Saturday, April 16, 2011

KY Gov: "No troops for wicked purpose"

KY Gov. Magoffin
    • The governor of Kentucky refuses to furnish troops under President Lincoln's proclamation. Kentucky Governor Beriah Magoffin declares that "Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister States." In Arkansas, Governor Henry Rector rejects Lincoln’s demand for troops as well, and asks the chairman of the state secession convention to reconvene the convention./1861
    • John LetcherImage by Allen Gathman via Flickr
      VA Gov. Letcher
      ·         In Richmond, Virginia Governor John Letcher, like North Carolina Governor John Ellis, at first was so aghast at Lincoln’s immediate demand for a quota of 2,340 Virginia militiamen to put down a Lincoln-declared insurrection in the seceded states, that he doubted the communication’s authenticity. Letcher replies to the President 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,” saying Virginia would have no part in Lincoln’s ambition to “subjugate the Southern States. ” Letcher concluded, “You have chosen to inaugurate civil war, and having done so, we will meet it in a spirit as determined as the Administration has exhibited toward the South.”/1861
    • President Jefferson Davis and the Confederate government call for 32,000 volunteers./1861
    • Despite heavy weather and stopping to help secure Union fortifications at Key West, Florida, the Atlantic, with Colonel Harvey Brown and Captain Montgomery C. Meigs aboard, arrives off Fort Pickens at Pensacola Bay, Florida, in the evening./1861

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