bilee at Burlington, celebrating the union of the lakes and the Atlantic by railroad through Vermont......June 25, 1850
Vermont State Teachers' Association organized......1850
Maine prohibition law passed......Dec. 20, 1852
State board of education established......1856
Capitol at Montpelier burned......Jan. 6, 1857
Personal liberty bill, to secure freedom to all persons within the State, passed......Nov. 25, 1858
Under the call of President Lincoln and Governor Fairbanks, April 15, the first Vermont regiment reaches New York City......May 10, 1861
Personal liberty bill of 1858 repealed as inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States......1861
Southern refugees in Canada, under Lieut. Bennett H. Young, rob the banks of St. Albans, escaping into Canada with over $200,000......Oct. 19, 1864
Norwich University removed to Northfield......1866
Vermont ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment......Nov. 9, 1866
Vermont ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment.....
then become so
A Virginia landscape. hard that one weak Unionist after another gave way, converted by sophistry or threats.
Commissioners were sent to President Lincoln, to ascertain his
State seal of Virginia. determination about seceding States, who were told explicitly that he should defend the life of the republic to the best of his ability.
Their report added fuel to the flame of passion then raging in Richmond.
In the convention, the only question remaining on the evening of April 15 was, Shall Virginia secede at once, or wait for the co-operation of the border slavelabor States?
In the midst of the excitement pending that question, the convention adjourned until the next morning.
The following day the convention assembled in secret session.
For three days threats and persuasion had been brought to bear upon the faithful Union members, who were chiefly from the mountain districts of western Virginia, where slavery had a very light hold upon the people.
On the adjo
They were all captured.
About thirty-seven men were taken prisoners; the number is not definitely fixed.
They were kept under guard until dark.
They were led out, two by two, and shot.
Most of the men were shot to death.
A few were wounded, not mortally, and by pretending to be dead were afterwards, during the night, able to make their escape.
Among them was the Levi Nelson named in the indictment.
The dead bodies of the negroes killed in this affair were left unburied until Tuesday, April 15, when they were buried by a deputy-marshal and an officer of the militia from New Orleans.
These persons found fifty-nine dead bodies.
They showed pistol-shot wounds, the great majority in the head, and most of them in the back of the head.
In addition to the fifty-nine dead bodies found, some charred remains of dead bodies were discovered near the courthouse.
Six dead bodies were found under a warehouse, all shot in the head but one or two, which were shot in the breast.
mery, on a railway train.
When Bragg found he had committed a great blunder in allowing Worden to go to the Sabine (a spy having informed him of the reinforcement of Fort Pickens that very night), he endeavored to shield his own stupidity by falsely accusing Worden of having practised falsehood and deception in gaining permission to visit Captain Adams.
This accusation he telegraphed to Montgomery, and recommended Worden's arrest.
It was done a short distance below Montgomery, and on Monday, April 15, he was cast into the common jail at the capital of Alabama.
Bragg's accusation made him an object of scorn to Davis and his compeers and the citizens generally; and there, in that prison, this officer was confined until Nov. 11 following, when he was paroled and ordered to report to the Confederate government at Richmond, and, on the 18th, was exchanged for Lieutenant Sharpe, of the Confederate navy.
Worden was the first prisoner of war held by the Confederates.
In March, 1862, he