Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Angel to the South”

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch August 31, 1861: Meeting of Alabamians. At a meeting of the citizens of Alabama, held at the Ballard House in the city of Richmond, Va., on Wednesday evening, Aug. 28, to take into consideration some … Continue reading

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Peace Petitions from the Cataract County

Peace or Maybe Treason Depending on Your Perspective From The New-York Times August 31, 1861: THE TRAITORS IN NIAGARA COUNTY. he Baltimore Exchange is happy in being permitted to copy the following letter, which has been addressed to Hon. J.C. … Continue reading

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Military – Hosierial Complex

I’m not sure what trouble the intoxicated man was referring to when he assaulted John P. Hale, but there is evidence that he could, at least in part, have been to referring to unemployment caused by the secession crisis and … Continue reading

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Assault on an Abolitionist

More Violence in New Hampshire From The New-York Times August 28, 1861: ASSAULT UPON HON. JOHN P. HALE. – On Saturday afternoon, upon the arrival of Hon. JOHN P. HALE at the depot in Dover, N.H. (the place of his … Continue reading

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An Important Sentence

From The New-York Times August 27, 1861: The Great Rebellion … … DISPATCH TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. WASHINGTON, Monday, Aug. 26. … Capt. FOOTE has been ordered to the command of the United States naval forces on the Western waters … Continue reading

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Shovel Manufacturer Does His Part

To Aid Secession’s Cause You can read a good account of the pro-Union attack on the Bridgeport Advertiser & Farmer at the Civil War Daily Gazette. The northern loyalists found some interesting items while ransacking the newspapers offices. From The … Continue reading

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Wheat and Locomotives

From The New-York Times August 25, 1861: IMPORTANT FROM BALTIMORE.; CAPTURE OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF FLOUR AND WHEAT. BALTIMORE, Friday. Aug. 24. The agent of the Associated Press. with, the Army, sends the following from Hyattstown: Gentlemen from Harper’s Ferry … Continue reading

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American Bastille?

From The New-York Times August 24, 1861: IMPORTANT ARRESTS.; OVER $200,000 SEIZED BY THE POLICE. A day or two ago, information was received at Police Head-quarters, that a wealthy merchant and tobacco manufacturer, residing at Petersburgh, Va., was in the … Continue reading

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Surrounded at Hyattstown

The last we saw of the 19th NY Volunteer Infantry it was encamped at Pleasant Valley, Maryland as part of General Banks’ army. During the month of August there was some grumbling in the 19th. Initially they had assumed that … Continue reading

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Going to Market in Richmond

8-24-2013: I found out yesterday I made a mistake in this post by implying that Alfred Ely was imprisoned at Libby. I believe he spent most of his prison time at Liggons Tobacco Warehouse. I apologize. The 69th New York … Continue reading

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