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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
were led by such men as John Slidell, of Louisiana, and William L. Yancey, of Alabama, then, and long before, arch-conspirators against the life of the Republic. In June, 1856, a National Democratic Convention was held at Cincinnati, when James Buchanan was nominated for President of the United States. A platform was then framed, composed of many resolutions and involved declarations of principles, drawn by the hand of Benjamin F. Hallet, of Boston. These embodied the substance of resolutione standing pre-eminently before this country — a young and gallant son of the South. He then named John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, as a nominee for the Presidency. Mr. Breckinridge was then Vice-president of the United States under President Buchanan, and subsequent events show that he was a co-worker with Davis and others against the Government. He joined the insurgents, and, during a portion of the civil war that ensued, he was the socalled Secretary of War of Jefferson Davis. Veheme
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
Calhoun, 41. Virginia politicians, 42. conspirators in Buchanan's Cabinet, 43. rebellious movements in South Carolina, 4lavers might not be molested; and the administration of Mr. Buchanan was made to favor this scheme of the great cotton-plant for his class, the declaration of Howell Cobb (then President Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury), at a public gathering esentatives, in a public speech, at Washington, that President Buchanan was pledged to secession, and would be held to it ; Three, if not four, of these chief conspirators were President Buchanan's cabinet ministers and constitutional advisers. Th 8, 1860. Cobb resigned his office, In his letter to Mr. Buchanan, resigning his office, Mr. Cobb frankly informed him th can do no further good here, I shall return to my home. Buchanan is the truest friend to the South I have ever known in th. Trescot (afterward Assistant Secretary of State under Mr. Buchanan), in May, 1851, when great preparations were made by th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
Meeting of the thirty-sixth Congress, 64. President Buchanan's Message, 65. the Fugitive Slave Law, 67. Personahe solemn assurances of leaders in the rising revolt James Buchanan. to the contrary, that the long-continued and intempet for the ears of the people of the Slave-labor States, Mr. Buchanan proceeded to argue that the election of a President obnat the President elect would feel it to be his duty, as Mr. Buchanan had done, to act vigorously in executing the Fugitive SLegislatures who enacted them, would, in the opinion of Mr. Buchanan, be a sufficient justification of the people of the Slathe sorcerer's wand. In the contrast between Jackson and Buchanan, which that retrospect exhibited, they saw cause for gloowis Cass (also his companion-in-arms in the War of 1812), Buchanan's Lewis Cass. Secretary of State, on the 6th of Deo private life. He was succeeded by Jeremiah S. Black, Buchanan's Attorney-General. Two days before, as we have observed
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)
tured by the consequential insolence of vulgar imitation. William H. Trescot, Assistant Secretary of State under President Buchanan, in an Oration before the South Carolina Historical Society, in 1859. Mr. Trescot was a member of an association ofton-growing States at that time. The restless spirits of South Carolina were quieted, for a while, by the election of Buchanan, in the autumn of 1856. They were disappointed, because they seemed compelled to wait for another pretext for rebellioner should be refused, armed South Carolinians would take them. He spoke of the weakness of the National Government with Buchanan at its head, and the consequently auspicious time for them then to strike the murderous blow at the life of the Republic, who had been a member of the National Congress ten consecutive years, 1835-1845. and minister to the Russian Court by Buchanan's appointment, was a worthy successor of Gist; and he entered into the schemes of the conspirators with all the powers t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 5: events in Charleston and Charleston harbor in December, 1860.--the conspirators encouraged by the Government policy. (search)
s, and there hundreds of patriots suffered long and hopelessly, and scores perished of wounds and privations, while the British held possession of the city, from May, 1780, until the close of the war. From that building Isaac Hayne, the martyr, was taken out to execution, having been brought up from a damp vault for the purpose. This building originally fronted the sea; but, in the course of time, stately warehouses arose between it and the water. From that time until the close of President Buchanan's administration, and even longer, Major Anderson was compelled, by Government policy, to see the insurgents gather by thousands in and around Charleston, erect fortifications within reach of his guns, and Old Custom House in Charleston. make every needful preparation for the destruction of Fort Sumter and its little garrison, without being allowed to fire a shot. Looking back from our present stand-point, we perceive in this forbearance either the consummate wisdom of man or the di
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)
o Washington after the expiration of the term of Mr. Buchanan. This city will be seized and occupied as the c allow the electoral votes to be counted; proclaim Buchanan provisional President, if he will do as we wish, ahas been done here, but depend upon nothing that Mr. Buchanan promises. He will cheat us unless we are too qu inclined to give the order; See Letter of President Buchanan to the Commissioners of South Carolina, Decemonal Intelligencer on the 21st of October, 1862, Mr. Buchanan says that it was at his request that Floyd resigloyal people of the Republic. The purification of Buchanan's Cabinet went on, and there was a general change Secretary of War during the last seventy days of Mr. Buchanan's administration, that no such pledge was ever ghe civil war, says, that he was sent there by President Buchanan as his confidential agent, to assure the insu 1861. and by Thompson, one of the conspirators in Buchanan's Cabinet, who was afterward an accomplice in deed
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
essage of Governor Pettus to the Legislature of Mississippi, January 15, 1861. Brown and Davis were members of the Senate of the United States, and left their seats because of the alleged secession of their State. Thompson had been a member of Buchanan's Cabinet until the day before the Mississippi Ordinance of Secession was passed. The Legislature of Mississippi levied an additional tax of fifty per cent. upon the amount of the existing State tax, and authorized the Governor to borrow twoton] that if we left here, force, loan, and volunteer bills might be passed, which would put Mr, Lincoln in immediate condition for hostilities; whereas, by remaining in our places until the 4th of March, it is thought we can keep the hands of Mr. Buchanan tied, and disable the Republicans from effecting any legislation which will strengthen the hands of the incoming Administration. The original letter, now before me, was found at Fernandina, Florida, when the national troops took possession
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
For the purpose of procuring abstinence from hostile action, pending the proceedings of the proposed Peace Congress, ex-President John Tyler was sent to President Buchanan, and Judge John Robertson to Governor Pickens, and the Governors of other seceding States. The President informed Mr. Tyler that he had no power to make suelegraph to the President and to the Governors of all the States, North and South. The proposition for a Peace Convention was received with great favor. President Buchanan laid the matter before Congress, with a commendatory Message, in which he said :--If the seceding States abstain from any and all acts calculated to producehe Virginians treated them with coldness; and the Alabamians and Mississippians coaxed them by the lips of commissioners. These efforts were vain. Thompson, of Buchanan's Cabinet, went back to Washington, See pages 45 and 144; note 1, page 143, and note 1, page 91. convinced that the radical secessionists of that State were b
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. Line between loyalists and disloyalists distinctly drawn conspirators in Congress, 216. the conspiracy revealed by a Southern man, 217. the people alarmed Unsatisfactory Message from President Buchanan, 218. position of the President General Wool's warning firmness of the Union men in Congress, 219. Jefferson Davis's proposition to amend the Constitution, 220. useless labors of the two great committees Senator Clark's proposition conspirators determined on disunion, 221. action of the Senate Committee of thirteen of the House Committee of thirty — three, 222. Debates on Crittenden's propositions Toombs declares himself a rebel, 224. Hunter's propositions, 225. Seward's position defined Union speeches, 226-227. final action on the Crittenden Compromise withdrawal of disloyal Senators, 228. seizure of arms in New York, 230. Slidell's last speech in the Senate, 231. Senator Benjamin's last s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
f the National Capital by increasing the military force there; and Tyler seems to have gone so far as to have given President Buchanan to understand that the appearance of National troops as participators in the celebration of Washington's Birthday, nal Anniversary by the military arm of the Government as a matter of course. From your friend, very respectfully, James Buchanan. President Tyler. The failure of the Peace Conference caused much disappointment throughout the country among a n. General Scott, in vindication of himself, then published a Report on the public defenses, which he had submitted to Mr. Buchanan before he left office, which occasioned a spicy newspaper correspondence between these venerable men. See National Inth P. Benjamin was appointed to be Attorney-General. William M. Browne, late editor of the Washington Constitution, President Buchanan's official organ, was appointed Assistant Secretary of State, and Philip Clayton, of Georgia, Assistant Secretary o
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