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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 1: secession. (search)
tood they had no certain immunity from it. It was therefore essential to possess the arms and military posts within their borders. There were in the seceded States one quite extensive navy-yard, at Pensacola, Florida; twelve to fifteen harbor-forts along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, capable of mounting a thousand guns, and having cost over five millions; half a dozen arsenals, containing an aggregate of one hundred and fifteen thousand arms, transferred there from northern arsenals by Secretary Floyd about a year before, on pretence of danger from slave insurrections. In addition there were three mints, four important custom-houses, three revenue-cutters on duty at the several seaports, and a variety of other miscellaneous property. This estimate does not include the already mentioned public property surrendered by General Twiggs in Texas, which of itself formed an aggregate of eighteen military posts and stations, and arms and stores to a large amount and value. This property
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 2: Charleston Harbor. (search)
et-Cobb of Georgia, Secretary of the Treasury, Floyd of Virginia, Secretary of War, and Thompson ofthe trio of conspirators in the Cabinet, Cobb, Floyd, and Thompson, may be reasonably held responsid Anderson with confidential instructions from Floyd, to take no offensive measures until in the nae anxious over the situation, sent for Floyd. Floyd, suave and deceitful, dallied, evaded, pooh-poal Scott be consulted. Scott was a Virginian; Floyd secretly thought he would fall in with the curork, hastened to Washington on December 12th. Floyd had hitherto with studied neglect kept him excing that reinforcements be instantly sent. Floyd was surprised, disappointed, disconcerted. Hender the circumstances would cover the name of Floyd with an infamy that all time can never efface.quivocal and double-tongued instructions which Floyd, without his knowledge, had sent him, and whiclt might have been doubtful. For about a week Floyd and Thompson had both been in bad odor. A tra[10 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 6: the call to arms. (search)
la to undertake the capture of Fort Pickens, Jefferson Davis' Secretary of War had, in anticipation of the results of the bombardment, on the 8th of April called upon the seceded States for a contingent of 20,000, to which there was again, on the 16th of April, added a further call of 34,000 volunteers. In seizing the Southern arsenals the seceded States had become possessed of over one hundred thousand serviceable arms; at least thirty thousand others had been secured by purchase from Secretary Floyd. The arsenals also contained considerable quantities of military equipments. A variety of military stores were among the property surrendered by Twiggs in Texas; the seaboard forts, particularly those in Charleston Harbor, furnished a supply of heavy guns. Southern recruits were abundant; and out of these ready materials the Montgomery authorities proceeded as rapidly as possible, with the assistance of many skilful officers resigned or deserted from the Federal service, to improvise
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 12: West Virginia. (search)
tories, made him General-in-Chief of all the Armies of the United States, on the first day of November following. McClellan's campaign in West Virginia ends with the death of Garnett and the dispersion of his army. About a week afterward he was called to a new field of duty at Washington City. There is not room in this volume to further describe military operations in West Virginia during the remainder of the year 1861. Various movements and enterprises occurred under command of Wise, Floyd, and Lee, on the rebel side; and under Cox, Rosecrans, Milroy, and other gallant officers of the Union army. With somewhat fluctuating changes, the rebels were gradually forced back out of the Great Kanawha Valley; and the aggregate result left West Virginia in possession of the Federal troops, her own inherent loyalty having contributed largely to this condition. The union sentiment of the people was everywhere made more and more manifest, and the new State government was consolidated and
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
191 Duke, Captain, 117 Dumont, Colonel, 143, 15 E. Ellsworth, Col. E. E., 110 et seq.; shot at Alexandria, 113; buried from the White House, 114 Ellsworth's Zouaves, 110 Elzey, General, 194 Evans, Colonel, 183 Evarts, Wm. M., 76 Everett, Edward, 76 F. Falling Waters, W. Va., skirmish at, 162 Federal Hill, Baltimore, 108 Field, David Dudley, 76 Fitzpatrick, Senator, 37 Florida, attitude of, with regard to secession, 2, 8; secession of, 14 Floyd, Secretary, 6, 17, 20, 23 et seq., 26, 30; his malfeasance in office, 31; resigns, 32 Follansbee, Captain, 86 et seq. Foster, Captain, 28, 63 Fox, Captain G. V., 51; sails in command of expedition for relief of Fort Sumter, 59 Franklin, General W. B., 174 Fremont, General J. C., 133 Frost, D. M., 117 et seq. G. Gainesville, Va., 181 Gamble, Hamilton R., 125 Garnett, General, 146, 154 Georgia, attitude of, with regard to secession, 2, 8, 12; secession of, 13 et seq.