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Blackwell's Island (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
Wright—true name, John Waters; is lame in the knee; works in a brick-yard near Cold Spring, on Long Island, &c. John H. Patten—true name, Peter Stevens; lives at Nyack, near Piermont, on the North river; is now a justice of the peace there. Sarah Douglass and Miss Knapp—the true name of one is Dunham, who is the wife of Conover, the name of the other is Mrs. Charles Smythe; she is the sister or sister-in-law of Conover, and lives at Cold Spring, Long Island; her husband is a clerk on Blackwell's Island. McGill—his name is Neally; he is a licensed pedler in New York, and sometimes drives a one-horse cart. After so ably completing his work, Colonel Turner closes his report with: My investigation and the disclosures made prove (undoubtingly to my mind) that the depositions made by Campbell, Snevel, Wright, Patten, Mrs. Douglass, and others, are false; that they are cunningly devised, diabolical fabrications of Conover, verified by his suborned and perjured accomplices. T
Goldsboro (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
est and best-looking women. Sometimes we took them off by way of repaying influential secessionists. But a part of these we soon managed to lose, sometimes in crossing rivers, sometimes in other ways. I shall write you again from Wilmington, Goldsboro, or some other place in North Carolina. The order to march has arrived, and I must close hurriedly. Love to grandmother and Aunt Charlotte. Take care of yourself and the children. Don't show this letter out of the family. Your affectiothe Eighth Texas cavalry, distinguished themselves. In the latter General Hardee's son, a very promising youth of sixteen, fell mortally wounded, when gallantly charging in the front rank. Finding during the night that Schofield had reached Goldsboro, and that Sherman was moving towards Cox's brigade, and that all our wounded who could bear transportation had been removed, we moved to the neighborhood of Smithfield Station. General Johnston says further in same report: We took about 15,000
Mount Clare (Nebraska, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
meet them. The regulars marched to Fort McHenry, and the volunteers went down Howard street to Camden Station. Not finding a train there, they continued on to Mount Clare, where a train was made up to carry them to Washington. Several thousand people, all laboring under intense excitement, met the troops at Bolton Station and followed them to Mount Clare. All the way there was a riotous demonstration. Marshal Kane was there with 120 policemen, and while he succeeded in preventing any serious breaches of the peace, he could not stop the mouths of the people, who hissed, jerred and ridiculed the volunteers. The march through the city was rapid, and the tted on either flank by files of policemen. The mob sang Dixie, cheered for Jeff. Davis and the Confederacy, and while the troops were getting into the cars at Mount Clare, there was pandemonium, and two bricks were hurled at them. But the train pulled out at 4 o'clock without any really serious trouble. Opposing sentiment.
Camden Station (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
, and the volunteers went down Howard street to Camden Station. Not finding a train there, they continued on tt, along Pratt to Howard street, and thence to Camden Station. Along this route was the scene of the riot. ril. Six cars, drawn rapidly by horses, reached Camden Station, the first carload being received with jeers anes and hoots and yells of defiance. March to Camden Station. There were now at President Street Station resident street and began their famous march to Camden Station. As they marched up President street the commof the city, Mr. George M. Gill, rode rapidly to Camden Station in a carriage. It was thought that the disturb the soldiers, under police protection, reached Camden Station without further damage. In the battle four sol. The embarkation of the troops in the cars in Camden Station was attended by an angry demonstration, and onlrce under his command. When the troops reached Camden Station 130 were missing. Robert W. Davis killed.
Cedar Mountain (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
d the term combative by calculation, meaning by that the conviction of General Lee that the Confederate armies could not afford to conduct a purely defensive warfare—if in strategy, not in tactics. His greatest successes were won by aggressive operations. So McClellan's grand army was pushed back upon its gunboats, the siege of Richmond raised, and an hundred thousand of the best troops of the Union paralyzed and neutralized, while the army of Northern Virginia first staggered Banks at Cedar Mountain and then drove Pope's legions in pell mell disorder back into the entrenchments around Washington. 'Twas so, as has been said, that he compassed that victory at Chancellorsville, which is still the study and wonder of the military schools of the world. 'Twas so that he freed the Valley of Virginia from invasion, sent Hooker back into Pennsylvania to defend his own; and 'twas so that the ark of Southern independence might have floated on the high tide of Gettysburg, but for contingencie
Calvert (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
hed the city that troops would arrive during the afternoon by the Northern Central road, a meeting of Southern Rights men, of which Albert Ritchie and G. Harlan Williams, were secretaries, was held at the Taylor building, on Fayette street, near Calvert, and while it was not determed to offer resistance to the passage of the troops through the city, yet a resolution offered by Mr. Ross Winans was of a bold and somewhat threatening character. Arrival of recruits. A battery of artillery aad witnessed those events. The streets were thronged with armed men marching to and fro and with citizens wildly excited. The town seemed to be a part of the Confederacy. A large Confederate flag floated from a building on Fayette street near Calvert. The Minute Men, a Union club, hauled down the United States flag from their headquarters on Baltimore street and raised the flag of Maryland amidst the cheers of a crowd which witnessed it. The Confederate flag was everywhere. It seemed as if
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
sville, in Baltimore county, nine miles from Baltimore, with a liberal annual appropriation. The gable for such a move; the railroads north of Baltimore were cut and nothing from the west was leavinsbee, saying as I did so: I am the Mayor of Baltimore. The Captain greeted me cordially. I at onank of captain, and he afterward returned to Baltimore. This bold young lawyer was Captain Frank Xnt saying that the troops might march around Baltimore and not through it. Governor Hicks said he hs with the South, and he was ready to defend Baltimore. The Governor made his famous declaration tt of this memorable period in the history of Baltimore was reached on Sunday, April 21. The town wns, but that they, including the citizens of Baltimore, regarded the proclamation calling for 75,00rom Philadelphia to Harrisburg and thence to Baltimore by the Northern Central. The day fixed for ay and night. I often wonder what my little Baltimore girl would say if she saw me in this plight.[82 more...]
Telegraph (New Mexico, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
nction. General Stuart will return the battery as soon as the present emergency has passed. The enemy encamped last night at Ground Squirrel bridge. They had orders to start at 12 o'clock to-night (over). General Stuart is now moving down the Telegraph road, and desires you to send the battery by the same route. Very respectfully, your old sergeant, H. B. M'Clellan, Major and Adjutant. On receiving this request I rode at once to Taylorsville to see General Stuart. He was lying flat o to turn upon them before they get away. Be sure to barricade the roads with felled trees, in case they start in that direction, and also send information to our wagon trains, in rear of General Lee's army. Communicate with me by way of the Telegraph road. I left a small picket at Ashland, which, however, may run in at any moment. I have not yet learned whether the enemy has passed Yellow Tavern or passed near James river. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart,
Harrisonburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
mond, crushed McClellan's right and suddenly caused the star of that much vaunted Young Napoleon to set! By the strategem of Lee and Jackson and the valor of their armies, the Federal army of 40,000 at Fredericksburg was kept in the air (like McClellan's right flank) between Washington and McClellan's army beleaguring Richmond, but a day's march from him! The historical connection between the First Maryland Regiment and General Ashby had a tragic termination during the fight near Harrisonburg, Va., on the evening of June 6, 1862, when, that regiment being hotly engaged with the Pennsylvania Bucktail Regiment, Ashby, while rallying the 58th Virginia Regiment to support the Marylanders, was killed, almost in touch with right file of the Maryland Regiment. This regiment did the fighting, losing some of its best officers and men. Major Goldsborough wrote: The commander of the Bucktails, Lieutenant-Colonel Kane, with several of his officers and many of the men were wounded and pris
Washington, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
most valued relics of the war. After having our arms stacked out in the old field in front of us, which we turned over to the soldiers of Uncle Sam, I began to look around for transportation, so as to aid my men to get home once more, if homes they were fortunate enough to have. With one wagon and the old regimental ambulance, we moved out, and in a short time we commenced scattering in different directions; some towards Augusta, and others crossing the river above, and some towards Washington, Ga. Before my separation with the noble men of the Forty-second Georgia, and after calling on the sick and disabled some of whom had been located near Greensboro. I made the best arrangements for their comfort possible, in some instances leaving nurses with them, and passing amongst them shaking hands, and saying something encouraging to all. My last visit to my old friend, Moses Martin, who had followed me through the war. Mose had fallen in the charge at Bentonville, and now he was minus
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