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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 1 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 1 1 Browse Search
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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.the Manassas Gap Railroad--Religious — ourvillage — Wheat. Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 26, 1861. The Manassas Gap Railroad has again about suspended operations, I understand. I believe the pretext this time is the monetary crisis. I express the conviction of many that this road will never be completed to Harrisonburg, unless purchased by somebody or some company, and finished in that way. Bad management has been the distinguishing feature ever since its commencement. An abundance of officers have been preying upon the concern and sucking its money, and thousands of dollars have been paid to idlers for the gratification of keeping them. If the work on the line is stopped entirely this time, it never will be finished, because the company cannot raise another dollar by subscription, as the people all along the route have become disgusted with the concern. The cost, so far, has been nearly double that of the Orange and Alexandria Road, and
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], The intended evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
Condition of the Virginia Banks.Merchants' and Mechanics' Bank, Wheeling, Va., Feb. 26th, 1861. His Excellency John Letcher, Governor of Va.:Sir: --I transmit herewith statement of the affairs of this Bank for the quarter ending 1st January, 1861. I have the honor to be, very respectfully.Your obedient servant, S. Brady, Cashier. Quarterly statement of the Merchants' and Mechanics' Bank of Wheeling and Branches, ending 1st January, 1861. with a Comparative statemeour knowledge and belief. A. P. Woods, James R. Baker, R. Crangle, J. Gooding, J. C. Acheson, Samuel Mason, Geo. T. Tingle, John Reid. Wheeling,Feb. 19th, 1861. Merchants' and Mechanics' Bank, Wheeling, Feb. 26th, 1861. The foregoing is a just and true statement of this Bank, as taken from the books and the returns from the branches, according to the best of my knowledge. S. Brady, Cashier. Ohio County, as: Affirmed to before me, th
termaster-General and the Chief of Ordnance shall be Brigadier-Generals in the Provisional Army. The question was upon the passage of the bill, upon which the ayes and noes were ordered, with the following result — ayes 28, noes 26. Mr. Chambers, of Miss, from the Military Committee, reported back a Senate bill entitled an act to amend an act entitled "an act for the establishment and organization of a General Staff for the Army of the Confederate States of America," approved February 26, 1861. This bill provides for the appointment, by the President, of additional staff officers for general officers serving in the field. Mr. Chambers introduced a substitute to the Senate bill, which is as follows: Sec. 1. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That during the existing war there shall be allowed to general officers serving in the field, the following general staff officers, to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consen
by the forces of the enemy, was taken up. Mr. Clark moved to amend the bill providing for disbanding organizations raised under the provision of the bill, when the districts in which they were raised comes under the operations of the Conscript law. Agreed to. The bill then passed. A House bill to extend the term of office of certain district collectors Passed. A bill to amend an act for the establishment and organization of a General Staff of the Army. Approved 26th of February, 1861. Mr. Wigfall moved a reference of the bill to the Committee on Military Affairs. Negatived. A message from the President was received transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War in response to an inquiry of the Senate as to what authority by which military commandants have prohibited the transportation of private property on certain lines of railroad, &c. The report of the Secretary is that no general authority has been given for such proceedings, and it is imposs
The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], Crops — impressments — Military Affairs in the Valley — the severe winter — Court days. (search)
Wednesday, March 18, 1863. Senate.--The Senate met at 12 o'clock, Mr. Hunter, of Va., in the chair, Prayer by Rev. Mr. Dunban. Mr. Caperton presented the memorial of Wm. Bowies, praying for the passage of an act allowing J. F. Shepard to convey certain property in course of sequestration. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Mr. Sparrow reported a bill for the establishment and organization of a General Striff for the Army of the Confederate States of America, approved February 26th, 1861, with an amendment. Printed. The Senate proceeded to consider said bill in Committee of the Whole, and, it being passed to its was passed — ayes 16, noes 3. The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill to organize the Supreme Court of the Confederate States, the pending question being the motion of Mr. Clay, of Aia, to strike out the 45th and 46th sections of the act of the Provisional Congress. Mr. Phelan, of Miss., proceeded to address the Senate in opposition to the motio
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