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an, without indictment, without warrant, without accusation, but by the order of President Lincoln, was seized at midnight, in his own house, and in the midst of his family, was led through the streets of Louisville, as I am informed, with his hands crossed and pinioned before him — was carried out of the State and district, and now lies a prisoner in a fortress in New York harbor, a thousand miles away. Do you think that any free Legislature ever assembled in Kentucky since the days of Charles Scott and Isaac Shelby, until now, would have permitted such a spectacle to dishonor the State? No! fellow-citizens, the Legislature could not have been free! I would speak of these things with the simple solemnity which their magnitude demands, yet it is difficult to restrain the expression of a just indignation while we smart under such enormities. Mr. Lincoln has thousands of soldiers on our soil, nearly all from the North, and most of them foreigners, whom he employs as his instrument
— J. S. Churchill. Logan — R. Browder, G. T. Edwards, W. M. Clark. City of Louisville — J. D. Pope, B. H. Hornsby, J. G. Gorsuch, W. Johnston, E. D. Ricketts, Blanton Duncan, Henry Gray, H. W. Bruce, R. McKee. Marshall — I. C. Gilbert. Marion — G. S. Miller. Meade — J. P. Walton, J. S. Taylor. Mercer — Philip B. Thompson. Muhlenburg — H. D. Lothrop, R. S. Russell. Nelson — J. D. Elliott, J. C. Wickliffe. Oldham--Mr. Miller, J. R. Gathright. Ohio--Dr. W. G. Mitchell, F. W. Forman. Scott — G. W. Johnson. Shelby--Colonel Jack Allen, J. F. Davis. Spencer — T. L. Burnett. Todd — James A. Russell, W. B. Harrison. Trigg — Mat. McKinney, H. C. Burnett. Washington — Pat. Symmes. Lyon — W. B. Machen, R. L. Cobb. McCracken — W. Bullitt. McLean--Rev. Joseph Gregory, J. S. Morton. Garrard — J. P. Burnside, G. R. Davis. On motion of Mr. J. C. Gilbert, the rules of the House of Representatives at Frankfort, as far as applicable to its proceedings, w
Doc. 122. retirement of Lieut.-Gen. Scott. The following letter, from Lieut.-Gen. Scott, was received by the President on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31: Headquarters of the army, Washington, D. C., Oct. 31, 1861. The Hon. S. Cameron, Secretary of War: sir: For more than three years I have been unable, from a hurt, to mount a horse or walk more than a few paces at a time, and that with much pain. Other and new infirmities, dropsy and vertigo, admonish me that a repose of mind and bLieut.-Gen. Scott, was received by the President on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31: Headquarters of the army, Washington, D. C., Oct. 31, 1861. The Hon. S. Cameron, Secretary of War: sir: For more than three years I have been unable, from a hurt, to mount a horse or walk more than a few paces at a time, and that with much pain. Other and new infirmities, dropsy and vertigo, admonish me that a repose of mind and body, with the appliances of surgery and medicine, are necessary to add a little more to a life already protracted much beyond the usual span of man. It is under such circumstances made doubly painful by the unnatural and unjust rebellion now raging in the Southern States of our so late prosperous and happy Union, that I am compelled to request that my name be placed on the list of army officers retired from active service. As this request is founded on an absolute right granted by a recen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Garland's report of the battle of seven Pines. (search)
absence throughout the day. I refer to the list of casualties as a roll of honor for our company officers without reiterating names. The following officers and men are brought to my attention in the reports of regimental commanders, who claim for the survivors the badge of honor to be awarded under general orders, to wit: Thirty-eighth Virginia. Captain E. W. Carrington (dead); Captain S. S. Lucke (dead); Lieutenant S. A. Swanson (dead); Lieutenant William Norman (dead); Lieutenant Charles Scott (dead); Color-Bearer R. McDowell (dead). Company A--Sergeants Gardner and Turner (dead). Company D--Privates L. P. H. Tarpley and Neal Gilbert. Company E--Sergeant Shackleford. Company G--Privates Robert Holmes, Alexander Gilchrist, John D. Algood, Giles A. Burton, James Wilson, James R. Bugg and R. D. Riggins; Corporal Hugh N. Weatherford. Company I--Privates Eli D. Sizimore, Thomas L. Sizimore, Anderson Solomon, Robert W. Vaughan, Richard Wilson, John B. Gold and Jame
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
ization of a Confederate State government, but failed. The State was scarred by battles, invasions, and raids, and martial law was proclaimed by President Lincoln, July 5, 1864. The civil authority was restored Oct. 18, 1865. The legislature refused to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment. Population in 1890, 1,858,635; in 1900, 2,147,174. See United States, Kentucky, vol. IX. Governors. Name.Term. Isaac Shelby1792 to 1796 James Garrard1796 to 1804 Christopher Greenup1804 to 1808 Charles Scott1808 to 1812 Isaac Shelby1812 to 1816 George Madison1816 Gabriel Slaughter1816 to 1820 John Adair1820 to 1824 Joseph Desha1824 to 1828 Governors—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas Metcalfe1828 to 1832 John Breathitt1832 to 1834 J. T. Morehead1834 to 1836 James Clark1836 to 1837 C. A. Wickliffe1837 to 1840 Robert P. Letcher1840 to 1844 William Owsley1844 to 1848 John J. Crittenden1848 to 1850 John L. Helm1850 to 1851 Lazarus W. Powell1851 to 1855 Charles S. Morehead1855 to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval 1803-1891 (search)
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval 1803-1891 Lawyer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 4, 1803; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and practised for more than sixty years. He became identified with the American Colonization Society in 1824, and was deeply interested in the work of that body for many years. With General Harper he drew up the first map of Liberia, and was largely instrumental in securing the establishment of the Maryland colony in that country. He is also known through the invention of the famous Baltimore heater, which came into general use in the United States. His publications include The Capitol and Washington at the beginning of the present century (an address); Scott's Infantry and rifle tactics; Picture of Baltimore; History of Mason and Dixon's line; History of Maryland in Liberia; Reminiscences of West Point in 1818 to 1822, etc. He died in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 11, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Robert Edward 1807- (search)
Lee, Robert Edward 1807- Military officer; born in Stratford, Westmoreland co., Va., Jan. 19, 1807; son of Gen. Henry Lee; graduated at the United States Military Academy, second in his class, in 1829. Entering the engineer corps, he became captain in July, 1838, and was chief engineer of General Wool's brigade in the war with Mexico. At the close of that war he had earned three brevets—major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel; and he was a great favorite with General Scott. From Sept. 3, 1852, to March 3, 1855, he was superintendent of the Military Academy. In the latter year he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of cavalry, and in March, 1861, to colonel. Accepting the doctrine of State supremacy when Virginia passed an ordinance of secession, in April, 1861, Lee went to Richmond, accepted (April 22, 1861) the command of the forces in that commonwealth, and resigned his commission in the National army. In accepting the office of commander of the Virginia forces, he said: Tr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Libraries, free public (search)
eneral curiosity do get prompt response, and the new novels are freely bought. How freely I have recently sought to ascertain. I asked of some seventy libraries their yearly expenditure for current fiction in proportion to their total expenditure for books. The returns show an average of from 10 to 15 per cent. In one case the amount reached 50 per cent., in others it fell as low as 2 per cent. The ratio for fiction in general is much higher on the average; but fiction in general includes Scott and Thackeray and other standards, an ample supply of which would not usually be questioned. At Providence and at Worcester, two of the most active and popular of public libraries, the purchases of fiction, current and standard, formed in a single year but 7 and 11 per cent., respectively, of the entire expenditure for books. At Boston there were selected but 178 titles of current fiction (out of nearly 600 read and considered). But some dozen copies were bought of each title, so that th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
Mr. Judd for my return to Philadelphia the next night, if I should be convinced that there was danger in going through Baltimore. I told him that if I should meet at Harrisburg, as I had at other places, a delegation to go with me to the next place (then Baltimore), I should feel safe and go on. When I was making my way back to my room, through crowds of people, I met Frederick Seward. We went together to my room, when he told me that he had been sent, at the instance of his father and General Scott, to inform me that their detectives in Baltimore had discovered a plot there to assassinate me. They knew nothing of Pinkerton's movements. I now believed such a plot to be in existence. The next morning I raised the flag over Independence Hall, and then went on to Harrisburg with Mr. Sumner, Major (now General) Hunter, Mr. Judd, Mr. Lamon, and others. There I met the legislature and people, dined, and waited until the time appointed for me to leave (six o'clock in the evening). In t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Clair, Arthur 1734-1818 (search)
ted governor of the Northwestern Territory (February, 1788) ; fixed the seat of government at Cincinnati, and, in honor of the Cincinnati Society, gave the place that name. Made commander-in-chief of the army (March 4, 1791), he moved against the Indians on the Wabash, while so lame from gout that he was carried on a litter. The Indians, encouraged by the defeat of Harmar (October, 1790), had spread terror over the frontier settlements in the Northwestern Territory. In May, 1791, Gen. Charles Scott, of Kentucky, led 800 men, and penetrated to the Wabash country, almost to the present site of Lafayette, Ind., and destroyed several Indian villages. At the beginning of August General Wilkinson, with more than 500 men, pushed into the same region to Tippecanoe and the surrounding prairies, destroyed some villages of Kickapoos, and made his way to the Falls of the Ohio, opposite Louisville. These forays caused the Indians to fight more desperately for their country. Congress then p
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