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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
crisis, 315. Virginia traitors in Charleston Pryor's speech, 316. Beauregard demands the surrend Among the demagogues in Charleston was Roger A. Pryor, lately a member of the National House of at this could be done only by shedding blood. Pryor and Ruffin were self-constituted preachers of excitement, a rare opportunity was offered to Pryor for the utterance of his incendiary sentimentsspirators and insurgents everywhere The cry of Pryor for blood was sent to Montgomery by telegraph t, Beauregard sent Colonels Chesnut, Chisholm, Pryor (Roger A.), and Captain Lee, with the proposita little before two o'clock, Colonels Chesnut, Pryor, Miles (W. P., who was a volunteer aid on BeauD. R. Jones, accompanied by Colonels Miles and Pryor, and Captain Hartstene, Captain Hartstene hrous incident occurred at this interview. Colonel Pryor, armed with sword, pistols, and bowie-knif the iodide of potassium, a dangerous poison. Pryor, with face pale with terror, begged the surgeo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
23, 1863. Yet the conspirators worked on, conscious of increasing strength, for one weak Unionist after another was converted by their sophistry or their threats. Pryor and Ruffin, as we have seen, went to Charleston to urge an attack upon Fort Sumter, believing that bloodshedding would inflame the passions of Southern men, and ther office, by the venerable Edmund Ruffin. The old gentleman was surrounded by many Virginians, who cheered lustily. The Virginians then in Montgomery, headed by Pryor, who had gone up from Charleston, See page 316. fired a hundred guns on their own account; and from the far Southwest went forth the greeting:-- In the new-bning of the same day, when news of bloodshed in Baltimore was received in Montgomery, bonfires were built in front of the Exchange Hotel, and from its balcony Roger A. Pryor said, in a speech to the multitude, that he was in favor of an immediate march upon Washington. At the departure of the Second Regiment of South Carolina Inf
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
day after his arrival in Richmond, Mr. Ely, at the request of his fellow-prisoners, prepared a petition to the President, requesting immediate steps to be taken by the Government for their release. It was signed by the officers, and was forwarded. and a considerable number of men, somewhat John H. Winder. distinguished in the political world, visited Mr. Ely, and made abundant promises of aid, which they never fulfilled. Among these were Messrs. Keitt and Boyce, of South Carolina, and Pryor and Bocock, of Virginia, who were Mr Ely's fellow-members in the Thirty-sixth Congress, and were now occupying seats in the so-called Confederate Congress. Yet there were a few persons in Richmond who did not only promise, but afforded all the aid in their power to the Union prisoners, at this time and ever afterwards. Distinguished among these benefactors were Mrs. John Van Lew and her daughter. Mrs. Van Lew was an, aged and wealthy widow, who lived in a fine mansion on Church Hill. Wa
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
in front of Patterson and his supports. At half-past 11 o'clock he sent a note to Heintzelman, asking immediate assistance. That officer was absent, and Hooker was obliged to fight on unaided. At one o'clock the l battle had assumed gigantic proportions, and Hooker's last regiments (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth New York) had been sent into the fight. He was losing heavily and making no apparent head-way, for as the conflict progressed fresh Confederate troops under Pickett, Gholson, Pryor, and others hastened back from the direction — of the Chickahominy to assist their struggling comrades, until a large portion of Johnston's army in that region were in the conflict. Three times the Confederates had made fierce charges on Hooker's center, with the hope of breaking his line, but were repulsed, and as Excelsior brigade. often the places of the defeated ones were filled with fresh troops. Once a dash was made from the direction of Fort Magruder, which resulted in the captur
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
rish brigade of General Thomas F. Meagher, with eighteen pieces of artillery, formed the third. The battle was now begun by General Pickett, supported by General Roger A. Pryor, with a part of Huger's division, which did not get up in time to join in the battle on the previous day. Pryor fell upon French, and Howard went to his sPryor fell upon French, and Howard went to his support. Mahone came up to the aid of Pryor. Finally Meagher was ordered to the front, and after a desultory conflict of nearly three hours, in which a part of Hooker's command was engaged, and General Howard lost his right arm, the Confederates fell back, and did not renew the contest. They remained on the ground of Casey's campPryor. Finally Meagher was ordered to the front, and after a desultory conflict of nearly three hours, in which a part of Hooker's command was engaged, and General Howard lost his right arm, the Confederates fell back, and did not renew the contest. They remained on the ground of Casey's camp during the day, as a cover to the movement of their munitions of war and camp equipage to their lines at Richmond, and at evening they went in that direction themselves. On the following morning Heintzelman sent Hooker with a strong reconnoitering party toward the Confederate capital. He went within four miles Hooker's Headq
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
. North Carolina--*W. N. H. Smith, Robert R. Bridgers, Owen R. Keenan, T. D. McDowell, Thomas S. Ashe, Arch. H. Arrington, Robert McClean, William Lander, B. S. Gaither, A. T. Davidson. South Carolina--*John McQueen, *W. Porcher miles, L. M. Ayer, *Milledge L. Bonham, James Farrow, *William W. Boyce. Tennessee--Joseph T. Heiskell, William G. Swan, W. H. Tebbs, E. L. Gardenshire, *Henry S. Foote, *Meredith P. Gentry, *George W. Jones, Thomas Meneese, *J. D. C. Atkins, *John V. Wright, David M. Currin. Texas--*John a Wilcox, *C. C. Herbert, Peter W. Gray, B. F. Sexton, M. D. Graham, Wm. B. Wright. Virginia--*M. R. H. Garnett, John R. Chambliss, James Lyons, *Roger A. Pryor, *Thomas S. Bococke, John Goode, Jr., J. P. Holcombe, *D. C. De Jarnett, *William Smith, *A. E. Boteler, John R. Baldwin, Walter R. Staples, Walter Preston, Albert G. Jenkins, Robert Johnson, Charles W. Russell. those marked with the * had been members of the United States Congress. tail-piece — Congreve rocke
Confederacy, 3.592-3.604; comparative mortality among Union and Confederate, 3.604. Privateering, authorized by Jefferson Davis, 1.372. Privateers, fitted out by the Confederates, 1.373; depredations of, 2.568-2.571. Proclamation of Jefferson Davis authorizing privateering, 1.371. Proclamation of President Lincoln calling for troops, 1.336; the Louisville Journal on, 1.339; the disloyal press on, 1.341; boastings of the loyal press, 1.342; effect of in New Orleans, 1.347. Pryor, Roger A., speech of in Charleston, 1. 316. Pulaski, repulse of Forrest at by Rousseau, 3.416. Pulpit and Press, subserviency of in the South, 1.38. Putnam, Col. H. S., killed at Fort Wagner, 3.205. Q. Quaker guns at Munson's Hill, 2.186. Quakers at the battle of Gettysburg (note), 3.79. Quantrell, his Lawrence Massacre, 3.215; his massacre of Gen. Blunt's escort, 3.217. Queen of the West, ram, capture of, 2.589. R. Ransom, den., at battle of Sabine Cross-Roads, 3.25
inally, a corporal was induced to relieve him in this, but to no purpose. About this time, Maj. Anderson approached, to whom Wigfall announced himself (incorrectly) as a messenger from Gen. Beauregard, sent to inquire on what terms he would evacuate the fortress. Maj. Anderson calmly replied: Gen. Beauregard is already acquainted with my only terms. After a few more civil interchanges of words, to no purpose, Wigfall retired, and was soon succeeded by ex-Senator Chesnut, and ex-Representatives Roger A. Pryor and W. Porcher Miles, who assured Maj. A. that Wigfall had acted entirely without authority. Maj. A. thereupon ordered his flag, which had been lowered, to be raised again; but his visitors requested that this be delayed for further conference; and, having reported to Beauregard, returned, two or three hours afterward, with a substantial assent to Maj. Anderson's conditions. The latter was to evacuate the fort, his garrison to retain their arms, with personal and company prop
e of Virginia's Commissioners to President Lincoln, 452. Price, Gov. Rodman M., to L. W. Burnett, 439. Price, Gen. Sterling, his election to the Missouri Convention, 488; makes a compact with Harney; has an interview with Gen. Lyon, 491; allusion to, 509; is appointed Major-General, 574; resigns tho command to McCulloch, at Wilson's Creek, 578; wounded, 582; besieges Lexington, 585-6; captures Lexington, 589; retreats to Pineville, 590; will not yield Missouri without a battle, 593. Pryor; Roger A., visits Fort Sumter, 448. Pugh, Geo. E., of Ohio, at Charleston, 322. Punta Arenas, surrender of Walker at, 276. Q. Quakers, the, assist Lundy in North Carolina, 113; their opposition to Slavery, 117-18; they petition Congress for abolition in the Federal District, 144. Quincy, Josiah, of Boston, threatens contingent secession, 85. Quitman, John A., in the Democratic Convention of 1856, 246; a filibuster, 270; statement of with regard to Senator Douglas, 512. R
have followed them up at the same time that we brought over the other two-fifths. In the morning, June 1. McClellan awaited an attack, which he says was made at 6 A. M., on the left of Sumner's corps, by Gen. Pickett, supported by Gen. Roger A. Pryor's brigade of Hager's division; to which French's brigade, on our side, stood opposed. The fight between them was noisy, but not very bloody: due caution and distance being maintained on either side. Mahone's brigade was brought up to the aid of Pryor, and Howard's to that of French ; and finally Meagher's Irish regiments went to the front, and a desultory conflict was maintained for some two or three hours, during which Gen. Howard lost his arm and had two of his staff wounded. The Rebels at length desisted, and retreated unpursued. Their reports assert that they made no attack, but only repelled one. The Rebels remained through the day in quiet possession of Couch's and Casey's camps, sending off muskets, tents, and camp
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