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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 35 5 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 20 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 17 13 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 7 1 Browse Search
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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 6 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing forces at Pea Ridge, Ark. (search)
2d Ohio Battery, Lieut. W. B. Chapman. Loss: k, 12; w, 29: m, 14 = 55. Third division, Col. Jefferson C. Davis. First Brigade, Col. Thomas Pattison: 8th Ind., Col. William P. Benton; 18th Ind., Lieut.-Col. Henry D. Washburn; 22d Ind., Lieut.-Col. John A. Hendricks (m w), Major David W. Daily, Jr.; 1st Ind. Battery, Capt. Martin Klauss. Brigade loss: k, 17; w, 88; in, 6 = 111. Second Brigade, Col. Julius White: 37th Ill., Lieut.-Col. M. S. Barnes; 59th Ill., Lieut.-Col. C. H. Frederick; Peoria Ill. Battery, Capt. P. Davidson. Brigade loss: k, 29; w, 195; in, 3 = 227. Cavalry: 1st Mo., Col. C. A. Ellis. Loss: k, 2; w, 2; m, 2 = 6. Fourth division, Col. Eugene A. Carr (w). Staff loss: w, 1. First Brigade, Col. Grenville M. Dodge: 35th Ill., Col. Gustavus A. Smith (w), Lieut.-Col. William P. Chandler (c); 4th Iowa, Lieut.-Col. John Galligan (w); 1st Iowa, Battery, Capt. Junius A. Jones (w), Lieut. V. J. David. Brigade loss: k, 35; w, 200; m, 55 = 290. Second Brigade, Col. Will
ommanded by Captain Rabb. Wisconsin: Third regiment cavalry, two battalions, and Ninth regiment infantry. And Colonel Phillips Indiana brigade, consisting of the First, Second and Third regiments. The Second and Third Divisions commanded by Brig..General Frank J. Herron were composed of the following organizations: Iowa: Nineteenth and Twentieth regiments of infantry, and First regiment cavalry. Illinois: Tenth regiment cavalry and Thirty-seventh and Ninety-fourth regiments infantry and Peoria battery light artillery. Indiana: Twenty-sixth regiment infantry. Missouri: First, Seventh and Eight regiments cavalry, and batteries E, F and L First light artillery. Wisconsin: One battalion Second regiment cavalry; and Twentieth regiment infantry, and First regiment Arkansas cavalry. The enemy, I estimated from counting different groups of their slain on the field, lost about three hundred men killed, and probably upwards of a thousand wounded. There was some gallant charging by the
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery., First joint debate, at Ottawa, August 21, 1858. (search)
hat if a man says he knows a thing, then he must show how he knows it. I always have a right to claim this, and it is not satisfactory to me that he may be conscientious on the subject. Now, gentlemen, I hate to waste my time on such things, but in regard to that general Abolition tilt that Judge Douglas makes, when he says that I was engaged at that time in selling out and abolitionizing the old Whig party--I hope you will permit me to read a part of a printed speech that I made then at Peoria, which will show altogether a different view of the position I took in that contest of 1854. Voice---Put on your specs. Mr. Lincoln-Yes, sir? I am obliged to do so. I am no longer a young man. This is the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. This extract from Mr. Lincoln's Peoria speech of 1854, was read by him in the Ottawa, debate, but was not reported fully or accurately in either the Times or Press and Tribune. It is inserted now as necessary to a complete report of the d
nd to the glory of all who aided in their passage. In advocating these extensive and far-reaching plans he was not alone. Stephen A. Douglas, John A. McClernand, James Shields, and others prominent in the subsequent history of the State, were equally as earnest in espousing the cause of improvement, and sharing with him the glory that attended it. Next in importance came the bill to remove the seat of government from Vandalia. Springfield, of course, wanted it. So also did Alton, Decatur, Peoria, Jacksonville, and Illiopolis. But the Long Nine, by their adroitness and influence, were too much for their contestants. They made a bold fight for Springfield, intrusting the management of the bill to Lincoln. The friends of other cities fought Springfield bitterly, but under Lincoln's leadership the Long Nine contested with them every inch of the way. The struggle was warm and protracted. Its enemies, relates one of Lincoln's colleagues, R. L. Wilson, Ms. laid it on the table twic
ke issue in another and entirely different matter. By request of party friends Lincoln was induced to follow after Douglas and, at the various places where the latter had appointments to speak, reply to him. On the 16th of October they met at Peoria, where Douglas enjoyed the advantages of an open and close. Lincoln made an effective speech, which he wrote out and furnished to the Sangamon Journal for publication, and which can be found among his public utterances. His party friends in Spranother; while every cross-roads politician and legislative aspirant wanted him down in our country, where we need your help. Joshua R. Giddings wrote him words of encouragement. You may start, said the valiant old Abolitionist in a letter from Peoria, J. R. Giddings, Ms. letter, Sept. 18, 1855. on the one great issue of restoring Kansas and Nebraska to freedom, or rather of restoring the Missouri Compromise, and in this State no power on earth can withstand you on that issue. The demand f
of State sovereignty, and antislavery sentiment naturally demanded that it should cease. Pro-slavery statesmen, on the other hand, as persistently opposed its removal, partly as a matter of pride and political consistency, partly because it was a convenience to Southern senators and members of Congress, when they came to Washington, to bring their family servants where the local laws afforded them the same security over their black chattels which existed at their homes. Mr. Lincoln, in his Peoria speech in 1854, emphasized the sectional dispute with this vivid touch of local color: The South clamored for a more efficient fugitive-slave law. The North clamored for the abolition of a peculiar species of slave trade in the District of Columbia, in connection with which, in view from the windows of the Capitol, a sort of negro livery-stable, where droves of negroes were collected, temporarily kept, and finally taken to Southern markets, precisely like droves of horses, had been op
Chapter 7. Repeal of the Missouri Compromise State Fair debate Peoria debate Trumbull elected letter to Robinson the know Nothings Decatur meeting Bloomington convention Philadelphia conventions Lincoln's vote for Vice President Fremont and Dayton Lincoln's campaign speeches Chicago banquet speech After the expiration of his term in Congress Mr. Lincoln applied himself with unremitting assiduity to the practice of law, which the growth of the State in p illustrations from history, and citations from authorities, as secured him a decided oratorical triumph, and lifted him at a single bound to the leadership of the opposition to Douglas's propagandism. Two weeks later, Douglas and Lincoln met at Peoria in a similar debate, and on his return to Springfield Lincoln wrote out and printed his speech in full. The reader who carefully examines this speech will at once be impressed with the genius which immediately made Mr. Lincoln a power in Amer
hio batteries. Cavalry — A company of the Fourth Indiana cavalry. Twelfth division--Brigadier-General A. P. Hovey commanding: First Brigade--Brigadier-General G. F. McGinnis commanding, consisting of the Eleventh, Twenty-fourth, Thirty-fourth, and Forty-sixth Indiana, and Twenty-ninth Wisconsin. Second Brigade--Colonel J. R. Slack (Forty-seventh Indiana) commanding, consisting of the Forty-seventh Indiana, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Iowa, and Fifty-sixth Ohio. Artillery — Peoria light artillery, Second and Sixteenth Ohio, and First Missouri batteries. Cavalry--Company C First Indiana cavalry. Fourteenth division--Brigadier-General E. A. Carr commanding: First Brigade--Brigadier-General W. P. Benton commanding, consisted of the First U. S. infantry, Eighth and Eighteenth Indiana, and the Thirty-third and Ninety-ninth Illinois. Second Brigade--Brigadier-General M. K. Lawler commanding, consisting of the Eleventh Wisconsin, and Twenty-first, Twenty-second,
ched or shrunk from his duty; the same of all the non-commissioned officers and privates. The Peoria light artillery company, under the command of Capt. Peter Davidson, deserves honorable mention. issioned officers and privates — total wounded, fifty non-commissioned officers and privates. Peoria light artillery, under the command of Capt. Peter Davidson: killed, none; wounded, five--none mo was but a repetition of the previous day. None faltered; all performed their duty nobly. The Peoria light artillery, however, on this day, had the opportunity which they had not so fully before, t fourteen; wounded, fifty-one. Fifty-ninth Illinois--killed, on the eighth,--; wounded,--. Peoria light artillery--wounded, on the seventh, five. Peoria light artillery--wounded, on the eightPeoria light artillery--wounded, on the eighth, twelve. Total — killed, thirty-five; wounded, one hundred and eighty-seven. I close this report with my warmest thanks to you, General, for the wisdom, firmness, and ability with which the mo
enemy. Meantime, the powerful battery of Captain Woelfley, and many more were bearing on the cliff, pouring heavy balls through the timber near the centre, splintering great trees and scattering death and destruction with tempestuous fury. At one time a battery was opened in front of Hayden's battery on the extreme right, so near I could not tell whether it was the enemy or an advance of Hayden's, but riding nearer I soon perceived its true character, and directed the First Iowa and the Peoria battery, Capt. Davidson, to cross fire on it, which soon drove it back to the common hiding-place — the deep ravines of Cross Timber Hollow. While the artillery were thus taking position and advancing upon the enemy, the infantry moved steadily forward. The left wing advancing rapidly, soon began to ascend the mountain cliff, from which the artillery had driven most of the rebel force. The upward movement of the gallant Thirty-sixth Illinois, with its dark blue line of men, and its gleami
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