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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
71. the President's indecision and recommendations denunciations of the Message, 73. disappointment of the people, 74. movements of the Clergy warnings of General Scott, 75. General Wool's letter to General Cass, 76. resignation of Cass Fast day proclaimed, 77. Clingman's treasonable speech in the Senate, 78. Crittenden'ical questions — a greater regard for the rights and feelings of men. So early as the close of October, October 80, 1860. that venerable soldier, Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott, the General-in-chief of the armies of the Republic, perceiving the gathering cloud betokening a storm, spoke words of warning to the President and S at once to the commanders of the Barancas [Pensacola], Forts Moultrie and Monroe, to be on their guard against surprises. Another veteran warrior, who had been Scott's companion in arms for fifty years, full of patriotic zeal, and with a keen perception of danger, after reading the President's message wrote a letter remarkable
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
tive, at least as their quiescent ally l He refuses to exercise his functions, and to enforce the laws l He refuses to protect the public property, and to re-enforce the gallant Anderson at Fort Moultrie! He sends the Secretary of the Interior to North Carolina, with the intention of forcing that loyal and conservative State into the ranks of the disunionists! While sending General Harney to Kansas with a large military force to suppress a petty border insurgent, he folds his arms when General Scott and his brave subordinates in the South appeal to him for succor. His Attorney-General argues with all his ingenuity against the power of the Federal Government to enforce the laws of the country. His confidants are disunionists. His leaders in the Senate and in the House are disunionists and while he drives into exile the oldest Statesman in America, simply and only because he dares to raise his voice in favor of the country, he consults daily with men who publicly avow, in their sea
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
f the volunteer companies of the State, with an aggregate membership of about five thousand, commenced drilling nightly in their armories. Governor Andrew also sent one of his staff (Lieutenant-Colonel Ritchie) to Washington, to consult with General Scott and other officers, civil and military, concerning the dispatch of Massachusetts troops to the Capital, in the event of insurrectionary movements against it. A satisfactory arrangement was made, and troops were held in John A. Andrew. readic resource than to test, by land and sea, the full strength of the Federal authority under our National Alexander Ramsay. flag. It gave assurance of an earnest desire for peace with and good — will toward the people of the South; thanked General Scott for his patriotic efforts, and declared that the people of Minnesota would never consent to the obstruction of the free navigation of the Mississippi River, from its source to its mouth, by any power hostile to the Federal Government. By a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
d the failure of the Peace Conference, 243. Tyler's treachery General Scott's desire for Peace indicated, 244. his letter to Mr. Seward Pwhen they saw the precautions taken by the Secretary of War and General Scott to preserve the peace and secure the safety of the National Capge.--Springfield (Mass.) Republican, January 23, 1861. and Lieutenant-General Scott, who knew what were the horrors Winfield Scott in 1865. Winfield Scott in 1865. of war, seems to have contemplated this alternative without dread. In a letter addressed to Governor Seward, on the day preceding Mr. Lincol IV. Say to the seceded States--Wayward sisters, depart in peace!--Scott's Autobiography, II. 625. On the solicitation of John Van Buren, of New York, General Scott gave him the original draft of this letter, as an autographic keepsake of a strictly private nature, supposing tied censure of the policy of the Administration of Mr. Lincoln. General Scott, in vindication of himself, then published a Report on the publ
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
neral David E. Twiggs, of Georgia, who was next in rank to Lieutenant-General Scott, in the Army of the Republic. We have observed that the Mr. Lincoln whilst passing through the streets in a carriage. General Scott and Mr. Seward were so well satisfied that such a plot was arraold me that he had been sent, at the instance of his father and General Scott, to inform me that their detectives in Baltimore had discoveredreceived with demonstrations of delight. He then called to see General Scott, at his Headquarters. The veteran was absent. Mr. Lincoln retullen. A capital plan in their scheme had been frustrated; and General Scott, whose defection had been hoped and prayed for, and expected beause of his gallant and useful conduct at Fort Sumter, and Lieutenant-General Scott asked the President to show his regard for the faithful sohe threats and summons of a formidable army, Letter of Lieutenant-General Scott to President Buchanan, February 26, 1861. the President, w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 12: the inauguration of President Lincoln, and the Ideas and policy of the Government. (search)
ance of the ceremony in the usual peaceful form, General Scott had collected about six hundred regular troops ittempted. Mounted troops, under the direction of General Scott, moved on the flanks on parallel streets, ready certed signal. I caused to be organized, says General Scott, the élite of the Washington Volunteers, and caly and infantry, all regulars. --Autobiography of General Scott, III. 611. The General says, that during the twithdrew, and passing north on Capitol Hill, saw Generals Scott and Wool, in full uniform, standing by their ba so many victories. They received me cordially, General Scott inquiring how the inauguration was going on. I rch have occurred since 1812, when first saw them-General Scott a major of artillery, and General Wool a captainInfantry, both alert, active, buoyant young men--General Scott tall and erect, but remarkably slender in form, e represents the President and his Cabinet, with General Scott, in consultation concerning military affairs. I
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
of the Delta with McCulloch on the previous evening. Another declared that General Scott had resigned, and had offered his services to his native State, Virginia. ton would doubtless be in the hands of the insurgents in a day or two; that General Scott had certainly resigned his commission and offered his services to Virginia; This story was so persistently iterated and reiterated, that it was believed. Scott was eulogized by the press in the interest of the conspirators. And now, said y of those gallant men who, in various positions, have for years gloried in Winfield Scott, will linger in the ranks of the army which, in losing him, has lost its ab have not resigned. I have not thought of resigning. Always a Union man. Winfield Scott. Commenting on this answer, a Virginia newspaper, differing from its confrere, the Picayune, in its estimate of Scott's character, said, after calling him a driveling old fop, With the red-hot pencil of infamy, he has written on his wr
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)
Government, like Judge Holt, the Secretary of War, and General Scott, strongly urged the propriety of re-enforcing and supplrt McRee and Confederate Battery opposite Fort Pickens. Scott held three hundred troops in readiness for the purpose, at rbor, where they were not needed. Statement of Lieutenant-General Scott, dated at Washington City, March 30, 1861, and pumand of Captain J. H. Ward of the Navy, Statement of General Scott, above cited. who was an early martyr in the cause of hould be preserved. Reply of Ex-President Buchanan to General Scott's statement, dated Wheatland, October 28, 1862. Thiew batteries near, all to bear heavily on Fort Pickens, General Scott again advised the Government to send re-enforcements anrcements into that work at once. The previous order of General Scott to Captain Vogdes had not been executed, for Captain Adefore the storm. In the excitement of the moment, men like Scott and Preston, warmed by the glow of innate State pride, excl
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
and believe me, most truly yours, R . E. Lee. Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott, Commanding, United States Army. At that nd brought to the conspirators an intimate knowledge of General Scott's plans, and the details of the forces of the National ready for action at a moment's warning, when called by General Scott. Cassius M. Clay, the distinguished Kentuckian, was amoed, occupied the Halls of Congress, in the Capitol; and General Scott took measures to make that building a well garrisoned c from seizure, and the Republic from ruin. Speech of General Scott before the Union Defense Committee of New York, Novembeapplied the remedy, and averted the danger. --Speech of General Scott before the Union Defense Committee, November 8, 1861. the able, judicious, and patriotic management of Lieutenant-General Scott, Commanding General of the Army, insures public cransmitted to the President of the United States, Lieutenant-General Scott, and Major-General Wool. The people were not sati
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 18: the Capital secured.--Maryland secessionists Subdued.--contributions by the people. (search)
Seventh in Washington Winans's steam gun, 440. exasperation against Baltimore, 441. plans of Scott and Butler against Baltimore, 442. opposing forces in Maryland, 443. loyal troops pass throughio, was then an aid-de-camp of General Patterson. He was sent by that officer to lay before General Scott the advantages of the Annapolis route, suggested by General Patterson. The route was approv a large steam-ship transport, had arrived there with troops, and others speedily followed. General Scott ordered General Butler to remain there, hold the Annapolis Junction in 1861. town and theortunity to employ musketry, through holes pierced in the sides and ends for the purpose. General Scott planned a grand campaign against Baltimore. I suppose, he said, in a letter to General Butl. might easily reverse the order of things there. He hastened to Washington to consult with General Scott. He did not venture to express any dissent to the plans of the General-in-chief. He simply
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