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Page 29 - I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern States, and a requisition made upon me for such an object — an object in my judgment not within the purview of the Constitution or the Act of 1795 — will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war, and having done so, we will meet...
Page 147 - Mobile in the morning if God is my leader, as I hope he is, and in him I place my trust. If he thinks it is the place for me to die, I am ready to submit to his will. God bless and preserve you if anything should happen to me ! " About midnight a fog rolled in from the Gulf and enveloped the ships in its dense folds.
Page 14 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 28 - Governor Magoffin, of Kentucky, replied: " Your dispatch is received. In answer I say emphatically, Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern States.
Page 106 - ... be drawn upon the city at any moment, and in such an event the levee would, in all probability, be cut by the shells, and an amount of distress ensue to the innocent population which I have heretofore endeavored to assure you that I desired by all means to avoid.
Page 109 - John Clark, acting chief commissary of subsistence, will be charged with the execution of this order, and will give public notice of the place and manner of distribution, which will be arranged as far as possible so that the unworthy and dissolute will not share its benefits.
Page 105 - All of which go to show that the fire of this fleet may be drawn upon the city at any moment, and in such an event the levee would, in all probability, be cut by the shells, and an amount of distress ensue to the innocent population...
Page 109 - The United States have sent land and naval forces here to fight and subdue rebellious armies in array against her authority. We find substantially only fugitive masses, runaway property-burners, a whiskydrinking mob, and starving citizens, with their wives and children.
Page 146 - The victory of the Kearsarge over the Alabama raised me up. I would sooner have fought that fight than any ever fought on the ocean.
Page 108 - Confederate service since the occupation by the United States forces. Lafayette Square, their home of affluence, was made the depot of stores and munitions of war for the rebel armies, and not of provisions for their poor neighbors. Striking hands with the vile, the gambler, the idler, and the ruffian...