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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
h State arms; and many of them there received commissions from the Governor, and were secretly sworn into the military service of the State. They were closely watched from the beginning by a few vigilant Unionists, who met in secret in the law office of Franklin A. Dick. The gentlemen who attended these meetings were James S. Thomas, now (1865) Mayor of St. Louis; Frank P. Blair, Oliver D. Filley, James D. Broadhead, Samuel J. Glover, Benjamin Farrar, B. Gratz Brown, Franklin A. Dick, Peter L. Foy, Henry T. Blow, Giles F. Filley, John D. Stevenson, John Doyle, Henry Boernstein, Samuel T. Gardner, and Samuel Sinews. There Captain Lyon frequently met them in consultation; and when it was evident that the secessionists were preparing to seize the Arsenal and the city, they made first Washington Hall and then Turners' Hall (both belonging to the Germans) places for rendezvous for the Unionists of St. Louis. These (who were mostly Germans) were formed into military companies, drilled i
isco, and has concluded to make California his home. Mr. William Kidd is giving lectures in London for the benefit of "homeless and starving dogs." Mr. Henry Wycoff (of Gamble fame) has received $2,800,--$1,000 for a St. Petersburg agency, and $1,200 for China. Henry Naulty, the business agent of Rarey, the horse tamer, died suddenly last week at Lowell, Mass. The gross amount expended by the Canadian Government on the entertainment of the Prince of Wales, is $232,374.23. Secretary Chase has already received thirty bushels of applications for office. More coming. George Little has been appointed United States Marshal for North Carolina, and Peter L. Foy Postmaster at St. Louis. David C. Hond, a printer, was killed in Memphis, Tenn., on the 28th ult., by falling down the steps of the Overton House. The name of Fort Floyd has been changed to Fort McLane. Works on the United States are now eagerly sought for in Europe, and find a ready sale.
ecretary of Interior's office; James B. Nourse, of D. C., a second-class clerk, and Wm. L. Bailey, of Virginia, a third-class clerk, in the Quartermaster General's office; J. T. Winslow, of N. C., a second-class clerk in the Bureau of Construction, and Jesse Mann and H L. Chapin, watchmen in the Navy Department. Appointments.--Winslow M. Watson, of Va., has been appointed a first-class clerk in the Paymaster General's office; Hastings Gehr, of Pa., has been appointed to a vacant first-class clerkship in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers; Wm. A. Ogle, of Pa., has been appointed a first-class clerk in the Adjutant Generals office. [J. F. Cain, a clerk in the Adjutant General's office, has not been removed, as reported.] James Kelly and Theo McGhee have been appointed watchmen in the Navy Department, in place of Messrs. Mann and Chapin, removed. Peter L. Foy has been appointed postmaster at St. Louis; Allen P. Richardson at Jefferson City, and Chas. L. Muller at Hannibal, Mo.