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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)
s were seized. Again that young officer had saved his country from great calamity. and Price and his ten thousand armed followers in Missouri found no adequate support, as we have observed. See page 277. That young officer was Colonel B. J. Sweet, whose right elbow had been crushed by a bullet, in the battle of Perryville, in Kentucky. In the Democratic Convention, a committee composed of one delegate from each State represented, was appointed to prepare a platform of principles. James Guthrie, of Kentucky, was chosen its chairman. Vallandigham was the ruling spirit in the committee. The platform was soon constructed, in the form of six resolutions, which the Convention adopted. By these, that body, representing the Opposition party, declared its fidelity to, the Union under the Constitution; that the war was a failure, and that humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demanded its immediate cessation; The following is a copy of the resolution:--Resolved, That this Conv
Mason sent as ambassador to, 2.153. Greble, Lieut. J. T., death of at Big Bethel, 1. 508. Greeley, Horace, unofficial negotiations of with conspirators in Canada, 3.446. Green River, Morgan repulsed at by Col. Moore, 3.92. Grierson, Col. B. H., raid of from La Grange to Baton Rouge, 2.601; expedition of from Memphis, 3.415. Grover, Gen., at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631. Groveton, battle of, 2.456. Guerrillas in Missouri, II. 63. Gun Town, battle near, 3.247. Guthrie, Mr., amendments to the Constitution proposed by, 1.238; his report to the Washington Peace Congress, as adopted (note), 1.240. H. Habeas Corpus, general suspension of, 3.91. Hagerstown, Jenkins and Ewell at, 3.53. Haines's Bluff, bombardment of, 2.605; evacuation of by the Confederates, 2.613. Hale, Senator, speech of in reply to Clingman, 1.79. Halleck, Gen. H. W., appointed to the Department of the Missouri, 2.179; stringent orders of with regard to negroes and secessionis