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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
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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
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
o regiments of infantry. The following year Hon. Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War, renewed the commande War, stating that the object of Mr. Pierce and Jefferson Davis was the ultimate conquest of the island of Cubaormation of two new regiments of cavalry, and Mr. Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War, took advantage of thet willingly let die. Edwin Sumner was promoted by Mr. Davis from major of Second Dragoons to colonel of First Hood were among its first lieutenants. Secretary of War Davis graduated at West Point in 1828, two years the late war nearly every one became celebrated. Mr. Davis said to the writer that when he carried the list ry regiments seventy officers were appointed by Secretary Davis, but only twenty-nine of them came from States hat reached here somehow, a violent attack upon Secretary Davis [Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War] for thJefferson Davis, then Secretary of War] for the removal of Professor Sprole [West Point]. It makes out a severe charge against the Secretary, the merits of w
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
thou? It was full of humility and self-reproach. Mr. Jefferson Davis, the provisional President of the new Government, re In one was seated Mr. Abraham Lincoln, in the other Mr. Jefferson Davis. These two chief magistrates were both born in Kentbed the political theories of their respective States. Had Davis been carried to Illinois and Lincoln to Mississippi, in theLincoln might have been carrying a Mississippi rifle, while Davis held aloft the star-spangled banner. Each represented, as or decision, there being no common arbiter in such case. Mr. Davis's office had none of the elements of popularity. Upon it finger, every pen, every gun was pointed at its occupant. Davis used every possible effort to make two republics grow on thtunate when the power to sustain his government departs. Mr. Davis was not the demon of hate his enemies have painted. He de of service to the State or her cause, I must continue. Mr. Davis and all his Cabinet are here. And two days afterward he
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
a sash. I am very anxious to get into the field, but am detained by matters beyond my control. I have never heard of the assignment to which you allude — of commander in chief of the Southern army-nor have I any expectation or wish for it. President Davis holds that position. I have been laboring to prepare and get into the field the Virginia troops to strengthen those from other States, and the threatened commands of Johnston, Beauregard, Huger, Garnett, etc. Where I shall go I do not know, as that will depend upon President Davis. The press on both sides, North and South alike, excited by the probability of a battle, began to severely criticise the delay in decisive movements. They did not understand that armies composed almost exclusively of citizen soldiers had to be organized with great care. Regiments had to be placed in brigades, and they in turn formed into divisions; ammunition, the means of subsistence, and the requisite amount of transportation had to be provided.
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
being organized for the purpose of securing the Cheat Mountain pass, a strategic point of great value over which the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike crossed. The Confederate authorities-having been informed of the advance of the Federal General Cox in the Kanawha Valley and that there would probably be two armies operating in northwest Virginia, and also being disappointed in what had been accomplished in that section-determined to send out there an officer of high rank and reputation. Mr. Davis offered the command of that department, therefore, to General Joseph E. Johnston first, as there was no necessity for Johnston and Beauregard both to remain at Manassas. General Johnston declined the offer, because he thought the most important battles would be fought between Washington and Richmond. It was then determined that General Lee should assume command in person of that department, for his duties of organizing and assigning troops to the different sections had nearly terminated.
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
was unable to comply with, so all hope of any advance was abandoned, and the army prepared to go into winter quarters. Mr. Davis frankly told them that the whole country was applying for arms and troops, and that he could do no more to increase thehe appointment. In those days the quartermaster general had the rank of brigadier general. When the writer once asked Mr. Davis if J. E. Johnston was not entitled to be the ranking senior general in the Southern army, he replied, No, because the qing that of the United States by an attack, when it was expecting to besiege Richmond, would be almost certain to win. Mr. Davis declined to decide so important a question hastily, and asked General Johnston to call upon him at a stated hour, when greed with General Johnston's views, while Longstreet took but little part, which Johnston attributed to his deafness. Mr. Davis announced his decision in favor of the opinion of General Lee, and ordered Johnston to concentrate his army on the Peni
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. General Lee and Mr. Davis were on the field on May 31st, and the latter was at once informed of Gen, eral Johnston's being wounded. Riding back with General Lee to Richmond that night, Mr. Davis told him he proposed to assign him at once to the command of the Confederate army defending Richmond, and would make out th enemy on his left and will co-operate with him in his advance. The Tenth Virginia Cavalry, Colonel Davis, will remain on theNine-mile road. 5. General Ransom's brigade, of General Holmes's comm this communication President Lincoln's new military adviser replied that the communication of Mr. Davis, inclosed to him by General Lee, was couched in language exceedingly insulting to the Governmed R. H. Anderson's divisions and Hampton's cavalry brigade; but on the 15th Lee telegraphed to Mr. Davis requesting him to order R. H. Anderson's division to him, and on the 17th General G. W. Smith
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
omotion to a corps commander was bestowed on account of meritorious service. He had graduated at West Point seven years later than Ewell, and was an artillery officer in the United States Army. His bravery at the first Manassas, around Richmondwhere he drew the first blood-at second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, and at Sharpsburg, had been conspicuous, and drew to him the attention of his commanding general. In October, 1862, eight months before the army was reorganized, General Lee wrote Mr. Davis, recommending that Generals Long- street and Jackson be made corps commanders, and saying: Next to these two officers I consider A. P. Hill the best commander with me; he fights his troops well and takes good care of them, but two corps are enough for the present. In a published article since the war, General Longstreet has stated that General Lee would not recom- mend General D. H. Hill or McLaws, both of whom ranked A. P. Hill for the Third Corps, because they were not Virginians, which
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
ongstreet's corps, but, curiously, were placed in an attacking column that had no support. Four brigades-Pettigrew's, Davis's (a nephew of the Southern President), Brockenbrough's, and Archer's (of Heth's division, under that fine officer Petti army; his brother officers had been too kind to report it, and so far the troops too generous to exhibit it. He begged Mr. Davis to take measures to supply his place, because he could not accomplish what he himself desired; how, then, could he fult length be crowned with success, and that you may long live to enjoy the thanks of a grateful people. The reply of Mr. Davis is refined in sentiment and tender in phrase: I admit the propriety of your conclusions that an officer who loseshe Army of Northern Virginia paraded in their camp grounds in that month of August, 1863, to hear the announcement that Mr. Davis had accepted General Lee's resignation. There would have resounded from flank to flank Le roi est mort! but when the
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
ight of the 5th. By the route he should have marched he could have reached Verdiersville in twenty miles. He consumed one day and a half of precious time in getting there. Though late in his arrival, no one could have made dispositions to assume the offensive with more celerity, or have attacked with more promptness. Hancock was now in turn assailed. Holding his front with three brigades under Gregg, Benning, and Law, Longstreet threw four-viz., Mahone's, G. T. Anderson's, Wofford's, and Davis'saround Hancock's left flank. Attacked in flank and front, Hancock's troops were routed and driven rapidly back three quarters of a mile to his line of works. It was a well-planned, well-executed movement. As Longstreet rode down the plank road at the head of his column he came opposite to his brigades, which had made the flank movement, and were drawn up parallel to the plank road and some sixty feet from it. He was mistaken in the thick woods for the Federals, and a volley was fired
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
calamity befalls us. General John C. Breckinridge, who had been appointed Secretary of War in Mr. Seddon's place, received and referred General Lee's letter to Mr. Davis, who indorsed upon it: This is too sad to be patiently considered. Want of supplies, want of men, was indeed a grievous calamity. In the numerous recent combate the noble women, children, and old men of the two cities, whose hearths and homes he had been so long defending. The question of withdrawal was discussed with Mr. Davis, who consented to it, the line of retreat was decided, and Danville, in Virginia, selected as the point to retire upon. It was determined to collect supplies at Only small garrisons were in the forts, and very few men in the connecting lines. Four small brigades, Wilcox's division, Hill's corpsviz., Thomas's, Lane's, Davis's, and McCombs's-held the entire line in the front of the armies of Ord and Wright, while Gordon, with a few thousand troops, held in front of Parke's Ninth Corps.
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