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of the Bad Axe, Mr. Davis wrote: The second Black Hawk campaign occurred in 1832, and Colonel Taylor, with the greater part of his regiment, joined the army commanded by General Atkinson, and wthat part of the First Infantry which constituted the garrison of Fort Crawford, with these Colonel Taylor returned to Prairie du Chien. After a short time it was reported that the Indians were on an island in the river above the prairie, and Colonel Taylor sent a Lieutenant (Lieutenant Davis) with an appropriate command to explore the island. Unmistakable evidence of their very recent preseflag on the east bank of the river, and the lieutenant returned with them to the fort, where Colonel Taylor treated them as surrendered hostiles. Their trails were followed through the brush to the wand to see the Indian agent. The lieutenant went with the Indians to the fort, reported to Colonel Taylor, among other things, his disbelief of the Winnebago story. The grand old soldier merely rep
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 15: resignation from the army.-marriage to Miss Taylor.-Cuban visit.-winter in Washington.-President van Buren.-return to Brierfield, 1837. (search)
15: resignation from the army.-marriage to Miss Taylor.-Cuban visit.-winter in Washington.-Presidend to a more quiet life. His engagement to Miss Taylor had now lasted two years, and General TayloGeneral Taylor's feelings toward him did not seem to become mollified. Miss Taylor finally went to her fatherMiss Taylor finally went to her father and told him that she had waited two years, and as, during that time, he had not alleged anything er family, engaged a stateroom and escorted Miss Taylor to it. Colonel Taylor was transacting some Colonel Taylor was transacting some regimental business on the boat, and while he was there his daughter made another attempt to reconci. She sorrowfully gave up hope of winning Colonel Taylor's consent, and went to St. Louis to be marrote: In 1835 I resigned from the army, and Miss Taylor being then in Kentucky with her aunt — the oldest sister of General Taylor--I went thither and we were married in the house of her aunt, in the presence of General Taylor's two sisters, of his oldest brother, his son-in-law, and many others of[1 more...]
was less open to the accusation of saying all he believed, he sincerely thought all he said, and, moreover, could not understand any other man coming to a different conclusion after his premises were stated. It was this sincerity of opinion which sometimes gave him the manner to which his opponents objected as domineering. After the canvass for Mr. Polk had closed with his election, in the spring of 1845, Mr. Davis came down to Natchez for his wedding. On the steam-boat he met General Zachary Taylor for the first time since he left Prairie du Chien, and the general approached him most cordially An entire reconciliation took the place of the unexpressed but friendly regard which had never ceased to exist in all those years of mutual grief and separation. I had been quite ill, and could not then undertake the ceremony; but some three weeks afterward he came on a short visit, and we concluded to marry then. On February 26, 1845, at The briers, in the presence of my family and
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 21: Mr. Davis's first session in Congress. (search)
exas with intent to recover the territory, General Taylor was ordered to defend Texas as a part of tn with the Rio Grande as her boundary; and General Taylor was instructed to advance to the river. H a sufficient number of volunteers to join General Taylor, but the Secretary of War countermanded th from Point Isabel, these were reported by General Taylor's cavalry to occupy the road in his front. a council of war should be held, to which General Taylor assented. At the meeting it was developeed until night, when the enemy retired and General Taylor bivouacked on the field. Early in the morning of May 9th General Taylor resumed his forward march, and in the afternoon encountered the enemysition, with artillery advantageously posted. Taylor's infantry pushed through the chaparral linings, in the two battles, was estimated at i,000; Taylor's killed, 49. The Mexicans precipitately recrtions, tendering the thanks of Congress to General Taylor and the army of occupation for recent bril[1 more...]
Mr. Davis thus described the condition of General Taylor and his army at this time: The Mexicans evacuated Matamoras, and General Taylor took peaceable possession, May 18th. Though responsibiadequate transportation. Upon reaching General Taylor's headquarters Colonel Davis found a heartw; but General Scott was daily diminishing General Taylor's force by taking every effective regimentroper disposition of troops could be made, General Taylor hired Mexican packers to supplement the liion had been, or could be made, to enable General Taylor to advance into the heart of Mexico. Press which enabled him at discretion to strip General Taylor of both troops and material of war. Secretary Marcy and General Taylor had a sharp controversy, conducted by a series of letters, about thence. Mr. Davis was at the camp-fire when General Taylor wrote it, and said: General Taylor'sGeneral Taylor's reply to Secretary Marcy's strictures, in regard to the capitulation of Monterey, exhibited such vi[7 more...]
nd in advance. Having reported, he was ordered, with three companies of his regiment, and one of the Tennesseeans, to advance on the works. When they reached the half-moon work, a tremendous fire was opened from the stone buildings in the rear. Taking a less exposed position, Davis was reinforced, and, the balance of the Mississippians coming up, the engagement became general in the street, while from the house-tops a heavy fire was kept up by the Mexicans. The gallant Davis, leading the advance with detached parties, was rapidly entering the city, penetrating into buildings, and generally driving the enemy from the position, when General Henderson and the Texan Rangers, dismounted, entered the city, and, through musketry and grape, made their way to the advance. The conflict increased, and still Davis continued his command through the street to within a square of the Grand Plaza, when, the afternoon being far advanced, General Taylor withdrew the Americans to the captured fort.
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 25: the storming of Monterey-report of Mr. Davis. (search)
day after the attack commenced the enemy announced a willingness to surrender on terms, and General Taylor appointed three commissioners, viz., Governor Henderson, of Texas, General Worth, of the Uni, of the Texan Volunteers, and Colonel Davis, of the Mississippi Riflemen, on the part of Major-General Taylor, commander-in-chief of the United States forces; and General Requena and General Ortego, neral Wool has arrived near Monterey, with the intention of joining his forces with those of General Taylor, when they will march to Victoria. General Taylor has already started for the place of rendGeneral Taylor has already started for the place of rendezvous. General Worth is in Saltillo with his brigade, which place he intends to garrison. I do not know what troops will be left in Monterey. I suspect, however, the Louisville Legion. . . . Repord by a truer soldier than Colonel Davis. A short extract is subjoined from the report of General Taylor on the battle of Monterey: I desire also to notice Generals Hamer and Quitman, commandin
less space to be crossed, and against that General Taylor had ingeniously provided. According to inhe invitation offered by the withdrawal of General Taylor's troops, and with a well appointed army, ntinued to lead it during the battle. Captain Taylor of Company I was present with his command t, prevented lockjaw from supervening. General Taylor, when he was informed that Colonel Davis wBliss, A. A. G. General Wool estimates General Taylor's army at Buena Vista at 4,600. The force colonel: About the last of December General Taylor was ordered to Tampico with his little armgre force that returned from Victoria with General Taylor, composed the little army that defeated Saith the main force under General Wool, and General Taylor assumed command of the whole army. We enced and the line of defence defined, before General Taylor and Mr. Davis left for their headquarters.nt returned to our camp at Saltillo, where General Taylor soon after arrived. Our experience thus f[9 more...]
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 43: thirty-sixth Congress — Squatter sovereignty, 1859-61. (search)
Senator (Mr. Douglas) might have remembered, if he had chosen to recollect so unimportant a thing, that I once had to explain to him, ten years ago, the fact that I repudiated the doctrine of that letter at the time it was published, and that the Democracy of Mississippi had well-nigh crucified me for the construction which I placed upon it. There were men mean enough to suspect that the construction I gave to the Nicholson letter was prompted by the confidence and affection I felt for General Taylor. At a subsequent period, however, Mr. Cass thoroughly reviewed it. He uttered (for him) very harsh language against all who had doubted the true construction of his letter, and he construed it just as I had done during the canvass of 1848. It remains only to add that I supported Mr. Cass, not because of the doctrine of the Nicholson letter, but in despite of it; because I believed that a Democratic President, with a Democratic Cabinet and Democratic counsellors in the two Houses of Con
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 61: the Washington artillery of New Orleans. (search)
ing I,308 men, behind the stone wall at the foot of Marye's Hill, repulsed Sedgwick's corps, numbering 22,000. Under cover of a flag of truce, the enemy charged again the thin gray line, and overran it through weight of numbers, killing or capturing all the brave defenders, with a loss to themselves of nearly 5,000 men. The pride we felt in their steady, dauntless courage cannot be expressed in words. Captain John Taylor Wood, C. S. N., upheld the name and fame of his grandsire, General Zachary Taylor. He is the son of the late Surgeon-General R. C. Wood, U. S. A., than whom a better and braver man never lived. Commander Wood destroyed several transports and vessels of the enemy, among them the ship Rafpahannock, of 1,200 tons; he assisted in preparing the Virginia (Merimac) for service, took part in the fight between the Virginia and the Congress, Cumberland, Wabash, Monitor, and others, and served efficiently during the enemy's attempt to pass Drury's Bluff. In the summer
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