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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
a demonstration against Meade's right. This was done, at a little before five o'clock, by a fierce musketry attack upon Seymour's brigade, on the extreme right, which involved first Ricketts's division, and then Wright's. The assailants made desperte for Governor of his State. Such was his high character, and his rank in the army, that the Governor of New York (Horatio Seymour) felt constrained, in deference to public feeling, to take notice of his death. Being opposed to the war, Mr. SeymoMr. Seymour could not consistently commend him as a patriot; so, after speaking of him highly as a man and citizen, he said: From the outset an ardent supporter of the war, to him belongs the merit of freely periling his own person in upholding the opinions , led by General Gordon, moved swiftly from Ewell's extreme left, and in the twilight fell suddenly upon the brigades of Seymour and Shaler, of Ricketts's division, driving them back in much confusion, and capturing both commanders and nearly four t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
r doubt as to duty, on the part of a lover of the Union and his country; and the question of loyalty and disloyalty to the Republic was fairly before the people in the ensuing canvass. It was clearly perceived that, if the life of the Nation was to be preserved, the Administration must be sustained, and the war prosecuted with vigor. These services were nobly performed by the people. The Opposition, or Democratic National Convention, assembled at Chicago, on the 29th of August, and Horatio Seymour, of New York, was chosen its president. His address, on taking the chair, gave the key-note to the proceedings of the Convention. It was extremely hostile to the Government and condemnatory of the war for the Union, The bitterness of that hostility was everywhere conspicuous, and seemed to increase with the manifest gains of the National forces over those in rebellion. In no way was that hostility more offensively and inappropriately manifested than by the Mayor of the City of New
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
e road at Sailor's Creek, a small tributary of the Appomattox. The divisions of Crook and Devin pressed up to his support, when the Confederate line was pierced, and four hundred wagons, sixteen guns, and many men were captured. By this blow, Ewell's corps, which was following the train, was cut off from Lee's main body. Sheridan resolved to detain them until the Sixth (Wright's) Corps, should come up, and for that purpose, Colonel Stagg's mounted brigade charged upon them. This enabled Seymour's division, which was leading the Sixth, to come up, when Ewell recoiled, and was driven to Sailor's Creek, but striking back such vigorous blows, that there was a halt until Wheaton's division should come up. Ewell's gallant veterans stoutly resisted, until enveloped by cavalry and infantry, and charged on flank and rear by horse and foot, when they threw down their arms and surrendered. Among the six thousand men then made prisoners, were Ewell and four other-generals. Lee succeeded i
attery at Charleston, 1.312. Florida, secession movements in, 1.60; conventions in, 1.165; operations of Dupont and Wright on coast or, 2.320; expedition of Gen. Seymour to, 3.466-3.469. Florida, Confederate cruiser, career of, 3.433. Floyd, John B., secret treachery of, 1.45; national arms transferred to the South by, 1.r, 2.163; attempt to assassinate, 3.569. Sewell's Point, attack on rebel works at, 1.486, Seymour, Gen. F., his expedition to Florida, 3.461-3.469,. Seymour, Horatio, on the arrest of Vallandigham, 3.85; anti-war speech of, 3.87; action of during the New York draft riots, 3.89. Shaw, Col., killed in an assault on Fort tion proposed by, 1.88; speech of in Congress against the coercion policy, 1.571, 573; factious conduct of, 3.83; sent within the Confederate lines, 3.84; <*>atio Seymour on the arrest of, 3.85. Van Dorn, Major EA<*>E, appears in Texas with a commission as colonel from Davis, 1.271; receives the surrender of Major Sibley, 1.272,
aut of Printing-House Square will grin approbation at us, with his gaping, bloody mouth — the bulky bales will again fill our ships — the Patriarchs will again adorn and fortify our Legislative halls — dear, delightful internal, not to say infernal, commerce will be resumed — churches will flourish and missions will multiply — of ploughshares and pruning-hooks there will be no end in the land! Talk about conscience! We assert without fear of contradiction from any good Conservative of the Seymour-Brooks-Wood-en order, that no nation can afford to maintain a conscience. Conscience neither sows nor reaps, nor gathers into barns, nor lays up treasure on earth, nor spins nor owns ships. What do they care for conscience in Downing Street? Where would Louis Napoleon have been now, if instead of keeping two or three mistresses, he had been fool enough to keep a conscience? Tormented still by his tailor in a London garret! Of all ridiculous things in this ridiculous old world, thrice
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Saulsbury's Sentiments. (search)
ated. It hears of the victories of its Northern Democratic friends with infinite nonchalance. It does n't vouchsafe a Thank you!, to any of its volunteer Knights in the loyal States. It laughs at Saulsbury and with great justice, since it is not given to any mortal to sit upon two stools at the same time. No human being can gaze with profound respect upon a Union Senator with Secession principles. The late Democratic victories which cost so much money, and hard swearing, and sinfully persuasive speeches, and general and unblushing self-stultification, are regarded by the rebels with a really cruel contempt. Gov. Seymour may be ready to fall weeping upon the neck of Jefferson Davis, but Davis is sensitive about the neck and begs leave to decline the proffered embraces. After all conceivable negotiations and tender diplomacy, we come back again to dry knocks at last, and one of the driest of these, if we may credit Saulsbury, is the Emancipation Proclamation. January 14, 1863.
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The Contagion of Secession. (search)
; but success has opened their mouths and filled their hearts with abominable political devices. We are beginning to see that about the worst battle lost to the Union cause, thus far, is that of the New York State election. Nobody believes Horatio Seymour to be friendly to the Administration, or to feel any honest sympathy with its embarrassments — yet he is elected Governor. The mob in Albany has given us a bitter foretaste of possible anarchy. From the West we hear of schemes designed bus — would be then as they are now, and as they always have been, the ready agents of Slavery, and the paid pimps of the Slaveholding interest. Establish a State upon the basis of Man-owning upon this continent, and the minds of Wood, Brooks, Seymour, and all that genus will gravitate towards it with all the force of a bad nature. Given these men in power, and the Northern Republic would be the bought, if not the born, thrall of the Davis Dynasty, ready in Cabinet and Congress to do its dir
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), What shall we do with them? (search)
he desert, were found to have their spirits completely broken by their masters. When they came into Mogadore, he says, They appeared degraded, and below the negro slave — every spring of hope or exertion was destroyed in their minds — they were abject, servile, and brutified. This is said by a white observer of white men just emancipated — we believe that no Pro-Slavery scribbler has said anything worse of the liberated black man. The gist of the matter is just this: if we should take Gov. Seymour, for instance — we take him as at present the leading white man of New York — if we should put him upon a year-long course of short rations and sharp floggings, and heavy taskwork, the presumption is that he would not come out from his disciplinary probation that choice combination of excellent qualities, that epitome of grace and greatness, that abridgment of all that is pleasant in man, that ornament and safeguard of the community, which the majority now thankfully acknowledge him to
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Waiting for a Partner. (search)
would expect them to display any extraordinary vigor in the field or to maintain the Constitution there with any tenacity? Nobody in his right mind. A Democratic Administration — we say it without fear of contradiction — would be a Peace-at-any-price Administration. Nothing better than semi-treason would be expected of it; nothing better than haggling, patching and most disreputable bargaining. Erring sisters, depart in peace! would be its legend. If the people choose to trust Brooks, Seymour) the Woods and men of like kidney with the adjustment of national differences, why the people are omnipotent and can do that in haste which they will bitterly rue at leisure. If the army be in the least demoralized and the progress of the war at all suspended, the fault lies at the door of the Democratic party. If it has done so much mischief out of office, of what will it not be capable in power? Wise and honest men, true lovers of the Union, would look with fear, trembling, distrust an
nce. The Tweddle Hall Convention at Albany, 1861 Seymour, Thayer, etc. peace Conterence or Congress at Washington m had been chosen to seats in Congress, while three Horatio Seymour, Amasa J. Parker, and William Kelly. of them had been seeking their own prosperity in their own way. Gov. Horatio Seymour followed, berating the Republicans generally, but eose against whom this pragmatic action is directed. Gov. Seymour proceeded to argue that the North had. thus far. had grnd distinguishes it among the nations of the earth? Gov. Seymour proceeded to dilate on the valor and sagacity of the meommonest exhibitions of sincerity and patriotism. Thus Gov. Seymour continues: Let us take care that we do not mistake lar vote, as the only means of averting civil war? Yet Gov. Seymour demanded the submission of the Crittenden Compromise tothe sentiments expressed by Messrs. Parker, A. B. Johnson, Seymour, Thayer, etc., and the approving response which they elici
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