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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
one of vast importance in his plans for seizing Bird's Point and Cairo. Whilst engaged in strongly fortifying Memphis, Randolph, and one or two other points on the Tennessee shore of the Mississippi, he earnestly recommended the occupation of New Marters at Memphis he ordered August 7, 1861. Pillow to evacuate New Madrid, and, with his men and heavy guns, hasten to Randolph and Fort Pillow, on the Tennessee shore. The ink of that dispatch was scarcely dry, when he countermanded the order, foore, and hence his order for Pillow August 7, 1861. to evacuate New Madrid and hasten with his troops and heavy guns to Randolph and Fort Pillow. Pillow demurred, and charged Polk, by implication, with keeping back re-enforcements, and thwarting hing the order for the evacuation of New Madrid, Polk directed Pillow to break up his base there, send his heavy cannon to Randolph and Fort Pillow, and, marching by the way of Pleasanton, join his forces with those of Hardee at Greenville. This was a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
y Bishop Johns. He was baptized at home in the morning before church. d — See Pollard's Second Year of the War, page 81. There was a general expectation that Richmond would be in the hands of McClellan within a few days. Every preparation was made by the Confederate authorities to abandon it. The archives of the Government were sent to Columbia, in South Carolina, and to Lynchburg. The railway tracks over the bridges were covered with plank, to facilitate the passage of artillery. Mr. Randolph, the Secretary of War, said to an attendant and relative, You must go with my wife into the country, for tomorrow the enemy will be here. The Secretary.of the Treasury had a special train, the steam of the locomotive continually up, ready for flight.--A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, II. 126. Disgusted and alarmed by the trepidation of the conspirators, the Legislature of Virginia, then in session; passed resolutions (May 14) calling upon the so-called Government of the Confederate States t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
North Carolina, 12; South Carolina, 8; Tennessee, 13; Texas, 8; Virginia, 18. Three days afterward Feb. 22, 1862. he was inaugurated President for six years. He chose for his Cabinet Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, as Secretary of State ; George W. Randolph, of Virginia, Secretary of War ; S. R. Mallory, of Florida, Secretary of the Navy ; C. G. Memminger, of South Carolina, Secretary of the Treasury ; and Thomas H. Watts, of Alabama, Attorney-General. Randolph resigned in the autumn of 1862,Randolph resigned in the autumn of 1862, when James A. Seddon, a wealthy citizen of Richmond, who figured conspicuously in the Peace Convention at Washington, See chapter X., volume I. was chosen to fill his place. James A. Seddon. The Confederate Congress passed strong resolutions in favor of prosecuting the war more vigorously than ever, and declared, by joint resolution, that it was the unalterable determination of the people of the Confederate States to suffer all the calamities of the most protracted war, and that they w