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love for you and my children than by this journey? Love and hope cheer me on to discharge a great duty. Kiss our dear children. My most ardent hope is that they may love you and each other. The march was begun from Warner's, June 27th, and a halt made June 30th, at Vallecito. The itinerary at the end of this chapter may be found useful in elucidating the incidents of the journey. General Johnston wrote as follows to his wife, from Vallecito: Vallecito, 180 miles to Yuma, Sunday, June 30, 1861. I received your letter of June 25th by Major Armistead, who arrived here this morning. Our party is now as large as need be desired for safety or convenience in traveling. Eight resigned army-officers and twenty-five citizens. They are good men and well armed. Late of the army we have Major Armistead, Lieutenants Hardcastle, Brewer, Riley, Shaaf, Mallory, and Wickliffe. Of the eight, four fell in battle-Johnston, Armistead, Mallory, and Brewer, These young gentlemen, tho
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Appendix B. (search)
ier-General T. H. Holmes. 2d Tennessee. 1st Arkansas. Walker's Battery. Troops not brigaded. 7th Louisiana Infantry. 8th Louisiana Infantry. Hampton Legion (South Carolina) Infantry. 30th Virginia Cavalry. Harrison's Battalion Cavalry. Independent Companies (ten) Cavalry. Washington (Louisiana) Battalion Artillery. Artillery. Kemper's Battery Loudoun Battery. Latham's Battery. Shields's Battery. Camp Pickens Companies. Army of the Shenandoah (Johnston's Division), June 30, 1861. from return of that date. Brigadier-General Joseph E. Johnston. First Brigade. Colonel T. J. Jackson. 2d Virginia Infantry. 4th Virginia Infantry. 5th Virginia Infantry. 27th Virginia Infantry. Pendleton's Battery. Second Brigade. Colonel F. S. Bartow. 7th Georgia Infantry. 8th Georgia Infantry. 9th Georgia Infantry. Duncan's Kentucky Battalion. Pope's Kentucky Battalion. Alburtis's Battery. Third Brigade. Brigadier-General B. E. Bee. 4th Alabama Infantry. 2d Mi
than Four Hundred Millions of dollars, whereof all but Twenty-seven Millions were of domestic production. Our Imports were a little over Three Hundred and Sixty Millions. Of Gold and Silver, we exported, in that year, nearly fifty-seven millions of dollars, and imported about eight millions and a half; indicating that ours had become one of the great gold-producing countries on earth, if not the very greatest. The number of ocean voyages terminating in our ports during the year ending June 30, 1861, was Twenty-two Thousand, less forty; their aggregate tunnage a little more than seven millions two hundred and forty thousand--more than two-thirds of it American. About fifty thousand churches, with forty thousand clergymen; two hundred and thirty-nine Colleges, having one thousand six hundred and seventy-eight teachers and twenty-seven thousand eight hundred and twenty-one pupils; six thousand and eighty-five Academies and Private Schools, with twelve thousand two hundred and sixty t
ble from numbers or position it might seem to be. Adequate preparations and a prompt advance of the army, was an act of mercy and humanity to these deluded people, for it prevented the effusion of blood. I recommend the same vigorous and merciful policy now. The reports of the chiefs of the different bureaus of this department, which are herewith submitted, present the estimates of the probable amount of appropriations required, in addition to those already made for the year ending June 30, 1861, for the force now in the field, or which has been accepted and will be in service within the next twenty days, as follows: Quartermaster's Department,$70,289,200 21 Subsistence Department,27,278,781 50 Ordnance Department,7,468,172 00 Pay Department,67,845,402 48 Adjutant-General's Department,408,000 00 Engineer Department,$685,000 00 Topographical Engineer Department,60,000 00 Surgeon General's Department,1,271,841 00 Due States which have made advances for troops,10,000,000
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The Confederate cruisers and the Alabama : the Confederate destroyers of commerce (search)
a crew. Read started north and within a month had captured five vessels. Four of these were burned, and to the fifth, the schooner Tacony, Read transferred himself and his crew. The Tuscarora near Gibraltar, in chase of the Confederate cruisers The U. S. S. Tuscarora with other vessels during the latter half of 1861 was scouring the seas in search of the Sumter --the first of the Confederate cruisers to get to sea, eluding the blockading squadron at the mouth of the Mississippi, June 30, 1861. She was a 500-ton passenger steamer with a speed of but ten knots and had been declared unfit for naval service by a board of Confederate officers. Captain Raphael Semmes, upon seeing the report, said: Give me that ship; I think I can make her answer the purpose. Within a week after she got away, the Sumter had made eight prizes. On Nov. 23d Semmes cleverly eluded the Iroquois, then lying outside the harbor of St. Pierre, Martinique, and cruised to Gibraltar. There the Sumter was b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fight with gunboats at Mathias point. (search)
Fight with gunboats at Mathias point. Report of Colonel Rugoles. Headquarters Mathias point, June 30th, 1861. To First Lieutenant H. H. Walker, A. A. Adjutant General C. S. A.: Sir,--I had the honor to transmit, on the night of the 27th inst., a field report of the conflict with the enemy during that day and now transmit one more in detail. On the 25th instant I communicated in general terms information of the repeated attempts made by the enemy to land men under the fire of his ships' guns, in which he was in one or two instances, in a measure, momentarily successful. In the midst of this cannonade I came upon the field of action, and found the condition of things so complicated that I deemed it expedient to direct the forces in person, with the view of contributing, so far as my experience might enable me to do so, to successful results. The bombardment closed about 1 o'clock, leaving on my mind an impression that the intention of the enemy was to accustom his men
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. did General Armistead fight on the Federal side at First Manassas or confess when dying at Gettysburg that he had been engaged in an Unholy cause? (search)
no del Rey. In March, 1855, he was commissioned Captain in the Sixth Infantry, and at the breaking out of the war he had been made Major and was serving on the Pacific coast. When Albert Sidney Johnston resigned his commission in the United States army, and, after being relieved by General Sumner, begun his weary and perilous journey across the plains, Major Armistead accompanied him. General Johston wrote as follows to his wife from Vallecito: Vallecito, 130 miles to Yuma, Sunday, June 30, 1861. . . . . . . I received your letter of June 25th, by Major Armistead who arrived here this morning. Our party is now as large as need be desired for safety or convenience in travelling. They are good men and well armed. Late of the army we have Major Armistead, Lieutenants Hardcastle, Brewer, Riley, Shaaf, Mallory, and Wickliffe. . . . . In a description of the journey Captain Gift, who was of the party, says: . . .We had now crossed one hundred miles of desert and near
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibbons, James 1834- (search)
Gibbons, James 1834- Clergyman; born in Baltimore, Md., July 23, 1834; removed to Ireland with his parents at an early age, and there received his preliminary education, and in 1848 returned with his parents to the United States, settling in New Orleans. In 1855 he entered St. Charles College, Maryland, and in 1857 was transferred to St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. He was ordained a priest June 30, 1861; was made an assistant in Cardinal Gibbons. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Baltimore; and soon after was appointed pastor of St. Bridget's Church, in Canton, a suburb of Baltimore. Subsequently he was private secretary to Archbishop Spalding, and chancellor of the diocese. In October, 1866, he was appointed assistant chancellor to the Second Plenary Council of the American Roman Catholic Church, which met in Baltimore, and in 1868 became vicar-apostolic of North Carolina, with the title of bishop. On May 20, 1877, he was appointed coadjutor archbishop of Baltimore, and on Oct. 3
on the blockade, but to the enemy's transports, and other ships, bound to and from the coast of Texas. They could be of no use to our own blockade-runners, as the passes of the Mississippi, by reason of their long, and tortuous, and frequently shifting channels, were absolutely closed to them. The last letter addressed by me to the Secretary of the Navy, before escaping through the blockade, as hereinafter described, was the following: C. S. steamer Sumter, head of the passes, June 30, 1861. Sir:—I have the honor to inform the Department that I am still at my anchors at the Head of the Passes—the enemy closely investing both of the practical outlets. At Pass à L'Outre there are three ships, the Brooklyn, and another propeller, and a large side-wheel steamer; and at the Southwest Pass, there is the Powhatan, lying within half a mile of the bar, and not stirring an inch from her anchors, night or day. I am only surprised that the Brooklyn does not come up to this anchorag
re thread of the general his tory of the war along parallel with them. I have done this up to the date of commissioning the Sumter. It will now be necessary to take up the thread again, and bring it down to the commissioning of the Alabama. I shall do this very briefly, barely enumerating the principal military events, without attempting to describe them, and glancing very cursorily at the naval events. We ran the blockade of the Mississippi, in the Sumter, as has been seen, on the 30th of June, 1861. In July of that year, the first great battle of Manassas was fought, to which allusion has already been made. This battle gave us great prestige in Europe, and contributed very much to the respect with which the little Sumter had been received by foreign powers. A long military pause now ensued. The enemy had been so astonished and staggered by this blow, that it took him some time to recover from its effects. He, however, turned it to useful account, and set himself at work with
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