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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The gold and silver in the Confederate States Treasury. (search)
not more than one thousand badly—armed men in all. These brigades were, I think, Duke's, Dibrell's, Vaughan's, and Ferguson's. The train was a long one. There were ms present—General Bragg among them—and wagons innumerable. Turned over to General Duke. I had several interviews with President Davis and found him calm and com. As soon as I saw Mr. Mallory he directed me to deliver the treasure to General Basil Duke, and disband my command. I went to the depot, and there, in the presence of my command, transferred it accordingly. General Duke was on horseback, and no papers passed. The Charlotte company immediately started for home, accompanied by icent present was indignantly declined. The treasure was delivered to General Duke intact so far as I know, though some of it was taken at Danville by authority. Itruth of the above narrative. Immediately after turning the money over to General Duke I disbanded my command. And here ends my personal knowledge of the Confeder<