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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Origin of the late war. (search)
are, but to make them so, to resist their execution within their respective borders by physical force, and to secede from the Union, rather than to submit to them, if attempted to be carried into execution by force. On the 2d of March, 1861, Mr. Greeley declared: We have repeatedly said, and we once more insist, that the great principle embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, is sound and just, and tr to do so, proves that we did not suspect her wrongfully. The South had either to acquiesce in this oppression tamely and submissively, or fight to avert it. According to Mr. Webster, she had the constitutional right to do this; according to Mr. Greeley, she had the moral right to do this. She fought to avert these injuries, and because she was unwilling to remain under the government of a majority with unlimited powers. What this latter change threatens remains to be seen. Congress has al
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
incipal agent in securing the signatures of Mr. Greeley, Gerrit Smith, and others to Mr. Davis's batial point of his present statement is that Mr. Greeley and the other gentlemen whom he approached nville; that Judge Shea, at the instance of Mr. Greeley and Vice-President Wilson, went to Canada tincipal purpose of the letter was imploring Mr. Greeley to bring about a speedy trial of her husbane done, readily vindicated. To this letter Mr. Greeley at once forwarded an answer for Mrs. Davis,rested in behalf of Mr. Davis. I called to Mr. Greeley's attention that, although I was like-minde. Davis on this matter. At the instance of Mr. Greeley, Mr. Wilson and, as I was given to understaand Commodore Vanderbilt were selected, and Mr. Greeley, in case his name should be found necessary been very discouraging to most of men; but Mr. Greeley, and those friends who were acting with himil authority; was at once admitted to bail, Mr. Greeley and Mr. Gerrit Smith going personally to Ri[11 more...]
and North Carolina May 20th. The popular vote, to which the several ordinances were submitted, ratified them by overwhelming majorities. In Tennessee, which had a little before refused by a large popular majority even to call a convention, the ordinance of secession was now passed by a vote of 104,913 for, to 47,238 against it. In Virginia, the vote was 125,950 for, and 20,273 against secession. There was a similar revulsion of feeling in the other States; and the change was due, not as Greeley and other Northern writers allege, to fraud and intimidation, but to despair of justice and peace, and a resolution to resist coercion. Most of the Union leaders gave in their adhesion to the new government with more or less frankness and zeal, and notably the Hon. John Bell, of Tennessee, the late Union candidate for the presidency; and party distinctions were lost in patriotic emulation. The only marked exception was in the mountain-region of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, in w
few, but compact, thoroughly organized, and backed by the Federal Government, wanted time to rally a following; the Southern party, numerous, but without leaders or definite purpose, were content that time should develop a course of action for them; the uncertain multitude hailed it as a verbal breakwater for the tides and storms of an ocean. After all, this neutrality was a sad thinga false pretense that served for some months as the cloak of irresolution and all its consequent ills. Horace Greeley, in his American conflict, says that this astounding drivel insulted the common-sense and nauseated the loyal stomach of the nation; but it was the opiate that stupefied both the common-sense and the moral sense, and unnerved the arm of the people of Kentucky. When Mr. Lincoln made his first call for troops, Governor Magoffin replied in the same spirit with the other Southern Executives: Your dispatch is received. In answer, I say emphatically, Kentucky will furnish no troops
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Morale of General Lee's army. (search)
ght by God's spirit how to live, and how to die. But I have already exceeded my allotted space, and must hasten to close. No! it was not discipline alone which made the Army of Northern Virginia what it was — which gave to it that heroic courage, that patience under hardships, that indomitable nerve under disaster, and that full confidence in its grand old chief, and in itself, that won, against fearful odds, a long series of splendid victories, and which, even in its defeat, wrung from Horace Greeley the tribute, The rebellion had failed, and gone down, but the rebel army of Virginia and its commander had not failed; and from Swinton, in his Army of the Potomac, the following graceful eulogy: Nor can there fail to arise the image of that other army, that was the adversary of the Army of the Potomac, and which who can ever forget that once looked upon it?-that array of tattered uniforms and bright muskets — that body of incomparable infantry, the Army of Northern Virginia, which, for
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The draft riots in New York. (search)
cked by a mob of boys. An attack was made on some houses at Forty-sixth street and Fifth avenue, which was suppressed by Captain Putnam (Twelfth Infantry), with a loss to the rioters of forty men. The residence of James Gibbon, a relative of Horace Greeley, in Twenty-ninth street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, was emptied of its contents. Brooks Brothers' clothing store, in Catharine street, was ransacked, until Captain Franklin came to the rescue. Four barricades were erected in Ninth rioters. Although that prelate had yielded on Wednesday, July 15th, to the pressure exerted upon him by issuing a brief address to the Irish, urging them to abstain from violence, he caused to be published at the same time a long letter to Horace Greeley, expressing his sympathy with the opponents of the war, and his belief that the Irish were the victims of oppression. On Thursday Archbishop Hughes issued a call for a meeting at his residence, at Madison avenue and Thirty-sixth street, on t
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Union men of Maryland. (search)
hat body from the presence of Federal troops. He asked the President to send no more soldiers into Maryland. He proposed to the administration to submit the questions between the North and the South to Lord Lyons, the British Minister, for arbitration. He very tardily responded to the President's call for troops, and when he did so, he required an assurance from the Secretary of War that all the forces raised in Maryland should be kept within her own borders. From things like these Mr. Greeley was led to sneer at him as the model Union Governor, forgetting that he, himself, had said: Let the wayward sisters go. There was, indeed, throughout the North a prevalent suspicion of Maryland Unionism. Even Mr. Lincoln, with all his acuteness and all his means of knowledge, and with a Maryland representative in his Cabinet, harbored doubts, though he was very cautious in expressing them. The Hon. Alexander H. Evans, before mentioned, relates a ludicrous incident, which serves to show
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xlviii. (search)
Xlviii. About the first of June I received a call from the Hon. Horace Greeley, who was temporarily in Washington. Very near-sighted, his comments upon my work, then about half completed, were not particularly gratifying. He thought the steel likenesses in his book, The American conflict, were much better. I called his attention, among other points, to a newspaper introduced in the foreground of the picture, symbolizing, I said, the agency of the Press in bringing about Emancipation; -shat he might deem it best, under the circumstances, to receive him below stairs. In this, however, I reckoned without my host. He looked up quickly, as I mentioned the name, but recovering himself, said, with unusual blandness: Please say to Mr. Greeley that I shall be very happy to see him, at his leisure. I have been repeatedly asked to what extent Mr. Lincoln read the newspapers. It might have dampened the patriotic ardor of many ambitious editors, could they have known that their elab
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xlix. (search)
Xlix. A morning or two after the visit of Mr. Greeley, I was called upon by a gentleman, who requested my assistance in securing a brief interview with the President, for the purpose of presenting him with an elaborate pen-and-ink allegorical, symbolic representation of the Emancipation Proclamation; which, in a massive carved frame, had been purchased at a recent Sanitary Fair, in one of the large cities, by a committee of gentlemen, expressly for this object. The composition contained a tree, representing Liberty; a portrait of Mr. Lincoln; soldiers, monitors, broken fetters, etc.; together with the text of the proclamation, all executed with a pen. Artistically speaking, such works have no value,--they are simply interesting, as curiosities. Mr. Lincoln kindly accorded the desired opportunity to make the presentation, which occupied but a few moments, and was in the usual form. He accepted the testimonial, he said, not for himself, but in behalf of the cause in which all w
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
Frank, Hon. A., 218. Freedmen, 196. Fremont, 47, 220, 221. G. Gamble, Governor, 242. Garfield, General, 240. Garrison, 167. Gilbert, Wall Street Assessor, 255. Goldsborough, Admiral, 240. Grant, General, 56, 57, 265, 283, 292. Greeley, 152. Greene, W. T., 267. Gulliver, Rev. J. B., Reminiscences, 309. H. Halpine, Colonel, 63, 278 Hammond, Surgeon-General, 274, 275 Hanks, Dennis, 299. Harris, Hon., Ira, 175. Hay, John, 45, 149. Henderson, Rev. Mr., 320. H Wetmore, (N. Y.,) 140; sensitiveness. 144, 145; thin skinned, 145; willingness to receive advice, 146; canvassed hams, 148; indifference to personal appearance, 148; Nicolay and Hay, 149; Nasby letters, 151; relief found in storytell-ing, 152; Greeley, 152, 153; newspaper reading, 154; newspaper gas, 155; newspaper reliable, 156; Chicago Times, 156; ingenious nonsense, 158; husked out 158; letter to Lovejoy Monument Association, 160; Massett, 160; Christian Commission, 162; renomination, 162;
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