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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 125 1 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 79 1 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 35 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 28 2 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 18 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) 18 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 17 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 14 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. 12 0 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 10 2 Browse Search
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as gray and much emaciated, the fire within made him seem hardly to have reached middle age. He devoted a little more time than to others to the wife of the orator of the evening, and his manner was so paternal and full of indulgent sympathy that I found myself telling him what a grief it was to contemplate my first separation from my mother. He spoke of a daughter named Cornelia, near my age, who loved him better than any one else, and told some little anecdotes of her, and of his brilliant Anna, who married Mr. Clemsen. Thus began a friendship which lasted through his life, and was attested by long letters on governmental subjects, written as though to an intellectual equal. It was one of the sources of his power over the youth of the country that he assumed nothing except a universal, honest, co-intelligence between him and the world, and his conversation with a girl was on the same subjects as with a statesman. His perceptions were so quick, however, that after a few words i
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 25: the storming of Monterey-report of Mr. Davis. (search)
started for the place of rendezvous. General Worth is in Saltillo with his brigade, which place he intends to garrison. I do not know what troops will be left in Monterey. I suspect, however, the Louisville Legion. . . . Report says that General Santa Anna is on the march to Victoria with 15,000 men at the least calculation. Of course he will be joined by those who were under Ampudia, about 10,000; so I think our boys have a fair chance for another fandango at Victoria. We are in hourly exat the hope expressed in my former letter, that we would shortly return home, was ill founded. I see no prospects of it at present; in fact everything that I can see or learn has a warlike tendency. There is a proclamation now in the camp, by Santa Anna, or at least it is attributed to him, which is anything but peaceful. It declares his intentions to prosecute the war to the utmost extremity; to use his own words, he will gather the laurels for the Mexican Government by planting his flag upo
tement as reconciles man to repose. General Santa Anna saw the invitation offered by the withdr the battle and still more by desertion. So Santa Anna returned with but a remnant of the regular aening of the 22d, the Mexicans, commanded by Santa Anna in person, having advanced to our position (ght until three o'clock P. M., the object of Santa Anna, with an army of 20,000 men, being to drive which your brother bore a conspicuous part, Santa Anna was entirely foiled, and about midnight retrthe news came to Dubuque of the victory over Santa Anna by old Zach, through the tact, skill, and bre Mississippi Rifles with a large portion of Santa Anna's army, and before the Mexican legions had rylor, composed the little army that defeated Santa Anna with his 20,000 veteran troops on February 2out, and the principal officers assembled-Santa Anna, with an army of 24,000 men, was in less than a Mexican regiments that morning at sunrise. Santa Anna stated in said orders that his army had cons[2 more...]