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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 5 (search)
paroled. When I came in from church in the afternoon, I found Burton Harrison, Mr. Davis's private secretary, among our guests. He is said re he has better sense than to travel in such a conspicuous way. Mr. Harrison probably knows more about his whereabouts than anybody else, buttle boy. Men were coming in all day, with busy faces, to see Mr. Harrison, and one of them brought news of Johnston's surrender, but Mr. HMr. Harrison didn't tell anybody about it except father, and the rest of us were left in ignorance till afternoon when Fred came back with the newse were at dinner, a brother of Mrs. Davis came in and called for Mr. Harrison, and after a hurried interview with him, Mr. Harrison came back Mr. Harrison came back into the dining-room and said it had been decided that Mrs. Davis would leave town to-morrow. Delicacy forbade our asking any questions, butwithstanding, to pay him for telling them. May 2, Tuesday Mr. Harrison left this morning, with a God-speed from all the family and pray
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, V. In the dust and ashes of defeat (may 6-June 1, 1865). (search)
nything except the lightest work about the place, and that only when he feels like it. They are very capricious in their treatment of negroes, as is usually the case with upstarts who are not used to having servants of their own. Sometimes they whip them and send them back to their masters, and last week, Lot Abraham sent three of his white men to jail for tampering with slaves, as they call them. This morning, however, they sent off several wagon-loads of runaways, and it is reported that Harrison and Alfred, two of father's men, have gone with them. People are making no effort to detain their negroes now, for they have found out that they are free, and our power over them is gone. Our own servants have behaved very well thus far. The house servants have every one remained with us, and three out of five plantation hands whom the Yankees captured in Alabama, ran away from them and came back home. Caesar Ann, Cora's nurse, went off to Augusta this morning, professedly to see her hus
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 7 (search)
s, though they may force us to do it in the end. I feel sorry for the poor negroes. They are not to blame for taking freedom when it is brought to their very doors and almost forced upon them. Anybody would do the same, still when they go I can't help feeling as if they are deserting us for the enemy, and it seems humiliating to be compelled to bargain and haggle with our own servants about wages. I am really attached to father's negroes, and even when they leave us, as Alfred, Arch, and Harrison have done, cannot help feeling interested in their welfare and hoping they will find good places. None of ours nave ever shown a disposition to be insolent, like some of those I see on the streets. Arch was perfectly respectful to the last, and did his work faithfully, but then he left us in a sneaky way, slipping off just before dinner-time, without telling us good-by, or saying a word to anybody but father, as if he was ashamed of himself. Mammy says that the real cause of his departu
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 43 (search)
brought off safely. (Signed) R. E. Lee. The profound chagrin produced by this event is fast becoming a sort of reckless unconcern. Many would fight and die in the last ditch, rather than give up Richmond; and many others are somewhat indifferent as to the result, disgusted with the management of affairs. The President left the city on Monday, ignorant of the defeat of Early, for Georgia. It is said Beauregard is with him; but this is not certain. His private secretary, Mr. Burton Harrison, says he will be absent at least a month, perhaps until Christmas. Congress meets early in November; and before that day we may have terrible events-events determining the fate of the war. We have heard heavy firing down the river all day; but it may not be a serious matter, though a general battle is looked for soon on the south side. Gen. Lee will soon be reinforced materially. The President has adopted a suggestion I made to Gen. Bragg, and a general order is published t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The gold and silver in the Confederate States Treasury. (search)
er he was really sent back for it or was a despicable thief, will probably never be known, but to say the least, his action was, as our Scotch friends say, vara suspeecious. Capture of President Davis. Mr. Davis was captured on the morning of May 9th, just a week after my interview with him at Abbeville. There were with him at the time Mrs. Davis and three children; Miss Howell, her sister; Mr. Reagan, Postmaster-General; Colonels Johnston, Lubbock, and Wood, volunteer aids; Mr. Burton Harrison, secretary, and, I think, a Mr. Barnwell, of South Carolina. There may have been others, but I do not know. Of these, all were captured save only Mr. Barnwell. It is not my intention to write of this affair, as I was not present, and besides, Colonels Johnston and Lubbock, Judge Reagan, and others have written full accounts of it. I only intend to tell of the escape of my old friend and comrade, John Taylor Wood, as I had it from his lips only a few months ago in Richmond. It ha
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
he 44th, 165. Gettysburg, An incident of, 337; the battle of, 368, 376 Giraffe, The blockade runner, 264. Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, Mo., cited, 226. Goldsborough, Major W. W., 226. Gordon, Gen, John B., Attempt of his corps at Appomattox, 84. Graham, Gen., Joseph, 115, 340. Graham, Gov., Wm. A., 115, 340. Hagerstown, Md., 370. Hagood's S. C., Brigade, 279. Hampden, Hon A. C. H., 264. Hampton Road Victory, 291. Hare's Hill, Battle of, 60. Harper's Ferry, 153. Harrison, Col. Burton N., 308. Hartranft, Gen., 71. Harvard University, Its students in the Federal Army, 20 Harvey, Bob, Heroic death of, 284. Hayne, Arthur P., 112 Herbert, Gen., Paul, 267. Heroine of Confederate Point, The, 258, 343. Heroes, Confederate, 294, 301, 374. Hill, General D. H, His admiration for Jackson, 25; address on Life and Character of, 110; his classmates at West Point, 113; his intuition as to military genius, 118, 340; his retreat before Sherman, 148; the all