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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 1,039 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 833 7 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 656 14 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 580 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 459 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 435 13 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 355 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 352 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 333 7 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 330 2 Browse Search
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ht of a State to withdraw from the Union. Mr. Davis remained a week in Washington, hoping that hthe train at every little hamlet, and called Mr. Davis out. Wherever we stayed long enough, he tolddrinking. He began a violent tirade against Mr. Davis. He had twelve or thirteen people with him n. He offered to resent personally anything Mr. Davis might say. The excitement became intense. T The Governor and the State authorities met Mr. Davis informally, and went with him to a boarding-ght 75,000 stand would be sufficient. Again Mr. Davis was very emphatic, saying, The limit of our , of which no man could foresee the end. Mr. Davis wrote thus of his arrival in Jackson : Time and again, when visitors left the room, Mr. Davis ejaculated, God help us, war is a dreadful crocking-chairs for Bob and his wife Rhinah. Mr. Davis bought him cochineal flannel for his rheumather children, and I feel I may trust you. Mr. Davis was so careworn and unhappy that when we wer[5 more...]
it, and the Congress was expressly required to enforce the prohibition. The only discretion in the matter entrusted to the Congress was whether or not to permit the introduction of slaves from any of the United States or their Territories. Mr. Davis regarded the Confederate Constitution as a model of wise, temperate, and liberal statesmanship. He wrote: On the next day (February 9th) an election was held for the chief executive officers, resulting, as I afterward learned, in my elee State, with reference to my election to the Presidency of the Confederacy, that the duty to which I was thus called was temporary, and that I expected soon to be with the Army of Mississippi again. The messenger with the notification that Mr. Davis had been elected President, and Alexander H. Stephens Vice-president, of the Confederate States, found him in our garden assistingto make rose-cuttings; when reading the telegram he looked so grieved that I feared some evil had befallen our fa
Chapter 3: Mr. Davis continues his narrative. While on my way to Montgomery, and waiting in Jackson, Miss., for the railroad train, I met the Honorable William L. Sharkey, who had filled with great distinction the office of Chief-Justice of the State. He said he was looking for me to make an inquiry. He desired to know id me on assuming the duties of the high office to which I had been called. An eye-witness wrote: I have been honored with the friendship of the late President Davis since early in 1861. Of the voluntary escort which met him near the Georgia line and went with him to Montgomery when he first assumed the Chief Magistracy o, and in two days thereafter he was inaugurated, and delivered his address at the Capitol at one o'clock on Monday, February 18, 1861. Inaugural address of President Davis. delivered at the Capitol, Montgomery, Ala., Monday, February 18, 1861, at 1 P. M. gentlemen of the Congress of the Confederate States of America friends a
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 4: going to Montgomery.-appointment of the Cabinet. (search)
ght several immense bouquets. The color seemed ominous. Perhaps Mr. Davis's depression had communicated itself to me, and I could not rally to miss and deplore him. My journey up the Alabama River to join Mr. Davis in Montgomery was a very sad one, sharing his apprehensions, and ut each thought he had a perfect right to secede and did not mind Mr. Davis being a little slow. A secession man said, We see that he thinks x-President. The family were at that time living in Montgomery. Mr. Davis was very averse to relinquishing the old flag, and insisted that more leisure would enable them to choose fitting habitations. Mr. Davis wrote of the formation of his Cabinet thus: --Unencumbered byn me; indeed, with two of them I had no previous acquaintance. Mr. Davis wished very much to appoint the Honorable Robert Barnwell to be Sccord which seemed to promise the utmost efficiency for each. Mr. Davis went to his office before nine o'clock and came home at six, exha
cause, some malcontents stated publicly that Mr. Davis had been a candidate for the Presidency of te the Legislature and people of Mississippi, Mr. Davis had earnestly advised extensive preparation e of the seceding States. Before secession, Mr. Davis thought war would result from it; and after would be an extensive one. The idea that Mr. Davis was so extreme in his views, is a new one. vote in the Mississippi delegation against Mr. Davis, who was then, as he is now, the most eminenminently or so generally mentioned. Next to Mr. Davis the name of Mr. Rhett, of South Carolina, wato. There was not the slighest opposition to Mr. Davis on the part of any of our delegation; certaion on the part of Mr. Davis or his friends. Mr. Davis was not in or near Montgomery at the time. tive views — for in no sense did we consider Mr. Davis extreme in either his views or purposes — waesident. I think there was no question that Mr. Davis was the choice of our delegation and of the [9 more...]<
Chapter 6: peace propositions. The Provisional Congress, before the arrival of Mr. Davis, passed a law that the Government should immediately take steps to settle everything appertaining to the common property, debts, and common obligations of the late Union upon principles of right, justice, equity, and good faith. On Februwford left Montgomery on February 27th, and reached there two or three days before the expiration of Mr. Buchanan's term. He bore a letter to the President from Mr. Davis. Mr. Buchanan had sent an intimation that he would be happy to receive Commissioners from the Confederate States, and would refer their communications to the Senn Congress. Mr. Buchanan was in a state of most thorough alarm, not only for his home at Wheatland, but for his personal safety. He had previously expressed to Mr. Davis his fear of his homeward route being lighted by burning effigies of himself. Actuated by this dread, he refused to receive the Commissioners or send any message
. Johnston, General C. S. A. Upon this letter President Davis endorsed the word, insubordinate. On July 29 Johnston, General C. S. A. Upon this letter President Davis also endorsed the word insubordinate. On August 1, 1861, President Davis wrote to General Johnston at Manassas as follows: We are anxiously looking for-General was violently opposed in the Senate, and Mr. Davis, then a Senator, spoke for the greater part of twont, J. E. Johnston, General. To which letter Mr. Davis briefly replied as follows: Richmond, Va., Septem To explain even more fully the position taken by Mr. Davis in assigning the abovenamed officers to their relaes Lyons, of Richmond, Va., dated August 30, 1878, Mr. Davis says: In relation to the complaint of my gi of the War Department at Washington, when sending Mr. Davis, in September, 1880, copies of General Johnston's putation. He adds: I can hardly conceive how you (Mr. Davis) could so long have borne with the snarly tone of
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 15: the opposition of Congress to the President. (search)
ence; and so we ceased to entertain, except at formal receptions or informal dinners and breakfasts given to as many as Mr. Davis's health permitted us to invite. In the evening he was too exhausted to receive informal visitors. The Examiner sent s disregarded. Some thought they knew that their names had been preferred for the office which had been conferred upon Mr. Davis; others felt sure that everyone except the President had preferred them for the portfolios unworthily held by others. of circumstances; a politician would have flattered and appeared to confide in them without communicating anything, but Mr. Davis was too sincere for this policy. To have explained these difficulties would often have exposed the army or navy to dalieve, received your orders; I can suggest nothing but obedience. His old friend left him wounded to the quick, and Mr. Davis came home and went, without eating, to his room and slept little. As soon as he could speak quietly of it, he said: I
curity, so sure did many feel that this battle would end the war. This was shown by the decrease of enlistments; but President Davis did not coincide with this view. Foreign recognition was looked forward to as an assured fact, and the politicians e Cabinet, in order, his enemies said, that his identification with the Administration should not damage his chances as Mr. Davis's successor to the Presidency. Mr. Davis was attached to him and thought he did not care to share the responsibility oMr. Davis was attached to him and thought he did not care to share the responsibility of a possible failure. General Beauregard was also named in some quarters as the next Confederate President, the popular nominee of an honor to be conferred six years hence. Before the putative nomination he wrote the following discouraging letard and the Secretary of War, Mr. Benjamin, caused by the organization of a rocket battery for the Army of the Potomac. Mr. Davis wrote as follows: Richmond, Va., October 25, 1861. General Beauregard, Manassas, Va. my dear General: Your letters
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 17: Roanoke Island.-Mr. Davis's inauguration. (search)
Chapter 17: Roanoke Island.-Mr. Davis's inauguration. The year 1862 was destined to be a noted one in the annals of the country, and the military campaigns in the Confederate States opened early, to end only with the expiration of the year. Early in the year, Mr. Walker having resigned his portfolio, a general reorganization of the cabinet was arranged, and, on March 17th, the Senate made the following confirmations : Secretary of StateJ. P. Benjamin. TreasuryC. G. Memminger. Secretary of WarJ. P. Benjamin. Secretary of NavyS. R. Mallory. Postmaster-GeneralJ. H. Reagan. Attorney-GeneralThomas H. Watts. The dissolution of his cabinet disquieted the President greatly, and about this time the organized opposition party began to be felt. The enemy also manifested unusual activity. Their first move was the capture of Roanoke Island, on the low coast-line of North Carolina, for it was an important outpost of the Confederates. Its possession by the enemy would g
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