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The Daily Dispatch: may 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 4 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 4 0 Browse Search
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 4 0 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: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 3 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 3 1 Browse Search
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by a strong force, and the guns and munitions therein deposited carried off to arm and equip the gathering hosts of treason. But the Federal Arsenal at St. Louis had a garrison of several hundred regulars, under the command of Capt. Nathaniel Lyon, who promptly made arrangements, not to destroy, but to protect and defend, its stores of arms and munitions. During the night of the 25th of April, the great bulk of these were quietly but rapidly transferred to a steamboat, and removed to Alton, Ill., whence they were mainly conveyed to Springfield, the capital of that State, foiling the Secessionists, who were organizing a State Guard in the vicinity with a view to their capture, and who had, for several days, been eagerly and hopefully awaiting the right moment to secure these arms. Having thus sent away all that were not needed, Capt. Lyon and Col. Blair, on the morning of May 10th, suddenly surrounded the State Guard at Camp Jackson, at the head of 6,000 armed Unionists and an ef
, military organization at, in 1860, for defense of Southern rights, 396. Alton, Ill., Lovejoy's speech at the Court House of, 138; Federal property taken thither 102; do. results, 176. Giddings, Joshua R., 159; 321. Gilman, Mr., of Alton, Ill., 139 to 141. Gilmer, John A., of N. C., resolution by, 305-6. Gilmer, iss., in Dem. Convention, 314. Globe, The, 143. Godfrey, Gilman & Co., in Alton mob, 139-141. gold, export of, by 8th Decennial Census, 23. Goliad, Texas02; the State pledges assistance to the Kentucky Unionists, 495. See Cairo and Alton. imports, value of, by 8th decennial census, 23. Indiana, Republicans bear influence at the South, 350; do. in Kentucky, 493. Krum, John M., Mayor of Alton, 141. L. Lafayette, letter from Washington to, 51; letter from, in prisonllusion to, 490. St. Louis Observer, The, 130; extract from, 131; removed to Alton, 134; comments from. 186; its press destroyed, 137; the editor slain, etc., 14
Feb. 15, 1864 1 Britton's Lane, Tenn. 6 Kenesaw, Ga. 2 Columbus, Ky. 1 Battle of Atlanta 10 Edwards's Station, Miss. 1 Siege of Atlanta 6 Raymond, Miss. 29 The Carolinas 2 Champion's Hill, Miss. 5 Fayetteville, N. C. 1 Present, also, at Frederickton, Mo.; Siege of Corinth, Miss.; Jackson. Miss.; Big Black, Miss.; Pocotaligo, S. C.; Sherman's March; Bentonville, N. C. notes.--Organized May 14, 1861, at Joliet, and mustered in June 13th. It left camp the next week for Alton, from whence it moved, July 6th, to Cape Girardeau, Mo., remaining there or in its vicinity seven months, during which it was engaged on several minor expeditions, and in some fighting. On February 2, 1862,--then in W. H. Wallace's Brigade, McClernand's Division,--it embarked for Fort Donelson, where it sustained a loss of 18 killed, 108 wounded, and 6 missing; total, 132; Lieutenant-Colonel William Erwin, an officer who had seen service in the Mexican war, was killed in this action, a roun
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 13: aggregate of deaths in the Union Armies by States--total enlistment by States--percentages of military population furnished, and percentages of loss — strength of the Army at various dates casualties in the Navy. (search)
1     1   1 10 8 Georgia               2 Virginia 1               Indian Nations 11 1 1       2 111 Colored Troops 106 25 13 52 1 32 86 Penitent Rebels; six regiments, organized from the prison-camps at Point Lookout, Rock Island, Alton, Camp Douglas, and Columbus, and composed of Confederate prisoners who took the oath of allegiance and enlisted in the United States service.3,306 Veteran Reserves 15   11 1   5 47 11 Hancock's Corps 1   2     1 5   United States Sharpshooters     1       2 8 United States Volunteer Infantry Penitent Rebels; six regiments, organized from the prison-camps at Point Lookout, Rock Island, Alton, Camp Douglas, and Columbus, and composed of Confederate prisoners who took the oath of allegiance and enlisted in the United States service. 5   1 2     6 4 Generals and Staffs             1   Miscellaneous, Brigade Bands, &c.       1       12 Regular Army 16 1 27 6   7 63 106 Tota
oubtless went on board during the night. From the levee a very interesting spectacle presented itself, at about noon, to hundreds of spectators. On the firing of a signal gun, the steamers Empress, War Eagle, Jennie Deans, Warsaw, and City of Alton, simultaneously backed from the wharf, and dropped anchor in mid-stream. The movement was executed with admirable precision and fine effect. These steamers, with the Louisiana, January, and Graham, constitute the military fleet of eight vesselse Deans, which, together with the Empress, moved into the landing. At eleven o'clock last night, the fleet and embarked troops remained awaiting complete readiness and orders to start. Major-General Fremont and staff went on board the City of Alton, to accompany and direct the expedition. Captain Bart Able is in charge of the fleet. The captains of the several vessels were published by us yesterday. It was expected that the boats would all start together at about daybreak this morning.
oward Belmont, and therefore the command changed its course, and moved down on the Warsaw road. When within eight miles of Warsaw, Major Thompson learned that they had been crossing their forces over the Osage during the evening. He immediately ordered the column forward at a rapid rate, and when within four miles of the town, came upon their pickets, which, after a short skirmish, were driven in, and chased at a smart gallop into the town, in time to intercept the prisoners named. The infantry coming up a half an hour afterward were posted on the bank of the river, and as soon as it was daylight fired upon their camp, wounding two or three, when the rest of the rebels broke and fled. Major Thompson, being unable to cross the river in time to make a successful pursuit, returned to Sedalia with his prisoners, whom he brought to St. Louis on Thursday, on their way to Alton. They were Brig.-Gen. Price, Col. C. Dorsey, Major Cross, and Capt. Inge. Louisville Journal, February 26.
Col. Ebenezer Magoffin, a Missouri rebel, and brother of the Governor of Kentucky, has been tried at St. Louis for murdering a United States soldier and for violation of parole. On the first charge he was declared not guilty, but was convicted on the second, and sentenced to be shot, at such time and place as the commanding officer of the department may direct, and to be confined at Alton until his execution is directed. Cincinnati Gazette, March 25.
stantly sprang toward their guns, whereupon our boys opened on their ranks a scathing fire, which soon brought them to terms. The fight lasted about four minutes, with mortal effect, twelve men being killed, and four others wounded--three of them mortally. Not one of the attacking party was harmed. The only sad feature in the affair was the killing of three Union prisoners who were in the hands of the rebels--Captain Pinckard, Assistant Quartermaster, of General Scammon's staff, from Alton, Illinois; Lieutenant Griswold, of the Thirteenth Virginia; and a private whose name has escaped me. Fifty prisoners were taken, sixteen Union prisoners released, eighty stand of arms captured, with all their ammunition, horses, and subsistance. Colonel Ferguson was captured apart from the command by Stephen Wheeler, a private of company G. In the battle of Rock House such accurate and fatal shooting was done, that of sixteen wounded men, only two are now living, and one must die; the counties
red that our land shall be free But if they stay away how quiet we will be. Chorus. From home, home we will be, &c. The rebels from their homes are compelled to go, And stay in the woods where the bushes are thick and low; For if they do go home and there attempt to stay, The Feds will come and force them away. Chorus. Away, away they will be, Away from their homes in their own country. Away from their sweethearts they have to be, And lay in the woods by night and by day, And for fear of Alton penitentiary, Still from their homes they have to be. For if by the Feds they should captured be, They will be carried to the penitentiary, And there be confined in cells dark and low, Away from his home in his own country. But for the sake of still remaining free They had rather sleep neath some wide spreading tree Than to be carried to some distant shore There to be confined till the war will be o'er. Chorus. Then home, home we will return Home, dearest home, for which we did yearn, &c.
ficers bombarded the War Department with letters pleading for exchange, and finally the United States Government receded from its position, which was untenable. Judge Grier, one of the bench who tried Smith in Philadelphia, aptly said that he could not understand why men taken on the sea were to be hanged while those captured on land were to be held as prisoners, or released. At first buildings already constructed were used for the confinement of prisoners. The abandoned penitentiary at Alton, Confederate prisoners waiting for the railroad train Chattanooga, Tennessee 1864 At the battle of Chattanooga the Army of the Cumberland under General Thomas assailed the field-works at the foot of Mission Ridge, November 25, 1863, and captured them at the point of the bayonet. Then, without orders, the troops, eager to wipe out the memory of Chickamauga, pressed gallantly on up the ridge, heedless of the deadly fire belched into their very faces, and overran the works at the summit
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