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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Union men of Maryland. (search)
the North a prevalent suspicion of Maryland Unionism. Even Mr. Lincoln, with all his acuteness and all his means of knowledge, and with a Maryland representative in his Cabinet, harbored doubts, though he was very cautious in expressing them. The Hon. Alexander H. Evans, before mentioned, relates a ludicrous incident, which serves to show the lurking suspicion in the President's mind. After the 19th of April riot Mr. Evans made application to the President on behalf of the Union men of Cecil county for a thousand stand of arms. You shall have them, said Mr. Lincoln; and then, with that well-known, but indescribable expression playing around his mouth, he added, after a pause, but are you quite certain which way they will point them? It must be admitted that appearances gave room for doubt; and yet I firmly believe that Winter Davis was right in claiming for a majority of the Maryland people a fealty to the Union. There were many secessionists — not a few, able, earnest, and fearl
with commissary stores or articles in the shape of trinkets. One prisoner was captured, who said he belonged to a North-Carolina regiment stationed at Aquia Creek.--N. Y. Times, March 20. Aquia Creek, Va., was evacuated by the rebels to-night. Previous to their retreat they burned the wharves and buildings of the town. A New military department, to be called the Middle Department, and to consist of the States of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, and the counties of Cecil, Hartford, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel, in Maryland, was created. Major-Gen. Dix, was assigned the command, his headquarters at Baltimore. Near New Madrid, Mo., Gen. Pope allowed a rebel gunboat to approach within fifty yards of a masked battery, and then sunk her, killing fifteen of those on board. He had previously allowed five rebel steamers to pass on toward the town, and they are now between his batteries, unable to escape.--N. Y. Tribune, March 22.
e experience of a three days visit to the battle-field of Bull Run and Manassas. He exhibited a number of trophies secured on the spot, including rebel letters, arms and equipments, and the skull and bone of a Union soldier, picked up from the spot where they had been inhumanly left exposed. A New military department, called the Middle Department, was created, consisting of the States of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia, and the Counties of Cecil, Harford, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel, in Maryland, to be commanded by Major-Gen. Dix, with headquarters at Baltimore. This afternoon a detachment of Stuart's Virginia cavalry made a dash at the residence of a Union lady, named Tennant, who lived about a mile and a half from Difficult Creek, and about six miles from the Chain Bridge, above Washing. ton, D. C. While engaged in ransacking and pillaging the residence of Mrs. Tennant, they were discovered by a portion of Col. Bayard's P
f Frederick, Washington, and Alleghany, composing Western Maryland--having few slaves — were preponderantly loyal; but they were overawed and paralyzed by the attitude of the rest of the State, and still more by the large force of rebel Virginians — said to be 5,000 strong — who had been suddenly pushed forward to Harper's Ferry, and who, though not in season to secure the arms and munitions there deposited, threatened Western Maryland from that commanding position. Thus, only the county of Cecil, in the extreme north-east, remained fully and openly loyal to the Union; that county lying this side of the Susquehanna, and being connected with the Free States by railroad and telegraph. The Eighth Massachusetts, under Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, reached Perryville, on the east bank of the Susquehanna, on the 20th, and found its progress here arrested by burned bridges, and the want of cars on the other side. But Gen. Butler was not a man to be stopped by such impediments. Seizing the s<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, David, 1815- (search)
Davis, David, 1815- Jurist; born in Cecil county, Md., March 9, 1815; graduated at Kenyon College, O., 1832; admitted to the bar of Illinois in 1835; elected to the State legislature in 1834; and appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1862. He resigned this post to take his seat in the United States Senate on March 4, 1877, having been elected to succeed John A. Logan (q. v.). In 1872 he was nominated for President by the Labor Reform party, but declined to run after the regular Democratic and Republican nominations had been made. He resigned in 1883 and retired to Bloomington, Ill., where he died June 26, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gale, Levin 1824-1875 (search)
Gale, Levin 1824-1875 Lawyer; born in Cecil county, Md., in 1824; was admitted to the bar and began practice at Elkton, Md. He published A list of English statutes supposed to be applicable to the several States of the Union. He died in Baltimore, Md., April 28, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Read, George 1733-1798 (search)
Read, George 1733-1798 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Cecil county, Md., Sept. 7, 1733; was admitted to the bar in 1752, and began practice in 1754. He became attorney-general of Delaware in 1763, and held the office until 1774. From 1774 to 1777 he was a member of the Continental Congress, and one of its first naval committee (1775). In 1777 he became vice-president of Delaware, and afterwards acting president. He was the author of the first constitution of Delaware, and a delegate to the convention that framed the national Constitution. In 1782 he was appointed judge of the court of appeals in admiralty cases. He was United States Senator from 1789 to 1793, and from 1793 until his death chief-justice of Delaware. He died in Newcastle, Del., Sept. 21, 1798.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rumsey, James 1743-1792 (search)
Rumsey, James 1743-1792 Inventor; born in Cecil county, Md., in 1743. As early as 1784 he propelled a boat on the Potomac by machinery, and in 1786 he propelled one by steam on the same river, and obtained a patent for his discovery and invention from Virginia in 1787. A Rumsey Society, of which Franklin was a member, was formed in Philadelphia to aid him. He went to London, where a similar association was formed, and a boat and machinery were built for him. He obtained patents in Great Britain, France, and Holland. He made a successful experiment on the Thames in 1792, but before he could complete his invention he died in London, Dec. 23, 1792. His agency in giving to the world the benefit of the steamboat was acknowledged and appreciated by the Kentucky legislature, which, in 1839, presented a gold medal to his son in token of such acknowledgment.
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
20 Aug 65. $50. Mercersburg, Pa. Terry, Stephen B. 24, sin.; seaman; Middleboro. 8 Sep. 63; died 21 Apl 65 Gen. Hos. Charleston, S. C. Small-pox. —— Thompson, Freeman 36, mar.; farmer; Hinsdale. 15 Dec 63; 20Aug65. $325. till, Benjamin A. 19, sin.; laborer; Hadley. 30 Nov 63; died 9 Apl 64 Jacksonville, Fla. $325. Tiptin, Samuel 18, sin.; farmer; Battle Creek, Mich. 23 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Pardee, Kan. Tolbert, George W. 22, mar.; farmer; Cecil Co. Md. 22 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Townsend, James M. 20, sin.; farmer; Oxford, O. 29 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Tucker, C. Henry 18, sin.; farmer; Battle Creek, Mich. 23 Apl 63; 29 May 65 Beaufort, S. C; dis. Wounded 18 July 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Turner, Henderson 22, sin.; farmer; Martinsburg, Pa 29 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Valentine, Andrew H. 21, sin.; farmer; Chambersburg, Pa. 22 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Vinson, Joseph. 43, —— —— Barrington, Vt. 14 Dec 63; 15 Sep 65 New York.
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 51: the early finances; schools started (search)
, when the President's attitude was known to be unfriendly to anything except work, there arose in several districts of Maryland sharp and organized opposition to all freedmen's schools. Both teachers and children were chased and stoned in one town, Easton, by rough white men. Resolutions to drive out the teacher were passed in a public meeting in Dorchester; while unknown parties burned the church and schoolhouse in Kent county. Other such church edifices, used for schools, were burned in Cecil, Queen Anne, and Somerset counties. This was done with a view to shut up existing schools and prevent new efforts. It was the burning of the buildings in this quarter, coupled with hostile feeling and action elsewhere, which more than any other one thing united the Republicans, radical and conservative, in Congress, and induced them to advocate a universal suffrage. Hostile spirits declared that if the negroes were allowed to read they would soon be permitted to vote. By their violence
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