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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
overpowering enemy, spiked his guns and burned his gun-carriages, and moved, with his garrison, from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter, and thus committed an act of hostility, the President heard of the movement with chagrin and mortification. It is the deliberate conviction of Joseph Holt, the loyal Secretary of War during the last seventy days of Mr. Buchanan's administration, that no such pledge was ever given. See his reply to allegations in a speech of ex-Postmaster-General Blair, at Clarkesville, Maryland, in August, 1865. It is fair to conclude that men like the Commissioners from South Carolina, and Jacob Thompson, all engaged in the commission of the highest crime known, namely, treason to their Government, would not be slow in the use of the more venal and common sin of making false accusations, especially when such accusations might furnish some excuse for their iniquity. No proof has ever been given that the President violated his oath by making such pledg. but declared t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
situation at the bend of the Cumberland, about half a mile below Clarkesville. It commanded the River up and down. The mouth of the Red Rivehile lying at Clarksville, looking down the River. the river to Clarkesville (a city on its right bank, of about two thousand inhabitants bef, in defiance of the wishes and remonstrances of the citizens of Clarkesville, set fire to the fine railway bridge that spanned the river at tnal flag over the fort. Two-thirds of the terrified citizens of Clarkesville had fled when Foote arrived. At the suggestion of the late veneeral Smith, with the advance of the National army, marched up to Clarkesville and took command there; while Foote returned to Cairo for more g on the 25th, and on the same morning the Conestoga arrived from Clarkesville, as a convoy to transports bearing a considerable body of troopss troops and munitions of war. When Foote returned to Cairo from Clarkesville, he collected a flotilla of six gun-boats, commanded respectivel
thor to the battle-ground of, 3.178. Chickasaw Bayou, battle of; 2.577. Chicomicomico, unfortunate expedition to, 2.109. Christian Commission, organization of, 1.575; origin and history of, 3.610. Cincinnati, Democratic convention at in 1856, 1.21; loyal spirit of the people of. 1.351. Cincinnati Platform, 1.21. City Point, occupation of by Gen. Butler, 3.318. Clark, Daniel, resolutions of, in the Senate, 1.221. Clark, John B., expulsion of from Congress, 1.573. Clarkesville, capture of by Commodore Foote, 2.233. Clergy, Northern, appeal of, 1.75. Cleveland, convention at in 1864, 3.444. Cliffe, Mrs. V. C., patriotic services of, 3.423. Clingman, Senator, treasonable speech of, 1.78; rebuked by J. J. Crittenden, 1. 79; reply of Hale to, 1.79. Clouterville, battle near, 3.266. Cobb, Howell, inflammatory address of, 1.44; remarks on the character of (note), 2.471. Cochrane, John, amendment to the Constitution proposed by, 1.87. Coddingto
he Cumberland into the Ohio, and thence into the Tennessee, took up our soldiers by regiments and started with them on a new movement up the Tennessee. General Charles F. Smith had been designated by Gen. Halleck to direct this movement, but was soon disabled by the sickness of which he died not long after reaching Savannah, Tenn., and Gen. Grant was thus restored to chief command. The rendezvous of the expedition was at a little place called Danville, where the railroad from Memphis to Clarkesville and Louisville crosses the river. The gunboats Tyler and Lexington had already made a reconnoissance up the Tennessee, meeting their first resistance at Pittsburg Landing, an insignificant two-house nucleus of a prospective village, 8 miles above Savannah and 20 miles N. N.E. of Corinth, Miss., at the junction of the Memphis and Charleston with the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. The country hence to Corinth is rolling, and generally wooded. Two or three miles southward is Shiloh Church, and
icers, this army represents eighty-two thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven bayonets and sabres. This report does not include the Fifth Iowa cavalry, six hundred strong, lately armed, nor the First Wisconsin cavalry, nor Coburn's brigade of infantry, now arriving, nor the two thousand three hundred and ninety-four convalescents now on light duty in Fortress Rosecrans. There are detached from this force as follows:-- At Gallatin,969 At Carthage,1,149 At Fort Donelson,1,495 At Clarkesville,1,138 At Nashville,7,292 At Franklin,900 At Loverane,2,117   Total,5,130 With these posts as they are, and leaving two thousand five hundred efficient men, in addition to the two thousand three hundred and ninety-four convalescents, to hold the works at this place, there will be left sixty-five thousand one hundred and thirty-seven bayonets and sabres to throw against Bragg's forty-one thousand six hundred and eighty. I beg leave also to submit the following considerations:--
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
gambling, talking, swearing and walking about. Loud bursts of laughter and horried oaths sometimes arouse and startle us. Such confusion should be stopped after 10 o'clock. Prayers are held by some of the officers in each division at 9 o'clock at night. Wicked 28 is not neglected, and its occupants are usually very quiet and respectful during the exercises, but gambling is actively resumed as soon as amen is pronounced. Captain E. A. Jeffress, Twenty-first Virginia regiment, from Clarkesville, Virginia, is one of the few inmates of our room who will lead in prayer. Officers from other divisions assist him. February 9th A few officers were paroled to day for exchange. Why am I not among the number? Very few here are more helpless than I, and the fortunate parties are strong and well. It is difficult to be patient and calm under such treatment. The paroled officers are buoyant and happy, while those who have to remain are correspondingly depressed and wretched. The anxiou
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.38 (search)
Dick Taylor has surrendered to General Canby all the forces east of the Mississippi river. Everything grows darker and more hopeless. The Trans-Mississippi army, under General Kirby Smith, alone remains. A few of us, like drowning men catching at straws, still hope for exchange and deliverance through this source. Captain Brown has received some money from Mr. J. M. Bruff, of Baltimore; Lieutenant Arrington from Mrs. Kearney, of Kearneysville, Indiana; Captain Hewlett from friends in Clarkesville, Tennessee; and I from Misses McSherry and Jamison. We live very well by making purchases from the sutler. May 11th to 18th I have little heart for conversation, and employ myself reading and indulging bitter fancies. My nights are restless, and hours are spent in anxious, troubled thoughts. It is said there are only forty left who still decline the oath. The others have yielded to the great pressure. Lieutenant Critchton and Captains Gibson and Fannin remain firm and counsel w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ngress reassembled at Richmond.—19. Department of the Ohio formed of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky east of the Tennessee River, and including Cumberland Gap. Cavalry expedition to Charleston, Mo.—20. Clarkesville, on the Cumberland, Tenn., surrendered to the Confederates.—21. Gallatin, Tenn., surrendered to the Confederates.—22. Catlett's Station, Va., captured by Stuart's cavalry.— 24. Battle between Bloomfield and Cape Girardeau, Mo.; the Confederat 7/8.—3. Department of the East created, and General Wool assigned to its command.—4. Confederates defeated at Moorefield, W. Va. The Confederate General Magruder declares the port of Galveston, Tex., opened to the commerce of the world. Clarkesville, Tenn., surrenders to the Union forces.—5. An indignation meeting of the opposition was held at Springfield, Ill., to protest against the President's Emancipation Proclamation.—8. Confederates drive Union forces out of Springfield,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), McComb and staff-memorandum furnished by Lieutenant Polk G. Johnson, Clarkesville, Tennessee. (search)
McComb and staff-memorandum furnished by Lieutenant Polk G. Johnson, Clarkesville, Tennessee. McComb, William, Tennessee, Brigadier-General, December, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse April 8, 1865. Allen, John, Tennessee, Captain and A. A. G. Wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Served through the war. Surrendered at Appomattox. Moore, William S., Tennessee, Captain and A. I. G. Served through the war. McCulloch, R. E., Tennessee, First Lieutenant and A. D. C., February 23, 1865. Captured April 2, 1865, at Petersburg, Virginia. Served through the war. Released from prison after close of war. Allensworth, A. J., Tennessee, Major and A. Q. M. Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865. Hawkins, Dick, Tennessee, Major and A. Commissary. Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865. The following officers acted on the staff during the war: Johnson, Polk G., Tennessee, First Lieutenant and A. A. I. G., July 29, 1864. A. D.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 17 (search)
ent Jefferson Davis. 3. Distinguished Confederate veterans in carriages. 6. General J. A. Smith in command of the following: (a) Organized Posts Confederate Veterans. (b) Unattached Confederate Veterans. (c) Organized Posts Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Mississippi National Guard was represented by the following companies, in command of General Billups: Caledonian Rifles, Columbus Riflemen, Starkville Guards, Brown Cadets, Cadet Rifles, Lee Guards, West Point Rifles, Clarkesville Light Guards, Volunteer Southrons, Crystal Springs Volunteers, Mississippi Southrons, College Rifles, Mississippi Invincibles, Capital Light Guards, Oktibbeha Rangers, and the Warren Light Artillery. The artillery, with their Gatling gun exhibitions, were a Great feature of the day. Governor Stone was commander-in-chief, and the line of the march was headed by General Gordon, General Kirby Smith, General Cabell, General W. T. Martin, and other distinguished soldiers, General Joyce
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