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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
r Mr. Lincoln, giving him fifty-seven electoral votes more than all of his opponents received. Bell received 89, Douglas 12, and Breckinridge 72. Of the popular votes, numbering 4,680,193, he receis opponents. He received 491,295 over Douglas, 1,018,499 over Breckinridge, and 1,275,821 over Bell. The votes for the four candidates, respectively, were: For Lincoln, 1,866,452; for Bell, 590,63Bell, 590,631; for Douglas, 1,375,144; and for Breckinridge, 847,953. This fact, and the circumstance that in nine Slave-labor States there was no Republican electoral ticket, gave factitious vigor to the plausibarolina. The people are very much excited. North Carolina is ready to secede. --Large numbers of Bell men, said another, from Montgomery, Alabama, headed by T. H. Watts, Thomas H. Watts was a BellBell-Everett elector, but espoused the cause of the conspirators at the very beginning of their open career. He was elected Governor of Alabama in 1868, and used his official power to its utmost in favor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
the case of prominent members of the Opposition in the Free-labor States, took positive positions. Two of the late candidates for the Presidency (Breckinridge and Bell) openly avowed their sympathy with the secessionists. Breckinridge, who afterward became a military leader in the rebellion, was cautious and treacherous. For a t in the event of their being driven from that position, he declared it to be their duty to espouse the cause of the conspirators for the conservation of Slavery. Bell, bolder or more honest, openly linked his fortunes with those of the Confederacy, in a speech at Nashville, on the 23d of April, in which he declared that Tennesse the deluging of the State with the blood of her own people. Address to the People of Tennessee: by Neil S. Brown, Russell Houston, E. H. Ewing, C. Johnstone, John Bell, R. J. Meigs, S. D. Morgan, John S. Brien, Andrew Ewing, John H. Callender, and Baylie Peyton. The Governor of Kentucky was less courageous and more cautious
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
when a portion of the troops, flying from Bowling Green, came rushing into the city across the railway and the Suspension bridges, and a rumor spread over the town that the victors at Fort Donelson were making their way rapidly up the Cumberland. The rumor was true. On the evening of the day after the surrender of Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862. Commodore Foote sent the St. Louis up the Cumberland to the Tennessee Iron Works, six or seven miles above Dover. These belonged, in part, to John Bell, the candidate of the Constitutional Union party for President, in 1860, See page 30, volume I. who, as we have observed, had early espoused the cause of the conspirators. See page 374, volume I. There appeared to be sufficient evidence of these works having been employed in the interest of the rebellion to warrant their destruction, and they were laid. in ashes. Nothing remained of them, when the writer passed by the spot in the spring of 1866, but three tall chimneys, ruined mach
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
he 260 officers and men of the Forty-second Massachusetts, and about 120 on board of the Harriet Lane, made prisoners. His loss he reported at 26 killed and 117 wounded, and the steamer Neptune. Just as that blockade was re-established under Commodore Bell, with the Brooklyn as his flag-ship, a strange sail appeared in the distance Jan. 11, 1863. when the gun-boat Hatteras was sent to make her acquaintance. At first the stranger moved off slowly, and Lieutenant Blake, commanding the Hatteras,rew were saved, and the Alabama went into the friendly British port of Kingston, Jamaica, for repairs. Ten days later two National gun-boats (Morning Light and Velocity,) blockading the Sabine Pass, were attacked by two Confederate steamers (John Bell and Uncle Ben) that came down the Sabine. They were driven out to sea and captured, with guns, prisoners, and a large amount of stores. And so when Grant was beginning the siege of Vicksburg in earnest, not a rood of Texas soil was repossesse
C., occupation of by national troops, i, 124. Beausfort district, first regiment of colored troops raised in, 2.565. Beauregard, Gen. G. T., demands the surrender of Fort Sumter, 1.317; opens fire on Fort Sumter, 1.320; infamous proclamation of (note), 1.550; position and number of troops under at Manassas, 1.582,. 585; his plan of attack, i 590; re-enforced by Johnson, 1.591, and by E. Kirby Smith, 1.602; his defense of Island No.10, 2.241-2.246; his evacuation of Corinth, 2.293. Bell, John, nomination of for the Presidency, 1.30. Belle Isle, sufferings of Union prisoners in, 3.597. Belligerent rights accorded to the Confederates, 1.544, 567. Belmont, battle at, 2.87. Benham, Gen., his unsuccessful pursuit of Floyd, 2.102; in command at the battle of Secessionville, 3.187. Benjamin, Judah P., last speech of in the Senate, 1.232. Bentonsville, battle of, 3.500. Bentonville, Skirmish at, 2.253. Bermuda Hundred, occupation of by Gen. Butler, 3.318; Butler
ney at buying cotton than by grain I know certain. I have been very sick, but I am better. How is all the good people at home? Your obedient servant, J. R. Paul. Huntsville, Ala., May 4, 1862. dear brother: I got started that day you left at 3 o'clock and we got to Fayetteville that night, and I got through the next day and reported to General Mitchel. He has not put me to work as yet, but I suppose he will to-morrow. I told him a little about quartermasters, and he has relieved Bell and Hastings both, and at my suggestion he has put Captain Slocum in the quartermaster's department. Huntsville is a nice town. The train on the other route has not got through yet and this is Sunday. No one has heard of them. Proctor, they say, was taken prisoner. He was a good ways ahead of his train. General Mitchel's son and about 200 of sick soldiers that was coming from Nashville to join their regiments was taken prisoners at Pulaski, on the other route. They let them go on par
tated, but that affecting colored persons only; and Congress, by the above action, clearly affirmed their right, when citizens of any State, to the privileges and immunities of citizens in all other States. The assumption that negroes are not, and cannot be, citizens, is abundantly refuted by the action of several of the Slave States themselves. Till within a recent period, free negroes were not merely citizens, but electors, of those States--which all citizens are not, or need not be. John Bell, when first elected to Congress, in 1827, running out Felix Grundy, received the votes of several colored electors, and used, long after, to confess his obligation to them. North Carolina allowed her free negroes, who possessed the requisite qualifications in other respects, to vote, regardless of their color, down to about 1830. Their habit of voting for the Federal or Whig candidates, and against the Democratic, was a subject of frequent and jocular remark — the Whigs insisting that
in certain Territories, approved March 6, 1820, be, and the same is hereby, declared to extend to the Pacific Ocean; and the said eighth section, together with the compromise therein effected, is hereby revived, and declared to be in full force, and binding, for the future organization of the Territories of the United States, in the same sense, and with the same understanding, with which it was generally adopted. This was carried by 33 Yeas — including Messrs. Calhoun, Jefferson Davis, John Bell, Benton, and every member present from the Slave States, with Messrs. Cameron, of Pennsylvania; Douglas, of Illinois; Bright, of Indiana; Dickinson, of New York; and Fitzgerald, of Michigan, from Free States--to 21 Nays, including Messrs. Webster, of Massachusetts, Hamlin, of Maine, Dix, of New York, and Breese, of Illinois. The bill, thus amended, passed the Senate by 33 Yeas to 22 Nays. But the House, on its return, thus amended, utterly refused (August 11th) to concur in any such pa
also one to establish territorial governments for Utah and New Mexico, Col. Benton moved April 5th. that the previous orders be postponed, and the California bill taken up. Mr. Clay proposed the laying of this motion on the table, which was carried by 27 Yeas to 24 Nays. The Senate now proceeded, on motion of Mr. Foote, of Mississippi, to constitute a Select Committee of thirteen, to consider the questions raised by Mr. Clay's proposition, and also by resolves submitted a month later by Mr. Bell, of Tennessee; and on the 19th this Committee was elected by ballot and composed as follows: Mr. Henry Clay, of Kentucky, Chairman. Messrs. Dickinson, of N. Y., Phelps, of Vt., Bell of Tenn., Cass, of Mich., Webster, of Mass., Berrien, of Ga., Cooper, of Pa., Downs, of La., King, of Ala., Mangum, of N. C., Mason, of Va., Bright, of Ind. Mr. Clay reported May 8th. from said Committee a recommendation, substantially, of his original proposition
rth Carolina; Butler and Evans, of South Carolina; Dawson, of Georgia; Fitzpatrick and C. C. Clay, of Alabama; Adams and Brown, of Mississippi; Benjamin and Slidell, of Louisiana; Morton, of Florida; Houston and Rusk, of Texas; Dixon, of Kentucky; Bell and Jones, of Tennessee; Atchison, of Missouri; Sebastian and Johnson, of Arkansas; Gwin and Weller, of California--36. So the Senate decisively voted that the people of the new Territories, formed by this act from the region shielded from Slaming out of Committee, Mr. Clayton's amendment, above mentioned, was disagreed to--22 to 20--and the bill engrossed for its third reading by 29 to 12--and, at a late hour of the night March 3d.--or rather, morning — passed: Yeas 37; Nays Messrs. Bell, of Tennessee, Houston, of Texas, and Walker, of Wisconsin, who had voted against Mr. Chase's amendment above cited, and Mr. James, of Rhode Island, who had not voted on it at all, now voted Nay. Messrs. Bayard, of Delaware, Cass, of Michigan,
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