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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
nder his roof, he met in conclave a band of men, like himself sworn to be defenders of his native land, from foes without and foes within, to plot schemes for the ruin of that country. At his table, and in secret session in his library, sat William H. Gist, then Governor of South Carolina; ex-governor James H. Adams; James L. Orr, once Speaker of the National House of Representatives; the entire Congressional Delegation of South Carolina, These were John McQueen, Lawrence M. Keitt, Milledge L. Bonham, John D. Ashmore, and William W. Boyce, of the House of Representatives, and Senators James H. Hammond and James Chesnut, Jr. excepting William Porcher Miles (who was compelled by sickness to be absent), and several other prominent men of that State. Then and there the plan for the overt act John Caldwell Calhoun. of rebellion, performed by South Carolinians in Convention at Charleston, sixty days later, seems to have been arranged. They were assured that their well-managed sunder
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
the President and the South Carolina delegation in Congress, The written communications to the President were signed by the following named persons, then Representatives in Congress from South Carolina:--John McQueen, William Porcher Miles, M. L. Bonham, W. W, Boyce, and Lawrence M. Keitt. that the relative military condition should remain the same, while each party forbore hostile movements. This statement of Miles satisfied the Convention that they might play treason to their hearts' conte influence us. The proposition was not agreed to. The following are the names of the Commissioners appointed to visit other Slave-labor States:--To Alabama, A. P. Calhoun; to Georgia, James L. Orr; to Florida, L. W. Spratt; to Mississippi, M. L. Bonham; to Louisiana, J. L. Manning; to Arkansas, A. C. Spain; to Texas, J. B. Kershaw; to Virginia, John S. Preston. to ask their co-operation; to propose the National Constitution just abandoned as a basis for a provisional government; and to invit
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
h some of their friends, and left the hall. Four days afterward, a letter signed by the entire South Carolina delegation, then in Washington, was sent in to the Speaker, announcing, in the peculiar phraseology of the devotees of State Supremacy, that the action of their State had dissolved their connection with those whom they had been associated with in a common agency (meaning the National Congress), and that they should vacate their seats. This letter was signed by John McQueen, Milledge L. Bonham, W. W. Boyce, and J. D. Ashmore. Law rence M. Keitt and William Porcher Miles were then in the Secession Convention at Charleston. After drawing their pay from the public treasury up to the hour of their desertion, they departed for their homes. The South Carolina Senators, as we have observed, had already resigned. See page 51. The announcement of the treasonable movements at Charleston was heard with a calm dignity quite remarkable by the representatives of the Freelabor Sta
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
to form a confederacy independent of the old Union; and in order to carry out the bold design of the conspirators, of having that confederacy consist of the fifteen Slave-labor States, four of the conventions appointed commissioners to go to these several States, as seductive missionaries in the bad cause. The names and destination of these Commissioners were as follows:-- South Carolina.--To Alabama, A. P. Calhoun; to Georgia. James L. Orr; to Florida, L. W. Spratt; to Mississippi, M. L. Bonham; to Louisiana, J. L. Manning; to Arkansas, A. C. Spain; to Texas, J. B. Kershaw. Alabama.--To North Carolina, Isham W Garrett; to Mississippi, E. W. Pettus; to South Carolina, J. A. Elmore; to Maryland, A. F. Hopkins; to Virginia. Frank Gilmer; to Tennessee, L. Pope Walker; to Kentucky, Stephen F. Hale to Arkansas, John A. Winston. Georgia.--To Missouri, Luther J. Glenn; to Virginia, Henry L. Benning. Mississippi.--To South Carolina, C. E. Hooker; to Alabama, Joseph W. Matthews;
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
dred and eighty thousand dollars for military and cognate expenses; and fifty thousand dollars for the postal service, when the National mail-routes should be closed. They also made preparations to organize a force of ten thousand men; and Milledge L. Bonham, a late member of Congress, was appointed major-general of the forces of that State. Volunteers from every part of the Confederacy flocked into Charleston; and at the close of March, not less than seven thousand armed men and one hundred alected as the position for one of the most formidable of the batteries of the insurgents, which was, built of heavy yellow pine logs, with a slanting roof toward the fort of the same material, over which was laid a shield of railway iron, Milledge L. Bonham. strongly clasped, and forming a perfect foil to bomb-shells. The embrasures were closed with iron-clad doors; and within were three 64-pounder columbiads. This was known as the Stevens Battery, so named in honor of its inventor and cons
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
hington Artillery of New Orleans, and three companies of Virginia cavalry. D. R. Jones's brigade was in the rear of McLean's Ford, and was composed of the Fifth South Carolina and the Fifteenth and Eighteenth Mississippi Volunteers, with two brass 6-pounders of Walton's battery, and one company of cavalry. The brigade of James Longstreet covered Blackburn's Ford. It was composed of the First, Eleventh, and Seventeenth Virginia Volunteers, with two brass 6-pounders of Walton's battery. M. L. Bonham's brigade, stationed at Centreville, covered the approaches to Mitchell's Ford. It consisted of the Second, Third, Seventh, and Eighth South Carolina Volunteers, two light batteries, and four companies of Virginia cavalry under Colonel Radford. Cocke's brigade held a position below the Stone Bridge and vicinity, and consisted of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-eighth Virginia Volunteers, a company of cavalry, and a light battery. Colonel Evans, with the Fourth South Carolina, a s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
ns, Jr. Mississippi--J. W. Clapp, *Reuben Davis, Israel Welch, H. C. Chambers, *O. R. Singleton, E. Barksdale, *John J. McRae. Missouri--W. M. Cook, Thomas A. Harris, Casper W. Bell, A. H. Conrow, George G. Vest, Thomas W. Freeman, John Hyer. North Carolina--*W. N. H. Smith, Robert R. Bridgers, Owen R. Keenan, T. D. McDowell, Thomas S. Ashe, Arch. H. Arrington, Robert McClean, William Lander, B. S. Gaither, A. T. Davidson. South Carolina--*John McQueen, *W. Porcher miles, L. M. Ayer, *Milledge L. Bonham, James Farrow, *William W. Boyce. Tennessee--Joseph T. Heiskell, William G. Swan, W. H. Tebbs, E. L. Gardenshire, *Henry S. Foote, *Meredith P. Gentry, *George W. Jones, Thomas Meneese, *J. D. C. Atkins, *John V. Wright, David M. Currin. Texas--*John a Wilcox, *C. C. Herbert, Peter W. Gray, B. F. Sexton, M. D. Graham, Wm. B. Wright. Virginia--*M. R. H. Garnett, John R. Chambliss, James Lyons, *Roger A. Pryor, *Thomas S. Bococke, John Goode, Jr., J. P. Holcombe, *D. C. De Jarnett, *Will
tally wounded, and I had my horse killed. Surgeon Stanton received a ball in his overcoat, and his horse was shot twice. The woods were instantly surrounded, and the carbineers dismounted and sent within them. We killed two and captured four, one of whom is shot twice and not expected to live. I captured two good horses, five shot-guns, one Hall's rifle, and two pistols. The names of the prisoners are as follows: W. D. Farley, First Lieutenant South Carolina Volunteers, Captain on General Bonham's staff; F. De Coradene, Lieutenant Seventh South Carolina Volunteers; P. W. Carper, Seventh South Carolina Volunteers; F. Hildebrand, A. M. Whitten, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, taken at Drainesville, on picket; Thos. Coleman, citizen of Drainesville, dangerously wounded. We killed or captured all we saw. I cannot close the report without speaking of the splendid manner in which both men and officers behaved. The fine manner in which Majors Jones, Byrnes, Second Lieutenant Fifth Cava
, Missouri. 8. Benjamin Huger, South Carolina, commanding at Norfolk. 9. James Longstreet, Alabama, Army of Potomac. 10. John B. Magruder, Virginia, commanding at Yorktown. 11. Thomas J. Jackson, Virginia, commanding Northwestern Virginia. 12. Mansfield Lovell, Virginia, commanding Coast of Louisiana. 13. Edmund Kirby Smith, Florida, Army of Potomac. 14. George B. Crittenden, Kentucky, commanding East Tennessee. Brigadier-Generals in the Provisional army. 1. Milledge L. Bonham, South Carolina, Army of Potomac. 2. John B. Floyd, Virginia, commanding Army of Kanawha. 3. Henry A. Wise, Virginia, waiting orders. 4. Ben McCulloch, Texas, Missouri. 5. Those having a * affixed are dead, or have resigned since the commencement of the war. Henry R. Jackson, Georgia, resigned. 6. Those having a * affixed are dead, or have resigned since the commencement of the war. Robert S. Garnett, Virginia, killed in action. 7. Those having a * affixed are dead
ion in the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, and in September, 1864, was assigned to the division of the Second Corps, Army of Tennessee. He died in Richmond, Virginia, March 2, 1873. Army of the Potomac On May 24, 1861, Brigadier-General M. L. Bonham was placed in command of the troops on the line of Alexandria. On the 31st, he was relieved by Brigadier-General P. G. T. Beauregard. The forces here gathered were denominated the Army of the Potomac (afterward First Corps, Army of rate generals--no. 16 South Carolina James H. Trapier, commander at Fort Moultrie and Sullivan's Island. Benjamin Huger, commander of a division at Seven Pines. William H. Wallace, originally Colonel of the 18th regiment. Milledge L. Bonham became Governor of South Carolina. Thomas F. Drayton commanded a Military District in South Carolina. James Chestnut, aide to Beauregard at Fort Sumter. Johnson Hagood, defender of Richmond and Petersburg. Arthur M. Manigault, Col
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