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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
ll the necessities of the Institution. On the 5th of March, 1864, the trustees instructed Governor Manly their secretary, to forward a second petition, praying for the exemption of the Freshman and Sophomore classes. It is as follows: Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War. The trustees of the University of North Carolina at a late meeting adopted the resolution, a copy of which is hereto attached, marked A, to which I beg leave to invite your attention. By a report made to the Executo your attention, the letter written you by Governor Swain, on the 15th October, 1863, in which there are some interesting details connected with the University. By order of the Board of Trustees. Chas. Manly, Secretary. To this request Mr. Seddon replied under date of March 10, 1864: I cannot see in the grounds presented such peculiar or exceptional circumstances as will justify departure from the rules acted on in many similar instances. Youths under eighteen will be allowed to con
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
estionable ability and admitted excellence of each of these great soldiers. Had General Lee lived he would unhesitatingly have accepted his fair share of responsibility for the lack of final success at Gettysburg; but his readiness to assume all blame for failure, even though his lieutenants had failed to do what he had a right to expect of them in the way of co-operation, is in striking contrast to the statement of General Longstreet, as set forth by the Telegraph, that President Davis, Mr. Seddon, and nearly every officer of rank serving under Lee, were opposed to invading the enemy's country, especially after the failure of the Sharpsburg campaign.(?) * * * Yet not a voice was raised against this fatal march, except by General Longstreet when he rejoined General Lee after the battle of Chancellorsville. The two were alone together and what passed between them is now made known for the first time. This is indeed a revelation to those of us who were near General Lee, and such bald
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The laying of the corner-stone of the monument to President Jefferson Davis, (search)
tenant, killed, 207. Roanoke Grays, Muster-roll and casualties of, 291. Roller, A. H., 294. Ruggles, General, Daniel, 66. Ruffin, Edmond, 111. Ruffin, Julian M., 111. Sailor's Creek, Battle of, 83, 250. St Nicholas, Capture of the Federal steamer, 88. Salem Church, Action at. 100. Savannah Guard; its part at Sailor's Creek, 250. Schaller, Colonel, Frank, 277. Schuricht, Diary of Lieutenant H.; Gettysburg Campaign, 339. Secession a Constitutional right, 369. Seddon, James A., 27. Seven Days Battles. Casualties in the, 143, 262. Shady Grove, Battle of, 101. Sharpsburg, The battle of, discussed, 267; forces at the battle, 272, 331. Shelby, General, Joe, Address of, April 26, 1865, 42. Shepherdstown, Battle of, 331. Shepherd, Joseph H, 151. Shiloh, Battle of, 66; forces engaged in, and compiled account of, 119. Slatter, W. J., 309. Slaughter, General James E., 309. Slaves, Emancipation of the, 53; their conduct during the war, 54.