Confederate Military History: Johnson, B. T.; Maryland. White, Robert; West Virginia (Google eBook)

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Clement Anselm Evans
Confederate Pub. Co., 1899 - Confederate States of America
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Page 90 - It is for you to decide your destiny, freely and without constraint. This army will respect your choice, whatever it may be ; and while the Southern people will rejoice to welcome you to your natural position among them, they will only welcome you when you come of your own free will. RE LEE, General Commanding.
Page 33 - Cadwallader, with the statement that he "was duly authorized by the President of the United States to suspend the writ of habeas corpus for the public safety...
Page 89 - Under the pretence of supporting the Constitution, but in violation of its most valuable provisions, your citizens have been arrested and imprisoned upon no charge, and contrary to all the forms of law.
Page 89 - Believing that the people of Maryland possess a spirit too lofty to submit to such a government, the people of the South have long wished to aid you in throwing off this foreign yoke, to enable you again to enjoy the inalienable rights of freemen, and restore the independence and sovereignty of your State.
Page 31 - ... (four from each House) to visit the President of the United States and the President of the Southern Confederacy. The committee to...
Page 29 - In Heaven's name give me some general officers who understand their profession." "Unless I command every picket and lead every column I cannot be sure of success," he added, strangely oblivious to the fact that his success thus far had been entirely due to the energy of Rosecrans as a column leader. General Wise, though jubilant over his victory, realized the difficulty of his position, and on the 1pth sent Maj.
Page 89 - Marylander, to whom in better days no citizen appealed for right in vain, was treated with scorn and contempt; the government of your chief city has been usurped by armed strangers; your legislature has been dissolved by the unlawful arrest of 1863.
Page 9 - The majority, thus declared, therefore, have a right to govern. But notwithstanding this right, thus exercised, has been regarded by the people of all sections of the United States as undoubted and sacred, yet the Government at "Washington now utterly denies it, and by the exercise of despotic power is endeavoring to coerce our people to abject submission to their authority. Virginia has asserted her independence. She will maintain it at every hazard. She is sustained by the power of ten of her sister...
Page 25 - The legislature had been elected in 1859 and was charged with no mandate for revolutionary times. Ten members from Baltimore were elected at a special election held in that city on the 24th, in the place of the delegation returned as elected in 1859, but unseated on account of fraud and violence at the election. The new members were the leading men of the town merchants, lawyers, representatives of the great business of commerce and trade of a great city. They were John C. Brune, Ross Winans,...
Page 92 - Whereas, To the said requisition has been added the written assurance of the Secretary of War, that said four regiments shall be detailed to serve within the limits of the State of Maryland, or for the defence of the Capital of the United States and not to serve beyond the limits aforesaid...

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