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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 Browse Search
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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Preface. (search)
ous and painstaking one, making historical accuracy his constant aim. If, unfortunately, he has committed any errors, he hopes they may prove only such as from the meagreness or conflicting nature of the evidence any one might fall into. He would gladly have appended to his pages full references and citations, but want of space absolutely forbade. So many kind friends have encouraged and aided him, that he finds it impossible to acknowledge their services in detail, and therefore takes this occasion to return to one and all his sincere thanks. Government officials, especially, of all grades, have with uniform courtesy afforded him every facility in their power. Without free access to the various departments and archives-and, above all, to the vast historical treasures of the Library of Congress — it would have been exceedingly difficult to gather and verify the numerous facts, quotations, names, and dates, which his narrative required. Washington, D. C., February 26, 188
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 1: secession. (search)
s only by persistent nursing, management, and in many cases sheer deceit that a semblance of majorities was obtained to justify and apparently indorse the conspirators' plots. Legislatures were convened, commissioners sent from State to State, conventions called, military bills passed, minute-men and volunteer companies organized. Deliberative bodies were harangued by the conspirators' emissaries, and showered with inflammatory telegrams. After the meeting of Congress the fire-eaters of Washington held almost nightly caucuses, and sent addresses, solicitations, and commands from the capital. Individual opinion was overawed; the government was not only silent, but constantly yielding; legislative deliberation became, in secret session, legislative intrigue; pretexts were invented to defer and omit all proper scrutiny of election returns. The State was the idol of the hour. The State commands was as despotic a formula as The king commands ; and the voter's personal judgment, the v
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 2: Charleston Harbor. (search)
e same time the secessionists congregated at Washington were no less alert and active; they obtainede from his sick bed in New York, hastened to Washington on December 12th. Floyd had hitherto with s note of alarm to every prominent traitor in Washington, and without delay they flocked around the dSouthern republic. to our constituents. Washington, December 14, 1860. The argument is exhau appointed three commissioners to proceed to Washington to treat for the delivery of the forts, magakings and queens. The commissioners reached Washington on December 26th, and Mr. Buchanan, with allown friends; in short, it would have made Washington City the principal centre of revolution. Fortrney-General of South Carolina, proceeded to Washington as an envoy to carry to President Buchanan tthdrawn from Congress, were yet lingering in Washington as the most central point for observation anBy the middle of January the conspirators in Washington realized that they must hurry the completion[3 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 3: the Confederate States' rebellion. (search)
Chapter 3: the Confederate States' rebellion. On the fourth day of February, 1861, while the Peace Conference met in Washington to consider propositions of compromise and concession, the delegates of the seceding States convened in Montgomery, Ala., to combine and solidify the general conspiracy into an organized and avowed rebellion. Such action had been arranged and agreed upon from the beginning. The congressional manifesto from Washington, as far back as December 14th, advised thaWashington, as far back as December 14th, advised that we are satisfied the honor, safety, and independence of the Southern people require the organization of a Southern confederacy--a result to be obtained only by separate State secession. This agreement of the Washington caucus was steadily adhered to. The specious argument invented in Georgia, that we can make better terms outside of the Union than in it, and the public declaration of Mississippi's commissioner in Baltimore, that secession was not taken with the view of breaking up the present
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 4: Lincoln. (search)
oached, various legislatures of the Free States by formal resolutions invited him to visit their capitals on his way to Washington; a call which his deep popular sympathy moved him to accept. Starting from home on the 11th of February, he accordingly passed through the principal cities between Springfield and New York, and between New York and Washington. Unprecedented crowds came forth to see the new Chief Magistrate. Could the quick intelligence of the American people be otherwise than combination. Under such apprehension, however, Mr. Buchanan authorized General Scott to assemble sufficient troops at Washington to insure both a peaceable count of the electoral votes on February 13th, and the peaceable inauguration of the Presideheir guns. As soon as the provisional government was organized, three rebel commissioners were appointed to proceed to Washington to negotiate for recognition, for adjustment of differences, and for possession of the federal forts. Two efforts to o
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 5: Sumter. (search)
ve them the dreaded ordeal of war. Justice Campbell had ingeniously misreported the sense and purport of Seward's conversations; and the commissioners and their Washington cronies, with equally blind zeal, sent rosy despatches on the strength of exaggerated street-rumors. So confident were they of such a result that Governor Pickwere for about a week in a tantalizing fever of suspense and uncertainty. The most contradictory telegrams came from their commissioners and secret advisers in Washington; the most perplexing and misleading rumors reached them from New York. The war powers of the Union were clearly enough astir; troops were moving and ships were evening of April 8th; next day, the 9th, appears to have been spent in deliberation and in verifying the situation by inquiries from the rebel commissioners in Washington; on the 10th, Beauregard was instructed to demand the evacuation of Sumter, and, in case of refusal, to reduce it. At two o'clock in the afternoon of the follow
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 6: the call to arms. (search)
ent of seditious utterance; but there was no lack of cliques and coteries in the great cities of the North who secretly nursed plots and projects contingent on possible insurrectionary commotions and chances. One of the rebel commissioners to Washington, in the interim during which Justice Campbell relieved them of their labors of diplomatic intrigue, visited New York, where he was waited upon by the spokesman of one of these Northern cabals, who poured into the ears of his credulous listener vernment and the crazy zeal of an inflamed reaction, stood behind the guns The cool deliberation of the assault betokened plan, purpose, and confidence. The conspiracy had given way to revolution. The news of the assault on Sumter reached Washington on Saturday, April 13th; on Sunday morning, the 14th, the President and Cabinet were met to discuss the surrender and evacuation. Sunday, though it was, Lincoln with his own hand immediately drafted the following proclamation, which was dated,
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 7: Baltimore. (search)
ccession, it is necessary to bear in mind that the ten miles square of Federal territory known as the District of Columbia, in which the capital of the country, Washington, is situated, lies between Virginia and Maryland, and was formed out of the original territory of those States. In all wars, foreign or domestic, the safetycompanies of District militia. When Sumter fell and the proclamation was issued, as a still further precaution the first few regiments were ordered directly to Washington. To the Massachusetts Sixth belongs the unfading honor of being the first regiment, armed and equipped for service, to respond to the President's call. Musit made its way to the Washington Depot. Here also there was a great crowd and excited tumult; the men were got into cars, and the train put into motion toward Washington under much difficulty; but no bloodshed occurred till at the last moment, when a shower of stones or a pistol-shot provoked a return volley from a window of the
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 8: Washington. (search)
Chapter 8: Washington. In celebrating the attack and the fall of Sumter at Montgomery by a conederate flag would float over the capitol at Washington before the first of May. Whether this was tce march overland to Routes of approach to Washington. the capital. Acting as yet under separate e from Mr. Seward. The administration at Washington had not been unmindful of the dangerous condo join rebellious Maryland in a descent upon Washington. Serious as was the loss of Harper's Ferofficers charged with the removal hurried to Washington to obtain superior orders; but their absenceinia and Maryland with the keenest anxiety. Washington, in tradition, tone, and aspiration, was ess largely upon the good faith and order of Washington City. The whole matter had been under the almsion of the telegraph offices and wires, and Washington went into the condition of an isolated and by exposing the loyalty or disloyalty of many Washington officers, clerks, residents, and habitues wh[6 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 9: Ellsworth. (search)
ated by the sudden blockade and isolation of Washington, but widespread civil war, waged by a gigantred rapidly over the repaired railroad to Washington City, and it was not long before the National protection of the Potomac, the defence of Washington City, the restoration of the military routes tary dictatorship. But the Administration at Washington allowed them no time to gather strength at hpirators for an immediate advance to capture Washington. He discouraged mere reckless enthusiasm, aation, or, when sufficiently strong, against Washington, was, of course, only a question of time. T required new precautions for the defence of Washington. As early as May 3d it was ascertained by ttown, four regiments by the Long Bridge from Washington, and one regiment, Ellsworth's Zouaves, fromnd was readily permitted to accompany him to Washington as one of his suite. The inauguration over,licly donated by Mrs. Astor, followed him to Washington, where they were mustered into the service a
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