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Cleveland (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
n and universal freedom and justice be sustained? The Administration was prepared to say Yes, by the ballot; the Opposition party was prepared to say No, by the same potential, but still, small voice. There were some in the Administration party, who were impatient because of the considerate and cautious policy of the President, and a few of these men, deprecating Mr. Lincoln's re-election on that account, called a National Convention of The radical men of the nation. 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
Atlantic Ocean (search for this): chapter 16
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, Captain Craven, who took her to England, and landed her crew at Dover. No one seemed willing to question the correctness of the transaction, and that was the last of the Georgia as a pirate ship. and the Alabama see picture of the Alabama, on page 571. had made her last cruise. It had been a long and prosperous one in the South Atlantic and Indian oceans, during which she had captured sixty-seven vessels, of which forty-five were destroyed. She returned to European waters early in the summer of 1864, and took refuge in the French harbor of Cherbourg. At that time the United States steamer Kearsarge, this 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
Wilmington, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ue was $1,854,958. soon after the destruction of the Alabama, measures were taken for further diminishing the aid continually given to the Confederates through British vessels, by closing against the blockade-runners the ports of Mobile and Wilmington, the only ones now remaining open to them. These, having double entrances, made it difficult for blockading squadrons to prevent the swift, light-draft vessels used for running the blockade, see page 812, volume II. from slipping in with vabeen made in his 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 recogniti
Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ach other, with minor successes elsewhere, 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
Rhode Island (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
forever. The Senate had adopted 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; Illinodred 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; 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, Mo
Alleghany Mountains (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
bly recommend that they will, on that solemn occasion, invoke the mercy of Heaven to hasten the relief of our suffering people, by turning the hearts of those in authority to the blessed ways of peace. and gave encouragement to the open and secret foes of the Republic. The latter were then crowding Chicago, and represented, in large numbers, according to a report of the Judge-Advocate of the United States, the membership of a conspiracy in the form of a military organization, west of the Alleghanies. It was composed, at the time of this Convention, of about half a million men, with a commander-in-chief, and general and subordinate officers, all bound to a blind obedience to the orders of their superiors, and pledged to take up arms against any government found waging war against a people endeavoring to establish a government of their own choice, --in other words, to assist the insurgents then in arms against their country. The method, as we have observed, See pages 275, 276. w
Cherbourg (France) (search for this): chapter 16
in a French Port, 435. battle of the Kearsarge and Alabama, off Cherbourg. 436. destruction of the Alabama, 437. cruise of the Shenandoaly in the summer of 1864, and took refuge in the French harbor of Cherbourg. At that time the United States steamer Kearsarge, this name was lying in the Dutch port of Flushing. The American consul at Cherbourg immediately informed Winslow, by telegraph, of the presence of thrge, to look after the pirate ship. the Kearsarge appeared off Cherbourg on the 14th of June, 1864. and on the following day, Semmes, havtaken from the vessels he had captured. The Confederate agent at Cherbourg, M. Bonfils, took charge of this property, which was valued at ab, Winslow steamed to sea about seven miles from the breakwater at Cherbourg, followed by Semmes at a distance of about a mile. The Alabama wof her, the latter opened fire. The Kearsarge Naval battle off Cherbourg. received two or three broadsides without returning a shot, when
Port Royal (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ff the entrance of Mobile Bay, full thirty miles below the City, with a fleet 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; 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. The ironclad vessels were the Tecumseh, Commander T. A. M. Craven; Manhattan, Commander T. W. A. Nicholson; Winnebago, Commander T. H. Stevens, and Chickasaw, Lieutenant-Commander T. H. Perkins. while a land force, about five thousand strong, sent by General Canby from New Orleans, under
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
o-thirds of the carrying trade between the United States and Europe was driven to British bottoms. tional Navy. She went up the coast of the United States, capturing valuable prizes, and near Cape etimes skim swiftly along the coast of the United States, leaving a track of desolation in her courght to the notice of the Government of the United States by the Brazilian minister at Washington inful, as it was manifestly injurious to the United States. exceptions have been taken to the use be a native born or adopted citizen of the United States. during her cruise, in which she circum for exciting hostile feelings between the United States and Great Britain through operations in Ca on the basis of the independence of the Confederate States. Vallandigham, as we have observed, wasf the Confederacy and the peace men in the United States. These constitute two immense forces, thaeen duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdictio[12 more...]
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
cticut--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; Inndiana--Hendricks; California--McDougall.--6. Six Democrats did not vote, namely, Buckalew of Pennsylvania; Wright of New Jersey; Hicks of Maryland; Bowden and Carlisle, of West Virginia; Richardson o, Miller, Morris, Nelson, Odell, Pomeroy, Radford, Steele, Van Valkenburg; New Jersey--Starr; Pennsylvania--Bailey, Broomall, Coffroth, Hale, Kelly, McAllister, Moorhead, A. Myers, L. Myers, O'Neill, eisch, Keirnan, Pruyn, Townsend, Ward, Winfield, B. Wood, F. Wood; New Jersey--Perry, Steele; Pennsylvania--Ancona, Dawson, Denison, Johnson, Miller, Randall, Styles, Strause; Maryland--Harris; Kentucn--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
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