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ted by the Confederates before Mr. Lincoln's inauguration, with the exception of Fortress Monroe (Virginia), Fort Sumter (South Carolina), Fort Pickens (Florida), and the fortresses on Key West and the Tortugas, off the Florida coast. To offset these, they had full possession of Fort Macon, North Carolina, though that State had utterly refused to unite in the conspiracy, with the extensive and costly Navy Yard at Pensacola, and the Southern Arsenals, which their Floyd had crammed Mr. Edward A. Pollard, in his Southern [Rebel] History of the War, page 40, thus sums up the cheap initial conquests of the Confederacy: On the incoming of the Administration of Abraham Lincoln, on the 4th of March, the rival government of the South had perfected its organization; the separation had been widened and envenomed by the ambidexterity and perfidy of President Buchanan; the Southern people, however, still hoped for a peaceful accomplishment of their independence, and deplored war between th
dvancing wave of civilized settlement and cultivation. Our Indian wars of the present century have nearly all been fought on our western and south-western borders; our last war with Great Britain was condemned as unwise and unnecessary by a large proportion of the Northern people; so was the war upon Mexico: so that it may be fairly said that, while the South and South-West had been repeatedly accustomed to hostilities during the present century, the North and East had known very little Pollard, in his Southern History of our struggle, smartly, if not quite accurately, says: In the war of 1812, the North furnished 58,552 soldiers; the South 96,812--making a majority of 37,030 in favor of the South. Of the number furnished by the North-- Massachusetts furnished3,110 New Hampshire furnished897 Connecticut furnished387 Rhode Island furnished637 Vermont furnished181   In all5,162 While the State of South Carolina furnished 5,696. In the Mexican War, Massachuse
reful observation of the works, he countermanded. Instead of assaulting, he directed a more thorough reconnoissance to be made, and the troops to be so posted as to be ready for decisive work early in the morning. But, when daylight dawned, the enemy were missing. Floyd, disappointed in the expected support of Wise, and largely outnumbered, had wisely withdrawn his forces under cover of the night, abandoning a portion of his equipage, much baggage, and a few small arms, but no cannon. Pollard says of this conflict: The successful resistance of this attack of the enemy, in the neighborhood of Carnifex Ferry, was one of the most remarkable incidents of the campaign in Western Virginia. The force of Gen. Floyd's command was 1,740 men; and from 3 o'clock P. M. until night-fall it sustained, with unwavering determination and the most brilliant success, an assault from an enemy between eight and nine thousand strong, made with small-arms, grape, and round-shot, from howitzers and
the open field, half a mile from the well-sheltered Rebel batteries in his front. Our balls, of course, buried themselves harmlessly in the Rebel earthworks; Pollard says: The only injury received from their artillery was the loss of a mule. while our men, though partially screened by woods and houses, were exposed to a dead actually engaged in this celebrated battle, so decisive in its results and so important in its consequences, were probably not far from 25,000 on either side; Pollard, in his Southern History, says: Our effective force of all arms ready for action on the field, on the eventful morning, was less than 30,000 men. This wasge that the power of the Government is ready, at a moment's notice, to be applied and used. II. The flagrant disobedience and defection of Gen. Patterson, Pollard, in his Southern History, blandly says: The best service which the army of the Shenandoah could render was to prevent the defeat of that of the Potomac. To b
e, but by the will of her Executive alone. Pollard, in his Southern History, says: Upon threported that he was attacked by 1,200, while Pollard makes O'Kane's force only 350. Cook's account of which History is necessarily distilled. Pollard is probably the nearer right in this case. Jad on his way. Their united force is stated by Pollard at 3,600. Being pursued by Lyon, they contint of Lyon alone being a national disaster. Pollard, in his Southern History, says: The deatht does not seem to have been even pursued. Pollard, in his Southern History, says: Shortly a likewise retreated northward, with the loss (Pollard says) of all his tents and camp equipage. Gefollowing him into another, had decided (says Pollard) not to abandon Missouri without a battle. of the Rebels' proximity were well-founded. Pollard asserts that they were then at Pineville, som and 1,000 blankets. The entire Rebel loss Pollard, with unusual candor, says: The list of o[2 more...]
Union rout and disaster at Bull Run tending still further to unmask and develop all the latent treason in the State--a new Legislature was chosen, wherein Unionism of a very decided type predominated in the proportion of nearly three to one. Pollard, in his Southern History, fully admits, while lie denounces and deplores, the hostility of Kentucky to the Rebel cause — saying: It is not to be supposed for a moment that, while the position of Kentucky, like that of Maryland, was one of re Louisville, on the 18th, by Secretary Cameron and Adjt.-Gen. Thomas, he gravely informed them that lie should need 200,000 men to recover and hold Kentucky; when, in fact, there were not 40,000 Rebels in arms within the limits of that State. Pollard, writing of the early part of November, says: Despite the victory of Belmont, our situation in Kentucky was one of extreme weakness, and entirely at the mercy of the enemy, if he had not been imposed upon by false representations of the numb
Dispatch, 542-3; other accounts, dispatches, etc., 545-4; losses sustained, 545; Heintzelman — Pollard — Bing, 546-7; causes of the disaster, 547 to 554; Gen. Scott's failure to send force enough, eer to Leslie Combs, etc., 343-4; he likens the Union to a marriage, 857; allusion to, 399; 404; Pollard's estimate of Clay's influence, etc., 609-10. Clayton, John M., of Del., 190. Clemens, Ho08; his reasons for resigning, 409; an account of his defalcations, 410, 411; allusion to, 413; Pollard's enumeration of the services of. 414; allusion to, 442; 506; supersedes Gen. Wise in West Virgs at Dug-Springs, 577; attacks the enemy at Wilson's Creek, 578; his heroism and death, 579-80; Pollard's opinion of him, 582. Lytle, Col., wounded at Carnifex Ferry, 525. M. Madison County,mitted to Annexation, 174; 185; 186; his special message, 187; makes an offer for Cuba, 269. Pollard, Edward A., his summing up of the initial conquests by the South, 413-14; his estimate of the t