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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
a flag for the Confederacy, 254. first assumption of Sovereignty South Carolinians offended, 256. Davis journeys to Montgomery his reception and inauguration, 257. Davis's Cabinet, 258. sketch of Davis and Stephens, 259.--Confederate Commissiob, of Georgia, and Chesnut, and Withers, and Rhett, of South Carolina, was thrown from the track between West Point and Montgomery, a nd badly broken up. Everybody was frightened, but nobody was hurt; and at a late hour, on the 4th, these leaders in ermanently organized by the appropriate choice of Howell Cobb, of Georgia, as presiding officer. Johnson F. Hooper, of Montgomery, was chosen clerk. Hooper was at one time editor of the Montgomery Mail, a violent secession sheet. He had for assig, after the inauguration, Davis, in imitation of the custom at the National Capital, held a levee at Estelle Hall; and Montgomery was brilliantly lighted up by bonfires and illuminations. A spacious mansion was soon afterward provided for Davis and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
o the seat of government, with an earnest plea from Anderson for instructions, when a note from Beauregard informed the Major that orders had been received from Montgomery, that on account of delays and apparent vacillation of the United States' Government, in relation to the evacuation of Fort Sumter, no further communication betlies to Fort Sumter, was made known on the morning of the 8th. April. It produced the most intense excitement. Beauregard immediately sent the electrograph to Montgomery, already noticed, and the reply came back on the 10th, conditionally authorizing him to demand the surrender of Fort Sumter. See note 1, page 305. The demandly applauded. It was in consonance with the diabolical spirit of the more zealous conspirators and insurgents everywhere The cry of Pryor for blood was sent to Montgomery by telegraph the next morning, and Mr. Gilchrist, a member of the Alabama Legislature, said to Davis and a portion of his Cabinet (Walker, Benjamin, and Memming
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
on with derisive laughter, First Year of the War: by E. A. Pollard, page 59. and for the moment treated the whole affair as a solemn farce. The following advertisement is copied from the first inside business column of the Mobile Advertiser of April 16, now before me:-- 75,000 Coffins wanted. Proposals will be received to supply the Confederacy with 75,000 Black Coffins. No proposals will be entertained coming north of Mason and Dixon's Line. Direct to Jeff. Davis, Montgomery, Ala Ap. 16, 1t. This was intended as an intimation that the 75,000 men called for by President Lincoln would each need a coffin. It has been alleged, by competent authority,.that Davis, in the folly of his madness, sanctioned the publication of this advertisement, to show contempt for the National Government. The press in the so-called Confederate States, inspired by the key-note at Montgomery, in dissonance with which they dared not be heard, more vehemently than ever, and wi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
less men, and was preserved, doubtless, by the Provost-Marshal of Montgomery, in whom Worden found a friend. Applications to the Confederate the President's Proclamation was promulgated, Davis issued, from Montgomery, April 17, 1861. an intended countervailing one. On the day bclamation on the 17th of April. Telegraphic communication from Montgomery to the Charleston Mercury, April 18, 1861. The country controheir so-called Secretary of War, wrote to Governor Magoffin, from Montgomery, on the 22d of April, complimenting him for his patriotic responsrginia, suggested the appointment of a similar committee to visit Montgomery, to ascertain what Jefferson Davis intended to do with the troops The Virginia conspirators at once sent a private messenger to Montgomery to apprise Davis and his associates of their action, and to invition of secrecy, they set on foot, doubtless under directions from Montgomery, expeditions for the capture of Harper's Ferry and of the Navy Ya
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
e purse and the sword of the violated Commonwealth were placed in the hands of its bitterest enemy, and before the day had arrived on which the vote was to be taken on the question of Separation or No Separation, June 8, 1861. Harris had organized twenty-five thousand volunteers and equipped them with munitions of war, a greater portion of which had been stolen from National arsenals, and brought to Nashville by the disloyal Ex-Congressman Zollicoffer, who had been sent by the Governor to Montgomery on a treasonable mission, at the middle of May. In a letter to the Governor, after his return, Zollicoffer gave an account of his mission, and revealed facts which throw considerable light on subsequent events. He said that President Davis desired and expected to furnish Tennessee with fifty thousand muskets, but there were difficulties in the way. An attempt to procure arms from Havana had failed, but they expected muskets from Belgium in British bottoms. General Pillow, it seems, ha