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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 7: up the Edisto. (search)
ain stream, we must borrow a pilot from Captain Dutch, whose gunboat blockaded that point. This active naval officer, however, whose boat expeditions had penetrated all the lower branches of those rivers, could supply our want, and we borrowed from him not only a pilot, but a surgeon, to replace our own, who had been prevented by an accident from coming with us. Thus accompanied, we steamed over the bar in safety, had a peaceful ascent, passed the island of Jehossee,--the fine estate of Governor Aiken, then left undisturbed by both sides,--and fired our first shell into the camp at Wiltown Bluff at four o'clock in the morning. The battery — whether fixed or movable we knew not --met us with a promptness that proved very shortlived. After three shots it was silent, but we could not tell why. The bluff was wooded, and we could see but little. The only course was to land, under cover of the guns. As the firing ceased and the smoke cleared away, I looked across the rice-fields whic
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 13: Conclusion. (search)
siege of Charleston was done. It took part in the battle of Honey Hill, and in the capture of a fort on James Island, of which Corporal Robert Vendross wrote triumphantly in a letter, When we took the pieces we found that we recapt our own pieces back that we lost on Willtown Revear (River) and thank the Lord did not lose but seven men out of our regiment. In February, 1865, the regiment was ordered to Charleston to do provost and guard duty, in March to Savannah, in June to Hamburg and Aiken, in September to Charleston and its neighborhood, and was finally mustered out of service — after being detained beyond its three years, so great was the scarcity of troops — on the 9th of February, 1866. With dramatic fitness this muster-out took place at Fort Wagner, above the graves of Shaw and his men. I give in the Appendix the farewell address of Lieutenant-Colonel Trowbridge, who commanded the regiment from the time I left it. Brevet Brigadier-General W. T. Bennett, of the One Hundre
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
Index. Adams, C. F., Hon., 25. Aiken, William, Gov., 170. Allston, Adam, Corp., 93. Andrew, J. A., Gov, 3, 71, 224, 225, 289. Bates, Edward, Hon., 290. Beach, H. A., Lt., 271, 272. Bearregard, W. T., Gen., 22, 57. Beecher, II. W., Rev., 256. Bell, Louis, Col., 236. Bennett, W. T., Gen., 265, 269. Bezzard, James, 83. Bigelow, L. F., Lt., 2. Billings, L., Lt.-Col., 269. Bingham, J. M., Lt., 176, 270. Brannan, J. M., Gen., 98. Brisbane, W. H., 40. Bronson, William, Sergt., 273. Brown, A. B., Lt., 272. Brown, John, 4, 22, 41, 60. Brown, John (colored), 274. Brown, York, 275. Bryant, J. E., Capt., 230, 231. Budd, Lt., 68. Burnside, A. E., Gen., 33,34. Butler, B. F., Gen., 1. Calhoun, J. C., Capt., 151, Chamberlin, G. B., Lt., 185, 270. Chamberlin, Mrs., 242. Cheever, G. B., Rev., 293. Child, A., Lt. 271, 272. Clark, Capt., 70, 76, 92. Clifton, Capt., 90, 91. Clinton, J. B., Lt., 170. Corwin, B. R., Maj., 115, 122. Crandall, W. B., Surg., 269. Cr
opeka, and formed a Free-State Constitution, under which they asked admission into the Union as a State. The XXXIVth Congress assembled at Washington, December 3d, 1855, no party having a majority in the House. Several weeks were consumed in fruitless ballotings for Speaker, until, finally, a majority voted — Yeas 113, Nays 104--that a plurality should suffice to elect after three more ballots. Under this rule, Nathaniel P. Banks, Jr., of Massachusetts, received 103 votes to 100 for William Aiken, of South Carolina, and 11 scattering. It was thereupon resolved — Yeas 155, Nays 40--that Mr. Banks had been duly elected Speaker. The House, on the 19th of March, resolved — Yeas 101, Nays 93--to send a Special Committee to Kansas, to inquire into the anarchy by this time prevailing there. That Committee was composed of Messrs. William A. Howard, of Michigan, John Sherman, of Ohio, and Mordecai Oliver, of Missouri, who immediately proceeded to Kansas, and there spent several weeks i<
n the Missouri Restriction, 80; becomes President in 1797, 88; his Treaty with the Indians in 1798, 102. Adams, John Quincy, his firm stand in behalf of the Georgia Indians, 103; attempts to purchase Texas, 149; unites in an anti-Annexation Address, 159; allusion to, 248; 250; favors the Panama Congress, 267-8; 357. Adams, Samuel, 42. Adrain, Garnet B., of N. J., Resolution, 374. Agriculture, 19; 20-21; statistics of by 8th U. S. Census, 22; value of implements of, by do., 28. Aiken, William, (Gov.) of S. C., 241. Aiken, U. S. Cutter, surrendered to the South Carolinas, 410; reappears as the Petrel, 599. Alabama, 123; Legislature of favors Annexation, 157; the Union party triumph in, 211; Legislative instructions to her delegates to the Demoeratic National Convention, 312-13; statement and withdrawal of the delegation, 313-14; secession meeting in, 330; her Commissioner at the South Carolina Convention, 344; Governor of, sends a dispatch to the Convention, 345; se
Among the items of news from Charleston floating around in secession circles, is a story that the Hon. Wm. Aiken has been made to disgorge, in aid of the cause, much against his will, as follows: He was notified that he was expected to advance $40,000 to that end; and plead his right to advance or not, as he might please, adding that he did not have the money. He was then promptly notified that he had been assessed that amount and must promptly pay it, under penalty of having it raised by the immediate confiscation and sale of his property in Charleston, worth many times as much. To save that from utter destruction, he did raise the amount demanded, and in paying it remarked, that his lot would be better if he was a journeyman carpenter at the North, shoving a jack-plane at $2 per day wages, than the South Carolina millionaire he was before it was essayed to reduce the South under a military despotism. He is now one of the suspected, his course in refusing to seem to be pleased
Adrian, —, of New Jersey, his resolution sustaining Major Anderson, D. 11 A Fragment--Cabinet Council, P. 83 Aid, the steam-tug, D. 13 Aiken, William, notice of, P. 12 Alabama, commissioners of, at Raleigh, N. C, D. 3; convention of, D. 5; delegates advise secession, D. 11; convention of, met, D. 12; olding States, Doc. 896; spirit of the young men of, P. 8; commissioners, threats of the, P. 9; subscribers to State loan, P. 9; to be a black Republic, P. 10; William Aiken and the State loan of, P. 12; to abolish Fourth of July, P. 22; versus Alabama, P. 28; Epigram on, P. 70 Southern army, greatly descended men in the, P. on, P. 137 Wilkins, —, Judge, at Pittsburg, Pa, D. 25 Wilkinson, Mrs., of Pittsburg, D. 25 Willard, C. M., D. 45 Willey, W. J., D. 94 William Aiken, the revenue cutter, surrendered, D. 7 Williams, John E., Doc. 306 Williams, Samuel L., of Stirling, Ky., P. 99 Williams, Thomas, Doc. 116
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of South Carolina, (search)
1798 John Draytonacting1800 James B. Richardson1802 Paul Hamilton1804 Charles Pinckney1806 John Drayton1808 Henry Middleton1810 Joseph Alston1812 David R. Williams1814 Andrew J. Pickens1816 John Geddes1818 Thomas Bennet1820 John L. Wilson1822 Richard J. Manning1824 John Taylor1826 Stephen D. Miller1828 James Hamilton1830 Robert Y. Hayne1832 George McDuflie1834 Pierce M. Butler1836 Patrick Noble1838 B. K. Henneganacting1840 J. P. Richardson1840 James H. Hammond1842 William Aiken1844 David Johnson1846 W. B. Seabrook1848 John H. Means1850 John L. Manning1852 James H. Adams1854 R. F. W. Alston1856 William H. Gist1858 Francis W. Pickens1860 M. L. Bonham1862 A. G. MagrathinauguratedDec. 19, 1864 Benj. F. Perryprovisional, appointedJune 30, 1865 James L. OrrinauguratedNov. 29, 1865 Robert K. ScottinauguratedJuly 9, 1868 F. J. Moses, Jr.1873 Daniel H. Chamberlain1875 Wade Hampton1877 William D. Simpsonassumes officeFeb. 26, 1879 T. B. Jeterassumes off
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
r. Kane, under Lieutenant Hartstene, U. S. N., finds at the Isle of Disco, Greenland, Kane and his companions, who had left the ship in the ice, May 17, and reached Disco, Aug. 8......Sept. 13, 1855 This expedition returns to New York City......Oct. 11, 1855 Thirty-fourth Congress, first session, assembles......Dec. 3, 1855 After a contest of nine weeks, on the 133d ballot, Nathaniel P. Banks, of Massachusetts, is elected (Feb. 2, 1856) speaker by a plurality of three votes over William Aiken, of South Carolina. [This session was the stormiest ever held.] Proclamation of President Pierce against the invasion of Nicaragua......Dec. 8, 1855 President Pierce, in special message, recognizes the pro-slavery legislature of the Territory of Kansas, and calls the attempt to establish a free-State government an act of rebellion......Jan. 24, 1856 President Pierce by proclamation warns all persons against unlawful combinations against the constituted authorities of Kansas..
t street: --Chisholm, five houses, occupied by Fred. Turk, Margaret Slavern, D. L. McCarthy, A. Robins, Martin Bennett, and others; A. Bia; A. Canale; R. Brodie, three houses, occupied by Louis Schucerte, Joseph Pattinl, and Frank Barton; Wm. Aiken, nine houses, occupied by Wm. Marche, Sylvester Jancovich, Leonardo Mal Baptiste Pattani, James Congrobe, Wm. Englert, and Jacob Reils. Coerce Street.--The following were the principal sufferers in Church street. C. L. Blase, Dr. Frin Guignard street: Sarah and Susan Jones, John Symons, E. J. Kingman, Dr. George E. Trescott, Miss McCrady and children, Louis Boniface. State Street.--The following are the principal sufferers in State street: Rev. P. O'Neil, William Aiken, Mrs. C. Picault, C. L. Blase, Christena L. Blase, C. Carolens, Charles Koch, Michael Herbert, Henry Schroeder, Mrs. Harvey, Isaac Loyea, John Nelligon. Cumberland Street.--The following are the principal sufferers in Cumberland street: