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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
of the Committee. The night of the assassination of Mr. Lincoln was one of horrors in the National Capital. According to a proclamation by his successor (Andrew Johnson), there was evidence in the Bureau of Military Justice, that there had been a conspiracy formed by Jefferson Davis, Jacob Thompson, Clement C. Clay, Beverly Tls and traitors against the Government of the United States, harbored in Canada, to assassinate the President, and the Secretary of State, Mr. Seward; See President Johnson's Proclamation, May 2, 1865. In that proclamation, signed by him and by W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State, a reward of one hundred thousand dollars was oblic survived the shock which might have toppled down, in other lands, an empire or a dynasty. By a seeming oversight in the managers of the assassin scheme, Andrew Johnson, the Vice-President, was not included in their list of victims. He, who must legally succeed the dead President, seems not to have been put in jeopardy by th
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)
about four months after his accession to the Presidency, Mr. Johnson manifested an unfriendly feeling toward the most earnestnate appointed Messrs. Fessenden, Grimes, Harris, Howland, Johnson, and Williams. to make inquiries and report. This was knoarty, for the purpose of organizing a new party, with President Johnson as its standard-bearer. So discordant were the elemeepresentative from Ohio, arose in his seat and charged Andrew Johnson, Vice-President, and Acting-President of the United Stt. Mr. Ashley presented the following: I do impeach Andrew Johnson, Vice-President, and Acting-President of the United St Democrats voted against the resolution. Resolved that Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be impeached of high oolittle, Fessenden, Fowler, Grimes, Henderson, Hendricks, Johnson, McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Ross, Saulsburyight of these, namely: Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Hendricks, Johnson, McCreery, Saulsbury and Vickers, were elected to the Sena
, 1.446; troubles with the police commissioners of, 1.551-1.553: approach of Confederates under Johnson to, 3.346; convention at in 1860, 3.445. Baltimore plot, letter of John A. Kennedy in relati and number of troops under at Manassas, 1.582,. 585; his plan of attack, i 590; re-enforced by Johnson, 1.591, and by E. Kirby Smith, 1.602; his defense of Island No.10, 2.241-2.246; his evacuation d of to Chambersburg and Hagerstown, 3.53. Jenkinson's Ferry, Ark., battle of, 3.272. Johnson, Andrew, bold stand taken by in the Senate, 1.226; appointed military governor of Tennessee, 2.235;anklin, 3.421. Stanton, Edwin M., succeeds Cameron as Secretary of War, 2.324; removal of by Johnson, 3.618, 619. Star of the West, sent for the relief of Fort Sumter, 1.153; over Charleston ba States, 1.387; fraud practiced on the people of, 1.388; military movements in, 2.197-2.205; Andrew Johnson appointed military governor of 2.285; Thomas's campaign in against Hood, 3.416-3.429. Ten
y of the enemy's cavalry were at that place. I immediately moved forward with Captains Thompson's, McLemore's, and D. W. Alexander's companies, overtaking the enemy in Readyville, about 12 miles east of Murfreesborough, capturing 68, killing 8 of their number, and wounding others. I brought the prisoners to the Sparta road, where I thought it expedient to parole them. The party captured was composed of parts of Colonel Wynkoop's Pennsylvania regiment, Fourth Kentucky, and about 14 of Andrew Johnson's body guard, under the command of Captain Ulkhout. The greater portion of the men captured were greatly rejoiced at the idea of being paroled, getting home, and quitting a service with which they were disgusted. I am gratified to report to the commanding general that during the expedition all the officers and men of my command performed their duty well, and, although arduous, without a murmur. In making this report I would beg leave to bring to the notice of the commanding gene
f three hours. We opened on the 8th at 9 a. m. and continued six hours upon the town and rifle pits, driving the enemy out and forcing him to abandon his works and evacuate the city. They burned several railroad bridges to prevent pursuit. The Union people in East Tennessee are wild with joy. They meet us along the roads by hundreds. I shall send you a number of their principal persecutors from Sequatchie Valley. Yours, very truly, Jas. S. Nsegley, Brigadier-General. Governor Andrew Johnson. No. 3.-report of Col. Henry A. Hlambright, Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania Infantry. headquarters United States forces, Before Chattanooga, Tenn., June 8, 1862. Sir: I have the honor to report that the forces under my command continued their march over the Cumberland Mountains, arriving before Chattanooga on the 7th after a long and tedious march. After a short rest, in accordance with your order my command was thrown forward to reconnoiter in force. We found the enemy on
ps, a brigade of which General Maxey will command. II. Johnson's brigade, First Army Corps, will be placed in position wifrom these headquarters dated April 12, 1862, as refers to Johnson's brigade, First Army Corps, is rescinded, and a division,ters Army of the West, Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1862. Captain Johnson, Memphis: sir: You will proceed in the steamer furnder not indicated. 14th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted. Colonel Johnson. 15th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted. Colonel Sweet. 1, &c.: Dear General: As requested, I have just seen General Johnson in relation to the subject of your note of this eveniner, Assistant Adjutant-General, Corinth: General: Lieutenant Johnson and party have returned from scout on the Farmingtonll's Brigade.   Brig. Gen. T. J. Churchill commanding.   Johnson's battalion Arkansas Infantry518742 McNair's 4th Regimentde.   Fitzhugh's regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry 1,000 Johnson's regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry1,0241,136 Moore's reg
ully received. I hope you have consulted with our Union friends. Answer to Louisville. I will be there to-morrow. Andrew Johnson, [Military Governor.] headquarters, Nashville, March 11, 1862. Gov. Andrew Johnson, Louisville : I have receiveGov. Andrew Johnson, Louisville : I have received your dispatch from Cincinnati. I have seen and conversed somewhat frequently with the most prominent Union men in and around Nashville. They are true, but the mass are either inimical or overawed by the tyranny of opinion and power that has prev By command of Major-General Halleck: and. C. Kemper, Assistant Adjutant-General. headquarters, April 26, 1862. Governor Johnson, Nashville: I am anxious to gratify you, but you will see the propriety of making all other considerations yield officers on duty in this camp, not with-troops, shall occupy houses in this city. It is violated to great extent. Governor Johnson has given authority to several of the officers of his guard to occupy houses during my absence with their men all in
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, VI. (search)
e twice gave him the greatest gift we have. Before this happened, his straightforward goodness and the power that he had did much to heal the scars of war. Andrew Johnson wanted Lee tried for treason, and Grant stopped it by threatening to resign his commission. In those days the Southern General Taylor writes of him: He came odest, and generous. He declared his ignorance of and distrust for politics and politicians, with which and whom he intended to have nothing to do. Certainly, Johnson did not better Grant's opinion of politicians — nor did those men who now led the South far and wide astray from the noble spirit of Lee at Appomattox. Their conm of the white voting population. Slaves were free now, but this was the arrangement which the South proposed to continue. Let the reader pause, and take it in. Johnson, for personal reasons, encouraged it, and alarmed Congress. Naturally, the North lost patience; and Grant lost his patience, too. This swept away the Fourteenth
nd were accepted with a modest dignity characteristic of the man, and becoming his position and his relations to the givers. Subsequently, in July, 1866, upon reorganizing the army, in order to reward him by a higher honor than the service then allowed, the grade of General of the army, the highest rank yet created in the American service, was established by act of Congress, and invested with unusual powers. The rank was created expressly for the then Lieutenant General, and though President Johnson would have preferred to select another, the universal verdict of the people, and the unmistakable purpose of the act, compelled him to nominate Ulysses S. Grant. It is needless to add that the Senate promptly confirmed the nomination, and General Grant, by his own merits, and the gratitude and confidence of his country, holds a rank from which there can be but one promotion, and that promotion will be made by the people of the United States. The honors bestowed upon Grant were born
New Orleans riot. Grant and Sheridan. President Johnson's tour. Grant's company ordered. his rrouble. intrusted with extraordinary power. Johnson's hostility. removal of Stanton. Grant's protest. Johnson's obstinacy. Grant Secretary of war ad interim. his rare administrative powers. f this rebellious spirit which grew out of Andrew Johnson's policy, and he became convinced that he restrain the greatest of all impediments, Andrew Johnson, from thwarting the will of the people as could find any. Regardless, however, of Mr. Johnson's ill temper, Grant quietly performed his drtily approved by the general. In this way Mr. Johnson, while carrying out his policy of obstructint servant, U. S. Grant, General. his Excellency A. Johnson, President of the United States. BPresident of the fact, vacated the office. Mr. Johnson, baffled and angry, made known through some was intended also to divert attention from Mr. Johnson's own guilty purposes. So mean a game was [32 more...]
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