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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
ng appeal to the troops, which by a coincidence embodied the same sentiments as those at the same time promulgated by the commanding general. They asserted that Johnston and Beauregard still present an unbroken front to the invading foe, and declared, we still will meet the foe upon the threshold of our State with fire and sword, nerved by the unanswering and unalterable determination never to yield. To the same effect were the resolutions passed in mass-meeting by Harrison's brigade. On May 17th was published the following order of Major T. M. Harwood, commanding the cavalry battalion, Waul's Legion: Members of this command will rendezvous at Brenham, Washington county, May 28th, prepared to march immediately to brigade headquarters east of the Mississippi river. About that date General Majors addressed his brigade, exhorting them to stand by the flag. Such were the spontaneous expressions of the commanders, the army and the citizens when the first authentic news of Lee's surrend
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.54 (search)
points on the opposite side for the defence of Cincinnati. In a letter to the War Department on May 10, 1861, McClellan writes that, the Governor of Kentucky (Magoffin), is a traitor, and Buckner is under his influence, so that it is necessary to watch them. Again: I confess that I think all our calculations should be based on the supposition that Kentucky will secede; everything points in that direction. However, McClellan soon changed his views on this point, for we find him writing on May 17th in this strain: The Union men of Kentucky express a firm determination to fight it out. Yesterday, Garrett Davis told me, we will remain in the Union by voting if we can, by fighting if we must, and if we cannot hold our own, we will call on the general Government for aid. Further on he said: I have strong hopes Kentucky will remain in the Union, and the most favorable feature of the whole matter is, that the Union men are now ready to abandon the position of armed neutrality, and enter