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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 37 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 32 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 22 0 Browse Search
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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. 16 2 Browse Search
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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) 11 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., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
Davis. At any rate, he was zealous. Colonel Keitt afterward stated to the writer and others in Charleston that William L. Yancey, member of the Confederate Senate, Confederate Commissioner to Europe in 1861. from a photograph. a majority of tge and wise views. Mr. Leroy Pope Walker, of Alabama, was appointed Secretary of War on the recommendation of Mr. William L. Yancey. Ambitious, without any special fitness for this post, and overloaded, he accepted the office with the understannto diplomacy, and was no obstacle to negotiating treaties. John H. Reagan, Confederate Postmaster-General. When Mr. Yancey received the appointment at the head of the commission, Mr. Rhett conferred with him at length, and found that the commecure recognition of the independence of the Confederate States, or to obtain assistance. Upon his return from abroad, Mr. Yancey met Mr. Rhett and said: You were right, sir. I went on a fool's errand. In December, 1863, at Richmond, James L. Orr,
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
second class conscripts called for. Lee has got back across the Potomac. Lincoln getting fresh troops. Lee writes that he cannot be responsible if the soldiers fail for want of food. rumors of Grant coming East. Pemberton in bad odor. Hon. W. L. Yancey is dead. July 1 The intelligence of the capture of Harrisburg and York, Pa., is so far confirmed as to be admitted by the fficers of the Federal flag of truce boat that came up to City Point yesterday. Of the movements of Hooker'se asserts also that Gen. Lee refused furloughs to the wounded North Carolinians at the battle of Chancellorville (onehalf the dead and wounded being from North Carolina), for fear they would not return to their colors when fit for duty! Hon. Wm. L. Yancey is dead — of disease of the kidney. The Examiner, to-day, in praising him, made a bitter assault on the President, saying he was unfortunately and hastily inflicted on the Confederacy at Montgomery, and when fixed in position, banished fro
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)
te at equal distances; the flag had one broad white and two red stripes the same width. Under it we won our victories, and the memory of its glory will never fade. It is enshrined with the extinct Confederation in our hearts forever. The town swarmed with men desiring and receiving commissions. Statesmen, lawyers, congressmen, planters, merchants pressed forward ardently to fulfil their part in the struggle. The Hon. William C. Rives, of Virginia, Pierce Butler, T. Butler King, William L. Yancey, James M. Mason, R. M. T. Hunter, John S. Preston, of Virginia, William Preston, of Kentucky, F. S. Bartow, of Georgia, J. P. Mallory and Steven Mallory, the Hon. James Chesnut, of South Carolina, and thousands of others. Dr. Russell, a very storm-bird of battles, the correspondent of the London Times, came to see and report. Very few battled for rank; they were there for service; and the majority simply gave their names; if they had previously held rank in the army or navy they
Jan. 16. The names of William L. Yancey of Alabama, and James H. Hammond of South Carolina, appear in the Apalachicola Times of this day, as candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency of the Southern Confederacy.
ichmond, Va., Daniel P. White, of Kentucky, appeared, was qualified, and took his scat. The steamship Ella Warley, formerly the Isabel, from Nassau, ran the blockade, and arrived at Charleston, S. C., at daylight this morning. She was chased and ineffectually shelled by the blockaders. She brings a valuable assorted cargo and passengers, including Mr. Bisbie, formerly a delegate in the Virginia Legislature from the city of Norfolk. Mr. Bisbie is a bearer of important dispatches from Mr. Yancey, and has started for Richmond.--Charleston Mercury, January 3. General Stone, at Poolesville, Md., issued an order cautioning the troops under his command against encouraging insubordination and rebellion among the slaves, and threatening punishment to such as might violate his orders.--(Doc. 3.) An experiment was tried this morning for the purpose of determining whether the rebel battery at Cockpit Point, on the Potomac River, could be attacked, and if so, in what manner with th
much evil, not only to the contending parties, but also to nations which have taken no part in the conflict. Her Majesty, however, has seen no reason to depart from the strict neutrality which Her Majesty has observed from the beginning of the contest. --Colonel Richardson, the rebel guerrilla, issued an order requiring all men of West-Tennessee, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, to report to his camp under the rebel conscription law. The following instructions were issued to govern them in carrying out the order: If a man should absent himself from home to avoid the order, burn his house and all his property, except such as may be useful to this command. If a man resists this by refusing to report, shoot him down and leave him dying. If a man takes refuge in his house and offers resistance, set the house on fire, and guard it, so he may not get out. William L. Yancey, a member of the rebel Senate from Alabama, who died yesterday, was buried at Montgomery.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
ration of the National Government, were the chief business of several delegates in the Convention who were led by such men as John Slidell, of Louisiana, and William L. Yancey, of Alabama, then, and long before, arch-conspirators against the life of the Republic. In June, 1856, a National Democratic Convention was held at Cincin noon, they assembled at Military Hall, when they chose James A. Bayard, of Delaware, to be their president. They declared themselves, by resolution offered by Mr. Yancey, to be entitled to the style of the Constitutional Convention, and sneeringly called those whom they had abandoned, the Rump Convention. On the second day of ed in Richmond, formally assembled at Metropolitan Hall on the 21st, according to appointment, and adjourned from day to day until the evening of the 26th, when Mr. Yancey and many others arrived from Baltimore. The Convention then organized for business, which was soon dispatched. The platform and candidates offered to the part
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
lands and sinews. There is ample evidence on record to show that Yancey, Davis, Stephens, and other leaders in the great rebellion were advoated means! During the summer and early autumn of 1860, William L. Yancey, one of the most active and influential of the conspirators, rouse into rebellion the masses of the Southern people, who William L. Yancey. regarded them as oracles. Like an incarnation of Discord, Yancey cried, substantially as he had written two years before:--Organize committees all over the Cotton States; fire the Southern heart; instion: But by and by, our doleful friend Received a rousing start, As Yancey waved his lucifers To “fire the Southern heart.” “Hold, there!” shcried Aleck, “in your throat; And more, you know you lie!” Screamed Yancey, “You shall eat those words, As sure as I am I.” And, sooth, he dinor (Andrew B. Moore) sympathized with the secessionists, and, with Yancey and others, stirred up the people to revolt. He had been
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
ent. When, in the debate that followed the presentation of the two reports, Nicholas Davis, of Huntsville, in northern Alabama, declared his belief that the people of that section would not submit to any disunion schemes of the Convention, William L. Yancey, whose business for many months had been to fire the Southern heart and precipitate the Cotton States into revolution, sprang to his feet, denounced the people of northern Alabama as Tories, traitors, and rebels, and said they ought to be cNational Government, when its authority was resisted, was now ready to use brute force to coerce Union-loving and loyal men into submission to the treasonable schemes of a few politicians assembled in convention! Mr. Davis was not intimidated by Yancey's bluster, but calmly assured the conspirators that the people of his section would be ready to meet their enemies on the line, and decide the issue at the point of the bayonet. The final vote on the Ordinance of Secession was taken at about t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
were hung, in unseemly intermingling, the portraits of George Washington and John C. Calhoun; of Andrew Jackson and William L. Yancey; of General Marion, Henry Clay, and the historian of Alabama, A. J. Pickett. Robert W. Barnwell, of South Carolina,mal recognition by, and make commercial arrangements with, the leading governments there. These Commissioners were William L. Yancey, of Alabama; P. A. Rost<*> of Louisiana; A. Dudley Mann, of Virginia; and T. Butler King, of Georgia. Yancey was tYancey was to operate in England, Rost in France, and Mann in Holland and Belgium. King seems to have had a sort of roving commission. Yancey had more real ability and force of character than either of the others. He was not a statesman, but a demagogue, and Yancey had more real ability and force of character than either of the others. He was not a statesman, but a demagogue, and lacked almost every requisite for a diplomatist. He could fill with wild passion an excitable populace at home, but he utterly failed to impress the more sober English mind with a sense of his wisdom or the justice of his cause. Rost was a Frenchma
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