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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 8: Washington. (search)
ith them; and for us to have made the effort under the circumstances, would have had the effect to aid the disorderly element. They took possession of the armories, have the arms and ammunition, and I therefore think it prudent to decline (for the present) responding affirmatively to the requisition made by President Lincoln for four regiments of infantry. Unfortunately the disaster at Baltimore did not come single-handed. At the picturesque little town of Harper's Ferry, where the Potomac River flows through one of the gateways in the Blue Ridge, the United States had an extensive armory, containing much valuable machinery for the manufacture of rifles and muskets, originally located there because of the convenient and cheap water-power which the river affords. The town was famous as the scene of John Brown's invasion and capture. The seizure of this place with its works and its supposed strategical importance was an essential item in the conspiracy. A small company of regul
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 13: Patterson's campaign. (search)
amsport. But so leisurely were his preparations and advance, that the rebels had every knowledge of his coming; and when, on June 15th, he finally reached the Potomac River, he found, instead of the desperate resistance which had been looked for, that Johnston had hastily evacuated Harper's Ferry after destroying the railroad bridumped to the conclusion that that spot was a natural stronghold, a Gibraltar, a Thermopylae. Now, the single mountain-line called the Blue Ridge, crossing the Potomac River at Harper's Ferry, is as far from being a mountain stronghold as a straight line of picketfence across a brook is from being a block-house. John Brown was as General Scott withdrew the temporary reinforcements he had given Patterson to enable him to fight a battle, the latter once more retired to the north bank of the Potomac. For the moment military attention was directed elsewhere. McClellan was preparing his campaign in West Virginia; McDowell was strengthening the Federal occupat
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
Philippi, 143 et seq.; battle of, 144, 146 et seq. Phillips, Wendell, 76 Pickens, Fort, at Pensacola, 16, 38, 51, 53 Pickens, Franois W., Governor of South Carolina, 5, 32; demands surrender of Fort Sumter, 35, 56 et seq., 59 Pierce, ex-President, 76 Pillow, General, 133, 134 Pinckney, Castle, 20; seizure of, 32 Polk, General, Leonidas, 134 et seq. Porter, General, Andrew, 174 Porter, General, Fitz-John, 157, 166 Porterfield, Colonel, 142 et. seq., 146 Potomac River, 126 Price, Sterling, 121 et seq., 124 Provisional Congress of the rebel States, 37, 39 et seq. Pulaski, Fort, 80 R. Rebellion, the beginning of, 1; first formal proposal of, 26 Relay House, 90 Richardson, General J. B., 174, 178 Richmond, 92; Confederate seat of government transferred to, 169 Rich Mountain, 147, 151, 153 Ricketts, Captain, 188, 191, 192 Roaring Creek, 149 Robinson, Camp Dick, 182 Robinson House, the, 187 Rosecrans, General W. S.,