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Stuart (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
time off the American coast, while the Alabama was seen in European and more distant waters. The former was closely watched by Government vessels, especially when the pirate was cruising among the West India Islands, while cruising in that region in May, 1868, the Florida captured the brig Clarence, and fitted her up as a pirate ship, with a crew under Lieutenant C. W. Read, formerly of the National Navy. She went up the coast of the United States, capturing valuable prizes, and near Cape Henry she seized the bark Tacony. to this vessel Read transferred his men and armament, and spread destruction 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 and armament to the prize schooner Archer, and destroyed the Tacony. then he went boldly to the entrance of the harbor of Portland, Maine, June 24, 1868. and at midnight sent two armed boats to s
New Hampshire (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
s name was given to the vessel by the wife of G. V. Fox, then the efficient Assistant Secretary of the Navy, who was the daughter of the late Levi Woodbury, of New Hampshire. It was the Indian name of a mountain in her native State. commanded by Captain John A. Winslow, was lying in the Dutch port of Flushing. The American consulthe same month, it was adopted 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, Baldwin, Boutwell, Dawes, Elliott, Gooch, Hooper, Rice, W. D. Washburn; Rhode Island--Dixon, Jenckes; Connecti C. Allen, W. T. Allen; Edw. Harris; Wisconsin--Brown, Eldridge; Missouri--Hall, Scott.--56. Eight Democrats did not vote, namely, Lazear, Pennsylvania; Marcy, New Hampshire; McDowell and Voorhees, Indiana; Le Blond and McKinney, Ohio; Middleton and Rogers, New Jersey. Thus the nation, for the first time in its life, speaking throu
France (France) (search for this): chapter 16
ships and their crews, in belligerent ports, were wrongs and injuries for which Brazil justly owes reparation to the United States, as ample as the reparation she now receives from them. Consult, also, page 570, of volume II., and note 1, page 556, volume I. Of this work. John A. Winslow. long before the Florida was seized, the career of the Georgia was ended, the Georgia was an iron ship, built in Glasgow. She went to sea with the name of Japan, in April, 1868. off the coast of France she received her armament, changed her name to Georgia, and began the career of a pirate. After committing many depredations, and destroying large and valuable merchant ships, she put into French ports, and then went to England where a pretended sale of her was made to a Liverpool merchant, who dispatched her to Lisbon, under the pretense that she had been chartered by the Portuguese Government. When twenty miles from Lisbon, she was captured by the United States steam-frigate Niagara, Cap
Mobile, Ala. (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
of Mobile to be closed, 439. the defenses of Mobile, 440. naval battle in Mobile Bay, 441. destrips, and also some important naval events near Mobile. We have noticed the organization of a so-cThe latter, as we have observed, went out from Mobile in the Oreto, afterward Fire-ball. this ising against the blockade-runners the ports of Mobile and Wilmington, the only ones now remaining opes. such were the defenses of the harbor of Mobile, at its entrance, thirty miles south of the ciy darkness, the Morgan escaped and hastened to Mobile. The Gaines, badly injured, was run ashore annd sixty-four men. By this victory the port of Mobile was effectually closed to blockade-runners, an more speedily successful. The victories at Mobile and Atlanta, See page 894. following close seized the defenses and shut up the harbor of Mobile, and thereby laid the city at the mercy of the Wilmington, nor Charleston, nor Savannah, nor Mobile, nor all combined, can save the enemy from the
St. Louis (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
and the noble response given to the call of the 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 R
Kansas (Kansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
d, Reverdy Johnson; West Virginia--Van Winkle, Willey; Ohio--Sherman, Wade; Indiana--Lane; Illinois--Trumbull; Missouri--Brown, Henderson; Michiyan--Chandler, Howard; Iowa--Grimes, Harlan; Wisconsin--Doolittle, Howe; Minnesota--Ramsay, Wilkinson; Kansas--Lane, Pomeroy; Oregon--Harding, Nesmith; California--Conness.--38. Only two of these affirmative votes were Democrats, namely, Johnson and Nesmith. The nays were all Democrats, namely: Delaware--Riddle, Saulsbury; Kentucky--Davis, Powell; InMissouri--Blow, Boyd, King, Knox, Loan, McClurg, Rollins; Michigan--Baldwin, Beaman, Driggs, Kellogg, Longyear, Upson; Iowa--Allison, Grinnell, Hubbard, Kasson, Price, Wilson; Wisconsin--Cobb, McIndoe, Sloan, Wheeler; Minnesota--Donnelly, Windom; Kansas--Wilder; Oregon--McBride; Nevada--Worthington; California--Cole, Higby, Shannon.--119. Fifteen of the above were Democrats. The nays were all Democrats, as follows: Maine--Sweat; New York--Brooks, Chanler, Kalbfleisch, Keirnan, Pruyn, Townsen
Shenandoah county (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
a Clyde (Scotland) built vessel, long and rakish, of seven hundred and ninety tons burden, with an auxiliary engine 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 a lot of Southern gentlemen (as the historian of the Shenandoah's cruise called them), who had been in the Sumter, Alabama, and Georgia, with an armament and a crew of Englishmen, all of which were transferred to the sea-king at Madeira, when she was named Shenandoah. her Captain was James I. Waddell, who was regularly commissioned by Mallory. He addressed the crew, who were ignorant of their destination until then, and informed them of the character and purpose of the Shenandoah, where-upon only Twenty-three of the eighty men were found willing to be
Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) (search for this): chapter 16
War, each man felt himself a proper subject for the wrath of his outraged Government. it had been three months, he says, since hostilities ceased, leaving us without a flag or a country; and during that time we had been actively engaged in preying upon the commerce of a Government that not only claimed our allegiance, but had made good her claim by the wager of battle. under these circumstances, Captain Waddell was solicited by a written petition of the ship's company, to proceed to Sydney, Australia, there abandon the ship to the British authorities, and let each man look out for his personal safety. He deceived them with 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 for our cause, were the first to bestow upon us the epithet of pirates. so much for the disinterested friendship of great Britain. As long as their workshops were busy
Liverpool (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
tisfactorily informed of the end of the Rebellion, before the raid on the whaling fleet, a San Francisco newspaper had reached the Shenandoah, with news of the surrender of Lee and Johnston, and the end of the War, but he did not choose to consider it authentic, coming from the enemy. by an English bark, when, contrary to the wishes of the ship's company, Waddell proceeded with his vessel to England, and delivered her as a prize to the British national vessel Donegal, in the harbor of Liverpool. one of the pirates, an officer of the Shenandoah, named Cornelius E. Hunt, wrote a history of the cruise of the Shenandoah, from which this brief sketch has been chiefly compiled. He says when they were informed of the close of the War, each man felt himself a proper subject for the wrath of his outraged Government. it had been three months, he says, since hostilities ceased, leaving us without a flag or a country; and during that time we had been actively engaged in preying upon the
Lake Erie (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
tizens, wounding three (one mortally), and setting fire to one of the hotels. Thirteen of them were arrested on their return to Canada, but were released by a sympathizing judge at Montreal. The British minister (Lord Lyons) did all in his power to bring the offenders to justice, but the Canadian authorities threw 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 seiz
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