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sion, and the other dangerous questions then before the country, and adopt such measures for their peaceable adjustment as might possibly reclaim even South Carolina herself; but whether or not, might prevent the other cotton States from following her evil and rash example. The insulting letter of the commissioners, which had been returned to them, was notwithstanding presented to the Senate by Mr. Jefferson Davis, immediately after the reading of the President's special message of the 8th January; and such was the temper of that body at the time, that it was received and read, and entered upon their journal. Mr. Davis; not content with this success, followed it up by a severe and unjust attack against the President, and his example was followed by several of his adherents. From this time forward, as has been already stated, all social and political intercourse ceased between the disunion Senators and the President. It is worth notice, that whilst this letter of the commission
by Maj. H. M. Tremlett, 39th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. 1863. Jan. 3. George H. Innis, Samuel J. Bradlee, E. T. Atwood and Harmon Newton sick in quarters. Jan. 4. George H. Innis returned to duty. Serg't. Geo. H. Putnam sick. Jan. 5. William Rawson sick in quarters. Serg't. Alden sick in quarters. Jan. 6. Wm. Rawson returned to duty. Joseph Brooks and John Norton * * * Jan. 7. Francis Loham sick in Camp Hospital. Serg'ts Alden and Putnam returned to duty. Jan. 8. Harmon Newton returned to duty. C. N. Barker sick in quarters. Jan.9. S. J. Bradlee and Joseph Brooks returned to duty. Jan. 10. Joseph Cross and W. S. Roundy sick in quarters. Jan. 11. James Dwight returned to duty. Jan. 12. W. S. Roundy returned to duty. Jan. 14. C. E. Woodis sick in quarters. Jan. 15. Wm. Rawson sick in quarters. Jan. 18. John M. Ramsdell sick in quarters. Jan. 19. Wm. Rawson returned to duty. Richard Martin and A. D. Bacon sick in quarters.
. Sulham, Henry I. Ewell, and Everett J. Wilson were re-enlisted by Lieut. Asa Smith for Tenth Mass. Battery for 3 years from Jan. 4, 1864. Mustered out and re-mustered into the U. S. Vols. service this 5th day Jan'y 1864. Jan. 6. Private John Ramsdell and Francis Loham reported for duty. Four horses unserviceable. Jan. 7. Corp'l John H. Stevens and Leroy E. Hunt reported to quarters. Privates Sulham, Ewell and Wilson, re-enlisted veteran volunteers, started on 35 days furlough. Jan. 8. Corp'l Stevens reported for duty. Jan. 9. Received this P. M. from Brig. General Devens as recruits privates Michael B. O'Neil, Wm. M. Bastable, James Kay, T. (P)? Hill, John Nesbit. Jan. 10. Private John W. Bailey received furlough for 10 days to visit Canton, Mass. Capt. J. Henry Sleeper received leave of absence to go to Baltimore, Md. Jan. 11. Two horses turned over to Capt. L. H. Pierce A. A. Q. Leroy E. Hunt reported for duty. Jan. 12. One horse died; disease, glanders.
orp. F. M. Howes and Private Richard Martin returned to duty from Camp Parole, Md., Paroled (exchanged?) prisoners. Jan. 5. Corp. Geo. A. Pease excused from duty. Jan. 6. Corp. Pease and privates McAllister and Campbell reported to quarters. Private F. A. Cook reported from brigade hospital. Privates J. P. Brown, T. Ellworth, D. C. Blackmer, M. Campbell, James A. Lucas, H. N. Bemis on detached duty at Q. M. Dept., Art'y Brig. 2nd Corps. Jan. 7. Corp. Pease reported to quarters: Jan. 8. Lieut. J. Webb Adams on furlough of 20 days. Corp. G. A. Pease reported to quarters. Jan. 9. Corp. G. A. Pease reported to quarters. Jan. 10. Corp. Pease, privates Floytrop and Otis reported to quarters. One horse died—farcy. Jan. 11. Corp. Pease reported to quarters. Private L. Ham returned to duty from brigade hospital. Jan. 12. Corp. A. F. Richardson absent without leave. Private Hiram P. Ring a furlough of 15 days to Millbury, Mass., and to Maine. Jan. 13. Private M. C
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
is command as a private about two months, and then was active in the organization of a cavalry company mustered in about July, 1863, of which he was elected second lieutenant. This company was composed entirely of boys under eighteen years of age, except the captain, Edward Avery. It was designed for service in the State, and after its urgent requests for a more active field had been repeatedly denied, the boys disbanded January 1, 1864, in order to re-enlist in other organizations. On January 8th Allen Jones enlisted in Company H, commanded by his brother, Cadwallader Jones, Jr., of his father's regiment, the Twelfth. With this command he soon found active service about Richmond, fighting at Frayser's Farm, where a package of letters on his breast alone saved him from a dangerous wound; at Fussell's Mill, and in the Petersburg trenches until the battle of Reams' Station, where he was shot through the right arm. He was sent from the hospital at Richmond to his home, and his injury
ps with ammunition and coal. The large vessels had no harbor, and these operations outside were attended by extreme difficulties. It was a season of gales upon which the enemy relied to break up operations against him. We will see; we have gone through the worst of it, have held on through gales heavy enough to drive anything to sea, and we have sustained no damage whatever. In a subsequent report he informs the Department that Major-General Terry arrived at Beaufort, N. C., on the 8th of January, in command of a co-operating army force, and a plan of operations had been agreed upon that had resulted in success. Heavy weather set in about the time of Terry's arrival, which lasted for forty-eight hours, although the large vessels of war lying off the harbor were exposed to its full force; with furious seas setting in on a lee shore, they rode out the gales without accident; some of the heavier transports, with troops, were also lying with them; ammunition and coal had been take
e greenroom. This company of twenty-four privates called itself the Varieties Volunteers. Actors of repute were the officers—John E. Owens, comedian of renown, being the captain, and George Jordan, handsomest of walking men, first-lieutenant. Nor shall Labor hold back for the convention. The Screwmen's benevolent association—sturdy workers along the levee, still populous with boats bringing cotton, rice and sugar—enjoys its annual parade. Business and confidence touch elbows. The 8th of January, representing that battle which has so strongly inspired the spirit of the soldier of Louisiana, is to be celebrated with a muster of the city's militia. Every historic city, like Saragossa, Carthagena, Moscow, whose sons have from their native soil beaten back the invader, has a military day—a day wholly and gloriously its own. New Orleans is happy in her day. The world honors it It is hers by a double right: that of the invader's defeat and of her defender's valor. The day and the
d his proclamation founded upon the joint resolutions of the legislature, approved by Governor Runnels, February 16, 1858, relating to the trouble in Kansas, in which he ordered an election to be held on the 4th day of January, 1861, for seven delegates to represent Texas in a consultation with delegates from the other Southern States as to the best mode of maintaining the equal rights of such States in the Union. No such election was held and no such consultation took place; but on the 8th of January, the election was held throughout the State for delegates, who met in convention at Austin on January 28th and proceeded to organize by the election of Oran M. Roberts, president, and R Brownrig, secretary. On the meeting of the legislature, January 21st, Governor Houston in his message favored concerted action by all the Southern States as the mode of relief, and recommended a submission of the question to a vote of the people at a general election. The legislature passed a joint re
rrison cannon; Fort Taylor, Key West, with 60 cannon; Key West barracks, 4 cannon; Fort Marion, 6 field batteries and some small arms; and Fort Jefferson on the Tortugas. As pointed out by Senator Yulee, the naval station and forts at Pensacola were first in consequence. There was then on the mainland one company of Federal artillery, commanded by John H. Winder, at a later date a general in the Confederate service, but on account of his absence Lieut. A. J. Slemmer was in charge. On January 8th the latter removed a store of powder from the Spanish fort to Fort Barrancas, where a guard was placed with loaded muskets, one of which was fired on the same night toward a party of citizens who approached the fort. Slemmer moved his force over to Fort Pickens on one of the vessels in the harbor under Commodore James Armstrong, commandant at the navy yard, and on January 12, 1861, the flag was lowered at the navy yard, which, with all the fortifications and munitions of war on the main
nition, and I regret to say that the greatest number of desertions have occurred among the North Carolina troops, who have fought as gallantly as any soldiers in the army. . . . I shall do all in my power to arrest this evil, but I am convinced, as already stated to you, that it proceeds from the discouraging sentiment out of the army, which, unless it can be changed, will bring us to calamity. One cause of these desertions was the suffering among the troops from lack of food. On the 8th of January, Lee wrote to the rebel government that the entire right wing of his army had been in line for three days and nights, in the most inclement weather of the season. Under these circumstances, he said, heightened by assaults and fire of the enemy, some of the men had been without meat for three days, and all were suffering from reduced rations and scant clothing. Colonel Cole, chief commissary, reports that he has not a pound of meat at his disposal. If some change is not made, and the c
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