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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 533 533 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 38 38 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 14 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 13 13 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 12 12 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 11 11 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 10 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 8 8 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 8 8 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 II. 8 8 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.). You can also browse the collection for May 16th or search for May 16th in all documents.

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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
remove the evil by adopting a programme full of protestations in favor of the Constitution, in which slavery was not even mentioned; it held a convention in Baltimore on the 9th of May, and selected Mr. Bell as its candidate. A few days after, May 16th, the Republican convention which assembled at Chicago adopted for its platform the maintenance of the Union, a denial of the right of secession, a guarantee of the principle of free labor as the basis of the Constitution, and the restriction of , and on the 20th of May her convention proclaimed the ordinance of secession. In the mean while, the Montgomery Congress was consolidating the new Confederacy which it represented, and adopting stringent measures to prepare for war. On the 16th of May it had ordered the issue of paper money to the amount of twenty million dollars. On the 21st it resorted to an ingenious experiment for the purpose of increasing its financial resources, through the promulgation of two decrees. The purport of
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
Southern people that the armed peace, the maintenance of which their leaders still promised them, was a chimera. The reconciliation which the North proposed to them wounded their angry spirits as a humiliation. They freely accepted the war. Volunteer regiments were immediately offered en masse to President Davis. A new law of the Congress authorized him, on the 9th of May, to organize regiments himself, by accepting such companies as might be raised in the different States; and on the 16th of May the definitive organization of the Confederate army was decreed. But, after all, this organization was nothing but a confirmation of the rules which had governed the formation of the provisional army, and did not differ in any material point from that of the Federal volunteers. The only difference was that it instituted a higher grade, that of general, which was conferred upon a few officers appointed to the principal commands, and which they were to retain in the regular army after t