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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
Secretary of War: George W. Randolph, March 17, 1862 Secretary of War: Gustavus W. Smith, acting, Nov. 17, 1862 Secretary of War: James A. Seddon, Nov. 20, 1862 Secretary of War: John C. Breckinridge, Jan. 28, 1865. Secretary of the Navy : Stephen R. Mallory. Secretary of the Treasury: C. G. Memminger Secretary of the Treasury: George A. Trenholm , June, 1864. Attorney-General: Thomas Bragg Attorney-General: Thomas H. Watts (Ala), March 17, 1862 Attorney-General: George Davis (N. C.), 1864-5. Postmaster-General: John H. Reagan. The Confederate States War Department. Secretary of War: (see above). Assistant Secretary of War: Albert T. Bledsoe (April 1, 1862) Assistant Secretary of War: John A. Campbell (October 20, 1862). Adjt. And Insp.-General's Department General Samuel Cooper. Quartermaster-General's Department Colonel Abram C. Myers (March 15, 1861) Brig.-Gen. A. R. Lawton (Aug. 10, 1863). Commissary-General's Department
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 39 (search)
kman and 840 prisoners, the entire 27th Massachusetts Regiment. Subsequently it is said 400 were sent over. By 12 M. the firing had receded out of hearing from the city, and messengers report that the enemy were being driven back rapidly. Hon. Geo. Davis, Attorney-General (from North Carolina), told me that Gen. Whiting was coming up from Petersburg, in the enemy's rear, with 13,000 men. So, at this hour, the prospects are glorious. Gen. Pickett has been relieved-indisposition. Brig.-Genadiness the means of sudden flight, in the event of Grant's forcing his way into the city. It is thought, to-day, that Bragg will resign. If he does, then the President will be humiliated; for the attacks on Bragg are meant principally for Mr. Davis. But I doubt the story; I don't think the President will permit Bragg to retire before his enemies, unless affairs become desperate by the defeat of our army in this vicinity. May 29 Bright and quite cold. There was skirmishing yeste
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 44 (search)
ed an address to his army, reproaching it for having victory wrested out of its hands by a criminal indulgence in the plunder found in the camps captured from the enemy. He hopes they will retrieve everything in the next battle. Governor Smith's exemptions of magistrates, deputy sheriffs, clerks, and constables, to-day, 56. October 27 Slightly hazy and sunshine. Quiet, save aimless and bootless shelling and picket firing along the lines on the south side of the river. Hon. Geo. Davis, Attorney-General, to whom was referred the question of the constitutionality of the purposed removal from office of clerks appointed to fill places specifically created by act of Congress previous to the enactment of the Conscript law, without there being alleged against them any misconduct, inefficiency, dishonesty, etc., has reported that as several subsequent acts of Congrees already indicate an intention to put all capable of bearing arms in the army, it is the duty of the Presiden
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 45 (search)
Gen. Winder, with the prisoners in the South, is in hot water again. He wants to make Cashmyer suttler (like ancient Pistol), and Major--, the Secretary's agent, opposes it, on the ground that he is a Plug Ugly rogue and cut-throat. Mr. George Davis, Attorney-General Confederate States, has given it as his opinion that although certain civil officers of the government were exempted from military service by the Constitution, yet a recent act of Congress, decreeing that all residents betwold by Mr. Burgyson to the cabinet then devoting their attention to the problem how to violate the Constitution, and put into the trenches some fifty delicate clerks, that their places might be filled by some of their own special favorites. Mr. George Davis, Attorney-General, the instrument selected to rend the Constitution, or rather to remove the obstacles out of the way, is from North Carolina; and this blow has fallen upon his own State! We learn that gold is rising rapidly in the North
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The true story of the capture of Jefferson Davis. (search)
with him when captured, and also from the Hon. George Davis, of North Carolina, who was a member o sort of concert) fully confirm each other. Mr. Davis' letter-received after the foregoing narratiu truly call them, calumny. For instance, Mrs. Davis is represented as leaving Richmond with the orseback, and went to General Lee, rejoining Mr. Davis at Danville. I do not doubt that all the acubstance, and in an offensive manner, that he (Davis) was a prisoner and could afford to talk so, aurprised just a while before day. I was with Mr. Davis and his family in a very few moments, and neat there was not one armed man in our camp. Mr. Davis, Judge Reagan, Colonel William Preston Johnstensity of Northern hatred has never doubted Mr. Davis' courage; and certainly none who know him caelates). During my intimate association with Mr. Davis, I have seen him often in circumstances of earing statement given to a credulous world? Mr. Davis and his Cabinet were so extremely concerned [28 more...]
full regimentals. He was brought into Grafton this evening.--Wheeling (Va.) Intelligencer, June 20. The Second Wisconsin Regiment passed through Cleveland, O., for Washington. They were welcomed by a large and enthusiastic crowd of citizens. Before leaving they partook of refreshments, which had been abundantly provided in the park. Yesterday the Convention of North Carolina elected the following delegates to the Confederate Congress:--For the State at large, W. W. Avery and George Davis; First District, W. N. H. Smith; Second, Thomas Ruffin; Third, T. D. McDowell; Fourth, A. W. Venable; Fifth, John M. Morehead; Sixth, R. C. Puryear; Seventh, Burton Craige; Eighth, A. D. Davidson. It also authorized the First Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers, who took so active a part in the affair at Bethel, to inscribe on their colors the word Bethel. --Philadelphia Press, June 24. The Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Regiment, Col. Small, numbering about one thousand hardy-looking
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.115 (search)
nel Burton N. Harrison, private secretary to Mr. Davis.--editors. The brigades of Ferguson, Dibrell excellent. It was the general opinion that Mr. Davis could escape if he would, but that was largessissippi River, certainly the last in which Mr. Davis participated. We had gone into camp in the that the best we could hope to do was to get Mr. Davis safely out of the country, and then obtain sn. We were shown into a room where we found Mr. Davis and Generals Breckinridge and Bragg. No one else was present. I had never seen Mr. Davis look better or show to better advantage. He seemed ; and that where I have put what was said by Mr. Davis in quotation marks, I have correctly reprodurpose. I have never believed, however, that Mr. Davis really meant or desired to escape after he bresolved not to escape. Immediately after Mr. Davis's departure the greater portion of the troop marching in a direction different from that Mr. Davis had taken, divert attention as much as possi[12 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
Pennsylvania.--James Pollock, William H. Meredith, David Wilmot, A. W. Loomis, Thomas E. Franklin, William McKennan, Thomas White. Delaware.--George B. Rodney, Daniel M. Bates, Henry Ridgley, John W. Houston, William Cannon. Maryland.--John F. Dent, Reverdy Johnson, John W. Crisfield, Augustus W. Bradford, William T. Goldsborough, J. Dixon Roman, Benjamin C. Howard. Virginia.--John Tyler, Wm. C. Rives, John W. Brockenbrough, George W. Summers, James A. Seddon. North Carolina.--George Davis, Thomas Ruffin, David S. Reid, D. M. Barringer, J. M. Morehead. Tennessee.--Samuel Milligan, Josiah M. Anderson, Robert L. Caruthers, Thomas Martin, Isaac R. Hawkins, A. W. O. Totten, R. J. McKinney, Alvin Cullum, William P. Hickerson, George W, Jones, F. E. Zollicoffer, William H. Stephens. Kentucky.--William O. Butler, James B. Clay, Joshua F. Bell, Charles S. Morehead, James Guthrie, Charles A. Wickliffe. Missouri.--John D. Coalter, Alexander W. Doniphan, Waldo P. Johnson, Ayl
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
paign, and of that on the Peninsula, cast a pall of gloom over the spirits of the loyal people for a moment. But it was soon lifted; while the conspirators and their followers and friends were made jubilant and hopeful. on the 2d of September Davis sent into the Congress at Richmond a message announcing news of complete triumph, from Lee, and said: from these dispatches it will be seen that God has again extended his shield over our patriotic Army, and has blessed the cause of the Confedera Georgia--Benjamin H. Hill, *Robert Toombs. Kentucky--*Henry C. Burnett, *William E. Simms. Louisiana--Thomas J. Semmes, Edward Sparrow. Mississippi--*Albert G. Brown, James Phelan. Missouri--*John B. Clark, R. S. T. Peyton. North Carolina--George Davis, William T. Dortch. South Carolina--*Robert W. Barnwell, *James L. Orr. Tennessee--Langdon C. Haynes, Gustavus A. Henry. Texas--William S. Oldham, *Louis T. Wigfall. Virginia--*R. M. T. Hunter, *Wm. Ballard Preston. House of Representativ
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
it indicated an opinion on the part of the Government that the cause was reduced to the alternative of liberating the slaves, and relying upon them to secure the independence of the Confederacy, or of absolute subjugation. The people had also observed, for some time, with gloomy forebodings, the usurpation of power on the part of Davis, and a tendency to the absolutism which precedes positive despotism. At about the time we are considering, that feeling was intensified by a decision of George Davis, the Confederate Attorney-General, in a certain case, that the Cabinet Ministers must see that all laws be faithfully executed, even should they be clearly and expressly unconstitutional. See A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, II. 322. It makes the President absolute, wrote the Diarist. I fear this Government, in future times, will be denounced as a cabal of bandits and outlaws, making and executing the most despotic decrees. This decision will look bad in history, and will do no good at pre
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