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Wilmington, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
f the Confederacy, and having around its margin the words, Confederate States of America, 22D Feb., 1862, with the following motto: Deo Vindice, --God, the protector, defender, deliverer, or ruler. This was adopted by both Houses, and then it was proposed to send some one through the lines to New York, to procure an engraving of the same on brass and steel. This was objected to, and the commission was finally given to an engraver in England. The writer was informed by Mr. Davis, of Wilmington, N. C., the Confederate Attorney-General, that the engraving was not completed in time for use. It had just arrived at Richmond when the evacuation of that city occurred, in April, 1865, and no impression from it was ever made. That pretended Government never had an insignia of sovereignty. None of its officers ever bore a commission with its seal; and the writer was informed that many officers of high rank in the Confederate army never received a commission. Proposed Confederate State se
Brandy Station (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
he brigades of Hampton and W. H. F. Lee. In the mean time Rqussell's infantry had come up and engaged the foe in front while Buford attacked their flank, when two Confederate regiments burst from the woods on the National flank, and placed the latter, commanded by Pleasanton in person, in great peril. Gregg, who had crossed at Kelly's Ford, had been expected for several hours. He, too, had been fighting most of the morning with cavalry under General Robertson, whom he pushed back to Brandy Station, and gallantly took possession of the heights near there. At one o'clock he and Buford joined forces, when the Confederates recoiled; but Pleasanton, satisfied that the bulk of Lee's army was on his front, fell back, and at dusk recrossed the Rappahannock with a hundred prisoners, after a loss of about five hundred men. Stuart reported his loss at six hundred men, among whom was General W. H. F. Lee, wounded. Pleasanton's cavalry reconnaissance developed the fact of Lee's grand movem
Hagerstown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
to Harper's Ferry, where Milroy's wagon-train crossed the Potomac, and was conducted in safety to Harrisburg, by way of Hagerstown and Chambersburg. Milroy lost nearly all of his artillery and ammunition. Alarmed by the approach of the Confederatesof casting discredit on the finances of his nation. He was compelled to pocket the joke. encamped at and held Hagerstown, in Maryland, and there waited for the advance of Lee's army. Jenkins's raid was a reconnaissance for information. It satto the river, crossed it at Williamsport and Shepardstown into Maryland, on the 21st and 22d of June, moved directly on Hagerstown, yet held by Jenkins, and then up the Cumberland Valley to Chambersburg, June 22. where General Knipe was in command. ainder of Lee's Army, under Longstreet and Hill, crossed the Potomac on the 24th and 25th, June, 1863. concentrated at Hagerstown, and pressed on in the path of Ewell toward the Susquehanna. Informed of this passage, Hooker put his own Army in moti
Harrisburg, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
he authorities at Washington, Baltimore, and Harrisburg, of the impending danger; but these were slo the Potomac, and was conducted in safety to Harrisburg, by way of Hagerstown and Chambersburg. Milent of the Susquehanna, with Headquarters at Harrisburg; and the western, under General Brooks, the vision of that State to proceed forthwith to Harrisburg, to assist in repelling the invasion of Pennate were organized and equipped, and sent to Harrisburg. On the 20th of June, about 50,000 men had l student, formed a company, and marched for Harrisburg on the 17th of June. These were the first tKingston, June 27. within thirteen miles of Harrisburg, while Early's division marched up the easterg, and would scale the Alleghanies; then on Harrisburg, and would destroy the State buildings and amountains; Couch made entrenchments opposite Harrisburg, and some of his troops skirmished with the unsuccessfully to reach Gettysburg by way of Harrisburg, and then by detention in Baltimore, the Nor[3 more...]
Fort Fisher (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
Armistead was mortally wounded, and General Kemper was badly hurt. three-fourths of the gallant brigade were dead or captives. Wilcox, who tailed to attack until Pickett was repulsed, met a similar fate in the loss of men, being also struck in the flank and ruined by Stannard's Vermonters. at about this time, Meade, who felt anxious about his weaker left, had reached little Round Top, and ordered Crawford to advance upon the Confederate right. The brigade of McCandless and a regiment of Fisher's pushed toward the Emmettsburg road, driving before them an unsupported battery upon a brigade of Hood's division, which made a feeble resistance and fled, leaving two hundred and Sixty men (Georgians) as captives, with their battle-flag. In this sortie nearly the whole ground lost by Sickles the day before was recovered, with seven thousand small arms, a Napoleon gun, and the wounded Unionists, who had lain, uncared for, twenty-four hours. Battles at Gettysburg, July 1, 2, and 3. t
France (France) (search for this): chapter 2
rs toward the Mexican capital, in the spring of 1863, was hailed with delight by the authorities at Richmond. Soon after the late civil war broke out, England, France, and Spain, entered into negotiations for a triple alliance, ostensibly for the purpose of compelling Mexico to pay its debts due to citizens of those countries, st of European Governments to have it hold dominion over the Gulf of Mexico, the Antilles, and the adjacent continent, he declared that if, with the assistance of France, Mexico should have a stable Government, that is, a monarchy, we, shall have restored to the Latin race upon the opposite side of the ocean its strength and its pe rebellion and civil war, and that he might, with impunity, carry out his designs against republican institutions in the New World, and establish a dependency of France in the fertile, cotton-growing regions of Central America. His troops were re-enforced after the two allies withdrew. They marched upon and seized the capital,
Maryland Heights (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
f his artillery and ammunition. Alarmed by the approach of the Confederates in such force, the garrison at Harper's Ferry, under General French, withdrew to Maryland Heights. The Shenandoah Valley was now clear of all obstacles to the march of the invading army. Hooker, in the mean time, had been kept in the vicinity of the Rck interposed his authority and prevented such use. Wishing still further to increase his Army, and regarding the post at Harper's Ferry (then garrisoned, on Maryland Heights, by eleven thousand men, under General French) as of little account in the then state of affairs, asked the General-in-chief June 26. (Halleck), is there any reason why Maryland Heights should not be abandoned after the public stores and property are removed? Halleck did not approve of the abandonment of the post, and said so, when Hooker, who had the following day personally inspected French's position, again urged the abandonment of it, saying, the garrison was of no earthly accou
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
of May, a notice of which, in a letter from Baltimore, was published in The Inquirer, of Philadelps, had warned the authorities at Washington, Baltimore, and Harrisburg, of the impending danger; bu command of General Schenck, Headquarters at Baltimore. On the 12th, Governor Curtin, of that Stater its mansions and store-houses; and then on Baltimore and Washington, to proclaim Jefferson Davis ine of the Northern Central railway, between Baltimore and Hanover Junction; and at Philadelphia sooir, called Swan Lake, is formed, from which Baltimore is supplied with water, palisades, as seen ibecause of the prospect of soon welcoming to Baltimore what they were pleased to call the delivererbersburg road, leading through Gettysburg to Baltimore. The object was to keep Meade from Lee's co way of Harrisburg, and then by detention in Baltimore, the Northern Central railway being in the ein and badly wounded soldiers. on leaving Baltimore, we saw the evidences of the hasty preparati[7 more...]
Austria (Austria) (search for this): chapter 2
struggle on against the patriots fighting for their liberties under the direction of their President, Benito Juarez, until the Emperor was finally captured and shot, leaving his poor wife, the Empress Carlotta, a hopeless lunatic in her home in Austria. To them, and to the deluded people of the Confederate States, who did not penetrate the dark designs of the leaders, against their liberties, the skies never seemed brighter with promises of speedy success for their cause, and the establishmentpowder, and in many instances a large number of cartridges were found in one musket, having been put in without being torn. In one percussion smooth-bore musket were found 22 bullets, 62 buckshot, and a corresponding quantity of powder, mixed Austrian gun at Gettysburg. together. It has been estimated by experts, that a soldier in battle fires away, on an average, his weight in lead, before he kills a man. Wounded cannon at Gettysburg. the effect of blows upon fire-arms in battle is
Chester Gap (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
of about five hundred men. Stuart reported his loss at six hundred men, among whom was General W. H. F. Lee, wounded. Pleasanton's cavalry reconnaissance developed the fact of Lee's grand movement, but so perfectly were his real intentions concealed, that while Hooker was expecting him to follow his route of the previous year, See chapter XVII., volume II. and was watching and guarding the fords of the Rappahannock, he projected his left wing, under Ewell, through the Blue Ridge at Chester's Gap, and by way of Front Royal it crossed the Shenandoah River, and burst into the valley at Strasburg like an avalanche. That energetic leader moved with the divisions of Early and Edward Johnston rapidly down the Valley pike, and arrived before Winchester, where General Milroy was in command of about ten thousand men, on the evening of the 13th, June, 1863. having marched from Culpepper, a distance of seventy miles, in three days. At the same time Imboden, with his cavalry, was operating
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