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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
, of Louisiana, Martin J. Crawford, of Georgia, and John Forsyth, of Alabama. An act of February 26th provided for the repeal of all laws which forbade the employment in the coasting trade of vessels not enrolled or licensed, and all laws imposing discriminating duties on foreign vessels or goods imported in them. This Provisional Congress of one House held four sessions, as follows: I. February 4th-March 16th, 1861; II. April 29th May 22d, 1861; III. July 20th-August 22d, 1861; IV. November 18th, 1861-February 17th, 1862; the first and second of these at Montgomery, the third and fourth at Richmond, whither the Executive Department was removed late in May, 1861,--because of the hostile demonstrations of the United States Government against Virginia, as Mr. Davis says in his Rise and fall of the Confederate Government.--editors. In the organization of the convention, Howell Cobb was chosen to preside, and J. J. Hooper, of Montgomery, to act as secretary. It was decided to organ
med and equipped. A proclamation was issued to-day at Hatteras, N. C., by Marble Nash Taylor, loyal Provisional Governor of North-Carolina, congratulating the people of his State upon their deliverance from rebel thraldom by the invincible arms of the Republic. He calls upon all well-disposed persons to cooperate with this friendly army in restoring to their commonwealth the ancient and inalienable rights so recently lost. For this purpose, he announces the establishment of a Provisional Government for North-Carolina, and appoints the 22d of February, an anniversary so sacred, as the day on which the ordinances of the Convention of November 18, 1861, will be submitted to the people for ratification or rejection. In order, also, that the State may resume her participation in the councils of the Union, he directs that, upon the same day aforesaid, the polls be opened for the election of representatives in the Congress of the United States to fill existing vacancies. --(Doc. 18.)
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
ade him an object of scorn to Davis and his fellow-conspirators, and the citizens generally; and there, in that common jail, this gallant officer, whose conduct had been governed by the nicest sense of honor, suffered indignity until the 11th of November following, when he was paroled and ordered to report at Richmond, where Davis and his associates were then holding court. Cooper sent him to Norfolk, whence he was forwarded to the flag-ship of Admiral Goldsborough, in Hampton Roads, November 18, 1861. when Lieutenant Sharpe, of the insurgent navy, was exchanged for him. Statement of Lieutenant Worden to the author. Worden was the first prisoner of war held by the insurgents. Lieutenant Worden's family and friends were in much distress concerning his imprisonment, for at times his life seemed to be in great jeopardy among lawless men, and was preserved, doubtless, by the Provost-Marshal of Montgomery, in whom Worden found a friend. Applications to the Confederate Government w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
of military measures, and especially the subjects of slavery, confiscation, and emancipation, the financial affairs of the country, and public interests of every kind, were attended to with great assiduity. The financial measures and their operations and results will be considered hereafter. Let us now turn for a moment, and see what the Conspirators were doing at Richmond while their armies were in the field. The Confederate Congress, so called, reassembled in Richmond on the 18th of November, 1861, and continued in session, with closed doors most of the time, until the 18th of February, 1862, when its term as a Provisional Congress, made up of men chosen by conventions of politicians and legislatures of States, expired. On the same day a Congress, professedly elected by the people, In most instances these elections were as much the voice of the people as was that held in Virginia, in accordance with the following proposition of a leading paper in Richmond in the interest o
Doc. 165. capture of a secession flag, at Manchester, Mo., Nov. 15, 1861. The following is an account of the capture, as given by the Missouri Republican: camp Herron, Mo., Ninth regiment Iowa Vols., Nov. 18, 1861. The commander of this post, having learned that a certain very fine secession flag that had waved defiantly from a flagstaff in the village of Manchester, twenty miles distant from this place, until the successes of the Union forces caused its supporters to conclude that, for the present, discretion would be the better part of valor, was still being very carefully preserved, its possessors boasting that they would soon be enabled to rehoist it, determined upon its capture. On the 15th inst., he directed First Lieutenant H. C. Bull, of Company C, of this regiment, to take charge of the expedition, and to detail fifteen good men for the purpose, which detail the lieutenant made from Company C. They left camp by the cars at half-past 5 P. M., landing at M
Doc. 166. the capture of the Mabel. Commodore Dupont's report. the following official report from Commodore Dupont describes the capture of the British schooner Mabel: flag-ship Wabash, Port Royal Harbob, November 18, 1861. sir: I have the honor to report that Commander E. M. Yard, of the United States steamer Dale, captured the British schooner Mabel, on the evening of the 15th instant, in lat. 31 deg. 10 min., and lon. 80 deg. 52 min. 30 sec. west, and brought her into this harbor. She purported to be from Havana and bound for New York, but at the time of her capture was heading for St. Catherine's Sound. Her cargo consists of seven bales blankets, four cases cloth, two cases saddles and bridles, three boxes starch, twenty-five boxes tin, one hundred and twenty boxes coffee, twenty barrels potatoes, three hundred and fifty pigs of lead, thirty bags of shot, one box shoes, six bags arrow root, one case pistols, (revolvers,) and two cases of cavalry swords.
Doc. 172. the slaves not rebellious. Letter from Gen. Drayton to Gov. Pickens. camp Lee, Hardeeville, Nov. 18, 1861. To his Excellency, Governor F. W. Pickens: sir: At the request of your Excellency, made to me yesterday at these Headquarters, I have the honor of presenting my views of the present attitude and behavior of the negroes in this portion of the State intrusted to my immediate command. So far from there being any insurrectionary feeling among them, I can assure your Excellency that I have neither seen nor heard of any act of pillaging, incendiarism, or violence in any direction. It is true that the negroes of a few plantations have shown a spirit of insubordination, by refusing to move higher up the country, when ordered to do so by their owners, but this disobedience should be assigned rather to a feeling of dismay and utter helplessness at being left alone and unprotected by the precipitate abandonment by their masters of their plantations, than from a
ssembled upon the call of the President. Gov. Taylor's proclamation. State of North Carolina, Executive Department. To the People of North Carolina: Whereas, an ordinance of the Convention of North Carolina, passed on Monday, the 18th November, 1861, directs the Provisional Governor of this Commonwealth in the following words, to wit: Whereas, it is desirable that this State shall be represented in the Federal Congress, and maintain her due weight in the councils of the Union, therefordistrict, on Thursday, the 28th day of November, 1861, and cast their ballots for a representative of the State in Congress. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the State to be affixed, at Hatteras, this, the eighteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-sixth. Marble Nash Taylor. By the Governor, Alonzo J. Stow, Private Secretary. Hatteras, Nov. 18, 1861.
Doc. 174. Albert Pike's safeguard. Washington, Nov. 18, 1861. A letter from A. G. Boone, Indian Agent for Upper Arkansas, has been received at the Indian Bureau, enclosing letters of safeguard issued by Albert Pike, who calls himself Commissioner of the Confederate States to the Indian nations and tribes west of Arkansas, in favor of a band of the Comanches. This document was obtained from the band in council. They were greatly astonished on being informed that they had made a treaty with enemies of the Government and of their Great Father at Washington, and wished the safeguard to be sent to Washington to be destroyed, or used as their Great Father might see fit. Armed Indians are at Fort Wise in great numbers, and are anxious to make a treaty and enter in the agency at that place. They number five hundred or six hundred lodges, and, from their number and bravery, more trouble may be apprehended from them than from all other tribes, if they are not satisfied. The fo
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Speech of Judge C. P. Daly, on the presentation of flags to the sixty-ninth regiment N. Y. S. V., Nov. 18, 1861. (search)
Speech of Judge C. P. Daly, on the presentation of flags to the sixty-ninth regiment N. Y. S. V., Nov. 18, 1861. Col. Nugent: I am requested by this lady beside me, Mrs. Chaflin, the daughter of an Irishman, and the wife of an officer in the regular army of the United States, and by the ladies associated with her, to offer to your regiment the accompanying stand of colors. In committing to your charge these two flags, I need scarcely remind you that the history of the one is pregnant with meaning in the light which it sheds upon the history of the other. This green flag, with its ancient harp, its burst of sunlight, and its motto from Ossian in the Irish tongue, recalls through the long lapse of many centuries, the period when Ireland was a nation, and conveys more eloquently than by words how her nationality was lost through the practical working of that doctrine of secession for which the rebellious States of the South have taken up arms. The period of Ireland's greatness wa
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