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return home if they could get away.--Louisville Journal, July 26. The rebels are putting the city of Memphis, Tenn., in a state of complete defence. The Appeal published in that city says:--The city proper is about to be put in trim for welcoming uninvited visitors to stay till Gabriel blows his horn. The bluff is to be protected by breastworks of cotton. Yesterday the bluff between Court and Adams streets was lined with bales. Each of the streets of the city, with the exception of Madison and Jefferson, is to be thus barricaded. The superintendence of the construction of these defences has been intrusted by Gen. Pillow to Messrs. E. M. Apperson and John Martin, esqs. With breast-works on the bluff and breastworks in the streets, Memphis will be in war trim.--N. Y. World, July 27. Captain Robert Garland and First Lieutenant Edward J. Brooks, Seventh Infantry, having given evidence of disloyalty, were dropped from the rolls of the Federal army. First Lieutenant James L
ylvania regiment, and two companies of the Thirteenth Massachusetts, were engaged in the conflict. During the fight a rebel was seen taking aim at Col. Geary, when the colonel grasped a rifle from a soldier and shot him on the spot.--(Doc. 50.) The Thirty-ninth Ohio, Colonel Groesbeck; Third Iowa, Lieutenant-Colonel Scott; Sixteenth Illinois, Colonel Smith, with a force of the Missouri State Militia and Iowa State troops, under Colonels Craynon and Edwards; three hundred regulars and irregular cavalry and six pieces of artillery, under Captain Madison, left St. Joseph and Chillicothe, Mo., in two columns for Lexington, to-day, on their way to reinforce Colonel Mulligan.--N. Y. Herald, September 20. This morning the Abbe McMaster, proprietor and editor of the Freeman's Appeal, a peace organ of New York city, was arrested by the United States Marshal, Mr. Murray, and sent to Fort Lafayette, on a charge of treasonable matter contained in his paper.--N. Y. Herald, September 17.
y. The cavalry advance of the army of the Potomac, under the command of General Pleasanton, reached the Rapid Ann River, at Raccoon Ford, after considerable heavy skirmishing between Culpeper and that point. No rebel infantry had been met with, though a strong force of rebel cavalry had been constantly driven back by the National forces. This morning, at about six o'clock, a regiment of Texas Rangers, the Second Texas cavalry, two hundred and fifty strong, under command of Colonel George Madison, charged on the Union picket stationed about one mile south of the town of Vidalia, La., on the road leading along the levee, near the river. The picket — only one lieutenant and six men strong — had to fall back against such an overwhelming power. The musketry firing was distinctly heard in town, where only two companies of the Thirtieth Missouri regiment were stationed. Colonel Farrar, who happened to be present, at once ordered all his men to fall in, and was in a few minutes a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
Harney, May 14, 1861. and shot and shell in barrels, had been landed at St. Louis from the steamer J. C. Swan, and taken to Camp Jackson on drays. Reports concerning the matter were contradictory, and the commander resolved to make a personal reconnoissance of the secession camp. Disguised as a woman closely veiled, he rode in a carriage up to and around the camp unsuspected, On that occasion Captain Lyon wore the dress, shawl, and bonnet of Mrs. Andrew Alexander, a daughter of Governor George Madison, of Kentucky, whose bravery was conspicuous at Frenchtown, on the River Raisin, early in 1813. The carriage was driven by William Roberts, a colored man; and Captain J. J. Witzig was Lyon's guide. and was convinced that the time for vigorous action had arrived. Frost had become uneasy, and on the morning of the 10th he wrote to Lyon, saying that he was constantly in receipt of information that an attack on his camp was contemplated, because of the impression that had gone abroad t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
. The State was scarred by battles, invasions, and raids, and martial law was proclaimed by President Lincoln, July 5, 1864. The civil authority was restored Oct. 18, 1865. The legislature refused to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment. Population in 1890, 1,858,635; in 1900, 2,147,174. See United States, Kentucky, vol. IX. Governors. Name.Term. Isaac Shelby1792 to 1796 James Garrard1796 to 1804 Christopher Greenup1804 to 1808 Charles Scott1808 to 1812 Isaac Shelby1812 to 1816 George Madison1816 Gabriel Slaughter1816 to 1820 John Adair1820 to 1824 Joseph Desha1824 to 1828 Governors—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas Metcalfe1828 to 1832 John Breathitt1832 to 1834 J. T. Morehead1834 to 1836 James Clark1836 to 1837 C. A. Wickliffe1837 to 1840 Robert P. Letcher1840 to 1844 William Owsley1844 to 1848 John J. Crittenden1848 to 1850 John L. Helm1850 to 1851 Lazarus W. Powell1851 to 1855 Charles S. Morehead1855 to 1859 Beriah Magoffin1859 to 1861 J. F. Robinson1861
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky resolutions, the (search)
we have chosen, and to live under one deriving its powers from its own will, and not from our authority; and that the co-States recurring to their natural right in cases not made federal will concur in declaring these acts void and of no force, and will each unite with this commonwealth in requesting their repeal at the next session of Congress. Virginia affirmed substantially the same threatening doctrine, Dec. 21, 1798, more temperately and cautiously set forth in resolutions drawn by Madison, as follows: Resolved, that the General Assembly of Virginia doth unequivocally express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the constitution of this State, against every aggression, either foreign or domestic, and that they will support the government of the United States in all measures warranted by the former. That this Assembly most solemnly declares a warm attachment to the union of the States, to maintain which it pledges all it
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
ve said, that; I believe we shall not have peace upon the question until the opponents of slavery arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or, on the other hand, that its advocates will push it forward until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. Now I believe, if we could arrest the spread, and place it where Washington and Jefferson and Madison placed it, it would be in the course of ultimate extinction, and the public mind would, as for eighty years past, believe that it was in the course of ultimate extinction. The crisis would be past, and the institution might be let alone for a hundred years—if it should live so long—in the States where it exists, yet it would be going out of existence in the way best for both the black and the white races. [A voice: Then do you repudiate popular sovereignty? ] Well, then, let us talk about
at Bolton, part marching and part riding to the depot in freight cars. I noticed many of those marching arm in arm with great burly negroes. The old Maryland blood boiled in my veins at this spectacle, but I hope when these ebony idols, if they ever should, (which is doubtful,) cross over to Virginia, each will be presented with a hoe in exchange for their muskets. Business of course is prostrated here as everywhere. As for myself, I cannot live in a Confederacy where Mt. Vernon is not — Hundreds and thousands of Young Baltimoreans have already left, and others are about starting for the home of Washington, Jefferson, Monroe and Madison. Benjamin F. Butler, alias Strychnine Butler, has left us. "We hie less most deeply feel, &c." He used to ride up the streets to his quarters (the Gilmore House,) between a file of soldiers, a la Lonis Napoleon; but this tyranny over Maryland cannot be borne much longer, while Virginians have their eyes open. Keen Cutter.
Fatal Accident at Camp Curtin. --On Thursday, while one of the Potter county volunteers was fixing a lock on a loaded rifle at Camp Curtin, near Harrisburg, Pa., it was prematurely discharged, and the ball passed directly through the head of a bystander named Geo. Madison, of Shippen, Cameron county, Pa., a member of the Cameron Rifles, killing him almost instantly.
th, badly; Privates D H Byers, arm, do; G Eastin, arm, slight; J Y Flynt, hand and arm; J W Leake, bowels, seriously; R B Wood, thigh broken by ball. Company F.--Corpl Daniel Murphy, shoulder; Privates John Spruce, do; James Taylor, hand; George Madison, missing. Company G.--Wounded — Private H T Stratton, in thigh; Wm Harlow in thigh; H E Ponton, in hand; Wm B Graves, in hand; Wm L Jones, in face; R H Ponton, in hand; Wm P Spencer, in arm. Company H.--Killed--Private John Pendleton. , mortally; Cocke, severely; Waring; King severely; 1st Lt W P Carier, severely; corp'ls W H Robins; G T Tibbs, severely; privates Whitlock, severely; E L Woodly, severely; P S. de, severely; G Tignor, do; R B Johnston, J R Read, R H Lipscomb, W Madison, Juan Stanley Neale, severely; R C Robinson; B U Burnett; R B Mitchell, A Atkins, B F Davis. R Hilliard, H B Grubbs, Robt S Myland, Geo B Stacy. The two last were not regular members of the company, but acted as volunteers for the day.