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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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tation as a seat of learning. It was the Alma Mater of many illustrious men, among whom is Jefferson Davis. In his own reminiscences of his college-life, General Johnston spoke with great respect oh he preferred to a captaincy, which my contemporary Bartlett says was at his option. Hon. Jefferson Davis says: He was sergeant-major, and afterward was selected by the commandant for the an, to whom he accorded an easy eminence; and by Mr. Twiss, who was inferior to Bartlett only. Mr. Davis says: Johnston did not highly value class-standing, but was anxious for a thorough knowlaine, then chaplain at West Point, and afterward Bishop of Ohio, were especially kindly. Hon. Jefferson Davis says: Johnston valued one feature of cadet-life very much, the opportunity to selecned and began the practice of the law in St. Louis, but met an early and accidental death. Jefferson Davis, who was two classes below Johnston in the Academy, formed with him a fast friendship, that
white settler's life was not worth a pin's fee with them. The Hon. Jefferson Davis related to the writer how, at such a time, with only threee probably killed before the main body was discovered. The Hon. Jefferson Davis told the writer that the Indians now became very insolent.o have reenlisted as a private in an independent spy company. Jefferson Davis, who was with General Gaines in his operations in 1831, was abwhence they were routed by a detachment of regulars under Lieutenant Jefferson Davis. In despair they gave themselves up to two Winnebago Indsity of his passions, and the singleness of his purpose. Hon. Jefferson Davis informed the writer that Black Hawk told him, while he was illage; and that there was no engagement not to join the Prophet. Mr. Davis said Keokuk was a politic man; but that Black Hawk was a proud, ge. He bore himself with dignity in his confinement, and thanked Mr. Davis for his kindness to him. Black Hawk saw his power pass to his
nder or more martial appearance on horseback. It was remarked of him by Mr. Jefferson Davis, who saw him at the battle of Monterey, that in combat he had the most influence of Albert Sidney Johnston on their lives. General Rusk told Mr. Jefferson Davis that he was first attracted to Mr. Johnston, a few days after he joined had in camp, and it was proposed to use General Huston's horse-pistols. Hon. Jefferson Davis calls them , crook-handled pistols, twelve inches in the barrel. Mr. DaMr. Davis says General Johnston was a very good shot with ordinary pistols, and the writer knows that such was the case subsequently; but Captain Eaton says he had been qu It so happened that this was a matter discussed by both parties with the Hon. Jefferson Davis, who makes the following statement to the writer: He says that Huston he was-glad to have a gentleman to hold responsible. General Johnston told Mr. Davis that it was true that the order was read by the adjutant-general of the army,
the battle of Monterey. letter from the Hon. Jefferson Davis explaining and describing it. Generaissippians, given me in a letter from the Hon. Jefferson Davis, who commanded them, with other incidreets of Monterey, at the point mentioned by Mr. Davis as the place where he met General Johnston, he came to the irrigating ditch mentioned by Mr. Davis, he found it too wide for his horse to clear this campaign his early comrade-in-arms, Jefferson Davis. Mr. Davis had resigned from the army inMr. Davis had resigned from the army in 1835, and retired to his plantation near Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he lived in seclusion untiln of Monterey. In speaking of these events, Mr. Davis has frequently related a circumstance illuston, which I have heard from the lips of both Mr. Davis and General Johnston, in the language of the a costume picturesque, but undiplomatic. Colonel Davis made light of the difficulty, and so he wadanger of the situation already described in Mr. Davis's letter. While they were waiting at the ba[3 more...]
Second cavalry is now styled the Fifth cavalry. Pierce elected. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War. strength of the army. increase of force asked. actionure. Senator Rusk. William Preston. political appointments the tradition. Mr. Davis reverses the rule. General Johnston made Colonel of the Second cavalry. no r. When General Franklin Pierce was elected President, he appointed General Jefferson Davis Secretary of War. Pierce's gallantry, amiability, and address, had enbut his pride and delicacy have always prevented him from pressing his claims. Davis was truly his friend. It had been a custom, almost passing into precedent, oor the most part, from the army. The political pressure brought to bear upon Mr. Davis was very great, but no man was ever less amenable to such considerations; and Long before his untimely death in battle, he had the generosity to say that Mr. Davis had acted wisely in preferring General Johnston above him. General Scott
d to command it. General Johnston succeeds him. army orders. start. celerity. journey. Mormon hostilities. South Pass. concentration. movements of troops. winter. efforts to reach winter-quarters. in the snow-drifts. his defense by Mr. Davis. General Johnston's letters detailing the circumstances. rescue of the army. arrival at Bridger. the tests of soldiership. in winter-quarters. Fort Bridger. Major Porter's diary. Brigham's Salt embassy. Ornithology. conflicting Policime members of Congress, who perhaps misunderstood and certainly misapplied his language, representing him as breathing slaughter and vengeance against the Saints. The following is from a reply made to these strictures, in the Senate, by the Hon. Jefferson Davis: Moreover, I would say, as the question of the expedition to Utah has been touched, that I hold that the country is indebted to the Administration for having selected the man who is at the head of the expedition; who, as a soldier,
organization of the new Confederacy a more practical solution of their policy than in prolonged and indecisive deliberation, and at once coalesced with their opponents. The Provisional Congress, which met at Montgomery, Alabama, elected Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, President, and Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, Vice-President; and the new government fell into shape, and went into operation, with as little friction as if it had stood the tests of a decade. All of its utterances wereropriate legislation on most matters of the first importance. An instance of the inadequacy of the provision for war is to be found in the appropriation by the Mississippi Legislature, after the act of secession, of $150,000 for armament, when Mr. Davis recommended $3,000,000. The language and acts of the cotton fanatics lent plausibility to the idea that union with the border States was scarcely desired by the extreme South. The establishment of the Confederate Government had the effect,
les from Los Angeles, whence he was accompanied by Dr. Carman Frazee. Dr. Frazee knew the country well, and acted as guide. Frazee served as private in Colonel Jefferson Davis's First Mississippi Regiment in the Mexican War. They rested at Chino during part of the day, and then moved forward, Mr. Carlisle, the proprietor of the ader was suddenly and spontaneously accorded by acclamation. This was due in part to the well-settled opinion of the officers and men of the old army, and to President Davis's frank declaration to that effect, but still more to the strong belief of the Southwest in his ability as a soldier. He had been marked for vengeance, and h post of duty might be assigned him, and he found a nation waiting for him and calling him to the front. The telegraph, of course, had announced him; but President Davis was not aware that he had reached Richmond, when he called at the Executive mansion. The President was sick in bed; but, when he heard the bell and General J
f self-defense, rendered necessary by the action of the government of Kentucky, and by the evidences of intended movements of the Federal forces. I would be glad to have the services of G. W. Smith, if it is in the power of your Excellency to assign him to my command. Any orders of your Excellency will be executed promptly, and any suggestions you may make will be received with pleasure. With great respect, your obedient servant, A. S. Johnston, General C. S. A. His Excellency Jefferson Davis. A few days prior to Buckner's movement, General Felix K. Zollicoffer, in accordance with arrangements previously made, advanced to Cumberland Ford with about four thousand men. In the west, Feliciana, thirty miles east of Columbus, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and Hopkinsville, were garrisoned with small bodies of troops; and the territory between Columbus and Bowling Green was occupied by moving detachments, which created a vague apprehension of military force and projected en
a troops in his episcopal capacity. Governor Harris, of Tennessee, had asked him to call upon Mr. Davis, and urged upon him prompt measures for the defense of the Mississippi Valley. This, togetherall on the President. The bishop, knowing the transcendent ability of General Johnston, urged Mr. Davis to reserve that most important field for him. As it was known that the general could not reachshould be sent out to take the position pending his arrival. To Bishop Polk's utter surprise, Mr. Davis urged it upon him. Suffice it to say, that, after mature deliberation, he deemed it his duty tus to be permitted to return to his episcopal work, sent in his resignation to the President. Mr. Davis declined to receive it, however, and gave such reasons, backed up by those of other members ofed neutrality of Kentucky. The Secretary of War and Governor Harris both remonstrated; but President Davis replied to his explanations, Necessity justifies your action. Polk was rapidly fortifying,
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