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The Daily Dispatch: February 21, 1862., [Electronic resource], The destruction of C to prevent their occupation by the enemy. (search)
the suspension of the Sunday mail. Laid upon the table without reading. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., submitted the following resolution, and moved its adoption: Red into a reflection upon those on whom the conduct of the war devolved. Mr. Foote was of the opinion that the resolution was just such as the exigencies of thies. The report was sent to the desk, but without reading was withdrawn. Mr. Foote resumed, and stated that a prominent citizen of the State of Mississippi, a w He said that to adopt the offensive policy recommended by the resolution of Mr. Foote, we must double our armies, and put arms in the hands of our soldiers. MMr. Foote replied at length, stating that he had high military authority for believing that the policy recommended in the resolution was the true policy of our of a portion of the heavy burdens that rested upon him. At the conclusion of Mr. Foote's remarks, Mr. Kefeeb of La., offered the following resolution, which wa
The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Sketches of "captured rebel Generals." (search)
flowing westward and southward past. , and with Springs, the recent command defeat of Zollicoffer, enter, Tennessee between Jackson, and Overton, counties. After making an extensive circuit through Middle, Tennessee, praying in its course Carthage and the city of Nashville, it turns towards the northwest, and again enters Kentucky about ten miles to the east of the Tennessee river. Between Nashville and this point it passes Clarksville and Dover — the former — the point to which Commodore Foote has gone with his fleet and the latter the scene of the recent battle and capture of Fort Donelson. Its course about entering the State of Kentucky, is nearly parallel with that of the Tennessee river until it enters the Ohio at Smithland. The whole length of the river is estimated at about six hundred miles. During high water large steamboats ascend to Nashville, and small boats about three hundred miles further. About fourteen miles from Williamsburg, in Kentucky, near the Cumberla
to consist of nine members each. Motion agreed to. Mr. Foote, of Tennessee, had understood that something he had said . The motion of Mr. Jenkins to lay the resolution of Mr. Foote upon the table, being before the House, Mr. Boyce desiredsted Toombs, who possessed the revolutionary spirit. Mr. Foote announced that a dispatch had been received with the grat council to influence him in his military campaigns. Mr. Foote asked if it was usurpation to express an honest convictioppe, of Georgia, offered the following as a substitute to Mr. Foote's resolution Mr. Jenkins withdrawing his motion to lence which the people had reposed in the Government. Mr. Foote declined to accept the substitute of the gentleman from Gto another part of to day's paper for the programme] Mr. Foote resumed his remarks, and thought the resolutions of Mr. Torder of the day for Tuesday next. The resolution of Mr. Foote and the substitute of Mr. Thipp were Mr. Curry sub
proved. Hen. Mr. Munnerlyn, of Georgia, appeared and took the oath. Mr. Foote asked for a reconsideration of the resolution of yesterday adjourning the Hou likely to be had so soon after the ceremonies incident to inauguration. Mr. Foote knew of no reason why the gravity of members should be disturbed by the incidouse to convene earlier than Monday, with a view to their consideration. Mr. Foote said the condition of public affairs required the attention of Congress. Theceremonies was agreed to, and the House adjourned. 1½ o'clock P. M. Mr. Foote sent to the Speaker's desk the following resolution: Resolved, That a coresolution. If not he thought it might probably lie over until Tuesday. Mr. Foote had no particular information, but supposed it might be important to have ear with the representation by the member from Tennessee. The resolution of Mr. Foote was then, on his motion, laid upon the table. Mr. Garland, of Arkansas,
ght! At Albany, the Legislature gave itself up to cheering, and bonfires were lighted in the streets; Washington city, a national salute; Auburn, New York, 100 guns; Geneva, 100 guns and bells; Troy, 100 guns; Rochester, Poughkeepsie, Burlington, Vermont, and Westchester, Pennsylvania, all of them guns or bells, or fires, and most of them celebrated with all these modes of exultation. In short, Lincolndom generally went mad over the victories achieved by their "infernal gunboats," as Mr. Foote calls them. San Francisco.--By telegraph the Northern papers say they learn that the Donelson news has reached San Francisco and caused "great rejoicing." Kansas. It appears that Kansas is not done bleeding yet. The whole State appears to be in a shocking state of insubordination and anarchy, so that the recent order proclaiming martial law there is welcomed universally. A letter from Leavenworth to a Northern paper says: It is a lamentable admission, but it stands vir
d here to-day, and were sent to the Central Hospital. Evacuation of Clarksville. Cairo, Feb. 19. --A dispatch from the Cumberland river says that Clarksville is being evacuated and the rebels are going to Nashville. General Halleck's order of the day. St. Louis, Feb. 19. --The following will appear in the morning papers of to-morrow: Headquarters Department of Miss, St Louis, Feb. 19, 1862. The Major-General commanding the Department congratulates Flag Officer Foote, Brigadier-General Grant, and the brave officers and men under their command, on the recent brilliant victories on the Tennessee and Cumberland. The war is not ended! Prepare for new conflicts and new victories! Troops are concentrating from every direction! We shall soon have an army which will irresistible! The Union flag must be restored everywhere, and the enthralled Union men in the South must be set free! The soldiers and sailors of the Great West are ready and willing
day read and agreed to. Mr. Curry, from the Committee on Rules, made a report with reference to the formation of committees. Mr. Swann, of Tenn., thought that the discussions of this House upon the present crisis were of such a characters as to require that its sessions should be held with closed doors. This he deemed proper, in view of measures likely to be submitted to the House for its consideration this morning. He therefore moved that the House go into secret session. Mr. Foote obtained the floor, and expressed his surprise at the proposition of his colleague. Not only was he surprised, but astounded and agonised beyond description by this motion, made by a colleague without consultation, in a matter so vital to every interest of the country. The people of the country had shown themselves entitled to reciprocal confidence, and he never would consent that they should be shut out from the public deliberations of their representatives. At some length, and with gr
in accordance with the provisions of Article VI., See 6 of the Constitution, and asked that it might pass at once. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., favored the bill. He thought it among the wisest provisions of the Constitution, that the members of the Caired if Mr. Foots considered the resignation of the President involved in this forced resignation of his Cabinet? Mr. Foote said not. The resignation of the English Ministers did not involve the abdication of the British Queen. Mr. Smith He wished to know what became of the President's constitutional right to appoint and control his Cabinet advisers. Mr. Foote had no fear that a President would ever defy public sentiment by retaining a Cabinet after popular condemnation of its the country required action. It was more important to secure the Government than to spend time upon abstractions. Mr. Foote opposed the reference, and wished to act upon the bill now. Mr. Swann moved to postpone till to-morrow. Motion no
. C., Vest of Mo., Staples of Va., Crockett of Ky, Gardenhire of Tenn., Curry of Ala., Clapp of Miss., Dawkins of Fla., and Tripp of Ga. Ways and Moons.--Messrs. Kenner of La., Jones of Tenn., Bonham of S. C., Garnett of Va., McRae of Miss., Lyon of Ala., Machen of Ky., Holt of Ga., and Graham of Texas. Military Affairs.--Messrs. Miles of S. C., Kenan of Ga., Pugh of Ala., Davis of Miss., Harris of Mo., Swann of Tenn., Bridges of N. G., and Batson of Ark. Foreign Affairs.--Messrs. Foote of Tenn., Perkins of La., Smith of Ala., Dejarnette of Va., Barksdale of Miss, McQueen of S. C., Breckinridge of Ky., Preston of Va., and McLean of N. C. Naval Affairs.--Messrs. Conrad of La., Boyce of S. C., Wright of Geo., Clopton of Ala., Currin of Tenn., Smith of Va., Gaither of N. C., Dawkins of Fla., and Chambliss of Va. Judicatory.--Messrs. Gartrell of Geo., Russell of Va. Dargan of Ala., Moore of Ky., Garland of Ark., Heiskell of Tenn., Gray of Texas, Ashe of N. C., and
ere concerned, the battle was over. This last battery was the one that put the finishing stroke to the fleet. One of the one my's shells entered and exploded directly in the pilot-house of the St. Louis, killing the pilot and wounding Flag Officer Foote severely in the leg. Two of the shots entered the Pittsburg below the guards, causing her to leak badly, and it is probable that she will sink before morning. Another entered the Carondelet, killing four men and injuring eight others. By ounders on the hill were playing upon us, and it is universally conceded that if we had ten minutes more time Fort Donelson would have fared the fate of Fort Henry, and the Cumberland river been opened and divested of its rebel embargo. Commodore Foote tells me that he has commanded at the taking of six forts, and has been in several naval engagements; but he never was under so severe a fire before. Fifty seven shots struck his vessel, his upper works were riddled, and his lower decks str
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