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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown 92 2 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 34 2 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 I. 30 0 Browse Search
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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 24 6 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 20 0 Browse Search
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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. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: the work begun. (search)
ate squatter, in order to have him rescued in Lawrence — the Boston of the prairies-that, thereby, tr was unexpectedly rescued several miles from Lawrence; but, despite of this accident, the territoriken prisoners at this period a few miles from Lawrence, by a company of eighteen men, who were presee rebels. He saw hundreds of ruffians around Lawrence armed with guns, which they acknowledged to horder districts. This army encamped around Lawrence nearly two weeks. The Free State boys were imhead off his wild adventure, as the people of Lawrence had planted themselves on the law, claiming ts fault. Governor Shannon soon arrived in Lawrence, and was duly made drunk by the sagacious Frede his appearance among the Free State men at Lawrence. His entrance into the place at once attracteans of the treaty; that he was a stranger in Lawrence and Kansas, and ought not, by his rash remarks, to compromise the people of Lawrence, until he had known them longer and knew them better. called[4 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, chapter 1.13 (search)
Chapter 3: Southern rights to all. The siege of Lawrence raised, the ruffians, on returning homeward, on the 15th of December, 1855, desssued for the arrest of its citizens; United States troops entered Lawrence to enforce them. To Federal authority no opposition was made; forto incite the people to resist him, encamped with his prisoners in Lawrence over night, and, in coarse and filthy language, abused the Northerness. This refusal was instantly made the pretext for marching on Lawrence, under the authority of a United States Marshal. The news spreadministration. On the 5th of May, the two Free State papers in Lawrence, and a hotel erected by the Emigrant Aid Company; as, also, a bridge over a stream to the south of Lawrence, which had been built by a Free State man; were each indicted by a jury, under the instructions of ttes Marshal, at the head of eight hundred men, entered the town of Lawrence, and made arrests; and then, with an ingenuity worthy of the South
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: In caucus and camp. (search)
n with a rod of iron. This fact caused every one to doubt the truth of the report. It was regarded as a pretext for hurrying down the troops to arrest Captain John Brown, Junior, and the Free State force that he commanded. While the people of Lawrence were discussing the news, a body of troops from any passed the town, and it was discovered that they Were destined for Ossawattomie. Not a moment was to be lost if John Brown, the younger, and his boys, were to be warned of their coming and des hand — he carried a water-pail in his left; but, before he could speak again, I had drawn and cocked my eight-inch Colt. I only answered, in emphatic tones, Halt! Or I'll fire! He stopped, and said that he knew me; that he had seen me in Lawrence, and that I was true; that he was Frederick Brown, the son of old John Brown; and that I was now within the limits of their camp. After a parley of a few minutes, I was satisfied that I was among my friends, put up my pistol, and shook hands wi
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 6: H. Clay Pate. (search)
riety as a champion of the South. He determined at first to be distinguished by his pen ; but, surpassed on every hand as a journalist and writer, he next sought the ever-flying phantom of fame with sword in hand, and in the tented field. At Lawrence, when the town was sacked, we are informed, he distinguished himself chiefly by riding about on a fine horse, he being decorated with ribbons. What a contrast was this vain Virginian to the stern old Puritan, who always dressed in the plainesansas:-- While near Ossawatomie, he contrived to seize two of the old man's sons-Captain John Brown, Jr., and Mr. Jason Brown. These were taken while quietly engaged in their avocations. Captain Brown, Jr., had been up with his company at Lawrence, immediately after the sacking of the place, and at the time the men at Pottawattomie were killed. He had returned home when he saw he could not aid Lawrence, and quietly went to work. He and his brother Jason were taken by Pate, charged with
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 7: battle of Black Jack. (search)
Chapter 7: battle of Black Jack. A few days after I left the camp of Old Brown, and returned to my post at Lawrence, he had his long-looked — for fight with Captain Pate's marauders. A friend has so faithfully narrated this action, that I prefer to transcribe his account of it, rather than describe the fight from my own recollections of the event. I make a few additions and corrections only. A Sabbath gathering. After dinner on Sunday, Pate's men wanted to go over to Prairie City and plunder it. Fancying that it would be easily taken, and that no resistance would be offered, six of Pate's men started on the expedition. At the time this party approached Prairie City, the people of that place and vicinity were congregated in the house of Dr. Graham to hear preaching, the doctor himself being a prisoner in the camp at Black Jack. They could watch as well as pray, however. There were some twenty men present, and most of them, after the old Revolutionary pattern, had gone
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: battle of Ossawatomie. (search)
battle of Ossawatomie. Captain Brown, after the fourth of July, returned to Lawrence. Early in the month of August, General Lane entered Kansas by the way of Nebrand at once took command of the Free State forces. He immediately started for Lawrence, and, on arriving there, found that the Northern boys were preparing to attackns. Stewart, not being desirous of a suspension, made his escape, and reached Lawrence as speedily as possible. He immediately raised a company of ninety Free State was not attached to my force) had lodged, with some four other young men from Lawrence, and a young man named Garrison, from Middle Creek. The scouts, led by a p time they butchered Mr. Garrison, and badly mangled one of the young men from Lawrence, who came with my son, leaving him for dead. This was not far from sunriser, boasts of having killed my son. Of course he is a lion. John Brown. Lawrence, Kansas, September 7, 1856. The brilliancy of this exploit can only faintly be
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, X. John Brown's defence of Lawrence. (search)
X. John Brown's defence of Lawrence. We next find our hero in the town of Lawrence, at the most perilous crisis of itsLawrence, at the most perilous crisis of its history. His defence of it is still remembered with gratitude by all the brave men who witnessed and participated in it. Tsaction, another scene in the Kansas drama was enacted at Lawrence. Brown, who had been up to Topeka, was on his way home, and remained in Lawrence over Sunday. His little army --which consisted of some eighteen or twenty men, and probably never , and came back to my tent, which was on the west side of Lawrence, and busied myself in the forenoon in writing letters hommoke of Franklin, a little town five miles south-east of Lawrence, curling up towards heaven, and mingling with the clouds.nvading army had left Franklin, and were marching towards Lawrence; and about five o'clock in the afternoon, their advance gthe brave old hero gathered around him. The defence of Lawrence. All night, upon the guarded hill, Until the stars were l
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, chapter 1.27 (search)
by Governor Geary to be twenty-seven hundred in number, invaded the Territory, burned Franklin, and, while the smoke of that place was going up behind them, they, on the same day, made their appearance in full view of, and within about a mile of Lawrence; and I know of no reason why they did not attack that place, except that about one hundred free state men volunteered to go out, and did go out on the open plain before the town, and give them the offer of a fight; which, after getting scatterin not hesitate to threaten that they would burn, kill, scalp, and drive out the entire free state population of the Territory, if it was necessary to do so to accomplish their object. the chairman then asked who commanded the free state men at Lawrence? His answer was characteristic of the man, whose courage was only equalled by his modesty and worth. He explained how bravely our boys acted — gave every one the credit but himself. When again asked who commanded them, he said — no one; tha
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: some shadows before. (search)
Chapter 2: some shadows before. We were at supper, on the 25th of June, 1858, at a hotel in Lawrence, Kansas. A stately old man, with a flowing white beard, entered the room and took a seat at the public table. I immediately recognized in the stranger, John Brown. Yet many persons who had previously known him did not penetrate his patriarchal disguise. A phrenologist, who was conversing with me, having noticed him, suddenly turned and asked if I knew that man? Such a head, such develop, by the law of attraction or mental affinity, were the devoted friends and admirers of John Brown; and mentioning that, in November, 1857, Cook, Realf, and Kagi left the Territory for.Tabor, in Iowa, in his company; and recording his arrival in Lawrence under the name of Captain Morgan, on the 25th of June, 1858, he thus continues: A talk with John Brown and Kagi. On Sunday I held a very interesting conversation with Captain Brown, which lasted nearly the whole afternoon. The purport of
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 3: Fleshing the sword. (search)
lent Constitution, which, by various devices,--excluding, for example, by test oaths, the majority of the people from voting, and using the names of the Cincinnati Directory for the purpose of increasing the vote in favor of slavery,--they pretended to adopt, and then carried up to Congress. Its history there is well known. In August, 1858, this Constitution, on being submitted to the vote of the people of Kansas, was voted down by an unprecedented majority. From John Brown's defence of Lawrence, therefore, in the autumn of 1856, up to the present hour, the history of Northern Kansas has been a mere record of political intrigues and counter-intrigues, and of a rapid progress in material wealth, population, and civilization. Southern Kansas. In Southern Kansas, also, there were no difficulties until the winter of 1857-8--until shortly after John Brown paid his visit of three days to Lawrence for the purpose of bringing out his young followers to drill them. In the summer of
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