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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The draft riots in New York. (search)
vernor Seymour held a council with Mayor Opdyke and General Sanford. Strong guards were posted at the places threatened with attack. The police authorities were privately notified, and Superintendent Kennedy detailed trusty officers to watch the armories, and to report the slightest circumstance of an unusual character that might occur in their neighborhood. Having made preparations for the assault General Sanford left the city on Friday morning, confiding the management of affairs to General Spicer. The night passed quietly, however. No attack was made, no conspirators exposed themselves to arrest, and the Governor and the small circle whom he had admitted to his confidence satisfied themselves that the whole affair was a hoax, gotten up with the mischievous intent of creating an alarm. The incident, however, revealed the existence of a dangerous under-current of sentiment in New York, at that time, hostile to the war policy of the government, and competent to impress itself wit
February 6. The English steamer Dee was discovered ashore and on fire, at a point one mile south of Masonboro Inlet, N. C., by the National gunboat Cambridge. Finding it impossible to extinguish the flames or get her off, Commander Spicer, of the Cambridge, abandoned the attempt, and still further destroyed her by firing into her.--Admiral Lee's Report. The Sixteenth army corps, General Hurlbut, and Seventeenth corps, General McPherson, under orders of Major-General Sherman, entered Jackson, Miss., the enemy offering but little resistance.--(Doc. 122.) A party of Yankees went to Windsor, in Bertie County, N. C., in boats, while another party landed on the Roanoke River, eight miles below, and marched on the town, where they made a junction with those that went up in boats. They burned up some meat, destroyed some salt, and carried off the Rev. Cyrus Walters, of the Episcopal Church, and several others. They attacked Captain Bowers's camp, and routed the small force
ing at home) to take out what they wanted, as they were going to burn it. They then left for town. When they returned, they were greeted with a volley from a small party of the Twelfth Kansas, on the opposite side, and three killed. Thinking the game would not pay, the scamps left. General Lane had a miraculous escape. He heard the firing, and saw Willis's stable burning, and made tracks through a large corn-field near his house. Inquiries were made by the gang for Lane's house, and a Mr. Spicer was detailed by them to show his house. Placing a pistol to his head they compelled him to pilot them to Lane's house. They could not catch the General, but burnt his house. The General soon after made his appearance, and is now after the murderers. Eighteen soldiers out of twenty-two, of the Kansas Fourteenth, at their recruiting rendezvous, near Lawrence, were shot; also a number of negroes of the Second colored regiment, were killed. There were many heroic deeds performed by t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Democracy in New Netherland. (search)
ity. This was the first really representative assembly in the great State of New York chosen by the people. The names of the delegates were as follows: From New Amsterdam, Van Hattem, Kregier, and Van de Grist; from Breucklen (Brooklyn), Lubbertsen, Van der Beeck, and Beeckman; from Flushing, Hicks and Flake; from Newtown, Coe and Hazard; from Heemstede (Hempstead), Washburn and Somers; from Amersfoort (Flatlands), Wolfertsen, Strycker, and Swartwout; from Midwont (Flatbush), Elbertsen and Spicer; and from Gravesend, Baxter and Hubbard. Baxter was at that time the English secretary of the colony, and he led the English delegates. The object of this convention was to form and adopt a remonstrance against the tyrannous rule of the governor. It was drawn by Baxter, signed by all the delegates present, and sent to the governor, with a demand that he should give a categorical answer. In it the grievances of the people were stated under six heads. Stuyvesant met this severe document
nd the unappropriated domain, with jurisdiction over the five thousand already planted on the soil, was pur- Leaming and Spicer's Grants, &c., of N. Jersey, 73. chased by an association of twelve Quakers, under the auspices of William Penn. A briefime the twelve proprietors selected each a partner; and, in March, 1683, to the twenty-four, among whom was Learning and Spicer, 141. the timorous, cruel, iniquitous Perth, afterwards chancellor of Scotland, and the amiable, learned, and ingenious Bw months as chief magistrate. When Campbell I am indebted to Garret D. Wall, of New Jersey, for a copy of Leaming and Spicer's Collection of Grants, &c, of New Jersey withdrew, the executive power, weakened by transfers, was intrusted Leaming and Spicer, 302. G. P. on Hist. of East Jersey. by him to Andrew Hamilton. The territory, easy of access from its extended seaboard, its bays and rivers, flanked on the west by the safe outposts of the peaceful Quakers, was the abode of peace and ab
ard.--The resignation of Lieutenant F. M. Wright, of the Petersburg City Guard, left a vacancy in this corps, which has been filled by the promotion of Charles Waddell to the office of First Lieutenant. Peter McEnery has been promoted to senior First Lieutenant, and Orderly sergeant Thomas Shanks to junior First Lieutenant. E. B. Bain is promoted to the office of Orderly Sergeant. Severely Bitten by a Dog.--A young man from the country was attacked by a fierce bull dog while passing Mr. Spicer's factory in Blandford, on Saturday afternoon. The country man was actually borne down to the ground by the force of the dog's attack, and but for the timely aid of some persons at the factory, the dog would have very severely, if not fatally, injured him. As it was, however, he was much bitten, and his clothes and flesh considerably torn. Promoted.--Robert Tannahill, of the Petersburg Cavalry, has been appointed Acting Quartermaster, with the rank of Captain, for the post at Suffolk,
ed — None. Wounded--Privates Nathan Branham, N Kumphreys, Benjamin J Hall, James P Keeton, William Leaks, Edward Poindexter, and A L Trice. Company D--Killed — None. Wounded--Lieut. J. P. Ferguson; Thomas E. Ferguson, L. Tindall Roberts,--Burton, and J. M. Doling. Company E--Killed — None Wounded--Privates Vines Turner, Richard Short, Thos. Williams, H. H. Lewis, J M Flournoy, and John T Saunders. Company F--Killed — None. Wounded — Privates G F Tal ey, W F Waldrop, and D J Spicer. Company G--Killed — Thomas M Cole and James. W Jeffress. Wounded--Lieut. E L Haskin, and privates Thomas Collins, G J W Roberts, and W D, Dickerson. Company H--Killed--Private Ben McAllister. Wounded — Private M Steuart. Company I.--Killed — Private D R Thomas. Wounded — Privates W J Morrison, A P Steel, and J Harvey. Company K.--Killed — Capt D C Harrison. Wounded--Private John T Tucker. Fifty-First Virginia Regiment--Lieut. Col J. W. Massie, Comm
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], Capture of gunboats in North Carolina--interesting description of the affair. (search)
s Capt. Newkirk superintended the movements. Everything was now ready, and there ensued for a few moments a perfect stillness, which was broken by the rifled shell of Capt. Adams, which went thundering forth; then another made her ring then came Lieut Latham's shot, which did its errand well. then replied the steamer with her would-be murderous grape, while both pieces of artillery kept up a rapid fire; just then a boat was seen going down, and as it touched the water, Lieuts. McClammy and Spicer, with their detachments, stood ready to dispute their passage to the land, but that boat had business elsewhere; they made towards a schooner which lay well towards the inlet, and though the artillery threw shot near enough to them to throw the water in their boat, it failed to sink them. Just as a shell from the artillery made an entrance into the cabin, a light was discovered, and Capt. Newkirk proclaimed the day ours. Very soon the wood work of the steamer was in a light blaze, and
e elicited showed that Miller had been serving as temporary substitute in the Albemarle Artillery; that the horse belonged to that company; that a young man named Spicer, who had deserted from that company, had taken off a sorrel horse; that Miller and Spicer came to the city together; that the horse found in Miller's possession hSpicer came to the city together; that the horse found in Miller's possession had had the letter "C" branded on him since he left camp, to make it appear that he had been condemned; and that Spicer had claimed the horse as his, and had said he did not intend to return to camp. To get other witnesses from the army, the investigation was adjourned until the 18th instant, and the prisoner remanded. ssession had had the letter "C" branded on him since he left camp, to make it appear that he had been condemned; and that Spicer had claimed the horse as his, and had said he did not intend to return to camp. To get other witnesses from the army, the investigation was adjourned until the 18th instant, and the prisoner remanded.