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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 44: the lack of food and the prices in the Confederacy. (search)
ecie could feed the army. An outbreak of the prisoners is apprehended; and if they were to rise, it is feared some of the inhabitants of the city would join them; they too have no meat-many of them --or bread either. If a frank answer could be elicited from the men who sincerely believe our Government starved the prisoners in our hands, could they, after reading these extracts, reaffirm that opinion? Travelling expenses of an officer of artillery en route from Richmond, Va., to Augusta, Ga., March and April, 1865. Colonel Miller Owen: in camp and battle with the Washington artillery. March 11thMeal on the road$20.00 March 17thCigars and bitters60.00 March 20thHair-cutting and shave10.00 March 20thPair of eye-glasses135.00 March 20thCandles50.00 March 23dCoat, vest, and pants2,700.00 March 27thOne gallon whiskey400.00 March 30thOne pair of pants700.00 March 30thOne pair of cavalry boots450.00 April 12thSix yards of linen1,200.00 April 14thOne ounce sul. quinine1
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 62: leaving Charlotte.—The rumors of surrender. (search)
, as we feared, all too soon. The following letter was received, and a despatch announcing General Lee's surrender. Augusta, April 21, 1865. Madame: Herewith I send despatch just received, and which I hope will reach you promptly. I sens at New Orleans, and had taken the city. One passenger said that President Davis left Ninetysix Station by stage for Augusta, Ga.; another that he had an escort of three hundred cavalry, and would come the route by Abbeville. As all the above are Yankee raiders to that effect. He was told that President Davis was escorted by General Geary, and was on his way to Augusta, Ga. Very truly your obedient servant, A. A. Franklin Hill, Major First Georgia Regulars. A courier arrived with cause him to keep near our train and of his being pursued by the enemy. My young brother Jefferson had been paroled at Augusta, and came at once to join and offer me his services. Colonel Moody, a Mississippi lawyer who was going home, and Col
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 64: capture of President Davis, as written by himself. (search)
se of the silver coin in the train. When the next day passed without the troops coming forward, I wrote to the Secretary of War to deprecate longer delay, having heard that General Upton had passed within a few miles of the town, on his way to Augusta to receive the surrender of the garrison and military material at that place, in conformity with orders issued by General Johnston. This was my first positive information of his surrender. Not receiving an immediate reply to the note addresessec, who had not violated their obligation of parole, but were voluntarily travelling with my family to protect them from marauders, were prisoners of war, and all incarcerated in disregard of the protection promised when they surrendered. At Augusta we were put on a steamer, and there met Vice-President Stephens, Honorable C. C. Clay, General Wheeler, the distinguished cavalry officer, and his adjutant, General Ralls. Burton N. Harrison, though they would not allow him to go in the car
n, which gives enough of the details of our travels. After this time I wrote often to the good doctor. Mill View (Near Augusta, Ga.), October 10, 1865. Colonel John J. Craven: I dread paralysis for him, his nerves have been so highly strung fr distressing a woman, or a fiend, if it took that shape, but made application the next day for permission to go away to Augusta; was refused, and then prepared the children to go where they would not see such people. Hourly scenes of violence wtle weak baby (you see I am very honest with you) to make my escape out of the country to them; but when, upon coming to Augusta — which General Steadman gave me leave to do immediately upon his accession to command — through the very kind intercesscollects near the gate of our house. Under the kind treatment I have received, the fine country air (five miles from Augusta), and the privacy, I have also grown much better; can sleep and eat, and begin to feel alive again with the frosty air,
is no occasion, now, to make Frankensteins. Like ready-made clothing, they wait in abundance for customers. When Roberts grew angry with Byron, you know he charged him with being miserable because of a soul of which he could not get rid. The sentinel has stamped with such noise, back and forth, in front of me, that, until another and more quiet walker comes on, and I recover from the effect produced by the attempt to write under such difficulty, I will desist . Somebody writing from Augusta to the Boston Advertiser, makes an extraordinary statement about a letter said to have been written to someone in Columbus, by Mr. A. H. Stephens, immediately after the Hampton Roads conference-containing the assertion that terms not humiliating to the South could be obtained, but that I and my principal advisers did not want peace. Of course Mr. S. could not have said anything of the sort, as he had been twice employed to seek peace, and, on the last occasion, made a report, written and o