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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 6 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 6 0 Browse Search
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ed on the bulletin-boards. In some cases altercations occurred between the excited friends and opponents of Gen. McClellan. About noon the Tribune's despatches were torn from the boards on information being received that the Government had ordered the Tribune office to be closed.--Charles J. Ingersoll was discharged from arrest by order of Secretary Stanton.--The One Hundred and Twenty-second regiment N. Y.S. V. left Syracuse for the seat of war. It was commanded by Colonel Silas Titus.--Paris, Ky., was evacuated by the National troops, who fell back on Cynthiana. Great excitement existed in Louisville, Ky., in consequence of the approach of the rebel army under Gen. E. Kirby Smith. The Governor of the State issued a proclamation authorizing Col. Gibson to organize and bring into the field all the able-bodied men in the county of Jefferson and city of Louisville, and the Mayor called upon the citizens to come forward and enroll themselves for the immediate defence of their city
were taken, together with four prisoners. A portion of the party went three miles above Port Hudson, on the opposite side of the river.--Louisville Journal. A body of seven hundred rebel guerrilla cavalry, under the leadership of Colonel Leroy Cluke, made a thieving expedition into Kentucky. They first went to Winchester, thence to Mount Sterling, Straw Hill, and Hazel Green, robbing and destroying property of every description. A large amount of government property was destroyed at Paris, in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of the rebels. They were pursued by a detachment of National troops, under the command of Colonel B. P. Runkle, but the rebels, though superior in numbers to the Union force, preferred the business of robbing to that of fighting, and continued to retreat from place to place, until they finally got away with a large amount of property, and a great number of horses. Governor Brown, of Georgia, issued an order compelling all the militia
s, tending to a speedy restoration of peace with all or with any of the States of the Federal Union. The resolution was referred without debate to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Governor cannon, of Delaware, issued a proclamation enjoining upon the people of that State that they should hold true allegiance to the Government of the United States as paramount to that of the State of Delaware, and that they should obey the constituted authorities thereof before the Legislature of the State of Delaware, or any other human authority whatsoever.--(Doc. 134.) The National Union Club, of Philadelphia, Pa., was inaugurated at that place this evening.--A brief skirmish took place at a point twelve miles east of Paris, Ky., between a party of rebel guerrillas and the guard of a National forage train, resulting in a repulse of the guerrillas.--Major-General Schenck, at Baltimore, Md., issued an order prohibiting the sale within his command of pictures of rebel soldiers and statesmen.
ent evidence of his having been engaged in these practices.--A skirmish took place at St. Catherine's Creek, near Natchez, Miss., between a party of rebels belonging to the command of General Logan, and the Seventy-second Illinois regiment, under the command of Captain James, in which the former were routed with a loss of fifty prisoners and seventy-five horses.--A force of rebels, numbering about two thousand, under the command of General Pegram, made an attack upon the National troops at Paris, Ky., and after a severe engagement, lasting over two hours, were repulsed and routed.--the Eighth regiment of Massachusetts volunteers returned to Boston from the seat of war.--Brigadier-General Innis N. Palmer was ordered to the command of the Eighteenth army corps at Newbern, N. C., and of the posts and districts occupied by that corps.--at Lynchburgh, Va., the rebel government officials were busily engaged in pressing horses for artillery service in General Lee's army. The pressure was gen
January 20. Correspondence showing the operations of Southern agents and individuals at the North, in the cotton trade, and making other revelations, were made public.--Major Henry H. Cole and the Maryland cavalry under his command, were officially praised for their gallantry in repelling the assault made upon his camp on Loudon Heights, on the tenth instant, by the rebel partisan, Mosby.--General Halleck's Letter. A squad of men sent from Charleston, Mo., in pursuit of a band of guerrillas, killed the leader of the band and wounded two or three others. The remainder escaped to the swamp. Five prisoners were carried in, charged with harboring guerrillas.--Thirty-two guerrillas were captured near Paris, Ky., and taken to Columbus.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
sure from the banks of Richmond, Lexington, and Frankfort were carried. The movement was timely, for Smith tarried but little anywhere on his triumphal march. He did not then go farther toward Frankfort, however, but pushed on northward through Paris to Cynthiana, from which point he might at his option, as it appeared, strike Cincinnati or Louisville. The former city seemed to be more at his mercy, and he turned his face in that direction, confidently expecting to possess himself of its trece was deprived of his command at Lexington, he returned to that city. When intelligence of the disaster at Richmond reached there, he was ordered to Lexington by General Wright, then in Louisville, to resume command of the shattered forces. At Paris he was recalled to Cincinnati to provide for its defense, and half an hour after his arrival Sept. 1. in that city he issued a stirring proclamation, as commander of that and the cities of Covington and Newport opposite, in which he officially i
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
erchandize, and ships, emblematical of commerce. Over the altar is a triangle, emblematic of trinity — the trinity of man's inalienable rights — Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. The funds for the medal were obtained by very small subscriptions, to which forty thousand French citizens subscribed. The French Government tried to prevent this, but failed. The medal was struck, and sent to Mrs. Lincoln, with the following letter, signed by the committee having the matter in charge:-- Paris, ce 13 Octobre, 1866. Madame:-- Nous sommes charges de vous offrir la medaille qu'ont fait frapper, en l'honneur du grand honnete homme dont vous portez le nom, plus de 40,000 citoyens Francais, desireux de manifester leurs sympathies pour l'union Americaine, dans la personne de l'un de ses plus illustres et de ses plus purs representants. Si la France possedait les liberties dont jouit l'amerique republicaine, ce n'est pas par milliers, mais par millions, que se seraient comptes avec
le of, 2.519. Corse, Gen., at the battle of Missionaries' Ridge, 3.167; his defense of Allatoona Pass, 3.397. Cordon, Ind., the guerrilla Morgan at, 3.93. Coste, Capt. N. L., faithless conduct of, 1.138. Cotton, restrictions laid by the Confederates on the exportation of, 1.547; destruction of on the Southern seaboard, 2.125; and in New Orleans, 2.342; sufferings of English operatives for want of, 2.571. Cotton is king, 1.82. Cotton loan, the Confederate, 1.546. Count of Paris, on McClellan's staff, 2.131. Cox, Gen. J. D., operations of in Kanawha Valley, 1.57. Cox, S. S., his peace proposition, 2.29. Crampton's Gap, battle at, 2.471. Crawfish Spring, forces of Rosecrans near, 3.132. Crittenden Compromise, 1.89; final action on in the Senate, 1.228. Crittenden, John J., his rebuke of Clingman, 1.79; amendments to the Constitution proposed by, 1.89; debates on his proposition, 1.223; joint resolution offered by, 1.573; his resolution adopted, 2.28
force to the one, the infantry and artillery to the other. This line covered all the roads leading to Virginia by the way of the Pound Gap or up the Sandy on this side of the river. I sent recruiting parties into the counties adjacent to my positions. The news that I was in the State flew through the country and the work of enlistment commenced. I permitted my battalion of mounted men to advance to West Liberty, and some of the troopers pushed on to Mount Sterling, and even to Lexington, Paris and Owingsville. The Union men in the State became alarmed, and fled by hundreds to Louisville and Cincinnati, exaggerating my force to the most wonderful volume, and lying to excess as to my cruelty and general conduct. Immediate measures were taken to attack me, and especially to prevent the men from the interior of the State from coming out to me. By Christmas Day the enemy was advancing on me from Lexington and from the mouth of the Sandy. Colonel Moore had not yet joined me. Colonel
Assembly at its last session, for the Abolition of Slavery, but they could scarcely obtain a reading.--Ibid., vol. IX., p. 163. In a remarkable and very interesting letter written by Lafayette in the prison of Magdeburg, he said: I know not what disposition has been made of my plantation at Cayenne; but I hope Madam De Lafayette will take care that the negroes who cultivate it shall preserve their liberty. The following language is also Lafayette's, in a letter to Hamilton, from Paris, April 13, 1785: In one of your New York Gazettes, I find an association against the Slavery of the negroes, which seems to me worded in such a way as to give no offense to the moderate men in the Southern States. As I have ever been partial to my brethren of that color, I wish, if you are one in the society, you would move, in your own name, for my being admitted on the list.--Works of Alex. Hamilton, N. Y., 1851, vol. i., p. 423. John Adams, in a letter to Robert J. Evans, June 8
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