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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
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 963 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 742 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 694 24 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 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. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 410 4 Browse Search
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g barracks of pine and oak Set fire from Morris' Island, The gallant Anderson struck his flag And packed his things in a carpet-bag, While cheers from bobtail, rag, and tag, Arose on Morris' Island. Hokee pokee, winkee wum, etc. VII. Then came the comforting piece of fun Of counting the noses one by one, To see if anything had been done On glorious Morris' Island: “Nobody hurt!” the cry arose; There was not missing a single nose, And this was the sadly ludicrous close Of the battle of Morris' Island: Hokee pokee, winkee wum, etc. VIII. But, gentle gunners, just wait and see What sort of a battle there yet will be; You'll hardly escape so easily, Next time on Morris' Island There's a man in Washington with a will, Who won't mind shooting a little “to kill,” If it proves that We Have a Government still, Even on Morris' Island! Hokee pokee, winkee wum, Shattering shot and thundering bomb, Look out for the battle that's yet to come Down there on Morris' Island! --Vanity Fair, Ap
ently agitated. His agitation, I need not tell you, was shared by the company. Toombs at length broke the embarrassing pause. Well, what was the issue of this scene? Mr. Calhoun resumed. The intruder, as I have said, rose and asked to look at my right hand, as though I had not the power to refuse. I extended it. The truth is, I felt a strange thrill pervade me at his touch; he grasped it and held it near the light, thus affording full time to examine every feature. It was the face of Washington. After holding my hand for a moment, he looked at me steadily, and said in a quiet way, And with this right hand, senator from South Carolina, you would sign your name to a paper declaring the Union dissolved I answered in the affirmative. Yes, I said, if a certain contingency arises, I will sign my name to the Declaration of Dissolution. But at that moment a black blotch appeared on the back of my hand, which I seem to see now. What is that? said I, alarmed, I know not why, at the blo
Washington, Dec. 20.--Orders have been issued to Major Anderson to surrender Fort Moultrie if attacked. Major Anderson telegraphs here that he had surrendered a large number of arms which had been removed from the arsenal to Fort Moultrie, to the authorities of Charleston, on a demand being made for them. This was done in obedience, as he says, to the spirit of orders he had received from Washington. The South Carolina ordinance of secession was received this afternoon by President Buchanan. A number of Southern men were with him at the time. He exhibited much agitation on hearing the news. The news of the passage of the ordinance produced intense excitement in Congress. The South Carolina members were congratulated by the Southern men.--N. Y. Times, Dec. 20.
Dec. 26.--Bigler, of Pennsylvania, meeting John Cochrane, casually, in Willard's Hotel, in the hall at Washington, said, What about this Bailey fraud, Cochrane; do you hear any thing in addition? Oh, replied Cochrane, there is nothing in Addition, it's all in Subtraction. --Evening Post, Dec. 26.
Washington, Dec. 26.--I saw a letter from one of the soldiers at Fort Sumter to his mother to-day. He says the fort is in excellent condition for defence, full of ammunition and arms, and with a few more men, could defy any enemy that could approach it. He says, all hands expect a conflict, and feel greatly alarmed at the prospect, because their numbers are so small. They hope the Government will do something to aid them,--if not, they will defend the fort to the best of their ability. The closing words are quite touching and solemn. --Letter from Washington, Times, N. Y.
Washington, Jan. 2, 1861.--Scarce a man here from the Free States, and few from the border Slave States, (I refer to men in society,) hesitates now to declare in the most emphatic language, that the Union must and shall be preserved. Even Gen. B. F. Butler, of Massachusetts, one of the most ultra of Breckinridge's supporters, and the bitterest of Anti-Republicans, does not hesitate to assure Southern men that the Free States are forgetting all political parties and uniting as one man for the Union. Talking with a South Carolina Commissioner, the latter is reported to have told him that if Massachusetts should send 10,000 men to preserve the Union against Southern secession, she would have to fight twice the number of her own citizens at home, who would oppose the policy. By no means, Mr. Butler replied; when we come from Massachusetts we will leave not a single traitor behind, unless he is hanging upon a tree. Private accounts from Charleston state that a thousand negroes are e
A writer in Washington says: In conversation, this evening, with several of the North Carolina delegation, they inform me that they had been aware, for some time past, that the small squad of secessionists in that State had been for weeks past concocting schemes to seize the Federal property, which, perhaps, might have been consummated without the knowledge of the Union men of the State, whereby the latter might possibly have been drawn into it; but having been advised of that fact, the members of Congress immediately telegraphed to their friends, to suppress all such revolutionary schemes, which advice was at once taken, and this movement thus interrupted. Having implicit confidence in the honesty and ability of Gov. Ellis, they also sent a dispatch to him to quell all such insurrections, and it is believed he will use all his power to prevent an outbreak. They also state that there need be no alarm as to North Carolina taking any such precipitate action. It is recommended by t
Jan. 5.--The Southern senators at Washington say, that the United States frigate Brooklyn, if sent to Charleston, will be sunk in the harbor; that the light-houses will be darkened, the buoys removed, and the battery opened upon the steamer from Morris Island.--Boston Transcript, Jan. 6.
Washington, Jan. 7.--The Cabinet have entertained the idea of causing the arrest of Senator Toombs for treason, the treasonable act being that of sending the alleged despatch urging the immediate seizure of the Georgia forts, which was done.--Washington Star, Jan. 7.
tates army, a native of South Carolina, who is loyal to the stars and stripes, requesting him to come to Charleston and protect them from the mob. The officer has declined, saying that he can serve his country elsewhere, and that he does not wish to have any part in the proceedings now going forward in that State. The Baltimore Clipper has information of a similar character. It says: We learn, by the fresh arrival of a stone-cutter from Columbia, South Carolina, at his home in Washington city, that a sad and sorrowful state of things prevails there. Business and work of all kinds are in a paralyzed condition, owing to the excitement existing among the people about the approaching inauguration of what they term a hostile Government. The talk of war has caused every thing else to be suspended. He represents the people as excited almost to derangement, and relates a case where a fellow-mechanic of his had been completely crazed and made an inmate of a lunatic asylum, by the
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