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Speech of Senator Douglas: delivered at Bloomington, Ill., July 16th, 1858. (Mr. Lincoln was present.) Senator Douglas, said: Mr. Chairman, and Fellow Citizens of Mclean County: To say that I am profoundly touched by the hearty welcome you have extended me, and by the kind and complimentary sentiments you have expressed toward me, is but a feeble expression of the feelings of my heart. I appear before you this evening for the purpose of vindicating the course which I have felt it my duty to pursue in the Senate of the United States, upon the great public questions which have agitated the country since I last addressed you. I am aware that my Senatorial course has been arraigned, not only by political foes, but by a few men pretending to belong to the Democratic party, and yet acting in alliance with the enemies of that party, for the purpose of electing Republicans to Congress in this State, in place of the present Democratic delegation. I desire your attention whilst I
while in the parlor I was called to the front gate to see a client. When I returned, Lincoln, who had undertaken to entertain the ladies, was twisting and squirming in his chair, and as bashful as a schoolboy. Everywhere, though we met a hard crowd at every court, and though things were free and easy, we were treated with great respect. Probably the most important lawsuit Lincoln and I conducted was one in which we defended the Illinois Central Railroad in an action brought by McLean County, Illinois, in August, 1853, to recover taxes alleged to be due the county from the road. The Legislature had granted the road immunity from taxation, and this was a case intended to test the constitutionality of the law. The road sent a retainer fee of $250. In the lower court the case was decided in favor of the railroad. An appeal to the Supreme Court followed, and there it was argued twice, and finally decided in our favor. This last decision was rendered some time in 1855. Mr. Lincoln
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3.27 (search)
partment in Richmond to raise a regiment, and had been in correspondence with parties in Kentucky who were recruiting men for the Southern service. Quite a number of small companies had reported with full complement of officers, while the following only brought enough men with them to muster into service and take rank as companies: A, B, C, F, G, H and K. The parts, or smaller companies, were commanded about as follows: Captain Willis S. Roberts, of Scott county; Captain Frank Scott, of McLean county; Captain Ben. I. Monroe, of Frankfort; Captain Thomas Steele, of Woodford; Captain Thomas W. Thompson, of Louisville, and Captain William Blanchard, of Mason county. I think it probable that company H was also made up of two or three parts of companies, commanded respectively by William P. Bramlette, of Nicholas; Joe L. Robertson, of Montgomery, and Captain Hugh Henry, of Bourbon. It seemed for a time that it would be a difficult matter to organize the pieces into regular companies, be
l......June 23, 1891 First reunion of survivors of the Black Hawk War of 1832 held at Lena; seventeen veterans present......Aug. 28, 1891 Equestrian statue of General Grant unveiled at Chicago......Oct. 7, 1891 World's Fair amendment to State constitution adopted by vote of 500,299 to 15,095......November, 1891 Alien land law pronounced unconstitutional......Dec. 23, 1891 Train of twenty-eight cars containing 12,000 bushels of shelled corn, the contribution of residents of McLean county to the Russian famine sufferers, is made up at Bloomington......March 10, 1892 Eighty square miles of territory inundated by the breaking of a levee on the Mississippi......1892 Democratic National Convention meets at Chicago......June 21, 1892 University of Chicago opens, without formal ceremony, with 500 students......Oct. 1, 1892 World's Columbian Exposition, preliminary exercises at Chicago; orations by Chauncey M. Depew and Henry Watterson......Oct. 21, 1892 United
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
4. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 23 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 7, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 147 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 294. 94th Illinois Regiment Infantry (the McLean Regiment). Organized in McLean County and mustered in August 20, 1862. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., August 25, 1862, thence to Rolla, Mo., September 10, and march to Springfield, Mo., September 16-24. Duty there till October 11. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the
of the Trent in England is absurd. She does not go further than St. Thomas, and the steamer connecting with her there would not be at Southampton until the 28th or 29th.] From Kentucky — Rumored advance of Breckinridge. Louisville, Nov. 26. --Rumors are prevalent this afternoon, but generally discredited, that Gen. John C. Breckinridge, with a large force, is advancing from Green river in the direction of Owensboro's or Henderson. A young man arrived at Camp Calhoun, McLean county; on Saturday last, and reported that J. C. Breckinridge is between Russellville and Greenville, sixteen miles from Greenville, with a regiment of cavalry and one of infantry. He intended crossing Green river at Rochester, and also at Ashbysburg. Another force was to advance on Rumsey, opposite Calhoun, and divert Gen. Crittenden until the other two forces got in his rear. Release of State prisoners from Fort Warren--Marylanders detained for Refusing to take the oath of allegiance-