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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Jackson at Harper's Ferry in 1861. (search)
r's headquarters, where he spent the night. On his assurance that he knew of no troops coming from the West, Harper ordered us all to quarters. Next morning General Harney was paroled to report in Richmond, and was escorted to a train about to leave for Winchester. He was a fine-looking old soldier, and as he walked down the std him inquire, with a merry twinkle in his eye, Where is your army encamped, general? Harper's face crimsoned as he replied, Excuse me from giving information. Harney smiled, and said politely, Pardon me for asking an improper question, but I had forgotten I was a prisoner. He went on to Richmond, was treated with marked courtt from Point of Rocks to Martinsburg, a distance of 25 or 30 miles. We had not interfered with the running of trains, except on the occasion of the arrest of General Harney. The coal traffic from Cumberland was immense, as the Washington government was accumulating supplies of coal on the seaboard. These coal trains passed Harp
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
ty. A heavy extraordinary tax was ordered; and nothing was left undone in preparations for actual war. Soon after General Harney returned to his command, he issued a proclamation, May 12, 1861. in which he characterized this military bill as an impending conflict. Price, in the name of the Governor, pledged the power of the State to the maintenance of order; and Harney, in the name of his Government, agreed to make no military movement, so long as that order was preserved. The loyal peoperal May 17, 1861. in the mean time, by an order dated the 16th of May, several days before this treaty with Price. General Harney was relieved of command, and on the 29th he was succeeded by Lyon, who bore the title of Commander of the Department Price. Governor Jackson paid no attention to the refusal of the National Government to sanction the compact between Harney and Price, but proceeded as if it were in full force. The purse and the sword of Missouri had been placed in his hands b
ia Court-House, 3.308. Hanover, cavalry battle at, 3.58. Hanover Court-House, skirmish near, 2.406. Hardee, Gen. W. J., at the battle of Shiloh, 2.271. Harding, Col. A. C., his defense of Fort Donelson against Wheeler, 3.116. Harney, Gen. W. S., resumes command of the Department of the West, 1.469; relieved by Lyon, 1.470. Harper's Ferry, rebel movement for the capture of, 1.389; arsenal at burnt by Lieutenant Jones, 1.391; occupation of by insurgent troops, 1.519; capture and erates with the defense of New Orleans, 2.329; compelled to abandon the city, 2.343. Lynchburg, Gen. Hunter's advance to and retreat from, 3.315. Lyon, Gen. N., compels the surrender of Frost and his camp of State troops, 1.468; relieves Gen. Harney in command of the Department of the West, 1.470; operations of in Missouri, 1.540; his march from Booneville toward Springfield, 2.44; death of, 2.53. M. Mccauley, Commodore Charles S., indecision of when in command of Gosport Navy-Yard,
Doc. 20.-General Harney's Report. St. Louis, Mo., May 19, 1864. To the Adjutant-General United States Army, Washington, D. C.: General: I have the honor to forward a statement of my services since 1861, in obedience to the circular addressed to me from your office. I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. S. Harney, Brigadier-General. Having been desired from the Adjutant-General's office, to make a statement of the events with which I have been more or less connected, as a public officer, since the breaking out of the present rebellion, I make the following brief reference to them. I was in command of the Western Department when the first overt acts of the rebels startled the country — not then prepared to anticipate the great results which followed. I was suddenly surprised by an order calling me to Washington, and set out immediately in obedience to it. At that moment Harper's Ferry was in possession of the rebels; but this fact had not bec
s Price and Harney its favorable effects General Harney relieved of command by the United States Gg the militia or Missouri State guard, and General Harney, of the United States army, commanding theMissouri. During a temporary absence of General Harney, Captain Lyon, commanding United States foited to their act. After the return of General Harney, Brigadier General D. M. Frost of the Misstes troops. General Frost's letter to General Harney continues: My command was, in accordance wential citizens of St. Louis to unite with General Harney in a joint effort to restore order and preithin the State among the people thereof. General Harney publicly declares that, this object being State Guard. The distinct position of General Harney, that the military force of the United Staof the agreement between General Price and General Harney, the latter was removed from command, as mn of the justice of this suspicion is that General Harney received a letter from St. Joseph, stating[1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, State of (search)
ota Territory located at Yankton......1862 Sioux Falls destroyed by the Sioux Indians, and settlers flee to Yankton......1862 Fort Dakota built on reservation at Sioux Falls......1865 Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad built from Sioux City, Ia., to Yankton, completed......1873 Military and scientific exploring expedition, under Gen. G. A. Custer, arrives at the Black Hills, July, 1874, from Fort Abraham Lincoln. Specimens of gold are washed from the soil near Harney's Peak, where it was known to exist in 1867, but emigration thither was stopped by General Sherman on account of Indian troubles. This visit causes great excitement among the Sioux Indians......1874 Gold discovered in Deadwood and Whitewood gulches......1875 Indians relinquish their titles to lands in the Black Hills and western counties of southern Dakota......1876 Town of Deadwood laid out......1876 Dakota school for deaf-mutes at Sioux Falls opened......1880 Yankton Colleg
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 257.-General Lyon's proclamation. (search)
ving in direct view hostilities to the Federal Government. It was so denounced by Gen. Barney, who characterized it as a secession ordinance in his proclamation of 14th May last, That proclamation, doubtless, gave rise to an interview between Gen. Harney and Gen. Price, that resulted in an agreement which it was hoped would lead to a restoration of tranquillity and good order in your State. That a repudiation of the military bill, and all efforts of the militia of the State under its provisions was the basis of the agreement, was shown as well by this proclamation of Gen. Harney immediately preceding it, as by a paper submitted to Gen. Price, containing the preliminary conditions to an interview with him. This agreement failed to define specifically the terms of the peace, or how far a suspension of the provisions of the military bill should form a part of it, though from the express declaration of General Barney at the time of the conference, as well as from the foregoing paper
assume on its behalf to relinquish its duties, and abdicate its rights of protecting loyal citizens from the oppression and cruelty of the secessionists in this State, I published an address to the people, in which I declared my intention to use the force under my command for no other purpose than the maintenance of the authority of the General Government, and the protection of the rights and property of all law-abiding citizens. The State authorities, in violation of an agreement with Gen. Harney on the 2d of May last, had drawn together and organized upon a large scale the means of warfare, and, having made a declaration of war, they abandoned the Capital, issued orders for the destruction of the railroad and telegraph lines, and proceeded to this point to put into execution their hostile purposes toward the General Government. This devolved upon me the necessity of meeting this issue to the best of my ability, and accordingly I moved to this point with a portion of the force un
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 5: graduation from the United States Military Academy, 1854; brevet Second Lieutenant in Ordnance Department, 1855-56 (search)
er his supervision and went through a part of the course. He had a comfortable room with us and immensely enjoyed our home life. He was particularly devoted to our little boy, and as the latter grew they had lively times together. Everything went on smoothly until the latter part of December, 1856, when I was surprised, as I would have been by a clap of thunder from a clear sky, by an order from Washington instructing me to proceed at once to the Department of Florida and report to General W. S. Harney, who was commanding that department-war existed and I was to be Chief of Ordnance in the field. It was another promotion, but it cost my family and myself a complete breaking up, for I could not take them with me. It would not be safe for me to do so in any event. I made no ado; did not ask for delay, but hastened every preparation. After the storing of such things as could be retained and the selling of much of our goods at a loss and parting with the carriage and horses, I was re
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 6: in Florida, 1856-57, and the Seminoles (search)
rt Brooke and found several officers of General W. S. Harney's command out in the offing of Tampa Baevening in the highlands of the Hudson. General Harney, the department commander, was then at Forur attention was called to the point where General Harney had been surprised by the Indians and obliromptly visited my commander, General Harney. Harney was very cordial and evidently glad to see me.ven when he was pleased. At this time of life Harney's memory was not very good. IHe did not appeaNotwithstanding this weakness, everybody said, Harney has always been a good soldier. Captain Ple speech, though always serious, Pleasonton, as Harney's adjutant general, usually managed to improveo return to Tampa. In the small boat were General Harney, Captain Pleasonton, Dr. McLaren, the surgace, sprang behind the mast and defied him. As Harney seized a boat hook to chastise him, Dr. McLaredoctor's opinion later proved to be true. Then Harney instantly desisted, smiled, and said, I suppos[2 more...]
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