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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 20 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
ention from Beaufort but for the efforts of Edmund Rhett, an influential State senator. Of Mr. Memmarded as essential. The committee, of which Mr. Rhett was chairman, agreed at its first meeting thracter and scope. One of them, offered by Mr. Rhett, and unanimously adopted, relates to civil-shairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rhett, reported such a resolution, which was unanie appointment at the head of the commission, Mr. Rhett conferred with him at length, and found that the views just mentioned. But he surprised Mr. Rhett by the statement that the President had givehe idea that Cotton is King. Then, rejoined Mr. Rhett, if you will take my advice, as your friend, had not been conferred upon the commission, Mr. Rhett prepared a resolution requesting the Presidears instead of twenty. As this was carried, Mr. Rhett moved to lay the resolution on the table, wh Upon his return from abroad, Mr. Yancey met Mr. Rhett and said: You were right, sir. I went on a f
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
r action of the Conspirators in other States had taken place. For this reason it was known as the Secession Gun. The writer voyaged from Charleston to Beaufort, on a beautiful April day, in the steamer Emilie--the same that conveyed Secession gun. Jefferson Davis as a prisoner from Savannah to Fortress Monroe. We arrived at the latter place toward evening, but in time for the author to visit and sketch objects of interest in that Deserted village. Among these was the house of Edmund Rhett, the reputed gathering-place of plotters against the Republic, mentioned in note 2, page 565, volume II. Thence, on the following day, the author sailed in a small yacht to Hilton Head, stopping on the way at Spanish Fort and Smith's Plantation, as mentioned in the note just cited. At Hilton Head he enjoyed the hospitalities of General Burns See page 412, volume II. and his interesting family. That officer Edmund Rhett's House. kindly furnished him with a conveyance to Savannah,
tions. They place the supreme military power into the hands of the Executive; he appoints whom he pleases, and certainly he will choose none but those of his way of thinking. The officers will impart sentiments to the men, the country will be under the rule of the army, and one man at the head — and what next can easily be imagined. The power of the Rhett party has already been felt. Thus far it has been in the ascendancy — and it has grown so powerful that there are strong fears that Edmund Rhett, of the Senate, will be elected the next Governor. If this is the case, the thing will be all on one side, and the worst is to be feared. The Raleigh correspondent of the Charlotte Bulletin writes: "I have just learned, from a private source, that Gov. Moore, of Alabama, will send Col. J. Garrett, of Perry county, Commissioner to the Legislature of North Carolina, to confer with it upon Federal affairs, in a few days." In Philadelphia, on Thursday, the Common Council ad