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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 67 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 64 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
a committee of thirteen be appointed to report a plan for a provisional government on the basis of the Constitution of the United States, and that all propositions in reference to a provisional government be referred to that committee. Alexander H. Stephens then moved that the term congress, instead of convention, be used when applied to the body then in session, which was agreed to. Commissioners from North Carolina appeared (Feb. 6), and were invited to seats in the convention. They came of the hall were thrown open to the public, and the convention proceeded to the election of a President and a Vice-President of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, was chosen President by unanimous vote; and by a like vote Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, was chosen Vice-President. The chairman of the convention appointed committees on foreign relations, postal affairs, finance, commerce, military and naval affairs, judiciary, patents and copyrights, and printing. All the la
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (search)
fore he was aware, and then, bidding him adieu, urged him to go to a spring near by, where his horse and arms were. He complied, as he was leaving the tentdoor, followed by a servant with a water-bucket, his sister-in-law flung a shawl over his head. It was in this disguise that he was captured. Such is the story as told by C. E. L. Stuart, of Davis's staff. The Confederate President was taken to fort Monroe by way of Savannah and the sea. Reagan, who was captured with Davis, and Alexander H. Stephens were sent to Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor. Inaugural Address>head> The following is the text of the inaugural address, delivered at Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 18, 1861: Gentlemen of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, Friends, and Fellow-Citizens,—Called to the difficult and responsible station of chief executive of the provisional government which you have instituted, I approach the discharge of the duties assigned me with an humble distrust of my abilities,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
worth of this staple. On Jan. 2, 1861, elections were held in Georgia for members of a convention to consider the subject of secession. The people, outside of the leading politicians and their followers, were opposed to secession; and Alexander H. Stephens, the most consistent and able statesman in Georgia, though believing in the right of secession, opposed the measure as unnecessary and full of danger to the public welfare. On the other hand, Robert Toombs, a shallow but popular leader, B. Towns1847-51 Howell Cobb1851-53 Herschel V. Johnson1853-57 Joseph E. Brown1857-65 James Johnson1865 Charles J. Jenkins1865-67 Gen. T. H. Ruger1867-68 Rufus B. Bullock1868-72 James Milton Smith1872-77 Alfred H. Colquitt1877-82 Alexander H. Stephens1882-83 Henry D. McDaniel1883-86 John B. Gordon1886-90 William J. Northen1890-94 William Y. Atkinson1895-98 Allen D. Candler1898– United States Senators. NameNo. of CongressDate. William Few1st and 2d1789 to 1793 James Gunn1st
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hampton Roads conference. (search)
Hampton Roads conference. In January, 1865, Francis P. Blair twice visited Richmond, Va., to confer with Jefferson Davis. He believed that a suspension of hostilities, and an ultimate settlement by restoration of the Union, might be brought about, by the common desire, North and South, to enforce the Monroe doctrine against the French in Mexico. Out of Mr. Blair's visits grew a conference, held on a vessel in Hampton Roads, Feb. 3, 1865, between Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward on one side, and Messrs. A. H. Stephens, R. M. T. Hunter, and John A. Campbell on the other. It was informal, and no basis for negotiation was reached.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norton, Frank Henry 1836- (search)
Norton, Frank Henry 1836- Journalist; born in Hingham, Mass., March 20, 1836; assistant librarian in the Astor Library, 1855; chief librarian of the Brooklyn Library in 1866; subsequently engaged in journalism in New York City. Among his publications are Historical register of the Centennial Exhibition, 1876; the Paris Exposition, 1878; Life of Gen. W. S. Hancock; Life of Alexander H. Stephens; Daniel Boone, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-washington- (search)
On to Washington! The seizure of the national capital, with the treasury and archives of the government, was a part of the plan of the Confederates everywhere and of the government at Montgomery. Alexander H. Stephens, the Vice-President of the Confederacy, was sent by Jefferson Davis to treat with Virginia for its annexation to the league, and at various points on his journey, whenever he made speeches to the people, the burden was, On to Washington! That cry was already resounding thrt before three months roll by the [Confederate] government—Congress, departments, and all—will have removed to the present Federal capital. Hundreds of similar expressions were uttered by Southern politicians and Southern newspapers; and Alexander H. Stephens brought his logic to bear upon the matter in a speech at Atlanta, Ga., April 30, 1861, in the following manner: A general opinion prevails that Washington City is soon to be attacked. On this subject I can only say, our object is peace.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace conference of 1864. (search)
is, in which he expressed a willingness now, as he had ever had, to take proper measures for securing peace to the people of our common country. With this letter Blair returned to Richmond. Mr. Lincoln's expression, our common country, as opposed to Davis's the two countries, deprived the latter of all hope of a negotiation on terms of independence for the Confederate States. But there was an intense popular desire for the war to cease which he dared not resist, and he appointed Alexander H. Stephens. John A. Campbell, and R. M. T. Hunter commissioners to proceed to Washington. they were permitted to go on a steamer only as far as Hampton Roads, without the privilege of landing, and there, on board the vessel that conveyed them, they held a conference (Feb. 3, 1865) of several hours with President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward. That conference clearly revealed the wishes of both parties. The Confederates wanted an armistice by which an immediate peace might be secur
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephens, Alexander Hamilton -1883 (search)
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton -1883 Statesman; born near Crawfordsville, Ga., Feb. 11, 1812; wass denounced those who advocated a Alexander Hamilton Stephens. dissolulion of the Union. On thislar leaders had strong contentions in public, Stephens always setting forth the beneficence and valu speech at Milledgeville opposing secession. Stephens said, Some of our public men have failed in tl of the people of my State. A month later Mr. Stephens was vice-president of the Provisional Confederate Government. After the war Mr. Stephens was confined some time as a state prisoner in Fort Wal contributes the following appreciation of Mr. Stephens as a statesman: Alexander H. Stephens Alexander H. Stephens was one of the first public men in the country who had the foresight to fear that the agitation of Yours, very truly, A. Lincoln. To the Hon. Alexander H. Stephens. In his reply to this characterasts and brilliant antitheses. One is Alexander H. Stephens, whom the Empire State of the South la[3 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
.Feb. 8, 1861 Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, chosen President, and Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, Vice-President, by the Confederate Congress......Feb. 9, 1arts northward......Feb. 1, 1865 President and Secretary Seward meet Alexander H. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederacy, and commissioners R. M. T. Hunter a North Carolina annuls the ordinance of secession......Oct. 7, 1865 Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia; John H. Reagan, of Texas; John A. Campbell, of Alabama; Gey session of Senate, by proclamation of President......Feb. 21, 1873 Alexander H. Stephens elected to Forty-Third Congress from Georgia......Feb. 26, 1873 Resomes G. Blaine, 189; Fernando Wood, 76; S. S. Cox, 2; Hiester Clymer, 1; Alexander H. Stephens, 1......Dec. 1, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807..March3, 1883 Forty-seventh Congress adjourns......March 4, 1883 Alexander H. Stephens, born 1812, dies at Atlanta, Ga.......March4, 1883 Envoys from the Q
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
being a slavetrader, but released.......June 16, 1858 Governor Brown seizes forts Pulaski and Jackson sixteen days before Georgia secedes......Jan. 3, 1861 Ordinance of secession passed (yeas, 208; nays, 89)......Jan. 19, 1861 [Alexander H. Stephens and Herschel V. Johnson vote nay.] Members of Congress from Georgia withdraw......Jan. 23, 1861 Iverson withdraws from the Senate......Jan. 28, 1861 Mint at Dahlonega seized by Confederate authorities of Georgia......Feb. 28, 186 8, 1891 First State convention of People's party at Atlanta nominates W. L. Peck for governor and a full State ticket......July 20, 1892 L. Q. C. Lamar, of United States Supreme Court, dies at Macon......Jan. 23, 1893 Statue of Alexander H. Stephens unveiled at Crawfordsville......May 24, 1893 Cyclone on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, 1,000 lives lost......Aug. 28, 1893 Yellow-fever epidemic at Brunswick......Sept. 17, 1893 Cotton-spinners' Southern Association mee
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