d at Vicksburg in the West, and at these points only.
The Confederates never admitted that Negroes came within the purview of this arrangement; and this of itself must have incited a serious collision.
Having enrolled and called out Blacks as well as Whites for its defense, our Government could not recognize the right of the Confederates to treat our Black soldiers as fugitives from slavery — which some of them were, while others were not. Judicial proceedings under State law in Virginia in 1866 established beyond question the fact that at least one Black Union soldier, born free in Ohio and regularly enlisted into the National service, having been taken prisoner by the Rebels, was sold into slavery in Virginia, and held as a slave till months after the collapse of the Rebellion; when, having resisted and killed his master, he was arraigned, tried, and executed therefor.
And, while it is unquestionable that the Confederate authorities were more than willing, were even anxious, to ef
Richmond, Ky., Kirby Smith routs Manson and then Nelson at, 215.
Richmond, Va., siege of, raised, 168; operations near, 173; demonstration made on, 394; Grant advances on, 562; raid on, 565-6; Butler menaces, 575; Peace overtures at, 665; full of, 724; naval operations against, 726; evacuated and burned, 738; occupied by Union forces, 738.
Richmond Whig, The, citation from, 30.
Ricketts, Gen., advances to Culpepper, 175; is driven back by Longstreet near Hopewell Gap, 1883 at South Mountain, 197; at Antietam, 205.
Riker. Col. J. L., killed at Fair Oaks, 148.
Ring, Maj., charges at Stone River, 274.
Riots of 1863 in New York, 503-7.
Ripley, Brig.-Gen., at South Mountain, 196; at Antietam, 206; is wounded, 210.
Rippey, Col., 61st Pa., killed at Fair Oaks, 148.
Roanoke Island, Burnside's attack on, 74-6.
Roberts, Col. B. S. [afterward Gen.], refuses to become a traitor, 19.
Roberts, Col., 42d Ill., captures raiders, 271; killed at Stone Riv
rs built by English merchants at, 648.
Birney, Gen., charges the enemy near Chantilly, 188; at Fredericksburg, 347; at Chancellorsville.
357; his report, 889; services in Florida, 532; at the Wilderness, 568.
Black, Col., 5th Ga., killed at Stone River, 282.
Black soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 511; in the War of 1812, 514; in the Rebellion, 515.
Black, Col. Samuel W., 62d Pa., killed at Gaines's Mill, 157.
Blair, Gen. F. P., at Vicksburg, 310; with Sherman in his Great March, 689 to 695; he menaces Charleston, 696; crosses the Edisto.
Blakely, Ala., attacked by Steele, 723.
Blenker, Gen. Louis, sent to West Virginia, 130.
blockade runner, escape of a, 472; a British runner forced to hoist the white flag, 473.
blockade-running ended at Charleston, 482.
Blunt, Gen. Jas.
G., 36; joins Schofield.
36; routs Rebels at Maysville, Mo., 87; at Prairie Grove. 38 to 41; at Honey Springs, 449.
Boomer, Col., severely wounded at Iuka, 224; killed at Vicks