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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Union men of Maryland. (search)
d cast for Lincoln be counted, was in an actual minority. A large majority of the secessionists were found among the voters for Breckenridge; but by no means were all who supported him for secession, for such able and influential men as the Hon. Reverdy Johnson, the i-on. John W. Crisfield, and the lion. Henry H. Goldsborough, may be taken to represent thousands of others that stood boldly for the integrity of the Union. .There were, of course, a number of the Bell men who took the other side for the Union. He was talking and writing constantly, and encouraging and receiving encouragement in the interest of the Union. Many public gatherings throughout the State passed resolutions commending his course. Such eminent men as the Hon. Reverdy Johnson, Hon. A. W. Bradford, and William H. Collins, Esq., sustained him by eloquent and powerful arguments, made through the press and directly to the people. The Hon. Henry Winter Davis, not a politic man like the Governor, and, therefore
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Morgan's Indiana and Ohio Railroad. (search)
ir way so far as Buffington arrived the day after the fight and capture. General Duke puts the force at Green river bridge — which his forces failed to capture-at six hundred. There were just one hundred and sixty men reported for duty to Colonel Moore that morning by his post adjutant. They were behind a hastily-constructed, but strong, parapet, in front of which they had made an ugly abattis, by cutting down trees. Artillery could not be brought to bear on Moore's position, and Colonel Johnson, who was ordered by Morgan to take it by storm, could only charge in a narrow front through several hundred yards of the abattis on horseback, as to dismount and lay siege would take too much time. After a few foolhardy attempts, and the loss of thirty or more men killed, the Confederates left Moore to celebrate the balance of the 4th of July in more peaceful style. It may be humiliating to Morgan's chief officers to admit that a paltry squad repulsed repeatedly, with heavy loss, the
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Baltimore riots. (search)
s I have said, overwhelmingly against secession. On the 10th of January, 1861, in answer to a call published in the newspapers, a mass meeting was held at the Maryland Institute for the adoption of measures favorable to the perpetuation of the Union of the States. This. meeting was one of the largest and most enthusiastic which had ever been held in the city. Every available spot was occupied, and the officers and speakers comprised some of the best citizens of Baltimore, among them Reverdy Johnson, Governor Bradford, and Judge Pearre. Subsequently, another mass meeting was held of citizens in favor of restoring the constitutional union of the States, in which the Hon. R. M. McLane, Mr. S. Teackle Wallis, Hon. Joshua Vansant, Dr. A. C. Robinson, and other well-known Southern sympathizers took an active part. Even as late as April 12th, when the siege of Fort Sumter.had begun, and only one week before the riot, two men were assaulted and mobbed, one on Baltimore, the other on Sou
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 16: return to Richmond.-President of Washington College.--death and Burial. (search)
d as long as he observed his parole and the laws in force wherever he might reside. He had denounced the assassination of Mr. Lincoln as a crime previously unknown to the country, and one that must be deprecated by every American; and when President Johnson proclaimed his policy of May 29th, in the restoration of peace, he applied on June 13th to be embraced within its provisions, and tendered his allegiance to the only government in existence, under whose flag he must resume the duties of citjury, with Mr. Davis and others, for treason. With a clear conscience, he made up his mind, he said, to let the authorities take their course. I have no wish to avoid any trial the Government may order; I hope others may be unmolested. Reverdy Johnson, the distinguished Maryland lawyer, who did not agree with General Lee's political views, hearing that he was to be prosecuted in court for the alleged crime of treason, placed the fifty years of his great study and profound experience at hi
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
3, 135, 137, 140, 141, 144, 153, 155, 157, 165, 177, 181, 186, 187, 190, 191, 201, 209, 211, 224, 228, 232, 245, 246; his last note, 249; last words, 252; death at Chancellorsville, 252; last order, 252. Jackson, General H. R., 118, 123. Jefferson, Thomas, 6, 10, 32. Jenkins's cavalry brigade, 263, 265; at Gettysburg, 297. Jesup, General Thomas S., 134. Johnson, General, Bushrod, mentioned, 347. Johnson, General, Edward, 116, 143; captured, 335. Johnson, Marmaduke, 90. Johnson, Reverdy, mentioned, 85; offers to defend Lee, 401. Johnston, Colonel S., mentioned, 300. Johnston, General, Albert Sidney, notice of, 47 ; mentioned, 54, 102, 133, 134. Johnston, General Joseph E., mentioned, 9, 38, 47, 48, 54, 101, 104, 110, III, 116, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 146, 147, 148; promoted, 133; wounded, 149; praised, 369; to oppose Sherman, 372; letter to Mrs. Lee, 416. Johnston, Peter, mentioned, 9. Jones, General J. R., wounded, 212- 214. Jones, Ge
e tried before Judge McLean at Cincinnati, in the Circuit Court of the United States. The counsel for McCormick was Reverdy Johnson. Edwin M. Stanton and George Harding, of Philadelphia, were associated on the other side with Lincoln. The latter lawyer W. M. Dickson. in Cincinnati, who was a member of the bar at the time, and in the law questions involved. Reverdy Johnson represented the plaintiff. Mr. Lincoln had prepared himself with the greatest care; his ambition was up to speak ineason assigned being that the importance of the case required a man of the experience and power of Mr. Stanton to meet Mr. Johnson. The Cincinnati lawyer was appointed for his local influence. These reasons did not remove the slight conveyed in thwn who he was had his name been given to them. He came with the fond hope of making fame in a forensic contest with Reverdy Johnson. He was pushed aside, humiliated and mortified. He attached to the innocent city the displeasure that filled his b
their worthy auxiliary. Soon after Vice-President Johnson had assumed the reins of government muprinciple that blood is thicker than water, Mr. Johnson would allow his Southern blood to influencety, preferred articles of impeachment against Johnson, and spent much time in an unsuccessful effor John Wilkes Booth secured an order from President Johnson for the surrender of Booth's body through the conspiracy and the assassination that Mr. Johnson was execrated for these acts. Had it beenMr. George R. Hall and Elias A. Eliason. President Johnson irritated Congress further by sending ingress felt sure that, now the die was cast, Mr. Johnson would not attempt further arbitrary action,h Houses of Congress; so, while they deemed Mr. Johnson powerless for harm, they pressed the work, y that it was evident that the last days of Mr. Johnson's administration were to be full of frictiooupling of guests. The grandchildren of President Johnson, Frank Johnson, Andrew Stover, Sallie an[14 more...]
ter, which he had been for the best part of his life; and General Augustus Dodge his son; Mr. Pearce, of Maryland, a refined scholarly man, to whom the institutions for promoting science in America owed very much, and who to his friends and faith was true in every regard; Mr. Simon Cameron, cheerful and wily; gentle, sensible Mr. Bradbury, of Maine; Colonel Dix, of New York, another one of Mr. Davis's old friends, who looked very reserved and soldierly among the political men about him; Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland, a witty, graceful man, eloquent and sympathetic in the extreme-his appearance was somewhat marred by one eye having been injured in a duel — he was universally beloved by the gentlemen of the Senate; with these were many others of renown. One tall form when seen became a part of sight that of Sam Houston. He was considerably over the ordinary height--six feet four at least. He had a noble figure and handsome face, but he had forgotten Polonius's advice, Costly thy habi
d and injustice, I am supported by the conscious rectitude of my course, and humbly acknowledging my many and grievous sins against God, can confidently look to His righteous judgment for vindication in the matters whereof I am accused by man. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, January 28, 1866. Did you ever hear that Colonel MacCree refused to dine with the Duke of Wellington? He, of course, gave no reason on that occasion, but it was well understood to be or mine. President Johnson afterward acknowledged to the Honorable Reverdy Johnson, that he had made a misstatement in answer to my application for a copy of the putative letter. on account of the treatment received by Napoleon after his surrender. It is not long since a newspaper paragraphist would have been rebuked by public opinion if he had attempted, by epithets and one-sided statements, to inflame the mind of his readers against a prisoner waiting a trial; but that would have been a small offence com
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 43: visit to New Orleans and admission to Fortress Monroe. (search)
d in a foot-note appended to Mr. Davis's letters, and I, proceeded to New York City, where it had been intimated by President Johnson I should find permission to visit my husband. We remained in New York over ten days, but no permit came, and I rejthe Republican Senators and importune them as best I might. This course was, however, not contemplated by me. Mr. Reverdy Johnson, Mr. Voorhies, and Mr. Saulsbury, always quick to espouse the cause of the helpless, went to him and remonstrated e rights of a just, equal, and fair trial. It was not written, however, that he should be tried for treason. Even President Johnson and General Grant saw the mistake of his capture, and Chief Justice Chase understood the impolicy of his trial. Le, the Attorney-General, and the Secretary of War were opposed to an early trial. Many efforts were then made with President Johnson to procure the pardon of Mr. Davis. He said, he made it an inflexible rule, never to grant a pardon on petition, u
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