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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
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g. He carried with him what he regarded as a specific remedy. . . . My ease, my health, my property, my life, I can give to the cause of my country. The heroism which could lay my wife and children on any sacrificial altar is not mine. Spare us, good Lord. Yet he was subjected to peculiar trials. During the war a four-year-old son fell from a balcony and was instantly killed. Only two of his children survived him—Margaret, who married J. A. Hayes of Denver, Colorado, in 1877, and Varina Anne Davis, favorably known as a writer, honored at many a veterans' reunion, and beloved throughout the South as Winnie, the Daughter of the Confederacy. Let us have peace The following significant sentences form part of the conclusion to General Grant's Personal memoirs: The war has made us a nation of great power and intelligence. We have but little to do to preserve peace, happiness and prosperity at home, and the respect of other nations. Our experience ought to teach us the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
stead of being made of baser metal is of pure gold and enamel, and is a beautiful specimen of the jeweler's art, as well as a very highly-prized souvenir of a notable occasion. On the reverse of the badge is the full name of the recipient, Varina Anne Davis, engraved in enamel letters of red, white and blue. The badge was attached to a broad ribbon of the Confederate colors, and enclosed in a beautiful morocco case. It is an open secret that it was the gift of a distinguished and gallant Conises, the veterans and visitors crowded around the daughter of the Confederacy, and gave her a grand ovation as they craved the privilege of shaking her hand, and speaking warm words of welcome to the daughter of our loved and honored chief, President Davis. Miss Winnie [the pet name given her by her father has supplanted the name with which she was christened at St. Paul's church, Richmond, soon after her birth in 1864] has been two months in Richmond (the guest of Dr. J. William Jones, Gov
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.7 (search)
hed his majority when he died in Memphis in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Joseph Evan Davis was born in 1859, and was killed by a fall over the balusters of the White House, in Richmond, when 3 years old. William Howell Davis was born in the White House, Richmond, in 1862. He died, almost as suddenly as Joe had done, from diphtheria, in Natchez, Miss., in October, 1874, when nearer to manhood than any of the sons save Little Jeff. But the other birth in the White House was that of the famous and widely-loved Daughter of the Confederacy, Varina Anne Davis, petnamed Winnie. She was her mother's companion in their northern home shared her literary tastes and died in the full promise of noble womanhood on Sept. 18, 1898. The lonely and constant mother lingered to complete her work of love and life, the embalming of her husband's memory, until the autumn of 1906. Then she took her burthen and bore it to the Throne's foot. T. C. Deleon, Mobile, Alabama, December 1, 1908.