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. 9. State and Treasury Departments. 10. War and Navy Departments. 11. Smithsonian Institution. 12. Washington Monument. 13. National Monument. The portion of the original District of Columbia lying west of the Potomac River was retroceded to the State of Virginia in 1846, and now forms the County of Alexandria. We are indebted to the proprietors of the N. Y. Tribune for this map. There was an immense Union meeting at Louisville this evening. Speeches were made by Mr. Guthrie, formerly Secretary of the Treasury, the venerable Judge Nicholson, and others. Resolutions were unanimously passed, declaring that the Confederate States had commenced war with the Federal Government; that Kentucky is loyal to the Union; that Secession is not a remedy for an evil; that Kentucky will not take part against the Federal Government, but will maintain a neutral position.--(Doc. 63.) The Custom House and Post Office at Richmond were seized by order of the Governor. The N
leans in Louisiana. The social bonds between us and the Catholics at the North have been severed by them. We acknowledge them no longer as our countrymen. They and their institutions have no claims upon us. The Burlington (Vt.) Times, of this date, contains an extended narrative of the movements of the First Vermont Regiment at Fortress Monroe and its vicinity.--(Doc. 242.) Addresses to the People of the United States and to the people of Kentucky, signed by J. J. Crittenden, Jas. Guthrie and others, members of the Border State Convention, lately in session at Frankfort, Ky., were published. Only the States of Kentucky and Missouri were represented; one gentleman was irregularly present from Tennessee. To the people of the United States the Convention says that, in its opinion, the obligation exists to maintain the Constitution of the United States and to preserve the Union unimpaired ; and suggests that something ought to be done to quiet apprehension within the slave S
y-first Illinois regiment, having reinforced Captain Hawkins' party near Fredericton, Missouri, they attacked and completely routed the force of rebels in their vicinity. In apprehension of the approach of a larger force of rebels, the Union force at night fell back to Pilot Knob.--(Doc. 94.) Major Wright reached Lynn Creek, Missouri. On his march from Rolla he had three severe skirmishes with the enemy, upon whom he inflicted a considerable los.--Missouri Democrat, Oct. 20. Colonel Guthrie, in command of the National forces at Charleston, Western Virginia, issued a proclamation giving the citizens of that place assurance of protection in all lawful pursuits, and calling upon them to meet on the 19th instant to organize anew their municipal government.--(Doc. 95.) C. G. Memminger, the Confederate Secretary of the Treasury, issued a circular to the commissioners appointed to receive subscriptions to the Produce Loan, in answer to the Southern planters, who had appealed
November 14. A large and enthusiastic Union meeting was held at Cincinnati, Ohio, at which addresses were made by Rev. Granville Moody, Colonel Guthrie, of the Ohio Volunteers, and General Carey.--Cincinnati Commercial, Nov. 15. The Savannah Republican, of to-day, has the following: From the moment the news of the attack on South Carolina soil, and the danger of our own coast became known, one loud burst of patriotism has resounded throughout the State of Georgia, from Tennessee to the sea-board. Every able-bodied man and boy is aroused and anxious to fly to our rescue and repel the invaders. Arms only are wanted, and of these every species is being gathered and forwarded to this city. Fifty thousand Georgians could be placed — or rather would place themselves — in the field within a week, did we only possess the materials to arm and equip them. We love our noble State the more for this grand exhibition of the patriotism and valor of her sons. A dozen Lincoln fleets c
n the Chattahoochee River, twenty-five miles above Apalachicola, was loading with cotton, and intended to run the blockade. She had received sixty bales of Sea-Island cotton, and was awaiting for another arrival from----, when a spy or some traitorous person conveyed the fact to the enemy's fleet blockading. The result was, that the enemy sent nine launches with armed men, captured the schooner with the cotton on board, and took her to the fleet. When the news reached Chattahoochee, Lieutenant Guthrie, commanding the confederate States ironclad gunboat Chattahoochee, ordered steam to be raised, and was determined to pass the obstructions in the river, if possible, with a view of attacking the United States steamer, and endeavor to relieve the Fashion. Just as the steamer was leaving her anchorage, her boilers exploded, and twelve persons were killed, while several others were badly scalded. A portion of two companies of the Ninth regiment of Kansas volunteers, numbering sevent
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
hn Tyler President of the Convention, 237. Mr. Guthrie's report, 238. other propositions, 239. adoption of Guthrie's report, 240. Reverdy Johnson's resolution proposed articles of amendment, 24Clay, Joshua F. Bell, Charles S. Morehead, James Guthrie, Charles A. Wickliffe. Missouri.--John ar business of the Convention was opened by Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, who offered a resolution thatffin; Virginia, James A. Seddon; Kentucky, James Guthrie; Maryland, Reverdy Johnson; Tennessee, F. th, but always with courtesy. On the 15th, Mr. Guthrie, Chairman of the Committee, made a report, nnessee, Virginia--11. On the same day, Mr. Guthrie's majority report was taken up for final acen these substitutes were thus disposed of, Mr. Guthrie's report was taken up, considered by sectio to, which was adopted; The following is Mr. Guthrie's plan, as adopted, with the preamble:-- eleven, to postpone the consideration of the Guthrie plan in favor of a proposition of amendment a[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
nd his Administration into their own hands, if they would rescue the land from bloodshed and the Union from sudden and irretrievable destruction. Louisville Journal, April 16, 1861. Thus spoke the organ of the Conservatives of the great and influential State of Kentucky, Kentucky was largely represented, at that time, by men prominent in public life. It was the native State of President Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; the late Vice-President Breckenridge; Senator John J. Crittenden; James Guthrie, Chairman of the committee on resolutions in the. Peace Convention at Washington; Major Anderson; Joseph Holt, late Secretary of War; General Harney, and several others of less note. and, indeed, of the great Valley of the Mississippi below the Ohio. Its voice was potential, because it represented the feelings of the dominant class in the Border Slave-labor States. From that hour the politicians of Kentucky, with few exceptions, endeavored to hold the people to a neutral attitude as be
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
abitants of Kentucky, as a professedly loyal State, was peculiar and painful at this time. We have observed with what insulting words her Governor (Magoffin) responded to the President's call for troops, See page 337. and the fierce denunciations of that call by the Louisville Journal. See page 339. These demonstrations in high places against the war policy of the President, were followed by a great Union meeting in Louisville on the evening of the 18th of April, 1861. over which James Guthrie See page 238. and other leading politicians of the State held controlling influence. At that meeting it was resolved that Kentucky reserved to herself the right to choose her own position; and that, while her natural sympathies are with those who have a common interest in the protection of Slavery, she still acknowledges her loyalty and fealty to the Government of the United States, which she will cheerfully render until that Government becomes aggressive, tyrannical, and regardless
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
uch amendments to the National Constitution as should assuage all grievances and bring about a reconstruction of the national unity; also the appointment of a committee for the purpose of preparing such adjustment, and a conference requisite for that purpose, composed of seven citizens, whom he named, Edward Everett, of Massachusetts; Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire Millard Fillmore, of New York; Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland; Martin Van Buren, of New York; Thomas Ewing, of Ohio; and James Guthrie, of Kentucky. who should request the appointment of a similar committee from the so-called Confederate States, the two commissions to meet at Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Monday in September following. This was followed by a proposition from W. P. Johnson, of Missouri, to recommend the Governors of the several States to convene the respective legislatures for the purpose of calling an election to select two delegates from each Congressional district, to meet in convention at Louis
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
n North Carolina, and, uniting with the Gauley, forms. the Great Kanawha. he had reported to Governor Pierpont, on the 29th of July, that the Kanawha Valley was free from the Secession troops, and that the inhabitants were denouncing Wise for his vandalism. He had moved up the Kanawha, by land and water, having under his control a number of steamboats. His whole force proceeded cautiously, for masked batteries were dreaded. His scouting parties were very active. One of these, under Colonel Guthrie, composed of the First Kentucky cavalry, routed a Confederate troop at Cissonville. Others were driven from their camps, and as Cox moved steadily onward, Wise, as we have observed, becoming alarmed, See page 587, volume I. abandoned his strong intrenchments at Charleston, and fled up the river, burning the bridges over the streams in his rear. When appreaching the abandoned town, Cox captured a Confederate steamer, and on the 25th of July he entered the Joseph J. Reynolds villa
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