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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
ring the afternoon. Four stands were erected at points equidistant around Union Square; and the soiled and tattered flag that Anderson had brought away from Fort Sumter, was mounted on a fragment of its staff, and placed in the hands of the statue of Washington. The meeting was organized by the appointment of a President at each of the four stands, with a large number of assistants; The four Presidents were John A. Dix, ex-Governor Hamilton Fish, ex-Mayor William F. Havemeyer, and Moses H. Grinnell. These were assisted by numerous vice-presidents and secretaries, who were chosen from among men holding opposing opinions. and it was addressed by representative men of all political parties, who, as we have observed, were in perfect agreement on this occasion, in a determination to support the Government in maintaining its authority. An account of the proceedings of this meeting, containing the names of the officers, and abstracts of the several speeches, may be found in the firs
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
New York, of all parties. They organized that evening, with the title of the Union defense Committee. The Committee was composed of the following citizens:--John A. Dix, Chairman; Simeon Draper, Vice-Chairman; William M. Evarts, Secretary; Theodore Dehon, Treasurer; Moses Taylor, Richard M. Blatchford, Edwards Pierrepont, Alexander T. Stewart, Samuel Sloane, John Jacob Astor, Jr., John J. Cisco, James S. Wadsworth, Isaac Bell, James Boorman, Charles H. Marshall, Robert H. McCurdy, Moses H. Grinnell, Royal Phelps, William E. Dodge, Greene C. Bronson, Hamilton Fish, William F. Havemeyer, Charles H. Russell, James T. Brady, Rudolph A. Witthaus, Abiel A. Low, Prosper M. Wetmore, A. C. Richards, and the Mayor, Controller, and Presidents of the two Boards of the Common Council of the City of New York. The Committee had rooms at No. 80 Pine Street, open all day, and at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, open in the evening. The original and specific duties assigned to the Committee, by the great
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)
call for men, and the idea at once occurred to her that some of the men must go from Charlestown, and that they would need aid and comfort from home. She suggested the formation of a society for the purpose of affording such aid, and it was done.--The Tribute Book, by Frank B. Goodrich, page 112. and a few days later, the women of Lowell did the same. Goodrich says that the first subscription-list to which the Rebellion gave birth, was signed, at the head of thirty other names, by Moses H. Grinnell, in New York City, on the morning of the 17th of April, 1861. Each subscribed one hundred dollars. It was for the use of the Seventh (New York) Regiment. The first public subscription for the personal relief of the soldiers, was made in Lowell, on the following day, by Judge N. Crosby, who gave one hundred dollars, saying in the letter that bore it:--Our men have left us at the tap of .the drum, without wavering, and without preparation. They have left home without shutting their do
and arm an equal number. I directed Commander Gillis to purchase or charter, and arm and put to sea two other vessels. Similar directions were given to Commodore Du Pont, with a view to the opening of passages by water to and from the capital. I directed the several officers to take the advice and obtain the aid and efficient services in the matter of His Excellency Edwin D. Morgan, the Governor of New-York, or, in his absence, George D. Morgan, Wm. M. Evarts, R. M. Blatchford, and Moses H. Grinnell, who were, by my directions, especially empowered by the Secretary of the Navy to act for his Department in that crisis, in matters pertaining to the forwarding of troops and supplies for the public defence. On the same occasion I directed that Gov. Morgan and Alexander Cummings, of the city of New-York, should be authorized by the Secretary of War, Simon Cameron, to make all necessary arrangements for the transportation of troops and munitions of war in aid and assistance of the offi
ommittee of Finance: Moses Taylor, Moses H. Grinnell, Royal Phelps, William E. Dodge, Gr Anth'y L. Robinson, James W. White, M. H. Grinnell, Geo. Opdyke, G. C. Verplanck, R. L. Stder by Mr. Royal Phelps, who nominated Mr. Moses H. Grinnell as Chairman. Fellow-citizens, said -known, and highly respected merchant, Mr. Moses H. Grinnell. (Cheers.) Those in favor of having MMr. Grinnell as our presiding officer will please say Aye. A tremendous aye was the response, and amid enthusiastic cheering, Mr. Grinnell assumed the duties of President of the meeting. Mr. GrinneMr. Grinnell now said the next thing in order would be the nomination of Vice-Presidents, and the following lissive document was greeted with cheers. Mr. Grinnell's remarks. Mr. Grinnell said that this wMr. Grinnell said that this was a meeting of American citizens without distinction of party; it was a meeting of citizens withoutgreatest unanimity. You have heard, said Mr. Grinnell, the resolutions; lo you all second them?
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 24: Grant's first administration (search)
withstanding our sympathies are with the Greeley wing, we are not going to complain because such a jolly veteran as Moses H. Grinnell has got a good thing. He is a splendid specimen of a New York merchant prince, and we do not question that he willentiments of Dana; but without reference to his feelings, or to those of the public at the time, the preference given to Grinnell over Dana must from every point of view be regarded as a political mistake, no matter who may have been responsible for it. Grinnell served 1869-70, and was succeeded by Thomas Murphy. It will be recalled that Dana had been charged with unfriendliness to Grant because he had criticised the terms of Lee's capitulation, and had opposed Washburne's bill, passed in money, houses, horses, or anything else to General Grant. And this declaration was emphasized by the fact that after Grinnell's removal was called for, on account of the prevalence of frauds in the custom-house, it was discovered that he had also
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
68,275-283, 285--287, 292-304, 310-312, 315-339, 343,344,346-351,355-358, 364, 365, 369, 373-375, 377, 381, 382, 385-388, 394,395; elected president, 396, 398, 399, 402, 405-423, 426, 430-432, 438, 439, 446, 465, 469, 493. Greeley, Horace, 39, 40, 50, 60, 62, 97, 99, 100, 106, 108, 113, 115, 121,122, 127-131,141,142, 144-148, 151, 153, 160-162, 165, 166, 171, 175-177, 179, 213, 314, 397, 401, 408, 428-431. Greeley, Mrs., 40-42. Great Britain, 398, 471. Grenada, Mississippi, 209. Grinnell, Moses H., 407-409. Guildhall, Vermont, 21. Guiney's Station, 320. Gunpowder Bridge, 339. H. Hains, Peter C., 369. Haiti, 402, 419. Hale, John P., Senator, 153. Halleck, General-in-Chief, 191,192, 209, 234, 255, 271, 276, 298, 299, 300, 302, 310, 337, 342, 346, 351, 353, 363, 365, 367, 369. Halpine, Charles G., 194. Hammond, Senator, 153, 180. Hancock, General, 319-324, 328, 348, 450. Hankinson's Ferry, 220, 221. Hanover, 22. Harbinger, the, 34, 42, 47, 50, 51. Hard Ti
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
of a rupture with the President. A polpular demonstration in its favor was attempted at Cooper Institute in New York, evidently stimulated from Washington. Moses H. Grinnell, collector of the port, took the chair, and the speakers were two members of Congress,—Banks of Massachusetts, and Fitch of Nevada. Fabens, the speculator, for the rumor to which you refer; but I shall not believe the thing possible until it is done. I say to you confidentially that I have reason to believe that Mr. Grinnell, collector of New York, has been thought of as the successor. This would settle New York difficulties; but the whole thing is beyond the line of ordinary credthat all this is to me most painful and intolerable. P. S. Since writing you this morning I learn that the President tendered the place of Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Grinnell, who refused it. It is said that he will accept the naval agency. But the President avows his determination to remove Mr. Motley. My colleague conversed with
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The civil history of the Confederate States (search)
the adjutant general, July 22: I have at this moment ridden in with, I hope, the rear men of my brigade, which in common with our whole army has sustained a terrible defeat and has degenerated into an armed mob. Townsend to McDowell, July 22: General Scott says it is not intended you Should reduce your command to the minimum number of regiments mentioned by him to-day, but if the enemy will permit, you can take tomorrow or even the next day for that purpose. Secretary Cameron to Moses H. Grinnell, July 22: The capital is safe. Gen. Scott to Gen. McDowell at Arlington, July 23: It is reported that Mr. Jefferson Davis or the enemy is advancing on your lines. This is possible. Rally and compact your troops to meet any emergency. These few extracts from the records exhibit the utter rout of the Federal army in a state of panic which was transmitted even to the Congress at Washington. Mr. Crittenden, on the 22d of July, seized the opportunity to propose a declaration, after
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], Partition of territory in the Old Union. (search)
private dwellings and demand money, and if refuse they offer offensive and insulting language, and not unfrequently threaten to do violence to those refusing. call for Volunteers. Governor Morgan, of New York, has issued his call for 25,000 more volunteers from that State. It is easier to call than to get them. who is Responsible? The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune thus flings the whole responsibility of the Hessian defeat upon Gen. Scott. Mr. Moses H. Grinnell does Secretary Cameron great injustice when he places upon him the responsibility of refusing regiments of mounted men. We have pretty good reason for knowing that Secretary Cameron has accepted regiments that have been refused by Gen. Scott, who, with his peculiar it ration of manner replied, "I don't want any cavalry, sir; I don't want any cavalry, sir. My plan of campaign doesn't require cavalry, sir." --It is but justice to the President and Cabinet that the country should know t
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