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ir States. Even the Republican Senators treated the occasion with respect; the chamber was pervaded by an air of solemnity; and the galleries were crowded by a vast concourse of spectators, the intelligent of whom recognized in the scene transpiring before their eyes the ceremony of the first serious disintegration of the authority at Washington. The Senators who withdrew on this day were Mr. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, Messrs. Fitzpatrick and Clay, of Alabama, and Messrs Yulee and Mallory, of Florida. Most of them made temperate and courteous speeches in announcing the fact and occasion of their resignation. Mr. Davis, although at the time much prostrated by ill health, made a speech of remarkable force and dignity; and turning to different members, declared that he was the type of the general feelings of his constituents toward theirs; that he felt no hostility to them; that he went thence unencumbered by the remembrance of any injury received; but he said, if the North h
d return to Winchester. close of the first year's campaign in Virginia. naval operations in 1861. the enemy's immense advantage in his navy. statistics of the Federal navy. improvidence of the Confederates in coast and River defences. Secretary Mallory. the Confederacy to lose all her sea-ports. two naval expeditions down the Carolina coast. engagement at Hatteras Inlet. an unequal combat. the Port Royal expedition. capture of Port Royal. value of this Federal success. the Trent a In no respect was the improvidence of this Government more forcibly illustrated than in the administration of its naval affairs; or its unfortunate choice of ministers more signally displayed than in the selection as Secretary of the Navy of Mr. Mallory of Florida, a notoriously weak man, who was slow and blundering in his office, and a butt in Congress for his ignorance of the river geography of the country. The consequences of the defenceless and exposed condition of the Confederate sea-
the Confederate Administration. sense of security in New Orleans. strange error of the Richmond authorities. Gen. Lovell's correspondence with the war Department. startling disclosures. naval structures for the defence of New Orleans. Secretary Mallory's statement to the Confederate Congress. testimony of Gov. Moore, of Louisiana. his interposition with the shipbuilders. the ironclads Mississippi and Louisiana. condition of the defences of New Orleans in April, 1862. the river obstru one of them can be got ready before you are attacked, she will disperse and destroy any fleet the enemy can gather in the river, above or below. The naval officers say that Tift's steamer is far superiour to the Virginia. In the report of Mr. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, made to the Confederate Congress on the 27th of February, 1862, he had made the following statement: There are now being constructed at New Orleans two large and formidable iron-plated steamships, of about fourteen hund
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
rhetoric, as he called it,—and commended the calmness, gravity, and dignity of the other honorable gentleman from Massachusetts. Later in the debate (June 28) Mallory of Florida made a similar contrast between the two senators from Massachusetts. This mode of meeting Sumner's arguments was not a new one. A similar contrast beeriously considered. The debate went over to the 28th, when the assaults on Sumner were renewed. The pro-slavery party now showed increased venom; and Pettit, Mallory, Afterwards Secretary of the Navy in the Confederate cabinet. and Clay of Alabama were prepared with the most opprobrious epithets. Pettit began the day with s his own, that it does; and there I leave that issue. Of other assailants, whose style in debate put them beneath notice, he said, turning at the end towards Mallory and Clay: Such, Mr. President, is my response to all that has been said in this debate, so far as I deem it in any way worthy of attention. To the two asso
Fortress Monroe, Senators Slidell, Hunter, and Bigler received a telegraphic despatch from Senator Mallory, of Florida, dated at Pensacola on the 28th January, with an urgent request that they wouldand, the fort was greatly in need of provisions, and these must at every hazard be supplied. Mr. Mallory and Colonel Chase must be distinctly informed that our fleet in the vicinity would be always Pensacola, Florida. The following is a copy: In consequence of the assurances received from Mr. Mallory in a telegram of yesterday to Messrs. Slidell, Hunter, and Bigler, with a request it should b for the purpose of avoiding a hostile collision, upon receiving satisfactory assurances from Mr. Mallory and Colonel Chase that Fort Pickens will not be attacked, you are instructed not to land the rival of this order at Pensacola the satisfactory assurances which it required were given by Mr. Mallory and Colonel Chase to our naval and military commanders, and the result proved most fortunate.
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The blockade and the cruisers. (search)
ullest capacity. Worst of all, there were no raw materials, except the timber that was standing in the forests. The cost of iron was enormous, and toward the end of the war it was hardly to be had at any price. Under these circumstances, no general plan of naval policy on a large scale could be carried out; and the conflict on the Southern side became a species of partisan, desultory warfare. A Navy Department had been established by an act of the Provisional Congress on February 21. Mallory, who had been Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs in the United States Senate, was appointed Secretary of the Navy. In matters relating to ordnance and armor, the leading spirit at the Department was Commander Brooke, who was afterward Chief of Bureau. As early as the 15th of March an appropriation of one million dollars was made for the construction or purchase of ten steam-gunboats. The Administration made tremendous efforts to create a navy; but in spite of the greatest persev
seq. Keystone State, blockades Norfolk, 35; attacked by rams, 110 Key West, blockaded, 35, 83 Kittredge, Acting--Lieutenant, commands expedition to Corpus Christi, 142 Lardner, Captain, 123 Lee, Acting Rear-Admiral, commands South Atlantic Squadron, 90 Lee, R. E., the, 156 McCauley, Commodore, 49, 51; destroys vessels at Hampton Roads, 51 et seq. McKean, Flag Officer, Wm. W., relieves Commodore Mervine, 123 Maffitt, Captain, 137 et seq.; commands the Florida, 184 Mallory, Confederate Secretary of Navy, 22 Manassas, the, 129 Maps, the Blockaded Coast, 36; Hampton Roads, 50; entrances to Cape Fear River, 92; entrances to Charleston Harbor, 106; passes of the Mississippi, 127; entrance to Mobile Bay, 133; Galveston Harbor and entrance, 145 Marston, Captain, John, 60, 67 Mason, Confederate commissioner, seized, 177 et seq. Massachusetts, the, at Key West, 35, 121, 132 Matamoras, its importance to blockade runners, 37 Mattabesett, the, 99 M
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
rch 2, 1865 72, 7 MacOMBmb John N.: Manassas Junction, Va., April, 1862 10, 9 McParlin, Thomas A.: Union, Hospitals, May 4-June 12, 1864 94, 5, 7 McPherson, James B.: Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864 45, 3 Canton, Miss., Oct. 14-20, 1863 71, 15 Dallas Line, Ga., May 25-June 5, 1864 43, 5, 6, 9; 48, 3, 4; 90, 6 Fort Donelson, Tenn., Feb. 12-16, 1862 11, 2, 5 Fort Henry, Tenn., Feb. 6, 1862 11, 1, 2, 4 Resaca, Ga., May 8-13, 1864 63, 4 Mallory, C. A.: Antietam, Md., Sept. 16-17, 1862 28, 1 Margedant, William: Gauley Bridge, W. Va., 1861 9, 3 Marshall, Elisha G.: Hanover Court-House, Va., May 23-24, 1862 21, 5 Martindale, John H.: Hanover Court-House, Va., May 27, 1862 21, 2 Marvin, H. H.: Chancellorsville Campaign, Va., April 27-May 6, 1863 39, 3 Mason, F.: Big Black Bridge, Miss., May 17, 1863, 37, 7 Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 20-July 4, 1863 36, 1 Matz, Otto H.: Corinth
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Building Confederate vessels in France. (search)
e immediate possession of two or three good armored ships, capable of entering the Mississippi, would be of incalculable value to us, and though the hope of thus obtaining them is not sanguine, I still deem it proper to attempt it. You will, therefore, if you have not already acted, take such measures for this purpose as you may deem best. In reply to the portion of the foregoing despatch, which referred to the possible purchase of one or more ironclads from the French Navy, I informed Mr. Mallory that inquiries have been, and continue to be, made. Most of the ironclads already built, or now under construction for the European powers, are either too large, and of too heavy draft, for our especial purposes, or they are mere floating batteries, too small and heavily armed to cross the Atlantic. The subject was fully discussed with Mr. Slidell, and he did not see how the negotiation could be opened in such a way as to get the proposition before the Emperor, unless it should appear
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Life, services and character of Jefferson Davis. (search)
naval warfare of all nations and became the terror of the seas, was fashioned out of old hulks or picked up in foreign places; see how a world in arms was held at bay by a people and a soldiery whom he held together with an iron will and hurled like a flaming thunderbolt at their foes. The Cabinet of Jefferson Davis. In his Cabinet he gathered the foremost civilians of the land— Toombs, Hunter, Benjamin, Bragg, Watts, Davis, Memminger, Trenholm, Walker, Randolph, Seddon, Breckenridge, Mallory, Reagan. Good men and true were these, regardful of every duty. His Generals and his armies. To the leadership of his soldiers whom did he delegate? If some Messioner could throw upon the canvas Jefferson Davis in the midst of those chiefs whom he created, what grander knighthood could history assemble? Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, Joseph E. Johnston, G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Cooper, and Braxton Bragg were generals of the full rank. Stonewall Jackson, Forrest, Polk,
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