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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 28, 1865

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General Slocum


Sherman's Freedmen

Fort Fisher

Capture of Fort Fisher

Savannah Holidays

Savannah Holidays

Savannah Occupied

Occupied Savannah

Howlett House

Howlett House Battery

Chicago Waterworks

Chicago Waterworks

Butler Command

General Butler Removed from Command

Sailors Reading

Sailors Reading Newspaper

Federal Point

Bombardment of Federal Point

Old Ads

Old Ads






VOL. IX.óNo. 422.]



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.


WILLIAM DENNISON was appoint.. ed Postmaster-General of the United States upon the resignation of MONTGOMERY BLAIR, of Maryland. September 24, 1864, and entered upon the discharge of his duties on the 1st day of October. He was born at Cincinnati on the 23d of November, 1815. On his mother's side he was of New England ancestry. His father was a native of New Jersey. In the year 1835 Mr. DENNISON graduated at Miami University, then a leading educational institution of the West. Mr. DENNISON pursued the study of law at Cincinnati, and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Mr. DENNISON soon after removed to Columbus, where he practiced his profession until 1848, when the Whigs of his district elected him to the Ohio Senate. His record as a Senator associates him with the repeal of the Ohio statutes denying colored persons the privileges of residence and of testimony in courts. His first public speech, in 1844, opposed the scheme for

the extension of slavery involved in the admission of Texas into the Union; and his public acts and speeches have from that time to the present been consistent with the record thus early established.

In 1850 Mr. DENNISON retired from politics, though he was an ardent advocate of General SCOTT for President in 1852. About this time he began to turn his attention to the great railroad enterprises then being projected in the State.

Upon the inauguration of the Republican party Mr. DENNISON earnestly espoused its political creed, and in 18559 he was nominated as the Republican candidate for Governor of Ohio, and was elected.

When rebellion was declared by force of arms in April, 1862, Ohio, in all its departments of Governmeat, was prepared to execute promptly the will of

its people. The General Assembly had not adjourned. At his suggestion three millions of dollars were voted to protect Ohio from invasion or insurrection, and to sustain the Government against the rebels ; additional military power was conferred upon the executive, and authority was granted for the immediate organization of troops for State defense. The response of Ohio to the call of President LINCOLN for 75,000 troops, and her prompt and generous responses to all subsequent calls by the General Government for aid against rebellion, from a prominent feature in the history of the war for the Union. Having organized nine regiments of infantry, two squadrons of cavalry, and one battery of artillery as State troops, under State law, Governor DENNISON appointed GEORGE B. McCLELLAN Major-General, to command them.

In the execution of his duties as Governor Mr. DENNISON never consulted his own ease. He was always prompt, energetic, and judicious iii his official acts, and his administration was entirely satisfactory to the people of the State. Mr. DENNISON was Chairman of the Baltimore Convention in 1864. The appointment by the President of Mr. DENNISON to his present position is peculiarly fitting, and the country may be assured that he will honestly and industriously perform the duties to which he has been called as Postmaster-General.


MAJOR - GENERAL H. W. SLOCUM, who commanded the left wing of SHERMAN'S army in its re-

cent advance through Georgia, originally entered the war as Colonel of the Twenty-seventh New York Volunteers. This regiment left Elmira, one thousand strong, for Washing-ton July 10, 1861. On August 9 of that year he was, at the same time with Colonel BLENKER, promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General. In the early portion of the war he was connected with the Virginia campaigns. In HOOKER'S Fredericksburg campaign General SLOCUM commanded the Twelfth Corps. At that time General HOWARD was also connected with time Army of the Potomac, commanding the Eleventh Corps. HOWARD now commands the three corps comprising the Army of the Tennessee. General SLOCUM'S record in the West has been a brilliant one. He took a prominent part in SHERMAN'S Atlanta campaign last summer, and was the first to enter the city after its evacuation by noon. He had in the mean time succeeded General HOOKER in the command of the

Twentieth Corps. General SHERMAN, by intrusting to him the left column of his advancing army in the march through Georgia, gave hint a confidence which was richly deserved, and which results have fully justified.


THE ocean Monitor Dictator is an iron-clad ram, 3033 tons, and carrying two guns. Her length is 321 feet, breadth 52, and depth 22. She was built by C. H. DELAMATER, at the Delamater Iron Works, New York City, front drawings and plan, by JOHN ERICSSON. Her keel was laid in September, 1862, and an attempt to launch her on the 28th of November, 1863, failed. A month afterward she was successfully launched. She is the largest of our iron-clads, except the Dunderberg, and takes part in the second attempt against Fort Fisher.




Monitor Dictato
William Dennison
General Slocum

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