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Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 34 4 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 33 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 28 8 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 22 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 19 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 6 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 5 1 Browse Search
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tes of the Louisiana delegation. Of this I have not the least doubt. I remain, respectfully, very truly yours, etc. (Signed) Duncan F. Kenner. From the Hon. James Chesnut of South Carolina: . . . . Before leaving home I had made up my mind as to who was the fittest man to be President, and who to be Vice-President; ; and they, as always, avowed their opinions and acted upon them with energy. Nevertheless, the vote of the delegation was cast for Mr. Davis. . . . (Signed) James Chesnut. From the Hon. W. Porcher Miles of Virginia, formerly of South Carolina, and a member of the provisional congress of 1861: Oak Ridge, January 17, 1880 of a President. I think it very likely that Keitt, from his warm personal friendship for Mr. Toombs, may at first have preferred him. I have no recollections of Chesnut's predilections. I think there was no question that Mr. Davis was the choice of our delegation and of the whole people of South Carolina. . . . I do not think Mr
the Confederate States to demand the evacuation of Fort Sumter. My aides, Colonel Chesnut and Captain Lee, are authorized to make such demand of you. All proper facthe most trying circumstances, may be saluted by you on taking it down. Colonel Chesnut and Captain Lee will, for a reasonable time, await your answer. I am, s Major: In consequence of the verbal observations made by you to my aides, Messrs. Chesnut and Lee, in relation to the condition of your supplies, and that you would employed against Fort Sumter, we will abstain from opening fire upon you. Colonel Chesnut and Captain Lee are authorized by me to enter into such an agreement with knowledge the receipt of your second communication of the 11th instant, by Colonel Chesnut, and to state, in reply, that, cordially uniting with you in the desire te the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servants, (Signed) James Chesnut, Jr., Aide-de-camp. (Signed) Stephen D. Lee, Captain S. C. Army, and Aide-de-c
im there and rode still farther Map: battle of Manassas. to the west. Several of the volunteers on General Beauregard's staff joined me, and a command of cavalry, the gallant leader of which, Captain John F. Lay, insisted that I was too near the enemy to be without an escort. We saw, however, only one column near to us that created a doubt as to which side it belonged; as we were riding toward it, it was suggested that we should halt until it could be examined with a field glass. Colonel Chesnut dismounted so as the better to use his glass, and at that moment the column formed into line, by which the wind struck the flag so as to extend it, and it was plainly revealed to be that of the United States. Our cavalry, though there was present but the squadron previously mentioned, and from a statement of the commander of which I will make some extracts, dashed boldly forward to charge. The demonstration was followed by the immediate retreat of what was, I believe, the last, ther
you have retained a copy of the plan of campaign which you say was submitted to me through Colonel Chesnut, allow me to request that you will furnish me with a duplicate of it. Very respectfully in this quarter was immediately impending, I dispatched, on July 13th, one of my staff, Colonel James Chesnut, of South Carolina, to submit for the consideration of the President a plan of operations. Inquiry has developed the fact that a message, to be verbally delivered, was sent by Hon. Mr. Chesnut. If the conjectures recited in the report were entertained, they rested on the accomplishmenat rendered it impossible are the following: 1. It was based, as related from memory by Colonel Chesnut, on the supposition of drawing a force of about twenty-five thousand men from the command o news that he was himself killed and his army scattered arrived within forty-eight hours of Colonel Chesnut's arrival in Richmond. 3. The plan was based on the improbable and inadmissible supposit
de, viewing it as the necessary consequence of the decision the court had made before; if it be the pleasure of the Senate, I ask my friend from South Carolina [Mr. Chesnut] to read for me a letter of the Attorney-General, being an official answer made by him in relation to the military reservation which was involved in the question before him. Mr. Chesnut read from the Opinions of the Attorneys-General, vol. VII, page 575: The Supreme Court has determined that the United States never held any municipal sovereignty, jurisdiction, or right of soil in the territory of which any of the new States have been formed, except for temporary purposes, and to ex peace; and that umpire was selected which the Constitution had provided to decide questions of law. I ask my friend to read some extracts from the decision. Mr. Chesnut read as follows, from the case of Dred Scott vs. Sandford, pp. 55-57: The Territory being a part of the United States, the Government and the citizen both en
Camp Jackson, Mo., 356-58. Campbell, J. A. P. Extract from letter concerning Davis, 204. Judge John A., 235-36,237, 239. Extracts from letters to Col. Munford, 231, 232, 233, 235. Communication to Davis regarding Fort Sumter, 232. Carthage, Battle of, 365, 368. Cass, Gen., Lewis, 32, 33. Resignation as U. S. Secretary of State, 183. Chandler, Z. Letter to Gov. Blair, 215. Charleston, S. C. Harbor forts, 181-83. Chase, —, 231. Cheney (ship), 339. Chesnut, Col., James, 246, 247, 248, 305, 319,320, 321. Extract from letter concerning Davis, 205-06. Chew, —, 236, 239. Chinn's Hill, Battle of, 325. Chisholm, Colonel, 324. Clark, General, 369, 384. Clarke, John B., 366. Clay, C. C., 189. Letter in defense of Jefferson Davis, 177-78. Henry, 10, 13-14. Clayton, Alexander M. Extract of letter to Memphis appeal, 203-04. Cobb, Howell, 204, 206. Thomas W., 9. Cocke, Gen. Philip St. George, 309, 325, 329. Collamer, —<