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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 4: going to Montgomery.-appointment of the Cabinet. (search)
ur hearts forever. The town swarmed with men desiring and receiving commissions. Statesmen, lawyers, congressmen, planters, merchants pressed forward ardently to fulfil their part in the struggle. The Hon. William C. Rives, of Virginia, Pierce Butler, T. Butler King, William L. Yancey, James M. Mason, R. M. T. Hunter, John S. Preston, of Virginia, William Preston, of Kentucky, F. S. Bartow, of Georgia, J. P. Mallory and Steven Mallory, the Hon. James Chesnut, of South Carolina, and thousranches of the Government were in that close accord which seemed to promise the utmost efficiency for each. Mr. Davis went to his office before nine o'clock and came home at six, exhausted and silent, but he was so gentle and patient that Pierce Butler, who was our guest at this time, asked me jestingly, if he was always a combination of angel and seer like that. He slept little and ate less, but seemed to derive great comfort from the certainty that the Provisional Congress had a thorough
partment or countersigned by the Secretary of State; nor will any person be allowed to land in the United States without a passport from a Minister or Consul of the United States, or, if a foreigner, from his own Government, countersigned by such Minister or Consul. This regulation, however, is not to take effect in regard to persons coming from abroad until a reasonable time shall have elapsed for it to become known in the country from which they may proceed. At Philadelphia, Pa., Pierce Butler was arrested this afternoon by the United States marshal at the order of the Secretary of War and taken to New York. The arrest was caused by intercepted letters from him giving information to the Confederates.--National Intelligencer, August 21. In Haverhill, Mass., this evening, Ambrose L. Kimball, editor of the Essex County Democrat, was forcibly taken from his house by an excited mob, and, refusing information, was covered with a coat of tar and feathers, and ridden on a rail t
a new State shall be submitted to the people within the proposed boundary. The election is to be held on the 24th of October. The name of the new State is to be Kanawha.--National Intelligencer, August 22. Gov. Curtin issued a proclamation to the freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in which he urges them again to sustain the country in its danger, and calls upon every man to so act that he will not be ashamed to look at his mother, his wife, or sisters. --(Doc. 202.) Gen. Butler assumed command of the volunteer forces near Fortress Monroe in pursuance of the following order: Headquarters Department of Virginia, &c., Fortress Monroe, August 20, 1861. Special Order No. 9.--Major-General B. F. Butler is hereby placed in command of the volunteer forces in this department, exclusive of those at Fort Monroe. His present command, at Camps Butler and Hamilton, will include the First, Second, Seventh, Ninth, and Twentieth Regiments, the battalion of Massachusett
og-houses. The Yankee, after firing some sixty or seventy shot and shell during an hour and a halt left the scene. As she was leaving, the boats of the Marblehead were on the way to the shore to burn the houses behind which the rebels had taken refuge. During the engagement, a battery up the river fired some eight or ten shots, but they fell far short of them.--Philadelphia Bulletin, April 16. Simon Cameron, late Secretary of War, was arrested at Philadelphia, Pa., at the suit of Pierce Butler, for alleged false imprisoment in Fort Lafayette, last summer.--N. Y. Tribune, April 16. To-day was the date appointed by the rebels for convening the court of Berkeley County, at Martinsburgh, Va. At the appointed hour the sheriff under the rebel regime entered the courthouse, and was about to ring the bell, summoning the late confederate judge, John B. Nedenbush, to his seat, when Thomas Noakes, a well-known loyal citizen, seized the sheriff by the arm and emphatically notified hi
unteers, were this morning taken prisoners by the rebels near Yorktown, Va.--Philadelphia Inquirer. Gen. Banks's advance-guard, Col. Donnelly commanding, took three prisoners to-day, at a point nine miles beyond Harrisonburgh, Va. One of them says he belongs to company B of the Tenth Virginia regiment of infantry. This regiment had been on the Rappahannock, according to previous information.--Gen. Banks's Despatch. A body of National cavalry from Forsyth, Mo., destroyed the rebel saltpetre manufactory near Yellville, Ark., this day. Lieut. Heacock, of the Fourth regiment of Iowa cavalry, was killed and one private wounded, in the fight with the rebels.--(Doc. 146.) The Dismal Swamp Canal, N. C., was destroyed by the naval forces under Commander Rowan.--(Doc. 147.) The National fleet, under the command of Flag-Officer Farragut, after bombarding Forts Jackson and St. Philip, on the Mississippi River, passed by the forts to reduce New Orleans.--Gen. Butler's Report.
in the grave, and no bones of any kind — nothing but the clothes and portions of the flesh. We found the remains of three other bodies all together. The clothes were there; some flesh was left, but no bones. The witness also states that Mrs. Pierce Butler, who lives near the place, said that she had seen the rebels boiling portions of the bodies of our dead in order to obtain their bones as relics. They cold not wait for them to decay. She said that she had seen drumsticks made of Yankee shinbones, as they called them. Mrs. Butler also stated that she had seen a skull that one of the New-Orleans artillery had, which, he said, he was going to send home and have mounted, and that he intended to drink a brandy-punch out of it the day he was married. Frederick Scholes, of the city of Brooklyn, N. Y., testified that he proceeded to the battle-field of Bull Run, on the fourth of this month, (April,) to find the place where he supposed his brother's body was buried. Mr. Scholes, w
s corpus absolutely forbidden with one exception abundant Protective provisions in New York, but all failed case of Pierce Butler arrest of Secretary Cameron the President Assumes Responsibiliy for the crime no Heed given to writ issued by the ail to secure and enforce his right in the hour of trial. A few instances will afford an illustration of the facts. Pierce Butler was suspected of corresponding with persons in the Confederate States. He was arrested in Philadelphia on August 19,as minister to Russia, in January ensuing, he was arrested for assault and battery and false imprisonment, at the suit of Butler. The case was brought to the knowledge of the President of the United States, and on April 18, 1862, the Secretary of Sng: There is no reason to doubt that the coming election will be conducted with the usual quiet and order. Major General Butler was sent to take command in the city, seven thousand additional men were placed in the forts of the harbor, and pr
estruction of railroads, the burning of Richmond, and killing the officers of the government repelled by government clerks Papers on Dahlgren's body repulse of Butler's raid from Bermuda hundred advance of Sheridan repulsed at Richmond Stuart Resists Sheridan Stuart's death remarks on Grant's plan of campaign movement of GGeneral Butler Drewry's Bluff battle there campaign of Grant in Virginia. Both the Army of Northern Virginia and the army under General Meade remained in a state of comparative inaction during the months of January and February, 1864. On February 26, 1864, while General Lee's headquarters were at Orange Court House, two co General Lee, and conceal from him their plans for a surprise and, if possible, capture of the city of Richmond. This was to be a concerted movement in which General Butler, in command of the forces on the Peninsula, was to move up and make a demonstration upon Richmond on the east, while Generals Custer and Kilpatrick and Colone
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Constitution of the United States (search)
n. Pennsylvania. B. Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robt. Morris, Geo. Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouv. Morris. Delaware. Geo: Read, Jaco: Broom, John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, Gunning Bedford, Jun. Maryland. James Mchenry, Danl. Carroll, Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer. Virginia. John Blair, James Madison, Jr. North Carolina. Wm. Blount, Hugh Williamson, Richd. Dobbs Spaight. South Carolina. J. Rutledge, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Pierce Butler. Georgia. William Few, Abr. Baldwin. Attest: William Jackson, Secretary. Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The following amendments were proposed at the first session of the First Congress of the United States, which was begun and held at the city of New York on the 4th of March, 1789, and were declared in force Dec. 15, 1791. The following preamble and resolution preceded the original proposition of the amendments, and as they have been supposed to have an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Contrabands. (search)
Contrabands. On the day after his arrival at Fort Monroe, General Butler sent out Colonel Phelps, of the Vermont troops, to reconnoitre the vicinity of Hampton. The citizens had just fired the bridge. The flames were extinguished by the troopseir race, who were employed in building fortifications for the insurgents, desired to follow. They were taken before General Butler. He needed laborers in field-works which he was about to construct. Regarding these slaves, according to the laws oe as they, as aids in warfare, and which might be used against the National troops, These men are contraband of war, said Butler; set them at work. This order was scarcely announced before Major Carey, as agent of Colonel Mallory, and in charge of hshall detain them as contraband of war, said the general; and they were held as such. Other slaves speedily came in. General Butler wrote to the Secretary of War, telling him what he had done, on the assumption that they were the property of an en
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