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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 197 7 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 111 21 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 97 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 91 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 71 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 68 12 Browse Search
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death. 62 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 60 4 Browse Search
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) 57 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 56 26 Browse Search
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might profit, but could not injure. Peace was pelted from under her olive with splinters of Plymouth Rock, and Massachusetts members poured upon the troubled waters oil-of vitriol! When the Peace commissioners from the southern Congress at Montgomery came to Washington, all felt their presence only a mockery. It was too late! they came only to demand what the government could not then concede, and every line they wrote was waste of ink, every word they spoke waste of breath. Southern conand though he talked about the house, his only visible transaction with it was to make the name familiar to bill-brokers by frequent drafts. So I answered the question by another: What are you going to do when you get there? Stop at Montgomery, see the Congress, draw on the house, and then t‘ Orleans, he answered cheerfully. Come with me. Lots to see; and, no doubt, about plenty to do. If this sky holds, all men will be wanted. As you're going, the sooner the better. What do you s
posit could be looked for. Devilish strong hands and pretty broad backs these, but I've yet to see the first head among them! I suppose we'll find them at Montgomery! After emitting which Orphic utterance at West Point, Styles Staple emptied the partnership's pocket-flask, and then slept peacefully until we reached the Crative of proud Old Dominion blood, but was also granddaughter of the ex-President of the United States, whose eldest son, Robert, lived in the new Capital. All Montgomery had flocked to Capitol Hill in holiday attire; bells rang and cannon boomed, and the throng-including all members of the government-stood bareheaded as the fai feelings beyond their boundaries, the idea of peaceful separation, or of a short war, could be possible. But that the citizens of the world now congregated at Montgomery, who had sucked in her wisdom as mother's milk, should talk thus, puzzled those who paused to query if they really meant what they said. Up to this time Mo
One glance at the Congress of the Confederate States of America, as it sat in the Capitol at Montgomery, told the whole story of its organization and of its future usefulness. The states went ouummated, the state connected itself with the Confederacy and representatives had to be sent to Montgomery. Small wonder that the men most prominent in the secession conventions should secure their owd to fitness as ability being had by the excited electors. The House of Representatives at Montgomery looked like the Washington Congress, viewed through a reversed opera-glass. The same want of hese elements were there in duplicate, if somewhat smaller and more concentrated. No point in Montgomery was remote enough — no assemblage dignified enough — to escape the swoop of the lobby vulture.still, and that nothing practical had been accomplished. Such was the aspect of affairs at Montgomery, when on the 10th of April, Governor Pickens, of South Carolina, telegraphed that the Governme
ength. The Confederate Government was on the side of this opinion; and now, for the first time, preparations for war began in earnest. Though the people of Montgomery still murmured, as they had done from the beginning, at the influx of corrupting social influences from Sodom on the Potomac, and still held the hordes of unintters from every section made proffers of provisions and stock, in any quantities needed; and the managers of all the railroads in the South held a convention at Montgomery and proffered the use of their roads to the Government; volunteering to charge only half-rates, and to receive payment in the bonds of the Confederate States. body began to be busy. The great crowd that at first collected had thinned greatly, from assignments to duty in divers quarters; and that portion of it left in Montgomery began to settle into a regular routine. The ladies of the executive mansion held occasional receptions, after the Washington custom, at which were collected
me are now written the names of the Mobile Cadets — of the Gulf City Guards--of the Rifles-and enough others to make the list as long as; Leporello's. Not one in ten of the best born youth of Mobile remained at home; the mechanics, the stevedores and men of every class flocked to follow their example, so that the city alone gave two, full regiments and helped to fill up others. The news from Virginia and Maryland had given but a fresh impetus to these preparations and, before my return to Montgomery, these regiments had passed through, on their way to the new battle ground on the Potomac frontier. On the night of our arrival in the Gulf City, that escape valve for all excitement, a dense crowd, collected in front of the Battle House and Colonel John Forsyth addressed them from the balcony. He had just returned from Washington with the southern commissioners and gave, he said, a true narrative of the manner and results of their mission. At this lapse of time it is needless to det
certainly was not with its general. The day we reached camp the President and Secretary of the Navy came down from Montgomery on a special train for an inspection. They were accompanied only by one or two officers, and had a long and earnest cocil this evening meant? Just so. Bragg remains, but part of his garrison goes to Beauregard, in Virginia. Trains to Montgomery will be jammed now, so we'd better be off. And, egad, sir! I'm to get ready for the field. Yes, sir, for the field! ms sent to both ends of the line for another engine. At last it came puffing up, and we whirled at its full speed into Montgomery. Meanwhile the Zou-Zous had several hours' start. Led by one ardent spirit-whose motto had been similia similibus,ost his balance of mind — they had uncoupled the officers' car and forced the engineers to take them on. On arriving at Montgomery, they wandered over the town, going through drinking-houses until they became wild with liquor; then bursting open the
t, and the proffer was promptly accepted. When we returned to Montgomery, preparations for removal were in such state of progress that thech in question was simply this: There had been much jubilation in Montgomery over the news from Virginia. Serenades had been made, speeches dsettled that the Capital was to be moved to Virginia, the city of Montgomery began to wail. It had all along been utterly and most emphaticalntract made or implied, in locating the provisional government at Montgomery, that it was to be the permanent Capital; or that the exigencies y, everything had been completed — the President and Cabinet left Montgomery — the fact, that had for some time been a real one, was formally plies for the army, munitions of war, or government property from Montgomery, blocked the road in all directions; and trains running not on tiVirginia. They retained a lively recollection of their lesson at Montgomery, and had kept rather quiet till reaching Columbia. There the dev
ough the mud in vain attempt at timekilling until the evening train. That freight-car-piled as it was with ammunition, wheels and harness — was a Godsend, after the past three days. Cicero, Frank's ancient and black Man Friday, dispensed hot coffee and huge hunks of bread and ham; and a violin and two good voices among the Crescents made the time skim along far faster than since starting. How is it you haven't your commission? one of the Creoles asked the Georgian. When we parted at Montgomery it was promised you. Pledges are not commissions, though, was the careless reply. I got tired of waiting the Secretary's caprices, when there was real work to be done; so one day I went to the War Department and demanded either my sheepskin, or a positive refusal. I got only more promises; so I told the Sec. I needed no charity from the government, but would present it with a company! Then, to be as good as my word, I sold some cotton and some stock, equipped this company and--voila
Chapter 12: settling to the real work. Regulars of the States Virginia sentiment unanimity of purpose Lee and Johnston Esprit de corps Centering on Virginia varied Types of different States the Marylanders at the South mixed equipments and Properties doubtful points Norfolk to Manassas where the battle ground would be Missouri's first move. Notwithstanding the haste of removal from Montgomery, the vast amount of work to be reduced to regular order, and the apparent confusion of the executive departments, affairs rapidly shaped themselves into working form soon after the arrival in Richmond. That city, as the terminus of railway travel from the South and West, was naturally the rendezvous for all troops coming from the various quarters of the Confederacy; and, at the date of the change of government, some fifteen thousand were already collected in the camps about the town. These comprised levies from every section of the ten states that had adhered to the
could now avail; and though Mr. Walker still held the empty portfolio of the secretaryship, he, and the army, and the country knew who, in fact, did the work. But to do Mr. Davis justice, he did not make his fantoccini suffer if he pulled the wires the wrong way. He was not only President and secretary of five departments — which naturally caused some errors; but that spice of the dictator in him made him quite willing to shoulder the responsibilities of all the positions. Now, as in Montgomery, I wondered that the frail body-that could not bend-did not break beneath the load of anxiety and bodily labor he imposed upon it. His energy and industry were untiring; and every afternoon the declining sun found him in the saddle, inspecting and reviewing the troops, at one of the many camps near town. Sometimes the hard, stolid face of the Postmaster-General appeared at his side; again Senator Wigfall galloped along, with his pants stuck in his boots and seeming to enjoy the saddle muc
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