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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An alleged proclamation of President Lincoln. (search)
ital, would develop into mighty proportions before the end of the century. Horace Greeley had advocated in the Tribune peaceable separation and boldly proclaimed: Let the erring sisters go in peace. The Indianapolis Journal, in the West, inspired by an ambition to take a position, occupied the same ground. The Northern States sent peace commissioners to Washington to plead with the South for a peaceable solution of the difficulties and a maintenance of the Union. The Government, under Mr. Buchanan, did nothing to repress the military preparations making in the South, and when Mr. Lincoln was inaugurated there were nine States defying his authority and ready for war. His administration had a most formidable opposition in the two remaining States that seceded, and in those also that attempted to do so. His support at the North, in the event of war, he regarded as uncertain, and anarchy appeared inevitable. In this condition of affairs commissioners appointed by Governor Pickens, o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
led and very interesting account of his ancestry, birth, school days in England, and his long and distinguished service in the United States navy until the secession of Georgia carried his allegiance with his State, and caused him to resign his commission and enter the Confederate service. His gallant service in command of the naval defences of South Carolina and Georgia is detailed, and then follows an account of his command of the iron-clad Virginia (Merrimac) after the wounding of Captain Buchanan. In this exceedingly interesting part of the narrative, official letters and reports of great historic value are given, and it is conclusively shown that the boasted victory of the Monitor over the Virginia is all a romance; but that, on the contrary, after the first encounter the Monitor avoided coming to close quarters with her more powerful antagonist, and declined the gage of battle thrown down to her. The circumstances under which Commodore Tattnall afterwards destroyed the Vir
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
eve that when the facts are all brought out, the difficulties against which he contended considered, and the overwhelming numbers and resources opposed to him calmly weighed, the future historian will write Lee down as not only the greatest general which this country has ever produced, but one of the ablest commanders in all history. Some of General Taylor's pen portraits are very vivid, life-like and accurate. We have space for only his portrait of Stanton, of whom he says: A spy under Buchanan, a tyrant under Lincoln and a traitor to Johnson, this man was as cruel and crafty as Domitian. I never saw him. In the end, conscience, long dormant, came as Alecto, and he was not; and the temple of justice, on whose threshold he stood, escaped profanation. The Appletons have brought out the book in a style worthy of their reputation, and it will doubtless have a wide sale. Since the above notice was penned a telegram announces that General Taylor died in New York on the 12th of Ap
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Hampton roads--Confederate official reports. (search)
o Congress a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, covering a detailed report of Flag-Officer Buchanan of the brilliant triumph of his squadron over the vastly superior forces of the enemy, ie President: Sir — I have the honor to submit herewith copy of the detailed report of Flag-Officer Buchanan of the brilliant triumph of his squadron over the vastly superior forces of the enemy, inder all these disadvantages, the dashing courage and consummate professional ability of Flag-Officer Buchanan and his associates achieved the most remarkable victory which naval annals record. Whch respect, your obedient servant, S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy. Report of flag-officer Buchanan. naval hospital, Norfolk, March 27th, 1862. Hon. S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Nandition to resume my command, but trust that I shall soon be restored to health, when I shall be ready for any duty that may be assigned to me. Very respectfully, Franklin Buchanan, Flag-Officer
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
ssion was the remedy to which a State might peaceably resort in the last extremity to redress actual or apparent wrongs, and that the time for its exercise had come. One-half, if not two-thirds, of the South further believed that after perhaps a skirmish or two over the forts in the South, the North would, as Greeley expressed it, permit the erring sisters to go in peace. We did not anticipate a war of much magnitude, and were totally unprepared for it. The arms that were moved South in Buchanan's administration were old-fashioned guns, removed at the express request of the Ordnance Department to make room for new and better arms; and the charge that they were removed by Secretary Floyd in anticipation of war, is as ridiculous as it is false. The idea that we were engaged in peaceable secession was not only prevalent in the South, but led to what will be regarded by the student of military operations as fatal and palpable military blunders. Had we realized in the beginning that
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Ocean Pond, Florida. (search)
t, companies H and E, Captain Mobley commanding, won for itself much honor, in charging and capturing three pieces of artillery. While refraining from a mention of the individual bearing of officers belonging to commands of my brigade (for the reason that all greatly distinguished themselves), I take pleasure in reporting the intrepid commander of the Sixth Georgia regiment (General Colquitt's brigade), Colonel Lofton, for meritorious services with my command, throughout the action; Corporal Buchanan, Company E, Sixty-fourth Georgia regiment; Sergeant Thomas Battle, Company C, First Georgia regulars, color-bearer, deserve mentioning for conspicuous bearing and daring. I would ask particular attention to the gallantry of Captain E. L. Guerard, acting brigade quartermaster. His services, together with the gallantry and promptness of Lieutenant Horace P. Clark, my aid-de-camp, were of the greatest importance during the whole engagement, and particularly after the remainder of my s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
n all his ancestors of whom history has given us a picture. I.--Buchanan in his History of Scotland, tells us that Duncan was of a gentle dot long survive the calamity. Thus Malcolm, in 1093, fell, and as Buchanan says: ”After having reigned thirty-six years, transmitted to postecottish king was almost immediately able to act on the offensive. Buchanan says: But while all his public measures succeeded according to hisprinciples are esteemed unfavorable to monarchy — such a sketch by Buchanan is of a greater value than the studied performance of a thousand p, 1152. He was one of the most accomplished princes of his time. Buchanan says: ”The affection which both the Scots and the English entertaie seventeenth in descent from King Robert the Bruce, of Scotland. Buchanan thus writes of the Scottish hero: Robert Bruce, to express much in lived. Authorities: Douglas' Baronage and Peerage of Scotland. Buchanan's History of Scotland. Chalmer's Caledonia. Anderson's Royal Gene<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Mobile bay. (search)
ommand of one of the most accomplished naval officers who ever lived (Admiral Franklin Buchanan,) failed to achieve the results of which she was capable, and which wt I am convinced of the justice of this belief. It was the intention of Admiral Buchanan to ram the flagship Hartford and sink her, even if the Tennessee went downny of the flying fleet. The idea of retiring to Fort Morgan never entered Admiral Buchanan's mind, as his order to me, immediately after the fleet had passed into thvery possible element, excepting only the daring and patriotism which impelled Buchanan with his single vessel of six guns and 170 men to attack such a fleet. Had he There never was the slightest cause for any such remark, and Drayton knew Admiral Buchanan too well to ascribe any action of his on such an occasion to any other mot under whose orders I was proudly serving. Lieutenant Kinney states that if Buchanan had possessed the grit of Farragut, it is probable that moment would have witn
ate made an ironclad fleet of the enemy Captain Buchanan Resolves to attack the enemy Sinks the r commander, Captain (afterward Admiral) Franklin Buchanan, with the wisdom of age and experience octed the frigates Cumberland and Congress. Buchanan no doubt felt the inspiration of a sailor wheerimental trip. Few men, conscious as Flag Officer Buchanan was of the defects of his vessel, woulown men, our prisoners, were wounded. Flag Officer Buchanan had stopped the firing upon the Congre Lieutenant-commanding Catesby Jones, to whom Buchanan had entrusted the ship when he was removed togned to the command of the Virginia, vice Admiral Buchanan, who was temporarily disabled. The Virgir first commander. He said: I consulted Commodore Buchanan on the character and power of the ship. ntrance, aided by the improvised fleet of Admiral Buchanan, which consisted of the wooden gunboats Mmen. One ironclad was sunk by a torpedo. Admiral Buchanan advanced to meet this force, and sought t[1 more...]
51, 204-05, 326, 355, 361, 441, 444, 445, 446, 447, 569, 570, 579, 581,589, 590. Brennan, Henry M., 510. Brent, Major, 202, 203. Brockenbrough, General, 93. Brodie, Dr. R. L., 60. Brooke, Commander, 164, 168, 191. Brooklyn (ship), 207-08, 212. Brooks, Governor of Arkansas, 642. Brown, Governor of Georgia, 472. Major, account of Fort Donelson's surrender, 28. Commander Isaac N., 192. Report on activities of the Arkansas, 203-05. Browne, Col. W. M., 482. Bryan, 85. Buchanan, General, 639. Admiral Franklin, 82, 165, 168, 169, 170, 173. Trial battle with Federal ships, 166-67. Buckner, Gen. Simon B., 24, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 337, 356, 357,358, 359, 360, 462, 526. Buell, Gen. D. C., 15, 31, 35, 38, 41, 43, 46, 47, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 323-4, 326, 327. Bull Run Batles of, see Manassas. Bullock, Capt. James D., 208, 210, 211, 221. Rufus,W. 632. Burnside, Gen. Ambrose E., 64, 269, 294, 295, 298, 300, 357, 358, 365, 421, 436, 438. Mining of Confederate f
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