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Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
Blacks in his famous defense of New Orleans — his public and vigorous reprobation Proclamation dated Mobile, Sept. 21, 1814. of the mistaken policy which had hitherto excluded them from the service, and his emphatic attestation of their bravery and good conduct while serving under his eye — are too well known to require citation or comment. When, upon hearing of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and still more, after the riotous massacre of Massachusetts volunteers in tile streets of Baltimore, the city of New York blazed out in a fervid though not very profound enthusiasm, and military organization and arming became the order of the day, a number of Blacks quietly hired a public hall and commenced drilling therein, in view of the possibility of a call to active service, they were promptly notified by the Chief of Police that they must desist from these military exercises, or he could not protect them from popular indignation and assault. They had no choice but to do as they we
America (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
roviding for the punishment of criminals engaged in exciting servile insurrection. The enlisted soldiers I shall continue to treat as unwilling instruments in the commission of these crimes, and shall direct their discharge and return to their homes on the proper and usual parole. The Confederate Congress took up the subject soon afterward, and, after protracted consideration, ultimately disposed of it by passing the following: Resolved, by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, In response to the message of the President, transmitted to Congress at the commencement of the present session, That, in the opinion of Congress, the commissioned officers of the enemy ought not to be delivered to the authorities of the respective States, as suggested in the said message, but all captives taken by the Confederate forces ought to be dealt with and disposed of by the Confederate Government. Sec. 2. That, in the judgment of Congress, the proclamations of the President of
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
20 and 45. whether citizens or not, shall be enrolled and made a part of the National forces; and, when enrolled and drafted into the service, his master shall be entitled to receive $300, and the drafted man shall be free. Mr. S. H. Boyd, of Mo., suggested that only loyal masters be entitled to the $300 bounty; which Mr. Stevens readily accepted; but, on motion of Mr. Webster, of Md., it was afterward decided--67 to 44--that any bounty accruing to a drafted man who is a slave shall be paiacks who should seek protection within the Union lines, and should not be otherwise employed, into the National service. Next appeared Oct. 3. an order from the War Department, establishing recruiting stations for Black soldiers in Maryland, Missouri, and Tennessee, and directing the enlistment as volunteers of all able-bodied free negroes; also the slaves of disloyal persons [absolutely], and slaves of loyal persons with the consent of their owners, who were to be paid $300 for each slave s
Stono River (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
resolve nevertheless stood for years, if not to the last, unrepealed and unmodified, and was the primary, fundamental impediment whereby the exchange of prisoners between the belligerents was first interrupted; so that tens of thousands languished for weary months in prison-camps, where many thousands died of exposure and starvation, who might else have been living to this day. Secretary Stanton, having learned that three of our Black soldiers captured with the gunboat Isaac Smith, in Stono river, had been placed in close confinement, ordered three of our prisoners (South Carolinians) to be treated likewise, and the fact to be communicated to time Confederate leaders. The Richmond Examiner, commenting on this relation, said: It is not merely the pretension of a regular Government affecting to deal with Rebels, but it is a deadly stab which they are aiming at our institutions themselves — because they know that, if we were insane enough to yield this point, to treat Black men
service of the United States, such number of Volunteers of African descent as you may deem expedient, not exceeding 5,000; anivate and improve the plantations. 5. The population of African descent, that cultivate the land and perform the labor of th Carolina and this point, to organize and discipline our African levies; and that the more promising non-commissioned officamended as to authorize the President to accept persons of African descent, for the purpose of constructing intrenchments, ore it further enacted, That all able-bodied male persons of African descent, between the ages of 20 and 45. whether citizens section of the-Act of 1862, aforesaid, the said persons of African descent were to be paid $10 per month, $3 of it in clothinvice as he may find convenient, and may include persons of African descent, organized into separate corps. Under this order,e years men, with express permission to include persons of African descent, was that issued to Gov. Andrew, Jan. 20th of this
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
roughout his department, already recorded. See page 246. This movement elicited June 5, 1862. from Mr. Wickliffe, of Ky., in the House, the following resolution of inquiry: Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to inform this Hou may be found competent. This, and the whole project, were vehemently opposed by Messrs. Saulsbury, of Del., G. Davis, of Ky., Carlile, of Va., and others of the Opposition. Mr. G. Davis endeavored to strike out the words last above quoted; but fan ten days, was with the enemy at Manassas. The Army Appropriation bill being before the Senate, Mr. Garrett Davis, of Ky., moved Jan. 28, 1863. to add: Provided, That no part of the sums appropriated by this act shall be disbursed for thl, Turpie, and Wall (all Democrats). At the next session — the Deficiency bill being before the House--Mr. Harding, of Ky., moved Dec. 21, 1863. to insert-- Provided, That no part of the moneys aforesaid shall be applied to the raising, ar
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 22
suspected of being an enemy to the liberty of America; nor any under eighteen years of age. As t total separation of these States from the United States. This proclamation is also an authentic sthorities all commissioned officers of the United States that may hereafter be captured by our forc the proclamations of the President of the United States, dated respectively September 22d, 1862, ad or tending to emancipate slaves in the Confederate States, or to abduct such slaves, or to incite n or in the land or naval service of the Confederate States, or of any State of the Confederacy, tile President of the Confederate States is hereby authorized to cause full and ample retaliation to beive aid or comfort to the enemies of the Confederate States, shall, when captured in the Confederateation of the age. The Government of the United States will give the same protection to all its sore ordered that, for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war, a [23 more...]
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
Xxii. Negro soldiery. Negroes in the Revolutionary armies Royal attempts to win them to the British side the War of 1812 Gen. Jackson at New Orleans negro soldiering suppressed in 1861 Gen. Hunter directs a recruiting of Blacks Gov. Wickliffe's inquiry Gen. Hunter's response Saxton authorized to arm negroes Gen. Phelps's Black recruiting in Louisiana Gen. Butler thereon Jeff. Davis on Butler and Phelps together Congress orders a general enrollment, regardless of color Democratic denunciation thereof Gov. Andrew, of Mass., raises two Black regiments New York, by her loyal League, follows the example Rebel employment of negroes in War Beauregard and Jeff. Davis on Federal arming of Blacks the Confederate Congress punishes it with death President Lincoln threatens retaliation Garrett Davis, S. S. Cox & co. Denounce the arming of Blacks Adjt.-Gen. Thomas engages in the work his speech at Lake Providence Gen. Banks's order negro recruiting goes ahead eff
Jefferson City (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
ines any occupation which he shall think proper. Lord Cornwallis, during his Southern campaign, proclaimed freedom to all slaves who would join him; and his subordinates — Tarleton especially — took away all who could be induced to accompany them. Jefferson, in a letter to Dr. Gordon, Dated Paris, July 16, 1788. estimates that this policy cost Virginia no less than 30,000 slaves in one year; most of them dying soon of small-pox and camp-fever. Thirty were carried off by Tarleton from Jefferson's own homestead; and Jefferson characteristically says: Letter to Gordon aforesaid. Had this been to give them freedom, he would have done right. The War of 1812 with Great Britain was much shorter than that of the Revolution, and was not, like that, a struggle for life or death. Yet, short as it was, negro soldiers — who, at the outset, would doubtless have been rejected — were in demand before its close. New York authorized Oct. 24, 1814. the raising of two regiments of free
Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
to require citation or comment. When, upon hearing of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and still more, after the riotous massacre of Massachusetts volunteers in tstilities. So early as Jan. 1st, 1861, a dispatch from Mr. R. R. Riordan, at Charleston, to lion. Percy Walker, at Mobile, exultingly proclaimed that-- Large ganvening Post (New York), about this time, set forth that-- A gentleman from Charleston says that everything there betokens active preparations for fight. Tile thoucury of Jan. 3d, said: We learn that 150 able-bodied free colored men, of Charleston, yesterday offered their services gratuitously to the Governor, to hasten for. The following dispatch aptly embodies the prevailing sentiment:-- Charleston, S. C., Oct. 13, 1862. Hon. Wm. P. Miles, Richmond, Va.: Has the bill for theon of Slavery would be fatally wounded. After one of the conflicts before Charleston, an immediate exchange of prisoners was agreed on ; but, when ours came to be
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