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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 12.46 (search)
ent of the Pacific, and that this unusual course had been prompted by the fear that the forts and arsenals and garrisons on that coast would be placed in the hands of the secessionists by General Johnston, the then commander, who was reported 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 in California existed as strongly in all other States, and would as surely be maintained by them as it would be in the Pacific States in case of attempted secession. Fearing the effect of the superseding orders upon a high-toned and sensitive officer, one whom I esteemed as a brother, and earnestly desired to be secured to our cause, I induced Major McDowell to show the letter to Secretary Cameron, and to urge every effo
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 23 (search)
man Reaches the sea coast Butler's expedition against Fort Fisher Grant's children at City Point Upon the return of General Ingalls from another trip to Washington, he brought with him on a visit to City Point Senator Nesmith of Oregon, who had been an intimate acquaintance of Generals Grant and Ingalls when these two officers were stationed at Fort Vancouver, Oregon, in 1853. Nesmith was a great wag, and used to sit by the headquarters camp-fire in the evening, and tell no end of Pacific-coast stories. By the way in which he elaborated all the incidents, and led up with increasing humor to the climax of an anecdote, he stamped himself a true artist as a raconteur. One evening he told General Grant of a trip he had made on the Pacific coast with a number of politicians just after his election by the Democratic legislature of Oregon to the United States Senate. In the party was the Republican governor of California. Nesmith said: The governor got to deviling me about my elec
cific Ocean. As military operations depend in a greater degree upon the rapidity and certainty of movement than upon any other circumstance, the introduction of railway transportation has greatly improved the means of defending our Atlantic and inland frontiers; and to give us a sense of security from attack upon the most exposed portion of our territory, it is requisite that the facility of railroad transportation should be extended to the Pacific coast. Were such a road completed our Pacific coast, instead of being farther removed in time, and less accessible to us than to an enemy, would be brought within a few days of easy communication, and the cost of supplying an army there, instead of being many times greater to us than to him, would be about equal. We would be released from the necessity of accumulating large supplies on that coast, to waste, perhaps, through long years of peace; and we could feel entire confidence that,--let war come, when and with whom it may, before a h
reer of greatness and of glory such as, in the olden time, our fathers saw in the dim visions of years yet to come, and such as would have been ours now, to-day, if it had not been for the treason for which the Senator too often seeks to apologize. Mr. Breckinridge--I shall detain the Senate, sir, but a few moments in answer to one or two observations that fell from the Senator from California------ Mr. Baker--Oregon. Mr. Breckinridge--The Senator seems to have charge of the whole Pacific coast, though I do not mean to intimate that the Senators from California are not entirely able and willing to take care of their own State. They are. The Senator from Oregon, then. Mr. President, I have tried on more than one occasion in the Senate, in parliamentary and respectful language, to express my opinions in regard to the character of our Federal system, the relations of the States to the Federal Government, to the Constitution, the bond of the Federal political system. They differ
28. A voice from home. to the army of the Potomac. From conquest to conquest the cannon's deep boom Is the voice of a nation contending for right. Through the dark cloud of war that now folds us in gloom, The sun of our victory soon must shine bright. With hearts full of hope, and step free as air, March onward, brave boys, for the flag is still there-- The flag of the Union--the flag of the brave-- From Atlantic's wild shore to Pacific's calm wave. Ah! soldiers and brothers! we women at home Are counting each step as you struggle to glory. Through the wood and the swamp, o'er the billow's light foam, Wherever you wander, we hark for the story. Each hope and each fear, with a smile and a tear, Your day's burning tramp or cold night-watch shall cheer, While we know that the flag of the Union must wave O'er the war-path now trod by the free and the brave. The day-spring is dawning — the hour and the man Are waiting and working to rescue the nation. McClellan, God bless him, will
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXVIII (search)
s practically nothing, while their losses resulting from not providing it were very great. Every possible effort was made for a long time to deal effectively with this evil by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings; but such methods proved entirely inadequate. The government was finally compelled, in consequence of the almost total interruption of interstate commerce and of the transportation of the United States mails and troops, to assume military control along the lines of all the Pacific roads, and direct the department commanders to restore and maintain, by military force, traffic and transportation over those roads. For some time these lawless acts did not seem to result from any general organization. But they gradually developed into the formidable character of a wide-spread conspiracy and combination, with recognized general leaders, to obstruct and prevent the due execution of the laws of the United States respecting transportation and interstate commerce. The pri
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anglo-American commission, (search)
. Congressman Dingley ex-Seeretary of State Foster, and Reciprocity Commissioner Kasson: and the British members: Lord Herschell, Sir Wilfred Laurier, Sir Richard Cartwright, Sir Louis H. Davies. and Mr. J. Charlton, a member of the Dominion Parliament. Of these commissioners. Congressman Dingley died Jan. 13. 1899, and Lord Herschell, March 1, 1899. The questions assigned to the commission for consideration were as follows: Seal-fisheries of Bering Sea; fisheries off Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Alaska-Canadian boundary: transportation of merchandise by land and water between the countries; transit of merchandise from one country to be delivered in the other beyond the frontier; alien labor laws; mining rights of citizens or subjects of each country within the territory of the other: readjustment and concession of customs duties; revision of agreement of 1817 respecting naval vessels on the lakes: definition and marking of frontier; conveyance of prisoners through each other's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coast and Geodetic survey, United States (search)
the navy, and, with their minute knowledge of the coasts, greatly assisted in the national operations there. Professor Peirce still further extended the survey, so as to constitute a great national triangulation—a geodetic survey intended to embrace the shores of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans within its limits, and to form, by means of triangulation, a grand chain across the continent. The operations of field-work are carried on simultaneously at many points on the coast. The Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts are divided into sections, each having its triangulation, astronomical, topographical, and hydrographical parties, all working independently, but upon the same system, so that the whole will form a connected survey from Maine to Texas and from San Diego to the 49th parallel on the Pacific. The coast of Alaska (q. v.), since its acquisition, has been added to the field of operations, and a very large amount has been done and projected there. The whole work is under the cont
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Great Lakes and the Navy, the. (search)
nnot be built on the Great Lakes, the building there of merchant vessels that by means of the projected canals will be able to reach the seaboard will have an indirect bearing on the future of the navy. Captain Mahan and other writers have pointed out that we have practically reversed the natural order of things in building vessels of war before building up the merchant marine. For more than twenty years the government has been a steady customer of the ship-builders on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. As a result ship-building plants have been improved, workmen have been trained, and contributory industries have been developed. But it is claimed by these builders that the patronage of the government is a temporary help only and that the demands of our coastwise trade are insufficient to promote ship-building on a large scale. The main demand for ships must be created by an extensive foreign trade carried on in American bottoms. It has been demonstrated that the economic changes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Albert Bushnell 1854- (search)
ngton the voice of the Western members is always powerful and often paramount. The term West is here used in the Atlantic coast sense, for Ohio and even Illinois are thought by the communities beyond the Mississippi to have an Eastern savor, and some people have even expected a division of the Union on the line of the Appalachian Mountains. Almost the only perfectly safe prediction about the Mississippi Valley is that it will never be politically disassociated from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The French sought to build up an inland empire, and the force of political gravity drew their realm towards the Atlantic settlements. Burr dreamed a dream of a Mississippi kingdom, and he could not convince even the shallow Wilkinson that it was possible. Jefferson Davis offered the alliance of the Southern Confederacy to the Northwest States, and they clave to their Eastern brethren. The East and West are no more politically separated from each other than Rhode Island from Connecti
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