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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Introduction — the Federal Navy and the blockade (search)
rce off the port sufficient to make entry dangerous. To enable captures of such ships to be made, the Federal Government soon had to yield its theory of insurgency and treat the situation as one of belligerency. The indecisive attitude of the administration during the period between the secession of South Carolina, December 20, 1860, and the 4th of March, 1861, was of a character to encourage the secessionist movement to the utmost. The only forts of the South which were garrisoned were Monroe and Sumter. Notwithstanding General Scott's report of inability to garrison the Southern forts for want of men, there can be no question, from the returns of the War Department itself, that there was a number quite sufficient to hold them against any but tried soldiers in large force. Two hundred men at each A fighting inventor rear-admiral John A. Dahlgren on board the U. S. S. Pawnee in Charleston harbor Over the admiral's right shoulder can be seen the ruins of the still unsurrend
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 11.82 (search)
ould admit. Besides, the division commander had weeks before expressed to the Lieutenant-General Commanding his ardent desire to undertake this or a similar expedition. Unfortunately, I discovered too late that the officers and men of the division were possessed of a dread of gunboats, such as pervaded our people at the commencement of the war. To this circumstance, and to want of mobility in these troops, are to be attributed the meagre results of the expedition. I leave this evening for Monroe and Alexandria, to look after affairs in the southern portion of the State, which are every day increasing in interest. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. Taylor, Major-General Commanding. Letter from General R. Taylor. headquarters District West Louisiana, Washington, October 15, 1863. Brigadier-General W. R. Boggs, Chief of Staff: General — It has just been brought to my attention by Major-General J. L. Walker, that the language of my report touching operations ne
the vaunted home of law and liberty. Men who had been most honored by the state, and who had reflected most honor upon it, were seized without warrant, condemned without trial, because they had exercised the privilege of free speech, and for adhering to the principles which were the bed-rock on which our fathers builded our political temple. Members of the legislature vacated their seats and left the state to avoid arrest, the penalty hanging over them for opinion's sake. The venerable Judge Monroe, who had presided over the United States District Court for more than a generation, driven from the land of his birth, the state he had served so long and so well, with feeble step, but upright conscience and indomitable will, sought a resting place among those who did not regard it a crime to adhere to the principles of 1776 and 1787, and the declaratory affirmation of them in the resolutions of 1798-‘99. About the same time others of great worth and distinction, impelled by the feeling
ing from Senate, 189-192. Provision for state army, 195. Jefferson Davis appointed commander, 195. Union bank episode, 426-27. Missouri, 28, 42, 353. Admission, 8-9, 29, 140-41. Reply of Gov. Jackson to U. S. call for troops, 354. Position of neutrality, 355-61. Seizure of Camp Jackson, 356-58. Attempts for peace, 358-60, 362-63. Assembling of volunteers, 363-64. Skirmishes, 364-65. Ordinance of secession, 370-71. Compromise, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-12, 23, 25, 28, 59, 71. Monroe, Judge, 342. Montgomery, General, 370. Convention, 197. Constitution adopted, 197. Election of officers, 197. Moore, Dr. L. P. Surgeon general of Confederacy, 268-69. Morehead, —, 344. Morgan, John H., 342, 351. Morris, Gouverneur, 117, 123. Proposed method of presidential election, 135-36. Island, 243. Motley, John Lothrop, 112, 113, 119. Extract from letter to London times, 110-11. Remarks on sovereignty, 121-22, 127. Munford, Col. George W., 231. Extract fro
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 8: declaration of principles (search)
er whatever pretext, the Latin-American states would, from the very nature of the case, be acquired also. It should here be noted, that with the settlement of the slavery question by the arbitrament of arms the people of both the Northern and Southern States speedily lost interest in annexation, and settled down to their own affairs, without paying particular attention to those of any neighboring country, except in compliance with the older and better-known doctrine first put forth by President Monroe. It was at midsummer of this year that the Tribune announced the failure of the North American Phalanx, and the sale of its property in New Jersey. Dana doubtless wrote the article commenting upon this event, and as it refers to the socialistic movement, in which he had been greatly interested, through his connection in the previous decade with the Brook Farm Association, I quote as follows: The sale of this domain will be generally regarded as in some sort closing that social
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
. Miles, General, 359, 364, 365. Military Division of the Mississippi, 268, 276, 297. Milliken's Bend, 201, 212, 216, 235, 243, 267. Mills bill, 475. Mill Spring, battle of, 189, 282. Missionary Ridge, battle of, 250, 257, 287, 289, 290, 292-294, 297, 316, 330, 339. Mississippi River, 209, 212, 213, 225, 230, 251, 301, 316. Missouri Compromise, 98, 126. Mobile, 2, 250, 251, 268, 298, 299, 300, 320, 342, 343. Monocacy, battle of, 336. Monroe Doctrine, 398, 471. Monroe, President, 134. Moon Lake, 207. Mormonism denounced, 131. Morton, Governor, 347. Mosby, Confederate, 347. Motherwell, author, 56. Moultrie, Fort, 164. Moundsville, 301. Meyer's Universum, 155. N. Nashville, 254, 277, 298, 301, 349, 350, 353. Natchez, 301. National debt discussed, 384. Nauvoo, Illinois, 94. Nebraska, 126, 136, 137, 151; bill, 98, 126, 129. Negro question, 117, 118. Negro suffrage, 392. Neuhof of Pestalozzi, 36. Nevada, admission of, 313
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 6: the genius of Universal emancipation.1829-30. (search)
it gave much attention to the proceedings of the Virginia Convention for the revision of the State Oct., 1829, to Jan., 1830. constitution, a body remarkable for the number of able and distinguished men it contained; ex-Presidents Madison and Monroe, and John Randolph, being among them. As it has always been a favorite assertion and pretence of some Northern apologists for slavery that Virginia and G. T. Curtis's Life of Buchanan, 2.273. Kentucky were on the verge of instituting schemes as the latter, by adding three-fifths of all the slaves, gave an undue preponderance to the eastern counties, where the slaves were far more numerous than in the mountainous western district. This was hotly debated for many days, but Madison and Monroe threw their influence against it, and it was finally defeated by a close vote, leaving the control of the State in the hands of the slaveholding section. It is easy to see what fate any scheme of emancipation, however remote and gradual, would h
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 14: the Boston mob (first stage).—1835. (search)
sregard them. This pro-slavery higher-law doctrine was identical with that on which the right of secession and the falsity of Federal officers to their oaths were afterwards based. I cannot, he continued, sanction, and will not condemn, the step you have taken. Your justification must be looked for in the character of the papers detained, and the circumstances by which you are surrounded. Even more frankly, when the postmaster in New York, Samuel L. Gouverneur, son-in-law of ex-President Monroe. The New York Evening Post, edited by the intrepid William Leggett, alone of the party press of that city, protested against the postmaster's action (Lib. 5: 152; Evening Post, Aug. 29, 1835). On August 19, Henry Benson wrote to his brother that the Liberators for Philadelphia had apparently been detained by postmasters and boat captains (Ms.) All delays or failures of the mail naturally came to be attributed to the same cause by the abolitionists (Lib. 5.137). Jackson-like, took the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
in. The whole Review smacks strongly of the place of its publication. The article on Professor Stuart's classics By Professor James L. Kingsley, of Yale College. is rather a celebrated one; has excited much comment; is thought to be one of the most thorough and searching reviews (strictly reviews, for it is not a talk round about and about its subject) that has ever appeared in our country. Preparations are making to receive General Jackson with the same college ceremonies with which Monroe was received,—namely, an address in English from the President, and a Latin address from the first scholar of the Senior Class,—Bowen. Professor Francis Bowen. Believe me your faithful friend, C. S. To Charlemagne Tower. Dane Law College, Monday, July 15, 1833. . . . If you want a book which will be a light law-book, and a most instructive work as to the government under which we live, which shall be entertaining and informing, written in a more brilliant and elementary, though
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.), Book III (continued) (search)
See Book I, Chap. VI. and Jefferson, characteristically British—as were Hume and Gibbon in their day. This movement of intellectual liberalism was almost completely annihilated in the greater portion of the country by the evangelical or revivalist movement. The triumph of revivalism was rendered easier by the weakly organized intellectual life and the economic bankruptcy of the older Southern aristocracy, as reflected in the financial difficulties which embarrassed Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe in their old age. The second French wave, the eclectic philosophy of Cousin and Jouffroy, was at bottom simply the Scotch realism of Reid and Stewart over again, with only slight traces of Schelling. With the organization of our graduate schools on German models, and with a large number of our teachers taking their doctors' degrees in Germany, Germanic terms and mannerisms gained an apparent ascendancy in our philosophic teachings and writings; but in its substance, philosophy in America
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