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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 84 2 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 44 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 40 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 33 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 32 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 30 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 27 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 22 6 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 21 1 Browse Search
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ave States, while it was imagined that the North would be divided into separate cliques, each striving for the destruction of the other. Early in the year 1861, Miss Dix, the philanthropist, came into my office on a Saturday afternoon. I had known her for some years as one engaged in alleviating the sufferings of the afflicted. ily consultations of the conspirators were treasured up as a guide to our future plans for thwarting them. It turned out, that all that had been communicated by Miss Dix and the gentleman from Baltimore rested upon a foundation of fact, and that the half had not been told. It was made as certain as strong circumstantial and posiattle; but the fort which it held saved Baltimore and Maryland from going with Virginia and other Southern States headlong into rebellion. They were thanked by General Dix, post commandant, for their patriotism and good behavior, and, at his request, remained on duty two weeks after their term of service had expired. This battal
welfare of Captain Sanders's company of sharpshooters, which will this day march almost from under the shadow of your own roof-tree, in the county of Essex? This splendid company was recruited at Camp Schouler, Lynnfield. Captain Sanders was killed in battle, Sept. 17, 1862. Sept. 10.—Governor writes to the selectmen of Wellfleet, acknowledging the receipt of five hundred dollars, raised in that town for the benefit of the families of soldiers. Sept. 11.—Governor writes to Major-General John A. Dix, commanding at Baltimore, Pray do not execute private Stephen C. Scott, of our Sixteenth Regiment, until you have given his friends an opportunity to be heard; for I have every reason to believe the man has been for a long time crazy. Besides, Colonel Wyman promised his friends the case should be delayed until all the evidence on either side can be collected. The man was crazy. He was sentenced to be hung for killing a comrade: he was pardoned and discharged from the service.
Seventh Battery) had left Fortress Monroe, that morning, with a force of infantry, to reinforce against an apprehended attack. It was represented to be in splendid condition. The Colonel then writes,— It may be useful to remark, that General Dix, in command at Fortress Monroe, exercises a discretionary power, or revising power, at Old Point, as to passes from the Secretary of War; and the vise of the provost-marshal is absolutely necessary to enable any one to get up this river. I wito return to Massachusetts. Strenuous efforts were made by the Governor to have the men released from the trap in which they had been caught. We find among his letters, at this time, many relating to this unfortunate occurrence. He wrote to General Dix, then commanding at Baltimore; to the Secretary of War; to our members of Congress; to the Governor of Maryland; and to the men themselves. In a letter to one of our members of Congress, he thus describes the transaction:— It has been d
eople'sconvention General Devens nominated for Governor speeches Letterto General Dix contrabands complaints quotas filled departure ofRegiments invasion of ly well known in Boston, but who at this time was serving on the staff of Major-General Dix at Fortress Monroe. Major Bolles's letter was accompanied by one from GenGeneral Dix; also, one addressed to him from the Secretary of War. In these communications, it was proposed that the Governor should take some active measures for the plied, that, though he sympathized deeply with the humane motives upon which General Dix was seeking to act, he did not assent, in any way or in any degree, to the phe proposals made, he should deprive the band of heroes now under command of General Dix, and steadily awaiting the storm, of the strength of hundreds of stout arms of the Union arms. He would not, therefore, do any thing to take away from General Dix this great reserved force, as he had no doubt it would prove, if the General
itary roads, &c. It was ordered to Fortress Monroe, to report to General Dix. At the colonel's request, orders were received to proceed to Bceived to report to General Halleck, at Washington, for orders. General Dix being engaged in a demonstration on Richmond, the destination was sent forward by General Foster; but, it being ascertained that General Dix did not desire troops whose term of service had so nearly expireirst, on the 24th of June, was offered, with other regiments, to General Dix, in his move upon Richmond; and, with the exception of one hundron the Pamunkey. After their arrival on the 28th, and report to General Dix, he, finding the term of service so nearly expired, ordered a r On the thirty-first day of July, the Governor wrote to Major- General Dix, commanding the Department of the East, as follows:— I proas precisely in the position named by the Governor. He asked of General Dix authority to station the companies then being raised for coast d
ote to Major Cabot, commanding Fort Warren, where the condemned men were confined,— Are there any mitigating circumstances in the cases of either of the two soldiers under sentence of death, which would justify my asking the President or General Dix by telegraph to commute or delay execution? I would gladly save either, or both, if consistent, and, if any doubt exists, will urge delay for investigation. We do not find the answer which Major Cabot returned to this letter. It was probably unfavorable, as the men were shot, in compliance with the sentence pronounced by the court-martial. On the 25th of April, the Governor telegraphed to Secretary Stanton, that he had received a despatch from General Dix, informing him that all of the heavy artillery companies on duty in the forts would be immediately ordered to the field, and requesting that a militia regiment be called out to take their places at Fort Warren and elsewhere. The Governor says,— In order to systemati
the evening of the 18th ult., and arrived at the Astor House, New York, the next morning, where I had the pleasure of meeting Major-General Banks, who had recently arrived from the Department of the Gulf. There also was the body of Colonel George D. Wells, late of the Massachusetts Thirty-fourth Regiment, who had bravely fallen in battle; and kind friends were conveying it tenderly to its place of sepulture in the Old Bay State. During the forenoon, I called at the headquarters of Major-General Dix, to ascertain what decision had been made in regard to having the forts on the coast garrisoned with one year's troops, whose terms of service were soon to expire. I had a pleasant interview with the General, and with Colonel Van Buren, his chief of staff, and was informed that authority had already been forwarded to your Excellency to recruit one year's companies as requested; and Colonel Van Buren caused a copy of the authority to be made out, which I forwarded that evening to Major
ors at the altar of the institution, and whose devoted ministrations by the bedside of the sick, wounded, and dying men, have won the love of all; and, finally, to the ladies' committee, whose untiring labors were only an illustration of that self-sacrificing devotion to the cause which has so marked and characterized the women of our country throughout the war. Colonel Howe does not close his admirable report without calling to mind the opportune aid and counsel at all times of Major-General John A. Dix, late commanding officer of this Department. Also the kindly co-operation of Brigadier-General R. S. Satterlee, Medical Purveyor of the Department, and Colonel W. I. Sloan, Medical Director, in all matters appertaining to the interests of the sick and wounded soldiers. He does not state, however, that he performed his arduous duties during the entire war without compensation from this Commonwealth. And, finally, he is indebted to the long-continued kindness of Mr. Charles A. S