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Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
it April 8, 1864. at the preceding session by the strong vote of thirty-eight to six. The following was the vote: yeas.--Maine--Fessenden, Morrill; Yew Hampshire, Clark, Hall; Massachusetts--Sumner, Wilson; Rhode Island--Anthony, Sprague; Connecticut--Dixon, Foster; Vermont--Collamer, Foot: New York, Harris, Morgan; New Jersey, Tenyck; Pennsylvania--Cowan; Maryland, Reverdy Johnson; West Virginia--Van Winkle, Willey; Ohio--Sherman, Wade; Indiana--Lane; Illinois--Trumbull; Missouri--Brown, y-six. The following was the vote: yeas.--Maine--Blair, Perham, Pike, Rice; New Hampshire--Patterson, Rollins; Massachusetts--Alley, Ames, Baldwin, Boutwell, Dawes, Elliott, Gooch, Hooper, Rice, W. D. Washburn; Rhode Island--Dixon, Jenckes; Connecticut--Brandegee, Deming, English, Hubbard; Vermont--Baxter, Morrill, Woodbridge; New York--A. W. Clark, Freeman Clark, Davis, Frank, Ganson, Griswold, Herrick, Hotchkiss, Hulburd, Kellogg, Littlejohn, Marvin, Miller, Morris, Nelson, Odell, Pomeroy,
Douglass (Nevada, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
sittings of the Democratic Convention, when eight thousand Confederate prisoners, confined in Camp Douglas, near that city, were to be liberated and armed by the rebel refugees from Canada there assemer was not quenched. Fortunately for the country, there was a young officer in command at Camp Douglas, possessed of courage, rare sagacity, and a cool brain; and exercised sleepless vigilance. De Democratic Convention was to have been held on the 4th of July. In June, the commandant at Camp Douglas observed that a large number of letters, written by the prisoners (which were not sealed untir sympathetic ink, and in which the friends of the writers were informed that the captives at Camp Douglas expected to keep the 4th of July in a peculiar way. The Convention, as we have seen, was posta more propitious season; It was arranged for the blow for the release of the prisoners at Camp Douglas, and the subsequent action dependent thereon, to be given on the night of the Presidential el
Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ormidable of these piratical vessels fitted out in Great Britain and afloat in 1864, were the Alabama and Florida, already noticed, commanded respectively by Captains Semmes and Maffit. See page 569, volume II. The former was in command of the Sumter, whose career suddenly ended early in 1862. See page 568, volume II. The latter, as we have observed, went out from Mobile in the Oreto, afterward Fire-ball. this is a representation of a fire-ball taken from on board one of the Anglo-Con gigantic task of conquering a free people. Then he tried to assure the Congress with. the old story, which nobody believed, that the Government would soon be exhausted of men and money. Not the fall of Richmond, he said, nor Wilmington, nor Charleston, nor Savannah, nor Mobile, nor all combined, can save the enemy from the constant and exhaustive drain of blood and treasure which must continue until he shall discover that no peace is attainable unless. based on the recognition of our indefe
Brooklyn (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
et of eighteen vessels, four of them iron-clad, the wooden vessels were the Hartford (flag-ship), Captain P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Captain James Alden; Metacomet, Lieutenant-Commander J. E. Jonett; Octorara, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Green; Richmondgement ensued. Because of her having four chase-guns, peculiarly adapted for the work in hand, Farragut had allowed the Brooklyn and her tethered companion, the Octorara, to Entranoe to Mobile Bay. lead the wooden ships. When that vessel was withantly drove the gunners from the more exposed batteries. Just then the Tecumseh, about three hundred yards ahead of the Brooklyn, was seen to be suddenly uplifted, and then to disappear almost instantly beneath the waters. She had struck a sensitivcommander Craven and nearly all of his officers and crew. Only seventeen, of one hundred and thirty, were saved. the Brooklyn recoiled at the appalling apparition before her, when Farragut ordered Captain Drayton to push on the Hartford, unmindfu
Mobile Point (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ell; on the right the light-house, and in the channel, the remains of the obstructions placed there by the Confederates. In the far distance is seen a part of Mobile Point. on the easterly Point of Dauphin Island was a View at Grant's Pass. stronger work, called Fort Gaines, commanding the main entrance; and southeasterly from it, on Mobile Point, was the still stronger work, Fort Morgan, formerly Fort Bowyer, with a heavy light-house near it. The ship channel passed close under the guns of Fort Morgan, and in it the Confederates had driven piles to obstruct it, and sown torpedoes in profusion. These forts were well armed and manned, and within the Baydered, and the National flag was unfurled over the works. It was greeted by cheers from the fleet. light-house at Fort Morgan. Stronger Fort Morgan, on Mobile Point, still held out. It was in charge of General Richard L. Page, a Virginian. Being on the main land, he had hopes of receiving re-enforcements. He had signaled
Montgomery (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
0. result of the Presidential election, 451. the situation in the autumn of 1864, 452. the nation declares for Justice, 453. the Confederates defiant, 454. proposition to arm the slaves, 455. Let us now turn a moment, from the consideration of the struggle on the land, to that of some events of the war on the ocean, carried on by pirate ships, and also some important naval events near Mobile. We have noticed the organization of a so-called Navy Department by the Conspirators, at Montgomery, early in 1861, the measures taken for providing a naval force, and the commissioning of pirates to prey upon the National property on the ocean. See pages 372 to 374, inclusive, volume I. Also the doings of some of these cruisers in the earlier part of the war, See pages 555 to 558, inclusive, volume I. and the aid given to the Conspirators by British ship-builders, within the tacit consent of their Government, in constructing powerful sea-going pirate ships for the Confederate serv
New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ered. At Melbourne, Australia, her officers were received with great enthusiasm, and were entertained with receptions, dinners, and balls; and free tickets were given them for travel on the Hobson Bay railroad. Just before they left, these gentlemen indulged in a drunken frolic, and a disgraceful fight with some of the citizens. Then the Shenandoah cruised in the India seas and up the eastern coast of Asia to the Ochosk sea and Behring's Straits, June, 1865. to plunder and destroy the New England whaling fleet on the borders of the frozen Arctic Ocean. There she made havoc among the whalers, and lighted up the ice-floes of the Polar sea with incendiary fires. On the 28th of June, she appeared at a convention of whaling ships in that region, it was the custom of whalers, when a ship had been badly injured, to collect all the vessels within signaling distance, and if the craft was found so hurt that it was impossible to repair her, she was sold at auction to. The highest bidder
Hilton Head (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
President a few weeks before, July 18, 1864. for three hundred thousand men, to re-enforce the two great armies in the field, in Virginia and Georgia, gave assurance that the end of the Civil War and the return of peace were nigh. Because of these triumphs, the President issued Sept. 3. the proclamation, and also the order for salutes of artillery, At Washington, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Baltimore, Newport (Kentucky), St. Louis, New Orleans, Mobile Bay, Pensacola, Hilton Head, and New Berne. mentioned in note 1, on page 395. Let us now turn for a moment to the consideration of the political affairs of the Republic. While the National armies were struggling desperately, but almost everywhere successfully, during the summer and autumn of 1864, the people in the free-labor States were violently agitated by a political campaign carried on with intense vigor, the object being the election of a President of the Republic, in place of Mr. Lincoln, whose term of
New Bern (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
lying there, and with her effect the release of the prisoners. Their signals were not answered, and the expected re-enforcements were not seen, so they hastened to the Detroit River, and running the boat ashore near Sandwich, escaped. spreading contagious diseases in the National military camps; A physician, named Blackburn, was employed in gathering up clothing taken from the victims of small-pox and yellow fever, and sending them to National camps. Some of these were sent to New Berne, North Carolina, and produced great mortality among the soldiers and citizens. Jacob Thompson (see page 367, volume 1.), seems to have been more directly concerned in this part of the business of the Confederate agents, than any of the others. and ultimately, as circumstantial evidence seems to show, for the assassination of the President and his Cabinet, and other leading men near the head of the Government. These agents were visited by members of the Peace Faction; and when the Opposition Conv
Detroit (Michigan, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
rew over them their sheltering arms. for burning Northern Cities; See note 2, page 867. rescuing Confederate prisoners on and near the borders of Canada; Johnson's Island, in Lake Erie, not far from Sandusky, Ohio, was made a prison-camp, chiefly for Confederate officers. Several thousand captives were there in the summer of 1864. The agents and friends of the Conspirators, in Canada, attempted their release in September. When the passenger steamer Philo Parsons was on her way from Detroit to Sandusky, Sept. 19. she stopped at Malden,where twenty passengers went on board of her. At six o'clock that evening they declared themselves to be Confederate soldiers, and seized the boat. They then captured and destroyed another steamer, the Island Queen, and stood in for Sandusky, where they expected to be joined by secret and armed allies in capturing the National gun-boat Michigan, lying there, and with her effect the release of the prisoners. Their signals were not answered, and
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