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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 356 34 Browse Search
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) 236 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 188 0 Browse Search
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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 101 11 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 46 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 44 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 26 0 Browse Search
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le to the industry and attention of your mother. She boasts of her flock of 100 turkeys, with prospects of as many more, besides swarms of chickens and ducks, and as many eggs as we want; this latter remark applies to Sid and Hancock, too. All these things, with butter and milk, and a good appetite gained by some toil, enable us to live, so far as these matters are concerned, as well as rich folk; and these are the things within the reach of the industrious poor from the St. Lawrence to San Francisco. This is the mystery which foreigners cannot unveil. They do not perceive that the well-being of our population flows from a fostering government, which does not meddle much with private pursuits, and taxes with great moderation-always excepting the municipal tyrannies of our land. The patriotism of our people is founded in the advantages derived from their institutions; hence its ardor; hence it is a constant quantity, never short of the exigency. General Johnston regretted deepl
ugh not executed with much vigor, met some success, as will appear hereafter. It were well for humanity and the Mormon name had their hostility been restricted to legitimate war; but who shall set bounds to religious hate? The chronic rancor against the Gentiles had been envenomed by the delirious reformation of the year before, and by the killing of the apostle Perley Pratt, in Arkansas. Pratt had seduced the wife and abducted the children of a man named McLean, who followed him from San Francisco to Arkansas, where he overtook and slew him in combat. Though Mormon common law justifies homicide as the penalty of adultery, the Gentile has not the benefit of the rule, and vengeance was denounced against the people of Arkansas. The new access of fury, stimulated by the approach of the troops, culminated in September, 1857, in an unparalleled atrocity. Robbery, outrage, and murder, had been the ordinary fate of the alien and the waverer, but the climax of religious rage was reached
ally his request to be relieved was granted, and on February 29, 1860, he turned over his command to Colonel Smith. Gladly obeying his orders, he proceeded to San Francisco, and thence by sea to New York. The army of Utah was, for the most part, withdrawn from the Territory, and the Saints were left to their own devices. As s He said it was a prudent gift, as its bizarre brightness was fascinating enough to an Indian to stir up a border war, or, at least, induce a massacre. At San Francisco he saw the first Japanese embassy to this country. He was much interested in the Japs, and observed them, both then and afterward at Washington, with friendlyould subsist between master and slave. General Johnston sailed from New York on the 21st of December, with his family, by way of the Panama route, reaching San Francisco about the middle of January. During the three months that he administered the department no military events occurred, except some movements of troops against
f secrecy. This was so well observed that San Francisco was taken by surprise when his resignation Johnston was told, by some Republicans of San Francisco, that a plot existed to seize Alcatraz, thrwarded by the Pony Express, which reached San Francisco a week in advance of the steamer. He had traz. It was arranged that the leaders in San Francisco, with a force of picked men sufficient forter the arrival of Sumner. He remained in San Francisco a long time, and his house was the centre ons, and turning the guns of Alcatraz upon San Francisco. As his correspondence will show, howevers and satisfaction at the Union feeling in San Francisco. The only effect upon him was to revolt hion. I had it forwarded to your father at San Francisco. But a few days afterward I learned that lking, very openly, secession doctrines in San Francisco. The thing is all up. His resignation is commission in the army was forwarded from San Francisco, for the acceptance of the President, on t[4 more...]
like fate, he said to his wife; twice Texas makes me a rebel. While General Johnston was at Los Angeles a beautiful set of silver was sent to him, on the salver of which was this inscription, To General A. Sidney Johnston, from friends in San Francisco. Coming at such a time, this mark of approbation from valued friends was doubly prized. While in service, he had scrupulously regarded the obligation laid upon public officers alike by a jealous self-respect and by the Mosaic injunction: Th now known as Colonel Ridley. and the writer had determined to go South, and waited a favorable opportunity. Ridley favored the journey across the Plains, and I favored the route by sea, being a seaman. On the arrival of the general from San Francisco, we had an interview, and it was determined to try to raise a party sufficiently strong to cross the Plains without fear of molestation from the Indians, then very hostile and enterprising. It was concluded that the party should consist of a
ll measure of purity, excellence, and high moral tone. It has often been remarked that General Albert Sidney Johnston possessed more good and high qualities, in an eminent degree, than any man we have ever known; and, though I have heard it repeatedly said where many were present, no one was ever found who did not approve the assertion. General Johnston's ability and conduct were recognized by some persons and public journals at the North, even through the white heat of civil war. A San Francisco paper said: The late General A. S. Johnston. Elsewhere in our columns will be found the message from Jeff Davis to the Confederate Congress, notifying that body of the irreparable loss sustained by the South, in the death of the above-named distinguished officer. Those of our citizens who had the pleasure of his acquaintance during his brief sojourn in our city will truly grieve for his untimely end. From an able and dispassionate article in the New York Times, reviewing th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 12.46 (search)
cember of that year he was assigned to the command of the Pacific Coast.-W. P. J. remained silent, stern, and sorrowful. He determined to stand at his post in San Francisco, performing his full duty as an officer of the United States, until events should require a decision as to his course. When Texas — his adopted State--passed ed to be arranging to do so. I had just received a letter from General Johnston expressing his pleasure at the large and handsome parade of State troops in San Francisco, on February 22d, and at the undoubted loyalty to the Union cause of the whole Pacific coast, and also his earnest hope that the patriotic spirit manifested ind I was authorized to send, as I did through my friend Ben Holliday, in New York, for transmission by telegraph to St. Louis, and thence by his pony express to San Francisco, the following message: I take the greatest pleasure in assuring you, for the Secretary of War, that he has the utmost confidence in you, and will give you the
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
eved man in the army, the former was a perpetual stumbling-stone in the path of the field commanders of the Federal army. His position was a most difficult one to fill. Mr. Lincoln's attention was drawn to him by his past record. Halleck graduated at the United States Military Academy in the class of 1849, and was forty-seven years old when summoned to Washington. Like Lee, McClellan, and Pope, he was an engineer officer, but resigned in 1854 to practice law, and was so engaged in San Francisco, Cal., when the war began. General Scott had a high opinion of his ability. A lawyer, a soldier, and an author, he had written on both military and legal topics. He had many of the qualifications necessary for his trying office. This appointment was made by Mr. Lincoln immediately after a personal inspection of McClellan's army on the James River. On that visit, July 8th, the Northern President ascertained that the Army of the Potomac numbered 86,500 men present and 73,500 absent to be
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Return of the Army-marriage-ordered to the Pacific coast-crossing the Isthmus-arrival at San Francisco (search)
Return of the Army-marriage-ordered to the Pacific coast-crossing the Isthmus-arrival at San Francisco My experience in the Mexican war was of great advantage to me afterwards. Besides the many practical lessons it taught, the war brought nearly all the officers of the regular army together so as to make them personally acquainted. It also brought them in contact with volunteers, many of whom served in the war of the rebellion afterwards. Then, in my particular case, I had been at West chin between his hands, and looking the picture of despair. At last he broke out, I wish I had taken my father's advice; he wanted me to go into the navy; if I had done so, I should not have had to go to sea so much. Poor Slaughter! it was his last sea voyage. He was killed by Indians in Oregon. By the last of August the cholera had so abated that it was deemed safe to start. The disease did not break out again on the way to California, and we reached San Francisco early in September.
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, San Francisco-Early California experiences-life on the Pacific coast-promoted Captain-Flush times in California (search)
fic coast-promoted Captain-Flush times in California San Francisco at that day was a lively place. Gold, or placer digginalled, was at its height. Steamers plied daily between San Francisco and both Stockton and Sacramento. Passengers and gold boats arrived, Long Wharf — there was but one wharf in San Francisco in 1852was alive with people crowding to meet the minerching Humboldt at that time except to take passage on a San Francisco sailing vessel going after lumber. Red wood, a speciesnsive sawmills engaged in preparing this lumber for the San Francisco market, and sailing vessels, used in getting it to markhe balance of the world. I was obliged to remain in San Francisco for several days before I found a vessel. This gave merf. There was no filling under the streets or houses. San Francisco presented the same general appearance as the year beforargest class lay at anchor in the early days. I was in San Francisco again in 1854. Gambling houses had disappeared from pu
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