pal number of those present being sick and convalescents.
The works mounted twelve guns, thirty-twos and twenty-fours, and a gunboat was anchored in the bay. Our object was to capture Berwick's Bay, and thence proceed to the execution of the plan above indicated.
For this purpose, having arrived on the Teche, a short distance above Berwick's Bay, some small boats (skiffs) and a number of sugarcoolers were collected, in which the men were embarked, Major Hunter of the Texas regiment, and Major Blair of the Second Louisiana, were placed in command, and detachments were drawn from the forces.
They embarked at night, and paddled down the Teche to the Atchafalaya and Grand Lake.
They had about twelve miles to go, and were expected to reach the northeast end of the island, a mile from Berwick's before daylight, where they were to remain until they heard the guns of our force on the west side of the bay. At dawn on June 23d our guns opened on the gunboat and speedily drove it away.
note of President Lincoln
permission to visit Richmond granted to Francis P. Blair
statement of my interview with him
my letter to him
response of President Lincoln
threers which had preceded it, was a failure.
On December 30, 1864, I received a request from Francis P. Blair, a distinguished citizen of Montgomery County, Maryland, for permission to visit Richmond fond, Virginia, January 12, 1865. Memorandum of a confidential conversation held this day with F. P. Blair of Montgomery County, Maryland.
Mr. Blair stated that, not receiving an answer to his applhe following letter was given by me to Blair:
Richmond, Virginia, January 12, 1865. F. P. Blair, Esq.
Sir: I have deemed it proper and probably desirable to you to give you in this form theeace to the two countries.
Yours, etc., Jefferson Davis.
Washington, January 18, 1865. F. P. Blair, Esq.
Sir: You having shown me Mr. Davis's letter to you of the 12th instant, you may say to
e, N. C., Battle of, 540.
Berwick's Bay, Battle of, 350-51.
Bethel Church, Battle of, 14.
Big Black, Battle of, 343-44, 346.
Bill of Rights, 620.
Blair, Major, 350-51. Francis P., 522.
Attempt to negotiate peace, 517-21.
Blockade (U. S.) of Confederate ports, 314, 316-17, 321-22.
Boone, Daniel, 356.
Borke, Coof marque and reprisal, 494.
Message to Lincoln concerning treatment of prisoners, 494-95.
Letters concerning treatment of prisoners and non-combatants, 501-03.
Blair's attempts to negotiate peace, 517.
Withdrawal of Confederate government from Richmond, 566-68.
Proclamation to people of Danville, 574.
Establishment of Confed Confederate privateers, 494.
Letter from Davis concerning treatment of prisoners and non-combatants, 502-03.
Announcement to Confederate peace commission, 517.
Blair's attempt to negotiate peace, 517-21.
Conference with Confederate peace commission, 521-23.
Position in regard to peace terms, 523-26.