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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 2 2 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
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. 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 2 2 Browse Search
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Oath-Taking in St. Louis.--The St. Louis papers publish long lists of the person making the oath of allegiance in compliance with Gen. Halleck's recommendation. Some of them append remarks to their signatures. The following is an instance: Truman M. Post, pastor of the First Trinitarian Congregational church of St. Louis. As a minister of the Gospel, and a trustee of a State charity, I recognise the fitness of the call on me for my oath of allegiance. Cordially and gratefully do I give in this my adhesion to my country in this hour of terrible trial, regarding it as the source of innumerable blessings to myself, and the millions of my countrymen, and fully believing the present attempt to destroy it to be a curse against both God and man, against the present and the future, against ourselves and the human race, with hardly a parallel in the history of the world. Cincinnati Gazette, February 14.
assed through Brandon to Morton, where the enemy made dispositions for battle, but fled in the night. We posted on over all obstacles, and reached Meridian February fourteenth. General Polk, having a railroad to assist him in his retreat, escaped across the Tombigbee on the seventeenth. We staid at Meridian a week, and made the mixth Wisconsin, Tenth Missouri, and Eleventh Illinois, chased the enemy to Meridian, capturing and killing quite a number. Our cavalry occupied the town on February fourteenth, and remained there seven days, destroying the State arsenal, which was filled with damaged fire-arms and immense quantities of ammunition of all kinds, togwhere some thirty buildings were burned. Decatur is the county-seat of Newton County. The Sixteenth army corps, General Hurlbut, entered Meridian on the fourteenth of February, juts in time to witness the hurried departure of General Baldwin's rebel brigade on a special train for Mobile. A few shells went hissing after the trai
forcements now on the way to him. Finding it difficult to procure supplies, and not venturing to attack Lander in his position, Jackson fell back from Romney to Unger's Store with the mass of his force about the 23d of Jan. About the 5th of Feb. Lander obliged him to evacuate Romney entirely. Lander now moved his headquarters to the Paw Paw Tunnel, from which position he covered the reconstruction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which was reopened from the west to Hancock on the 14th of Feb. On the 13th he made a very dashing attack upon a party of the enemy at Bloomery Gap, taking several prisoners and dispersing the rest. Notwithstanding the severe illness from which he suffered, Lander remained at Paw Paw, covering the railroad and keeping the country — clear of the enemy, until the 28th of Feb., when he was ordered to move to Bunker Hill to co-operate with Gen. Banks, then at Charlestown, covering, the rebuilding of the rail-road as he advanced. While engaged in prepa
protection of the horses, and furnished with a supply of water and forage, and each transport for the troops provided with water, I did not deem it prudent to assume that such an expedition could start within thirty days from the time the order was given. The President and Gen. McClellan both urgently stated the vast importance of an earlier movement. I replied that if favorable winds prevailed, and there was great despatch in loading, the time might be materially diminished. On the 14th Feb. you (Secretary of War) advertised for transports of various descriptions, inviting bids on the 27th Feb. I was informed that the proposed movement by water was decided upon. That evening the quartermaster-general was informed of the decision. Directions were given to secure the transportation; any assistance was tendered. He promptly detailed to this duty two most efficient assistants in his department. Col. Rufus Ingalis was stationed at Annapolis, where it was then proposed to embark
Washington, 1861-2 : McClellan's Memorandum, 2d .4ug., 101. To Lincoln, 22d Oct., ‘61, 187 ; 28th Feb., ‘62 195. To Halleck, 11th Nov.,‘61 207 ; 2d Mar., ‘61, 216. To Stanton, 3d Feb., ‘62 229 ; 28th Feb., ‘62. 194; 9th Mar., ‘62, 223. 224. To Cameron, 6th Sept., ‘61, 205 ; 8th Sept., ‘61, 106. To Banks, 21st Oct., 61. 186; 29th Oct.,‘61, 148 To Stone, 20th Oct ,‘61, 182; 21st Oct., ‘61, 185, 186. To Buell, 7th, 12th Nov., ‘61, 210. To Burnside, 7th Jan.,‘62, 206. To T. W. Sherman, 14th Feb., ‘62, 211. To Butler, 23d Feb., ‘62, 212. To Lander. 28th Feb., ‘62, 195. To Grant, 24th Nov , ‘66, 218; 26th Dec , 66, 219.--Lincoln to McClellan, 1st Nov., ‘61, 200; 3d Feb., ‘62, 229 ; 11th Mar.,‘62. 225 ; 31st Mar., ‘62, 164; 4th Apr., ‘62 165.-Stanton to McClellan, 28th Feb., ‘62. 194; 9th Mar; ‘62, 223. To Buchanan, 27th July, ‘61, 67.-Banks to McClellan, 20th Oct., ‘61, 181 ; 21st Oct., ‘61, 183, 186-Burnside to McClellan, 5th Ma
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.24 (search)
with Cyrus Field (who laid the first Atlantic Cable), at 123, Gramercy Park, and met General W. T. Sherman, David Dudley Field, Charles A. Dana, and others. On the 31st, Stanley went to a Banquet given by the Press Club. The following is the entry in his Journal:-- Was dined by the Press Club. General Sherman was present, with a rubicund complexion, and in an exceedingly amiable mood. He and I exchanged pleasant compliments to each other in our after-dinner speeches. On the 14th February, at Chicago, Stanley wrote in his Journal:-- The sad news reached us to-day of the death of General W. T. Sherman, the Leader of the Great March through Georgia, and the last of the Immortal Three--Grant, Sheridan, Sherman. His last public appearance was at the Press Club Banquet to me in New York. At the time of his death he was the most popular man in New York, and well deserved the popularity. In his speech at the Press Club, I recognised an oratorical power few men not knowi
rrent. The others followed. The Confederates raised a wild shout of joy at this, their second victory since the coming of the Union army. But what will be the story of the morrow? With the reenforcements brought by Foote, Lew Wallace's division, Grant's army was now swelled to twenty-seven thousand, and in spite of the initial repulse the Federals felt confident of ultimate victory. But a dreary night was before them. The springlike weather had changed. All that fearful night of February 14th there was a fierce, pitiless wind with driving sleet and snow. Thousands of the men, weary of the burden of their overcoats and blankets during the warm preceding days, had thrown them away. Now they spent the night lying behind logs or in ditches or wherever they could find a little protection from the wintry blasts. General Floyd, knowing that Grant's army was much River gunboats. Lying at anchor in the Ohio River this little wooden gunboat is having the finishing touches
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), On the Mississippi and adjacent waters (search)
l depot of the river fleet in the West. Said Admiral Porter in 1885: Those who remember the navy-yard at Mound City, near Cairo, and the large fleet which grew from the small squadron first put afloat, will wonder why we should require so many navy-yards at the present time, when we hardly fit out a dozen vessels in a year. Tilghman, the commander of Fort Henry, tendered his surrender to Foote before the land forces were able, on account of the bad roads, to put in an appearance. On February 14th, Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland River, invested by Grant's army, was vigorously attacked by the same flotilla, with the exception of the Lexington, Cincinnati, and Essex, the latter having been put out of action in the attack on Fort Henry by a shot through her boilers. The fleet, however, was increased by the Louisville and Pittsburgh. Late in the afternoon of this day, the St. Louis and Louisville were badly disabled. The casualties among Foote's vessels amounted to fifty-four in k
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2.9 (search)
ners are openly denounced and unsparingly criticised and ridiculed by the impatient, hungry and poverty-stricken Rebels, as they anxiously await their time to be served. The enormous prices for very poor articles on sale are very candidly and freely complained of and objected to by the needy customers. But while they grumble, stern necessity forces them to buy. In clear weather the prisoners-promenade in the open area and exercise by running, jumping, pitching quoits, etc. February 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th The privy is on the beach, where the tide comes in, 150 feet or more distant from the nearest division. It is open and exposed in front, and is in sight of Delaware city. The seats are very filthy, and cannot be occupied without being defiled. The sea water proves no disinfectant, and the constant frequenters of the place are sickened by the offensive odors which are wafted to their sensitive olfactories. Diarrhoea and dysentery are so prevalent, and the pen is so crowde
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's Meridian expedition and Sooy Smith's raid to West point. (search)
led. On the 13th, General Polk ordered the cavalry to move to the north of Sherman's line of march, as he proposed to evacuate Meridian and march with his infantry towards Demopolis, Alabama. The enemy arrived at Meridian at 3 P. M. on the 14th of February--the Confederate cavalry retiring north towards Marion station. On this date (14th February), General Polk issued an order placing Major-General S. D. Lee in command of all the cavalry west of Alabama, and that officer at once put himself i14th February), General Polk issued an order placing Major-General S. D. Lee in command of all the cavalry west of Alabama, and that officer at once put himself in communication with General Forrest. From the 15th to the 20th, Sherman, while at Meridian, was engaged in destroying the railroads north, south, east and west; for this purpose placing two divisions of infantry on each road. The roads were destroyed for twelve miles in every direction from Meridian. Attempts to stop the work were made by the cavalry, but the enemy's force was too large to hinder him. Sherman started on his return to Vicksburg February 20th. On the evening of February
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