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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 2,132 0 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1,386 0 Browse Search
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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. 1,170 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Successors of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. (search)
ngs, like chaff, before his invincible little army. Should Gen., Z. overtake these dastardly, would be invaders, which we think doubtful, lively times may be expected in that quarter. The late engagement in the Sound. An officer on the Confederate gun-boat Oregon communicates to the New Orleans Delta, of the 6th inst., the following in relation to the late, naval engagement on the Mississippi Sound: December 4th at 7 A. M., got under way at Grants Pass in company with the Confederate States steamer Florida, and stood for Horn Island Pass. At 8 o'clock saw a large Federal steamer standing in for Horn Island Pass Run for her. At 8.30 the Florida opened fire upon her with one gun, upon which the put back and run out the Pass, both the Oregon and the Florida in pursuit. After getting well out, the Federal steamer hasted up and commenced firing, which opened a general engagement between the three, lasting an hour and a half, at the end of which the Federal steamer put out to
The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Successors of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. (search)
have been introduced into the Kentucky Legislature denouncing the Provisional Government movement, and declaring it treason, and also instructing Gov. Magoffin to issue his proclamation warning the people against assisting the Confederates, and requiring those already engaged in carrying on offensive operations against the Union to disband and desist from their purposes. A bill has been introduced in the House providing that no person aiding or assisting in the rebellion against the United States shall ever hold any office of trust or profit in the State of Kentucky. Mrs. Gen. Buckner left Bowling Green, a few days since, under a flag of truce, with the dead body of her child for burial in Louisville. Gen. McCook refused to recognize the flag, and Mrs. Buckner was compelled to return. Memphis,Dec. 11.--New Madrid is now fortified and two regiments were sent there on Monday. Speeches were made by Governor Jackson, Gens. Thompson and Gant. All of General Thompson's com
The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Successors of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. (search)
Notice. --The Ordnance Department of the Confederate States of America will pay for all Saltpetre delivered at Richmond, Va., before 1st July, 1862, at the rate of 40 cts per pound, either on exiting contracts with the Department or otherwise. J. Gorgas, Lieut. Col., de 4--10t Chief of Ordnance. The Lynchburg Republican, Petersburg Express, Staunton Spectator, Winchester Virginian and Republican, Wytheville Telegraph, and Abingdon Virginian, will publish each ten times and Abingdon Virginian, will publish each ten times and have bills sent to Enquirer office for payment.
st of England to keep them both out of her harbor; but if this cannot be done, they must both be let in alike The London Star, although wishing the commander of the Nashville to be punished, says if he can produce a commission from the Confederate States, the Government must let him go, as they have recognized those States as belligerents. Commissioners Mason and Slidell were expected at Southampton in the steamer La Plate, due the 30th. It is reported that the James Adger is cruising [The James Adger arrived at Baltimore several days ago.--Ed. Herald. ] It is reported that the Galway steamer Adriatic has been sold, and is fitting for the West Indies; but there is a strong impression that she is destined for the Confederate States. The underwriters were raising the war risks on American vessels. There are no tidings of to the North Briton, and the Anglo Saxon is also overdue. The insurance has been advanced — on the former thirty guineas, and on the latter
Interesting from Mexico. --We take the following paragraph from a letter dated City of Mexico, October 29, and published in the New York Herald: Strange whispers are on the air that the agent of the Confederate States, learning the proposed disembarkation of troops at Guaymas, offered $2,000,000 to this Government for the use of the port of Matamoras; all of which being reported to the Legation, the American Minister held out a counter offer of $6,000, 0000, and that, in great disgust at the discovery that the Mexican Cabinet has only been playing with his eagerness to extort a higher bid from him, Mr. Corwin talks of going home in November. He will carry with him such treaties or conventions, for ratification at Washington, as the alarm of the Government shall suffer to remain intact. --Startled at the fact that Col. Pickett has denounced as an act of hostility to the rebels the license to pass U. S. troops through Mexican territory to invade Arizona and Texas, these peop
bservation. "What motive or what scruple has so suddenly arrested England? Is she afraid of creating a new cause of difficulty with the Government of the United States, which has already announced its intention of sustaining Mexico in opposition to European intervention? This is difficult to conjecture, in view of the manner in which the Seward Circular, advising the Governors of the States to fortify the coasts of the sea and of the great Lakes, which separate the United States from the English possessions. Two English journals of incontestable influence, the London Times, which represents English interests generally, and the London Post, the officinsatiable for pay and pillage. We desire nothing better than peace with the whole world, and, as we have often said before, with no country more than with the United States' "These protestations, strong as they are, are nevertheless, tinged with a certain degree of acrimony, and we should be much astonished to see the Times a
in this city--Mr. Barksdale, of Halifax, presiding. The annual report of the President of the company, Lewis E. Harvie, Esq., (a synopsis of which we append) was read, after which the meeting adjourned until 7 P. M. The entire income of the road for the year ending Sept. 30th, 1861, amounted to $447, 959.93, of which the sum of $398,268.36 was received from the ordinary earnings of the road, and $49,190.57 for transportation and travel on account of the State of Virginia and the Confederate States. This exhibits a decrease of $113,444.50 on the receipts of the previous year. The falling off is attributed to the condition of the country, growing out of the war and the blockade of our ports, which has left but little to transport, the bulk of the crops having been withheld from market owing to the low price of produce; and to the low rates of travel and transportation on account of the Government. The nett earnings of the road for the year ending the 30th September, 1861, amoun
rshal of the Department. Commanding officers of districts, posts and corps are directed to arrest and place in confinement all persons in arms against the United States, or who give aid, assistance, or encouragement to the enemy. All property belonging to such persons which can be used by the army, will be taken possessiomation to or communicating with the enemy, will be arrested, tried, and shot as spies. Persons now employed or enlisted in the service of the co-called Confederate States, who commit hostility, will not be treated as prisoners of war, but punished as criminals, and be shot or less severely punished, according to the rules of on the bales of 31 for middling upland. A bill has been introduced in the Kentucky Legislature requiring all voters to take the oath of allegiance to the United States and subordinate allegiance to the State of Kentucky, and they must also swear that they have not aided in any way the so-called Southern Confederacy. The
he commutation value in money of the transportation herein above granted shall be paid to each private, musician, or non-commissioned officer, who may elect to receive it, at such time as the furlough itself would otherwise be granted. Sec 3. This act shall apply to all troops who have volunteered or enlisted for a term of twelve months or more in the service of any State, who are now in the service of the said State, and who may hereafter volunteer or enlist in the service of the Confederate States under the provisions of the present act. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all troops re-volunteering or re-enlisting shall, at the expiration of their present term of service, have the power to reorganize themselves into companies and elect their company officers, and said companies shall have the power to organize themselves into battalions or regiments and elect their field officers; and after the first election all vacancies shall be filled by promotion from the company, b
tee, and the following additional members added to that committee: Messrs Fleming, Robertson, Bass, Baskerville and Walker. On motion of Mr. Taylor, the courtesies of the House were extended to Ex-Governor E. Louis Lowe, of Maryland. The bill to improve the navigation of New River, was read a second time, and ordered to engrossed. The following resolutions were adopted by the House: 1. Resolved, That a joint committee be appointed to call upon the President of the Confederate States and to represent to him the distressed condition of the country for want of salt, and ask him to release so much of the salt now held for the use of the army as can be done without injury to the public service, to be disposed of at Government cost to meet the wants of the people. 2. Resolved. That a joint committee be appointed to correspond with the lessees of the Washington and Smyth salt works on the subject of their making immediate arrangements to increase the product of salt
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