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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States. (search)
all the States north of Mason and Dixon's line and the Ohio river to the Mississippi were Free States, and all south of that line were Slave States. Simultaneously with the transfer of slavery to the South, a steady stream of foreign population began to flow to the North and to move over to the northwest. This was due to two causes. The North Atlantic coast was the commercial section and immigrants were landed at the Northern ports, and naturally followed the lines of latitude in moving West. It was soon found that these immigrants, by a natural instinct, avoided slavery. (American Politics, Johnston, p. 334.) In 1816, the representation in Congress stood: In the Senate, Free States, 24, Slave States, 24; in the House, Free States, 105, Slave States, 82. The number of States was twenty-four, of which 12 were Free and 12 were Slave States. The preponderance of population and of representation was in favor of the Free States. Party divisions, however, were not drawn on th
ed the few implements which he had at his disposal, constructing defenses. Learning on the afternoon of the 8th that a marauding party of the enemy was within a few miles of him, Lieutenant Roberts with a detachment of his regiment, accompanied by Major Randolph with a howitzer, all under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Lee, of the First North Carolina, set out and chased the party over New Market bridge. McDowell's company of the First North Carolina, with a Richmond howitzer gun under Lieutenant West, in command of Major Lane, of the First North Carolina, was sent in pursuit of a second band, with a result described by Colonel Hill, with his peculiar dry humor as: the second race on the same day over the New Market course, in both of which the Yankees reached the goal first. Colonel Magruder came up in the evening of the 8th and assumed command. On Sunday a fresh supply of tools enabled Hill to put more men at work on the intrenchments, but worship was not omitted, as Hill was a
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: (search)
Perrin the Rifles. The losses in Gregg's brigade at Ox Hill were reported as follows: Orr's Rifles, 5 killed, 25 wounded, total 30; First South Carolina, 1 killed, 7 wounded, total 8; Twelfth, 1 killed, o wounded, total 11; Thirteenth, 5 killed, 24 wounded, total 29; Fourteenth, 3 killed, 23 wounded, total 26; total, 15 killed, 89 wounded. Lieut. W. C. Leppard, of the Thirteenth, and Adjt. W. C. Buchanan, of the Twelfth, were killed on the field after being distinguished in the action. Captain West and Lieutenant Youngblood of the Fourteenth, and Lieutenant Jenkins of the Rifles, were wounded. We call the battle of Ox Hill a battle with Pope's rear guard, for such it was. Though his army was in position to give battle to General Lee on the 2d of September, his forces were arranged so as to secure his retreat, and this he actually made on the night of the 1st and the morning of the 2d, falling back on the defenses of Washington. General Pope seems to have regarded his army at Cent
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)
the war of 1812. When quite a boy, Captain Blassingame's parents removed to Alabama, where they lived for several years, during which time his father died. Some time after his death the family moved back to South Carolina, where Mrs. Blassingame married John Bomar, who lived at Glendale, and was among the owners of the old Glendale mill. As a young man Captain Blassingame was bright and genial, made many friends and was fond of sports and athletic games. At the age of twenty-three he went West, and was employed as a clerk with a large drygoods house in the State of Kansas. At that time bloody riots were the order of the day, and when Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston of the United States army was sent to Kansas to quell the disturbances, Captain Blassingame joined his forces, and for his bravery was promoted to the rank of colonel. He was held in highest esteem by all as a man, soldier and officer, and after the riots were over he moved farther west and settled in the Rockies. Little
rted by an ironclad fleet on White river, and a cooperating force, 7,000 or 8,000 strong, was moving down from Fort Scott, in Kansas, prepared to invade Arkansas from the northwest. But Curtis had waited too long. His eminent conservatism had caused him to lose the golden opportunity. Before that time Gen. Thomas C. Hindman had been assigned to the command of the Trans-Mississippi department. He was wounded at Shiloh, but as soon as he recovered sufficiently to be able to travel he came West, accompanied only by his staff. He was admirably fitted for the peculiar duties that devolved upon him—which were to defend an unarmed country and make an army out of nothing. He was fertile in resource; prompt, aggressive, and regardless of the forms of law when they conflicted with the accomplishment of the purpose he had in view. He began the work of making an army by stopping, en route for Corinth, a force of more than a thousand Texas cavalry, and using them to deceive and frighten Cu
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
of Sherman's forces, 1863-1865 117, 1 Mobile Bay, Aug. 2-23, 1864 63, 1, 63, 6 Mobile Campaign 61, 6; 71, 14; 79, 7; 90, 4, 90, 10, 90, 11; 91, 5; 110, 1 Mobile defenses 71, 13 Saunders' Ford, April, 1865 72, 5 State 147-149; 162-171 Stevenson defenses 112, 2 Taylor's Store and vicinity, July, 1863 80, 12 Turkeytown Valley, Oct. 24-26, 1864 46, 3 Wilson's Raid, March 22-April 24, 1865 70, 4; 74, 3, 74, 5; 76, 1 Alabama and West Florida, Department of (C): Boundaries 164 Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, Department of (C): Boundaries 169-171 Albany, Ky. 9, 2; 118, 1; 135-A; 150, E10 Albany, Mo. 135-A; 161, C11 Albemarle Sound, N. C. 40, 3; 117, 1; 135-A; 138, C11; 171 Albuquerque, N. Mex. 54, 1; 119, 1; 120, 1; 171 Alderson's Ferry, W. Va. 141, E12 Aldie, Va. 7, 1; 22, 5; 23, 2; 27, 1; 100, 1; 137, A7 Alexander's Bridge, Ga. 46, 1, 46, 2, 46, 4; 47,
arations, you go into battle without hesitation, as at Chattanooga—no doubts—no reserves; and I tell you, it was this that made us act with confidence. I knew, wherever I was, that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would help me out, if alive. My only point of doubt was, in your knowledge of grand strategy, and of books of science and his tory; but, I confess, your common-sense seems to have supplied all these. Now, as to the future. Don't stay in Washington. Come West: take to yourself the whole Mississippi valley. Let us make it dead-sure—and I tell you, the Atlantic slopes and Pacific shores will follow its destiny, as sure as the limbs of a tree live or die with the main trunk. We have done much, but still much remains. Time, and time's influences, are with us. We could almost afford to sit still, and let these influences work. Here lies the seat of the coming empire; and from the West, when our task is done, we will make short work of Charleston <
by both Grant and Sherman. On the 29th of May, Sherman telegraphed from Dallas: Johnston has in my front every man he can scrape, and Mobile must now be at our mercy, if General Canby and General Banks could send to Pascagoula ten thousand men; and on the 30th, he proposed that A. J. Smith's division should be reinforced and sent to act against Mobile, in concert with Admiral Farragut, according to the original plan. To this Grant replied, on the 3rd of June: If there are any surplus troops West, they could be advantageously used against Mobile, as suggested in Sherman's despatch; and on the 5th, he added, from Cold Harbor: The object of sending troops to Mobile now would be, not so much to assist Sherman against Johnston, as to secure for him a base of supplies, after his work is done. But it was found necessary to transfer A. J. Smith to West Tennessee and the Nineteenth corps to Virginia. Canby was therefore unable to send any force whatever to act against Mobile until late in
officer in rank, to retire to Fort Donelson with the entire command, leaving with himself only Capt. Jesse Taylor's artillery company of Tennesseeans, who manned the heavy guns. Captain Taylor's company had fifty men present for duty, with Lieutenants West and Miller. The captain, a native of Lexington, Tenn., was an officer of skill and courage, and the result of the battle with the Federal fleet shows how well his guns were served. Thirty-one shots struck and disabled the flagship Cincinnacted evacuation. General McCown, in reporting the result to him, said: The principal object I had in holding New Madrid was to possess a landing for reinforcements to fight the enemy should I receive them. Dr. W. S. Ball, medical director, Captain West, provost marshal, Lieutenant Robinson of Upton's battery, and one man were killed; Capt. William D. Hallum, of the Fifth Tennessee, and eight men were wounded. Hallum received a fearful wound, the ball passing through his neck, and was report
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
e our friends to put all of the volumes of this series on their Library shelves as fair representations of the Federal side. And we again repeat, that if Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons desire to prove their claim to impartiality in publishing Campaigns of the Civil War, they must now arrange for a similar series from some of our ablest Confederate soldiers. the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. By, George E. Pond,. Associate Editor of the Army and Navy Journal, has been received (through Messrs. West & Johnston, of Richmond), and constitutes Volume XI, of the same series. We have not yet had opportunity of reading the volume, but shall do so at our earliest convenience (in connection with a re-reading of General Early's account of the same events) and we promise our readers a a full review, which we hope to secure from an abler and more competent pen than ours. We may say now, however, that from casually dipping into it, the book seems to us to be an able, well written, and interest
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