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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1,742 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 1,016 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 996 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 516 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 274 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 180 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 172 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 164 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 142 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 130 0 Browse Search
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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 1: Louisiana. (search)
Republicans in Washington to mark him as a man to carry out their plans. Kellogg was intriguing for the State senator's chair, when the more lucrative and dazzling prize of Governor swung before his eyes. The place is worth eight thousand dollars a year in gold. Except the Governor of Pennsylvania, who receives ten thousand dollars a year, the Governor of Louisiana has the highest pay of any governor in the United States. Governor Coke of Texas has only five thousand, Governor Houston of Alabama only four thousand-Governor Ames of Mississippi only three thousand dollars a year. Besides his eight thousand a year, a Governor of Louisiana has perquisites and patronage worth more than double his official salary. If he wishes to make money fast, and feels no scruple as to means, the wealth of New Orleans, the commerce of the Gulf, are in his hands. Governor Warmoth is said to have found a fortune at the State House. The highest prizes offered to ambition by the State appeared to l
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 4: General Sheridan. (search)
ral Sheridan the Missouri, from Chicago; and Major-general McDowell the South, from Louisville. General Sherman, the Commander-in-Chief, is stationed at St. Louis. Each military division consists of two or more departments. The division of Major-general McDowell, of which New Orleans forms a part, consists of two departments:--a Department of the South, and a Department of the Gulf. That of the South comprises seven States: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, except the forts in Pensacola Bay, from Fort Jefferson to Key West. The Headquarters are at Louisville, where General McDowell resides. That of the Gulf comprises three States: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, with all the military stations in the Gulf of Mexico, from Fort Jefferson to Key West, except the forts in Mobile Bay. The Headquarters are at New Orleans, where General Emory commands, under the orders of his superior officer, General McDowell. General Sherid
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Black ascendancy. (search)
to Mecca, and the Mormon to Salt Lake? You think the coloured people are moving from Kentucky and Virginia into South Carolina? Not a doubt of it, says a journalist of whom we seek an answer. Always on the road, in my vocation, I see the files and squads, full-blood, mulattoes, and quadroons, all creeping from the North. Sickness thins the number; for the darkies are rotten sheep, and perish on the road. More die than reach our soil. What are the facts? Are South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi, chiefly South Carolina, taking in the whole drain from Missouri and Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia? Or, beyond the change implied by exodus, is there a great margin of displacement, telling of decay? Two tests may be employed. Is the African family on the whole increasing in America? Are the members of this family better lodged and fed? Opinions differ as to whether the Africans are increasing in America. The rate of increase has assuredly fallen off. Nobody fan
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 15: shades of colour. (search)
The cost of that funeral would have fed the little Crumps for years to come. To train a negro to the habit of taking care of himself, requires much time. Long used to leaning on the White man, he finds it hard to stand alone. In many cases he understands personal freedom as the liberty of idleness. What, in his eyes, was the chief distinction of a White? Immunity from labour. A White man never put his hand to spade or plough. A friend of mine, who planted cotton on a large scale in Alabama, one day asked his White overseer to lend a hand to something needing to be done. The man refused. No, sir, he answered, with a jerk, Guess I won't; for fifteen years I never do anything but oversee. His right had been defined by usage, and my friend the planter had to put his shoulder to the wheel. It is the old, old story of the Magyar Prince who cleaned his own boots; of the Castilian queen who perished at the fire; of the English Governor-general who cooked his own rice. The Negro
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 17: Virginia. (search)
onded to the moral wreck caused by slavery. Of all the Southern States Virginia was the worst. She had the least excuse for slavery, and she held the largest number of men in bonds. She was the supreme Slave State. Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama had some shadow of excuse. They wanted labour on their land-white labour, as they fancied, was impossible; and they could only get black labour by purchasing the Negro. If it was bad to own slaves, it was odious to breed them for the market. ith no more food and shelter than they get on hill-sides and in ravines. This salubrity of the climate tempted the Virginians to convert their pleasant homesteads into breeding-grounds; into nurseries from which the slave-markets of Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana might be fed. Lucre tempted them. In many Southern States the Negro race began to fall off as soon as the African slave trade was suppressed. The waste of life was great; the power of natural growth was small. Unlike the Euro
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 29: fair women. (search)
val by government officials) they prove that only one American woman in ten is physically fit for the sacred duties of wife and mother! Three years ago, the Bureau of Education printed a paper on the Vital Statistics of America, which passed like an ice-bolt through the hearts of patriotic Americans. This paper showed that the birth-rate is declining in America from year to year; not in one State only, but in every State. The decline is constant and universal; the same in Arkansas and Alabama as in Massachusetts and Connecticut, in Michigan and Indiana as in Pennsylvania and New York. The rate was higher in 1800 than in 1820; higher in 1820 than in 1840; higher in 1840 than in 1860. The birth-rate is admitted to be larger among the immigrants than among the natives; yet the average, thus increased by strangers, is lower than that of any country in Europe, not excepting the birth-rate of France in the worst days of Louis Napoleon. Some of the ablest statists and physicians o