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August 12. Charles J. Faulkner, late U. S. Minister to France, was arrested in Washington by the Provost Marshal. The order for his arrest was issued from the War Department. A heavy detachment of infantry accompanied the Marshal to guard against any disturbance that the arrest might prompt. Mr. Faulkner acknowledged the authority, and signified his readiness to accompany the officer. He was taken to the jail, where the other prisoners of war are confined. Mr. Faulkner occupies a lower floor of the jail, and has a ward adjoining that of Dr. Fleming, of Virginia, who is also a prisoner and a man of wealth and influence. When first arrested, he was somewhat excited, but he shortly recovered himself, and during the afternoon conversed freely with one of the officers on the condition of France. When asked how the rebellion was regarded there, he answered, France, sir, deeply regrets it. He also stated that he had his passes all ready, and intended to leave for his home in Vi
premises a six-pound cannon was found buried, together with six kegs of gunpowder, a quantity of rifles, bowie-knives, pistols, swords, and percussion caps. The arms, and other materials, were taken to Warsaw.--Louisville Journal. Alfred Ely, United States Representative from the Rochester district of New York, who was captured by a South Carolina company of infantry at the battle of Bull Run, arrived at Washington, D. C., having been released in exchange for C. J. Faulkner, former U. S. Minister to France.--(Doc. 239.) A correspondent of the Richmond Examiner, in a letter dated this lay, gives the following account of affairs at the rebel camp in the vicinity of Manassas, Va.: To-day our whole army is engaged in building log-houses for winter quarters, or in moving to sites already selected. Several brigades will remain where they now are, near the fortifications in Centreville, and the remainder will fall back a mile or two upon Bull Run. General Kirby Smith's brigade
ers for the reason that they were the first in considerable numbers taken during the war, and that the course I pursued ought to have been reciprocated by the secessionists. Their treatment of our officers and men captured so soon afterwards at Bull Run is, therefore, without excuse. Whatever hardships prisoners afterwards suffered on either side, the blame of the initiation of ill-treatment must fall on the rebels and not on us. The successor of Gen. Garnett, Gen. Jackson (formerly U. S. Minister at Vienna), sent a flag of truce to thank me for the kindness I had extended to their wounded and unwounded officers and men. On subsequent occasions I received proofs of their appreciation of my course. Application was also made to me, under a flag, for the body of Gen. Garnett, which I agreed to deliver up; but before my orders in the case could reach Grafton the corpse had been taken East by the father of his late wife. The successes just achieved in West Virginia by the troops un
o turned to public life and education. Notable as lawyers, writers and statesmen are General Carl Schurz who became Minister to Spain, Secretary of the Interior, and editor of the New York Evening Post; and General Lewis Wallace, Governor of New Mexico, Minister to Turkey, and author of Ben Hur and other historical novels. Brevet Brigadier-General Stewart L. Woodford, Lieut.-Gov. Of New York, 1866-68; President electoral College, 1872; M. C., 1873-75; U. S. Dist. Atty., 1877-83; U. S. Minister to Spain, 1879-98. Brevet Brigadier-General James Grant Wilson, author of Addresses on Lincoln, Grant, Hull, Farragut, etc.; President, New York Genealogical and biographical Society and of American Ethnological Society. Brevet Major-General William B. Hazen, chief signal officer, raised 41st Ohio volunteers; marched with Sherman to the sea; commanded 15th Army Corps; U. S Military Attache to France. Major-General Carl Schurz. Major-General Lewis Wallace. Colonel George E. War
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
Index A Abolitionist, distinguished from antislavery man, 74 Accident in war, 234 Acworth, Ga., military movements near, 130, 316 Adams, Charles F., U. S. Minister at London, 385, 392 Adjutant-general, the office of the, 422, 423, 469, 470 Advance and Retreat (Hood's), 172 Alabama, Hood's proposed movement toward, 163; Thomas proposes a campaign in, 253, 255, 256, 305; abundance of supplies in, 288; Thomas to have command over, 317 Alexander, Col. Barton S., trip totown, Tenn., Longstreet retreats toward, 115; S. advances toward, 115; preparations for attacking Longstreet at, 116; held by S., 116 Mosquito Lagoon, S. at, 19 Moss, Col., reported expulsion of Union families by, 93 Motley, John L., U. S. Minister at Vienna, 385 Mount Pleasant Turnpike, Tenn., military movements on, 204 Mower, Maj.-Gen. Joseph A., to reinforce Thomas, 319 Murfreesboro, Tenn., S. reports for duty at, 66; possibilities of Hood's getting between Nashville and, 18
ng other things, said:— The stars and stripes now wave over half the slave grounds. I believe in less than thirty days we will open the Mississippi and take Charleston. [Loud applause.] Leave Virginia alone, that can't sprout a black-eyed pea. [Laughter.] Scripture teaches us that no people can live long where there is no grass. The question then is only, whether they can live thirty or sixty days. Thus, amid the laughter and jeers of an unwashed rabble, did an ex-Governor, and ex-U. S. Minister, gloat over the prospect of starving an entire people, women and children included. Did we need other incitement on board the Alabama, to apply a well-lighted torch to the enemy's ships? There were copious extracts from the English papers found in this mail, and I trust the reader will excuse me, while I give a portion of a speech made to his constituents, by a member of the British Parliament, who was also a member of the cabinet. The speaker is Mr. Milner Gibson, President of the
s named as introducing certain resolutions of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, and making certain comments thereon. He concurred fully with the resolutions as well as the remarks made on the occasion by his colleague, but did not desire that any credit should be awarded to him for it. The change suggested was ordered to be made. A number of memorials in relation to the crisis and private claims were presented. Mr. Thomas, of Ohio, inquired what Mr. Sherman had meant in declaring a certain private claims reported by him to be a fraud. Mr. Sherman said that nothing personal to the Committee was intended. Several papers were allowed to be withdrawn from the files of the House at the request of various members. A resolution directing the Comptroller of the U. S. Treasury to audit the account of John R. Clay, late U. S. Minister to Chill, was reported from the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The resolution was read the third time and agreed to.
The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Banquet to Americans at Jeddo — the Old Embassy. (search)
Later from Mexico. New Orleans, Feb. 13. --The steamer Velasco, from Vera Cruz, has arrived at Havana, having on board the expelled foreign Ministers and Miramon. The Papal Nuncio was insulted at Vera Cruz, and took refuge in the French Consulate. Miramon made his escape in disguise, after encountering great danger. The Archbishop and the Bishops are exiled. They were stoned by the authorities at Vera Cruz, and afterwards detained by the authorities for trial. U. S. Minister Weller arrived at the City of Mexico on the 30th.
Hon. John M. Daniel, late U. S. Minister, resident at Turin, is now stopping at the Spotswood House, where many of his old friends and acquaintances have called to welcome him "home again from a foreign shore."
Congressional. Washington, Feb. 15. --House.--The memorial of the New York Chamber of Commerce against Morrill's tariff was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. The bill to benefit Townsend Harris, U. S. Minister, for extraordinary expenses in Japan, was passed. The House refused to entertain a proposition to print a large edition of the report of the Indian Trust Fund Investigating Committee. The Postal bill was up and amended by restoring the inland service suspended since 1859, and passed. The Committee of Thirty-three's report was up. Mr. Vandiver argued against secession. Mr. Dejarnette argued that Northern society had proved a failure, but in the New Southern Confederacy there would be no elements of discord. Capital and labor would work in beautiful accord and harmony. African slavery is the only basis on which Republican liberty can be preserved. Though my people love the Union, they have made up their minds to leave it, unless
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