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what was known as the Town Hall (since burned) in Poolesville, Md., within a few rods of my company's camp, and, to the best of my recollection, not an hour of daylight passed without more or less flag-waving from that point. This particular squad of men did not seem at all fraternal, but kept aloof, as if (so we thought) they feared they might, in an unguarded moment, impart some of the important secret information which had been received by them from the station at Sugar Loaf Mountain or Seneca. Since the war, I have learned that their apparently excited and energetic performances were, for the most part, only practice between stations for the purpose of acquiring familiarity with the code, and facility in using it. It may be thought that the duties of the Signal Corps were always performed in positions where their personal safety was never imperilled. But such was far from the fact. At the battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, a signal officer had climbed a tall pine-tree, for
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.55 (search)
n the west, precursor of a sudden change of wind. The mainsail was lowered, and when the squall struck us the foresheet was shifted over. At 9 or 10 A. M. the gale had abated greatly, and the flag-ship was well under our lee; we then wore ship and were soon in her wake. Later in the day several other vessels fell into line. We will now note the actual losses from the gale, that became known to us some days later. The Isaac Smith was disabled and her commander forced Union gun-boat Seneca, Captain Daniel Ammen's vessel at Port Royal. From a war-time sketch. to throw his battery overboard, with the exception of one 30-pounder rifle, to enable him to go to the assistance of the Governor, which foundered at sea. The Young Rover, fortunately coming up, was able to signal to the sailing frigate Sabine in the distance, and, after most strenuous exertions, the marine battalion and crew of the Governor, with the exception of seven who were lost, were transferred to the Sabine.
son, Meigs, Vinton, Monroe, Noble, Morgan, and Hocking. At Camp Chase — Franklin, Pickaway, Fairfield, Fayette, Madison, Clark, Perry, Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton, Licking, Knox, Delaware, Union, Champaigne, Logan, Shelby, Morrow, Carroll, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Vanwert, Paulding, Defiance, Williams, Marion, Mercer Auglaize. For Camp Cleveland — Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Rich land, Crawford, Wyandotte, Hardin, Hancock, Putnam, Henry, Wood, Lucas, Ottowa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, and Stark. At Camp Pittsburgh, in the city of Pittsburgh — Columbiana, Jefferson, and Belmont. The military commissioners of the several counties are especially requested to exert themselves in securing a prompt response to this call. The troops will all be organized into regiments and well armed before being ordered into service; and now, fellow-citizens of the State, in the name and behalf of the best governme<
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
on to reassemble around the flag-ship. When passing Charleston harbor, Commodore Dupont sent in Captain Lardner with the Seneca to direct the Susquehanna, on blockading duty there, to proceed to Port Royal; and on the following morning, at eight o'cpanied by General Wright, made a reconnoissance in force of the Confederate works in the Ottawa, supported by the Curlew, Seneca, and Smith. The forts on both shores opened upon them, as they desired they should, and an engagement of about three-quarding J. W. A. Nicholson. The flanking squadron consisted of the gunboats Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, leading; Seneca, Lieutenant commanding Daniel Ammen; Curlew, Lieutenant commanding P. G. Watmough; Penguin, Lieutenant commanding F. A. Bome with fear or strong drink to give any intelligible account of affairs there. Report of Lieutenant Sproston, of the Seneca, who was the first to land at Beaufort. He says that while he was talking with Mr. Allen, at his store in Beaufort, an i
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
, 1863. a squadron of monitors and mortar-vessels These consisted of the Passaic, Montauk, Ericsson, Patapsco, and Nahant, all monitors; three mortar-vessels, and gun-boats Seneca, Wissahickon, and Dawn. were at the mouth of the Ogeechee, where Commander J. L. Worden had been for some time, with the monitor Montauk, watching the Nashville. He finally discovered Feb. 27. that she was aground, just above the fort, and on the following morning he proceeded with the Montauk, followed by the Seneca, Wissahickon, and Dawn, to destroy her. Unmindful of torpedoes and the heavy guns of the fort, Worden pushed by the latter unharmed by either, and when within twelve hundred yards of the Nashville he opened upon her with twelve and fifteen-inch shells. The gun-boats could not pass the fort, but fired upon the doomed ship at long range. Not more than twenty minutes had elapsed, after Worden opened his guns, before she was in flames. One of his shells had exploded within her, setting her on
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
er Anna 18,423 82 3,139 28 15,282 44 do July 21, 1863 New London, R. R. Cuyler, Massachusetts. Schooner Annie Dees 16,637 09 2,027 89 14,609 20 do Dec. 8, 1863 Seneca, G. W. Blunt, Canandaigua, Flag, Mem phis, Powhatan, Housatonic, Marblehead, Mercedita, Flambeau, Keystone State. Steamer Anglia 95,110 21 10,260 31 84,849 90 29, 1864 State of Georgia. Schooner Active 3,410 00 483 40 2,926 60 Washington Feb. 29, 1864 Ladona. Schooner Alma 4,232 60 595 85 3,136 75 do July 28, 1864 Seneca. Schooner Annie B 4,547 98 621 08 3,926 90 Key West. June 4, 1864 Wanderer. Schooner Ascension 5,448 93 716 89 4,732 04 do Feb. 29, 1864 Huntsville. Scho4 To claimants.3,029 19 31,842 57 do Jan. 14, 1863 Keystone State. 3,379 18 Schooner Sarah 21,454 10 1,671 22 19,782 88 do Nov. 26, 1863 Keystone State, Seneca, Norwich, Alabama, James Adger, Shepherd Knapp, Roebuck. Schooner Susan Jane 12,558 35 2,763 66 9,794 69 do April 23, 1864 Pawnee. Schooner Sally Mears 2,80
William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves., Lecture II: the abstract principle of the institution of domestic slavery. (search)
ntrolled by the will of another? The popular use of terms in all languages shows that mankind have conceded this point. They all apply the idea of slave to such a case. Nay, more, they furnish a constructive meaning of the term based upon this meaning. They call a man a slave to his passions, who has voluntarily given himself up to be controlled in his future volitions by his passions as the subjective motive of his actions. No bondage is more grievous than that which is voluntary, says Seneca. To be a slave to the passions is more grievous than to be a slave to a tyrant, says Pythagoras. No one can be free who is intent on the indulgence of evil passions, says Plato. And Cicero says, All wicked men are slaves. St. Paul, Rom. VI. 16, uses the term in the same sense, and with the greatest propriety: Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants [dou/lous, slaves] to obey, his servants [slaves] ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or obedience unto righteou
une 22, 1864 2 Bristoe Station, Va., Oct. 13, 1864 7 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 3 Morton's Ford, Va. 3 Deep Bottom, Va. 2 Wilderness, Va. 18 Ream's Station, Va. 3 Po River, Va. 5 Picket, Va., Oct. 20, 1864 1 Spotsylvania, Va. 6 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 25, 1865 2 Totopotomoy, Va. 1 Sutherland Station, Va. 1 Present, also, at Mine Run; North Anna; Strawberry Plains; Boydton Road; Farmville; Appomattox. notes.--Recruited at Geneva, N. Y., from the counties of Ontario, Seneca, and Yates. It was under fire for the first time at Maryland Heights, where it received the main force of the enemy's attack, a large share of the casualties occurring in its ranks. During the fighting at Harper's Ferry it lost 13 killed and 42 wounded; total, 55. The regiment was surrendered two days after, together with the rest of the garrison at Harper's Ferry, and being paroled immediately was ordered to Chicago, Ill., where it spent two months in Camp Parole, awaiting notice of its
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
aval victory. To make a long story short, he is perfect master of his profession in my opinion, second to none, and so considered by all on board the Unadilla. On the morning of the 7th November at nine o'clock the signal was made from the flag-ship to get under way, a signal we had been watching anxiously for some time. I never saw an anchor come up livelier in my life. We then started up the bay in the following order: Wabash, Susquehanna, Seminole, Mohican, Pawnee, Unadilla, Ottawa, Seneca, Pembina, Augusta, Bienville, Curlew, Penguin, Pocahontas, Isaac Smith, and R. B. Forbes. The two batteries are called Forts Beauregard and Walker. The former on the right, on Bay Point, the other on the left, on Hilton Head. The former mounting eighteen guns, and the other twenty-two, and big ones, too--ten-inch columbiads and eighty pounders, rifled. We commenced on Fort Beauregard and so round to Fort Walker, keeping under weigh and going round, first one fort and then the other. T
ed with anxiety for the moment of action, which was hourly expected to be signalized from the flag-ship. On Thursday morning, at 9 o'clock, the flag-ship Wabash signalled to form in the order of battle. The flag-ship led the main column, and the Bienville led the starboard column, having her position on the Susquehanna's starboard quarter and maintaining it during the entire action. They were drawn up in the following order: Main column.Starboard column. Wabash,Bienville, SusquehannSeneca, Mohican,Curlew, Seminole,Penguin, Pawnee,Ottawa, Unadilla,Vandalia. Pembina.  The arrangement of the ships was a work of speedy accomplishment. They presented a noble and magnificent spectacle. It was apparent to all that the great mission upon which we had been sent, was now about to be undertaken in hearty earnest. Every heart beat high with hope, though most well knew that the forts and batteries of the enemy about to be attacked, had been erected under the guidance of enlar
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