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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 I. 148 0 Browse Search
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e to Mexico. These movements would compel a concentration of the strength of Mexico at the capital, where a decisive engagement would soon be fought with adequate force and the war terminated. Mexico is to that republic what Paris is to France. If Mexico falls, her dependencies fall with her. Why, then, waste a cartridge on the castle of St. Juan d'ulloa, or throw away the public treasure in a war of marches against a country without population comparatively, as Santa F6, Chihuahua, or California? These are portions of country which Mexico does not pretend to defend against the Indians. Your friend, A. Sidney Johnston. A letter to Hancock, written August 11th, near Camargo, informs him of the movement of the troops from Matamoras to that point, and describes what he saw in his voyage up the Rio Grande. He portrays the six days journey up the tortuous channel of that river, its alluvial banks with their teeming crops, and the half-barbarous population gathered there, tog
ve and honorable; and the only thing is to know what place would be most agreeable to you- Governor of Oregon, commissioner to run the Mexican boundary, Treasurer of the United States, charge to Sardinia or Naples, Superintendent of the Mint in California, Surveyor-General of California or Missouri, or paymaster in the army. I will guarantee you will have the offer from General Taylor of whatever he may know it would be agreeable to you to accept. . . . G. Hancock. To General A. S. Johnston.California or Missouri, or paymaster in the army. I will guarantee you will have the offer from General Taylor of whatever he may know it would be agreeable to you to accept. . . . G. Hancock. To General A. S. Johnston. Mr. Hancock further says, in a letter of April 22, 1849: You seem to have misapprehended me in relation to your applying for office. I agree with you fully that a gentleman ought not to ask for one, but in your case this never was asked of you. The President of his own accord expressed the determination to give you one, if you would take it, and your friends only wanted to learn from you what you preferred. However, the thing is now settled. Joe Taylor is now here, and tells me you
tided them over the danger of starvation; and in 1849 an abundant harvest relieved them. In 1850 and thereafter a great emigration passed over the continent to California; and, as the owners of the half-way station, the Mormons were enriched by legitimate commerce. Brigham showed administrative talent; and, with full command ofas. They were satisfied with their allegiance when they only felt it in the payment of salaries by the Federal Government to officials of their own faith. The California immigration proved so lucrative to the Saints that, at first, it gave little discontent; but when it left a residuum of Gentiles in Utah, whose criticism or obde climax of religious rage was reached in the massacre at Mountain Meadows. A band of emigrants, about 135 in number, quietly traveling from Arkansas to Southern California, arrived in Utah. This company was made up of farmers' families, allied by blood or friendship, and far above the average in wealth, intelligence, and orde
o force the passes to Salt Lake City. This hope and intention he expressed in decided terms to the Government; but, at the same time, he pointed out that, in case of vigorous resistance by the Mormons, a cooperating force sent from the side of California would prove the most effective means of crushing resistance with the least delay, expense, and loss of life. Arrangements were made to carry this plan into effect, but were subsequently abandoned. General Johnston mustered into service forhe Mormons. The President gave him a guarded letter of recommendation, sufficient, however, to accredit him unofficially to both Brigham Young and the United States officers. Armed with this he started about New Year, and made his way through California to Salt Lake City, where he arrived early in March. When Colonel Kane arrived, Brigham Young was already virtually conquered. The army, which his prophecies had doomed to certain destruction, had neither been overwhelmed by avalanches, nor
referred to take employment in Utah or go to California. Similar precautions were taken with the em 500 in number. Those who would emigrate to California or return home were allowed to purchase arms friendly treatment to travelers to and from California and Oregon. General Johnston, while usinell-provided force to Oregon, and another to California, taking care they should pass through the ree through Bridger's Pass to the east, and to California west, established the easiest, best, and shoton returned to the Atlantic coast by way of California and the Isthmus, as it was too cold to crossh, that General Scott desired to send him to California to take command of the Pacific coast. On Norced upon him. He placed his preferences for California before Mr. Floyd in so strong a light, thougTexas and Utah, and wished to go with him to California. He was employed on wages, and followed his master's fortunes to California, and afterward to the Confederacy. He was with him at Shiloh, rema[4 more...]
Chapter 17: California. General Johnston's ideas of Government. the right of resistance.t among the numerous Southerners resident in California, he kept the fact concealed. His adjutant-gntrance to the bay and harbor of that key of California, in order to set up a Pacific republic. Gengn was made by the Southerners, or others in California, to take the State out of the Union; but thePresident, assumed command of Fort Alcatraz. California was saved to the Union. This is a pretty I did not accompany General Sumner to California in the spring of 1861, and was not there wheed, or had it in contemplation, to surrender California to the cause of the Southern Confederacy. T This slander having been lately revived in California, possibly for some political motive, has cal had made comparatively few acquaintances in California; but, as soon as he ceased to wear the unifo I shall be able to give you some account of California affairs. I think the public sentiment here [5 more...]
e; and it soon became clear that, even if he escaped this fate in California, he must submit to it on the Atlantic coast. As events thickenedlightly in the scale. There were mighty demands upon him now. In California there were many Southerners, Texans especially; and the low murmushipman's warrant in the United States Navy in 1849, to settle in California. He served faithfully through the war, and now resides at Napa, mules (American as distinguished from Mexican), a saddle-horse of California breed, and a small, black, Mexican pack-mule, a hardy, untamable er the drying, withering breeze that blew from toward the Gulf of California. I had never met the sirocco before, and as I breathed it I felt: Encamped near us was a party of Texas Unionists, bound to California. During the afternoon one of the elders of the party came over tuctantly. I ordered him to tell his captain, whom I had known in California, that Mackenzie and Ridley, with a party of Californians, had jus
he more sober journals, commenting upon it, observed: This was a well-timed remark, and showed that, as a military man, he knew what was coming. The South will need all of her force. Every able-bodied man may as well make up his mind to it, and that soon. The great exaltation of public sentiment on this occasion had an assuring and inspiring effect on General Johnston's hopeful temperament. This was the last day that I ever saw my father — the only day after his return from California. I was on my way to the Army of Northern Virginia, in which I held a commission, and saw him for a few hours. He was, of course, full of the cares and business of that eventful day; but, in a full, free, and confidential conversation, I learned the outline of much that had happened to him, and of the matters then in his mind. He was advised by friends to put me on his staff, as I had met some disappointment at the hands of the War Department. But he thought, and I agreed with him at th
left flank on the Mississippi can well be used to secure you against such movements. In the latter part of October Major Jeremy F. Gilmer reported to General Johnston, as his chief-engineer. Gilmer was a North Carolinian, and had been graduated at the Military Academy in 1839, fourth in his class, next below H. W. Halleck. After subaltern service, he had served as captain in the Engineer Corps since 1853, and was esteemed an officer of great merit. General Johnston first knew him in California. They met next at Bowling Green. Gilner had skill and judgment, and his military career was full of usefulness to the cause he espoused. At the close of the war he was at the head of the engineer department of the Confederate army. General Johnston was well pleased with this assignment to him of a trained soldier, on whose scientific knowledge he could rely. After a full conference with him on the plan of defense already adopted, he promptly sent him back to establish a second def