Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2nd Session, Volume 4, Part 3

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Page 61 - This agreement witnesseth that the said Major Amos Stickney, for and in behalf of the United States of America, and the said Gleason & Gosnell, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, have mutually agreed, and by these presents do mutually covenant and agree, to and with each...
Page 5 - Confederacy so confessed to me openly, unconcealedly, and repeatedly. I therefore drew up the memorandum (which has been published to the world) for the purpose of referring it to the proper executive authority of the United States, and enabling him to define to me what I might promise, simply to cover the pride of the Southern men, who thereby became 'subordinate to the laws of the United States, civil and military. I made no concessions to General Johnston's army...
Page 9 - Weitzel, with the supposed approval of Mr. Lincoln and General Grant, then on the spot ; a firm belief that I had been fighting to re-establish the Constitution of the United States ; and last, but not least, the general and universal desire to close a war any longer without organized resistance, were the leading facts that induced me to pen the ' memorandum' of April 15, signed by myself and General Johnston.
Page 22 - I can only say that, as a general rule, they are mischievous and disturbing elements to a military government, and it is almost impossible for us to study the law and regulations so as to understand fully their powers and duties. I rather think the Quartermaster's Department of the army could better fulfill all their duties and accomplish all that is aimed at by the law.
Page 53 - ... 29th of November. They first formed on the left of the regiment, in the rear of the village, then removed upon the right bank of the creek, near one-half mile; there dismounted and fought the red-skins about an hour, where the boys behaved like veterans. After finding that we had done all the good...
Page v - ... fitting terms to describe his conduct. Wearing the uniform of the United States, which should be the emblem of justice and humanity; holding the important position of commander of a military district, and therefore having the honor of the government to that extent in his keeping, he deliberately planned and executed a foul and dastardly massacre which would have disgraced the veriest savage among those who were the victims of his cruelty.
Page 13 - Gillmore is well situated in all respects, except as to rapid communication with the seat of the general government. I leave him also with every man he ever asked for, and in full and quiet possession of every strategic point in his department; and General Wilson has in the very heart of Georgia the strongest, best appointed, and best equipped cavalry corps that ever fell under my command ; and he has now, by my recent action, opened to him a source...
Page 4 - I needed time to finish the railroad from the Neuse Bridge up to Raleigh, and thought I could put in four or five days...
Page 10 - ... and without subjecting brave men to the ungracious task of pursuing a fleeing foe that did not want to fight. As for myself, I know my motives, and challenge the instance, during the past four...
Page 38 - I feel degraded at such an auctioneering of honors. Have we a general who would fight for his own personal benefit, when he would not for honor and his country? He would come by his commission basely in that case, and deserve to be despised by men of honor.

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