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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 1,039 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 833 7 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 580 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 459 3 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) 435 13 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 355 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 352 2 Browse Search
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Purchase of arms organization of State troops Jefferson Davis commander-in-chief troops at Corinth-First hostilition and Beene to act as tellers. Upon the first ballot Jefferson Davis received 88 votes, Reuben Davis 1 vote, Earl Van Dorn 1 vote; whereupon Jefferson Davis was declared major-general. Mr. Davis was then in Washington City. Returning home, he fMr. Davis was then in Washington City. Returning home, he found his commission, dated January 25, 1861, at Jackson, awaiting him. He gave a few days to the work of dividing the State i in the following month. It is well known, however, that Mr. Davis neither sought nor desired the latter position. Perhaps ssing, for the benefit of the uninformed only, that while Mr. Davis was a firm believer in the right of secession, he was nevfter the war, in 1865 addressed to the man by whose order Mr. Davis had been shackled and thrown into a military prison. Thek, James L. Alcorn and C. H. Mott as brigadier-generals. Mr. Davis having been elected to the presidency of the Confederate
mmand on the second day, when the battery fought bravely and in an exhausted and depleted condition until the infantry support retired. Col. John D. Martin, Second Confederate (old 25th Mississippi), was, with his regiment, prominent in the work of Breckinridge's division. Striking Prentiss' division Sunday afternoon, the regiment made a gallant fight under a heavy fire that would have annihilated them if Prentiss' men had not fired too high. As it was, they lost 100 men, including Captain Davis, mortally wounded, Sergeant-Major White shot dead, Lieutenant-Colonel McGhee severely wounded, and Captain Snodgrass and Lieutenants Murray and Patterson wounded. After two hours fighting the enemy fell back, and, General Bow. en having been wounded, Colonel Martin took command of the brigade and moved toward the river, where they were met by the fire of the gunboats and batteries. After spending the night in the enemy's camps they renewed the fight toward the river, and were led in p
a considerable force from the Atlantic coast. The governor of Mississippi was notified by President Davis on April 10th, Beauregard must have reinforcements to meet the vast accumulation of the eneh went to Mobile. Col. Wm. Preston Johnston, aide-de-camp to the President, who was sent by Mr. Davis to interview General Beauregard and obtain information regarding the situation, reported that d sense of our people. On April 29, 1863, the corporate authorities of Columbus wrote to President Davis: We beg to say that our patriotic planters had, to a large extent, anticipated your recent ptember 30, 1861, Judge Wiley P. Harris, Mississippi's most distinguished citizen, wrote to President Davis as follows: You would be struck with the aspect which our State now presents. Except in thuire that a certain number of active men should remain within the State. On May 2, 1863, President Davis telegraphed Governor Pettus: Can you aid General Pemberton by furnishing for short service
bdurate defenders on an unimportant bayou. But this effort to add to the territory of the State, and render Vicksburg a side issue, did not win the co-operation of the Father of Waters, who fell faster than the ditch could be dug; and, in fact, never would appreciate the well-meant attempt to shorten his course to the Gulf. The bombardment continued day by day, but with less vigor, and on June 12th more than forty gunboats, mortar-boats and transports had arrived from Memphis under Flag-Officer Davis, above Vicksburg, and took part in the attack upon the batteries and city. Even the citizens who remained became accustomed to the steady dropping of shells, and went about their daily business. Women and children who remained sheltered in caves would come out and divert themselves by watching the fiery instruments of destruction, taking refuge again when the shots would concentrate in their neighborhood. Finally the situation, which had grown monotonous, was enlivened by one of t
ight. The retreat was continued on the 5th to Davis' bridge on the Hatchie, but the bridge was fouing the Hatchie at a bridge six miles south of Davis', and Bowen crossed the Tuscumbia, burning thevision. The Thirty-fifth fought nobly, and at Davis' bridge only forty men were left, commanded by, at least, at this juncture suggested to President Davis that he give the State his own presence aan Dorn at Pontotoc. Early in December President Davis visited Chattanooga, where Johnston's heae remaining militia resources of the State. Mr. Davis and General Johnston and staff next visited r 22d General Johnston addressed a letter to Mr. Davis inclosing General Smith's letter (of estimatwhich he might have gained in the meantime. Mr. Davis thereupon, while at Vicksburg, addressed a len. T. H. Holmes acknowledged the receipt of Mr. Davis' letter with inclosures, to Gen. Joseph E. Jy of the Arkansas. Returning to Jackson, Mr. Davis and General Johnston, December 26th, address
st and Buford under orders to march to Tullahoma with all dispatch, and Vaughn's brigade was held in readiness. But the Federals were steadily pushing on through the Louisiana bayous to turn the left flank of the Vicksburg line. General Osterhaus, of the Federal army, made a reconnoissance by boat to New Carthage, through the bayous, early in April, with 54 men and a howitzer; had a skirmish with Bowen's outposts, and from the Louisiana shore gazed upon the plantations of Joseph and Jefferson Davis, which he reported as a very tempting view. On April 2d, McClernand occupied Richmond, La., and during the following two weeks moved part of his corps to New Carthage, skirmishing as he advanced with the force which Bowen had thrown across the river under Col. Francis M. Cockrell. On April 8th, Bowen telegraphed Pemberton, asking if he should cross the river with his entire command in case the rumors of the heavy advance of Federals in Tensas Parish proved true, and fight them. To th
ault and posted his forces on the intrenched line: Loring on the right, then Walker, French and Breckinridge to the left, while the cavalry under Jackson observed the fords of Pearl river above and below the town. Sherman, instead of attacking at once, began intrenching and constructing batteries, finding hills from which he could throw a cross fire of shot and shell into all parts of the town. There was spirited skirmishing with light cannonading on the 11th, and Johnston telegraphed President Davis that if the position and works were not bad, want of stores would make it impossible to stand a siege. If the enemy will not attack, we must, or at the last moment withdraw. We cannot attack seriously without risking the army. On the 12th there was a heavy cannonade from the Federal batteries, and a feeble assault was made on Breckinridge's line, which was vigorously repulsed, the Federals losing about 500 men, including 200 captured, and the colors of three Illinois regiments. Th
ded by Capt. George F. Abbay, and early in September part of McCulloch's brigade was sent to Mobile. On September 6, 1864, Lieut.-Gen. Richard Taylor assumed command of the department including Mississippi, with headquarters at Meridian. President Davis immediately telegraphed him that General Forrest believed that if he could take 4,000 men and six pieces of artillery into middle and west Tennessee he could do some good and recruit his command, which Mr. Davis advised, and Taylor immediateMr. Davis advised, and Taylor immediately ordered the movement. Forrest then telegraphed Chalmers. Move your troops from West Point to Aberdeen. Cheer up and be prepared for a movement in the direction of Memphis. The movement made by Forrest began from Verona, September 16th, and was directed against Sherman's communications in middle Tennessee and north Alabama and in co-operation with the flank operations of General Hood after the fall of Atlanta. In this expedition Forrest took Buford's division and Kelly's brigade, leav
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical. (search)
adier-generals of State troops under Maj.-Gen. Jefferson Davis, and on the 15th of April, 1861, he is, a native of Mississippi and nephew of Jefferson Davis, entered the service as a captain and at d. During the fall and winter of 1861-62, Colonel Davis (for he had been so commissioned on August 21, 1861) acted as aide to President Davis, visiting the troops from New Orleans to Richmond and rstration there occurred a notable event. Jefferson Davis, ex-president of the Confederate States, legislature visited the city of Jackson. As Mr. Davis entered the hall escorted by Governor Lowry sounded through the building. The speech of Mr. Davis was one replete with feeling and aroused theMississippi Rifle regiment commanded by Col. Jefferson Davis, holding the rank of first lieutenant. Every one is familiar with the story of Jefferson Davis and his Rifles at the battle of Buena Viste, and afterward major-general to succeed Jefferson Davis. He was commissioned colonel of cavalry