing secession and favoring separate State action, deposed; Lieutenant-Governor Clark inaugurated......March 20, 1861 Constitution of the Confederate States ratified by legislature, 68 to 2......March 23, 1861 Col. Earl Van Dorn captures 450 United States troops at Saluria......April 25, 1861 Governor Clark proclaims it treasonable to pay debts to citizens of States at war with the Confederate States......June 18, 1861 Galveston surrendered to Commodore Renshaw......Oct. 8, 1862 Gen. N. J. T. Dana occupies Brazos, Santiago, and Brownsville with 6,000 soldiers from New Orleans......November, 1862 Confederates under Gen. J. B. Magruder defeat Renshaw and capture Galveston......Jan. 1, 1863 Confederate privateer Alabama destroys the Hatteras in an engagement off Galveston......Jan. 11, 1863 Samuel Houston, born in Virginia, dies at Huntersville, aged seventy......July 25, 1863 Battle of
Doc. 260.-General Lyon's proclamation. Booneville, June 18, 1861. To the People of Missouri: Upon leaving St. Louis, in consequence of war made by the Governor of this State against the Government of the United States, because I would not assume on its behalf to relinquish its duties, and abdicate its rights of protecting loyal citizens from the oppression and cruelty of the secessionists in this State, I published an address to the people, in which I declared my intention to use the force under my command for no other purpose than the maintenance of the authority of the General Government, and the protection of the rights and property of all law-abiding citizens. The State authorities, in violation of an agreement with Gen. Harney on the 2d of May last, had drawn together and organized upon a large scale the means of warfare, and, having made a declaration of war, they abandoned the Capital, issued orders for the destruction of the railroad and telegraph lines, and pro
t may be the time for this move has not yet arrived, but my only object now is to inform you that if you agree with my opinion as to the enemy's intentions, I can, at very short notice, march from here with three regiments of volunteers and two batteries of artillery. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, T. H. Holmes, Brig-Genl. Provisional Army. To Genl. S. Cooper, Adj.-Genl. C. S. A., Richmond. Headquarters Department of Fredericksburg, Brooks Station, June 18th, 1861. General,—Herewith enclosed you will please find a copy of a letter addressed to the Adjutant-General by me, and which was answered by General Lee, stating that the enemy's plans were not yet sufficiently developed to justify the adoption of my suggestions, and recommending, if my force could be divided, that I should erect a battery at Mathias Point, some thirty miles below here; from this you will see how utterly out of the question it is for me to send a regiment to your neighbor
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Maryland, 1861 (search)
Arty.; 1st Dragoons (Owens' Company). June 11: Occupation of CumberlandINDIANA--11th Infantry. June 14: Skirmish, Seneca MillsDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--2d Battalion Infantry. June 17: Skirmish, Conrad's FerryNEW HAMPSHIRE--1st Infantry (5 Cos.). June 18: Skirmish, Goose Creek (Edward's Ferry)PENNSYLVANIA--1st and 17th Infantry. UNITED STATES--1st Dragoons (Cos. "B," "C," "D" and "I"). Union loss, 1 killed, 4 wounded. Total, 5. June 18: Action, Edward's FerryUNITED STATES--Battery "D," 5th ArtyJune 18: Action, Edward's FerryUNITED STATES--Battery "D," 5th Arty (Section). July 7: Skirmish, Great FallsDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--8th Battalion Infantry. Loss, 2 killed. July 29: Skirmish, Edward's FerryWISCONSIN--1st Infantry. Aug. 5: Skirmish, Point of RocksPENNSYLVANIA--28th Infantry. Aug. 18: Skirmish, Sandy Hook(No Reports.) Aug. 25: Skirmish, Great Falls(No Reports.) Sept. 4: Skirmish, Great FallsPENNSYLVANIA--7th (36th), and 8th (37th) Reserves Infantry. Sept. 15: Skirmish, Pritchard's Mills, near Antietam FordMASSACHUSETTS--13th Infantry (2 Cos.
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