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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
my country. Confederate privateersmen. Letter from President Jefferson Davis. Beauvior, Harrison Co., Miss., June 21 1882. The Picayune of yesterday, in its column of Personal and General Notes, has the following: General William Raymond Lee, of Boston, carries in his pocketbook a little slip of paper bearing the single word Death. It is the ballot he drew, when a prisoner of war in a jail at Richmond, when he and two others were chosen by lot to be hanged, in retaliation for the sentencing to death of certain Confederate officers charged with piracy. The sentence of the pirates was happily commuted, and General Lee and his comrades were subsequently exchanged. During the war a persistent effort was made to misrepresent our cause, and its defenders, by the use of inappropriate terms. Our privateers were called pirates, our cruisers were called privateers, and Admiral Semmes, though regularly commissioned, was sometimes called a pirate, by Northern offici
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Confederate privateersmen. (search)
Confederate privateersmen. Letter from President Jefferson Davis. Beauvior, Harrison Co., Miss., June 21 1882. The Picayune of yesterday, in its column of Personal and General Notes, has the following: General William Raymond Lee, of Boston, carries in his pocketbook a little slip of paper bearing the single word Death. It is the ballot he drew, when a prisoner of war in a jail at Richmond, when he and two others were chosen by lot to be hanged, in retaliation for the sentencing to death of certain Confederate officers charged with piracy. The sentence of the pirates was happily commuted, and General Lee and his comrades were subsequently exchanged. During the war a persistent effort was made to misrepresent our cause, and its defenders, by the use of inappropriate terms. Our privateers were called pirates, our cruisers were called privateers, and Admiral Semmes, though regularly commissioned, was sometimes called a pirate, by Northern officials and write