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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 8, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Index, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 1 1 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
n attempt to record the crimes committed during the civil war would fill volumes and excite horror. We can only indicate the crimes rather than give detail of their circumstances. One gentleman from Vicksburg writes in justly indignant language of the rape and robbery of his wife; that he has sought redress in vain of the military authorities. Another of the violation of two ladies by beastly mercenaries, until one dies, and the other lives a raving maniac. A lady writes from Liberty, Missouri,that her father, Mr. Payne, a minister of Christ, was murdered by the military and left out from his dwelling for several days, until found by some neighbors in a mutilated condition. A gentleman writes that a wretch named Harding boasts that he had beaten out the brains of a wounded Confederate prisoner at the battle of Drainesville. The affidavit of Thomas E. Gilkerson states that negro soldiers were promoted to corporals for shooting white prisoners at Point Lookout, where he
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 10: Missouri. (search)
he Union Safety Committee, who, by the aid of skilful detectives, gained information of all its movements. On the night of May 8th, the cannon, ammunition, and some muskets furnished by Jefferson Davis, were landed from a New Orleans steamer, in boxes marked marble, and immediately loaded upon drays and hauled out to the camp. Under this threatening disclosure, the Unionists felt they could no longer dally with the conspiracy. Already three weeks before, the United States Arsenal at Liberty, Mo., had been robbed of its arms by the disunionists, and Jeff. Thompson was known to be actively drilling rebel companies at St. Joseph. They could not afford to allow a concentration of these and other treasonable forces. In the meanwhile the Washington authorities, receiving Governcr Jackson's insulting refusal to furnish troops, had ordered the enlistment of Blair's Home Guards into the United States service, to the number of four regiments, which order was soon increased to ten thous
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
, Colonel, 142 et seq. Kentucky, 80; attitude of, with regard to secession, 52, 129 et seq.; Union Legislature of, 130 et seq., 134 Keyes, General E. D., 174 Key's Ferry, Va., 163 L. Laurel Hill, 147, 151 et seq. Lee, General Robert E., 108; appointed to command of Virginia forces, 109; his plans in W. Va., 146; plans of, 169, 170 Leedsville, 151 Leesburg, Va., 163 Lefferts, Colonel, 92 et seq. Letcher, Governor, 82, 91, 109, 141 Lewis' Ford, 176, note Liberty, Mo., United States Arsenal at, 117 Lincoln, Abraham, election of, 4; his progress to Washington, 45 et seq.; his early career, 46; his character and person, 47 et seq.; his speeches before inauguration, 48; inauguration of, 49; anxiety about Fort Sumter, 50 et seq.; orders the relief of Forts Sumter and Pickens, 53; his final resolution with regard to Fort Sumter, 55; his letter to Major Anderson, 58; communication to Gov. Pickens, 59; his first war proclamation, 73; interviews with Dougl
April 20. The Missourians seized the United States Arsenal at Liberty, Mo., and garrisoned it with 100 men. In the arsenal were 1,800 stand of arms, ten or twelve pieces of cannon, and quite an amount of powder. Two thousand stand of arms were furnished the citizens of Leavenworth from the arsenal at Fort Leavenworth, and the commander at that post accepted the services of 800 volunteers to guard the arsenal pending the arrival of troops from Fort Kearney.--Times, April 22. The Council of Wilmington, Delaware, appropriated $8,000 to defend the city, and passed resolutions approving of the President's proclamation. Also, asking the Governor to issue a proclamation for the same purpose. The Brandywine bridges and all on the road between Susquehanna and Philadelphia are guarded, and workmen have been sent to repair the bridges destroyed on the Northern Central road.--Phila. Enquirer. Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania issued a proclamation calling a meeting of the State
adelphia Press, June 24. The Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Regiment, Col. Small, numbering about one thousand hardy-looking and well-drilled men, arrived at Washington. They are fully equipped and armed with the regulation musket. They are quartered in the new Colonization Society building, corner of Four-and-a-half street and Pennsylvania avenue.--(Doc. 16.) A detachment of regulars from Kansas City captured thirty-five secessionists and a small quantity of arms and ammunition at Liberty, Mo., to-day.--N. Y. World, June 25. The Fourth Regiment of Maine Volunteers passed through New York on its way to the seat of war in Virginia. The regiment landed at pier No. 3, on the North River, and took up the line of march through Battery Place into Broadway, and thence to the City Hall. All along the route the greatest enthusiasm prevailed, and the appearance of the volunteers was the subject of universal praise. Their solid ranks, their excellent marching, and above all their f
t be certainly ascertained, but from accounts deemed reliable it is not less than one hundred and sixty, many of whom were killed. His total force was about four thousand four hundred. Your most obedient servant, John Scott, Lt.-Col. Third Iowa Volunteers, Com'dg. Secession official report. General D. R. Atchison's report. Lexington, Sept. 21, 1861. General Price: Sir:--In pursuance of your orders I left this place on the 15th instant, and proceeded forthwith to Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, where I met the State Guard on the march from the northwest--one regiment of infantry, under command of Colonel Saunders, and one regiment of cavalry, under command of Colonel Wilfley, of the Fifth district, and one regiment of infantry, under command of Colonel Jeff. Patton, and one battalion of cavalry, under command of Colonel Childs, from the Fourth district. I delivered your orders to the above commands to hasten to this point (Lexington) with as much despatch as possible.
rders for the destruction of railroad bridges, &c., Doc. 344 Letters of Marque, D. 71, 78; Jefferson Davis' proclamation offering, Doc. 71; Charleston Mercury on, Doc. 71; confederate act relative to, Doc. 195; Davis' instructions for, Doc. 272 Let us alone, the reason why the North will not, P. 124 Leverett, Charles Edward, P. 91 Lewis Cass, revenue cutter, D. 16; the seizure of, Doc. 28 Lewis, Colonel, of Pa., D. 67 Lexington, Ky., Union in, D. 89 Liberty, Mo., arsenal at, seized, D. 36 Lincoln, Abraham, will be forced from Washington, D. 5; his life not worth a week's purchase, D. 89; arrival at Washington D. 17; declared president of the U. S., D. 17; inauguration of, D. 18; how his inaugural is received, D. 19; refuses to receive the Southern commissioners, D. 22; receives the Virginia commissioner, D. 24; issues a proclamation calling for 75,000 troops, D. 25; Its effect in the country, D. 25; Jeff. Davis' reply to theo proclamation o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCloskey, John 1810-1885 (search)
McCloskey, John 1810-1885 Cardinal; born in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 20, 1810; graduated at St. Mary's College, in Maryland, in 1827; prepared for the priesthood, and was ordained in 1834. He was chosen the first president of St. John's College, at Fordham, and at the age of thirty-four was consecrated coadjutor to Bishop Hughes, whom he succeeded at the latter's death in 1864. On March 15, 1875, Archbishop McCloskey was elevated to the cardinalate, being the first American priest Cardinal McCloskey. ever so honored. He exercised the office with great dignity, and died in New York City, Oct. 10, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nited States......April 15, 1861 Forts Caswell and Johnston, of North Carolina, taken possession of by State troops......April 16, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Virginia, adopted in convention by 88 to 55......April 17, 1861 Governor of Missouri refuses to furnish quota of militia (four regiments) to the United States......April 17, 1861 United States armory at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., abandoned and burned by its garrison......April 18, 1861 United States arsenal seized at Liberty, Mo., by State troops......April 18, 1861 Conflict between the 6th Massachusetts and mob in Baltimore, Md......April 19, 1861 President proclaims the blockade of all ports of the seceding States......April 19, 1861 Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's command arrives at Annapolis, Md......April 20, 1861 United States officers seized at San Antonio, Tex., as prisoners of war......April 23, 1861 Governor of Arkansas refuses to furnish quota of militia (one regiment) to United States......Apr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White Plains, battle of. (search)
an troops passed the Bronx and attacked the Americans on Chatterton's Hill. Hamilton's little battery made them recoil at first, but, being reinforced, they drove the Americans from their position. McDougall led his troops to Washington's camp, leaving the British in possession of the hill. Washington's breastworks were composed of corn-stalks covered rather hastily and lightly by earth; but they appeared so formidable that Howe dared not attack them, but waited for reinforcements. Just as they appeared a severe storm of wind and rain set in. Washington perceiving Howe's advantage, withdrew under cover of darkness, in the night of Oct. 31, behind intrenchments on the hills of North Castle, towards the Croton River. Howe did not follow; but, falling back, encamped on the heights of Fordham. The loss of the Americans in the skirmishes on Oct. 26, and the battle on the 28th, did not exceed, probably, 300 men in killed, wounded, and prisoners; that of the British was about the same.
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