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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
cise such supposed power, are questions which, under my responsibility, I reserve to myself, and which I cannot feel justified in leaving to commanders in the field. Though much displeasure was expressed by many at the time concerning the position thus taken by the President, it was generally admitted later that he was justified in taking it, since it was from no lack of sympathy with the cause of emancipation that he withheld his sanction from the premature attempts to secure it. On July 16, 1862, Congress passed an act for the suppression of slavery, one provision of which declared the absolute freedom of the slaves of rebels under certain operations of war therein defined. This gave the President a wide field for the exercise of executive power, but he used it with great prudence. The patient Lincoln hoped the wise men among the Confederates might heed the threat contained in the act. Finally, in September, he issued the following warning proclamation: Proclamation. I,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farragut, David Glasgow -1870 (search)
re, and when the Civil War broke out he was in command of the Brooklyn, steam sloop-of-war. He commanded the naval expedition against New Orleans in the spring of 1862, having the Hartford as his flag-ship. Organizing the West Gulf blockading squadron, on his arrival in the Gulf of Mexico, by boldness and skill, with admirable assistants, he went up to New Orleans triumphantly. He operated with great vigor on the Mississippi River, afterwards, between New Orleans and Vicksburg; and on July 16, 1862, was placed first on the list of proposed admirals. In 1863 he co-operated in the capture of Port Hudson, and in August, 1864, defeated the Confederate forces in Mobile Bay. His exploits in the Gulf region gave him great fame, and in December, 1864, he received the thanks The Hartford, Farragut's flag-ship. of Congress, and the rank of vice-admiral was created expressly for him. In July, 1866, he was promoted to admiral. He visited Europe in 1867-68, and was received with the high
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes 1805-1877 (search)
Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes 1805-1877 Naval officer; born in Washington, D. C., Feb. 18, 1805; was appointed midships Louis M. Goldsborough. man in 1821, and lieutenant in 1825. In the Seminole War (q. v.) he commanded a company of mounted volunteers, and also an armed steamer. Made commander in 1841, he took part in the Mexican War. From 1853 to 1857 he was superintendent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. In the summer of 1861 he was placed in command of the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and with Burnside commanded the joint expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. For his services in the capture of Roanoke Island Congress thanked him. He afterwards dispersed the Confederate fleet under Lynch in North Carolina waters. He was made rear-admiral July 16, 1862; became commander of the European squadron in 1865; and was retired in 1873. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 20, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gregory, Francis Hoyt 1789-1866 (search)
Gregory, Francis Hoyt 1789-1866 Naval officer; born in Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 9, 1789; entered the United States navy as midshipman in 1809; was made lieutenant in 1814, and captain in 1828. He served under Chauncey on Lake Ontario; was made a prisoner and confined in England eighteen months. In the war with Mexico he commanded the frigate Raritan. His last sea service was in command of the African squadron. During the Civil War he superintended the construction of iron-clads. On July 16, 1862, Captain Gregory was made a rear-admiral on the retired list. During the War of 1812, supplies for the British were constantly ascending the St. Lawrence. Chauncey ordered Lieutenant Gregory to capture some of them. With a small force he lay in ambush among the Thousand Islands in the middle of June, 1814. They were discovered, and a British gunboat was sent to attack them. They did not wait for the assault, but boldly dashed upon and captured their antagonist. She carried an 18-pou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jouett, James Edward 1828- (search)
Ky., Feb. 27, 1828. He entered the navy as midshipman in 1841; fought in the war with Mexico, and graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1847. He went with the expedition to Paraguay and served in the Berriby war. Later he was promoted passed midshipman and in 1855 became master and lieutenant. In 1861 he destroyed the Confederate war vessel Royal Yacht, in Galveston Harbor, while in command of the frigate Santee. For this exploit he was given command of the Montgomery. On July 16, 1862, he was promoted to lieutenant-commander. In 1864 when the entrance to Mobile Bay was forced he took a conspicuous part. In 1866 he was promoted commander; in 1874, captain; in 1883, commodore; in 1886, rear-admiral; and in 1890 was retired. He had charge of the operations on the Isthmus of Panama in 1885 and succeeded in obtaining a free transit across the isthmus and in restoring peace between the rebels and the government of Colombia, for which he was thanked by the President of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medals. (search)
itish, French, and Spanish officers and crewsRescuing crew of U. S. brig-of-war Somers before Vera Cruz, Dec. 7, 1846Gold & silver. March 9, 1848Maj.-Gen. Winfield ScottMexican campaignGold May 9, 1848Maj.-Gen. Zachary TaylorVictory of Buena VistaGold. Aug. 4, 1854Capt. Duncan N. IngrahamRelease of Martin KosztaGold. May 11, 1858Dr. Frederick H. Rose, of the British navyFor humanity—care of yellow-fever patients from Jamaica to New York on the U. S. S. SusquehannaGold. Dec. 21, 1861 July 16, 1862Naval, to be bestowed upon petty officers, seamen, and marines distinguished for gallantry in action, etc.; 200 issued July 12, 1861Army, to non-commissioned officers and privates for gallantry in action, etc.; 2,000 issuedAt Gettysburg. July 1, 1863, the 27th Maine volunteered to remain for the battle, although its term had expired. All its members received medalsBronze. March 3, 1863 Dec. 17, 1863Maj.-Gen. Ulysses S. GrantVictories of Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, ChattanoogaGold. Jan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worden, John Lorimer 1818-1897 (search)
Worden, John Lorimer 1818-1897 Naval officer; born in Mount Pleasant, Westchester co., N. Y., March 12, 1818; entered the navy in 1834 as midshipman; was made lieutenant in 1846, and commander on July 16, 1862. He was despatched from Washington on the morning of April 7, 1861, by the Secretary of the Navy, to carry orders to Captain Adams, of the Sabine, near Fort Pickens. Warden arrived at Montgomery, Ala., late at night on the 9th, and departed for Pensacola early the next morning. He observed great excitement in the Gulf region, and, fearing he might be arrested, he read his despatches carefully and then tore them up. On the morning of the 11th he arrived at Pensacola. There he was taken before General Bragg, and told that officer he was a lieutenant of the United States navy, and had been sent from Washington, under orders from the Navy Department, to communicate with the squadron under Captain Adams. Bragg immediately wrote a pass, and, as he handed it to Worden, rema