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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 23: the fall of 1864 (search)
s. If we surrender this army, every other army will have to follow suit. All will go like a row of bricks, and if the rumors of help from France have any foundation, the news of our surrender will put an end to them. But the one thing which may be possible in our present situation is to get some sort of terms. None of our armies are likely to be able to get them, and that is why we should try with the different States. Already it has been said that Vance can make terms for N. C., and Jo Brown for Ga. Let the Governor of each State make some sort of a show of force and then surrender on terms which may save us from trials for treason and confiscations. As I talked, it all looked to me so reasonable that I hoped he was convinced, for he listened in silence. So I went on more confidently:— But, General, apart from all that — if all fails and there is no hope— the men who have fought under you for four years have got the right this morning to ask one favor of you. We know t<
Heavy on Gov. Brown. --A conscript addresses a letter to Gov. Brown, of Georgia, through the Chattanooga Rebel, in regard to his recent messages to his Legislature. He accuses the Georgia Governor of "stabbing his bleeding country," and says that his messages will send a joyous thrill along the lines of the hellish hordes that come to enslave us — that the Yankees will stop their songs in honor of John Brown, the martyr, and bestow their praise on Jo Brown, the Georgia Governor.