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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
Benjamin F. Hallet, of Boston. These embodied the substance of resolutions on the subject of Slavery, drawn up by Benjamin F. Butler, of Massachusetts (afterwards a major-general in the armies of the Republic), and adopted by the Democratic Convente Democratic party throughout the Union, as a true exposition of their principles and policy. With this understanding, Mr. Butler, now a member of the Committee on Resolutions sitting in Masonic Hall, on that warm April evening in 1860, proposed as as Personal Liberty Laws, as hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effects. Mr. Butler was opposed to making even this concession, and adhered to his proposition for a simple affirmance of the Cincinnati pl, drawn by H. B. Payne, of Ohio, and a resolution for the affirmance of the Cincinnati platform without alteration, by B. F. Butler. Mr. Avery opened debate on the subject, by frankly assuring the Convention that if the doctrine of Popular Soverei
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
he traitors in charge of her, David Ritchie, a bold sailor, boarded her, and saved from the flames the flag to which Secretary Dix alluded; also the Confederate flag which had been raised in its place. These flags were sent to General Dix by General Butler, who wrote, saying:--When I read your instructions to shoot on the spot any one who should attempt to haul down the American flag, my heart bounded for joy. It was the first bold stroke in favor of the Union, under the past Administration. --General Butler is New Orleans: by James Parton, page 67. A small medal was struck by private hands, commemorative of the event, of the exact size given in the engraving below. The words are not quite correctly quoted. The disloyal politicians of Texas, a province purchased by the people of the United States at the cost of a war with Mexico (in which two hundred millions of dollars of treasure, and thousands of precious lives, were squandered), and by an after payment of ten millions of dolla
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
n in readiness on Boston Common; and on the morning of the 17th, the Governor commissioned Benjamin F. Butler, of Lowell (then a Brigadier-General of Militia), the commander of the brigade. Butler knButler knew the chief conspirators well. He had passed evenings with Davis, Hunter, Mason, Slidell, Benjamin, and other traitors at Washington, three months before, and had become convinced of their determinaousand dollars. It was determined that the Sixth Regiment, Colonel Jones, which was a part of Butler's old brigade, should go forward at once to Washington, by way of New York, Philadelphia, and BaDike, making a corps of thirteen full companies. They were addressed by Governor Andrew and General Butler, in the presence of a vast multitude of citizens, and, in the afternoon, April 17, 1861. dey only two companies of artillery, and in imminent peril of seizure by the insurgents of Benjamin F. Butler. that State. These were followed by Colonel Packard and his regiment. The Eighth, under
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
the 20th to the 23d of April. Letter of Captain Follansbee to the Lowell Courier. Colonel Jones's official report to General Butler. Verbal statements to the author by citizens of Baltimore. The mob was quieted by four o'clock in the afternoon,ions of the arms of Massachusetts and the City of Lowell. The engraving is from a photograph kindly sent to me by Major-General Butler. this Monument was dedicated on the 17th of June, 1865, with imposing ceremonies by the Masonic fraternity, a lext. There was a collation at Huntington Hall, where toasts were given and speeches made. Among the speakers was Major-General Butler, whose military experience in Maryland, just after the riot in Baltimore, made him a deeply interested participantSoutheastern Virginia, 1861. which had been recently created, with his Headquarters at Fortress Monroe. He succeeded General Butler, who was assigned to another field of active duty. The Union Generals. George W Childs 628 & 630 Chestnut St. Phi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 18: the Capital secured.--Maryland secessionists Subdued.--contributions by the people. (search)
on against Baltimore, 441. plans of Scott and Butler against Baltimore, 442. opposing forces in MaMassachusetts, December 31, 1861, page 22. Butler left Philadelphia at eleven o'clock in the moralign control of the secessionists, was urging Butler not to land Northern troops. The excitement h that you had better take your men elsewhere. Butler, in reply, spoke of his necessities and his orlled almost any other man and body of men; but Butler generally exhibited an illustration of the trus leading to Baltimore and Harper's Ferry. General Butler accompanied the troops, and established a bights back of the Relay House, near which General Butler encamped, was a regular earthwork, called ral-in-chief. He had learned the metal of General Butler, and was not inclined to cast any obstacleenient Government released him. the inventor. Butler had promised Colonel Jones, of the Sixth, whicals of war intended for the insurgents; General Butler ascertained that a large quantity of arms,[50 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
nded the grand Southern railway route, connecting Washington and Richmond, and another leading to the fertile valley of the Shenandoah, beyond the Blue Ridge. General Butler had already suggested Mississippi Rifleman. the Mississippi riflemen were renowned as destructive sharp-shooters during the war. In addition to their rife note 1, page 266. to General Scott the propriety of sending National troops to occupy that very position before a Confederate soldier had appeared, Parton's Butler in New Orleans, page 105. knowing that Washington City could be more easily defended at that distance from it, than by troops and batteries on Arlington Hights, just across the Potomac, within cannon-shot of the Capital. The General-in-chief disagreed with Butler; and while the veteran soldier was slowly preparing for a defensive campaign, the enemies of the Government, moving aggressively and quickly, had taken full possession, unopposed, of one of the most important positions for the ac
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
eastern borders of that State, where General Benjamin F. Butler was in chief command. He had been sident was not offended by the act, and he gave Butler the commission of a Major-General of Volunteerhe great railway centers of that Commonwealth, Butler made his plans and dispositions accordingly. pecially of means for transportation, than General Butler had then at his command; and he was enablegadier-General E. W. Peirce, of Massachusetts, Butler's senior in rank in the militia of that State, June, General Peirce received a note from General Butler, written with a pencil on the back of an ath his battery and artillerymen, as supports. Butler had directed the march of both columns to be sinsurgents eighteen hundred. As soon as General Butler was informed of the action he proceeded tont, near the Baltimore wharf, we called on General Butler, who was then the commander of the Departmrd, a stanch ocean steamer which was to be General Butler's Headquarters in the expedition about to [29 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 22: the War on the Potomac and in Western Virginia. (search)
owing Indiana and Ohio troops into that portion of Virginia; and Major-General Robert Patterson, a veteran of two wars, then at the head of the Department of Pennsylvania, When the war broke out there were only two military departments, named respectively the Eastern and the Western. By a general order issued on the 27th of April, 1861, three new departments were created, namely, the Department of Washington, Colonel J. K. F. Mansfield, Commander; the Department of Annapolis, Brigadier-General B. F. Butler, Commander; and the Department of Pennsylvania, Major-General Robert Patterson, Commander. was rapidly gathering a large force of volunteers at Chambersburg, in that State, under General W. H. Keim. General Patterson comprehended the wants of the Government, and while the National Capital was cut off from communication with the loyal States, he took the responsibility of officially requesting [April 25, 1861] the Governor of Pennsylvania to direct the organization, in that Sta
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
expression compared with much that filled the newspapers of the Confederacy and was heard from the lips of leaders. The speech of Davis and the proclamation of Beauregard were applauded by the secession leaders in Washington City and in Baltimore, as exhibiting the ring of true metal, and gave a new impulse to their desires for linking the fortunes of Maryland with the Confederacy, and renewed their hopes of a speedy consummation of their wishes. The temporary panic that seized them when Butler so suddenly took military possession of Baltimore had quickly subsided after he was called away; and under the mild administration of martial law by General Cadwalader, his successor, they became daily more bold and defiant, and gave much uneasiness to the Government. It was known that the majority of the members of the Maryland Legislature were disloyal, and that secretly and openly they were doing all they could to array their State against the National Government. A committee of that bo