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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 61 5 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 52 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 43 1 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. 35 3 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 12 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. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 7, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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.) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Union. It is now necessary to recur to General Johnston's private life. During his visits to Kentucky he had formed an attachment for a young lady of great beauty, talents, and accomplishments, Miss Eliza Griffin. Miss Griffin was the sister of Captain George H. Griffin, U. S. A., an aide of General Taylor, who died in the Florida War; of Lieutenant William P. Griffin, who died in the navy; and of Dr. John S. Griffin, long an army-surgeon, but now for many years a resident of Los Angeles, California. They were all men of mark, physically, mentally, and morally. Miss Griffin was cousin to General Johnston's first wife, and the niece and ward of Mr. George Hancock, in whose family he had long enjoyed entire intimacy. There was some disparity of years, but his uncommon youthfulness of temperament and appearance diminished the inequality. After some delay, principally on account of the unsettled state of his business, they were married October 3, 1843, at Lynch's Station, near
resignation. attempted reparation by the Administration. Hon. Montgomery Blair's letter. Los Angeles. advice to citizens. writer's recollections. General Johnston's correspondence. General yet avert impending disasters. In this event he would retire to some small farm, near Los Angeles, California, and, among congenial friends, far from the strife of faction, would pass the evening olves afterward during the war. It was long after this occurrence that General Johnston was in Los Angeles, and I believe still undetermined what course to pursue. So it is plain that the Republican as now again a private citizen. He left San Francisco on the 28th of April, and proceeded to Los Angeles, where he became the guest of his brother-in-law, Dr. John S. Griffin. He had made comparatiect you in the right way! your sister. The following was General Johnston's reply: Los Angeles, California, June 1, 1861. My dear sister: I received your kind and affectionate letter of April
s received at last, however, before he left Los Angeles, thus completely severing the tie that boune a rebel. While General Johnston was at Los Angeles a beautiful set of silver was sent to him, as closed to him. Soldiers had been sent to Los Angeles to watch his movements, and he was subjectePrior to the arrival of General Johnston in Los Angeles, Captain Alonso Ridley Captain Ridley issary to order a force of horse and foot to Los Angeles to observe our movements; and, as the time than a hundred miles on the road. He left Los Angeles at daybreak with Captain Ridley and his ser went to the Chino Ranch, thirty miles from Los Angeles, whence he was accompanied by Dr. Carman Frhe general's acquaintance on his arrival at Los Angeles, after his resignation. I was quietly engatable night's lodging. The journey from Los Angeles to Mesilla was 800 miles, and thence to Sand at Warner's Ranch. One hundred miles from Los Angeles. June 27.Left Warner's. To Vallecito. Jun[3 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 12.46 (search)
pirit. General Sumner, who relieved him, reported that he found him carrying out the orders of the Government. Mr. Lincoln's Administration treated General Johnston with a distrust which wounded his pride to the quick, but afterward made such amends as it could, by sending him a major-general's commission. He was also assured through confidential sources that he would receive the highest command in the Federal army. But he declined to take part against his own people, and retired to Los Angeles with the intention of farming. There he was subjected to an irritating surveillance; while at the same time there came across mountain and desert the voice of the Southern people calling to him for help in their extremity. The following statement was written in response to an inquiry by the editors as to the details of the offer of high command referred to by Colonel Johnston: The circumstances which gave rise to the expressed desire of the Administration in 1861 to retain Gener
es, a reform in the methods of sales of military reservations to prevent combinations among bidders against the interest of the Government; various improvements in the system of distributing military funds, and the progress of various public undertakings intrusted to the War Department, among them roads in the course of construction in Minnesota, the survey of the northern and northwestern lakes, the explorations and surveys for a transcontinental railroad, an exploration of the plains of Los Angeles and the waters of the bay of San Francisco, and to determine where there was a practical route for a railroad through the mountain passes of the Sierra Nevada and Coast range, which extend from the sea-coast to Point Conception, and the works connected with the Capitol extension and the water supply of Washington City. As in his first report, every operation or need of the army and of the War Department was presented with a lucidity of style and statement that made his official commu
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 77: the Wreck of the Pacific.—the Mississippi Valley Society. (search)
ur brother could not leave immediately, but bound to my husband by every tender tie, he promised to come as soon as he could. Just at this time one of my husband's crowning joys came through our brother, and sorrow's crown of sorrows settled on his head soon thereafter in the death of our well-beloved young hero, and pride in him and bitter grief contended in Mr. Davis's heart as long as he lived. On February 20th Captain Howell, who was temporarily out of employment, embarked on the Los Angeles with a number of passengers for Victoria. The evening of the 23d, during a stiff gale, the machinery of the steamer became unmanageable, and the ship commenced drifting. Seeing all the danger, Captain Howell asked for volunteers for desperate service, to relieve the ship. The second officer and four men stood forth and put off in a small boat under his command, and after two days and nights of strenuous effort, they reached Astoria, procured relief, and saved the ship. The passeng
May 8. President Lincoln issued a proclamation preliminary to the enforcement of the act for enrolling and calling out the National forces, and for other purposes, defining the position and obligations of inchoate citizens under that law.--(Doc. 189.) The Nevada Union of this date assured its readers that there were active Southern guerrillas at work in Tulare County, California! and Los Angeles was, in every thing but form, a colony of the confederate States, where an avowal of loyalty was attended with personal danger. We are no alarmist; but in view of the condition of affairs, and the large immigration thither, composed largely of secession sympathizers, we again warn Union men that they cannot be too wide awake nor too hasty in organization. We have now before us a late copy of The Red Bluff Indspendent, in which is given an account of a frustrated attempt on the part of secessionists to capture Fort Crook in the northern part of California. The parties to whom wa
It is reported that some eighty men are getting ready, and on the road. I will keep a good watch for them. Very respectfully, Edwin A. Rigg, Major First Infantry, commanding Camp Wright. To Col. Jas. H. Carleton, First Infantry C. V., Los Angeles, Cal. P. S.-They were captured at daylight on the morning of the 29th, at John Winter's ranch, near San Jose Valley. Edwin A. Rigg. Headquarters District of Southern California, Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 3, 1861.-A true copy. Ben. C. Cd. I will keep a good watch for them. Very respectfully, Edwin A. Rigg, Major First Infantry, commanding Camp Wright. To Col. Jas. H. Carleton, First Infantry C. V., Los Angeles, Cal. P. S.-They were captured at daylight on the morning of the 29th, at John Winter's ranch, near San Jose Valley. Edwin A. Rigg. Headquarters District of Southern California, Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 3, 1861.-A true copy. Ben. C. Cutler, First Lieut. First Infantry C. V., Acting Assistant Adj.-Gen.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
the north, and from the army and navy about Los Angeles at the south. We also knew that a quarrel had grown up at Los Angeles, between General Kearney: Colonel Fremont, and Commodore Stockton, as tut and almost naked dragoons left behind at Los Angeles. In a few days he moved on shore, took up commander, though Fremont still remained at Los Angeles, styling himself as Governor, issuing orderd him very severely and ordered him back to Los Angeles immediately, to disband his volunteers, ande plain which lies between the seashore and Los Angeles, which we reached in about three hours, thed the company of the First Dragoons, was at Los Angeles; and a company of Mormons, reenlisted out oh A. J. Smith's company, First Dragoons, at Los Angeles. He remained at Los Angeles some months, aLos Angeles some months, and was then sent back to the United States with dispatches, traveling two thousand miles almost aloeduced to the single company of dragoons at Los Angeles, and the one company of artillery at Monter[11 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 2: early recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. (search)
arly recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. The department headquarters still remained at Monterey, but, with the few soldiers, we had next to nothing to do. In midwinter we heard of the approach of a battalion of the Second Dragoons, under Major Lawrence Pike Graham, with Captains Rucker, Coutts, Campbell, and others, along. So exhausted were they by their long march from Upper Mexico that we had to send relief to meet them as they approached. When this command reached Los Angeles, it was left there as the garrison, and Captain A. J. Smith's company of the First Dragoons was brought up to San Francisco. We were also advised that the Second Infantry, Colonel B. Riley, would be sent out around Cape Horn in sailing-ships; that the Mounted Rifles, under Lieutenant-Colonel Loring, would march overland to Oregon; and that Brigadier-General Persifer F. Smith would come out in chief command on the Pacific coast. It was also known that a contract had been entered into wit
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