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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
ews (retired Nov. 29, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Benjamin W. Brice. Corps of Topographical Engineers Colonel John J. Abert (retired Sept. 9, 1861) Colonel Stephen H. Long. (This corps was consolidated with the Corps of Engineers, under act of March 3, 1863.) Corps of Engineers Brig.-Gen. Joseph G. Totten (died April 22, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Richard Delafield. Ordnance Department Colonel Henry K. Craig (until April 23, 1861) Brig.-Gen. James W. Ripley (retired Sept. 15, 1863) Brig.-Gen. George D. Ramsay (retired Sept. 12, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Alexander B. Dyer. Bureau of military justice Major John F. Lee (resigned Sept. 4, 1862) Brig.-Gen. Joseph Holt. Bureau of the provost Marshal General (created by act of March 3, 1863) Brig.-Gen. James B. Fry. General officers of the United States army, January 1, 1861 Brevet Lieut.-Gen. Winfield Scott (General-in-chief) Brig.-General John E. Wool Brig.-General David E. Twiggs Brig.-General William S
August 4, 1862, produced a total of only eighty-six thousand eight hundred and sixty; and an attempt to supply these in some of the States by a draft under State laws demonstrated that mere local statutes and machinery for that form of military recruitment were defective and totally inadequate. With the beginning of the third year of the war, more energetic measures to fill the armies were seen to be necessary; and after very hot and acrimonious debate for about a month, Congress, on March 3, 1863, passed a national conscription law, under which all male citizens between the ages of twenty and forty-five were enrolled to constitute the national forces, and the President was authorized to call them into service by draft as occasion might require. The law authorized the appointment of a provost-marshal-general, and under him a provost-marshal, a commissioner, and a surgeon, to constitute a board of enrollment in each congressional district; who, with necessary deputies, were requir
ock River, Va., between a strong reconnoitring force of Union troops under the command of Gen. Averill, and a body of rebel cavalry under Gen. Fitz-Hugh Lee, in which the latter, after a most desperate struggle, of four hours duration, were repulsed, and finally routed and pursued for a distance of six miles.--(Doc. 139.) By order of the War Department, Colonel James B. Fry was detailed as Provost-Marshal General of the United States, in pursuance of section five of the act approved March 3, 1863, for enrolling and calling out the National forces, and for other purposes.--The British steamer Calypso ran the blockade of Charleston, S. C., and arrived at her wharf in that city without receiving any damage from the blockading fleet.--Charleston Courier. Rear-Admiral Farragut, from the flag-ship Hartford, lying off Natchez, Miss., sent a letter to the Mayor of that city, stating that if the United States boats were fired on by the people of Natchez or by guerrillas, he would bom
rvice, enrolled under this act, shall be divided into two classes. Thus those who are now (that is to say, on the third of March, 1863) in the military service, are not to be included in either of these classes. And as those then (March third) in trs or regulars who had been in the service, and who had been discharged therefrom, or had resigned prior to the third day of March, 1863, are liable to be drafted in the same manner as if they had never been in the service; no regard is to be paid t date of their discharge and that of the draft. Volunteers who were in the service of the United States on the third of March, 1863, and have since that time been discharged, are not therefore included in the first class from which the first drafnd such as shall be prescribed by law concerning the enrolment and calling into service of the national forces. (Act March 3, 1863. Sec. 7.) The twenty-fifth Section of the same act provides that if any person shall resist any draft of men enrol
e instantly rejects these dangerous and unheard — of doctrines. It is not our purpose to enter upon an elaborate and extended refutation of them. We submit to you, however, one or two considerations, in the hope that you will review the subject with the earnest attention which its supreme importance demands. We say, then, we are not aware that the writ of habeas corpus is now suspended in any of the peaceful and loyal States of the Union. An act of Congress approved by you on the third of March, 1863, authorized the President to suspend it during the present rebellion. That the suspension is a legislative, and not an executive act, has been held in every judicial decision ever made in this country, and we think it cannot be delegated to any other branch of the government. But passing over that consideration, you have not exercised the power which Congress attempted to confer upon you, and the writ is not suspended in any part of the country where the civil laws are in force. No
influence, including your Excellency, opposed, in the discussions before the people, the policy of the Mexican war, were they warring upon the military, and did this give the military constitutional jurisdiction to lay hands upon them? And, finally, the charge in the specifications upon which Mr. Vallandigham was tried, entitled him to a trial before the civil tribunals according to the express provisions of the late acts of Congress, approved by yourself, July seventeenth, 1862, and March third, 1863, which were manifestly designed to supersede all necessity or pretext for arbitrary military arrests. The undersigned are unable to agree with you in the opinion you have expressed, that the Constitution is different in time of insurrection or invasion from what it is in time of peace and public security. The Constitution provides for no limitation upon, or exceptions to, the guarantees of personal liberty, except as to the writ of habeas corpus. Has the President, at the time of i
Doc. 171.-President Lincoln's Proclamation. Suspension of the habeas corpus in certain cases. A Proclamation. By the President of the United States. whereas, The Constitution of the United States has ordained that The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless, when in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it; and, whereas, a rebellion was existing on the third day of March, 1863, which rebellion is still existing ; and, whereas, by a statute which was approved on that day, it was enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled, that during the present insurrection the President of the United States, whenever, in his judgment, the public safety may require, is authorized to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in any case throughout the United States or any part thereof; and, whereas, in the judgment of the President the public safety does require that the pr
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
aired, and the work made stronger than ever, unless the guns have been dismounted, as during a bombardment the weak points are discovered and strengthened. Fort McAllister was 20 feet above the river, solidly built, with high traverses between the guns, protecting them from anything but a direct fire. It contained one 10-inch columbiad, a 100-pounder rifle, four 32-pounders, and one Whitworth rifle, throwing bolts. The three vessels anchored 1,200 yards below the fort, at 8 A. M., March 3, 1863, opened fire, and, as Captain Drayton reported, the parapets were much cut up and large holes made by the bursting shell, but no damage was done that could not be repaired in a few hours. Captain Drayton did not consider the fort nearly as great an obstacle to his advance as the piles which were driven in the channel of the river, and which rendered it impassable till they could be removed. The iron-clads were subjected to the fire of Fort McAllister for eight hours without receivi
enemy; since out ranks, since our heavy losses in the bloody struggles of 1862, were filled by volunteers too slowly for the exigencies of the service. The act providing for the enrollment of the National forces was among the last passed March 3, 1863. by the XXXVIIth Congress prior to its dissolution. It provided for the enrollment, by Federal provost-marshals and enrolling officers, of all able-bodied male citizens (not Whites only), including aliens who had declared their intention to ad created much excitement, in Ohio. Mr. C. L. Vallandigham, having been defeated in his canvass for re-election by Gen. Robert C. Schenck, at the Ohio State Election in 1862, ceased to be a Member at the close of the XXXVIIth Congress. March 3, 1863. Returning to Ohio, where he had already been suggested as the Democratic candidate for Governor in the canvass of that year, he speedily engaged in a popular canvass of the War and the Federal Administration, in a spirit of sweeping hostilit
forced against him for faithfully discharging his duty to his country. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the said State to be affixed, at Dover, this eleventh day of March, in the year of our Lord 1863, and of the said State the eighty-seventh. By the Governor, William cannon. N. B. Smithers, Secretary of State. The special message to which the above proclamation refers, is as follows: State of Delaware, Executive Department, March 3, 1863. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met: The passage by the General Assembly of the act entitled, An act to prevent illegal arrests in this State, renders it proper that I should briefly communicate my views and purpose in relation to it. It is with regret that I differ with the General Assembly in reference to the policy of the State upon any subject, or that I should feel compelled to decline cooperation with a coordinate bran
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