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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
rter case and General Logan's part in it the Illinois convention of 1880 controlled by Logan Garfield's nomination at Chicago General Logan home before the election of delegates to the national convention in 1880. As usual, a great warfare was being made on men who were to take a rivalries over the nominations for President and Vice-President for 1880. Congress adjourned early for the holidays, but, as usual, we remailliant receptions ever held in the White House took place January i, 1880. Mrs. Hayes had done me the honor to invite me to assist in receivinld have performed the amount of work he did during the whole year of 1880. Early in April, Conkling, Cameron, Carpenter, Chandler, and othn which was to be held in June. The Illinois State convention of 1880 was the most remarkable one in the history of the State. A majority the Government. At the time of his candidacy for the Presidency in 1880, his record was unenviable and would have deterred most men from see
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
of 1884 nomination of Blaine and Logan activity of General Logan on the stump his return to the Senate enthusiastic reception at San Francisco death of General Logan, December 26, 1886 funeral honors paid to him marriage of our son I go to Europe our stay in Berlin and subsequent European travel a second trip abroad death of Major John A. Logan, Jr., in the Philippines Statues of General Logan recent activities. General Logan was much exhausted by the labors of the campaign of 1880, and had not fully recovered when we came to Washington for the convening of Congress in December of that year. When we arrived we found many of our old friends at Mrs. Rhine's. The month of December until the time of the adjournment of Congress for the holidays was a busy one socially and politically. The usual forebodings and anxiety of persons occupying appointive official positions and employees of the Government as to their fate in a change of administration made them active in trying
A Visit to Andersonville in 1880. A correspondent of the Boston Herald who recently visited the site of the prison at Andersonville, writes as follows: Anderson is the name of a station on the Southwestern Railroad, about sixty miles, or two hours ride, from Macon. It is nothing but a railroad station, and the only other thing besides the railroad which characterizes the spot, is the immense Union Cemetery, of some twenty acres, over which floats the Star-Spangled Banner. The Cemetery is located on the spot where the prisoners were buried and the trenches were dug with such precision and regularity that the soldiers were not generally disturbed, but allowed to remain as their comrades interred them, working under the watchful eyes and fixed bayonets of the Georgia Home-Guard. The Cemetery is surrounded by a stout brick wall, with an iron gate, and is under the supervision of a Superintendent, who lives on the grounds. It is a plain spot. There is not much attempt made
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Manassas to Seven Pines. (search)
fense must be made outside of the city. His next sentence, approving the course I was pursuing, has been quoted in connection with what the President said of an inconclusive conversation with me. Mr. Davis continues, a little farther down [II., 120]: Major-General John B. Magruder, C. S. A. From a photograph. It had not occurred to me that he [Johnston] meditated a retreat which would uncover the capital, nor was it ever suspected, until, in reading General Hood's book, published in 1880, the evidence was found that General Johnston, when retreating from Yorktown, told his volunteer aide, Mr. McFarland, that he [Johnston] expected or intended to give up Richmond, This story of Mr. McFarland is incredible. He, a very rich, fat old man, could not have been an aide-de-camp. As I did not know him at all until four years later, and then barely, he could not have been my aide-de-camp. And lastly, I had no volunteer aide. Besides, the Confederate President had abundant evid
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.67 (search)
oned the intrenchments and retreated rapidly to Vicksburg, accompanied by the division that had been posted west of the river. Information of this was brought to me in the evening of that day, and I immediately wrote to General Pemberton that, if invested in Vicksburg, he must ultimately surrender; and that, instead of losing both troops and place, he must save the troops by evacuating Vicksburg and marching to Vicksburg Court House, a Landmark during the siege. From a photograph taken in 1880. the north-east. The question of obeying this order was submitted by him to a council of war, which decided that it was impossible to withdraw the troops from that position with such morale and material as to be of further service to the Confederacy. This allegation was refuted by the courage, fortitude, and discipline displayed by that army in the long siege. The investment of the place was completed on the 19th; on the 20th Gist's brigade from Charleston, on the 21st Ector's and McNai
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 5.43 (search)
The defense of Atlanta. taken by permission and condensed from General Hood's work, advance and retreat, published by General G. T. Beauregard for the Hood orphan Memorial Fund, New Orleans, 1880.--editors. by John B. Hood, General, C. S. A. About 11 o'clock on the night of the 17th of July, 1864, I received a telegram from the War Office directing me to assume command of the Army of Tennessee. It is difficult to imagine a commander placed at the head of an army under more embarrassing circumstances than those against which I was left to contend. I was comparatively a stranger to the Army of Tennessee. The troops of the Army of Tennessee had for such length of time been subjected to the ruinous policy pursued from Dalton to Atlanta that they were unfitted for united action in pitched battle. They had, in other words, been so long habituated to security behind breastworks that they had become wedded to the timid defensive policy, and naturally regarded with distrust a comman
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 9.64 (search)
The invasion of Tennessee. taken by permission (and condensed) from General Hood's work, advance and retreat, published by General G. T. Beauregard for the Hood orphan Memorial Fund: New Orleans, 1880. by J. B. Hood, General, C. S. A. Unless the army could be heavily reenforced, there was but one plan to be adopted [after withdrawing from Atlanta. See p. 343]: by manoeuvres, to draw Sherman back into the mountains, then beat him in battle, and at least regain our lost territory. Therefore, after anxious reflection and consultation with the corps commanders, I determined to communicate with the President, and ascertain whether or not reinforcements could be obtained from any quarter. The reply from His Excellency conveyed no hope of assistance: Richmond, September 5th, 1864. . . . The necessity for reinforcements was realized, and every effort made to bring forward reserves, militia, and detailed men for the purpose. . . . No other resource remains. It is now req
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at the Monocacy, Md.: July 9th, 1864. (search)
51st N. Y., Col. William Emerson; 87th Pa., Lieut.-Col. James A. Stahle; 10th Vt., Col. William W. Henry. Second Brigade, Col. Matthew R. McClennan: 9th N. Y. Heavy Art'y, Col. William H. Seward; 110th Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Otho H. Binkley; 122d Ohio (detachment), Lieut. Charles J. Gibson; 126th Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Aaron W. Ebright; 138th Pa., Maj. Lewis A. May. The 6th Md., 67th Pa., and part of the 122d Ohio, of this brigade, did not reach the battle-field. Union loss: k, 98; w, 594; m, 1188 == 1880. Effective strength (estimated): Eighth Corps troops, 2700; Ricketts's division (on the field), 3350 == 6050. The Confederate Army.--Lieutenant-General Jubal A. Early. Gordon's division, Maj.-Gen. John C. Breckinridge commanded Gordon's and Echols's divisions. Maj.-Gen. John B. Gordon. Evans's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. C. A. Evans, Col. E. N. Atkinson: 13th Ga.,----; 26th Ga., Col. E. N. Atkinson; 31st Ga.,----; 38th Ga.,----; 60th Ga.,----; 61st Ga., Col. J. H. Lamar; 12th Ga. Batt
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
had a loyal Governor at the beginning of Richard Yates. 1861, in the person of Richard Yates. The Legislature of the State assembled at Spring-field, on the 7th of January. The Governor's message was temperate and patriotic; and he summed up what he believed to be the sentiment of the people of his State, in the words of General Jackson's toast, John C. Calhoun, and other conspirators against the Republic, inaugurated the first act in the great drama of treason, in the spring of 1880, in the form of the assertion that a Sovereign State may nullify or disobey an Act of the National Congress. As Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798, which seemed to favor the doctrine of nullification, they resolved to plant their standard of incipient revolt under the auspices of his great name. A dinner was prepared at Washington City, on the birthday of Jefferson, professedly to honor his memory. It was the work of Calhoun and others. Presid
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
e Democratic party; but the same class of men in that party that had always opposed me in the Republican party made a bolt from the convention and ran a candidate against me, so that I was not elected, although I received a very large number of votes. In 1879, I was again candidate for governor, having the nomination of the Democratic party. The Hunker Democrats ran a bolting candidate, and I was again defeated, but held substantially the same vote that I had received the year before. In 1880 I supported the nomination of General Hancock for President, the first Democratic candidate I had supported for President since the war began. In 1882 I came to the conclusion to try the question of my being governor of Massachusetts directly and fully against the Republican party, although they had the prestige of just electing a president and had the administration. The hunkers of the Democratic party, having found their utter inability to carry any votes worth counting, did not run a b
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