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Annapolis (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
d humane action of the Legislature of Maryland, which is best explained by publishing the correspondence entire:— Legislature of Maryland, House of delegates, Annapolis, December, 1861. His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor of Massachusetts. dear Sir,—The Committee on Militia have instructed me, as their chairman, to carryryland. My dear Sir,—It is with feelings which I will not attempt to express that I have received, on this anniversary day, your letter, addressed to me from Annapolis. I immediately addressed the Mayors of the cities of Lowell and Lawrence on the subject of your inquiries, and hope to be able to transmit their answers at ansetts regiments composed a part of it. These were the Twenty-first, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-seventh. The camp of rendezvous was at Annapolis, and the point of attack was North Carolina, by way of Roanoke Island and Newbern. The expedition was successful. Major-General Butler, having assumed comman<
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 5
effect upon the country was also unfavorable. Nothing had occurred, since the battle of Bull Run, in July, which so disappointed the expectations and saddened the hearts of loyal people. A distrust was felt of the loyalty and military capacity of some of the high army officers. In many quarters, the Administration was blamed for our ill luck, and want of success. It was at this trying hour that the Governor wrote this splendid letter:— Boston, Oct. 30, 1861. Hon. J. D. Andrews, Washington, D. C. My dear Sir,—I trust you will attribute my non-reply to your letters before this moment to the pressure of employment, and not to inadvertence or neglect. I fear and feel sometimes in the spirit of your own state of mind, as given in your correspondence; but still I prefer not to lose faith in any one, much less in those in whom I have heartily confided, and to whom belongs the wielding of the national power. I see great proofs of energy and of skill. I also see tokens of slow
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ston to confer privately with the Governor, in regard to an expedition contemplated by the Government to the coast of North Carolina. Massachusetts was to furnish three regiments for it; New Hampshire and Maine were also to furnish regiments. Generatate, that he had reliable information, that five schooners had arrived at Halifax, N. S.,–having run the blockade in North Carolina,—and had landed fourteen hundred barrels of turpentine. They were loading again with merchandise, intending to run tom the Governor's files: Senator Wilson to Mr. Seward,—Is your consul at Halifax thoroughly loyal? Four vessels from North Carolina have recently arrived there, loaded with naval stores, and are now loading with contraband goods. Same day, Governorwenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-seventh. The camp of rendezvous was at Annapolis, and the point of attack was North Carolina, by way of Roanoke Island and Newbern. The expedition was successful. Major-General Butler, having assumed comman<
France (France) (search for this): chapter 5
nt over; but the Persia would not take them, which delayed their arrival here. In a letter to the Governor, Mr. Crowninshield says, I have not ventured to approach the British Government about guns, at the strong recommendation of Mr. Baring; but one of the gun trade, who has the means to do so, has promised to sound them about buying some from them on his own account. I have but little hope of success. Colonel Fremont, who is here, assured me that he was confident I could do nothing in France, but has written for information, which he will give me. The Government seems inclined to favor the South, so far as the question of cotton is concerned,—I think no further. I have a credit of one hundred thousand dollars from Ohio, with authority to buy to that extent. It does not seem to me, under the emergency, that we ought to haggle too much about the price: to save ten thousand dollars might be to lose every thing. Before Mr. Crowninshield's return, he had bought and contracted fo
Fort Pickens (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
and forty-four thousand dollars a year. The subject was presented with much force by the Governor; but the transfer never was made, and the families were deprived of the State-aid until the following winter, when the Legislature amended the State-aid act, so as to include them in its provisions. Sept. 18.—The Governor wrote to General Stetson, of the Astor House, acknowledging the receipt of fragments of the flag taken by Colonel Ellsworth, at Alexandria, and of that which waved over Fort Pickens, while commanded by Lieutenant Slemmer, U. S. A. These were placed among the military relics and trophies, side by side with mementoes of Lexington, Bunker Hill, and Bennington. Sept. 19.—The Governor telegraphed to Governor Dennison, of Ohio, Five thousand infantry equipments sent forward to day, as directed. Sept. 20.—He received the following telegram from Joshua R. Giddings, American Consul, at Montreal, Canada. John Bateman, a major in the rebel army, bearer of despatches<
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
to confer with the Governor the Wardepartment and appointments Governor makes an address to the people mission to Washington writes to Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania blockade-runners at Halifax Governor saves the life of a private soldier his letter to Patrick Donahoe religious toleration to the editor of theBoston Poss with them. A competent inspector should be appointed here, to see that comdemned shoes are not sold again. Sept. 2.—Governor wrote to Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania,— I have read, with great interest and pleasure, the copy of your communication of the 21st ult. to the President of the United States, which you were kiy exposed the evils resulting from the interference of the War Department with the regular, legal mode of organizing regiments of volunteers. In common with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts has suffered much loss of enthusiasm, and great inconvenience, from those irregularities of which you so justly complain: but I trust we may con
Fort Warren (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
eived? The same day, he telegraphs to General Scott, A sufficient guard shall be placed at Fort Warren at any moment we are directed. If a force specially organized shall not be ready at that timts the cruel treatment of our men at Richmond with the humane treatment of rebel prisoners in Fort Warren. I am informed, from trustworthy sources, that our soldiers who are prisoners of war atse physical vigor is not yet broken. In contrast, allow me to state, that the prisoners at Fort Warren are allowed certainly equal fare with the garrison, which consists of five companies of loyalth and Twenty-eighth Regiments. Colonel Stevenson, at that time, had a part of his command at Fort Warren, on duty, although his headquarters were at Readville; and he was ordered, that, if he cannot protect and hold his men at Fort Warren, he shall remove them immediately to Camp Massasoit, at Readville, and hold them until otherwise ordered. The Governor had been written to by Mr. Sargent,
Portland (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
first. Same day, Colonel Browne, military secretary to the Governor, by order of His Excellency, addressed a note to General Butler, in which he proposed to assign to his command an Irish regiment, in the raising of which Patrick Donahoe, Esq., of Boston, took much interest. This was afterwards known as the Twenty-eighth Regiment. The receipt of this letter was acknowledged by Major Haggerty, of General Butler's staff, on the 24th, and information given that General Butler had gone to Portland, Me., and that his attention would be called to it as soon as he returned, which would be to-morrow evening. A letter was sent to General Sherman on the 23d by the Governor, requesting him to exert his personal efforts to secure for his command the regiments promised him, and prevent them from being diverted to General Butler or any other officer. The regiments designed for him were the Twenty-second and Twenty-third, in camp at Lynnfield, and known as General Wilson's, and the Twenty-fif
Worcester (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
. J. A. A. Nov. 5.—The Governor writes to A. H. Bullock, at Worcester, forwarding to him a check from A. D. and J. G. Smith & Co., Provrties should be placed upon it. The Republican Convention met at Worcester, on the first day of October, of which Hon. Henry L. Dawes was chvi Reed, of Abington; and for Attorney-General, Dwight Foster, of Worcester. Mr. Dickinson had been, in former years, a Whig; in later yearsnd by Mr. Usher, of Medford; and opposed by Mr. A. H. Bullock, of Worcester. Mr. Dana, of Cambridge, said he could not see his duty in any ond the nation was saved. The Democratic convention was held in Worcester, Sept. 18, and nominated Isaac Davis, of Worcester, for Governor;Worcester, for Governor; Edwin C. Bailey, of Boston, Lieutenant-Governor; Charles Thompson, of Charlestown, Secretary of State; Moses Bates, of Plymouth, Treasurer; and known as General Wilson's, and the Twenty-fifth, encamped at Worcester. The letter further stated that the Governor proposed to assign
Cape Charles (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
t is not a letter, because it is addressed to no one; it is not an order, because it is not so designated, and bears no number. War Department, Sept. 12, 1861. Major-General Butler is authorized to fit out and prepare such troops in New England as he may judge fit for the purpose, to make an expedition along the eastern shore of Virginia, via the railroad from Wilmington, Del., to Salisbury, and thence through a portion of Maryland, Accomac, and Northampton Counties of Virginia, to Cape Charles. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. This document, in effect, gave General Butler authority over every new regiment raised, or to be raised, in New England. He was to have as many troops as he might judge fit for his purpose; and what that purpose was no one except himself and Mr. Cameron knew. The document wholly ignored the Governors of the New-England States, the act of Congress already quoted, and, so far as this State was interested, the promise made to General Sherman that he
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