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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battlefields of Virginia. (search)
aving been ordered to come to the spot for the purpose of writing a letter to Mr. Davis, dictated by General Lee. Marshall sat on the end of a fallen tree, within ten withdrew, and General Lee dictated to Colonel Marshall a long letter to President Davis, giving him fully the situation. In it he regretted he could not have the seems also to be mistaken in saying that General Lee dictated a letter to President Davis on the night of May 1st, for General Lee wrote to Mr. Davis on May 2nd, inMr. Davis on May 2nd, in part, as follows: I have no expectations that any reinforcements from Longstreet or North Carolina will join me in time to aid in the contest at this point, bight of May 1st, such as Colonel Marshall says was dictated by General Lee to Mr. Davis, giving him fully the situation, unless General Lee had forgotten what he wrong of 1862, Colonel Henderson says: On April 29th, Johnston proposed to Mr. Davis that his army should be withdrawn from the Peninsula, and that the North shou
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The address of Hon. John Lamb. (search)
Lee. On occasions like this our hearts turn to one who was imprisoned, manacled and treated with many indignities, although no more responsible for the action of the Southern States than other public men. His persecutors were unable to bring him to trial. The text books on the Constitution taught at West Point stood in the way. For the Chief Magistracy of the young republic, that arose so full of hope and noble purposes and died so free of crime, the Commonwealth of Mississippi gave Jefferson Davis; soldier, statesman and vicarious sufferer, for a people who will cherish his memory so long as valor has a votary or virtue a shrine. Our heroes who fell in the struggle. We pause to pay a tribute to the mighty host of brave officers, soldiers and sailors who fell under the banner of the Lost Cause forty years ago. We cannot call their names. They are too numerous to be mentioned. All honor to the heroes who gave their lives to the cause of Constitutional Government. We tell
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.8 (search)
oat looked as large as a flour-barrel, and must have done some damage to her. Then we tossed our caps into the air, and shouted our cry of victory. After which Captain Drewry took us in hand, and said: Don't a man leave for the quarters, for I want you to fix up these parapets that have been knocked down, and those sandbags torn to pieces, must be replaced and get ready for them, for the boats will probably be back here again in two hours. But they never returned again. President Jefferson Davis, with General Robert E. Lee, having galloped down from Richmond, came to Gun No. 2, soon after the firing ceased. The General showed us how to replace the sand-bags, and both seemed well pleased with the results of the engagement. Thus the writer of this who had never been absent from duty since the company had been mustered in, must have made it clear to the reader that Captain Drewry, with his company, of most all Chesterfield men—he and most of them plain farmers—had by his
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Some war history never published. (search)
n question of invading North was settled. Mr. Davis's Version of it. His letters that have ugh lengthy, I think ought, in justice to President Davis, to be published; and I think they will bly of C. S. A. Ever truly your friend, Jefferson Davis. Note from Colonel Scott on receipt of Mr. Davis' letter: The date, October I, 1861, is that of the meeting, and does not appear onby General Joseph E. Johnston. Copy sent to Mr. Davis must have been from Beauregard's copy. R. N.ceiving this endorsement from Colonel Scott, Mr. Davis wrote me as follows: Beauvoir, December 2urning my own. Very truly your friend, Jefferson Davis. Beauvoir, Miss., 15th Oct. 1880. Gente defeat. I am, as ever, your friend, Jefferson Davis. From the correspondence which occurrication. * * * Very truly your friend, Jefferson Davis. The joyous exultation of the people gain thanking you for your kind attention, I am, Respectfully and truly yours, Jefferson Davis. [2 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical address of the former commander of Grimes Battery. (search)
t, off shore, when a Federal steamer came over from Newport News after them. We unlimbered our rifle cannon, having received new guns prior to this event, and fired one shot at her. She returned the fire, but her shots falling short, she hastily put back to her own shore. Time will not allow me to detail many events of our camp life at Hoffler's Creek, so I will only note two incidents. On Wednesday, November 7, 1861, an election was held with the following result: For President, Jefferson Davis, 48 votes; for Congress, John R. Chambliss, 28 votes; for Congress, William Lamb, 17 votes. On Tuesday, March 28, 1862, the company was reorganized with ninety-nine men present, all of whom re-enlisted and elected the following officers: Carey F. Grimes, captain; John H. Thompson, first lieutenant; W. T. Fentress, second lieutenant; T. J. Oakum, second lieutenant; Francis Russ, second lieutenant. April 1 the medical examination took place and we were mustered into the Confederate
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), First battle of Manassas. (search)
ith's, which likewise made him a Major-General. Elzey, Blucher of the day. It happened that about the time the Maryland regiment reached the battlefield President Davis also arrived, having come from Richmond by railroad and ridden on horseback from Manassas. He was first seen among the troops fighting on Jackson's right, encouraging and rallying them. Jackson sent to inquire what civilian was rallying his men, and the information brought back was satisfactory. Jefferson Davis at that period was rated among the elite of living American soldiers. Having learned of the conduct of the Maryland regiment, the President promptly rode over, and saluting oade saved the day. There appears in the Confederate Veteran, August, 1906, pp. 364-65, the following: Concerning Military Career of General J. E. Johnston, President Davis wrote, February 18, 1865: Indeed we were saved from a fatal defeat at the First Battle of Manassas only by the promptness of General E. Kirby Smith, who, acti
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Dahlgren raid. (search)
printed letters on the upper corner Headquarters Third Cavalry Corps, 1864. This address was patriotic and reverent in some parts, but contained a sentence which was particularly offensive to the Southern people. We hope to release the prisoners from Belle Isle first, and having seen them fairly started, we will cross the James River into Richmond, destroying the bridges after us, and exhorting the released prisoners to destroy and burn the hateful city; and do not allow the rebel leader, Davis, nor his traitorous crew, to escape. Another striking sentence in this address was this: Many of you may fall, but if there is any man here not willing to sacrifice his life in such a great and glorious undertaking, or who does not feel capable of meeting the enemy in such a desperate fight as will follow, let him step out and go to the arms of his sweetheart and read of the braves who swept through the city of Richmond. Other special orders were written on detached slips. These rela
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
ver again, I would not act differently. I knew a boy who belonged to the company that was organized in the village where I am now living. When he had been in Virginia more than two years, and had been in many battles, his mother wrote to President Davis, and in her letter used these words: I notice that General Lee has gone into winter quarters, and there will be no fighting for several weeks. So, if my boy has done his duty, I respectfully beg that he be granted a furlough to come homee neck, from which I was bleeding like a hog, they concluded it would surely kill me to cut for the ball, and believing I would die anyway, just bound me up. Back to Richmond. The surgeons then sent me in an ambulance just starting with Colonel Davis, of our brigade. His arm had been shot off, and we were carried to the house of the Mayor of Strasburg, where he was taken in. As the drivers and helpers came out of the house some of our cavalry came dashing in, shouting: We are flanked!
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
ille. His instructions said: In the vicinity of Culpeper you will be likely to come against Fitzhugh Lee's brigade of cavalry, consisting of about 2,000 men, which it is expected that you will be able to disperse and destroy without delay to your advance. At Gordonsville the enemy have a small provost guard of infantry, which it is expected you will destroy, if it can be done without delaying your forward movement. General Averill's command consisted of the two brigades of his division, Davis's brigade of Pleasanton's division and Tiddall's battery, numbering in all about 4.000 men, while opposed to him on the line from Brandy to Rappahannock Station was General W. H. F. Lee with two regiments (Ninth and Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry) with one gun. General Lee with his small force fell back before Averell's advance, one squadron only being kept near the enemy to retard his progress, until the Rapidan was crossed, when he disposed his his men and one gun above the ford near the s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.25 (search)
the survivors. The banner was made in the city of New Orleans. It is of light cream colored silk, with a gold fringe around it and the United States coat of arms formed in the center. On one side, worked in gold letters, is the inscription: Our country and our homes. On the other: Presented to the Quitman Guards by the Ladies of Pike county. After the secession of Mississippi and the formation of the Confederate Government at Montgomery, Ala., in obedience to a call of President Davis on Governor Pettus for aid to protect Pensacola, the Quitman Guards were reorganized and mustered into the service of the State on April 21, 1861, with Samuel A. Matthews as captain. The company was attached to the Sixteenth Mississippi Regiment under Colonel Carnot Posey, and served through the war in Virginia. In a few more years the remnants of this company will have passed into the unknown, where all the heroes who figured in that great conflict have gone, and it has been deter
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