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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 116 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 79 3 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 73 5 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 67 3 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 65 1 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 46 0 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) 45 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 43 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 42 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 37 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
organized, and thereafter the old bureau was designated as Construction and repair. ) Provisions and clothing Pay-Director Horatio Bridge. Medicine and Surgery Surgeon William Whelan. Steam-engineering (established by act of July 5, 1862) Engineer-in-Chief Benjamin F. Isherwood. The Confederate States Government. President: Jefferson Davis (Miss.) Vice-President: Alexander H. Stephens (Ga.) I. Provisional organization. (Feb. 8, 1861.) Secretary of State: Robert Toombs (Ga.), Feb. 21, 1861 Secretary of State: R. M. T. Hunter, (Va.) July 24, 1861. Secretary of War: Leroy P. Walker (Ala.), Feb. 21, 1861 Secretary of War: Judah P. Benjamin (La.), Sept. 17, 1861. Secretary of the Navy: Stephen R. Mallory (Fla.), Feb. 25, 1861. Secretary of the Treasury: Charles G. Memminger (S. C.), Feb. 21, 1861. Attorney-General: Judah P. Benjamin, Feb. 25, 1861 Attorney-General: Thomas Bragg, (Ala.), Sept. 17, 1861. Postmaster-General: J. H. Reag
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
ill Shorter, Stephen F. Hale, Thomas Fearn, and Jabez L. M. Curry; Georgia, Robert Toombs, Martin J. Crawford, Benjamin H. Hill, Augustus R. Wright, Augustus H. Kena, nor Mississippi, nor Louisiana, nor any other State would secede unless Robert Toombs, first Secretary of State of the Confederacy; member of the Confederate Senown, attempt to influence the President in the choice of his cabinet. Mr. Robert Toombs, of Georgia, was appointed Secretary of State. This was in deference to ccept my offer to him. I had intended to offer the Treasury Department to Mr. Toombs, of Georgia, whose knowledge on subjects of finance had particularly attracteliarly qualified for the Treasury Department, having been recommended for it, Mr. Toombs was offered the State Department, for which others believed him to be well qud valorem on their imports into the Confederate States. This he submitted to Mr. Toombs, the Secretary of State, who promptly approved it and appeared before the Com
ll the points of public life; and was, at this time, quite popular with people of all sections, being generally regarded as a man of exceptional capacity and great independence. The portfolio of State was in the hands of another Georgian, Robert Toombs. In the present posture of affairs, little could be expected from it, as until the nations of Europe should recognize the South, she could have no foreign policy. The honorable secretary himself seemed fully to realize how little onerous was his position. One of the ten thousand applicants for any and every position approached him for a place in his department and exhibited his letters of recommendation. Perfectly useless, sir! responded Mr. Toombs with a thunderous oath. Let us whisper that the honorable secretary was a profound swearer. But, sir, persisted the place hunter, if you will only look at this letter from Mr. ---- , I think you can find something for me. Can you get in here, sir? roared the secretary f
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
he Army of the Potomac. The movements of the Southern general had been delayed because he did not desire to risk the detachment of too many troops from Richmond lines until he had a reasonable confidence that McClellan's offensive operations were at an end. Four days after Jackson's fight he determined to transfer the theater of action to Pope's front, and accordingly ordered Major-General Longstreet, with ten brigades, commanded by Kemper, Jenkins, Wilcox, Pryor, Featherstone, D. R. Jones, Toombs, Drayton, and Evans, to Gordonsville, and on the same day Hood, with his own and Whiting's brigades, was sent to the same place. Two days afterward-namely, August 15th-General Lee proceeded in person to join Longstreet and Jackson. He was distressed at being deprived of the services of Richmond, his cheval de bataille, in the approaching campaign. His favorite riding mare was a sorrel called Grace Darling. When the war began he had her sent down from Arlington to the White House. He wri
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
t still have gained a great victory. In the afternoon, General Lee says, the enemy began to extend his line as if to cross the Antietam below, and at 4 P. M. Toombs retired from the position he had so bravely held. The enemy immediately crossed the bridge in large numbers, and advanced against General D. R. Jones, who held tse of D. R. Jones and D. H. Hill opened an enfilade fire north of the Boonsboroa road, and the Federal progress was arrested, seeing which, General Jones ordered Toombs to charge the flank, while Archer, supported by Branch and Gregg, moved upon the front of the Federal line. The enemy made a brave resistance, and then broke andbeyond, and move so as to gain possession of them and cut Lee off from the Williamsport or Shepherdstown road, and Burnside immediately prepared to execute them. Toombs had only some four hundred Georgians at this bridge, but his defense of the passage was well executed. Burnside's thirteen thousand troops took three hours to cr
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
Tabernacle Church, 246. Taliaferro, General, 76, 186, 190, 191- 228. Taney, Chief Justice, 82. Tayloe, Colonel G. E., 390. Taylor, Colonel, W. H., 150, 166, 126, 271, 301. Taylor, Zachary, 32, 33, 54. Terry, General, 24. Texan troops in the Wilderness, 331. Thomas, General George H., notice of, 47; mentioned, 61, 62, 58, 60, 103. Thomas, G. H., Mrs., mentioned, 67,69. Thomas, General, Lorenzo, 115. Thoroughfare Gap, 189, 190, 192, 193. Todd's Tavern, Va., 244. Toombs, General, Robert, 213, 214. Torbert's cavalry division, 343. Totopatomoy Creek, 158. Traveler, Lee's favorite horse, 211, 312, 406. Trevilian's, cavalry fight at, 344. Trimble, General, at Gettysburg, 287. Trist, Nicholas P., commissioner 46. Tucker's, Commodore, naval battalion, 381. Tunstall's Station, Va., 154. Turenne, Field-Marshal, 13, 423. Turner's Gap, Va., 205, 206. Twiggs, General David E., 38, 40. United States Ford, 245. Upton's brigade, 319. Valley of Vi
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 3 (search)
ting, I believe, to several hundred thousand dollars. And I heard and saw Mr. Toombs to-day, the Secretary of State. He is a portly gentleman, but with the pale d responsibility, had been telegraphing Davis to come to the rescue; and if he (Toombs) had been in Davis's place, he would have taken the responsibility. The Sectered in already; and at least five thousand volunteers were offering daily. Mr. Toombs said five hundred thousand volunteers ought to be accepted and for the war. W position, and his administration attended with success. I felt convinced that Toombs would not be long chafing in the cabinet, but that he would seize the first oppiness for an assault on Fort Pickens. Military men said it could be taken, and Toombs, I think, said it ought to be taken. It would cost, perhaps, a thousand lives;ibune. Mr. B. is an Englishman, who came from Washington on the invitation of Mr. Toombs, and through his influence was appointed Assistant Secretary of State, and th
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, III. June, 1861 (search)
at Manassas. June 1 In the absence of the Secretary, I arranged the furniture as well as I could, and took possession of the five offices I had selected. But no business, of course, could be done before his arrival. Yet an immense mass of business was accumulatingletters by the hundreds were demanding attention. And I soon found, as the other Secretaries came in, that some dissatisfaction was likely to grow out of thee appropriation by the Secretary of War of the best offices. Mr. Toombs said the war office might do in any ordinary building; but that the Treasury should appropriately occupy the custom-house, which was fireproof. For his own department, he said he should be satisfied with a room or two anywhere. But my arrangement was not countermanded by the President, to whom I referred all objectors. His decision was to be final-and he did not decide against it. I had given him excellent quarters; and I knew he was in the habit of having frequent interviews both with
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, IV. July, 1861 (search)
IV. July, 1861 My family in North Carolina. volunteers daily rejected. Gen. Winder appears upon the stage. Toombs commissioned. Hunter Secretary of State. duel prevented. Col B. Secretary for a few hours. Gen. Garnett killed. battle of Manassas. great excitement. Col. Bartow. July 1 My family are gone. Well, Washington had his Lafayette-and I like the nativity of these officers better than that of the Northern men, still applying for commissions. July 9 Mr. Toombs is to be a brigadier-general. That is what I looked for. The two brothers Cobb are to be colonels; and Orr is to have a regiment. Mr. Hunter succeeds ToombToombs in the State Department-and that disposes of him, if he will stay there. It is to be an obscure place; and if he were indolent, without ambition, it would be the very place for him. Wise is done for. He has had several fights, always drawing blood; but when he gets ready to make a great fight, he is ordered back for fear of his
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 13 (search)
gned. I am sorry that the Confederate States must lose his services, for he is a brave man, covered with honorable scars. He has displeased the Secretary of War. March 25 Gen. Bonham, of South Carolina, has also resigned, for being overslaughed. His were the first troops that entered Virginia to meet the enemy; and because some of his three months men were reorganized into fresh regiments, his brigade was dissolved, and his commission canceled. Price, Beauregard, Walker, Bonham, Toombs, Wise, Floyd, and others of the brightest lights of the South have been somehow successively obscured. And Joseph E. Johnston is a doomed fly, sooner or later, for he said, not long since, that there could be no hope of success as long as Mr. Benjamin was Secretary of War. These words were spoken at a dinner-table, and will reach the ears of the Secretary. March 26 The apothecaries arrested and imprisoned some days ago have been tried and acquitted by a court-martial. Gen. Winder in
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