Civil War

May 14, 1862, The New York Herald Our Army Correspondence. WEST POINT, Va., May 8, 1862. I have gathered the following details of a most desperate engagement at this point yesterday:- After the landing of General Franklin’s division, which camped in a large field, surrounded on the south, west and north by a dense wood, [...]

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May 1, 1861; The New York Herald A crisis is approaching in the military movements progressing at the seat of war. Troops have not been concentrating there for so many days without a definite object, and it is manifest now what the purpose of government is. Baltimore is to be completely filled with troops, and [...]

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May 1, 1861; Memphis Daily Appeal (Tennessee) The Montgomery papers announce the fact that two negroes there had subscribed liberally to the Confederate loan—$200 each. The Gainesville niggers are not behind. Mr. T. D. Bell's Henry (Henry says he was raised by Mr. Davenport, of Northumberland County, Va.) and Mr. R. G. McMahon's "Jim Cotton" [...]

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April 30, 1861; Daily Times (Leavenworth, KS) Companies E and F, Capts. Steele and Sully, arrived at the Fort, yesterday, from Kearney. There are about 170 men in the two companies, and Col. Miles is the commanding officer. The volunteers from this city, stationed at the Fort, will now probably be relieved from duty there.

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A Chronological History of the Civil War in America by Richard Swainson Fisher, New York, Johnson and Ward, 1863 April 30, 1861 Legislature of New Jersey convened in extra session; the Governor recommended the appropriation of $2,000,000 for war purposes. Virginia State Convention passed an ordinance establishing the navy of Virginia and authorizing the banks [...]

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April 30, 1861; Richmond Enquirer We are indebted to the Norfolk Day Book for many of the following facts in regard to Fortress Monroe: Fortress Monroe is a strongly fortified garrison situated on that point of land formed by the extreme western bank of the Chesapeake, that the extreme eastern bank of Hampton Roads, and [...]

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April 30, 1861; The New York Herald The following graphic and detailed account of the trip of the Seventh regiment is contained in a letter from a member of the regiment to a friend in this city:- WASHINGTON, April 26, 1861. FRIEND LEFERTSON—I suppose you will want to know how we got here. I could [...]

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April 30, 1861; The New York Herald There is a good deal of uncertainty and some anxiety about the mode in which the families of the soldiers of the militia and volunteer companies are to be sustained out of the volunteer funds, during the absence of the men. Money has been, and no doubt will [...]

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April 30, 1861; The New York Herald Not the smallest pretext is made, by the people of Maryland and Virginia, that those States are out of the confederacy. The Cotton State secessionists, have gone through certain forms of a declaration of independence, and systematically revolted against the federal government; but such has not been the [...]

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April 30, 1861;  The New York Herald The course of the administration at the present time appears to be of a vigorous and energetic character. Troops are being rapidly concentrated in the vicinity of Washington in such force as may change the original designs of the Southern leaders upon the federal capital. There can be [...]

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April 30, 1861; <em>The New York Herald</em> History rarely if ever presented such a sublime manifestation of patriotic devotion and military ardor as is displayed in the Northern States at this day. With one common impulse all classes of the people, without regard to political opinion, creed, or nativity, are responding to the country’s call, [...]

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April 30, 1861; The Charleston Mercury The telegraph advises us that LINCOLN is chartering and arming any quantity of steam craft. So much the more urgent necessity for our getting privateers afloat. Any quantity of steam craft can be chartered in Europe, and armed and manned as privateers, those chartering giving insurance. Fifty steam privateers [...]

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April 30, 1861; The Charleston Mercury MONTGOMERY, April 26, 1861. The blockade of the ports of the Confederate States, proclaimed by President LINCOLN in his late Proclamation, will certainly be followed by a recommendation, by the President of the Confederate States to the Congress to meet Monday next, to acknowledge the existence of the war [...]

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April 30, 1861; The Charleston Mercury LATEST by TELEGRAPH. MONTGOMERY, April 29. Congress met at noon today. President DAVIS' Message was read, announcing the ratification of the Permanent Constitution by all of the Confederate States, and that it only remained that an election be held for the designation of officers to administer it. He says [...]

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April 30, 1861; The Charleston Mercury From our Special Correspondent. RICHMOND, VA., April 26. I have just returned from a visit to the camp of Co. GREGG'S regiment of South Carolina Volunteers. Upon their arrival in the city they were first assigned quarters in a large and commodious though unfinished building, intended to be used [...]

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April 30, 1861; The Charleston Mercury RICHMOND, April 27, 1861. I observed that THE MERCURY of Thursday, received this morning, contains no letter, and only one of the dispatches sent you. A letter has been written from this point to THE MERCURY every day this week, and why they have not been received passes my [...]

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April 30, 1861; Staunton Spectator BANKING OFFICE OF A. NICHOLAS & CO., No. 70 Wall Street, NEW YORK, 15th April, '61. Col. J. M. McCUE,--Mt. Solon,--Dear Sir:--It is a long time since I had the pleasure of writing you of your health. I have been frequently informed by my friend Sibert who has been kind [...]

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April 30, 1861; Daily Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) Mr. Lowe, the efficient publisher, and talented sub-editor of the Gazette, left our office and has gone to the wars with the Shreveport Grays. Mr. Lucius Gage, an excellent printer, joined the Caddo Rifles and has deserted us also. As much as we regret the loss of [...]

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April 12, 1861, Southern Confederacy The second company of Zouaves, under Captain de Bordenave, marched up from their barracks yesterday afternoon, and were reviewed on Lafayette square, preparatory to leaving for Pensacola. Their appearance—with their loose red trousers, leggings, gaiters, blue jackets and fez caps—was decidedly unique, and withal very warlike. ...A very notable feature [...]

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March 23, 1861, Sugar Planter (West Baton Rouge, LA.) This excellent body of citizen soldiery made a fine turn out in Baton Rouge on Monday last for target exercise. In their beautiful uniforms of dark green which they have just adopted, the Rifles looked as their indomitable Captain wished them to look—like true and good [...]

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