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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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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate dead in Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, Va. Memorial services, June 6, 1894. (search)
address here in 1889. An empty sleeve—a remembrance of the Vicksburg seige—was, as Captain Williams happily remarked in introducing him, the most honorable badge with which he could be decorated. For a man who has borne such a conspicuous part in the history of the South for the past thirty-five years, his appearance is youthful. Entering the army as a private, he rose to the rank of colonel of his regiment. He was one of the counsel assigned by the State of Mississippi to defend Jefferson Davis when he was tried in the Federal courts, and he has also served his State as its Attorney-General, besides representing his district in Congress, as he said in reply to a question by one of his enthusiastic Confederate hearers, for more terms than he cared to remember. His speech from beginning to end was deeply interesting and was listened to with breathless attention. He declared that during the late war the South was battling for home rule and State rights, and while apologizing fo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.10 (search)
ame an active worker in hospitals, and when nothing more could be done in Memphis she went through the lines and rendered substantial aid and comfort to the soldiers in the field. Her services, if fully recorded, would make a book. She was so recognized, that upon one occasion General Joseph E. Johnston had 30,000 of his bronzed and tattered soldiers to pass in review in her honor at Dalton. Such a distinction was, perhaps, never accorded to any other woman in the South—not even to Mrs. Jefferson Davis or to the wives of great generals. Yet, so earnest and sincere in her work was she that she commanded the respect and reverence of men wherever she was known. After the war she strove to comfort the vanquished and encourage the down-hearted, and continued in her way to do much good work. For a year or more past Mrs. Law has been unable to appear in public, though two years ago she could go to church alone, or with some of her young grandchildren. But for a month or two she has b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of honorable R. T. Bennett, late Colonel 13th North Carolina Infantry, C. S. A. (search)
on the part of the South as early as 1820. There was no doubt then about the right of a State to secede from the Union. Rawle, the Pennsylvanian, in his book on the Constitution, says: The secession of a State from the Union depends on the will of the people of such State. The States then may wholly withdraw from the Union, but while they continue they must retain the character of representative republics. Tucker, of Virginia, is as explicit as Rawle on this point. President Jefferson Davis wrote me, July 1st, 1886: Rawle on the Constitution, was the text-book at West Point, but when the class of which I was a member entered the graduating year, Kent's Commentaries were introduced as the text-book on the Constitution and international law. Though not so decided on the point of State sovereignty, he was very far in advance of the consolidationists of our time. The University of North Carolina, and every other institution in the State, devoted to the education of ou
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
ich till then was all with Longstreet's Brigades, asked and obtained leave from General Johnston to attack and capture the line. Hill had four elegant brigades— Early, Rodes, Featherston, and Raines—a force which, properly handled, could have picked up and carried away every man, gun and horse which Hancock had, for, in fact, his position was a dangerous one—he had ventured too far to remain there alone, and his sole line of retreat was a narrow road over the dam of Saunder's Pond. President Davis in his Memoirs says: Early confidently expresses the opinion that had his attack been supported promptly and vigorously, the enemy's forces then engaged must have been captured. But General Johnston, unfortunately more occupied with the defense of his own record than in giving well-earned prominence to the glorious deeds of those soldiers who made him great, makes but passing mention of this affair, which his opponents, on the other hand, have treated as the great event of the day. H<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
ort to General Breckinridge; ordered to report to General Bragg. Davis, William Lewis, Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War July 29, ‘62d Signal Corps, March 31, ‘64, and April 30, ‘64, Hood's escort. Davis, J. 1., Surgeon, Sept. 30, ‘63, 15th Alabama Regiment. Davis, N.Davis, N. A., Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War April 14, ‘63, to rank Nov. 2,.‘62. Reported from Army of Mississippi Sept. 3, ‘63; Sept. 3, ‘63, ordered to report to General Hill. Davis, J., Surgeon, Sept. 30, ‘63. Oct. 31, ‘63, 50th Georgia Regiment. Davis, B. H., Detail, HeadDavis, B. H., Detail, Headquarters A. T. Oct. 6, ‘63, ordered to report to Colonel D. H. Allison as detailed Assistant Surgeon. Nov. 30, ‘63, Allison's Squadron, Marchtive land, and on the personal recommendation of the late President Jefferson Davis, was assigned to duty in the Army of Northern Virginia, a he joined the retreating column of government officials, with President Davis at its head, and continued with them until th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
impossible to conceive that a cause espoused and led by such men as Davis, Lee, Jackson, the two Johnstons, Early and their compatriots was wtue which adorns our western suburbs. It was presided over by President Davis, and was addressed by Mr. Davis, General Early, General Wise, Mr. Davis, General Early, General Wise, General Gordon, Colonel Preston, Colonel Venable, Colonel Marshall, Colonel Preston Johnston, and Colonel Withers, in the most elegant and ele that it won from the chivalrous Hancock the compliment which President Davis quotes in his history of the Confederacy: That the Twenty-fourand Sheridan at Winchester, with 43,000, the enemy holding, as President Davis says in his history, precisely the same position in the Valleyies is a familiar story to you all. He was the warm admirer of President Davis, and frequently visited him, nor did he ever neglect opportuninveiling of the Jackson and Lee statues and the reinterment of President Davis, and he never missed a meeting of this society but once in twe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
utional right, and whose other chapters tell of the unveiling of the Jackson, the Lee, the Wickham, the Hill, and the Howitzer monuments, and the obsequies of President Davis. Similar chapters will follow, when the Davis, Stuart, and Cooke monuments, a monument to the noble women of the South, and other memorials shall have beenit was not to perpetuate slavery that they fought. The impartial student of the events leading up to the civil war cannot fail to perceive that, in the words of Mr. Davis, to whatever extent the question of slavery may have served as an occasion, it was far from being the cause of the conflict. That conflict was the bloody culmininstance of loyalty to an established form of government more unswerving and self-sacrificing than that of the Southern people to the Union, I fail to recall it. Mr. Davis voiced the feeling of the South when he said in the Senate Chamber: If envy and jealousy and sectional strife are eating like rust into the bonds our fathers exp
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A National Repository for the Records and Relics of the Southern cause, proposed by Charles Broadway Rouss, of New York. (search)
000, or more, with which to erect a proper building for their permanent preservation, and to provide an income for its maintenance. Lee Camp of Confederate Veterans, Commander E. Leslie Spence, promptly responded to Mr. Rouss, and delegated Major Norman V. Randolph to visit him and ascertain as definitely as he might his plans and views, and further, to submit the claims of Richmond as the place, and the Confederate Memorial Literary Society (which now owns the house occupied by President Jefferson Davis) as the organization to which the patriotic trust might worthily be committed. Mr. Rouss proposed that each Veteran Camp should subscribe at least $10, and inspired the hope that he would insure the final success of his scheme. The location of the Museum, Mr. Rouss suggested, should be left to the decision of the ten senior generals of the Confederate army, now living. These are stated by General Marcus J. Wright, of the National War Record Office, to be as follows: 1.