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al soldiers as a protection against a similar movement. Mr. Thomas, after a very few days' service, resigned control of the Treasury, and was succeeded by Gen. John A. Dix, of New York. In Florida, Fort Barrancas and the Navy Yard at Pensacola were seized by Florida and Alabama forces on the 13th; Commander Armstrong surrenda at the end of January. The McClellan, Capt. Breshwood, stationed on the Mississippi below New Orleans, was, in like manner, handed over to those of Louisiana. Gen. Dix had sent down a special agent to secure them, but he was too late. The telegraph dispatch whereby Gen. Dix directed him, If any person attempts to haul down theGen. Dix directed him, If any person attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot, sent an electric thrill through the loyal heart of the country. Finally, tidings reached Washington, about the end of February, that Brig.--Gen. Twiggs, commanding the department of Texas, had disgracefully betrayed his trust, and turned over his entire army, with all The following is a
a few of her more audacious traitors to Fort McHenry, was made May 16th. a Major-General, and placed in command of a Department composed of tide-water Virginia with North Carolina. George B. McClellan, John C. Fremont (then in Europe), and John A. Dix had already May 1st and speedily thereafter. been appointed Major-Generals in the regular army--Gen. Dix commanding in New-York. Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, at Washington, was commander-in-chief, as well as in immediate charge of the largeDix commanding in New-York. Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, at Washington, was commander-in-chief, as well as in immediate charge of the large force rapidly pouring into the capital and its environs — in part, by steamboat up the Potomac; in part, by way of the Railroad through Baltimore. There were cities that hailed the Union soldiers with greater enthusiasm, but none that treated them with more civility and deference, than Baltimore, from and after Butler's arrival in that city; though he somewhat embarrassed the trade of that hitherto thriving mart by searching for and seizing large quantities of arms, secreted in her cellars or
n it by slaveholding treason. Every State, county, and township, addressed itself zealously to the work of recruiting and equipping; so that, by the middle Gen. McClellan, in his carefully elaborated Report, says: By the 15th of October, the number of troops in and about Washington, inclusive of the garrison of the city and Alexandria, the city guard, and the forces on the Maryland shore of the Potomac below Washington, and as far as Cumberland above, the troops under the command of Gen. Dix at Baltimore and its dependencies, were as follows: Total present for duty133,201 Total sick9,290 Total in confinement1,156   Aggregate present143,647 Aggregate absent8,404   Total152,051 of October, Gen. McClellan found himself at the head of fully 150,000 men — an army superior in numbers, in intelligence, and in the essential quality of its material, to any ever led into battle by Napoleon, and by far the largest and most effective which had ever been seen on this continent.
sts at, 216. Detroit Free Press, The, citation from, 392; on the President's call for troops, 457. Devens, Col., at Ball's Bluff, 621. Dickinson, John, of Del., 45. Dickinson, Daniel S., 191; at Charleston, 317. Dickinson, Mr., of Miss., Corn. to Delaware, 350. District of Columbia, 142; 1-43; petitions to abolish Slavery in, 143 to 147; Gott's resolution, 193; Clay's compromise measures regarding, 203; population in 1860, 351. Diven, Col. Alexander S., of N. Y., 572. Dix, John A., his repugnance to Annexation overcome, 174; Secretary of the Treasury, 412; his celebrated order, 413; appointed a Major-General, 529. Dixon, Archibald, of Ky., his proposed amendment to the Nebraska bill, 228; concurs with Mr. Douglas, 229; 231; at the Union meeting at Louisville, 493. Dixon, James, of Conn., on the Rebellion, 565. Doddridge, Philip, 110. Dodge, Augustus O., of Iowa, submits the Nebraska bill to the Senate, 227. Donaldson, Marshal, of Kansas, 244.
nt at Cedar Creek; and the crowning success at the storming of Petersburg. Over all these scenes the Greek Cross waved proudly on the banners of the corps, while its veteran legions wrought deeds which linked that badge with an unfading glory and renown. Seventh Corps. (Department of Virginia.) Deserted House Siege of Suffolk. This corps was organized under General Orders No. 84, War Department, dated July 22, 1862, and was formed from the troops then under command of General John A. Dix at Fort Monroe, Norfork, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and vicinity. Soon after its organization, its returns showed a strength of 9,574, present for duty, equipped, with an aggregate of 11,738, present and absent. In April, 1863, it comprised the divisions of Corcoran, Getty, and Gurney, including, also, two brigades which were stationed at Yorktown, under General Keyes, and one brigade at Norfolk, under General Viele; in all, 52 regiments of infantry, 9 batteries of light artillery, and 5
States, on the 27th instant, when his term of duty will expire. Brevet Major-General Cadwalader, also of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, will be honorably discharged upon the receipt of this order, as his term of service expires to-day. 2. Major-General Dix, of the United States forces, will relieve Major-General Banks, of the same service, in his present command, which will in future be called the Department of Maryland, Headquarters at Baltimore. Upon being relieved by Major-General Dix, MaMajor-General Dix, Major-General Banks will proceed to the Valley of Virginia, and assume command of the army now under Major-General Patterson, when that Department will be called the Department of the Shenandoah, Headquarters in the field. 3. The following-named general officers will be honorably discharged upon the expiration of their terms of service, as set hereinafter opposite their respective names, viz.: New York State Militia--Major-General Sanford, August 18, 1861. New Jersey Volunteers--Brigadle
anner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. The staff is made of mahogany, surmounted by a spear head, from which are suspended a red, white, and blue, and red, gold, and black straps and tassels. In the centre of the lance is a silver shield bearing the inscription, Presented to the De Kalb regiment, N. Y. V., by Miss Pauline A. Witthaus, June, 1861. Among the distinguished guests invited were: Gov. E. D. Morgan, Governor Hamilton Fish, Major-General John A. Dix, Brig.-General Yates, the Union Defence Committee, Colonel Franklin, Hon. George Bancroft, Hon. George Folsom, John Jacob Astor, jr., Abiel A. Low, Hon. Edward Pierrepont, Gen. P. M. Wetmore, Hon. Samuel Sloan, Henry Grinnell, Archibald Russell, Capt. M. Cogswell, Col. M. Lefferts, Dr. Alexander B. Mott, Elie Charlier, G. H. Witthaus, Egbert L. Viele, Col. Maidhoff, Col. Tompkins, Major Eaton, Amos F. Eno, Edward Jones, and others. After the presentation the officers of the regi
Doc. 132.-Gen. Butler on the contraband. Headquarters Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe, July 30, 1861. Hon. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War:-- Sir: By an order received on the morning of the 26th July from Major-General Dix, by a telegraphic order from Lieut.-General Scott, I was commanded to forward, of the troops of this department, four regiments and a half, including Col. Baker's California regiment, to Washington, via Baltimore. This order reached me at 2 o'clock A. M., by special boat from Baltimore. Believing that it emanated because of some pressing exigency for the defence of Washington, I issued my orders before day-break for the embarkation of the troops, sending those who were among the very best regiments I had. In the course of the following day they were all embarked for Baltimore, with the exception of some 400, for whom I had not transportation, although I had all the transport force in the hands of the quartermaster here, to aid the Bay line of st
Doc. 173 1/2.-U. S. Executive Government, 1857-61. President.--James Buchanan, of Penn. Vice-President.--John C. Breckinridge, of Ky. Secretaries of State.--Lewis Cass, of Michigan; Jeremiah S. Black of Penn., appt. Dec. 17, 1860. Secretary of the Navy.--Isaac Toucey, of Conn. Secretaries of War.--John B. Floyd, of Va.; Joseph Holt, of Ky., appt. Jan. 18, 1861. Secretaries of the Treasury.--Howell Cobb, of Ga.; Philip F. Thomas, of Md., appt. Dec. 12, 1860; John A. Dix, of N. Y., appt. Jan. 11, 1861. Secretary of the Interior.--Jacob Thompson, of Miss. Postmasters-General.--Joseph Holt, of Ky.; Horatio King, of Me., appt. Feb. 12, 1861. Attorneys-General.--Jeremiah S. Black, of Penn.; Edwin M. Stanton, of Penn., appt. Dec. 20, 1860.
Doc. 124. proclamation by General Dix, in reference to the Maryland election. Headquarters, Baltimore, November 1, 1861. To the United States Marshal of Maryland and the Provost Marshal of the City of Baltimore: Information has come to my knowledge that certain individuals who formerly resided in this State, and are known to have been recently in Virginia bearing arms against the authority and the forces of the United States, have returned to their former homes with the intention of offer his vote, to commit him until he can be taken into custody by the authority of the United States; and I call on all good and loyal citizens to support the judges of elections, the United States Marshal and his deputies, and the Provost Marshal of Baltimore and police, in their efforts to secure a free and fair expression of the voice of the people of Maryland, and at the same time to prevent the ballot-box from being polluted by treasonable votes. John A. Dix, Major-General Commanding.
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