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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
t was begun, with the expectation of money from similar sources, to carry it on. Although the attack on Sumter in April was a failure, the Government was determined to renew the attempt in connection with a land force. Dupont's views were so decidedly in opposition to the measure, because he could anticipate no other result than failure again, that soon after the capture of the Atlanta, when Gillmore was preparing to move vigorously in a siege of Charleston, Dupont was relieved, and Commodore Foote See page 202, volume II. was appointed his successor. The latter died in New York while on his way to his new post of duty, and Admiral Dahlgren was ordered to the command of the squadron. That officer reached Port Royal on the 6th of July, and heartily sympathizing with Gillmore in his plans, entered vigorously upon the duties assigned him. Gillmore found Folly Island well occupied by National troops under General Vogdes, who had employed them in preparations for future work.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
ped, and poverty and want stalked over the land. The distress of the people was very great and almost universal, while favored officers of the Government, having large ownership in blockade-runners, were living on luxuries brought from Europe and the islands of the sea, and growing rich at the expense of the suffering people. Among the members of Congress at Richmond, who were not favorites of Jefferson Davis, and consequently not allowed to share in the good things of the court, was Henry S. Foote, formerly United States Senator, and then misrepresenting Tennessee at the Confederate capital. His wife, in a letter to a friend, on the 6th of February, 1863, gives us a glimpse of the hardships endured by the common folk of the ruling classes in Richmond. After saying that her little boy had been named Malvern, by his papa, after the Battle-ground of Malvern Hills, and that he spits at Yankee pictures and makes wry faces at old Abe's picture, she said: We are boarding at Mrs. Johnso
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
glad to accept this; but the President will fight more, and desperately yet, still hoping for foreign assistance. Henry S. Foote, a member of the Confederate Congress (once United States Senator), says:--The fact was well known to me that Mr. Davnds by instructions as to render impossible all attempts at successful. negotiation. --War of the Rebellion, &c., by Henry S. Foote. But the speech of Benjamin The Union Generals. George W. Childs Pobilisher 628 & 630 Chestnut St. Philadhlphia erwise, the producers were robbed by the agents of that man, had caused wide-spread discontent and bitter feeling. Henry S. Foote, a member of the Confederate Congress, in his book on the Rebellion, speaks of Northrup as servile and fawning to hisoduce, established, as having never been equaled. his brutal indifference to the sufferings of the Confederate soldiery, Foote said, was notorious, yet Davis retained him in office for four years, against remonstrances. And direct charges of delin
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
is, already mentioned, whom one of the Confederate Congressmen (Henry S. Foote) published as a monster of iniquity. This man was in the regret. He might have known that, on the ninth of December, 1863, Henry S. Foote offered a resolution in the Confederate House of Representativethe enemy, and has attempted to starve the prisoners in our hands! Foote then read testimony which, he said, was on record in Ould's office,cass a vegetable diet was the most proper that could be adopted. Foote's humane resolution was voted down, and no investigation was allowef cruelty and starvation, but tried to give excuses for the deeds. Foote, in a letter written from Montreal, after the appearance of that reretaliation upon the prisoners of war of the enemy. In that letter Foote proved, (1) That the starving of Union prisoners was known to the Csentatives knew of it, and endeavored to prevent an investigation. Foote said the proofs were in the War Department, which was afterward bur
tions of, in the Senate, 1.221. Clark, John B., expulsion of from Congress, 1.573. Clarkesville, capture of by Commodore Foote, 2.233. Clergy, Northern, appeal of, 1.75. Cleveland, convention at in 1864, 3.444. Cliffe, Mrs. V. C., patt Fort Donelson, 2.210; flight of under cover of night, 2.219. Folly Island, batteries erected on by Vogdes, 3.201. Foote, Commodore Andrew H., flotilla under the command of, 2.198; operations of on the Cumberland River, 2.232; death of, 3.200ines, seizure of, 1.175; recapture of, 3.443. Fort Hatteras, capture of, 2.108. Fort Henry, operations of Grant and Foote against, 2.200-2.202; battle of, 2.203; capture of, 2.205. Fort Hindman, capture of, 2.581. Fort Jackson, surrender occupation of by Gen. Polk, 2.237; Beauregard placed in command of, 2.238; siege of, 2.241-2.246; surrender of to Corn. Foote, 2.247; profound sensation produced by .the fall of, 2.248. Iuka, occupied by Price, 2.513; battle of, 2.514; flight o