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idence which took place upon the event of Manassas. So certain, after this event, was supposed to be the term of Confederate existence, that politicians actually commenced plotting for the Presidential succession, more than six years distant. Mr. Hunter of Virginia about this time left Mr. Davis' Cabinet, because it was said that he foresaw the errours and unpopularity of this Administration, and was unwilling by any identification with it to damage his chances as Mr. Davis' successor in the P and that he was surrounded by a band of contractors, and, in partnership with them, plundered the public funds without mercy. On such persistent representations the order at Washington was at last given for his removal and the appointment of Gen. Hunter in his place. Fremont had obtained intimation that such an order was on the way from Washington. He took singular pains to prevent it from reaching him. He had two body-guards, one of whites and one of Indians. He gave strict orders that
incoln's statement, March 4th, 1861. diplomatic declaration, April, 1861. Early affectations of Lincoln's Administration on the subject of slavery. McClellan's address. McDowell's order. Revocation of the emancipation measures of Fremont and Hunter. first act of Anti-slavery legislation at Washington. Lovejoy's resolution. the Anti-slavery clause in the Confiscation act. three notable measures of Anti-slavery legislation. commencement of the emancipation policy in the District of Columhin his lines. When on the 31st of August, 1861, Gen. Fremont, in Missouri, issued an order declaring the negro slaves within his military department to be free men, it was instantly repudiated and nullified at Washington. At a later period, Gen. Hunter, commanding the Department of the South, issued an order putting the States of Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida under martial law, and declaring that, as slavery and martial law were incompatible, the slaves in those States were forever f
and nearly one thousand stand of small arms, and inflicted upon him a heavy loss; Sigel abandoning his hospitals and destroying the larger portion of his train. This signal defeat of Sigel was the occasion of his removal, and the appointment of Hunter to take command of the forces with a larger design, reaching to Lynchburg and Charlottesville, the operations of which, however, were reserved for another month. The secondary parts of the operations of the month of May against Richmond havings division from Petersburg; but at the same time Breckinridge's force had to be sent back into the Shenandoah Valley, and Ewell's corps, with two battalions of artillery, had to be detached under Gen. Early's command to meet the demonstrations of Hunter upon Lynchburg. This counterbalanced all reinforcements. The foregoing statement shows, indeed, that the disparity of forces between the two armies in the beginning of the campaign was never lessened after they reached the vicinity of Richmond
Richmond. operations west of the Blue Ridge. Hunter's movement. he captures Staunton. he advancerence to operations west of the Blue Ridge, Gen. Hunter--the same who had made himself famous by hie communications of Richmond, in view of which Hunter was to move on the point that best invited attmeet Burbridge, coming in from Kentucky. Gen. Hunter, having received his instructions from Grannd rapidity of whose movements might overthrow Hunter, and possibly make an opportunity to pass a coria railroad to Lynchburg. On the 18th June Hunter made an attack on the south side of Lynchburg, of Western Virginia. Gen. Grant wrote: Had Gen. Hunter moved by way of Charlottesville, instead oft was, no sooner did Gen. Early ascertain that Hunter was retreating by the way of the Kanawha River Federal capital. No sooner was the defeat of Hunter known, than the rapidity of a new movement becrs were sent to hurry forward the forces of Gen. Hunter from the Ohio. To the Sixth Corps was adde[2 more...]
President was remarkably liberal. He allowed Mr. Stephens to name for himself the associate commissioners, who were R. M. T. Hunter of Virginia, and J. A. Campbell of Alabama; he burdened him with no detail of instructions; he said: I give you a cal agents that might be sent by me with a view to the restoration of peace, I requested Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, and Hon. John A. Campbell, to proceed through our lines to hold a conference with Mr. Lincoln, or such persons asg to the same, you have heretofore been informed. Very respectfully, your obedient servants, Alex. H. Stephens, R. M. T. Hunter, J. A. Campbell. It was doubtless calculated by President Davis that the issue of the Fortress Monroe Conferenhe eloquence of this last and grand appeal to the people and armies of the South. Two of the returned commissioners, Messrs. Hunter and Campbell, were among the orators of the day. Mr. Stephens had been urged to speak; but he had a demagogue's insti