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e brothers came to America from Wales in the early part of the eighteenth century. They settled at Philadelphia. The youngest of the brothers, Evan Davis, removed to Georgia, then a colony of Great Britain. He was the grandfather of Jefferson Davis. He married a widow, whose family name was Emory. By her he had one son, Samuel Davis, the father of Jefferson Davis. When Samuel Davis was about sixteen years of age his widowed mother sent him with supplies to his two half-brothers, Daniel and Isaac Williams, then serving in the army of the Revolution. Samuel, after finding his brothers were in active service, decided to join them, and thus remained in the military service of Georgia and South Carolina until the close of the war. After several years of service he gained sufficient experience and confidence to raise a company of infantry in Georgia. He went with them to join the revolutionary patriots, then besieged at Savannah. At the close of the war he returned to hi
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 45: exchange of prisoners and Andersonville. (search)
own, they were always glad to do so, and I never heard ofa single instance in which such a request was refused. Since writing the above I have seen another gentleman, who tells me that he knows a number of Confederates who varied their abundant diet at Johnson's Island with the flesh of rats, an article of food which was also enjoyed by the lieutenant whom I mentioned in the first part of my letter. R. H. Dabney. University of Virginia, February 2, 1890. In this connection Senator Daniel's opinion, expressed on January 25th, will be of interest. He said: He would have turned with loathing from misuse of a prisoner, for there was no characteristic of Jefferson Davis more marked than his regard for the weak, the helpless, and the captive. By act of the Confederate Congress and by general orders, the same rations served to the Confederates were issued to the prisoners, though taken from a starving army and people. Brutal and base was the effort to stigmatize hi
ennessee, a body of fine gentlemen who illustrated the proverbial daring of their class. She also gave Colonel Lucius B. Northrop, a gallant soldier of the old army, and one who, as Commissary General, possessed Mr. Davis's confidence unto the end of our struggle. North Carolina sent Pettigrew, who commanded Heth's division in the charge at Gettysburg, wounded there, he lost his life before recrossing the Potomac; and D. H. Hill, Holmes, Hoke, Pender, Cooke, Ransom, Lane, Scales, Green, Daniel, and the roll of honor stretches out a shining list as I gaze into the past. When shall their glory fade? Texas gave us Albert Sidney Johnston, and Gregg, Robertson, William old tige whom his soldiers loved Cabbell; it is easier to specify who was not a brilliant jewel in the gorgeous crown of glory than to name them all. Florida gave Kirby Smith and Anderson and many other gallant and true men. And Old Virginia gave us her Lees, Jackson, Early, Ewell, Pickett, Ed. Johnson, Arche
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 85: the end of a noble life, and a nation's sorrow over its loss. (search)
his people faithfully from budding manhood to hoary age, without thought of self, with unbending integrity, and to the best of his great ability-he was a man of whom all his countrymen who knew him personally, without distinction of creed political, are proud, and proud that he was their countryman. His own people poured out their sorrow in loving and eloquent words, and held meetings in his honor in every little hamlet in our Confederate country, and the great orator of the South, Senator Daniel, of Virginia, said of him, in an oration not inferior to any that ever was delivered: He swayed Senates and led the soldiers of the Union, stood accused of treasons in a court of justice. He ruled millions and was put in chains. He created a nation, he followed its bier, and he died a disfranchished citizen. Though great in many things, he was greatest in that fortitude which, lifting him first to the loftiest height and casting him thence to the depth of disappointment, f
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Steuart's brigade at the battle of Gettysburg.--a narrative by Rev. Randolph H. McKim, D. D., late First Lieutenant and Aide-de-camp, Confederate army. (search)
n, which was subsequently strengthened by the brigades of Smith and Daniel.--Extract from a letter. They drove in our skirmishers, but could nat Johnson was subsequently reinforced by the brigades of Smith and Daniel. Probably this was just before the last fatal charge. I remember on (10 to 11) the right of the works was held by the brigade of General Daniel. Then came General Ewell's order to assume the offensive anill, on our right. My diary says that both General Steuart and General Daniel, who now came up with his brigade to support the movement, stros single brigade was hurled unsupported against the enemy's works. Daniel's brigade remained in the breastworks during and after the charge, other had we any support. Of course it is to be presumed that General Daniel acted in obedience to orders. As soon as we were unmasked a nally we took our old position behind the breastworks, supported by Daniel's brigade. Here we lay for about an hour under the most furious in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
on to supply the aged negroes on the estate with subsistence. Mr. Custis, in his Will, directed that his slaves should all be set free five years after his decease, which occurred in October, 1857. It is said that when Colonel Lee abandoned his home and his flag to make war on his Government, he took with him all the slaves excepting the aged and infirm. The writer saw some of the latter whom he had known when Mr. Custis was master of Arlington House. Among these was Ephraim, the butler; Daniel, the coachman; and Aunt Eleanor, who was the nurse of Mrs. Lee in her infancy. These were all over seventy years of age, and were well cared for by their true friends, the officers of the Government. had been engaged for four years in endeavors to destroy his Government, and to build upon its ruins a hideous empire founded upon human slavery. How altered the aspect! The mighty oaks of the fine old forest in the rear of the mansion had disappeared, and strewn thickly over the gently undula
. Cours d'art et d'histoire militaires. Jacquinot de Presle. Art de la guerre. Rogniat. Instruction destine aux troupes legeres, &c., redigee sur une instruction de Frederick II. à ses officiers. English infantry Regulations. Ordonnance (French) Pour l'exercice et les manoeuvres de l'infanterie, par le commission de manoeuvres. Aide-memoires des officers generaux et superieurs, et des capitaines. Essai sur l'histoire generale de l'art militaire. Carion-Nisas. Histoire de la milice francaise. Daniel. Cours élementaire d'art et d'histoire militaires. Rocquancourt. Traite élementaire d'art militaire, &c. Gay de Vernon. Introduction à l‘étude de l'art de la guerre. La Roche-Amyou. Tactique des trois armes. Decker. Examen raisonne des trois armes, &c. Okouneff. The last two are works of great merit. The writings of Okouneffi however, are very diffuse. Instruction pour le service de l'infanterie legere. Guyard. Instruction de l'infanterie, &c. Schauenbourg. Traite de tactique. Ternay et Koc
t it since. Practice at the marriage of slaveholders. Sam was the first of my master's family married. When he married, the old man gave him Ellen and Daniel, my sister and brother. Daniel was twelve or thirteen; Ellen ten years old. She died soon after, from the effects of a cold, brought on by insufficient clothing.Daniel was twelve or thirteen; Ellen ten years old. She died soon after, from the effects of a cold, brought on by insufficient clothing. Otherwise she was well treated. My husband belonged to Mr. Noll, who lived about seven miles below our place. He was half-brother to his master. His mother was his father's slave. After we were married, he used to come up every Saturday night, and leave before daylight on Monday morning. He was treated pretty well. I st seen him since. My boy, Millar, says that lie saw him recently, and that he lives with another woman, and has a family by her. The old folks' family. Daniel, my brother, was sold by Sam. Campbell to a man in Clay county, and lives there yet. Mahala, my oldest sister, was given to Mr. Green White, who was married to
Xviii. The Dred Scott case. Views of President Buchanan Chief Justice Taney Judge Wayne Judge Nelson Judge Grier Judge Daniel Judge Campbell Judge Catron Col. Benton Wm. L. Yancey Daniel Webster Judge McLean Judge Curtis. Dred Scott, a negro, was, previously to 1834, held as a slave in Missouri by Dr. Emaffirmed or dismissed for want of jurisdiction, it is justified by the decision of the Court, and is the same in effect between the parties to the suit. Mr. Justice Daniel, of Virginia, in announcing his opinion, seemed appalled by the magnitude of the issues involved in the question before the Court. The tremor and awe with perty is placed by the Constitution upon the same high ground, nor shielded by a similar guarantee. There is much more of this, but the above must suffice. Mr. Daniel, pushing his doctrines to their legitimate result, pronounces the Ordinance of ‘87 only equal in constitutionality and validity with the Missouri Restriction —
of S. C., a Commissioner to Washington, 411. Barringer, Daniel M., of N. C., in the Peace Conference, 401. Barron, Come House for treason, 562; a Rebel Brigadier. 574. Clark, Daniel, of N. H., 381; his substitute for the Crittenden Compromi4; 191. Dane, Nathan, reports Ordinance of 1787, 40. Daniel, Judge, of Virginia, on Dred Scott, 257-8. Darien (Ga.)Bluff, 621. Dickinson, John, of Del., 45. Dickinson, Daniel S., 191; at Charleston, 317. Dickinson, Mr., of Miss., at Edward's Ferry, 624. Gosport; see Norfolk. Gott, Daniel, of N. Y., his resolve condemning the Slave-Trade in the Fefeated at, 576. Palo Alto, battle of, 187. Palsley, Daniel, Lt.-Gov. of W. Virginia, 519. Panama, the Congress at,yne's opinion, 257; Judge Nelson's, Judge Grier's, 257; Judge Daniel's, 257-8; Judge Campbell's, Judge Catron's, 258; Col. B. Wayne, Judge, of Ga., on Dred Scott, 259. Webster, Daniel, 78; his reply to Hayne, 86-7; 101; speech at Niblo's Gard
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