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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
d by premature explosion of cannon in firing a salute to the United States flag. April 17, 1861: Virginia adopted the ordinance of secession, subject to popular vote. April 19, 1861: riots in Baltimore, Md. Union 6th Mass., 27th Pa. Baltimoreans, Citizens of Baltimore. Losses: Union 4 killed, 36 wounded. Citizens, 12 killed. April 23, 1861: Co. A 8th U. S. Infantry captured at San Antonio, Tex., by a company of organized citizen volunteers. May, 1861. May 6, 1861: Arkansas seceded. May 10, 1861: Camp Jackson, Mo. Occupied by Mo. militia, seized by Union 1st, 3d, and 4th Mo. Reserve Corps, 3d Mo. Vols. 639 militiamen taken prisoners. May 11, 1861: St. Louis, Mo. Collision of Union 5th Mo., U. S. Reserves, with citizens of St. Louis. Losses: Union 4 killed. Citizens 27 killed. May 20, 1861: North Carolina seceded. May 24, 1861: Col. E. Elmer Ellsworth, 11th N. Y. Vols., killed by a civilian while removing a Southern
Meade at Gettysburg, as did the sons of Generals Humphreys, Abercrombie, and Heintzelman, as did Win and Sam Sumner, both generals in their own right to-day, as did Francis Vinton Greene, who had to be locked up to keep him from following his gallant father into the The first of the boy generals Surrounded by his staff, some of whom are older than he, sits Adelbert Ames (third from the left), a brigadiergen-eral at twenty-eight. He graduated fifth in his class at West Point on May 6, 1861, and was assigned to the artillery service. It was while serving as first-lieutenant in the Fifth Artillery that he distinguished himself at Bull Run and was brevetted major for gallant and meritorious service. He remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded, and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson, where he had been placed by the men of this command. For this he was awarded a medal
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
f Northern Virginia. From General R. L. T. Beale, of Virginia--A narrative of the part borne by the Ninth Virginia cavalry, in resisting the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid, together with a statement which establishes fully the authenticity of the infamous Dahlgren papers. From General Dabney H. Maury, of Virginia--His recollections of the Elkhorn campaign. From W. Baird, Esq., of Essex county, Virginia--A Review of the first volume of the Count of Paris' History of the Civil War in America. From Carlton McCarthy, Esq., of Richmond--Two papers on Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life. From Geo. T. Whitington, Alexandria--First morning report of troops at Manassas Junction, under command of Major Cornelius Boyle, May 6th, 1861. From Judge B. R. Wellford--Supplemental report of Confederate States Secretary of War (March 17th, 1862), embracing the correspondence in reference to the first cartel for the exchange of prisoners. Other acknowledgmentts and book notices crowded out.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
he United States, resigns about......May 1, 1864 [Campbell alone of the three Southern justices joined the Confederacy. He became assistant Secretary of War of the Confederate States; died 1889.] President Lincoln calls for 42,034 volunteers for three years, and adds 22,714 men to the regular army and 18,000 to the navy......May 3, 1861 United States ordnance stores seized at Kansas City......May 4, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Arkansas adopted in convention by 69 to 1......May 6, 1861 President proclaims martial law and suspends the habeas corpus in Key West, the Tortugas, and Santa Rosa......May 10, 1861 Baltimore, Md., occupied by United States troops......May 13, 1861 Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, U. S. A., assumes command of the Department of the Ohio, embracing a portion of West Virginia......May 13, 1861 Engagement at Sewell's Point, Va.......May 18-19, 1861 Ordinance of secession of North Carolina adopted in convention, vote unanimous......May 21, 1861
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
Population, 52,240......June 15, 1836 United States arsenal at Little Rock seized by the State authorities......Feb. 8, 1861 Arkansas convention meets about......March 1, 1861 Was visited by William S. Oldham, of the Confederate Congress, and a commissioner from Jefferson Davis; but voted against secession (vote, 39 to 35)......March 16, 1861 Arsenals seized at Napoleon and Fort Smith......April 23-24, 1861 Act of secession adopted by the legislature—yeas, 69; nay, 1......May 6, 1861 [The negative vote was cast by Dr. Isaac Murphy, afterwards (1864-68) governor.] Battle of Pea Ridge between Union and Confederate forces. March 6-7, 1862 Union troops under General Washburne occupy Helena......July 11, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. United States Gens. Francis J. Herron and James G. Blunt; Confederate Gen. Thomas C. Hindman. Confederates retire during the night with a loss of 1,317. Federal loss, 1,148......Dec. 7, 1862 Arkansas Post captured with 5,000
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
ends commissioners to Alexander H. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederacy, to treat for the annexation of Virginia......April 24, 1861 Governor's proclamation that Virginia is a member of the Confederacy (subject to popular vote in May)......April 25, 1861 Richmond becomes the capital of the Confederacy and general rendezvous of Southern troops......May, 1861 Virginia incorporated with the Confederacy, and Gen. Robert E. Lee in command of the Virginia Confederate forces......May 6, 1861 Gen. Benjamin F. Butler takes command at Fortress Monroe......May 22, 1861 People confirm the secession ordinance......May 23, 1861 First advance of the Federals into Virginia......May 24, 1861 Col. E. E. Ellsworth enters Alexandria in command of the New York Fire Zouaves, and is shot by Jackson, a hotelkeeper at Alexandria, while taking down a Confederate flag......May 24, 1861 Slaves around Fortress Monroe entering the Federal lines are declared contrabrand by Gen. B. F.
to this moment we are comparatively in a defence. less attitude. Whatever else should be done, it is, in my judgment, the duty of Kentucky, without delay, to place herself in a complete position for defence. The causes for apprehension are now certainly grave enough to impel every Kentuckian to demand that this be done, and to require of the Legislature of the State such additional action as may be necessary for the general welfare. To this end, I now call upon the members of the General Assembly to convene at the Capitol in Frankfort, on the 6th day of May, 1861. In testimony whereof I, Beriah Magoffin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed. Done at the city of Frankfort, the 24th day of April, 1861, and in the sixty-ninth year of the Commonwealth. B. Magoffin. By the Governor. Thos. B. Monroe, Secretary of State. By Jas. W. Tate, Assistant Secretary. --N. O. Picayune, April 28.
the Federal Government, and in the particular matter of the commercial communication between the city of Baltimore and the other part of the country, brought to the attention of the General Assembly by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore; but they feel authorized to express the opinion that some modification may be expected. The undersigned feel painfully confident that a war is to be waged to reduce all the seceding States to allegiance to the Federal Government, and that the whole military power cf the Federal Government will be exerted to accomplish that purpose; and though the expression of this opinion is not called for by the resolution of your honorable bodies, yet, having had the opportunity to ascertain its entire accuracy, and because it will explain much of the military preparations and movements of the troops through the State of Maryland, it is proper to bring it to your attention. Otho Scott, Robert M. Mclane, Wm. J. Ross. May 6, 1861. --N. Y. Herald, May 7.
Doc. 139.-interview between Colonels Tilghman and Prentiss. Headquarters, Camp defiance, Cairo, Ill., May 6, 1861. Colonel Lloyd Tilghman, commanding the western division of Kentucky Militia, including Paducah and Columbus, places that have been considered as menacing our troops here, called, in company with Colonel Wickliffe, of Kentucky, upon Colonel Prentiss, commandant at this place. The following is the substance of their interview: Colonel Tilghman--I have visited you, sir, for the purpose of a little official intercourse with reference to the late questions which have excited the people of Kentucky, and to cultivate, as far as in my power, peaceful relations. Some portions of the public press have erroneously used the name of Kentucky, the name of her organized militia under my command, and my own name, in referring to the hostile movement of troops against you from Tennessee. (Colonel Tilghman referred: to an article in the Louisville Journal, which stated tha
Doc. 140.-act recognizing a State of war.-[by Confederate Congress.] The following Act, recognizing the existence of war between the United States and the States in rebellion, was published May 6, 1861: Whereas, The earnest efforts made by this government to establish friendly relations between the Government of the United States and the Confederate States, and to settle all questions of disagreement between the two governments upon principles of right, justice, equity, and good faith, have proved unavailing, by reason of the refusal of the Government of the United States to hold any intercourse with the commissioners appointed by this government for the purposes aforesaid, or to listen to any proposal they had to make for the peaceful solution of all causes of difficulties between the two governments; and whereas, the President of the United States of America has issued his proclamation, making requisition upon the States of the American Union for 75,000 men, for the purpose
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