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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 48 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 40 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 36 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 14 0 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. 11 1 Browse Search
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States 10 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 10 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
te since admitted into the Union, first as a Territory, and then as a State, solely by the exercise of its potential will expressed by the general Congress. Without the consent of Congress, under the provisions of the Constitution, no State can enter the Union. See Section 3, Article IV. of the National Constitution. This subject has received the attention due to its importance in another portion of this work. It is introduced here incidentally, to mark the line of difference between Unionists and Secessionists at the beginning of the great struggle — between those who hold that our Republic is a unit or consolidated nation, composed of distinct commonwealths, and those who hold that it is only a league of Sovereign States, whose existence may be ended by the withdrawal, at its own pleasure, of any member of the league. We will only add, that the leaders in the great rebellion found their full justification in the doctrine of the supremacy of the States, which, if it be the tru
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 6: Affairs at the National Capital.--War commenced in Charleston harbor. (search)
resented to the President, is of such a character that he declines to receive it. This occurred on New Year's Day. The usual calls on the President were very few and formal. The East room, which is the great h all of The white House, as the official residence of the President is called, and which is usually very much North front of the white House, from Pennsylvania. Avenue crowded on such occasions, was almost deserted. Only a few Army and Navy officers made their appearance. Many Unionists and secessionists, it is said, declined to shake hands with the President. He appeared, according to the newspaper correspondents, pale, haggard, care-worn, and weary. The city, at the same time, was heaving with excitement. Union and secession cockades were worn by men and women in the streets. Full fifty Union flags were displayed; and that night a police force was detailed to guard the house where the Commissioners dwelt. Thus terminated the diplomatic correspondence between the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
eparations to seize Fort Pickens, 166. occupation of Fort Pickens by Lieutenant Slemmer 167. Pensacola Navy Yard surrendered, 169. seizure of Chattahoochie Arsenal, 170. demand for the surrender of Fort Pickens, 171. Secession Convention in Alabama. 172. opposition to Secession, 173. rejoicings in Mobile seizure of forts Morgan and Gaines, 175. work of conspirators in Georgia treasonable movements in Washington City, 176. Toombs urges the Georgians to rebel anxiety of professed Unionists, 177. Secession Convention in Georgia, 178. seizure of Fort Pulaski, 179. position of Louisiana doings of her disloyal politicians, 180. seizure of forts, and Baton Rouge Arsenal, 181. the Marine Hospital seized Secession Convention, 182. Slidell's seditious letter, 183. Pelican flag blessed, 184. Secretary Dix's order to shoot any one who should attempt to haul down the American flag seizure of the Mint, 185. State of public feeling in Texas, 186. Knights of the Golden Circle
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
were vain. Thompson, of Buchanan's Cabinet, went back to Washington, See pages 45 and 144; note 1, page 143, and note 1, page 91. convinced that the radical secessionists of that State were but a handful. The Legislature did, indeed, authorize a convention; but directed that the people, when they elected delegates for it, should vote on the question of Convention or No Convention. The delegates were elected, January 28, 1861. one hundred and twenty in number, eighty-two of whom were Unionists; at the same time, the people decided not to have a convention. The Legislature also appointed delegates to the Peace Congress at Washington; also, commissioners to represent the State in the proposed General Convention at Montgomery, but with instructions to act only as mediators to endeavor to bring about a reconciliation. They also declared, by resolution, February 4. that if peace negotiations should fail, North Carolina would go with the Slave-labor States. They provided for the a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
ers on the call for troops, 338. the Conservatives the conspirators at Montgomery, 339. utterances of the disloyal press, 341. how a United South was produced boastings of the loyal press, 342. providence favors both sides flags and letter envelopes attest the loyalty of the people, 343. Uprising in the Slave-labor States the writer in New Orleans, 344. excitement in New Orleans, 345.--on to Fort Pickens! a Sunday in New Orleans, 346. effects of the President's proclamation Unionists silenced, 347. journey northward Experiences in Mississippi and Tennessee, 348. treason of General Pillow, 349. alarming rumors, 350. first glad tidings conspirators in Council, 351. scenes on a journey through Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, 352. attitude of New York City, 354. great War meeting at Union Square, New York, 355. speeches of representative Democrats elsewhere, 357. Impressions of an intelligent Englishman among the citizens of New York. 358. resolut
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
Slemmer, 369. honors to the defenders of Fort Pickens, 370. Jefferson Davis authorizes piracy, 371. the President's proclamation concerning pirates action of the Confederate Congress, 372. the Confederate Navy, 373. treachery of professed Unionists, 374. Convention of Virginia secessionists, 375. Virginia Commissioners in Washington, 376. how the Virginia Ordinance of Secession was passed, 377. the Richmond secessionists jubilant, 378. Alexander H. Stephens in Richmond the seizure o absent themselves, or be hanged. Statement of one of the members of the Convention, cited in the Annual Cyclopedia, 1861, page 765. Resistance would be useless, and the seats of the ten members were vacant on the morning of the 16th. Other Unionists who remained in the Convention were awed by these violent proceedings, and an Ordinance of Secession was passed on Wednesday, the 17th, by a vote of eighty-eight against fifty-five. It was similar in form and substance to that of the South Car
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
tizens would thereby be kept from the polls, for in Virginia the votes were given openly, and not by secret ballot, as in other States. Mason's infamous suggestion was followed by coincident action. Troops had been for some time pouring into Virginia from the more Southern States, and the vote on the Ordinance of Secession was taken toward the close of May, May 23, 1861. in the midst of bayonets thirsting for the blood of Union men. Terror was then reigning all over Eastern Virginia. Unionists were hunted like wild beasts, and compelled to fly from their State to save their lives; and by these means the conspirators were enabled to report a vote of one hundred and twenty-five thousand nine hundred and fifty for secession, and only twenty thousand three hundred and seventy-three against it. This did not include the vote in Northwestern Virginia, where the people had rallied around their true representatives in the Convention, and defied the conspirators and all their power. They
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 18: the Capital secured.--Maryland secessionists Subdued.--contributions by the people. (search)
ens of thousands of armed men hurrying across Maryland to the defense of the Government, recovered, in the presence of this new danger, from the paralysis produced by the terrible events of the 19th, and were aroused to action. A Home Guard of Unionists was formed in Frederick, under the direct observation of the disloyal Legislature. Similar action was taken in other parts of the State, especially in the more northern portion; and, on the evening of the 4th of May, an immense Union meeting wearty shouts of welcome. These were the first of that immense army that streamed through Baltimore without hinderance, thousands after thousands, while the great war that ensued went on. General Butler was visited at the Relay House by many Unionists from Baltimore, who gave him all desired information; and he received such communications from General Scott, on application, that he felt warranted in moving upon the town. He had informed Scott of the increasing power of the Unionists in Bal
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
Jefferson City in 1861. not a single openly avowed disunionist, but there were a few secret ones and many Conditional Unionists. The Convention consisted of one hundred and. four members, of whom fifty-three were lawyers. One-quarter of them w secretly sworn into the military service of the State. They were closely watched from the beginning by a few vigilant Unionists, who met in secret in the law office of Franklin A. Dick. The gentlemen who attended these meetings were James S. Thho met on the 4th of March. 1861. That Convention was composed of seventy-five members, forty of whom were regarded as Unionists. These were so decided and firm, that no ordinance of secession could be passed. The conspirators were disheartened, to such persons in Arkansas at the time of the passage of the Ordinance. A system of terrorism was at once commenced. Unionists were everywhere shamefully persecuted. They were exiled, imprisoned, and murdered. Confederate troops from Texas and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
meeting was held at Wheeling on the 11th, when the multitude were addressed by Mr. Carlile and Francis H. Pierpont. the Convention of delegates met at Wheeling on the 13th. A large number of counties were represented by almost four hundred Unionists. The inhabitants of Wheeling were mostly loyal; and when the National flag was unfurled over the Custom House there, in token of that loyalty, with public ceremonies, it was greeted with loud acclamations of the people, and the flinging out, ilatter Virginia Volunteer Infantry. issued a frantic appeal from Philippi to the people of Northwestern Virginia, begging them to stand by the legally constituted authorities of the State, of which he was the representative, and assuring all Unionists that they would be treated as enemies of the Commonwealth. He told the people that he came to protect them from invasion by foreign forces, and secure to them the enjoyment of all their rights. it seems to me, he said, most inappropriately, t
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