The Rebellion Register; A History of the Principal Persons and Places, Important Dates, Documents and Statistics, Military and Political, Connected Wi

The Rebellion Register; A History of the Principal Persons and Places, Important Dates, Documents and Statistics, Military and Political, Connected Wi

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... distant, 800 men, killed, wounded, and missing, besides 6 guns and 1,000 small arms; he burned the most part of his train to prevent it falling into the hands of the foe. Newnan, was the scene of a defeat to McCook's forces July 30, 1864. New Orleans, at an early stage of the rebellion, declared against the Union. December 21, 1860, 100 guns were fired, and the Pelican flag raised as an indorsement of the secession of South Carolina. The Branch Mint and Custom-house were seized by the State authorities January 31, 1861. The city was blockaded by the sloop of war " Brooklyn," May 26; and September 18, the banks suspended specie payments. (See Farragut and Butler.) In the fall of 1863, the rebels held several secret meetings, with a view of handing the city over to the Confederates, but no action was taken. On January 8, 1864, an immense mass-meeting was held to consider the propriety of a free State Constitution, and on March 28 the Convention to revise the State Constitution met in this city. Newport News was the scene of brisk naval skirmishes June 5, July 12, and December 2, 1861. The great Sawyer gun burst at this point February 11, 1862, killing 2 and wounding 5 men. Newtonia, Mo., was the scene of Price's last defeat in the State, October 28, 1864. Rebel loss, 450; Union, 120. New York City was thrown into some commotion by a secession meeting January 15, 1861. The forts in the harbor were fully armed and mauned March 12, 1862. The most fearful riot during the rebellion occurred in this city, commencing July 12, 1863. Drafting commenced on the 11th, which, being misunderstood by some and misrepresented by others, produced immense excitement. On the 13th, the mobs were triumphant, the Tribune office was assailed, the Colored Orphan...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503473
  • 9781236503473