January 3, 1861, The Charleston Mercury We learn that 150 able bodied free colored men, of Charleston, yesterday offered their services gratuitously to the Governor, to hasten forward the important work of throwing up redoubts wherever needed along our coast.
January 2, 1861 by Horatio Nelson Taft Matters look more hopeful for the Country today. It is now known that the President refused to acknowledge the Commissioners as being anything more than distinguished citizens from the State of S.C. Their last communication to him yesterday was returned to them unanswered. It struck them like a [...]
January 2, 1861, The New York Herald WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 1861. The President’s reply to the Commissioners of South Carolina has just been communicated. They demanded, as a preliminary step to the initiation of negotiations, that the troops be withdrawn from the forts in Charleston harbor. The President positively refuses to do this, and reiterates [...]
by Horatio Nelson Taft Washington D.C. TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1861. The old year passed away in gloom and sadness and the new one opens today without affording one hopeful ray of light in regard to the future. There seems to be a determination on the part of nearly the whole south to break up the [...]
January 1, 1861, The Charleston Mercury Our readers will perceive, from our telegraphic despatches, that Governor FLOYD has resigned his seat in the Cabinet as Secretary of War, and that General SCOTT has been appointed, as interim, in his place, or Mr. HOYT, who is equally in favor of coercion; and that the war steamer, [...]
January 1, 1861 Richmond Enquirer The resignation of Secretary Floyd, which was tendered on Saturday night last, will be deeply regretted by the people of Virginia. Under the circumstances, Secretary Floyd has done only what every high toned gentleman would have done. The Administration had given an unqualified pledge, to the Representatives from South Carolina, [...]