hide Sorting

You can sort these results in two ways:

By entity (current method)
Chronological order for dates, alphabetical order for places and people.
By position
As the entities appear in the document.

You are currently sorting in ascending order. Sort in descending order.

hide Most Frequent Entities

The entities that appear most frequently in this document are shown below.

Entity Max. Freq Min. Freq
McClellan 645 73 Browse Search
Stonewall Jackson 470 0 Browse Search
Pope 308 14 Browse Search
Longstreet 283 1 Browse Search
Braxton Bragg 281 3 Browse Search
R. E. Lee 275 1 Browse Search
Burnside 269 3 Browse Search
Rosecrans 228 2 Browse Search
Fitzjohn Porter 227 1 Browse Search
Hooker 216 4 Browse Search
View all entities in this document...

Browsing named entities in a specific section of Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.). Search the whole document.

Found 2,014 total hits in 464 results.

... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ...
July 12th (search for this): chapter 7
Southern statesmen, although protectionists in matters concerning slavery, had declined, when they controlled American policy, to take part in an international convention the avowed object of which was to strike at the servile institution. After the laws we have enumerated had been passed, Mr. Lincoln, feeling that the slave question could not be eluded much longer, determined to make a final appeal to the representatives of the border States in favor of gradual emancipation. On the 12th of July he held a long conference with them, in which he explained his favorite scheme of emigration. Although this chimerical plan was no doubt only put forward with the view of rendering emancipation itself more acceptable, he only succeeded in convincing a small number of his interlocutors. He nevertheless persisted in his determination; and on the following day he sent a message to Congress recommending the passage of a law proffering financial aid to every State that should proclaim the ab
July 14th (search for this): chapter 7
ng funds in those districts where the two armies were contending proved altogether insufficient. On the 6th of June, Congress inaugurated an entire system of excise laws under the name of the internal revenue act, long prepared by Mr. Chase, which secured some important sources of revenue to the government, although at the cost of great discomfort to those branches of industry affected by it. These means not yet proving sufficient, the whole custom-house tariff was increased by the law of July 14th, being raised to the utmost limits of fiscal protection. The enormous rise in the prices of all articles manufactured in Europe was added to the depreciation of paper currency and to the ruin of all branches of industry, caused by the want of manual labor, and from this period may be dated the real sufferings which the war inflicted upon the population of the North. A new and sudden reaction took place in the movements of gold, which, as we have said, had been imported in considerable
July 15th (search for this): chapter 7
elaware, Missouri and Tennessee, it would have involved an expense of nearly one thousand eight hundred millions, which expense, if all the other States had been included, would have been increased to more than five thousand millions. No notice was taken of Mr. Lincoln's message for some time; Congress was then occupied with the question of enfranchisement from another point of view; it was discussing the second confiscation law, which was passed by the House of Representatives on the 15th of July, by the Senate on the 16th, and promulgated by the President on the 17th. We have already alluded to some of the clauses of this law; its wording alone, differing essentially from that of the law of August 6, 1861, is sufficient to show the progress of abolition ideas under the influence of one year of war. For the first time slaves are designated without any circumlocution; they are only called slaves to say that they are free. It is no longer as contraband of war that the legislator r
July 17th (search for this): chapter 7
field. This resolution became a law on the 17th of July. It authorized the President on one hand tg legislative enactments. The law of the 17th of July established another principle equally impor of notes which bore no interest, the law of July 17th made them redeemable at sight; but this last of the loans issued in virtue of the law of July 17th, which the banks had undertaken to dispose oount of thirty-five millions, and the law of July 17th even allowed notes of smaller denomination the South. The second object of the law of July 17th was the confiscation of the property of all e enfranchisement of the slaves. The law of July 17th marks a new advance in the legislation of th order and discipline in the camps. On the 17th of July, General Mansfield, in command at Washingtomnity or not. Congress had adjourned on the 17th of July, the very day of the passage of the confiscthe search for fugitive negroes, and that of July 17th, proclaiming the enfranchisement of all slav
July 20th (search for this): chapter 7
of February, and had established a provisional government, the duration of which was limited to one year. Messrs. Davis and Stephens were elected on the 9th of February as President and Vice President of this government, and the assembly of delegates arrogated to itself full legislative powers, with the title of Provisional Congress. It held four sessions-two at Montgomery, from the 4th of February to the 4th of March, 1861, and from the 6th to the 11th of May; two at Richmond, from the 20th of July to the 2d of September, and from the 18th of November, 1861, to the 18th of February, 1862. During these sessions the number of States represented in this Congress increased from six to thirteen. The first six were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. The representatives of Texas were admitted to seats in Congress in 1861, those of Virginia and Arkansas in May, those of Tennessee and North Carolina in June, and finally those of Kentucky and Missouri in
July 22nd (search for this): chapter 7
urpose. The Federal general Dix and the Confederate D. H. Hill met at Haxall's Landing, at the headquarters of the army of the Potomac, and signed the cartel of July 22d, which was approved in Washington as well as in Richmond. This convention, which was prompted by the strongest feelings of humanity, mitigated for some time toldiers as prisoners of war, it will stand as a useful example to follow, for those who may seek to mitigate the sufferings of future wars. The cartel of the 22d of July had scarcely been signed when the difficulties contemplated in one of its last clauses began to develop themselves. But these difficulties, arising from the tr the interpretation of the new law, called the confiscation law. In communicating the text of this law to several commanders, the Secretary of War, under date of July 22d, gave them precise instructions regarding the obligations imposed upon them by this law, and the manner of fulfilling them. General McClellan hastened on the 9t
July 25th (search for this): chapter 7
ive power. It was necessary, besides, to raise the requisite loans to cover the expenses which the equipment of such troops would involve. In short, even these measures proved altogether insufficient, and the President, in his message to the Congress he had just convened, asked for a levy of four hundred thousand troops. At its short session, which lasted from the 4th of July till the 6th of August, this new Congress gave evidence of the patriotic zeal by which it was animated. On the 25th of July it authorized the President to issue a call for five hundred thousand volunteers for three years, which was more than had been asked for; it is true that the battle of Bull Run had been fought during the interval. On the 27th it approved the measures taken by the President on the 3d of May for the increase of the regular army, and authorized eleven new regiments, nine of infantry, one of cavalry and one of artillery; finally, on the 6th of August, before adjourning, it legalized all the
was not sufficiently deep to enable gun-boats to ascend as far as Weldon. In the beginning of August, Foster, having received the reinforcements he had been expecting, transferred his headquarters st to the Mexican frontier, and thence had gone to New Orleans by sea. Thus, in the beginning of August, about sixty young men, nearly all settlers of German origin, had united to fly from the tyrannymination took place was not satisfied with the proofs submitted in the case, and in the month of August ordered the vessel to be released. Scarcely had this decree been rendered amid the plaudits of derable quantities during the year 1861. Its exports from the port of New York for the month of August amounted to one million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars per week. Moreover, the customhoFebruary, 1861, had alone been subscribed for in full, amounting to 15,000,000 dollars; those of August only realized 22,613,346 dollars out of 100,000,000; the treasury notes at 7.30 per cent. of Apr
August 3rd (search for this): chapter 7
of goods already in bond, and on which he had hoped to levy them when he made the estimate of fifty-seven millions; (3) the circumstances of the country having proved more unfavorable to foreign commerce than he had anticipated.—Ed. The law of August 3d added two direct taxes. One, on real estate, was divided equally among all the States, not in proportion to their respective wealth, but according to the rate of representation in the lower house of the national legislature, in conformity withving up the struggle, had called for five hundred thousand volunteers, the Southern leaders felt that, in order to preserve the prestige of victory, it was necessary to impose sacrifices of equal magnitude upon the people of the South. On the 3d of August, Congress authorized the President to raise four hundred thousand volunteers to serve for not less than twelve months and not more than three years, and a few days later, August 21st, another law was passed regulating the formation of special
August 4th (search for this): chapter 7
It was impossible to refuse the services of volunteers because they had African blood in their veins. But the principle once admitted, there was no reason either for making any distinction between the free or enfranchised men of color, and the fugitive negroes, who came to beg of the national armies the privilege of purchasing their freedom by fighting in their ranks. The question regarding the application of this law was settled by the executive power in a proclamation issued on the 4th of August. Mr. Lincoln ordered a levy of three hundred thousand militia for the service of the Union, for a term not to exceed nine months. The contingent of each State was fixed by the President; and if not furnished before the 15th of August, the deficit was to be filled by conscription. The zeal of the local authorities, the ardor which caused volunteers to flock around the recruiting-offices, and the increase of bounties rendered the application of so novel a measure unnecessary for the prese
... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ...