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Oneida (N. Y.) (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
in James Alden; Metacomet, Lieutenant-Commander J. E. Jonett; Octorara, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Green; Richmond, Captain T. A. Jenkins; Lackawanna, Captain J. B. Marchand; Monongahela, Commander J. H. Strong; Ossi. Pee, Commander W. E. Leroy; Oneida, Commander J. R. M. Mullaney; Port Royal, Lieutenant-Commander B. Gherarde; Seminole, Commander E. Donaldson; Kennebeck, Lieutenant-Commander W. P. McCann; Itasca, Lieutenant-Commander George Brown, and Galena, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Wells. hem from the Tennessee, and 90 from the Selma. his total loss in the battle was 165 killed, and 170 wounded; total 3835. the number of killed included 113 that went down in the Tecumseh, and others slain by the explosion of a steam boiler on the Oneida that was penetrated by a shell from Fort Morgan. The greatest coolness was exhibited on that vessel. By that explosion, nearly all the firemen and coal-heavers on duty were killed or disabled, and a shell, exploding in her cabin, cut her wheel-
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 16
e of these piratical vessels fitted out in Great Britain and afloat in 1864, were the Alabama and FParliament, or among the ruling classes of great Britain, they were ever the occasion for an exhibigate Niagara, Captain Craven, who took her to England, and landed her crew at Dover. No one seemedrds of Lord Nelson on a more noble occasion:--England expects every man to do his duty. but when tas an exhibition of which the honest heart of England was greatly ashamed. thus ended the great f the Atlantic; and happy will it be both for England and America, if with her, beneath the waters company, Waddell proceeded with his vessel to England, and delivered her as a prize to the British professions of acquiescence, but steered for England. the same writer complains of the coldness with which these corsairs were received in England. the journals, he said, once most clamorous foo much for the disinterested friendship of great Britain. As long as their workshops were busy tur[4 more...]
Maine (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
tion and consternation among merchant and fishing vessels, from the coast of Virginia to that of Maine. Swift cruisers were sent after the Tacony. when informed of this, Read transferred his crew anarragut have knocked the bottom out of the Chicago nominations; and the elections in Vermont and Maine prove the Baltimore nominations stanch and sound. The issue is thus fairly made up — McClellan eceding 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--And by a vote of one hundred and nineteen against fifty-six. The following was the vote: yeas.--Maine--Blair, Perham, Pike, Rice; New Hampshire--Patterson, Rollins; Massachusetts--Alley, Ames, BaldwShannon.--119. Fifteen of the above were Democrats. The nays were all Democrats, as follows: Maine--Sweat; New York--Brooks, Chanler, Kalbfleisch, Keirnan, Pruyn, Townsend, Ward, Winfield, B. Woo
Sandwich, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ing 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 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, tha
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
on. It was held at Cleveland, Ohio, May 31. and was composed of about three hundred and fifty persons, very few of them regularly chosen delegates. They adopted a platform of principles, consisting of thirteen resolutions, in which the duty of the Government to suppress the Rebellion by force of arms; the right of free speech and the enjoyment of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus; an amendment of the Constitution so as to prevent the re-establishment of slavery; the wisdom of the Monroe doctrine ; gratitude to the soldiers and sailors; the policy of restricting the incumbency of the Presidential office to one term; the election of the President and Vice-President directly by the people; the commission of the business of reconstruction to the people, and not to the President; and the confiscation of the lands of rebels and their division among soldiers and actual settlers were enjoined. General John C. Fremont was nominated for the Presidency, and General John Cochrane for
Florida (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ps, and their equipment, 433. capture of the Florida, 434. the Alabama in a French Port, 435. batain and afloat in 1864, were the Alabama and Florida, already noticed, commanded respectively by Cile cruising in that region in May, 1868, the Florida captured the brig Clarence, and fitted her upstant waters. Maffit, the commander of the Florida, was represented by all who knew him as a manin Collins. As a precaution, he anchored the Florida in the midst of the Brazilian fleet, and unde paid. Captain Collins determined that the Florida should never put to sea again. He tried to dy, when Collins demanded the surrender of the Florida. her commander and half his crew were ashore, in Hampton Roads; and not long afterward the Florida was sunk while lying off Newport-Newce. threbels were lawful belligerents, and that the Florida was one of their vessels of war. The Governmed, and the hospitality it had afforded to the Florida at Bahia, was denounced as an act of interven[8 more...]
London (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 16
abama's bows, for raking. The white flag was still flying, and Winslow's fire was again reserved. Semmes, in a letter to J. M. Mason, the Confederate Envoy in London, omitting to mention his own perfidious conduct in opening fire after he had displayed a white flag, said:--Although we were but 400 yards from each other, the enngine of two hundred and Twenty nominal horse power, and capable of an average speed of ten knots an hour. the Shenandoah was originally the sea-king. she left London with that name early in October, 1864, as an East Indiaman, armed with two guns, as usual, land cleared for Bombay. A steamer, named Laurel, took from Liverpool eir workshops were busy turning out arms and munitions of War for our armies in the field, and blockade-runners from Southern ports were arriving at Liverpool and London, laden with the coveted cotton, they were loud in their protestations of sympathy and friendship; but when the hour of adversity came-when there was nothing more
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
umphs, 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 momentions in the Union ranks, and saw that another Union Convention had taken equally advanced ground, withdrew. The other Convention alluded to, assembled at Baltimore, Maryland, on the 7th of June. 1864. It was composed of supporters of the Administration, and was termed the Union National Convention. All the States and Territoriit would fail; and therefore went in for a nomination and platform to make it the sure thing by a cessation of hostilities and an abandonment of the contest. At Baltimore, on the contrary, we determined that there should be no such thing as failure; and therefore we went in to save the Union by battle to the last. Sherman and Far
Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
a general rising of the members of this organization in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, in co-operation with a force under Peet interfered by the arrest of about one hundred of these men and Illinois traitors. With them hundreds of fire-arms were seized. Again tha Virginia--Van Winkle, Willey; Ohio--Sherman, Wade; Indiana--Lane; Illinois--Trumbull; Missouri--Brown, Henderson; Michiyan--Chandler, Howard; of Maryland; Bowden and Carlisle, of West Virginia; Richardson of Illinois. This measure was first submitted to the Senate by Mr. Hendersohins, Schenck, Spaulding; Indiana--Colfax, Derwent. Julian, Orth; Illinois--Arnold, Farnsworth, Ingersoll, Norton, E. B. Washburne; Missouri- J. W. White; Indiana--Cravens, Edgerton, Harrington, Holman, Law; Illinois--J. C. Allen, W. T. Allen; Edw. Harris; Wisconsin--Brown, Eldridge page 393. When the excitement had subsided, Mr. Ingersoll, of Illinois, arose and said: In honor of this immortal and sublime event, I mo
Southampton (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 16
the Deerhound picked up Semmes, his officers, and some men, and carried them out of harm's way, to England, where the pirate Commander was received with all the attentions due to a hero in honorable warfare. Lancaster carried the pirates to Southampton, and Winslow's claim that they were lawful prisoners of War, having formally surrendered, was denied. At Southampton a public dinner was given to Semmes and his officers; and Admiral Anson, of the British Navy, headed a list of subscribers toSouthampton a public dinner was given to Semmes and his officers; and Admiral Anson, of the British Navy, headed a list of subscribers to a fund raised for the purpose of purchasing an elegant sword to be presented to the Corsair as a token of sympathy and esteem. it was an exhibition of which the honest heart of England was greatly ashamed. thus ended the great naval duel, seen by thousands from the French shore, with very little loss of life. the Kearsarge had three men badly wounded, one of them mortally. The latter was William Gowin, of Michigan, a genuine hero, whose leg was badly shattered at the beginning of the ac
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