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river unharmed.--National Intelligencer, October 17. The Second Minnesota regiment, under the command of Colonel Henry P. Van Cleve, passed through. Chicago, Ill., on the way to the seat of war on the Potomac.--Chicago Tribune, October 16. The Connecticut Senate, by a vote of twelve to six, this morning passed the following: Resolved, That the messenger of the Senate be, and is hereby requested and directed to remove from the Senate Chamber the portraits of Isaac Toucey and Thomas H. Seymour, and that whenever the comptroller shall be satisfied of their loyalty he is instructed to return their portraits to their present place on the wall. Six hundred rebels, under Jeff. Thompson, attacked forty U. S. soldiers, posted to guard the Big River Bridge, near Potosi, in Missouri. Though the Union troops fought bravely for a while, they were surrounded and.compelled to surrender. Their loss was one killed and six wounded; the rebel loss was five killed and four wounded. Imm
nt. In fact, the extreme Peace men, who were hostile to McClellan, had from the first been intent on making a platform whereon a Major-General of the Union army could not creditably stand; and they would seem to have succeeded. The Convention proceeding to designate by ballot a candidate for President, Gen. McClellan received 162 votes to 64 for others; but several delegations now changed to McClellan; so that the vote, as finally declared, stood 202 1/2 for McClellan to 23 1/2 for Thomas H. Seymour, of Connecticut. Gov. H. Seymour had voted in his delegation for Justice Nelson, of the Supreme Court; but his vote was swamped by a decided majority in that delegation for McClellan, which gave him the full vote of the State. McClellan's nomination was now made unanimous. The first vote for Vice-President showed 65-for James Guthrie, 54 1/2 for Geo. H. Pendleton, of Ohio, 32 1/2 for Gov. Powell, of Ky., 26 for Geo. W. Cass, of Pa., and 47 1/2 scattering. As Mr. Pendleton had in C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De forest, John William, 1826- (search)
De forest, John William, 1826- Military officer; born in Humphreysville (now Seymour), Conn., March 31, 1826; entered the National army as captain at the beginning of the Civil War; served continuously till January, 1865; and was adjutant-general of the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1865-68. His publications include The history of the Indians of Connecticut, from the earliest-known period to 1850, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Democratic party. (search)
rval (1841-45) ensued. Then followed the Democratic administration of Polk, succeeded (1849-53) by another Whig administration. Pierce and Buchanan were the last Presidents elected by the party for a long period. In the general confusion caused by the increasing prominence of slavery the Democrats at first profited, while the Whigs disappeared. In the Civil War many war Democrats acted temporarily with the Republicans. McClellan, though defeated, received a large popular vote in 1864. Seymour in 1868, Greeley in 1872 were defeated. In 1876 the Democrats came near success (see electoral commission; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard; Tilden, Samuel Jones). The House was now frequently Democratic, but the Presidency was again taken by their competitors in 1880. In 1884 they succeeded in a close campaign. The two wings of the party, revenue reform and protectionist, long refused to work together. Under the leadership of Morrison, Carlisle, and Cleveland, tariff reform became the domina
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaines's Mill, battle of. (search)
ts march to the James. These troops were accordingly arrayed on the rising ground near Gaines's Mills, on the arc of a circle between Cold Harbor and the Chickahominy, when they were attacked by a Confederate force, in the afternoon, led by Generals Longstreet and A. P. Hill. A few of the siege-guns were yet in position. Morell's division occupied the left, Sykes's regulars and Duryee's Zouaves the right, and McCall's division formed a second line, his left touching Butterfield's right. Seymour's brigade and horse-batteries commanded the rear, and cavalry under Gen. Philip St. George Cooke were on flanking service near the Chickahominy. The brunt of the battle first fell upon Sykes, who threw the assailants back in confusion with great loss. Longstreet pushed forward with his veterans to their relief, and was joined by Jackson and D. H. Hill. Ewell's division also came into action. The Confederate line, now in complete order, made a general advance. A very severe battle ensu
ay passed an ordinance postponing the State election till the first Monday in November, 1862. The ordinance was passed by a vote of 49 to 1, It is reported that Bog River Bridge, in this State, has been burned by a party of rebels from St. Francis county. Connecticut Legislature. Hartford, Oct. 15. --The State Senate, by a vote of 12 yeas to 6 days, to-day passed a resolution ordering the removal from the Senate Chamber of the portraits of Hon. Isaac Toucey and Ex-Governor Thos. H. Seymour, on account of their alleged disloyalty to the Federal Government. Presentation of a sword to Gen. Anderson. Washington, Oct. 16. --The sword voted by the Philadelphia City Councils to Gen. Anderson was privately presented to him tonight. The attack on the fire Zouaves near Newport news. The correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, writing from Fortress Monroe, gives the following account of the attack upon, and capture of, a number of the Fire Zou- aves
n came the Putnam Phalanx, Captain Gordon, and a few of the multitude in waiting outside were admitted. The body lay in a parlor, encased in a metallic coffin and looked very natural. Upon the case were laid wreaths of camellias and white roses in evergreens. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Washburne, of St. John's Church, assisted by Assistant Bishop Williams, and the Rev. Messrs. Abercrombie and Fisher. The Episcopal burial service was read, and the pall bearers, Gov. Thos. H. Seymour, Hon. Henry C. Deming, E. K. Root, James H. Ashmead, A. W. Birge, Horace Lord, of this city; Col. May of Palo Alto fame, (of New York,) and Chas. Woodbury, Esq., of Boston, bore the body to the tomb, which is situated near the lake upon the grounds surrounding the house — Here there were prayers, and then the remains were lowered to their final resting place. The armory band played a solemn dirge, and the vast concourse dispersed. The services were not concluded until a late hou
European news. We have received Northern dates to the 26th of February, three days later than previous advices. The bill to enrol and call out the militia passed the Yankee House of Representatives, with amendments — yeas 115, nays 49. The Senate passed a bill authorizing the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus--yeas 24, nays 13. The New York World says gold was furious on the 24th. The premium touched 72, with heavy sales, mostly from foreigners. Mr. Thomas H. Seymour, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut, concluded a speech, delivered in the City Hall at Hartford, on the 9th of February, as follows: These popular uprisings are not merely special in their character, but broad and general as the universal air, and sweep, at with the wings of an archangel, the vast horizon of maladministration and of horrible battle fields. The true meaning of this is that the people are sick of this horrible fratricidal war, and demand that i
A singular coincidence. --The following facts form a somewhat singular coincidence: In the fall of 1852 Heratis Seymour, Democrat, was elected Governor of New York, and, in the following spring, Thomas H. Seymour, Democrat, was chosen Governor of Connecticut. Last fall, Horace Seymour, after a lapse of ten years was elected a second time Governor of New York and Thomas H. Seymour , following the Democratic candidate for the executive chair of convention. Nothing remains to make the coincidence perfection for the conservative men of the letter state to visit their candidate.
ance, or does not oppose it by all lawful and constitutional methods, ought to blush to call himself a Democrat. "In favor of the war, are we?" says the Rome Sentinel to a "war for the Union" neighbor.--"Then howls it that we nominated Thomas H. Seymour in Connecticut--that we elected James W. Wall to the United States Senate from New Jersey--that in every State where we have had the Legislature, resolutions in favor of peace have been passed? How is it that our party in Congress vote solon" of which we are in favor? "We support the war in our Conventions, do we? Great war meeting, those are. To them flocks every man who believes with Douglas that 'war is disurlon.' In them every word against the war is cheered. Look at Gov. Seymour's message--nineteen- twentiet of it for the Constitution — hardly a bare reference to the war, and that only to recognize it as a fact, and to proclaim that war alone cannot restore the Union. If the Democratic party is in favor of the war an
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