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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The First iron-clad Monitor. (search)
rance that the Merrimac, with her draught, and loaded with iron, could not pass Kettle Bottom Shoals, in the Potomac, and ascend the river and surprise us with a cannon-ball; and advised that, instead of adding to the general panic, it would better become us to calmly consider the situation, and inspire confidence by acting, so far as we could, intelligently, and with discretion and judgment. Mr. Chase approved the suggestion, but thought it might be well to telegraph Governor Morgan and Mayor Opdyke, at New York, that they might be on their guard. Stanton said he should warn the authorities in all the chief cities. I questioned the propriety of sending abroad panic missives, or adding to the alarm that would naturally be felt, and said it was doubtful whether the vessel, so cut down and loaded with armor, would venture outside of the Capes; certainly, she could not, with her draught of water, get into the sounds of North Carolina to disturb Burnside and our forces there; nor was sh
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The draft riots in New York. (search)
r the movements of the leaders in the daring project less liable to be observed. Governor Seymour held a council with Mayor Opdyke and General Sanford. Strong guards were posted at the places threatened with attack. The police authorities were primined. Happily for the welfare of New York city, the matter was compromised during the night by the interposition of Mayor Opdyke and others, and General Brown the next morning assumed command of all the government troops in the city, and took up hn repulsed, by Captain Franklin (Twelfth Infantry), after a spirited fight, in which a number of rioters were killed. Mayor Opdyke's house was partially sacked by a mob of boys. An attack was made on some houses at Forty-sixth street and Fifth avenved, and the other militia regiments followed during the day. By this time the riot was regarded as practically over. Mayor Opdyke had the day previous issued a proclamation, calling on the citizens to resume their avocations. It was also announced
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
e Columbia and Nashville pike, leading through Franklin. Behind the main line at this point was Opdyke's brigade of Wood's division. Toward that hill, the National center, the heaviest blow was direoward the bridges over the Harpeth. At that critical moment Stanley rode forward to the head of Opdyke's brigade, in reserve, and ordered it, with Conrad's in support, to endeavor to stem the tumultuous torrent of pursued and pursuers. Opdyke's voice was instantly heard ringing out clearly above the tumult in an order for an advance. That order was instantly obeyed. Swiftly, steadily, and irreUnion line was restored, and was not again broken. In an official communication, recommending Opdyke for promotion, General Thomas said he displayed the very highest qualities as a commander. It inot saying too much, he continued, to declare that but for the skillful dispositions made by General Opdyke (all of which was done entirely on his own judgment), the promptness and readiness with whic
The following is a plain statement of the facts: The work of driving the enemy from Rocky Face Ridge was assigned to General C. G. Harker, commanding the Third brigade of Newton's division. The One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Ohio infantry, Colonel Opdyke, was placed in advance, and was the first to ascend the Ridge. At seven o'clock A. M., of the eighth instant, he drove in the rebel pickets, and at half-past 8 A. M., after sharp skirmishing and clambering over perpendicular cliffs, he rested his command on the summit of the Ridge. After Colonel Opdyke had effected a lodgment, he found himself confronted by greatly superior numbers. This fact having been reported, the rest of Harker's brigade was sent to his support, and finally Newton's whole division were posted on the Ridge. No other troops save those belonging to Newton's division fired a shot or were under fire while on Rocky Face, from the time of its original occupation by the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Ohio on Su
haps as much as three hundred and fifty yards south of it. In person I ordered the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Ohio, Colonel Opdyke commanding, to advance and seize the fence. There was a momentary hesitation in the regiment to go forward. Its galM. When the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth and Sixty-fourth Ohio advanced to the copse in the open field, I ordered Colonel Opdyke to line the southern side of the copse with skirmishers, with a view to annoying and delaying the progress of the eneof the commanding General, Colonel Dunlap, commanding Third Kentucky, Colonel McIlvain, commanding Sixty-fourth Ohio, Colonel Opdyke, commanding One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Ohio, and Captain Bradley, commanding Sixth Ohio battery. I desire to commend Colonel Opdyke especially to the favorable consideration of the commanding General. The record of his regiment, a comparatively new one, and never before in a general engagement, in the late battle, will, I am sure, compare most favorably with th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Franklin, battle of. (search)
furious charge Hood hurled back the Union advance in utter confusion upon the main line, when that, too, began to crumble. A strong position on a hill was carried by the Confederates, where they seized eight guns. They forced their way within the second line and planted a Confederate flag upon the intrenchments. All now seemed lost to the Nationals, who, as their antagonists were preparing to follow up their victory, seemed about to break and fly, when Stanley rode forward and ordered Opdyke to advance with his brigade. Swiftly they charged the Confederate columns and drove them back. Conrad, close by, gave assistance. The works and the guns were recovered; 300 prisoners and ten battleflags were captured; and the Union line was restored, and not again broken, though Hood hurled strong bodies of men against it. The struggle continued until long after dark; it was almost midnight when the last shot was fired. The advantage was with the Naitionals. The result was disastrous to
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Kansas Volunteers. (search)
new Battery and duty there till January, 1865. Attached to Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery. September 13, 1864, to January 1, 1865.) Mustered out January 19, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 2nd Kansas Battery. Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 18 by disease. Total 20. Armstrong's Battery Light Artillery Attached to 1st Kansas Colored Infantry. Hopkins' Battery Light Artillery Attached to 2nd Kansas Cavalry. See 3rd Battery. Opdyke's Battery Light Artillery Attached to 9th Kansas Cavalry. Stover's Battery Light Artillery Attached to 2nd Kansas Cavalry. Zisch's Militia Battery Light Artillery Duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, October, 1864. 1st Kansas Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Lincoln, Fort Leavenworth, May 20 to June 3, 1861. Moved to Wyandotte, thence to Kansas City and Clinton, Mo., to join General Lyon, June 7-July 13, 1861. Attached to Dietzler's Brigade, Lyon's Army of the Wes
ulting brigades; all did their utmost, and all deserve like chaplets for their brilliant and not wholly unavailing out-bursts of courage and endurance. Harker's brigade held the right of Newton's division, the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth, Colonel Opdyke, in advance. Like Wagner's, it was deployed into a column of divisions, the six regiments forming a column just thirty lines deep. When the bugle pealed forth the clarion note for the advance, the brigade sprang into line, and marched boldle on the left, the Fourth and Twenty-third corps on the right, and the Fourteenth corps on the flattened apex of the letter. At four o'clock Davis and Stanley made a simultaneous advance. Newton's division was formed with Bradley on the left, Opdyke on the centre, and Wagner on the right. Moving through a dense woods of three hundred yards, the whole division encountered the rebel skirmishers who were hurriedly driven back upon a large corn-field, across which the whole division charged in
f the country. That was a movement, after Mr. Lincoln's nomination, to compel him to retire from the ticket, or to confront him with a strong independent Republican candidate. According to Messrs. Nicolay and Hay, Mr. Lincoln's private secretaries and his biographers, the movement started in New York City and had its ramifications in many parts of the country. One meeting was held at the residence of David Dudley Field, and was attended by such men as George William Curtis, Noyes, Wilkes, Opdyke, Horace Greeley, and some twenty-five others. In the movement were such prominent people as Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, and Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio. One of the men favorable to the proposition was Governor Andrew of Massachusetts. He, says his biographer, Peleg W. Chandler, was very busy in the movement in 1864 to displace the President. The secrecy, he adds, with which this branch of the Republican politics of that year has been ever since enveloped is something marvelous; there
205. Morris, Senator, 205. Mott, Mrs. Lucretia, 38, 102-103. Mott, James, 203. N National Anti-Slavery Advocate, 204. National Era, The, 0000, 207-208. Negroes, prejudice against, in North, 35; in Ohio, 36; stronger in North than in South, 36; suffrage, 80; failure as freemen, 80-81. Newcomb, Stillman E., 201. Nicolay, J. C., 136. Nigger Hill, 26, 73. Nigger-pens, 31. Noyes, 179. O Oberlin College, 207. O'Connell, Daniel, 131. Ohio, pro-slavery, 21; Abolitionists of, 21. Opdyke, 179. Ordinance of ‘87, 5. Otis, James F., 202. Parker, Theodore, 204. P Parkhurst, Jonathan, 203. Pennsylvania Hall, firing of, 30. Peonage, 80. Phelps, Amos, 202, 204. Philippine Islands, 82-87; slavery in, 82; massacres in, 83; abuses in, 82-84; spoliation of, 85. Phillips,Wendell, 142; speech in Faneuil Hall, 88-89. Phillips, Mrs., 106-107. Pillsbury, Parker, 204. Pleasanton, General, 168. Pointdexter, 165. Popular sovereignty, 153. Powell, Aaron M., 205. Prayer of Twenty
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