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rom the Union, for which the style Confederate States of America was adopted. The powers conferredolated. Instead of We, the People of the United States, etc., We, the People of the Confederate SConfederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent Feexcises, shall be uniform throughout the Confederate States. Again, in the clause regulating the coe Government, and the claims against the Confederate States must be heard and granted by a special ll not conflict with any treaties of the Confederate States with foreign nations. The surplus revenany new territory to be acquired by the Confederate States by an express guarantee. Any three Sthe introduction of slaves from any of the United States or their Territories. Mr. Davis regarde of my election to the Presidency of the Confederate States, with an urgent request to proceed immedander H. Stephens Vice-president, of the Confederate States, found him in our garden assistingto mak
erewith, to my inaugural address at Montgomery, on assuming the office of President of the Confederate States, February the 18th. These two addresses, delivered at the interval of a month, during whithers, there can be no cause to doubt that the courage and patriotism of the people of the Confederate States will be found equal to any measure of defence which honor and security may require. Acourse, finance, military affairs, and the postal service. For purposes of defence the Confederate States may, under ordinary circumstances, rely mainly upon their militia; but it is deemed advisaby the desire to preserve our own rights and promote our own welfare the separation of the Confederate States has been marked by no aggression upon others, and followed by no domestic convulsion. Ournot the system of our government. The Constitution formed by our fathers is that of these Confederate States, in their exposition of it; and in the judicial construction it has received we have a lig
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 4: going to Montgomery.-appointment of the Cabinet. (search)
was the only one urged by Alabama for the War Department. The Confederate Congress declared that the laws of the United States in force and use in the Confederate States of America on November Ist were continued, until repealed by Congress. ThConfederate States of America on November Ist were continued, until repealed by Congress. The collectors and assistant treasurers were also continued in their offices. The Provisional Government recommended that immediate steps be taken to adjust the claims of the United States Government on the public property, to apportion the assumphat a commission of three persons should be appointed by him as early as possible to be sent to the Government of the United States, for the purpose of negotiating friendly relations between the two governments. The known courage, inflexible pri express guarantees for the old liberty were sought to be enacted, so that no future majority could have color of pretext for overriding another minority, which might be evolved in the future out of the divergent interests of the Confederate States.
the ticket but for Mr. Polk, the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. After defeat had settled on our cause, some malcontents stated publicly that Mr. Davis had been a candidate for the Presidency of the Confederate States, and that his election to that position was the result of a misunderstanding or of e, who was opposed to the election of Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States, I never heard of the fact. No other man was spoken of for President in for the possible contingency of secession. After the formation of the Confederate States, he was far in advance of the Constitutional Convention and the Provisionst successful organizer and administrator of the military department of the United States when he was Secretary of War, and came out of the Mexican War with much éclry, and which he would gladly, had it been in his power, have merged in the United States, even on the day of his election, could he have offered any guarantee to th
nion which most generally prevailed in the United States when the difference arose between the Stat happy to receive Commissioners from the Confederate States, and would refer their communications to the conviction that the Government of the United States was determined to attempt the conquest of iew to afford time to the President of the United States, who had just been inaugurated, for the digotiations, assuring the Government of the United States that the President, Congress, and people of the Confederate States desired a peaceful solution of these great questions; that it was neither the existing status, prejudicial to the Confederate States; that, in event of any change in regard ecretary of State and the President of the United States had already determined to hold no intercourtually confessed by the Government of the United States, by its act of sending a messenger to Charth in the conduct of the Government of the United States toward the Confederacy can be required tha[4 more...]
s, and all other public establishments to the Confederate States. May 6, 1861, the army of the Confederate StaConfederate States was lawfully established in contra-distinction to the Provisional army. The relative rank of the officers of the Confederate States was regulated by the position that they had previously held in the United States As late as April 22, 1861, Mr. Seward, the United States Secretary of State, in a despatch to Mr. Dayton,he disaffected States are to be conquered by the United States if the revolution fails; for the rights of the S the other they would, as now, be members of the United States; but their Constitutions, laws, customs, habits,t before them the fact that the President of the United States had called out seventy-five thousand men, who we in deadly conflict a £outrance. In 1860 the United States had a population exceeding thirty-one millions s resolved that the seat of Government of the Confederate States should be transferred from Montgomery to Rich
body of troops was brought to the railway dep6t, and the citizens, being unarmed, assailed them with stones. The soldiers fired upon them, and killed a few and wounded many. A few troops passed through the town, and the others were sent back. The Legislature of Maryland appointed commissioners to the two Governments. The Confederate President, on April 21st, in an answer to those sent to him, expressed his desire for peace, peace, with all nations and people. The President of the United States alleged the protection of Washington as his only object for concentrating troops, and protested that none of the troops brought through Maryland were intended for any purposes hostile to the State, or aggressive against other States. The sequence to these pledges was, that, on May 5th, the Relay House, at the junction of the Washington and Baltimore railways, was occupied by Federal troops, and General Butler, on the 13th instant, moved to Baltimore and occupied with the United States
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 10: engagement at Bull Run, and battle of Manassas. (search)
ter a sharp fight his forces were withdrawn with loss. This affair, being one almost exclusively of artillery, was a notable event, and gave assurance that our volunteer artillery could successfully cope with the regular batteries of the United States. General Beauregard, in his official report of the engagement, says: The guns engaged in this singular conflict on our side were three 6-pounder rifled pieces and four ordinary 6-pounders, all of Walton's Battalion, the Washington Artillere examined with a field-glass. Colonel Chesnut dismounted so as the better to use his glass, and at that moment the column formed into line, by which the wind struck the flag so as to extend it, and it was plainly revealed to be that of the United States. Our cavalry, though there was present but the squadron previously mentioned, and specified in a statement of the commander from which I will make some extracts, dashed boldly forward to charge. The demonstration was followed by the imme
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 11: conferences after the battle of Manassas. (search)
rrisons described did actually exist, of which there seemed then to be no doubt. If the reports which have since reached us be true, that there was at that time neither fortifications nor troops stationed on the south bank of the Potomac; that all the enemy's forces fled to the north side of the river, and even beyond; that the panic of the routed army infected the whole population of Washington City; and that no preparation was made, or even contemplated, for the destruction of the bridge across the Potomac-then it may have been, as many have asserted, that our army, following close upon the flying enemy, could have entered and taken possession of the United States capital. These reports, however, present a condition of affairs altogether at variance with the information on which we had to act. Thus it was, and, so far as I knew, for the reasons above stated, that an advance to the south bank of the Potomac was not contemplated as the immediate sequence of the victory at Manassas.
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 13: responsibility for the failure to pursue. (search)
to say hereafter. I left the field of Manassas proud of the heroism of our troops in battle, and of the conduct of the officers who led them. Anxious to recognize the claim of the army on the gratitude of the country, it was my pleasing duty to bear testimony to their merit in every available form. With all the information possessed at the time by the commanding generals, the propriety of maintaining our position while seeking objects more easily obtained than the capture of the United States capital, seemed to me so demonstrable as to require no other justification than the statements to which I have referred, in connection with the conference of July 22d. It would have seemed to me then, as it does now, This was written after deliberation in 1887. to be less than was due to the energy and fortitude of our troops, to plead a want of transportation and supplies for a march of about twenty miles through a country which had not been denuded by the ravages of war. Under
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