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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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gton. resignation of Southern Senators. Jefferson Davis' farewell speech to the Federal Senate. Constitution of the Confederate States. Jefferson Davis chosen President. his personal history. Senators who withdrew on this day were Mr. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, Messrs. Fitzpatrick anthe fact and occasion of their resignation. Mr. Davis, although at the time much prostrated by ill serious doubts were hereafter to arise. Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States,ly of intelligent and cultivated persons. Mr. Davis was a man whose dignity, whose political scha great leader in the circumstances in which Mr. Davis was placed would have been strong and activeource of practical advice within its reach. Mr. Davis had none of these plain qualities. He had, But we must reserve a fuller estimate of President Davis' character for other periods in our narras of Secession as Toombs, of Georgia, and Jefferson Davis, the future President of the Southern Con[2 more...]
he Confederate Government for war. rush of volunteers to arms.President Davis' estimate of the military necessity. removal of the seat of Gursuance of this resolution, and in furtherance of his own views, Mr. Davis deputed an embassy of commissioners to Washington, authorized to on, and the disreputable method by which it had been obtained, President Davis justly and severely remarked, in a message to the Confederate he draft of which Judge Campbell held in his hand, could reach President Davis at Montgomery, Fort Sumter would have been evacuated. Five da coast! The reduction of Fort Sumter. On the 3d of March President Davis had commissioned P. G. T. Beauregard, then Colonel of Engineerin volume and effect well responded to the fury of the North. President Davis, at once, Congresses being out of session, called upon the Sta instance, greatly exceeded the demand. On the 29th of April, President Davis wrote to the Confederate Congress then convoked by him: There
ng of traitours is sure to begin before one month is over. The nations of Europe, it continued, may rest assured that Jeff. Davis & Co. will be swinging from the battlements at Washington, at least, by the 4th of July. We spit upon a later and lonin front of hostile States and in face of a partisan opposition at home. This idea had especial hold of the mind of President Davis. It has been thought a little strange that in the frame of the new government there should be such little originalir, at least, of neutralizing the Democratic party in the North. In the address on the occasion of his inauguration, President Davis took especial pains t declare that the seceded States meditated a change only of the constituent parts, not the systwhich their great politicians saw was the most tremendous one of modern times. But the puerile argument, which even President Davis did not hesitate to adopt, about the power of King cotton, amounted to this absurdity: that the great and illustriou
ly indications of the real objects of the war. the rights of humanity. Virginia the great theatre of the war. the grand army of the North. consultation of President Davis and Beauregard and Lee. Beauregard's line of defence in Northern Virginia. sketch of General Beauregard. his person and manners. his opinion of the Yankeeederate side, preparations for the coming contest were quite as busy, if not so extensive. At the beginning of June, Gen. Beauregard was in consultation with President Davis and Gen. Lee, at Richmond, while, by means of couriers, they held frequent communication with Gen. Johnston, then in command near Harper's Ferry. The result nd was appointed by Gov. Moore of Louisiana, Colonel of Engineers in the Provisional Army of the South; from which position, as we have seen, he was called by President Davis to the defence of Charleston. Gen. Beauregard was singularly impassioned in defence of the cause which he served. He hated and despised the Yankee; and it
en the Confederacy. It was taken by the Southern public as the end of the war, or, at least, as its decisive event. Nor was this merely a vulgar delusion. President Davis, after the battle, assured his intimate friends that the recognition of the Confederate States by the European Powers was now certain. The newspapers declarexistence, that politicians actually commenced plotting for the Presidential succession, more than six years distant. Mr. Hunter of Virginia about this time left Mr. Davis' Cabinet, because it was said that he foresaw the errours and unpopularity of this Administration, and was unwilling by any identification with it to damage his chances as Mr. Davis' successor in the Presidential office. Gen. Beauregard was already designated in some quarters as the next Confederate President; and the popular nominee of an honour six years hence, wrote a weak and theatrical letter to the newspapers, dated Within hearing of the enemy's guns, and declaring: I am not either a
there were provided no means of defence, and still less of escape, though timely notice and a providential warning of twenty-five days had been given. A committee was accordingly ordered in the Confederate Congress to report upon the affair of Roanoke Island. It declared that the Secretary of War, Mr. J. P. Benjamin, was responsible for an important defeat of our arms, which might have been safely avoided by him; that he had paid no practical attention to the appeals of Gen. Wise; and that he had, by plain acts of omission, permitted that general and an inconsiderable force to remain to meet at least fifteen thousand men, well armed and equipped. No defence to this charge was ever attempted by Secretary Benjamin or his friends; and the unanimous conclusion of the committee, charging one of President Davis' Cabinet with a matter of the gravest offence known to the laws and the interests of the country, was allowed to remain on the public record without commentary or consequence.
t of the Confederate States. gloomy scene in Capitol square. President Davis' speech. commentary of a Richmond journal. causes of popular governments, one called Provisional and the other Permanent; for Mr. Davis had been unanimously elected President, and there was no change edministration. But the ceremony of the second inauguration of President Davis was one of deep interest to the public; for it was supposed thh this sentiment found but little encouragement on the part of President Davis, and was neither directed nor employed by him, it secured a mes extraordinary measure was inspired by the military genius of President Davis, and was directly recommended by him. It depleted our armies ism of the country. Even in his inaugural address in February, President Davis had avoided the unpopularity of a conscription law, and had pating. Meanwhile Maj.-Gen. Earl Van Dorn had been appointed by President Davis to take command in the Trans-Mississippi Department, and had a
ccess. Federal interpretation of the battle. exultation at Washington. death of Johnston, a serious loss to the Confederacy. sketch of his military life. President Davis' tribute to the fallen hero. his obsequies in New Orleans Since falling back to Murfreesboroa, Gen. Johnston had managed, by combining Crittenden's divisiter the Mexican war, he obtained the appointment of paymaster of the regular army, with the rank of major. When the army was increased by four new regiments, Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War, gave him command of the Second Cavalry, with his headquarters at San Antonio, Texas. In the latter part of 1857, he was appointed by d a resolution to redeem his losses at no distant day. No more beautiful tribute could have been paid to the memory of the departed hero, than that made by Jefferson Davis himself; and no more choice and touching language ever came from the polished pen of the Confederate President, than on this occasion. He announced the death
nt to Virginia and Pensacola, and those that remained were necessarily inadequate to the end desired, and required organization. Several vessels were in course of construction by the Navy Department, but according to the express orders of President Davis the fleet maintained at the port of New Orleans and vicinity formed no part of the command of Gen. Lovell. The first step taken by that officer was to secure ammunition, of which there was less than twenty pounds per gun; the second was to s that of a Northern man with Southern principles; he was a delegate to the Charleston Convention of 1860, and he was accustomed to relate with singular satisfaction the circumstance that he had voted in that body, more than forty times, for Jefferson Davis as the nominee for President of the United States! When the war broke out, he was a ready convert to the popular doctrine in his State, and went in advance of it in his expressions of ferocity towards the people of the South. He had alread
he exodus from Richmond. public meeting in the city Hall. noble resolution of the Legislature of Virginia. re-animation of the people and the authorities. President Davis' early opinion of the effect of the fall of Richmond. appeals of the Richmond press. Jackson's campaign in the Valley of Virginia. Jackson determines on th of the authorities. The Confederate Congress had adjourned in such haste as to show that the members were anxious to provide for their own personal safety. President Davis sent his family to North Carolina, and a part of the Government archives were packed ready for transportation. At the railroad depots were piles of baggage action and loss of property of the State or individuals shall thereby result, will be cheerfully submitted to. To this exhibition of the spirit of Virginia, President Davis responded in lively terms. He stated to a committee of the Legislature, which called upon him to ascertain his views, that he had never entertained the thoug
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