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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Building Confederate vessels in France. (search)
not be stopped if sent to sea without their guns, it was arranged with him to push the completion of the latter vessels to the utmost, and to go on with the armored ships more leisurely, while we were considering what might be done with them. The course of events and the denouement is more clearly and fairly explained in the following despatch, written to the Secretary of the Navy at the time, than by any version I could give of the transaction now. The despatch referred to was written June 10th, 1864, and was as follows:— It is now my painful duty to report upon the most remarkable and astounding circumstance that has yet occurred in reference to our operations in Europe. Previous despatches have informed you under what influences, impressions and expectations I undertook the construction of ships of war in the building-yards of France, and how smoothly and satisfactorily the work progressed for several months after it was begun. I reported to you when it became evident that
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
ed himself for gallantry, he was promoted to the cavalry. But they were not invincible. The long, lean and lank Confederate, hair in strings, and tobacco saliva creeping out both sides of his mouth, was always the equal of the most pampered of the Federal soldiers. Around camp he was genial and clever, liberal to a fault, but woe to his antagonist when the Confederate looked over a rusty gun barrel at him. He was a dangerous man then. Well, we left Staunton on the morning of the 10th of June, 1864, with our faces towards Lexington. Everything moved along well until we got to Middlebrook, and then there was a little friction. The Federal cavalry attempted to ride over us, but in this they were deceived. We planted a few in the ground, or rather put them in a condition to be returned to Mother Earth, and we again pursued our journey south. The gallant Captain E. E. Bouldin, at present a practicing lawyer in Danville, and at that time captain of the Charlotte cavalry, was br
The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1864., [Electronic resource], Expulsion of citizens from Western Virginia. (search)
or before the 25th day of June, 1864 nor until he shall make oath that the notes offered in payment by him were severally and actually received by him in payment of taxes and other public dues at the times and reates specified in this act. 3. The non-interest hearing Treasury notes of that Confederate States of the denomination of five dollars, issued prior to the first day of April, 1864, may be received without abatement in payment of taxes and otehr public dues untill the tenth day of the June, 1864: Provided. The name shall be paid into the Treasury on or before the 25th day of June 1864. 4. The act passed September 14th, 1864, entitled an act amending and re-enacting teh 109th section of an act entitled and act imposing taxes for the support of Government, passed March 28th, 1864, is hereby respected. 5. It shall be the duty of the Keeger of the Rolls to cause this act to be published immediately after its passage in at least fire newspapers published in Richmond
ion of attacking Lexington. The position of affairs in the central part of the State to day is not known, as communications are broken with Lexington. It is thought that the intention of the rebels is to destroy all the railroads possible, and make their exit through Central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. The Kentucky Central railroad is being repaired. Trains will run to Cynthiana to-morrow. Gen Hobson left Covington to day to open communication with Lexington. Cincinnati, June 10, 1864.--Gen Burbridge, who has been following the rebels since they left Pound Gap, came up with them yesterday at Mount Sterling and whipped-them handsomely. A portion of Morgan's command entered Lexington at two o'clock this morning, burned the Kentucky Central Railroad Depot, robbed a number of stores, and left at 10 o'clock, in the direction of Georgetown and Frankfort Burbridge followed them. Returning troops. The 9th New York State militia have returned home, their three yea
an interest in his prayers. He stated further, in answer to enquiries on that point, that no communication with the prisoner would be permitted. He was kept under strict guard in a negro cabin close by, and though repeated efforts were made that night to visit him, they were in vain. It was at this awful hour, and immediately after knowing his fate, that Mr. Creigh wrote his beloved wife the following letter, from which we omit only a few matters relating to his private affairs: "June 10, 1864. "Dear Emily: I arrived this evening at the Rev. Mr. James Morrison's, in Rockbridge county. After eating my supper, I was taken into a house and the sentence pronounced that I was to be hung. I was not permitted any counsel in my case. "I wish you, my dear, beloved wife, to bear up under this dreadful bereavement; you and all the children bear up under this as well as they can, and all try to meet me in Heaven. I am meeting death with calmness, believing and trusting in the
The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1865., [Electronic resource], "rich man's War — poor man's fight." (search)
vidences of debt, viz., all receipts, certified accounts, and other evidences of the value of property purchased or impressed for the use of the Government, which have been, or shall hereafter be, received from the impressing officer or agent, shall be receivable in payment of taxes. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee. Mr. Semmes introduced a bill to extend and continue in force till the 10th of June, 1866, the "act to graduate the pay of general officers," approved 10th of June, 1864. The following message of the President, returning, with his objections, Senate bill to authorize newspapers to be mailed to soldiers free of postage, was taken up and considered: "To the Senate of the Confederate States of America: "I return to your honorable body, without my approval, an act which originated in the Senate, entitled 'an act to authorize newspapers to be mailed to soldiers free of postage.' "The act provides 'that all newspapers mailed to any offic
t shall be valued and paid for according to existing laws, and that said slaves or any of them, upon a faithful performance of their duties, shall be manumitted by General Orders from the War Department, if the consent of the State, in which the said slaves may be at the time, is given for their manumission." The bill was placed on the calendar and the amendment was ordered to be printed. A joint resolution was passed extending the provisions of the joint resolution, approved June 10th, 1864, allowing transportation to their homes for sick and wounded officers, and also hospital accommodations for the same. Senate bill to provide supplies for the army, and to prescribe the mode of making impressments, was considered and passed. House bill to diminish the number of exemptions and details being the special order for 1 o'clock P. M., was then taken up, when, On motion, by Mr. Caperton, of Virginia, the Senate resolved into secret session. House of Representat
ield, and not for service in the local defence.] The Chair laid before the House a communication from the President, informing them that he had returned, with his approval, an act "to regulate the business of conscription," and recommending that the eighth section, providing for the appointment of a board of surgeons to examine and finally discharge from service persons permanently disabled, be repealed or modified. Referred to the Special Committee on Impressments. Joint resolution of thanks to, and for the relief of, Major Gaspar Tochman, formerly of the Polish army, was considered and passed. Mr. Miles, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported favorably a Senate bill to extend an act "to graduate the pay of general officers," approved June 10, 1864. Passed. Also, a resolution calling for the printing of the report of the operations of General J. E. Johnston. Agreed to. On motion of Mr. Marshall, the House took a recess until half-past 7 o'clock.
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