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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
entrance to the harbor of New York. Others of like sympathies took the alarm and fled, some to the Confederate armies or the more southern States, and others to Canada. Among them was John C. Breckinridge, late Vice-President of the Republic, and member of the National Senate; also William Preston, late American Minister to Spain; James B. Clay, a son of Henry Clay; Humphrey Marshall, lately a member Humphrey Marshall. of Congress, and a life-long politician; Captain John Morgan, Judge Thomas Monroe, and others of less note. Breckinridge, Marshall, and Morgan entered the military service of the Confederates. The first two were commissioned brigadier-generals, and the latter became a conspicuous guerrilla chief. Breckinridge became a zealous servant of the Confederates. He issued an address, in which he announced his resignation of his seat in the United States Senate, and in bitter language spoke of the dissolution of the Union, and the atrocious despotism which he alleged
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
, See page 496, volume I. had struck them a severe blow on the spot where Colonel Wallace, first smote them a few months before. See page 518, volume I. Kelly had recovered from his, severe wound, and, with the commission of Brigadier-General, was in command of troops in the autumn, guarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railway along its course through West Virginia. Ascertaining that a; considerable insurgent force, consisting of cavalry, under Colonel Angus McDonald, and militia under Colonel Monroe, was at Romney, preparing for a descent on the railway, he led about twenty-five hundred Ohio and Virginia troops against them, from the New Creek Station, along the route first traversed by Wallace. He came upon the insurgents a few miles from Romney, at three o'clock in the afternoon of the 26th of October, drove in their outposts, and, after a severe contest of about two hours, completely routed them, capturing their three cannon, much of their camp equipage, a large number of prison
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
eston. and before the close of December the arrangement was made, and so-called representatives of that great commonwealth were chosen by the Legislative council Dec. 16, 1861. to seats in the Congress at Richmond. These were: Henry C. Burnett, John Thomas, Thomas L. Burnett, S. H. Ford, Thomas B. Johnson, George W. Ewing. Dr. D. V. White, John M. Elliott, Thomas B. Monroe, and George B. Hodge. On the day when these men were chosen by the Council, two of them — Henry C. Burnett and Thomas Monroe — were sworn in at Richmond as members of the Confederate Senate. Of such usurpers of the political rights of the people, the Confederate Congress, so called, was composed. The people had nothing to do with the matter, and the ridiculous farce did not end here. All through the war, disloyal Kentuckians pretended to represent their noble old State in the supreme council of the conspirators, where they were chosen only, a great portion of that time, by the few Kentuckians in the military
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
. battle with the forts and the ram Manassas, 334. fearful struggle of the Hartford, 335. a desperate naval battle, 336. capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, 339. excitement in New Orleans, 340. flight of Lovell and his troops, 341. Farragut approaches New Orleans Destruetion of property there, 342. Farragut before the City, 343. folly of the civil authorities impertinence of a French naval Commander, 344. National troops in New Orleans, 345. General Butler and the absurd Mayor Monroe Butler's proclamation, 346. rebellion rebuked and checked, 347. martial law proclaimed concessions to the people, 348. benevolent and Sanitary measures the rebellious spirit of citizens, 349. Butler's famous woman order its effects, 350. a traitor hung Butler's administration, 351. effect of the capture of New Orleans, 352. Ship Island was the place of rendezvous for the naval as well as the land portion of the forces destined for the capture of New Orleans. The naval forc