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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
rnor Samuel Cony (1864-7) Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew (1861-6) Michigan Governor Austin Blair (1861-4) Governor Henry H. Crapo (1865-9) Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey (1859-63) Governor Stephen Miller (1863-6) Nevada (State admitted 1864) Governor Henry G. Blasdell (1864-71) New Hampshire Governor Ichabod Goodwin (1859-61) Governor Nathaniel S. Berry (1861-3) Governor Joseph A. Gilmore (1863-5) New Jersey Governor Charles S. Olden (1860-3) Governor Joel Parker (1863-6) New York Governor Edwin D. Morgan (1859-63) Governor Horatio Seymour (1863-5) Governor Reuben E. Fenton (1865-9) Ohio Governor William Dennison (1860-2) Governor David Tod (1862-4) Governor John Brough (1864-5) Oregon Governor John Whittaker (1859-62) Governor Addison C. Gibbs (1862-6) Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin (1861-7) Rhode Island Governor William Sprague (1860-1) Governor John R. Bartlett, ac
were met by two or three hundred of the rebel cavalry, who opened upon them with carbine and pistol. Many of the horses in Captain Bell's party, not being practised to the discharge of arms, became unmanageable. The National troops were at once thrown into confusion; but each man, fighting on his own account, discharged his piece at the enemy, emptying several saddles. Two of the rebel horses were brought in. Lieutenant John W. Ford and Sergeant Smith, of Company F, were taken prisoners. Sergeant Parker, of Company M, was seriously injured by the fall of its horse. He was brought back to camp. When the Nationals returned to camp, fortyfive men were missing. The number killed and wounded is not known. Henry Fry and Jacob M. Hemslier were hung at Greenville, Tennessee, for bridge-burning.--Henry C. Burnett, Representative from Kentucky, was, upon the motion of Mr. Dunn of Indiana, expelled from the Congress of the United States for active participation in the rebellion.
February 18. A skirmish occurred at Independence, Mo., between a detachment of Ohio cavalry and a band of rebels, headed by Quantrel and Parker. The latter were routed, with a loss of three killed, several wounded, and several taken prisoners. A quantity of arms was also captured. The Federal loss one killed and three wounded.--(Doc. 47.) This morning, Gov. Rector, of Arkansas, issued a proclamation, drafting into immediate service every man in the State subject to military duty, to respond within twenty days.--Memphis Appeal, February 19. The Constitutional Convention in session at Wheeling, Va., adjourned this evening, after fifty-nine days session. The Free State measure was defeated. Commissioners were, however, appointed, with powers to reassemble the Convention in case the new State was recognized by Congress.--National Intelligencer, February 20. In the British Parliament, John Bright made a strong speech denouncing the policy of the English government
March 1. Last evening the seccond battalion of Ohio cavalry arrived at Independence — in the capacity of a patrol guard, and this morning a portion of Col. Parker's rebel force rode into the town and commenced firing upon the sentries and scouts of the Federals, but almost immediately retreated, followed by the Ohio boys, who kept up a sharp and spirited firing; but owing to the thick fog, it was comparatively ineffective, the rebels scattering to evade pursuit. One of the Federals was killed--private Hickins, of company L. Five rebel prisoners were taken, one of whom stated that Col. Parker was killed in the pursuit.--Louisville Journal, March 4. The Mobile Register says: Since the late reverses to our arms, we notice quite a deplorable disposition to growl and grumble against the government of the Confederacy; to charge upon it the responsibility of these disasters, and to complain generally of the administration of affairs. This seems to us all wrong — transparently
ed to frontier life. A pontoon train accompanied it; also three hundred wagons and several hundred head of beef cattle.--the Third Massachusetts regiment from Newbern, N. C., returned to Boston, and were received with enthusiasm.--F. H. Pierpont, Governor of West-Virginia, in view of the approach of the rebels, issued a proclamation, calling upon the commandants of the militia, to convene their regiments and companies to be held in readiness to go to the field at a moment's warning.--Governor Joel Parker, of New Jersey, issued a proclamation, calling upon the citizens of the State to rally for the defence of Pennsylvania.--(Doc. 73.) Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, made the following appeal: To the People of Philadelphia: For nearly a week past it has been publicly known that the rebels in force were about to enter Pennsylvania. On the twelfth instant an urgent call was made on the people to raise a departmental army corps for the defence of the State. Yesterday, under
a., capturing several sutlers who were in the vicinity, and burning a number of hospital stores and sutlers' wagons. The Maryland Club-house at Baltimore, having degenerated into a resort for those who are disaffected toward the Government, and hostile to its legally constituted authorities, was closed by order of Major-General Schenck.--Manchester, Tenn., was entered and occupied by the Union forces under General J. J. Reynolds.--Shelbyville, Tenn., was occupied by General Granger.--Joel Parker, Governor of New Jersey, on the reception of a message from Governor Curtin, informing him of the second entrance of the rebels into Pennsylvania, renewed his call upon the citizens of the State to hold themselves in readiness for immediate service.--York, Pa., was occupied by the rebels under General Gordon.--(Doc. 81.) The schooner Varnum H. Hill was captured by the rebel privateer Florida, in latitude 30° north, longitude 48° 50′, but was released on a bond, on condition her maste
, had been in a good measure subjected to the control of the public authorities.--drafting commenced in New Haven, Ct., Springfield, Mass., and Philadelphia, and passed off quietly.--the National cavalry overtook and engaged the rebels on their retreat, near Charlestown, Va., and captured near one hundred prisoners.--A riot broke out at Portsmouth, N. H., but was suppressed without casualty. A party of rebel cavalry entered Hickman, Kentucky, and pillaged all the stores in the town.--Joel Parker, Governor of New Jersey, owing to the excitement consequent upon the draft, issued a proclamation calling upon the citizens of the State to avoid angry discussions, to discourage large assemblies of the people, and use every effort to preserve the peace. --great excitement was caused among the rebels in Central Mississippi, by the movements of General Sherman, with the National forces. Large numbers of negroes, cattle, horses and mules were run across the Tombigbee River, at every ferry.
September 27. Captain Parker, of the First Arkansas infantry, with seventy-five men, was attacked near Moffat's Store, in Franklin County, Arkansas, by Shelby's rebel cavalry. His loss was two killed, two wounded, and fifteen prisoners. The rebel loss was five killed and twenty wounded-among the latter, Shelby, their commander.
Doc. 73.-Proclamation of Governor Parker. A ProclamationEXECUTIVE Chamber, Trenton, N. J., June 16, 1863. Jerseyen: The State of Pennsylvania is invaded. A hostile army is now occupying and despoiling the towns of our sister State. She appeals to New-Jersey, through her Governor, to aid in driving back the invading army. Let us respond to the call upon our patriotic State with unprecedented zeal. I therefore call upon the citizens of this State to meet and organize into compa the call upon our patriotic State with unprecedented zeal. I therefore call upon the citizens of this State to meet and organize into companies, and report to the Adjutant-General of the State, as soon as possible to be organized into regiments as the militia of New-Jersey, and press forward to the assistance of Pennsylvania in this emergency. The organization of these troops will be given in General Orders as soon as practicable. Joel Parker. Attest: S. M. Dickinson, Private Secretary.
ption that its appearance was somewhat delayed, awaiting the issue of the struggle in Maryland, which terminated with the battle of Antietam. Fought Sept. 17th--Proclamation of Freedom, dated 22d. Whether the open adhesion of the President at last to the policy of Emancipation did or did not contribute to the general defeat of his supporters in the State Elections which soon followed, is still fairly disputable. By those elections, Horatio Seymour was made Governor of New York and Joel Parker of New Jersey: supplanting Governors Morgan and Olden; while Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, also gave Opposition majorities; and Michigan, Wisconsin, and most other Western States, showed a decided falling off in Administration strength. The general result of those elections is summed up in the following table: 1860--President. 1862--Gov. Or Congress. States. Lincoln. All others. Admin. Opp. New York 362,646 312,510 295,897 306,649 New Jersey 58,324 62,801 46,710
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