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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
The prisoners in Richmond were soon convinced that the tobacco warehouse would be their home for some time. As the days wore wearily away, their sufferings increased, for their treatment became less humane. Yet they did not yield to melancholy. There were some irrepressibly buoyant spirits among them, and every thing possible to be done to render their situation endurable, was employed. They formed a club called The Richmond Prison. Association, of which Mr. Ely was made President, July 26, 1861. and at their first meeting, held on the day of organization, they were enlivened by speeches, songs, and toasts. For a full account of prison-life in this Richmond tobacco warehouse, see Ely's Journal; Lieutenant Harris's Prison Life in Richmond; Five Months in Rebeldom, or Notes from the Diary of a Bull's Rum Prisoner; and General Corcoran's Captivity. Among the early prisoners was Lieutenant Isaac W. Hart, of Indiana, whose praise was on the lips of all his fellow-captives, because
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
g the air of Old Point Comfort murky with its density. Let us see how that village, whose ruins have already been depicted in this work, See pages 511, 512, and 514, volume I. came to destruction. We have observed that, after the disastrous Battle of Bull's Run, General Butler, in command at Fortress Monroe, was compelled to reduce the garrison at Newport-Newce, and to abandon the village of Hampton, the latter movement causing a general exodus of the colored people living there, July 26, 1861. who flocked into the Union lines. The whole country between Old Point Comfort and Yorktown was now left open to Confederate rule; and General Magruder, commanding at the latter post, moved down the peninsula with about five thousand men, infantry, cavalry, and artillery, to menace Newport-Newce, and take position at or near Hampton, for the close investment of Fortress Monroe. A deserter Mr. Mahew, of the State of Maine. He was in Georgia when the war broke out, and had been press
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
y to anarchy. No one seemed to notice the Sumter after she anchored. Semmes carefully scanned the features of the castle, its three or four guns, worthless for any purpose beyond firing a salute, and compared it with his trim battery of shell-guns. He was satisfied with the comparison and immediately wrote the Governor of the town a letter, which he sent ashore by one of his officers. This missive was to the following effect: Confederate States Steamer Sumter, Puerto Cabello, July 26, 1861. His Excellency the Governor: I have the honor to inform your Excellency of my arrival at this place, in this ship under my command, with the prize schooner Abby Bradford in company, captured by me about seventy miles to the northward and eastward. The Abby Bradford is the property of citizens of the United States, with which States, as your Excellency is aware, the Confederate States, which I have the honor to represent, are at war, and the cargo would appear to belong also to citiz
at Pittsburg, June 28, 1861, eight of the companies coming from Allegheny County, one from Crawford, and one from Beaver. The regiment arrived at Washington, July 26, 1861 , where it joined McCall's Division of Pennsylvania Reserves, then encamped at Tenallytown, Md. It remained there until October, at which time the Reserves margiment in the Pennsylvania Reserves, while its percentage of loss is among the largest of any in the war. It was recruited in Western Pennsylvania, and arrived July 26, 1861, at Washington, where it was assigned to the Second Brigade, which was then commanded by General Meade. At Gaines's Mill, the EleventH held its position in thtation; Glendale; Malvern Hill; Antietam; Gettysburg; Fairfield; Funkstown; Mine Run; Fort Stevens; Charlestown, Appomattox. notes.--Arriving at Washington, July 26, 1861, it encamped on Meridian Hill, proceeding thence in September to Virginia, where it was attached to Hancock's Brigade. It took a prominent part in the superb
Ayres, Griffin, Tidball, and Arnold; Lieutenants Platt, Ransom, Thompson, Webb, Barriga, Green, Edwards, Dresser, Wilson, Throckmorton, Cushing, Harris, Butler, Fuller, Lyford, Will, Benjamin, Babbitt, Haines, Ames, Hasbrouck, Kensel, Harrison, Reed, Barlow, Noyes, Kirby, Elderkin, Ramsay, and Craig. The two latter were killed. I am, sir, very respectfully your obedient servant, Wm. F. Barry, Major 5th Artillery. Medical and surgical report. Arlington, Department N. E. Va., July 26, 1861, Being chief of the Medical Staff with the Army in the Department of N. E. Virginia, I have the honor to make the following report of so much of the results of the action on the 21st at Bull Run, as came within my charge. As the officers of the Medical Staff were attached to the different regiments and on duty with them, I deemed it proper to remain with and accompany the general commanding and staff from the beginning to the termination of the battle, in order that I might be presen
s within six miles of the latter place. The War Department is in ignorance of their general movements, and can get no intelligence from the country. Several regiments marched out of the city, as their time was up, and their places will be taken by others coming in from the North and West. The three-months men are going off just as their services are most needed. Can any one say the three-years men may not do the same? The proportions of the contest are not likely to be dwarfed. Friday, July 26, 1861. I have kept my letter open to the last moment, but there is no change to announce, except a nearer advance of the enemy's pickets on the road to Alexandria. General McClellan has arrived, and it is said he will send a force out at once to guard the Upper Potomac, and to prevent any force crossing in that direction. The weather is not excessively hot, and is favorable enough for campaigning purposes. Washington is quiet to-day as yet. There are considerable additions to be made
ubordination in the camp, as well as untimely precipitancy at Headquarters, it will prolong a struggle awful to contemplate in the far future. Some steps, it is true, have been taken toward reforms in high places, in view of the lesson of the other day; but there must be a clean sweep of the blundering and incompetent civilians, in the new levies especially, if the country at large is to expect success in the reconstruction of the Government.--Baltimore American, July 26. Washington, July 26, 1861.--The public mind, painfully but reasonably excited, is entitled to be informed of what so deeply and vitally concerns the general welfare. When the rebellion broke out into open war upon Fort Sumter, the people rose with a unanimity unexampled in the world's history, offering themselves and their possessions to the Government, asking only in return that a war thus wantonly and wickedly provoked, should be vigorously prosecuted. Passing over an interval of three months, we come to th
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 125.-Southern Bank Convention. (search)
e, at this time, unwise and inexpedient. On motion, the President appointed seven additional members to the Standing Committee on Business. On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet to-morrow, at 10 A. M. Third day. Richmond, July 26, 1861. The Convention reassembled this day. The minutes of yesterday were read and confirmed. Pursuant to notice, Mr. Torbett, of Tennessee, offered the following preamble and resolutions, which he desired should lay on the table for future dusiness without being read. On motion of Mr. G. A. Trenholm, Mr. James G. Holmes was added to the Committee on Business. The President read the following communication from Messrs. Tompkins and Nixon, of Louisiana:-- Richmond, Va., July 26, 1861. Gentlemen: The undersigned, representing the Crescent City Bank, of New Orleans, in your Convention, feel a delicacy in acting in the Convention, as they have received information that no other Bank in Louisiana will be represented. They
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 126.-Mississippi resolutions on the battle of Manassas, adopted July 26, 1861. (search)
Doc. 126.-Mississippi resolutions on the battle of Manassas, adopted July 26, 1861. Resolved, 1st. That the Senate of Mississippi most heartily participates in the universal rejoicing of the people of the State of Mississippi and of the Confederate States, over the late brilliant victories achieved by the Confederate arms. 2d. That we tender to the gallant surviving sons of Mississippi, who participated in the heroic achievements of the 18th and 21st inst., the assurance of our liveliest gratitude, and that while they crowned themselves with unfading laurels they have added another chaplet to the crown won for our State on the bloody fields of Mexico. 3d. That a triumphant death having removed some of the brave and noble sons of Mississippi beyond the reach of words, it is ours to enshrine their names and deeds in the hearts and memories of a grateful people. To their bereaved kindred and friends we offer profound condolence, and share with them the consolation of knowin
which is through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen! I desire that these prayers be used on the occasion above referred to, and so long as shall seem proper and expedient to you, and in that part of the service which the rubric and canons direct. If I have been correctly informed, the ordinance of secession passed by the legislature has been ratified and confirmed by the vote of the people. Hence, I suggest to my reverend brethren of the clergy — for I have no authority to order or direct the change — that in the prayer for the President of the United States, etc., and in the prayer for Congress, also, the words United States be omitted, and the words Confederate States substituted in both places. Commending you, dear brethren, and your flocks, to the grace and protection of our Heavenly Father, and praying that he will restore to us the blessing of peace, I remain your faithful friend and affectionate pastor, Jas. H. Otey, Bishop. July 26, 1861. --Memphis Appeal, July 3
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