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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 40: talk of peace. (search)
I had hoped that by exchanging those held under charges by each party it would be possible to diminish, to some extent, the sufferings of both without detriment to their interests. Should you see proper to assent to the interview proposed in my letter of this date, I hope it may be found practicable to arrive at a more satisfactory understanding on this subject. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. To which General Grant replied,-- City Point, Virginia, March 4, 1865. General R. E. Lee, Commanding Confederate States Armies: Your two letters of the 2d instant were received yesterday. In regard to any apprehended misunderstanding in reference to the exchange of political prisoners, I think there need be none. General Ord and General Longstreet have probably misunderstood what I said to the former on the subject, or I may have failed to make myself understood possibly. A few days before the interview between Generals Longstreet and Ord I had recei
n his own handwriting on the manuscript draft records the result of his appeal and suggestion: February 5, 1865. To-day, these papers, which explain themselves, were drawn up and submitted to the cabinet, and unanimously disapproved by them. A. Lincoln. With the words, You are all opposed to me, sadly uttered, the President folded up the paper and ceased the discussion. The formal inauguration of Mr. Lincoln for his second presidential term took place at the appointed time, March 4, 1865. There is little variation in the simple but impressive pageantry with which the official ceremony is celebrated. The principal novelty commented upon by the newspapers was the share which the hitherto enslaved race had for the first time in this public and political drama. Civic associations of negro citizens joined in the procession, and a battalion of negro soldiers formed part of the military escort. The weather was sufficiently favorable to allow the ceremonies to take place on
y down our arms until it shall have been won. [Wild and long-continued cheering followed the reading of this resolution.] Resolved, 2. That, as we believe our resources to be sufficient for the purpose, we do not doubt that we shall conduct the war successfully to that issue; and we hereby invoke the people, in the name of the holiest of all causes, to spare neither their blood nor their treasure in its maintenance and support. Mr. Lincoln's Address, on his second inauguration March 4, 1865. as President, may fitly close this final chapter of our political history. In its profoundly religious spirit, its tenderness, its undesigned solemnity, in view of the triumphs already achieved and the still more conclusive triumphs rationally anticipated and now just at hand, the reader will discern the then unperceived but awful shadow of impending death: fellow-countrymen — At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office, there is less occasion for an extend
4 233 Totals 12 116 128 4 185 189 2,846 Total of killed and wounded, 457; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 35. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Picket, Va., Feb. 25, 1862 1 Guerrillas, Va., Dec. 17, 1863 1 Bellefield Station, Va., Dec. 10, 1864 4 Rappahannock, Va., May 14, 1862 1 Warrenton, Va., Jan. 15, 1864 1 Hatcher's Run, Va., Feb. 6, 1865 3 Strasburg, Va., June 1, 1862 1 Todd's Tavern, Va., May 5, 1864 21 Picket, Va., March 4, 1865 1 Woodstock, Va., June 2, 1862 1 Beaver Dam, Va., May 9, 1864 1 Dinwiddie C. H., March 30, 1865 2 Harrisonburg, Va., June 6, 1862 3 Richmond Raid, Va., May--, 1864 2 Chamberlain's Creek, March 31, ‘65 1 Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 1862 2 Hanovertown, Va., May 26, 1864 1 Burke's Station, Va., April 4, 1865 2 Brandy Station, Va., Aug. 20, 1862 1 Hawes's Shop, Va., May 28, 1864 21 Amelia Springs, Va., April 5, 1865 3 Rappahannock, Va., Aug. 21, 1862 1 Trevilian Station, June
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
ntly intelligent, and apparently well educated. We aired our Gallic for a long time together and discussed many mighty topics. He, of course, like all those who have the French way of thinking, was mildly horrified at the want of central power in this country and thought the political power delegated to the states was highly dangerous. They ought only to have power to look out for the bien publique. All of which was edifying to me, as coming from a descendant of a colonist of Trajan. March 4, 1865 Yesterday the rain gave over partly, and so, in the afternoon, Rosie and I mounted and rode forth to see the new line to the left. The mare knew me and greeted me, in her characteristic way, by trying to kick and bite me. I felt quite funny and odd at being once more on horseback, but had a fine time, for the mare was in great spirits and danced and hopped in a festive manner. Rosie was very proud to show me all the last battle-ground, and to explain the new roads; for he has a high
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
the late President, Abraham Lincoln, on the 3d of March, by my telegraph of that date, addressed to you, express substantially the views of President Andrew Johnson, and will be observed by General Sherman. A copy is herewith appended. The President desires that you proceed immediately to the headquarters of Major-General Sherman, and direct operations against the enemy. Yours truly, Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. The following telegram was received 2 P. M., City Point, March 4, 1865 (from Washington, 12 M., March 3, 1865): [cipher.] office United States military telegraph, headquarters armies of the United States. Lieutenant--General Grant: The President directs me to say to you that he wishes you to have no conference with General Lee, unless it be for the capitulation of Lee's army or on solely minor and purely military matters. He instructs me to say that you are not to decide, discuss, or confer upon any political question; such questions the Presid
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Naval chronology 1861-1865: important naval engagements of the Civil war March, 1861-June, 1865 (search)
the officers and crew were lost. January 23-24, 1865. Confed. ironclads attempt descent of the James, and are driven back. January 26, 1865. Steamer Eclipse explodes on the Tennessee River, killing 140 persons. February, 1865. February 4, 1865. Lieut. Cushing with 4 boats and 50 men takes possession of All Saints Parish, on Little River, S. C., capturing a large amount of cotton. February 18, 1865. Charleston occupied by Union forces. March, 1865. March 4, 1865. U. S. transport steamer Thorne blown up by a torpedo in Cape Fear River. March 28-29, 1865. U. S. monitors Milwaukee and Osage sunk by torpedoes in Mobile Bay. April, 1865. April 8, 1865. Spanish Fort, Mobile, bombarded. The Confederates evacuate at night. April 12, 1865. Mobile occupied by Union forces. April 14, 1865. Anniversary of the capture of Fort Sumter celebrated, by imposing ceremonies at the fort, and replacing the flag by Gen. Anders
ce-president. William H. Seward Secretary of State. Caleb B. Smith Secretary of the Interior. Edward Bates Attorney-General. Other members were: War, Simon Cameron (1861); Treasury, W. P. Fessenden, July 1, 1864, and Hugh McCulloch, March 4, 1865; Interior, John P. Usher, January 8, 1863; Attorney-General, James Speed, December 2, 1864; Postmaster-General, William Dennison, September 24, 1864. Men who helped president Davis guide the ship of state: vice-president Stephens and m here remained half a century later. The time is summer, as the awnings attest. Recruiting on Broadway, 1861 Recruiting on Broadway. The War's great citizen at his moment of triumph: Lincoln reading his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865 Just behind the round table to the right, rising head and shoulders above the distinguished bystanders, grasping his manuscript in both hands, stands Abraham Lincoln. Of all the occasions on which he talked to his countrymen, this was mos
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
harton, John A., Nov. 10, 1863. Wheeler, Joseph, Jan. 20, 1864. Whiting, W. H. C., Apr. 22, 1863. Withers, Jones M., April 6, 1862. Wilcox, C. M., Aug. 3, 1863. Major-generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Allen, William W., Mar. 4, 1865. Brown, John C., Aug. 4, 1864. Clayton, Henry D., July 7, 1864. Lomax, L. L., Aug. 10, 1864. Ramseur, S. D., June 1, 1864. Rosser, T. L., Nov. 1, 1864. Walthall, E. C., July 6, 1864. Wright, A. R., Nov. 26, 1864. Young, P. M. B., Dec. Major, James P., July 21, 1863. Maney, George, April 16, 1862. Manigault, A. M., April 26, 1863. Marshall, H., Oct. 30, 1861. Martin, James G., May 15, 1862. Maxey, S. B., Mar. 4, 1862. Mercer, Hugh W., Oct. 29, 1861. Moody, Young M., Mar. 4, 1865. Moore, John C., May 26, 1862. Moore, P. T., Sept. 20, 1864. Morgan, John H., Dec. 11, 1862. Morgan, John T., June 6, 1863. Mouton, Alfred, April 16, 1862. Nelson, Allison, Sept. 12, 1862. Nicholls, F. T., Oct. 14, 1862. O'Neal, Ed. A.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Senate, United States (search)
act of March 19, 1816, covered the time from March 4, 1815. The act of Jan. 2, 1818, applied to fifty-three days of past time. The act of Aug. 16, 1856, applied to all the time from March 4, 1855. The act of July 28, 1866, reached back to March 4, 1865. The act of March 3, 1873, covered the whole term of that Congress, beginning March 4, 1871 —two years. There has not been any general law allowing mileage for attendance upon special or extraordinary sessions. Where it has been authoriz admitted March 1, 1867. The reorganization of the reconstructed States and the admission of their Senators kept the matter alive until the new Northwestern States came in. The Senators from Tennessee were seated July 27, 1866, and paid from March 4, 1865, the beginning of the Congress then in being (the Thirty-fifth). A Senator from Maryland was elected for the term beginning March 4, 1867, but he was not admitted and received no compensation. March 7, 1868, another person was elected to f
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