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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
hed it, in the autumn of 1864, from Holliday Street, near Saratoga Street. Adjoining it is seen the yard of the German Reformed Church, and in the distance the spire of Christ Church. The City Hall was built of brick, and stuccoed. lost. It was thenceforward entitled to the honor of being a loyal State, and Baltimore a loyal city. The secessionists were silenced; and, at the suggestion of many Unionists of Baltimore, ,July 10, George R. Dodge, a citizen and a civilian, was appointed July 10, 1861. marshal of police in place of Colonel Kenly, who, with his regiment, soon afterward joined the Army of the Potomac. When the necessity for their presence no longer existed, Banks withdrew his troops from the city, where they had been posted at the various public buildings and other places; and, late in July, he superseded General Patterson in command on the Upper Potomac, and his place in Baltimore was filled by General John A. Dix. A few days later, Federal Hill was occupied, as we h
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)
ton, In every event, the American Nation may count upon the most cordial sympathy on the part of our august master during the important crisis which it is passing through at present. Letter of Prince Gortschakoff to Baron de Stoeckl, dated July 10, 1861. The Russian Emperor kept his word; and the powers of Western Europe, regarding him as a promised ally of the Republic, in case of need, behaved prudently. Congress followed the President's suggestions with prompt action. On the first dayht of petition, and the freedom of religion, whose holy temples had been already defiled, and its white robes of a former innocency tram pled under the polluting hoofs of an ambitious and faithless or fanatical clergy. Congressional Globe, July 10, 1861. This was the first trumpet-blast, clear and distinct, for the marshaling of the hosts for battle of the great Peace Party, which soon became a power in the land, and played a most important part in the drama of the civil war, but touched no
idity of our volunteers while surrounded with a superior force. I left Mount Vernon on the 7th, the second day after the battle. I carried despatches to Springfield on the 6th and returned, and on the Sunday left for St. Louis. I made the trip to Rolla, 154 miles from Mount Vernon, in twenty-nine hours. Met Gen. Sweeny three miles this side of Mount Vernon and Col. Brown thirty miles; the former with 500 men and the latter about 800. New York times' narrative. St. Louis, Wednesday, July 10, 1861. Our city was thrown into a state of feverish excitement to-day, by the news of a great battle which was reported to have been fought in the vicinity of Carthage, between the United States forces, under Col. Siegel, and the rebel trooPs, under Gens. Price and Rains. The most contradictory statements were afloat and published by the several newspapers, the State Journal affirming the total rout and destruction of Col. Siegel's corps d'armee, while, on the other side, it was maint
Doc. 75.-debate on the loan bill, in the House of Representatives, July 10, 1861. Mr. Stevens moved that the House resolve itself into Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union on the Loan Bill, and that debate be concluded in one hour. Mr. Burnett desired to know whether Mr. Stevens intended to afford reasonable opportunity for discussion. Mr. Stevens replied that he proposed to allow one hour for debate, because he knew some gentlemen on the other side wanted to make speeches. He (Stevens) would be equally accommodating on some other bill. Mr. Stevens' motion was agreed to. Mr. Colfax (Rep., Ind.) was called to preside over the Committee. Mr. Stevens, (Rep., Pa.,) from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported a bill for the support of the army for the fiscal year ending with June next, and for arrearages for the year ending 30th of June last; also a bill making appropriations for the navy for the same period. Both referred to the Committee of the Whole
Doc. 76.-the Union: it must and shall be preserved. an address delivered by Daniel S. Dickinson, before the Literary societies of Amherst Colleg Massachusetts, July 10th, 1861. We are admonished by the divinity that stirs within us, as well as by all history and experience in human affairs, that there are principles which can never be subverted, truths which never die. The religion of a Saviour, who, at his nativity, was cradled on the straw pallet of destitution, who in declaring and enforcing his divine mission was sustained by obscure fishermen, who was spit upon by the rabble, persecuted by power, and betrayed by treachery to envy, has by its inherent forces subdued, civilized, and conquered a world; not by the tramp of hostile armies, the roar of artillery, or the stirring airs of martial music, but by the swell of the same heavenly harmonies which aroused the drowsy shepherds at the rock-founded city of Bethlehem, proclaiming in their dulcet warblings, peace on earth and
Doc. 76 1/2.-battle at Monroe Station, Mo., July 10, 1861. The following particulars of the affair at Monroe, being gathered from parties that were present, may be considered substantially correct. On Monday, Colonel Smith, hearing that the State troops, under General Harris, were encamped near Florida, left Monroe Station with a force of 500 men, to disperse them. After passing Florida, and when a short distance north of one of the fords of Salt River, on the other side of which the State troops were encamped, his force was suddenly fired upon from the roadside by about 200 of Harris's command. At this spot there was an open field, lying to the right of the road, and about eighty yards in width. The State troops, who were a mounted scouting party, had left their horses a short distance back in the woods, and fired in ambush from the opposite side of the field. The only person injured by the fire was Capt. McAllister, of the 16th Illinois Regiment, who was mortally wounde
Doc. 128.-Captain Taylor's report to Jefferson Davis. Richmond, July 10, 1861. To His Excellency Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States:-- Sir: In obedience to your instructions, I left the city of Richmond on the morning of the 7th of July, at 6 o'clock A. M., as bearer of despatches to His Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. At Manassas I received from Gen. Beauregard a letter to Gen. McDowell, commanding the U. S. forces at Arlington. From Manassas I proceeded to Fairfax C. H., where I was furnished by Gen. Bonham an escort of fourteen cavalry, under the command of Lieut. Breckinridge, of the Virginia cavalry. Proceeding on the direct road to Alexandria to its junction with the road to Arlington, I met a detachment of cavalry under the command of Colonel Porter, U. S. A., about three miles from the junction, from which place I sent back my escort. Capt. Whipple, U. S. A., accompanied me to Arlington, where I arrived about 4 o'c
Doc. 165.-the escape of the Sumter. United States steam-sloop Brooklyn, off mouth of the Mississippi River, Wednesday, July 10, 1861. Sunday last, the 7th inst., as the following will vividly show, was a day pregnant with misfortune for us. It was then the pirate Sumter escaped us, and that, too, by our own injudicious management. Now, as there is the greatest probability that this steamer, manned, as she is, by a band of cutthroats, will capture, rob, and sink, or burn some of our merchant vessels, laden with valuable cargoes, I imagine it will be nothing more than fair if the manner of her escape is put upon record in your journal; so here goes: At daybreak on the morning of Sunday, the lookout discovered a vessel in the offing, acting very suspiciously, and leading us to believe that she would run the blockade if an opportunity was given her. We duly got under way and went in pursuit of her. She kept standing off, and led us a merry chase of some fifteen miles from our a
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
ined. Incredible as it is, 'tis true and pity 'tis, 'tis true. A dictatorship could have been established only by subduing the people of the country by the armies of the United States. At the time McClellan was summoned to take charge of our greatest army, his only military achievement had been in a short campaign with a few regiments, a battery, two companies of cavalry and three detached companies. McClellan's letter, July 2. His story, page 59. His first action was on the 10th of July, 1861, and was fought without the loss of an officer on his side. His second battle was fought on the 13th of July and resulted in the surrender of the enemy, consisting of one brigade officer, two colonels twenty-five officers, and five hundred and sixty men. The entire results of the campaign he himself sums up in these words: Nine guns taken, twelve colors, lots of prisoners, and all this was done with so little loss on our side, ten killed, thirty-five wounded. McClellan's letter, Ju
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
1: middle Creek Fork or Buckhannon, W. Va. Union, One Co. 3d Ohio. Confed., 25th Va. Losses: Union 1 killed, 6 wounded. Confed. 7 killed. July 7, 1861: great Falls, Md. Losses: Union 2 killed. Confed. 12 killed. July 10, 1861: Laurel Hill or Bealington, W. Va. Union, 14th Ohio, 9th Ind. Confed., 20th Va. Losses: Union 2 killed, 6 wounded. July 10, 1861: Monroe Station, Mo. Losses: Union 3 killed. Confed. 4 killed, 20 wounded, 75 prisoners. July 10, 1861: Monroe Station, Mo. Losses: Union 3 killed. Confed. 4 killed, 20 wounded, 75 prisoners. July 11, 1861: rich Mountain, W. Va. Union, 8th, 10th, and 13th Ind., 19th Ohio. Confed., Gen. Jno. C. Pegram's command. Losses: Union 11 killed, 35 wounded. Confed. 60 killed, 140 wounded, 100 prisoners. July 13, 1861: Carrick's Ford, W. Va. Union, Gen. Geo. B. McClellan's command. Confed., Gen. R. E. Lee's command. Losses: Union 13 killed, 40 wounded. Confed. 20 killed, 10 wounded, 50 prisoners. Confed. Gen. R. S. Garnett killed. July 16, 1861: Millsv
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